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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Wild Child' wins $50,000 Gold Cup payday

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — The Gold Cup Race of Champions is frequently decided when powerful World of Outlaws sprint cars weave through lapped traffic on the quarter-mile bullring, and Saturday night's 55th version of the event was no exception.

All About Us: Childhood friend was a Trooper to the end

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Over the years, film critics of varying importance and integrity have remarked that Batman would be nothing without his Batmobile.

Beyond

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Dunsmuir artists hard at work DUNSMUIR — Looking for art of Mount Shasta, the Sacramento River or a great gift idea, check out the Dunsmuir Art Walk on Sept.

Bottle banditry makes me wonder about inherited traits

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

There are family traits that I expect to be passed on to the following generations, but there are others that are more surprising.

Butte football looks effective in Sac City blowout

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Already, in its first act Saturday night, the Butte College football team didn't hesitate to unveil the theme for what the Roadrunners are hoping this season might be some of the more remarkable theatre in school history.

Commodities distrubution dates set

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

This month's distribution of surplus government commodities to eligible families begins Tuesday and runs through Sept.

Conventions a waste of money

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Well, I did it. I managed to miss every second of the political conventions. I realize that's probably not the wisest thing for a newspaper editor to admit, that I avoided watching two weeks of such high political drama.

Couple's custom lake mimic's floating trend

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:28 AM CDT

ORLAND — Dotted around the local countryside, mostly hidden from common view, a few aquatic jewels glitter and splash in the summer sun.

Daily Planner: September 7

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Events WILD MOUNTAIN FAIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL, CONCOW: Music, camping. Benefit for Concow fire victims, Tzu Chi and other local organizations.

Daily Planner: September 8

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 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.

Dave Davies column: Over 50 not too old for softball

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Jeff Zelsdorf has been playing slow-pitch softball for a long time, and the over-50 team he plays with now competes at a high level within a league that plays every Monday through Thursday night at Sycamore Field at One-Mile Recreation Area.

Demolition unearths questions

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:28 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The county knocked down some cabins at the west end of Greenville on Wednesday that code enforcement officials said had been safety hazards for a long time.

Editorial: City must fix mistake

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

The city of Chico shouldn't blame Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the state's budget situation or the languid economy for the economic woes it faces.

Exotic animals, behavioral health on supervisors' agenda

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:28 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Exotic animals and behavioral health will both be on the Butte County Board of Supervisors' agenda next week.

Farm Briefs

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Glenn 4-H enrollment ORLAND — The deadline to participate in the 2009 Glen County Fair as a 4-H member is Sept.

Four-wheel philanthropy

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:28 AM CDT

Melivn Noll's four-wheel drive jeep traversed such natural impediments as those seen here on Saturday at Surplus City's 3rd Annual Fall Mud & Crawl in Oroville.

Golfing with a twist

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Jim Evers of Ukiah throws a Frisbee during the Nor Cal/Feather River Open Disc Golf Tournament at Riverbend Park Saturday in Oroville.

Letter: Chico should be compact, dense

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Regarding the upcoming revision of Chico's General Plan, I support John Merz's concept of the "C-minus" alternative.

Letter: Hydrology ignored in letter

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Maurice Picard's Aug. 29 letter is a perfect example of the howlers that climate change denialists can commit because of their limited understanding of scientific concepts.

Letter: Palin lacks leadership skills

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Many problems continue to plague this nation, one evidenced in the pregnancy of Sarah Palin's daughter.

Letter: Politics as usual on display

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Democratic superdelegates Jane Dolan and Bob Mulholland like to believe they are on the cutting edge of progressive Democratic politics in the north state.

Letter: Respect the office, not the officeholder

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

At times it is difficult to ascertain whether a letter writer is merely being facetious or is under the influence of some grand delusion.

Letter: SoCal not suffering in drought

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I drove by Lake Oroville last Sunday and the lake is very low. After talking with a firefighter about Big Bear Lake in Southern California, I checked the lake level there.

Letter: U.S. can do better on health care

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Health care in the U.S. should be more a government function that it is. Presently our federal payments are for medical and drug research, free care for Congress, payment for highway maintenance, support for railways, mail delivery, hospital for war

Local Roundup: Butte women's soccer romps past Sac City

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Dani Jones had two goals and one assist and Morgan Camy also scored two goals as the Butte College women's soccer team rolled Sacramento City 6-0 Saturday at Butte.

Local briefs

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 05:25 AM CDT

Group to hear about mining toxins CHICO — Big Chico Creek Watershed Alliance will sponsor a presentation Monday about "Mining's Toxic Legacy" by Mike Thornton, mining project community organizer for The Sierra Fund.

Man in custody after police find marijuana in his house

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A man is in custody after police found 165 marijuana plants in his house following a report from his girlfriend that he had been physically abusive.

Oroville mom says help from Wings of Eagles was 'really great'

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — "You don't really know unless you've been through an illness with your own child," is how Shelly Robley explains it.

Palin is big draw on GOP presidential campaign trail

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The banners, buttons and signs say McCain-Palin, but the crowds say something else.

Public TV accessible?: Some viewers' KIXE signal gets zapped

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:28 AM CDT

REDDING — Television station KIXE's switch to a digital signal has left some viewers asking, "Where did Channel 9 go?

Roadrunners Notebook: Watkins' second trip to Sacramento much more enjoyable

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Danny Watkins was on the same trip Saturday he had actually made earlier in the week, only this time with his Butte College football teammates.

Roadwork roundup

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico EAST FIRST AVENUE — Delays can be expected as the project to widen the northbound offramp continues; alternative routes are suggested.

So, why is it that you can't get KIXE's signal?

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:27 AM CDT

REDDING — If you've been unable to watch KIXE (PBS 9) since it went completely digital last month, there could be a variety of reasons — and remedies, said Tod Waite, a broadcast engineer at the station.

The Bookshelf: "How I Learned Geography"

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

— From Melissa Ramos, Chico library

Tribute trekkers: Nome Cult walk retraces sad history

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CHICO — A group of various American Indian tribes begin their annual walk today to honor their ancestors who were forced from Butte County by white settlers 144 years ago.

Two in custody after allegedly robbing four people at gunpoint

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Two men are in custody after allegedly robbing four people at gunpoint on the 1400 block of West Fourth Street at 2:20 a.

Upper park trails need oversight

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I appreciated Grace Marvin's letter regarding development in upper park. She made an appropriate comment regarding unauthorized trails, but I thought to myself that the same extends to some of the so-called authorized trails that have been built in

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