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TENSION OVER IRAQ E. Europe backs joint declaration

The nations' defiance of France has created a new European rift. BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Future

JACK WOLLITZ Positive thinking through the winter

The days are getting longer and the sun is shining brighter, which means spring is coming to

GAO runs from a good fight

Opinion: The General Accounting Office has abandoned its fight of almost two years to lift part of the veil

PENNSYLVANIA Hickory stays alive for playoff spot

The Hornets will be in a three-team playoff for a District 10 berth. By BILL ALBRIGHT

SYD KRONISH | Stamps Space program honored

"The Columbia is lost. There are no survivors. This day has brought great sadness to our country."

Digging out

VINDICATOR STAFF REPORT YOUNGSTOWN -- It was the perfect time to crawl under a blanket in front of

Autopsy planned for today after death of Orioles pitcher

Steve Bechler may have been taking a supplement. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A medical examiner

Making buyers happy

Eastwood Mall hasn't had to get heavy equipment to haul snow away -- yet. VINDICATOR STAFF

Mahoning's budget crisis beginning to hit home

Opinion: While Mahoning County's budget crunch is hitting the sheriff's department especially hard -- the

AT A GLANCE Steve Bechler

Full Name: Steve Scott Bechler. Born: Nov. 18, 1979. Height: 6-2. Weight: 239. Acquired:

Council member: Redistrict

The city charter says wards should be 'nearly as equal in population as possible.' By ROGER G.

DAYTONA 500 Rusty Wallace, crew chief penalized for illegal carburetor

The team was thankful that points were not deducted. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Rusty Wallace was

ASIA Tensions build as N. Korea threatens to ignore armistice

Bush has said he will not respond to threats or blackmail, a White House spokesman said. SEOUL,

SECTIONAL WRESTLING Canfield, Warriors share tourney lead

The Cardinals advanced six wrestlers into the semifinals. CANFIELD -- Keith Molden (23-6) of West

TENSION OVER IRAQ Deep rift still divides Europeans

The EU backed more arms inspections, but not for an indefinite period of time. BRUSSELS, Belgium


YSU Football team inks cornerback YOUNGSTOWN -- Anton Rush, a cornerback from Pioneer High

CHICAGO Officials to seek charges against club

CHICAGO (AP) -- City officials threatened to seek criminal charges against the Chicago nightclub


MONDAY DRAWINGS OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 5-0-4 Pick 4, 6-7-1-9 Buckeye 5, 1-2-9-33-35

CCA seeks to reduce population

The CCA office on Market Street offers electronic monitoring. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME

Ricciardi gets life sentence in girl's murder

The jury deliberated Ricciardi's fate for seven minutes. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR STAFF


By GREG GULAS VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT AUSTINTOWN -- Amber Bodrick scored 15 points and Aieshya