J_Roper (James Roper)

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Pachamamas restaurant up for sale, may close after Valentine's Day; Rock Chalk gets set for big basketball tourney

Very sorry to hear about Pach, Ken Baker definitely raised the culinary bar in Lawrence. I'll miss finishing my meals with their superb warm apple almond tart, a glass of armagnac, and by taking in the nightlife view through all of the panoramic glass. Best luck to all involved, and thank you!

December 12, 2014 at 6:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Chick-fil-A files plans to build restaurant on South Iowa Street; city sets details for ice rink grand opening

I'd never eaten at a Chick-fil-A until news of the ownership's bigotry surfaced, so I gave it a try. Turns out the product matches the constituency pretty well: Old, white, colorless and tasteless.

November 24, 2014 at 12:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Judge won't dismiss suit in girl's shocking death

cheap headline

November 24, 2014 at 10:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: U.S. can’t ignore threat posed by illegal immigration

And what about the threat posed by ignorant crap like this, from the publisher of a newspaper?

September 7, 2014 at 5 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

"Speakeasy" open in downtown Lawrence; more on school boundaries near Rock Chalk Park

Thanks, LJW! I check this site so infrequently, I clearly missed your coverage!

August 27, 2014 at 12:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

"Speakeasy" open in downtown Lawrence; more on school boundaries near Rock Chalk Park

Huh. "Fake speakeasy" news trumps the police killing of a distraught teenager in Ottawa, KS last weekend. Or did I miss the LJW's coverage of this past Saturday's killing of 18-year-old Joseph Jennings by Ottawa cops? As his parents pleaded with cops to not shoot their son? Perhaps their flak jackets wouldn't have protected them from his BB gun?

August 27, 2014 at 12:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Managing editor: Why we don't 'unpublish' stories and photos

It's curious that ljw will spare no byte when it comes to the police blotter but apparently flushed so much original content from the original lawrence.com site, including my own contributions of writing and photos from China. Interesting choices.

August 24, 2014 at 1:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas tea party group renews push for anti-gay bill

Hey, that's the tea party way:

Less government for corporations.

More government for YOU!

February 24, 2014 at 9:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Turnpike toll collectors to see changes in how many hours they work because of ACA, officials say

Or, fred_mertz, one can act as a citizen and participate in changing and improving a place that they love. I like my job; I like where I live. I dislike the general hostility to workers here and now in Kansas, but that can change. Besides, this country is Balkanized enough.

May 26, 2013 at 9:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Turnpike toll collectors to see changes in how many hours they work because of ACA, officials say

It's too bad that the writer only spoke with officials, rather than someone affected -- and I offered. The phrasings of the missives coming from the KTA are awful, all designed to blame Affordable Care, rather than their careful response to the federal law.

Most recent example: "Effective immediately part time {sic} employees will not be permitted to trade shifts. This is due to the Affordable Care Act. Thank you in advance for your understanding." {verbatim} I'm pretty sure there is nothing written down in Obamacare stating that I can't swap shifts with another collector.

They seem pretty eager to blame the Act, rather than take credit for their own very-well-lawyered response to the Act.

A more cynical, or worldly, person might feel as though the KTA were trying to convince part-timers that, "Hey, some black guy just stole all your money!". And your healthcare. Not me, of course. I have now seen and experienced what an honorable and august institution the KTA has become...perhaps especially under its new leadership.

May 26, 2013 at 9:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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