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Academy Awards to be speaker series topic

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Young Leaders Advisory Board of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society is

The buzz on TV

The buzz on TV SEVENTEEN MAGAZINE After 10 years and two hit shows, Matt LeBlanc, the star of

AIRLINE INDUSTRY Southwest plans to exit Bush airport in Houston

Southwest traffic has stagnated at Bush Intercontinental Airport. DALLAS (AP) -- Southwest

NASCAR ROUNDUP \ News and notes

Nicorette steps in: One year after kicking its decades-long cigarette sponsorship habit, NASCAR


A summary of recent crime activity in Hubbard: HUBBARD Jan. 20 Theft: A woman in the 900 block

Mercer County seeks grant to hire archivist

MERCER, Pa. -- Mercer County commissioners are applying for a grant to temporarily hire an archivist

BOXING Heavyweight hopeful has backup plan

Chazz Witherspoon would like to duplicate success of brother Tim. BALTIMORE (AP) -- Four months

Mac mini: tiny price, but monster features

Apple's smallest computer is easy to install and user-friendly. ASSOCIATED PRESS When the

Pistons 88, Pacers 76

Pistons 88, Pacers 76 INDIANAPOLIS -- Chauncey Billups scored 20 points and Tayshaun Prince had 16

Teen collects traffic signs while steering through adolescence

A 14-year-old has a passion for collecting road signs. WARSAW, Ohio (AP) -- Christopher Belt isn't

Area Iraqi: 'Anyone better than Saddam'

A New Castle resident and his wife will drive to Detroit to cast their votes. SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa.

'STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE' Star thinks the show is near the end of the line

Economics, not creativity, proves the key element. By DAVE MASON SCRIPPS HOWARD "Star Trek:

POLAND VILLAGE Community panel takes on flooding concerns

The chairman of the group is worried about bluebells. POLAND -- The symbol of the village's


LOCAL Frank Cardon to sign with Ashland AUSTINTOWN -- Fitch High senior Frank Cardon will sign a

NASCAR Hendrick rebuilds his life, business

Rick Hendrick works to move past crash that killed 10 of his family, friends. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)

BOXING Chazz beats Yul in battle of Witherspoons

Chazz Witherspoon hopes to follow in the path of his second cousin, Tim Witherspoon. GLEN BURNIE,

THOMAS SOWELL Bush bashers should 'get over it'

Opinion: The enraged speeches and street disorders across the country that accompanied the inauguration of

CRIME Lisbon man sentenced for workers' comp fraud

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation announced a Lisbon man has been sentenced for a


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'Alone in the Dark' should be just that

'Alone in the Dark' should be just that k TOO STUPID to watch, too loud to nap through, "Alone in


OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 3-2-4 Pick 4, 1-3-7-2 Rolling Cash 6-23-30-34-39 Day

Returning from Iraq

Returning from Iraq AUSTINTOWN -- The 141 soldiers of the Austintown-based Company C, 216th

HOCKEY Phantoms continue in top spot

Youngstown will defend its ranking against the U.S. Under-17 Team tonight. BOARDMAN -- On Dec. 4,

SENIOR BOWL Browns GM on lookout for help

Phil Savage is focused on scouting players for draft, search for head coach. MOBILE, Ala. (AP) --

Ga. Tech needs OT to top Wake

Yellow Jackets ended three-game skid by knocking off No. 5 Demon Deacons. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Setting new low for flicks

This is one movie you don't want to see, alone or with somebody. By ROGER MOORE KNIGHT RIDDER

Gonzales' stand on torture

Opinion: Providence Journal: Barring any deeply closeted scandals or undocumented nannies, Alberto Gonzales

BOARD OF HEALTH Radon test kits available

YOUNGSTOWN -- A limited number of radon test kits are available from the Mahoning County District

NOTEBOOK Australian Open

Top rivalry: MELBOURNE, Australia -- It's not quite Martina vs. Chrissy, say, or even Serena vs.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH Group to discuss hot spots

AUSTINTOWN -- Township Police Chief Mark Durkin wants 2,500 eyes on his streets this year. That's

Columbiana conservation district taking orders for fish and tree sales

SALEM -- The Columbiana Soil and Water Conservation District is holding its annual tree and fish

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ROUNDUP Ford is new Mathews leader

Senior Tara Ford became the school's all-time leading scorer. VIENNA -- Mathews High senior Tara

NBA Struggling Nuggets turn to Karl

Veteran coach expected to be on Denver bench tonight in Milwaukee. DENVER (AP) -- George Karl had


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Today is Friday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2005. There are 337 days left in the year. On this date in

Opinion: Today is Friday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2005. There are 337 days left in the year. On this date in


NORTHFIELD ENTRIES SATURDAY -- 7 P.M. 1st--$2,000.00, NW200PSCD Trot 1. Devilbedamned, Sturgeon;

MAHONING COUNTY Library expansion just a concept -- for now

'It could happen,' but probably not anytime soon. YOUNGSTOWN -- Even librarians can dream. 4M

SNIFF TESTS How do those perfumes really smell?

What does celebrity smell like? We took five of the latest celebrity fragrances and put our noses to


BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL Howland Athletic Club will register baseball and softball players ages 5 and



Budget forces officials to discuss possible layoff of county employees

The county has received state money to keep impaired drivers off the road. YOUNGSTOWN -- Budget

TAILGATING Carano optimistic about bill

The legislative intent is to limit the license to Youngstown State University. COLUMBUS -- A state

ELECTRICITY Discounts on bills to continue

YOUNGSTOWN -- The city has taken steps to make sure residents and business owners continue getting

DEMOCRACY Afghan elections may be delayed 2 months

Technical problems could push back parliamentary elections scheduled for May. DAVOS, Switzerland

BONDS Prices slip in quiet trading

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bond prices edged lower in mild trading Thursday, sending their yields somewhat

MAHONING SHERIFF Budget request includes raises

The sheriff warned of a 'tremendous' increase in crime if inmates are released. YOUNGSTOWN -- The

Scrushy fraud trial continues

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A key witness against Richard Scrushy testified Thursday the fired

MANUFACTURING Procter & amp; Gamble's earnings up 12 percent

Strong sales push the quarter to beat Wall Street forecast. CINCINNATI (AP) -- Procter & amp;


GIRLS BASKETBALL THURSDAY'S SCORES AREA Beaver Local 80, Wilson 36 Mooney 62, Warren Harding 36

Right batting is essential to quilting project

By BARBARA GASH KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS In quilting, the hidden essential ingredient is the

Rockets still perfect

Lowellville improved to 14-0 by beating Springfield for second time this season. LOWELLVILLE --

Miller is no longer a clear favorite

Last victory was Dec. 13 heading into Alpine Skiing World Championships. BORMIO, Italy (AP) -- A

FEDERAL COURT Woman sentenced for fraud

She was part of a scheme to defraud an insurance company. COLUMBUS -- A federal judge has ordered

OKLAHOMA STATE Plane crash victims honored

Friends, family remember Oklahoma State basketball players who died. STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) --

PITTSBURGH DIOCESE 2 men sue, alleging abuse years ago

One man said the abuse occurred in Butler. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Two more men have sued the Roman

YSU comes out flat, gets beat

The Flames' hot shooting proved too much for the Penguins. YOUNGSTOWN -- A look at Jen Perugini's

Bush discusses health care in Cleveland visit

A White House spokesman said the visit to Cleveland had nothing to do with pushing legislation.


THURSDAY'S SUMMARIES PISTONS 88, PACERS 76 DETROIT (88) -- Prince 7-10 2-2 16, R.Wallace 6-16

REPORT CARD YSU gets high marks from state

Full-time undergraduate tuition ranks well below the state average. YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown State

NFL Brady mimics his idol, Joe Montana

Now Tom Brady is compared to the 49ers' quarterback. FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady played in


TODAY 3:30 a.m. (ESPN2) Tennis: Australian Open, men's semifinal 9 a.m. (Golf) European PGA,

IRAQ ACCIDENT 3 Ohio Marines among dead in chopper crash

One of the dead was scheduled to return home next week. ASSOCIATED PRESS Three Marines from

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL Cleveland St. overwhelms Butler with 16-0 start in Horizon game

ASSOCIATED PRESS CLEVELAND -- Raheem Moss had 21 points and five assists, and Cleveland State held

SCHOOLS Niles board recognizes young hero

A fourth-grader was honored for his bravery. NILES -- Congratulations and commendations were mixed


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

AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY Faulty switch spurs Ford recall

Flawed cruise control mechanisms could cause fire. DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. is

PADDLING CASE Teens say program worked as a deterrent

The rules centered on hard work, honesty and community service. WARREN -- Young men continued to

YSU trustees should avoid confrontation with Taft

Opinion: When Youngstown State University trustees meet this afternoon and take up the issue of a tuition



HOCKEY NHL still trying to save year

Small group negotiations may continue today. NEW YORK (AP) -- The NHL and the players' association

Recycling success is more than a matter of degrees

Opinion: Recycling success is more than a matter of degrees EDITOR: In response to Tuesday's How We See

REACTION Positive reviews

"I hope the plan is successful, but it will definitely take a lot of hard work to implement."

Tapes allowed in NCAA case

KENT, Wash. (AP) -- A judge rejected an effort Thursday by Rick Neuheisel's lawyers to disallow tape

CELEBRITY SCENTS Smells of success

Stars of TV, movies and music are lending their names to perfumes. By RACHEL LEIBROCK

WINNING NUMBERS | Month Jan. 22-28

OHIO Friday 1/28 Night drawings: Pick 3, Pick 4, Buckeye 5, Mega Millions, Mega Ball, Day

CAVALIERS James' ankle injury not serious

The Cleveland standout could be in the lineup tonight against the Knicks. CLEVELAND (AP) --

ELDERLY CARE Coordinator's pact extended

The judge says the program is a model for the state. WARREN -- Trumbull County commissioners have

No. 1 Duke 60, No. 20 Maryland 57

No. 1 Duke 60, No. 20 Maryland 57 DURHAM, N.C. -- Monique Currie hit a go-ahead jumper with 41.2

DAN K. THOMASSON The real problem is cost of health care

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- The other day the charge for transporting a friend's mother from a nursing home to a


PGA BOB HOPE CHRYSLER CLASSIC La Quinta, Calif. Through Second Round Joe Ogilvie64-63--127

Violence rages in run-up to vote

About 10 percent of eligible voters in the United States signed up to vote during the registration

Housing grant to help people with AIDS

COLULMBUS -- Lt. Gov. Bruce Johnson announced that six Ohio nonprofit organizations, including one

Ogilvie 9-under 63

Defending champion Phil Mickelson and Fredrik Jacobson tied for second. LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) --


ASSOCIATIONS XBoardman-Canfield Branch of American Association of University Women will meet at

Pleas court asks for less money

The courts are budgeting less money for juror fees this year. YOUNGSTOWN -- Despite increasing

ATTORNEY GENERAL Ashcroft: Nuke threat is still greatest danger

The exiting law enforcement chief stands by his record. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The possibility that


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

Roddick, Hewitt set to clash in semifinal

The winner of the match will face Marat Safin in the Australian Open final. MELBOURNE, Australia

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hSupporting marriage ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Demonstrators react during a speech at an anti-gay marriage


WEDNESDAY'S GAMES Boston 100, Indiana 86 Miami 111, Toronto 96 Cleveland 114, Memphis 111

Burgess blasts back after 2 major injuries

Derrick Burgess hopes he can carry momentum to the Super Bowl. PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Tom Brady must


NFL PLAYOFFS FavoritePointsUnderdog Feb. 6 Super Bowl XXXIX Alltel Stadium-Jacksonville, FL.

TRUDY RUBIN Hopeful signs as election in Iraq nears

Opinion: BAGHDAD -- Back in the days of Saddam Hussein, the Sunni Arab minority ruled, and the majority

HOW HE SEES IT Dems should push for quick exist from Iraq

Opinion: By JOHN B. QUIGLEY KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Democrats would do well to resurrect

"It's very important, you are the last generation that can talk to the survivors. We are every day

Opinion: "It's very important, you are the last generation that can talk to the survivors. We are every day

SOCCER German ref admits to fixing games

Official had been accused of manipulating outcomes of matches he bet on. FRANKFURT, Germany (AP)

AUSTRALIAN OPEN Safin ends Federer's win streak

The defending champion had won 26 straight matches. MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Roger Federer was

NATURE'S BLEND Warren plant to bring New York sludge for fertilizer conversion

The city's law department has drafted a tentative contract with the broker. WARREN -- The city

HELOISE Record of belongings kept off the premises

Dear Heloise: We have photographed every item that we own by room and in the attic. This includes

OSU WOMEN Buckeyes turn back Badgers

Jessica Davenport scored 36 points to lead Ohio State to a Big Ten road win. MADISON, Wis. (AP) --