The Oneonta Star from Oneonta, New York on January 21, 1971 · Page 15
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The Oneonta Star from Oneonta, New York · Page 15

Oneonta, New York
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Thursday, January 21, 1971
Page 15
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h Scandal seen in Buffalo stadium project Thurs,,Jon.2i;i971 Oneonta Star 15 BUFFALO (AP) -A Bulfaio newspaper said Wednesday the U.S. Justice Department is looking into allegations thai public officials took payoffs in connection with proposals for a domed sports , The Buffalo Evening News said in its copyright story that a federal grand jury ,in Buffalo had heard testimony about circumstances surrounding the dome and "alleged payoffs to public officials." In Washington, a Justice Department spokesman said "We can confirm the federal government is taking testimony." But he refused to say anything further about the subject. Edward Cottrell of the Kenford Co., which was to have leasea or managed the iome for the county, told a news conference he had known about the federal probe since September. But he did not elaborate. The Evening News said the probe apparently stemmed from a secret tape-recording that a businessman made of a conversation he had with two other persons in a restaurant last Nov. 9. The paper said the tape -made with police and FBI assistance -- indicates the two men were acting for the county officials. "The conversation," the newspaper said, "also indicates that the two county officials were acting as go-betweens for a national organization which "want- NYS ski conditions ed a part of the action en the domed stadium." The Erie County Legislature approved a $50 million bond issue in 1969 to build a domed stadium in suburban Lancaster. But dome plans remained controversial with some legislators favoring the dome in Lancaster and others prefering a more conventional - type stadium in Buffalo. The plans were stalled last summer when construction bids came in at about $73 million-$23 million above the $50 million bond issue. Just last week, Ralph C. Wilson Jr., owner of the Buffalo Bills threatened to move his National Football League team to another city contending that the present 33-year-old War Memorial Stadium was inadequate. He gave officials here 60 days to come up with plans for sonw sort of stadium. The legislature voted Tuesday to drop plans for a domed stadium and authorized Count}' Executive B. John Tutuska to talk to the State Urban Development Corp. about the possibility of using state money to build a stadium. Under this plan, Erie County would guarantee repayment of any stadium bonds issued by the UDC. Still, pending! s a threatened $90 million suit against the county by Kenford Co., which was to have leased or operated the domed stadium for the county. Kenford filed notice of intent to sue last summer after the legislature rejected terms of a proposed agreement with Kenford. Cottrell, a top Kenford offt- A1 b a n y, N. Y. AP -- Ski conditions as reported by the New York State Commerce Department: CODE: b, base; fr, frozen; gr, granular; c, corn; mm, ma-, chine made; wet, wet snow; p, powder; set, settled; wb, windblown f, fair; gd, good; pr, poor; ex, excellent. Adirondack: weekends 24b gd- ex. Belleayre: 5-35b gd-ex upper ex novice. Big Rock Candy Mt.: 40b gd- . ex. Big Tupper: 6-25b gd-ex. Big Vanilla at Davos: 12-30b 6mm gd-ex. Birch Hill: 18-40b 12mm ex. Drumlins: 2-8b Ip gd-ex. Dutchess: 22-27b 2mm gd-ex. Fahnestock: 3WOb' gd. Garnet Mt.: 30b ex. Greek Peak: 6-26b gd-ex. Grossingers: 15-33b l-3p ex. Holiday Mt.: 12-24b gr gd. ·' Hunter Mt.: 15-60b 12-15mm gd-ex. Intermont: 8-27b gd-ex. Kutshers 20-26b 3p ex. Ml. Cathalia: 15-25b set gd- ex. Mt. Peter: 10-20b 3mm gd-ex. Mt. Storm: 22b 5mm gd-ex. Noname Mt.: 8-20b p and gr gd-ex. Old Forge Maple Ridge and McCauley 1 3-16b ex. Pines: 50b 6mm ex. Plattekill: weekends 6-20b gd- ex. Royal Mt.: weekends 24b gd- ex. Scotch Valley: 16-25 b ged-x. Silver Bells: weekends 14-22 b ex. Silver Mine: 24-36b gd. Ski Minne: 4-20b gr and p gd- ex. Ski Stony Point: 21-30b gr gd. Snow'Ridge: 24-30b ex. Song Mt.: 7-25b gd-ex. Sterling Forest: 14-24b gr gd. Toggenburg: 10-20b 3-5mm ex. West Mt.: 9-40b gd-ex. Whiteface Mt.: 6-24b f-gd upper gd-ex lower. Willard Mt.: 6-24b gd-ex. Frazier displays a little tactful speech cial, told newsmen Wednesday the firm had no immediate plans to file the suit itself. "It may become unnecessary to file a suit because of the federal investigation," he said. "We welcome the inquiry." Cottrell also commented on Money asked for LL aid ALBANY. N.Y. (AP) - Sen. Nicholas Ferrara, D-Queens, asked the State E d u c a t i o n Department Monday to set aside funds in its recreation allotment to help support Little League baseball teams throughout New York. Ferraro said many communities are unable to raise enough money for these teams. Under terms of his proposal, leagues would be reimbursed up to $500 for their expenses for such things as maintaining baseball fields. NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Frazier's major concern with his heavyweight championship defense against Muhammad All is whether "I handle myself like a champion should." Frazier revealed this view Wednesday when asked if he was tired or would tire of questions of a social and political nature in connection with the March 8 fight. Such questions stem from nature of All, who has been a center of controversies outside the realm of sports. "I was born and raised under this thing (being a member of a minority group). I know what's going on. Now I want to get away from it," Frazier said at a press luncheon. The champion said he believes that All, whom Frazier calls Cassius Clay, was fooling black people with his state- ments and actions. "He's a phony guy," said Frazier. Frazier once again displayed a warmth and wit that many times has been overshadowed by the flamboyancy of Ali and Frazier's own reluctance to appear before a microphone except with his singing group. "John Condon is another close friend of mine," Frazier said while pointing to the Madison Square Garden boxing publicist who has made the training camp arrangements. "He's got me in the mountains now and it's 14 degrees below." Frazier is training in the Catskills in upstate New York. "Who's the greatest fighter you've ever seen?" someone asked. "The greatest fighter today is myself," was the reply. . ALL WEATH 10W-3 MOTOR!!/ WEATHER Oil SALE 3 Days Only 10W-30 ALL- WEATHER OIL Regular · $4.79 10 QT. CAN 10 QT. CAN Save now on a very popular motor oil! Meets new car warranty requirements · . . it's up to the challenge! Sears Best 10W40 SPECTRUM OIL Regular S6.79 10 QT. CAN 10 QT. CAN Sears Best motor oil ... exceeds all warranty requirements o f n e w c a r manufacturers. 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Today Collegiate basketball -- Lehman College at Hanwick (varsity only at 8:15.) Friday Wrestling -- Hartwick College at Ithaca College, Gilbertsville High at New Berlin, Oneonta High at Little Falls. SCHOLASTIC BASKETBALL iroquois -- Oneonta at Rome Catholic, Norwich at Frankfort, Mohawk at Herkimer, Little Falls at llion. Susqui-nango -- Greene at Newark Valley, Windsor at Delhi, Sidney at Whitney Point, Chenango Forks at Walton. Pioneer -- Unatego a t Deposit, Oxford at Hancock, BG at Harpursville. Tri-Valley West - South New Berlin at Milford, Cherry Valley at Laurens, Gilbertsville at Mt. Upton. Tri-Valley East - Morris at Franklin, Edmeston at New Berlin, Worcester at Scheaevus. Center State -- Cooperstown at New York Mills. Upper Delaware -- South Kortright at Downsville. GUboa at Margaretville, Hunter-Tannersville at Stamford. Delaware Mt. -- Windham at Grand Gorge, Roxbury at Jefferson, Andes at Davenport Saturday Scholastic w r e s t l i n -Cooperstown at Cobleskill. 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