Saturday, February 28, 2015
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Locals have a chance to prove themselves ‘Army strong’

3 army fitness day 1

Jacqueline Jacinto, left, does sit-ups as Staff Sgt. Lawrence Ranches urges her on during Army Physical Fitness Day at the Solano Town Center in Fairfield, Saturday. Army Physical Fitness Day stresses the importance of being physically fit. Jacinto aimed to do 50 sit-ups but she only did 30. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)

By
From page A3 | August 03, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Jacqueline Jacinto accepted the challenge. The petite Napa resident met it with her feet being held down by David Lopez as she did 30 push-ups as part of Army Physical Fitness Day challenges at the Solano Town Center mall on Saturday.

“I haven’t worked out in a while,” she said almost apologetically after doing 30 sit-ups in short order.  She had hoped for 50.

“I got tired. I think I went too fast,” she said.

“She was too focused on looking pretty for the camera,” Lopez said, in jest.

While Jacinto did her sit-ups, Imani Lopez, 12, did 5 pull-ups, making it look easy. It wasn’t, he said.

Like Jacinto, he did the challenge, which earned both of them Army water bottles, just to have fun.

The event was to promote physical fitness, said Sgt. Lawrence Ranches of the United States Army. “Not many people do enough physical activity even with physical education,” he said.

Will Apostolos, a physical education teacher at the Public Safety Academy did 40 push-ups. There may be more ahead.

When he heard of the event he had the school’s principal send out the word that he would match any of his students push-up for push-up when school resumes.

Ten students, each doing 40 push-ups would make him one busy man, he said, with a smile.

Physical fitness is a key component of the academy, Apostolos said.

The goal was for men to do 40 push-ups, 50 sit-ups, or five pull-ups for men and three for women, Ranches said.

Anyone 17 and older could choose one of the three. Those 15 and younger could do push-ups with parental permission, Ranches said.

Brandon Overbuck, 6, did 15 push-ups as his older brother and father looked on.

His father, Christopher Overbuck, spent 8 years in the Army.

“He says he’s starting to look buff,” Overbuck said of his younger son.

The family lives in Marysville and was here to attend the funeral of Overbuck’s Army buddy.

The day’s coveted prize was a hydration Army backpack. The winner would be chosen from those who accepted the challenge.

Imani Lopez had his eye on it. Ranches said he’d seen them retail for more than $100.

“Forty push-ups for 100 bucks,” he said. “The choice is yours.”

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.
LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 2 comments

The Daily Republic does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

  • JimboAugust 03, 2014 - 6:07 pm

    Open Carry=grown men playing Army without being shot at, having to physically be in shape, or bothering to serve their country.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • John smithOctober 13, 2014 - 4:38 pm

    That asian guy is hella fat!

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

Solano News

 
Hop to it: Vacaville ready for rabbit invasion

By Amy Maginnis-Honey | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
True grit: Travis Teacher of the Year refuses to accept failure

By Bill Hicks | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Firefighters garner praise, Scout earns Eagle rank

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

 
Exercise machine toppled on him, man says

By Ryan McCarthy | From Page: A3

 
 
Vasculitis is inflammation of blood vessels

By Scott Anderson | From Page: B8

 
Fairfield police log: Feb. 26, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

 
Suisun City police log: Feb. 26, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A12

.

US / World

Man shoots wife, himself at Northern Calif. retirement home

By The Associated Press | From Page: A3

 
Commuter with measles also dined at Bay Area restaurant

By The Associated Press | From Page: A3

Hundreds of illicit oil wastewater pits found in Kern County

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

 
Thieves crash car through electronics store in San Francisco

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

Some California farmers to go without federal water

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
Orange County case challenges legality of tiered water rates

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4

US appeals court: Marathon bombing trial can stay in Boston

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Congress OKs 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5 | Gallery

US rescinds rule requiring judges to move to Guantanamo

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
US, Liberia start 1st formal test of ZMapp Ebola virus drug

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

Gunman kills 7, commits suicide, in house-to-house rampage

By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

 
Woman knocked out by eggs

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

Mexico official: Police capture top capo ‘La Tuta’ Gomez

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10 | Gallery

 
Well-educated ‘Jihadi John’ no surprise to experts

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

Unmasking of ‘Jihadi John’ as a London lad shocks Britain

By The Associated Press | From Page: A10

 
.

Opinion

How GOP can resolve immigration mess

By Ramesh Ponnuru | From Page: A8

 
Unlikely winners of Greece’s surrender on euro

By Mark Gilbert | From Page: A8

A remedy for veterans’ care

By Bill Frist And Jim Marshall | From Page: A8

 
Editorial Cartoon: Feb. 28, 2015

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A8

.

Living

Today in History: Feb. 28, 2015

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Community Calendar: Feb. 28, 2015

By Susan Hiland | From Page: A2

Horoscopes: Feb. 28, 2015

By Holiday Mathis | From Page: A7

 
Poem about heaven helps dog owners when beloved pet dies

By Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar | From Page: A7

Coca-Cola bottle as art? Atlanta’s High Museum takes a look

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

 
.

Entertainment

 
TVGrid

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: B9

.

Sports

SCC women’s basketball out of playoffs after 74-47 loss

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B1

 
Vaca advances three wrestlers into semis at Masters

By Daily Republic staff | From Page: B1

 
Spurs snap 4-game skid, beat short-handed Kings 107-96

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Thompson scores 25 points, Warriors rout Raptors 113-89

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

 
Casey McGehee’s move to Giants a homecoming of sorts

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Bulls expect Derrick Rose back this season from knee surgery

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Testimony: Several Hernandez texts are missing from phone

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Approaching ‘last call’ for NHL GMs to tweak rosters

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
PGA Tour to move Match Play to Texas

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Notre Dame president credited for transforming school dies

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
MLS Commissioner Garber: Hopeful season will start on time

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Travis Kvapil’s NASCAR car stolen from hotel before race

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
McIlroy to miss cut at Honda Classic; Reed leads

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

NHL fines Sharks’ Couture $5,000 for tripping from behind

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
Browns agree to terms with quarterback Josh McCown

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

Kyle Busch released from hospital following foot surgery

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
 
This date in sports history for Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

.

Business

Gas prices soar in California as supply shrinks

By The Associated Press | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Uber says database containing driver info was breached

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

Signed contracts to buy US homes rise to 18-month high

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
Fiat Chrysler recalls 467K SUVs for possible stalling

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

US consumer sentiment slips in February on icy weather

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

 
Southwest nearly done inspecting planes that were grounded

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

5 reasons US economy is stronger than Q4 GDP suggests

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5 | Gallery

 
Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana

By The Associated Press | From Page: B5

.

Obituaries

Gabriel T. Traub

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4, 1 Comment

 
Maria Kraszewski

By Nancy Green | From Page: A4

.

Comics

Baldo

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Sally Forth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Garfield

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Blondie

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

For Better or Worse

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Get Fuzzy

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Beetle Bailey

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Dilbert

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Wizard of Id

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Baby Blues

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Frank and Ernest

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
B.C.

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Peanuts

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Rose is Rose

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Zits

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

 
Pickles

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A6

Bridge

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A7

 
Crossword

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A7

Word Sleuth

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A7

 
Cryptoquote

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A7

Sudoku

By Daily Republic Syndicated Content | From Page: A7

 
.

Home Seller 2/28/2015

Right at Home: Decor made of bicycle parts

By The Associated Press | From Page: HSR2Comments are off for this post | Gallery

Real estate transactions for Feb. 28, 2015

By Daily Republic | From Page: HSR3

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.80 percent

By The Associated Press | From Page: HSR3