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Homer barrage carries Pirates past Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Something was inadvertently left out of the blueprints for the Cincinnati Reds'

NCAA SOUTH Champion Maryland ousted

Michigan State defeated last year's winners, 60-58, and will play Texas. SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Once

Alaskan senator upset over ANWR vote should cool off

Opinion: Competitive guys often don't take defeat well, and there's no question that someone who rises to the

DIE-CAST CARS Hot Wheels: Just toys?

By ANDRE MOUCHARD KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Hot Wheels don't have faces. Other attributes, yes.

Plans in motion to restore old Gettysburg theater

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Fund-raising efforts are under way to restore the Majestic Theater, a

SOUTH REGIONAL Whew! Longhorns hang tough, holding off Connecticut, 82-78

Texas earned its first regional final berth since 1990. SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- There it was. An

Domino effect is designed in food

The design incorporated about 5,000 of the 10,000 food items collected. & lt;a

Trumbull subdues Mahoning

The taller Trumbull team pulled away from the smaller Mahoning squad to win, 75-57. By CHUCK

YOUNGSTOWN Volunteer groups team up for beautification projects

Streetscape was a natural for involving Youngstown 2010 volunteers. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY HALL

YSU FOOTBALL Thiessen solidifies defensive backfield

He is one of three regulars returning for the Penguins. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

It's time for the U.S. to send a strong message to Cuba

Opinion: Los Angeles Times: After years of calling for liberalized relations with Cuba, we must now urge

EAST REGIONAL Syracuse outlasts Auburn by 79-78

The Orangemen will face top-seeded Oklahoma Sunday in the East Regional showdown. ALBANY, N.Y.

PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP Harrington has two-shot lead

Tiger Woods rallied with three birdies and is seven shots back. PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) --

Indians fall short

Baltimore beat Cleveland 6-5 on Gary Matthews Jr.'s run-scoring single in the 13th inning.

YSU Math team vies, shines

YSU ranked sixth among more than 300 schools. By JoANNE VIVIANO VINDICATOR EDUCATION WRITER

NEWTON FALLS Funding will help refurbish bridge

The proposed work is not the first major renovation for the 172-year-old structure. By SHERRI L.


MONDAY DRAWINGS OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 7-8-4 Pick 4, 7-7-4-6 Buckeye 5, 2-7-8-22-27

Chew slowly, be healthy

Opinion: Los Angeles Times: Don't tell her, of course, but now medical researchers report that, once again,

Ere powers Oklahoma

Despite an injury, the Sooner scored 25 points as Butler's run in the East Regional ended. ALBANY,

British forces say Iraqi civilians are becoming friendly, helpful

More civilians are reporting locations of paramilitary forces. CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) --

Four Spartans copy with their busy schedules

Free time is a luxury for Brian Katz, Katie Leone, Jeremy DeLorenzo and Mike Bestic. By TOM

Today is Sunday, March 30, the 89th day of 2003. There are 276 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Sunday, March 30, the 89th day of 2003. There are 276 days left in the year. On this date

MAHONING COUNTY 33 layoffs loom for workers

The layoffs will save Mahoning County about $500,000 annually. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR