Thursday, October 16, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Slaughterhouse' at Blue Room Theatre

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:06 PM CDT

Special adult only performances will run from 9:30 p.m. until late on Oct. 30. This event is not recommended for children under 15.

2:36 p.m.: Stocks plunge anew as data points to recession

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 04:59 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors agonizing over a faltering economy sent the stock market plunging all over again today after a stream of disheartening data convinced Wall Street that a recession, if not already here, is inevitable.

Almond Bowl XXXVIII: Chico Season Recap

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — Consider this the freshman year for Chico High's former freshman coach. All awkwardness aside after a Week 1 loss to Lassen, Jason Alvistur has done an admirable job keeping a team in transition well in the hunt for the Eastern

Almond Bowl XXXVIII: Halftime is for gamers

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:32 AM CDT

CHICO — Competition breeds innovation, which is why Pleasant Valley High band director Dan Holmes has been able to come up with clever halftime acts like this year's video game-themed display for Almond Bowl XXXVIII on Friday night.

Almond Bowl XXXVIII: Hardman has big-play strength

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — Jamiel Hardman's Chico High teammates and coach praise the sophomore tailback's humility and "good kid" nature.

Almond Bowl XXXVIII: It's rally time at Chico

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:32 AM CDT

CHICO — It's a given that the teenagers wearing pads and helmets always can get up for the Almond Bowl.

Almond Bowl XXXVIII: Matchups signify even outlook

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

CHICO — Fans who like watching athletic, mobile quarterbacks are sure to get their fill at Almond Bowl XXXVIII with Chico High's Nate Anderson going against Pleasant Valley's Patrick Randolph, both seniors.

Almond Bowl XXXVIII: Pleasant Valley Season Recap

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:32 AM CDT

While Chico High ran off a four-game winning streak including the first two in Eastern Athletic League play, the Pleasant Valley High football team was fighting adversity with two straight league losses.

Almond Bowl XXXVIII: Q&A with ex-Panther Mike Sherrard

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Mike Sherrard played in the Almond Bowl for Chico High in 1979 and 1980 before beginning an illustrious career as a wide receiver at UCLA and then with the Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants and Denver Broncos during an eight-year

Almond Bowl XXXVIII: Q&A with ex-Viking Brian Jones

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Brian Jones was the starting quarterback in the Almond Bowl for Pleasant Valley High in 1997 and 1998 before moving on to play at Shasta College, Toledo and the Arena Football League, where he led the Memphis Xplorers to the AFL2 championship in

Almond Bowl XXXVIII: There was a catch to PV's 2007 comeback

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — If there was just one image to remember, there was no doubt which one it was. It was 369 days ago, but Bill Haley has little trouble recalling specifics of his first Almond Bowl as Pleasant Valley head coach.

Almond Bowl XXXVIII: Velasco living large as a tight end

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — At some point over the past three decades, the Almond Bowl fully developed into the big game it is now: the biggest annual local sporting event, the biggest rivalry matchup in the Northern Section based on reputation and consequently

Art briefs

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:06 PM CDT

Open Studios Tour in Paradise PARADISE -- The Open Studios Art Tour features Paradise studios this weekend.

Biblio File: Local author reflects on surviving breast cancer

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:06 PM CDT

As a patent attorney for a biotechnology company in the Bay Area, Jan Hasak's life was never to be the same when she and her husband Jim "found a painless tiny lump in my breast in mid-December, 1995.

Book review: 'The Book of Lies' creates a twisted, tangled web

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:06 PM CDT

What do Hitler, Superman and Cain (the world's first murderer) have in common? That's the question that keeps readers enthralled throughout "The Book of Lies," and the answer is something that only the brilliantly twisted mind of Brad Meltzer could


Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

Woman found dead at scene of garage fire CHICO — An elderly woman not immediately named by authorities was found dead Wednesday inside a garage in the 500 block of Waterford Drive, west of Godman Avenue, by firefighters responding to a fire.

Butte takes key win in GVC match

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:32 AM CDT

OROVILLE — During the break between the second and third games of the important Golden Valley Conference women's volleyball match between Butte College and Feather River on Wednesday night, four Roadrunners players assembled in front of

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Oct. 16, 2008

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:06 PM CDT

Here is a list of local galleries, museums and other art displays. (The listings reflect galleries and studios that have reported participation in Art First Saturday, which takes place 4-8 p.

Calendar highlight: Careless Hearts

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:06 PM CDT

Indie/country/rock band Careless Hearts, of San Jose, will play at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Nick's Night Club in Chico, along with local band Three Fingers Whiskey.

Calendar highlight: Deadwood Revival

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:06 PM CDT

Deadwood Revival will perform "foot stompin', spirit liftin' new roots music" at 8 p.m. Friday at Cafe Coda in Chico, along with locals Dick and Jane.

Cheney to have heart 'procedure'

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 10:03 AM CDT

WASHINGTON Vice President Dick Cheney experienced an abnormal heart rhythm and canceled his campaign event in Illinois.

Chico driver gets probation for causing fatal head-on crash

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:58 PM CDT

OROVILLE — A Chico man who entered a plea of no contest to a charge of felony vehicular manslaughter was sentenced today to three years probation and 180 days in jail.

College students with disabilities share their challenges

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

CHICO — Attending college isn't easy. Students struggle financially and juggle life and family situations.

Corrections for Oct. 16

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

A story in Saturday's paper incorrectly identified the Spiritual Enrichment Center of Chico. It should have been identified as the Spiritual Enrichment Center — a Church of Religious Science.

Cover story: Ira Latour: An extraordinary life in photographs

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:08 PM CDT

CHICO -- It's an epic tale. Chico local Ira Latour, born in 1919 in New York City, has been around the world and back again, visited some of the most intriguing localities, rubbed elbows with some of the world's most captivating personalities and,

Daily Planner: October 16

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:16 AM CDT

Events ARTIST RECEPTION: noon-2 p.m. Coyote Art Gallery, Butte College. Artist Roger Robin Ekins will give an informal talk at 12:30 p.

Daily Planner: October 17

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:16 AM CDT

Events HUMANITIES CENTER GALLERY, CHICO STATE: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Far East Fusion! Art of Food and Fashion Part I (tea ceremony and kimono auction) in Trinity 100.

Drunken driver placed on probation for fatal crash

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- An intoxicated motorist, who caused the death of a popular Chico caterer while driving the wrong way on Highway 99, was Wednesday placed on probation and given 180 days in jail.

Editorial: Flawed measures should be rejected

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 03:49 AM CDT

Our view: Propositions 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9, the initiative version of special-interest legislation, all deserve no votes.

Entertainment calendar for Oct. 16-Oct. 22

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:06 PM CDT

Thursday, OCT. 16 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS BELL MEMORIAL UNION AUDITORIUM, CHICO STATE UNIVERSITY: Flogging Molly with special guests Jackson United and Nothing Left.

Founding Butte College trustee John Cowan dead at age 92

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

CHICO -- John Cowan, a member of Butte College's founding board of trustees and whose name adorns the college's sports complex, died early Wednesday at his Chico home.

Glenn gravel-mining project digs up objections

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Maintaining a pastoral view was among concerns raised Wednesday at a Glenn County Planning Commission hearing on a proposed gravel-mining project.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'City of Ember' offers message with fun sci-fi film

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:06 PM CDT

"City of Ember" is the story of two teenagers who have to figure out how to escape from a dying underground city 200 years after a nuclear war.

Letter: Brandishing a gun elevates a conflict

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:16 AM CDT

I'm somewhat reluctant, to respond and take issue, with letter writer James Adams ("Wright sentence the wrong sentence," Oct.

Letter: Obama's tax promises don't add up

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 03:45 AM CDT

Barack Obama has promised us that 95 percent of Americans will receive a tax cut if he is elected president.

Letter: Salvation Army needs community's help

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:16 AM CDT

As a supporter of the Salvation Army, the news that donations were way down came as a surprise. That means this charity is in serious trouble.

Letter: Tax rebates aren't going to help

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 03:45 AM CDT

It's much easier to teach a parrot to talk than to teach him to think rationally. It's pretty obvious many of our Republican leaders are convinced if they come up with enough scare tactics and double-talk, they might convince the less alert to vote

Local Roundup: Viking boys swim team improves to 7-0 in EAL

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Pleasant Valley High's Jim DeCaneva won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100 breaststroke and swam on two of his team's three winning relays as the Vikings won a three-team meet in Redding with 132 points to 51 for Red Bluff and 46 for Enterprise.

Lollipops: Former nightclub reunion for Boys and Girls Club

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:16 AM CDT

CHICO — Remember Lollipops with all its neon signs, dancing wait staff and '50s memorabilia? The former Chico watering hole that entertained 20- and 30-somethings from 1988 to 1992, will be open again for one night as a fundraiser for the

Music preview: Guitarist Richard Smith returns to Big Room Sunday

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:05 PM CDT

CHICO -- Richard Smith's fingers move so fast across the guitar strings that they're virtually a blur, but the music is pristinely clear leading the "Godfathers" of guitar picking, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, who call Smith their "hero.

Music review: Soweto Gospel Choir delivers rainbow of rhythms

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:07 PM CDT

CHICO -- South Africans belted joyously nearly 15 years ago at the end of Apartheid. On Oct. 12, the South African Soweto Gospel Choir joyfully belted songs of spirit, love and unity to a packed crowd at Chico State University's Laxson Auditorium.

North State Voices: Visits offer different rite of passage

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:16 AM CDT

Through the years, I have nonchalantly grown older. Nothing radical has happened. No midlife crises. No nervous breakdowns.

Orland school board candidates grilled on issues

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 03:31 AM CDT

ORLAND — In a two hour question-and-answer forum Tuesday night at Carnegie Center, about 40 people got a chance to hear from four of six candidates vying for seats on the Orland Unified School District board.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Corning's Flores digging for title

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:32 AM CDT

The last time Jessica Flores was featured as the female Prep Athlete of the Week, she was rewarded for hurling a softball past opposing hitters at an amazing rate.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Porter's four goals new feat

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:32 AM CDT

PARADISE — In all the 12 years that Will Porter had been playing soccer, he'd never even had a hat trick (three goals), let alone four goals.

School Time for Oct. 16

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

Honors The following Pleasant Valley High School students were recognized by the College Board as Advanced Placement scholars with distinction, for receiving an average score of 3.

School employees protest for changes in contract

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 02:02 AM CDT

CHICO -- A group of school employees wants to convince Chico Unified School District it's serious about its demand — one the group has been trying to negotiate for two years.

Talk sports with 'Nosebleed Section' columnist at 4 p.m. today

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:18 AM CDT

With the Almond Bowl a day away, talk high school sports with "Nosebleed Section" columnist Leland Gordon.

The Nosebleed Section: Numerical Almond Bowl XXXVIII info

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:32 AM CDT

The Almond Bowl by numbers, presented by Leland Gordon. They tell the whole story, not me: XXXVIII — For those of you who aren't Roman, or from another culture and just not good at counting Roman numerals, it means 38.

Theater preview: 'Ubu Roi' a political satire at Harlen Adams Theatre

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:07 PM CDT

CHICO -- "Ubu Roi," a parody of art and politics, will be presented at Chico State University's Harlen Adams Theatre this month.

Theater review: 'Twilight Zone' brings creepy fun to Blue Room

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:06 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Blue Room Theatre is offering some late night fun this month with a creepy episode of "The Twilight Zone Live!

Violins in the classroom

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:17 AM CDT

NORD -- Classroom music at Nord Country School doesn't mean just singing along with the same person who teaches reading, writing and arithmetic — it means learning to read music and play the violin with a professional music teacher.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:16 AM CDT

To search for a lost pet after-hours or view animals up for adoption, you can check the society's Web site at www.

Woman's body found in burning garage

Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:58 PM CDT

CHICO — A woman was found dead in a burning garage in north Chico this afternoon by firefighters responding to the blaze.


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