Split U.S. images
k THE STRONG U.S. response to the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 helped improve the nation's image around the world, but the re-election of President Bush and the Iraq war have solidified anti-American feelings, according to a new worldwide poll.
k COLUMNIST MARK PATINKIN journeys back 40 years to show just how much technology and innovation have dramatically changed our lives.
h Wildfires threatenhomes in the West
kFIREFIGHTERS used roads, ridges and other natural barriers to make a stand Thursday against a wildfire that threatened multimillion-dollar houses near Phoenix. In California, firefighters gained ground against a blaze that burned several homes in the Mojave Desert.
Boardman ban:It's about safety
k BOARDMAN Trustee Elaine Mancini says a proposed parking ban on 160 township streets is a matter of safety.
Popeyes buildsin Youngstown
k CONSTRUCTION is beginning on a Popeyes Chicken and Biscuit restaurant on Youngstown's South Side. The venture not only creates business, but it also eliminates a long-standing eyesore.
k THE JAMESTOWN JAMMERS defeated the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 4-1 Thursday night at Eastwood Field in Niles.