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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

ABC decoys buy liquor at five of nine businesses

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

CHICO — Underage decoys working with Alcoholic Beverage Control succeeded in buying liquor at a majority of businesses sampled on Oct.

Butte's swerving line leads to CCSF clash

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 02:26 AM CDT

Long before he was elevated to the status of NBA rock star, Magic Johnson drew praise from basketball enthusiasts simply by playing all five positions on the floor capably in his younger days with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Chico Mervyns, 148 others closing

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- Problems in the construction and housing industries became readily apparent with the release of last month's Butte County unemployment figures on Friday.

Chico owns Almond Bowl XXXVIII

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 02:26 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico High's Charles Robinson finished off a riveting 47 minutes of football with a 33-yard interception return for a touchdown Friday night at University Stadium.

Chico seizes Almond Bowl XXXVIII win

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 01:21 AM CDT

CHICO — Almond Bowl XXXVIII was captured by Chico High, which snapped its recent run of late-game disappointments in the storied rivalry matchup with a 27-14 victory at University Stadium.

Daily Planner: October 18

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Events MORMON CHURCH, CHICO 3RD and 6TH WARDS: Make a Difference Day projects, a week early. 70 volunteers of all ages to work at 11 Chico homes doing repair, cleaning yards and hauling away debris for the disabled and elderly.

Danger warning issued to Chico State students

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

CHICO — A recent rape on the campus, and a near riot last weekend, have Chico State University officials imploring students to use restraint and caution when out socializing.

Economic crisis hammers housing

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:11 AM CDT

WASHINGTON — The nation is on track to build fewer homes this year than at any time since the end of World War II, adding to the woes of an economy that analysts said Friday has almost certainly entered a recession.

Editorial: Hits and Misses -- Our take on the week in news

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

HIT — Chico firefighters presented the community with a gift last week. Asked to keep its wage cap increase at 1 percent to help with the city's budget problems, the fire union and its members went further, agreeing to do without a raise for

Four Tops frontman Levi Stubbs dead at 72

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:11 AM CDT

Associated Press Writer DETROIT — Four Tops frontman Levi Stubbs, whose dynamic and emotive voice drove such Motown classics as "Reach Out (I'll Be There)" and "Baby I Need Your Loving," died Friday at 72.

Four arrests made in pot raid

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

COHASSET — Four people, including two citizens of Latin America, were arrested Thursday while tending a large pot plantation on Beaver Creek, northwest of Campbellville.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "Off with the Old ... On with the New," from Pastor Will Glaspie; 6 p.

Glenn County schools superintendent recall fails

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

WILLOWS — An effort to recall Glenn County Superintendent of Schools Arturo Barrera quietly fizzled Friday when supporters failed to obtain enough signatures on a recall petition by the official deadline.

In Session: Taking the 'experts' with a grain of salt

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Have you ever noticed how many experts there are? We are bombarded by television experts advising us how to vote, how to eat, how to lose weight, how to cure various and sundry ailments — the list goes on and on.

Letter: Cause of ruckus shouldn't be a mystery

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

The events that took place over the weekend at Fifth and Ivy are alarming. Police Chief Bruce Hagerty said he and his fellow officers are "kind of at a loss for words as to why they did what they did.

Letter: Do research before spreading rumors

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Obama is an Arab. False. Obama is a Muslim. False. Obama reads books advocating Muslim world-domination.

Letter: Experience matters in CUSD election

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

I have known Jann Reed for more than 20 years. She has continuously volunteered for this community both in an out of the classroom.

Letter: Get an education, or get out

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

I have lived in the Chico area for many years and with all the parties that go on people want to know why there are no out-of-towners allowed on Halloween.

Letter: Harrington a man of the people

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Presently, the false philosophy of the ultra-conservatives is under serious scrutiny. Those ultras usually scream to heaven for no government regulations or oversight of "private" business operations.

Letter: Hughes has critical CARD experience

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

We are writing to endorse Jerry Hughes for board member of CARD in the upcoming election. Jerry has been a friend for many years.

Letter: Melee wasn't a matter of economics

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Did Chico Police Chief Bruce Hagerty really blame last weekend's violent "disturbance" on the economic downturn as reported in the E-R?

Letter: New leaders just make things worse

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Well it looks like things in the Pelosi "Dodge City" are starting to come unraveled. It looks like the "new Congress in town" just kept on riding through.

Letter: Proposition 5 a potential disaster

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

As district attorney, I have been a strong proponent of drug treatment, and have continued my commitment to the treatment courts through the past decade.

Letter: Proposition 8 is about rights, not faith

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

I would encourage voters to say no on 8. Marriage is a legal institution. It can also be a religious act.

Letter: Proposition 8 is discrimination

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Letter: Proposition 8 mandates inequality

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

This letter is in reply to the Oct. 11 letter of Kamele Bates Crabtree, who repeats the pro-Proposition 8 propaganda almost verbatim.

Letter: Republican rallies turn ugly

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

The hysteria observed at recent Republican rallies calling Obama "an Arab" (meaning "terrorist") and yelling "kill him" is unacceptable.

Letter: Schwab has earned respect

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

We have followed Ann Schwab's long and productive public service record in Chico with great admiration for many years.

Letter: Stealing signs unconstitutional

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

At 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 8, we put up a political sign in the southeast corner of our property supporting Barack Obama for president.

Letter: Students need to respect community

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

We were visiting our two daughters who attend Chico State this past weekend. My youngest daughter was away with her sports team she's a member of and my older daughter (a criminal justice major) witnessed the "riot" from her home on Ivy and Fifth.

Life is fragile: Steven Furtado -- the teen and his final day

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second story in a three-part series. WILLOWS -- When Steven Furtado set out early May 10 for the Lamb Derby Parade, no one knew it would be one of those days that prove just how fragile and unpredictable life can be.

Local Roundup: Paradise pounds Red Bluff

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 02:26 AM CDT

The Paradise High football team's recent roll continued Friday night. The Bobcats scored 28 second-half points to seal a 42-7 Eastern Athletic League road victory over Red Bluff.

Local briefs

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Juvenile shot in south Oroville following an argument OROVILLE — A juvenile was shot in Oroville Friday morning, following an argument in the area of Burlington Avenue and C Street.

Mervyns to close

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 06:01 PM CDT

Already suffering from a decline in sales tax revenue, Chico city officials and consumers got bad news today with the announcement that Mervyns will close.

Oroville taken down in a hurry

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 02:26 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Oroville High's Friday night game against Foothill got off on the wrong foot on the first play of the game when the Cougars took the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown and added seven others to the total for a 54-6 victory at

Plan to narrow Broadway, Main gains support

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

CHICO -- Plans are moving ahead to make changes to downtown parking, including narrowing the two main streets to add diagonal parking.

Religius Briefs

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Church celebrates 125th anniversary CHICO The First Christian Church of Chico, Disciples of Christ, is celebrating its 125th anniversary today and Sunday with the theme "A Church of the Move.

Senior Planner

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

CARD Senior Programs: Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave., 895-4711; Dorothy Johnson Center, 775 E.

Sidelines: Butte baseball's golf tournament set

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 02:26 AM CDT

The Butte College baseball program presents the sixth annual Roadrunner Golf Tournament at Butte Creek Country Club on Monday.

Sisters thought to be first triplets born at Enloe

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

CHICO — Paulette Todd and her sisters share a little Chico celebrity. Todd, 62, and her sisters are triplets.

Two-vehicle wreck on 99, near Richvale

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 10:45 AM CDT

RICHVALE — California Highway Patrol units and fire crews were dispatched to a two-vehicle wreck at Highway 99 and Richvale Highway at about 8:30 a.

Vision for delta would reshape state's water system

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

The state now has a Delta Vision — broad changes that are needed for California to manage with a growing population, declining environment and static or dwindling water supply.

Water power

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Chico Fire Engineer Ron Farrara Friday shows Pleasant Valley High School's Heroes class what it's like to spray water from Crash Rescue Truck 3.

Work at East First, freeway nearly finished

Posted: 18 Oct 2008 12:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- The new off-ramp on northbound Highway 99 at East First Avenue should be ready to drive on by Nov.

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