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Friday, October 17, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Celebrate the season with pumpkins, corn maze

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:18 PM CDT

The Halloween season isn't just about the candy. Well, OK. If you're under 10 years old it probably is still about the candy.

Companion planting ideas offered

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:19 PM CDT

At the monthly meeting of the Chico Horticultural Society, Angela Handy from Chico Propagators will talk about how to choose companion plants for our gardens.

Corrections for Oct. 17

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:23 AM CDT

——— In "What's Happening," under "Docent Association activities," one of the newly installed officers of the city of Oroville Docent Association is incorrect.

Council candidates to speak Saturday

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:23 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico City Council candidates will speak on their views of the city's development and its impact on water, Saturday at an open public meeting.

Daily Planner: October 17

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:19 PM 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.

Editorial: Time for new ideas on council

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

Our view: The Chico City Council desperately needs a change in direction. Three new faces will help. As the hopeful political slogan of "change" rings throughout the land, astute Chico citizens realize that change is even more critical locally.

Glass Fest synthesizes music with art at three-day event

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:23 AM CDT

CHICO — A series of events that will sparkle with music, fire and the eclectic creations of people who make glass art will take place Oct.

Hey, it's pumpkin season

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

The Halloween season isn't just about the candy. Well, OK. If you're under 10 years old it probably is still about the candy.

Learn about Gray Lodge birds

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:19 PM CDT

Leroy Hord will be the guest speaker at this month's meeting of the Chico Horticultural Society. Come and learn all about the wood ducks and birds that are part of the Gray Lodge Wildlife Refuge.

Letter: Banks weren't forced to make bad loans

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

With their usual stunning chutzpah, the radio talkers and pundits of the right are trying to blame the financial meltdown on the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977, saying it's all the fault of liberals forcing the banks to lend to poor people.

Letter: Chico State shouldn't stand for this

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

Once again Chico State students demonstrate why they are an embarrassment to themselves, the city and the so-called "university.

Letter: Firefighters deliver in an emergency

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

By foregoing their raises, the firefighters have again shown their high standard of honor. Kudos and heartfelt thanks to them for putting their lives and finances on the line for all of us who depend so much upon them for our lives.

Letter: Letter paints wrong picture of clinic

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

In a recent letter, Michael M. Peters complains loudly about the local VA clinic on Cohasset. He states that "every" vet he has talked to has had complaints about the care received there.

Letter: Letter writer's opinion shameful

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

Letter writer Martha Claudio should be ashamed of herself. To suggest that the military lives in some sort of "socialist cocoon" at taxpayer expense is offensive to me as a combat veteran.

Letter: Patients must be patient

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

I have been utilizing the VA Northern California health care system for over 10 years and have always experienced the highest quality treatment from all the staff at the Chico Outpatient Clinic.

Letter: Police handle dangerous situation well

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

I would just like to thank the Chico Police Department for its professional handling of a potentially riotous situation early Sunday morning.

Letter: Schwab will help keep Chico special

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

Chico is facing many difficult choices and the City Council will be casting many important votes in the next few years.

Letter: Taxpayers can't afford same old leaders

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

What is wrong with our state? We are taxed like mad — gas tax, state tax, etc. — and they want to keep raising them some more.

Letter: Water studies will help in long run

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:20 PM CDT

Barbara Vlamis' Oct. 6 letter E-R mischaracterized the efforts of a groundwater planning study for the Sacramento Valley.

Local Roundup: Trojans wrap up another perfect BVL season

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Colby Lavey's 6-0, 6-0 singles win appropriately enough encapsulated the type of perfection the Orland High girls tennis team is used to in Butte View League play by now.

Losonsky verbally committed to UC Irvine

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 03:38 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Pavol Losonsky, the Butte College men's basketball team's acclaimed forward, has verbally committed to UC Irvine.

Many gather for job fair

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

CHICO -- Minutes before Thursday's job fair was set to kick off, more than 40 people had already picked up orange bags of employment information and were inking out job applications.

No serious problems on the road

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 10:06 AM CDT

While fairly minor accidents have been reported in various location, so serious traffic blockages have been reported in Butte or Glenn county.

Pakistan-Afghanistan connections explored

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

BUTTE VALLEY — Cultural connections, economic impacts and social stereotypes were among the subjects explored by a panel of six Butte College professors Thursday afternoon, during an event centering around the Book in Common program.

Plant trees now and get them off to a good start

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:19 PM CDT

As the poet Joyce Kilmer wrote, "only God can make a tree." ("Probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on," added Woody Allen.

Plumber Joe story springs some leaks

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:18 PM CDT

HOLLAND, Ohio -- Joe the Plumber's story sprang a few leaks Thursday. Turns out that the man who was held up by John McCain as the typical, hard-working American taxpayer isn't really a licensed plumber.

Prep Football Previews: Almond Bowl tops Week 7 slate

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

It's on. Almond Bowl XXXVIII is finally here, and there's a lot at stake for Chico High (4-2, 2-1 Eastern Athletic League) and Pleasant Valley (4-2, 1-2) tonight.

Sawmill Peak lookout burglarized

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:18 PM CDT

MAGALIA -- The fire lookout tower at Sawmill Peak was burglarized Monday night, with thieves taking equipment needed to spot smoke and report its location.

Sawmill Peak lookout tower burglarized

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

MAGALIA -- The fire lookout tower at Sawmill Peak was burglarized Monday night, with thieves taking equipment needed to spot smoke and report its location.

Scholar reveals Abe Lincoln's in-laws

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

CHICO — If Abraham Lincoln's in-laws were alive today, "they would probably be throwing chairs at each other on the Jerry Springer show," according to a visiting professor at Chico State University.

Sidelines: Clark to speak at Legion banquet

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Chico American Legion Baseball has announced that former San Francisco Giants first baseman Will Clark will be the featured speaker at the 12th annual Spring Fever dinner and auction March 6.

Sow There: For good, clean fun, get lost in a corn maze

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 11:19 PM CDT

We're still weighing our options for Halloween night. After the near-riots last weekend, the idea of donning a costume and heading downtown fell dramatically in our list of considerations.

Stocks shoot higher as volatility continues

Posted: 16 Oct 2008 05:46 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street turned in another stunning finish today and extended its unprecedented streak of volatility — this time, to the upside — as investors spent a fractious session again struggling with fears about a

Unthinkable journey: Family coping with son's slaying, one day at a time

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:29 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Last May, when families celebrated their mothers with flowers, gifts and dinners, Willows mom Denise Furtado and her husband, Dan, got unthinkable news: their son Steven Daniel Furtado, 18 at the time, was slain in Chester.

Woman found dead at garage fire identified

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO -- A woman found dead on the floor of her garage by firefighters Wednesday has been identified as Catherine J.

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