Vindy.com for July 14, 2005

Jump to: » Stories 

« News / 2005 / July / 14

Stories published July 14, 2005

Pardon hearing request denied for Pamela Smart

Smart maintains that her trial was biased by excessive media coverage. CONCORD, N.H. (AP) --


HOMICIDE Victim's burned vehicle is found

Friends and family wonder why Marilyn Guthrie of Niles was on the South Side. By KANTELE FRANKO


TRUMBULL COUNTY Landfill opponents organize

The group plans to meet again in a few weeks. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


ALENA DEVINE MARK VOLLMER

ALENA DEVINE MARK VOLLMER XLIBERTY -- Church Hill United Methodist Church was the setting at 3


You can open the weekend with a little class, if you head up to see the Cleveland Orchestra with

You can open the weekend with a little class, if you head up to see the Cleveland Orchestra with


London bombings reveal a new aspect to terrorism

Opinion: A day after President Bush reaffirmed his commitment to the war on global terrorism -- "we will


Homeland Security unveils new overhaul of defense measures

Secretary Michael Chertoff plans to make improvements in neglected areas. WASHINGTON (AP) --


OHIO Minimum wage amendment sought

More than 300,000 valid signatures are needed to get the plan on the ballot. By DAVID SKOLNICK


October date set for Miss Ricciardi, Steven Mansour

XAnnouncement is being made of the engagement and coming marriage of Amanda Ricciardi, daughter of


RETURNING HOME

Returning home Ever since Bernard Bolha graduated from Chaney High School, he has wanted to return


The 'Harry Potter' saga thus far ...

Harry's adventures have brought him to excitement and the brink of danger. By KAREN MACPHERSON


Car hits man in Austintown; driver charged with felonious assault

AUSTINTOWN -- A 21-year-old Canfield man was charged with felonious assault, accused of hitting


CRIME Police search for man after 2-county chase

Christopher Aczel is accused of ramming into a cruiser. CANFIELD -- Police are looking for a 33-


LONDON ATTACKS Police continue search for leads in bombings

Homes are being searched, and details have been released about the suspects. LEEDS, England (AP)


IRAQ Car bomb targets children; 18 killed

At least 70 people were injured in the blast, including a newborn. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A suicide


GRAEDONS | People's Herbal Pharmacy Cherries may ease gout out

Q. My sister has had two recent episodes of gout. Because she has no health insurance, she could not


Officials designate public depositories

WARREN -- Trumbull County commissioners have designated seven financial institutions as "public


& lt;B & gt;ABDALLA & lt;/B & gt;, Samuel D., 67, of Bloomington;

& lt;B & gt;ABDALLA & lt;/B & gt;, Samuel D., 67, of Bloomington; calling hours


Plans announced for Miss DeBlasio and Mr. Daniel

XPOLAND -- Announcement is being made by Cynthia Rohrbaugh of Poland and Edward DeBlasio of Poland


Watch group meeting

Watch group meeting Snoop Block Watch will meet at 7 tonight at Brownlee Woods Presbyterian


MEDICINE Campaign wants to revoke Nobel Prize for lobotomy

The surgery cut nerve fibers in the brain's frontal lobe through holes in the skull. ASSOCIATED


Saddle up: Cowboys hire Bolha as coach

The 1990 Chaney High graduate replaces Don D'Alesio. YOUNGSTOWN -- Ever since Bernard Bolha


Chief justice hospitalized with fever

William Rehnquist has kept a regular work schedule, despite thyroid cancer. WASHINGTON (AP) --


CRIME Pardon hearing request denied for Pamela Smart

Smart maintains that her trial was biased by excessive media coverage. CONCORD, N.H. (AP) --


NATION Homeland Security unveils new overhaul of defense measures

Secretary Michael Chertoff plans to make improvements in neglected areas. WASHINGTON (AP) --


No contracts, no certainty: Blue Jackets still in limbo

Many players are reserving celebration until the agreement is ratified. COLUMBUS (AP) -- Some Blue


NY-PENN LEAGUE Scrappers lose lead, fall to ValleyCats, 5-3

Mahoning Valley loaded the bases in the ninth but managed just one run. ALBANY, N.Y. -- The


TRUMBULL COUNTY FAIR | Schedule of events

TODAY 8 a.m.: Admission at Gate C/remaining gates open at 10 a.m. 9 a.m.: Junior fair cat


HEATHER SAUL DOUG BURNS

HEATHER SAUL DOUG BURNS XBOARDMAN -- Heather Saul of Westlake, daughter of Rich and Cathy Saul,


Questioning begins in case of fatal shooting

Questioning begins in case of fatal shooting WARREN -- City police were preparing Wednesday to


STANDINGS New York-Penn League

Pinckney Division WLPct.GB Jamestown (Marlins)1210.545-- Scrappers (Indians)1111.5001 Auburn


SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP At meeting, officials stay mum on cell phone probe

NEW SPRINGFIELD -- About 40 Springfield Township residents who crowded the trustees meeting


In control: Armstrong maintains overall lead

With 12 days down and 11 to go, his seventh Tour victory is in sight. BRIANCON, France (AP) --


Bush: Discussion is over until investigation is completed

A federal grand jury continues to hear testimony. WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush passed up a


REGION

REGION Center grand opening LIBERTY -- Atlas Rehab & amp; Wellness Center, 1325 Church


Thomas Diamond, fianc & eacute;e announce September plans

XAKRON -- Jacquelyn Green and Thomas Diamond, both of 1040-C Rockybrook Drive, are announcing their


TRUMBULL COUNTY | Indictments The following people were indicted by the grand jury Wednesday:

Justin M. Davila, 19, of Steel Street, Youngstown; aggravated burglary and felonious assault.


LPGA TOUR Mallon ready to defend in Canadian Women's Open

Many players had trouble getting into Canada because of heavy fog. HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) --


Mallon ready to defend in Canadian Women's Open

Many players had trouble getting into Canada because of heavy fog. HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) --


TRUMBULL COUNTY JAIL Use entire facility, say grand jurors in report

Because of layoffs and funding cuts, about half of the jail was being used, the jurors' report says.


CAMPBELL BEATING Suspect in attack due in court for hearing

The beaten boy's mother said he weighs 'not even 70 pounds soaking wet.' CAMPBELL -- An 18-year-


Retail merger excites investors

Federated's plan awaits approval from the Federal Trade Commission. CHICAGO TRIBUNE CINCINNATI


HOW HE SEES IT Where is Amtrak headed after 35 years?

Opinion: By DAVID A. MITTEL THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL BOSTON -- Amtrak, now in its 35th year, looks as if it


hOfficial visits victims after deadly train collision

hOfficial visits victims after deadly train collision PANNU AQIL, Pakistan -- Above, Pakistan


Tight-lipped stars fare better than liplockers

The best way to maintain a relationship is to not share the intimate details, experts say. By


Holy Zamboni! The NHL is back

After losing last season to a lockout, the players and owners (finally) agreed to a tentative deal.


Today is Thursday, July 14, the 195th day of 2005. There are 170 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Thursday, July 14, the 195th day of 2005. There are 170 days left in the year. On this date


Tough talk on immigration worthless

Opinion: By TAMAR JACOBY SPECIAL TO THE LOS ANGELES TIMES Our immigration system is out of control. We


IDAHO Suspect hears charges in court

The only survivor, Shasta, 8, gave police detailed accounts of her kidnapping. COEUR D'ALENE,


MUSIC Cedar's features Breakup Society performance

Keen songwriting makes tales of woe listenable. YOUNGSTOWN -- Ed Masley has relationship problems.


Columbiana Co. land use meeting set for Tuesday

LISBON -- Columbiana County leaders and interested residents are invited to attend a meeting at 7:30


Here's who's who in Rowling's saga

Here's a primer on the people and places in Harry Potter's world: HARRY POTTER As a baby, Harry


Officials work hard to maintain safety

By MONICA BOND VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF BAZETTA -- Shrieks heard along the midway at Trumbull


Potter countdown

Potter countdown kFROM SINGAPORE to Boston, from London to New Delhi, millions of children and


SUMMER THEATER Kids show their take on famous tale

They're off to see the wizard, but he won't be the well-known Wizard of Oz. By MONICA BOND


Check eligibility for Summer Crisis Program

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership is taking appointments for those


PROBATE COURT

PROBATE COURT Resolution Fund Judge Timothy P. Maloney of Mahoning County Probate Court said a


MERCER COUNTY Hinch begins term as magisterial district judge

The district judge replaces Ruth French in Mercer. MERCER, Pa. -- Mercer County commissioners were


GAME TIME Tonight

Who: Scrappers (11-11) at Tri-City (10-10) When: 7 p.m. Radio: WNIO-AM 1390


China oil deal: politicians stay away

Opinion: By JAMES K. GLASSMAN SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE What's all the fuss? An energy company based


HELOISE Here's a wake-up call hint for punctual kids

Dear Heloise: When our teenagers got old enough to have late curfews, we found it hard to stay awake


TOUR DE FRANCE In control: Armstrong maintains overall lead

With 12 days down and 11 to go, his seventh Tour victory is in sight. BRIANCON, France (AP) --


JENNIFER MOHR STEPHEN PLEASNICK

JENNIFER MOHR STEPHEN PLEASNICK XNORTH JACKSON -- Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic was the


PROBATE COURT Fund for mediation is created

The judge wants to use nonlawyers in resolving cases. YOUNGSTOWN -- Judge Timothy P. Maloney of


MOVIE THEATERS Commercials rake in the green on big screen

Advertising revenue has increased by millions of dollars since 2003. By GLENN LOVELL KNIGHT


OUT-OF-TOWN BIRTHS

XAdam and Nicole (Rickard) Algaier, 1456 Chesapeake Ave., Columbus, are announcing the birth of


DAILY RECAP Wednesday's 11th stage

A brief look at Wednesday's 11th stage of the Tour de France: Stage: Wednesday's 11th stage took


Historic Elm Road land to be on auction block next month

There is a lot of county history on these 7.7 acres. HOWLAND -- The last chunk of green space


Hamilton has struggled since winning in 2004

He's had only one top-10 finish since winning at Troon a year ago. ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) --


BOOKS Return to Hogwarts

Fans of all ages are preparing for the release of the sixth 'Harry Potter' book. By KAREN


Wrong way to right wrongs

Opinion: Chicago Tribune: Federal courts have been integral to much of the progress of the civil rights


Season gets serious for Nationals

Story lines abound for baseball's second half. NEW YORK (AP) -- From opening day through the All-


Christa Saulino, fianc & eacute; planning to wed in Chicago

XCANFIELD -- Chuck and Linda Saulino of Canfield are announcing the engagement of their daughter,


DOWNTOWN 'There's a big change' in city

More people are coming downtown on weekends, business owners say. YOUNGSTOWN -- Want to open a


NEW SEASON Stargate's new chief is down to Earth

The season premieres Friday at 8 p.m. on Sci Fi. By DAVE MASON SCRIPPS HOWARD "Stargate SG-1"


PATRIOT ACT Democratic provisions OK'd

Three other amendments proposed by Democrats failed. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-led House


Forum Health Women and Infants Pavilion

Forum Health Women and Infants Pavilion Allison Hanuschak, Youngstown boy, July 13. Julie and


NEWS LEAK Bush: Discussion is over until investigation is completed

A federal grand jury continues to hear testimony. WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush passed up a


Judge McKay sentences Kimble to 10 years for drug trafficking

The defendant plans to appeal the sentence. By PEGGY SINKOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF


"Those who do such things cannot be called Muslims, or even human beings."

Opinion: "Those who do such things cannot be called Muslims, or even human beings." Aslam Khan A 53-year-


BASEBALL Indians' wish list includes big hitter

With the team in contention, GM Mark Shapiro is searching for a big bat. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Three


SPOTS ON THE SCREEN

SPOTS ON THE SCREEN Among the commercials that have played at theaters: Chanel No. 5, featuring


Connie Mack tournament starts on Saturday

Between 36-40 teams are expected to compete in the 43rd Connie Mack state baseball tournament, which


MAHONING COUNTY

MAHONING COUNTY Marriage applications Robert Straley, 29, of 580 Lincoln, Struthers, and Melinda


NOTEBOOK \ From St. Andrews

Keeping it home: The claret jug hasn't spent much time in its homeland over the past decade.


MUSIC R. Kelly captivates with modern-day R & amp;B opera

'Trapped in the Closet' is a multichapter saga that is already a genre classic. By VANESSA DE LA


AFGHANISTAN Troops search for 4 escapees

Four suspected Al-Qaida members escaped from the Bagram air base. LOS ANGELES TIMES KABUL,


BONNIE ERBE Threat of Armageddon looms over court pick

Opinion: Welcome to Conflagration Central, otherwise known as Washington, D.C. We unfortunate denizens are


Bunker-free: Key to victory

Tiger Woods did not hit into a bunker en route to winning at St. Andrews in 2000. ST. ANDREWS,


MOVIES 'Wedding Crashers' gets a respectable reception

The movie entertains without a hitch for most of the time but drags too long. By CHRISTY LEMIRE


CRIME New Castle takes aim at drug houses

The U.S. attorney and city officials met with south side residents Monday. By VIRGINIA ROSS


NHL NOTEBOOK News and notes

Penguins lower ticket prices: With hockey back, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced lower ticket


LAWRENCE COUNTY Prison board officials to consider resuming work release program

By VIRGINIA ROSS VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The Lawrence County Prison Board is


Youth theater slates 'Rumplestiltskin' shows

Youth theater slates 'Rumplestiltskin' shows YOUNGSTOWN -- "Rumplestiltskin" will be presented by


HEATHER SEIFERT JAMES LOWERS

HEATHER SEIFERT JAMES LOWERS XLIBERTY -- Married June 18 at Church Hill United Methodist Church


KINSMAN HOUSE Landmark returns to its original look

The project should be finished in six to eight weeks. WARREN -- A historic city landmark has gone


NOTEBOOK \ Tour de France

American hopefuls: If Lance Armstrong keeps the yellow jersey until the end of the Tour de France,


Dawgs split with Optimist; MTC, Ice win

WARREN -- After finishing a suspended game with a 14-13 victory over the LBW Dawgs, Bazetta-Cortland


SHARON SPEEDWAY Two drivers from series shatter track lap record

Tim McCreadie was the first to win three races in a row in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.


New justice to face abortion case

An upcoming debate on abortion may test the new Supreme Court justice. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The


Expert gives the buzz on art of beekeeping

Honeybees are making a comeback after being harmed by two mites. By MONICA BOND VINDICATOR


CAL THOMAS Faith, not economy, is to blame for terror

Opinion: PORTSTEWART, Northern Ireland -- British politicians and much of the U.K. media are engaged in a


The Sources

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


Wie still alive in men's event

She won her first match play in the Amateur Public Links Tournament. LEBANON, Ohio (AP) --