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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

All About Us: Puppy parenting is perfect practice

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

CHICO — My husband Alan and I recently welcomed a new edition to our family. She's furry, has four legs and barks, and is definitely our baby.

Annual leaf pickup program starts Monday in Chico

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

CHICO -- The city of Chico's leaf pickup program will begin Monday. Burning of leaves within the city limits is prohibited, and this time of year, many residents have to deal with more fallen leaves than green waste cans can accommodate.

California company to offer rides on zeppelin airship

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

SAN FRANCISCO -- Zeppelins, the giant floating airships used to carry passengers and drop bombs until the 1930s, haven't been seen in American skies for more than 70 years.

Chico State students encouraged to go organic

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

CHICO -- Students and staff at Chico State University can pick up some organic veggies on their way to or from class as part of a project through the Plant Science Club.

Cowan put the 'boost' in booster

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

EDITOR'S NOTE: The recent death of John Cowan, the local wildlife preservation icon and founding Butte College trustees member whose impact on the athletic program was so considerable that the school's sports complex has long been named in his

Cub clubbin': Roadrunners top Bear Cubs, remain undefeated

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 02:12 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Over 125 official plays were logged in Saturday afternoon's NorCal Conference matchup with title implications between the Butte College football team and Santa Rosa.

Daily Planner: October 26

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Performances PARADISE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 7 p.m. "A Night at the Opera" concert. 777 Nunneley Road.

Daily Planner: October 27

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Events NO ON PROP 8 RALLY: 4:30-6 p.m. Paradise Center for Tolerance and Nonviolence will rally to oppose Prop 8, the ballot initiative that takes away the right of same-sex couples to marry in California.

Dave Davies' column: I'm fortunate to have a job in sports

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

My elementary school-aged nephew once asked me, "Are you famous?" My quick reply was, "No, I'm not." While I do have the opportunity to take charge of the Enterprise-Record and Mercury-Register sports coverage, and I write a weekly column on some

Death toll mounts in Yemen tropical storm

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

SHIBAM, Yemen -- Mohammed bin Gohar saw an old woman drowning in flood waters from a deadly tropical storm in southern Yemen, but couldn't save her.

Detectives investigate inmate's death

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office reported Saturday that an inmate facing murder and domestic violence charges died in his jail cell.

Donation account set up for infant with heart problem

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

CHICO — The grandmother of Colin Andrew Stiley, born Oct. 5 at Feather River Hospital, has set up a donation account in Chico to help his parents with medical expenses.

Downtown plans Street Treat on Friday

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

CHICO — Downtown Chico Business Association will host its ninth annual downtown Treat Street from 2-5 p.

Economy a common theme among Willows candidates

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Maintaining public services amid a struggling small-town economy was a common theme among candidates running for Willows City Council.

Economy hurts newspapers, too

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

We received a few calls from concerned readers Monday and Tuesday, all variations on the same theme: "Where's the rest of my newspaper?

Editorial: Experience counts for highest office

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

Our view: Despite our concerns about Sarah Palin's experience, look at the top of the presidential ticket.

Escalating benefit costs for retirees threatens to impact schools

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

As a ground-swell of baby-boomer teachers reaches retirement age, the cost of paying for their medical benefits threatens to put a significant strain on many school districts, affect their credit ratings and trigger state oversight.

Flashbacks from Here and There: The motorcyclist

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

CAPE COD, Mass. — Gina and I were driving north on Highway 99 to visit her sister, Judy, who, unfortunately, is incapacitated, when, sounding like thunder, 30 or more motorcycles with headlights blazing, roared past us going south.

Forbestown resident injured in crash

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

LA PORTE — A 53-year old Forbestown resident was taken by FlightCare helicopter to Enloe Medical Center in Chico after he was injured in a one-vehicle crash on Challenge Cutoff Road south of Mount Hope.

Groups make time to make a difference

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Hundreds of groups volunteered their time to enhance communities in Butte and Glenn counties Saturday during the nationwide call to volunteer service known as Make A Difference Day.

It's easy to get tripped up by life's confounding rules

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

There are rules in life — probably inscribed on a granite cliffside on a high mountain somewhere — that are as absolute and inescapable as gravity.

Letter: Amendment won't take away rights

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Prior to the Civil War there arose in Utah the question of polygamy. How many wives should a man marry?

Letter: Annie B's program helps nonprofits

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

The Chico High School Foundation board is pleased and proud to announce it received more than $33,000 in donations during the North Valley Community Foundation-sponsored Annie B's fundraising efforts for nonprofit organizations.

Letter: Center offers helpful programs

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

The Peg Taylor Center for Adult Day Health Care is a wonderful experience. It is a nonprofit facility that provides so much more than health care.

Letter: Children benefit from golf tourney

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

On behalf of Community Action Agency of Butte County and the Esplanade House Children's Fund, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to our title sponsor Tri Counties Bank for their generous donation to our first annual Tee Up For Tots

Letter: Equal protection at stake in election

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

In discussing Proposition 8, I think it's helpful to remember that stripped of the flowers and ceremony, marriage is simply a state-sanctioned domestic partners agreement.

Letter: Equal rights for all, not just for some

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Vote no on Proposition 8. I don't understand how two people getting married should cause another married couple to feel in jeopardy.

Letter: Farms enjoy passport visitors

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

On behalf of the Sierra Oro Farm Trail Association and the Chico Chamber of Commerce, we would like to say a heartfelt "thank you" to those who participated in the third annual Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport Weekend.

Letter: Golf tournament will pay dividends

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

The Alpha Beta Chapter of Omega Nu would like to thank the generous merchants and organizations in Oroville for their support of the Drive into Fall Golf Classic held at Table Mountain Golf Course Oct.

Letter: Griffin is most qualified

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

The high visibility of the presidential campaign has dwarfed some of the very important local issues.

Letter: Growth area a promising possibility

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

As the city continues the process of updating our General Plan, it is clear the range of ideas run the full gamut — from infill only, to massive sprawl, and everything in between.

Letter: Herger redistributes the wealth

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Wally Herger's campaign flier states, "I work for you, not the Washington special interests." In fact, Herger strongly supports special interests.

Letter: Hovey's paltry sentence revealing

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

What is it going to take for Chico to finally admit it has a drinking problem? The Chico E-R, Police Chief Bruce Hagerty, and university President Paul Zingg all failed to admit the alcoholic source of the riots euphemistically referred to as a

Letter: Hysteria over book ignores nature

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

As I read Chris Gullick's "Banning Tango," I was disheartened by another apparent lack of acceptance in our community.

Letter: Indoctrination has begun

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

How many times have we heard opponents of Proposition 8 say the same-sex marriage agenda will not be an issue in our schools and it's just hype from Proposition 8 supporters?

Letter: Let majority rule on issue of marriage

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

For thousands of years, marriage has been a form of religious worship wherein a man and a woman were joined in a three-way holy union with God in order to "multiply and replenish the earth" and create a family unit.

Letter: Let's solve people problems first

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

I will start worrying about crowded chicken cages as soon as human cages aren't so crowded. — Stephen T.

Letter: Not all rights can be legislated

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

One more "equal rights" comment. Born here, I am a native Californian, but not a Native American if I want to open a casino.

Letter: Progressive planners will help council

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

The next Chico City Council will be called upon to implement the updated General Plan and the decisions made will have a major effect on the quality of life in Chico for many years to come.

Letter: Raffle shows Chico resident care

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Last spring the board of education of Chico Unified School District faced an $8.5 million deficit due to structural errors within the district and a sagging state economy.

Letter: Sarsour and asset to city of Chico

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

I am writing in support of Ali Sarsour for City Council. I have known Sarsour since 1970. In all that time he has been consistent, dependable, fair, honest and a generally extremely good person.

Letter: Schwab will help city grow right

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

During my long career I have had the opportunity to work with many local elected officials in more than 100 communities.

Letter: Strong marriages should be the goal

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

You published a letter from one Susan Aylworth, defending Proposition 8. Aylworth apparently views marriage as a "license" to procreate, and argues that gay marriage is therefore flawed, as two same-sex persons cannot produce a child with each other.

Letter: What if tables were turned?

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Proposition 8 is a ballot initiative backed by bigotry. Most Californians would find it troublesome and wrong to support an initiative that bars any demographic from voting or freely practicing their religion.

Letter: Wings of Eagles continues to grow

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Wings of Eagles, the Joseph Alvarez organization for seriously ill children, held its annual dinner celebrating 15 years of service to the community on Saturday, Sept.

Letter: Worst fears already being realized

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Media often remind us that in 1976 Dr. Robert Spitzer declared homosexuality a genetic defect for which the individual had no choice or cure.

Letter: hypocrites won't face facts on Prop 8

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

I am a Christian and have been with the same woman for four years. To me personally, homosexuality is immoral and sinful.

Local Roundup: Wildcats dominate CCAAs

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

The Chico State men's cross country team continued its dominance of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) as it captured its seventh straight conference title at the Glen Helen Regional Park in Devore on Saturday.

Medicare open enrollment workshops scheduled

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Passages Adult Resource Center plans workshops for Medicare beneficiaries who wish to change their Medicare prescription drug plan.

Nielsen, Singh seek 2nd District seat

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

The race for the open seat in the 2nd Assembly District has a veteran of the Legislature facing a challenger who is relatively new to politics.

Peace Endeavor award given to Shalom Free Clinic

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

CHICO — Nancy Ferguson and Karen Kushner, two co-founders of Shalom Free Clinic, received the 2008 Chico Peace Endeavor award during Chico Peace and Justice Center's annual dinner Wednesday.

Researchers: Whales missing from Puget Sound

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:24 AM CDT

SEATTLE -- Seven Puget Sound killer whales are missing and presumed dead in what could be the biggest decline among the sound's orcas in nearly a decade, say scientists who carefully track the endangered animals.

Roadrunners notebook: Lengthy drive was key for Rodgers, Butte

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 02:13 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Not counting two instances where there were penalties, there were 15 plays in the Butte College football team's largest scoring drive from Saturday afternoon's 45-27 win over Santa Rosa at Cowan Stadium.

Roadwork Roundup

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico HIGHWAY 99 — At East First Avenue, the northbound offramp is closed until 7 a.

Start of Halloween Fun

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Jarynna Chua (left) walks with costumed Camille Irons, 4, in the Monster Dash, a fun run put on Oct. 18 by Chico Nursery School in Bidwell Park.

Suspect tries to carjack off-duty officer pursuing him

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

ORLAND -- A wanted man tried to carjack an off-duty Orland police officer Wednesday morning, who had joined a pursuit of the suspect in his private car.

The Bookshelf: "Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book"

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Death comes knocking on Grandma Beetle's door in the form of Señor Calavera, a skeleton resembling those used for decorations on the Day of the Dead, in Yuyi Morales' Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book.

Three seek Biggs school board seats

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

BIGGS -- Three candidates are seeking for one of two seats on the Biggs Unified School District board of trustees in the Nov.

WTC programs earn accreditation

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Work Training Center, Inc. and its programs have been accredited for three years by the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.

Watershed director describes the good and bad in southland

Posted: 26 Oct 2008 12:26 AM CDT

CHICO -- Conner Everts has been working in water issues for 30 years and has seen a lot of the good and the bad.

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