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Lawmakers' vehicle leases cost $1M in '05

Monthly leases ranged from less than $215 to $1,248.31. KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS WASHINGTON --

Dems agree to changes in primary calendar

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats agreed Saturday to a plan that would shake up their presidential

Slow start non-issue for Biffle, Stewart

Both drivers are focused on the big picture. LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nobody should be surprised if Greg

Magic's reserves key 102-73 win over Cavs

It was Orlando's largest victory margin of the season. ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Orlando Magic did

NHL ROUNDUP Friday's games

Devils 4, Capitals 3 WASHINGTON -- Scott Gomez scored twice, Patrik Elias got three assists in his


VETERANS Mariners may benefit from pending legislation The U.S. Merchant Marine Combat Veterans

Ohio probes proficiency-test breach

PARMA (AP) -- The state is investigating whether a teacher in this Cleveland suburb handed out part

Nevada man arrested after incident on airplane

COLUMBUS (AP) -- Authorities on Friday arrested a Nevada man accused of making threats aboard a


55 PLUS LIBERTY XLiberty 55 Plus seniors will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Rocco's Church

Griffey, Clemens lead U.S. team to 17-0 rout

Junior hit two homers and The Rocket allowed one hit in 41/3 innings. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) --

NEWS SHOWS Sunday guest lineup

ABC's "This Week": Sens. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., and Russ Feingold, D-Wis.; political satirist Art

OSU BASKETBALL Buckeyes struggle, but win

Ohio State needed a second half comeback to beat Penn State, 63-56. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Penn


MEN'S BASKETBALL OHIO SCORES Atlantic 10 Semifinal Xavier 70, Fordham 59 Big Ten


SCOUTS Eagle award Joshua Paul Miles, son of Richard and Charlotte Seaman, Berlin Center,



Alzheimer's Association gala to be magical

Proceeds from the gala will provide services for area residents. BOARDMAN -- The Greater East


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


OHIO Friday 3/10 Night drawings: Pick 3, 1-0-6 (white ball) Pick 4, 2-7-0-4 Rolling Cash 5, 7-8


INSIDE \ On C3 The Kennedy Catholic High boys basketball team picked up its defensive intensity

On gay issues, look past the headlines

Opinion: By CHRISTOPHER OTT KNGIHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE Lt. Laurel Hester, a 49-year-old police officer from

Anger drives very colorful mayor's race

Katrina has changed everything in the Big Easy. NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Jimmy Carter was asked to

Schools shouldn't spank

A group has formed in North Carolina to lobby for the prohibition of corporal punishment in public

Neither vulnerable. North deals.

Neither vulnerable. North deals. NORTH 10 6 3 2 A 6 5 2 2 A Q J 5 WEST EAST Q 8

Scaffold hits line; roofer electrocuted

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) -- A roofer was electrocuted when his scaffold came into contact with a power

Williams' focus on existing businesses

The city's proposed budget includes $2.55 million for capital improvement work. By DAVID SKOLNICK

Hides tanned this way are more supple and valuable.

Hides tanned this way are more supple and valuable. By SAM COOK KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS

DUI checkpoint planned for St. Patrick's Day

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning County Operating a Vehicle Impaired Task Force will have additional

Croatia native to compete

The St. Charles pupil is one of more than 70 participants in the annual event. By HAROLD GWIN

Unified government will settle feuding among sects, Bush says

America is repeating mistakes it made in Vietnam, Alexander Haig said. COMBINED DISPATCHES

WARREN U.S. lease granted for building

WARREN -- The U.S. General Services Administration has awarded a $2.91 million contract to Gibson


Blowout loss The Orlando Magic did not need a superstar against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday

Today is Sunday, March 12, the 71st day of 2006. There are 294 days left in the year. On this date

Today is Sunday, March 12, the 71st day of 2006. There are 294 days left in the year. On this date

CAL THOMAS Bush has failed to control spending

Opinion: When his personal approval ratings were far higher than they are now, President Bush might have

Hiring of black anchor in France is milestone

PARIS (AP) -- France's most popular television network has named a black journalist as a summer

Hegner-Walker wedding planned for late May

XBROOKLINE, Mass. -- Tricia Hegner and J. Scott Walker, both of Brookline, Mass., are announcing


YSU Bowling YOUNGSTOWN -- Youngstown State University's women's bowling team was ranked 17th in

Anthrax patient's condition remains serious

NEW YORK (AP) -- A drum maker hospitalized with inhalation anthrax remained in serious condition

BEST SELLERS | Publishers Weekly For the week ending March 4:

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "5th Horseman" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) 2. "The

Internet blows operatives' cover

The agency didn't realize how much information on its operatives is available. CHICAGO TRIBUNE


THURSDAY'S GAMES Denver 97, Philadelphia 93 Dallas 109, Portland 92 San Antonio 117, Phoenix

Joining just for laughs

By HARRY BRUINIUS CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR DULUTH, Minn. -- They might be considered an odd

State officials to review housing rehab program

Contractors have been notified that they must make repairs. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR

All-Star meet set Monday at Boardman

Wrestling champions from two conferences will square off in 14 matches. BOARDMAN -- The champions

Relievers exceeding expectations

Three major league castoffs have made an early impression. FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- The Pittsburgh

Arrested in homicide

Arrested in homicide YOUNGSTOWN -- An arrest has been made in the city's first homicide of the

Barnes & amp;Noble events

Barnes & amp;Noble events BOARDMAN -- Upcoming activities planned at Barnes & amp;Noble

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE ROUNDUP \ Cleveland and Pittsburgh

Indians 5, Devil Rays 4 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Aaron Boone was 0-for-3 and called out on strikes

Teen who emulated Buddha is missing

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A 15-year-old boy whose followers believe he is the reincarnation of Buddha

Farrell takes a big step forward

The Steelerettes beat District 10 power Kennedy Catholic 56-52. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR

Trash collection changes mulled by city officials

Memberships at the city's golf course are going up in price. By VIRGINIA ROSS VINDICATOR

NAHL Good night for Phantoms at IZ

The 4-2 win moved Mahoning Valley into a virtual tie with the Cleveland Barons for second in the

Deportation splits up family

The Pakistani woman lived here illegally since 1989. CINCINNATI (AP) -- She lived in the United

A family medical history can uncover genetic ills

Lifestyle changes can lower your risk of medical conditions that run in the family. By KORKY VANN

'Star Trek' inspired modern technology

Shatner balances respect and ridicule for 'Star Trek.' LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Capt. James Kirk's


MOUNTAINEER RESULTS SATURDAY 1st--Morethanmoney(Stokes)5.803.602.40 Affirmed Fever


BOYS BASKETBALL FRIDAY'S SCORES AREA Division III at Salem Ursuline 43, Campbell 41 Division

Vindicator file photo

Opinion: Vindicator file photo BRRRRRR: In the days before studded snow-tires and front-wheel drive cars,

Today is Saturday, March 11, the 70th day of 2006. There are 295 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Saturday, March 11, the 70th day of 2006. There are 295 days left in the year. On this date

Day of prayer, reflection planned for young man lost since Nov.

LIBERTY -- Pleasant Valley Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

State receives federal grant to help juvenile offenders learn to read

COLUMBUS (AP) -- The federal government has awarded Ohio a $14 million grant to help improve the

The mayor says the city-owned center is taking up too much of his time.

The mayor says the city-owned center is taking up too much of his time. By DAVID SKOLNICK CITY


TODAY 10 a.m. (FSN Ohio) College basketball: "Buckeyes Basketball Weekly." Noon (21) (3) (11)

Booklet strives to prepare hearts


Predatory abuser strikes Christian singles group

Dear Annie: I am in the middle of an ugly divorce from a man who has now been married five times. He

SAT error latest in series of gaffes

The error is likely to renew debate over the flaws of standardized tests. ASSOCIATED PRESS For

Q. Both vulnerable, as South you hold:

Q. Both vulnerable, as South you hold: A 9 3 J 7 2 A K Q 3 A 10 4 The bidding has proceeded:

Associated Press

Associated Press AGITATED PRESIDENT: President Bush speaks at the National Newspaper Association

An XXXcel-ent series of games

"Earn without leaving your house" or "make money while you sleep" are claims that even the most

Doctors send letter against force-feeding

Scores of prisoners, detained indefinitely, have gone on hunger strikes. LONDON (AP) -- Doctors


Bombing anniversary MADRID, Spain -- People place candles in a tunnel that goes underneath the

Writing shows maturity, but novel loses its way

BY TED ANTHONY ASSOCIATED PRESS For most of his career, Stephen King has written two types of

The Vindicator

The Vindicator HOME STRETCH: Richard Mulhall, 11, of Mineral Ridge and Olivia Murphy, 12, of

People think they know all about 'welfare;' here's a look at the real world

Opinion: EDITOR: It starts as polite conversation. What do you do? "I am a caseworker for Mahoning County

GOLF ROUNDUP | Saturday's events

LPGA MasterCard Classic HUIXQUILUCAN, Mexico -- Defending champion Annika Sorenstam maintained a


WEDNESDAY XYoungstown Federation will meet for a noon luncheon at the Youngstown Club. Ruth

Ohio girl dies from injuries suffered in wreck in Louisiana

MONROE, La. (AP) -- An 11-year-old girl from Ohio died Friday after being injured in a car accident

Convicted killer gagged in sentencing hearing

The defendant has said he killed 40 people during a 16-year nursing career. ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP)

Warren teen to be 4-H ambassador

CORTLAND - Chandra Kelley of Warren has been accepted as an Ohio State 4-H Ambassador. Chandra,

NASCAR returns

NASCAR returns Nobody should be surprised if Greg Biffle and Tony Stewart turn today's UAW-

Applying for arts festival

Applying for arts festival YOUNGSTOWN -- The eighth annual Summer Festival of the Arts is

HOW HE SEES IT U.S. policy in Latin America is a loser

Opinion: By JACKSON DIEHL WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON -- In the past year Secretary of State Condoleezza

Duke advances, but B.C. knocks off Heels

Memphis, Xavier and Albany won NCAA tournament bids Saturday. ASSOCIATED PRESS GREENSBORO, N.C.

FLOOR COVERINGS With an area rug, anything goes

Your budget and your plans for the rug's location will make the most difference. By REBECCA


NORTHFIELD RESULTS FRIDAY 1st--Generaly Outs (Grismore)4.002.802.60 Silly N Sassy

Guilty verdict elicits emotions

A police lieutenant said justice was served. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN


FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK Victor Thomas The FBI/Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force is asking

BIG TEN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT Ohio St. outlasts Indiana, 52-51

Matt Sylvester's layup provided the margin of victory in a semifinal game. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) --


BASEBALL Warren Recreation Association -- is accepting teams. Call (330) 889-3233. BB Rooners --

Worldwide Favor

WORLDWIDE FAVOR Smoking bans More countries, states, cities, hotels and rail services recently


Associated Press GREAT VIEW: The setting sun offers a spectacular scene as it reflects on the pool


REGION Youngstown member wins Indigo Shoot Hunting Valley Gun Club took first place in the 56th

NHL ROUNDUP \ Saturday's games

Sabres 6, Flyers 5 PHILADELPHIA -- Mike Grier's goal with 4.6 seconds remaining lifted Buffalo

Police propose pension change

City officials won't say who would get the money. By VIRGINIA ROSS VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT

MEDICARE Q & amp;A Compare Canada, new drug plan

KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Q. I am a 78-year-old on Medicare and have been getting my drugs from

HOW HE SEES IT Dems do Will Rogers proud

Opinion: By MICHAEL GOODWIN NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Will Rogers rides again. The Dust Bowl-era humorist, who

Meet school champs to compete in bee

Meet school champs to compete in bee SCHOOL SPELLING champions from throughout the region will

Hawkeyes advance to first final since '02

Jeff Horner scored 12 points for second-seeded Iowa. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- For the second straight

Ex-Yugoslav leader dies in prison cell

Accused of war crimes, Milosevic apparently died of natural causes. CHICAGO TRIBUNE LONDON --

Three teachers help save boy's life after accident


Wintry mix hits Calif.; crash kills 2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A storm spread rarely seen snow and sleet across the San Francisco area early


TRUMBULL COUNTY Marriage licenses Ronald Williamson, 50, of 1609 Oak St. S.W., Warren, and

RELIGION Schuylkill Co. priest on way to sainthood

The diocese shipped evidence to Rome detailing a life of 'heroic virtue.' ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) --

Lapses could allow terrorist attack

The risks from smuggled weapons are especially worrisome to the United States. WASHINGTON (AP) --

Rep. Ryan to host monthly radio show

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is hitting the airwaves with a monthly show broadcast on two Northeast Ohio radio

GARDEN FORUM Trips planned

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

Resurrection joy achieved through practice

Lent begins a journey for many Christians. Its message: Slow down and refocus on who you are, what



'pay the devil'

'PAY THE DEVIL' Van Morrison (Lost Highway) Grade: C- Van Morrison was once famously dubbed

Barons earn split, top Phantoms 3-0

Mahoning Valley goalie Bryce Merriam rejected 39 Baron shots in the loss. By GREG GULAS

Boy's death prompts Pakistan kite-flying ban

Boy's death prompts Pakistan kite-flying ban LAHORE, Pakistan -- Anti-kite demonstrators burned

Rockview Christian honors Darlene Demjen

YOUNGSTOWN -- Darlene Demjen of Struthers was named Person of the Year for 2005 at Rockview


Visiting pastor YOUNGSTOWN -- Pastor Jim Erb, author of "Formed in the Furnace," will speak at 7

Leif Garrett ordered back to strict drug rehab

Leif Garrett ordered back to strict drug rehab LOS ANGELES -- Leif Garrett was ordered to remain

American hostage found dead, government spokesman says

Iraq's president called parliament into its first session. WASHINGTON (AP) -- An American who was

Man's return upsets some

Charles Gorham, a convicted offender, says residents have nothing to fear. By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.

Things you didn't know about Melrose Avenue case

Opinion: Things you didn't know about Melrose Avenue case EDITOR: I am writing to respond to letters

Key to Paris Hilton


Mooney's Ingram helps lift Edinboro

The transfer from Wofford scored the winning point in the conference final. By JOHN KOVACH

Hotel booking tips: As with booking any hotel stay, availability at the five Wailea resorts varies,

Hotel booking tips: As with booking any hotel stay, availability at the five Wailea resorts varies,


LOCAL Curbstone Coaches BOARDMAN -- Bill Castrovince of WYTV will speak to the Curbstone Coaches

2 men indicted on charges of violating copyright laws

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two men are accused of violating copyright laws by posting music by

WORLD BASEBALL U.S. team rebounds from loss to Canada

The Americans begin the second round today against Japan. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Derrek Lee and



Tips help remove pet hair from furniture

Dear Readers: One of the biggest challenges of being a dog or cat owner is usually dealing with pet

Cash musical 'Ring of Fire' opens

LONG ISLAND NEWSDAY NEW YORK -- Talk about humming a few bars. On Feb. 23, 1969, the night before

Bowling Green overwhelms Kent State

The Falcons won their 19th straight game. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Even though Bowling Green limited Kent

AP: States decrease access to information

Since Sept. 11, the concern is that information can be used against society. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Indians batter way past Atlanta, 12-4

Pittsburgh suffered an 8-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins. ASSOCIATED PRESS WINTER HAVEN, Fla. --

American Steel plans to operate at former CSC mill

American Steel and Alloys LLC will be hiring 110 workers. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

GIRLS REGIONAL ROUNDUP Wadsworth rolls past Hoover

The Grizzlies romped to a 71-49 victory to win a Division I regional title. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Neighbor invades her children's play time

Dear Annie: I am a working mother with two small children. We live in a nice neighborhood with lots

CENTRAL HOCKEY LEAGUE SteelHounds' victory snaps losing streak

Youngstown handed Bossier-Shreveport its first loss since late January. BOSSIER CITY, La. - The

NEXT UP | This week's schedule

YSU Today: Baseball at Austin Peay, 1 p.m.; Swimming and diving at NCAA Zone C Championships,

If I was king of the world ...

If you were king of the Mahoning Valley for one day, what decisions would you make? If it were me,

WOMEN'S TOP 25 \ Friday's games

No. 17 Louisiana Tech 69, Nevada 60 RENO, Nev. -- Tasha Williams scored 20 points and Shan Moore

Guilty verdict elicits emotions Jenkins case causes 2 families much pain

A police lieutenant said justice was served. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN

Kahne gets good jump in restart, edges Kenseth in 2-car shootout

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Kasey Kahne held off Matt Kenseth, then survived a two-lap shootout Saturday to


PURIM CARNIVAL Join the fun Purim will be observed from Monday night to sundown Tuesday. A

The Panthers and Syracuse will meet for the Big East tournament crown.

The Panthers and Syracuse will meet for the Big East tournament crown. ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK

GRAEDONS | People's Pharmacy Drugs turn reader's hair from white to gray

Q. I have read in your column that cholesterol-lowering drugs might affect hair color. I was

The Irish held off top-seeded Campbell Memorial for a 43-41 victory.

The Irish held off top-seeded Campbell Memorial for a 43-41 victory. BY ERIC HAMILTON

Festive holiday Purim is like hiding in the open

Masks, disguises, secret identities. Batman? The Lone Ranger? Of course not! Purim is coming!


PGA-HONDA CLASSIC Friday At The Country Club at Mirasol Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Purse: $5.5

Peace for the soul

WAILEA, Hawaii (AP) -- If these islands are heaven, Wailea is paradise. At the base of a dormant

Artwork displays spirit of homeless

The show is meant to dispel stereotypes of the homeless. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Charlotte Vance,


TRANSCRIPT Internet chat A transcript of Internet chat messages between New Waterford Police

Bentley, Jurevicius sign to join home-town team

The Browns didn't waste any time spending some of their free agency money. CLEVELAND (AP) --

Carolina wrens get ready to make nests

If you're an early riser, you've probably heard a distinctive bird song this week. It's a loud,

NCAA places Ohio State on probation

The school must also remove the 1999 Final Four banner and pay back $800,000. COLUMBUS (AP) --

Springlike weather shows there's relief in sight

Nothing like a few days of springlike weather to make one forget about the winter blahs. Now

Ridge wins district after intense game

The Rams played McDonald for a fourth time this season, winning all four games. By JOHN BASSETTI

They're back: KSU eyes tourney

Kent State beat Toledo to win the MAC title and advance to the NCAA meet. CLEVELAND (AP) -- Four

WOMEN'S TOP 25 ROUNDUP \ Sunday's games

No. 8 Oklahoma 72, No. 10 Baylor 61 DALLAS -- Freshman standout Courtney Paris had 24 points and

Taliban Yalie symptom of big problem

Opinion: By BRONWYN LANCE CHESTER VIRGINIAN-PILOT Anyone who still doesn't believe that America's


MUSICAL INSTRUMENT FACTOIDS Most popular instruments for children: violin, trumpet, trombone,


Agenda Monday Boardman Township trustees, 7 p.m., Boardman Performing Arts Center at the high

Taft supports jobless benefits for SS recipients

Ohio is the only state that reduces unemployment compensation by 100 percent. COLUMBUS (AP) --

Duty in Iraq always brings new experience

CAMP RAMADI, Iraq -- This past month has involved a bit of travel for me. Sometimes you have to use

St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace

St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace Charlene and Eric Bourlier, Berlin Center, boy, March 10. Lori

King's latest transcends most of his previous works

BY JULIA KELLER CHICAGO TRIBUNE Stephen King is the Brett Favre of literature. He's scrappy and

Get Wells soon: Pirates hope for a rapid recovery

What a bad break for Kip Wells. It could even be a worse setback for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Wells

36 teams to make robots

The annual event draws as many as 350 participants from across the region. YOUNGSTOWN -- Middle

Young stars emerged in league's 'golden years'

All of the players brought their own caddies. Editors note: The Penn-Ohio Golf League begins its

Peralta excited about new five-year, $13 million contract

The shortstop batted .292 with 24 homers and 78 RBIs last season. WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) --

Medicare info

Medicare info BOARDMAN -- A free program, "Medicare-D: Putting the Pieces Together," is offered at

Budding scientists present research

Science fair participation statewide is declining, the director said. By NANCY TULLIS VINDICATOR


MONDAY XThe Rev. Bob Wengerd will present a program on "Amish Living" at the 7:30 p.m. meeting of


NASCAR-NEXTEL CUP-UAW DAIMLER CHRYSLER 400 LINEUP After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Las

Mayor asks to provide services to Campbell

Youngstown would not hire any of Campbell's firefighters. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR STAFF

E. Canton ends McDonald's run

The Wizards' defense was too tough in the 65-36 loss. By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF

A coydog acts just like a coyote and is nobody's pet, a wildlife officer warns.

A coydog acts just like a coyote and is nobody's pet, a wildlife officer warns. By ED RUNYAN

'Energy vampires' take bite from you

The book identifies nine types of energy vampires. By CYNTHIA HUBERT SCRIPPS HOWARD You know

Garaway survives in two OTs

Ursuline's opponent in the state semifinal defeated Ironton, 47-42. ASSOCIATED PRESS LANCASTER

A classic expertly rendered

'Death of a Salesman' tells a timeless story of lost dreams. By L. CROW VINDICATOR


EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division WLPctGBL10StrHomeAwayConf New Jersey3228.533--5-5L-219-

Jordan executes militants in death of U.S. diplomat

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Two militants were executed by hanging Saturday for the killing in Amman of a

Spark from the arc: Salem grad Farina dials from distance

WEST LIBERTY, W. Va. -- Renee Farina of Boardman is a long shot who is right at home with long shots


ASSOCIATIONS O-My-O Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will celebrate the


NBA FavoritePointsUnderdog Today Detroit41/2WASHINGTON Chicago1ATLANTA Golden

Ursuline's rally nets state berth

The Irish won their second trip to the state tournament in three seasons. By TOM WILLIAMS

Defense ploy: Seek data on device

The manufacturer refuses to reveal certain details, and some cases are tossed. MIAMI (AP) --

911 SERVICE Salem faces higher cost for program

The state is considering increasing educational requirements for dispatchers. By D.A. WILKINSON

Iran threatens to use its oil as a weapon

Russia is pushing for a new round of talks away from U.N. headquarters. TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran

Want college cash? Think bassoon

The less popular the instrument, the more likely a student will get a scholarship. By JUDITH

Healing services intended to refresh spirit, mind


Woman sues SRU, school district, says disability led to dismissal

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A woman has sued Slippery Rock University and a Mercer County school district,

GIRLS PIAA CLASS AA PLAYOFFS Sharon records 27th win, 71-51

The Tigers advanced to play Shady Side Academy Tuesday night. By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR



Struthers Rotary plans reverse raffle

Proceeds will benefit area students, Boy Scouts and the police department. STRUTHERS -- Struthers

Fat of the land is no joke

Opinion: Scripps Howard: Issues in American presidential politics tend to be collective ones -- defense,

City and General Motors reach naming-rights accord

By DAVID SKOLNICK CITY HALL REPORTER YOUNGSTOWN -- City and General Motors officials have a deal

BIG TEN ROUNDUP Friday's other games

Michigan St. 61, No. 9 Illinois 56 INDIANAPOLIS -- Michigan State seniors Paul Davis and Maurice

ROUNDUP \ Friday's other games

Warriors 111, Heat 106 MIAMI -- Jason Richardson scored a career-high 44 points to win a shootout

ROUNDUP World Baseball Classic

Dominican Republic 6, Australia 4 KISSIMMEE, Fla -- Francisco Liriano flashed the nasty stuff that

Police chief: Pedophiles on Net won't disappear

There's no price tag on a child's innocence, the chief said. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR SALEM

ARTHRITIS AND OSTEOPOROSIS For some, glucosamine and calcium may help

A healthy lifestyle is the best medicine for arthritis and osteoporosis. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN

Teams forming for Relay for Life

The event spotlights cancer survivors and raises funds. CANFIELD -- Teams are being formed for


AMERICAN LEAGUE WLPct Detroit72.778 Cleveland83.727 Kansas City63.667 Texas53.625 Tampa

Clergy retreat marks start of Orthodox Lent

For the first weekend in Orthodox Lent, the Eastern Orthodox Clergy Association of Mahoning County

Forum guards still have chance

Security increased around Northside after an armed robbery of an employee. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN

NFL ROUNDUP \ News and notes

Vikings: One year ago, the Minnesota Vikings dismissed the damage Randy Moss' departure might do to

& lt;B & gt;BROWNFIELD, & lt;/B & gt;Margaret Gbur, 82, of West

& lt;B & gt;BROWNFIELD, & lt;/B & gt;Margaret Gbur, 82, of West Point; calling

Fire kills 9 family members

EVENSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A house fire killed nine members of a family, including six children, in

Driver says kids tell on parents

Count on the bad kid in a pinch, a longtime school bus driver says. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR


MONDAY L.B. Circle, Auxiliary to Miriam Chapter 278, OES, will meet at noon at Denny's in


FORMULA ONE BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX After Saturday qualifying; race today At Bahrain International

Bush speaks out on collapsed ports deal

Republican lawmakers were silent on the issue. WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush said Friday the

"Hustle" (10 p.m., AMC): The networks essentially have given up on producing fresh material for

"Hustle" (10 p.m., AMC): The networks essentially have given up on producing fresh material for

Police warn of letters from bogus lottery

NEW MIDDLETOWN -- New Middletown Police Department has received complaints from some residents who

Ten Tenors to perform at Westminster College

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Westminster College Celebrity Series will feature the Ten Tenors at 8 p.m.


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Dominic M. Wash, 30, of 127 Rhoda Ave., Youngstown, and

MAC TOURNAMENT Flashes, Toledo advance

Kent State beat Ohio 72-59, while the Rockets toppled Akron 77-69. ASSOCIATED PRESS CLEVELAND --

Architects to evaluate building

Commissioners bought the Parker-Porter building in November. WARREN -- Trumbull County

2 'Raymond' stars work on new pilots

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two stars and the creator of "Everybody Loves Raymond" may be coming back to

Schaff lecture speaker is theologian in NYC

There will be a workshop for clergy and lay leaders. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Rev. Dr. Nora Tubbs

Two Afghan policemen kidnapped, beheaded

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Two policemen were beheaded and their bodies dumped in a desert after

Klesa scores in wild final minute to key Columbus past Edmonton

COLUMBUS (AP) -- Rostislav Klesla scored from a hard angle in a wild final minute of overtime to

Salem's long wait ends

The Quakers went 30 years without a district title until Friday night. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR

No passport needed for these locales

The National Trust for Historic Preservation makes a list of 12 sites each year. WASHINGTON (AP)

Spot a Dalmatian? He may be firefighters'


Some local college students make sacrifices, not revelry

Not every college student is headed south looking for fun in the sun. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR


Villa Maria discussion VILLA MARIA, Pa. -- Dr. Linda Spanos will discuss the safe use of natural


700s Amron -- Theresa Florjancic (723) & amp; Marty Denmeade (707) in Hively's Ladies; Dan

AP finds Blackwell, 2 pastors met more than complaint says

The IRS wants to know if churches violated federal law by engaging in politics. COLUMBUS (AP) --


CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS MEN America East Conference Championship Saturday Albany, N.Y. 80,