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Monday, August 04, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Afghan mothers keep their kids while in prison

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — Three-year-old Wahid nervously clutched a dirty blue stuffed bunny, as the other children in the prison huddled around.

Blog Log for August 4

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Here are snippets from some of our blogs last week. The blogs, and others, can be seen in their entirety at www.

But This is Chico: Constructing mansion's present through stories passed

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Here's a recent story about Bidwell Mansion. But first, a little background. More than 20 trees on the mansion property are at least 100 years old.

Daily Planner: Aug. 4

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:28 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.

Daily Planner: Aug. 5

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Events 25TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: 5:30 p.m. City Plaza, downtown Chico. Kick-off event for crime and drug prevention with dignitaries, food vendors, free concert by Big Mo and the Full Moon Band; international guitarists Volker Strifler and

Letter: Get dead trees out of forest

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:28 AM CDT

This letter is prompted by information I heard on KGO Radio talk show hosted by Bill Wattenberg. The forest fires, past and present, have resulted in many dead trees.

Letter: Not much has changed in California

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Do you know what happened this week back in 1850, 158 years ago? California became a state. The state had no electricity.

Letter: Nothing to get all worked up about

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Luckily for the rest of us, letter writer Angela Garcia of Oroville has imbibed all the Kool-Aid. She eloquently uses every stereotype propagated by the right-wingnuts.

Letter: Religious freedom a constitutional right

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:28 AM CDT

Jim Qualls states in his July 24 letter that separation of church and state doesn't exist. He says it was first suggested by an ACLU attorney in 1947.

Letter: Salsa contest gross

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:28 AM CDT

I know with President Bush wanting to blow up Iran, this seems somewhat insignificant but I found it odd that the first and main ingredient in the first-prize winner of the farmers market's ninth annual salsa recipe contest was a can of tomatoes.

Mother says Michigan ambush suspect 'freaked' by police

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:46 AM CDT

KINGSFORD, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan man suspected of ambushing a group of young revelers at a swimming hangout last week might have snapped after police began investigating him for sexual assault, the man's mother said Sunday.

New fire chars 230 acres above Lake Oroville

Posted: 03 Aug 2008 10:11 PM CDT

BERRY CREEK — A new fire started in Butte County at 2:40 p.m. today, between the middle and southern forks of Lake Oroville.

New fire chars 230 acres in hills above lake

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:33 AM CDT

BERRY CREEK — A new fire started in Butte County at 2:40 p.m. Sunday between the middle and southern forks of Lake Oroville.

Newly trained volunteers ups ranks of animal disaster group

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO -- The North Valley Animal Disaster Group has been short staffed during recent fires but has now nearly doubled its numbers.

News of the past for August 4

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Early back-to-school plan, scrapped by board' .

Outlaws Notebook: All-Star Valdez struggling

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO — Since appearing in the Golden Baseball League All-Star game in Texas last month, Jose Valdez has watched his batting average drop 34 points, committed seven errors at third base and lost his customary cleanup spot in the lineup.

Outlaws swept by Flyers' win

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO — One team left Nettleton Stadium on Sunday absolutely joyous about the way the weekend went.

Specialty farmers gain support from county supervisors

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

OROVILLE — "Specialty" or "boutique" farms apparently have won the support of Butte County's Board of Supervisors.

Tunnel for underpass completed over the weekend

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO A short construction project to put in a bike and pedestrian tunnel blocked off a major intersection over the weekend but was on schedule to reopen the road at 5 a.

Up or Out? Tradeoffs come with each option for Chico's growth

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — One way Chico could grow would mean lots of room for jobs and homes with big backyards — and an increase in governmental costs and environmental losses.

Water officials looking for up-to-date data on wells

Posted: 04 Aug 2008 12:33 AM CDT

So far, so good, on reports trickling in about area wells. Recently, Northern California counties began putting the word out for owners of wells to report if they were having problems due to lowered groundwater levels.

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