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Date set to hear Dann's lawsuit

The suit will test how far the governor's executive protection blanket extends. By JEFF ORTEGA

Ex-deputy gets prison in drug and tax cases

The judge recalled a positive experience with the defendant from years ago. By PATRICIA MEADE

City hopes to rebuild on former plant site

Some 18,700 tons of contaminated debris was removed. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

A brief letter from Saddam

Opinion: Scripps Howard: From his undisclosed place of secure incarceration, Saddam Hussein has been in

Remember Men at Work, the quirky Australian band that produced a string of quirky pop hits in the

Remember Men at Work, the quirky Australian band that produced a string of quirky pop hits in the


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FOOTBALL PSAC coaches, universities reach tentative contract agreement

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities and the union representing their

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: House of Blues, 308 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Tickets: $12


OHIO BASES Closings The nation's base-closing commission has approved closing the following Army

ELVIN BISHOP Artist works out aching feelings on blues album

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS EL CERRITO, Calif. -- Elvin Bishop sits in a back room of El Cerrito's

Former student files lawsuit over grades


Officials eye new fire equipment

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- City council is considering buying new safety equipment for the city's fire

Statue reported stolen

Statue reported stolen YOUNGSTOWN -- Someone wanted a statue of the Virgin Mary from a yard in the

Xenia company hired to replace old system

County databases and the state's must be linked by January 2006, a law says. By DAVID SKOLNICK


MELISSA COUNTS ANDREW SHAIFER XEL CERRITO, Calif. -- Ocho Rios, Jamaica, was the honeymoon

This cover band's moniker gives them that extra 'zep'

The band will be at the House of Blues on Saturday. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES California reaches U.S. title game

Rancho Buena Vista capitalized on a disputed call to eliminate Maitland, Fla. SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT,

Board urges talks, stands by offers

A federal mediator has set up talks between the university and both unions. By HAROLD GWIN

Official: To save, review contracts

Administrators working under a retire-rehire program should not receive stipends, one board member

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Trustees award contract for paving roads

POLAND -- Parts of nine township streets will be paved this year. During a special meeting

Trumbull commissioners reach agreement with visitor's bureau

WARREN -- A tentative settlement between Trumbull County commissioners and the former Trumbull


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Brian K. McMeans, 21, of 4890 Brookwood, #3, Boardman, and


TODAY 7:30 p.m. unless noted Rayen at Canfield Ashtabula Lakeside at Howland Lowellville at

CLEVELAND Suggs' ankle sprain has him confined to Browns sideline

It is the second straight year the running back has finished camp injured. BEREA (AP) -- The bulky

Up with comedy

Up with comedy kTHE NEW fall television season offers stronger comedies and weaker dramas. PAGE

Mustang auto show coming to Metroplex

Mustang auto show coming to Metroplex YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mustangs are coming! The Mahoning Valley

CRIME Police arrest suspect in attempted robbery

YOUNGSTOWN -- One of two masked and armed teenage boys who police said tried to rob Mike's Beauty


FALL LINEUP New shows listed in bold. MONDAY, AUG. 29 8: "Prison Break" (Fox) MONDAY, SEPT.

hYoung tsunami victims receive prosthetic limbs

hYoung tsunami victims receive prosthetic limbs PHILADELPHIA -- Tara Aulia, 7, cheers as she is


AMERICAN LEAGUE Athletics 9, Tigers 2 DETROIT -- Kirk Saarloos pitched seven scoreless innings

Former Cortland police officer found guilty of impaired driving

CORTLAND -- A former ranking Cortland police officer was found guilty Wednesday in Trumbull County

Suggs' time off a mystery

Suggs' time off a mystery Lee Suggs again has finished a training camp watching from the sideline

The fall of drama

The new comedy shows are better, but the dramas aren't. By HAL BOEDEKER KNIGHT RIDDER


STANDINGS New York-Penn League Pinckney Division WLPct.GB Auburn (Blue Jays)3328.541--


JENNY MORAN BRYAN HOLDASH XBOARDMAN -- Jenny L. Moran of Struthers, a daughter of Judy Moran of


A photo in Wednesday's Vindicator showed a house fire at 34 Tod Lane in Youngstown that took place

Salem council seeks residents to serve on fire district board

SALEM -- City council is asking people to apply to serve on the board of a controversial fire

B & amp;B Backstage owner seeks restraining order

YOUNGSTOWN -- The operator of B & amp;B Backstage is seeking a restraining order to prevent the


MELISSA HOUSEHOLDER BRAD PAYNE XBOARDMAN -- The Hawaiian island of Oahu was the honeymoon

ICE HOCKEY Some Phantom hopefuls move on to other clubs

The junior team will have its roster determined by Aug. 31. BOARDMAN -- When the Mahoning Valley

Today is Thursday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2005. There are 128 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Thursday, Aug. 25, the 237th day of 2005. There are 128 days left in the year. On this date

$1 million bonds continued for 3 suspects

YOUNGSTOWN -- Million-dollar bonds were continued for three city men in a burglary, homicide and

STEROIDS Schilling lashes out at Orioles' Palmeiro

He said his achievements should be wiped from the record books. BOSTON (AP) -- Red Sox pitcher

'Cave' delivers jolty thrills

By CHRIS HEWITT ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS Tips for directors of suspense films: 1. Watch "Rear

Panel expects to begin update of zoning rules by month's end

The updates are a six- to eight-month process, the service director says. By TIM YOVICH


CHARITY LYNCH BRYAN GRIFFITH XPOLAND -- The Rev. Anthony LaGamba officiated at a 2 p.m. July 30

VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT Pat Robertson apologizes for his comments

A reverend is trying to arrange a meeting with the Venezuelan president. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS

St. Elizabeth Health Center

St. Elizabeth Health Center Kimberly and William Thompson Jr., Mineral Ridge, boy, Aug. 23.

WEATHERSFIELD TOWNSHIP Township advertises bids on 2 projects

Hundreds of residents have petitioned against Phase I, which will use a loan. By MARY SMITH

Kids do the darnedest things

Opinion: Kids do the darnedest things EDITOR: Recently I have seen a debate heating up about the age at


THERESA HOPPER RODNEY GEARHEART XGIRARD -- The marriage of Theresa Marie Hopper and Rodney Allen

Trial begins for man facing rape charges

After a suspicious call, the woman found the defendant's real parole officer. By ROGER G. SMITH

Township trustees award contract for road paving project

Insurance costs for the township will increase less than 1 percent next year. By TIM YOVICH

Trustee displeased with Phase I borrowing plan

The township will use license plate and gasoline taxes to repay the loan. MINERAL RIDGE --

Diverse crowd rolls in for event

By KATIE LIBECCO VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER SHARON, Pa. -- Quaker Steak and Lube's parking lot was

FROM AUSTRALIA AND DISNEY CHANNEL Upcoming Wiggles shows evoke adults' memory of Beatle-mania

The fast-moving show for children is wholesome entertainment. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR

'Ho-hum' reaction to cleric's call for murder is disgraceful

Editorial: It's outrageous that the State Department could not bring itself to use to word outrageous to

Port authorities reach financing deal

The port authority also took initial steps to start an aircraft maintenance school. By ED RUNYAN

DOPING Lance lashes latest critics

The Tour de France director says the tests have been proved. ASSOCIATED PRESS Lance Armstrong

Residents complain about messy property

YOUNGSTOWN -- Residents who have tried without success for several months to have 345 W. Ravenwood

TRUMBULL COUNTY Officials OK increases for dog-pound fees

The dog pound needs building improvements and vehicles. By ED RUNYAN VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


A list of area high school band night performances: MAHONING COUNTY Austintown Fitch Band Night,

WEATHER Tropical Storm Katrina fails to alarm many Fla. residents

Parts of the state were under a hurricane watch. MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Katrina threatened


SARAH MASSARO ROBERT VERSKO III XGIRARD -- Robert Versko III and his bride, the former Sarah Marie

WASHINGTON Panel spares 6 large bases from closing

The commission approved closing eight bases in Ohio. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bucking the Pentagon, a

'It's really overwhelming': Pantries see greater need

Columbiana County distributes more than $10 million in food stamps each year. By D.A. WILKINSON

INDIANS Tampa trashes Tribe, 13-3

Cleveland is less than a percentage point behind in the wild card race. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP)

ELLEN GOODMAN Foes of women's rights abound

Opinion: BOSTON -- Let us pause tomorrow to celebrate the anniversary of women's suffrage. It's been 85 years

Seether walks on dark side with video for new single

The band didn't expect the video to get played. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT For

COUNTRY MUSIC Singer repeats success of 1st album

Bentley has co-written nine of the 12 tracks on the album. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR

Mooney romps, 4-1

STRUTHERS -- The Mooney High girls soccer team's last game of 2004 was a 2-1 Division II playoff

GRAEDONS | People's Herbal Pharmacy Lowering cholesterol with a pinch of spice

Q. I have a history of high cholesterol dating at least to bypass surgery about 12 years ago. My

"She expressed her opinion. I disagree with it."

Opinion: "She expressed her opinion. I disagree with it." President Bush On anti-war activist Cindy

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND Ingenuity Festival will combine art, technology in family events

The four-day festival will feature more than 200 exhibits spread out over 20 sites. By JOHN BENSON

ASLEEP Valley band has no one musical style

The group recently joined a Cleveland independent label. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

VARSITY SOCCER Howland freshman scores twice in defeat of Ursuline

Both the Tigers' boys and girls teams turned in victories. YOUNGSTOWN -- Freshman Eric Albani

IDAHO Bush: No retreat from war in Iraq

Cindy Sheehan plans to return to her anti-war vigil today after spending time with her mother in

Grant to study track is on course to be OK'd

Trumbull County could be home to the world's first indoor motor sports racetrack. By ED RUNYAN

Judge resets bond for suspect in police chase

The man was being held on a $1 million bond. By ROGER G. SMITH COURTHOUSE REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN

Former engineer admits his guilt

Sentencing will be at 10 a.m. Nov. 17. By PETER H. MILLIKEN VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF

TRUDY RUBIN Others besides Sheenan are asking, 'How long?'

Opinion: I've received a huge outpouring of e-mail in response to the column I wrote last week (Vindicator,

Baking soda brings back fresh scent

Dear Heloise: I love reading your hints in The Bakersfield Californian; I have used several and tell

SCRAPPERS No mistake about it, Mahoning Valley wins

The 4-3 win came in the bottom of the ninth inning. By BILL SULLIVAN VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

Grant will help residents, mayor says

The city's East End should see improvements by year's end or early 2006. By TIM YOVICH


THE CAVE ss1/2 Directed by: Bruce Hunt Starring: Eddie Cibrian, Cole Hauser, Lena Headey,

CAL THOMAS Palestinians want to consume Israel

Opinion: In the James Bond movie "Live and Let Die," "007" encounters a nest of crocodiles bent on having him

Berlin Twp. firefighters to receive grant money

BERLIN CENTER -- The Berlin Township Volunteer Fire Department has received a $111,004 grant through

Workers unclog pipes at Canfield High School

The sediment was tested and is not harmful. By JEANNE STARMACK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

PIRATES Carpenter beats Bucs, is first 18-game winner

St. Louis manager Tony La Russa tied Sparky Anderson for third place for wins. PITTSBURGH (AP) --


RAYEN vs. CANFIELD Game time: 7:30 tonight at Canfield High Stadium. Scouting report: Coach


IF YOU GO The Dollar Bank Jamboree With: Featuring Lonestar, Dierks Bentley, Julie Roberts,


KIMBERLY LEONE ANTHONY CARMELLO XYOUNGSTOWN -- A wedding trip to Rome and a Mediterranean cruise

Furniture for 3 schools to be bought at 1 time

Some administrators are getting new titles, but their jobs won't change. YOUNGSTOWN -- It's not

Surplus food and clothing

Surplus food and clothing Friends House Chapel, 192 Haseltime Ave., Youngstown, will have a food

HOW HE SEES IT Open letter to the mother of a fallen hero

Opinion: By CLIFFORD D. MAY SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE Dear Cindy Sheehan: I know you want to talk to

The Sources

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