Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Logano wins at New Hampshire in 2nd Chase race

LOUDON, N.H. — Raised in Connecticut, Joey Logano always considered New Hampshire his home track, the one where he dreamed of being bathed in confetti in Victory Lane and flocked by family and friends. For Logano, the track about 75 miles outside of Boston was his version of Daytona. Winning at New Hampshire could mean a […]

Airmen with local ties finish basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman Dylan H. Kaine graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Kaine is the son of Ralph and Bo Kaine of Suisun City. He is a 2013 graduate of Rodriguez High School in Fairfield. Air Force Airman Draqe A. Mcelhaney graduated from basic military training at […]

Appeals court reconsidering Barry Bonds conviction

SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds may yet overturn his obstruction of justice conviction. Several members of an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals expressed skepticism Thursday over the sole count that baseball’s career home run leader was found guilty of following a trial three years ago. Circuit Judge William A. Fletcher called the prosecution’s […]

Signups for Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Editor’s note – To have an announcement run in Signups, send information to sports@dailyrepublic.net. PARADISE VALLEY WOMEN’S 18-HOLE GOLF GROUP REGISTRATION — Registration for the current season is ongoing. The group meets for play every Monday at 8 a.m. For more information, call 864-0486. RANCHO SOLANO WOMEN’S GOLF CLUB REGISTRATION — Open to women 18 […]

Veterans with PTSD could see discharge upgrades

As many as 80,000 veterans who suffered from post-traumatic stress and received other-than-honorable discharges can use evidence of their PTSD to petition service boards to upgrade the bad paper discharge. At stake for individuals is removal of lifelong stigmas that have scarred reputations, limited job prospects and blocked critical veteran benefits. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel […]

Prep football capsules: Week 3

Fairfield (0-2) vs. Rodriguez (0-2) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Schaefer Stadium, Fairfield High Series: Tied 6-6 Last meeting: 2013, Fairfield won 12-10 Last week: Fairfield lost to Pioneer, 38-0; Rodriguez lost to Hercules, 13-8 Of note: The Falcons and Mustangs enter their rivalry game coming off mystifyingly painful losses. Fairfield was crushed by a […]

County graduates complete basic training

Air Force Airman Vicente M. Alvarez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Alvarez is the son of Kathy G. Mondares as well as the grandson of Maximo and Heriberta Mondares, all of Vallejo. He is a 2012 graduate of Vallejo High School. Army Spc. Markus Broussard has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South […]

This date in sports history for Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Sept. 12 1895 — Defender wins three straight matches from the British challenger Valkyrie II to defend the America’s Cup for the United States. 1925 — The United States wins the Davis Cup for the sixth straight time by sweeping France in five straight matches. 1935 — Wilmer Allison beats Sidney Wood in three sets […]

Sports on TV/Local sports for Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

TV sports Auto racing •NASCAR, Nationwide Series, practice for Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300, at Joliet, Ill., FS1, 9 a.m. •NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for MyAfibStory.com 400, at Joliet, Ill., FS1, 10 a.m. •NASCAR, Truck Series, pole qualifying for Lucas Oil 225, at Joliet, Ill., FS1, noon •NASCAR, Nationwide Series, final practice for Jimmy John’s […]

VA chief: ‘Tens of thousands’ more medical staff needed

The Department of Veterans Affairs needs “tens of thousands” more personnel working in VA hospitals and clinics to meet patient demand, the new VA Secretary, Robert “Bob” McDonald, told lawmakers Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. The size of the staff shortage, McDonald said, explains why VA has launched “a big […]

County graduates complete basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman Joshua A. Givens graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Givens is the son of Jernell L. Garnett, grandson of Tiona Y. Jones and cousin of Greg J. Horsley, all of Fairfield, and nephew of Suzie Echavaria of Cordelia. He is a 2011 graduate of Fairfield High School. Air Force Airman Jalen R. Sandoval graduated from […]