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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

A fresh start: Butte College, Chico State University students begin classes

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

It's time to hit the books for about 30,000 students at Chico State University and Butte College, with the first day of school kicking off Monday.

Accused slayer's girlfriend testifies in Normal Street Bar trial

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The girlfriend of accused slayer William Schmitz testified Monday the defendant told her he killed another man outside a Chico bar who had falsely claimed to have had sex with her.

Bailed out: With the March of Dimes you get more than one phone call

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO — For some 20 years, the March of Dimes has come to town with the idea of arresting a number of well-intentioned citizens to raise money through its annual Jail and Bail.

Book family Pumpkin Patch scaled back

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

DURHAM -- After more than 25 years thrilling and educating youngsters, there will be no Book Family Farm Pumpkin Patch this fall.

Campus Clips

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Chico students receives Hearst/CSU Trustees Award Graduate student Marycarmen Rosales, who is pursuing a master's degree in communication sciences and disorders at Chico

Chico Junior High School club hopes to fund school in south Asia

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO -- Although she doesn't know exactly where the school will be, Nancy Medina and the student club she advises hope to raise all the money needed to build a school somewhere in south Asia.

DUSD to look internally for fourth-fifth teacher

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

DURHAM -- While school is into its second week, it could be nearly two more weeks before some Durham Elementary School fourth and fifth graders are finally settled into their fall classes.

Daily Planner: August 26

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

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

Damage in dairy barn fire may reach $2 million

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

ARTOIS — A suspicious fire that erupted about 10 p.m. Friday in a hay barn at the Poldervaart Dairy, near County Roads 30 and P, killed 38 dairy calves and will eventually destroy 400 bales of alfalfa.

Disc golf will remain in upper Bidwell Park

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:40 AM CDT

CHICO — Disc golf will stay at its current location off Highway 32 after the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission voted 4-3 early today to keep the sport in upper park.

Driver hurt in I-5 rollover

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- A Folsom man is at Enloe Medical Center in serious condition following a rollover crash on Interstate 5, south of Highway 162, that occurred just past noon on Monday.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Chrupalo, Drobny win Canyon Oaks Best-Ball title

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The team of Walt Chrupalo and Keith Drobny won in a card-off over the team of Eric Barron and Mike Myatt after each finished with a net score of 61 in the Canyon Oaks CC Two-Man Best Ball Championship.

Editorial: Legislators take undeserved break

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

With the state budget nearly two months overdue and the Democratic convention starting its four-day run just three states away, Democrats in Sacramento were faced with a decision —roll up their sleeves and solve the budget impasse, or fly off

Four Glenn County residents face prison sentences

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Four Glenn County residents entered pleas or were sentenced to state prison terms Friday for offenses ranging from assault to identity theft.

Letter: Bad habits become a hazard

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Will people never learn? As I drive about Chico and Paradise I wonder what possesses people to mindlessly flip burning cigarettes, cigarette ashes and other trash from their automobiles after experiencing the fires of Butte County.

Letter: Farmers market a fabulous outing

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Wow. Talk about an absolutely splendid way to spend a terrific Saturday morning and one needs look no further than the local Chico Saturday morning farmers market.

Letter: Forests need nurturing

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

I disagree with letter writer Rex Burress on all points. John Muir was an aspiring preservationist and not a modern-day environmentalist, who were in fact spawned from the ecologists of the '60s and '70s, and as far as I am concerned were spawned

Letter: How would Craig fare in California?

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Assuming it remains legal to propose marriage to one's beloved, this presupposes prior interpersonal overtures and expressions of affection.

Letter: Parents should get involved at schools

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Now that school is back in session and as a PTA member myself, I encourage all moms and dads to join the PTA this year.

Local Briefs

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Man stunned for assaulting officer WILLOWS — A man being detained following a fight on West Sycamore Street early Saturday morning was shot with a Taser gun when he assaulted an officer.

Local Roundup: Willows High tennis team opens with 9-0 sweep

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Dianna Leal won the No. 1 singles match in straight sets and teamed with Kristina Chavez at No. 1 doubles as the Willows High girls tennis team opened the season with a 9-0 sweep at Anderson.

Local water leaders get look at DeltaVision

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO -- The Delta Vision made its way to Northern California Monday, a plan that will tackle the weighty issue of the state's water supply.

Man shot in car, then drives to store for assistance

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

ORLAND -- A daylight car-to-car shooting Sunday afternoon left one man wounded and driving to Long's Drugs for assistance.

Man sought in beating and carjacking

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

ORLAND -- A nationwide alert has been issued for a parolee suspected of attacking a woman with a crowbar east of Orland Sunday morning, then stealing a pickup she had borrowed.

Man sought in beating, carjacking near Orland

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 05:18 PM CDT

ORLAND — A nationwide alert has been issued for a parolee suspected of attacking a woman with a crow bar east of Orland Sunday morning, then stealing a pickup she had borrowed.

McMahan's furniture stores to close

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

A longtime family-owned furniture chain with locations in Chico and Oroville will shut down, the company announced Monday.

On Foot: Dry, warm weather is time to mind the thirst

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 12:41 AM CDT

QUINCY — We're in the annual Chico dilemma: Weekdays while we are working have been glorious. Weekends when we're not working seem to be hot and muggy; not the best weather for hiking.

Outlaws' blasts top Scorpions

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Bryan Silverman, Casey Garrison and Julian Benavidez each hit two-run home runs and the Chico Outlaws overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Yuma Scorpions 8-5 on Monday at Desert Sun Stadium in Yuma, Ariz.

Scores in red: Two leaders in Oroville Golf Classic

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The "Am" is out from the 2008 Women's Pro-Am Golf Classic at Table Mountain Golf Course, leaving the pros to find ways to divvy up $25,000.

Sidelines: Chico Suns set baseball tryouts

Posted: 26 Aug 2008 02:07 AM CDT

The Chico Suns, the junior level team in Chico American Legion baseball (ages 15-17) will hold tryouts today and Wednesday at 5:30 p.

Two-vehicle wreck blocks Honey Run

Posted: 25 Aug 2008 03:55 PM CDT

While details are sketchy, a pickup and a compact car collided at about 1:35 p.m. on Honey Run Road about a mile east of the Skyway.

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