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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Arrests made in officer impersonation robberies

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The first local arrests in connection with a rash of north-state marijuana robberies by men impersonating police have been made by the Butte County Sheriff's Office.

Bobcats secure at least a share of EAL football title

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CDT

PARADISE — The Paradise High School varsity football squad battled both a rainstorm that turned Om Wraith field into a muddy mess and Shasta junior Evan Taylor, the leading rusher in the league, en route to a 27-19 victory to capture a share

Burning limits lifted effective Monday

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 10:36 AM CDT

OROVILLE — With the help of a weekend rainstorm, Monday should be the official end to the fire season.

Butte County finds itself $10 million in the red

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 07:27 PM CDT

OROVILLE — A combination of economic factors that includes delayed state payments, collapsing property and sales tax revenues, and a worldwide credit crisis has unexpectedly plunge Butte County $10 million in debt.

Butte's plan to run the ball still works

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 02:14 AM CDT

Right after the unbeaten Butte College football team grinded for a 15-minute advantage in possession time to propel another important NorCal Conference win last Saturday, Roadrunners head coach Jeff Jordan paid homage to that ability to keep the

Center opens Monday for fire victims' help

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 01:15 PM CDT

OROVILLE — An assistance center for residential and business victims of this summer's devastating fires will open here on Monday.

Chapmantown home heavily damaged in fire

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO -- Flames gutted the inside of a home in the 900 block of Ohio Street, in the Chapmantown area, late Friday night.

Council candidates list contributors in final pre-election reporting period

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Campaign contributors These are contributions made to Chico City Council candidates for the city's final pre-election reporting period: Andy Holcombe Collected this period: $3,533; to date: $25,033 Spent this period: $5,600.

County finds itself awash in $10 million worth of red ink

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- While the causes are complex and multi-faceted, the result is simple: Butte County is suddenly up to its eyeballs in economic alligators.

Daily Planner: November 1

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Events FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Rain or shine, year-round. East Second and Wall streets, Chico.

Daily Planner: November 2

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Events FOURTH ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bidwell Mansion, 525 Esplanade, Chico. Many free and inexpensive activities including gold panning, butter churning, pie walks and 19th century games.

Delivery issue stalls decision on narrowing streets

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO -- City leaders want more information from downtown merchants and delivery companies before deciding whether or not to narrow downtown's two main streets.

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

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

HIT — As much as we love the changing colors of our tree-lined streets, the down side of all this foliage is just that, down foliage.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "Worship in Heaven," from Pastor Sam Allen; 6 p.

Gerontologist brings answers to Chico veterans

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

CHICO — Veterans of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars may be eligible for benefits and they may not even know it.

Halloween gets busier for Chico police after 11 p.m.

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 04:26 AM CDT

CHICO -- Halloween downtown was busy early Friday night, but not for police. It wasn't until 11:35 p.

In playoff peril: Chico loses heartbreaker to Enterprise

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO — If Isaac Newton were still alive, he would have seen his Third Law of Motion acted out on University Stadium's battered and sloppy playing surface Friday night.

Kids' Halloween event goes on rain or shine today

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 12:56 PM CDT

Rain will not cancel this afternoon's Treat Street event for youngsters under 12 in downtown Chico. The Downtown Chico Business Association says the event will occur from 2 to 5 p.

Letter: Children need a mother and father

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

I will be voting yes on Proposition 8 because I believe traditional marriage between a man and a woman will benefit future generations.

Letter: E-R doesn't make strong case for Herger

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Two years ago in the E-R's endorsement ofWally Herger for another term in Congress, I was struck by the most curious line of reasoning the editorial board had for supporting the re-election of Herger.

Letter: Keep discrimination out of constitution

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

California voters should reject Proposition 8 because it would enshrine discrimination in our California Constitution.

Letter: Palin has the right leadership skills

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

The foundation of my enthusiasm for Sarah Palin is her uncompromising pro-life and marriage positions.

Letter: Prouty works hard for Oroville

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

I have known Jim Prouty for more than 50 years. Not only was the Prouty family our neighbors for many years, Jim has been married to my daughter, Jill, for more than 40 years.

Letter: Reed, Sarsour share common qualities

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

I would like to express my support to Jann Reed, running for Chico Unified School District, and Ali Sarsour, running for Chico City Council.

Letter: Zealots won't stop with marriage

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Proposition 8 supporters say the "rule of the people" was overruled by the California Supreme Court when they legalized gay marriage.

Lifestyle Rx: Understanding 'stress' and the 'stressors'

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

The pace of modern life has thrown us into a kind of time warp. We are constantly urged to go now, see now, buy now, enjoy now.

Local Roundup: Willows tops Rio Vista for lead in SVL

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 02:28 AM CDT

The Willows High football team broke up Rio Vista's 12-game Sacramento Valley League unbeaten streak with a 42-26 road victory Friday night, putting the Honkers in prime position to lock up this year's title and homefield advantage in the Northern

Local briefs

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Both political parties offering rides to polls on Tuesday CHICO — Representatives from the both the Republican and Democrat parties will be providing rides to and from the polls for those needing transportation on Tuesday.

Passenger trains gain favor with public, Congress

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

WASHINGTON -- After half a century as more of a curiosity than a convenience, passenger trains are getting back on track in some parts of the country.

Perspectives: Being a redeemer with a little'r'

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Remember when it was in vogue for Christians to show off those colorful wristbands imprinted with the acronym WWJD — meaning What Would Jesus Do?

Rains make roads slick, threaten flash floods

Posted: 31 Oct 2008 10:11 AM CDT

Overnight rains have left the roadways slick, caused some mud and rock slides, and according to the National Weather Service, could lead to flash floods Saturday.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Dinner, program on prison ministry CHICO — Church Women United will host a dinner and a program on prison ministry, with presentations by Dorothy Parker and Terrye Lucas, Friday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 285 E.

Second Chico brother arrested in pot cultivation case

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO — The brother of a man arrested Wednesday at a home where marijuana was found growing was arrested Thursday at a motel on Manzanita Court in connection with the illegal garden.

Senior Planner

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Paradise programs: Paradise Senior Center, 877 Nunneley Road, 877-1733; Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway, 872-6393.

Students suggest next steps toward sustainability

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO — If you look up Chico State University on an Internet search, numerous awards and recognition will turn up regarding sustainability.

Voter turnout will be the highest in decades

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:41 AM CDT

WASHINGTON -- Voter turnout will be the highest in decades, dwarfing recent presidential elections, experts predict.

Wahl collects, spends the most in City Council race

Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO — The majority of those running for Chico City Council collected and spent smaller amounts in the last two weeks leading up to the election.

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