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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'I'll be home for Christmas' song has meaning for troops

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 02:48 PM CST

The song "I'll Be Home For Christmas" came into being in 1943, the same year I did. There has never been a Christmas in the 65 years since that I have not heard that song.

A ghost from Christmas past: 'Belsnickle'

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:18 PM CST

CHICO — Would Betty Bowen's Belsnickle light for another Christmas? Dec. 16 at her mobile home in north Chico, she pulled it from its yellowing shoe box — just the right size for a fragile light bulb in the shape of St.

Alleged reckless driver slams head-on into sheriff's car

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:17 PM CST

CHICO -- A 42-year-old man is in jail and a Butte County sheriff's sergeant suffered minor injuries as a result of a pursuit that ended with a head-on crash.

Apparent gas explosion levels Sacramento-area home

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:16 PM CST

RANCHO CORDOVA -- At least five people were injured Wednesday when a home in a Sacramento suburb was leveled during an explosion officials believe was caused by a natural gas leak.

Art briefs

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 02:48 PM CST

Public votes on water art at Avenue 9 CHICO -- Sixty artists are celebrating the north state's "water wealth" at the expanded Avenue 9 Gallery in Chico.

Art in the rain

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:17 PM CST

Enterprise-Record photographer Bill Husa shows how raindrops from Wednesday's storm produce artistic beauty.

Biblio File: Sacramento writer on building Christmas community

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 02:48 PM CST

The carols proclaim Jesus Christ, the God-Man, has come into the world. What are the economic implications for the way we live with each other?

BloodSource surpasses goal during December

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:17 PM CST

CHICO -- As Christmas Eve was coming to a close at BloodSource in Chico, staff reported 2,059 units of blood had been donated during its annual Season of Giving.

Butte racks up honors in postseason

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:16 PM CST

Butte College football coach Jeff Jordan and defensive lineman Brandon Rankin highlighted another slew of awards bestowed on the 2008 national champion and state champion Roadrunner football team, as the JC Athletic Bureau-California Community

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Dec. 25, 2008

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 02:48 PM CST

Here is a list of local galleries, museums and other art displays. (The listings reflect galleries and studios that have reported participation in Art First Saturday, which takes place 4-8 p.

Calendar highlight: Aubrey Debauchery and the Puke Boots

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 02:48 PM CST

Chico band Aubrey Debauchery and the Puke Boots will play at the sixth annual "Chico Legends Showcase" at 9 p.

Calendar highlight: Rube and the Rhythm Rockers

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 02:48 PM CST

Paradise blues band Rube and the Rhythm Rockers will host the fifth annual anniversary party for The Canteena this weekend.

Cover story: 'A Celtic Christmas' livens up the holiday spirit

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 02:49 PM CST

CHICO -- Curtains opened on a darkened stage in Laxson Auditorium last week, with a single candle in a window depicting an Irish farmhouse.

Crocker Art Museum expansion is under way

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 02:48 PM CST

SACRAMENTO -- If Judge Edwin B. Crocker (1818-1875) were alive today, his Christmas wish might be to "finish soon!

Daily Planner: December 25

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:17 PM CST

Christmas Day Community SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS DINNER: Noon to 2 p.m. Open to anyone in community.

Daily Planner: December 26

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:18 PM CST

Events SOUTH SHASTA MODEL RAILROAD OPEN: 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Dec. 24-26. Humann Ranch, 8620 Holmes Road, Gerber.

Editorial: Enjoy magic of Christmas season

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:16 PM CST

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. — Norman Vincent Peale There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.

Entertainment Calendar for Dec. 25-31

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 02:48 PM CST

Thursday, DEC. 25 No events scheduled. Friday, DEC. 26 Music/Nightclubs COUNTRY, Oroville: Kickin' Karaoke.

Expect wet

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 10:03 AM CST

Santa better be wearing a rain slicker as he makes his rounds tonight. The National Weather Service, which doesn't usually describe any forecast as a certainty, is saying there will be a "100 percent" chance of rain in this area today and tonight.

Happy holidays: Christmas carols for cringing kiddies

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 02:48 PM CST

I'm as sentimental about Christmas as the next guy, but after years of listening to the holiday carols and Christmas standards, I find more than a few rather troubling messages buried in some of those songs.

He Said, She Said movie review: Reeves fits role in 'The Day The Earth Stood Still'

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 02:48 PM CST

"The Day The Earth Stood Still" stars Keanu Reeves, as an alien who has arrived to destroy mankind, and Jennifer Connelly, as the scientist trying to save us.

Holiday season magnifies shoppers' frugality

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:16 PM CST

NEW YORK -- After limping through a holiday season expected to be the worst in decades, the nation's stores made it to Christmas with little to celebrate.

Jesus Center serves up food, music

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:17 PM CST

CHICO -- Retail sales may be down, auto and home sales may be hurting, but for Bill Such it has been a banner year.

Letter: A failure to communicate

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:16 PM CST

On Dec. 18, I attended the information meeting regarding the conversion from analog to digital at the CARD Community Center.

Letter: Christmas cheer in short supply

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:16 PM CST

One day last week I was in a happy holiday mood. Soon "Joy to the World" was silenced in my head. I hope those people guilty of the following will see themselves and make shopping a bit better for us all.

Letter: Council needs to have a revelation

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:16 PM CST

I just wanted to say thank you to all the community and local businesses for helping support the referendum to restore the disc golf course and recreation in the upper Bidwell Park.

Letter: Timing looks a little suspicious

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:16 PM CST

In real estate the mantra is location. In politics it is timing. With the knowledge that it is the House of Representatives who have the constitutional duty to control the money, take a look at the timing.

Life "back to normal" for family lost in snow

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:17 PM CST

PARADISE -- All is well for the Paradise family that one year ago disappeared for three days in a snow storm near Inskip.

Longtime Butte AD, coach Liddell named Big 8 Conference commissioner

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:17 PM CST

Former Butte College coach and athletic director Mike Liddell has been appointed commissioner of the Big 8 Conference for athletics, and will take over the office Jan.

Make learning to dance a New Year's resolution

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 02:48 PM CST

CHICO -- As Adabella Radici once said, "Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health -- it rusts your spirit and your hips.

Music review: Crooked Still, Houston Jones provide big night at Big Room

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 02:48 PM CST

CHICO -- Lots of people took time out from their holiday preparations last Sunday to fill the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Music review: North State Symphony says 'Merry Christmas'

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 02:49 PM CST

PARADISE -- As the maestro's hands rose above his head, there was a moment of silence before the acoustically warm confines of the Paradise Adventist Church came to life.

North State Voices: Christmas mishap a pointed reality check

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:16 PM CST

I've always enjoyed candlelight. It's not really a conscious feeling. The soft flickering just attracts me, a bit like it does moths.

Old song is fun, but impractical as a real gift list

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:17 PM CST

Depending on how you look at it the traditional song, the "12 Days of Christmas" can be tale of religious bigotry, a silly kids' ditty, or passport to economic ruin The song is a subject of some scholarly and even religious debate.

Spoils for victor: Butte football team racks up postseason honors

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:17 PM CST

Butte College football coach Jeff Jordan and defensive lineman Brandon Rankin highlighted another slew of awards bestowed on the 2008 national champion and state champion Roadrunner football team, as the JC Athletic Bureau-California Community

Theater briefs

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 02:48 PM CST

'Tender Yellow Sky' plays at Blue Room CHICO -- The Blue Room Theatre will present "Tender Yellow Sky," an adaptation and reinvisioning of real events, in January.

Theater review: New York features plethora of entertainment

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 02:48 PM CST

NEW YORK -- New York has everything for a theater lover from musicals and plays to operas and cabarets.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 24 Dec 2008 09:18 PM CST

To search for a lost pet after-hours or view animals up for adoption, you can check the society's Web site at www.

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