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June 20, 2001

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Lawrence senior citizen injured in traffic accident

A 76-year-old woman was injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle accident at Sixth and Iowa streets, the Lawrence Police Department said.

The woman, Eleanor Lockhart, Lawrence, was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical, police said. She was later reported to be in good condition.

Lockhart was driving a 1996 Buick Skylark westbound on Sixth and attempted to turn onto southbound Iowa, police spokesman Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Lockhart's car is shown above.

The Buick was struck by a 1990 Ford F-150 truck eastbound on Sixth and driven by Christopher Bauer, 20, Lawrence, Pattrick said. Bauer wasn't hurt in the accident.

Growth: Developers to try again on Sixth, Wakarusa rezoning

A "big box" development proposed for the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive isn't dead yet.

Bill Newsome, a partner in Southwind Capital, told the Lawrence City Commission Tuesday that developers are redesigning the project to answer issues raised last week when the commission rejected rezoning for it.

Those issues included traffic problems, the size of the project and its effect on downtown.

Under zoning rules, a rejected development can't be resubmitted for a year unless "substantial" changes are made. Newsome said the developers are doing just that, and will ask the commission for reconsideration of its action in coming weeks.

"It's a project we've been working on for two years," Newsome told the Journal-World. "It's a project we believe in, and we believe there's a place for common ground."

City planning: Discussion panel to revisit Horizon 2020 details

A panel discussion on the commercial chapter of Horizon 2020, the city-county long-range plan, will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.

The panel will consist of Marilyn Bittenbender, David Burress, David Longhurst and Phil Struble. The purpose of the panel is to talk about the commercial chapter and possibly identify areas that do not address the current needs of the community. The panel will attempt to answer several questions:

Horizon 2020 defines three different categories of commercial development: neighborhood, community and regional. Do the definitions need to be changed? If yes, what changes should be made?

How well is the current commercial land use market being served by the current city land use policies and practices?

What are the trends in commercial real estate and does Horizon 2020 need to be amended to address these trends?

For more information, call city planner Bryan Dyer at 832-3163, or e-mail him at bdyer@ci.lawrence.ks.us.

Gasoline prices: Pump patrol at work

The Journal-World has found a Lawrence-area gasoline price as low as $1.32.9 a gallon at the Citgo station at Ninth and Iowa streets.

If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name of the business, the address and the price.

Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol message board with your gas price information.

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