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FLORIDA A close encounter of the manatee kind

Swimming with the manatees gives one a respect for the animals. By KYLE WINGFIELD ASSOCIATED


TRUMBULL COUNTY Looking to INS for inmates

The program could subsidize costs for housing local inmates, officials say. By STEPHEN SIFF and


WARREN Woman files suit against former police officer over crash

The former police officer has filed for a disability retirement. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR


Mayor awaits word on documents

Mayor James W. Border turned over two packets of documents last April. & lt;a


NBA Court to rule shortly on tape's release in Williams murder trial

The prosecution has asked that the release be blocked. ASSOCIATED PRESS FLEMINGTON, N.J. -- A


FUND REQUESTS Sewer/water projects

Local municipalities want the federal government to share in the cost of two sanitary sewer projects


TRUMBULL COUNTY Staff layoffs put squeeze on 911

A dispatch supervisor resigned, saying the reduced staffing endangered lives. By PEGGY SINKOVICH


BASEBALL Dodgers upset that Piazza entered visitors' clubhouse

It's not the first time that the Mets' catcher and Guillermo Mota have had words. NEW YORK DAILY


CURRENT PRICES Around the nation

Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the


Back from active duty, man gets job, then layoff

Township officials say the Tamco refund made their budget situation 'critical.' & lt;a


Health experts suspect virus as cause of mysterious illness

Experts say there is no evidence to suggest the illness is related to bioterrorism. ASSOCIATED


NHL Jackets suffer 5-1 loss

Joe Sakic's 12th career hat trick led Colorado to the victory. COLUMBUS (AP) -- The biggest debate


WALL STREET Top money manager predicts a depression

There are signs that his forecast is starting to come true. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Three years


Associated Press

Associated Press SERIES: The U.S. Postal Service's 20-stamp set "Masters of Photography" pays


BLOOD DRIVES

BLOOD DRIVES TODAY Victory Assembly of God Church, 3899 McCartney Road, Coitsville, 9 a.m. to 2


SHENANGO VALLEY Municipalities combine efforts to seek federal aid for sewer, water plant work

The application wants 45 percent of the cost to be paid by the 2004 omnibus appropriations bill.


HELOISE Distilled water is more than boiled

Dear Heloise: I love those tabletop water fountains made for use inside the home. I own several, and


LOCAL

LOCAL YSU roundup MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Morehead State scored six runs in the seventh inning to


FRIENDSHIP Open hearts, open fridges

'Refrigerator rights' can symbolize our connection to others, a book says. By RYAN LENZ


MID-AMERICAN TOURNAMENT Gates, Haut lead Kent State; Ohio outlasts Miami

Central Michigan and Northern Illinois also advanced to the semifinals. ASSOCIATED PRESS


Netherlands honor Vincent van Gogh

His birthday meant little during his lifetime, but painter Vincent van Gogh's 150th birthday this


Ex YSU coach is going to big dance

She is an assistant coach with Horizon champion UW-Green Bay. & lt;a


Playing its fourth game in four days, OSU ran out of gas against Illinois.

CHICAGO (AP) -- No matter what the standings said, Illinois knew it was the best team in the Big


DUI task force

DUI task force WARREN -- The Trumbull County DUI Task Force will be looking for drunken drivers


FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK Derrick Slocum

The FBI and the Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force is asking the public to help find the


TRUMBULL COUNTY Drivers needed for Mobile Meals deliveries

More than 100,000 meals are delivered each year. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


NFL ROUNDUP Davis finds new home in Carolina; Smith may be next

Emmitt Smith, the NFL's all-time leading rusher, believes Arizona is committed to winning.


McGraw in hospital; no details released

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Former pitcher Tug McGraw was hospitalized Thursday for tests and


GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE Hernandez stops Tribe, 5-2

The Pirates lost 8-7 to Houston despite hitting five home runs. ASSOCIATED PRESS VIERA, Fla. --


A photo-finish win

He beat Kurt Busch by two-thousandths of a second, while Dave Blaney was third. DARLINGTON, S.C.


AROUND THE HORN Spring training news and notes

Phillies: Pitcher Jose Mesa insists he has no intention of harming Cleveland Indians shortstop Omar


President looks to meet demands

HMHP sees $30 million spent on charity cases as a success. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR


WARREN Show to air from museum

WARREN -- "The Two Wheel Power Hour" radio program will air from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday from the


TRUMBULL 911 Staffing, calls

BEFORE LAYOFFS Full-time dispatchers: 27 Part-time dispatchers: 2 Dispatch supervisors: 4


NEWTON FALLS City, schools to work on project

Contracts for the project were awarded this week. By SHERRI L. SHAULIS VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


SHARON Council rejects idea to pay for snow bill

The mayor and finance director said there's no other place to get the money. By HAROLD GWIN


COLLEGE NOTES Drexel will renovate armory for basketball

The university needs to raise $10 million for the project. ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA --


WOMEN'S HISTORY Special events

A listing of local events to commemorate Women's History Month. "Mother Wove the Morning," a drama


Knight Ridder Tribune

Knight Ridder Tribune EURO COINS: The Netherlands will strike gold and silver commemorative proof


THE KOVELS | Antiques and collecting Maritime relics become popular for decorating

Those who live near an ocean, sea or river often find -- and save -- relics from old ships. The


MARTIN SLOANE | Supermarket Shopper Get hard-to-find products by visiting Web site

I received an e-mail note from Matina Spires, of Aiken, S.C. "Can you please help me locate a


HUBBARD TOWNSHIP Student discovers troubled water

'Horrible' is a word used to describe some well water in Hubbard Township. By TIM YOVICH


GOLF Three share lead in Honda Classic

Jeff Brehaut shot 63 just three days after having his clubs stolen. ASSOCIATED PRESS PALM BEACH


Sharon council amends crackdown on parking

SHARON, Pa. -- The city is backing away just a bit from its recent crackdown on illegal parking in


AWARDS Mahoning DAR chapter honors essay winners

The students read their essays at the event. YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning Chapter of the Daughters of


with Ted Miller

with Ted Miller Age: 53. Residence: Shenango Township, Mercer County, Pa. Hometown: Sharon,


PIRATES Reyes feels fine after taking hit to the head

He was struck by a line drive off the bat of Tampa Bay's Aubrey Huff. BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- A


Trustees brace to defend funds

The townships don't want to lose sales-tax revenue that's set aside for them. By BOB JACKSON


Poland breaks game wide open

By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF CANTON -- Avon High boys basketball coach Jim Baker spewed


ONE ON ONE | Ted Miller County Mayo singer has Irish music in his blood

Is Miller a true Irish name? Yes. It may have been translated at Ellis Island. It may have been


BIG TEN TOURNAMENT Darby's basket carries Ohio St. past Hawkeyes

The Buckeyes let a 12-point lead evaporate in the final three minutes. CHICAGO (AP) -- Their lead


Junior Women's Club to hold fashion show

The event will include a Chinese auction and a luncheon. GIRARD -- "Fashions in Bloom" is the


AGENDA

AGENDA MONDAY Mahoning County Career & amp; Technical Center Board of Education, 4 p.m.,


ROUNDUP Thursday's other games

Senators 3, Rangers 2, OT OTTAWA -- Wade Redden scored 1:34 into overtime for Ottawa. Daniel


TRUMBULL COUNTY Man convicted of rape twice seeks release pending trial

The defendant is in the state local prison. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


Cupboard not bare for YSU, Heacock

A year ago the Youngstown State football team had a hard time getting in 15 spring practices because


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Lawrence Co. hails grant aid

The county's Crisis Shelter has received the federal funds for seven years. By NANCY TULLIS


HORSE RACING Trust N Luck likely favorite in Florida race Saturday

The horse was a wire-to-wire winner in the recent Fountain of Youth Stakes. MIAMI (AP) -- Ralph


Tourney field gets few complaints, few surprises

Arizona, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Texas earned No. 1 seeds. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- College basketball


MEN'S TOP 25 UCLA surprises Arizona, 96-89

It was the 10th time the Bruins have upset a No. 1 team. ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES -- Its


LaBrae camping event

LaBrae camping event LEAVITTSBURG -- The LaBrae School District's outdoor education program will


A great, warm day for the Irish

Floats 'Remembering our Heroes' received considerable applause. & lt;a