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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Briefs

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:23 PM CDT

Black Butte campground closing ORLAND — The Orland Buttes Campground at Black Butte Lake will close for the season on Monday.

Burglary attempt leaves man bloodied, under arrest

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:23 PM CDT

CHICO — A man who was severely injured Thursday night when he allegedly kicked in the window of an occupied home in the 300 block of East Sixth Street was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Charter school opens with new stuff, old stuff, borrowed and bought stuff

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:23 PM CDT

FOREST RANCH -- The first day of school at Forest Ranch Charter School rolled the old and new, the beginning and the end together — and had everyone smiling.

Community Roundup: Nuts take Labor Day tourney

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

The Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team won the 10th annual Labor Day Tournament at Doryland Field, going 4-0 over the weekend.

Council OKs bus shelter advertising, wants to see rules first

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO -- While deciding to allow advertising on bus shelters, city leaders weren't quite ready to give up control of just what those ads will look like.

Daily Planner: September 3

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:25 PM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 893-5433.

Daily Planner: September 4

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:25 PM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET, CHICO: 6-9 p.m. Broadway from Second to Fifth streets. Fresh produce, food, crafts and live entertainment.

Editorial:Gas inventory mostly hot air

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:25 PM CDT

The city of Chico just spent $30,000 in taxpayer money to do a "greenhouse gas inventory." The study, conducted by Chico State University, concluded that the largest contributor to greenhouse gas was (drum roll please) vehicles.

Fair-weather Outlaws look forward to Gold Cup

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

If for no other reason, competitors in the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws sprint car series are looking forward to racing at Silver Dollar Speedway's Gold Cup Race of Champions this week because it is unlikely to rain.

Farmer campaigns against Schwarzenegger water plan

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:24 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- Dino Cortopassi is a wealthy farmer who grew up in California's fertile delta region and, as he tells it, is passionate about protecting it.

Glenn hiring freeze thaws for one vacancy

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:23 PM CDT

WILLOWS — With a major election just nine weeks away, Glenn County's Board of Supervisors thawed its hiring freeze a bit Tuesday to fill a position in the Election Department, despite objections that the county can't afford it.

Glenn's most wanteed for Sept. 3

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:23 PM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Rafael Ruvalcaba The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Rafael Ruvalcaba for participating in a criminal street gang and felony battery charges.

Going for Gold: Speedway hosts races all weekend

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Race fans, it's time to fill the extra ice chest, grab a spare propane tank for the grill, dig out that vintage Shane Scott T-shirt and forget all about getting enough sleep.

Labor Day DUI arrests level with last year

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:24 PM CDT

CHICO -- The California Highway Patrol asserts that the state's roads have never been safer, with deaths per 100 million miles driven dropping to the lowest level in history.

Labor Day DUI count similar to last year's

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:23 PM CDT

CHICO — The California Highway Patrol asserts that the state's roads have never been safer, with deaths per 100 million miles driven dropping to the lowest level in history.

Letter: Advertising disguised as news

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:25 PM CDT

Was the revenue collected by the E-R for the "news" articles on page 6C of the Aug. 26 edition worth the cost of your journalistic integrity?

Letter: Community's concern humbling

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:25 PM CDT

In the last year, locally, we have seen devastating fires put families on the street, gas prices soar out of control, business and private bankruptcies and inflated food prices causing inflation that has spiraled this country into a depression.

Letter: Find another place for disc golf

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:25 PM CDT

We have heard from the editors of two out of three Chico newspapers recently, both favoring disc golf in upper Bidwell Park.

Letter: Flip headline missed the point

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:25 PM CDT

The Enterprise-Record recently ran an article that quoted people as saying MRMIP, the state's program providing coverage for medically uninsurable Californians, "needs a face lift.

Letter: Letter must have been satire

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:25 PM CDT

I read a letter to the editor Aug. 28 that sounded like it was written by Steven Colbert, but was written by Donald Polzin, an all-too-frequent flier in this section of the paper.

Local Roundp: Snyder's 10 kills pace Chico State

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Freshman Makenzie Snyder pounded a match-high 10 kills as the Chico State women's volleyball team swept Simpson University on Tuesday at Acker Gym, 25-17, 25-13, 25-19.

Local competition has challenged Outlaws

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

The level of competition at the Gold Cup has remained remarkably high for many years. The last nine Gold Cups have seen seven different winners, and several top-level World of Outlaws competitors are still searching for their first Gold Cup.

Low lake level equals low interest

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:23 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- Labor Day weekend proved to local state park officials that low levels on Lake Oroville are taking a toll on the number of visitors they see.

Man accused of killing 6 in Wash. recently jailed

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 04:46 AM CDT

ALGER, Wash. (AP) — A man recently released from jail on drug charges and whose mother calls him "desperately mentally ill" is accused of a shooting spree that left six people dead and two others injured in northwest Washington.

Mosquito fogging planned tonight in Hamilton City, Nord

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 04:34 PM CDT

Hamilton City and a swath of northwestern Butte County including the town of Nord are scheduled to be fogged for mosquito control tonight.

No serious traffic problems

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 09:53 AM CDT

While there are some minor traffic issues scattered around the region, the California Highway Patrol reports no serious wrecks or extended delays.

No time for smoking brakes on this shift

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:24 PM CDT

A logging truck traveling south on Highway 99 near the Highway 32 offramp Tuesday developed hot brake drums that caught fire.

Raising dam's gates leaves Lake Red Bluff's future in question

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:23 PM CDT

RED BLUFF — Jesse Dodero scampered across the park and into the restroom to change into his red swimming trunks — the 12-year-old was ready to go out on his dad's boat, the Bull Frog, for some Labor Day tubing on Lake Red Bluff.

Rim Road area fire quickly contained

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 10:47 AM CDT

CONCOW — A blaze that broke out at about 8 a.m. today initially created some excitement, but the fire that is well within the confines of the Butte Lightning Fire Complex, off Rim Road, was rapidly surrounded.

Sidelines: CRMC Foundation sets golf event

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

The Colusa Regional Medical Center Foundation will hold its 17th annual Swing for Life Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept.

Southern coast nervously watches Hanna

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:24 PM CDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Nervous residents rushed to buy plywood and generators while emergency officials in Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas weighed possible evacuations Tuesday as Tropical Storm Hanna was expected to shift toward a tough-to-predict

Starving Student: Subway, affordable, healthful eating

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:25 PM CDT

CHICO As anybody who's lived here for a few years can probably attest to, there is only so much space to roam before inevitably running into somebody in public that you don't want to, ranging from exes to bosses (I have a horrible fear that one

Sweet Basil and the Bee: Chicoans attend Bay Area Slow Food Nation

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:26 PM CDT

SAN FRANCISCO — "Awesome," "Incredible," "We had high expectations, and they were exceeded." Marianne and husband Glenn Hoffman returned from Slow Food Nation, the largest celebration of American food in history, inspired and eager to share

Two fires near Oroville homes under control

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:23 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Two fires that broke out near residential areas were contained in vegetation this weekend.

Weekend Mud & Crawl benefits breast cancer program

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:23 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Are you Tough Enough to Wear Pink? That's the challenge sponsors of the third annual Surplus City Fall Mud & Crawl on Saturday and Sunday are making to fans as they aim to raise funds for breast cancer support and education in Butte

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