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CAL THOMAS Supreme Court reaffirms right to die

Opinion: On Monday, the same day that thousands marched in Washington in opposition to the Supreme Court's


MAHONING COUNTY Fire engulfs woman's home, possessions

The fire victim has lost her husband and home in less than a year. CANFIELD --The smell of smoke


SCOUTING REPORT \ EOWL Tournament

Fitch: The Falcons could have one of their most competitive teams ever. They return two state


NOTEBOOK \ Australian Open

Instant replay? Count Lindsay Davenport among those who would prefer if tennis stayed away from


AUSTRALIAN OPEN

AUSTRALIAN OPEN WEDNESDAY Men's Quarterfinals Andy Roddick (2), United States, def. Nikolay


Blair: Do more, U.S.

Tony Blair and Jacques Chirac request rich nations to be more charitable. DAVOS, Switzerland (AP)


TRUMBULL COURT Paddling program was too severe, 11th-grader testifies

The defense lawyer made note that the program was voluntary. WARREN -- Richard Woolf says his


TRUMBULL COUNTY

TRUMBULL COUNTY Budget hearings Trumbull County department heads and elected officials are being


TRUDY RUBIN Some Iraqis want U.S. to stay

Opinion: BAGHDAD -- As the Bush administration looks for an exit strategy from this beleaguered country, key


It's all about lifestyle choices

Opinion: Dallas Morning News: We've all read this message: Heart disease claims more American lives than any


SCHOOLS Struthers under fiscal watch because of lack of plan

The district hopes to overcome fiscal problems with passage of a levy in May. STRUTHERS -- The


Study: Health workers don't challenge colleagues' work

SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON -- Doctors, nurses and other health-care workers seldom


The Sources

The Sources Ticketmaster: Kaufmann's in Eastwood, Southern Park and Shenango Valley malls; and


MOVIE REVIEW Stephen King should be flattered by this one

Imaginary friend provides movie's hook. By ROGER MOORE KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Mustn't say


Man shoots himself after chase

BEAVER, Pa. -- State police are investigating officers who shot an East Palestine man in his car


WEDNESDAY'S TRANSACTIONS

WEDNESDAY'S TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS--Agreed to terms with OF


MAC Reimold leads Bowling Green to win at CMU

ASSOCIATED PRESS MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- John Reimold scored 19 points and pulled down eight


EASTERN CONFERENCE

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGBL10StrHomeAwayConf Boston2022.476--5-5W-214-66-


ZONING Mahoning panel sets changes

The commission also approved two housing developments. AUSTINTOWN -- The Mahoning County Planning


HOW THEY SEE IT Bombing could have saved lives

Opinion: By STEPHEN J. SOLARZ and RAFAEL MEDOFF KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE PHILADELPHIA -- World leaders


LOCKOUT | Impact

LOCKOUT | Impact No sale: The NHL's labor dispute has meant a long, hard winter for thousands of


HELOISE Ceramics-repair hint saved the day for kids

Dear Readers: Recently, when I was at the National Federation of Press Women's conference, I was


BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL Clarion University Baseball has announced dates for its annual winter


Pact awarded for waterline project testing

WARREN -- Trumbull County commissioners on Wednesday awarded a $3,505 contract to test the ground


WEDNESDAY'S SUMMARIES

WEDNESDAY'S SUMMARIES CAVALIERS 114, GRIZZLIES 11 MEMPHIS (111) -- Battier 2-8 5-6 10, Swift 5-9


CRIME Suspect is arrested in thefts from cars

A West Side man is accused of taking items from three unlocked cars. YOUNGSTOWN -- Detective Mike


TODAY

TODAY 9 a.m. (Golf) Golf: European PGA, Caltex Masters, first round (tape-delayed). 2 p.m.


COUNCIL City OKs contracts with police, others

YOUNGSTOWN -- The city has signed four three-year contracts with its unionized employees. The new


TRUMBULL COUNTY 911 chief: 2005 funding isn't enough

Gladis said he might have to admit the county can't afford the department. WARREN -- Trumbull


Ice Cube stars in family flick

The rapper displays his paternal side in 'Are We There Yet?' By CHRIS HEWITT KNIGHT RIDDER


Change-of-address form leads to identity theft charge

NESHANNOCK, Pa. -- A 42-year-old New Castle man faces identity theft charges as the result of a six-


Crane metal falls, kills two workers

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) -- A piece of the giant metal frame that once held shipbuilding cranes


WILDLIFE A real hare-raising story: Snowshoes make a return

Ohio's Snowbelt is the Florida of the snowshoe hare range. ROCK CREEK -- After being captured in


Attempted robbery at family restaurant

Attempted robbery at family restaurant YOUNGSTOWN -- Two brothers who stood outside their family


"I've never been given a three-week time frame to set up an election in my life."

Opinion: "I've never been given a three-week time frame to set up an election in my life." John Gattorn


TOP 25 MEN No. 2 Duke suffers first defeat

The Blue Devils went cold down the stretch in a home loss to Maryland. ASSOCIATED PRESS DURHAM,


PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL Freshmen spark Canfield to win

Young lineup produces a 56-35 victory over Howland in the MAC. CANFIELD -- With three freshmen in


JUVENILE COURT BUDGET Judge: Money will help youth

The judge says money is needed to prevent children from committing crimes. YOUNGSTOWN -- The theme


NBA ROUNDUP \ Wednesday's other games

Wizards 117, 76ers 107 WASHINGTON -- Gilbert Arenas scored 33 points, overcoming a career night


THE INC. Money-laundering charges levied against rap label head

Murder and intrigue are alleged in the label's past. NEW YORK (AP) -- The hip-hop label behind


PREP WRESTLING Wrestlers seek third EOWL crowns

Two Fitch athletes are among the favorites at the tournament. HUBBARD -- A pair of Austintown


CAVALIERS LeBron blocks out pain and Wizards

His ankle injury didn't prevent him from leading the Cavs to victory. CLEVELAND (AP) -- None of


Jeep worker shoots 3, kills self

TOLEDO (AP) -- An employee of a Jeep production plant wounded three workers with a double-barrel


NORTHFIELD RESULTS WEDNESDAY

NORTHFIELD RESULTS WEDNESDAY 1st-ChinnyChinChin(KashJr)25.4011.406.40 Pine Drive Ceasar(C


PRESIDENTS' ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Grove City hits several marks

Coach Steve Lamie won his 100th game. GROVE CITY -- The scoreboard read "Grove City 65, Thiel 50,"


No appeal set in marijuana case

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department has decided not to appeal a judge's decision throwing out


IRAQ Deadliest day since war began

An Al-Qaida group is warning people to stay away from the polls. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S.


Calling all entries for our Oscar Poll

Calling all entries for our Oscar Poll k NOW THAT the nominees for this year's Academy Awards have


CITY GOVERNMENT Struthers sounds alarm about cuts

STRUTHERS -- City council warned Wednesday of cuts in virtually every department -- police, fire,


OHIO STATE Buckeyes extend misery for Penn St.

The loss at Ohio State was the Nittany Lions' 27th straight Big Ten road defeat. COLUMBUS (AP) --


Sports store sales hit ice during hockey lockout

Bars in hockey towns see fewer customers. DENVER (AP) -- Inside a tiny sports apparel store in the


PREP BASKETBALL Defense rules in key SVC clash

Warren Harding turned back Ursuline 49-36 at Gund Arena. CLEVELAND -- In a battle for the top spot


Judge refuses leniency, sentences woman to 3 years for burglary

YOUNGSTOWN -- Tamera E. Dotson, facing sentencing on a burglary charge, asked a Mahoning County


CITY COUNCIL

CITY COUNCIL Other matters Youngstown City Council also handled these matters Wednesday:


NFL PLAYOFFS

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


POLICE CALLS

POLICE CALLS A summary of recent crime activity in Girard and Liberty: GIRARD Jan. 24


GIRLS BASKETBALL WEDNESDAY'S SCORES AREA

GIRLS BASKETBALL WEDNESDAY'S SCORES AREA Poland 43, Struthers 30 Canfield 56, Howland 35 Salem


& lt;B & gt;BRYANT, & lt;/B & gt;Erdine A., 67, of Warren; calling

& lt;B & gt;BRYANT, & lt;/B & gt;Erdine A., 67, of Warren; calling hours Friday


AREA COLLEGE ROUNDUP Wednesday's other games

MEN Bethany 86, Waynesburg 61 BETHANY, W. Va. -- Mike Drahos scored 10 points, including the


ANNIE'S MAILBOX Startled reaction doesn't always imply racism

Dear Annie: As a faithful reader of your column, I'm hoping you can help me get the word out about


BOARDMAN -- Dreams really do come true. At least that's what Kyle Wright, an 8-year-old second-

BOARDMAN -- Dreams really do come true. At least that's what Kyle Wright, an 8-year-old second-


'Foreigner' at Oakland

'Foreigner' at Oakland YOUNGSTOWN -- A band of veteran local actors will take the stage in "The


2 trains derailed by SUV on tracks; 10 killed, 180 hurt; driver arrested

The collision is the nation's deadliest train accident in six years. GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) -- A


Syphilis rise due to cycle

A report says increases are a natural part of the disease. ASSOCIATED PRESS A recent rise in


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Real estate transfers Cari L. Marks to Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Ameritas,


OHIO

OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 7-2-3 Pick 4, 5-5-0-8 Rolling Cash 3-17-25-32-39 Super


RENOVATION Mentor company to lead Kinsman House project

WARREN -- The city's board of control has awarded the contract for Kinsman House exterior


WOMEN'S TOP 25 ROUNDUP Wednesday's games

No. 6 Notre Dame 72, St. John's 65 SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Crystal Erwin had 14 points and 10 rebounds


Juvenile diabetics receive new advice

Study finds smoking cessation and blood pressure reduction may help juvenile diabetics. ASSOCIATED


PGA

PGA BOB HOPE CHRYSLER CLASSIC La Quinta, Calif. Wednesday First Round Robert Damron31-33


MERCURY POLLUTION0 Activists target chlorine factories in East, South

Guidelines place limits on the amount of mercury that power plants can release. ASSOCIATED PRESS


Warren police officer sues state prison inmate

WARREN -- A city police officer and State Farm insurance are seeking to recoup $100,000 from a state


DEVELOPMENTS

Insurgents: U.S. forces killed or captured about 15,000 suspected militants in Iraq last year, the


WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Wolverines pull away from Thiel

Abby Moose scored 15 points for Grove City. GROVE CITY -- For the first 16 minutes of Wednesday


HORIZON LEAGUE YSU men are 3-16, lose to Loyola

Quin Humphrey scored 20 points in the Penguins' 71-50 loss. CHICAGO -- Youngstown State sophomore


AUSTRALIAN OPEN Serena defeats Sharapova in 3

Serena Williams is in the women's final on Saturday. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Serena Williams


Influential architect dies at 98

The Cleveland native designed the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif. NEW YORK (AP) --


MOVIE REVIEW These 'aliens' live here on Earth

Take a three-dimensional ride with James Cameron. By CHRISTY LEMIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS James


MUSIC Toothpick at The Cellar

Young artist hopes to 'super size' his career with song for popular documentary. YOUNGSTOWN --


Stocks gain second day

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks managed to extend their gains into a second session Wednesday as a bright


SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION Girard residents get pros, cons on sites

GIRARD -- About 60 residents attended the board of education's third public forum Wednesday


CITY DISTRICT Small schools help students prepare for college, job market

More than 70 Youngstown students are enrolled in The Early College at Youngstown State University.


Senate approves Rice as secretary of state

The Gonzales nomination for attorney general moves to the Senate. WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON --


GRAEDONS | People's Herbal Pharmacy Concern over aluminum in antiperspirant

Q. I have read that antiperspirants could be dangerous because the aluminum they contain can be


HOW HE SEES IT Terrorism: 9/11 just the beginning

Opinion: By KEVIN HORRIGAN ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH The Atlantic is a monthly magazine with a circulation


Poland girls top Struthers in MAC contest

POLAND -- Alex Rokicki scored 21 points, as Poland High took control of the game in the middle


BRIDGE

Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH x K J 9 6 2 u 4 v 9 8 5 w K J 7 3 WEST EAST x Void


BIG TEN ROUNDUP \ Wednesday's other games

Wisconsin-Milwaukee 73, Purdue 68 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Ed McCants scored 11 of his 15 points in


HORIZON LEAGUE Wright State gets 28 from Wood in win

ASSOCIATED PRESS DAYTON -- DaShaun Wood scored 28 points Wednesday night, including a pair of


COURTS Woman sentenced for cafe robbery

A woman was sentenced for forging more than $30,000 worth of checks. MERCER, Pa. -- A Sharon woman


SUPER BOWL Eagles' T.O. not ready to follow doctor's orders

The team trainer said Terrell Owens will do all he can to play. PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Terrell Owens


YSU

YSU Academic honors INDIANAPOLIS -- Youngstown State University volleyball player Abby


The team's young core is bolstered by Kevin Millwood and other veterans.

The team's young core is bolstered by Kevin Millwood and other veterans. LIBERTY -- There are


LOCAL

LOCAL Imaging center accredited AUSTINTOWN -- Austintown Imaging Center, located in Forum Health


Knockoff artists and buyers are ripping off designers

Opinion: Knockoff artists and buyers are ripping off designers EDITOR: I am writing in response to an


CANDLES, PRAYERS MARK A MONTH SINCE TSUNAMI

Candles, prayers mark a month since tsunami GALLE, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lankans lighted candles and


Today is Thursday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2005. There are 338 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Thursday, Jan. 27, the 27th day of 2005. There are 338 days left in the year. On this date


MEN'S BASEKTBALL

MEN'S BASEKTBALL TOP 25 FARED WEDNESDAY 1. Illinois (20-0) did not play. Next: vs. Minnesota,