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Four-time Boardman Glenwood Geography Bee champion Michael Palagano advanced all the way to the final round of the state bee last Friday before he was defeated on a sudden-death overtime question. Palagano credits his success to his father, Michael, and social studies teacher Vince Carnevale, pictured, who helped him study throughout his middle school years.

Four-time Boardman Glenwood Geography Bee champion Michael Palagano advanced all ...

Four-time Boardman Glenwood Geography Bee champion Michael Palagano advanced all the way to the final round of the state bee last Friday before he was defeated on a sudden-death overtime question. Palagano credits his success ...


Boardman Glenwood teachers, from left, Bill Coler, Lisa Kutchel, Kathi Rothman and Jenn Dravecky, make up Gray 5, one of the team-teaching groups instituted this year. The teachers meet regularly to discuss lesson plans, student performance and behavioral issues.

Boardman Glenwood teachers, from left, Bill Coler, Lisa Kutchel, Kathi ...

Boardman Glenwood teachers, from left, Bill Coler, Lisa Kutchel, Kathi Rothman and Jenn Dravecky, make up Gray 5, one of the team-teaching groups instituted this year. The teachers meet regularly to discuss lesson plans, student ...


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In this March 3, 2011 photograph, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers a question in Trenton, N.J.  Christie likes to use numbers, a lot of them, to explain to people the enormity of the state's fiscal crisis. But like with many things, context can change the meaning.

In this March 3, 2011 photograph, New Jersey Gov. Chris ...

In this March 3, 2011 photograph, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie answers a question in Trenton, N.J. Christie likes to use numbers, a lot of them, to explain to people the enormity of the state's ...


Phil Mickelson tees off on the seventh hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in Augusta, Ga.

Phil Mickelson tees off on the seventh hole during a ...

Phil Mickelson tees off on the seventh hole during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in Augusta, Ga.


The Goo Goo Dolls are, from left, John Rzeznik, Mike Malinin and Robby Takac.

The Goo Goo Dolls are, from left, John Rzeznik, Mike ...

The Goo Goo Dolls are, from left, John Rzeznik, Mike Malinin and Robby Takac.


High gas prices are seen as a motorist fills her car on Monday, April 4, 2011 in Berlin, Vt.  Gasoline pump prices have followed oil higher and remain at record levels for this time of year. Gasoline added nearly 2 cents on Monday, reaching a national average of $3.662 per gallon, according to AAA, Wright Express and Oil Price Information Service. A gallon of regular is 16.9 cents higher than a month ago and 83.6 cents more expensive than the same time last year.

High gas prices are seen as a motorist fills her ...

High gas prices are seen as a motorist fills her car on Monday, April 4, 2011 in Berlin, Vt. Gasoline pump prices have followed oil higher and remain at record levels for this time of ...


The Stambaugh Chorus

The Stambaugh Chorus

The Stambaugh Chorus


Intensive Care Nurse Lisa Manion (on screen) talks with an elderly patient in the intensive care unit of St. John's Mercy Medical Center, March 23, 2011, in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

Intensive Care Nurse Lisa Manion (on screen) talks with an ...

Intensive Care Nurse Lisa Manion (on screen) talks with an elderly patient in the intensive care unit of St. John's Mercy Medical Center, March 23, 2011, in Creve Coeur, Missouri.


Youngstown State’s Donald D’Alesio (8) runs through some drills at Wednesday’s practice at YSU Stambaugh Stadium, where the Mooney graduate is making a seamless transition from safety  —  his position last fall — to cornerback — his natural position.

Youngstown State’s Donald D’Alesio (8) runs through some drills at ...

Youngstown State’s Donald D’Alesio (8) runs through some drills at Wednesday’s practice at YSU Stambaugh Stadium, where the Mooney graduate is making a seamless transition from safety — his position last fall — to cornerback ...


Keith Kaiser, horticulture director for Mill Creek MetroParks, discusses two of his favorite postcards featured in the “Wish You Were Here” display. The display showcases about 150 vintage postcards of the park that Kaiser has collected through sales and auctions over the past 20 years.

Keith Kaiser, horticulture director for Mill Creek MetroParks, discusses two ...

Keith Kaiser, horticulture director for Mill Creek MetroParks, discusses two of his favorite postcards featured in the “Wish You Were Here” display. The display showcases about 150 vintage postcards of the park that Kaiser has ...


Intensive care nurse Lisa Manion watches the vital signs of dozens of patients in the intensive care units of ten hospitals in the St. John's system in four states from the Mercy Safewatch headquarters at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur, Missouri, March 23, 2011. On the lower middle screen, Nurse Manion was watching a medical procedure being performed on one patient.

Intensive care nurse Lisa Manion watches the vital signs of ...

Intensive care nurse Lisa Manion watches the vital signs of dozens of patients in the intensive care units of ten hospitals in the St. John's system in four states from the Mercy Safewatch headquarters at ...


Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen is hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in St. Louis

Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen is hit by a pitch during ...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen is hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in St. Louis


In this May 4, 2010 file photo, Fox News Channel's Glenn Beck attends the TIME 100 gala celebrating the 100 most influential people, at the Time Warner Center in New York.

In this May 4, 2010 file photo, Fox News Channel's ...

In this May 4, 2010 file photo, Fox News Channel's Glenn Beck attends the TIME 100 gala celebrating the 100 most influential people, at the Time Warner Center in New York.


The Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday morning, April 6, 2011, as work intensifies in Congress to reach a deal on long-overdue legislation to finance the government through the end of September and avoid a government shutdown.

The Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, ...

The Capitol dome is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday morning, April 6, 2011, as work intensifies in Congress to reach a deal on long-overdue legislation to finance the government through the end of ...


Cleveland Indians starter Mitch Talbot pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in Cleveland.

Cleveland Indians starter Mitch Talbot pitches in the first inning ...

Cleveland Indians starter Mitch Talbot pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in Cleveland.


Libyan rebel fighters prepare rockets for use at a position west of Ajdabiya, Libya, Wednesday, April 6, 2011. NATO rejected criticism from Libyan rebels over the pace of its military campaign in Libya, saying Wednesday that its airstrikes against Moammar Gadhafi's forces are increasing every day.

Libyan rebel fighters prepare rockets for use at a position ...

Libyan rebel fighters prepare rockets for use at a position west of Ajdabiya, Libya, Wednesday, April 6, 2011. NATO rejected criticism from Libyan rebels over the pace of its military campaign in Libya, saying Wednesday ...


Jan, left, and Mike Rozga sit with their son Daniel on Sunday, March 27, 2011, in Indianola, Iowa, while holding a photo of their son David who killed himself last summer after dabbling with a product known as K2. Synthetic substances like K2 that mimic marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drugs are making users across the nation seriously ill, causing seizures and hallucinations so intense that thousands of them seek help at emergency rooms.

Jan, left, and Mike Rozga sit with their son Daniel ...

Jan, left, and Mike Rozga sit with their son Daniel on Sunday, March 27, 2011, in Indianola, Iowa, while holding a photo of their son David who killed himself last summer after dabbling with a ...


John N. Sabo and Katie E. Repko

John N. Sabo and Katie E. Repko

John N. Sabo and Katie E. Repko


Rebecca L. Basista and Robert S.M. Komara

Rebecca L. Basista and Robert S.M. Komara

Rebecca L. Basista and Robert S.M. Komara


Gregory Heddaues and Katie A. Sebastiano

Gregory Heddaues and Katie A. Sebastiano

Gregory Heddaues and Katie A. Sebastiano


Mario Travaline and Kirsten Hanson

Mario Travaline and Kirsten Hanson

Mario Travaline and Kirsten Hanson


Darin J. Gagliano and Megan M. Aliulis

Darin J. Gagliano and Megan M. Aliulis

Darin J. Gagliano and Megan M. Aliulis


Former baseball player Barry Bonds, left, leaves federal court in San Francisco, Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Prosecutors rested their case against Bonds in his perjury trial Tuesday.

Former baseball player Barry Bonds, left, leaves federal court in ...

Former baseball player Barry Bonds, left, leaves federal court in San Francisco, Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Prosecutors rested their case against Bonds in his perjury trial Tuesday.


Libyan rebel military leader Abdel-Fattah Younis speaks to the media at a hotel in Benghazi, Libya Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Younis lashed out at NATO saying it's not doing enough to protect opponents of Moammar Gadhafi and complained about what he said is an overly bureaucratic process that means NATO takes hours to respond to events on the battlefield.

Libyan rebel military leader Abdel-Fattah Younis speaks to the media ...

Libyan rebel military leader Abdel-Fattah Younis speaks to the media at a hotel in Benghazi, Libya Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Younis lashed out at NATO saying it's not doing enough to protect opponents of Moammar ...


Jackson Milton High School students are competing in a nationwide competition to build a unique roller coaster using only K’NEX pieces. Senior Bobby Collins holds the car his team designed to ride its roller coaster, which features two hills and a downward spiral.

Jackson Milton High School students are competing in a nationwide ...

Jackson Milton High School students are competing in a nationwide competition to build a unique roller coaster using only K’NEX pieces. Senior Bobby Collins holds the car his team designed to ride its roller coaster, ...


Jackson Milton High School students have had to apply physics properties to improve their roller coaster made out of K’NEX for a nationwide competition. Senior Bethany Sitler said the process has involved trial and error.

Jackson Milton High School students have had to apply physics ...

Jackson Milton High School students have had to apply physics properties to improve their roller coaster made out of K’NEX for a nationwide competition. Senior Bethany Sitler said the process has involved trial and error.


Seniors Bobby Collins, left, and Ben Clark examine their roller coaster days before the competition deadline. The Jackson Milton High School students were part of a small group that met during study hall and after school to complete the project for a nationwide competition.

Seniors Bobby Collins, left, and Ben Clark examine their roller ...

Seniors Bobby Collins, left, and Ben Clark examine their roller coaster days before the competition deadline. The Jackson Milton High School students were part of a small group that met during study hall and after ...


Jackson Milton High School students have had to apply physics properties to improve their roller coaster made out of K’NEX for a nationwide competition. Senior Bethany Sitler said the process has involved trial and error.

Jackson Milton High School students have had to apply physics ...

Jackson Milton High School students have had to apply physics properties to improve their roller coaster made out of K’NEX for a nationwide competition. Senior Bethany Sitler said the process has involved trial and error.


Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins (4) tries to strip the ball from Texas A&M's Adaora Elonu (21) in the first half of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins (4) tries to strip the ball ...

Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins (4) tries to strip the ball from Texas A&M's Adaora Elonu (21) in the first half of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, April 5, ...