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SIGNS OF TROUBLE AHEAD

SIGNS OF TROUBLE AHEAD If you answer yes to any one of these questions, you owe it to yourself to


Lakers 99, Nuggets 91

Lakers 99, Nuggets 91 LOS ANGELES -- Kobe Bryant scored the Lakers' first 14 points in the fourth


Annie's Mailbox Kids can make the flight alone

Dear Annie: My kids, ages 11 and 9, live with my ex-wife over 1,000 miles away from me. Each time I


PREVIEW \ Orange Bowl

No. 1 Southern California (12-0) vs. No. 2 Oklahoma (12-0) Time: 8 p.m. Tuesday TV/radio: WYTV


"It was like a human wave. As people fell down running for the door, others just simply ran over

Opinion: "It was like a human wave. As people fell down running for the door, others just simply ran over


Bucknell stuns No. 10 Pittsburgh

ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH -- Kevin Bettencourt made two free throws with 23 seconds remaining to


BIG TEN OSU women recover from early miscues

The Buckeyes kept their home unbeaten streak alive by beating Purdue. COLUMBUS (AP) -- The first


NFL PLAYOFFS

NFL PLAYOFFS Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 8 St. Louis at Seattle, 4:30 p.m. (ABC) N.Y.


Is U.S. prepared for a tsunami?

Experts say the risks are greater than most people realize. DALLAS MORNING NEWS The death toll


NIGHTCLUB FIRE Funerals, resignation

Protesters showed up at the town hall. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Mourning families buried


Despite poor start, Patriots run past 49ers

San Francisco finished with franchise-worst 2-14 record. FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -- Another poor start


ORANGE BOWL Fabulous freshman fuels OU

Adrian Peterson's nickname is 'AD,' short for All Day -- as in how long he can run. MIAMI (AP) --


MAHONING COMMISSIONER Reese reflects on his tenure as commissioner

The outgoing commissioner said his greatest disappointment was dealing with the sales tax.


Fatalities from Ohio on the rise

No particular area of the state took the brunt. DAYTON (AP) -- The 30 Ohio servicemen killed in


INDOOR FUN: Area residents are checking their winter doldrums at the door when they enter the

INDOOR FUN: Area residents are checking their winter doldrums at the door when they enter the


IRAQ 22 guardsmen die in attack

Calls went out for unity among Sunnis. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents exposed the vulnerability


WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA Mercer's youthful mayor quits year early

Council has until the end of the month to appoint a new mayor. MERCER, Pa. (AP) -- One of the


'WELCOME TO MARS' New PBS show is literally out of this world

The show gives a clear picture of the challenges faced. BOSTON (AP) -- When scientists wanted to


STANDINGS

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HELOISE Just a little effort, then everybody's happy

Dear Heloise: About twice a year, I collect the address pages off my current mail-order catalogs,


The U.S. Marshals Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is asking the public to help

The U.S. Marshals Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is asking the public to help


U.S. GOVERNMENT Funding grows for faith-based programs

President Bush says the groups do a better job of reaching out. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government


HOW HE SEES IT Is the U.S. losing its standing in world?

Opinion: By CLIFFORD D. MAY SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE Is the United States a superpower? For years,


A win and a win

A win and a win k BOTH The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns finished the regular


AFGHANISTAN Clash leaves U.S. soldier dead

An American aid worker escaped a kidnapping attempt. KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A U.S. soldier and


CAVALIERS James' status still up in the air

Coach Silas says it's all up to his star player if he wants to play tonight. CLEVELAND (AP) --


HOW SHE SEEES IT Charter schools offer lessons in limits

Opinion: By AMY STUART WELLS WASHINGTON POST In the past five months, three major reports have been


& lt;B & gt;EICH & lt;/B & gt;, Thomas, 82, of Youngstown; calling

& lt;B & gt;EICH & lt;/B & gt;, Thomas, 82, of Youngstown; calling hours Tuesday


BRIDGE

Answers to weekly quiz: Q. Vulnerable, you hold: xQ 5 u10 8 5 4 vK Q 9 5 wQ 7 6 Partner opens


SPRINGFIELD SCHOOLS Machines put milk on the menu

The Boardman, Hubbard and Mohawk school districts got similar grants. NEW MIDDLETOWN -- Want milk?


Intelligent design isn't science, it's religion.

Opinion: Intelligent design isn't science, it's religion. EDITOR: First and foremost, intelligent design


SUGAR BOWL Auburn hopes unlikely

Virginia Tech could put to rest this year's BCS controversy of who's No. 1. NEW ORLEANS (AP) --


hRunoff set in Croatia

hRunoff set in Croatia ZAGREB, Croatia -- Croatia's pro-Western president failed to win an


NO. 1 LSU 79, TULANE 45

No. 1 LSU 79, Tulane 45 BATON ROUGE, La. -- Seimone Augustus scored 23 points to lead top-ranked


PADDLING CASE Martin seeks cancellation of jury trial

A related criminal trial is pending in Trumbull County. YOUNGSTOWN -- James E. Martin's lawyer


RADIO New-style stations may catch on soon

Are you ready for Jack, or Chill, or Red? By MARC FISHER WASHINGTON POST Radio, losing a


WORTH A LOOK

DINNER-THEATERS XA madrigal dinner theater to be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at First United


OHIO SENATE DiDonato says so long, for now

One-party rule has hurt Ohio, the departing Senate minority leader says. COLUMBUS -- For Greg


REGIONAL COLLEGES Ball State takes advantage of Kent mistakes

ASSOCIATED PRESS MUNCIE, Ind. -- Terrance Chapman had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead Ball


Browns cap it with a victory

Many of the players want Terry Robiskie to be the head coach next season. HOUSTON (AP) -- Terry


HORIZON LEAGUE YSU men look to end slide vs. UIC

With a win, the Penguins would be above .500 in league play. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown State


CONGRESS Two explosive issues to greet lawmakers

Social Security changes and judicial appointments loom large in 2005. WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON


TRUMBULL COUNTY Niles native follows heart to pursue career in the arts

Teaching is like performing in many ways, the Niles native says. NILES -- Tom Shaker has come home


COMPULSIVE BUYING Beyond their means

By JESSICA GUYNN KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- 'Tis the season of mandatory


Youngstown man faces charges after accident

Youngstown man faces charges after accident YOUNGSTOWN -- Thomas W. Egolf, 40, of South Maryland


Ukrainian ballot gives hope that Democracy will flourish

Opinion: Viktor Yanukovych has vowed to continue a court fight for Ukraine's presidency, but his resignation


MCGUFFEY HEIGHTS Drainage work enters 2nd phase

The city's 2nd Ward councilman has spearheaded the improvements. YOUNGSTOWN -- For years, flooding


NFL, tennis players aid in tsunami relief

Throughout the sports world, athletes and fans are contributing to the cause. ASSOCIATED PRESS


AUSTRALIA

Opinion: AUSTRALIA The Age, Melbourne, Dec. 28: On Boxing Day, the world's biggest earthquake in 40 years


FIESTA BOWL 12-0 Utah says goodbye to Meyer

Outgoing Pitt coach Walt Harris admitted his team didn't match up physically. TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) --


INTERCONFERENCE Bengals rout Eagles, finish 8-8

It's the second straight season Cincinnati finished at .500. PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia


Longhorns left homeless by Ivan donated to Texas breeding farm

Florida steers are working their way into a high-profile herd. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS FORT


HOW HE SEES IT Conservatives will face obstacles

Opinion: By WILL LESTER ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Political conservatives have their best


Steelers stay on a roll

Even with a host of backups, Pittsburgh defeated a hot team on the road for its 14th straight win.


QUAKE, TSUNAMI Survivor is found; aid work steps up

Fisherman Tengku Sofyan was out to sea when the tsunami hit. BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) -- A


Reversal of fortune

Opinion: Washington Post: A candidate should know he has reached the end of the line when, on the losing end


MOVIE PIRACY Putting a stop to thievery

By ALEX VEIGA ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES -- In not-too-secret online forums, Wesley Snipes'


Today is Monday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2005. There are 362 days left in the year. On this date in

Opinion: Today is Monday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2005. There are 362 days left in the year. On this date in


INTERCONFERENCE

INTERCONFERENCE Rams 32, Jets 29, OT ST. LOUIS -- The Rams won a finale that, in the end, they