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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Chico Idol' Samantha Francis aims for career in show business

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

CHICO -- "The costumes, the scenery, the makeup, the props & the audience that lifts you when you're down.

10:30 a.m. update: Up to a dozen new lightning fires suspected

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 02:50 PM CDT

COHASSET — As many as 12 new fires, eight on the Cohasset ridge alone, may have been started by early morning lightning strikes.

Art briefs

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

CHICO -- The works of local artist Jean Gallagher's Haori series of paintings are currently on display at the James Snidle Fine Arts Gallery.

Biblio File: Book shows origin of Orland's 'Farm Sanctuary'

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:34 PM CDT

In 1985 Gene Baur worked at Greenpeace in Chicago, became a vegetarian and (with his then-wife Lorri) founded Farm Sanctuary.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Aug. 7, 2008

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

Here is a list of local galleries, museums and other art displays. (The listings reflect galleries and studios that have reported participation in Art First Saturday, which takes place 4-8 p.

Calendar highlight: Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband will perform at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mosquito Serenade Concert in Anderson RiverPark in Anderson.

Calendar highlight: Wayne Hancock

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

Texas musician Wayne "The Train" Hancock will play authentic country at 9:30 p.m. today at Nick's Night Club in Chico, along with Three Fingers Whiskey and The Shankers.

Check It Out: Reference Service to the rescue

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Fans of Prairie Home Companion radio show may be familiar with the character "Ruth Harrison, Reference Librarian.

Chico icon Pageant Theatre still reeling along

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

CHICO -- Like a well-loved aunt falling apart at the seams, the old Pageant Theatre at Sixth and Flume streets has become a Chico icon.

Correction

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

An article about a possible drowning victim in Wednesday's paper incorrectly spelled the deceased woman's name.

Cover story: Dillinger auctions art for clean water in Africa

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:36 PM CDT

CHICO -- Norm Dillinger lives in that house. You know the one. It sits brazenly on Orient Street, plastered in a loud chaos of paintings, animal statues and, yes, even automobiles done up with millions of tiny spots of bright color.

Craig Fire 50 percent contained, burning in place

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

FEATHER FALLS -- The Craig Fire, burning north of Lumpkin Road near the Craig Saddle Recreation Area, is 50 percent contained and hasn't grown in two days, fire officials said.

Daily Planner: August 7

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET, PARADISE: 5-8 p.m. Paradise City Park, Pearson Road at Black Olive. Through Aug.

Daily Planner: August 8

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Events ALTAR RUMMAGE SALE: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Parish Hall, A and Mill streets, Orland. Hosted by St. Dominic Altar Society.

DeGarmo visitors celebrate dog days of summer

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

CHICO -- It only took Dezzy a short time to stretch her legs in a park built just for her. The 9-month-old Australian shepherd and Labrador mix usually only has a brick patio area and a little bit of a yard to roam in and gets most of her exercise

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR FOR AUG. 7-13

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

Thursday, Aug. 7 Music/Nightclubs CAFE CODA: Spoken word set with Daniel Vera. 265 Humboldt Ave. $5.

Fries'dat produces 'Holler Back -- [not] Voting in an American Town'

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- Local freelance editor and producer lulu Fries'dat's first full-length feature film "Holler Back -- [not] Voting in an American Town," a documentary that explores why more young people don't vote, will play at 7:15 p.

Hay truck fire cleared; I-5 open

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 03:35 PM CDT

CORNING — The southbound lanes of Interstate 5 are open again after a big rig hauling hay caught on fire about 7 a.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Mamma Mia' a fun film with catchy tunes

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

"Mamma Mia," a film adaptation of a Broadway musical featuring ABBA music, stars Meryl Streep as a woman faced with the fact that she doesn't know who her daughter's father is when all three candidates show up at her daughter's wedding.

Inmate dead from hanging injuries

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

WILLOWS — The Glenn County Sheriff's Office said an inmate who attempted to hang himself in his jail cell Monday was pronounced dead Wednesday after life support was removed at the request of relatives.

Leland Gordon's column 'Hack at the Track': Racers tempt danger and accept risks

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

We flirt with danger every time we drive an automobile. They're powerful machines and us little ole' humans are helpless to stop one once momentum takes control.

Letter: Christianity under attack

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

As a nation, should our ties be with Israel or Jesus Christ? It is impossible to hold both positions and have total loyalty to either.

Letter: Fish ladder coverage appreciated

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

I would like to thank the local media for coverage of the Iron Canyon Fish Ladder Rehabilitation Project.

Letter: Proposition 2 will hurt farmers

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

While I appreciate you're your recent decision to run the Associated Press article, "Animal Rights Law would require room to roam" (July 27), I am disappointed by your decision to announce the "party" being hosted by the issue proponents on the

Letter: Thanks for the donations

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

The Teddy Bears and Children's Book Drive founders, Rose, 8, and Sage, 5, would like to thank all the community members that donated bears and books.

Lightning sparks 17 new fires

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

COHASSET -- Among 17 new lightning-caused blazes mapped in Butte County by fire officials Wednesday, just two continue to actively burn.

Local Briefs

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Aanestad urges action to cancel Medi-Cal cuts SACRAMENTO — State Sen. Sam Aanestad, R-Grass Valley, urged the Legislature Wednesday to cancel cuts in Medi-Cal provider rates.

Music preview: Metal band Blood of Cain dripping with ambition

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:34 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- Metalheads prepare for a rockin' month. The searing death/black-metal band Blood of Cain has a hot August schedule -- starting tonight in Oroville.

Music preview: X-Ray Press set for high-energy show in Chico

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:34 PM CDT

CHICO -- X-Ray Press isn't an average young rock band full of self-taught musicians. Two and a half years ago, three of the four band members met at the prestigious Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

Nevada City Film Festival

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

NEVADA CITY -- The 8th annual Nevada City Film Festival will be held Aug. 14-17 in downtown Nevada City, Calif.

North State Voices: Conquering my fear of the dagger

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Under most circumstances, I would consider bringing a dagger on vacation crazy, and using it criminally insane.

One dead in grinding head-on collision north of Chico

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO -- One man was killed and two badly injured in a head-on collision involving three vehicles Wednesday night near the intersection of Highway 99 and The Esplanade.

One dead in three-vehicle crash on Highway 99

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:46 AM CDT

CHICO — One person is dead after three vehicles collided on Highway 99 just north of The Esplanade tonight.

Orland Council OKs police pay hike

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

ORLAND — The Orland City Council reluctantly — but unanimously — approved an agreement Monday to increase salaries and other benefits for police and engineers.

Oroville man's sentence upped to 22 years

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An Oroville parolee, already looking at 14 years in prison for wounding a Butte County sheriff's deputy with his own gun, had an additional eight years tacked onto his sentence Wednesday over recent threats to stab a jail guard.

Outlaws Notebook: Outlaws set record, hold Reno without a steal

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — Those eight stolen bases that broke the organization record by the fourth inning of Tuesday's win for the Chico Outlaws had an auspicious vibe since they came against a Reno Silver Sox team depleted as can be at the catcher position.

Outlaws loss has three times the fury

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 02:28 AM CDT

CHICO — Casey Garrison even admitted it — a victory for his team over the Reno Silver Sox on Wednesday night should have arrived early, well before the dark sky above.

Pirates on board this Saturday

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:31 AM CDT

CHICO — A group of friends from Cohasset and Paradise will gather early in the morning Saturday for a float down the Sacramento River with a pirate theme.

Probation revoked in bogus parking ticket case

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A judge revoked probation Wednesday for a former Palermo man convicted four years ago of dispensing his own handmade tickets to motorists parked illegally in handicapped zones.

School time

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Announcements Applications are currently being accepted at Challenge Charter High School, 2750 Mitchell Ave.

Schools rush to be ready for students

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

ORLAND -- The first of three phases of construction at Orland schools is nearing completion, but only a few of the projects tapped money from the bond approved by voters in February.

Survey of shows support for diverse communities

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:46 AM CDT

PARADISE -- A survey of ridge residents found that nearly two-thirds of respondents said it was important to live in a diverse community.

Theater briefs

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:33 PM CDT

Ballet students perform Sunday PARADISE -- The Northern California Ballet's summer workshop performances will take place at 2 p.

Theater review: Children star in comedy 'The Big Bad Wolf'

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 04:35 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Chico Theater Company's "Rising Stars" delivered a fractured fairy tale version of "The Big Bad Wolf" to a receptive crowd on Aug.

Three Paradise incumbents seek re-election

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

PARADISE -- After contemplating a move away from the public spotlight, Councilwoman Robin Huffman has taken out papers seeking a second term in office.

Three killed in Colusa County crash

Posted: 06 Aug 2008 05:11 PM CDT

MAXWELL — Two people from Yuba City and a woman from Southern California were killed Tuesday afternoon when a passenger car pulled in front of a van on Highway 99W at the Maxwell overpass for Interstate 5.

Three killed in Colusa County crash on Highway 99W

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

MAXWELL -- Two people from Yuba City and a woman from Southern California were killed Tuesday afternoon when a passenger car pulled in front of a van on Highway 99W at the Maxwell overpass for Interstate 5.

UPDATE: 9 presumed dead in wildfire helicopter crash

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:54 AM CDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eight firefighters and a pilot are presumed dead in the crash of a helicopter that had just picked up workers battling a blaze in a Northern California forest, officials said today.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 07 Aug 2008 12:32 AM CDT

To search for a lost pet after-hours or view animals up for adoption, you can check the society's Web site at www.

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