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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

2 for 1 sale going on at Butte Humane Society

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

CHICO — Adopting cats and kittens just got cheaper as the Butte Humane Society tries to get more people to bring a new pet home.

Aerial view a better perspective

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Forgive Bill Connelly if he's a little on edge. Get a couple of thousand feet up in the air and it's easy to see why.

All About Us: New baby: Innovations along with expectations

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

There is nothing quite as exciting and miraculous to me as a new life, which is why, when my husband and I found out that our family is going to grow by one, we were both ecstatic.

Cal EPA teams clear hazardous waste from homes after fires

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Just 10 days after Butte County supervisors castigated the state for setting up waste-removal standards in the fire-ravaged areas without offering help, Cal Environmental Protection Agency teams are cleaning up toxins in the Ophir and Humboldt fires

Clay helps take the stress away

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

CHICO -- The ceramic art center All Fired Up offered one fire-affected family some therapeutic clay pounding Saturday.

Daily Planner: July 20

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Performances BLUE ROOM THEATRE: 2 p.m. "Crow and Weasel," 139 W. First St. Tickets, 895-3749 or www.blueroomtheatre.

Daily Planner: July 21

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Dream of gas tax holiday faltered over job losses

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:10 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The political vision of a summer gas tax holiday died a quick death in Congress, losing to a view that federal excise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel will have to go up if they go anywhere.

Editorial: No budget, no pay for Legislature

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Three weeks into the fiscal year that started July 1, the state is operating without a budget. What are legislators doing to break the deadlock that resulted them in defying the state constitution?

Fires may be fully contained this week

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Firefighters continue to battle the Butte County blazes that started nearly a month ago, with full containment predicted by Thursday.

Free driving clinic offers teens hands-on experience

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

WILLOWS — The last in a series of all-day day teen car control clinics will be conducted Aug. 8 at Thunderhill Park for teen drivers.

Letter: Carbon dioxide shouldn't be a concern

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Monday's E-R editorial noted that the G-8 Leaders took on intractable problems at this meeting. The label of "intractable" is dead on, as all three agenda issues are mighty hard to deal with.

Letter: Critical councilor part of the problem

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Press space has been given to the comments Councilor Mary Flynn made at the July 1 council meeting specifically regarding the criticism Councilor Larry Wahl leveled at the proposed budget.

Letter: Inaction on gas prices gets expensive

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

If you enjoyed an annual salary of between $165,200 (senator) and $212,100 (House speaker), had the best health insurance and retirement plan money could buy, all paid for by taxpayers, would you worry about the cost of gasoline (and its

Letter: Lawsuit settlement will cost us

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

The "settlement" to developer Tom Fogarty, just announced for the sum of $9.5 million, is being charged to our grandchildren again by the City Council's limitless ATM called Redevelopment Agency funds, which is not-voted-on public bonds.

Letter: Nothing funny about a drunkard

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:10 AM CDT

This is in regard to your recent publication of "The Drunkard" theater production review: I don't see how watching someone become drunk and lose their family is "good family entertainment.

Letter: Voters have a Herger alternative

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Today a friend of mine telephoned Congressman Wally Herger's Chico district office to complain that she didn't receive her economic stimulus rebate.

Local briefs

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Kitchen fire closes Golden Waffle CHICO — A kitchen fire early Wednesday morning has closed the Golden Waffle Restaurant, 701 Main St.

Metallic-balloon bill deflated under pressure from manufacturers

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO— A bill that would have banned the sale of helium-filled metallic balloons in California had the air let out of it Tuesday.

New mattresses a sign of support for shelter

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

CHICO -- A simple thing like better bedding may be a sign of improved financial stability for the Torres Community Shelter.

Outlaws out the gate with another stumble

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

One was a nail-biter, the other more of a quick nail in the coffin. Both losses the Outlaws endured Saturday night on the road at Foothills Stadium against the Calgary Vipers meant that they are dangerously closer to starting the second half of the

Parental memory must not include explosion of sound

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

I've heard a claim that at the instant a wee-widget screams his or her way into this troubled orb, the mommy is immediately flooded with a collection of happy hormones that allegedly dulls the memory of what she just went through.

People on the Street

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Did you know the state budget is three weeks late and legislators are on a break? Do you care? Asked Thursday in downtown Chico.

Post 95 has the punch that lands playoff win

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

RED BLUFF — If there's only one thing about the Oroville Post 95 American Legion baseball team, it's that it sure doesn't mind a fight.

Simply Golden: Signs for success throughout free agent landscape

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 02:02 AM CDT

Little league coaches trying to preach those values of teamwork to your young squad, make sure they don't read this: One single individual standout player can be the difference in a season on the highest levels of professional baseball.

The Bookshelf: "Our California"

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

"Welcome to California! There are valleys, deserts, mountains and coast. Which region do you think you will like the most?

Tropical Storm Cristobal rumbles off the Carolinas

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:10 AM CDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Cristobal, the first tropical storm to menace the Southeast seaboard this hurricane season, sent outer bands of intermittent rain lashing the eastern Carolinas late Saturday as forecasters predicted it

Winning poster to be picked for market promotion

Posted: 20 Jul 2008 12:11 AM CDT

CHICO — Youngsters ages 6 to 15 years of age may enter a poster contest that encourages kids and families to eat more fruits and vegetables.

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