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ON THE TRACKS This weekend's events

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP Sony HD 500 Fontana, Calif. Schedule: Today, qualifying (Speed Channel, 6:30

Alliance radio station ends contest

The host of the controversial contest apologized on the air Wednesday. ALLIANCE (AP) -- A radio

Deadline passes; U.N. holds off on sanctions

An EU diplomat will meet next week with Iran's top nuclear negotiator. TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran

Touting benefits of biodiesel alternative

Biodiesel fuels are friendlier to the environment, says the president of the Ohio Farmers Union.

Waitress gets $10,000 tip on $26 bill

HUTCHINSON, Kansas (AP) -- The regular customer eating dinner at the end of the bar always tipped

Today is Friday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2006. There are 121 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Friday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2006. There are 121 days left in the year. On this date

Agent finds house full of dead, starving cats

A prosecutor says the city lacks resources and expertise to rescue the animals. YOUNGSTOWN -- With

Arbiter to decide workers' contract

The sheriff's employees' last contract expired in September 2004. By ED RUNYAN VINDICATOR

THE NUMBERS | YSU 51, Slippery Rock 21

Slippery Rock7770 -- 21 YSU721149 -- 51 First Quarter YSU -- Marcus Mason 1 run (Brian Palmer

ON THE INTERNET Cool Web sites

DANCE, DANCE: With dancing videos and foot-happy programs, more than a few Web sites are singing the

African Culture Weekend: Downtown Warren

The Mahoning-Trumbull County Coalition and the Marcus Garvey Institute of Awareness are sponsoring

Most Americans ignore Internet blogs

Most blog readers are well-educated single people. SCRIPPS HOWARD Despite the news media's


GAME TIME | Today Who: Williamsport Crosscutters at Scrappers When: 7:05 p.m. Radio: WNIO-AM

NFL Preseason

NFL Preseason AMERICAN CONFERENCE East WLTPctPFPA Miami220.5007869 New England220.50011760

Americans hit in the pocketbook

Opinion: By MARK WEISBROT MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE WASHINGTON -- "Globalization" is one of the major challenges

Sentenced for assault

Sentenced for assault YOUNGSTOWN -- A man charged with assaulting an assistant principal at The


Flashes lose big Minnesota was the first Big Ten team to play at Dix Stadium Thursday night,

Academy graduates its 1st class

Young people and city police celebrate the first graduation of the Youngstown Police Department's

STANDINGS | New York-Penn League

Pinckney Division WLPct.GB Auburn (Blue Jays)3730.552-- State College (Cardinals)3532.5222

Storkel scores twice as Poland romps

Nine players scored as the Bulldogs cruised to a 10-3 win for a 2-0 record. EAST LIVERPOOL --

Simpson goes own way with new album

Her marriage did a lot for her career, but now she's on her own. By JAKE COYLE ASSOCIATED PRESS


MAHONING COUNTY Marriage licenses Jamison A. Yates, 30, of 1826 Paisley St. #8, Youngstown, and

McBride, Tomlin help Scrappers break slump, 5-1

By BILL ALBRIGHT VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT NILES -- After two disappointing nights in State

& lt;B & gt;BAILEY, & lt;/B & gt; Betty, 81, of Poland; calling

& lt;B & gt;BAILEY, & lt;/B & gt; Betty, 81, of Poland; calling hours today from 5

Program brings in child-support payments

YOUNGSTOWN -- The director of the Mahoning County Department of Job and Family Services said the

Slippery Rock no slouch despite score


Will impasse on restoration project end pact?

The project was originally locked in a dispute over additional materials needed because of termite

Grand jury indicts man in fatal shooting

The shooting victim twice identified his assailant before he died, police said. By PETER H.

GM expects rise in Cobalt sales

GM is considering boosting its Cobalt sales forecast by 24,000. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR

Thieves take flag holders on military veterans' graves

Three cemeteries have reported missing flag holders in the last two weeks. By LAURE CIOFFI

Show fails to deliver eye-popping moments

Nothing got the party started during the ceremonies Thursday night. NEW YORK (AP) -- Where are

international News

INTERNATIONAL Defiance in Iran IRAN DEFIED a U.N. deadline Thursday to stop enriching uranium,

Penguins sock The Rock

YSU's offense saves defense in 51-21-romp By PETE MOLLICA VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF YOUNGSTOWN

Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Geneva 2, Point Park 1 Beaver Falls, Pa. -- Geneva (2-2) scored both of its goals


INSIDE WRTA is not running buses to the fair this year. B1 Youths were recognized for their

Munch masterpieces recovered, cops say

Munch masterpieces recovered, cops say OSLO, Norway -- Police recovered two paintings they believe

Rescue Mission eyes park facility

Long-range plans also call for a community center. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

U.S. Open Results

U.S. OPEN RESULTS At New York Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Second Round Tommy

Former Youngstown Pride player faces charges of assault, robbery

WARREN -- A former basketball standout accused of shooting a Liberty Township police officer is now

Don't expect IRS to keep tabs on tax collections

Opinion: By LAUREN E. WILLIS LOS ANGELES TIMES Once upon a time, the Internal Revenue Service proclaimed

Ex-official: Device would have helped

The device warns pilots if the runway is too short. LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A cockpit warning

Peewee football to move to Ipe Field

The vote was unanimous to continue to play in the city. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

if you go

IF YOU GO Who: Louis C.K. When: 7:30 and 10:15 p.m., tonight and Saturday. Where: Hilarities

Man in critical condition after shooting

YOUNGSTOWN -- A shooting on the city's South Side left a man in critical condition in St. Elizabeth

Iran is going nuclear, and opponents appear powerless

Editorial: The deadline came and went Thursday for Iran to cease its enrichment of weapons-grade uranium with

4-H king and queen are crowned

The 2006 Outstanding Youth were also announced. By JEANNE STARMACK VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER

Western Illinois Leathernecks roll in opener

MACOMB, Ill. -- Quarterback Steve LaFalce threw for one touchdown and ran for another to lead

These days, the line between education and entertainment blurs.

These days, the line between education and entertainment blurs. By YLAN Q. MUI WASHINGTON POST

A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard, Liberty and Poland:

A summary of recent criminal activity in Girard, Liberty and Poland: GIRARD Aug. 27 Burglary:

NOTEBOOK | YSU vs. Slippery Rock

Poor Jon: YSU coach Jon Heacock told his offense when it came off the field with just under seven

Authorities probe fire at Economus' home

Federal agencies are involved in the investigation as a precaution. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR

Many more jobs created than lost

Opinion: By MARK J. PERRY MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE FLINT, Mich. -- Throughout human history, globalization and

Major League Soccer

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We can learn from mistakes in Iraq

Opinion: By CLIFFORD D. MAY SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE We are where we are in Iraq, and it's not a

WRTA: Bus route changes

WRTA is rerouting buses effective Tuesday as follows because of budget restraints: 34-Logan:


BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB--Suspended RHP Luis Jimenez (Milwaukee Brewers) 50 games,

Campaign aims to get pupils back

The campaign urges parents to give the city schools another chance. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR

History shows city residents should fear state oversight

Opinion: History shows city residents should fear state oversight EDITOR: In response to your Aug. 26

St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace

St. Elizabeth's Family Birthplace Sean and Shiloh McFarland, Canfield, boy, Aug. 30. Timothy and

Ernesto picks up speed and strength

Just a day earlier, Ernesto had been downgraded to a tropical depression. WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) --

Defense gets Fitch its second victory

The Falcons toppled Akron Buchtel 15-0 with a strong defensive effort. By ERIC HAMILTON

Israelis pull out of small border area

The U.N. says nearly 2,200 international peacekeepers are on the ground. JERUSALEM (AP) -- The


NEXTEL CUP Schedule Feb. 19 -- Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Jimmie Johnson) Feb. 26 -- Auto

3 give $50,000 to start Amer-I-Can program

YOUNGSTOWN -- Three local businessmen will contribute $50,000 to help establish a program aimed at

Hezbollah threatens Sunni domination

Opinion: By VALI NASR LOS ANGELES TIMES Hezbollah is not a headache for Israel alone. The Shiite

Husband shows no interest

Dear Annie: I have been married for nearly eight months to a man I dated for seven years. I often

Browns inept in 20-7 defeat

Cleveland's highlight was that it scored a TD against the Bears. By JOE SCALZO VINDICATOR SPORTS

Kent State is unable to stop Gophers in 44-0 blowout at home

Running back James Starks scored on an 18-yard run in overtime, opening coach Turner Gill's Buffalo

Liquor sale option to remain on Nov. ballot

LISBON -- An option to allow Sunday liquor sales in Elkton Precinct in Elkrun Township will remain

Both vulnerable. South deals.

Both vulnerable. South deals. NORTH K 8 K 9 2 10 9 6 K Q J 7 2 WEST EAST Q 7 4

"I don't have a date, but I can see over the next 12 to 18 months, the Iraqi security forces

Opinion: "I don't have a date, but I can see over the next 12 to 18 months, the Iraqi security forces

NFL ROUNDUP Thursday's other games

Dolphins 29, Rams 9 MIAMI -- Marcus Vick found a seam between two St. Louis defenders, stumbled

At meeting, council sets up bid procedures

WARREN -- The Senior Services Advisory Council approved four months' worth of work Thursday to

Lakeview slips past Howland, 17-16

The Bulldogs pulled off the two-point conversion to post the win. By DOUG CHAPIN VINDICATOR

Controversial official to leave YSU

Habat will still earn his YSU salary through June 30. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR EDUCATION WRITER

Washing machine could use cleaning

Dear Heloise: What can I use to clean the inside of my washing machine? It looks a bit yucky inside!

HEAD AUTOMATICA Feel-good hit feels fine to band

One band member used to be in a hard-core act. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT For

Board approves services agreement

A former North Side school, closed in 1981, will be demolished. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR 'STAFF

Beach Boys revive summer

It was the fourth time the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group has played the Canfield Fair. By GUY

Andretti Green Racing has all the parts in place; are victories next?

Last year's media sweetheart -- Danica Patrick -- is now sharing the hype. ASSOCIATED PRESS With

Judge blocks sale of generic drug Plavix

NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge Thursday blocked a Canadian company from selling more of its


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Men in the classroom

Opinion: Dallas Morning News: Life's delicate balance of baritone and soprano -- yang and yin, masculine and


Iraqi boy is injured In a Baghdad hospital, an Iraqi mother comforts her son, who was injured in a

Worker injured in accident dies

YOUNGSTOWN -- One of two workers hurt in an industrial accident at Penn Ohio Logistics in Austintown


ATHLETIC GROUPS McDonald Baseball Association will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday in the senior citizens


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THURSDAY'S RESULTS FOOTBALL AREA Fitch 15, Akron Buchtel 0 Lakeview 19, Howland 17 SUMMARIES

Officials move forward on storm-water plan

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Work on a countywide storm-water management plan is expected to begin soon in

Officer fatally shot while making arrest

The officer was one of 12 trying to arrest a rape suspect. CLEVELAND (AP) -- A veteran police

Motion seeks dismissal of suit against sheriff

Court testimony is immune from civil suits, the prosecutor said. YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mahoning County

AP Sportlight

AP Sportlight Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA Sept. 1 1912 -- Smokey Joe Wood of the Boston Red Sox,

Steelers not so slick in exhibition finale

Bill Cowher said he will announce his roster cuts by Saturday. By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR

Muslims wary of threat from within

An author says Muslims' sense of denial is fading. ASSOCIATED PRESS After the Sept. 11 suicide

Head-on crash kills Ellwood City woman

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. -- One woman was killed and two other people were seriously injured in a head-on

For comedian, honesty really is the best policy

Keeping it real is what it's all about, the comedian believes. By JOHN BENSON VINDICATOR

Wheland, Merrell propel Chaney

Elyse Mongillo and Julie Simmons led Crestview to its third triumph. YOUNGSTOWN -- Emilie Wheland

LPGA Tour-State Farm Classic

LPGA TOUR-STATE FARM CLASSIC At Sprigfield, Ill. Purse: $1.3 million Maria Hjorth31-34--65

MLB ROUNDUP | Thursday's games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Yankees 6, Tigers 4 NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez snapped out of a 1-for-24 slump

Battle of the Bands: Another Found Self wins

Another Found Self wins; Kellys take 2nd CLEVELAND -- Youngstown-based pop rock act Another Found

Mother reports son's stabbing by another boy

WARREN -- Police are investigating the stabbing of an 8-year-old Aris Drive Northwest boy by another


CANFIELD FAIR ENTRIES SATURDAY, NOON 1st--2 Yr. Filly, Pace. $3126. Sweet Piggy Bank (R.

Weaker John bears down on Mexican resort town

The hurricane is expected to nick the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula today. CABO

LABOR DAY | What's open or closed

A checklist of local, state and federal institutions and local businesses that will be opened or

Two Forum unions petition court

The unions said the action is an attempt to get information. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR

Canfield Fair: What's scheduled

The judges chose three winners in the Hidden Valley Ranch "Family Friendly Food" contest at the

The disgrace of missing the Chase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Greg Biffle briefly flirted with the Nextel Cup championship last season,

After gene therapy, 2 show no signs of cancer

The therapy used cells in the cancer patients' own bodies. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government