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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

All About Us: 3-year-old learning the lesson of local foods

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:43 AM CDT

"What's that awful pell?" asked Anya, wrinkling her nose in the backseat. That awful smell was a small feedlot, where dozens of cows lay in the unwholesome muck, and dozens more munched an equally unwholesome meal of corn, barely digestible to cows.

Butte County Behavioral Health save eight more jobs

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:44 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Butte County Behavioral Health has saved eight more jobs and secured a $4 million loan.

CHS field hockey wins five

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:34 AM CDT

Ashley Pollak totaled eight goals — three on short corners — and two assists, and the Chico High field hockey team went 5-0-2 at the Eastern Athletic League preseason-opening tournament.

Chico Big Brothers Big Sisters could use a few good men

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO — It used to be Big Brothers Big Sisters had more women matched to girls than men matched to boys.

Currier getting his restart close to the finish line

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:34 AM CDT

LONG BEACH — Steve Yeager may be the Long Beach Armada manager, but that doesn't mean he had heard the name of his pitching staff's leader before taking over this past spring.

Daily Planner: August 24

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Events PARADISE POW WOW: Noon-5 p.m. Gold Nugget Museum, 502 Pearson Rd., Paradise. This year's theme: "Celebrate Life.

Daily Planner: August 25

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 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: Camp offers chance for fresh start

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:34 AM CDT

Talking to football players and coaches before the season begins, you get a sense that anything and everything is possible, because the games on the horizon all seem winnable, the hope of greatness appears unlimited, and the notion of championships

Don't kick people out of park

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

As the person who has to — I mean gets to — read all the letters to the editor, I've been immersed in one subject all week.

Editorial: Developers take hint on projects

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

While liberal rule on the Chico City Council has certainly had a disastrous effect on the city budget, one nice byproduct has been wiser, more attractive developments.

Forecasters downgrade Fay to a tropical depression

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

APALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Tropical Storm Fay was downgraded to a tropical depression Saturday night, but cities along the Gulf Coast were still bracing for heavy rain.

Governance ugly when ideology rules

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Chico Enterprise-Record editorial board. It is about time for the voters of this town to wake up.

Guns at school can get students expelled

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Facing an uncomfortable reality, local school districts reviewed and polished their policies on how to deal with students who bring weapons to school.

It could be your turn ... a call for All About Us writers

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

The Enterprise-Record Style section is calling upon readers who have a way with words and like to tell a good story for the All About Us column, published Sundays on the Family page.

Last chance to savor fair events is today

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:44 AM CDT

GRIDLEY — Chain saw sculpting, a destruction derby and live entertainment are just a few of the attractions at the Butte County Fair this weekend.

Letter: Approve disc golf, then manage it

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

The Bidwell Park master management plan meetings were well attended and all user groups were represented.

Letter: Bottom-line focus hurts patients

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

I am responding to the recent letter from Barry Johnson. I bet he gets his breaks during his work day.

Letter: Chico makes the easy look difficult

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Most people understand governments move at a glacial pace, and that Chico's bureaucracy combined with local zealots conspire to slow this down to a geologic scale.

Letter: Did anesthesiologists put patient first?

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Barry Johnson has a lot to say about unionization efforts at Enloe. He talks about past administrations' mistakes.

Letter: Impeachment team two steps ahead

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

I get it now. The Chico Impeachment Team is a front organization for Nancy Pelosi for President. If the president and vice president were impeached, she would become president under the Succession Act.

Letter: Let citizens make spending decisions

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Would the Democratic Assembly please tell citizens why paying taxes is more important than spending one's money as one chooses?

Local briefs

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Program helps cancer patients CHICO — Free Look Good, Feel Better sessions for cancer patients undergoing treatments will be given by the American Cancer Society on two days in two locations.

Local program aims to help African girls

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:44 AM CDT

CHICO — A local project to help young girls in Africa is collecting money and items for their benefit.

No harm done when parents generate homegrown mythology

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Caden, one of the most adorable almost 3-year-olds on the planet, pulled up his T-shirt and pointed to his belly button.

Obama introduces running mate Biden

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Barack Obama introduced Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware on Saturday as "a leader ready to step in and be president," and the newly named running mate quickly converted his debut on the Democratic ticket into a slashing

One, two trees: Urban forest counters often mistaken for tree removers

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO — With one clad in an orange vest and the other's colored green, the last thing that Scott Gregory and Joel Memmer want to be taken for are guys trying to remove trees.

Outlaws gain mini-sweep of St. George

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:34 AM CDT

If the Chico Outlaws played the St. George RoadRunners every time, they'd likely have a much better record than their 30-50 showing.

Pow Wow honors heritage

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:43 AM CDT

PARADISE — After the smoke forced the event to reschedule, the Paradise Pow Wow was able to garner a large crowd and celebrate American Indian heritage.

Roadwork roundup

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Oroville MONTGOMERY STREET — Montgomery Street is closed to through traffic between Oliver Street and Washington Avenue for construction of a roundabout at

Russia aims to keep control of Georgian port city

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

POTI, Georgia (AP) — Thousands of Georgians demanded that Russian troops leave the outskirts of this strategic Black Sea port on Saturday and took to the streets in protest, while a top Russian general said his country's forces would keep

The Bookshelf: "Tennyson"

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Aigredoux means "bittersweet" and this is the perfect name for the plantation house in the book "Tennyson" by Lesly M.

Youth Builds volunteers help build family home

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 12:44 AM CDT

CHICO -- A Chico family got some help building their new home from about 50 teenagers and other volunteers.

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