jazzttt (Tyson Travis)


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Theatre Lawrence's 'Beauty and the Beast' a labor of love for set designer, costumer

Good luck with this show! I revisited Lawrence in 2006 (?) to take my late mother to see the version you staged in your old theater on 15th St., sounds like you have vastly improved capabilities now. Our community theatre in AR staged this in 2005 and donated our sets to Springfield MO for their version which followed immediately. I enjoyed working as part of the backstage crew. Ty Travis, Pine Bluff AR.

November 26, 2017 at 3:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Distance, time among barriers to fresh groceries for 24,000 residents in Lawrence food deserts

Lance busses the three extra miles to Checkers because he can get more there for his limited food dollar. If a grocery were to open in the former Borders, it would likely be a boutique one with high prices, and Lance would still be bussing to Checkers.

December 19, 2016 at 7:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

100 years ago: Business suspended as Kansans celebrate Memorial Day

I thought the holiday was still known by its original name, Decoration Day, back in 1916. The new name, Memorial day, is fairly recent.

May 30, 2016 at 7:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Life and death at a Lawrence strip mall: At 19th and Haskell, hope and heartbreak are bought in balance

I worked for John Weatherwax at Viking Investment in 1968, but don't remember much about this shopping center, we concentrated mostly on building and managing college student- oriented apartments in Lawrence and other Big-8 towns. I did mix a few Bloody Marys for our friends and customers, but I also don't remember any "sleazy secretaries," they were all hard-working, one was an Army wife and another a KU cheerleader. Still, an interesting article about my old home town. Ty Travis, Pine Bluff, AR.

May 8, 2016 at 11:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawhorn's Lawrence: Lucy's life and Lawrence's Panda Garden

Interesting story. I met my wife in Taiwan when I was at CCK Air Base in 1970-73, we got married, and when we returned to the states, she worked in various oriental restaurants until she finally started her own place in 1982. We closed in 2002 after 20 years in business and many awards.. Enjoying our retirement now, hope Lucy and her family enjoy theirs. Ty Travis, Pine Bluff, AR

May 1, 2016 at 8:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cordley Elementary to celebrate 100th anniversary

I attended Cordley from 1950 to 1957, and had a fine time attending the 90th birthday party held ten years ago. I could still remember how to find my old classrooms and visited each of them. My brother in Lawrence tells me there has been considerable remodeling since, and I probably wouldn't recognize the interior of the old building I frequented from K thru 3. The other building at 19th and Mass. was called Holloway Hall, above Harrison Rexall, and we would walk down there a few times a month for educational films and filmstrips, many of which were written by my late mother Trudy Travis when she worked at Centron. Still remember my Cordley teachers' names, though I imagine they are all gone now. Best of luck to all, I'll be there in spirit. Tyson Travis, Pine Bluff, AR.

April 17, 2016 at 9:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Longtime Lawrence developer Bob Moore dies at 85

I worked for Bob's late brothers Mark (Bud) and Al at Viking Investment from 1967-69 before I went in the Air Force. The three of them did a lot to shape present-day Lawrence and imbued me with a valuable work ethic. Bob was always friendly to me when we met in later years.and am sorry to hear of his passing. A chapter in Lawrence development is now history.

February 18, 2016 at 12:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Public Library to host event at Liberty Hall honoring Centron Films, Lawrence history

I also think you have mis-identified the middle figure in the photo. According to my copy of "Mental Hygiene," this is Norm Stuewe, one of the original Centroners, although Bob Rose was also a cameraman for them for many years.

June 16, 2015 at 5:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Public Library to host event at Liberty Hall honoring Centron Films, Lawrence history

The unidentified woman in the group of three Centroners at the top of this story is my late mother, Margaret C. "Trudy" Travis, who worked as a writer/director there from around 1947 until she retired in 1985. She wrote the "Leo" show, as well as many other educational and commercial productions. Thanks for expanding the article. Here she was working as script girl on location, probably for a film she had written. This photo is from the book "Mental Hygiene."

June 16, 2015 at 1:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Public Library to host event at Liberty Hall honoring Centron Films, Lawrence history

I always had great respect for Capt(Ret) Buck Newsom, USN. Glad to see he's still around, congratulations to you, Mr. Buck, altho you probably never forgave me for signing up with AFROTC instead of the USN in 1963. One of the highlights of my USAF career was being able to produce C-130 training videos using a lot of the concepts I learned from my late mother. She wrote many of the Young America educational filmstrips and movies which educated a whole generation of American kids, in addition to her many commercial efforts as well as her highlight, the Leo Show. This should be a good program.

June 16, 2015 at 6:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )