Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

9 a.m. update: Fire nears containment; college still closed

Posted: 16 Jun 2008 04:42 PM CDT

Butte County's fire siege appears to be nearing an end as full containment of the Humboldt Fire is expected by this evening.

Appeals court postpones retrial for twice-convicted rapist

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An appeals court has issued a stay, postponing Monday's scheduled retrial for a twice-convicted Chico rapist, so it can hear a legal challenge filed by the district attorney in the case.


Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Monday's front-page story about the Humboldt Fire states the blaze burned to Butte College but didn't burn homes.

Daily Planner: June 18

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Events CHICO PEACE AND JUSTICE CENTER: 1 p.m. Informal meeting for volunteer opportunites. Also, 6-8 p.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Impossible pin locations prevail at Butte Creek Impossible Open

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 12:27 AM CDT

Butte Creek CC held its Impossible Open Tournament over the weekend. The tournament is called the Impossible Open because the pin placements are at the most difficult locations on the greens.

Editorial: Fishy reasoning hard to swallow

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Same-sex couples will line up at county offices up and down the state so they can be wed on this historic day — but not in Butte County.

Fire near Paskenta slowly being controlled

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

PASKENTA — Hundreds of firefighters made progress Monday to stop the Whiskey Fire, a wildland blaze that has scorched nearly 6,900 acres in Mendocino National Forest since last Thursday.

Firestorm 100 percent contained

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

PARADISE — Flames from the Humboldt Fire chewed through 23,344 acres, destroyed 74 homes, and damaged 20 others before it was brought under full containment Monday just after 6 p.

Flames blacken historic Doe Mill vineyard

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Among the blackened hillsides that burned in the most recent fires in Butte County, about 40 acres of zinfandel vines were scorched.

Gay marriage bonded into two congregations

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

CHICO — Gay marriage is now legal in California, but it's still against the rules of the United Methodist Church.

InnerView: Didi Toaspern is retiring from the classroom, but not from teaching

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:16 AM CDT

CHICO — Didi Toaspern hung up one hat two weeks ago, ending 34 years of a teaching career, but other hats will get worn more often — her fishing hat may take on extra flies she's tied herself and her hiking hat may get worn out, as she

LaMalfa effort to benefit county fire victims

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

OROVILLE — In an effort to expedite relief for victims of the Humboldt and Ophir fires, Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) has worked to include Butte County in a bill that would provide disaster relief to wildfire victims.

Letter: Area theaters never fail to deliver

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Your drama critic's review of "Jesus Christ Superstar" was excellent and certainly should have enticed everyone to see this amazing production at Chico Cabaret.

Letter: Left wants to shackle economy

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Surprise! Republicans in the U.S. Senate finally showed some backbone in thwarting the Democrats' effort to "solve" our energy problems by adding a "windfall profits" tax on top of what domestic oil producers already pay.

Letter: Restrictions led to unintended results

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Ruth A. Ruhl-LaMusga's recent letter (opposing marriage rights for gays) portrays gay marriage as a male plot against women.

Letter: What we do will make us different

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:16 AM CDT

I'm sure most would agree with me: Chico has a homeless problem. In general, we're not unlike other cities our size, but what will make us different is what we decide to do about this problem.

Local briefs

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Butte College closed again today BUTTE VALLEY — Butte College's main campus, 3536 Butte Campus Drive, will remain closed today because of the Humboldt Fire.

Official says fire threat remains

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

OROVILLE — As Butte County officials begin to deal with the aftermath of the Humboldt and Ophir fires, they have been told that these conflagrations may be only the beginning.

On Foot: Smart hikers lather up, cover up and layer

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:16 AM CDT

CHICO — With the warm weather slowly enveloping us, it's time to talk about sunscreen. Because it's getting hot doesn't mean NOW is the time to start using sunscreen.

Red Cross opens help center Tuesday

Posted: 16 Jun 2008 06:13 PM CDT

PARADISE — The American Red Cross will set up an assistance center for those affected by the Humboldt Fire and other recent, local blazes.

Red Cross to open fire help center in Paradise

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

OROVILLE — For many, the confusion that comes in the aftermath of a fire can be as traumatic as the fire itself.

Sidelines: Knight fights to draw in bout

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 12:27 AM CDT

Chico boxer Ava Knight fought to a draw on Thursday with IFBA flyweight champion Elena Reid in Uncasville, Conn.

Victims of looting protect themselves with prejudice

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Nearing containment of the Humboldt Fire, which has burned 74 homes and more than 23,000 acres, the charred streets of what used to be the cozy, arboreal town of Paradise have now become a sight for curious onlookers to survey the fire's damage.

Willows man killed Saturday during charity motorcycle run

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:17 AM CDT

BUTTE MEADOWS — A Willows man participating in a motorcycle run Saturday to raise money for an ailing Orland couple was killed when he lost control of his bike on Highway 32 near here.

Woods outlasts Mediate for third Open, 14th major

Posted: 17 Jun 2008 02:29 AM CDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods cradled the silver U.S. Open trophy in his right hand and limped toward the edge of the Pacific bluffs, each step as much a burden as the 91 holes he played at Torrey Pines for a major that might have been his most

Woods outlasts Mediate to win his 14th major

Posted: 16 Jun 2008 05:04 PM CDT

SAN DIEGO — With a throbbing knee and a pounding heart, Tiger Woods made one last improbable escape Monday and won the U.


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