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TERRORISM Arab TV shows bin Laden with Sept. 11 plotters

On the tape, the al-Qaida leader called on followers to support the hijackers. CAIRO, Egypt (AP)


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FINAL NUMBERS Steelers 28, Dolphins 17

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Sharapova makes bid in another semifinal

Maria Sharapova will play in her seventh semifinal in the last 10 Grand Slams. NEW YORK (AP) --

No ruling issued in Girard dispute

GIRARD -- A ruling in the financial dispute between Girard Municipal Court and the city was not

Niles should know, there's an alternative to killing cats

Opinion: Niles should know, there's an alternative to killing cats EDITOR: As someone who has implemented

Police settle question of hats

Normally six to 10 police officers sign up to work security at football games. By TIM YOVICH

Panthers looking to snap road jinx

Coach Dave Wannstedt's team (1-0) is playing at Cincinnati (1-0). CINCINNATI (AP) -- Pitt is still

School board, teachers continue negotiations; strike still looms

The core issues are salary and insurance, the superintendent said. BY AMANDA GARRETT VINDICATOR

MVHS ANNIVERSARY Celebrating 131 years

The 131st anniversary of the founding of Mahoning Valley Historical Society on Sept. 10, 1875, will

Best Bet on TV

"Star Trek" (8 p.m., TV Land): Forty years ago today, the very first episode of "Star Trek" was

Man gets 40 years for shooting into house

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) -- A man who fired a shot into a home that nearly hit a sleeping police officer

Hines Ward's crusade proof of global reach

The Super Bowl MVP is learning more about his South Korean heritage. PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Hines Ward

GREAT BRITAIN Prime Minister Blair agrees to resign

LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair, his reputation in Britain badly damaged by his refusal to

ABC miniseries has facts wrong, ex-Clinton staffers say

Letter writers complained to ABC parent Disney about the program. NEW YORK (AP) -- A miniseries

Gas company to clean up pollution

Soil tests show chemical contaminants caused by oil or gas manufacturing. MARION, Ohio (AP) -- A

Ambulance timing sparks new issue

The city will create a recycling center beside its fire station. By D.A. WILKINSON VINDICATOR

Court: Rules too hard on small parties

The federal court ruled 2-1. CINCINNATI (AP) -- Ohio's rules for primary elections make it too


ASSOCIATIONS XAmerican Association of University Women, Boardman-Canfield Branch, will meet at 6

ON THE TRACKS \ This weekend's races

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP Chevy Rock & amp; Roll 400 Richmond, Va. Schedule: Today, qualifying (TNT,

Spanish Vuelta Results

Spanish Vuelta Results Wednesday 11th Stage A 108-mile leg from Torrelavega 1. Egoi

2008 European Championship Qualifying

2008 European Championship Qualifying At A Glance By The Associated Press EUROPE Top two


AFC Baltimore Ravens Sept. 10 at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Sept. 17 Oakland, 1 p.m. Sept. 24 at

CROSS COUNTRY | Area's top times

BOYS 1. Andy Morgan (Maplewood) 16:13, 2. Andy Arnio (Maplewood) 16:13, 3. Patrick Gorby (Salem)

Lawyer set to go to trial on felony perjury charges

Sturgeon could face up to five years in prison on each perjury count. By JEFF ORTEGA VINDICATOR

St. Elizabeth Family Birthplace

St. Elizabeth Family Birthplace Scott and Sharon Cross, Columbiana, boy, Sept. 6. Forum Health

STANDINGS | New York-Penn League

Pinckney Division WLPct.GB y-Auburn (Blue Jays)4232.568-- Scrappers (Indians)4036.5263 State

Indians hammer White Sox for 13th win in last 18 games

The White Sox remained one-half game behind Minnesota for the AL wild card. CHICAGO (AP) -- Cliff

Associated Press

Associated Press BRINGING IT ON: In the new movie "The Protector," a young fighter, Kham (Tony


WNBA FINALS (Best-of-5) Detroit vs. Sacramento Aug. 30: Sacramento 95, Detroit 71 Friday,

Israel lifts air blockade of Lebanon after two months

Israel lifts air blockade of Lebanon after two months BEIRUT, Lebanon-- Israel said it lifted its

ELLEN GOODMAN America no longer seen as good guy

Opinion: BOSTON -- The milk carton I open the other morning bears an oddly pedestrian message: Use by 9/11. I


Opinion: ON THE SIDE. . . This and that from the world of Valley politics. DEBATE WRAP: Here's a quick

Sewer system request accepted

WARREN -- Another group of property owners has petitioned Trumbull County commissioners for a sewer

Scrappers split with Auburn to end season

Mahoning Valley ended with a 40-36 record. AUBURN, N.Y. -- The Mahoning Valley Scrappers closed

Miller rescues Steelers

By TOM WILLIAMS VINDICATOR SPORTS STAFF PITTSBURGH -- Just when it appeared the Miami Dolphins

Man arraigned in Wonder Bakery robbery

YOUNGSTOWN -- The man suspected of wearing a woman's wig, lipstick and eye shadow while using a gun

U.S. Open Results

U.S. OPEN RESULTS At New York Purse: $19.34 million (Grand Slam) Surface: Hard-Outdoor

Bogus $50 bills discovered by businesses

AUSTINTOWN -- Fake $50 bills are cropping up at township businesses. The latest episode was about

Salem, Potters winners in MAC

Cassie Guerrieri scored 18 points to pace Girard, which has won five straight matches. SALEM --

Planning to travel? Keep meds in mind

Dear Readers: Don't let what the doctor ordered go by the wayside when you go on vacation. If you

Fianc & eacute; shows signs of being abusive to mate

Dear Annie: I recently witnessed my fianc & eacute;, "Bob," physically lash out against his

Dog owner pleads innocent

STRUTHERS -- Catherine J. Majetic, the owner of a large dog that killed a neighbor's miniature

Incubator gets more offers of help

The new downtown building is expected to house more than 300 workers. By DON SHILLING VINDICATOR


BOYS GOLF BOARDMAN 155, MOONEY 162 (Mill Creek, north course) Boardman (8-3) -- Scott Warden

CAL THOMAS Political correctness dies hard in West

Opinion: How does one measure "progress" in a type of war we have never fought before, a war with no rules or


YSU Football YOUNGSTOWN -- The deadline for Penguin Club members, 2006 football season-ticket

Judge orders saving 2004 election ballots

One charge is that absentee ballots in Republican counties were counted twice. COLUMBUS -- A judge

Blasko, Frangopoulos, Buxman do the damage

By GREG GULAS VINDICATOR CORRESPONDENT STRUTHERS -- Two goals each by Scott Blasko, Kyle Buxman

Three events to mark Ballroom Dancing Week

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown-Warren chapter of USA Dance will host three events next week and Sept.

Weird on the Web

Weird on the Web LONG ISLAND NEWSDAY Pjotro is the man with the musical suit. His green and

Surplus clothing

Surplus clothing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2205 Tibbetts-Wick Road,


Carnegie Mellon (1-0) vs. Grove City (0-0) Game time: 1:30 p.m., Robert E. Thorn Field, Grove


Scrappers finish with split Josh Tomlin won his eighth game of the season with six shutout

American Association Playoffs

American Association Playoffs First Round (Best-of-5) Lincoln 3, St. Paul 1 Monday, Aug. 28:

Penguins aim to make Maine feel some pain

Making strides from Game One to Game Two is difficult, but imperative. By PETE MOLLICA

Race to be first

Opinion: Chicago Tribune: The presidential primary season is beginning to feel a lot like the Christmas

NOTEBOOK | Steelers vs. Dolphins

Tough ticket: Thursday's attendance of 64,927 was the third highest in Pittsburgh history. Hubbard

MOVIE REVIEW Poorly plotted 'Protector' is weak action adventure

The movie's opening features a cameo by Jackie Chan. By ROGER MOORE ORLANDO SENTINEL You'd

Carnival worker faces rape charge

The fair's temporary police force consisted of about 200 officers. CANFIELD -- An East Liverpool

Moran-Palmer troth announced, wedding planned

XPOLAND -- Announced by Jim and Kathy Moran of Poland is the engagement of their daughter, Maggie

PGA Tour Canadian Open

PGA TOUR CANADIAN OPEN At Ancaster, Ontario Purse: $5 million Jim Furyk32-31--63 Justin

Mercer County makes payment on loan debt

MERCER, Pa. -- Mercer County has made another payment on the debt owed by Woodland Place, bringing

IRAQ Part of military control goes to Shiite rulers

Nine other Iraqi divisions remain under U.S. control. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S.-led forces turned

Caregiver gets prison for theft from woman

WARREN -- A 50-year-old city woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for stealing $86,396

New TiVo services target fantasy football

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- A new TiVo Inc. service that was to debut Thursday will let some fantasy


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Furyk and Rose card record-low 63s

At the European Masters, Michelle Wie is facing another missed cut playing against men. ASSOCIATED

DAVID SKOLNICK \ Politics The debate: What didn't get on TV was more exciting

Opinion: The gubernatorial debate between Democrat Ted Strickland and Republican J. Kenneth Blackwell had its

Ohio State in night games

OHIO STATE IN NIGHT GAMES 2005 at Fiesta Bowl vs. Notre Dame, W 34-20 at Penn State, L 17-10

Official disputes claims

The FBI said it had not been contacted by the brother of the slain man. By D.A. WILKINSON

Kahne tries one more time

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Kasey Kahne has been on the Chase for the championship bubble before --

YSU's population increase will help to boost budget

Rising enrollment numbers could translate into a budget windfall. By HAROLD GWIN VINDICATOR

Paris Hilton faces drunken driving charge

Paris Hilton faces drunken driving charge LOS ANGELES -- Paris Hilton was arrested early Thursday

Roads closing for contest

Roads closing for contest YOUNGSTOWN -- The following drives in Mill Creek MetroParks will be

Owner critical of dog warden

The owner of a dog that killed a neighbor's dog faced charges. By WILLIAM K. ALCORN VINDICATOR

City, YSU officials note success of plan, discuss what to do next

About 400 of YSU's 13,000 students live off campus in downtown housing. By NANCY TULLIS

Major League Soccer

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER Saturday's Games Chicago at Columbus, 6 p.m. Real Salt Lake at D.C.


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ANDRES OPPENHEIMER Mexico is likely to remain stable

Opinion: Contrary to forecasts that Mexico's President-elect Felipe Calderon will not be able to rule

"I think history will show him to be the worst president since Ulysses S. Grant. He's been an

Opinion: "I think history will show him to be the worst president since Ulysses S. Grant. He's been an


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Smith, Ginn not rivals for Heisman

The Ohio State standouts say they have the same team goals, not trophy-itis. COLUMBUS (AP) -- It's

AP Sportlight

AP Sportlight Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA Sept. 8 1957 -- Australia's Malcolm Anderson defeats


'THE PROTECTOR' Grade: D. Director: Prachya Pinkaew. Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes. Rating: R

Squalid house of cats affected neighbors

Photos of the rescued cats will appear on By PATRICIA MEADE VINDICATOR CRIME

Estate of local man sues airline

STAFF/WIRE REPORTS LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A third lawsuit was filed against Comair over the Aug. 27

Valley leadership group sees biggest class

The largest class in the history of Leadership Mahoning Valley was introduced today at the Holiday

Girard court gets partial victory in appeal

A magistrate ruled that the court should receive additional funding, but not as much as requested.

Report will examine prewar-intelligence role and WMD appraisals

Were questionable motives behind some of the intelligence? WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE Erieview Park is closing; area will be redeveloped

The park's manager said the owners are considering options. GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE -- Erie-view Park,


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BASEBALL National League CINCINNATI REDDS--Announced LHP Michael Gosling has cleared waivers and

Kanotz provides the offense as Canfield stays undefeated

The Cardinals blanked Niles, 2-0, for their fifth straight win. CANFIELD -- John Kanotz provided

MLB ROUNDUP \ Thursday's other games

AMERICAN LEAGUE Tigers 7, Twins 2 MINNEAPOLIS -- Justin Verlander gave up one run in seven

Ex-boyfriend jailed in burglary

BOARDMAN -- An Erie Street man was in the Mahoning County jail, accused of breaking into his former

Panel: More study needed on fillings

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government health advisers rejected a federal report that concluded dental

Ex-band director charged in sexual battery

SALEM -- The former Salem High School band director was charged with sexual battery after he was

Duffy's homers carry Pirates

His second shot leading off the ninth led to the Bucs' 7-5 win over the Cubs. CHICAGO (AP) -- One

$2M will expand incubator

The incubator plans to build a new home for two of its success stories. By DON SHILLING


BOYS GOLF FITCH 168, JACKSON-MILTON 181, LEETONIA 203 (At Lakeside) Fitch -- Ben Infante 39,

Kajut-Trimboli wedding date will be Oct. 7

XAnnounced by Richard Kajut, 7398 Eisenhower Drive, Boardman, and Cathy Kajut, 455 N. Main St.,

Flap in Mahoning County must be resolved quickly

Editorial: With the November general election less than two months away, recent stories in The Vindicator

THE CHASE Saturday's race crucial for Burton

He is ranked No. 10 in his bid to make the 10-race Chase for the championship. By MIKE HARRIS AP


COLUMBIANA STREET FAIR The Vindicator/William D. Lewis 120 years and counting Visitors to the

Marion Jones can now put claims behind her

Jones had tested positive for EPO on her "A" sample June 23. By BOB BAUM AP SPORTS WRITER

Suit on dead worker's behalf names Warren

WARREN -- A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a former Warren Water Pollution and Control worker

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& lt;B & gt;BACKER, & lt;/B & gt;Matthew, 10, of Austintown; calling hours Monday

AFGHANISTAN NATO leader reports need for more troops

More troops would help end the conflict sooner, the general said. KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) --

Bone pieces turn up in foster child case

The evidence corroborates the story of a witness. CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bone fragments found near a

Weekly Ohio fishing report

Weekly Ohio fishing report COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The weekly fishing report provided by the

CEDAR POINT Wild ride set for 2007

It will take two and a half minutes to complete the Maverick roller coaster ride. STAFF AND WIRE

Site creates community base on musical tastes

Site creates community base on musical tastes For many people, music is more than just something

Apartment complex will open to serve needs of the mentally ill

The new facility is named after a Warren man who took his life. BY AMANDA GARRETT VINDICATOR

ON C14

ON C14 More on the Buckeyes' showdown with Texas.

Federer struggles past Blake to tie record

Roger Federer advanced to a record-tying 10th consecutive Grand Slam semifinal. NEW YORK (AP) --


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Precautions to delay repaving

Consultants are examining the Lowellville and Stymie road section. By DENISE DICK VINDICATOR

Wedding planned by Miss Hartman and Mr. Wilcox

XLEAVITTSBURG -- David and Susan Hartman, 407 Elvina St., are announcing the engagement of their

Ouzounian runs for county commissioner

YOUNGSTOWN -- Richard Ouzounian, best known for urging Hollywood producers to use Mahoning Valley

Facebook now facing controversy

How much help do people need to find out personal information? WASHINGTON POST Denizens of one

The case of a teenage girl's stabbing death goes before the grand jury Tuesday.

The case of a teenage girl's stabbing death goes before the grand jury Tuesday. By TIM YOVICH

Grand jury indicts 2 men in summer arson cases

A second man was indicted in the Williamson Avenue blazes. YOUNGSTOWN -- A Mahoning County grand

Sweep nets 53 pot plants in Middleton

EAST PALESTINE -- Law enforcement agencies conducted a marijuana eradication sweep Thursday with the


FOOTBALL Thursday's scores South Tenn.-Martin 28, Urbana 0 Far West Boise St. 42, Oregon

Motorcycle run will benefit animal shelter

CANFIELD -- Angels for Animals shelter will have a motorcycle run Sunday. The event begins at

PRIME MINISTER BLAIR | Highlights of tenure

Here are some key moments in Tony Blair's years as prime minister: May 1, 1997: Blair's Labour

Today is Friday, Sept. 8, the 251st day of 2006. There are 114 days left in the year. On this date

Opinion: Today is Friday, Sept. 8, the 251st day of 2006. There are 114 days left in the year. On this date

Regret may be the fallout from trading Faine to N.O.

BEREA (AP) -- When it became obvious to Jeff Faine that the Cleveland Browns no longer wanted him,

Director is hired for dispatch center

One commissioner wants the director to add departments to the center. By ED RUNYAN VINDICATOR

LINEUPS \ YSU vs. Maine

YSU OFFENSE RT -- (68) Pat Walker (6-5, 290, Sr.); (71) Erik Claxon (6-7, 340, Sr.) RG -- (67)

Two-way Thomas aids the Irish

Travis Thomas is the starting weak-side linebacker and reserve tailback. SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) --