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Neff-Greene engagement is announced

XGIRARD -- Mary Ann and William Neff, 1580 Squaw Creek Drive, are announcing the engagement of their

EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI U.S. increases relief tenfold 121,000 are dead; 5 million are homeless

Colin Powell will be visiting to assess how the United States can help. BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP)

CAPITAL ONE BOWL Iowa soars at last second

LSU overcame a 12-point deficit, only to lose on the final play. ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Time ran


MONDAY XWoodland will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the senior citizens room at the post office building.

h'Stitch' follow-up offers new ideas

h'Stitch' follow-up offers new ideas Your grandma never knitted this stuff. Miniskirts. Fishnet


300S Boardman: Marty Mayer in Youngstown Steel Mopar. Holiday: Ron Jones in Holiday Variety

District justices are now known as magisterial district justices

ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- The name may be changing, but the job remains the same for magisterial district

OUTBACK BOWL 'Dawgs find their way to victory

Georgia QB David Greene passed for 264 yards and two touchdowns. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- As the

To those who helped make someone's Christmas merry

Opinion: To those who helped make someone's Christmas merry EDITOR: We thank the people of Mahoning

REMODELING Basement system adds living space painlessly and fast

While stick-built basements take a month or more, the finishing system is ready to use in roughly

The world changes in a week

Opinion: Just a week ago, the world was receiving the first sketchy reports of damage and loss of life from

PEACH BOWL Hurricanes earn 'state title'

Miami's 'playmakers' helped to thrash Florida, 27-10. ATLANTA (AP) -- Miami center Joel Rodriguez


HOUSE WIRING Warning signs If your home is more than 30 years old, your wiring may not be

MEN'S ROUNDUP Kansas claws back for OT victory over Georgia Tech

Brent Lawson scored 19 as Minnesota beat Coppin State. ASSOCIATED PRESS LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Keith

The next big thing: TV via your telephone

Telephone companies look to wired and wireless TV. NEW YORK (AP) -- If everything goes as planned,

JAMES AND MORRIS CAREY \ On the House Remodeling requires wise winter planning

The holidays are slowly but surely lagging farther and farther behind us. All the stores are having

BOOKS Real people make changes in 'A Matter of Choice'

Self-help: 'A Matter of Choice: 25 People Who Transformed Their Lives,' Joan Chatfield-Taylor,

Fancy boxes served the rich's sewing needs

Sewing used to be an important job for every woman. The 18th-century woman had to spin and weave

Queen Mary 2, (800) 7-CUNARD (28-6273) or

Queen Mary 2, (800) 7-CUNARD (28-6273) or Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Scotland;

Parents set buying standards

Q. Our 15-year-old daughter uses her allowance to buy some of her own clothes. She recently

PUBLIC ENEMIES New book shows how the FBI was born and managed to erase a brutal cadre of outlaws

'Public Enemies' explores a time when rural outlaws reigned. COMBINED DISPATCHES "Public

HOLLIES Deck yards all the time

The diversity of the berries make them a good plant for any season. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS

Audrey L. Nelson is bride-to-be of Andrew Zimbardi

XAudrey L. Nelson, 1570 Meadowbrook Ave., Youngstown, and Andrew F. Zimbardi, 4904 Grover Drive,


ERICA RECORD CHRISTOPHER RYBICKI XGIRARD -- Erica Ann Record became the bride of Christopher

Kilroy's here

Kilroy's here YOUNGSTOWN -- Ever wonder about that long-nosed character named Kilroy? Or maybe

2005 will likely have less uncertainty and a slower growth rate than 2004

Stock investors will have to adjust to reality in the new year. NEW YORK (AP) -- It's time for

HIGH FIVE The week's biggest hits

TELEVISION 1. "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS. 2. "NFL Monday Night Football," ABC. 3. "CSI:



OHIO Center shutdown plan runs ahead of schedule

With the Youngstown center full, patients are being shifted to private care. APPLE CREEK, Ohio

PREVIEW Sugar Bowl

No. 3 Auburn (12-0) vs. No. 9 Virginia Tech (10-2) Time: 8 p.m. Monday TV/radio: WYTV (33), WEWS


LOCAL Training sessions set by HBA, safety council BOARDMAN--The Northern Ohio National Safety

Rose Bowl roundup

Rose Bowl roundup k THIS WILL COME MUCH LATER. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION Ministerial alliance, NAACP get together to mark history

Local black groups remember the past while installing a new slate of officers. YOUNGSTOWN -- It


JANET REICHARD ERIC ZEDAKER XBOARDMAN -- The marriage of Janet Reichard and Eric Zedaker was

BENGALS Eagles starters ready for bench

The Bengals hope to seal their second consecutive .500 season with a win. PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The

KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR \ Annie's Mailbox 'Lena' cannot accept new responsibilities

Dear Annie: Three months ago, our son married a 34-year-old girl, "Lena." Lena is obsessively

CATALOGUE FOR PHILANTHROPY Poor states are most generous

Mississippi ranked No. 1 for charitable giving. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR At this time of the


RPI goes on the road: Just about a month from now, three letters become a staple of college

Again, 'best city in the world' lies down under

Sydney, Australia, again tops many of the annual travel bests lists. Sydney, Sydney, Sydney. Yawn,

Drive image software worth pric

Q. The hard drive on my 3-year-old Dell Dimension XPS T650 is filled to capacity with music, photos,

HOLISTIC HEALTH Patients learn how to heal

Homeopathy works with a body's defense mechanisms, instead of against. BOARDMAN -- Homeopathy has

TSUNAMI, QUAKE Rain, floods add to misery

More stories of survival are emerging from the carnage. BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) -- After the

HOW HE SEES IT Confessions of a retired military 'felon'

Opinion: I recently read with horror the story of the Ohio soldiers who have been court martialed and jailed

49ERS Patriots trying to improve for playoffs

New England's starters should make an early exit against the lowly 49ers. FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) --

Check out whales off San Diego coast

Check out whales off San Diego coast Whale watching becomes true adventure travel from an open

ORANGE BOWL USC, OU finally face off for No. 1

Deja vu for BCS; undefeated Auburn pines for a place at the table. MIAMI (AP) -- Pete Carroll

Howland SCOPE Senior Center has the following activities planned: free public lectures from 11 a.m.

Howland SCOPE Senior Center has the following activities planned: free public lectures from 11 a.m.

COTTON BOWL Aggies suffer orange crush

Tennessee quarterback Rick Clausen tossed three TDs in the 38-7 drubbing. DALLAS (AP) -- The


Petrino withdraws from LSU job: Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino withdrew from consideration

YOUNGSTOWN HOMICIDES Police chief takes aim at drug trade

The police chief said he will use street patrols more aggressively to enforce a no-tolerance policy.


EMILY KUNKEL JOSEPH CAPPUZZELLO XGIRARD -- Emily Louise Kunkel, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William


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SUGAR BOWL Also-ran Auburn has something to prove to pollsters

Once again, the BCS leaves a power out of the running for national title. NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Poor


CURRENT PRICES Around the nation Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets,

NEW OFFICERS Two organizations

These people were installed as officers of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of

Heating pad ignites fire at Pa. care home

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A fire in a Quakertown care home that injured a 65-year-old woman and

BLACK TIE OPTIONAL Three little words are a big deal to partygoers

Instead of being helpful, they created uncertainty. HARTFORD COURANT It might be the most


MAHONING COUNTY Forum Health At Home offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays at 11 locations in

SOUTHWEST OHIO Teen acquitted of rape still suspended from school

The 17-year-old admitted to having consensual sex with two girls. CINCINNATI (AP) -- A 17-year-old

Meyer's farewell game a real Fiesta

The Florida-bound coach led Utah to a 'dreamlike' undefeated season. TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Utah

Bonds: Plan for more of the unexpected

Prices remain firm despite economic trends. NEW YORK (AP) -- The bond market wasn't supposed to


HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Mitch Albom. Hyperion, $19.95 2. The Da

CRIME Gunman still at large after two-day manhunt

The man fired twice at deputies, stole a cruiser and held a family at gunpoint, authorities said.


CHILDREN Book on tape delves into ancient Rome DALLAS MORNING NEWS "The Thieves of Ostia" by

The Armstrongs celebrate their 50th anniversary

XYOUNGSTOWN -- A party was held Dec. 19 at Bobby D's on Midlothian Boulevard to celebrate the 50th

GATOR BOWL After shaky start, Rix leads Seminoles to win

West Virginia racked up 238 rushing yards in the losing effort. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Nice

YEAR IN REVIEW The big picture ruled in 2004

The Associated Press weighs in on winners and losers of the business world last year. NEW YORK

BROWNS Season of misery draws to a close

Today's game features two teams headed in opposite directions. HOUSTON (AP) -- The Cleveland

YOUNGSTOWN MAYOR Jockeying begins for May primary

At least six people have said they want to be mayor. YOUNGSTOWN -- City voters will select the


55-PLUS MINERAL RIDGE XThe 55-Plus Club of Mineral Ridge will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at St.

HAIR TODAY Shades of brown

From Hollywood to Main Street, it's the season for brunettes. By LEIGH GROGAN SCRIPPS HOWARD

WHAT A VIEW: The skyline is still one reason Pittsburgh is a favorite for locals and tourists alike.

WHAT A VIEW: The skyline is still one reason Pittsburgh is a favorite for locals and tourists alike.

TOP 10

TOP 10 Silver screen travels The greatest travel-inspiring movies, from Budget Travel magazine:

New officeholders to chart Mahoning County's future

Opinion: If there is a silver lining in the saga of Mahoning County's fiscal crisis, is that the two new

CAL THOMAS Elections affect freedom worldwide

Opinion: Four elections, spanning just three months in three regions of the world, will shape events in this


OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 3-0-0 Pick 4, 2-7-7-3 Rolling Cash 11-15-21-31-33 Day

POLICE ACTIVITY Around the region

Gunfire leads to arrests YOUNGSTOWN -- After a report that Ohio Edison workers were being shot at

Shawnee Donald, Mr. Frederick plan to marry

XGIRARD -- The engagement of Shawnee Donald and Christopher Frederick, 33 E. Broadway Ave., is being

Plans announced for Miss Herdman, John Chismar Jr.

XHUBBARD -- Announcement is made by Patricia and David Herdman, 1316 Will-O-Wood Drive, of the

NBA Can Hornets cure curse?

A spate of injuries and hard luck has New Orleans wondering if a dark force is at work. NEW

CRAWFORD COUNTY, PA. Officials lay out plans for Conneaut Lake Park

For years the amusement park had to borrow money to open in the spring. MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) --

Today is Sunday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2005. There are 363 days left in the year. On this date

Today is Sunday, Jan. 2, the second day of 2005. There are 363 days left in the year. On this date


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Aqua America, .48, 24.624.61 Avalon Holdings,3.163.25 Clear Channel,

LAWRENCE COUNTY District attorney leads efforts to protect women and children

Both changes he supported were enacted into law. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Lawrence County District

'Mother Nature will win when she wants to'

Scientists are struck by the imbalance of power between humanity and creation. KNIGHT RIDDER

Just a ramblin' man

By GARY A. WARNER ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Tales from another year on the road. Twelve months that

THE PRESIDENCY Bush has big plans; can he pull them off?

Bedrock programs are on the agenda for change. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS WASHINGTON -- President

Politicians should be careful in taking sides and in attacking local businessmen

Opinion: EDITOR: I read with great concern Bertram de Souza's column in last Sunday's Vindicator. As the

REVIEW An intimate look into the Davy Crockett-Alamo myth

The author has been interested in Crockett since the third grade. By SAM HODGES KNIGHT RIDDER

YEAR IN REVIEW Broadband becomes the standard

Broadband growth has changed lifestyles online and off. By ANICK JESDANUN AP INTERNET WRITER

STEELERS Buffalo hopes to hit jackpot

The resurgent Bills need a win over the Steelers to make the playoffs. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) --

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'TELLING TALES' With anthology, authors contribute to AIDS cause

Some of the tales focus on life at its most unruly. By MICHAEL UPCHURCH SEATTLE TIMES Look at

Keeping in mind it can't all be good

You can bet traveling has its share of downs to go with the ups. The once-mighty greenback has

NBA ROUNDUP \ News and notes

Timberwolves hit slump: On a tense night inside the Minnesota Timberwolves' locker room following