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PAN AM CLIPPER CONNECTION Federal finance probe requested

VIENNA -- U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan says he doesn't want a repeat of the Pan Am mess at the local airport


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KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Them good ol' boys, Bo and Luke, are back in the big-


HOCKEY Gonchar signs on with the Penguins

The top goal-scoring defenseman is the first big-name player to be added. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The


ON THE FAIRWAYS \ This weekend's events

PGA TOUR The International Castle Rock, Colo. Schedule: Today-Sunday Course: Castle Pines Golf


Agenda Friday

Agenda Friday Milton Township trustee special meeting, 9 a.m., town hall. Topic is hiring of


NORTHFIELD RESULTS

NORTHFIELD RESULTS WEDNESDAY 1st--Cg's Paydirt (Sturgeon)9.802.402.20 Up Front Danny Boy (A


Allen inks $85 million pact, stays in Seattle

He talked with the Cavs, Hawks and Clippers before signing for five years. ASSOCIATED PRESS Ray


Bob Dylan's concert revival turns up in unlikely spots

On this tour, Dylan often plays keyboard for an entire show, standing at the edge of the stage. By


Coaches strike poses questions

No one knows how a walkout would affect the season. BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- One of the toughest


Ohio native John Legend lifts listeners with soul

The rising R & amp;B singer is wowing audiences with his down-to-earth persona. SPRINGFIELD,


TODAY

TODAY 10 a.m. (GC) Golf: Johnny Walker Championship. 12:10 p.m. (WBBW-AM 1240) Baseball: Padres


FRANCE Parisian doctors weigh in on French fetuses discovered in morgue

PARIS (AP) -- Investigators probing the shocking discovery of hundreds of fetuses and stillborn


Where's the outrage over Exxon's profits?

Opinion: By MARTIN SCHRAM SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE Today's lesson on How Washington Really Works, But


The defendant's mother burst into tears when the bond was announced.

The defendant's mother burst into tears when the bond was announced. YOUNGSTOWN -- Bond for


CLEVELAND 'Chicago' is one show always in tune with times

The success of the movie has helped fill seats for the live production. By JOHN BENSON


WOMEN'S HEALTH Experts develop exercise guide

Women's fitness levels seem to be lower than men's, a doctor says. NEW YORK (AP) -- For the first


PNC PARK Eldred doubles pleasure for struggling Bucs

His three extra-base hits helped led the Pirates' comeback win. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh


HOW HE SEES IT The high cost of being comfortable

Opinion: By PAUL C. CAMPOS SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE The good people at Forbes.com have just produced


Both vulnerable. South deals.

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NBA Allen inks $85 million pact, stays in Seattle

He talked with the Cavs, Hawks and Clippers before signing for five years. ASSOCIATED PRESS Ray


COURT Nurse faces drug counts

A former McDonald village clerk is accused of taking $1,200 from the village. WARREN -- A nurse


Movies show Southerners in negative light

people everywhere embrace its values. 'In the Heat of the Night' showed a modern South in which


Today is Thursday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2005. There are 149 days left in the year. On this date

Today is Thursday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2005. There are 149 days left in the year. On this date


ELIZABETH WILKES STEVEN JOHNSON

ELIZABETH WILKES STEVEN JOHNSON XYOUNGSTOWN -- The Rev. John Horner officiated as Elizabeth Lynne


Shot fired into house

YOUNGSTOWN -- Police said that someone fired a shot into a home in the 1800 block of Stewart Avenue.


Cable plans to carry televised version of Stern's show

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's not just on radio that Howard Stern will be testing out a new technology.


STATE GOVERNMENT Taft begins push for development bonds

Despite scandals, Taft is hard at work promoting a technology initiative. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Gov.


MINOR LEAGUES

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NESHANNOCK TOWNSHIP Officials under the gun to secure a contractor

PennDOT placed a deadline on the emergency sewer project. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The Neshannock


Theater drops production about KKK rally

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) -- A theater in this Atlanta suburb scrapped plans for a play about an


Grief widens in Brook Park Latest attack kills 14 reservists from Northeast Ohio battalion

The residents of Brook Park are devastated by the tragedy, many of them knowing somebody who was


HELOISE Here's an easy solution to storing beads

Dear Heloise: I use small beads and sequins for craft projects and found that plastic zip-top bags


AMERICAN LEAGUE

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Bradshaw predicts another good year

But the former Steelers quarterback says a 15-1 record won't happen again. LATROBE (AP) -- Terry


SCIENCE World's first cloned puppy, global controversy are born

Animal rights activists say inhumane treatment outweighs scientific benefits. WASHINGTON POST


Council approves pension bond

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- City council has approved an $8 million pension bond that officials said will be


The Sources

The Sources Ticketmaster: Kaufmann's in Eastwood, Southern Park and Shenango Valley malls; and


THE WB A badder Bugs, a darker Daffy may have a softer edge

LONG ISLAND NEWSDAY This fall, Bugs Bunny goes from pesky cottontail to tail-kicking superhero.


Man killed in Wayne vehicle collision

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. -- A 39-year-old Ellwood City man was killed Tuesday evening when his vehicle


Ninth Irish festival is set at St. Maron's

YOUNGSTOWN -- The ninth annual Gathering of the Irish Clans Family Heritage Festival and Cultural


CRIME Assault suspects' van held rifle, antique coins

The rare coins have a value of about $1,000. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Pennsylvania State Police


Police officers march in protest of chief

NILES -- City police marched in front of their administration building Wednesday, saying they have


RHABDOMYOSARCOMA Dealing with boy's cancer a group effort

The 5-year-old's family has received emotional and financial support. By MARY R. SMITH


Schmidt wins by 4 percent

Many looked at the race for insight into next year's congressional elections. CINCINNATI (AP) --


LOCAL

LOCAL Carr headlines five-bout card PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Michael Carr of Pittsburgh, a recently


GIRARD Two men to appear in area court for unrelated indecency charges

HUBBARD -- Two men will soon appear in Girard court charged with public indecency in Hubbard. No


YOUNGSTOWN Work nearly complete for elementary school

Pupils could begin moving into the new Williamson Elementary School later this year. By SEAN


Have a craving for chocolate? Don't use carob as a substitute

Q. I have heard that carob is a healthy substitute for chocolate. I don't like it as much, but if it


Thelma is going to the White House, sans Louise.

Thelma is going to the White House, sans Louise. By ROB OWEN SCRIPPS HOWARD BEVERLY HILLS,


NATION

NATION Repair mission in space succeeds k WITH A GENTLE tug of his gloved right hand, Discovery


PONY SOFTBALL Tournament brings in big business

Next year's participants should have more options for local lodging. WARREN -- The local organizer


COMEDY CENTRAL Departure of Chappelle spells doom for series

NEW YORK (AP) -- Time to face the facts: Dave Chappelle's hit Comedy Central series isn't coming


X Games sees rift between skaters

The differences between vert and street skaters are causing a split among fans. LAKE FOREST,


The governor spent the night with a family in the dairy cow barn.

The governor spent the night with a family in the dairy cow barn. By MICHELE C. HLADIK


Man robbed after ATM withdrawal

BOARDMAN -- A Melrose Avenue man told police he was robbed of $40 in cash early Wednesday as he sat


KIM CAMACCI MATT MILLER

KIM CAMACCI MATT MILLER XAUSTINTOWN -- Matt Miller, 2264 Woodridge Court, and his bride, the


Valley air reservists deploy for Middle East

VIENNA -- About two dozen members of the 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station


CAL THOMAS Sen. Frist makes a grave mistake

Opinion: Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist made some fundamental mistakes in announcing his support of


WHAT'S NEXT FOR COACHES?

What's next for coaches? Football coaches in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference will be


LEADERS

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Sampras, wife add a son; Stiller, wife do the same

Sampras, wife add a son; Stiller, wife do the same LOS ANGELES -- Pete Sampras and his wife,


Make the family effort despite opinions

Dear Annie: I am a sophomore in college and have been dating "Andrew" for nearly six months. He


ECONOMY 'Jobs for Ohio' plan to appear on November ballot

The measure would allow the state to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars. By JEFF ORTEGA


HORSE RACING Hall of Fame jockey to end 32-year career

Pat Day won the 1992 Kentucky Derby on Lil E. Tee. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Hall of Fame jockey Pat


AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING

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"Just before touching ground, it was all black in the plane."

Opinion: "Just before touching ground, it was all black in the plane." Passenger Olivier Dubois


PATRICIA FIRE PAUL MURRAY

PATRICIA FIRE PAUL MURRAY XYOUNGSTOWN -- Exchanging vows June 25 in Our Lady of Mount Carmel


ACLU files suit over rap ejection

The school expelled a student after he posted a threatening rap online. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The


MAHONING CO. Canfield coach faces 11 counts of gambling

The school board will conduct its own investigation. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER


ANNIE'S MAILBOX Make the family effort despite opinions

Dear Annie: I am a sophomore in college and have been dating "Andrew" for nearly six months. He


RAPE Suspect faces hearing

The indictment says the sexual assaults began in 2000. YOUNGSTOWN -- A trial is tentatively set


It what they call good ol' southern hospilitality

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Just about everything on prime-time TV happens in New York or LA, with


New addition is almost finished

The work is part of a $19 million effort to upgrade the university. KATIE LIBECCO VINDICATOR


CONVOCATION CENTER Out-of-state officials to visit arena

Officials in two cities asked Global how to fund proposed arenas. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR


Defender Berard is signed

The former Maple Leaf suffered a serious eye injury in 2000. COLUMBUS (AP) -- The Blue Jackets


MIDDLE EAST Saudis swear their loyalty to new king

Newly instituted King Abdullah has already been de facto ruler for 10 years. RIYADH, Saudi Arabia


HOW HE SEES IT King's death will strain U.S.-Saudi ties

Opinion: By AS'AD AbuKHALIL KNIGHT-RIDDER/TRIBUNE With the recent death of King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, the


Saudis swear their loyalty to new king

Newly instituted King Abdullah has already been de facto ruler for 10 years. RIYADH, Saudi Arabia


INSIDE

Inside The Blue Jackets locked up their second veteran defenseman in two days on Wednesday,


EASTLAKE Def Leppard gets ready to rock as fans anticipate old favorites

There's a pretty simple reason why the band teamed up with Bryan Adams. By JOHN BENSON


SERS Former head accused of violations

He is charged with conflicts of interest and failing to properly report gifts. COLUMBUS (AP) --


Parisian doctors weigh in on French fetuses discovered in morgue

PARIS (AP) -- Investigators probing the shocking discovery of hundreds of fetuses and stillborn


Will Bolton be a bull in the global China shop?

Opinion: In a move that defines political stubbornness and arrogance, President Bush bypassed the Senate and


Starbucks cafes to sell 'Gaslight 2' CD

By DAVID HINCKLEY NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Come Labor Day weekend, you will be able to walk into your


THE VINDICATOR Guild OKs new pact; back-to-work issues remain

Issues of how union members return to work must be worked out. STAFF/WIRE REPORTS YOUNGSTOWN --


Experts develop exercise guide

Women's fitness levels seem to be lower than men's, a doctor says. NEW YORK (AP) -- For the first


BASEBALL

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SUNSHINE BARRON JAMES CRAVEN

SUNSHINE BARRON JAMES CRAVEN XNEW MIDDLETOWN -- Sunshine Lynn Barron of Poland, a daughter of


TRUMBULL COUNTY Panel denies one request for CSB levy

One levy was expiring; the other still has time left. WARREN -- One of Trumbull County Children


Indians rearrange Boone's contract

His character contributed to the deal, Shapiro said. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Aaron Boone remembers the


Congress to investigate Palmeiro

The Orioles' slugger is adament that he didn't know what caused the result. WASHINGTON (AP) --


Church cafe to present musical show

YOUNGSTOWN -- Universal Cafe of First Unitarian Church will present "A Mini-Showcase of musical


Poland softball team wins state LL crown

ENGLEWOOD -- Winning pitcher Jessica Rutana tossed a one-hitter, striking out seven batters, as the


WEEKLY OHIO REPORT

WEEKLY OHIO REPORT COLUMBUS (AP) -- The weekly fishing report provided by the Division of Wildlife


WEDNESDAY'S TRANSACTIONS

WEDNESDAY'S TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS--Exercised their option on


NHL ROUNDUP \ News and notes

Stars: Captain Mike Modano was re-signed to a contract Wednesday that likely would keep him with the


Doctor guilty of drug charge

WARREN -- A doctor who worked at a pain management clinic will spend two years on probation, pay a


Extensive searches turn up no clues for missing teen

The lead investigator is positive they will eventually crack this case. ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) --


JOCELYN COLVIN EDWARD BOLLING JR.

JOCELYN COLVIN EDWARD BOLLING JR. XYOUNGSTOWN -- Jocelyn Mon & eacute;e Colvin, daughter of


PGA TOUR International yearns to find its niche

The event is currently held one week before the PGA Championship. CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) -- Some


Disguised militants attack Afghani soldiers

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Some 2,000 Afghan security forces rushed to an eastern province Wednesday


Fans of country music -- and country hunks -- will want to head to Cleveland's Gund Arena. 1 Center

Fans of country music -- and country hunks -- will want to head to Cleveland's Gund Arena. 1 Center


MAHONING VALLEY Area mayor supports opposition to landfill

The health department has reviewed Total Waste Logistics' permit request. JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.


ARUBA Extensive searches turn up no clues for missing teen

The lead investigator is positive they will eventually crack this case. ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) --


NFL ROUNDUP \ News and notes

Eagles: Notorious for their boorish behavior, many fans booed and some taunted All-Pro receiver


Don't mistake it for policy

Opinion: San Jose Mercury News: President Bush and the Republican leadership in Congress finally got an


TUESDAY'S GAMES

TUESDAY'S GAMES American League Seattle 4, Detroit 1 Boston 6, Kansas City 4 Cleveland 6,


Gonchar signs on with the Penguins

The top goal-scoring defenseman is the first big-name player to be added. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The


Pioneer Pollard receives respect

In 1921, he was professional football's first black head coach. ASSOCIATED PRESS Eleanor Pollard


Pilot lands plane despite red alert

The flight data and voice recorders should provide clues, officials hope. TORONTO (AP) --


PA. COLLEGES Coaches strike poses questions

No one knows how a walkout would affect the season. BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- One of the toughest


AROUND THE HORN Wednesday's other games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Red Sox 8, Royals 5 BOSTON -- Manny Ramirez hit his AL-leading 30th homer then


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MOVIES Middle-aged Bill Murray blooms in 'Broken Flowers'

By CHRIS HEWITT KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Bill Murray gets his "About Schmidt" moment in the


Diocese will likely face no charges

The church will think it's above the law, said one victim who's now 45. PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- After