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NFL PRESEASON

NFL PRESEASON FavoritePointsUnderdog San Diego 3GREEN BAY Friday, August 12th. NY JETS


Crime Stoppers seeks leads in 5-year-old homicide case

Anyone with information is asked to call (330) 746-CLUE. YOUNGSTOWN -- Crime Stoppers is seeking


SounDoctrine to perform

SounDoctrine to perform YOUNGSTOWN -- SounDoctrine will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at Anthony's on


Legislator raises continue to infuriate state taxpayers

Pennsylvanians are planning protests and calling for a repeal of the raises. HARRISBURG (AP) --


Ethics chief: Panel puts politics aside

COLUMBUS (AP) -- The state's ethics commission, currently dominated by Democrats as it investigates


Food subsidies favor grains over produce

Fruits and veggies don't receive a lot of money despite a high spot on the pyramid. WASHINGTON


Contractor bound over on felony theft charge

The victims say they do not want others to go through a similar experience. JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.


Top pick WR Edwards agrees to 5-year deal

The rookie from Michigan is expected to sign today. BEREA (AP) -- Rookie wide receiver Braylon


MOVIE REVIEW A pair of 'Deuces' can't win

This male hooker is so pathetic he's comfortable selling his wares to only the disabled, the


"I've never seen anything like that before. I think that's New York."

Opinion: "I've never seen anything like that before. I think that's New York." Ozzie Guillen Chicago


GRAEDONS | People's Herbal Pharmacy Echinacea: no panacea against common cold

Q. My sister recently visited me with a bad cold and introduced me to echinacea. I now take it three


NFL ROUNDUP Training camp notes

Bengals: Former Ohio State quarterback Craig Krenzel, waived by Chicago after starting five games


Teen accused of raping teacher cleared of charge

The lawyer said the boy lost a football scholarship because of the charge. YOUNGSTOWN -- A 14-


COLUMBIANA CLIPPER

COLUMBIANA CLIPPER CROSS COUNTRY SERIES (5K run, week 3 of 4) GIRLS Middle School: 1.


Director seeks extras for filming of zombie sequence at fire hall

Extras are being sought this weekend for Director Chris Hvizdak's production of "Taco Taxi,"


White House hiding everything

Opinion: By ROBYN BLUMNER TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES President Bush has made it a point to bring as much


The Vindicator/J. Cecil

The Vindicator/J. Cecil DO IT THIS WAY: Mineh Ishida and Jessica Waskin show the crowd how it's


Levy to fund senior programs in works

Commissioners are considering placing the levy on the ballot. JOHN W. GOODWIN JR. VINDICATOR


BOMBINGS Britain prepares for more attacks

Police chief says it's a question of 'when' the district is hit and not 'if.' LONDON (AP) -- The


Committee approves Windhaven plans

The committee also approved an improvement to a flower shop. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR STAFF


AREA

AREA NASCAR drivers to be at Hartford HARTFORD -- NASCAR Nextel Cup drivers Dave Blaney, Kevin


'Key' opens doors to imagination's worst

The film's old blues tunes, black-and-white portraits and a crumbling house remind us that the past


Man dies in house fire

Man dies in house fire YOUNGSTOWN -- An early morning fire on the North Side claimed the life of a


PAULA ABDUL 'Idol' judge nixes role in 'Dance' amid allegations made by ex-contestant

About a week ago Fox hired counsel to investigate Abdul's alleged relationship with a 2003 'Idol'


Rauzan-Possage wedding planned in late September

XBOARDMAN -- Julie Anne Rauzan and Anthony Judd Possage, both of Boardman, are announcing their


They're in the swing at downtown club

They're in the swing at downtown club k SWING DANCE enlivens a downtown Youngstown club every


SPACE TOURISM $100 million moon vacation trip

The initial travelers would be the first to orbit the moon in over 33 years. NEW YORK (AP) -- The


PGA CHAMPIONSHIP Singh earns respect, but not affection

Wednesday's cheers aside, the public has not yet embraced the 42-year-old. SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP)


GETTING IT RIGHT

GETTING IT RIGHT The 4.9-mill permanent improvement levy placed on the Nov. 8 ballot by the


TUESDAY'S GAMES

TUESDAY'S GAMES American League Boston 8, Texas 7, 10 innings Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 2


Fact finder says criminal justice system is broken

The jail has not done a good job of holding only 296 inmates. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME


John Singleton scores with 'Four Brothers,' a violent revenge fantasy

It's a cartoonish vigilante movie with a strict, shoot-first-and-ask-questions-never policy.


BRIDGE

Both vulnerable. North deals. NORTH x -J 9 8 5 3 u -A K 9 4 v -Q 4 2 w -Q WEST EAST x


NEW MUSIC Southern detour

After this tour, Elvis Costello will concentrate on writing a novel. By Brian McCollum KNIGHT


BASEBALL

BASEBALL All Star Baseball Academy in Boardman -- is offering private instruction from former pro


84 streets gain new parking restrictions

The police chief said problems at the county jail contributed to a crime increase in the township.


TNT Sam Elliott signs on to title role in 'Avenger'

ZAP2IT.COM Veteran actor Sam Elliott has signed on to the title role in TNT's movie "Avenger,"


SCHEDULE \ NHL preseason

SEPT. 16 Washington at Carolina, 7 p.m. Calgary at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 10


Two Springfield Twp. workers upset over lack of a contract

NEW SPRINGFIELD -- Springfield Township's two road department employees are angry that the township


Veteran interment rules to be reviewed

Limitations on who can be buried in national cemeteries are under scrutiny. WASHINGTON (AP) -- A


Employers unsure about flex accounts

WASHINGTON (AP) -- For years, employers have complained that too many workers reject a benefit


WNBA New York pulls past Los Angeles, sweeps season series for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) -- Becky Hammon scored 18 of her 22 points in the second half Wednesday to lead the


MORRIS RAPS STEROID USERS

Morris raps steroid users If even one Steroid Era-tarnished player is elected to the Hall of Fame,


Police looking to allay downtown traffic

YOUNGSTOWN -- Finding parking in downtown Youngstown is becoming more difficult these days. The


TERRORISM 2 Syrians held in Turkey under suspected Al-Qaida ties

One of them men allegedly plotted to attack Israeli cruise ships. ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish


Contract between commissioners, Steelworkers to be ratified today

Details of the contract are to be released today. MERCER, Pa. -- Mercer County commissioners are


Former Lawrence Co. commissioner tapped to lead local Habitat group

The local Habitat affiliate received a grant to fund the director's position. YOUNGSTOWN -- Brian


Board organizes search committe for new music director

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra embarks upon an extraordinary opportunity for artistic renewal


Company chief is upbeat on future

Delphi's CEO liked the quality and performance of the local plants he visited. By DON SHILLING


YSU makes contingency plans in case of a nonfaculty union strike

Picketing would be limited to sidewalks and strikers would not be permitted in university buildings.


MADCHEN AMICK 'Twin Peak' actress joins 'Freddie' cast

She played love interests for Noah Wylie's character on 'ER' and Matt LeBlanc's character on


University gives 'last, best, final' proposal

The union will meet Monday to vote on the contract and possibly strike. By DAVID SKOLNICK


OHIO FISHING REPORT

OHIO FISHING REPORT COLUMBUS -- The weekly fishing report provided by the Division of Wildlife of


NORTHFIELD RESULTS

NORTHFIELD RESULTS WEDNESDAY 1st--Winbak Bini(K Sugg)2.602.102.10 Shamelnumberfive(Kash


D'Angelo-Murray October wedding to be in Girard

XNILES -- John and Theresa D'Angelo, 2031 Pleasant Valley Road, are announcing the engagement of


PITTSBURGH Penguins acquire veteran goalie

Jocelyn Thibault signed a two-year, $3 million contract. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh


Pitcher Jack Morris throws high heat at steroid abusers

He said he does not want to be in the Hall of Fame with "cheaters." KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWSPAPERS ST.


2 Syrians held in Turkey under suspected Al-Qaida ties

One of them men allegedly plotted to attack Israeli cruise ships. ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish


By KATIE LIBECCO

By KATIE LIBECCO VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Around midnight every Thursday, Duane


'Me and You' is odd but astounding

What works in this film is its sense of wonderment: You're never sure what's happening next, and the


What's moral, and what should matter to Americans?

Opinion: What's moral, and what should matter to Americans? EDITOR: As a lifelong Democrat, I shudder


Supporters turn out for Marines' funerals

Family, friends and fellow Marines paid their last respects to the fallen soldiers. MENTOR, Ohio


Singh earns respect, but not affection

Wednesday's cheers aside, the public has not yet embraced the 42-year-old. SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP)


Crowd celebrates crew's 'spectacular test flight'

Tom DeLay honored the astronauts for their courage. HOUSTON (AP) -- Discovery's astronauts arrived


ADVICE Wedding insurance doesn't cover change of heart

Author explains the advantages and disadvantages of such a policy. KNIGHT RIDDER TRIBUNE NEW


HEALTH Study examines link between diet, cancer

Men with early-stage prostate cancer were placed on a strict diet and monitored. WASHINGTON (AP)


U.S. forces use dogs to protect; insurgents use them to attack

Iraqi police have reported the recent use of canines rigged with explosives. LOS ANGELES TIMES


Study examines link between diet, cancer

Men with early-stage prostate cancer were placed on a strict diet and monitored. WASHINGTON (AP)


NATION Police continue searching for escaped inmate, wife

KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) -- Prison nurse Jennifer Forsythe got fired last year for sneaking food to an


Simko-Sacui engagement is announced

XPOLAND -- Joe and Karen Simko, 3120 Southwind Trail, are announcing the engagement and forthcoming


WEDNESDAY'S SPORTS TRANSACTIONS

WEDNESDAY'S SPORTS TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL National League COLORADO ROCKIES--Activated 1B Todd


Woodstock veterans to play at weekend festival in Akron

Original Woodstock performers Richie Havens, Canned Heat and Mountain are all scheduled. AKRON --


Artist tells a story about string

The book is a throwback to an earlier time, the illustrator said. By JOSH ECHT VINDICATOR STAFF


The Sources

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


HOW HE SEES IT Conservative commentators display hypocrisy

Opinion: By COLBERT I. KING WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON -- I am mystified by the conservative commentators


Batch gives back with youth camp

His summer basketball program is so successful that Pittsburgh wants to copy it. PITTSBURGH (AP)


MacLaine marks 50 years

MacLaine marks 50 years Shirley MacLaine is marking a half century in Hollywood with appearances


TODAY

TODAY 1 p.m. (ESPN2) Tennis: Master Series Montreal. 1 p.m. (TNT) Golf: PGA Championship. 2:40


MOVIES 'Great Raid' is powerful history without glamor

The film is a wonderful homage to the real-life players in this story, and the depiction of the


HEALTH Common dog tick carrier of spotted fever illness

The usually mistaken disease can lead to death if left untreated right away. By MARILYNN MARCHIONE


Taft should stop fighting "coingate" investigation

Opinion: The Ohio Supreme Court's refusal to dismiss a lawsuit filed by state Sen. Marc Dann, D-Liberty,


Scrappers pitchers subdue Cardinals

Mike Woodson had a homer in Mahoning Valley's 4-2 victory. AUGUSTA, N.J. -- Mike Woodson went


Judge and prosecutor fight over available JJC office space

The judge says she had no other choice but to take the space she needs. YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning


Today is Thursday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2005. There are 142 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Thursday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2005. There are 142 days left in the year. On this date


'Hell's Kitchen' gets go-ahead for 2nd season

The show was consistently among the top 10 in adults 18-49, which is primarily how Fox measures


Judge: Retarded man cannot be executed

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A man who was sentenced to die for killing a 10-year-old boy cannot be executed


HEALTH Young skin cancer victims increasing

The number of victims under 40 has doubled in the past 30 years, a study says. KNIGHT RIDDER


& lt;B & gt;BARTEL, & lt;/B & gt; Dorothy May, 86, of Milton

& lt;B & gt;BARTEL, & lt;/B & gt; Dorothy May, 86, of Milton Township; calling hours


Ohio Supreme Court rules for police photo protection

One attorney said he fears the decision will make police departments more 'secretive.' STAFF/WIRE


Wedding plans set for Jill Gleydura and Stephen Evans

XHUBBARD -- Stephen and Mary Sue Gleydura of Hubbard are announcing the engagement and coming


Want to enjoy the night air? Take in an outdoor concert: Herb Seelbach's Dixieland Band plays at

Want to enjoy the night air? Take in an outdoor concert: Herb Seelbach's Dixieland Band plays at


Costanzo scheduled to be in court again

WARREN -- Trumbull County deputy sheriffs will bring suspended Warren attorney Maridee Costanzo back


Penguins acquire veteran goalie

Jocelyn Thibault signed a two-year, $3 million contract. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh


NFL Batch gives back with youth camp

His summer basketball program is so successful that Pittsburgh wants to copy it. PITTSBURGH (AP)


Counseling might help you avoid dating blunders

Dear Annie: I know you've covered this before, but please bear with me. I am a man in my late 30s


Commissioners satisfied with appointee

YOUNGSTOWN -- An Austintown man the Mahoning County commissioners hired last week for the county's


HELOISE The hot search for the longest-lasting iron

Dear Readers: We recently were chatting in Heloise Central about how long appliances last, and the


TEE TIMES \ PGA Championship

At Baltusrol Golf Club Springfield, N.J. Today, First Hole-Friday, 10th Hole 7:15 a.m.-12:20


WNBA

WNBA EASTERN CONFERENCE WLPctGB Connecticut216.778-- Indiana1511.57751/2


Jurors are confident of deadlock votes

The jurors remained silent until now to avoid swaying a second trial. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Two jurors


Party planned to raise funds for restoration

Saturday's activities include a dunking booth, face painting and music. By DENISE DICK


MILITARY Veteran interment rules to be reviewed

Limitations on who can be buried in national cemeteries are under scrutiny. WASHINGTON (AP) -- A


CALIFORNIA Remembering the Watts riots

Teens today say they've heard of 'the riots' but aren't referring to Watts. LOS ANGELES (AP) --


Surprise beginning and end

Opinion: Providence Journal: New York Gov. George Pataki's announcement that he won't seek a fourth term in


TENN. COURTHOUSE SHOOTING Fugitive inmate, wife apprehended in Columbus

COLUMBUS (AP) -- A fugitive inmate and his wife, wanted in a brazen courthouse escape and shooting


Two trustees support plan to buy ambulance

The second ambulance will cost about $82,000. NEW SPRINGFIELD -- Despite disagreement from one


NHL near contract for Turin Olympics

All sides expect to have an answer on the deal by Monday. ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) -- A final


LEAD PROGRAM Other r & eacute;sum & eacute;s

A brief overview of the other people who applied for the lead-abatement office's assistant


Leaders resist public focus on upcoming vote over gays

The first of three proposals recognizes a need for members to agree to disagree. By KANTELE


NFL Alex Smith gets starting nod for Niners' preseason opener

Backups Tim Rattay and Ken Dorsey will play the remainder of the game. SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) --


Blair's terror troubles begin at home

Opinion: Saying "the rules of the game are changing," British Prime Minister Tony Blair has proposed tough


MUSIC Black Eyed Peas stand alone, hyped or not

Go ahead and call them sellouts. Lead lyricist will.i.am doesn't mind. NEW YORK (AP) -- The Black


Yoi! Myron Cope apologizes for rambling speech

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- When retired Pittsburgh Steelers radio announcer Myron Cope was given the Pete


RAP Meet 'hick hop' artist Cowboy Troy

Coleman wrote or co-wrote every track on his release. By RONNA RUBIN SCRIPPS HOWARD You may


More surprises to come?

The White House says Roberts' responses to the Senate have been candid. WASHINGTON (AP) --


OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS

XChristine and Jim Bush are announcing the birth of a son, Christopher James, on July 28 in Frisco,


Oil companies profit from our misfortune

Opinion: By STEVEN MUFSON WASHINGTON POST When oil prices spiked -- and oil profits soared -- 26 years


'Family feud' led to fatal shooting at South Side home, police say

Wednesday's killing was the third homicide in the city this week, the 21st of 2005. YOUNGSTOWN --


Wedding planned by Elizabeth Hunt, Vincent Conglose

XThe engagement and forthcoming marriage of Elizabeth Hunt and Vincent Conglose, both of Austintown,


T.O. gets Thrown Out: Reid asks WR to leave

The injured Owens was reportedly asked to return next Wednesday. BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- All-Pro


COURTS

COURTS MAHONING COUNTY Marriage applications Ronald J. Rodway, legal age, of Boardman, and


JOHN ROBERTS More surprises to come?

The White House says Roberts' responses to the Senate have been candid. WASHINGTON (AP) --


New York pulls past Los Angeles, sweeps season series for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) -- Becky Hammon scored 18 of her 22 points in the second half Wednesday to lead the


Commissioners award two voter registration contracts

The county is in litigation with the original vendor. WARREN -- It will cost Trumbull County


ICE HOCKEY NHL near contract for Turin Olympics

All sides expect to have an answer on the deal by Monday. ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) -- A final


Key Iraqi official captured

The senior Interior Ministry administrator was dragged from his car. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen


hTwo blasts rip through area in the Philippines

hTwo blasts rip through area in the Philippines ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Rescuers lower a


XChristine and Jim Bush are announcing the birth of a son, Christopher James, on July 28 in Frisco,

XChristine and Jim Bush are announcing the birth of a son, Christopher James, on July 28 in Frisco,


Forum Health Women and Infants Pavilion

Forum Health Women and Infants Pavilion Katherine and Raymond Dodd, 13013 Ellsworth Road, North


Cross-Evans troth is announced, wedding planned

XOAK ISLAND, N.C. -- The engagement of Amy Lynn Cross and Shawn Patrick Evans, both of 9408 Night


Commissioners dispute raises for courts

Judge Cronin said the raises were built into the court's budget request. YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning


Jewell looks for trust in blocking, protection

The former Harding player hopes to be a stalwart for the Penguins backfield. By JOE SCALZO


'MY DATE WITH DREW' Barrymore apostles create date documentary

The film combines reality TV with the confessional nature of blogs. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS


Penguins hopeful

By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF YOUNGSTOWN -- A few seconds after his fourth (or fifth or


Britain prepares for more attacks

Police chief says it's a question of 'when' the district is hit and not 'if.' LONDON (AP) -- The