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Lawrence-area couple builds '30s-style gas station

Love it! Nice cars, nice filling station memorabilia, nice picnic cooler and jug memories. What fun for you. Thanks for letting us see it. Ahhh... those were the days.

August 31, 2013 at 3:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tough guys: staff picks for Kansas enforcers

No mention of Curtis McClinton? He was the only running back I ever saw who took the ball and then just looked for some poor linebacker to deck. He played offense like he was on defense. All he wanted to do was hit someone. Caught the first touchdown pass in Super Bowl history too I believe.

July 16, 2012 at 2:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Have you ever seen a movie being filmed?

I remember my parents talking about "Picnic" being filmed back in 1954-55 all around Kansas: Halstead, Newton, Hutchinson... The stars were pretty big: William Holden, Kim Novak, Roz Russell, Cliff Robertson, Susan Strasberg. And I think there was even a story about the actors staying at the Eldridge and walking out on the window ledges after a few late night parties. I wonder if anyone from Lawrence has any stories about that one?

January 20, 2012 at 6:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Have you ever seen a movie being filmed?

I moved away from Lawrence years ago and ended up in Northern California. Saw Robin Williams and Sally Field filming the restaurant scene from 'Mrs. Doubtfire'
in Danville, CA, and was an extra in a crowd scene in 'Angels in the Outfield' at the Oakland Coliseum. Amazingly boring things to watch -- movies being filmed. Much better to watch movies at the Granada or the Viking rather than see them being made in California!

January 20, 2012 at 2:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

A great day for an (experimental) plane ride

Great looking plane Al. What's the make / model?
Great mission too. Introducing folks to aviation is a worthy cause. Good for you.

January 6, 2012 at 11:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Everything must go: Longtime employees help close down Dillons

I remember my Mom shopping at Dillon's back in 1961-62, The live lobster tank, the little cartoon theater for us kids to watch 'Felix the Cat' or something while our Moms shopped. Good stuff.

August 15, 2011 at 12:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rising aviation fuel prices contribute to emptier skies over Lawrence

A Cessna 150 will cruise at 117 mph.

May 31, 2011 at 5:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County task force on open space, historic preservation to meet

It seems strange to me that the public cannot comment on this discussion until the final report is delivered. Is that the normal process in Douglas County?

December 1, 2010 at 2:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

School district cuts bus routes that served more than 1,000 students

I walked to Schwegler every day (and home for lunch) back in the 60's. But now I live in a town that dropped school bus runs, and the ensuing parental traffic every morning and afternoon completely ties up every street close to a school. I sure hope the money can be found to keep the buses going, because the traffic around the schools will become a nightmare. Just imagine one less bus in the street, but 40 more SUV's. Yeow! Good luck.

May 27, 2009 at 1:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Reclaiming the landscape

It seems ironic that the headline reads "Reclaiming the Landscape," since the Sunflower plant acreage was taken by the government from local farmers to support the war effort. Perhaps a more judicious action would have been for the government to have given the land back to the owners it was taken from 65 years ago. Just a thought.

March 27, 2008 at 8:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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