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Sony signs retro-country singer

Lambert says she won't change her real image. By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK


NORTHFIELD RESULTS SATURDAY 1st--Psilvuheartbreaker(Carter)3.802.402.20 Witness Stand(J

IRAQ Suicide bomber threats increase

Human bombers are more difficult to detect than a speeding vehicle. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Blast

MVHS History on Tap sponsored by society's YLAB

YOUNGSTOWN -- The second annual History On Tap event will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 16.

Mark holidays with wares portraying historic events

A dinner plate decorated with a picture of the Boston Massacre would not be the work of a current


AREA SteelHounds get a division YOUNGSTOWN -- The expansion Youngstown SteelHounds have been

50 terror groups active in Canada

The 1985 Air India bombing killed 331, mostly Canadian. TORONTO (AP) -- Though many view Canada as

HOLISTIC HEALTH Lose toxins, inches of fat with massage technique

The system lifts and firms tissue and helps remove stagnant lymphatic fluid. By L. CROW

SCOPE Niles Senior Center, 14 E. State St., has the following activities available each week:

SCOPE Niles Senior Center, 14 E. State St., has the following activities available each week:

Vindicator file photo

Opinion: Vindicator file photo FIFTY YEARS AGO: A new Man on the Monument was moved into place on his

Pope Benedict XVI marks release of simplified book on Catechism

Some bishops said the 1992 version was too difficult for many people to comprehend. ASSOCIATED

PGA TOUR Furyk, Curtis tied for lead; Woods, Singh still lurking

Curtis has not won a tournament since 2003. LEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Jim Furyk won a major

Ministry does happen in old, small congregations

Churches can carry out their mission despite limitations in financial resources and staffing. EAST

Mickey Mantle state tourney starts Saturday

STRUTHERS -- There will be 24 teams, including six from the Class Little B League, in the Mickey

REDNECK GAMES Bobbing to belly-flopping, these games git 'er done

More than 15,000 people are expected for this year's 10th anniversary. EAST DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) -- In

Justice O'Connor retires; nomination battle looms

Sandra Day O'Connor's retirement may have a bigger impact than Rehnquist's. DALLAS MORNING NEWS

DIOCESE OF CLEVELAND New code of conduct guides church workers

Priests and all who work with children must agree to the ethical standards. CLEVELAND (AP) -- The

Vacation preferences

Vacation preferences According to the Travel Industry Association of America, 16 percent of summer

BASEBALL Rangers' Rogers set for first start since incident

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS SEATTLE -- This afternoon in the Pacific Northwest should be quite

INDIANS No 'O' against O's: Cabrera shuts down Tribe, 4-0

Baltimore's Rafael Palmeiro remained eight hits shy of 3,000 for his career. BALTIMORE (AP) -- A

GRAEDONS | The People's Herbal Pharmacy Products that combine sunscreen, bug repellent are not effective

Q. Is there a product containing both sunscreen and bug control (DEET) on the market? Are there any

Tour de France

Tour de France k IT'S his last time to compete, but Lance Armstrong isn't coasting. PAGE C1

HISTORY ON A PLATE: The Boston Massacre of 1770 is pictured on this blue transfer plate. The border

HISTORY ON A PLATE: The Boston Massacre of 1770 is pictured on this blue transfer plate. The border

ON THE RECORD | What's hot in albums, tapes and discs

'I'M A HUSTLA' Cassidy Full Surface/J, sss To Philadelphia homicide detectives, Barry Reese is

DATA ANALYSIS Drowning serious problem for blacks

Many in the community do not consider swimming an essential life skill. CLEVELAND (AP) -- A

BLOOD DRIVES The week of July 3-9

TODAY St. Peter & amp; Paul Ukrainian, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown, 11 a.m. to 4


MAHONING COUNTY Forum Health At Home offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays at 11 locations in

Way more than just a river ride


HOUSING SEX OFFENDERS State extends deal with mental hospital

The facility has seen fewer inmates than initially expected. GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A state

Changes at Supreme Court make this a pivotal time

Opinion: Changes at Supreme Court make this a pivotal time EDITOR: With so much at stake, it is


CURRENT PRICES At a glance Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales

SAMDLOTS Sattler tosses two-hitter as R & amp;J shuts out Express

Class B League playoffs get underway today at Cene Park. STRUTHERS -- Billy Sattler pitched a two-

Pan Am's service to Valley important for the airport

Opinion: The applause that greeted the arrival of the Pan Am Airlines Clipper Connection Boeing 727 passenger

Workshop to target first-time home buyers

Workshop to target first-time home buyers YOUNGSTOWN -- Family Financial Education Services, a

Candidates are usually required to wait five years before being considered.

Candidates are usually required to wait five years before being considered. KNIGHT RIDDER

GIANT SALVINIA Noxious weed flourishes in bodies of water in the South

The plant was first discovered in the U.S. 10 years ago in South Carolina. TOLEDO BEND RESERVOIR,


Designing the ultimate outdoor room is America's summer preoccupation. By MARGARET WEBB PRESSLER


BLUEBERRIES No two varieties the same If you think all blueberries are alike, check out these:

Beaver Twp. corn roast planned Aug. 13 at park

NORTH LIMA -- It's time to start roasting the corn again. The annual Beaver Township Corn Roast

NFL Owens denied spot on Kings' cage roster

The Eagles won't let him play basketball this summer. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS PHILADELPHIA --

LANGUAGE LEARNING Bilingual toddlers come as no surprise

Children as young as 3 months are being taught foreign languages. By PEGGY SPEAR KNIGHT RIDDER

First Aid courses

First Aid courses YOUNGSTOWN -- Standard First Aid and CPR/AED courses will be offered by The

HOUSE FIRE Blood-alcohol content high in man who died

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A Penn State student who died in a house fire had a blood-alcohol content

Federer formidable, but Roddick ready

The tournament's top two seeds will meet in a rematch from last year. WIMBLEDON, England (AP) --

Man faces charges in missing woman case

MERCER, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been charged with hindering apprehension in a case involving the


BASEBALL CLASS B LEAGUE RJ TRUCKING 5, LIVI STEEL 1 R & amp; J Trucking0014000--5123

Husband imprisoned in poisoning

MEDINA, Ohio (AP) -- A man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for trying to poison his wife of 16

PANHANDLING Battle takes on racial tone

The city's segregationist past makes issues of homelessness difficult to discuss. ATLANTA (AP) --

CLASS LITTLE B PLAYOFFS R & amp;J Trucking, Astros get 2nd round wins

Mark Carrocce paced R & amp;J to a 3-2 win over Wolf Contracting. STRUTHERS -- Mark Carrocce

CHAMPIONS TOUR Streck takes two-shot lead into finals

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) -- Ron Streck didn't come close to matching his spectacular opening round at

Record continues for luxury-rated resort

Record continues for luxury-rated resort WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The Greenbrier has again

SUMMER CAMP Scholarship to sponsor children's trips to 4-H Camp

WARREN -- Trumbull County 4-H is partnering with Lazy B Trailer Sales Inc. of Bristolville to offer

NASCAR Stewart gets first career pole at Daytona

Kerry Earnhardt qualified 10th, while Dale Jr. will start 39th. KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWSPAPERS DAYTONA


HUNTER, TRAPPER EDUCATION INFORMATION -- Ohio: call (800) WILDLIFE Pennsylvania: (814) 432-3187.

HOW HE SEES IT Bush needs to step up to Iraqi leadership plate

Opinion: By Lt. Gen. JAY GARNER ORLANDO SENTINEL Iraqi leaders have asked for help in building their

Memories of a West Side Fourth of July have lessons for us today

Opinion: EDITOR: Memories are curious things. They reside unnoticed in dark recesses of our mind,

& lt;B & gt;ARQUILLA, & lt;/B & gt;Lena, 92, of Youngstown; calling

& lt;B & gt;ARQUILLA, & lt;/B & gt;Lena, 92, of Youngstown; calling hours Tuesday

Humans, dogs take on great outdoors

The Games air July 14-17 on ESPN and ABC Sports. By DON WILSON ORLANDO SENTINEL ORLANDO, Fla.

KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR \ Annie's Mailbox Let distant dad, other trusted adults know feelings

Dear Annie: I am an 11-year-old girl, and my parents are going through a divorce. Dad has a


INFORMATION If you go Whitewater rafting on the Lehigh: Commercial outfitters run the river from

King of Pop seeks solitude from fans on Gulf island

King of Pop seeks solitude from fans on Gulf island MANAMA, Bahrain -- Michael Jackson remained

Truex wins Winn-Dixie 250

As the car's partial owner, Dale Earnhardt Jr. succeds vicariously. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) --


STANDINGS New York-Penn League Pinckney Division WLPct.GB Jamestown (Marlins)74.636--

ACS FUND-RAISER Pink Ribbon Golf Classic planned

Winners will advance to the state tournament to be held in September in Akron. WARREN -- American


DOCTORS Grad to begin residency Sarah Hutchinson has graduated from Case Western Reserve

Don't overanalyze behavior

Q. Help! For the second time in three months, my 6-year-old has cut off her bangs almost to the

Salem attorney to serve as representative to state bar

SALEM -- Atty. Ian Robinson of Salem and a member of the law firm of Fitch, Kendall, Cecil, Robinson


THE FACTS Julie Beaumier's office is at 5600 Market St., Boardman. (330) 540-0878. More info on

State gives, and it also takes

Many Ohioans weigh the pros and cons of the new state budget. COLUMBUS (AP) -- For Christina

BIOTECHNOLOGY Invention aims to help paralyzed people to breathe easy

The experimental device is designed to return the user's ability to cough. CLEVELAND (AP) -- A

Infertility seminar

Infertility seminar BOARDMAN -- Robert L. Collins, M.D. of The Reproductive Center is hosting a

Detective: Suspects were on mission

The police chief said the 'air of lawlessness' will not be tolerated. By PATRICIA MEADE

WINNING NUMBERS | June 25-July 1

OHIO Friday 7/1 Night drawings: Pick 3, 5-2-9 Pick 4, 4-3-4-3 Rolling Cash 5, 20-24-25-30-36

Rapid transit

LEHIGH GORGE STATE PARK, Pa. (AP) -- Whitewater rafting is a great way to escape the workaday world.

AUTO RACING New York City Speedway hoping to be ready for opening in 2009

It will be built on the western coast of Staten Island on a 675-acre site. WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL


NORTHFIELD RESULTS FRIDAY 1st--Perfect Dance(Harris) Town Toots(A

Second annual outing scheduled at Candywood

Proceeds will benefit the Air Force Assistance Fund. VIENNA -- Golfers have until July 10 to sign

EDUCATION Ohio plans to triple its voucher program

The state's program will be the largest of its kind in the nation. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Ohio will more

STEEL INDUSTRY Cities revitalize by embracing needed change

Realizing when an industry is gone is the first step to recovery, one official said. Fourth in a

ENCHANTMENT OF THE SEAS American cruise ship supersized in Dutch engineering operation

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- Instructions for adding 151 cabins, swimming pools, water fountain,

GROUNDED But in a good way

Here's one stage mom who is more interested in her kids' welfare than in the roles they get. By

KIDNAPPING Girl found; boy is feared dead

A Denny's waitress spotted the girl and notified police. COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- More than

INDEPENDENCE DAY Parade, fireworks highlight Poland's holiday celebration

The all-volunteer parade was the community's first since 1989. By JOSH ECHT VINDICATOR STAFF

TRUMBULL COUNTY Officials to study 3 sites for JFS/CSEA relocation

Commissioners are debating three undisclosed sites. WARREN -- Trumbull County commissioners this

SCHEDULE What's on tap

Friday 6-11 p.m. Fireworks 5K Race for any pace (Applications may be obtained by calling (724)

Metro Ice gains ground in Warren Class AA race

WARREN -- Metro Ice built an 8-1 lead through five innings and held on to post a 8-6 victory over D

MONGOLIA Growing up in squalor

Soviet subsidies that once accounted for one-third of Mongolia's economy ended overnight. ULAN

GYMNASTICS Hamm brothers taking a break

The twins haven't ruled out competing in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) --

Pastors appointed at Salem First Friends

SALEM -- The Rev. John Pierce has been appointed senior pastor of Salem First Friends Church, 1028


1418 AUXILIARY XA meeting of 1418 Auxiliary Seniors will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at The Oak

CHARITIES Following her dream

Bob Weimer turned his daughter's death into completely changing his life. By TOM BERG KNIGHT

Loss of cabin pressure causes emergency landing

HEBRON, Ky. (AP) -- A plane lost cabin pressure and was forced to make an emergency landing at

OLYMPICS 2012 Final decision nearing for cities

Paris is the favorite to earn the bid on Wednesday. SINGAPORE (AP) -- Fast forward seven years

Alonso wins pole for French GP

MAGNY COURS, France (AP) -- Formula One leader Fernando Alonso of Spain won the pole position

BILL TAMMEUS Is America the land chosen by God?

Opinion: As we experience the patriotic feelings the Fourth of July inevitably kindles, let's critique the

'Island snake lady' working to protect water snakes

Not many young women would take pride in being called "the island snake lady," but Kristin Stanford

Wolf Contracting rallies to Little b win

STRUTHERS -- After three days of rainouts, they were finally able to play Game 3 of the final Class

SUMMER FESTIVAL Event at YSU will be filled with arts

The first day of the festival will culminate with Beatles music and fireworks. By L. CROW

TOUR DE FRANCE Champ puts his stamp on trial

Lance Armstrong was second, but crushed his main rivals in the first stage. NOIRMOUTIER-EN-L'ILE,

NBA Tough to judge: Young players abound in draft

It usually takes about three years to accurately judge a draft. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS


MEN HBA (Mahoning) -- Low gross: Joe Spelich 34, Nick Hanuschak 35, Nick Salapata 36; Low net:

NATIONAL SECURITY A jittery adjustment from historic openness

While nearly 10,000 agents patrol the Mexican border, only 1,000 guard the Canadian border, which is

Get ready to polka

Get ready to polka SNPJ, Pa. -- Are you ready for a taste of Slovenia? Of course you are.

To get the best picture, you had to turn to AOL

Television proved itself to be antiquated in covering the concerts. By DAVID BAUDER ASSOCIATED

CAL THOMAS Bush lays out plans for a war that must be won

Opinion: Perhaps not since his post-9/11 address to Congress has President Bush laid out with such clarity

GARDENING Flowers, fruit, foliage: Blueberry bushes have it all

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS CHICAGO -- There's a shrub that bears dainty bell-shaped white blooms in

& lt;B & gt;ALTIERE, & lt;/B & gt; Dominic J. Sr., 88, of

& lt;B & gt;ALTIERE, & lt;/B & gt; Dominic J. Sr., 88, of Youngstown; calling hours

Grammy winner Luther Vandross dies

Grammy winner Luther Vandross dies kGRAMMY AWARD winner Luther Vandross, whose deep, lush voice on

ON CAMPUS Tyler O'Halloran set for Seniors National event

The Boardman High graduate will be a junior at the University of Texas. Tyler O'Halloran will

This rafting season unlike the others

Some rivers are running with three or four times their usual volume. By JULIANA BARBASSA

Ginobili uses celebrity to reach young players

He joined Dikembe Mutombo at a basketball camp in Argentina. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Manu

Thousands of soldiers have been booted out of the service in recent years because they couldn't lose

Thousands of soldiers have been booted out of the service in recent years because they couldn't lose

OHIO DERBY Numero uno for Dos Ramos

The winning horse could compete in next month's West Virginia Derby. NORTH RANDALL -- For Richard

TRUMBULL ELECTIONS Touch-screen voting machines roll in

There will be a massive education program between now and November. WARREN -- Forget about lining

Hillary Clinton leads N.Y. contingent

Other cities were bringing presidents, prime ministers and royalty. SINGAPORE (AP) -- Other cities


OHIO Night drawings: Mega Millions: 14-25-41-42-50 Mega Ball: 40 Pick 3, 5-2-9 Pick 4,

Chaney High student wins national award in math

Chaney High student wins national award in math YOUNGSTOWN -- The United States Achievement

Brownfields bring source of redevelopment for city

About 1,500 acres of brownfields have been redeveloped in Youngstown. YOUNGSTOWN -- Looking back

Crowds gather at Diehl Lake to mark 100 years

The all-day event attracted current and past Diehl Lake homeowners. By JOSH ECHT VINDICATOR

Concert series kicks off worldwide

Paul McCartney, top, and Will Smith, left, are among the big-name musicians taking the stage at Live

Array of activities set at fireworks festival

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The annual New Castle Fireworks Festival will take place on two days this year --


VETERANS AMVET of the year AMVETS Department of Ohio announced that Janette Brown, retired Air

Comeback complete, championship sweet

Venus Williams topped Lindsay Davenport to become the lowest-seeded champion in history.

Today is Sunday, July 3, the 184th day of 2005. There are 181 days left in the year. On this date in

Today is Sunday, July 3, the 184th day of 2005. There are 181 days left in the year. On this date in


SHORT-TERM OPPORTUNITIES Mahoning Valley Historical Society: People needed to support the MVHS

IDENTITY THEFT Crooks seem to have advantage

Many criminals operate overseas and are sophisticated, which makes catching them more difficult.

Local retailers expect increase to cause variety of side effects

The price of a carton now includes $12.50 in tax. By KANTELE FRANKO VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER



REHABILITATION PROJECT City's history shines in red neon lights

The area has changed, but it has kept the same slogan since 1911. TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Any day

YSU ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME Three females honored by Penguins

The 2005 class includes eight total inductees for the Oct. 22 ceremony. YOUNGSTOWN -- The YSU


LOCAL Agency goes Platinum for performance POLAND -- First Place Insurance Agency recently

LPGA MATCH PLAY Sorenstam upset in quarterfinal

Candie Kung knocked off the world's top women's golfer on the final hole. GLADSTONE, N.J. (AP) --

Officer faces peeping allegation

BIRDSBORO, Pa. (AP) -- A police officer previously charged with possessing child pornography was

Lone-wolf mills craft survival plans

Some small-town companies are reinventing themselves to stay alive. Third in a four-day series.

Church closings become more common

Churches that have otherwise withstood the test of time are being sold off. KNIGHT RIDDER

MORRIS AND JAMES CAREY \ On the House Keeping kids, adults safe in the back yard

Spending time in the back yard with family and friends is one of the great American pastimes.

Police seek 4 men after robbery, shootout

A helicopter and a small plane circled overhead during the search. By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR

LEGAL Attorney replaces Sjudge

The out-going judge resigned after allegations emerged. STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Monroe County's


IN THE CUP! Area aces Tony Pulice of Hubbard made an albatross, using a 7-wood on his second

DEMOCRATIC PARTY HEADQUARTERS Break-in results in loss of computer, BlackBerry

Investigators are unsure if the theft was politically motivated. COLUMBUS (AP) -- A computer and

TURNPIKE MURDER Evidence handed over in slain doctor case

However as of yet, no charges have been filed against anyone. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Evidence in the

LONDON (AP) -- Twenty years after a scruffy one-hit wonder first demonstrated his gift for lofty

LONDON (AP) -- Twenty years after a scruffy one-hit wonder first demonstrated his gift for lofty

Weeks rescues Brewers

Weeks rescues Brewers Rickie Weeks, the club's promising first pick in the 2003 draft, did his

Course in child safety

Course in child safety BOARDMAN -- Those interested in becoming child passenger safety technicians

TOP 10

TOP 10 Vacation hot spots The most sought-after destinations and vacation rental resorts, from

Patrick gains first pole at Kansas Speedway

She becomes only the second woman to win the top position. KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Danica

Bass-catching ability not an easy task

Some anglers view bass as the fat, dumb and happy fish of the freshwater world, not particularly