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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Alaska: a breath of fresh air, history, ice

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

In the summer of 2008, leaving Northern California to visit Alaska was a breath of fresh air, literally.

Big-play Paul helps Butte get to 4-0

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

OROVILLE — With 382 yards on kick returns and not a single touchdown to show for them, Kiki Paul has had to work awfully hard just to be the most undistinguished force on the Butte College football team this season.

Bookshelf: "10 Things I Can Do to Help My World"

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Looking for a few ways to make a difference? "10 Things I Can Do to Help My World" by Melanie Walsh offers some good suggestions of easy ways kids can start to be more eco-friendly.

Chico's Hmong New Year

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The Hmong New Year was celebrated Saturday at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Alvena Thao, 14, (left) and Christine Thao, 15, wear traditional clothing and shade themselves with an umbrella at the celebration.

College towns cracking down on couches

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Starting Oct. 7 a new ordinance in Lincoln, Neb., will make it illegal for "furniture normally used inside to be used outside.

Daily Planner: September 28

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Events SEVENTH ANNUAL SIERRA NEVADA OPEN, CHICO STATE: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 150 fencers will compete in this tournament at Acker Gym to celebrate six medals won in 2008 Olympics by U.

Daily Planner: September 29

Posted: 28 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.

Dropping groundwater levels worry Durham residents

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

DURHAM — Durham residents told Butte County officials last week they are worried about dropping groundwater levels.

Editorial: Time to focus on local races

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Local political races have been overshadowed by the presidential election. The presidential campaign is all anyone talks about, and the various races for city councils and school boards have been almost forgotten so far.

Face-to-face with a glacier

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Anticipation was high as our ship headed for the glaciers. A magnificent display, they are formed by snow which freezes, thaws and turns into granular ice, which over the years becomes compacted into glacial ice, often creating a beautiful blue

Field trip teaches lessons

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I hiked to the top of Lassen Peak on Thursday, and by the time I arrived back down at the parking lot, I felt awful.

Flashbacks From Here And there: A climb with Heinz

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

MOUNT STANLEY, Canada -- More and more snow rustled past and the whole slope seemed to be in motion. My friend Heinz Kahl and I were climbing on the east face of Mount Stanley trying for a first ascent.

Flu clinics to be offered in October

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — Enloe Medical Center will offer free and low-cost flu vaccine clinics to the public this October, starting this week.

Glenn County has $468,000 shortfall

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

WILLOWS — State budget cuts weren't as bad as anticipated, but the state's spending plan will affect the approach Glenn County will now take to balance its budget.

Jump to Division I a 'weighting' game for Myers

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Karlee Myers was resigned to going to the University of Minnesota-Duluth and playing Division II basketball.

Letter: Doctor should watch his words

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

The other day I took my daughter to a doctor here in Oroville. My children have been going to this same doctor's office for the past seven or eight years.

Letter: GOP isn't solely to blame for turmoil

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Just because there is a Republican administration during this economic turmoil doesn't mean they are to blame for our current situation.

Letter: Lottery could aid players, state

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

To me, there seems to be a very simple way to balance the budget without raising taxes or cutting programs.

Letter: More to the Fannie and Freddie story

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

In her Sept. 20 column, Cynthia Tucker took the Republicans to task for the disaster partially caused by the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac debacle.

Letter: Please don't to unto others

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Does the golden rule apply to masochists? — Stephen T. Davis, Chico

Letter: State considering tire-pressure police

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I received a letter recently from the Air Resources Board, a division of the California Environmental Protection Agency, to "All Interested Parties.

Letter: Trip to Bidwell Park no picnic

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Is a picnic table in Bidwell Park more than just a picnic table? You be the judge. On a recent trip to Bidwell Park with family visiting from out of town we were exposed to more than peaceful sounds of flowing water and chirping birds.

Letter: Work shouldn't stop with roundabout

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Now that work is proceeding on the roundabout at Montgomery and Washington, I hope they have a little extra money left over.

Local Roundup: Bauhs wins Stanford Invitational

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Chico State senior Scott Bauhs won the Stanford Invitational, one of collegiate cross country's elite meets featuring mostly Division-I athletes, to give the Wildcats a fourth-place finish Saturday in Stanford.

Local briefs

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Bike path, trails on Park Commission agenda CHICO — Realigning paths and naming trails make up most of the agenda for the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission.

Man dead in drive-by shooting

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO -- A 19-year-old man was killed and a passenger injured in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of East 20th Street and Park Avenue around 12:30 p.

One dead after shooting between vehicles on East 20th Street in Chico

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 03:25 PM CDT

CHICO — One person is dead after a shooting between two vehicles this afternoon on East 20th Street.

People on the Street

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Have you changed your driving habits due to recent road construction in Chico? Asked Thursday night in downtown Chico.

Poker run to raise funds for bike/skate park

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — A poker run to raise funds for the construction of a freestyle bike and skate park will be put on Oct.

Roadrunners Notebook: Butte ready for NorCal play

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

OROVILLE — One of the newest cardinal sins in college football is to think beyond the week ahead because trends have now made assumptions nothing other than fickle.

Roadwork roundup

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:06 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.

Salmon Festival draws thousands

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Fish, food and fun ruled the 14th annual Salmon Festival this year. Thousands of people, many with children in tow, flocked to the Feather River Fish Hatchery, the Feather River Nature Center and downtown to activities in the sun along

Snowbirds captivate Chico AirFest audience

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO -- The Canadian Snowbirds jet team captivated spectators during the main event Saturday at an air show that almost failed to happen.

Sons of Italy entry wins Chico Palio

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — An Italian community organization took home first place Saturday in a downtown race modeled after the famed Siena Palio horse race in Italy.

Stover tourney raises $38,000

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CORNING — Some 130 golfers along with 30 sports celebrities took part Sept. 12 in the Jeff Stover Celebrity Golf Classic at Sevillano Links.

Tentative deal reached on financial bailout

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders and the Bush administration reached a tentative deal early today on a landmark bailout of imperiled financial markets whose collapse could plunge the nation into a deep recession.

Testosterone fest quieted by SpongeBob SquarePants

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

With widgets scattered across the continent, anytime I can get three of my sons into one place it is an exciting event, and this gathering was going to be a particular joy.

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