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TED STRICKLAND Representative's federal fund continues to grow

Federal campaign money can't be transferred to state campaign funds in Ohio. By DAVID SKOLNICK


Butcher of Baghdad charged with ordering Shiite killings

Opinion: Opponents of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein looking forward to his being tried for crimes


Thieves steal safe from Austintown home

AUSTINTOWN -- A safe was stolen from a bedroom at a home on North Navarre Avenue Sunday afternoon.


CRIME Woman arraigned in stolen cruiser chase

The prosecutor said it was 'Houdini-like circumstances.' YOUNGSTOWN -- Bond is $1 million for


'DUKES OF HAZZARD' Former star of TV show says movie mocks the original

ATLANTA (AP) -- A former star of the "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV show is urging fans to skip the


Lovejoy-Ague wedding date is announced

XDAVENPORT, Iowa -- Announced by Theresa K. White, 514 Western Ave., is the engagement of her


AROUND THE HORN | Monday's other games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Devil Rays 3, Red Sox 1 BOSTON -- Scott Kazmir overcame control problems to hold


REUNIONS

XCampbell Memorial High School Class of 1954 will meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Steak


NATIONAL LEAGUE Astros end long scoreless streak to Pirates, 11-1

Houston had gone 21 innings without scoring a run at PNC Park. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Houston


POLICE CALLS

POLICE CALLS A summary of recent criminal activities in Austintown Township: July 11 Theft:


SAFETY ADVISORY Guidant issues warning for 28,000 pacemakers

The company said it has identified 69 failures among the devices. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Guidant


OHIO New bill aims to erase limitations cities place on concealed weapons

COLUMBUS (AP) -- The sponsor of Ohio's law allowing concealed weapons said Monday he wants the state


HOW HE SEES IT Newt anew -- tanned, rested and ready

Opinion: By MICHAEL KINSLEY LOS ANGELES TIMES Ten years ago, when he was speaker of the House of


CRIME Mother returns to Ohio, Pa., to search for bodies

Aided by the Fox News network, Teri Knight is continuing her investigation. CONCORD, N.H. (AP) --


TOUR DE FRANCE

TOUR DE FRANCE Overall Standings (After 15 stages) 1. Lance Armstrong, United States,


INSIDE On C3

Humberto Quintero's three-run double ended Houston's season-long scoreless, leading the Astros to an


CRIME Police continue search for gas station robbers

Cash wasn't enough for one of the robbers. He wanted rolled coins as well. By KATIE LIBECCO


Woman pleads innocent to endangering children

Woman pleads innocent to endangering children YOUNGSTOWN -- Yolanda Hargrove, 29, of Glenwood


NFL ROUNDUP \ News and notes

Rams: Harvard quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, a seventh-round pick, has agreed to terms on a three-


BRIDGE

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Scrappers roll

Scrappers roll kTHE MAHONING VALLEY Scrappers shut out the Lowell Spinners 8-0 Monday afternoon,


CHAMPION SCHOOLS Board renews contract of superintendent Hood

The first day of school for the 2005-06 school year will be Aug. 29. CHAMPION -- Champion Board of


Inside

Inside Humberto Quintero's three-run double ended Houston's season-long scoreless, leading the


COURTS

COURTS MAHONING COUNTY Marriage applications Max Zembower, 29, of 437 McClain Road, Enon


WORLD SWIMMING Canada's Hartley winner in diving

She snapped the Chinese dominance by winning the 1-meter event. MONTREAL (AP) -- From start to


SUMMER ARTS Butler Institute camp to sample U.S. flavor

Many of the children are able to attend the camp for free. YOUNGSTOWN -- Children from three


Mr. Vogelberger, fianc & eacute;e to wed in December

XSTRUTHERS -- Announcement is being made by Matthew D. Sr. and Rosie Mastell of Struthers of the


STEROIDS Anti-doping chairman says Conte got off easy

In exchange for Conte's guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to drop dozens of charges. MONTREAL (AP)


EPIDEMIOLOGY State to analyze town's high breast cancer rate

Cases in Putnam County significantly exceeded state and national averages. OTTAWA, Ohio (AP) --


EDUCATION Clinton: aid for Hispanics lacking

The senator's speech countered Margaret Spellings' optimism. PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- U.S. Education


Miss Utterback, Mr. Luoma plan to wed in 2006

XJEFFERSON -- The engagement of Kari Utterback, a daughter of Guy and Beth Utterback, all of 1144 N.


The real Harry Potter magic

Opinion: Chicago Tribune: It's a safe bet that millions of Muggle children across the globe were afflicted


BIRTHS

BIRTHS Forum Health Women and Infants Pavilion Tonya and Robert Hyde, 139 Meadowbrook Ave.,


Police probe shooting at Krakusy Hall lot

YOUNGSTOWN -- Jermaine Reynolds died after being shot in the back when someone fired into a crowd in


BWC SCANDAL Filings: Gov. Taft should testify

Executive privilege doesn't apply in matters of public record, a lawyer says. By JEFF ORTEGA


SCHOOLS South Range district missing real estate tax appropriations

School officials cannot understand why the district is losing out on tax revenue. By VIRGINIA


HELOISE Vinegar: consider the infinite possibilities

Dear Heloise: Here's another use for vinegar. I am an asthmatic and use a nebulizer for breathing


Astro Falcons advance

Astro Falcons advance Astro Falcons of the Youngstown Class B League remained one of three


Finally! Indians top K.C., stop skid

Cliff Lee got his first complete game with the Tribe's rain-shortened victory. CLEVELAND (AP) --


COLUMBUS ZOO Veterinarian's mistake cited in giraffe's death

The animal was injected with the wrong syringe during surgery. COLUMBUS (AP) -- A giraffe died in


CRIME Man arraigned on charges of theft, criminal trespass

The man also is wanted on charges in Butler County. NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- A hearing is set for


9/11 ANNIVERSARY Program to re-create scenes on Flight 93

Hijackers crashed the plane as passengers tried to take control of the cockpit. PITTSBURGH (AP) --


Reader tired of inaction on Milton area sewer project

Opinion: Reader tired of inaction on Milton area sewer project EDITOR: How very, very "old" Mahoning


MAJOR LEAGUE BOXSCORES

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GOLF Can anyone stop Tiger's reign?

Woods' biggest challenge may come from the record books. ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) -- Jack


MAYORAL RACE Board of elections refusing to place Fontes on the ballot

The Campbell man is running as a write-in candidate for mayor. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR


"I know for an absolute fact that we have not been involved in anything related to promoting

Opinion: "I know for an absolute fact that we have not been involved in anything related to promoting


Potter sales go platinum in less than 24 hours

The book brought in more revenue last weekend than the nation's top two movies combined. NEW YORK


A cool place to be on your birthday

A cool place to be on your birthday Chad Nunzir of Guilford and Chelsea Fennis of Salem spend part


Guantanamo Bay trials will resume

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Backed by a favorable court ruling, the Pentagon intends to resume shortly the


VIDEO GAMES Press the 'X' button for 'Explicit' in gaming

Video game ratings are coming increasingly under fire by industry critics. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) --


Austintown Hall of Fame seeks nominees who have demonstrated service to community

AUSTINTOWN -- The Austintown Growth Foundation is looking for nominees for the Austintown Hall of


STANDINGS New York-Penn League

Pinckney Division WLPct.GB Auburn (Blue Jays)1412.538-- Jamestown (Marlins)1413.519 1/2 Scrappers


FAMILY REUNION 12-year-old boy in hospital after lightning strikes

The boy is on a ventilator and remains sedated. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A big flash of light and a


From hot water to highwalls: coal mining's negative effects

The most serious environmental problem caused by abandoned mines is polluted water. SHAMOKIN, Pa.


A Scrappers' shutout

By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF NILES -- The Mahoning Valley Scrappers shut out the


Parents announce Argenziano-Frank wedding plans

XThe parents of Jacqueline Marie Argenziano, 1104 Eagle Drive, Akron, and Joseph Rocco Frank, 790


INSIDE \ On C4

INSIDE \ On C4 Cyclists affected by cancer, and inspired by Armstrong, ride to raise awareness.


ANDRES OPPENHEIMER Latin brain drain could be a blessing

Opinion: The conventional wisdom has long been that Latin America's brain drain -- the thousands of


CONNIE MACK BASEBALL Astro Falcons still unbeaten in 'Mack play

Today the locals meet Ohio Warhawks, which is also unbeaten. STRUTHERS -- Astro Falcons remained


HOW SHE SEES IT A grieving mother's words from the heart

Opinion: By MARSHA MERCER MEDIA GENERAL NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON -- A grieving mother -- an ordinary


CYCLING This is a chance for Lance to charm France

Armstrong is trying to win over the fickle fans. PAU, France (AP) -- Lance Armstrong is trying to


STATE BUDGET More funding allows for more Pa. troopers

A third of existing troopers will undergo 'civilianization.' HARRISBURG (AP) -- The new state


Tribe trades Gerut to Cubs for Dubois

Cleveland was looking for a right-handed power hitter. ASSOCIATED PRESS CLEVELAND -- Looking for


MAHONING COURT $1M bond set for man in car chase

Contact with family influenced the fugitive's decision to turn himself in. By KANTELE FRANKO


BASEBALL

BASEBALL All Star Baseball Academy in Boardman -- is offering private instruction from former pro


PHANTOMS Coach: This is our best team yet

Bob Mainhardt said the team added leadership and character. BOARDMAN -- When the North American


LOCAL

LOCAL Junior golf PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Two area junior golfers will be competing in the


COMIC STRIPS Facing 75th anniversary, 'Blondie' crosses over

A virtual who's who -- including the Bushes -- will drop in and out of the strip as the Bumsteads


Board offers free mental health workshop

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mahoning County Mental Health Board and related agencies such as the Veterans Service


hCriticism in Britain mounts over intelligence

hCriticism in Britain mounts over intelligence LONDON -- Robert H. Tuttle, the new U.S. ambassador


FUNDING It's business as usual at NPR

The network continues to enhance programming, even in the face of a potential funding loss. By


BOXING Taylor, Hopkins await rematch

Taylor took the title from Hopkins in a split decision Saturday. LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Bernard Hopkins


NATION Commander in Vietnam dies at 91

Westmoreland argued that the United States did not lose the war in southeast Asia. CHARLESTON,


ON AREA DIAMONDS Youth baseball and softball

Baseball B.B. Rooners (19 & amp; under) went 6-0 to finish second at the Big South Classic in


THISTLEDOWN RESULTS

THISTLEDOWN RESULTS MONDAY 2nd--Brimstone (Martinez) 4.60 3.00 2.60 Kinetic Rush (Hemsley D.)


CONVOCATION CENTER Reardon forgoes $4.5M arena loan It's too much for one project, he says

The project's actual cost is fluid, city officials say. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS


CLASSIFIED INFORMATION Bush changes his position in Plame case

A crime would need to have been committed before he fires anyone, the president said. KNIGHT


Gunmen kill at least 24; 50 insurgents captured

Much of the violence came during a new military offensive in Baghdad. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen


KATHY MITCHELL AND MARCY SUGAR \ Annie's Mailbox His old flame might be carrying an Olympic torch

Dear Annie: My husband, "Jack," and I have been together for 11 years and married for one. When we


World Golf Ranking

World Golf Ranking Through July 17 1. Tiger WoodsUSA16.24 2. Vijay SinghFij12.19 3. Ernie


Police probe shootings on South Side

YOUNGSTOWN -- Two people were shot around 7 p.m. Monday on the city's South Side. The shootings took


Roman Polanski speaks in libel suit with Vanity Fair

Roman Polanski speaks in libel suit with Vanity Fair LONDON -- Roman Polanski testified on the


& lt;B & gt;ALEXANDER, & lt;/B & gt; J. Porter, 58, of Hubbard;

& lt;B & gt;ALEXANDER, & lt;/B & gt; J. Porter, 58, of Hubbard; calling hours


CANCER Hopeful survivors inspired by Tour

Some participate in Tour of Hope, a cross-country bicycle ride to raise awareness. NEW YORK (AP)


INVESTIGATION Missing DA's girlfriend passes police polygraph

Officials say she has no knowledge of the man's whereabouts. BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- The


Emily torments Yucatan residents, resorts

The storm hit the peninsula Sunday afternoon. PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) -- Hurricane Emily


OHIO

OHIO Night drawings: Pick 3, 3-2-4 Pick 4, 3-5-9-7 Rolling Cash 5: 8-19-25-31-35 Day


Program helps families adapt to adoptions

NEW YORK (AP) -- Eventually the Pollyanna bliss wears off and reality sets in. Children cry and


TRUDY RUBIN Lebanon should decide its future

Opinion: BEIRUT -- I left Leba-non 23 years ago, after covering the Israeli invasion and the Lebanese civil


CONNIE MACK TOURNAMENT

CONNIE MACK TOURNAMENT Monday's scores Round Four Winners Bracket Game 53 Astro Falcons 7,


Today is Tuesday, July 19, the 200th day of 2005. There are 165 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Tuesday, July 19, the 200th day of 2005. There are 165 days left in the year. On this date


MAHONING COUNTY MRDD Duck: Most services will continue through '06

The Rayen workshop will close by the end of next year. AUSTINTOWN -- Despite losing millions in


ALABAMA Abortion clinic bomber sentenced

Eric Rudolph is also responsible for the blast at the 1996 Olympics. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- An