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NFC CHAMPIONS Westbrook key to the Eagles' offense

Thought to be too small, he proves to be a capable runner, receiver and blocker. PONTE VEDRA

Boardman pupils shine light on tsunami victims

Not all the aid received will be as warm and fuzzy as the donations from Robinwood Lane School.

Hubbard gets by Liberty in 42-39 overtime victory

HUBBARD -- Shelia Drummond scored 16 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, to lead Hubbard

President Bush has opened debate on the issue of 2005, the future of Social Security

Opinion: President Bush outlined more than a dozen proposals in his State of the Union address Wednesday


Big Ben's award: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger added another award Thursday, winning NFL

SUPER BOWL ADVERTISING Ford pulls ad after abuse victims objected to it

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday abruptly yanked a planned Super Bowl advertisement that

BOARD OF CONTROL Contracts for arena approved

One of the change orders will help circuses come to the arena. YOUNGSTOWN -- The city board of

Kutcher to wave flag to start Daytona 500

Kutcher to wave flag to start Daytona 500 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- He made the mesh trucker cap


BOYS BASKETBALL THURSDAY'S SCORES AREA Youngstown Christian 69, Fairport Harbor 53 East

Austintown man gets prison for no child support

YOUNGSTOWN -- An Austintown man has been sent to prison for violating the terms of his probation by

Pre-dawn fire guts city block of businesses in Ohio town

At least seven residents of upstairs apartments evacuated. DOVER, Ohio (AP) -- A fire destroyed a

Cleveland State falls, 69-62

ASSOCIATED PRESS CLEVELAND -- Brandon Morris scored four of his 20 points during a decisive

Today is Friday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2005. There are 330 days left in the year. On this date in

Opinion: Today is Friday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2005. There are 330 days left in the year. On this date in


NATION Retail sales beat forecasts NEW YORK -- Consumers lured by clearance sales and a fresh


PGA TOUR FBR Open Thursday (At Scottsdale, Ariz.) Thursday's First Round Round suspended

McKinley Heights residents happy with their town, according to survey

McKINLEY HEIGHTS -- Residents of this Weathersfield Township neighborhood are satisfied with their

NFL LABOR Union: richer teams should share more

Gene Upshaw said players aren't benefiting from new stadium deals. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The

Inmate in Pa. facility receives another term for selling cocaine

MERCER, Pa. -- A Mercer County Common Pleas Court judge sentenced a man to 18 months to four years

CITY SCHOOLS Webb discusses leadership plan

YOUNGSTOWN -- To be the most effective leaders, school personnel must be receptive to change and be

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Dillon wins over new teammates

The running back shed his selfish label and became the go-to runner the team sought. ST.


BOARD OF CONTROL Other business The Youngstown Board of Control also handled these matters at

NFL STADIUMS Players: Colts' field is the worst

Other domed stadiums in St. Louis and Minnesota were next on the list. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) --

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TODAY 4 p.m. (USA) Golf: FBR Open, second round. 7 p.m. (ESPN) NBA: Mavericks at Pacers. 7:30

GIRLS DISTRICT ROUNDUP Nero sets Lowellville record

McDonald's Ashleigh Tondo surpassed 1,000 career points. NORTH LIMA -- Amanda Nero scored 32

NHL Owners, players meet late to try and salvage season

Talks, which included Gary Bettman, continued after seven hours. NEW YORK (AP) -- One day after

Dudley Hart takes FBR lead; high winds delay play often

Low-cut greens and gusts of more than 30 mph wreaked havoc. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Dudley Hart

COURT Jury selection set Monday for Goldberg's state trial

YOUNGSTOWN -- Barring any last-minute delays, jury selection begins Monday in Mahoning County Common

TAX HELP YSU Department of Accounting, MYCAP host assistance programs for area residents

People eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit can receive free assistance. YOUNGSTOWN -- Free


ASSOCIATIONS XFat Tuesday will be celebrated with a Mardi Gras when Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA

WOMEN'S TOP 25 ROUNDUP \ Thursday's games

No. 1 LSU 82, Mississippi 58 OXFORD, Miss. -- Seimone Augustus had 22 points to lead LSU, and

MUSIC Heavy metal band banned from show

Lamb of God was scheduled to play at the Great Western Forum, which is owned by a church.

END OF A CAREER Emmitt Smith

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FRANK OHL MIDDLE SCHOOL Ex-treasurer again indicted on charge of theft in office

She withdrew her guilty plea to a lesser charge earlier this year. YOUNGSTOWN -- A Mahoning County

GIRLS BASKETBALL Ursuline toughens up with win over Hoban

The Irish begin preparing for state tournament with a 49-39 victory. AKRON -- When Ursuline High

HOW THEY SEE IT \ The economy Indicators forecast nothing but blue skies

Opinion: By MARK J. PERRY KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE FLINT, Mich. -- Look for the U.S. economy to continue to



DEVELOPMENT Dubai to add chic man-made waterfront

Dubai's latest mega-project is a luxury development larger than the island of Manhattan. DUBAI,

MAHONING COUNTY Grand jury indictments

Teyonia L. Moorer, 23, Woodcrest Ave., Youngstown; felonious assault with a firearm specification.

NBA O'Neal, Heat too much for Cavs

LeBron James scored 31 points and had10 assists, but Cleveland fell 100-88. MIAMI (AP) --

Cavs' James voted to first All-Star berth

The 20-year-old will be the second-youngest starter in the game's history. NEW YORK (AP) --


OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 1-6-5 Pick 4, 2-2-0-2 Rolling Cash 8-16-29-31-35 Day

MAHONING COUNTY Emergency management takes advantage of cell-phone technology

Improvements to the county system will be done in two phases. YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County's


NBA STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGB Boston2224.478--


ATP INTERNAZIONALI DI LOMBARDIA Thursday's Results (At Milan, Italy) Second-round Singles

DALE McFEATTERS Students indifferent to First Amendment

Opinion: Depending how the questions are phrased, surveys show that Americans are often skittish, even

Man who threatened police gets 3 years

YOUNGSTOWN -- A city man who threatened police officers shortly after his arrest last year has

STATE CUTS County fears loss of funds for local government

Mahoning political subdivisions get about $20 million a year from the state. YOUNGSTOWN --

Predicting who will win Grammys

Predicting who will win Grammys k A TEAM of critics presents predictions on who will win Grammy

Johnny isn't gone, he's just gotten a better gig

Opinion: Johnny isn't gone, he's just gotten a better gig EDITOR: Someone told me, the other day, that


Both vulnerable. West deals. NORTH x -A 7 5 4 u -K 6 3 v -10 4 2 w -7 6 4 WEST EAST


OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 1-6-5 Pick 4, 2-2-0-2 Rolling Cash 8-16-29-31-35 Day

MEGAN'S LAW Residents praise new Pa. Web site

Expanded features allow a search for sexual offenders by name or address. HARRISBURG --

NFL Canton is next for Smith

The all-time rushing champ retired with 18,355 yards. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Emmitt Smith

COURT Attempted murder case brings prison sentence

He tried to stab a total of three women, according to court documents. MERCER, Pa. -- A Mercer

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MILLENNIUN PARK Facility's future in peril over funding

The industrial park will not have sewers without the promised state funding. NEW CASTLE, Pa. --

Dear Annie: I've been married for over 15 years and have two children, one of whom is autistic and

Dear Annie: I've been married for over 15 years and have two children, one of whom is autistic and

MAC Late layup nets a win for Akron

Dru Joyce breaks a 69-69 tie to lift Zips past Bowling Green. ASSOCIATED PRESS BOWLING GREEN --

SUPER BOWL XXXIX Patriots prepare for a productive Owens

Eagles wide receiver not going out there to be used as a decoy. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- To win

SUPER BOWL XXXIX Tom Brady's grandmother dies

Margaret Brady, 94, held parties each year Patriots played for the title. JACKSONVILLE, Fla.

Hope isn't enough to turn an economy around

Opinion: By MARK WEISBROT KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE WASHINGTON -- For all the perennial optimists who were

TRUDY RUBIN Election in Iraq isn't a cure-all

Opinion: No one could help being moved by the scenes of Iraqis lining up to vote in elections on Sunday.

There's no shortage of petite fashions

Finally, designers are giving small shoppers something hip that fits. By ERIKA GONZALEZ SCRIPPS


LOCAL MUB hockey advances GATES MILLS -- The Mooney/Ursuline/Boardman club hockey team upset

Senior Olympics coming to Mahoning Valley

YOUNGSTOWN -- District XI Area Agency on Aging has teamed up with the Trumbull County Convention and

Cute beats crude

After last year's risqu & eacute; commercials, advertisers turn to humor to promote their


BOYS CITY SERIES Conf.Overall Rayen4-17-8 Timken3-24-12 Chaney3-33-12 Wilson1-53-13

MENS TOP 25 Tar Heels topple N.C. State

No. 2 North Carolina gets balanced scoring in 95-71 ACC victory. ASSOCIATED PRESS CHAPEL HILL,

"I know that none of these reforms would be easy. But we have to move ahead with courage and honesty

Opinion: "I know that none of these reforms would be easy. But we have to move ahead with courage and honesty

MATERNITY CARE Where all the rooms are luxury suites

When this center opens, obstetric services will end at Northside. BOARDMAN -- The first baby born

Shiite Muslim-backed slate holds early lead in vote tally

Official results aren't expected until next week. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi officials released

TAC GIRLS BASKETBALL Unbeaten Girard wins title

Cachet Murray had 30 points and 12 rebounds in the victory. GIRARD - Girard High School senior

NFL'S BEST AND WORST \ Players rank the surfaces

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Results from the 2004 NFL Players Association Surfaces Opinion Survey. A total


NORTHFIELD ENTRIES SATURDAY - 7 P.M. 1st--$2,000.00, NW200PSCD Trot 1. Overjammer, Miller; 2. I

Toddler in burn unit

Toddler in burn unit McDONALD -- A toddler who suffered burns on his legs Wednesday night was in