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MOUTAINEER ENTRIES

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

MOUTAINEER ENTRIES SATURDAY -- 7 P.M. 1st--1 Mile 70 Yards. Surface: Dirt Open Age: 3 Year 

PIAA PLAYOFFS State-ranked Franklin tops Sharon

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Tigers coach praised his players effort in the postseason game. SLIPPERY ROCK -- The Sharon High 

WOMEN'S TOP 25 ROUNDUP \ Thursday's other games

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

No. 1 LSU 81, Kentucky 58 BATON ROUGE, La. -- Seimone Augustus scored 18 points to lead LSU (24-1, 

DAN K. THOMASSON Time has come for national shield law

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON -- Special counsels are meant to eliminate potential conflicts of interest in government 

hInfluences in migration

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

hInfluences in migration PROVE, Utah -- A breath test for doves? That's just what biologist Kent 

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS Presidents Day

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

State, county and federal agencies and other businesses that will be closed Monday for Presidents 

SPRING TRAINING ROUNDUP News and notes

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Striking words: TAMPA, Fla. -- With the Curt & amp; Pedro tandem broken up, Boston began its 

ROSTER \ YSU baseball

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

PITCHERS Chris Dennis, Sr., Alliance Justin Thomas, Jr., P, Oregon Clay Joe Johnson, Fr., 

GIRLS DIVISION IV Mathews survives rusty start

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Despite effects of sitting out one week, Mustangs top Youngstown Christian. LIBERTY -- The Mathews 

ARENA CONTRACTS

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

ARENA CONTRACTS Youngstown The other contracts awarded Thursday by the board of control for the 

BASEBALL

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

BASEBALL Girard Baseball and Softball will conduct tryouts at the Girard Free Library, Saturday, 

Congress should improve Clear Skies legislation

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Detroit Free Press: American lungs would get more from good enforcement of the 35-year-old Clean Air 

BRIDGE

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Neither vulnerable. North deals. NORTH x -9 8 2 u -A 9 v -K Q 10 5 2 w -A 9 8 WEST EAST 

YSU

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

YSU Basketball YOUNGSTOWN -- Senior Jen Perugini was selected to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine 

LAW ENFORCEMENT Lucas County sheriff stops use of Tasers

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

The county suspended use when a man died after nine shocks. TOLEDO (AP) -- The Lucas County 

PRIMARY ELECTION | Candidates, tax levies, issues and options

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Thursday was the filing deadline for those wanting to run in the May 3 partisan primary as well as 

THOMAS SOWELL Tenure rules protect academia's louts

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Ward Churchill, a professor at the University of Colorado, seems to be enjoying his 15 minutes of 

CRIME Three in stolen vehicle arrested on drug charges

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

The victim told Warren police she knew the man who broke in her house. AUSTINTOWN -- Police 

FedEx expands freight operation

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

The expansion reinforces the area as a distribution hub, a chamber official said. NORTH JACKSON -- 

YSU WOMEN Penguins face tough task in stopping skid

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

They travel to nationally ranked UW-Green Bay carrying a four-game slide. YOUNGSTOWN -- 

PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

GIRLS BASKETBALL THURSDAY'S SCORES AREA TOURNAMENT Division I at Alliance Boardman 85, Fitch 30 

& lt;B & gt;AYERS, & lt;/B & gt; Frank Albert, 85, of Masury; Madasz

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

& lt;B & gt;AYERS, & lt;/B & gt; Frank Albert, 85, of Masury; Madasz Funeral Chapel. 

Rayen, Struthers advance to district

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

The injury-laden Wildcats upset third-seeded Crestwood, 51-37. AUSTINTOWN -- As expected, The 

Jackson's attorneys say his accusers are professional plaintiffs

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Jackson's attorneys want to introduce evidence at his child molestation 

Rogich-Smith wedding planned for mid-May

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

XYOUNGSTOWN -- Michael and Barbara Rogich, 2529 Sierra Drive, are announcing the engagement of their 

IRAQ ASSEMBLY Shiites get slim majority

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Allawi says the Sunnis must be allowed to take part in the new government. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A 

NASCAR NOTEBOOK From Daytona

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Potential partners: Baseball's champion could be teaming up with NASCAR's. Looking to tap into the 

Allegations bring no charges against Cosby

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Cosby will not face charges stemming from a woman's allegation that he 

Today is Friday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2005. There are 316 days left in the year. On this date in

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Today is Friday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2005. There are 316 days left in the year. On this date in 

NBA Confident Timberwolves hold off Cavs

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

New Minnesota coach Kevin McHale earns second consecutive victory. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kevin 

TRUDY RUBIN Old-school terror grips Beirut

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

The bomb that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri has sent aftershocks rippling 

MOVIES 'Because of Winn-Dixie' flick is a flea-bitten dog

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Four-legged actors dominate the touching movie. By BETSY PICKLE SCRIPPS HOWARD Sometimes it's 

ABWA Tri Gold Primetime Chapter receives membership award

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

The group also named its Woman of the Year and installed a new member. AUSTINTOWN -- During a 

NHL No contract guaranteed for '05-06

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Despite late movement to save season, sides are back to square one for next season. NEW YORK (AP) 

INDUCTEES Chaney Wall of Fame

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Anthony Floyd -- Defensive back for the Indianapolis Colts the past two years. Standout at Chaney 

HOW HE SEES IT Adoptees have a right to know

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

By ADAM PERTMAN BALTIMORE SUN The U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona has embarked on an 

SOCIAL SECURITY Plan raises cap on taxable wages

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Some Senate Democrats say President Bush's plan is a ploy. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Increasing Social 

TOWNSHIP GOVERNMENT Springfield sets weekend for its spring clean-up

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

The township plans to pave a section of South Range Road. NEW SPRINGFIELD -- Springfield 

NASCAR Michael Waltrip, Tony Stewart win 500 qualifiers

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Already, Kevin Harvick has fellow drivers angry with him. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The Daytona 

PGA TOUR NISSAN OPEN

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

PGA TOUR NISSAN OPEN Thursday At Riviera Country Club First Round Four players did not 

Sullivan-Bilchak wedding plans are revealed

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

XYOUNGSTOWN -- The engagement of Molly Sullivan, 5011 Aspen Pine Blvd., Dublin, and Alex Bilchak, 

National Guard unit celebrates being home

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

The soldiers spent somber moments remembering the three who didn't return. HERMITAGE, Pa. -- While 

KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR \ Annie's Mailbox Set realistic, healthy goals for weight loss

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Dear Annie: As a faithful and devoted reader, I think I deserve some advice, not to sound too bossy 

POLITICS 9 Democrats to vie for Youngstown mayor

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Thursday was the deadline to turn in petitions for the May primary. YOUNGSTOWN -- Nine Democrats 

BASKETBALL

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

BASKETBALL MEN THURSDAY'S SCORES East Alderson-Broaddus 100, Davis & amp; Elkins 78 

LOCAL

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

LOCAL Virginia mall may change YOUNGSTOWN -- The Cafaro Co. is considering changes to its 25- 

Baseball opens spring training under a cloud

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Major League Baseball has been working for a month on its new policy covering steroid use in the 

Neshannock sees growth, tax base boost

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Growth in Neshannock Township is increasing the township's tax base. Township 

NISSAN OPEN England's Davis prevails against dreary conditions

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

The Tour rookie shot 6-under 65 to take the early first-round lead. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The 

FIRE Blaze erupts at RMI Titanium after spark ignites dust in roof

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Firefighters had to use chemical extinguishers on the blaze. WEATHERSFIELD -- Forty firefighters 

MEN'S TOP 25 Virginia Tech stuns No. 7 Duke

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Hokies avenge 35-point loss when Zabian Dowdell hits late 3-pointer. ASSOCIATED PRESS 

CLEVELAND INDIANS Bullpen may be key to season

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

The Tribe needs a solid closer for full year to compete for the Central title. WINTER HAVEN, Fla. 

WHITE HOUSE Bush to sign bill limiting lawsuits

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

The legislation takes some authority from state courts. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress sent President 

Prosecutor brings up the past

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

The sheriff was not called to the witness stand by the defense. CLEVELAND -- Accusations at Maj. 

Man's body found

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Man's body found YOUNGSTOWN -- A man's body was found by a homeless man scavenging through a 

EASTERN CONFERENCE

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGBL10StrHomeAwayConf Boston2726.509--7-3W-119-98- 

CLUB CALENDAR

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

ASSOCIATIONS XBoardman-Canfield Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet 

Canfield plans sewer projects

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

CANFIELD -- Two projects planned in the city would help alleviate problems caused by storm water. 

POLICE CALLS

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

A summary of recent crime activity in Girard, Liberty and Hubbard: GIRARD Feb. 13 Possible 

NBA

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

NBA TIMBERWOLVES 94, CAVALIERS 88 CLEVELAND (88) -- James 10-19 5-6 26, Gooden 5-17 2-3 12, 

WEDNESDAY'S GAMES

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

WEDNESDAY'S GAMES Boston 90, Memphis 88 Cleveland 111, Atlanta 89 Chicago 121, Toronto 115 

HELOISE Ice cubes can help whack away wax from carpet

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Dear Heloise: I saw you on television showing a new way to remove wax from carpet. Can you please 

HIGH SCHOOLS Chaney inducts pair onto Wall

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Anthony Floyd and Ed Matey will be recognized tonight. YOUNGSTOWN -- Jim Mullally, athletic 

Morissette is U.S. citizen

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Morissette is U.S. citizen LOS ANGELES -- Canadian Alanis Morissette is now an American citizen. 

Now, the offseason

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Now, the offseason kDAY 155 of the NHL lockout was stunningly Day 1 of the offseason. In becoming 

HOW HE SEES IT Will Dean be the Dems' Gingrich?

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

By JAMES P. PINKERTON LONG ISLAND NEWSDAY Newt Gingrich says that the Democrats have a "death 

TODAY

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

TODAY 9 a.m. (GOLF) Golf: Malaysian Open, second round (same-day tape). 11 a.m. (GOLF) Golf: 

SHOWTIME 'The L Word' challenges young actress

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

A former cheerleader has joined the cast of the Showtime drama. By RICHARD HUFF NEW YORK DAILY 

MAHONING COUNTY By the numbers

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

The 2005 appropriations for some departments who receive general fund money. The county 

CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT Crayola licenses Cleveland area couple's baking kit

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

The kits allow children to make goodies in colorful Crayola hues. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Youngsters who 

REGIONAL AIRPORT Hours for tower to be cut?

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

A plane in distress needs a controller on the ground, the airport director says. STAFF/WIRE REPORT 

MAHONING COUNTY JAIL Ex-firefighter given six months

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Fight that led to assault charge happened four years ago. YOUNGSTOWN -- Visiting Judge Charles J. 

Airport authority accepts taxi-lane bids

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The Lawrence County Airport Authority has moved forward on its plans to 

COMMUNICATIONS Qwest will take second shot at acquiring MCI

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Verizon Communications and MCI agreed to a deal earlier this week. DENVER (AP) -- Qwest 

ECONOMY Unemployment claims fall to 4-year low

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Another report showed the Leading Economic Indicators dropped. NEW YORK (AP) -- The number of 

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP Schedule and standings (x-non-points race) Feb. 12 -- x-Budweiser Shootout 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL OSU coach reprimanded for helping recruit get tutor

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Offensive coordinator Jim Bollman also tried to arrange for a car and a loan. COLUMBUS (AP) -- An 

"It may be only a matter of time before Al-Qaida or other groups attempt to use chemical,

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

"It may be only a matter of time before Al-Qaida or other groups attempt to use chemical, 

SCHEDULE \ YSU baseball

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Saturday--Dayton (DH), at Jefferson City, Tenn., Noon Sunday--Dayton, at Jefferson City, Tenn., 1 

EASTERN PA. Charges are dismissed for gay parade protester

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

The judge said the man did not threaten the crowd or incite violence. PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A city 

YSU BASEBALL PREVIEW Pitching should be Penguins' strong suit

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

The starting rotation returns to defend the 2004 Horizon League title. YOUNGSTOWN -- Despite 

OHIO STATE BASKETBALL Davenport's 35 propels Buckeyes

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

No. 14 Minnesota couldn't handle the Ohio State center. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Jessica Davenport played 

Counties unite to buy items for agencies

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Commissioners gave an OK to a business expansion project in Sebring. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Children 

It's the 'War' according to H.G. Wells

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

ZAP2IT.COM LOS ANGELES -- Steven Spielberg doesn't want his upcoming sci-fi flick "War of the 

DOWNTOWN Roof contract among arena bids awarded

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

Some contractors complained VEC Systems lacks the experience needed to complete the job. 

Bush names spy boss

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

The veteran diplomat is tasked with bringing together 15 highly competitive spy agencies. 

GENERAL EXTRUSIONS Lawsuit details claim of sexual harassment

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

The suit contends the company fostered a hostile work environment. YOUNGSTOWN -- An attorney for 

COURTS

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

COLUMBIANA COUNTY New complaints James Walton vs. Fred Looman, personal injury. Retail 

BIRTHS

February 18th, 2005 at 12:00 AM

St. Elizabeth Robin and Michael Jones, 3759 Woodbine Ave., Hubbard, boy, Feb. 16. Jeanette Green 


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