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NIAGARA FALLS -- Attorney John V. Elmore will deliver the keynote address at the Niagara Falls Housing Authority's Male Summit 2000, which begins at 8 a.m. Saturday in the Family Resource Building, 3001 Ninth St.

The theme for the event is "Men of Standards . . . Going Beyond Today."

Elmore is a criminal defense attorney with offices in Buffalo and Niagara Falls. He currently serves as president of the 82-member Minority Bar Association of Western New York, and is a member of the Erie County Bar Association.

The summit is open to all males ages 10 and older. Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 8 a.m., with workshops starting at 9. Lunch will be served after the summit, which is free.

Lewiston will lease 47 acres of Plateau

The New York Power Authority agreed Tuesday to lease 47 acres of land to the Village of Lewiston for a recreational and environmental complex.

The Power Authority acquired the land during construction of the hydroelectric plant in Lewiston in 1958.

Commonly referred to as the Plateau, the land was part of 193 acres the authority leased to the state for Artpark. The 47 acres aren't being used, and the village wants to build a complex that will include five athletic fields and a wildlife-management area.

The $700,000 complex will be financed half by the village and half by the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

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