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Sunnis drop key demand

Muslim politicians wanted ex-members of Saddam's party to be part of the new Iraqi Cabinet.

BASEBALL Scrappers will honor 2004 title

The Indians' minor league team will open at home on June 21. BOARDMAN -- Three championship series

Bucheit scheduled to leave prison today

The retired contractor will serve the remainder of his sentence in a halfway facility. By PATRICIA


BASEBALL POLL COLUMBUS -- How a state panel of coaches rates Ohio high school boys baseball teams

Malone students set to spur laughs

CANTON -- Malone College's team of sketch comedians -- the Yellow Light Runners -- will be at it

Jury selection begins in trial of man accused in '01 slaying

Dubose faces life imprisonment if convicted. YOUNGSTOWN -- Jury selection is under way in Mahoning

DeLay's banana republic

Opinion: Los Angeles Times: Since the Monroe Doctrine of 1823, the U.S. has tried to mold Latin America in

More than 470 sign petitions to put casino proposal on ballot

LORDSTOWN -- More than 470 people say Lordstown residents should have a chance to vote on the

Grove will plant seeds of Austintown rebirth

Nine flowering pear trees are still available. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

"There was a violent shaking, and the next moment I was thrown to the floor ... and I landed on top of a pile of other people. "

Opinion: "There was a violent shaking, and the next moment I was thrown to the floor ... and I landed on top

Controlling Board OKs projects

COLUMBUS -- The state Controlling Board approved $330,446 for two Columbiana County projects. The

Photos from space

Photos from space kMONDAY, THE HUBBLE marked its 15th anniversary in orbit. To celebrate, NASA

Shredding session keeps unwanted mail in check

Dear Heloise: I don't have a question, just a comment about an item in your column. I wish you

Hit man case headed to grand jury

Maridee Costanzo also waived her right to have a hearing to determine whether she should be released

HOW HE SEES IT For Bush, half the country is enough

Opinion: By RONALD BROWNSTEIN LOS ANGELES TIMES George W. Bush may be more comfortable operating with a

Judge: Assault case to go to grand jury

The defendant faces charges of assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. By PEGGY

Appeals court upholds child rapist conviction

The acts involved children ranging in age from 2 to 5 years old. WARREN -- The 1989 conviction of

Bertuzzi to meet with Bettman, hopes to be reinstated to NHL

NEW YORK (AP) -- Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi, whose blindside punch to Steve Moore's

Did N.E. find a hidden QB gem?

Tracking draft choice Matt Cassell should be fun. By DAVE GOLDBERG ASSOCIATED PRESS Matt


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TRUMBULL COUNTY Official eyes tent used for referendum

A historic church had to get a building permit for its steeple. WARREN -- A city building official


CLUB TOURNAMENTS Tri-County Volleyball Green Poison -- won its fourth gold medal at Wooster.


YSU Women's tennis CARMEL, Ind. -- Youngstown State lost to Illinois-Chicago, 4-0, in its first-

Some teams could train in Europe in 2006

Commissioner David Stern is working on a deal. BOSTON (AP) -- The NBA is working on plans for

Fund-raising rally will kick off stadium drive

The improvements will allow Harding to host multischool invitationals. WARREN -- Warren City

Moccia-Rising wedding planned for late July

XThe engagement of Lory Moccia, 562 Caroline Ave., Hubbard, and Jeremy W. Rising, 2297 Howland

Miller leads Indiana

He scored 28 points as the Pacers stole home-court advantage. BOSTON (AP) -- Reggie Miller and the

Broncos roll dice on 'Mo'

DENVER -- Boredom, arrogance, wisdom, insight, pick a motive. Whatever the reason the Broncos

Officials weigh in on new station

The project would need to be done in phases, adding to the cost projection. By DENISE DICK

Suspect flees but can't make a clean getaway

Bond was set at $10,000 at arraignment in municipal court. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME

Taking a more social approach

The president tries to coax GOP colleagues to set aside their worries about Social Security. LOS


OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 2-3-6 Pick 4, 7-1-9-6 Rolling Cash 5: 2-13-21-27-33 Day

AROUND THE HORN \ Monday's other games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Orioles 8, Red Sox 4 BOSTON -- B. J. Surhoff hit a two-run homer and Bruce Chen

Man pleads guilty to killing teenager

DeWaylyn Colvin already was convicted on drug charges. YOUNGSTOWN -- A city man already convicted

Berlin Center teen cheers way to Miss Ohio Cheerleader

BERLIN CENTER -- A Berlin Center teenager is wearing the title of Miss Ohio Cheerleader of America.

hDrug lord suspect nabbed

hDrug lord suspect nabbed NEW YORK -- A reputed Afghan drug lord who authorities say operated with


SUNDAY'S GAMES American League N.Y. Yankees 11, Texas 1 Minnesota at Detroit, ppd., snow

After 15 years, Hubble still has star power

The powerful space telescope has helped solve many celestial mysteries. WASHINGTON POST They


BASEBALL Youngstown YMCA -- is forming a youth recreational league for ages 3-14. A clinic is set

Group invitations should include everyone

Dear Annie: While playing bridge one afternoon at my house, one of the gals proposed we all visit


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Stizza-Marriner vows to be spoken in Raleigh, N.C.

XNORTH JACKSON -- Announcement is being made by Charles Jr. and Joyce Stizza of North Jackson of the

School board gets ball rolling for new gym floor, bleachers

A member of the teachers union spoke in support of the former boys basketball coach. By DENISE

Residents speak against plan for open enrollment

Trustees got an earful, even though they have no vote on the matter. AUSTINTOWN -- A group of

Both vulnerable. South deals.

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XAlumnae of Chalker High School in Southington will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. May 5 at the

XAlumnae of Chalker High School in Southington will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. May 5 at the

Putin calls collapse of union a disaster

The Russian president has steadily made stronger remarks about the Soviet Union's demise. MOSCOW


TODAY 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2) Soccer: UEFA Champions League. 2:30 p.m. (FSN Ohio) NBA: "Cavaliers Fast

More than 50 dead after train derailment

COMBINED DISPATCHES AMAGASAKI, Japan -- The blue-and-silver carriage lay twisted against the wall

Most U.S. Catholics approve of new pope

WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON -- An overwhelming majority of American Catholics approves of the

Michael Young, fianc & eacute;e to wed in Ellwood City, Pa.

XThe parents of Andrea L. Hofrichter and Michael J. Young, both of Charlotte, N.C., are announcing

COLLEGE BASEBALL W & amp;J sweeps Titans in PAC showdown

The Titans lost their one-game lead in the race. NEW WILMINGTON -- Trading places -- that is what

Zockle-Woods wedding set at St. Anthony

XLIBERTY -- Dominic and Rosemary Zockle of Liberty are announcing the engagement of their daughter,

FOOTBALL Liberty linebacker John Humphrey commits to Purdue

He's the eighth Leopard that Jeff Whittaker is sending to college to play. By JOE SCALZO

Engagement told for Patty Fire and Paul Murray

XSTRUTHERS -- Announcement is being made by Karen Fire, 156 Iroquois St., of the engagement of her

Sammarone's experience essential in city council

Opinion: Only one of the three candidates for the Democratic nomination for president of Youngstown City


BASEBALL REGION Mount Union 4-6, Wilmington 3-8 -- The Purple Raiders are 14-15-1, 5-7 Ohio

Perez baffles Astros' batters

The Pirates ace outdueled Houston's Roy Oswalt in a 2-0 win. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- After puzzling his

YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown State University placekicker Nick Terracina will be one of 10 college

YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown State University placekicker Nick Terracina will be one of 10 college

BCS ponders revealing votes

Identifying how coaches cast ballots is being considered. PHOENIX (AP) -- The issue of

Falcon chicks busting out all over state

A pair of the birds roosting in Youngstown appears to be incubating eggs. COLUMBUS -- The first

Brookfield schools don't need a tax increase

Opinion: Brookfield schools don't need a tax increase EDITOR: I can't understand why the Brookfield


Agenda Wednesday Mahoning County Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board public relations

Benedict shows his jovial side to faithful

The pope joked that being elected was like a 'guillotine' coming down. VATICAN CITY (AP) -- He

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Roethlisberger rushed to welcome 'Big Money'

At 6-foot-5, tight end Heath Miller will be a favorite receiving target. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Heath

Brookfield chief to get early start on job

The new superintendent will be promoting the school levy this weekend. BROOKFIELD -- Michael Notar

NFL Browns new GM passes draft test

Phil Savage says expectations for the rookies should remain realistic. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Phil

NFL ROUNDUP \ News and notes

49ers: Quarterback Alex Smith toured his new city Monday, met the mayor, and even pushed back his


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Vincent R. Perry, 24, of 457 N. Heights Ave., Lowellville, and

HOW THEY SEE IT Bolton perfect for straightening out U.N.

Opinion: By ERIC A. POSNER and JOHN C. YOO LOS ANGELES TIMES John Bolton, President Bush's nominee to be

Mayor seeks to limit sex offenders

Proposed legislation nearly would prohibit sex offenders from living in the city. WASHINGTON POST

SOAPNET Daytime soaps become nighttime hits

Office 'pajama days' reflect the style that's made the network sixth among 18- to 49-year-old women.

Burger King robbed

Burger King robbed AUSTINTOWN -- The manager of a Burger King on Mahoning Avenue told police that

Bush seeks help from Saudi prince

High gas prices, over $2 a gallon nationwide, could continue to erode the president's popularity.

NASA documents suggest agency is playing down risks

Shuttle managers deny the allegation, saying they are adjusting calculations. NEW YORK (AP) --

DAN K. THOMASSON Bolton must lie in the bed he made

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- It happens in every administration. Somebody fails to do all the homework or due

Regular breaks, cushions lengthen sewing career

Set up your room so you have to move around to stave off aches and pains. By BARBARA GASH KNIGHT

RAP Music labels struggle to market stars behind bars

Several rappers have released albums while they were imprisoned. By RAFER GUZMAN LONG ISLAND