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Hope awards to be presented to five judges during celebration

The recipients will be honored at The Georgetown. BOARDMAN -- Five area judges will be honored


D.C. United defeats Chivas USA

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Santino Quaranta and Jamil Walker scored within a two-minute span in the first


IRA's disarming shows moral clout over Al-Qaida

In recent years the term "terrorists" has come to connote those Islamic extremists who kill innocent


Family dinner held for Briggs 71st

XBOARDMAN -- The 71st wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Briggs, 4708 Euclid Blvd., was


IRL Patrick looking for first victory

She'll start from the pole in today's Amber Alert Portal Indy 300. SPARTA, Ky. (AP) -- Danica


BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOKS | More selections

"Seymour Slug Starts School" by Carey Armstrong-Ellis (Abrams, $14.95, ages 4-8). Seymour has a


DRUM CORPS Marching to beat of a different band

Participants work 12-hour days during the summer. FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -- For Robert Hicks, band


CLASSIC COUNTRY Roberts' rise seems unreal

As unbelievable as it seems, Julie Roberts was discovered by her boss. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR


ARMED FORCES

RETIREMENTS Public health officer VIENNA -- Lt. Col. Martha Livingston retired July 11 after


TRUMBULL COUNTY Owners file petition; seek water, sewer aid

The township's trustees have forecast this area for residential growth. BAZETTA -- Property owners


NFC NORTH More bad luck for Bears QB Grossman

The team will likely turn to Chad Hutchinson as the starting quarterback. CHICAGO (AP) -- Rex


Social Security turns 70 today. Here are milestones in the history of old-age pensions and Social

Social Security turns 70 today. Here are milestones in the history of old-age pensions and Social


Budget Travel magazine launches new Web site

Budget Travel magazine launches new Web site NEW YORK -- Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine


NORTHEAST Camp lets kids explore faith while having fun

Attending religious camp is often a steppingstone to seminary. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR As the


Challenging Hillary

Opinion: Scripps Howard News Service: A recent poll showed that Hillary Rodham Clinton was by far the


County commissioners meet twice this week

County commissioners meet twice this week YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County commissioners will have


BUSCH SERIES Newman holds off Gordon for win

Brian Vickers was third followed by Tony Stewart and Martin Truex Jr. WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) --


July selection to start for 3rd man's trial

YOUNGSTOWN -- Jury selection begins Monday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court for the third man


The Vindicator/Eric Wright

The Vindicator/Eric Wright THE COMPETITOR: Sharon Andrews of Warren calls out her number as her


Happy trails

By JOHN MacDONALD ASSOCIATED PRESS MOAB, Utah -- It was the voice of the little girl in the back


INFORMATION

INFORMATION If you go There are quite a few women's-only travel, adventure and tour companies on


FOOTWEAR Whimsical wedge is fun shoe

Unlike the once popular stiletto, the wedge goes with everything. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS


CAL THOMAS Rumsfeld cautious but optimistic about Iraq

Opinion: There are at least two presumptions some people make about the peace effort in Iraq. One presumption


MVP 20/30 CLUB Young leaders anticipate future

The group is planning a dinner to honor 40 professionals under 40. YOUNGSTOWN -- With an eye


AMERICAN LEAGUE ANGELS 9, MARINERS 4

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Slovak group plans annual pilgrimage

NORTH JACKSON -- The Youngstown Chapter of the Slovak Catholic Federation will host the 12th annual


LAWYERS

LAWYERS Admitted to law practice Joseph A. Potkonicky Jr., son of Joseph and Paula Potkonicky of


MORRIS AND JAMES CAREY \ On the House Bigger houses mean bigger energy bills

All over the country, subdivision lots are getting smaller and the houses that are built on them are


The Vindicator/J. Cecil

The Vindicator/J. Cecil ALMOST READY: The new $3.5 million Walton Avenue bridge, which crosses the


Lawrence County commissioners prepare Hill View Manor auction

Commissioners are still trying to find a buyer for the facility. By VIRGINIA ROSS VINDICATOR


MORE NFL \ On C5

MORE NFL \ On C5 Steelers tight end Heath Miller expects to have an important role as a pass


MEDICARE FRAUD Agency target of investigation

The fraud exceeds $50,000 monthly, a former Visiting Physicians worker alleges. CLEVELAND (AP) --


THE KOVELS \ Antiques and collecting Frogs: a valuable garden decoration

Dancing frogs might be an unusual idea for a garden ornament, but it was just one of many eye-


WARREN One plaque holds local Civil War soldier's history

The man returned to Warren, held public office and retired as a bailiff at 95. By MONICA BOND


HOW THEY SEE IT \ 'Over There' Bochco botches show about war in Iraq

Opinion: By MICHAEL FUMENTO SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE Peace-at-any-price purveyors are going gaga


EARLY EDUCATION Learning foreign language becomes common across U.S.

Studying languages competes for space with math, reading and other subjects. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.


Indians struggle at the Jake

Cleveland is 36-25 on the road but just 27-28 at home. CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians


Men's Garden Club schedules horticultural show at center

YOUNGSTOWN -- The public is invited to participate in a horticultural show planned by the Men's


Comeback

Comeback Roland Commings experienced the good and bad Thursday night in his return to the ring.


HEATHER HAYS JEFF RIOS

HEATHER HAYS JEFF RIOS XMARCO ISLAND, Fla. -- San Marco Catholic Church was the setting as Heather


Families revel in shared heritage

The three-day event, which continues today, draws about 50,000 visitors annually. By KANTELE


TREND Women travelers touring together

The all-girl group tours are designed for women by women. By MARY ANN ANDERSON KNIGHT RIDDER


Outing is fund-raiser for memorial

Among the prizes golfers will have an opportunity to win is an H2 Hummer. LAKE MILTON --


Report: Gibson is asked to re-create crucifixion

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Mel Gibson has been asked to re-create the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in


SHARON SPEEDWAY NASCAR drivers shift gears, help raise money for charity

The racetrack held an autograph session to benefit Victory Junction. By KATIE LIBECCO VINDICATOR


WORLD WAR II Experiences affect veteran's outlook

Fewer than 4 million of his fellow soldiers are still alive. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Willard "Mac"


SEVERE WEATHER Sudden tornado kills 2, destroys dozens of homes

WRIGHT, Wyo. (AP) -- Residents had just five minutes warning before a tornado tore into a mobile


RUSSIA Liberal youths challenge Putin

The Putin government has taken notice of the groups despite their small size. SAN FRANCISCO


Traditional singer loves to rev up an audience

After a decade of striving, things are coming together for this country music sensation. By JOHN


BOXING Boone, Koval capture victories

"Deezol" Boone stopped James North in the third round of the main event. BOARDMAN -- More than 900


Big Ben's home big hit

Big Ben's home big hit The United Kingdom was the No. 1 destination for Americans traveling


FRANCE Celebrating 81st wedding anniversary, couple offers some advice

CHATEAUROUX, France (AP) -- A French couple who celebrated their 81st wedding anniversary Friday


SKY HiGH For the most part, business editor Don Shilling, left, found his ride on the Spirit of Goodyear a relaxing experience. Blimp offers thrill for eager riders

By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR BUSINESS EDITOR WAS CRUISING ALONG AT 1,300 feet above West Mifflin,


KATHLEEN BOYER LEO AMEEL

KATHLEEN BOYER LEO AMEEL XCANFIELD -- Canfield Christian Church was the setting July 9 as the Rev.


MINIPAGE ACTIVITIES MEET MANY STATE AND NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS.

MiniPage activities meet many state and national educational standards. This week's standards:


Fan pays Rodman's bill; star won't face charges

Fan pays Rodman's bill; star won't face charges GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. -- Police have declined to


Aloft in a blimp

Aloft in a blimp kVINDICATOR business editor Don Shilling takes a ride on the Goodyear blimp that


BEAVER TOWNSHIP Rain fails to dampen spirits at corn roast

This was the third annual event in Woodworth Park. By VIRGINIA ROSS VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


BASEBALL Big elephant in the room: human growth hormone

The testing policy can't detect hGH, which is illegal without a prescription. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS


If this is your freshman year, you may not have a clue what you'll need for your dorm room. Here are

If this is your freshman year, you may not have a clue what you'll need for your dorm room. Here are


OHIO Valley is vital to success, Dems say

A number of statewide candidates attended the Mahoning County Democrats picnic. By DAVID SKOLNICK


Some classic country comes to Boardman

Some classic country comes to Boardman kTWO OF CLASSIC country music's hottest rising stars --


Bad news abounds in Eagles' practices

The main problem has been the controversy surrounding Terrell Owens. BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) --


EMERGENCY RESPONSE Communications truck to serve 5 area counties

By KANTELE FRANKO VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER LISBON -- Columbiana County Sheriff David Smith


15-year-old boy accidentally shot in head while dog-sitting

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A 15-year-old Centre County boy was accidentally shot in the head after


ALASKA At restaurant, it's a case of gulls gone wild

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Ask anybody working at the Lone Star Steakhouse &


SHOOTING DEATH Police charge second person

YOUNGSTOWN -- Police charged a second man in the shooting death of a Trussit Street resident and


LAWRENCE COUNTY Hearing to debate abolishing tax breaks

The tax break program has been in effect for 20 years. By VIRGINIA ROSS VINDICATOR


STEPHANIE LUDWIG NICHOLAS GALLO

STEPHANIE LUDWIG NICHOLAS GALLO XMcDONALD -- The exchange of nuptial vows took place at 2 p.m.


BEST SELLERS | From Publisher's Weekly

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince" by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic/Levine,


AFGHANISTAN Marines go after rebels in valley

Two attacks in late June killed 19 U.S. troops in the area. KANDAGAL, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S.


OREGON Hikers, others rescue Pa. man at waterfall

Benjamin Beck has made great strides since the accident, his father said. ALBANY, Ore. (AP) -- At


Today is Sunday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2005. There are 139 days left in the year. On this date

Today is Sunday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2005. There are 139 days left in the year. On this date


Megadeth still megalive on raucous Gigantour

The tour lineup includes all sides of the metal spectrum. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR


Kelly's shot gives him 2nd place

Watching Jack Nicklaus was a turning point for Jerry Kelly. SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) -- Jerry Kelly


TOP 10

TOP 10 They're grand The grandest mansions in the country, from Budget Travel magazine: Kykuit


NESHANNOCK Superintendent retires after 21 years of service

Hink has served three years as superintendent. By LAURA MILOSER VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT


COURT Verdict: City teacher was not negligent

A jury voted 6-2 for the defendants and awarded no damages. YOUNGSTOWN -- Cleveland lawyer Joel


HUNTER, TRAPPER EDUCATION

HUNTER, TRAPPER EDUCATION INFORMATION -- Ohio: call (800) WILDLIFE Pennsylvania: (814) 432-3187.


ABX AIR FBI investigating two cargo pilots to see if they sent feces in mail

The bureau was tightlipped about specific information. WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) -- The FBI is


JUSTINE MOORE MARK GENTILE

JUSTINE MOORE MARK GENTILE XSTRUTHERS -- Justine Marie Moore, daughter of Marge Moore, 5800 Villa


CREDIT COUNSELING Experts: Early financial plan is key for grads

Five percent to 10 percent of gross income should be set aside every month for retirement, experts


New pastor at center

New pastor at center YOUNGSTOWN -- New Covenant Worship Center (First Church of the Nazarene),


& lt;B & gt;BURKHOLDER, & lt;/B & gt; Mary R., 80, of Warren;

& lt;B & gt;BURKHOLDER, & lt;/B & gt; Mary R., 80, of Warren; calling hours today


PUBLISHING NOTES

PUBLISHING NOTES Former secretary of state to write two more books NEW YORK -- Former


Young artists create masterpiece in summer art education project

The mural is on a wall in Tod Hall. YOUNGSTOWN -- Seven students from area schools created a mural


Christmas trees to be sent to U.S. soldiers

The SBC Pioneers, a service organization composed of SBC retirees and employees, will collect


AMERICAN LEAGUE TEAM BATTING

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GRADUATION TEST

GRADUATION TEST Youngstown results Tenth-graders taking the Ohio Graduation Test improved their


ISRAEL Pulling out of Gaza Strip stirs mixed feelings in Jews

One Orthodox Jew in Los Angeles spent $100,000 to oppose the withdrawal. LOS ANGELES TIMES As


Lead program hiring deserves to be revoked

Opinion: Mahoning County commissioners strain credulity when they insist that Daniel J. Martin is qualified


Opening available for Columbiana school board

Opening available for Columbiana school board COLUMBIANA -- School officials are accepting letters


GUEST SPEAKER PLANNED

Guest speaker planned CAMPBELL -- The Rev. Raymond E. Kirkland will be the guest speaker at 11


LISA CANNON KRISTOPHER SEMENOVICH

LISA CANNON KRISTOPHER SEMENOVICH XSHARPSVILLE, Pa. -- Nuptial vows were exchanged at 3 p.m. July


DENISON UNIVERSITY, Granville, Ohio

DENISON UNIVERSITY, Granville, Ohio Jacob Neiheisel, son of James and Pat Neiheisel of Leetonia,


Patience is essential to enjoying wild creatures

Several years ago as I was writing my book, "Butterflies in the Backyard" (2004), I put into


Garage sales: for the (early) birds

Garage sale shoppers have different reasons for arriving early to find deals. By KANTELE FRANKO


Pfaltzgraff plant to close unless bought

YORK, Pa. (AP) -- About 250 employees of the Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff plant in Thomasville have been


TIM GIAGO Evolution debate a sign of prejudice

Opinion: Every race and nation has its own story of creation. From the Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist to


T.O.'s bad advice

T.O.'s bad advice Whatever Terrell Owens hears in those headphones that have been affixed to his


Conference examines research law, ethics

YOUNGSTOWN -- Humility of Mary Health Partners and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Wish to nominate a young professional?

Mahoning Valley Professional 20/30 Club will present awards Nov. 17 to young professionals in the


Large quantity of marijuana confiscated

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Matthew T. Mangino, the Lawrence County district attorney, announced that drug


Woods unhappy with finish after best round of the week

Tiger had a chance to birdie the final two holes but settled for pars. SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) --


Inside

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Skunked? Try this bath mix for pet mishaps

Dear Readers: With the summer season upon us, dogs are in jeopardy of being sprayed by a skunk. We


ZIMBABWE Diplomat: Government is interfering with efforts

Red tape has kept 10,000 tons of food from citizens. HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- A U.S. diplomat


ANNUAL EVENT

ANNUAL EVENT The Vindicator WOLVES PACK: Getting together to promote the Aug. 29 Wolves Club


ALICIA MASAITIS DANIEL MANSKY

ALICIA MASAITIS DANIEL MANSKY XMONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- The wedding of Alicia M. Masaitis and


NEGOTIATIONS ACE crafts response to YSU's offering

A YSU vice president says the university's final contract proposal isn't very flexible. By DAVID


GRAEDONS Replenish minerals and fluids

Q. I am in the construction industry and have to deal with all kinds of weather. I am also an


GARDEN FORUM Trips planned

Call Eleanor Young, (330) 758-8273, or Dorothy Haddox, (330) 799-1613, for reservations or


Bernie's two-run blast helps Yanks top Texas

Alex Rodriguez hit his AL-leading 34th home run. ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK -- Bernie Williams


As Frist supports stem-cell research, Jewish, Christian reactions contrast

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Religious leaders are split over Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's decision to


ROUNDUP News and notes

Steelers: The first down Pittsburgh fans will see this season is a pat down: a full-body search


The Vindicator

The Vindicator LASTING MEMORY: This small plaque on the east side of the Trumbull County


NATION Antiochian Orthodox Christians quit council

The group says that the National Council of Churches has become too political. ENGLEWOOD, N.J.


LEADERBOARD

LEADERBOARD Third round THE CO-LEADERS Davis Love III68-68-68--204-6 Phil Mickelson67-65-72--


COLLEGE FOOTBALL Paterno preaches patience with PSU

The defense should be good and the offense should be better than last year. STATE COLLEGE, Pa.


& lt;B & gt;BELL, & lt;/B & gt;Evelyn, 69, of Youngstown;

& lt;B & gt;BELL, & lt;/B & gt;Evelyn, 69, of Youngstown; arrangements pending;


INDONESIA Some skeptical about peace pact

Previous agreements have fallen apart, but things are different now, others say. BANDA ACEH,


It's more than a market

Opinion: It's more than a market EDITOR: A farmer's market is held Saturday mornings at the corner of Elm


SCIENCE Researchers test river in Italy for drug contents

The researchers found that the largest Italian river carried about 4 kilograms of cocaine a day.


BOXING Commings returns with disputed defeat

One judge voted for a draw, but the other two went for his opponent. CHESTER, W.Va. --


AREA GOLF CALENDAR

AUGUST MONDAY -- YSU women's basketball outing at Pine Lakes Golf Course in Hubbard. For


PROTESTANTISM Churches wonder what's in a name

Many parishes are changing to generic names to draw in new parishioners. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS


Celebration held to mark Sefciks' 50th anniversary

XYOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Sefcik of Youngstown celebrated their 50th wedding


SANDLOT Roth Brothers in winners bracket after beating Buffalo in 11 innings

YOUNGSTOWN -- With two rounds completed Friday in the National Amateur Baseball Federation Major


FUEL Biodiesel gives alternative

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A gas station has begun selling a biodiesel mix at the pump, encouraging its


MONICA BOYD TYRONE TRAYLOR JR.

MONICA BOYD TYRONE TRAYLOR JR. XYOUNGSTOWN -- Nuptial vows were exchanged July 9 at Greater


NBA O'Neal believes in Heat

The center thinks the team has enough talent to win the title. CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- The


Credit-score review is identity theft guard

Higher credit scores mean lower mortgage rates. Consumers should review their credit scores and


ANGLICANS Gay policy causes Nigerian leader to denounce Church of England

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The head of the 17.5 million-member Anglican Church of Nigeria has denounced


NASCAR Stewart success more than luck

The driver credits hard work and preparation. WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) -- Tony Stewart arrived at


Don't lose month of August; try to adapt to conditions

Late-summer fishing can be as vexing as trying to get a quick table at a popular restaurant during


Celebration planned for 85 years of women's suffrage

WARREN-- A Women's Equality Day celebration will be held at noon Aug. 26 at Women's Park on Mahoning


TRACK U.S. team looking golden, may shatter medal record

The U.S. team is favored to add a record-14th gold medal tonight. HELSINKI, Finland (AP) -- The


Training program for tutoring dyslexic kids

YOUNGSTOWN -- The 32nd Degree Masonic Children's Learning Center of the Valley of Youngstown, 223


BLOOD DRIVES

BLOOD DRIVES MONDAY Greenford Christian, 11767 Lisbon Road, Greenford, 2-7 p.m. TUESDAY


Adult degree program to be offered online

CANTON-- The School of Continuing Studies at Malone College announced that its accelerated degree


Preteens on scooters and minibikes are in danger by not knowing street rules.

Preteens on scooters and minibikes are in danger by not knowing street rules. SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-


Wolves Club to sponsor golf outing

The contest will be two-best-ball-of four-shamble. LIBERTY -- Golfers will have an opportunity to


Triple-digit temperatures wreak havoc at Baltusrol

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) -- Triple digits are never welcome on a golf course -- especially if it's the


AIRLINE SECURITY Agency is looking at big changes to ways passengers are screened

The idea is to cut down on hassles at checkpoints. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal agency in charge


PARENTING Foster care demands commitment

About 140 foster children live with families throughout Mahoning County. By KANTELE FRANKO


ASTRONOMY Debunking the 'Mars Spectacular' e-mail hoax

At least one magazine was fooled into publishing a news brief on Mars. SCRIPPS HOWARD Fooled by


TRUMBULL COMMISSIONERS Waterline discussions highlight next meeting

A majority of residents in the area must approve the installation. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.


Agenda Monday

Agenda Monday Board of Park Commissioners, Boardman Township Park District, 5 p.m., Georgeanne A.


FX series has a touch of reality to it

Opinion: By SUE HUTCHISON KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS On the day last week when 14 Marines in Iraq were


IN THE CUP

IN THE CUP Area aces Scott Clark of Tucson, Ariz., aced the 149-yard No. 17 hole with an 8-iron


GOODYEAR BLIMP| Details Facts about the Spirit of Goodyear, one of three blimps in the Goodyear fleet:

Length: 192 feet Width: 50 feet Weight: 10,000 pounds, plus the blimp can carry about 2,000


CHILDREN'S SELECTIONS Fill those new backpacks with back-to-school books

These stories are perfect for ushering in the school year. By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL ASSOCIATED


Gifted coordinator chosen for state teacher program

Gifted coordinator chosen for state teacher program Miami University of Ohio selected Yvonne


Newman holds off Gordon for win

Brian Vickers was third followed by Tony Stewart and Martin Truex Jr. WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) --


Kalosky 65th anniversary is observed

XYOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. Kalosky of Youngstown are observing their 65th wedding


HOLISTIC HEALTH Use science to soothe the mind

A program combines behavioral medicine with standard meditation. By L. CROW VINDICATOR


MERCER COUNTY Health groups will hold initial meeting

FARRELL, Pa. -- Mercer County School Health Advisory Council, in partnership with the Community


LOCAL

LOCAL Firearms training offered in September Retired police Sgt. Bruce Knodel will conduct two


Personalize stamps by using kids' pics

Give birth announcements, invitations or thank-you notes a personal twist with customized stamps


NEONATAL ICU Nurse sees her destiny in caring for preemies

She returns to work with the staff that helped her live as a premature infant. COLUMBUS (AP) --


Marking 200 years by reaching out

Marking 200 years by reaching out The Trinity United Methodist Church youth group of the 1960s


IRAQ Sunni Arabs urged to accept constitution

A second upgrade to make U.S. body armor safer is under way. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- American and


ANNIE'S MAILBOX Compromise: boy's best option to gain privacy

Dear Annie: Every time my girlfriend comes over to my house, my dad always tells me to keep the door


Family holds picnic for Starks' 50th anniversary

XCANFIELD -- A picnic was held July 10 at the Saxon Club Pavilion, Youngstown, in honor of Mr. and


RAY SWANSON |Keystoner It's been tough year, but hope on horizon

Here it is, mid-August and the scorching, searing temperatures of July have come and gone


ANDREA RAMPS ERIK MUNNELL

ANDREA RAMPS ERIK MUNNELL XYOUNGSTOWN -- Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic was the honeymoon


BASEBALL STANDINGS

AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division WLPctGBL10StrHomeAwayIntr Boston6747.588--z-8-2W-537-1830-2912-6


Dunst loves 'dorky' role

Dunst loves 'dorky' role NEW YORK -- Kirsten Dunst says her role as Claire in Cameron Crowe's new


GARDEN CLUBS

TUESDAY XGleaners will meet for election of officers at 10 a.m. at the home of Rose Marie Roth.


CHAMP CAR Tracy bests track record in Grand Prix qualifying

He became the third driver to reach 25 career poles. DENVER (AP) -- Paul Tracy had no intention of


FRIDAY'S LATE BOXSCORES

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TRUDY RUBIN Iraq war spurs Iran's nuclear program

Opinion: Back when the Bush administration was planning the Iraq war, the demise of Saddam was meant to have


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage applications Eric L. Kaasa, 30, of Pinole, California, and Toni J.


SENIOR CITIZENS

55-PLUS LIBERTY XMary Eck will preside when Liberty 55-Plus Seniors meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at


ALTRUISM Customer donates kidney to waitress

Don Bedwell got to know Barbara Rector by regularly stopping at the restaurant where she works.


SOCIAL SECURITY System turns 70 as Congress debates its future

Bush says he's 'committed as ever' to overhauling the system. SCRIPPS HOWARD WASHINGTON -- When


Vindicator file photos

Opinion: Vindicator file photos FIFTY YEARS AGO: The top photo shows all that was left of the Gateway


Surprise dinner held to celebrate Conways' 50th

XBEAVER TOWNSHIP -- Jimmie D. and Barbara A. Conway of East Western Reserve Road celebrated their


SCORING TIPS

SCORING TIPS Credit reports Sign up for automatic bill payment. Being late on bills by 30 days


NASCAR ROUNDUP News and notes

Gordon not dismayed: Robby Gordon took another hit in his rocky first season as an owner-driver, and


Today is Saturday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2005. There are 140 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Saturday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2005. There are 140 days left in the year. On this date


ON THE RECORD | What's hot in albums, tapes and discs

'FRONT PARLOUR BALLADS' Richard Thompson (Cooking Vinyl, sss) As its title suggests, "Front


CHINA Finding love for forgotten children

A scavenger struggles to take care of many disabled Chinese children left to die. LOS ANGELES


Oysters are showing up on more menus

So you've finally decided on a restaurant. You carefully select a wine and an entree. You think you


ON CAMPUS Greco shifts to left tackle for MAC champs

The Boardman High grad will replace all-conference tackle Nick Kaczur. TOLEDO -- John Greco of


Bridge dedication ceremony closes gap between area's past and future

The federal transportation bill provides $1.6M for road development. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR


SUMMER SIZZLE Barbecue to celebrate agriculture education

There new learning facility has 17 acres of grounds and natural habitat. CORTLAND -- Trumbull


Hearing to be held for judge accused of playing favorites

MONACA, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline will hold a hearing on a former


YOUNGSTOWN SCHOOLS District again finds itself in academic emergency

The district's reading score improved dramatically on this year's tests. STAFF/WIRE REPORTS


MEN

MEN Holy Name (Mahoning CC) -- Low gross: Steve Senvisky 37, Neil Patrone, Ed yatsco, rich Kalosky


New King carries on family's writing legacy

By JERRY HARKAVY ASSOCIATED PRESS BANGOR, Maine -- Owen King may share his father's liberal


VICTORIA'S SECRET Show returns to CBS after year of turmoil

Wardrobe won't malfunction, because the network has a month to edit the tapes. COLUMBUS (AP) --


No meltdown for Mickelson

Lefty struggled but still holds a share of the lead with Davis Love III. SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP)


MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS

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