Last tour for Lance
kLANCE ARMSTRONG is retiring after this year's Tour de France, ending a cycling career in which he inspired millions by overcoming testicular cancer to win his sport's signature event a record six straight times.
Stewart, Sirius come to agreement
kSIX WEEKS AFTER being released from federal prison, Martha Stewart has reached a deal with Sirius Satellite Radio to create a 24-hour channel featuring cooking, gardening and entertaining programming for women.
She's a big spender
kSHE DOESN'T HOLD a congressional seat and can't run for one until next year, but Capri Cafaro's political campaign spent more money during the first three months of this year than any U.S. House member who represents the Mahoning and Shenango valleys.
YSU English festival
kABOUT 3,000 STUDENTS from area middle and high schools will participate in Youngstown State University's 27th annual English Festival from Wednesday through Friday at the Kilcawley Center.
'Enchanted Evening'in Mill Creek Park
kBALLET WESTERN Reserve will present an interpretation of nature titled through dance on the grounds at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Youngstown's Mill Creek Park. "Enchanted Evening" will be presented May 6.
Please explain cuts
kUNLESS REPUBLICANS want to be accused of turning their backs on urban America, the White House and Republican leaders in Columbus would do well to explain how local governments are to absorb budget cuts, a Vindicator editorial argues.