Saturday, October 18, 2003

Shooting for second, Gordon gets pole: "Four-time champion Jeff Gordon is looking at a more modest goal with only five races left in the 2003 season.
'We're within striking distance of second place,' Gordon said Friday, minutes before winning the pole for the Subway 400 at Martinsville Speedway. " Buffalo News (NY)

Bill could aid Mare Island cleanup

: "Gov. Gray Davis has signed a bill that could keep the hazardous materials cleanup at Mare Island on schedule.
And that could boost Vallejo's dreams of turning the former naval shipyard into an economic engine with industry, businesses, subdivisions, nature preserves and historic buildings." Fairfield Daily Republic

Longtime Vallejo attorney appointed commissioner : "D. Scott Daniels will replace retiring court commissioner John P. Dean who has served on the bench in Vallejo since 1990. Daniels learned of his appointment after a vote was taken by all of Solano County's judges at a Tuesday lunch meeting. Word of the vote was delayed until after Thursday's swearing-in ceremony of Judge Mike Mattice." Fairfield Daily Republic

Homicide suspects' extradition delayed again: "Friday, a Solano County Superior Court judge postponed the extradition hearing of John Glenn Spencer, 29, wife Bernice Spencer, 21, and Spencer's brother-in-law Vasco Terrell Zinnerman, 29, after the trio vowed to fight their return to Louisiana by filing writs of habeas corpus, essentially denying they are the wanted persons. " Shreveport Times (LA)