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NCAA Reforms penalize academic failure

The NCAA plans to pull scholarships if athletes fail in the classroom. By TED HUTTON SOUTH

SOUTH SIDE Weekend patrols net drug arrests

Many found driving under suspended licenses. YOUNGSTOWN -- Drivers without valid licenses likely

Law enforcement officials offer these tips to prevent identity theft:

Law enforcement officials offer these tips to prevent identity theft: Tear up or shred credit card

Joyous Epiphany ends Christmas season

Presentation of the boar's head represents the triumph of Christ over Satan. T HE 44th ANNUAL

MAC BASKETBALL Balanced scoring propels OU to win

Kennedy Catholic grad John Reimold led Bowling Green past Northern Illinois. ASSOCIATED PRESS

EXTENDED FAMILIES Grandparents can recognize a gifted child's potential

Giftedness often goes unrecognized by parents and educators. By CHRISTINE ARPE GANG SCRIPPS

HELOISE Toothpick keeps the candle burning

Dear Heloise: If the wick in a fat candle is so short that it burns out too quickly, stick a round

AIRLINES United reaches tentative agreement

The flight attendants union said the contract does not address pension issues. CHICAGO (AP) --

Annie's Mailbox Lying seems like a sport to 'Carrie'

Dear Annie: My brother's 9-year-old daughter, "Carrie," has a habit of exaggerating and stretching

AFC PLAYOFFS Wild ride: Jets escape in OT

San Diego coach Marty Schottenheimer fell to 5-12 in the playoffs. SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The same New

OHIO STATE No. 9 Buckeyes no problem at home

Caity Matter scored 17 in the 15-point win. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Even with Jessica Davenport all but

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MEN Sunday's scores East Alvernia 70, Wilkes 65 Boston U. 69, Binghamton 54 Briar Cliff

TRUMBULL COUNTY District begins demolition of former Liberty High School

Souvenir bricks from the building are available. LIBERTY -- Want a piece of township history?

Heating bill assistance available

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County residents can apply for emergency and nonemergency home energy

MAHONING COUNTY Auditor proposes new panel

The committee would be nonpolitical and meet quarterly. YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County Auditor

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Harding tops Farrell, remains undefeated

A handful of prep games did not make Saturday's early deadline. WARREN -- Mario Manningham scored


Opinion: NEW ZEALAND The New Zealand Herald, Jan. 5: It is easy to criticise the tourists at Phuket and

Today is Monday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2005. There are 355 days left in the year. On this date in

Opinion: Today is Monday, Jan. 10, the 10th day of 2005. There are 355 days left in the year. On this date in


AUDIT COMMITTEE Functions Some of the responsibilities of an independent, volunteer audit


SUNDAY'S GAMES SuperSonics 108, Heat 98 SEATTLE -- Vladimir Radmanovic scored 27 points,

'Million Dollar Baby' wins top Film Critic Award

NEW YORK (AP) -- "Million Dollar Baby," the story of a woman trying to rise above her hard-knock

Dog bites mail carrier

Dog bites mail carrier YOUNGSTOWN -- A mail carrier was treated Saturday at St. Elizabeth Health

QUAKE, TSUNAMI Video shows graphic footage of giant wave engulfing city

One cameraman said he gave himself entirely to God during the ordeal. JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- A

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 'Fahrenheit,' 'Passion,' 'Shrek 2' win top honors for the movies

'Desperate Housewives' won for best new TV drama. PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Two controversial films

Suspect sought in woman's rape

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 34-year-old woman told police she was raped Saturday night by a man who asked her to


U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE MOST WANTED Dallas W. Parsons The U.S. Marshals Service Northern Ohio

STREET DEPARTMENT Federal court rejects lawsuit by employee

The employee said he was a victim of age discrimination. YOUNGSTOWN -- Dennis N. Walker's lawsuit

Post-9/11 inauguration

Opinion: Washington Post: The first presidential inauguration after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks


NIGHTS AT THE RACES XSt. Joseph the Provider Church, 633 Porter Ave., Campbell, will have a night

EAST SIDE Plaza to bid goodbye to IGA grocery

Area residents are getting ready for the closing of a store that's been a good neighbor.

NASCAR New season revving up this week

Fans are getting antsy for the season opener. MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL MILWAUKEE -- The real

Too easy for Indy: Broncos fold again

Peyton Manning dissected the Denver defense, throwing for 457 yards. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Even

QUAKE, TSUNAMI U.S. helicopter on relief trip crashes; at least two are hurt

A video of the devastating tsunami aired Sunday. BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) -- A U.S. helicopter

Companies pour funds into disaster relief efforts

Corporate giving to tsunami victims is rivaled only by post-9/11 assistance. NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S.

Abbas' election offers hope for peace in the Middle East

Opinion: Once again events in the Middle East have conspired to provide a glimmer of hope for peace. And,

Agenda Tuesday

Agenda Tuesday District 6 Public Works Integrating Committee, 9 a.m., Austintown Administration


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Tugboat sinks; 3 from crew die

Recent rains made the river more dangerous than usual. INDUSTRY, Pa. (AP) -- A tugboat pushing six

The annual expo features everything for the nuptials -- and beyond.

The annual expo features everything for the nuptials -- and beyond. LIBERTY -- Suzanne Valentine

Church has a clear position on evolution; here it is

Opinion: Church has a clear position on evolution; here it is EDITOR: Recent letters have made reference

WEST BANK Abbas wins election

Former President Carter helped to monitor the balloting. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS RAMALLAH, West

THE VINDICATOR Teamsters OK pact, will end walkout

The mailers received signing bonuses and agreed to health insurance contributions. YOUNGSTOWN --

HOW HE SEES IT 'Great Satan' aids Muslims, again

Opinion: By DEROY MURDOCK SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE NEW YORK -- The contrast could not have been


OHIO Saturday night drawings: Super Lotto: 2-29-32-42-43-44 Pick 3, 0-1-0 Pick 4, 4-0-1-7

PARENTING Better late than ever

Many aging couples find unique rewards -- and challenges -- in rearing children. By KIMBERLY

Old Liberty high: Down it goes

Old Liberty high: Down it goes k DEMOLITION has begun on the old Liberty High School. PAGE B1

NORTH AMERICAN AUTO SHOW Chrysler, Ford give Detroit first double win since 1996

The Chrysler 300 beat out the Corvette and Mustang. DETROIT (AP) -- America's "in" sedan and the

HOW THEY SEE IT China may be nearing end of good run

Opinion: By ELIZABETH ECONOMY and ADAM SEGAL LOS ANGELES TIMES These are heady days in Beijing. The

CAMPBELL Cop call turns up drugs, gun

CAMPBELL -- Police who were called to an apartment Sunday morning to stop a fight among a group of


THE LOCATION A few facts Facts about the Montgomery Island Dam on the Ohio River: Location: 32

No. 2 Duke 88, No. 25 Virginia Tech 67

No. 2 Duke 88, No. 25 Virginia Tech 67 DURHAM, N.C. -- Monique Currie scored 18 points to lift

Moss stays, Vikings upset rivals

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Randy Moss stuck around for every sweet second this time. Moss caught two

Steelers set for 2nd season

Pittsburgh expects another defensive struggle when the Jets come to town. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The

LAW ENFORCEMENT High-tech criminals can hijack your identity

Smaller police departments face challenges in tracking perpetrators. Identity theft can steal your

HOW HE SEES IT Language of populism is GOP's chief weapon

Opinion: By PAUL CAMPOS SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE A few years ago, I was being driven down a spacious