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BOYS BASKETBALL Cleveland St. Ignatius at Boardman, late Ursuline at Massillon, late Minerva


LOCAL No Curbstone meeting The Curbstone Coaches will not hold their weekly noon luncheon Monday

Former clerk accused of stealing $16,000

The store paid for 36 refunds that had not been requested by customers, a detective said. BOARDMAN

hFlorists' book filled with year-round tips

hFlorists' book filled with year-round tips After the holiday decorations come down, there'll be a

U.N. official: U.S. could help penitent Taliban by easing up

Karzai has called for low-ranking Taliban members to make peace and help rebuild Afghanistan.

Fox offers pro-Muslim spots to stations

NEW YORK (AP) -- In response to the portrayal of Muslims on Fox's "24," the network is offering its

Graner sentenced to 10 years in military prison

The reservist from Uniontown, Pa., spoke for nearly three hours as an 'unsworn statement.' FORT

INFORMATION REVOLUTION Technology speeds up pace of life

A scientist examines the impact of communication advancements on personal well-being. By RICHARD

SUNDAY NEWS SHOWS | Opinions on the air

Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week": Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist,

Five feared dead at site of avalanche in Utah

Five feared dead at site of avalanche in Utah PARK CITY, Utah -- Rescue workers spent all day

Knowledge-based economy, demands more from council

Opinion: Knowledge-based economy, demands more from council EDITOR: Once again, I find it difficult to


TOURIST TRAPS There's fun to be had No self-respecting native would admit having fun at the

'Winterfest' may make new fans

Accessible and impressive dance pulls you in. YOUNGSTOWN -- Jeffrey Graham Hughes, artistic

Judge orders sanctuary to turn over Boomerang

The lion's owner wants deputies available to make sure he gets the animal. YOUNGSTOWN -- After an

No. 6 Stanford 76, No. 14 Boston College 66

No. 6 Stanford 76, No. 14 Boston College 66 STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Brooke Smith scored 17

Canfield AARP chapter seats new officers

CANFIELD -- Officers of Canfield Chapter 3104, AARP, for 2005 were installed during a meeting Jan. 3

NFL PREVIEWS \ Sunday's games

MINNESOTA at PHILADELPHIA When: 1 p.m. TV/radio: (17/62) (8) (53) (WBBW-AM 1240) Series history:

Wolfowitz: U.S. can hand over relief work to Indonesia, others

About 3,000 tsunami survivors the equivalent of $3 a day to help with the cleanup. BANDA ACEH,

Remaining Free Agents


No longer an insider joke

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Golden Globes are the Hollywood awards equivalent of that phrase "famous for

Liberty rallies in 2nd half

CHAMPION -- Edward Kershaw scored 24 points and Mychal Doblanski added 19 for Liberty High, which

Chain evolves from no-frills to espresso, looks westward

The company is accelerating its expansion by adding about 500 shops a year. BOSTON (AP) -- With

Local teams dominate Top Gun tournament

Saturday's quarterfinals included five from Austintown Fitch High. ALLIANCE -- Austintown Fitch

Gaming expansion requires patience

The horse racing commission might act on the new track in March. A word of advice to those anxious

Coconut oil is back in diets

But nutritionists gave the regimen a cool reception. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS The diet has been

Man shot in foot

Man shot in foot YOUNGSTOWN -- Shondale Phifer, 30, of Kenmore Avenue told police he was shot in

Saturday's Bowl Summaries


The radiant heat relieves tired muscles, eases stress and removes skin blemishes.

The radiant heat relieves tired muscles, eases stress and removes skin blemishes. BY STACY DOWNS

She has trust issues about his ex-girlfriend

Dear Annie: Last year, while recuperating from surgery, my husband, "Ted," had six months of free

Instructor at Fitch is top tech teacher

Instructor at Fitch is top tech teacher kGREG WILSON, industrial technology instructor at

'Dick and Jane' sued

NEW YORK (AP) -- See Dick and Jane. See Dick and Jane get a lawyer. Pearson Education, the

Virtual combat goes from pastime to lucrative career for lucky few

Corporations are putting up cash for big-money tournaments and sponsoring professional gamers.

Message means drive may fail soon

Q. I am running a 2 GHz Dell PC with Windows XP. I have divided the hard drive into several


EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGBL10StrHomeAwayConf New York1718.486--4-6L-111-76-

RETAIL Penney's looks to broaden its base

The new chairman says price will be an important focus. DALLAS MORNING NEWS DALLAS -- J.C.

Healing found in art

When words fail, sometimes art can help. AUSTINTOWN -- When people think of holistic healing,

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FIGHT SCHEDULE Jan. 14 At Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Ricardo Castillo, Mexico, vs. Edel Ruiz,

TECHNOLOGY Hidden programs are a plague to millions of computer users

Spyware is hard to find and hard to remove. LOS ANGELES TIMES Spyware is brazenly sneaky. In

Interested in going? Check out the Web sites first

If you decide to go, be sure to give yourself plenty of time for each step of the way. KNIGHT

Ohio attorney general sues OfficeMax

The Cleveland Better Business Bureau has rated store as 'unsatisfactory.' COLUMBUS (AP) --

THE KOVELS \ Antiques and collecting Papier-m & acirc;ch & eacute; items, furniture ideas to chew on

Advertisements in the 18th century didn't offer "chewed paper" furniture for sale; instead, the

Deacons down UNC, set free throw record

No. 2 Kansas remained undefeated after beating Colorado, 76-61. ASSOCIATED PRESS WINSTON-SALEM,

The 'ca-ca-can't we just get along' crowd has no sense of history; don't listen to them

Opinion: EDITOR: You recently printed another letter from one of our "peaceniks" carping about Donald

Fiery opposition leader expects to be next premier

She said there are 'no other alternatives.' KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's fiery opposition


PGA Sony Open Par Scores By The Associated Press Friday At Waialae Country Club Honolulu


NORTHFIELD RESULTS FRIDAY 1st-Tucson Lace(F Harris)10.203.802.80 Jasper Willow(J Perrin)2.802.40

NFL Playoff Glance

NFL PLAYOFF GLANCE Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 8 St. Louis 27, Seattle 20 N.Y. Jets

'Exhausted' Shurilla leads Poland with 19

Canfield rallied in the second quarter, but couldn't keep up in 60-45 loss to the Cardinals.


CLUBS DOW chief Gray is guest speaker at banquet Steve Gray, chief of the Ohio Department of

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& lt;B & gt;ARGIRO, & lt;/B & gt;Mary J., 88, of Edinburg, Pa.; calling hours

Penguins allow UW-Green Bay to escape

YSU senior forward Barb Fabianova scored 17 points in the loss. Youngstown State women's

In the red-carpet rough-up, don't bet against the blonde

In the red-carpet rough-up, don't bet against the blonde By TANYA BARRIENTOS KNIGHT RIDDER

Pilot flies by the book and pays for it

Opinion: By PETER GARRISON LOS ANGELES TIMES Ever heard of Sten Molin? He was the pilot whose

Fiscal crisis in government demands creative thinking

Opinion: While the economic adversity being experienced by Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana county

REMODELING Parents should let kids design their rooms

Parents may be well-meaning, but a room is a child's sanctuary. By CAMILLA A. HERRERA STAMFORD

Lesson learned, JFK rips Cards

Eagles put four players in double figures in a rout over Cardinal Mooney. WARREN - The outcome of

TRAFFIC CONTROL Closing of streets tougher than ever

Security measures are forcing everyone to choreograph their movements with care. WASHINGTON POST


MONDAY XRuth Shrine 64 will have a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Poland Masonic Temple. Kay

Spring wedding set for Miss Sefko and Mr. Kelty

XPOLAND -- Plans for the spring wedding of Sarah Stefko, 2803 Poland Village Blvd., and Arthur

Interim government vows to provide a secure election

Some residents are stockpiling supplies, saying they don't know what to expect around election day.


MAINTENANCE What to do People should sit on a towel so sweat is not directly absorbed into

Fiery crash sends 4 to hospitals

Two helicopters were called to the scene. SOUTHINGTON -- Four people, including a young child,

Australian Open

AUSTRALIAN OPEN DRAW MEN Roger Federer (1), Switzerland, vs. Fabrice Santoro, France

Mahoning county

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

Poisoning of crows on hold

The bird-killing chemical is not approved for use in Pennsylvania. LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- A plan

Farrant seated as Aut Mori Grotto monarch

CANFIELD -- Gary S. Farrant was installed as monarch of Aut Mori Grotto on Jan. 5 at theShangri La


MONDAY XGarden Gate members will plan the 2005 calendar when they meet at 7:30 p.m. Alma Moore is

VACATION SPOTS Florida frets over tourism

Images of past hurricane devastation may make vacationers think twice in 2005. ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)

ABU GHRAIB Soldier convicted of prisoner abuse

The Pennsylvania reservist could get 15 years in prison. FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- Army Spc.

Today is Saturday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2005. There are 350 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Saturday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2005. There are 350 days left in the year. On this date


NBA ROUNDUP Saturday's game Bulls 86, Knicks 84 CHICAGO -- Eddy Curry's layup with 2.4 seconds


HOWLAND TOWNSHIP Zoning permits A breakdown on the number of zoning permits issued in Howland

SOUTH ASIA Hoping for tourism rebound after tsunami

Many resort areas are already awaiting new visitors in the aftermath. NEW YORK (AP) -- In the two

Abbas urges cease-fire at inaugural

Election officials resigned over irregularities in Palestinian election. RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP)

22 pilot whales beached on N.C.coast

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) -- At least 22 pilot whales beached themselves on the coast early Saturday, and at


OHIO Friday 1/14 Night drawings: Pick 3, 8-8-6 Pick 4, 6-9-9-7 Buckeye 5, 5-8-10-29-35 Mega

Weekly quiz:

Weekly quiz: Q. As South, vulnerable, you hold: xA Q 10 8 3 uQ 4 vVoid wK 10 9 8 3 2 The

China, Taiwan agree to allow direct flights

MACAU (AP) -- China and Taiwan agreed Saturday to allow the first direct flights between the rivals

Illinois wining streak hits 18

Indiana edges Purdue in double overtime, 75-73. EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Luther Head scored a

Both vulnerable. North deals.

Both vulnerable. North deals. NORTH x Q J 4 u A K 9 8 5 3 v 7 w 8 3 2 WEST EAST x 7 3

Officials are still at odds over funding

A major convention is coming to Mahoning County this summer. YOUNGSTOWN -- Suzanne Heino,

In Howland, all signs point to more growth

A sizable project extending Kenyon Drive for commercial ventures is planned. HOWLAND -- Loads of


THURSDAY'S GAMES Houston 94, New Jersey 85, OT Sacramento 107, Utah 93 L.A. Lakers 98,

Jen Perugini aims to close career in style

The Penguins have improved behind the leadership of the senior standout. YOUNGSTOWN -- The

Titan probe beams back a low, whooshing sound

The mission has confirmed some long-held theories and produced startling surprises. DARMSTADT,

Poland Garden Club slate seated at party

POLAND -- Poland Garden Club's Christmas party was held Dec. 19 at Bruno's, where Louise Mulderig

KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR \ Annie's Mailbox Take the opportunity to remind veterans they're not forgotten

Dear Annie: Year after year, your generous readers open their hearts to America's hospitalized

Joy, 27, answers to God and goes online to explain via 'The Convent Files'

SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Joy likes to talk to God. A lot. Sometimes

GlenOak hands Boardman first league loss

CANTON -- The Federal Leauge just got a little tighter. Jess Delagrange scored 11 of her 13 points

DNA leads to arrest in '82 murder

The man is facing charges of homicide, aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, robbery and

TRIBUTE Seeking more life along King streets

At least 730 communities have named streets or portions of streets after the civil rights leader.

Boozer faces former team for first time

The Cleveland front office accused him of backing out of a verbal contract. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) --

NEXT UP This week's schedule

Youngstown State Tuesday: Women's basketball at IPFW, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Men's basketball at

Woman wins $60,000

Woman wins $60,000 YOUNGSTOWN -- A city woman has claimed half of the $120,000 prize from the Ohio

Bush administration wishing upon a star in the Middle East

Opinion: "When you wish upon a star your dreams come true." That line from Jiminy Cricket in "Pinocchio"

Parents announce date for Carr, Ciccone wedding

XPOLAND -- The engagement of Kimberly Carr, 9001 Portage Pointe Drive, Streetsboro, daughter of

DeMartes observe 63rd anniversary in Georgia

XATLANTA -- Mr. and Mrs. Samuel DeMarte of Atlanta will celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary on

A nation of faith, religious illiterates

Opinion: By STEPHEN PROTHERO LOS ANGELES TIMES The sociologist Peter Berger once remarked that if India

Busch Gardens raises daily admission price

Busch Gardens raises daily admission price TAMPA, Fla. -- Busch Gardens has raised daily admission

Council to hear rezoning requests

The 'service district' land is in four distinct parcels. CORTLAND -- The city council will give a

Officials agree: Layoffs loom

Numbers are being reviewed by the county auditor to see if suggested cuts will work. WARREN --

Woman gets her first deer

It was the last hour of the last day of muzzleloading season. Husband-and-wife hunters Tony and


55-PLUS LIBERTY XThe Liberty 55-Plus Seniors will meet at 11:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Rocco Church

Cruel reality awaits loser

New England's hobbled defense will try to slow Peyton Manning's aerial show. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Anniversary event for the Hoods held in December

XCANFIELD -- The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. William Hood, 114 Hood Drive, was


OHIO Goodyear official resigns after being charged AKRON -- A member of Goodyear Tire &


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

Company to end 717 production

An executive said the overall market doesn't support continuation of the model. CHICAGO (AP) --

Meszaros 50th is celebrated at family dinner

XNILES -- Mr. and Mrs. George Meszaros, 3040 Niles-Carver Road, were honored at a family dinner on

Diversity breakfast is planned at YSU

Diversity breakfast is planned at YSU YOUNGSTOWN -- The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity

MAC Broncos remain unbeaten in MAC

Mychal Green had 23 points to lead Ohio. ASSOCIATED PRESS BOWLING GREEN -- Levi Rost scored 20

Nations appeal for visitors, but hesitations linger

Countries fear loss of hundreds of millions of dollars from foreign visitors. SINGAPORE (AP) --

YSU names new interim provost

The president hopes to have a search committee for a new provost in place by the end of February.


TODAY Noon (FSN Ohio) Women's college basketball: George Washington at Xavier. Noon (FSN Pitt)

Schilb has 16 as Loyola ends winning streak

The Ramblers hold a surprising rebound advantage against Raiders. CHICAGO -- Blake Schilb had 16


MEN SATURDAY'S SCORES EAST American U. 76, Lafayette 74 Brandeis 79, NYU 77 Bryant 91,

ECONOMY Housing market slowing

Housing won't lead the economic expansion this year, economists predict. CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Struggling Penguins still search for right answers

Youngstown State may find relief against IPFW. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown State men's basketball

Steelers QB does enough to win

Roethlisberger recovers some early mistakes to bring team back. PITTSBURGH -- Part of Ben


WHERE TO STAY The Best Western Admirals Inn, 5665 Cypress Gardens Blvd., (863) 324-5950,

Outdoor show host's fan base grows

TV host Wayne Hubbard has a reality show with a minority view. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS KANSAS

Vidale scores 15 for Raiders

Ursuline jumped to an early lead and held on for a rare win over Harding. YOUNGSTOWN -- Hustle,

Junes celebrate their 60th anniversary

XYOUNGSTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Lewis June of Youngstown were honored Dec. 11 at a catered dinner party

JAMES AND MORRIS CAREY \ On the House Home remodeling requires a designer with the right skills

With a remodel, along with the new, you need to think about the high cost of replacing perfectly


Berlin Reservoir will be a great place this year to catch largemouth bass and crappie, predicts an


BOYS BASKETBALL FRIDAY'S SCORES AREA Canton Timken 66, Wilson 43 Canton GlenOak 83, Boardman 43

UNDERAGE SALES| Clerks cited

MAHONING COUNTY Sheetz Inc., 5499 Mahoning Ave., Austintown. McQuaid's, 11025 Akron-Canfield

HEALTH Nutritionists pleased with new guidelines

But they aren't certain they'll serve much more of a purpose than other recommendations. ST. LOUIS

Remembering King, his dream

Remembering King, his dream kARIELLE GREEN, 10, of the Archangel Dancers of Youngstown, performs

Preserving heritage


Plantation face-lift complete


PGA Maruyama leads Sony, Wie out

The 15-year-old shot a 4-over 74 and missed the cut by seven strokes. ASSOCIATED PRESS HONOLULU


NORTHFIELD RESULTS LATE FRIDAY 13th-PocketMaidenN(Merr)11.804.203.40 Ron's Lady(K

Cosmetic surgery attractive to teens

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS From Botox and fat injections to liposuction, cosmetic surgery has soared


NBA SATURDAY'S SUMMARY BULLS 86, KNICKS 84 NEW YORK (84) -- K.Thomas 6-16 3-3 15, J.Williams

Tice's hard-nosed approach helps keep Vikings focused

The coach's personality is needed in this season of controversy. ASSOCIATED PRESS EDEN PRAIRIE,


NFL PLAYOFFS FavoritePointsUnderdog Divisional Playoffs PITTSBURGH9 (35)Ny Jets ATLANTA7

Baxter the kitten is one cute little polydactyl

Dear Heloise: My new kitten has 23 toes! His name is Baxter, and the seven toes on his front right


PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers stared straight at defeat Saturday; it was Jets' place kicker

MARRIAGE What Japanese women want: Western husbands

Many reject the home-bound role of the traditional Japanese wife. By BENNETT RICHARDSON

Task force urges no new gay policies

One official expects the report will generate fireworks. MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL CHICAGO -- A

Consent decree sought by judge

The $4 million carry-over into 2005 is for unpaid bills, the sheriff said. YOUNGSTOWN -- A federal

Yushchenko ally criticizes call to raze tent camp

Supporters believe he'll be sworn in by Jan. 19. KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- In a sign of emerging

Judge extends deadline for a consensus plan

The company and its creditors must reconcile competing proposals to bring steel mill out of

Heroes and those others

Opinion: Los Angeles Times: As the historian Kevin Starr has observed, Los Angeles would not be the

Privacy concerns are raised

Anti-terrorism law's demands for driver's licenses stirs privacy vs. security debate. ASSOCIATED

FDA expert committees reject over-the-counter sale of drug

Merck officials said they still haven't abandoned the idea. WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON --

Surprise dinner celebrates Halls' 50th anniversary

XYOUNGSTOWN -- The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hall, 3860 Eigen St., was

LICENSING Changes in N.C.

Car crash rates declined sharply in North Carolina after lawmakers toughened licensing standards for

GAY MARRIAGE Amendment used in defense against charges of violence

The director of a domestic violence center said the practice could jeopardize people's lives.

Tort reform push is 'phonus balonus'

Opinion: By SIDNEY ZION NEW YORK DAILY NEWS President Bush finally has found real weapons of mass

Many survivors cling tightly to their faith

They try to make sense of the tragedy and cope with what's ahead. BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) --

Ruth Mosher, Justin Panuccio to wed in May

XYOUNGSTOWN -- Dr. Allan and Jennifer Mosher are announcing the engagement of Ruth Elizabeth Mosher,

Too much praise bad as too little

Q. I praise my 20-month-old for specific accomplishments, but I don't make a huge deal out of it


ACCENT LIGHTING Tips When positioning accent lights, make sure they don't shine onto areas where

REACH OUT AND READ Docs bring books to young patients

One Ohio doctor's idea is helping millions in the United States and abroad. CLEVELAND (AP) -- A

Beedle scores 33; Blue Devils unbeaten in 12

McDonald raced to a 53-24 halftime lead to win its 12th straight game. LOWELLVILLE -- McDonald

MEDICAL TREATMENT Stem cells and hopes lure many abroad

Many foreign clinics advertise varying claims of success with stem-cell therapy. SACRAMENTO BEE

Rain, rain, go away

Sometimes I envy those who live along streams and rivers where ducks, grebes, herons, and


Rawlses celebrate 1st year with the birth of a son LOS ANGELES -- Grammy-winning R & amp;B