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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Art briefs

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:20 AM CDT

Art show features 'Wild, Wild horses' ORLAND -- The Orland Arts Commission presents an art show and sale featuring Mary Amicarella's "Faces, Flowers and Wild, Wild Horses.

Art feature: Two 'painting pals' show their work at Art Etc.

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- Lenn Goldmann and Waif Mullins are bringing their works together for a show between friends at Art, Etc.

Bates stops bleeding on No. 18, wins Classic

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:15 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Dana Bates' three-shot lead had evaporated quickly in the brutal summer sun at Table Mountain Golf Course on Wednesday, leaving the "Cougar Momma" to fight and claw for the Women's Pro-Am Golf Classic title at the par-5 18th hole.

Biblio File: Greg Mortenson climbs the 'inner mountain'

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:20 AM CDT

The Karakoram Highway (KKH) in Northern Pakistan "is one of the most daunting engineering projects humans have ever attempted.

Bob Linscheid steps down as Chico Outlaws president

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 11:36 AM CDT

CHICO — Bob Linscheid announced this morning that he is retiring from his position as president of the Chico Outlaws.

Briefs

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Willows takes bid to rebuild street WILLOWS — A contract approved Tuesday night by the Willows City Council means improvements Butte Street in Willows may get started by the end of September.

Butte College's first game warden class graduates

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:18 AM CDT

PARADISE -- The first graduating class of the Department of Fish and Game Warden Academy at Butte College celebrated its accomplishment at a ceremony Wednesday at the Paradise Performing Arts Center.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Aug. 28, 2008

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM 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: Monotonix

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Monotonix will perform Sept. 4 at the Crux Artist Collective in Chico. The band features (left to right) drummer Haggai Fershtman, singer Ami Shalev and guitarist Yonatan Gat.

Calendar highlight: The Bob Aranguren Trio

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

The Bob Aranguren Trio, composed of Bob Aranguren on sax, Jack Lemley on bass and John Seid on keyboards, welcomes listeners to hear the members play their own special brand of on-beat jazz (and off-beat humor) from 7-9 p.

College Football Preview: Maehl emerging in Oregon offense

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:17 AM CDT

As arguably one of the greatest all-around athletes to ever come out of the Northern Section at Paradise High, Jeffrey Maehl was recruited by the University of Oregon football team to play defensive back.

College Football Preview: Rigsbee back to square one with Cal

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:16 AM CDT

When he played at Pleasant Valley High, Tyler Rigsbee was a SuperPrep Magazine All-America choice, a member of the publication's All-Far West team, rated a four-star recruit by Scout.

College Football Preview: Watts providing the power for Butte

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:15 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Last year's marquee name to watch on the Butte College football team, safety David Sims now at Oklahoma, was a surprise only because he started the season at running back and ended up an overwhelming defensive force.

Consumer Affairs warns of nonprofit scam circulating around area

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Local businesses and nonprofit organizations may be getting an official-looking form from the Annual Minutes Compliance Board in Los Angeles, asking for $125 payment.

Cool treat on a summer night

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Donna Kline (left) and Roxi Kolbuke of Oroville have sundaes Friday during the Stansbury Home Preservation Association's Ice Cream Social.

Correction for August 28

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

In a story on Sunday's Family page about the need for more big brothers, the phone number for Big Brothers Big Sisters was incorrect.

Cover story: 'Hair' lets the sunshine in at Chico Cabaret

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- "Hair," a rock musical about youthful rebellion, opened at the Chico Cabaret last week. When executive director Phil Ruttenburg, wearing his tie-dyed shirt and headgear, welcomed an overflowing audience, he flung his arms wide and yelled,

Daily Planner: August 28

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET, PARADISE: 5-8 p.m. Paradise City Park, Pearson Road at Black Olive. Last one of the year.

Daily Planner: August 29

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Events HUMANITIES CENTER, CHICO STATE: 3-5 p.m. Trinity Hall, 100. Religious studies professor Andrew Flescher will discuss an upcoming "Passage to Peru" trip.

Dance preview: Local dance event to benefit women around the world

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- An evening of dance and refreshments at 1078 Gallery will celebrate the commonality of dance as an expression that bridges cultures while benefiting women in war-torn countries around the world.

Dems choose Obama in thunderous acclamation

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 08:32 PM CDT

DENVER (AP) — Barack Obama stepped triumphantly into history tonight, the first black American to win a major party presidential nomination, as thousands of Democrats transformed their convention hall into a joyful, shouting celebration.

Dream of acting? Check out local fall auditions

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:20 AM CDT

About 400 years ago Shakespeare penned the famed line, "All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players &" in his romantic comedy "As You Like It.

Editorial: Let region chart its water future

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

While there's plenty to be concerned about in the latest effort to solve California's water problems, history suggests the concerns will be short-lived.

Entertainment Calendar for Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Thursday, Aug. 28 Music/Nightclubs BELL MEMORIAL UNION, Chico State University: MTV's "Rock the Vote," Syrus and Brooke Labarbera.

Evidence presentation complete in slaying trial

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:18 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Evidence has concluded in the Chico murder trial for William Thomas Schmitz, and the jury will begin deliberating the fate of the former Chico State University student on Friday, following closing summation by the lawyers.

Fire beside Highway 99 threatens businesses

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO — Flames that threatened three commercial buildings quickly blackened about 20 acres along a one-mile stretch of Highway 99 near Cana Highway Wednesday afternoon.

Fire beside Highway 99 threatens businesses north of Chico

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 09:14 PM CDT

CHICO — A fire along Highway 99 near Cana Highway quickly blackened about 20 acres of brush and threatened three commercial buildings this afternoon.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Death Race' a fun 'B' movie with big-name actors

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:20 AM CDT

"Death Race" stars Jason Statham in a remake of a Roger Corman film about a deadly race involving prisoners -- the winner of which can earn his freedom.

History in the making: Barack Obama first black presidential nominee

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

DENVER — When this campaign ends, after future presidents have come and gone, and when today's young people are grown old, history will remember Wednesday, Aug.

Jury will have to decide why, not who

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A year-old murder case should go to the jury sometime today, but the question that has to be answered is not who did it, but why.

Letter: Disc golf question is silly

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

I've been driving up highway 32 my whole life and I've never seen any part of this disc golf park from the road, just a few parked cars here and there.

Letter: Don't implicate Board of Education

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

I am responding to Kathy Boyle's July 18 letter. She stated: "The Glenn County Board of Education approved a settlement.

Letter: Give president a little respect

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 03:31 AM CDT

As quoted in your article Aug. 20, Jennifer Gerlings was reported to have said to the Chico City Council during their discussion of impeachment, "This is an easy thing for me as a regular ordinary citizen to know that what this man George Bush has done.

Letter: Let 18-year-olds drink alcohol legally

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

I disagree with your recent conclusory article wherein you opine that allowing 18-year-olds to legally drink is a bad idea.

Letter: Voters must like Herger

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Almost daily, I read a letter in the E-R about how terrible Wally Herger is and the accusation that he does not support his constituency.

Local Roundup: PV tennis opens season with win

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:15 AM CDT

With each winning singles play in straight sets, Melody Wu and Robin Kushner led the Pleasant Valley girls tennis team to a 6-3 road victory over Sutter on Wednesday.

Make A Difference Day is Oct. 25: Time to register projects online

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

CHICO — Imagine making a difference times a million. That's the goal of the annual Make A Difference Day, this year Oct.

Motorcycle rider hurt in Magalia crash

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 09:28 PM CDT

MAGALIA — A person riding a motorcycle or dirt bike crashed near the intersection of Coutolenc and Jordan Hill roads at 7 tonight.

Music preview: Pavlo brings Mediterranean music to State Theater

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:20 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The internationally renowned composer and guitarist, Pavlo, will light up the stage of the State Theater Wednesday as part of the Oroville Concert Association's annual performances' series.

Music review: KlezBillies serenade summer crowd at Terraces

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- The KlezBillies got off to a swinging start Aug. 23 at The Terraces Senior Living, as part of the center's free public "Music By the Lake" summer series.

NFL Preview: Ratliff trying to be his own New York high rise

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Meet Brett Ratliff. He's the other guy from Chico who has had the pleasure — or misfortune — of competing for playing time with Brett Favre.

North State Voices: Michigan trip a sentimental journey

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

I shared the busy years between ages 25 and 45 with friends in East Lansing as we went to grad school, married, divorced, remarried, had children, got jobs and promotions, struggled with balancing babies and work, agitated over children's schooling

Outlaws president Linscheid resigns

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO — Bob Linscheid announced Wednesday he is resigning as president of the Chico Outlaws, citing the need for more personal time as the primary reason for stepping down.

Pesticide discussion highlights opposing views

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 03:49 AM CDT

CHICO — Mosquito fogging — spraying pesticides to kill adult insects — gets opposing reactions from Paul Schramski and Matt Ball.

Pursuit on I-5 included assault on CHP officers

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

MAXWELL — An assault on a California Highway Patrol officer Wednesday prompted a high-speed chase south on Interstate 5 that ended with the arrest of a man who also rammed a CHP cruiser with his motorcycle, then crashed.

Rice growers gather to learn latest research

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

BIGGS — Rice farmers from around the state gathered in Biggs Wednesday for the annual Rice Field Day held at the Rice Experiment Station.

School Time for August 28

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Announcements Students pictures will be taken 8:30-11 a.m. today at Hamilton Union High School, in the cafeteria.

Study finds transportation biggest contributor to greenhouse gases

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:18 AM CDT

CHICO -- More than half of Chico's greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation, a statistic almost twice the national average, a recent inventory found.

Theater briefs

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:20 AM CDT

Fundraiser dinner at Chico Theater Company CHICO -- The Chico Theater Company will have its fifth annual fundraiser event with dinner and entertainment.

UPDATE: Man arrested in I-5 pursuit after assaulting two CHP officers

Posted: 27 Aug 2008 07:47 PM CDT

MAXWELL — An assault on a California Highway Patrol officer today led to a high-speed chase south on Interstate 5 that ended with the arrest of a male suspect who also rammed a CHP cruiser, then crashed the bike.

What you need to know about Butte Humane Society

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 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.

Wheelin' with Cops

Posted: 28 Aug 2008 02:19 AM CDT

Chico police officer Jason Mellow and 12-year-old Ashley Holmes get ready to hit the trail Saturday during the fifth annual Wheelin' with Cops event at Butte Meadows.

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