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Monday, August 25, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Concow Cabins' proposed for fire recovery effort

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:20 AM CDT

YANKEE HILL -- You've probably heard of Katrina Cottages. Now make way for Concow Cabins. A nonprofit group is proposing that small, affordable homes — like those created to replace thousands lost in Gulf Coast flooding three years ago

Blog log

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:21 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: The story of a mall and the day visitor

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:20 AM CDT

I've inadvertently become a spy in the city's biggest house of commerce. In choosing to frequent the Chico Mall for no other reason than to get some exercise, I've become an observer instead of a consumer.

Daily Planner: August 25

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:20 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: August 26

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Events LITTLE THEATRE, CHICO STATE: 7:30 p.m. University Film Series "Edvard Munch, Part II," in Ayres Hall, Room 106.

Letter: Editorial about impeachment nauseating

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Your Aug. 17 editorial excoriating the Chico City Council for considering a Bush impeachment was nauseating in the extreme.

Letter: GOP failed when it had the opportunity

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:20 AM CDT

In B.K. Brooks' latest predictably anti-Democratic spin-rant, he launches the usual right-wing talking points, blaming gas prices on his political opponents while stating "the Republicans had the foresight to see this crisis coming.

Letter: Mosquito fogging not worth the risk

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Health officers declared Butte insecticide spraying safe, but the EPA and Web sites tell a different story (www.

Letter: See the light and save the planet

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:20 AM CDT

There still seems to be quite a few people out there who balk at the idea that man has had any sort of negative impact on this planet.

Mixed legacy as China's Olympics conclude

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:21 AM CDT

BEIJING — With help from British star power, China concluded its debut as Olympic host Sunday after 16 days of near-flawless logistics and superlative athletic achievement — coexisting awkwardly with the government's wariness of dissent

News from our past

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:21 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Fire destroys historic, antique-filled home' One of the original ranch homes built 110 years ago .

Obama hopes to woo middle-class voters

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:21 AM CDT

DENVER — On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama said Sunday he hoped a week of political speechmaking would persuade reluctant middle-class voters to swing behind his bid for the White House, while Republicans sought

Quiet interlude ends: Students are back

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- Chico State University starts the fall semester today, bringing back thousands of students, booming business and increased traffic.

Textbooks take a big bite from checkbook

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- It didn't take a state auditor's report to convince Brian DeWilde, a third-year engineering student at Chico State University, that college textbooks are a big-ticket item.

U.S. warship carrying humanitarian aid reaches Georgia

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 12:21 AM CDT

ABOARD THE U.S.S. MCFAUL (AP) — A U.S. Navy destroyer loaded with humanitarian aid reached Georgia's Black Sea port of Batumi on Sunday, bringing baby food, bottled water and a message of support for an embattled ally.

War in Afghanistan takes an ominous turn

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 02:02 AM CDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents once derided as a ragtag rabble unable to match U.

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