Jackson trial begins
k MICHAEL JACSKON issued a court-approved video statement Sunday on his Web site, calling recent media leaks in the case "disgusting and false" and predicting he would be acquitted in his child molestation case. The trial begins today with jury selection.
Super Bowl preview
k EVEN WITH their banged-up secondary, the New England Patriots are determined to shut up Freddie Mitchell and shut down the Eagles in Sunday's Super Bowl.
A happy 1st birthdayto Boardman babies
k IT'S BEEN one year since Becky George of Boardman gave birth to quadruplet girls. We revisit her, her husband, Brian, and the three surviving babies, including Gretchen, above, as they celebrate their birthday.
LIFE & amp;WORK
And a happy 100thto Swedish twins
k TWINS Gunhild Gaellstedt and Siri Ingvarsson of Stockholm celebrated their 100th birthday together last week. Turning 100, however, "isn't that big of a deal," Ingvarsson said.
Oakland cast createsa tight 'Foreigner'
k "THE FOREIGNER," starring Michael Morley, opened over the weekend at the Oakland Center for the Arts in Youngstown. A Vindicator review says cast members work well together to create a tight performance.
Kids need activitieswhen snow days hit
k A LETTER WRITER from Youngstown argues that parents should find alternatives for their children when snow days cancel school. Too many are home alone or "running like banshees" through the mall, she says.