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   Ashtabula Star Beacon (Newspaper) - January 15, 2007, Ashtabula, Ohio                                 MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2007    NEWSSTAND    /    50    CENTS    —    HOME    DELIVERY    /    35    CENTS  Bush, Cheney unfazed by critics of troop plan  By BEN FELLER  Associated Press Writer  WASHINGTON — Digging in for confrontation, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney say they will not budge from sending more U.S. troops to Iraq no matter how much Congress opposes it.  “I fully understand they could try to stop me,” Bush said of the Democrat-run Congress. “But I’ve made my decision, and we’re  going forward.”  As the president talked tough in an interview that aired Sunday night, lawmakers pledged to explore ways to stop him.  “We need to look at what options we have available to constrain the president,” said Democratic Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, a possible White House candidate in 2008. Democrats remain wary, though, of appearing  unsupportive of American troops.  A defiant Cheney, meanwhile, said Democrats offered criticism without credible alternatives. He pointedly reminded lawmakers that Bush is commander in chief.  “You cannot run a war by committee,” the vice president said of congressional input.  The aggressive White See BUSH, Page A8     O J.: Killing account came from ghostwriter  By LINDA DEUTSCH  AP Special Correspondent  LOS ANGELES — O.J. Simpson says a chapter from his unpublished book that hypothesizes how he would have killed his ex-wife and her friend was created mostly from a ghostwriter’s research and is not a confession. “I’m saying it’s a fictional creation,” Simpson said Sun-  See O.J., Page A8    'HP*  Hi.  ^ . m5  HH      HI Infinity hpfntnt c MBI resources, Inc. SSSSS1SS  $9 - $10/hr.  2608 West Prospect 81 E. Main Street 225 Broad Street 8 N. State Street Ashtabula, OH Geneva, OH Conneaut, OH Painesville, OH 440-998-6515 440-466-3660 440-599-8333 440-350-9292 Fax 440-998-7065   WWW.thejobspctwork.com      INSIDE  COMICS  A pearl?  ■ The Star Beacon is trotting out a new comic, Pearls at Swine, for a one-week trial run. Let Editor Neil Frieder know what you think    at   nfeditor@suite224.net .  — Page C5  NATION  Seven dead  ■ A fire at a Huntington, W.Va., apartment complex kills at least seven people.  — Page A3  DEATHS  CUSANO, Judith J. DAWSON, Elmer V. DONDREA, Henry A. MILLER, Charles A. NEWELL, Michelle K. SHIELDS, Marilyn SNIVELY, Tiffani M. SNYDER, Elizabeth J.  — Page A6  WEATHER  More rain  Details. Page A2  High 38    -V'  Low 25 IS  Sunrise 7:48 a.m. Sunset 5:15 p.m.  INDEX  Advice ............C5  Agriculture .........C7  Comics .........C4,C5  Currents...........Cl  Entertainment C3  Opinion............A4  People ............C4  Puzzled............C6  Sports.............Bl  REMINDER  ■ Today is Martin Luther King Day, a national holiday.. Government offices and the post office are closed today, as is the stock market and many local school systems.  CLYO Baseball Sign Ups, Sat February 3rd. 12-4pm At The IOOF Hall  dream incomplete  Many think King’s vision still a work  in progress  By WARREN DILLAWAY  Staff Writer  ASHTABULA — Battles won on the streets of southern cities will be remembered today by area residents celebrating the life of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  “He had a great    ® Students  impact on    learn    about  our socie-    Cr.    Martin  ty. He    Luther King  paved the    Jr-  way not    — Page A5  only for just black  people but for white people as well,” said the Rev. George Lampkin, who attended a King rally in Cleveland in the early 1960s. Today is Martin Luther King Day.  Lafael Fleming, a student at Youngstown State University, believes King’s vision of an equal society is not yet complete. “I would say it is a past revelation that hasn’t come true yet. It’s a work in progress,” he said.  Mark Wallace of Boardman, who was attending Peoples Baptist Church with Fleming, agreed with Fleming. “It’s an unfinished dream. It is something to strive for everyday,” he said.  Betty Shaw agreed with Lampkin that King was  See DREAM, Page A7  DAVE ZAJAC / The Record Journal  SANDRA CRAWFORD, right, of Cromwell, Conn., leads the Mount Hebron Baptist Church choir during a service honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday afternoon at the Apostolic Community Church of Jesus and Ministries in Meriden, Conn.  Rare MLK artifacts on display  By ERRIN HAINES  Associated Press Writer  ATLANTA — The words of Martin Luther King Jr. are as inspiring today for Shirley Franklin as they were when she saw him deliver his “I Have A Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Monument in Washington in 1963.  That helps make it especially important to Franklin, Atlanta’s first female mayor, that his papers  be returned to the city where he spent most of his life.  An early draft of King’s famous speech and more than 600 of his other personal documents are going on display for the first time in Atlanta today, King’s 78th birthday.  “Atlanta is really embracing its own history by embracing Dr. King and his legacy,” Franklin said. “People will see the papers and be able to relate to them and experience the movement through Dr. King’s eyes  and through his words.”  The exhibit is a glimpse at the collection of more than 10,000 King papers and books that Franklin helped privately acquire for $32 million last summer from Sotheby’s auction house. The mayor pulled off the llth-hour deal with the help of more than 50 corporate, government and private donors to give the papers to Atlanta’s Morehouse College, where King graduated in 1948 with a bach-See RARE, Page A7  WARREN DILLAWAY / Star Beacon  RICHARD TRICE, senior director of operations for UH Geneva Medical Center, (second from left) joins the diagnostic imaging team in the the new $2.5 million suite. (From left) Dr. Donald Gordon, medical director for diagnostic imaging; Trice; Jeff Carlson, director of ambulatory services; Deann Caswell, MRI coordinator, and Kathleen Lori, manager of diagnostic imaging; stand with some of the new equipment.  Suite deal  Geneva Medical Center adds imaging department  By MARGIE TRAX PAGE  Staff Writer  mtrax@starbeacon.com   GENEVA — Like a security guard at an airport, Deann Caswell checks every person entering the new MRI suite at UH-Geneva Medical Center.  As the MRI coordinator, Caswell operates the huge magnetic resonance imaging scanner and she even checks to make sure patients don’t have any pennies in their pockets when they walk into the new Diagnostic Imaging Department at the medical center.  “You can’t have any metal on you at all when you walk into this room. Essentially, the MRI scanner is a huge magnet and everything metal will fly to the center of the room,” Caswell said.  See SUITE, Page A7   

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