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MOUTAINEER ENTRIES

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


PIAA PLAYOFFS State-ranked Franklin tops Sharon

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


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

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

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


hInfluences in migration

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


HOLIDAY CLOSINGS Presidents Day

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


ROSTER \ YSU baseball

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


GIRLS DIVISION IV Mathews survives rusty start

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


ARENA CONTRACTS

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


BRIDGE

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

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


LAW ENFORCEMENT Lucas County sheriff stops use of Tasers

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


PRIMARY ELECTION | Candidates, tax levies, issues and options

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

Opinion: 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

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


FedEx expands freight operation

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


YSU WOMEN Penguins face tough task in stopping skid

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


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

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

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


Jackson's attorneys say his accusers are professional plaintiffs

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


Rogich-Smith wedding planned for mid-May

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


IRAQ ASSEMBLY Shiites get slim majority

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


NASCAR NOTEBOOK From Daytona

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


Allegations bring no charges against Cosby

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

Opinion: 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

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


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

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


ABWA Tri Gold Primetime Chapter receives membership award

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


NHL No contract guaranteed for '05-06

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


INDUCTEES Chaney Wall of Fame

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

Opinion: 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

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


NASCAR Michael Waltrip, Tony Stewart win 500 qualifiers

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


TOWNSHIP GOVERNMENT Springfield sets weekend for its spring clean-up

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


Sullivan-Bilchak wedding plans are revealed

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


National Guard unit celebrates being home

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

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


BASKETBALL

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


Neshannock sees growth, tax base boost

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


Baseball opens spring training under a cloud

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


NISSAN OPEN England's Davis prevails against dreary conditions

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

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


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

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


CLEVELAND INDIANS Bullpen may be key to season

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

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


Prosecutor brings up the past

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


Man's body found

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


EASTERN CONFERENCE

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


Canfield plans sewer projects

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


POLICE CALLS

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


NBA

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


PGA TOUR NISSAN OPEN

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


WEDNESDAY'S GAMES

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

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


Morissette is U.S. citizen

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


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

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


TODAY

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


Now, the offseason

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


HIGH SCHOOLS Chaney inducts pair onto Wall

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


Rayen, Struthers advance to district

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


MAHONING COUNTY By the numbers

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


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

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


REGIONAL AIRPORT Hours for tower to be cut?

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


CLUB CALENDAR

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


MAHONING COUNTY JAIL Ex-firefighter given six months

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


Airport authority accepts taxi-lane bids

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


COMMUNICATIONS Qwest will take second shot at acquiring MCI

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


TRUDY RUBIN Old-school terror grips Beirut

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


ECONOMY Unemployment claims fall to 4-year low

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


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP

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

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,

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


SCHEDULE \ YSU baseball

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


EASTERN PA. Charges are dismissed for gay parade protester

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

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


Counties unite to buy items for agencies

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


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

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


DOWNTOWN Roof contract among arena bids awarded

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


Bush names spy boss

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


GENERAL EXTRUSIONS Lawsuit details claim of sexual harassment

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


BIRTHS

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


OHIO STATE BASKETBALL Davenport's 35 propels Buckeyes

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


COURTS

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


SPRING TRAINING ROUNDUP News and notes

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


BASEBALL

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


Congress should improve Clear Skies legislation

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


POLITICS 9 Democrats to vie for Youngstown mayor

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


LOCAL

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


SHOWTIME 'The L Word' challenges young actress

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