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RECOVERED GOODS: About 50 burglary victims from Youngstown, Campbell, Boardman and elsewhere

RECOVERED GOODS: About 50 burglary victims from Youngstown, Campbell, Boardman and elsewhere


Controversy shifts ideas about NATO

Without a unified threat, the alliance is becoming more fractious. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR


LOTTERY RESULTS

THURSDAY'S DRAWINGS OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 6-1-8 Pick 4, 5-8-2-0 Buckeye 5, 4-15-18-


MAHONING COUNTY Road crews cut down on salt use

Only curves, intersections and hills will be salted on Mahoning County roads. By BOB JACKSON


REGION

REGION Jobless rate increases NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Lawrence County's unemployment rate was up to


UConn gets back to winning ways

Texas snapped its losing streak against Oklahoma. ASSOCIATED PRESS HARTFORD, Conn. -- Emeka


19 hoops players ejected after brawl

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) -- Just seven players remained on the floor to finish a game between Tennessee


SIMPLE TESTS CAN

SIMPLE TESTS CAN PROVIDE ANSWERS Many tests are used to predict heart-disease risk, including


BURLINGTON INDUSTRIES Berkshire Hathaway OKs textile company deal

Once the largest textile company, Burlington Industries will leave bankruptcy court a smaller


Trustees, Niles officials plan to extend Great Ohio bike trail

MINERAL RIDGE -- Weathersfield Township trustees will work with Niles officials to extend the bike


World's best lubricant for machinery of war: oil

Opinion: World's best lubricant for machinery of war: oil EDITOR: How quickly we tend to forget!


U.S. offers new plan in protecting Turkey

It's not clear whether France, Germany and Belgium will support the change. BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)


Chippewas' Kaman has big game against Western Mich.

ASSOCIATED PRESS MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Chris Kaman scored 37 points and grabbed 12 defensive


Straightening I-680 would do more for area than building new bridge

Opinion: Straightening I-680 would do more for area than building new bridge EDITOR: On Jan. 27, ODOT


ATP MONEY LEADERS

ATP MONEY LEADERS Through Sunday 1. Andre Agassi$657,087 2. Rainer Schuettler$361,846 3.


TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE Simon, Washinko keep Clippers in first place

Friday's Columbiana-Crestview game should decide the league race. By JOHN BUTERA VINDICATOR


NHL ROUNDUP Monday's games

Red Wings 5, Sharks 4 DETROIT -- Brett Hull became the sixth player in league history to score 700


SBC COMMUNICATIONS Analysts criticize acquisition bid

Many analysts say SBC's proposed takeover of DirecTV would hurt earnings. SAN ANTONIO (AP) --


Good news, bad news on use of seat belts

Opinion: To understand why the safety of child passengers should be a priority for every responsible adult,


Donation to YSU

Donation to YSU YOUNGSTOWN -- An anonymous donor has given $150,000 to Youngstown State


Some fianc & eacute;s seek parents' OK

A custom that's no longer required in our modern culture is still sacred to some love-struck men.


Officials OK proposal for GM paint shop

LORDSTOWN (AP) -- General Motors Corp. has detailed plans to build a $200 million paint shop, part


Kent State pulls out of opener with YSU

Youngstown State needs an opponent for the first game of the upcoming season. & lt;a


Inspectors declare junk cars a no-go

The sweep turned up a likely squatter in a recently raided drug house. & lt;a


Today is Wednesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2003. There are 322 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Wednesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2003. There are 322 days left in the year. On this date


PGA TOUR STATISTICS

PGA TOUR STATISTICS Through Sunday Scoring Average 1, Ernie Els, 67.66. 2, Mike Weir, 68.31.


Huskies beat 'Cuse

Huskies beat 'Cuse Connecticut improved to 2-1 without coach Jim Calhoun, beating Syracuse 75-61


NHL STANDINGS

NHL STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLTOLPtsGFGA New Jersey34133475143104


COLUMBUS Stopgap tax rise is OK by Taft

The governor says some of his fellow Republicans are not in the 'real world.' By DAVID SKOLNICK


POSSIBILITY OF WAR A look at the pros and cons

Q: What's the rush? Shouldn't we give inspectors more time? NO: More time? Twelve years of


APRONS Hostesses don symbolic tie to the past

Aprons were once regarded as emblems of domesticity and femininity. LOS ANGELES TIMES Today, an


CLOTHING

CLOTHING Coat, hat, mitten, glove, scarf and shoe give-away, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday,


YOUNGSTOWN Project funding unlikely

A committee member said Mayor McKelvey's outburst didn't help his cause. By ROGER G. SMITH and IAN


S.C. governor threatens to close mansion

S.C. governor threatens to close mansion COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina Governor's Mansion


CITY SERIES Rayen breezes past SVSM

The Tigers wanted to win for their suspended coach. By BOB ROTH VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


FARRELL SCHOOLS Business manager's raises not set

Pay increases for the job will be linked to raises granted to the teaching staff. By HAROLD GWIN


PENGUINS Kovalev shipped back to Rangers; cash exchanged

Andrew Ference was traded to the Calgary Flames. ASSOCIATED PRESS Alexei Kovalev was traded by


MAHONING COUNTY TRIAL Parents: Early delivery harmed son

The question is whether the boy sustained brain damage before or after his birth. By BOB JACKSON


Provision slows down the closing of developmental centers

The proposal calls for setting up a panel every time the governor orders a state facility to close.


RAYEN SCHOOL Janitor charged in violin theft

A school trumpet also turned up at an area pawnshop. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME REPORTER


Fed chairman sends message to Bush: Deficits aren't good

Opinion: Not too long ago, in commenting about President Bush's tax-cut proposals, we argued that he needed


Owners must pay pawnshop

A crowd of burglary victims converged on the police station seeking their stolen goods. By PETER


CIVIC CENTER Official proposes minority hire deal

Specific hiring goals would be waived in exchange for expanding the deal. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY


COLUMBIANA COUNTY Officials discuss plans to neuter, spay dogs

Commissioners are considering an incentive plan to ensure spaying or neutering is done. LISBON --


FIGHT SCHEDULE

FIGHT SCHEDULE National TV in parentheses Thursday At Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, Juan


EASTERN CONFERENCE

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGBL10StrHomeAwayConf New Jersey3415.694--6-4W-222-


Spanish judge sets evidence deadline

MADRID, Spain (AP) --- A judge gave police until Thursday to provide results of tests on chemicals


WIN, PLACE & amp; SHOW

MOUNTAINEER RESULTS MONDAY 1st--True Dawn (Eads)5.002.802.40 Judgemental (Leeds)6.204.80 River


LUCASVILLE, OHIO Woman's murderer is executed

Richard E. Fox was the sixth prisoner to be executed since 1999. LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- A man


BANKRUPTCY COURT Potential buyers show interest, says Cold Metal

The company says it has enough money to operate for only a few more weeks. By DON SHILLING


By PETER H. MILLIKEN

By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Michelle Winebold is angry at the


NBA More spotlight is T'wolves' goal

Kevin Garnett's performance at the All-Star game may bring the team more exposure. ATLANTA (AP) --


COLLEGE ROUNDUP Women's Top 25

No. 2 Duke 75, Virginia 48 DURHAM, N.C. -- Alana Beard scored 24 points, and No. 2 Duke used a


YOUNGSTOWN Panel weighs scrapping way Issue 2 money is disbursed

Youngstown officials threatened to sue if no money is allocated for the Federal Street


Heartfelt message is a sign of his love

Before the snow hearts, Hank Bokesch used to give chocolates and a card. & lt;a


GIRARD Reduced staffing puts stress on cops, chief says

The police department feels betrayed by the city administration, the chief said. By TIM YOVICH


COLUMBIA DISASTER Official: No early signs of danger

The NASA chief assured the congressional hearing that an investigative panel would remain


NFL Bears looking for a quarterback

Cleveland is believed to be shopping Tim Couch, who has had a variety of injuries since the 1999


Personnel shift keeps jail open

Four deputies will go back to the sheriff's department. & lt;a href=mailto:bjackson@vindy.com


YOUNGSTOWN Sentence locks up killers for 33 years

The judge called the homicide one of the dumbest she's ever heard about. By BOB JACKSON


Death of infant ruled homicide

EAST PALESTINE -- The death of a 5-month-old girl in August has been ruled a homicide, authorities


Doctor's sentence: 4 years in prison

The physician was convicted of sexual charges in December. & lt;a


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

GIRLS BASKETBALL MONDAY'S SCORES AREA REGULAR SEASON Chaney 59, Campbell Memorial 29 Rayen 77,


Called up, local Marines to head to California

VIENNA -- The Marine Corps' Landing Support Equipment Company, housed at the Air Force Reserve


St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Michael and Jody Martin, 139 Idaho Road, Youngstown, boy, Feb. 11. Scott and


"We're not playing hide-and-seek. That's what he wants to continue to play. Saddam has got to

Opinion: "We're not playing hide-and-seek. That's what he wants to continue to play. Saddam has got to


ICL race comes down to Springfield, Lowellville

The Tigers defeated Western Reserve to keep pace with the Rockets. By JOHN KOVACH VINDICATOR


NASCAR DAYTONA 500 QUALIFYING

NASCAR DAYTONA 500 QUALIFYING Monday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla.


BITTEN BY TAXES AND BUGS

Opinion: BITTEN BY TAXES AND BUGS Los Angeles Times: The Internal Revenue Service last fall promised to


HOWLAND Impact of traffic near Sam's Club discussed

The fire chief said the state Rt. 82/46 intersection is the busiest and sees the most accidents of


SNOOP block watch group to meet

SNOOP block watch group to meet SNOOP Block Watch of Youngstown will have its monthly meeting at 7


Coroner probes death

Coroner probes death HUBBARD -- The Trumbull County Coroner's Office is investigating the weekend


HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Bland nets 34; Spartans roll again

By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF BOARDMAN -- And so, another (pick one) phenomenal,


MAHONING VALLEY Gas prices at the pump are giving motorists, businesses a cold soaking

Skyrocketing gas prices have yet to match the record -- $1.85 a gallon set in June 2000. By DON


NASCAR Earnhardt, Childress teams own top spots

Jeff Green has the pole, followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Robby Gordon and Michael Waltrip. DAYTONA


YOUNGSTOWN Brownfield panel plans next step

The board will invite lenders to visit and learn about changes in environmental liability law. By


MURDER TRIAL Ricciardi to testify in own defense

The defendant's mother said police told her that her son was only a witness. By LAURE CIOFFI


ISSUE 2 Funding totals

Since 1989, the District 6 Public Works Integrating Committee has decided which local infrastructure


DRY SKIN Defend yourself

When the weather gets fierce, go gentle on your skin. Some tips from the experts at Dove on how to


DAYTONA 500 Green stuns Earnhardt, NASCAR observers with top spot

The unheralded driver earned the pole position for Sunday's season-opening race. DAYTONA BEACH,


Officials sound off on sirens

The purchase of three new sirens will increase the city's total to seven. & lt;a


CAVALIERS Exposureamounts to slap in the face

The All-Star weekend wasn't very fulfilling for Cleveland's players. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Even during


HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS

MAHONING VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE Varsity boys Results, Feb. 10 Struthers 2552, Hubbard


Valley Dems say Blasdel took a 'potshot'

But the Republican lawmaker calls his letter 'an olive branch.' By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR


Penguins' road skid goes on, 86-76

YSU kept it close for 32 minutes of their game at Cleveland State. By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR


GOTTA LOVE THE SNOW, MAN: Above, Eric Cornelius, 3, rolls the body of a snowman with his father,

GOTTA LOVE THE SNOW, MAN: Above, Eric Cornelius, 3, rolls the body of a snowman with his father,


Amino and fatty acids are moisturizers

NEW YORK (AP) -- There probably is a hair product out there for every taste: Fruit extracts, soy,


NASCAR NOTEBOOK From Daytona International Speedway

Huffman wins rain-shortened race: Robert Huffman won the rain-shortened NASCAR Goody's Dash Series


Preparing for a siege

Emergency supplies are rapidly moving off store shelves in the area. & lt;a


LIBERTY Trustees meeting

At their meeting Monday, Liberty Township trustees: Agreed to place a 1.5-mill police levy renewal


Future may be rooted in the past

NEW YORK (AP) -- Is there a future in fashion's past? That's the question that Time magazine put


WARREN School official unveils plan

Pupils and teachers complained of a chemical odor that caused their eyes to burn. WARREN -- The


Prison times change

Opinion: We realize that jails are crowded, and money is tight and times have changed, but ... we still have


Pens moves

Pens moves Alexei Kovalev was traded by the New York Rangers four years ago when they grew tired


LOCAL

LOCAL Ex-49er sentenced NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- A former San Francisco 49er was sentenced to 12-


High winds cause power outages

YOUNGSTOWN -- Winds of up to 50 mph caused power outages throughout the region early today, said


BASEBALL

BASEBALL Babe Ruth team -- holding tryouts for 15-year-old pitchers. Call (330) 503-3504 for


Year goes by with no ruling on adoption

The focus of a two-state adoption case turns 6 the last day of the month. & lt;a


YSU graduates

YSU graduates Six months after graduation, recent Youngstown State University graduates were


Montgomery bid withdrawn

LONDON (AP) -- Promoters withdrew an invitation to Tim Montgomery to compete in a British meet


USOC Musical chairs continue to fold

After just 11 months on the job, chief marketing officer Toby Wong resigned. COMBINED DISPATCHES


Kentucky man arraigned

Kentucky man arraigned STRUTHERS -- George S. Poole, 32, of Kentucky was arraigned in municipal


PENNSYLVANIA Smallpox inoculation begins

The program for health-care workers is voluntary, state health officials said. HARRISBURG (AP) --


Zoning board grants variances to psychologist

HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The Hermitage Zoning Hearing Board will allow a psychologist to convert a house at


HELOISE Get to the bottom of burned-on food

Dear Readers: I recently had Dr. Joyce Brothers on my nationally syndicated radio show, and she


Perk up spring wardrobe with a fresh new jacket

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS In this frigid weather, as the gardeners pore over their seed catalogs,


SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS Latest big-name college coach removes name

Washington's Rick Neuheisel says he's not interested in the vacancy. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS


MONDAY'S TRANSACTIONS

MONDAY'S TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL National League MONTREAL EXPOS--Agreed to terms with RHP


State details budget cuts

The cuts were made across the board. HARRISBURG (AP) -- Gov. Ed Rendell's administration detailed


Strickland gets OK for veterans panel

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Ted Strickland received a special waiver from the House Democratic Caucus to


MEN'S BASKETBALL

MEN'S BASKETBALL EAST Cabrini 83, Marywood 59 Centenary, N.J. 71, Stevens Tech 67


TRUMBULL COUNTY Former official admits guilt

The car was leased by the Columbiana County Democratic Party chairman. By PEGGY SINKOVICH and


NBA

NBA Favorite Points Underdog New Jersey 3 ORLANDO INDIANA 121/2 Cleveland MIAMI 11/2 New


FOOD SALES AND DINNERS

TODAY XFraternal Order of Eagles 3298, 1655 Raccoon Road, Austintown, will serve dinners from 4 to


TRUMBULL CO. Another jailer quits in sex case

The sheriff said he hopes to finish the investigation soon. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR


HOWLAND Impact of traffic near Sam's Club is discussed

By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF HOWLAND -- Township, Trumbull County, Warren and Niles


NORTH KOREA Issue is sent to Security Council

Russia denounced the U.N. nuclear agency's decision as provocative and pointless. VIENNA, Austria


Blix tells U.N. council: no weapons

Inspectors found a violation on the range of a missile system. UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Chief U.N.


POLICE CALLS

Summary of police activity in Boardman and Poland: BOARDMAN Feb. 3 Theft: Two hubcaps were


HUBBARD School board

The Hubbard Board of Education took the following action Monday: Awarded contracts to Jesse Hall,


Duct tape isn't enough

Assemble essential supplies for any emergency, disaster official says. By PETER H. MILLIKEN


KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR | Annie's Mailbox Letter set off alarms for police dispatcher

Dear Annie: I'm a police dispatcher in Vermont and have attended a great deal of training regarding


A 'SURVIVOR' CHALLENGE: Christy Smith is shown in a scene from "Survivor: Amazon," the sixth

A 'SURVIVOR' CHALLENGE: Christy Smith is shown in a scene from "Survivor: Amazon," the sixth


By DEBRA MELANI

By DEBRA MELANI SCRIPPS HOWARD eart disease has a grip on Roger Hesselltine's family, having


Skyrocketing gas prices have yet to match the record -- $1.85 a gallon that was set in June 2000.

Skyrocketing gas prices have yet to match the record -- $1.85 a gallon that was set in June 2000.


Accident kills horse

Accident kills horse GROVE CITY, Pa. -- State police said a horse pulling a buggy was killed when