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  • AF Cadets mark midway point of basic training with field day

    by Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Intense but friendly competition marked the halfway point through cadet basic training for freshman cadets at the Air Force Academy's annual field day July 11. More than 1,200 basic cadets led by their cadet cadre took to the athletic fields at the academy to compete for bragging...

  • New Peterson unit gets new commander

    by Nick Beadleston nick.beadleston@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    A ritual as old as the military signified a change for an Air Force unit that uses some of the nation's most cutting-edge technology. Over 100 airmen, family and friends attended as Lt. Col. Eric Lingle took charge of the 4th Space Control Squadron during a change of command ceremony...

  • Ohio pushes to end sediment dumping into Lake Erie

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — There's enough sand, soil and mud scooped out of Toledo's and Cleveland's harbors each year to fill the Indians' ballpark to the top of its upper deck. All the silt dredged to keep open the shipping channel in Toledo is dumped into Lake Erie while the sediment...

  • National Guard support program caught in debate

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A program that helps New Hampshire National Guard members and their families is caught in a disagreement over whether aiding one group of veterans could end up hurting another. The Deployment Cycle Support Care Coordination Program has helped 3,000 individuals...

  • Customs: possible traffic delays at Quebec border

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say there could be traffic delays at the Vermont-Canadian border during Quebec's two-week "Construction Holiday." The annual holiday from July 20 through Aug. 2 could cause increased traffic since many residents...

  • Indonesia's democracy faces test as tally comes in

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — After an ugly presidential election campaign, Indonesia is set to declare the winner on Tuesday — but that may not settle a simmering dispute between the two candidates, both of whom claim victory. Unofficial counts by eight polling agencies of the July 9...

  • High winds push growing Washington wildfire

    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    WINTHROP, Wash. (AP) — Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions Saturday. Road closures and evacuations were changing regularly, as hot weather and winds with gusts up to 30 mph were pushing...

  • Goalball athletes seek to improve their lives, expand sport

    by KALYN KAHLER kalyn.kahler@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Casimir Werda is working on a tricky new shot. He hasn't decided on a name, but he's leaning toward the "Tasmanian Devil." Spec. Werda, 31, was one of nine blind veterans who on Saturday tested out their best shots in the first goalball tournament at the Rocky Mountain State Games at...

  • For Simsbury man, it was rocket science

    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    SIMSBURY, Conn. (AP) — To the untrained ear, Bill Newman seems to talk in code. Everything is turbine pumps and red fuming nitric acid and supersonic flight. Once Newman gets going, it's hard to get him to stop talking. Here is a man who built the first bipropellant throttleable...

  • Fired police chief sues city of Prineville

    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) — The recently fired police chief of a central Oregon town says he was undone by an ambitious deputy who had eyes for his job and a city government that resented the leave he took for military service. Former Prineville Police Chief Eric Bush says in a lawsuit...

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