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Barbecue goes bad

Barbecue goes bad YOUNGSTOWN -- What began as a nice, peaceful family barbecue at a house in the

9 SQUARED Ring-tone pioneer makes millions on company sale

When the phone rings with an unusual sound, it's easier to recognize as yours. SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS

HOW HE SEES IT Bush pulls a Swift one

Opinion: By ZEV CHAFETS NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Everybody knows President Bush is a bass fisherman. But the

CARL P. LEUBSDORF Conservatives still hold sway in GOP

Opinion: Republicans will again put on a kinder and gentler face when they meet this week in New York. Just

AROUND THE HORN Sunday's other games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Blue Jays 6, Yankees 4 TORONTO -- Carlos Delgado homered in Toronto's five-run

Cleveland aims to attract residents to condominiums

Developers hope to double the number of condos. CLEVELAND (AP) -- The city hopes a growing


ATHLETICS Men's Marathon GOLD--Stefano Baldini, Italy SILVER--Mebrahtom Keflezighi, San Diego



INVESTING New law forces mutual funds to explain their voting policies

Mutual funds must explain policies for shareholder votes. MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL MILWAUKEE

'THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER' Arranger chose anthem version that had contrast

The part about rockets and bombs was soft when played at the Olympics. By WAYNE LEE GAY KNIGHT

'DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER' Viewers will see firsthand job of bail-bond enforcers

The bounty hunter has served prison time for first-degree murder. By FRAZIER MOORE ASSOCIATED

GREETING CARDS Writers' work hits the mark

The cards' messages often touch people's lives. By BRANDON GRIGGS SCRIPPS HOWARD The way

Something missing from U.S. track team

Only the men sprinters upheld the team's usual strong tradition. ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Track and


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Aqua America, .48, 20.7620.82 Avalon Holdings,2.90 2.99 Clear Channel,

IRAQ Cleric calls for an end to fighting

A move to politics for al-Sadr would boost the U.S.-backed government. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Rebel

GOLF Craig Stadler winner by a stroke

Woody Austin won the Buick Championship in a playoff and Lorena Ochoa won in Kutztown, Pa.

OHIO SCHOOLS Test scores are better, but districts lost at polls

The academic data reflect a new way of teaching and evaluating pupils. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Educators

Over 300 alumni plan to reunite

St. Mary's became a high school in 1944. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN --

Producers say time slot shows adults are target

The animated show about the famous lions contains naughty dialogue. By ELLEN GRAY KNIGHT RIDDER

Marathon has bizarre ending

An American took second and the leader was tackled 3-miles from the finish. ATHENS, Greece (AP) --

Tears, smiles dominate

U.S. memories include expected success and a surprising failure. ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Little

BROWNS Garcia critical of team's decisions in preseason

He says he needs more time on the field to get ready for the campaign. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS

GEORGE F. WILL Nuclear terror threat is real

Opinion: "Why do you use an ax when you can use a bulldozer?" -- Osama bin Laden WASHINGTON -- As

Trustees seek details about sewer capacity

Trustees want clarity on the issues. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER BOARDMAN

WRESTLING More tears than cheers for U.S. teams

XATHENS, Greece -- Maybe Sara McMann was being prescient when she broke down sobbing after settling

GAY UNIONS Poll: 62% of Ohioans support ban

Getting the issue on the fall ballot depends on the validity of signatures. COLUMBUS (AP) --

DVDS Director is real star of strangely styled, quirky 'Dogville'

Nicole Kidman does a fine job of carrying the film. By SUSAN DUNNE HARTFORD COURANT

GENERICS Gap in drug law puts fair competition in jeopardy, judge says

Brand makers are selling their own product as generic through a distributor. CLARKSBURG, W.Va.

CHANGING TRENDS Ads targeting gay market coming out of closet

An advertisement recently ran in a gay magazine and a men's magazine. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

DVD REVIEW Film makes no secret that mix of sports, martial arts is funny

By MARK RAHNER SEATTLE TIMES As movies that combine sports and martial arts go, "Shaolin Soccer"

NATIONAL LEAGUE Bonds hits a pair of long bombs

His career total stands at 696. ATLANTA (AP) -- Barry Bonds is counting home runs, not the feet in

Work to be done for $1.5 million state grant

The city still has to get final state approval and arrange temporary financing. By HAROLD GWIN

MERCER COUNTY Hardware store goes to seed and holds its own against chains


N.L. CENTRAL St. Louis completes sweep of Pirates, 4-0

Pujols became the fourth player in history with 100 RBIs in his first four season. PITTSBURGH (AP)

CITY COUNCIL Member calls for clerk's firing

The council member said there is no good reason for the unpaid items. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

VOLLEYBALL U.S. falls to Russia in bonze medal game

XATHENS, Greece -- Upset with the officiating and discouraged by their own sluggish play, the U.S.


NATION No price spike expected LOS ANGELES -- Gas prices nudged upward about half a penny in the

SOAP SCOOP Daytime TV news

POLITICS TAKES CENTER STAGE: With the presidential election sure to dominate headlines this fall,


Opinion: BRITAIN The Daily Telegraph, London, Aug. 25: The British Airways disaster at Heathrow is a sad

Today is Monday, Aug. 30, the 243rd day of 2004. There are 123 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Monday, Aug. 30, the 243rd day of 2004. There are 123 days left in the year. On this date

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- A quarter-century ago, Honda Motor Co. would have been on few lists of

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- A quarter-century ago, Honda Motor Co. would have been on few lists of

FINANCE Banks' hidden fees hit a nerve

Consumer groups are angry as bank fees rise. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS From bank accounts and

CAR INSURANCE Progressive unveils performance device

Insurer wants to track a driver's speed, distance and time on the road. MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio

HEALTH BENEFITS Doctors remain skeptical of infrared sauna

A warm bath would produce the same results, one physician says. By HARRY JACKSON JR. ST. LOUIS

PENNSYLVANIA 5% of teachers earning $80,000

About half of the state's classroom teachers made at least $51,000. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Hundreds of

COLUMBIANA CO. FLOODING Danger lurks on closed roads

A police officer said road crews have been harassed by sightseers. By D.A. WILKINSON and NANCY

Strong case can be made for keeping base off list

Opinion: If Youngstown Mayor George M. McKelvey is sincere about participating in the Mahoning Valley's

Illegal immigrants caught in Pennsylvania

Illegal immigrants caught in Pennsylvania MERCER, Pa. -- State police said they apprehended two


MOUNTAINEER RESULTS SUNDAY 1st--Valleys Aly (Murphy)7.803.802.40 A Spire a Dream

MAHONING COUNTY Program to help parents, problem children

Mahoning is one of three counties chosen to pilot the program in Ohio. By BOB JACKSON VINDICATOR

Stadium board set for opener

YSU athletic director Ron Strollo is a man of his word. Strollo said Stambaugh Stadium's new

COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS Gretchen Wilson lands nomination for best album

Kris Kristofferson will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) --

Actor studies gorillas for role as King Kong

Actor studies gorillas for role as King Kong WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- The actor behind the


MEDALS TABLE 301 medal events CountryGSBTot United States353929103 Russia27273892

DAVE MORDAL Stand-up comic likes not knowing what's coming next

The comedian says he gets his routines from his life experiences. By TERRY MORROW SCRIPPS

PREP GOLF Morrow targeting third straight trip to state

Warren JFK sophomore Katie Rogner is a player to watch. By BRIAN RICHESSON VINDICATOR SPORTS

PREP PREVIEW Golfers to watch

Boys Tim Morrow, Boardman, Jr.; Jonathan Hamarik, Cardinal Mooney, Jr.; Joe St. George, Cardinal

MTV AWARDS Stars stay on best behavior

MTV used a tape delay for the first time at the awards. MIAMI (AP) -- There was no Madonna-Britney

IRAQ DEPLOYMENT Reservist trying to prevent foreclosure on home

Because of military transfers, the reservist didn't get the paperwork. COLUMBUS (AP) -- An Army

BUSH CAMPAIGN Official quits post in wake of affair

The prosecutor is accused of sexual harassment. CINCINNATI (AP) -- The county prosecutor stepped

HOW HE SEES IT President gets a pass

Opinion: By JOHN BAER KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Here's a nightmare question plaguing the dreams of

LATE SATURDAY Konerko's 3-run homer leads Chicago to victory

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Paul Konerko hit a three-run homer and Jose Contreras had another strong start for

& lt;B & gt;BERSTLING & lt;/B & gt;, Hazel M., 88, of Youngstown;

& lt;B & gt;BERSTLING & lt;/B & gt;, Hazel M., 88, of Youngstown; calling hours

City has reputation for being friendly to new businesses

Affordability is among reasons Struthers attracts new business. By MARALINE KUBIK VINDICATOR

HOW WE SEE THEM Vindicator football rankings

BIG SCHOOLS (DIVISION I-III) 1. Warren Harding (1-0), vs. Cleveland Glenville. The Raiders have

Does George McKelvey really think he's fooling anybody?

Opinion: Does George McKelvey really think he's fooling anybody? EDITOR: I can't believe that George

Hamm still holding gold medal

South Korea continues to protest, but with no success. ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- International

U.S. SENATE RACE Fingerhut pounds pavement for votes

His Cincinnati-to-Cleveland walk is scheduled to end next Monday. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Democrat Eric

NEW YORK-PENN LEAGUE Scrappers hopes fade in 13-0 loss

Mahoning Valley is two games back in the wild card race with six games to go. JAMESTOWN, N.Y. --

Greek celebration ends

The Olympic flame was passed to the people of Beijing, hosts in 2008. ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- If

NORTHEAST OHIO Law school student charged in robberies

His wife, Dawn Jackson, a Warren native, was charged in two robberies. CLEVELAND (AP) -- A man who

SOUTH SIDE Joint effort to build play area

The playground effort follows the cooperative theme of Youngstown 2010. By ROGER G. SMITH CITY

MEDALS TABLE Final count

CountryGSBTot United States353929103 Russia27273892 China32171463 Australia17161649

Ward gets team's first gold

The light heavyweight salvaged a mediocre performance by the U.S. ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The dog


OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 9-5-4 (white ball) Pick 4, 0-1-5-2 Buckeye 5, 11-17-21-32-35


Men's Team Handball XCroatia, the reigning world champion, won the Olympic gold medal in a

PREP FOOTBALL Coaches don't dwell on void

Weather-related cancellations will have some bearing on the postseason. VINDICATOR STAFF REPORT

Shot fired in fight

Shot fired in fight FARRELL, Pa. -- Police said a fight between two men escalated into a shooting


AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING GABRHPct. ISuzuki Sea12956783209.369 Mora Bal10741889146.349

INDIANS Elarton's 2-hitter, Blake's homers power romp

Cleveland routed the White Sox, 9-0, in the fastest game ever at Jacobs Field. CLEVELAND (AP) --