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Selling launch passes for Shenango River Lake

Selling launch passes for Shenango River Lake HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Officials push to have police chief in place

Once trustees get the list of qualified candidates, they will begin interviews. & lt;a

DAVE BARRY Women use their wiles to generate socks appeal

I have here a shocking letter from a person named "Julia," who openly admits to being a woman. It


BASEBALL All-Star Sports -- has indoor baseball and softball instructional programs for boys and

NHL Jackets net 2-1 OT win

Columbus' Jaroslav Spacek scored the game-winning goal in Montreal. MONTREAL (AP) -- Columbus

AUTO INDUSTRY Minivans still hold chunk of market

Automakers are planning new models to sustain sales. DETROIT (AP) -- Twenty years after Baby

GOLF Female will test the men

Annika Sorenstam, the most dominant player in women's golf, will play on the PGA Tour. ASSOCIATED

U.S. WORKPLACES Extra duties take a bite out of lunch breaks

While some workers are looking to save time, others are looking to save money. CHICAGO TRIBUNE

DANIEL WEBSTER | Coins Canadian Mint toasts Year of the Sheep

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Canada is among the first countries to strike a coin celebrating the Year

DECORATING An unexplected splash of red is one way to brighten homes

Judicious amounts of red can bring a room to life. THE WASHINGTON POST It doesn't take a lot of

FARRELL Site will cost city $80,000

City officials hadn't been officially informed of the county's request as of this morning. By


Born: Feb. 19, 1903, in Johnson Township near Cortland. Residence: Grand Court Retirement

U.S. OLYMPIC BASKETBALL Allen, Duncan, Kidd, McGrady first picks

USA Basketball made its first four choices to the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team. ASSOCIATED

SHUTTLE PROBE NASA listens for clues

Sound patterns during re-entry can help establish the timing of events. COMBINED DISPATCHES

Doctor's license at risk

Doctor's license at risk LIBERTY -- A local physician faces possibly losing his license to

GIRARD Man and students face drug charges

The latest drug case at the high school has nothing to do with Joseph Shoaf, the imprisoned former


BOYS BASKETBALL THURSDAY'S SCORES OHIO Amanda-Clearcreek 75, Ashville Teays Valley 50 Ashland,

NHL ROUNDUP Thursday's other games

Red Wings 4, Sabres 2 DETROIT -- Sergei Fedorov scored twice as Detroit won two games in a row for

PGA Tiger answers all questions in dominant return

Brad Faxon was the only serious challenger at the Buick Invitational. SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tiger

INVESTING Safe havens still have an appeal

Experts say investors need to focus on the long term, not short-term gains. NEW YORK (AP) --


COMMUNICATIONS BOARDMAN -- Farris Marketing, an advertising, marketing and public relations firm,

NBA ROUNDUP Thursday's games

Celtics 100, Trail Blazers 92 PORTLAND, Ore. -- Paul Pierce scored 36 points, and Boston let a 20-

AP file photo

AP file photo BROTHERS: Joey Asente, left, and his little brother, Justin, are shown in a photo


PGA BUICK INVITATIONAL LEADERBOARD Thursday At San Diego Torrey Pines Golf Courses South

KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR | Annie's Mailbox Their second marriage requires first aid

Dear Annie: Many couples, like myself, are on our second marriages, and have grown children and

PENNSYLVANIA Report eyes decline of hospital finances

Overall revenue rose, but profits dropped, the report says. HARRISBURG (AP) -- The financial

Phillips first woman at helm

Teresa Phillips became the first woman to coach a Division I basketball team. CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.

YANKEES Owner's criticism has Jeter fuming

The New York owner questioned his shortstop's work ethic after the Yanks were ousted by the Angels.

REGION Safety net offered for Alzheimer caregivers

There's a $40 registration fee for the nationwide program. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

TRUMBULL COUNTY Cutbacks in budget worry 911 director

The county budget is expected to be completed next week, an official says. By PEGGY SINKOVICH

At least a dozen deaths have been attributed to the weather since Friday.

At least a dozen deaths have been attributed to the weather since Friday. ASSOCIATED PRESS

GIRARD Year goes by with no ruling on adoption

The focus of a two-state adoption case turns 6 the last day of the month. By TIM YOVICH

TRUMBULL COUNTY Woman files to contest deceased father's will

By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN -- The daughter of a deceased city man is

Areas near dam closed

Areas near dam closed HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The Shenango Dam and outflow area as well as the Mahaney

TAC Champion stuns Girard to give Hubbard crown

The Golden Flashes' 50-44 win was only the Indians' second loss of the season. By BRIAN RICHESSON

Penguins need 2 more victories

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown State men's basketball team is facing a crucial stretch in the season


WEEKEND DRAWINGS Ohio Night drawings: Pick 3, 0-6-8 Pick 4, 3-0-5-5 Buckeye 5, 13-20-24-

LAWRENCE COUNTY Officials continue to mull recycling plan

One commissioner is seeking a less-expensive recycling plan. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Lawrence County

TOP 10

TOP 10 Romantic rests The most romantic inns, from bed-and-breakfast guidebook publisher

TOP 25 Wake Forest finally finds way past Duke

After 14 straight losses to Duke, Wake Forest won in double overtime, 94-80. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Hagan bill to require more info for ID cards

Uniform requirements are needed for licenses and IDs, officials say. & lt;a

TELEVISION Cable companies hope demand grows for VOD

The pressure is growing for VOD programming to be added. NEW YORK (AP) -- Fed up with driving to

Muslim leaders in Valley express little fear of FBI tally

It is unclear how many U.S. Muslims there are. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR RELIGION EDITOR


NASCAR-DAYTONA 500 LINEUP After Thursday qualifying; race Sunday At Daytona International

NILES -- Dr. Denise Igoe grew up in Cleveland, but some of her fondest childhood memories go back to

NILES -- Dr. Denise Igoe grew up in Cleveland, but some of her fondest childhood memories go back to


BLACK TEACHERS THROUGH THE YEARS Historical facts about blacks in education in Youngstown.

Tiger rusty, frustrated

Tiger rusty, frustrated Out of competition for two months because of knee surgery, Tiger Woods

Schrader shows he can still race by making 500

After struggling last season, Ken Schrader gained the 30th starting position for Sunday's Daytona


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STEEL INDUSTRY Consolidations pare down players

When the dust settles, there will be three survivors, an expert says. CHICAGO TRIBUNE The

Authorities change charges in rape case

FARRELL, Pa. -- Authorities dropped charges of rape and indecent exposure against Kirk D. White, 30,

Akron's James is a finalist for Naismith Player of Year

ATLANTA (AP) -- LeBron James heads a list of 10 male finalists for the Altanta Tipoff Club's

JOHN ROSEMOND | Parenting Kids have no guilt, fear about cheating

It has long been my contention that children who grew up in the 1950s and '60s were much better

JEWISH FEDERATION Writing contest focuses on Warsaw uprising

The deadline is April 7. YOUNGSTOWN -- The annual Holocaust Writing Contest sponsored by the

NEW YORK Companies cut back on pay to CEOs

Lavish treatment of top execs is being reconsidered after a string of scandals. NEW YORK (AP) --

Thanks to the rain, Waltrip reigns

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Michael Waltrip hoisted the Daytona 500 trophy above his head in a

NBA Pistons' defense chokes Cavs

Darius Miles couldn't bear to watch as Cleveland lost its 43rd game. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Chauncey

Hanna's hat trick prevails

By GREG GULAS VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT BOARDMAN -- Mahoning Valley Phantom Rockets coach Bob

POWERS AUDITORIUM Rogers blends classics with notable new tune

A capacity crowd sang along to Rogers' classic ballads and love songs. By CYNTHIA VINARSKY

WASHINGTON For comedian, hilarity is next to holiness

Burt Rosenberg is one of America's few spiritual humorists. WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON --


TODAY 1 p.m. (FOXSP) Horse racing: The Meadows. 3 p.m. (USA) Golf: PGA Buick Invitational. 7

Township begins unusual plan to spearhead land development

A township CIC will be directed by three board members. & lt;a


MAHONING COUNTY Forum Health At Home offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays at 11 locations in


ARENA FOOTBALL Favorite Points Underdog Arizona 1 BUFFALO Detroit 31/2 CAROLINA Sunday

BASKETBALL Penguins' road skid goes on, 86-76

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

HORIZON LEAGUE Leader Butler toppled by Loyola of Chicago

Loyola handed Butler only its second defeat in the Horizon League, 73-63. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Smaller budget retains services

General fund appropriations are $24,670 more than 2002. BY MARALINE KUBIK VINDICATOR STAFF

Youngstown mayor is right in seeking an explanation

Opinion: There is a possibility that the city of Youngstown will file a lawsuit to challenge the evaluation


NATION Beware of fund-raisers for shuttle families NEW YORK -- After every major accident or


NHL STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE WLTOLPtsGFGA Ottawa36147180187127 New Jersey35143477147107

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Kent State pulls out of opener with YSU

Youngstown State needs an opponent for the first game of the upcoming season. By PETE MOLLICA

NASCAR NOTEBOOK From Daytona International Speedway

Blaney will start 39th: Dave Blaney made moderate progress through the middle stages of his 125-mile

PA. PENSION FUND Official accuses Casey of conflict of interest

The pension boards say Casey has no jurisdiction to conduct the audits. HARRISBURG (AP) -- Two of

Knight Ridder Tribune

Knight Ridder Tribune HEADY COLLECTION: Surrounded by vintage hats that are part of her extensive

REVIEW Story of poet doesn't tell much

The author fails to let the reader see what makes the two main characters tick. By VICTORIA A.


Michigan St. 65, No. 22 Ohio St. 64 EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Kelli Roehrig scored 25 points and

LADIES' HOME JOURNAL, WOMAN'S DAY 2 magazines getting face-lifts for youthful appeal

The changes are aimed at attracting younger readers. NEW YORK (AP) -- It's makeover time for two

Thursday's NBA Boxes

Thursday's NBA Boxes By The Associated Press At Auburn Hills, Mich. ORLANDO (88) Miller

GIRLS BASKETBALL Schedule of tournament openers

DIVISION I (At Alliance High School) Austintown Fitch -- Feb. 22 vs. Howland/Massillon Jackson

NATION With more e-payers, has it come to last writes for checks?

For some check writers, it's a ritual. For some online payers, it's convenient. WASHINGTON POST

MARTIN SLOANE | Supermarket Shopper Bonus packs can help smart shoppers

When manufacturers downsize their products, they do it very quietly. If they make an announcement at

HERMITAGE Cabaret show to raise money for Performing Arts Council

A cabaret show highlight features World War II music of Irving Berlin. HERMITAGE, Pa. -- The

Area's best are friends off court

Amber Bland and Courtney Davidson fell asleep in an Atlanta airport last summer while waiting to

DESIGN TIPS Brighten tired rooms

Well-known interior designers and decorators offer a variety of hints for using a splash of red to

AROUND THE HORN Baseball news and notes

Mets lure Cone back: David Cone decided to give it one more try. Out of baseball last year, the 40-

GOLF Rusty Woods frustrated as Buick opens

There's no leader in the clubhouse because none of the 156 players finished the opening round.

LIMELIGHT Awards, achievements

WARREN -- The Medical Staff of Forum Health Trumbull Memorial Hospital has recently elected new

The Vindicator

The Vindicator GUILTY: A jury in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court found Perry S. Ricciardi II


THURSDAY'S TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX--Announced the retirement of C

Excitement builds for senior benefit plan

The prescription drug discount program should get off the ground next month. & lt;a

COLLEGE HOOPS Geneva has 17th triumph

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- The Geneva College basketball team ended its American Mideast Conference North


THURSDAY'S NBA SUMMARIES PISTONS 98, MAGIC 88 ORLANDO (88) -- Miller 2-8 0-0 4, Garrity 5-11 0-0

SHANNON KOS SLAYING After guilty verdict, Ricciardi lawyer asks that death penalty be ruled out

The judge rejected a motion for acquittal. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR NEW CASTLE BUREAU NEW

Poll: Disabled say travel needs are unmet

Poll: Disabled say travel needs are unmet Disabled Americans would spend at least $27 billion a

AMERICA'S CUP Swiss boat challenges N. Zealand

Alinghi of Switzerland will try to bring the title to Europe for the first time in 152 years.


ASSOCIATIONS XTrumbull County Legal Secretaries Association will hold a joint meeting with the

Officials sound off on sirens

The purchase of three new sirens will increase the city's total to seven. By SHERRI L. SHAULIS

IN BLACK AND WHITE Is teaching colorblind?

Some say black teachers are in short supply nationally. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF