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Bataan Death March Survivor to Speak to Marine Corps League

If you’ve ever wondered how anyone could have survived the Bataan Death March in World War II, here is an opportunity to learn the story of someone who did. Here’s …

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Memories of Mom

Here’s the “As I See It” article I wrote that appeared on Mother’s Day 2005 in The Kansas City Star: Remembering Lessons From Mom This year I’ll face Mother’s Day …

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Honored to Be Selected for Honor Flight

I was pleased to receive an invitation from Gary Swanson to be a “guardian” (volunteer helper) on the Honor Flight planned for next fall. Honor Flight, www.honorflight.org, takes groups of …

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Greed Is Not Good

The public outrage over million-dollar bonuses for bad performance proves that one thing money can’t buy is a good reputation. This type of situation always reminds me of a lesson …

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Kelly Ludwig: A Rare Vision

Congratulations to self-described “queenodesign” Kelly Ludwig, who is much in the news lately. She is featured in a splashy story in the March 2009 issue of Spaces magazine. Titled “Inside …

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Gown Gallery Makes News 3 Times in 6 Days

Even a small shop can make a big splash in the media. Pepperdine & Associates client the Gown Gallery is a good example: 1. On Jan. 9 multiple segments aired …

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Johnson County Transit to Expand Service

Good news from Johnson County Transit, a client I have been working with the past couple of months. On Nov. 6, 2008, they received approval for emergency funding to buy …

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El Torreon (Cowtown Ballroom) to Rise Again

One of the things I enjoy most about public relations is the opportunity to promote good causes and civic projects. That was certainly true a few weeks ago when I …

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On the Podium

As I watched the Olympics, I was pleased to see a record being set for the correct usage of the word “podium.” Before each awards ceremony, the announcers said that …

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Pearl Harbor Event Is Fitting Honor for Veterans

It turned out to be a beautiful day for the special flag raising at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Park in Mission, Kan. The Aug. 15 event commemorated the fourth anniversary …

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