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CABLE TELEVISION CNN gets back to hard-news roots

The network's new showcase series, 'The Situation Room,' will focus on breaking news. By DAVID

AHEPA It's all Greek to leader of group

The Manios brothers from Warren have key roles in the organization. WARREN -- Franklin Manios of

Beans not the only food known to cause flatulence

Q. I have a problem with flatulence. I haven't been able to find any pattern in what I eat that

TRACK AND FIELD Athletes surpass '04 track marks

Girard's Cachet Murray, Maplewood's Jen Grayson and Springfield's Nick Panezich leave a tough act to

August nuptials set for Miss Takach and Richard Plant

XAUSTINTOWN -- Announcement is being made by Lawrence and Evelyn Takach, 5610 Colgate Drive, of the


STEEL VALLEY CONFERENCE BOYS TRACK 4x800 relay: Ursuline (Nick Szugye, Edwin Smith, Kevin

Miss Schiraldi, Mr. Smith set September date

XBOARDMAN -- William and Dorothy Schiraldi, 6040 Glenridge Drive, are announcing the engagement of

GARDEN FORUM Activities planned

Call Eleanor Young, (330) 758-8273, or Dorothy Haddox, (330) 799-1613, for reservations or

Michelle Spano, Mr. Swann plan autumn nuptials

XNILES -- Linda Spano of Niles is announcing the engagement of her daughter, Michelle Marie Spano,


LAWYERS Graduate with honors Melanie J. Williamson has received her law degree from Capitol


MAINTENANCE Stopping an infestation PREVENTING TERMITES Fix plumbing and roof leaks. Divert

Superintendent honored

Superintendent honored YOUNGSTOWN -- Schools Superintendent Dr. Wendy Webb has been named by the

Fire ravages 4 plant buildings, house

Several fire departments from two states tanked in water to fight the flames. HARTFORD -- A

Ohio unions boycotting two parks

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Northeast Ohio unions are boycotting Geauga Lake and Cedar Point because their

Utilities show keen interest in building new nuclear plants

A handful of companies are pursuing permission from the government. WASHINGTON (AP) -- For two

First enrolled class graduates from YCS

By JOSH ECHT VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- Sixth-grader Latifah Stanley says she will

Catholic priest confesses he groped ex-altar boy

Registering as a sex offender will be one of the terms of the Rev. Albert Liberatore's probation.

Standing up to terrorists

Opinion: Los Angeles Times: India and Pakistan this spring refused to let terrorists cow them from resuming

Hearty surfers ride waves on the Rust Belt Pipeline

Boarders find big waves in the stormy Great Lakes. CLEVELAND (AP) -- A shadowy figure staggers

ABIGAIL'S HOME Providing a place for those who need one

Abigail's Home hopes to help families build a better life. By MONICA BOND VINDICATOR TRUMBULL




BOYS 4x800 relay -- Boardman, 7:55.4; Salem, 7:57; Lordstown, 7:59.7; Maplewood, 8:13.9; Mooney,

Jury selection to start in '03 slaying of man

Moore faces life imprisonment if convicted. YOUNGSTOWN -- Jury selection is scheduled to begin

GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE Financial scandal outrages Blackwell

The GOP gubernatorial candidate criticized members of his own party. By DAVID SKOLNICK

A heroic homecoming: Sabathia stymies Giants

The Bay Area native pitched the Indians to a 10-2 victory. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- C.C. Sabathia's


BEST-SELLERS FICTION 1. "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 2. "4th of July" by James


FIND OUT MORE Howard Fisher may be reached at (330) 270-1807. His book, "The Adventures of The Raw

Internet travel blogs give firsthand tips to would-be tourists

HARRISBURG (AP) -- Robert McCreary is getting a chance to share his love of Pennsylvania's

Tension persists between U.S. and South Korea

Though they have publicly declared their alliance, it has yet to be demonstrated. LOS ANGELES

Deficit diminishes because of rising tax revenues

The shrinking deficit is part of Bush's promise to cut the deficit in half by 2009. WASHINGTON


TAMI BRITTON MICHAEL MAFFITT XLIBERTY TOWNSHIP -- The Rev. Daniel Cesene solemnized the marriage

Senior citizens get food checks

MERCER, Pa. -- Mercer County Area Agency on Aging Inc. and the Pennsylvania Department of

Cell phone and altruism help woman and her pet

By KATIE LIBECCO VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER YOUNGSTOWN -- One resident and her dog got through what

Sea lion bites surfer off Southern California coast

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A sea lion that had been charging at beachgoers bit a surfer taking

Early warm weather jump-starts fishing season

Hot and humid weather has settled over the region, raising water temperatures and pushing the fish

Short and sweet strawberries to eat

Short and sweet strawberries to eat kOHIO'S strawberry growers face a short season this year

Father's appetite for pornography shouldn't go unaddressed

Dear Annie: I am a 15-year-old girl. I really like going on our family computer and surfing the

5 U.S. Marines killed; 21 bodies found near Syria

Four Iraqis were killed and nine hurt in a separate car bomb the same day. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) --

COMEDY Attell prefers clubs, for stand-up show

Comedian is headed toward Vegas for a meltdown or a filmed-for-TV show. By JIM CARNES SACRAMENTO

Three Akron area Marines are killed in attack blast

The explosion was Thursday north of Baghdad. HAQLANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Three Ohio Marines from an

Firefighter upset after hydrant incident

Officials are trying to stop people from illegally opening the units to cool off. COLUMBUS (AP) --

Boardman Park will have its Senior Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the community center.

Boardman Park will have its Senior Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the community center.

hBook teaches how to mix roses, other flowers

hBook teaches how to mix roses, other flowers Stephen Scanniello used to grow roses just the way

Need an alarm clock? Many can be found outside

One of the pleasures of spring is sleeping with the windows open. As I drift off each night, I'm

CAL THOMAS Forget trend y subjects; schools need the basics

HAWKSHEAD, England -- At the grammar school where the Romantic poet William Wordsworth studied in

Jennifer Palumbo to be bride of Craig W. Tershel

XLOWELLVILLE -- Thomas and Pamela Palumbo, 5552 Kennedy Road, are announcing the engagement of their

Sweet! Heat of spring brings on strawberries

The heat also could cut short the season for the fruit. GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) -- The state's

Booksellers ponder the future of browsing

Booksellers and publishers agree: An accelerated society can't help affecting an industry known for

Livi Steel steals win over Express; Astros, RJ Trucking gain victories

STRUTHERS -- An inside-the-park home run and nine stolen bases helped Livi Steel post a 10-6 victory


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55-PLUS LIBERTY XMary Eck will preside when Liberty 55-Plus Senior Citizens meets at 11:30 a.m.

Getting the real scoop on poop

Q. My oldest son, soon to be 8, still soils his underwear during school or recess. Some of it is

BUSINESS New cards celebrate infidelity

A line of greeting cards is made for those in clandestine love affairs. By KIMBERLY DURNAN


JEANNIE EVANS JEFF SHAVER XYOUNGSTOWN -- Making their home in Atlanta after a honeymoon in Antigua

Usher's outreach to kids

Usher's outreach to kids NEW YORK -- Singer Usher has unveiled Usher's New Look Inc., a nonprofit

& lt;B & gt;CARTER, & lt;/B & gt; Alberta, 77, of Youngstown; no

& lt;B & gt;CARTER, & lt;/B & gt; Alberta, 77, of Youngstown; no calling hours;

NCAA TRACK Hooker hooks 'em for Horns

The Texas sophomore won the 100 and anchored the winning 4x100 relay. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) --

Pharmacies have been overpayed for five years

Officials say they should be able to recover the money. COLUMBUS (AP) -- The state's Medicaid

Roman Catholics train priests for life as CEOs

Because of the shortage of priests, newly ordained become pastors more quickly. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Drought-breaking rainfall helps Aussie farmers

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Farmers across drought-stricken areas of Australia's Outback could be

HOLISTIC HEALTH To stop health problems, he stopped cooking

The Raw Food Guy discovered a new way to stay healthy. By L. CROW VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

Three U.S. hotels make top 10 list for service

Three U.S. hotels make top 10 list for service NEW YORK -- Hotels in South Carolina, Tennessee

Latinos amassing political influence

Opinion: By MARY SANCHEZ KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Black Republicans are often seen as traitors to their

ENERGY Utilities show keen interest in building new nuclear plants

A handful of companies are pursuing permission from the government. WASHINGTON (AP) -- For two

DALE McFEATTERS Two C students who give hope to many

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- Let's be frank. Neither George W. Bush nor John Kerry, had he made the White House

New series to highlight local young talents

New series to highlight local young talents NEWTON FALLS -- The Fine Arts Council of Trumbull

YSU NEGOTIATIONS Initial proposals show sides at odds

YSU is offering annual raises of 1.5 percent and no enrollment incentives. By DAVID SKOLNICK

HELOISE What's in a name? Imagination to spare

Dear Readers: Well, it's time for the last installment of fun -- and we think special -- pet names.

Recruiting goals are off target

WASHINGTON (AP) -- All four of the main military services are having trouble attracting recruits to

Slippery Rock offers grad courses for teachers

SHARON, Pa. -- Slippery Rock University, in conjunction with the Sharon City School District, will


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Third annual garden tour set

EAST PALESTINE -- Seven gardens in the East Palestine area will be featured in East Palestine Garden

Rendell gambles on high payouts

HARRISBURG (AP) -- When the Legislature directs the state to sell off a parcel of surplus land,


LOCAL Frisbee golf CHAMPION -- The Trumbull County Metropolitan Park District will hold the

St. Brendan School closing was a sad day in many ways

Opinion: St. Brendan School closing was a sad day in many ways EDITOR: On Friday, St. Brendan School in

Wedding plans set for Miss Kerr and Joshua Aikens

XPOLAND -- Bob and Sandy Kerr, 3154 Howell Drive, are announcing the engagement of their daughter,

Shiites accused of brutal attacks

The Muslim group received praise by the Iraqi government despite suspicions. KNIGHT RIDDER

ROSTER Mahoning Valley Scrappers

Catchers Omar Casillas6-1, 180R/R21Cidra, PRBurlington Justin PoukN/AN/A22N/AN/A Mike


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

Two nominated by Trumbull 4-H get national leadership awards

WARREN -- Rachael Prokop of Cortland and Meagan Rowbottom of Bristolville are recipients of the

MANAGING BILLIONS Legislators shuffle funds to fit personal priorities

Congress is cutting billions from Bush's top targets. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is switching

CRIME 3 face charges tied to 2 killings

Officials allege one killing was over drugs, the other over a break-in. By PATRICIA MEADE

Late, great rules for fitness

The first day of summer is just nine days away, which means that hundreds of thousands of American

Colorblind casting may be a sign of change, but is it really blind to race?

Colorblind casting may be a sign of change, but is it really blind to race? By ERIN TEXEIRA

Parents announce October wedding for Tiffany Peddicord and Jerret Hupp

XThe parents of Tiffany Peddicord, 4985 Unity Line Road, New Waterford, and Sgt. Jerret Hupp, 668

Senator: Shutter camp for detainees

Donald Rumsfeld has said that closing the camp is not being considered. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS


PATRICIA LANTERMAN HARVEY MARTIN JR. XCANFIELD -- Harvey E. Martin Jr. and his bride, the former

Old photographs tell story of times in logging towns

Lois Barden kept the negatives for 31 years before a professor told her she had a rare collection.


Cortland Lions Street Fair will be June 23-25 with the theme "The Four Seasons." The fair runs 6

TRUMBULL TOURISM Dollar settlement

Here's a breakdown of fund distribution agreed to Friday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court by

Anthony, Lopez mark anniversary with a ring

Anthony, Lopez mark anniversary with a ring MIAMI -- Marc Anthony gave Jennifer Lopez a $1 million

9 accused of sex with children

The victims of abuse ranged from infants to teenagers. PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) -- From his tire

Measuring devices must measure up

Even more important than knowing how to properly use and maintain your tools is the accuracy at

FAMILY HISTORIES Transcribing those letters preserves past

Old papers shed light on a family's past. By MARILYN GARDNER CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Every

Traffic backups creeping into once-country roads

Main road usage is equal to populations in some cities. ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- By 7 a.m. on a

82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION Local man comes home changed after meeting the children of Iraq

The soldier said part of his mission was to win the minds of the people. By AMBER HYLAND

Officials settle on funds distribution

The judge will keep watch over the remaining $53,201. WARREN -- Trumbull County commissioners and

City Park: 1 Palm Drive; or (504) 482-4888. Grounds include Carousel

City Park: 1 Palm Drive; or (504) 482-4888. Grounds include Carousel

Chief of staff suspended for using phony name

The police union leader said he immediately recognized the official's voice. TOLEDO (AP) -- The


AMY HAUG NICHOLAS BOCCIERI XNEW MIDDLETOWN -- Living at 984 Oakwood Ave., State College, Pa.,

Leaded gas has benefits but creates health risks

NASCAR officials say the use of unleaded fuel would lead to blown engines. KNIGHT RIDDER

Wedding planned for Miss Gillie and Mr. Crumbacher

XMINERAL RIDGE -- Announcement is being made by John and Patricia Gillie, 1534 County Line Road, of

Provitt, Panezich lead Ohio to victory

Panezich was named the meet's "Star of Stars" in the field events. DELAWARE, Ohio -- Warren

GOP's arrogance surprising in light of growing scandal

Opinion: With Republicans in charge, between $10 million and $12 million are missing from the $55 million the

IN THE HOLE! | Area holes-in-one

Tom Van Driel aced the 182-yard No. 4 hole at Reserve Run using a 5-iron. Witnesses were Mike Bosio,


It's no secret that most dads would prefer to spend Father's Day relaxing on the couch. If that's

Today is Saturday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2005. There are 203 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Saturday, June 11, the 162nd day of 2005. There are 203 days left in the year. On this date

Trumbull Co. group to offer rabies clinic

WARREN -- Trumbull County Veterinary Medical Association will offer an animal rabies vaccination


Agenda Monday Salem Board of Education, 5:30 p.m., special meeting, Board Office. Mahoning

Gordon, Stewart cool their engines

The feuding drivers exchanged phone messages in wake of last week's crash. LONG POND, Pa. (AP) --

Debt relief for Africa in the works

One plan has lenders writing off debts and donor nations giving compensation. CHICAGO TRIBUNE


THURSDAY'S GAMES National League Houston 6, N.Y. Mets 3, 11 innings Interleague San Diego 3,


A grand jury handed up indictments against these people: Michael J. Sherick, 22, Signature Drive,

Tanning lotions are tempting alternative to pale

By CHANTAL LAMERS KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS SANTA ANA, Calif. -- I've baked on the beach, turned

AREA ALL-LEAGUE SELECTIONS | Baseball and softball

STEEL VALLEY CONFERENCE BASEBALL First team Pitchers Robert Shannon, Beaver Local, Sr. Kyle


BASEBALL National League FavoriteOddsUnderdog PHILADELPHIA6-7Milwaukee Interleague League

Governor's winning streak rapidly spirals downward


Offering more than Mardi Gras

The Big Easy has made an effort to prove it's a family-friendly vacation spot. NEW ORLEANS (AP) --

Wedding planned for Lori Schell and David Guzman

XCANTON -- The engagement of Lori Schell, 5195 Stonehurst Drive, Brunswick, and David Guzman, same

GEORGE F. WILL It's not easy to categorize justices

Opinion: WASHINGTON -- With the parties warring over the composition of the federal judiciary, and with a

Student designs help global business

University-assisted innovators bring a unique perspective to the table. CINCINNATI (AP) --

POLITICS Hagan files reports on campaign

Three mayoral candidates who lost didn't file reports. By DAVID SKOLNICK VINDICATOR POLITICS

GENERAL MOTORS Mission: Make cars consumers will buy

GM is concerned Toyota is surpassing the company in sales. WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON -- In the

Rachel also continually challenges Bruce's motives and morals, a righteous tendency that director Christopher Nolan feels Holmes has the sophistication to deliver.

Rachel also continually challenges Bruce's motives and morals, a righteous tendency that director

Appeals court orders re-sentencing of worker

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former city employee who pleaded guilty to dealing cocaine from his desk in

DRUGS Grandma inspires redesign

Minimizing mistakes makes new bottle popular with some. By MICHAEL PRECKER KNIGHT RIDDER

Irresistibly iris

Irresistibly iris kIRIS FLOWERS are beautiful, colorful and everywhere this time of year. Learn


YOUNGSTOWN COMMUNITY SCHOOL Moving on with class Lonnie Arnold, above, proudly holds up his


TUESDAY XMoccasin members will meet for their annual plant auction. Kathryn Fennell will serve as

ON AREA DIAMONDS | Youth baseball

Babe Ruth (age 13) Sluggers 5, Line Drive 0 -- Shutout through seven innings, Sluggers scored all

ENERGY Bolivia's crisis has neighbors worried

Argentina and Chile are looking for other sources for natural gas. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS

HOW SHE SEES IT Future of foster children at risk

Opinion: By STARITA SMITH KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE The plight of black children in foster homes doesn't seem


TODAY 11:30 a.m. (17/62) "This Week in Baseball." Noon (17/62) (8) (53) NFL Europe: World Bowl.

From getting fat on fries to belt-tightening show

The experience is televised each Wednesday. By TERRY MORROW SCRIPPS HOWARD "Super Size Me"

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Student designs help global business

University-assisted innovators bring a unique perspective to the table. CINCINNATI (AP) --


FICTION 'The Historian' A tome from the Middle Ages and a pack of enigmatic letters dating to

INTERNATIONAL What's in store for Cuba after Castro?

Companies are concocting 'entrance strategy' plans. ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI -- On this side of

Mason gets top award at council meeting

YOUNGSTOWN -- Russell W. Gillam Jr. of Struthers received the 2005 Meritorious Service Award at the

Rubber-stamping 'Patriot' extensions is irresponsible

Opinion: Passing the Patriot Act within weeks of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was probably

East Palestine wins nutrition award again

EAST PALESTINE -- For the third straight year, Chris Jarussi, food service director of East

MAHONING COUNTY Judges want consolidation by end of year

The current lack of space for the court is 'unbelievable,' one judge said. YOUNGSTOWN -- The

South Range grad is named female athlete of the year

Jenn Toth also received the award for the 2002-03 season. BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Jenn Toth has been

Program receives accolades

The program matches first- and second-year nursing students with seniors. YOUNGSTOWN -- A peer

What's in store for Cuba after Castro?

Companies are concocting 'entrance strategy' plans. ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI -- On this side of


OHIO Night drawings: Mega Millions: 14-29-31-37-50 Mega Ball: 34 Pick 3, 5-7-1 Pick 4,

Judge shows leniency for 'remorseful' guard

COLUMBUS (AP) -- A former juvenile prison guard who admitted sexually touching a 16-year-old female

50th anniversary for the DeChellises

XSTRUTHERS-- Albert and Angeline DeChellis, 130 Smithfield St., celebrated their 50th wedding

Good news, not great news

Opinion: The White House is touting the news that the federal deficit for fiscal 2005 will be "well below"

Off the beaten path

ASSOCIATED PRESS THE MEANDERING Natchez Trace winds through lush forests and expansive fields of


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A cocktail party centered around 'The Pink Panther' can be playful and creative. By STACY DOWNS

New travel guides make national parks exciting

The books offer a bevy of options for the casual and serious tourist. NEW YORK (AP) -- If you're

Sorenstam cruising to second leg

She's already won a major tournament win this year; she'll likely win her second. HAVRE DE GRACE,

Decking outside adds life to home

There are a variety of deck materials available for your home add-on. HARTFORD COURANT If you

HISTORY King Tut returns to America after 26 years

Tit for tat, Tut is still tops as his new exhibit showcases more treasures. ASSOCIATED PRESS


MEN S.A.C. (Rolling Hills) -- Low gross: Alan Van Over, 36; John Luklan, Bill Gentile, 37; John


JUNE TODAY -- 14th-annual Steve Berdis Memorial golf scramble at Old Dutch Mill Golf Course in

Victims ID'd in massacre

The Srebrenica massacre in 1995 was Europe's deadliest since World War II. SARAJEVO, Bosnia-

Tom Kite flies high, takes lead

The 55-year-old could become the oldest winner in PGA Tour history. BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- Just


MONDAY XLB Circle, an auxiliary of Miriam Chapter 278, OES, will hold a noon luncheon meeting at

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

"GET BEHIND ME SATAN" White Stripes (V2 Records) ssss We don't get a lot of these moments

'REMINISCENCE WALK-THROUGH' North High School graduates walk the halls one last time

Alumni returned from across the country to say goodbye. By KATIE LIBECCO VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

CAMPAIGN FINANCE Post-primary reports

Candidates and issue committees on the May 3 primary were required to file campaign finance reports


NORTHFIELD RESULTS SATURDAY 1st--Page Master (Broklehurst)29.409.20 8.60 Fessup Fred

CLASS ACTION SUIT Lawyers seek data from flood in 2003

The lawyers wants records of property owners and police calls involving flooding. By DENISE DICK

CONVOCATION CENTER SteelHounds' exclusivity keeps arena football out for a year

One official believes Youngstown has a big market for arena football. YOUNGSTOWN -- Concerns about


Nebraska 6, Miami 3 LINCOLN, Neb. -- Alex Gordon, Joe Simokaitis and Ryan Bohanan homered and

Bigger, bolder than life

Sometimes Sedgwick's character is a little, shall we say, heavy handed. By HAL BOEDEKER KNIGHT