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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

All About Us: Summer ends on a family note

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Well, school is back in so I guess that means summer is over. While we weren't able to do much of the outdoor stuff I had envisioned, we did have two memorable experiences toward the end of summer.

Bicycling to work can show what co-workers think about you

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

If you want to know what your co-workers think about you, ride your bike to work. Since I rejoined the two-wheeled set a few months back I have, on rare occasions, ridden my snazzy, red and white, one-speed, coaster-brake cruiser to work.

Books needed for Book in Common

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — A program that originally targeted Chico State University's in-coming freshmen is being expanded to draw in the whole community, encouraging everyone to read a single book and engage in conversations about it.

Caughey, Outlaws determine South's playoff picture

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO — Few ideas would sound more ridiculous locally than the Chico Outlaws getting up and moving out down to San Diego next season.

Daily Planner: August 31

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Event PANCAKE AND OMELET BREAKFAST: 8-11:30 a.m. Butte Meadows and Jonesville Community Association will cook breakfast and have a "mountain memories" yard sale.

Daily Planner: September 1

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Clubs DUPLICATE BRIDGE: 12:30 p.m. Two sessions; non-life masters, open to all. Native Daughters of the Golden West hall, 965 Salem St.

Disc golf foes feast on red herrings

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

I have no stake in disc golf. I have never played and will never play. It does not interest me. What does interest me is letter writer Josephine Guardino and others who are determined to paint disc golf in a bad light.

Flashbacks From Here and There: The black notebook

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Slouched down in my comfortable easy chair, legs outstretched languidly under the desk, I wasn't having much luck trying to dream up a column to send to the Chico Enterprise-Record offices seven miles away.

Law will require proper hypodermic needle disposal starting on Monday

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

It will be against the law in California to dispose of hypodermic needles — also known as sharps — in household trash and recycle bins starting Monday.

Letter: Buyer beware on cell phone contracts

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

For those of you that may not be aware of it, there is ongoing litigation in the works that your cell phone company is most likely fighting.

Letter: Criminals left unpunished

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Judging by the low attendance at the Aug. 19 Chico City Council meeting on the impeachment of George Bush and Dick Cheney, I've come to accept that my views are in the minority in this community on this subject.

Letter: Profits put your health in danger

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Now that most medical data is electronically recorded, companies like IMS Health Inc. and Verispan are making a very healthy profit by selling our prescription and even pathology data to drug companies and insurance giants who pay millions for the

Letter: Restoration necessary in upper park

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

The Sierra Club's position on upper Bidwell Park, adopted last year, reads: "We believe that upper park should be kept as wild as possible, with the exception that the public should have access to upper park through well-maintained and signed trails.

Local Roundup: Jackson dominant in Biggs' rout

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Billy Jackson had 114 rushing yards and a touchdown on 18 carries and also returned an interception 70 yards for a score, leading the Biggs High football team to a win in the Wolverines' season opener against North Tahoe, 48-16 Saturday in Tahoe

Man shot in foot expected to be charged with assault with firearm

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — A 20-year-old man was shot in the foot Friday night in what the Chico Police Department called a gang-related incident.

Mobile home catches fire

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Cal Fire-Butte County firefighters Nick Batista (left) and Jesse Eandergiff put out a blaze in a single-wide mobile home that caught fire on Highway 99 across from Meridian Road Saturday.

New Orleans orders mandatory evacuation

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Residents were ordered to flee an only partially rebuilt New Orleans Sunday as another monster storm bore down on Louisiana nearly three years to the day after Hurricane Katrina wiped out entire swaths of the city.

New faces jump into politics

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

It was Family Night at the City Council Chambers. A burly man with a shaved head, a gentle voice and an infant in his arms stood behind the microphone and nervously addressed a full house.

Republicans offer alternative state budget plan

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Saturday answered Democrats' challenge to produce their own plan to solve the overdue state budget, relying on deep cuts and borrowing.

Roadwork roundup

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico COHASSET ROAD — A Cohasset Road widening project is under way south from the Chico Municipal Airport.

SB375: Bill may cost Chico

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — With hundreds of hours of planning, consultations and public hearings already behind them, local governments may need to rethink their plans for growth if a bill before the California legislature is enacted into law.

Self-proclaimed experts have it wrong

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Apparently the scientific community should start asking Alan Gair and SWAT (Safety Without Added Toxins) for direction and clarification in their studies.

Simply Golden: Vipers, Cracker Cats among the mavericks in Canada's cause

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

A Golden Baseball League summer that started with the Canadian addition to the party heading the marquee is coming to an end, and still heading the marquee is the Canadian addition to the party.

The Bookshelf: "Wave"

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

A day at the beach makes for a delightful wordless picture book in Wave by Suzy Lee. The simple illustrations, done in charcoal and acrylics, tell the story of a curious little girl spending a day at the seaside.

Time's up! Last call for contributing columnists

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

People who have been on the fence about submitting some sample columns to be considered for the next year's worth of All About Us columns will have one more chance to get their entries in.

Two stabbed during fight at party Saturday

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO — Two people were stabbed during a fight at a party on the 600 block of West Fourth Street Saturday at about 3 a.

Wahl convention bound

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Chico — Chico City Councilor Larry Wahl will be a guest at the Republican National Convention this week for his work on John McCain's presidential election campaign.

Youth vote

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Teens ages 13 through 17 were given a chance to cast mock votes on election year issues at a "polling place" in Chico Mall Saturday.

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