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No. 2 LSU 91, Arkansas 45

No. 2 LSU 91, Arkansas 45 BATON ROUGE, La. -- Seimone Augustus scored 16 points and grabbed eight


Reader's suggestion to stack candles could actually pose a fire hazard

Dear Heloise: I have found a great way to preserve my pretty, decorative candles -- yet still burn


2 arraigned in South Side church burglary

The judge set $50,000 bonds for the two men. YOUNGSTOWN -- Maybe it was the hour (almost midnight)


4th-quarter earnings report shows profits rose 18 percent

GE's CEO said growth should be sustained into 2006. STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- General Electric Co.'s


ELKTON Northeast Ohio imam freed from area lockup

ELKTON (AP) -- The leader of Ohio's largest mosque finished a two-month prison term for lying about


HOW HE SEES IT China, India emerging as world powers

Opinion: By DANIEL SNEIDER KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Last week the National Intelligence Council, the


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Indictments A Mahoning County grand jury indicted these people: Richard L.


TODAY

TODAY 9 a.m. (Golf) Golf: South African Airways Open. 3 p.m. (USA) Golf: Buick Invitational.


Group's mottto: Put principle above all else

Nobody is safe from this group's criticism. LOS ANGELES TIMES WASHINGTON -- Among the droves of


BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL Austintown Community Baseball will hold sign-ups Saturday and Sunday from


Liberty survives scare from Tigers

Cornwell scored five points in overtime as Leopards remained perfect in TAC. LIBERTY -- Liberty


Blake gets 2-year deal from Tribe

The third baseman will move to the outfield after agreeing to a $5.4 million contract. CLEVELAND


AUSTRALIAN OPEN

AUSTRALIAN OPEN TODAY Men's Third Round Guillermo Canas (12), Argentina, def. Radek Stepanek,


Town in Louisiana mourns loss of six

Town in Louisiana mourns loss of six k THE SMALL community of Houma, La., lost six members of a


Air Canada resumes flights

The airline agreed not to discipline employees who punched out for others. TORONTO (AP) -- Air


Some applauded him; others weren't so enamored.

Some applauded him; others weren't so enamored. SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON --


Changes to arena contracts result in savings for project

The city also found a way to get a freight elevator installed at the center. YOUNGSTOWN -- The


Weekly quiz:

Weekly quiz: Q. Vulnerable, you hold: xK 9 8 5 3 2 uK 9 4 v8 4 w5 2 Partner opens the bidding


Clemens returning to Astros

The Rocket will take home $18 million to pitch for a 22nd season. HOUSTON (AP) -- Roger Clemens is


WEDNESDAY'S GAMES

WEDNESDAY'S GAMES Boston 92, Chicago 83 Toronto 98, New York 81 Philadelphia 107, Charlotte


Judge locks up man accused in 3 accidents

The suspect says he has a seizure disorder that causes spells. YOUNGSTOWN -- A 34-year-old


THOMAS SOWELL Social Security Trust Fund is a fiction

Opinion: The latest liberal spin on Social Security is that there is no problem. Of course, there is no


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KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR \ Annie's Mailbox Giving 'Matt' his own chores should work

Dear Annie: My brother-in-law, "Matt," moved in with us a year ago, after splitting with his wife.


The buzz on TV

The buzz on TV SEVENTEEN MAGAZINE All eyes are now on Jamie Lynn Spears. With her new


Men's Basketball Scores

MEN'S BASKETBALL SCORES EAST Alfred 68, Hartwick 50 American U. 72, Army 37 Amherst 68,


Is U.S. conservatism truly conservative?

Opinion: By GILLIS HARP, Ph.D. SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR A little success is a dangerous thing,


Ukraine leader to visit Moscow, European cities

WASHINGTON POST MOSCOW -- Ukrainian president-elect Viktor Yushchenko moved Thursday to repair


Boston says bomb threat not reliable

Officials dismiss an anonymous tip, saying it could have been a hoax. WASHINGTON POST BOSTON --


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& lt;B & gt;AURELIO, & lt;/B & gt;Judith A. (Thurik), 37, of Campbell, formerly of


Prosecutor opposes rescheduling trial

Lawyer seeks to postpone because another trial has been pending since 1999. YOUNGSTOWN -- Clients


Detective says Blake wanted Bakley dead

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A former police detective who worked for Robert Blake as a private investigator


Lineman, DB are ailing for Falcons

Atlanta hopes Todd Weiner and Kevin Mathis are healthy for Sunday. FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) --


Sect raised funds for Bush ads

The reclusive group has its roots in Australia and England. ST. PETERSBURG TIMES TALLAHASSEE,


School nurses to get training in bioterrorism

Sponsors want to be on the leading edge of training in preparedness. YOUNGSTOWN -- Most school


Soldiers' deaths bring grief to small La. town

The loss of six is believed to be the largest by a Guard unit in the conflict. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE


Judge rules: Stan's the man

Cartoon creator is owed a percentage of profits form Marvel's income since 1998. NEW YORK (AP) --


On tap for the Grammys

On tap for the Grammys LOS ANGELES -- Green Day, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw and U2 will perform at


ANGLING TIPS Jack Wollitz

It's cold. It's snowy. The ice is bad. What's an angler to do? Sure, tomorrow you can watch the


Trucker guilty in 80-vehicle accident

A witness corroborated the defendant's story about the trooper's car being on the road. MERCER,


Ford: $104 million 4th-quarter profit

The company's financial arm brings success despite an automotive side loss. DEARBORN, Mich. (AP)


Cortland man, 78, killed in 2-vehicle crash

Cortland man, 78, killed in 2-vehicle crash VIENNA -- Nick M. Lambert, 78, of Cortland, was killed


BRIDGE

Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH x K Q 10 u Q 10 9 5 2 v J 10 2 w J 10 WEST EAST x


Teen 'runway' gets pricey

Once marketed exclusively to adults, high-priced fashion turns to high-schoolers. By YLAN Q. MUI


Watson displays putting touch of his golden years to take lead

He recorded eight birdies on his way to an 8-under par 64 at MasterCard. KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii


THURSDAY DRAWINGS

OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 4-0-6 Pick 4, 4-3-1-5 Rolling Cash 3-9-13-15-20 Day


TSUNAMI U.S. plans to start removing its troops

Civilian aid groups will take a greater role in relief. BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) -- The U.S.


Siblings are using the will as a way to punish 'Lucy' for marrying Dad

Dear Annie: My wife's mother died 20 years ago, and her father married "Lucy" about a year after.


Penguins shooting to end skid

Youngstown losing streak at eight heading into today against Cleveland State. YOUNGSTOWN -- The


About 600 Ohio residents attend inauguration

Supporters and protesters from the state turned out in Washington. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The snow and


Mauresmo on track for No. 1

She advanced to the fourth round with a straight-set victory over Ivanovic. MELBOURNE, Australia


Clarett's chance may be his last

The NFL is full of heartwarming tales about guys who came out of nowhere to make it big. Maurice


Capital project proposed

COLUMBUS -- A Republican state representative from Warren is sponsoring a proposed constitutional


Poor shooting haunts New Castle in loss to Rams

The Hurricanes shot 16-of-54 in free throws and were outrebounded 42-20. NEW CASTLE -- When Pine-


EASTERN CONFERENCE

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGBL10StrHomeAwayConf Philadelphia1820.474--5-5W-29-


No. 1 Illinois edges Iowa in OT

Illini let a 13-point lead slip away before winning in overtime. ASSOCIATED PRESS CHAMPAIGN,


Gillian Anderson weds

Gillian Anderson weds LOS ANGELES -- "X-Files" star Gillian Anderson, 36, has taken the plunge:


Newly named Boomerang adjusts to new home

The animal has been renamed Uhuru -- Swahili for freedom. Boomerang the lion sleeps well tonight.


BOARD OF CONTROL

BOARD OF CONTROL Other action The city board of control also handled these matters Thursday:


NORTHFIELD RESULTS FRIDAY

NORTHFIELD RESULTS FRIDAY 1st-Ts Miss Behaving(Merri)7.003.602.80 Royal Hummin(J Perrin)3.802.80


DALE McFEATTERS Bush meeting resistance to Social Security plan

Opinion: President Bush's euphoria on the eve of his inaugural surely deflated slightly when the


LOCAL

LOCAL Phantoms win 3-1 BOARDMAN -- Bob Collar scored in the first and second periods, and Jerry


Fog fails to shroud Lehman's top spot

He tamed the difficult South Course at Torrey Pines for a 3-shot lead. SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Soupy fog


Does Bush believe he is God's man in the White House?

Does Bush believe he is God's man in the White House? ST. PETERSBURG TIMES WASHINGTON --


Russian trio, Serena move into 4th round

French Open champ Myskina won when injury forced Raymond to retire. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) --


THURSDAY'S GAMES

THURSDAY'S GAMES Houston 108, Orlando 99 Dallas 99, L.A. Clippers 77 Sacramento 123, Cleveland


Pennsylvania police honor 3 for rescues

The three men saved a fire victim and a car crash victim. NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania


Winter camp still on for Arrowhead group

The council serves 25,000 youths and 6,000 adults in six counties. PARKMAN -- Despite the frigid


youngstown Crime statistics

YOUNGSTOWN Crime statistics Crime overall dropped in Youngstown last year. Police Chief Robert


Longtime Salem plant looking to move

The company needs a smaller facility and new equipment. SALEM -- Hunt Valve Co.'s long history in


Mahoning clerk to request no raises

The clerk said the number of cases filed in the courts continues to rise. YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning


hFrench demonstrate

hFrench demonstrate TOULOUSE, France -- Civil servants wave union flags during a demonstration in


Annual gift-giving luncheon by Links benefits two groups

HOWLAND -- Youngstown Chapter of Links, Inc., held its third annual holiday gift-giving luncheon on


Steelers hope to outwit 'genius'

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Maybe his 5-9 record against them allows the Pittsburgh Steelers to talk somewhat


YSU falls to Butler on the road

Jen Perugini scored a season-high 20 points for the Penguins. INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler University


COLLEGE HOCKEY SCORES

COLLEGE HOCKEY SCORES Friday East Amherst 12, Castleton St. 0 Bentley 3, American


A prominent Sunni cleric repeated his call for delaying the elections.

A prominent Sunni cleric repeated his call for delaying the elections. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A car


Dems getting on board

The party needs to embrace values-based issues. WASHINGTON POST Those Dems are getting religion.


Vinatieri gives Pats leg up

New England's kicker has won two Super Bowls by taking every kick seriously. FOXBORO, Mass. (AP)


Coalition plans training center for recycling

The long-range goal is to make Youngstown the nation's recycling capital. YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning


LeBron is youngest to record triple-double

Record is nice, but wins matter more to James and his teammates. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- LeBron


NFL PLAYOFFS

NFL PLAYOFFS FavoritePointsUnderdog Sunday Conference Championships PHILADELPHIA5


Mom reacts with anguish and anger

The 17-year-old was fondly remembered by his friends and family. YOUNGSTOWN -- Zymond T. Bellard's


Bush has a way of making us happy

Opinion: By MARGARET CARLSON LOS ANGELES TIMES Money, we're reminded by recent studies, can't buy


Homicide charge

Homicide charge CAMPBELL -- Latraiel R. Alexander, 48, of Youngstown was charged with aggravated


2 men killed in fires

Both victims were alone inside the structures, authorities said. Separate fires late Friday


Owl's last moments pause for thought

Pondering a great gray's final hours. By SAM COOK KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS DULUTH, Minn. --


Karen Lipp and Michael Wagner are engaged

XSALEM -- Jacquelyn Lipp, 5310 W. South Range Road, is announcing the engagement of her daughter,


Le Cercle Fran & ccedil;ais announces slate, activities for year

YOUNGSTOWN -- A new slate of officers for Le Cercle Fran & ccedil;ais was elected during the


Four accused in bus hijack attempt

Official says he believes students worked together on the ruse. PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) -- Three


Online cops nab sex offenders

Men who show up for meetings are charged with importuning and attempted unlawful conduct with a


NBA ROUNDUP

NBA ROUNDUP Thursday's games Rockets 108, Magic 99 ORLANDO, Fla. -- Tracy McGrady showed his


Milwaukee's win streak reaches six

ASSOCIATED PRESS MILWAUKEE -- Joah Tucker scored 22 points as Wisconsin-Milwaukee won its sixth


FIRST PLACE After-tax charge hits $3.4 million

Core earnings were higher than the comparable quarter a year ago. WARREN -- First Place Financial


Melewski, big second quarter key for Canfield

NILES -- Kyle Melewski scored 19 points, and Canfield High outscored Niles 21-11 in the second


Eldridge to take over as Mount Zion pastor

The new pastor has founded a gospel group that has traveled to Europe. YOUNGSTOWN -- Music and


MIKE BRAUN Parking fee plan -- good or bad?

Recently the Ohio Department of Natural Resources made a proposal that was calculated to help keep


Plant to expand and add 18 jobs

The expansion will allow more product work to be done locally. YOUNGSTOWN -- A Youngstown company


TRANSACTIONS

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS--Named Tom Brookens manager of Oneonta of


BUSH ON GOD The president's comments

"Christ, because he changed my heart. ... When you turn your heart and your life over to Christ,


Mineral Ridge pulls off upset against ICL foe

The Rams used defense to top 15th-ranked McDonald. MINERAL RIDGE - Tenacity and teamwork by the


SURPLUS FOOD

Surplus food Victory Lutheran Church, 2110 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown, from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.


It pays to check and double-check

Dear Heloise: Animals tied outside are much safer wearing harnesses than collars. I am owned by two


AT A GLANCE \ Steelers vs. Patriots

When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday. TV/radio: (27) (19) (2) (WBBG-FM 106.1), (WBBW-AM 1240) Series history:


Today is Friday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2005. There are 344 days left in the year. On this date in

Opinion: Today is Friday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2005. There are 344 days left in the year. On this date in


PHILLY SUBURB Pa. probe targets Bill Cosby

The entertainer canceled a scheduled meeting Thursday in Cleveland. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A female


Some words of advice to smokers, would-be smokers

Opinion: Some words of advice to smokers, would-be smokers EDITOR: The Native American Indian had grown


Did lack of patrols contribute to killing?

Robert Parker, charged with murder, is to be arraigned today. YOUNGSTOWN -- The killing of a 17-


Iraq Al-Qaida leader calls for long struggle

U.S. troops kill five insurgent suspects in Mosul. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's most feared


Oil prices weigh heavily on major stock indexes

An expert said investors are reacting rather than anticipating. NEW YORK (AP) -- A surge in oil


Fender sets record in Poland victory

He became school's all-time scoring leader with his 20-point performance. ALLIANCE -- The only


Clark records milestone win

Sebring coach won his 100th game with a 75-40 victory over Crestview. SEBRING -- Sebring High boys


Drawing attention at the altar as well as the red carpet

The designer says her mother's glamorous style was her lifelong inspiration. NEW YORK (AP) --


Recent snow storms jog the memory

Opinion: As a United States Navy sailor during World War II, I didn't experience our tough Ohio winters. In


TRUDY RUBIN Fear creates backdrop for the election in Iraq

Opinion: BAGHDAD -- It was an Iraqi gathering straight out of Bush administration dreams: Educated


CLASSES

CLASSES XEast High School Alumni breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday at Gino's in


Hubbard appeals over police chief's pay

The chief and the safety director have been at odds over work hours. WARREN -- The city of Hubbard


Officers named, budget set

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities board


St. John's to host series on tradition

YOUNGSTOWN -- St. John's Episcopal Church will host a five-part weekly series of contemporary faith-


Wizards 118, Raptors 109

Wizards 118, Raptors 109 WASHINGTON -- Antawn Jamison had 26 points and 13 rebounds, and Juan


FLIGHT PLIGHT S Delta lost billions of dollars last year

ATLANTA (AP) -- Delta Air Lines Inc. blamed high fuel prices, low fares and hefty charges as it


Bush and religion

Bush and religion k PRESIDENT BUSH and first lady Laura Bush pray during the 55th Presidential


PGA

PGA BUICK INVITATIONAL Note: Due to fog Friday's second round will be completed today in San


Witness accuses police of ignoring fights

A party at a fired officer's house leads to alcohol charges against teens. STRUTHERS -- A witness


Men

MEN THURSDAY EAST Charleston, W.Va. 87, Davis & amp; Elkins 82 Concord 83, Glenville


HOW HE SEES IT China's scramble for oil is risky

Opinion: By DAVID R. FRANCIS CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Look at this imbalance: The average American


ALZHEIMER'S Brain cell removal offers hope

Mouse study is successful in clearing plaque that might cause the disease. ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Brain


SCOTT SHALAWAY The taste of winter finally arrives

What a difference a week makes. Last time I wondered if winter weather would ever arrive. No sooner


THURSDAY'S SUMMARIES

THURSDAY'S SUMMARIES MAVERICKS 99, CLIPPERS 77 L.A. CLIPPERS (77) -- Simmons 5-13 6-7 16, Brand


SUNDAY NEWS SHOWS | Opinions on the air

Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" -- John Negroponte, U.S. ambassador


STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED

STOCK, DIVIDENDBIDASKED Aqua America, .52, 23.8824.4 Avalon Holdings,3.043.95 Clear Channel,


BUICK INVITATIONAL Lehman ties career best for lead

Veteran birdied the final six holes to open with a 62 at Torrey Pines North. SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tom


Trumbull sheriff to lay off 27 police

The sheriff's budget is being cut 44 percent, the sheriff said. WARREN -- Laying off 27 employees


BOYS BASKETBALL THURSDAY'S SCORES AREA

BOYS BASKETBALL THURSDAY'S SCORES AREA Ashtabula SJP 66, Youngstown Christian 56 OHIO Archbold


"I will tell you what I think."

Opinion: "I will tell you what I think." Condoleezza Rice Who won a strong but not unanimous


Bidding war for Jesus rock ends at $2,550

Steven Wolfe believes rubbing the rock can help to cure cancer. SEBRING -- A rock said to bear the


Sides in abortion debate wonder if Bush will seek ruling's reversal

The annual March for Life is Monday in Washington. NEW YORK (AP) -- Coming just two days after


AIDS CDC recommends drug cocktails after exposure

Government says treatment should start within 72 hours. ATLANTA (AP) -- In a major policy shift,


Atlanta's 'D' is for Donatell

The coordinator has bounced back nicely after getting sacked by the Packers. FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga.


MOUNTAINEER ENTRIES SATURDAY -- 7 P.M.

MOUNTAINEER ENTRIES SATURDAY -- 7 P.M. 1st--$11,100, Claiming $5,000, 3 yo's & amp; up, One


In four years, world changes, and so does Bush agenda

Opinion: In his first inaugural address four years ago, President Bush pledged to "work to build a single


Can Eagles' experience overcome pressure?

Philadelphia must overcome past failures and an Atlanta team that has nothing to lose.


Family of 4 rescued from house

Carbon monoxide was measured in the house at a potentially deadly level. BOARDMAN -- A


friday's summaries

FRIDAY'S SUMMARIES WIZARDS 118, RAPTORS 109 TORONTO (109) -- Peterson 6-17 2-2 18, Bosh 5-9 6-6


A summary of recent crime activity in Liberty, Hubbard and Girard:

A summary of recent crime activity in Liberty, Hubbard and Girard: LIBERTY Jan. 11 Theft: An


Salem's Yum Yum Tree to close

SALEM -- A candy store that has resided on State Street for about 30 years is closing at the end of


Success is spelled T-E-A-M

FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -- There's a certain way of doing things in New England, and players fall in


Americans brave tight security, cold weather for taste of history

Youngstown native Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth attended one of the balls. COMBINED DISPATCHES


Grant scores 29 points to lead Ursuline

Decisive third quarter was the difference for Irish in 47-37 win over Harding. YOUNGSTOWN --


Drug-approval pendulum

Opinion: Drug-approval pendulum Los Angeles Times: No drug is completely safe. Scientists may understand


Churchill kids club begins second semester

Churchill kids club begins second semester LIBERTY -- The King's Kids Club of Churchill United


Let doctors make the call

Opinion: Philadelphia Inquirer: Suffering from a cold, aches and pains, or heartburn? Head for the over-the-


Ohio State outworks Indiana for a victory

Third-ranked Ohio State improved to 5-1 in the Big Ten. BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Ohio State's


Recorder's office: Cuts will hurt general fund

The office brought in more than $1 million last year. YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County Recorder


HOCKEY Progress not seen in latest NHL talks

The gap between players and owners remains wide four months into the lockout. ASSOCIATED PRESS


Teams prepare for storm

Snowstorm likely to pass before Sunday's conference championship games. They'll be throwing


Chief Ross is calling it quits; should have done so sooner

Opinion: By overstaying his welcome, Girard Police Chief Anthony "Buster" Ross has made sure that his 50-year


Casino owner plans to send stone from Sebring on a nationwide tour

The rock will tour with a menagerie of oddities. SEBRING -- The online casino that will pay $2,550


What's warm and trendy

When you head to the store to take advantage of sales, keep your fashion sense about you. By KATIE


OHIO

OHIO Trout opportunities Controlled trout-fishing opportunities on Cold Creek, one of Ohio's