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News Update for Tues., Aug. 26, 2014


International Humanitarian Law Dialogs at Chautauqua Institution recognizes most "dangerous world" situation since Dialogs began eight years ago...

Some 10 prosecutors from around the world are "gravely concerned" about the upsurge in violence against civilians in conflicts across the globe... and, the general lack of accountability for these crimes.  That was part of the "Chautauqua Declaration" issued at yesterday afternoon's conclusion of the eighth-annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs at Chautauqua Institution.  Syracuse Law Professor and Robert H. Jackson Center Board Member David Crane was founding Chief Prosecutor at the Special Court at Sierra Leone.  Crane says they all came to the same conclusion... that 2014 is the "most dangerous moment" in our history we have dealt with, and the world is in a "very precarious place."  The prosecutors also said they were "deeply disturbed" by ongoing sexual and gender-gased violence... and, continuing lack of accountability for many of these crimes.  On hand for the first time was Deputy Prosecutor James Stewart of the International Criminal Court at The Hague in the Netherlands.  Stewart... and, Crane agree that terrorist organizations have complicated bringing those responsible for war crimes... and, crimes against Humanity to justice because they pay no attention to international law... and, use "unspeakable violence."  The dialogs were again hosted by the Jackson Center.


(Correction)Newhart announced as headliner for October Lucy-Half Marathon Weekend...

Legendary comedian Bob Newhart will bring his "button-down" style of humor to Jamestown for a second time this coming October.  Newhart will be the headliner for the second-annual "Lucy-Town Half-Marathon and 5-K" run during Columbus Day Weekend.  Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center of Comedy Director Journey Gunderson says they're excited to have Newhart performing at 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 11 at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts.  Gunderson says Newhart has a new generation of fans thanks to his role on "The Big Bang Theory..." for which he earned an Emmy.  She adds older folks remember "Newhart..." and, the "Bob Newhart Show."  Gunderson says Saturday, October 11th will feature the 5K run... and, a first ever kids run.  She says there will also be a new world record attempt for number of people stomping grapes.  The current record is 977.  The Half-Marathon will be held Sunday morning, Oct. 12.  Tickets for Bob Newhart will go on sale Wednesday morning, Aug. 27, online at www.lucyrace.com, or by calling the Reg Lenna box office at 484-7070.

 

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