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Poll raises concerns about pandemic

Many people say they wouldn't be able to miss work for a week. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ask Americans if

London panel OKs full-face transplant

LONDON (AP) -- An ethics panel Wednesday approved a London hospital's plan to carry out what could

Madonna discusses adoption of child

Madonna discusses adoption of child CHICAGO -- Madonna said the 13-month-old boy she plans to

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A once and future Democrat

Opinion: Providence Journal: Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut has paid a political price for his strong

Fla. man alleges abuse by priest linked to Foley

The man came forward after seeing reports about the former congressman. SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL

Nicaragua poised to ban all abortion

Under the new law, women and doctors would be prosecuted. LOS ANGELES TIMES MEXICO CITY


NATION Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve kept

Yankee Candle to be sold in 1.7B deal

DEERFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Yankee Candle Co. said Wednesday it is being sold in a 1.7 billion deal

Strong second half lifts Canfield to win

The Cardinals will meet West Branch in a Division II final on Saturday. By DOUG CHAPIN


Good riddance Maurice Carthon left, and left a big mess. On Wednesday, the Cleveland Browns began

Ohio Department of Liquor Control is processing these liquor permit transfers.

Ohio Department of Liquor Control is processing these liquor permit transfers. Joseph A. Swierz

Duo are masters of macabre music

Midnight Syndicate produces 'nightmare soundtracks.' MUNSON, Ohio (AP) -- Stand outside Bloodview

FDA hearing targets 'functional' foods

Sales of such foods have increased, a study found. MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS WASHINGTON -- It's time

Goodbye, City Series: Final game tonight Against Chaney, Wilson coach Brian Marrow would like nothing better than to go out on top.

By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF YOUNGSTOWN -- Chaney High football coach Ron Berdis has

Singer works on finding his musical style

Black has been leaning toward Americana music. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT Pixies

Judge DeGenaro has earned re-election to appeals court

Editorial: Six years ago, in the midst of one of the darkest moments of Mahoning County's criminal justice


NFL FavoritePointsUnderdog Sunday, Oct 29th. TENNESSEE3Houston PHILADELPHIA6Jacksonville

Study: We're filling up and filling out

Americans are pumping more gas per year because of increased body weight. SCRIPPS HOWARD Experts


MATCHUP YSU vs. Illinois State Team Statistics YSUISU Record6-26-1 Points per game34.530.3


Agenda Friday Boardman Civil Service Commission, 8:30 a.m. in the conference room of the township

Warning issued on absentees

Heavy volume is expected, but the ballots cannot be counted before Nov. 7. CLEVELAND (AP) --


YSU Baseball YOUNGSTOWN -- YSU senior Brent Parks and juniors Erich Diedrich, Lucas Engle and

Cobain heads 'Top-Earning Dead Celebrities'

NEW YORK (AP) -- Twelve years after his death, Kurt Cobain is making millions upon millions. He's

if you go

IF YOU GO What: "Tourgasm" featuring comedians Gary Gulman, Robert Kelly and Jay Davis. When: 8

Pirko gets probation in Trum purchasing scheme

In sentencing the repairman, the judge noted his lack of a prior criminal record. By TIM YOVICH

Scans of smokers boost survival, evidence shows

Early diagnosis greatly increases the survival rate. ASSOCIATED PRESS A controversial new study

Associated Press

Associated Press READY FOR NOV. 7: Workers at Franklin County Board of Elections sort out mailed-

'Rudy': Don't let anyone steal your dreams

Dreams inspire learning, and focus is the key to success, Ruettiger said. By HAROLD GWIN

House fire claims life of Canfield woman

CANFIELD -- A house fire in Canfield Township early this morning killed an 83-year-old woman. Her

PREP PREVIEWS | Friday's games

RAYEN (7-2) vs. UNIONTOWN LAKE (5-4) Game time: 7:30 p.m. at Lake High stadium Notebook: With a

AUDITIONS Where to try out for roles

ACTORS "Nightwatch." Trumbull New Theater, 5883 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles. Auditions for five

Butler branch celebrates Make a Difference Day

Butler branch celebrates Make a Difference Day HOWLAND -- The Butler Institute of Art Trumbull

Tippin brings country act to the city

The PovertyNeck Hillbillies opened the show. By GUY D'ASTOLFO VINDICATOR ENTERTAINMENT WRITER

North Road will be 1-way for 2 years

'People will be frustrated,' the township administrator said. By TIM YOVICH VINDICATOR TRUMBULL

Africa in spotlight with films

One director said conflict and drama attract filmmakers. By DAVID GERMAIN AP MOVIE WRITER LOS


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses John R. Lunger II, 55, of 14200 Eureka Road, Columbiana, and

Stamp to honor James Stewart

Ella Fitzgerald will be the Black Heritage honoree. WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man who had a wonderful

Victory Christian plans prompt hearing

The estimated cost of a new worship center is $7 million to $10 million. By LINDA M. LINONIS

Fight erupts; 2 sisters get into trouble

A spokesman said the sisters went out of their way to join a hallway fight. By NANCY TULLIS

SteelHounds now affiliates of Blue Jackets

The AHL team immediately above Youngstown's CHL plateau is the Syracuse Crunch. By TOM WILLIAMS

Heltzel questions validity of contract

There is a procedure to follow in awarding professional service contracts. By TIM YOVICH

Ghezzi: TMH's outlook rosy; Northside's bleaker

The challenge at Northside Medical Center remains 'far steeper,' he said. YOUNGSTOWN -- Trumbull

Verbal jabs punctuate Ludt-Ouzounian race

Oakhill will be an asset to the city and county, a commissioner says. By PETER H. MILLIKEN

Letter to Hispanics debunks claims on voting

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) -- The California secretary of state mailed letters Wednesday to

Podiatrist offers proper stepsfor picking a walking shoe

Get your feet measured and check the toe box before purchasing new walking shoes. MCCLATCHY


WEDNESDAY BOYS SOCCER Tournament Division II Canfield 3, Champion 1 West Branch 2, Salem 0

Principal suspended for giving boy wedgie

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) -- A high school principal received a six-day suspension and a letter of

Concerned that she can't get past first date

Dear Annie: I am a 20-year-old college sophomore, very involved in sports, clubs, etc., and

Production schedules may be revised to accommodate game

LORDSTOWN -- Production schedules may be revised so that workers at General Motors' Lordstown

3 arraigned in Subway robbery

YOUNGSTOWN -- A woman and two men accused of taking part in the armed robbery of the Subway

Good grief! Optimistic Linus waits 40 years for the 'Great Pumpkin'

The show's as much of a Halloween tradition as candy corn and soaped windows. THE RECORD

N.J.'s top court opens door to gay marriage

Three dissenters argued that the ruling didn't go far enough. TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's


BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX--Agreed to terms with RHP Mike Timlin on a one-year

Officials squabble over Warren residency suit

Two city workers fired over residency returned to their jobs this week. BY AMANDA GARRETT

Charter schools are constitutional, high court rules

Those on both sides of the charter school fight say legal issues remain unresolved. STAFF/WIRE

GM's 115M loss is much better than last year

GM reduced its liability for paying benefits to Delphi workers. DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors

Early Oscar favorites emerge

Will Peter O'Toole finally nab a best-actor win? He's a contender in 'Venus.' By DAVID GERMAIN

YSU to focus on STEM fields to aid Valley success

Transition teams are being formed, and the change could take place next fall. By HAROLD GWIN

Movie feels authentic

Footage during the end offer an update of the movie's subject. By ROBERT W. BUTLER KANSAS CITY

Comedy club tour to promote show

The comedian said he didn't know the reality gig would be an HBO series. By JOHN BENSON

Medical community at odds with injuries

Questionable is a word used a lot around the NFL. It's there every week in the injury reports that

Surgically repaired comment by Falcon won't be forgotten by Ben

Pro football has had 'The Drive,' 'The Fumble' and now 'The Hit.' PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Ben


Hollywood heads for the home stretch with a flurry of films that include animated tales, the usual


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Pharmacists: We've had Wal-Mart prices

Local stores say their prices already match Wal-Mart's new offer. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR

Aaron Tippin, the PovertyNeck Hillbillies and Shane Owens are about to become the first country music acts to perform at Chevrolet Centre. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

Aaron Tippin, the PovertyNeck Hillbillies and Shane Owens are about to become the first country

City getting estimates on Viking demolition

Funding equity was discussed at an earlier meeting. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

Dayton teachers, employees face layoffs

DAYTON (AP) -- The public school board has approved $9.4 million in budget cuts beginning in January

Electronic voting machines easy to hack

Opinion: By DICK POLMAN PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER If you're worried that the newfangled electronic voting

State executes notorious serial killer

The killer pleaded guilty in 1994. STARKE, Fla. (AP) -- Danny Harold Rolling, Florida's most

FDA approves another drug to treat chronic hepatitis B

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The tens of thousands of people in the U.S. who are infected by hepatitis B each


'CATCH A FIRE' Grade: B Director: Phillip Noyce Rating: PG-13 for thematic material involving

Women should not drink cola heavily

Q. My wife and I, 58 and 63, both take bone-density prescriptions and 1,200 mg daily of calcium. We

Republicans reaping what they sowed

Opinion: Media pundits have just about given this year's election to the Democrats -- at least in the House

Focus on old girlfriend turned murder case

A phone tip from a Liberty restaurant led investigators to a key witness. By ED RUNYAN

Mavericks hold off Cavs in final preseason game

Dallas owner Mark Cuban brought his team back to his hometown . PITTSBURGH (AP) -- DeSagana Diop

She is 'Belle' of tennis courts

Annabelle Campbell of Sharon is one of 12 who will be inducted on Friday. By JOHN KOVACH


PREP FOOTBALL Area playoff races Clinched No. 1 seed Mooney Clinched home game Hubbard

Warren firefighters carry woman to safety

WARREN -- Two city firefighters are being credited for carrying a woman to safety after her home

Bush uneasy on war's progress

Despite frustrations, Bush said the overall direction of the war will not change. WASHINGTON (AP)

2 spacecraft take off to study sun behavior

It's a 550 million two-year mission. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Twin spacecraft blasted off

Poland Middle School to get McKinley sign

President McKinley graduated from the school in 1859. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

17 Ohio players on Gophers' team

Canfield's Justin Kucek will be punting for Minnesota against Ohio State. TOLEDO BLADE COLUMBUS

Fire guts Cherry Lane home in Hubbard

HUBBARD -- An early morning fire gutted a township home Wednesday, causing about 275,000 worth of

Ex-Iranian leader's arrest sought in bombing

The '94 bombing of a Jewish center killed 85. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentine

A picture's worth a million gallons (or more)

Construction, which is expected to be completed in 2007, continues on a new water tower on Kirk

Shot kills woman; man held in jail

A preliminary hearing is planned for Tuesday. By LAURE CIOFFI VINDICATOR PENNSYLVANIA BUREAU

USGA Women's

USGA WOMEN'S MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS At West Point, Miss. Match Play Quarterfinals Upper

Best Bets on TV Tonight

"Iconoclasts" (9 p.m., Sundance Channel): "Sometimes you would draw these waves that were massive,

District stops training teachers, pupils to attack armed intruders

BURLESON, Texas (AP) -- A suburban Fort Worth school district that has been teaching pupils to

Series history full of disputes and controversy

Game 5 was postponed by rain and will be made up tonight in St. Louis. ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kenny

Be kind to your skin during the cold, dry winter months

Dear Readers: The dry, cold winter can take a toll on our skin. Heating systems dry out the air and

Girard shop break-in leads to 3 arrests

GIRARD -- Three men were arraigned in Girard Municipal Court on Wednesday after an early morning

Hacker 'DVD Jon' claims to have cracked restrictions

Songs purchased can't be played on portable devices made by other companies. SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)

Expected shortage of Fla. oranges likely to increase prices of juice

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- An anticipated small crop of Florida oranges could squeeze the world's juice

Man gets probation in house explosion

WARREN -- One of the two men accused of causing the explosion of a house on Mercer Street while

Grisly crime photos displayed

The bodies were nearly completely burned. By ED RUNYAN VINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF WARREN --

Fight Schedule

FIGHT SCHEDULE National TV in parentheses Oct. 27 At Miccosukee Resort, Miami, Cosme Rivera,

Trial date set for local attorney

COLUMBUS -- The felony perjury trial of a Boardman lawyer charged with lying to state investigators

BIG TEN ROUNDUP | News and notes

Paterno stories abound: As his 80th birthday draws nearer on Dec. 21, Joe Paterno remains vibrant


TERRY VERRELLI At a glance Career record: 199-98-3 Coaching resume: Wilmington junior high

Private equity firm partner mum on reports of talks to buy Delphi

DETROIT FREE PRESS DETROIT -- Thomas Stallkamp, industrial partner with the private equity firm

Justice should be blind, but should not be dumb

Opinion: By JOHN BADEN MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Though America's urban intellectuals may have

Buckcherry, Crossfade coming to The Wedge

AUSTINTOWN -- Buckcherry and Crossfade are coming back to the Mahoning Valley, but this time as part

Illinois State has incentive to keep streak

The contest will also be shown live in Youngstown over WFMJ-TV, Channel 21. By PETE MOLLICA

Poland has pedal pressed

But the Bulldogs will be hard-pressed to upend arch-rival Canfield. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR

Prime minister vents anger over U.S. actions

Nouri al-Maliki said he wasn't consulted about a Sadr City raid. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An angry

Game 4 moved to today after two-hour rain delay

It was the fourth washout of the postseason. COMBINED DISPATCHES ST. LOUIS -- With a steady rain

Posluszny recovered from injury to play well again

He is a candidate to repeat as the nation's best defensive player and linebacker. STATE COLLEGE,

Women's role in rap declines

MC Lyte will be the sole woman honored this month at the Hip Hop Honors special. By NEKESA MUMBI

Report: Education earnings gap narrows slightly

The percentages of high school grads and college grads are increasing. WASHINGTON (AP) -- How much

Hoge does it his own way

The artist has been compared to Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR


BIRTHS St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace Michael and Jana Burns, Girard, girl, Oct. 24. Pedro

Wilmington's coach Verrelli eyes 200th win

Terry Verrelli has a 199-98-3 record as the Greyhounds' coach for 28 years. By RICK ELIA


SCHEDULE Oct. 21: St. Louis 7, Detroit 2 Oct. 22: Detroit 3, St. Louis 1 Tuesday: St. Louis, 5,

Bookkeeper to complete auditor's term

NILES -- After 18 years as a bookkeeper in the city auditor's office, Charles Nader will complete

Database snafus anticipated

Things such as typos may prevent some voters from casting their ballot. ASSOCIATED PRESS Between


NORTHFIELD WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS 1st--Git My Drift 5.802.602.10 Belle Beckley (Stahl)3.202.40

Mercer businesses expect growth

MERCER, Pa. -- A survey indicates that 65 percent of Mercer County businesses expect sales growth

Trick-or-treat hours in Perry Township will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. An earlier listing gave the incorrect hours.

Trick-or-treat hours in Perry Township will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. An earlier listing

Home sales in region increased in September

The number of home sales in a local nine-county region increased in September, while the average

Game 5 starter depends on outcome of Game 4

Either Jeff Weaver or Anthony Reyes will pitch for the Cardinals in Game 5. ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jeff

nba preseason

NBA PRESEASON Wednesday's Games Memphis 92, Detroit 82 Philadelphia 110, New Jersey 88

Charged with homicide

Charged with homicide BURLINGTON, Vt. -- A man seen on surveillance video walking with a college

ATP Davidoff Swiss Indoors

ATP DAVIDOFF SWISS INDOORS At Basel, Switzerland Purse: $1.05 million (Intl. Series) Singles

Police coax man from city house

YOUNGSTOWN -- Police spent about a half-hour coaxing a man out of a South Side house after he

Putting a store on every corner?

Starbucks has no fear of opening stores across the street from each other. SEATTLE (AP) -- The

Both vulnerable. East deals.

Both vulnerable. East deals. NORTH K J 10 5 3 J 9 7 2 K 7 2 10 WEST EAST 9 8 6 2

Former supt. pleads to gambling

LISBON -- Randy Engle, 59, of Salem, the former Salem schools superintendent, pleaded guilty late

Earth, Wind & amp; Fire plans November show

YOUNGSTOWN -- Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday for Earth, Wind & amp; Fire, who will

Issue 4 is common sense alternative to issue 5

Opinion: Issue 4 is common sense alternative to issue 5 EDITOR: On Nov. 7, Ohio voters will have the

Anti-war referendums on ballots

More than 100 communities in several states will vote on the issue. BOSTON (AP) -- For a week and

Dem's flier raises a flap over foe's pigeon plan

Officials from both parties complained about the pigeon problem. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR

NHL CAPSULES Wednesday's games

Panthers 4, Rangers 2 NEW YORK -- Ed Belfour made 35 saves and Jozef Stumpel scored two goals to

wednesday's nhl summaries

WEDNESDAY'S NHL SUMMARIES Hurricanes 5, Thrashers 4 Atlanta1210--4 Carolina3011--5 First

A new offensive coach: Davidson for Carthon

Jeff Davidson replaced Maurice Carthon as the offensive coordinator. BEREA (AP) -- Maurice Carthon

Wednesday's European Cups

WEDNESDAY'S EUROPEAN CUPS (Home teams listed first) England--League Cup Third Round

Panel urges shingles vaccine

The panel recommends the vaccine for people 60 and older. ATLANTA (AP) -- An influential


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West Branch blanks Salem

SALEM -- Matt McCain and Aaron Lamancusa each scored a goal for the West Branch High boys soccer


Surplus food Friends House Chapel, 192 Haseltine Ave., Youngstown, various commodities, noon to

School suspends 4 after they overdose

MASON, Ohio (AP) -- Four high school girls were suspended Wednesday, the day after they were taken

Dallas' Bledsoe gets demoted

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Drew Bledsoe knew his interception near the goal line just before halftime was

Musical 'Dirty Dancing' opens in London to record box office

LONDON (AP) -- There's no Patrick Swayze, but a stage version of "Dirty Dancing" already looks like

National Football League


Religion front and center in Iraq

Opinion: By COLBERT I. KING WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON -- Christians are being targeted in Iraq. It's not

The Sources

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