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Come into my parlor, said the spider ...

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

"Hello Bertram, this is the mayor. I'm calling to extend an invitation to you to sit on the charter 

BIRTHS

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

St. Elizabeth Ronald and Amy Lendak, 7748 state Route 305, Burghill, boy, Feb. 8. Terry 

COLLEGE ROUNDUP Women's Top 25

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

No. 25 Ohio State 63, Wisconsin 40 COLUMBUS -- Caity Matter scored 14 of her 17 points in the 

File charges against jailers who abused their authority

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Trumbull County certainly has its problems. There's an on-going investigation into the purchase 

TOP 10 Shipshape The top large-ship lines, from Conde Nast Traveler's 2002 Readers' Choice Awards:

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Crystal Radisson 7 Seas Holland America Celebrity Princess Disney Orient Cunard 

Daffin family establishes scholarship

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

SHARON, Pa. -- The Paul "Pete" Daffin Memorial Trustee Scholarship has been created at Penn State 

Associated Press

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Associated Press HERD THE NEWS? Justin Hopp sorts a pen of buffalo as he prepares to release an 

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2003. There are 323 days left in the year. On this date

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2003. There are 323 days left in the year. On this date 

Rusty Wallace not content without 500 win of his own

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

He's won just about everything except this race, so it's time. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS DAYTONA 

RICK'S RANCHWEAR Retailer to close 2 stores

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The owner opened his first store when he was 23. THE VINDICATOR, YOUNGSTOWN By DON SHILLING 

PRESIDENT'S ATHLETIC CONFERENCE A.H. Davis, Foster renew their rivalry

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Thiel won the second game against Westminster, which included the former area standouts. By BILL 

Many just hate holiday of love

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

ASSOCIATED PRESS Valentine's Day is the holiday of love, to be sure. It's also the holiday that 

Best to scrap old countertops

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Best to scrap old countertops Q. I have laminate and tile countertops in the kitchen and bathroom 

SMARTER ABOUT INTELLIGENCE

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

SMARTER ABOUT INTELLIGENCE Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: President Bush has announced another 

NCAA For one player, test changes are too late

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

There's been a shift of emphasis from a single-test score to overall grades. Now, it covers the 

LOCAL

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

LOCAL Poland, Warren JFK swimmers advance The Poland High swimming and diving team qualified 

BIG TEN Illinois strikes early to defeat Buckeyes

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Ohio State went over six minutes without a field goal to open the game. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- 

TRUMBULL COUNTY Seeking ways to cut costs, officials warn of layoffs

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Layoffs are expensive, too, jail officials say. By STEPHEN SIFF and PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR 

Work begins on Hong Kong Disneyland

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Work begins on Hong Kong Disneyland The Walt Disney Company broke ground Jan. 12 in Hong Kong for 

LISBON Man pleads guilty to murder, gets life

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

By NORMAN LEIGH VINDICATOR SALEM BUREAU LISBON -- Minutes before a Knox Township man was to go 

If judges don't want copay plan, let them go it alone

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

When Mahoning County's common pleas court judges balked at having their employees pay a portion of 

BOWLING

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

BOWLING PBA DAYS INN RESULTS Sunday At Don Carter's All Star Lanes - West Dallas Final 

Some friend, Saudi Arabia

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

It was only months ago that Saudi Arabian spokesmen voiced outrage at the suggestion that the wife 

PAYROLL County workers

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Here are the number of general fund county employees and the cost of employing them, including 

Board OKs 13% raises for nonteaching workers

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The board president said he felt employees deserved a small raise. & lt;a 

Churches lose members over peace stance

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR With leaders of U.S. churches speaking openly against a war with Iraq, 

Williams, McCollom ignite Ball State's win over Miami

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- Chris Williams and Matt McCollom combined for 59 points Sunday as Ball State 

TODAY

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

TODAY 7 p.m. (ESPN) College basketball: Syracuse at Connecticut. 7 p.m. (WKBN-AM 570) (WNIO-AM 

U.S. urges diplomacy instead of U.N. sanctions

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States said U.N. sanctions to punish North Korea for its nuclear 

MEN'S TOP 25 No. 4 Pittsburgh beaten by Irish

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Unranked Cincinnati avoided losing four in a row for the first time in coach Bob Huggins' 14 

DIANE MAKAR MURPHY Need help with romance? Just ask the experts

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

When John and I were college kids, we'd hop into his VW bus, head for the mountains and pick up 

KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR | Annie's Mailbox Same name doesn't cause puppy love

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Dear Annie: My married daughter recently bought a puppy and named it "Susie." Susie happens to be my 

PGA Love bounces back to win Pebble Beach

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Phil Mickelson shot an 80 on Sunday to finish at 296 -- dead last among those who made the cut. 

YOUNGSTOWN Cold Metal seeks OK to sell plants in bankruptcy auction

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The steel processor says business has eroded so much that it can't emerge from bankruptcy court. 

YOUNGSTOWN After several delays, testimony in rape trial is set

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

YOUNGSTOWN -- Jurors were to begin hearing testimony today in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, 

YSU's answer: Win on the road

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

If the Youngstown State men's basketball team has any hope of playing host to a first-round Horizon 

Knight Ridder Tribune

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Knight Ridder Tribune WISH BOOKS: John Clare of Oak Park, Mich., and his son Daniel, 7, look 

BOARDMAN | Trustees meeting

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Trustees met Monday and did the following: Authorized Administrator Curt Seditz to petition 

GOP: Declare an emergency in malpractice insurance crisis

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Without an emergency declaration, voters won't get to address the medical malpractice issue until 

NHL ROUNDUP | Sunday's games

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Canadiens 2, Capitals 0 WASHINGTON -- Mathieu Garon made 25 saves in his first start of the season 

AUSTINTOWN Road plowing, salting take a toll on township budget

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

A new tax levy will eventually be needed, the clerksaid. AUSTINTOWN -- The cost of snow and ice 

OHIO Tech companies back Taft plan

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Technology funding will revive the state's economy, a business consortium says. By JEFF ORTEGA 

MAHONING CO. Extra patrols will end

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Over the weekend, several burglaries and thefts were reported to deputies. By PATRICIA MEADE 

LIFE & amp; WORK

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

LIFE & amp; WORK A hot time kCANDLES, SOFT music, house fire? Oops. Better be careful out 

Road workers petition to form a union

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Trustees are illegally trying to avoid paying overtime, lawyers allege. NEW SPRINGFIELD -- Two 

Ursuline tunes up with win over Cards

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The 18-1 Irish will play Boardman Saturday for a share of the Steel Valley Conference crown. 

"Even though we scratch our heads, we're going to pursue it and we're going to pound it flat."

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

"Even though we scratch our heads, we're going to pursue it and we're going to pound it flat." 

MAHONING COUNTY Panel targets vacant land parcels and delinquent property taxes

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The task force suggests focusing on 1,200 vacant properties the first year. By BOB JACKSON 

REGION

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

REGION Castlo awards contract for repairs to roof STRUTHERS -- Castlo Community Improvement 

MCDONALD Unplanned costs raise the bill

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The village wants to extend and pave Sixth Street to McDonald Avenue. By MARY R. SMITH 

NATION For buffalo farmers, the hunt is on

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Revenue from selling buffalo hunts can top income from auctions. MARQUETTE, Kan. (AP) -- It's 

THE BATTLE FOR NATIONAL STEEL U.S. Steel plays union card in bidding war

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Steelworkers are playing a key role in deciding which company will get bankrupt National Steel. 

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP Road workers petition to form a union

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Trustees are illegally trying to avoid paying overtime, lawyers allege. NEW SPRINGFIELD -- Two 

Legislature should heed Taft's budget warnings

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Republican Gov. Bob Taft is right when he says time is running out for the state to balance its 

BOARDMAN Rabbi leads drive for funds to buy van for disabled man

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The man said he has trouble getting to the doctor's office. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR 

ARENA FOOTBALL

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

ARENA FOOTBALL American Conference Central Division WLPct.PFPA Dallas201.00010694 Grand 

DO-IT-YOURSELF PROJECTS Hand-held shower offers convenience at low cost

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Use plastic, not metal, because metal is heavier and it can scratch your tub or shower. By JAMES 

BY THE NUMBERS

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

BY THE NUMBERS Valentine's Day: From U.S. Census Bureau MARRIAGE 2.3 million: Number of 

CHICAGO Seeking stable ground, USOC creates task force

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

It will try to find ways of streamlining the organization and improving its operation. CHICAGO 

REUNIONS

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

XChaney High School January and June Classes of 1948 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Wednesday at 

United pupils collect supplies to benefit orphans in Belarus

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

HANOVERTON -- Pupils at United Junior High School have kicked off their ninth annual drive to 

DETROIT Ford to build Mustang at site it shares with Mazda

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The move is part of a shift in production locations . FLAT ROCK, Mich. (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. said 

Nuclear-plant alarms started concern

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON POST Radon was first recognized as a risk for miners in 1879. The link to cancer was 

Woman faces sentencing in firearms sale

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

PITTSBURGH -- A Pulaski woman is among four people who will be sentenced in U.S. District Court for 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL LeBron responds with 52 points

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

His play was spectacular in the Prime Time Shootout. TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Sitting out more than a 

LISBON School chief lists effects of cuts

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Lisbon schools would have to make cuts in special programs if state funding is reduced, the 

FURNITURE CARE Limiting the damage

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

From Furniture Medic, which has restoration and repair franchises nationwide, here are a few ways to 

DOW CORNING USTA CHAMPIONSHIP

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

DOW CORNING USTA CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday At Midland Community Tennis Center Midland, Mich. 

School board picks architectural firm for stadium project

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

CAMPBELL -- Olsavsky-Jaminet Architects of Youngstown will oversee renovation of the high school 

Chamber officials try to rescue endangered turtle races

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

NISSWA, Minn. -- The Chamber of Commerce is fighting to preserve a 39-year tradition in this resort 

FASHION Q & amp;A

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Q. I know the notion of giving ties on Father's Day is a cliche, but it's something that's become a 

HOTLINES

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

HOTLINES Where to find help The Environmental Protection Agency supports several hotlines for 

Officials stress need to raise tax

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

A second public hearing on the proposed tax increase is set for next week. & lt;a 

TRUMBULL COUNTY Officials warn about layoffs

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Layoffs are expensive, too, jail officials say. By STEPHEN SIFF and PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR 

SUNDAY'S MEN'S BASKETBALL

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

SUNDAY'S MEN'S BASKETBALL EAST Boston U. 85, Binghamton 82 Husson 82, Lyndon St. 70 Iona 65, 

DAVIS CUP U.S. loses in first round to Croatia

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The Americans were without their top players, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick. ZAGREB, 

Drivers looking for boost in Twin 125s

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

A poor run at today's event at Daytona could send some home for the weekend. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. 

FIGHT SCHEDULE

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

FIGHT SCHEDULE National TV in parentheses Today At Choctaw Gaming Center, Durant, Okla. 

AUSTINTOWN Schools chief will resign

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The board cut $356,000 from this year's budget and expects to get several state grants. By IAN 

MAHONING CO. Layoffs to end extra patrols

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Over the weekend, several burglaries and thefts were reported to deputies. By PATRICIA MEADE 

AT & amp;T PEBBLE BEACH NATIONAL

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

AT & amp;T PEBBLE BEACH NATIONAL Sunday Pebble Beach Golf Links At Pebble Beach, Calif. 

United Way falls short of fund goal

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Only about 15,000 of 115,000 workers in Mahoning County give to United Way. & lt;a 

WHAT TO DO

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

WHAT TO DO How to fix the problem What can you do about radon? If a radon test indicates that 

STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Avalon Holdings,1.91 1.99 Bank One,.84,35.6135.62 Clear Channel, 38.63 

Garnett is part of next class

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The MVP said that the NBA will be carried by a group of players, not just one. ATLANTA (AP) -- 

NASCAR Wood brothers in better shape

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Finances aren't nearly as bad as last year for the family-owned team from Virginia. DAYTONA BEACH, 

See you in court, mayor tells Issue 2 panel

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The Valley will not lose its Issue 2 money if the city takes legal action. & lt;a 

PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

BOYS BASKETBALL SATURDAY'S SCORES OHIO Akr. Manchester 73, Louisville Aquinas 67 Akr. St. 

SEED COMPANIES By mail and online

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

These catalogs are free unless noted. All times Eastern. Many catalogs can be ordered on the 

GAIL WHITE Son's medical crisis was heart-rending experience

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Breen Shea of Columbiana is a tall, barrel-chested man. His imposing build suits his profession as a 

ECONOMIC REPORT Inflow of new venture capital sinks to lowest level since '81

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Fund raising dropped by 95 percent. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Still hurting from the dot-com bust, 

POLICE CALLS

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Summary of police activity in Canfield City and Austintown Township. CANFIELD Feb. 4 Felony 

LIQUOR LICENSES

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The Ohio Department of Liquor Control is processing these liquor permit transfers and applications 

NBA ALL-STAR GAME West wins; marks passing of guard

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

After his final shot at the end of the first overtime, Michael Jordan went to the bench and didn't 

Schools chief will resign

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The board cut $356,000 from this year's budget and expects to get several state grants. By IAN 

YOUNGSTOWN Panel snubs Federal Street project

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The Issue 2 group put the downtown project on par with the paving of a road in Berlin or Bloomfield. 

TRUMBULL COUNTY Making top dollars

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The 25 highest-paid county employees, their hourly wage and job title. Dr. Humphrey Germaniuk, 

AUSTINTOWN Schools budget

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Some of the figures from the revised 2002-2003 Austintown schools budget, approved Monday: Carry- 

Court OKs execution of mentally ill inmate

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Court OKs execution of mentally ill inmate LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- In the latest bizarre turn in a 

MAHONING VALLEY Lessons on kids, seat belts

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR HEALTH WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Tears in their eyes, voices choked 

A path of most resistance

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

& lt;a href=mailto:scalzo@vindy.com & gt;By JOE SCALZO & lt;/a & gt; VINDICATOR 

Los Angeles Times

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Los Angeles Times FOR FLITTING AROUND: Handpainted butterflies add a whimsical touch to a tiny bit 

Buggies turn up missing

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Buggies turn up missing GREENFORD -- Two black show buggies worth nearly $5,000 were reported 

Defendant gives reasons for holes in story

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

& lt;a href=mailto:cioffi@vindy.com & gt;By LAURE CIOFFI & lt;/a & gt; VINDICATOR 

LISBON Thanks to council, Eagles, cops will get defibrillators

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The devices are used in cases of heart attack. LISBON -- The village police department has had 

By REBECCA SLOAN

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

By REBECCA SLOAN VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT HESE DAYS IT SEEMS AS THOUGH everyone's building a 

PLANTING Perusing catalogs, gardeners sow seeds of content

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

While plants can be ordered online, for some gardeners, there's nothing like the ritual of leafing 

SUNDAY'S NBA ALL-STAR BOX

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

SUNDAY'S NBA ALL-STAR BOX WEST 155, EAST 145 WEST (155) -- Duncan 8-18 3-3 19, Garnett 17-24 3-3 

Crossing hockey's border

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

The NHL has contributed to the growth of Mahoning Valley ice hockey. By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR 

NOTEBOOK From the NBA All-Star Game

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Carter relents: In the end, Vince Carter decided that Michael Jordan deserved to start his final 

DECORATING Careful planning yields ideal look

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Match your paints and carpet to pre-chosen fabrics, rather than vice versa. KNIGHT RIDDER 

"People have to understand that inspections do take time. But if they work, it's a much better

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

"People have to understand that inspections do take time. But if they work, it's a much better 

OHIO LEGISLATURE Planned closing of centers opposed

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

One lawmaker wants to know how officials decided which of the 12 developmental centers to close. 

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLTOLPtsGFGA New 

U.S. lawmakers lash out at allies

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Some lawmakers said the actions of France, Germany and Belgium are threatening NATO's effectiveness. 

Ice cream distribution

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Ice cream distribution YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Community Food Center and Gleaners Food Bank 

A list of reasons why U.S. shouldn't invade Iraq

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

A list of reasons why U.S. shouldn't invade Iraq EDITOR: As an otherwise proud citizen of the 

BOYS TOURNAMENT DRAW Unbeaten Poland gets top Div. II seed

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Newton Falls is the top Div. III seed at the Hubbard tournament. VINDICATOR STAFF REPORT It 

HUBBARD Schools get a channel on cable television

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Students have already been filming interviews with senior citizens for documentaries. By TIM 

Prediction: Semiconductors will stay 'hot'

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore predicted Monday that the semiconductor 

LAWRENCE COUNTY PSU extension offers Web class for businesses

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Participants will learn to create a Web page where customers can order and pay for goods and 

Buckeyes fall

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Buckeyes fall Illinois made quick work of Ohio State for its 14th straight home victory, 76-57 

PREPS Sectional

February 13th, 2003 at 12:00 AM

BOYS Austintown Fitch 2710, Boardman 2571, Ursuline 2502, Girard 2476, Struthers 2473, Chaney 


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