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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Allard survives SDS mess to win

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — The 17th Pacific Sprint Fall Nationals just didn't want to end Saturday night at Silver Dollar Speedway.

Anonymity threatened as strange week approaches

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

These coming few days may well be among the strangest in my life. Throughout all of my professional career, I have viewed my role as that of an anonymous observer.

Bailout includes funds for local schools

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

WASHINGTON -- The Wall Street bailout bill, which the House passed and the president signed Friday, contains a bonus for the north state.

Check It Out: 'Fall' into the fun at Butte County libraries

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Chico library will host its annual fall festival Oct. 11 on the library lawn, 1108 Sherman Ave. Organized by Chico Friends of the Library, the family event, 11 a.

Daily Planner: October 5

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

Events 40th Annual Johnny Appleseed Days: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Two-day festival to celebrate local apple crop by baking 1,200 apple pies and other apple recipes; artisan and vendor faire, at Terry Ashe Park and Veterans Memorial Hall on Skyway, Paradise.

Daily Planner: October 6

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 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.

Dava Malcolm: A 'tweaker's' tale

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

First of Three Parts OROVILLE -- Dava Malcolm is an intelligent, creative, black-eyed, brown-haired, 20-year-old woman, with a vocabulary that would make a Marine drill instructor blush.

Dave Davies: Butte's 5-0 mark gives optimism

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Well, what do you know, the Butte College football team is off to its first 5-0 start since the Jeff Jordan era began with the 2006 season.

Editorial: Be cautious with downtown change

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

The city's General Plan discussion about creating subdistricts for downtown Chico prompts another thought.

Fire Prevention Week starts today

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

Cal Fire is gearing up for 2008's Fire Prevention Week. Local activities include the annual Pumpkins for Prevention, 9 a.

Judges decide on new All About Us columnists

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

CHICO — Enterprise-Record readers are about to meet four new columnists who have been chosen for the new round of All About Us columns that are published on the Family Page.

Kevin Martin goes from being elementary school teacher to Durham High principal in one jump

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

DURHAM -- It isn't much to look at, nothing more than an average rolling, metal desk chair, but for Kevin Martin it represents something important.

Letter: Herger won't feel the heat

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

It looks as if our own congressman voted to tax every family in his district an average of $9,300. Since this is what our president asked him to do, I am not surprised.

Letter: Jesus Center grateful for help

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

The Jesus Center is very appreciative of the financial support of Soroptimist International of Chico throughout the years I have worked at the center.

Letter: Lookout Point even more spectacular

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

My wife and I stopped at Lookout Point last week to check out the renovation. We were very pleased to discover it's now possible to safely stroll the area or just sit on one of the park benchesand enjoy the view, which seems even more spectacular.

Letters: Bring fiscal sanity back to council

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

We need leadership we can trust in Chico. The voice of common sense and fiscal responsibility must be heard by the people of Chico.

Letters: CARD candidates deserve equal time

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

I was very interested in your editorial Sunday, "Time to focus on local races." I couldn't agree with you more, except that one important agency, the Chico Area Recreation and Park District, was omitted.

Letters: Cause of ejection is obvious

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

I realize that in any column, such as Lee Gordon's story about the Las Plumas player being ejected from the Victory Bell game, are mostly opinions by the writer, but there does need to be some facts contained within the story that underlines the

Letters: Chico takes smart path to growth

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

I commend the Chico Planning Commission for its decision to support Alternative B for future city growth with recommendations for Alternative C for the outlying areas for the Chico General Plan.

Letters: Court was right on same-sex marriage

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

We write on behalf of the board of directors for the Paradise Center for Tolerance and Nonviolence. We endorse a no vote on Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that takes away the right of same-sex couples to marry.

Letters: Economic development begins at home

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

In your Sept. 21 editorial, you take exception to the City Council fair trade certification vote noting that, despite what others may say, this action is not an example of economic development.

Letters: Farmers know

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

what they're doingProposition 2 deserves a no vote. This is a very misleading proposition. Years of research of agricultural colleges has resulted in the three conditions it wants eliminated.

Letters: Holcombe ready for VP post

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

With the Canadian Snowbirds in town, I guess this gives Mayor Andy Holcombe foreign policy experience, huh?

Letters: Leave our Obama yard signs alone

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Night marauders recently stole the outdoor Obama-Biden sign from our front porch. Other Democrats in Chico have reported the same tactic.

Letters: Only Palin represents change

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

I'm mad at President Bush. He didn't call Congress back this summer, calling attention to the 50 Republicans who gave up their vacations to debate (in the darkened House of Representatives) a "drill here, drill now" energy bill.

Letters: Some propositions will become costly

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Vote no on Proposition 7 to avoid higher electric costs. You can't force a utility to pay 15 cents per kilowatt hour, and then sell it for 10 cents — try 30 cents per kilowatt hour when you add the other costs.

Letters: Spraying isn't the best option

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

We are neighbors concerned about the mosquito fogging occurring in Chico. The pesticide kills only adult mosquitoes, and has no effect on mosquito eggs.

Letters: The beginning of something more?

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Facts for Proposition 8 and the ramifications if it doesn't pass: 1. Proposition 8 will not deprive anyone of their rights as they're already secured through California Family Code 297.

Letters: Three councilors shaking things up

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

Thank God the city of Oroville has at least three on the council that have the moral fortitude to stand up to the questionable practices going on at city hall.

Letters: VA clinic in Chico needs new direction

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

Every veteran I've talked to has had complaints about the VA clinic here in Chico on Cohasset. I am so disgusted with the place that I refuse to go there anymore.

Letters: Vote Democratic right down the line

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

Who is responsible for our nation's financial mess? I suggest we look in the mirror. In the year 2000, when Clinton-Gore had finally balanced the federal budget, we elected an untried Texas governor, with minimal financial acumen, to the U.

Letters: Walker not afraid of tough problems

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

I am writing in support of the candidacy of Jim Walker for Chico City Council. It has been my pleasure to know Jim in the roles of sportsman, father, medical professional and public servant for more than 20 years.

Letters: Walker ready for council position

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

I have been watching the national campaigns with fascination over the last few months. Each side regales us with their candidate's attributes of honesty, intelligence, integrity, etc.

Local Briefs

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

Market presentation planned by Tri Counties Bank CHICO — The presentation "How to Handle Bear Markets" will be presented by Tri Counties Bank.

Local Roundup: Bauhs easily wins 8k, Chico State romps in Salem

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Chico State senior Scott Bauhs won the 8-kilometer men's Cardinal run at the Willamette Invitational and the Wildcats placed four runners in the top 10 and all seven in the top 25 en route to a dominating win Saturday in Salem, Ore.

Paradise apple fest draws 10,000 people during first day

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

PARADISE - Though wind and rain caused some damage and the delay of some children's game booths Saturday, the annual two-day Johnny Appleseed Days festival in Paradise kicked off on time and drew thousands of visitors of all ages.

People on the Street

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Is the medical marijuana law (Proposition 215), passed by voters in 1996, a success or failure? Asked at Dan O'Brien Student, Chico I don't know if it's really been a success or failure because the federal government doesn't recognize it and

Road work Roundup

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 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.

Roadrunners Notebook: Wind wreaks havoc in close win

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE — All the focus in local weather reports this week centered around reports of weekend rain, but wind was a far bigger factor in the Butte College football team's 24-17 win over San Joaquin Delta at Cowan Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Roadrunners' line hunkers down, gets job done in win

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Josh Bellamy, the Butte College football team's acclaimed wide receiver, felt strongly about the Roadrunners' situation going into Saturday's key nonconference battle against San Joaquin Delta.

Stay calm, it's almost over

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Thievery was rampant last week. More than a dozen people called into the newsroom, called "Tell It to the E-R" and sent me e-mails and letters to the editor telling stories about the bold thefts, demanding we expose the blatant criminals.

Study: Narrowing Broadway and Main wouldn't hurt traffic

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:14 AM CDT

CHICO — Narrowing downtown's two main streets could actually improve the efficiency of traffic — if the problem of delivery trucks blocking lanes is first solved, a recent study found.

The Bookshelf: "Ghosts in the House!"

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

What would you do if you moved into a new house and found that it was haunted?If you're anything like the little girl in the book "Ghosts in the House!

Yo-yo enthusiasts gather for national championships

Posted: 05 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- A child's toy attached to string, nimble fingers and a distinct camaraderie among players brightened a cloudy day Saturday for the 20th annual U.

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