Sunday, February 1, 2015

Five ways 3D-printed food will change the way we eat

Journey to the frontier of food and you’ll find a 3D printer, spewing out chocolate. While traditional cooking isn’t going anywhere, you can count on 3D printed foods eventually finding a place in our world. Researchers around the world are fiddling with ways to use 3D printers to make food. Their efforts could one day […]

Another trip to Texas reminds me how lucky I am

Recently, I was in Texas visiting my son Rick, and his darlin’ wife, Donna. Friends and other family members, too. Didn’t even know I was gone, did you? Friends have asked why I haven’t written about the trip. My response has been, “I really didn’t think you wanted to know.” You asked for it and […]

New lottery tickets come with a side of bacon – scent

HOOKSETT, N.H. — New Hampshire’s new scratch-and-sniff lottery ticket is off to a sizzling start. The $1 bacon-scented tickets with a top prize of $1,000 hit the market in early January. Lottery officials went with a conservative print run just in case they were a bust but now expect the tickets to sell out within three […]

Rodriguez graduate completes basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Simon John B. Tejano graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. Tejano is the son of Albino and Graciela Tejano of Fairfield. He graduated in 2014 from Rodriguez High School in Fairfield.

Privatized housing tenants to feel BAH pinch

Families living in privatized military housing units will not escape the impact of moves Congress made last month to dampen the value of Basic Allowance for Housing, says a Defense Department housing expert who is coordinating with service branches to implement the changes. The result will be that families moving into privatized base housing will […]

Casey, Simpson tied for lead at 62 at calm Sony Open

HONOLULU — Webb Simpson made his debut with a conventional putter Thursday at the Sony Open and might have wished he had used one sooner. One year away from the new rule that outlaws anchored strokes, Simpson ditched his belly putter for a regular one for his 2015 debut and ran off eight birdies over […]

Ohio State’s Cardale Jones says he’ll return to Buckeyes

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Quarterback Cardale Jones shocked the college football world in three late-season starts leading Ohio State to the national championship. He surprised a packed crowd again on Thursday, declaring at his old high school in Cleveland that he would return to the Buckeyes rather than jump into the NFL draft. “My decision was […]

Reservist behind victory for C-123 crewmen

Retired Air Force Reserve Maj. Wes Carter almost didn’t travel to Washington, D.C., last week where, to his surprise, he heard an independent panel of scientists verify what he had dogged the Air Force and Department of Veterans Affairs about for almost four years. The Institute of Medicine said Carter and up to 2,100 other […]

Vallejo soldiers complete basic training

Army Pvt. Dean Minell Rumbawa has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. Rumbawa is the son of Cecille D. Rumbawa of Vallejo. He is a 2014 graduate of Vallejo High School. Army Pvt. Joze M. Sanchez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. […]

Pentagon sets up new POW-MIA office

WASHINGTON— The Pentagon took initial steps Friday to set up a new agency that will direct the troubled effort to search for America’s missing war dead, two years after an internal report found the current program was mismanaged and wasteful. Defense officials said that in the coming months they will merge two existing agencies into […]