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'MEMORY AND IDENTITY' Pope recalls shooting aftermath in new book

The foundation is a series of conversations between the pope and his friends. ROME (AP) -- An


Bush asks European leaders to help promote democracy

But a poll shows Europeans don't believe that's the United States' job. WASHINGTON (AP) --


Leigh Anne Vrabel, Shawn A. Israel are planning late October wedding

XAnnouncement is being made of the engagement of Leigh Anne Vrabel, 7713 Waverly St., Pittsburgh,


SPRING TRAINING ROUNDUP | News and notes

Yankees: Bernie Williams thinks he's in the same situation he was in when he first came up to New


AUSTINTOWN SCHOOL BOARD Superintendent to be named soon

After two years at the helm, Stan Watson is stepping down July 31. AUSTINTOWN -- The school board


TRUMBULL COUNTY Acreage in camp protected by project

The large parcel is significant from a conservation perspective. MESOPOTAMIA -- The Chagrin River


WGH survives scare by Lake

A fourth-quarter rally by Lake forced Raiders to work overtime. CANTON -- Pushed to the brink of a


Diesel fuel kills more than 20,000 people a year, group says

SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE More than 20,000 Americans die prematurely each year as the result of


WARREN Search report is due today

Did Warren police break the law doing strip-searches? WARREN -- A special prosecutor appointed to


ON TOUR This week's golf events

WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS Accenture Match Play Championship Carlsbad, Calif. Schedule: Thursday-


OTHER CASES The details

In other developments at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, the court: Heard arguments in the case of


WILMINGTON AREA Teacher incentives are offered

District offers health care with early retirement. NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Directors at Wilmington


Today is Wednesday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2005. There are 311 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Wednesday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2005. There are 311 days left in the year. On this date


IRAQ Saddam foe chosen top Shiite candidate

The candidate has called for Islam to become the official religion of Iraq. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) --


Valley step dancers to vie for world title

Valley step dancers to vie for world title kTHREE STUDENTS from Youngstown's Burke School of Irish


HEALTH Study finds how drinking alcohol influences collegians and elderly

States the police bulk sales report less binge drinking. SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE Older


U.S. SUPREME COURT Panel to consider state right-to-die

The case originated with a law that allowed physicians to speed terminally ill patients' deaths.


OHIO STATE FOOTBALL Questions still surround Smith

The quarterback was suspended two games for taking money from a booster. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Life


PENNSYLVANIA Former NorthSide Bank branches to reopen as First National Bank

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- When the 11 branches of the former NorthSide Bank open for business Tuesday,


MOVIES 'Huckabees' DVD overwhelms

Supplemental material gets classy treatment. By JEN CHANEY WASHINGTON POST "I u Huckabees:


BASEBALL Bonds lashes out at reporters

The Giants slugger sidestepped questions about steroids. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Barry Bonds


BOYS TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP Lakeview wins opener, No. 1 Edgewood is next

The Bulldogs easily rolled past University School 81-52 in Division II. MADISON -- After defeating


& lt;B & gt;ALMASY, & lt;/B & gt;Rita M., 83, of Boardman; calling

& lt;B & gt;ALMASY, & lt;/B & gt;Rita M., 83, of Boardman; calling hours Thursday


MARTIN CASE Official: Let verdicts stand

The defense had asked the judge to toss out the verdicts. WARREN -- A prosecutor is urging a judge


NATO 26 nations to help train Iraqis

Some countries will limit their assistance to outside the country. BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- All


UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS Saturday: Valentine Challenge Ice Skating Institute Team Championship. Rink teams


Bomb threat at Mercer Courthouse results in an increase in security

MERCER, Pa. -- Employees and visitors to the Mercer County Courthouse today will have to enter


U.S. GOVERNMENT IRS auditing more federal tax returns

Computers also are catching more errors on returns. WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's enough to cause a


REAL ESTATE Investment trust buys three Rite-Aid locations

Company leases locations to chain store operators. WARREN -- A California-based real estate


Fancy footwork no trick for local Irish dancers

Local winners have been dancing since they were 4 . YOUNGSTOWN -- Three students from


'SHOCKHEADED PETER' Play combines elements of horror and fairy tales

It's a ghoulish whimsy: when bad things happen to bad children. By MICHAEL KUCHWARA ASSOCIATED


CONTAMINATION Water blamed for island illnesses

The state health department said heavy rains worsened the situation. TOLEDO (AP) -- Widespread


Alleged crisis demands inaction

Opinion: By DAVID R. FRANCIS CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR You don't have to look hard for suggested


Agenda Thursday

Agenda Thursday Mollie Kessler School board of directors, 6:30 p.m., 118 E. Wood St., Youngstown.


Queen Elizabeth won't attend the wedding

LONDON (AP) -- Buckingham Palace said Tuesday that Queen Elizabeth II would not attend the civil


Court lets stand order for new trial in slaying

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday let stand a ruling requiring Ohio authorities


WINNING NUMBERS | Feb. 19-25

POHIO Friday 2/25 Night drawings: Pick 3, Pick 4, Buckeye 5, Mega Millions, Mega Ball, Day


Trust fund myth keeps hope alive

Opinion: By BRIAN RIEDL HERITAGE FOUNDATION Does Social Security's solvency end in 2018 or 2042? The


Cavalier attitude toward trash disposal hurts area

Opinion: Cavalier attitude toward trash disposal hurts area EDITOR: The San Francisco board of


YSU BASKETBALL Three seniors say goodbye on Senior Night

The Penguins will play Butler in their final home game of the season. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown


Some workers have started with training

The company plans to fill the former MCI call center. NILES -- Tiny "now hiring" signs at the


JOSE CANSECO'S BOOK Grieve cited for not using steroids

In the book, Canseco wrote Grieve could have benefited from steroids and growth hormone.


TRUMBULL COUNTY Man sentenced to prison for killing wife

-The defendant entered guilty pleas to felony charges. WARREN -- A 42-year-old man who admitted


GEAUGA LAKE Bill would let park hire own police force

Sworn police officers would be able to arrest lawbreakers at the park. COLUMBUS -- Geauga Lake,


Shannon DeBlasio engaged to wed Peter Raptis

XYOUNGSTOWN -- Michael and Mary Ann DeBlasio, 3558 Valerie Drive, are announcing plans for the


Even if Syria leaves Lebanon, its influence will long linger

Opinion: Syria has long overstayed its welcome in Lebanon and it time for the rest of the world to join the


Americans plead for adoption help in Russian ad

The ad asks Putin to remove roadblocks in the adoption process. MOSCOW (AP) -- A group of


"Malcolm didn't build buildings or pass legislation. He taught us how to think. And when he changed

Opinion: "Malcolm didn't build buildings or pass legislation. He taught us how to think. And when he changed


LOCAL

LOCAL Cellular One donates to Big Brothers, Big Sisters YOUNGSTOWN -- Cellular One from Dobson


COLUMBUS Area wrestlers get set for state tournament

Jackson-Milton's Nick Dierkes was a state runner-up last season. COLUMBUS -- Twenty-nine area


Mix-up means referendum not on ballot

WESTLAKE (AP) -- It took more than three days for paperwork on a suburban Cleveland tax referendum


OHIO GROCERS ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME Henry Nemenz honored for service

The honoree owns 12 grocery stores in Ohio and Pennsylvania. COLUMBUS -- Area grocer Henry P.


Buyer of Carson home has a memorial in mind

Buyer of Carson home has a memorial in mind NORFOLK, Neb. -- The new owner of Johnny Carson's


CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT Jail dispute entering final lap

County says inmates get wide-ranging privileges. YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County's failure to


INDIANS Focused Sabathia looks to improve

The Tribe ace came to camp hoping to shake off an inconsistent 2004 season. WINTER HAVEN, Fla.


KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR \ Annie's Mailbox Move pictures of son's ex-wife for new girlfriend

Dear Annie: Our son and daughter-in-law were divorced after 15 years of marriage. They have two


DAYTIME GAME SHOWS The Price is (still) Right

TV's most popular daytime game show has a multiethnic, multigenerational following. By JONATHAN


POWERS AUDITORIUM Ten Tenors twist opera out of rock 'n' roll classics

The Australian group's song list includes 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'Stayin' Alive.' When the Ten


GIRARD Tax issue misses ballot, but officials don't know why

The tax would have benefited the police department. GIRARD -- Voters will not be deciding whether


NHL Lockout dooms season, but rule changes ahead

Commissioner Gary Bettman wants to make the game more fan-friendly. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The changes


CHIP BENSON | Commentary Between a Rock and an Oscar: A patsy?

The producers of this year's Academy Awards have cynically tried to make up for the buzz lost to the


HELOISE Soda crackers a hit in Mock Apple Pie

Dear Heloise: We tried the recipe for the Mock Apple Pie. My wife and I just looked at each other in


PREP SPORTS AT A GLANCE

BOYS BASKETBALL TUESDAY'S SCORES AREA Division I at Canton Civic Center Boardman 71, Green 63, 2


DIVISION III BOYS Springfield rallies to beat St. Thomas

The Tigers overcame a 15-point deficit to eliminate the Knights. SALEM -- Nothing was going right


CLEVELAND Cavs thinking playoffs after a strong first half

The team is just five wins shy of last year's total. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Paul Silas frequently brags


SKATING Ice dancing attracting more and more adults

Adults who brought their kids now strap on skates. BOARDMAN -- Some adults may think ice skating


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MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP Rain delays start; Woods to defend

The first round will start on Thursday. CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) -- This is shaping up as the Wet


Southern seniors spark 69-44 victory over Western Reserve

The duo of Josh Diaz and Jesse Shilot scored 24 points each for the Blue Devils. STRUTHERS --


HOSPITALS Humility of Mary to boost pediatrics

HMHP and Akron Children's Hospital signed a 10-year deal. YOUNGSTOWN -- A 10-year agreement signed


RAIL SERVICE Several use hearing to criticize Amtrak cuts

Loss of rail service is seen as a blow to the whole Valley. YOUNGSTOWN -- The impending loss of


Brave use of land-for-peace

Opinion: Los Angeles Times: The Israeli Cabinet's approval Sunday of the eviction of Jewish settlers from the


LEGAL BATTLE Stay issued for Schiavo

The court sided with the husband, but a lower judge intervened. DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- The case of


GEORGE F. WILL Chicago's top cop putting up numbers

Opinion: CHICAGO -- He looks like the actor Wilford Brimley -- round as a beach ball; grandfatherly gray


HOW HE SEES IT Eminent domain power open to abuse

Opinion: By TIMOTHY SANDEFUR KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE You may not know it, but your home is for sale.


NFL Burress likely to leave Steelers; Bettis may return next season

Pittsburgh has opened contract talks with the veteran running back. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The