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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

6 p.m.: Evacuation orders, road closures removed

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 09:19 PM CDT

All evacuation orders and road closures for the Craig Fire have been lifted and full containment is expected Sunday.

All About Us: Road trip delivers welcome aroma of home

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:24 AM CDT

In my short but nonetheless exciting teenage life, I have been to enough places that I can say, without a doubt, Chico is one of the best-smelling places one could ever encounter on the journey of life.

Baseball program San Quentin's model for easing racial tension

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:25 AM CDT

SAN QUENTIN -- With the highly regarded San Quentin Giants hosting games twice a week, the exercise yard at the California prison sees much of its traffic make its way to the diamond at some point to watch.

Berry Festival not bothered by blazes

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:25 AM CDT

BERRY CREEK -- Threatening fires have backed off Berry Creek, allowing the 10th annual Berry Festival to happen Saturday, offering all sorts of berry concoctions, including pies, teas and sundaes.

Beyond

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Ide Adobe Day the past RED BLUFF — The annual Ide Adobe Day is Aug. 16, filled with food and history.

Craig Fire containment expected today

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:25 AM CDT

All evacuation orders and road closures for the Craig Fire were lifted Saturday at 6 p.m., and full containment is expected today.

Daily Planner: August 10

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Performances PARADISE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: Northern California Ballet summer workshop performance.

Daily Planner: August 11

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 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.

Dave Davies column: Local QBs make names well-known

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:48 AM CDT

Apparently, Brett Favre has issues with former Butte College quarterbacks from Chico, or at least it seems that way now that the weeks-long drama of his divorce from the Green Bay Packers became official on Thursday with a trade to the New York Jets.

Editorial: Need filled; now it's up to dog owners

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Once again, we'd like to congratulate the Chico Area Recreation and Park District for listening to its constituents.

Father of former Olympian killed in Beijing

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

BEIJING — The fatal stabbing of the father of a former Olympian at a Beijing landmark cast a sad shadow over the first full day of Olympic competition Saturday, just hours after China's jubilant opening of the Summer Games.

Geology adds to groundwater mystery

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:25 AM CDT

CHICO — The geologic history of the Sacramento Valley has created a patchwork of soil types, some suited for groundwater storage and some not.

Georgia: In 'state of war' over South Ossetia

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

OUTSIDE TSKHINVALI, Georgia (AP) — Russia and small, U.S.-allied Georgia headed toward a wider war Saturday as Russian tanks rumbled into the contested province of South Ossetia and Russian aircraft bombed a Georgian town, escalating a

In San Quentin, you're on your own

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:25 AM CDT

SAN QUENTIN -- If you know only one thing before entering San Quentin State Prison, it's that your life, to the guards in sniper towers, is not more valuable than the continued incarceration of the convicted felons who could quite conceivably hold

Letter: Big thanks for Orland Fourth supporters

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

On behalf of the Orland Historical and Cultural Society, we would like to extend a great big thank you to each and everyone of the hundreds who attended the 33rd Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration in Orland"s Vinsonhaler Park.

Letter: Recall not worth the price

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

For the past 42 years I have been employed by the Glenn County Office of Education and have worked for five superintendents: Ray Becker, Ralph Herman, Lloyd Hubbard, Joni Samples and Arturo Barrera.

Letter: Vote wisely in November

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

A recent e-mail attempted to sway my opinion against the Democratic nominee by purporting the removal of the U.

Letters: 'Dinner with Bidwells' a delight

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

On Saturday night, Aug. 2, our family and friends experienced a delightful evening enjoying "Dinner with the Bidwells" at Bidwell Mansion.

Letters: Council meeting informative

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

I wish to thank the E-R for its Aug. 5 editorial, "One more chance to shape city's future." Although I seldom attend council meetings, it piqued my interest enough to go.

Letters: Drug policy change needed

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Your newspaper prints pictures of the "Most Wanted" by local law enforcement, with a short description of their crimes.

Letters: Ramsey is last man standing

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

It would appear District Attorney Michael Ramsey has been forced to carry his own water in defending the judicial travesty of the Gregory Wright case, as evidenced by his letter of July 29.

Letters: Supervisors lack education on tribal issue

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

It is important that Butte County voters trust their county supervisors to make educated decisions on their behalf.

Letters: Thanks for the tunnel

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

The Bidwell Parks and Playground Commission deserves our thanks. Its new bike/pedestrian tunnel beneath Cypress/Pine and the accompanying paths and bridge will provide us with many benefits.

Letters: Wright a 'Special Ed Kid'

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

I am responding to Mike Ramsey's letter of a few days ago on Greg Wright. Did Wright take hostages into the classroom or did he go into the band room where students were gathered and allowed those who wanted to leave go?

Marking a milestone: Salvation Army center has first female grad

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:24 AM CDT

CHICO — Madena Schofield has squeezed a lot of living into her 45 years, maybe a little bit too much.

More Nebraska Beef recalled despite assurances

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

OMAHA, Neb. — Federal authorities last month assured consumers that a meat plant linked to nearly 50 illnesses caused by tainted ground beef had made enough changes after a recall to ensure that its products were safe.

One down, 7 to go for Phelps in Beijing

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

BEIJING — Michael Phelps got one of his toughest races out of the way, and it couldn't have been any easier.

Outlaws split with Silver Sox

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:48 AM CDT

They are deemed rivals mainly because of their regional proximity to each other, but close battles until the finish have also been a fixture in Golden Baseball League North Division matchup Outlaws and Reno Silver Sox.

Patrick Kinmartin's column, 'Simply Golden': 1961-When Silver Sox were fashionable

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:48 AM CDT

With less than a month now left in the Golden Baseball League season, what could be the final incarnation of the Reno Silver Sox is near its finish.

People on the Street

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Elementary schools start next week in four local districts. Is this too early? Asked at the Thursday Night Market in downtown Chico.

Roadwork Roundup for August 10

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico MANZANITA AVENUE — Widening of the bridges over Big Chico Creek and Lindo Channel is expected to begin this week.

Salvation Army captains settling into Chico life

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:24 AM CDT

"My first desire is to have five years in the community," he said Aug. 4 by phone. Stratton was on the road to Yuba City from Chico, where he was picking up his son at the baby-sitter's.

San Quentin baseball offers local team, inmates perspective By TRAVIS SOUDERS - Sports Writer

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:24 AM CDT

The San Quentin Giants didn't see it that way. They were playing to win. As unique of an experience as it was for the Nor Cal Pirates, the semipro baseball team that ventured into the state's oldest and most notorious prison Aug.

The Bookshef: "The London Eye Mystery"

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 12:24 AM CDT

What goes up must come down, right? At least that is what Ted and Kat believed until the day their cousin takes a ride on the London Eye observation wheel and disappears in the process.

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