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Nuremburg tribunal is focus of conference

CHAUTAUQUA -- The screenwriter for "Judgment at Nuremberg" and the chief interpreter for the 1945 Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal will speak at a four-day conference at Chautauqua Institution.

"Sixty Years After the Nuremberg Trials: Crimes Against Humanity and Peace" will open Sept. 26 with a dinner in the Athenaeum Hotel featuring Richard W. Sonnenfeldt. The German-born U.S. citizen later pioneered the development of color television with RCA.

Abby Mann, whose screenplay won him a 1961 Academy Award, will appear Sept. 28 in the Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall at Chautauqua. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for students.

Mann later won Emmy awards for "The Marcus-Nelson Murders," which inspired the "Kojak" television series; "Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story" and "Indictment: The McMartin Case." For more information, call Chautauqua's co-sponsors, Fredonia State College, at 673-3528, or the Robert H. Jackson Center at 483-6646.

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Sports facility study to be discussed Oct. 12

DUNKIRK -- A feasibility study on the proposed $30 million multiuse sports facility will be discussed during a news conference at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in Dunkirk City Hall.

The facility would feature indoor and outdoor athletic fields for sports including soccer, baseball and lacrosse, and a 3,200-seat hockey arena-multipurpose facility that would include a restaurant, medical and sports rehabilitation center, training facilities, a pro shop and a 650 to 700-seat banquet hall.

A site has yet to be chosen, although properties along Route 60 and at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds have been discussed.

The idea for the facility was hatched four years ago and donations have been solicited. During Wednesday's meeting of the project committee in the Jamestown Community College training facility in Dunkirk, a $1,000 check from the Chautauqua County Hockey Association was announced.

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