Monday, December 22, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Food for Thought' helps hungry Butte College students

Posted: 22 Dec 2008 12:38 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Due to the downturn in the economy, many Butte College students are struggling to make ends meet and to feed themselves, according to campus officials.

Blog Log

Posted: 22 Dec 2008 12:38 AM CST

Here are snippets from some of our blogs last week. The blogs, and others, can be seen in their entirety at www.

Butte College offers new 'green' classes and workshops

Posted: 22 Dec 2008 02:06 AM CST

OROVILLE — Butte College has initiated numerous green practices, from recycling 80 percent of its waste stream to one of the largest solar arrays for a community college.

Christmas surprise: A submarine for a son

Posted: 22 Dec 2008 12:38 AM CST

CHICO -- There is some strong Christmas light competition on Rugosa Oak Court, but few homes beat the sentimentality of a large submarine for a returning military man.

Daily Planner: December 22

Posted: 22 Dec 2008 12:38 AM CST

Events HOLIDAY PATHS OF LIGHT: 6-8 p.m. Neighbors and public around Paradise Pines Golf Course tour some 200 decorated homes around the course.

Firefighter recalls a miracle on a Denver runway

Posted: 22 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

DENVER — In a shallow, snow-covered ravine between runways, Assistant Fire Chief Bill Davis saw the hulking Boeing 737 jetliner, resting on its belly and preparing to burn up.

Fuel break project in Butte Creek Canyon may have smoke impact

Posted: 22 Dec 2008 12:38 AM CST

The downside of a fuel break project under way in Butte Creek Canyon is that the need to burn some vegetation, rather than chip it, may mean smoke in canyon neighborhoods through April.

Letter: 8,000 signatures tell a significant story

Posted: 22 Dec 2008 12:38 AM CST

My daughter loves disc golf and was excited to help with the referendum. While walking neighborhoods we talked about responsibilities of voters.

Letter: Council must listen to the people

Posted: 22 Dec 2008 12:38 AM CST

I am proud to report that I personally gathered more than 150 signatures for the disc golf referendum.

Letter: Gas prices back where they should be

Posted: 22 Dec 2008 12:38 AM CST

I guess George Bush and Dick Cheney made enough money on oil while they were in office so they are lowering the price now that their term of office is about over.

Letter: Obama needs to change Iraq policy

Posted: 22 Dec 2008 12:38 AM CST

George W. Bush's Iraq strategy included a standard rotation of rhetoric, as if controlling public opinion compensated for the reality his policies produced.

Local Roundup: Chico State women hold off Kentucky State

Posted: 21 Dec 2008 11:31 PM CST

The Chico State women's basketball team shot a season-high 44 percent, made 19 of 21 free throws and beat Kentucky State 59-55 Sunday on the final day of the Hampton Inn and Suites Classic in Rohnert Park.

News of Our Past

Posted: 22 Dec 2008 12:38 AM CST

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Snow covers Chico area, could continue Saturday; chain requirements posted on several area roads' A rare combination of moist Pacific storm and icy arctic air brought

Retailers launch final holiday sales push

Posted: 22 Dec 2008 12:38 AM CST

CHICAGO (AP) — Swirling snow, packed parking lots and massive markdowns greeted many shoppers across the country this weekend as retailers tried to woo consumers to open their wallets during the final holiday countdown.

Warren defends inauguration invitation

Posted: 22 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

LONG BEACH -- Under fire for opposing gay marriage, influential evangelical pastor Rick Warren said Saturday that he loves Muslims, people of other religions, Republicans and Democrats, and he also loves "gays and straights.


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