Steelers, Patriotsto face off Sunday
k THE NEW ENGLAND Patriots, winners of two Super Bowls in three years, will invade Pittsburgh on Sunday for the AFC Championship Game. In the NFC title game, the Philadelphia Eagles will host the Atlanta Falcons.
Holiday crimesdrop in Boardman
k A TWO-MONTH push by Boardman police to tackle auto thefts and burglaries during the holiday season reduced both crimes by more than 45 percent from 2003, the department reports.
GM offers pointersto hospital workers
k GENERAL MOTORS conducted a workshop recently for Youngstown hospital workers designed to help them improve workflow, productivity, efficiency and cut waste, specifically in the operating room.
KFC rules in China
k CHINA'S RELENTLESS appetite for the colonel's chicken has KFC on a building boom in the world's most populous country.
LIFE & amp;WORK
Signing for toddlers
k SIGNING, the use of hand gestures to communicate with toddlers who have normal hearing, is a practice that is growing in popularity among new parents.
kANNETTE BENING of the showbiz comedy "Being Julia" and Clive Owen and Natalie Portman of the sex drama "Closer" won Golden Globes on Sunday.
Look for the guysto dominate 'Idol'
k CHANCES are this season, you will see more male contestants come to fore on "American Idol." The fourth-season debuts Tuesday on Fox.