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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

1 p.m.: Stocks plunge as bailout plan fails in House

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 03:14 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street has ended a stunning session with a huge loss, with the Dow Jones industrials plunging more than 735 points — their largest point drop ever — after the failure of the financial bailout plan in the House.

1:40 p.m.: Shocking defeat for economic bailout; record stock dip

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 03:50 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stunning vote that shocked the capital and worldwide markets, the House today defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue for the nation's financial system, ignoring urgent warnings from President Bush and congressional

2:30 p.m.: Driver trapped in Chico recreation district pickup after Highway 99 collision

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 04:54 PM CDT

CHICO — A man driving a Chico Area Recreation and Park District pickup was trapped inside the vehicle after a collision with a stopped semitrailer on Highway 99.

CARD employee critically injured in puzzling crash

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:46 PM CDT

CHICO -- A Chico Area Recreation District employee was in critical condition at Enloe Medical Center after ramming a district-owned pickup into the rear of a semitrailer on the shoulder of Highway 99 Monday afternoon.

Campus Clips

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:45 PM CDT

Here are short items about things happening at Chico State University and Butte College: American Visions grand opening The 24th annual American Visions Photography Competition will hold its grand opening reception at 5 p.

Candidates to air views at Paradise forum

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:45 PM CDT

PARADISE — Candidates pursuing positions on the Paradise Town Council and the Paradise Unified School District board of trustees will have a chance to convince voters of their merits at a candidates forum 7 p.

DUI targeted patrol sees significant results

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:45 PM CDT

California Highway Patrol officers made a significant amount of arrests Friday and Saturday nights during their increased patrol of driving-under-the- influence offenders.

Daily Planner: October 5

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 893-5433.

Daily Planner: September 30

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Events GLENN COUNTY REPUBLICANS — 7-4 p.m. Open House at Glenn County Republican Party Headquarters, 210 Walker St.

Downed power lines close Sixth and Cypress

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:08 AM CDT

Chico police and fire agencies are closing the intersection of East Sixth and Cypress streets because of downed power lines.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Martellaro dethrones Maderos at Butte Creek

Posted: 30 Sep 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Some records are not easily broken. Susan Martellaro kept Debbie Maderos from breaking Edna Mitchell's record of winning the Butte Creek CC Women's Club Championship for a total of 13 times by defeating Maderos in the 54-hole championship tournament.

Herger voted for bailout plan

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 03:38 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- Calling it an extremely tough vote to cast, Rep. Wally Herger, R-Chico, said he supported the $700 billion plan to bail out the nation's failing financial institutions.

Herger: Bailout vote one of toughest

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:46 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- Wally Herger, who defines himself as a fiscal conservative, voted for a mammoth government spending bill Monday.

InnerView: Melissa Ramos takes charge at Chico library story time

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:42 PM CDT

CHICO — On any given day, Melissa Ramos can be found biking in Chico or bussing to Oroville, reading to children or to adults with her job at the Butte County Library.

Letter: Color of politics matters most

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:41 PM CDT

In a recent "Tell It to the E-R" comment headlined "Don't let us down now" an African-American caller asked all other African-Americans to vote for Barack Obama, based solely on his race.

Letter: Education helps stop pedophiles

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Barack Obama wants to protect kindergartners from pedophiles by educating them about their rights and abilities to say no, to seek help from other adults and to report abuses.

Letter: Fair trade discussion should be simple

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:41 PM CDT

I want to thank the editorial board for elevating the issue of making Chico a Fair Trade Town to a communitywide discussion.

Letter: McCain proves his independence

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:41 PM CDT

John McCain has voted with his party 88 percent of the time during the current congress. Barack Obama voted with his party 97 percent of time in '07 and 96 percent of the time in '06.

Letter: McCain's hawkish tendencies alarming

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:41 PM CDT

John McCain was a prisoner of war when Americans learned of the My Lai massacre. In March 1968, an American army company entered the village of My Lai and slaughtered more than 300 unarmed children, women and elderly.

Letter: Seek answers on candidates

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Question: What is the difference between a qualified vice presidential candidate and Sarah Palin? Hint:The answer has nothing to do with gender or family situation.

Letter: Stop hyphenating Americans

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Recently, a caller to "Tell It to the E-R" characterized himself as an African-American. In addition to being divisive, the name is imprecise.

Letter: Talking won't calm a restless world

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:41 PM CDT

The best way to deal with savage, brutal and messianic revolutionary regimes led by men whose behavior is unfettered by even the smallest trace of a common morality is through talks, bans and self-disarmament.

Letter: Throw out the illegals

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Should we reward the person or people who illegally come across our borders? No. Should we reward the person or people who illegally build and use a disc course in upper park?

Letter: Walker a seasoned problem-solver

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Chico residents are fortunate this year to be able to choose from a number of outstanding candidates for City Council.

Local Briefs

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:45 PM CDT

Arson caused Oregon Gulch fire OROVILLE — The cause of a Sept. 17 wildfire has been deemed to be arson.

Local Roundup: Chico State golf team in fifth in Division II preview

Posted: 30 Sep 2008 12:26 AM CDT

The Chico State men's golf team stood in fifth place Monday after the first round of the NCAA Division II Preview in Blaine, Wash.

Man shot dead in his car identified

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 08:10 PM CDT

CHICO — The victim of a fatal car-to-car shooting Saturday at the corner of 20th Street and Park Avenue has been identified as Chico resident Shoua Her, 19.

On Foot: Centerville Flume offers an easy, curious walk

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:42 PM CDT

CENTERVILLE — I'm not the most sure-footed hiker in the world, as Thomas will attest when he helps me down a slippery hillside and I've placed the "death grip" on his hand.

Sidelines: Bauhs garners CCAA honors

Posted: 30 Sep 2008 12:26 AM CDT

Scott Bauhs of Chico State was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association's Male Runner of the Week for the week of Sept.

Train victim reportedly reclining on tracks

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:46 PM CDT

CHICO — A 20-year-old Chico State University student was reclining on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks "as if he was taking a rest" in the minutes before he was struck and fatally injured by a train at about 3:25 a.

U.S. Navy watches seized ship with Sudan-bound tanks

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:46 PM CDT

NAIROBI, Kenya — In all the recent pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia, never has there been one quite like the drama unfolding Monday: A cargo ship carrying 33 Soviet-era tanks has been hijacked, and U.

Victim of fatal shooting named

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:46 PM CDT

CHICO -- A man killed Saturday in a drive-by shooting at a busy Chico intersection, and a 17-year-old companion who was wounded, may have argued with another group at a Chico cultural festival minutes before the attack.

Weekend fires destroy home, burn wildland

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:45 PM CDT

OROVILLE — A fire started by a candle Saturday destroyed a million-dollar home near the Thermalito Diversion Pool.

Witness: Defendant claimed he saw his wife shot, thrown off roof

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 11:46 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- A woman who was living with Chico slaying suspect Clinton Egbert quoted him in court Monday as saying he had watched his wife get shot to death and thrown from a roof.

Monday, September 29, 2008

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Aaron Rodgers hurt in Packers' loss to Bucs

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 11:40 PM CDT

TAMPA, Fla. -- Derrick Brooks hasn't been himself this season. A sore hamstring has seen to that, feeding the perception that the 10-time Pro Bowl linebacker and Tampa Bay's aging defense are slowing down.

Bidwell Junior High students dig garden lessons

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 11:33 PM CDT

CHICO -- After their homework is done, students at Bidwell Junior High School can play in the dirt, if they want.

Blog Log

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 11:33 PM CDT

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

Breast cancer survivors prepare for ninth Healing Art Gallery

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 11:33 PM CDT

CHICO — Claudia Steel was diagnosed with breast cancer 20 years ago. She is fine today, and has several theories about survival.

But This is Chico: As king of Chico, SoDo would be unique

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 11:32 PM CDT

I'm the king of Chico. I have supernatural powers and other special gifts. I'm a benevolent despot. I want what is best for my subjects.

CSUC student killed by train

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 11:40 PM CDT

CHICO -- A Chico State University student was struck and killed by a train just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a release from the Chico Police Department.

Chico State University student dies after being hit by train

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 05:15 PM CDT

CHICO — A 20-year-old Chico State University student was struck and killed by a train just before 3:30 a.

Chico State soccer team wins in double-overtime

Posted: 29 Sep 2008 12:02 AM CDT

The Chico State men's soccer team defeated Cal State Monterey Bay 2-1 Sunday in double-overtime in Seaside.

Daily Planner for Sept. 29

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 11:32 PM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Downtown's future may be in pieces

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 11:33 PM CDT

CHICO -- A new concept for downtown Chico would seek to build its economic vitality by breaking it into pieces.

Investigation reveals Palin got zoning aid, gifts

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 11:40 PM CDT

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Though Sarah Palin depicts herself as a pit bull fighting good-old-boy politics, in her years as mayor she and her friends received special benefits more typical of small-town politics as usual, an Associated Press

Letter: Horrors of Guantanamo overlooked

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 11:32 PM CDT

On Sept. 21, the E-R's guest columnist Isabel Dresler relates a description of Guantanamo prison from her cousin, a Guantanamo guard in Camp 6.

Letter: Proposed bailout sets bad precedent

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 11:32 PM CDT

Once again Americans are being threatened with a campaign of fear. At the start of his administration, Bush had a surplus of funds totaling over $60 billion; we have a current budget deficit of $9.

Letter: Term limits lead to poor governance

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 11:32 PM CDT

I never was in favor of the initiative that placed term limits on our state legislators. It didn't seem right that the voting outcome of one year should decide forever whom I could or could not vote for later.

O.K. replay: Old-West gunfight comes to life

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 11:33 PM CDT

FORBESTOWN -- A local historical society plans to submit to the History Channel a re-enactment of the gunfight at the O.

Student killed by train

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 11:33 PM CDT

CHICO -- A Chico State University student was struck and killed by a train just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a release from the Chico Police Department.

Who wins, who loses under proposed bailout?

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 11:40 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- The proposal to bail out U.S. financial markets to the tune of up to $700 billion creates a lot of potential short-term winners, as well as some losers.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

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Alaska: a breath of fresh air, history, ice

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

In the summer of 2008, leaving Northern California to visit Alaska was a breath of fresh air, literally.

Big-play Paul helps Butte get to 4-0

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

OROVILLE — With 382 yards on kick returns and not a single touchdown to show for them, Kiki Paul has had to work awfully hard just to be the most undistinguished force on the Butte College football team this season.

Bookshelf: "10 Things I Can Do to Help My World"

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Looking for a few ways to make a difference? "10 Things I Can Do to Help My World" by Melanie Walsh offers some good suggestions of easy ways kids can start to be more eco-friendly.

Chico's Hmong New Year

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The Hmong New Year was celebrated Saturday at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds. Alvena Thao, 14, (left) and Christine Thao, 15, wear traditional clothing and shade themselves with an umbrella at the celebration.

College towns cracking down on couches

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Starting Oct. 7 a new ordinance in Lincoln, Neb., will make it illegal for "furniture normally used inside to be used outside.

Daily Planner: September 28

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Events SEVENTH ANNUAL SIERRA NEVADA OPEN, CHICO STATE: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 150 fencers will compete in this tournament at Acker Gym to celebrate six medals won in 2008 Olympics by U.

Daily Planner: September 29

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Dropping groundwater levels worry Durham residents

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

DURHAM — Durham residents told Butte County officials last week they are worried about dropping groundwater levels.

Editorial: Time to focus on local races

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Local political races have been overshadowed by the presidential election. The presidential campaign is all anyone talks about, and the various races for city councils and school boards have been almost forgotten so far.

Face-to-face with a glacier

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Anticipation was high as our ship headed for the glaciers. A magnificent display, they are formed by snow which freezes, thaws and turns into granular ice, which over the years becomes compacted into glacial ice, often creating a beautiful blue

Field trip teaches lessons

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I hiked to the top of Lassen Peak on Thursday, and by the time I arrived back down at the parking lot, I felt awful.

Flashbacks From Here And there: A climb with Heinz

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

MOUNT STANLEY, Canada -- More and more snow rustled past and the whole slope seemed to be in motion. My friend Heinz Kahl and I were climbing on the east face of Mount Stanley trying for a first ascent.

Flu clinics to be offered in October

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — Enloe Medical Center will offer free and low-cost flu vaccine clinics to the public this October, starting this week.

Glenn County has $468,000 shortfall

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

WILLOWS — State budget cuts weren't as bad as anticipated, but the state's spending plan will affect the approach Glenn County will now take to balance its budget.

Jump to Division I a 'weighting' game for Myers

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Karlee Myers was resigned to going to the University of Minnesota-Duluth and playing Division II basketball.

Letter: Doctor should watch his words

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

The other day I took my daughter to a doctor here in Oroville. My children have been going to this same doctor's office for the past seven or eight years.

Letter: GOP isn't solely to blame for turmoil

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Just because there is a Republican administration during this economic turmoil doesn't mean they are to blame for our current situation.

Letter: Lottery could aid players, state

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

To me, there seems to be a very simple way to balance the budget without raising taxes or cutting programs.

Letter: More to the Fannie and Freddie story

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

In her Sept. 20 column, Cynthia Tucker took the Republicans to task for the disaster partially caused by the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac debacle.

Letter: Please don't to unto others

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Does the golden rule apply to masochists? — Stephen T. Davis, Chico

Letter: State considering tire-pressure police

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I received a letter recently from the Air Resources Board, a division of the California Environmental Protection Agency, to "All Interested Parties.

Letter: Trip to Bidwell Park no picnic

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Is a picnic table in Bidwell Park more than just a picnic table? You be the judge. On a recent trip to Bidwell Park with family visiting from out of town we were exposed to more than peaceful sounds of flowing water and chirping birds.

Letter: Work shouldn't stop with roundabout

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Now that work is proceeding on the roundabout at Montgomery and Washington, I hope they have a little extra money left over.

Local Roundup: Bauhs wins Stanford Invitational

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Chico State senior Scott Bauhs won the Stanford Invitational, one of collegiate cross country's elite meets featuring mostly Division-I athletes, to give the Wildcats a fourth-place finish Saturday in Stanford.

Local briefs

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Bike path, trails on Park Commission agenda CHICO — Realigning paths and naming trails make up most of the agenda for the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission.

Man dead in drive-by shooting

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO -- A 19-year-old man was killed and a passenger injured in a drive-by shooting at the intersection of East 20th Street and Park Avenue around 12:30 p.

One dead after shooting between vehicles on East 20th Street in Chico

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 03:25 PM CDT

CHICO — One person is dead after a shooting between two vehicles this afternoon on East 20th Street.

People on the Street

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Have you changed your driving habits due to recent road construction in Chico? Asked Thursday night in downtown Chico.

Poker run to raise funds for bike/skate park

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — A poker run to raise funds for the construction of a freestyle bike and skate park will be put on Oct.

Roadrunners Notebook: Butte ready for NorCal play

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

OROVILLE — One of the newest cardinal sins in college football is to think beyond the week ahead because trends have now made assumptions nothing other than fickle.

Roadwork roundup

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico EAST FIRST AVENUE — Delays can be expected as the project to widen the northbound offramp continues; alternative routes are suggested.

Salmon Festival draws thousands

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Fish, food and fun ruled the 14th annual Salmon Festival this year. Thousands of people, many with children in tow, flocked to the Feather River Fish Hatchery, the Feather River Nature Center and downtown to activities in the sun along

Snowbirds captivate Chico AirFest audience

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO -- The Canadian Snowbirds jet team captivated spectators during the main event Saturday at an air show that almost failed to happen.

Sons of Italy entry wins Chico Palio

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — An Italian community organization took home first place Saturday in a downtown race modeled after the famed Siena Palio horse race in Italy.

Stover tourney raises $38,000

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CORNING — Some 130 golfers along with 30 sports celebrities took part Sept. 12 in the Jeff Stover Celebrity Golf Classic at Sevillano Links.

Tentative deal reached on financial bailout

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders and the Bush administration reached a tentative deal early today on a landmark bailout of imperiled financial markets whose collapse could plunge the nation into a deep recession.

Testosterone fest quieted by SpongeBob SquarePants

Posted: 28 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

With widgets scattered across the continent, anytime I can get three of my sons into one place it is an exciting event, and this gathering was going to be a particular joy.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

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Anderson uses arm to lead Chico win over Oroville

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 02:23 AM CDT

OROVILLE — For the past two years, Chico High quarterback Nate Anderson has shown what a commodity his running skills can be at his position.

Big game 'Cats — Paradise's win avenges loss to PV

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 02:23 AM CDT

PARADISE — Paradise is back, baby. That's what a Bobcats assistant coach proclaimed Friday night at Wraith Field after Paradise High beat Pleasant Valley 28-21.

Butte offense getting everybody involved

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 02:23 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Justin Hilton is almost a little suspicious about his receiving statistics this season — 10 catches, 211 yards and three touchdowns.

Chico man sought in big mortgage fraud case

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 12:44 AM CDT

CHICO -- A local man who may have ties to one of the country's largest mortgage scams is being sought by federal authorities in a nationwide manhunt.

Daily Planner: September 27

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Events FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. year-round. East Second and Wall streets, Chico. 893-3276. Weekly.

Daily Planner: September 28

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 12:42 AM CDT

Events SEVENTH ANNUAL SIERRA NEVADA OPEN, CHICO STATE: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 150 fencers will compete in this tournament at Acker Gym to celebrate six medals won in 2008 Olympics by U.

Dog attack still under investigation

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 12:43 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Butte County Animal control is investigating the dog attack that happened this week in south Oroville.

Editorial: Hits and misses: Our take on the week in news

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 12:42 AM CDT

HIT — We're glad the Paradise Town Council is trying to push the issue about escape routes from the ridge.

Four arrested on drug charges

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO — Marijuana was found growing in six homes where Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force agents served search warrants Thursday.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "The Letter to Thyatira," part 4, from Pastor Sam Allen's series, "The Seven Letters to the Seven Churches"; 6 p.

General Plan discussion includes water element

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO — Butte County has put a lot of work into water issues over the past years, documenting current conditions, setting up discussions with other counties on water issues, partnering with watershed groups and receiving grant money for water

Letter: Auto pollution fix is simple

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 12:41 AM CDT

There are too many common-sense solutions for what is presented as a complex problem, and are so easily overlooked.

Letter: Help stop animal cruelty

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 12:42 AM CDT

The Center for Food Safety, Consumer Federation of America, and United Farm Workers have endorsed Proposition 2 and with good reason (letters, Sept.

Letter: No surprise about generic drug ban

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Regarding your article about the FDA blocking imports from India's generic drug giant: What were we expecting and why did it take so long?

Letter: Respect the office, not the man

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 12:42 AM CDT

I'd like to respond to Donald Polzin's letter. He thinks Bush deserves respect just because he's the leader of a country.

Local Briefs

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Suspect sought ORLAND — The Glenn County Sheriff's Office said a man resembling this sketch is suspected of molesting an 11-year-old Orland girl on a Glenn Ride bus Tuesday.

Local Roundup: Lohse leads Braves' roll to win over Spartans

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 02:23 AM CDT

Hamilton High quarterback Brad Lohse accounted for four touchdowns, and the Braves, ranked No. 4 in Northern California for Small Schools by Cal-Hi Sports, routed visiting Esparto on Friday 38-7.

McCain says he'll attend debate

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:22 PM CDT

WASHINGTON — Republican John McCain says he's going to be at the first presidential debate, even though Congress doesn't have a bailout deal.

Natural Wonders: For bird lovers, fall means one thing

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 12:42 AM CDT

The birds are coming! The birds are coming! Those are words bird watchers and nature devotees are always glad to hear, especially as applied to migration and bird refuges such as State Gray Lodge Wildlife Refuge near Gridley.

Over Chico

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 03:26 AM CDT

Staff photographer Jason Halley went on a ride with pilot Randy McLain of Reno in his 1941 Waco UPF-7 bi-plane Friday, and took this picture facing the pilot with the Chico landscape in the background.

Pathologist describes second gunshot wound in 8-year-old slaying case

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 12:44 AM CDT

OROVILLE — One gunshot wound or two? That is a pivotal question for a jury hearing evidence in a now 8-year-old Chico slaying case.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 12:43 AM CDT

Quakers celebrate hew home CHICO — Chico Friends Meeting, Quakers, invites the public to help celebrate the first anniversary in their new meeting house from noon to 3 p.

Roads and skies both looking clear

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 10:49 AM CDT

As of 8 a.m. today both the roads and the skies are looking good so far. The California Highway Patrol reports no significant problems in Butte or Glenn counties, and the National Weather Service is forecasting clear skies, with highs in the low 90s

Senior Planner

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 12:42 AM CDT

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

Sidelines: Softball workshop for ASA set Oct. 3

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 02:23 AM CDT

The Northern California Amateur Softball Association Junior Olympic and Adult Recreation Workshop will be held at 10 a.

Snowbirds talk about dreaming high, lowering risks

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 03:26 AM CDT

CHICO -- The Snowbirds take some high risks when they fly their jets wing-to-wing at hundreds of miles an hour, but they visited local schools to talk about lowering risks and being safe.

Students walk for ill classmate

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 12:43 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Justin Walker can barely say the word "hydrocephalus." But the 5-year-old kindergarten student at Helen Wilcox School knows all too well the meaning of the word.

Stunt car flips in practice run

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 12:43 AM CDT

CHICO — Stunt pilot Eddie Adreini escaped injury Friday night when he flipped over a high-powered vehicle on a runway at Chico Municipal Airport, while preparing for a stunt in which a car races a plane.

Three-vehicle pile up sends at least one to hospital

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:25 PM CDT

CHICO — At least one person was hospitalized because of a three-vehicle crash that took place at about 9 a.

Through the wild blue yonder

Posted: 27 Sep 2008 03:26 AM CDT

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds maneuver with smoke trails Friday evening for the opening of Chico AirFest 2008 in the sky above Chico Municipal Airport.

Washington Mutual customers shouldn't see a difference after JPMorgan Chase purchase

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 01:49 PM CDT

Thursday's announcement of JPMorgan Chase's purchase of Washington Mutual is not expected to create any changes that customers will immediately notice, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Friday, September 26, 2008

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Bailout deal breaks down; Bernanke back to Capitol

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 07:32 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Urgent efforts to lash together a $700 billion rescue plan for the national economy appeared to be stalling Thursday night, hours after key lawmakers had declared they had reached a deal.

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Danny James Mitchell The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Danny James Mitchell for a felony warrant charging him with eight counts of non-sufficient funds checks.

Canadians invade Chico, greeted with applause

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:14 AM CDT

CHICO -- A squadron of Canadian military planes invaded Chico Thursday afternoon and they were greeted with smiles, waves and applause.

Cell phone threats stir copycat fears in Finland

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:14 AM CDT

KAUHAJOKI, Finland -- Panic spread among students in Finland on Thursday as threatening text messages and Internet postings raised fears of new attacks mimicking a deadly school rampage.

Chico station vows to pump cheapest gas in the region

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:32 AM CDT

CHICO -- The gas pumps were working slowly Thursday at the Tower Mart on East Avenue, but at just $3.

Companion plantings for roses will be meeting's topic

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:13 AM CDT

The Butte Rose Society will present its monthly program Tuesday at the Chico library, E. 1st and Sherman avenues.

Corrections

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

It was incorrectly reported in Thursday's Style what day of the month the Green Party meets. It is the first Wednesday of the month.

Daily Planner: September 26

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Events CHICO PALIO: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Artoberfest's Palio community banquet 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Municipal City Hall parking lot.

Editorial: Downtown safety: They paid for it

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:14 AM CDT

We have to compliment City Councilors Tom Nickell and Steve Bertagna for working to find solutions to downtown issues.

Former Chico State instructor caught with pot gets 180 days in jail

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 02:15 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A former Chico State University instructor caught with some 45 pounds of marijuana on her property was sentenced Thursday to 180 days in jail and ordered by the judge to write an essay about the hazards of the drug on the human body.

Former Chico State instructor gets 180 days in jail

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A former Chico State University instructor caught with some 45 pounds of marijuana on her property was sentenced Thursday to 180 days in jail and ordered by the judge to write an essay about the hazards of the drug on the human

Glenn students learn about farming

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

ORLAND — At Glenn County Fairgrounds Wednesday, more than 500 children squirmed, giggled, and mostly listened attentively at several presentations designed to introduce them to the local agriculture industry.

Helicopter plucks man who became ill from Lassen Peak

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

LASSEN PARK — A man on an outing with two sixth-grade classes from Chico Country Day School was near the end of a climb to Lassen Peak Thursday when he became ill and had to be flown off the mountain by helicopter.

Herger: Bailout will require oversight, transparency

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:32 AM CDT

WASHINGTON — So far, he's held off on supporting President Bush's plan to bail out Wall Street with up to $700 billion of taxpayers' money, Rep.

Letter: Column on religion serves to polarize

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:14 AM CDT

The demons deacon Jon Skillman warned us against in his pulpit column included people who are practiced at the art of thinking (intellectuals), secular progressives (anyone not having his system of belief), the politically correct (anyone who

Letter: Obama hasn't done much

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:14 AM CDT

I find it to be strange behavior when a presidential candidate cannot exhibit even one redeeming quality, nor present even one accomplishment to justify his candidacy.

Letter: Scare tactics used on students

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:14 AM CDT

The Sacramento Bee ran an article Sept. 16 headlined "Students can vote at college addresses." The article exposes scare tactics being used in Virginia to discourage students from registering to vote.

Local Roundup: Knox, Quigley carry Bobcats in EAL win

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Laura Knox and Lindsay Quigley both had nine kills, Erikalani Santos had 14 digs and the Paradise High volleyball team maintained its hot season start by sweeping Shasta 3-0 Thursday in Paradise.

Local briefs

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

DUI patrols to be beefed up California Highway Patrol officers will be out in large numbers around Oroville Friday and Chico Saturday enforcing a program called RAID — rapid apprehension of impaired Drivers.

One-Mile has tremendous graffiti spike

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:32 AM CDT

CHICO — A well-used portion of lower Bidwell Park is seeing a spike in graffiti. The One-Mile Recreation Area has been the subject of a "tremendous" amount of graffiti over the last couple of weeks and the city has been spending a lot of time

Orland's track and field ready for play today

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:32 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Wednesday afternoon, the Orland High School freshman football team hit the field for the first time -- the first time on the school's new field, that is.

Overheating

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Chico firefighter Mike Murphy puts out a fire in a truck Thursday afternoon at The Esplanade and East Lassen Avenue.

Police reports

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES Sept.

Prep Football Previews: PV at Paradise to open EAL

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Tonight's Eastern Athletic League opener at Wraith Field should turn out to be a microcosm of the league, as Pleasant Valley High (3-0) travels to Paradise (2-1) for an evenly matched game between Nos.

Roses store up brilliant displays for fall

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Peter Kukielski is a rose fancier with a special fondness for late bloomers — the re-flowering kind that save their best and brightest displays for the invigorating weather of autumn.

Sidelines: Jakovac plays on Nationwide Tour

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 02:16 AM CDT

J.J. Jakovac, a two-time NCAA Division II individual champion at Chico State, was one of 14 open qualifiers to make the field last week in the Nationwide Tour's Oregon Classic at Shadow Hills Country Club in Junction City, Ore.

Sow There: Invest in yellow

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Right now is probably not the best time to advocate investment. There's a lot of worry and remorse going on, especially among people who were gearing up for their retirement years.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: The 10 most influential fishing products of the last 75 years

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 02:16 AM CDT

The American Sportfishing Association recently compiled a list of the top 10 items that have changed the way people fish, as determined by a survey of the nation's most avid anglers.

Tours of exotic, native trees on campus, mansion grounds offered

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Chico State University and Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park are jointly offering four tours of their collection of native and exotic trees and shrubs Oct.

Trial begins in 7-year-old slaying case

Posted: 26 Sep 2008 12:32 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- More than seven years after a Chico woman's body was found at the bottom of Lookout Point, her husband went on trial Thursday for her slaying.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Art briefs

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 04:59 PM CDT

Sal Casa to give lecture at art center CHICO -- The Chico Art Center is having its last lecture of the year Friday.

Artists of River Town celebrate salmon season

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 04:59 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- The Artists of River Town are celebrating salmon season through paintings, sculpture, drawings and a youth art contest in their September exhibit at the Oroville State Theater Performing Art Center.

Biblio File: 'M*A*S*H' star and activist slated for Chico visit

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 04:59 PM CDT

From a bit part in "The Graduate," to eight years on "M*A*S*H" as B.J. Hunnicutt, five seasons of "Providence," and a part in "Desperate Housewives," shy Mike Farrell has realized a childhood dream of becoming an actor.

Bush, candidates, lawmakers to meet on rescue plan

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

WASHINGTON — President Bush summoned Barack Obama, John McCain and legislative leaders to an extraordinary White House summit, warning Americans and Congress on Wednesday night that failing to act on a $700 billion financial industry bailout

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Sept. 25, 2008

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 04:59 PM CDT

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: On the One

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 04:59 PM CDT

San Diego band On The One will play at 7:30 p.m. today, along with the Robert Walter Trio and the Greg Scott Band, during a "Funk Fest" at Chico State University's Bell Memorial Union auditorium.

Calendar highlight: Tiger Army

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 04:59 PM CDT

Tiger Army will play at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Senator Theatre. The band features, left to right, James Maza, Nick 13 and Geoff Kresge.

Chico Chautauqua is Sunday

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico's biking community is planning an old-fashioned "chautauqua" Sunday in City Plaza from 3-7 p.

Chico Palio events kick off month-long 'Artoberfest'

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 04:59 PM CDT

CHICO -- Chico's "Artoberfest," a month-long festival of arts and culture, will kick off Friday with Chico Palio's community banquet.

Chico band Mossy Creek spreads bluegrass, southern charm

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 04:59 PM CDT

CHICO -- Chico is a long way from Dixie, but one need not travel far to hear bluegrass music drenched in southern charm.

Crashes cause trouble on Highway 99

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 10:02 AM CDT

CHICO — A pair of collisions on Highway 99 are causing traffic problems this morning. One wreck, reported just after 7:30 a.

Daily Planner: September 25

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET, CHICO: 6-9 p.m. downtown, Broadway from Second to Fifth streets. Fresh produce, food, crafts and live entertainment.

Daily Planner: September 26

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Events CHICO PALIO: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Artoberfest's Palio community banquet 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Municipal City Hall parking lot.

Editorial: Fish, flight give reasons for awe

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Major celebrations are happening this weekend in both Chico and Oroville, an unfortunate juxtaposition as both events are well worth a visit.

Entertainment calendar for Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 04:59 PM CDT

Thursday, SEPT. 25 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS AUGIE'S FINE COFFEE & TEAS: Chico Poetry Slam. Featuring John Staedler.

Female Prep Athlete of the Week: Paradise's Angell keeps team together

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

PARADISE — Tanya Angell has multiple personalities living in her body and they each take a side.

Fired Girls & Boys Club employee makes threats

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO — Police hope to locate a man who made vague but potentially serious threats against the Boys & Girls Club when he was fired from his job there on Friday.

Five people arrested in connection with stabbing in Biggs

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

BIGGS — Five people have been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Biggs Saturday evening.

Girl tells police she was sexually molested on bus

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:09 AM CDT

ORLAND — An 11-year-old girl told police she was sexually molested by a man on a Glenn Ride bus Tuesday outside Orland.

Glenn County Jail has new correctional officer: Elvis

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

WILLOWS — A top-of-the-class graduate of the 119th Butte College Law Enforcement Academy was sworn to duty Wednesday as a correctional officer in Glenn County Jail.

Grant will help Butte students stay on track

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Students at Butte College will soon have some new services available to help them more quickly navigate toward their academic goals and keep them connected through their time at the college.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'The Women' offers message, but bores critics

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 04:59 PM CDT

"The Women" stars Meg Ryan as a woman struggling with a cheating husband with the help of her friends.

Letter: Civility in short supply

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Writing a letter to the editor is a lot like driving in one's car. The relative anonymity seems to give many people license to be intolerant, aggressive and downright mean.

Letter: Don't do roadwork during rush hour

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

I would like to voice my concern and frustration with the road construction that has been taking place on Highway 99 in Chico for the past few weeks.

Letter: Don't reward neocons

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The greatest power we have as citizens is our voice. Faced with the current situation due to the Republicans and the Bush administration (record-setting national debt, housing crisis, economic crisis, energy crisis, foreign policy crisis), the best

Letter: GOP's glory days gone

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

In his Sept. 17 letter, George Hoag faults Angela Tilaro, who is a registered Republican, for criticizing today's Republican Party.

Letter: High schools serve only select few

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The fact that "one-third of American college students have to enroll in remedial classes" (E-R, Sept.

Letter: Palin comments crude

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

She's so refreshing. Yes, John McCain made a very wise choice in Sarah Palin. As I read the letters to the editor, I am appalled at the unintelligent and extremely crude things that some people are saying about her.

Letter: Palin threatens some

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

"Inferior woman," supposedly destroyed by Roe v. Wade, has risen from the ashes more powerful than ever.

Letter: Pregnancy isn't political

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Anyone with a brain, if they use it instead of choosing a logo to follow therefore blocking out all else, can figure out that 17-year-old children loved and guided or not can make poor decisions and become pregnant, always have.

Letter: Sept. 11 remembrance moving

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

I want to give my deepest thanks to those who organized the Sept. 11 events at City Plaza. I brought my two small children and was captivated by every person who spoke.

Letter: Show some compassion

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Imagine yourself crammed into a cage so small that you cannot turn around or spread your arms or legs for the majority of your life.

Letter: State mortgages its future

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

During the last two months your summaries of the California budget process have been very instructive.

Local Roundup: Pesce's goal, two assists spark Chico's win at RB

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Andres Pesce had a goal and two assists to lead the Chico High boys soccer team to a 3-0 win over the Spartans on Wednesday in Red Bluff.

Local briefs

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Unoccupied charred apartment burglarized earlier this week CHICO — An apartment damaged by flames Sept.

Local fan seeks Hollywood Star for Led Zeppelin

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 04:59 PM CDT

CHICO -- "Combining the visceral power and intensity of hard rock with the finesse and delicacy of British folk music, Led Zeppelin redefined rock in the Seventies and for all time," states the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Look out, point to the natural beauty of Butte

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:09 AM CDT

The observation area at Lookout Point is now complete and ready for sightseers to gaze upon the grandeur of Butte Creek Canyon.

Male Prep Athlete of the Week: Champion Christian's Boettcher finds a knack for scoring

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — Ryan Boettcher didn't hesitate to answer which of his five touchdowns Friday was his favorite.

Missing Bangor man found dead

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 03:09 PM CDT

Bangor — A Bangor man being looked for Tuesday by search and rescue teams was found dead just before 7 p.

Music review: Chico World Music Festival packed with diversity

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 04:59 PM CDT

CHICO -- It was the perfect weekend in Chico for the Chico World Music Festival. Hundreds of people attended Chico Performances' annual festival on Sept.

Nation's racial divide still a chasm

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

When I was in my 20s, I participated in the Selma-Montgomery and many other civil rights marches. As I campus leader in civil rights, I was invited to meet Martin Luther King and have dinner with him and other civil rights activists.

North State Symphony begins concert season

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 04:59 PM CDT

CHICO -- The North State Symphony will kick off the 2008-2009 concert season with "A Star Shines in Autumn," at 7:30 p.

Officials detail plan for schools unification

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:07 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — If Measure M is approved by voters six weeks from now merging Hamilton City's two school districts, a ton of work will lie ahead.

Orland man arrested for burglary at Capay School

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

ORLAND — A man allegedly attempting to steal student backpacks from Capay School was caught in the act and arrested early Wednesday morning.

Oroville artist winner in public TV auction

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 04:59 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- An Oroville artist is among the 25 award recipients in this year's KVIE (PBS Channel 9) art auction.

Other construction projects besides Manzanita are in full swing

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO — The work on Manzanita Avenue near Bidwell Park isn't the only construction project under way in east central Chico.

Pardon our dust: Work on Manzanita relocation under way

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO — Construction has begun on a two-year project that will ultimately result in relocating a portion of Manzanita Avenue.

Park damage prompts safety concerns

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO -- A trip to Wildwood Park ended early for the Lowden family, after mom Amy spotted children playing amongst caution tape in a damaged and sectioned-off playground.

Pipe bomb explodes in Oroville alley

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:09 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A pipe bomb detonated in downtown Oroville Tuesday night, sparking a multi-agency response to an alleyway between Meyers and Downer Street.

Pit bull mauls woman in Oroville

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:09 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Two dogs attacked a woman Monday afternoon, after she was invited into the yard of a house in Southside.

Poetry slam features locals, city slickers at Chico Peace &Justice Center

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 04:59 PM CDT

CHICO -- U.S. Poet Laureate, Rita Dove, once wrote, "Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.

Revolving art: County libraries receiving Picturing America grant

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:07 AM CDT

A group of 40 reproduction art works will be making the rounds of Butte County libraries in the coming months, due to a grant the libraries received through the National Endowment for the Humanties and the American Library Association.

Roll over blocks Highway 99

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 11:33 AM CDT

CHICO — Emergency teams are responding to an accident involving a rolled-over car on southbound Highway 99, north of Highway 149.

School time

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Awards Fairview School in Orland, received a $1,000 award from the Orland Rotary Club to support the Native California Day program for fourth-graders.

The Nosebleed Section column: Ejections are a black and white issue

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

This is a column about getting tossed. Or ran. Or whatever you want to call it. It's about getting ejected, and it happened to Las Plumas' Donnie Hedrick in last week's Victory Bell football game against Oroville.

Theater briefs

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 04:59 PM CDT

Sally Struthers in 'Nunsense' CHICO -- Chico Performances will present the Broadway musical "Nunsense" starring Sally Struthers next week.

Theater review: Chico theater hits home run with 'Damn Yankees'

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 04:59 PM CDT

CHICO -- Another homer was hit by Chico Theater Company last Friday with the opening of its latest musical, "Damn Yankees.

Two programs for young entrepreneurs to start

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — Starting next week, two young entrepreneurship programs designed for people ages 18 to 27 will be conducted over the next two months.

Voluntary fire-debris cleanup nearing deadline

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:09 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Efforts to remove residential ash and debris in the fire-ravaged areas of Butte County are moving from voluntary cleanup toward enforced nuisance abatement.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 02:07 AM CDT

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

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Butte Creek Canyon project denied again

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:13 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Despite an attorney who invoked constitutional protections, hinted at potential legal action, and alleged there had been physical threats to his clients, a divided Butte County Board of Supervisors again said no to a Butte Creek

Community Roundup: All-around top score earns Martinez trip to state

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

The Oroville Gymnastics Sports Academy's levels 4 and 5 compulsory gymnasts competed Saturday at the Disco Tech Invitational in Rancho Cordova.

Concrete ideas sought to shun bikers, boarders off sidewalks

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:13 AM CDT

CHICO — City leaders hope to send a message that skateboarding and bicycling on downtown sidewalks will no longer be tolerated.

Daily Planner: September 24

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Events LEAKEY BOOK CLUB: 7 p.m. Chico State University anthropology faculty and Northern California Natural History Museum will run discussion on Virginia Morrel's "Ancestral Passions" in preparation of Dr.

Daily Planner: September 25

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET, CHICO: 6-9 p.m. downtown, Broadway from Second to Fifth streets. Fresh produce, food, crafts and live entertainment.

Early crash hampered East 1st Avenue

Posted: 23 Sep 2008 09:33 AM CDT

CHICO — A crash before 6:30 a.m. today temporarily interfered with traffic on East First Avenue, just east of Highway 99.

Early morning fire destroys home under construction

Posted: 23 Sep 2008 02:25 PM CDT

ROBINSON MILL — A home believed to be under construction on Robinson Mill Road near the Butte-Yuba County line was destroyed by an early morning fire.

Editorial: Tragedy's aftermath is time for caring

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:12 AM CDT

This community is still in shock over the recent murder and suicide related to Chico's Henningsen family.

Food preparer skeptical of claim tri-tip caused E. coli

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:13 AM CDT

FOREST RANCH — It's hard to believe tri-tip served at an event in Forest Ranch made people sick with E.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Mary McArthur The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Mary McArthur for charges alleging willful cruelty to child, possession of controlled substance paraphernalia,

Gunman seeks trial in Paradise shooting

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:13 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Sentencing was postponed Tuesday for a Paradise man convicted of a shooting that left the victim blind in both eyes.

Jury information release in Palermo murder case

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:13 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A judge Tuesday upheld a prosecutor's request to unseal personal jury information in a Palermo murder case.

Letter: Bias toward Obama obvious

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:12 AM CDT

I can't believe how biased your editorial was on Sept. 15, "Sexist, racist remarks divert from real issues.

Letter: Give Californians more freedom

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Gov. Schwarzenegger has the opportunity to provide more freedoms to Californians while helping our economy by signing into law SB840, the single-risk-pool health care reform bill recently passed by the legislature and awaiting his signature.

Letter: McCain, Palin will keep us safe

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:12 AM CDT

There were many letters to the editor on Sept. 14 that were inaccurate about the facts of Gov. Sarah Palin and also Sen.

Letter: Neither candidate will deliver change

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:12 AM CDT

We're coming into election season again and this time "change" is the buzz word being used by both candidates.

Letter: Obama's reference was telling

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Barack Obama made a remark about a pig with lipstick. If you have a dictionary of American slang, the definition as it relates to a woman are: a woman having a sloppy appearance; a woman with sloppy morals; or a passionate or promiscuous woman.

Letter: Proposition quashes equal rights

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:12 AM CDT

The state constitution should guarantee the same freedoms and rights to everyone. This includes people of different ethnicities, ages, religions and sexual orientations.

Letter: Vote no on Willows school bond

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:12 AM CDT

The Willows school board is bent upon passing a bond to replace classrooms. The portables look good, others are shabby, appearing that little upkeep takes place.

Letter: Write marriage into constitution

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Several years ago Californians voted decisively in favor of Proposition 22, which defined marriage by stating simply, "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.

Local Roundup: Roadrunners roll over Redwoods

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

The Butte College women's soccer team dominated Redwoods 9-0 Tuesday at home in the Roadrunners' Golden Valley Conference opener, led by hat tricks from Rachael LeDuc and Karley Miller.

Local briefs

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Information on eye services set PARADISE — Eye screening, a panel discussion by doctors with time for questions and answers, and other services and information will be offered for the visually impaired Thursday during a free eye care

Mirrored image: Mural projects link two schools in two countries

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:13 AM CDT

CHICO — Over the summer, two Chico teenagers created a mural at a school in Lo De Marcos, Mexico, and this week they are creating a "sister mural" at Rosedale School.

Preview: Artists of River Town celebrate salmon season

Posted: 23 Sep 2008 05:10 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- The Artists of River Town are celebrating salmon season through paintings, sculpture, drawings and a youth art contest in their September exhibit at the Oroville State Theater Performing Art Center.

Reading groups for Book in Common still forming

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:13 AM CDT

CHICO -- It's not too late to join a reading group for the town-and-gown-declared Book in Common program — a movement to encourage people in the community to read the same book and use it as common grounds for discussion.

Ridge council discusses escape routes in wake of Humbolt Fire

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:45 AM CDT

PARADISE — For years, residents on the Paradise ridge have been concerned about being able to escape during a catastrophic fire.

Sidelines: Fencing tourney set for weekend

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

During a two-day tournament Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chico State's Acker Gym, spectators will be able to watch more than 150 fencers, including past Olympians, compete in a Pacific Coast circuit event.

Starving Student: La Cocina Economica order comes with 'nice'

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:13 AM CDT

CHICO By all accounts, I had every right to be irritated in my first attempts to review La Cocina Economica.

Struggles continue for Vikings

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 02:29 AM CDT

CHICO — The signs of change within Pleasant Valley High's volleyball team weren't evident Tuesday night.

Sweet Basil & The Bee: The other 'big reds' of summer

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 12:13 AM CDT

CHICO — The other "big red" of summer, besides the tomato, is the red onion. More dusky purple than red, bigs reds are a color and flavor we associate with summer, and their local season expires in late fall.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

"Dr. Mark" is hero to students, planet

Posted: 21 Sep 2008 11:32 PM CDT

CHICO — Many people judge themselves by the legacy they leave behind. Some may seek their name on a grand building, or a contribution in their field.

'Mad Men' and '30 Rock' win top Emmys

Posted: 21 Sep 2008 11:34 PM CDT

LOS ANGELES — The sleek '60s drama "Mad Men" made Emmy history Sunday as the first basic-cable show to win a top series award, while the sitcom "30 Rock" and its stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin also emerged as big winners.

But This is Chico: Patrick Ranch home needs support

Posted: 21 Sep 2008 11:19 PM CDT

At one time, the Old Patrick House was a typical mid-19th century farmhouse. It was an everyday part of Butte County's rural landscape.

Chico State men's soccer team improves to 7-0

Posted: 22 Sep 2008 12:12 AM CDT

The Chico State men's soccer team defeated Cal State San Bernardino 4-0 Sunday at University Soccer Stadium in a California Collegiate Athletic Association match.

Chico firm's laser showing up in podiatrists' offices

Posted: 21 Sep 2008 11:32 PM CDT

CHICO -- Podiatrists in Sacramento, San Jose, Salt Lake City and New Jersey are trying out laser light technology that was developed under the auspices of a Chico company.

Contributions sought for deputies' memorial highway signs

Posted: 21 Sep 2008 11:32 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- Resolutions passed by state lawmakers last year decreed that Highway 149 in Butte County be named in memory of two sheriff's deputies killed in a shoot-out in 2001.

Daily Planner: September 22

Posted: 21 Sep 2008 11:19 PM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Daily Planner: September 23

Posted: 21 Sep 2008 11:19 PM CDT

Community JUDGMENT WORKSHOP: How to do your own divorce; family support issues. Service of Butte County Superior Court.

Doggy day

Posted: 21 Sep 2008 11:33 PM CDT

In Photo No. 1: Terry and Jody Jobe of Oroville and their two boxers, Mosley and Dempsey, dropped by the Canine Carnival Sunday at Community Park.

Letter: Addition by subtraction

Posted: 21 Sep 2008 11:19 PM CDT

Please tell us one thing that Jack Berry has done since he has been on the Oroville City Council? Our community is in need of positive people building our future.

Letter: Article on Oroville schools too negative

Posted: 21 Sep 2008 11:19 PM CDT

The front-page article in the Sept. 10 Mercury-Register was deceivingly negative. The article says in part, "None of the seven schools in the Oroville Elementary district met (the state) standard.

Letter: Country doesn't need more of same

Posted: 21 Sep 2008 11:19 PM CDT

If the American electorate falls for the McCain/Palin ticket, as it might for "American Idol" candidates rather than judging them on the merit of their positions, we will be facing an endless war in Iraq, and a probable new war in Iran.

Letter: We know what Republicans can do

Posted: 21 Sep 2008 11:19 PM CDT

Let's get something straight. John McCain calls for change, but he is a Republican. Republicans have controlled the White House, Congress, or both for 26 of the past 28 years, and Sen.

Locals pedal to victory downtown

Posted: 21 Sep 2008 11:33 PM CDT

CHICO -- Six cyclists from the area won first place in as many categories during the Sierra Nevada Downtown Criterium Sunday.

Man killed in crash

Posted: 21 Sep 2008 11:32 PM CDT

WHEATLAND — One man was killed and two were injured in a rollover crash on Spenceville Road just after 11 p.

More children are discovering that exercise can be fun

Posted: 21 Sep 2008 11:33 PM CDT

NEW YORK -- Like many parents, Diana Ennen had trouble getting her daughter Amber to exercise. So two years ago, Ennen decided that Amber was coming to the health club.

News of Our Past

Posted: 21 Sep 2008 11:32 PM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Local funds release means no budget cuts for Butte' OROVILLE — Butte County was going to have to .

Permanent solution sought for growing gravel bar

Posted: 21 Sep 2008 11:32 PM CDT

For years, Les Heringer has been watching the Sacramento River. As manager of the M&T Ranch on Chico River Road, west of Chico, Heringer has watched as the slowly changing river has brought gravel that gradually builds up and is threatening to cut

Viboch focuses to win city golf championship

Posted: 21 Sep 2008 11:33 PM CDT

CHICO — With the Chico State ties involved in the last two rounds of the Chico City Golf Championship, it seemed there would be plenty of color to add to the intrigue on the day of the 36-hole, match-play final Sunday at Bidwell Municipal Golf

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

6 p.m.: Tri-tip linked to E. coli outbreak; victims now number 18

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 08:10 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Butte County health officials are reporting tonight that a total of 18 people have fallen ill due to an E.

Butte County supervisors wonder why fires are not 'major disaster'

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:32 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Just how bad do things have to get to constitute a "major disaster?" That's a question Butte County is pondering after the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied a request to have the county designated a major disaster area as a

California has a budget, finally

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The state Legislature approved a few tweaks to its $143 billion state spending plan Friday, strengthening a rainy day fund to win support from Gov.

Chicoan testifies about Medicare in Washington, D.C.

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:32 AM CDT

CHICO — Tatiana Fassieux traveled to Washington, D.C. last week, invited to testify before the U.

Daily Planner: September 20

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Events FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Worm compost demonstrations by Danielle Baker, the traveling worm woman at 9, 10, 11 a.

Daily Planner: September 21

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Events CHICO DOWNTOWN CRITERIUM: 7:30 a.m. races start, 12:30 p.m. kids race. Free family cycling event by Chico Corsa Cycling Club, sponsored by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, with $7,000 in prizes.

Dog park rules to stay the same for now

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

CHICO — Rules governing the new enclosed dog park at DeGarmo Park in north Chico will stay in place for now.

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

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:32 AM CDT

HIT — At a school with innovative, experimental programs in abundance, Chico High School's Peer Mediation Club may be the most helpful and inspiring program of all.

Government moves to help financial crisis

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 10:01 AM CDT

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on Friday sketched out a multi-faceted effort to confront the worst U.

In Session: Free legal asssitance is available to seniors

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:32 AM CDT

At the California Senior Legislative session last year I introduced a proposal that would have assisted in the funding of the Senior Legal Hotline, a free service for seniors.

Keithley sworn in as Superior Court judge

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Veteran prosecutor Clare Keithley, 45, of Chico was appointed as the 11th judge of the Butte County Superior Court on Friday.

Leisurely paddle

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Rob Brunig of Chico paddles his kayak in the Thermalito Diversion Pool east of Oroville Thursday. Brunig enjoys kayaking in the diversion pool at Lake Oroville State Recreation Area four or five times a year when he isn't kayaking in the ocean.

Letter: Budget games affect real people

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:32 AM CDT

I'm irate over the politicians, especially the Terminator, who seems to think he is playing a role in a movie instead of being a real governor who went around accusing lawmakers leaving Sacramento before passing the budget while he has been doing

Letter: Domestic gas supplies sent overseas

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Now here's a funny twist: In the last few weeks we've heard a relentless drumbeat from the right demanding that we abandon all environmental safeguards and start immediate drilling for more oil and natural gas in this country, especially in

Letter: My marriage isn't threatened

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:32 AM CDT

A recent letter in the E-R says a committee of researchers went to Africa and decided AIDS came from a man having intimate contact with animals.

Letter: New diesel rules bad for local economy

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Thanks to the E-R for writing about the eye-popping cost to the city to comply with new Air Resources Board diesel engine regulations.

Local Roundup: Randolph's late score rallies PV to win

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Quarterback Patrick Randolph's 10-yard scramble for a touchdown with one minute left in the game completed the comeback in the nonleague victory for Pleasant Valley High, a road win over Eureka 27-21 on Friday.

No Reedley raid for Butte this year

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Talent propels college football teams toward a great record, but schedules can keep it in place. Butte may find itself becoming a model for that premise soon.

Orland High School student to head to state speakoff

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Public speaking is about the last thing a lot of people want to do, but three Glenn County students took a plunge and competed in the annual Glenn County Resource Conservation District speakoff contest Thursday evening in Willows,

Panthers use blast from past to edge Sheldon

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO — For better or for worse, the Chico High football team reverted back to last season at times Friday night against Sheldon at University Stadium.

Radical rescue: Half-trillion-dollar price tag in proposed federal bailout plan

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

WASHINGTON — Struggling to stave off financial catastrophe, the Bush administration on Friday laid out a radical bailout plan with a jawdropping price tag — a takeover of a half-trillion dollars or more in worthless mortgages and other

Retired highway partol officer dies on road he once patrolled

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

YUBA CITY — Retired California Highway Patrol officer James Silsbee, 73, died Thursday after he rode his bicycle into traffic on Highway 99 and slammed into the side of a truck.

School takes lead to help children of slain woman

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:32 AM CDT

CHICO — Members of a parent/teacher organization at Shasta School are hoping the community will help them assist a student and former student who lost their parents last week in a tragic crime.

Schwarzenegger favors new compromise budget deal

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 01:03 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will sign a compromise budget deal after lawmakers ceded to his demands for budget reform, his spokesman said Friday.

Senior Daily Planner

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:32 AM CDT

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

State budget won't hold any surprises for county financial officer

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

OROVILLE — While Butte County's Chief Financial Officer Greg Iturria doesn't know exactly what the final California state budget will look like, he doesn't expect it to be a big surprise.

Tigers dust LP, nab Victory Bell

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 02:15 AM CDT

OROVILLE — With both teams looking to break into the win column for the year, the Victory Bell game had more than possession of the Bell riding on the line Friday night at Harrison Stadium.

Tri-tip served at fundraiser is likely culprit in E. coli outbreak

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 12:33 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Tri-tip served at a fundraiser in Forest Ranch appears to be the culprit in an outbreak of sickness caused by E.

Wildcats stay perfect, win sixth straight

Posted: 20 Sep 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO — Evan Armstrong wasn't even born the last time the Chico State men's soccer team started a season 6-0.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

American Express cardholders urged to be on lookout for bogus charges

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

WEST SACRAMENTO — American Express cardholders are being cautioned to check their monthly statements carefully for bogus charges.

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Michael Joseph Nunley The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Michael Joseph Nunley for a warrant charging him with failing to appear, indecent exposure and traffic

CUSD budget still has ongoing deficit

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO — The end-of-year accounting for Chico Unified School District showed the district crawling out of a financial crisis, but still not on solid ground.

Daily Planner

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Today Events FEATHER RIVER TRIBAL HEALTH AND SAFETY FAIR: Noon-5 p.m. Celebration of Feather River Tribal Health 15th anniversary and expansion of the Oroville facility with its annual fair.

E. coli cases from Forest Ranch fundraiser now number 13

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 07:23 PM CDT

FOREST RANCH — The number of people sickened by E. coli bacteria as a result of eating food at a fundraiser earlier this month now stands at 13.

E. coli cases from fundraiser grow to 13

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

FOREST RANCH -- The number of cases of illness caused by a dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria has grown to 13, Butte County Health Officer Dr.

Editorial: Gridley: Listen to success story

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 11:55 PM CDT

As the residents of Gridley and Biggs scramble for funding to keep their hospital open, they can take heart from a situation nearly identical to theirs that is playing out quite nicely in Glenn County.

Garden Briefs

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Free compost workshops slated CHICO -- The Associated Students Recycling program at Chico State University will be holding free compost workshops throughout the semester on most Saturdays from 11 a.

Information about Oroville pot raid still not released

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Little information has been provided in the aftermath of a marijuana raid that took place Tuesday afternoon in south Oroville.

Kicking off a community book club

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO -- A group of Chico organizations is urging the whole community to join in a metaphoric tea-brewing and tea-steeping experience, and a literal, literary endeavor to unite the community — the Book in Common program.

LaMalfa says budget deal made

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 07:26 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Doug LaMalfa, R-Richvale, said this afternoon he understood the state budget crisis had been resolved.

Let me count the ways &amp Wildcats' attack has more options

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO — By now, the entire California Collegiate Athletic Association knows Chico State volleyball and its top seniors, Lindsay Macias and Erica Brick.

Letter: Caller needs more information

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 11:55 PM CDT

A recent "Tell It to the E-R" contribution contained misinformation about Habitat For Humanity. Our local Butte County affiliate is one of 1,600 U.

Letter: Chico officer a true pro

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Police Lt. Mike Weber has been a great asset to the Chico community. His fair-minded, pragmatic approach set a good example.

Letter: Common sense trumps General Plan

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 11:55 PM CDT

WhileI have great respect for the Chico planning commissioners votingagainst expansion, Istrongly disagree with the recent decision denying the expansion of the local Volkswagen dealership.

Letter: Spray more often for mosquitoes

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 11:55 PM CDT

\Reading today's E-R I was shocked at a comment regarding mosquitoes. I was at the Bidwell Park function on Labor Day and came home with three mosquito bites.

Letter: Starving Student a keeper

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Thank goodness you guys finally found a Starving Student who can actually write. The last few were nearly insufferable.

Letter: Starving Student review unfair

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 11:55 PM CDT

I was very put off by the recent review of Maria's in your Starving Student column. I get that the columnist thought the food was overpriced, which is a valid complaint when you compare Maria's to other area Mexican restaurants.

Local Roundup: Pleasant Valley High tennis team stays undefeated

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

The Pleasant Valley High girls tennis team remained undefeated Thursday with an 8-1 road win over Paradise.

Local briefs

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

New judge to be sworn in today OROVILLE — Newly-appointed judge Clare Keithley will be sworn into office at 3:30 p.

Man who crashed his vehicle into tree cleared of DUI charge

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

ORLAND — A Chico man arrested March 19 after he crashed his vehicle into a tree on Highway 32 east of Orland has been cleared of a driving under the influence charge.

Number of E. coli cases from fundraiser grows to 14

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

FOREST RANCH — The number of cases of illness caused by a dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria has grown to 13, Butte County Health Officer Dr.

Orland liquor store robbed at gunpoint

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

ORLAND — Police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed the Discount Liquor store, 160 E. Walker St.

Oroville intersection closed so roundabout can be built

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The Washington Avenue-Montgomery Street intersection at the east end of downtown Oroville will be closed today through Sunday for completion of the city's first roundabout.

Oroville team's win means unicorn tattoo for coach

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 11:54 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- Most coaches celebrate a team's win with ice cream or pizza. Dave Rutenschroer got a tattoo.

Pair of crashes could cause problems

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 10:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Two different traffic mishaps, one in front of Chico Junior High School, on Memorial Way, and the other on Durham-Pentz Road, between Highway 99 and Butte College, could cause congestion in this areas.

Paradise ponders several options to streamline Skyway

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

PARADISE — A consulting team studying the Skyway, Paradise's main thoroughfare, has presented the public with an option that could dramatically transform the road downtown.

Planning Commission votes to keep growth mostly in the city

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- The Chico Planning Commission Thursday night shaped a vision for future city growth, and it will largely be within existing boundaries, with some growth occurring in the north and southwest side of the city.

Police report

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department. A high number of residential burglaries involved window screens being cut or removed to gain access: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES Sept.

Possible financial crisis fix sends stocks soaring

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 11:54 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- The stock market finally found reason to rally Thursday, and Congress promised quick action as the Bush administration prepared a plan to rescue banks from the bad debt at the heart of the worst crisis on Wall Street since the Great

Prep football previews: Chico plays home opener to continue new Alvistur era

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Fans of the Chico High football team will finally get to see the start of the Jason Alvistur era when the Panthers host the Sheldon Huskies tonight at University Stadium.

Sidelines: Cal State East Bay joins CCAA

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

At its annual Presidents/Chancellors' Group meeting, California Collegiate Athletic Association presidents unanimously approved membership of California State University, East Bay to the conference beginning with the 2009-10 athletics season.

Sow There: Giving the gift of music

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 11:55 PM CDT

Recently I've been exploring my character flaws and realize that I'm not a very gracious person. Sure, I do a lot of nice things for my friends and I'm not being vain by saying that if you called my friends they would agree.

Stocks surge on report of entity for bad debt

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 03:45 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street rallied in a stunning late-session turnaround today, shooting higher and hurtling the Dow Jones industrials up 400 points following a report that the federal government may create an entity that will take over

Top alumni

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Marge Maddux was among those honored at Chico High School Foundation's Alumni Recognition Dinner Thursday.

Two driving tours through Lassen National Forest offered

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHESTER — The Lassen National Forest will be conducting two driving tours of Almanor Ranger District scenic areas in October.

Wind chime project must have environmental review

Posted: 19 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO — Plans in the work for a new art project would put 16-foot-tall wind chimes in a Chico park.

World's oldest man has 113th birthday in Japan

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 11:54 PM CDT

TOKYO -- The world's oldest man celebrated his 113th birthday Thursday in southern Japan, telling reporters he wants to live another five years.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

1:17 p.m.: Stocks tumble after government bailout of AIG

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 05:21 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street plunged again in a crisis of confidence today as anxieties about the financial system still ran high after the government's bailout of insurer American International Group Inc.

Art briefs

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 05:03 PM CDT

Janet Turner's prints at James Snidle Fine Arts CHICO -- James Snidle Fine Arts has announced its "Art of the Month," a trio of rare prints by Janet Turner.

Art feature: Local artist's pastel piece part of New York show

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 05:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- Chico artist Waif Mullins' pastel "Jah Youth Strikes a Pose" has been accepted for the Pastel Society of America's 36th annual exhibition, "Pastels Only.

Biblio File: Chico novelist writes about the power of love

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 05:03 PM CDT

It begins with a softball game in Madison, Iowa in 1950; before the story ends a young man faces almost certain death far away in the Korean War.

Birthright of Chico to host art auction, wine tasting

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO — Birthright of Chico will hold its first wine tasting and art auction Sept. 26 at the Newman Center.

Bogus ticket-writer's sentencing delayed

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A former Butte County man who issued his own handicapped parking tickets several years ago, will represent himself without a lawyer after being found in violation of his probation.

Butte holds off Yuba in three games

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A little bit ironic for a group that prides itself on stout defense, defending leads became troublesome for the Butte College women's volleyball team on Wednesday night.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Sept. 18, 2008

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 05:03 PM CDT

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.

Chico World Music Festival runs Friday through Sunday

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 05:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- Once again Chico Performances is bringing the world to Chico with the 15th annual Chico World Music Festival, Friday through Sunday.

Chico arsons rank high on FBI's list

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO — The FBI released crime statistics this week that shows only 19 California cities had more reported arsons in 2007 than Chico.

Chico fogging slated Thursday

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 05:08 PM CDT

CHICO — Officials plan to fog two sections of the south Chico area to kill adult mosquitoes Thursday evening.

Chico man who set off fireworks in Oroville faces multiple charges

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A Chico man who got more attention than he bargained for when he set off fireworks on his Oroville area property July 4 is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges.

Contra dance season in full swing at Chico Grange

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 05:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- There's nothing "contra-versial" about contra dancing. Except perhaps if you don't like to spin.

Cooling tempers: Chico High students learn how to calm situations involving interpersonal dispute

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — Arguments, fights and conflicts have a better way of getting worked out at Chico High School than they used to, since the Peer Mediation Club formed a couple of years ago.

Cover story: 'Rabbit Hole' sparks hope with story of grief

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 05:03 PM CDT

PARADISE -- Theatre on the Ridge successfully showed how hope and perseverance can overcome grief in its latest play, "Rabbit Hole.

Daily Planner: September 19

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Events FEATHER RIVER TRIBAL HEALTH AND SAFETY FAIR: Noon-5 p.m. Celebration of Feather River Tribal Health 15th anniversary and expansion of the Oroville facility with its annual fair.

Dead-end road leads to magnificence

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:10 AM CDT

My favorite street in Half Moon Bay is one that comes to an abrupt end, although it does intersect with a bicycle path.

Dog park rules called too restrictive

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — The rules at Chico's new dog park have some residents concerned; a handful of dog owners say the rules are too restrictive.

E. coli outbreak after Forest Ranch fundraiser concerns health officials

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 07:50 PM CDT

FOREST RANCH — Butte County health officials are concerned about an outbreak of a dangerous strain of E.

Editorial: Join the region's largest book club

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Think of the joy of discussing a good book with a friend. Now think of the joy of being able to have that discussion with anyone and everyone in the community.

Entertainment Calendar for Sept. 18-Sept. 24

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 05:03 PM CDT

Thursday, SEPT. 18 Music/Nightclubs CAFE CODA: Coyote Grace, Zach Zeller, The Red Ribbon Brigade, North Cedar.

Fogging to kill mosquitoes set tonight in south Chico

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — Fogging to kill adult mosquitoes is planned this evening in two zones south of Chico. If the weather allows it, fogging will be done between 7 and 10:30 p.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Burn After Reading' a surprising and funny film

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 05:03 PM CDT

"Burn After Reading" stars George Clooney, Frances McDormand and John Malkovich in a film about a couple of gym employees who try to turn a CD they found into their big break into the spy game.

Health officials issue E. coli warning

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

FOREST RANCH — A few people got very sick in an outbreak of illness caused by a dangerous strain of E.

Letter: Abe Lincoln had it wrong

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:10 AM CDT

What was Abe Lincoln thinking when he spoke the words "government of the people, by the people, for the people"?

Letter: Council should fix a bad decision

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Thank you for your editorial chastising the Chico Planning Commission's disappointing decision to deny Mark Abouzeid's request to expand his Volkswagen dealership onto property he currently owns, the old Foster Freeze site at Ninth and Broadway.

Letter: Litter mars formerly picturesque drive

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Litter, litter everywhere, what is wrong with you people? I am ashamed and saddened by the ignorant, lazy and uncaring people who continue to throw out their plastic bags, beer cans, diapers and yes even dumping tires on our once-beautiful drive up

Letter: Some aren't getting the full picture

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:10 AM CDT

I am an Enloe employee. Having read the letter to the Enloe board asking them to finish the discussion, I was compelled to phone the residents and leaders of Chico that signed the letter.

Letter: Voter apathy to blame for late budget

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:10 AM CDT

The Sept. 9 editorial that focused on the state budget impasse did a disservice to our legislators. Saying they are not real people and so far removed from the real world is not entirely accurate.

Local Roundup: Chico High boys soccer squad blasts Enterprise

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

The Chico High boys soccer team blew out Enterprise 12-0 on Wednesday. Pepe Rangel scored three goals and Andreas Pesce and Drew Haley each scored twice to lead the Panthers (2-0) to an Eastern Athletic League victory over the visiting Hornets.

Local briefs

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Glenn County Fair seeks a theme ORLAND — Glenn County Fair Board President John Viegas has announced that the fair is sponsoring a contest to select its theme for the 2009 Fair, which will run May 13-17.

Minor injury crash on Highway 99

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 10:33 AM CDT

CHICO — A minor injury traffic accident took place at about 8:15 a.m. today at the intersection of Highway 99 and Garner Lane.

Music review: Dya Singh weaves music and wisdom together

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 05:02 PM CDT

CHICO --Sitting barefoot in lotus position, with the scrim illuminated in soft flowery shades of rose and lavender, Dya Singh set the stage for a peaceful evening of musical meditation.

Once ailing Glenn Medical Center recovering quite nicely as of late

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Once-ailing Glenn Medical Center continues to show signs of improvement and stability, according to hospital officials at a Glenn County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday.

Paradise charter school to get science classroom

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

PARADISE — A specialized classroom for science and technology is slated to be installed at Children's Community Charter School, a small school on Pentz Road in Paradise.

Plan to attempt to increase water supplies moving ahead

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District and the Natural Heritage Institute are moving ahead with a $1.2 million project to explore whether groundwater in Northern California could be used with existing surface water storage to increase reliability of water

Prep Athlete of the Week: Pollak born for field hockey

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Ashley Pollak earned her all-tournament selection over the weekend in San Jose with a little help from her opponents.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Rodriguez cares more about wins

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Princeton High running back Guillermo Rodriguez says that he doesn't pay attention to the stats. Of course, if he were to have a 300-yard game that would change his perspective.

School time

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Announcements Paradise Elementary School won the Sierra Cascade Regional Award in the 2008 the Governor's Challenge Competition, from the Governor's Council of Physical Fitness.

The Nosebleed Section: The point of playing must include fun

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Who doesn't like fun? It's something that we all need in our lives and some people just don't like having it.

Theater briefs

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 05:03 PM CDT

'Murder Mystery Theater and Dinner' PARADISE -- The Paradise Ridge Senior Center will have a "Murder Mystery Theater and Dinner" on Saturday at 877 Nunneley Road.

Theater review: Birdcage Theatre's comedy provides family fun

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 05:01 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- Kicking off the Birdcage Theatre's 2008-2009 Season last week was "Over the River and Through the Woods.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 18 Sep 2008 02:10 AM CDT

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Transparent' negotiations approved

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 12:44 AM CDT

CHICO — City Councilors Tuesday night approved steps aimed at improving the "transparency" of the city's process of negotiating salaries and benefits with its employees.

1:20 p.m.: Stocks end higher after Fed keeps rates unchanged

Posted: 16 Sep 2008 03:48 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street ended another tumultuous session with a sizable gain today, partly recovering from its worst sell-off in years after the Federal Reserve said it was keeping interest rates steady.

Cal Fire watches for lightning

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 12:44 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Cal Fire-Butte County officials have issued a watch for weather that could bring thunderstorms to the region.

Chico assemblyman puzzled by governor's decision to use veto

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 04:32 AM CDT

CHICO — Rick Keene was flummoxed Tuesday by Gov. Schwarzenegger's vow to veto the budget bill finally passed by the Legislature.

Community Roundup: Reid leads Jags to blowout victory

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 02:09 AM CDT

The Chico Jaguar Midgets youth football team defeated the Foothill Cougars in Palo Cedro 40-16. Trevon Reid led the way with three touchdown passes, two to Jesse Holmes and one to Sam Savercool.

Cow injured in head-on collision

Posted: 16 Sep 2008 03:48 PM CDT

ORLAND — A man driving on County Road 7 north of Orland Monday night noticed a cow running toward him in the westbound lane.

DEA raids Oroville residences

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 02:23 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The Drug Enforcement Agency and Butte County Sheriff's Office raided three homes in south Oroville Tuesday afternoon in a marijuana bust.

Daily Planner: September 17

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 893-5433.

Daily Planner: September 18

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Events ENLOE CHILDREN'S HEALTH CENTER: 9:30-10:30 a.m. "Helmet Safety and Fitting." Learn the importance of a good fit, helmet safety.

Editorial: Budget ignores state's problems

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 04:28 AM CDT

It's always wise policy to never trust anything the Legislature — or any elected body — does at 2:15 a.

Federal Reserve to offer $85 billion loan to save AIG

Posted: 16 Sep 2008 10:10 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to save financial markets and economy from further turmoil, the U.S.

Flames from Humboldt Fire spring to life

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 12:48 AM CDT

CHICO — Flames from June's Humboldt Fire sprang to life Tuesday near Butte Creek Canyon, sending crews scrambling to locate and douse two small fires.

Glenn County layoffs, service cuts almost certain

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 12:48 AM CDT

WILLOWS — As the state seesawed Tuesday in Sacramento, frustration simmered at the Board of Supervisors' chambers over Glenn County's budget shortfall.

Hook, line, no sneakers

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 12:44 AM CDT

As the sun set at Scotty's Landing on Monday evening, shadows cast their lines around anglers Art Derose and his 5-year-old daughter, Kaley.

Letter: Labor rift is everyone's business

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 12:44 AM CDT

It was a pretty cynical "miss"-statement you put forth in your Sept. 6 editorial regarding the signers of the letter to Enloe administrators urging resolution of the 4-year-old hold on a contract with the union workers.

Letter: Spraying better than severe illness

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 12:44 AM CDT

I once worked with a pesticide company many years ago. I found that like with anything else, if used properly, spraying chemicals is both necessary and good for the community.

Letter: Supposed Republican gets facts wrong

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Angela Tilaro states that she is a "registered Republican." Unfortunately, that hasn't made her immune to the anti-Americanism spouted by the radical left, and sadly, supported by the Democrats.

Letter: Union leaders aren't helping matters

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 12:44 AM CDT

The advertisements the union has put forth in its battle with Enloe are egregious, despicable and unconscionable.

Local Roundup: Paradise picks up 6-3 win

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Jordan Perez's straight-sets win in her No. 1 singles match helped the Paradise High girls tennis team gain its first victory of the year Friday with a 6-3 defeat of Red Bluff.

Local briefs

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 12:44 AM CDT

Oroville police get $280,000communications grant OROVILLE — The Oroville Police Department recently received a $280,000 grant to upgrade technology within the department.

Man with injuries could be suspect or victim

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 12:48 AM CDT

ORLAND — A man who may have threatened a woman and her son on an Orland street with a crowbar Monday afternoon showed up at the Police Department moments later with injuries from an apparent beating.

Meth prevention plan aims to educate, eliminate

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 12:44 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The Butte County Methamphetamine Task Force unveiled a new prevention plan Tuesday morning that organization members said will cost very little to implement, while effectively combating the meth epidemic in the county.

Panthers block out Red Bluff

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO — Junior middle blocker Kristy Reynolds was having too much of a good thing Tuesday night at Chico High.

Planning Commission to discuss growth

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 12:48 AM CDT

CHICO — The city's Planning Commission will take up the subject of growth again Thursday, this time weighing in with its thoughts on crossing over the green line.

Schwarzenegger says he will veto Calif. budget

Posted: 16 Sep 2008 06:11 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today rejected the budget passed hours earlier by the Legislature, pledging to veto it for failing to meet his reform demands and solve California's persistent fiscal problems.

Sidelines: Scanlon captures top CCAA honor

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Chico State's Brendan Scanlon was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association's Male Runner of the Week for the week of Sept.

Starving Student: He admits it; secret of Moongate is out

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 12:44 AM CDT

PARADISE — The thing about well-kept secrets is that they're usually well-kept for a reason. This is also true when it comes to food.

Sweet Basil & the Bee: Fleeting pleasures of late summer peaches

Posted: 17 Sep 2008 12:45 AM CDT

CHICO — According to Jerry Bonds, longtime Butte County grower and farmers market sage, the autumn equinox Tuesday is a turning point for summer produce.

Weather watch in effect

Posted: 16 Sep 2008 05:05 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Cal Fire-Butte County officials have issued a watch for weather that could bring thunderstorms to the region over the next several hours.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

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1:19 p.m.: Stocks tumble amid new Wall Street landscape

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 03:27 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A stunning makeover of the Wall Street landscape sent stocks falling precipitously today, with the Dow Jones industrials sliding 500 points in their worst point drop since the September 2001 terrorist attacks.

Apartment fire damage set at $400,000

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 11:40 PM CDT

CHICO — Structural damage has been estimated at $400,000 from a blaze that tore through a building at Cedar Village Apartments, 820 W.

Campus Clips

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 11:40 PM CDT

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Butte Career and Transfer Day Current and prospective students can gather information during Career and Transfer Day at Butte College, 9 a.

Chico State Physical Science building evacuated

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 02:02 PM CDT

CHICO — A science experiment that went awry caused the Physical Science building at Chico State University to be evacuated this morning.

Chico State Physical Sciences building evacuated

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 11:40 PM CDT

CHICO -- A science experiment that went awry caused the Physical Sciences building at Chico State University to be evacuated Monday morning.

Chico man accused of sexual abuse

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 11:40 PM CDT

CHICO -- A Chico man suspected of meeting an Antioch girl through an online game, then traveling to the Bay Area and sexually abusing her, has been arrested by Chico police.

Chico man charged with sexual abuse of Antioch teen

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 05:05 PM CDT

CHICO — Police arrested a Chico man Thursday on a Contra Costa County warrant alleging sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl in Antioch.

Correction for Sept. 16

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 11:40 PM CDT

The date of a meeting to form reading groups for the Book in Common program was misreported in Saturday's article about the kick-off event to be held Thursday in City Plaza, proclaiming "Three Cups of Tea," by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin,

Daily Planner: September 16

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 11:38 PM CDT

Events SENSIBLE CYCLERY GRAND OPENING: 3-5 p.m. New cycling shop to sell reconditioned bicycles opening party.

Daily Planner: September 17

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 11:38 PM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 893-5433.

Deer hunters should be aware of pot cultivation dangers

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 11:40 PM CDT

WILLOWS — Saturday marks the beginning of rifle deer hunting season in the Mendocino National Forest, and the Glenn County Sheriff's Office is warning hunters and others using public lands to be on the alert for marijuana grows.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Chin crowned Paradise Pines women's club champion

Posted: 16 Sep 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Joy Chin shot 286 for the three rounds of the Paradise Pines Women's Golf Club Championship to win the title.

Editorial: Shine a light on city pay raises

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 11:39 PM CDT

The Chico City Council spent its way to a multimillion-dollar budget problem. Tonight the council can take one small step toward fixing the problem it created.

Financial meltdown pummels market: Dow sees worst plunge since 9/11 504 points

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 11:40 PM CDT

NEW YORK — Mighty investment banks were laid low. Stocks put in their worst performance in seven years.

Fogging slated for tonight in East Gridley, Tuesday in Chico

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 03:09 PM CDT

CHICO — Fogging to kill adult mosquitoes is planned Tuesday evening in four areas of Chico. The fogging, with the chemical pyrethrin, is planned from 7 to 11 p.

InnerView: Molly McAllister finds Chico's founders 'truly admirable'

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 11:39 PM CDT

CHICO — Although Molly McAllister didn't intend to stay in Chico after getting her degree, the history of the town and its founders inspired her.

Letter: Judges awaken a sleeping giant

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 11:39 PM CDT

The reaction and consequences of the California Supreme Court's decision to allow for homosexual marriage could be compared to words attributed to Admiral Yamamoto, the Japanese officer responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Letter: McCain ticket a poor gamble

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 11:39 PM CDT

There are countless reasons to not vote for the McCain/Palin ticket. Jonathon Alter of Newsweek raises the question, "Shouldn't we wonder if John McCain rushed to judgment and was impulsive in picking Sarah Palin?

Letter: Who saw Flynn driving?

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 11:39 PM CDT

The pillaring of Chico's council person by the E-R was mean spirited and wrong. It is like a witch hunt.

Local Briefs

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 11:40 PM CDT

Chico Reads gives books to kids CHICO — Donations are being sought for Chico Reads, a local project that is part of the national Reading is Fundamental program.

Mosquito fogging planned for tonight

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 11:40 PM CDT

CHICO — Trucks will be out spraying a pesticide to kill adult mosquitoes in some Chico neighborhoods this evening.

On Foot: Humbug Falls hike shows miners' crazy ways

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 11:39 PM CDT

MALAKOFF DIGGINS STATE HISTORIC PARK — I teetered along a dirt path, working my way down to a waterfall hidden from view on the trail.

Pollak, Pollak lead Chico High field hockey team's win

Posted: 16 Sep 2008 12:12 AM CDT

Ashley Pollak and Madison Pollak each had one goal and one assist as the Chico High field hockey team beat River Valley 3-0 Monday in Yuba City.

Sidelines: Hunting dog competition set

Posted: 16 Sep 2008 12:12 AM CDT

The Northern California Brittany Club will hold a Hunter's Dog competition open to all pointing breeds as part of its fall field trial at Clear Creek Sports Club in Corning.

State lawmakers work late on patchwork budget plan

Posted: 16 Sep 2008 02:09 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO (AP) — State lawmakers on Monday were working toward a compromise that would end California's longest-ever budget stalemate, a proposal that accelerates income tax payments rather than relying on borrowing or new taxes.

Unheeded warning: Resident told local agencies about rope swing before accident

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 11:40 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Carol Edwards says if Oroville police or the Sheriff's Office had heeded her warning about children playing on a rope swing over the Feather River, last week's accident never would have happened.

Monday, September 15, 2008

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A celebration in Durham

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 11:44 PM CDT

DURHAM -- The Durham Harvest Festival at Durham Community Park on Sunday featured more than 200 restored antique and custom cars.

Blog Log

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 11:45 PM CDT

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

But This is Chico: Maybe Chico's heat not that bad after all

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 11:45 PM CDT

What a relief. Another Chico summer is almost over. A look through the Enterprise-Record's weather records shows that today — give or take a week — typically marks the end of the last heat wave of the season.

Carts make push for philanthropy

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 11:44 PM CDT

CHICO -- Two young residents from the Esplanade House won the first Pushcart Grand Prix by mere inches after the pusher of the lead team stumbled just before the finish line Sunday.

Chico man killed in single-vehicle crash

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 11:44 PM CDT

GRIDLEY -- A 79-year-old man from Chico was killed when his truck drifted off the road, hit an oak tree, flipped onto its side and came to rest in a walnut orchard just before noon Sunday.

Chico man killed on single-vehicle crash

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 11:45 PM CDT

GRIDLEY — A 79-year-old man from Chico was killed when his truck drifted off the road, hit an oak tree, flipped onto its side and came to rest in a walnut orchard just before noon Sunday.

Class shifts stir turmoil in Durham

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 11:45 PM CDT

DURHAM -- Communication failures, unpopular and ill-timed decisions, deep-seated suspicions, and simmering hostilities are surfacing in the Durham Unified School District.

Daily Planner: September 15

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 11:44 PM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Daily Planner: September 16

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 11:44 PM CDT

Events SENSIBLE CYCLERY GRAND OPENING: 3-5 p.m. New cycling shop to sell reconditioned bicycles opening party.

Feds to seek phone records in deadly train crash

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 11:44 PM CDT

LOS ANGELES -- Federal investigators said Sunday they will seek the cell phone records of two teenagers and a train engineer as they probe whether text messages factored into a fiery commuter train crash that killed more than two dozen passengers.

Jaramillo among quarterfinalists for city golf title

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 11:51 PM CDT

The 81st annual Chico City Championship field has been whittled down to the final eight golfers after Sunday's morning and afternoon matches at Bidwell Municipal Golf Course.

Letter: Convention rules clarified

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 11:45 PM CDT

I need to correct a letter from Jeff McLane about the Democratic National Convention. I am an elected member of the Democratic National Committee, thus I was a superdelegate.

Letter: Let Chico Volkswagen expand

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 11:45 PM CDT

I have known Mark Abouzeid and his staff at Chico VW for approximately 20 years. For years, they helped me keep my diesel Rabbit running, often giving me free advice that saved me beau-coup money.

Letter: Obama won't improve anybody's life

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 11:44 PM CDT

In his Sept. 3 response to my letter defending President Bush, Larry Phipps, after accusing me of being satirical, disrespected the office of the president, lied about our standing in the world and advocated socialism.

Letter: Orland post office getting spruced up

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 11:44 PM CDT

As Orland's postmaster, I wanted to thank all of our customers who have come in to offer encouraging words about the condition of the Orland post office inside and out and what we are doing to improve our look.

Nearly 2,000 brought to safety in Texas

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 11:44 PM CDT

GALVESTON, Texas -- The death toll from Hurricane Ike rose to 25 across nine states Sunday, as rescuers said they had saved nearly 2,000 people from waterlogged streets and splintered houses.

Top California lawmakers say they have budget deal

Posted: 15 Sep 2008 02:08 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- The state's legislative leaders on Sunday announced a breakthrough in California's record budget impasse, potentially ending a stalemate that set a new standard for dysfunction in a Capitol with a long history of blown budget deadlines.

Wildcats capture CCAA opener

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 11:51 PM CDT

The Chico State men's soccer team defeated Humboldt State 2-0 Sunday in the California Collegiate Athletic Association opener for both teams at University Soccer Stadium.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

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9:24 a.m.: Devastating Hurricane Ike swamps Texas, Louisiana

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 11:30 AM CDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Howling ashore with 110 mph winds, Hurricane Ike ravaged the Texas coast today, flooding thousands of homes and businesses, shattering windows in Houston's skyscrapers and knocking out power to millions of people.

All About Us: Everything is new means moving furniture again

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Tonight I had my husband help me rearrange the furniture in our house for the umpteenth time. We spent the evening unplugging and pushing, lifting and adjusting, and then, just when he thought everything was in the appropriate place, I had him move

Another 'Runner runaway: Butte football blasts Feather River

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 02:16 AM CDT

OROVILLE — One was at home and one was on the road, but those are just the sublime differences between the Butte College football team's swift victory Saturday and its season-opening win over Sacramento City last week.

Carry a healthy skepticism

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Is it November yet? Two months before the presidential election, I can't wait for it to be over. I get at least 100 e-mails a day about the presidential race.

Daily Planner: September 14

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Events DURHAM HARVEST FESTIVAL: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Durham Community Park. 7:30-11 a.m. pancake breakfast, 11 a.

Daily Planner: September 15

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Dave Davies column: Davis goes for state bull riding title

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Chico's J.T. Davis took his first ride on a bull when he was 13, so the 19-year-old pretty much knows what he's doing now as the earnings leader in the statewide California Cowboys Pro Rodeo Association.

Editorial: Relative calm a positive sign

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Three weeks into the new school year at Chico State University and Butte College, we've noticed what we haven't noticed — the students.

Engineer's error caused train crash that killed 25 people

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:40 AM CDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A commuter train engineer who ran a stop signal was blamed Saturday for the nation's deadliest rail disaster in 15 years, a wreck that killed 25 people and left such a mass of smoldering, twisted metal that it took nearly a

Fire tears through Chico apartment building

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:06 PM CDT

CHICO — A fire burned part of an apartment complex on the 800 block of West Fourth Avenue this morning, displacing several families.

Fire-ravaged areas of Butte County moving forward

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:39 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- People are making progress at lifting their homes out of the ashes of this summer's firestorms.

Flashbacks from Here and There: A letter from Ajay

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

It's a rather spooky feeling when a column is due and the mind goes blank. Aha! But this time I'm prepared.

Former Butte student given Army NCO honor

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

FORT KNOX, Tenn. — Staff Sgt. Richard Russell was one of only 30 soldiers who was honored with induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club on Aug.

Group wants Chico to be 'Fair Trade Town'

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:40 AM CDT

CHICO — A local group hopes its efforts will lead to the certification of Chico as a "Fair Trade Town.

Homeless after fire: Apartment residents lose most possessions in predawn blaze

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

CHICO -- Sergio Maciel awoke just before dawn Saturday to the sound of a neighbor pounding on his door warning him that his house was on fire.

Journey of faith: West Africa to Chico

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

CHICO -- From a village in one of the poorest nations in the world to the home of a Chico family, it's been a long journey for Koudougou Koala, who just started his second year at Butte College.

Letter: Bias evident in politics, courts

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

The headline to an E-R article read something like this:Christian doctors refuse treatment to lesbian.

Letter: Chico State working on parking issues

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Several letters to the E-R have recently urged the university to either add more parking or discourage students from bringing a car from home.

Letter: Choice of Palin was a mistake

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

My first impressions of Sarah Palin are that she's mean spirited and can dish it out, but not take it.

Letter: Fogging hurts organic farmers

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Take note organic farmers and organic back yard gardeners: The poison being fogged in our county to kill flying mosquitoes includes a carcinogenic synergist called piperonyl butoxide.

Letter: Not the government's business

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Patients facing terminal illness need information based on who they are as individuals and what their doctor thinks, not an intrusion into their relationship with their doctor dictated by politicians.

Letter: Obama story has a familiar ring

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

I have long believed that history repeats itself, particularly in the political arena. This was verified in an article by Kenneth C.

Letter: Palin an extremist

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

I am very bothered by the extremist position of Sarah Palin. I don't believe the good citizens of this country would truly want someone like Sarah Palin for vice president when she has said that the war in Iraq is "God's task," humans don't

Letter: Palin selection an insult

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

I was a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton because I really believed in her and in what she had to offer to our country.

Letter: Palin's positions a cause for concern

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Sarah Palin is being heralded by many as a "maverick," energizing the Republican base and willing to stand up to the status quo.

Letter: Prop. 2 would have bad consequences

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Proposition 2 threatens our safety, economy and food supply and I urge you to vote no. Animal rights and safety is a very emotional issue, however I implore you to use your intelligence when voting for this proposition.

Letter: Read and write carefully

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

E-R letter writer Delores Sidener recently recommended an anti-Obama book written by Jerome Corsi, a Republican conservative and conspiracy theorist who also co-authored the anti-Kerry swift boat book during the last presidential election.

Letter: Signers weren't pandering for votes

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

"Anything for votes." That is how the E-R describes the actions of several members and would-be members of the Chico City Council who signed an open letter to the Enloe Medical Center board of trustees.

Letter: South must stop wasting water

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Regarding the story on the drought water bank, there is no need to not plant crops, like rice, to handle the present drought.

Local Roundup: Seawolves drop No. 25 Wildcats in five games

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 02:17 AM CDT

Despite a match-high 53 assists from Erica Brick, the Chico State volleyball team, ranked No. 25 in Division II, fell in five games to visiting Sonoma State on Saturday at Acker Gym.

Local briefs

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Park, creeks cleanup set for Sept. 20 CHICO — The annual Bidwell Park and Chico creeks cleanup will start at two points Sept.

Niagara Falls: Still a worthwhile travel destination

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Niagara Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world and legendary spot for honeymooners, was my latest travel destination with a Seattle theater critic friend.

Oroville community shows spirit of unity

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:38 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The Oroville community gathered together Saturday morning to show one unified spirit. As part of Building the Bridges of Friendship Day, more than 225 Oroville residents and 16 churches participated in a community work day at 11 sites

People on the Street

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

What do you think are the best and worst sources for unbiased election information? Asked Thursday at a Chico shopping center.

Roadrunners notebook: Roadrunners looking to correct discipline issues

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 02:17 AM CDT

OROVILLE — If not for two dead-ball penalties on personal fouls, the Butte College football team could have come away from its sound victory Saturday with a neat accolade — the notion of never being behind on the scoreboard so far this

Roadwork roundup

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico EAST FIRST AVENUE — Delays can be expected as the project to widen the northbound offramp continues; alternative routes are suggested.

Sept. 11 remains anniversary too painful to remember

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

This past week America went through one of the most painful and shocking anniversaries in our history.

The Bookshelf: "Hello, Day!"

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:37 AM CDT

What sound does a rabbit make, anyway? Do they even make one? Pick up Anita Lobel's Hello, Day! and find out.

Tribute at car show

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:38 AM CDT

Deborah Getz opens the door of her 2007 Memorial Hummer H2 during the People's Choice Car Show at Chico Elks Lodge Saturday.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

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"Safari" provides education in ecological reserve

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:23 AM CDT

FOREST RANCH — People may not realize there is a sizable population of turtles in Big Chico Creek — since they're rarely seen in Bidwell Park or on the Chico State University campus — but people who visited the canyon above the

8 p.m.: Colossal Hurricane Ike lashes Texas coast

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 02:53 AM CDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A monster-sized Hurricane Ike bore down on the Texas coast late Friday, threatening to rattle the sparkling skyscrapers of America's fourth-largest city, shut down the heart of the U.

Baby derby entertains, brings ages together

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:23 AM CDT

CHICO — Luke Lattin won the first heat. Kayden Whiting won the second and Aliyhana Hernandez won the third.

Biggs man arrested in child sexual abuse case

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:23 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The Butte County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit has arrested a Biggs man on suspicion of repeated sexual abuse of a young boy believed to be his neighbor and a family friend.

CV keeps Oroville from victory

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 02:07 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The Oroville High football team took the field Friday night at Harrison Stadium for the 2008 home opener hoping to get a tally in the win column, but the Central Valley Falcons stood in the way of that victory.

Club honors investigator for saving three lives

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:23 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Tony Koester was honored Thursday night with the Oroville Optimist Club's Hug-A-Hero award.

Community events planned for Book in Common

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:22 AM CDT

CHICO -- Book-lovers are calling the community to City Plaza at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, for the official kick-off of the Book in Common, a program that aims to build community spirit by encouraging everyone to read a single book and talk about it.

Concert to raise funds for well inAfrica

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:22 AM CDT

CHICO — A local clothing company that prides itself on making a positive impact in the community will host a benefit concert Thursday at Neighborhood Church Restored Clothing Co.

Daily Planner: September 13

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Events FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Drawing 11 a.m. East Second and Wall streets, Chico. 893-3276.

Daily Planner: September 14

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Events DURHAM HARVEST FESTIVAL: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Durham Community Park. 7:30-11 a.m. pancake breakfast, 11 a.

Editorial: Hits and misses: Our take on the week in news

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:22 AM CDT

HIT — Last Sunday it was Taste of Chico. This Sunday, it's the Bounty of Oroville. Both events have pretty much the same idea — showing off local foods, beverages and art in a family-friendly event that'll give you a few pleasant hours,

Fight is on to save small hospital

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:23 AM CDT

GRIDLEY -- Saving Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital has become a rallying point for many people in southern Butte County, according to Ed Becker, a director of the hospital's foundation.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:22 AM CDT

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "The Seven Letters to the Seven Churches," part 2, "The Letter to Smyrna," from Pastor Sam Allen; 6 p.

Letter: Changes in nature should be expected

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:22 AM CDT

Paralee Cooper is the one who needs to do her research, not me (letters, Sept. 5). I did not assume that all glaciers are floating.

Letter: Invent, don't drill

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:22 AM CDT

Futures, anyone? For decades we've swallowed the bait. Tomorrow will be better. The contemporary selling point is to believe drilling is imminent and that it would bring relief to our foreign dependency on oil?

Letter: Left can't admit president success

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:22 AM CDT

I am writing in response to Larry Phipps' Sept. 3 letter. Phipps writes in reference to President Bush: "I feel more in danger and more hated worldwide as a direct result of the policies and actions of this administration.

Letter: Pastor bears false witness?

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:22 AM CDT

In the "From the Pulpit" column on Aug. 16, I was delighted by the discourse of Pastor John Frazier. His theme that labels are meaningless was on point with my message that all the belief in the world is meaningless if we don't walk the talk.

Local Roundup: Willows scores early, holds off Winters

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 02:07 AM CDT

An early scoring burst and strong defensive effort for the second straight week carried the Willows High football team to its 14-7 nonleague win over Winters at home Friday night.

Local briefs

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:22 AM CDT

Chico man injured in crash YUBA CITY — A 41-year-old Chico man walking on Bogue Road west of Yuba City was injured when he walked into the path of an oncoming vehicle Thursday.

Lost in Paradise: Bobcats give Lowell rude awakening

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 02:07 AM CDT

PARADISE — The Lowell High school offense's biggest weapon Friday night was a terrible snap and a subsequent 16-yard scamper by punter Shane McCarthy on fourth down.

New 'hybrid' growth plan option for Chico demands further discussion

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 03:59 PM CDT

CHICO — A "hybrid" version of a plan for how Chico should grow began developing Thursday night, with the city's Planning Commission fine-tuning a "middle-of-the-road" option for growth.

Oroville Optimists honor investigator for saving lives

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:22 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Tony Koester was honored Thursday night with the Oroville Optimist Club's Hug-A-Hero award.

Outstanding Chico High alumni to be honored

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:22 AM CDT

CHICO — Four Chico High School alumni who shine in the fields of math and science will be honored at the Chico High School Foundation's Alumni Recognition Dinner.

PV good enough to beat Thunderbirds

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO — A win is a win, as the saying goes, but there wasn't much comfort involved for Bill Haley or his Pleasant Valley High football team.

Pakistan may pull out of war on terror

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:23 AM CDT

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The furor intensified Friday over Washington's decision to pursue Islamic militant targets inside Pakistan, with opposition lawmakers threatening the country could pull out of the war on terror if the U.

Roadrunners' bowl win last year provided momentum

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 02:07 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Maybe there is more significance to the framed display in Butte College football coach Jeff Jordan's office on campus commemorating November's 61-33 Stockmans Bank Bowl win than even he realizes.

Senior Planner

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:23 AM CDT

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

Top Chico High alumni to be honored

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:23 AM CDT

CHICO -- Four Chico High School alumni who shine in the fields of math and science will be honored at the Chico High School Foundation's Alumni Recognition Dinner.

UFOs (unusual floating objects) spotted in park

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:22 AM CDT

CHICO -- An unusual sight greeted those strolling by or taking a swim at Bidwell Park's Sycamore Pool on Friday.

Woman hurt in Skyway crash

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 03:55 PM CDT

CHICO — A Chico woman was critically injured in a three-car crash just before 11 a.m. at the Skyway and Honey Run Road.

Woman hurt in three-car Skyway crash

Posted: 13 Sep 2008 12:22 AM CDT

CHICO — A Chico woman was badly injured in a three-car crash just before 11 a.m. Friday at the Skyway and Honey Run Road.

Wreck reported east of Forest Ranch

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 10:10 AM CDT

FOREST RANCH — A vehicle is on its roof off Highway 32, about a mile east of Crown Point Road. The California Highway Patrol reported the wreck at about 7:40 a.

Friday, September 12, 2008

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Burglarized shop owner posts video of crime

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Hoping to catch a man who robbed his store, Oroville business owner Dane Nelson turned to You Tube to try to get justice.

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Brandon James Mason The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Brandon James Mason for felony warrants charging him with failing to appear, cultivation of marijuana and

Butte goes into Delta tourney

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 12:41 AM CDT

Rally scoring's minimum per game in college women's volleyball was reduced from 30 points to 25 in the offseason, the general presumption being that the sport's governors are hoping to make matches quicker and more viewer-friendly to attract fans.

Chester homicide suspect will be 'held to answer' in trial, judge says

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

QUINCY — A Plumas County judge on Thursday ordered Reyes Carrillo-Garcia, 19, to be "held to answer" in the double slaying of Willows teen Steven Daniel Furtado and Chester teen Jennifer Carmen Carrigan.

Chester man facing trial for double homicide

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 06:55 PM CDT

QUINCY — A Plumas County judge at a preliminary hearing today ordered Reyes Carrillo-Garcia, 19, to be "held to answer" in the deaths of Willows teen Steven Daniel Furtado and Jennifer Carmen Carrigan of Chester.

Daily Planner: September 12

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Events HUMANITIES CENTER GALLERY, CHICO STATE: 5-7 p.m. Trinity 100. Art reception for "Apropos Appropriation" by Marion Bronson, Elizabeth Newman Kuiper, Darice McGuire, David Sutherland, Richard Whitehead; photos by Peter Hogue and "Small

Editorial: Denial will not solve water woes

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

In many ways, the way the Legislature is dealing with the current drought is much the same way it's dealing with the budget.

First West Nile case in Chico

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 06:40 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Two more human cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed, including one in Chico, according to the Butte County Public Health Department.

Forest roads repaired to benefit fish

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Members of the Butte County Resource Conservation District found themselves cozying up to bulldozers this week with a project that involved them in improving road conditions in the upper Butte Creek Watershed.

Free plant clinics address winter gardening issues

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Butte County Master Gardeners are offering free plant clinics to help with winter gardens. The next one will be held from 10 a.

Garden club presents Fall Fantasy Luncheon

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CORNING -- The Fall Fantasy Luncheon at Rolling Hills Casino south of Corning will be presented by Red Bluff Garden Club on Oct.

Letter: Cheney in drag

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

What is the difference between Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney? Lipstick. — Christine Connerly, Forest Ranch

Letter: Don't let politicians force this on us

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Just what is going on today? The people voted overwhelmingly against two men acting like a man and woman.

Letter: E-R biased toward liberal left

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

I was disappointed, but not surprised, at the vastly different manner in which the E-R treated the last two nights of the Democrat and Republican national conventions.

Letter: Give women more credit

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

The shameless pandering of women during this election insults their intelligence. Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Sarah Palin all treat women as if they're idiots who would vote for any ticket with another woman on it.

Letter: Keep an eye on the future

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

A legacy to be proud of: The presidency of John McCain will promise ... A cut in taxes. A huge increase in national debt.

Letter: Liberal politics hurt city businesses

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Shocking but not surprising was the decision of the Chico Planning Commission to kill the rezone request of Chico Volkswagen.

Letter: McCain makes lousy decision

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Apparently, John McCain himself chose Sarah Palin as his potential vice president, upsetting campaign protocol.

Letter: Palin shatters glass ceiling

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Hillary Clinton said she "put those 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling." Strident Democrats, feminists, and most disingenuous of all the media claimed they were all proud of her.

Letter: Pregnancy is an issue

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

With reference to your Sept. 4 editorial ("Can we get back to the issues?"): There were no issues discussed at that convention; it was a mudbath.

Letter: Students grateful for trip to library

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Students in my class and Mrs. Ross' class at Little Chico Creek School wrote the following: "We would like to thank the Chico Friends of the Library for helping our class visit the Butte County Library.

Letter: There might be a reason to vote

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

I have been apolitical my whole life. That said, I respectfully watched both the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention presidential nomination acceptance speeches.

Local Roundup: Oroville tennis tops Paradise

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 12:41 AM CDT

The Oroville High girls tennis team beat Paradise 8-1 Thursday in Oroville. The Tigers improved their Eastern Athletic League record to 2-2 with singles wins from Stephanie Smith, Jordan Perez, Mary Rose Thornton, Keerith Singh and Nadia Samuiloua.

Local briefs

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Recovery from substance abuse to be celebrated in Chico CHICO — A celebration for families in recovery from substance abuse will be held Saturday in Bidwell Park.

Meeting to discuss focus of study of Sacramento Valley aquifer

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

ORLAND — A public scoping meeting about an investigation of the deep aquifers in the Sacramento Valley will be held at 6 p.

Motorcyclist eluding officer at high speed dies in crash

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

ARTOIS — A man who sped away from California Highway Patrol officers at speeds up to 150 mph on Interstate 5 Wednesday night, died when he crashed his motorcycle near Artois.

Nation marks 7th anniversary of terror attacks

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 03:15 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation paused this morning to mark the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with heartfelt remembrances at the World Trade Center site, the dedication of a memorial at the Pentagon and a planned visit to

Palin seeks to defend qualifications in first interview

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (AP) — John McCain running mate Sarah Palin sought Thursday to defend her qualifications but struggled with foreign policy, unable to describe President Bush's doctrine of pre-emptive strikes against threatening nations

Police report

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES Sept.

Prep Football Previews: Lowell of SF makes way to Paradise

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 12:41 AM CDT

The big city is coming to the ridge tonight as Lowell High of San Francisco will be present for Paradise's home opener at Wraith Field.

Remembering to never forget: Seven years after Sept. 11, Chico pays tribute to the victims, heroes and America

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were remembered Thursday in the city's seventh annual tribute.

Rose show slated this month

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

The Butte Rose Society will host its 14th annual Rose Show themed "Ramblin Rose" Sept. 20 at the Newman Center, West 3rd and Cherry streets in Chico.

Sidelines: Golf tournament set for Oroville

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 12:41 AM CDT

The Alpha Beta Chapter of the Omega Nu sorority will hold its fifth annual Table Mountain Classic, previously known as Swing Into Spring and now Drive Into Fall.

Sow There: Unbelievably brutal battles waged in yards

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Many times I use my garden as a way to breathe more deeply. I keep an eye on the slow but steady changes of the plants as they go through their life cycle.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Klamath River still gives anglers a shot at salmon

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 12:41 AM CDT

One of the few opportunities for salmon anglers in California right now is the Klamath River, where good to excellent results have been found.

Substitute teacher arrested in sex sting

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

SANTA CRUZ — A substitute teacher from Paradise has been arrested on suspicion of sex crimes against minors.

Succulents and cacti to be discussed

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

At the monthly meeting of the Chico Horticultural Society, Claude Geffrays, owner of Geffrays Cactus Gardens in Chico, will talk about how to include cactus and succulents in our gardens and containers.

Two more West Nile reported cases in Butte County

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A young woman from Chico and an elderly man from Oroville are the latest Butte County residents to contract West Nile virus.

Vikings edge rival Panthers in EAL match

Posted: 12 Sep 2008 12:41 AM CDT

CHICO — As far as moral victories go, Chico High's girls tennis team earned one Thursday just by playing doubles.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

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A human face to the state budget impasse: Services to clients being reduced

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:00 AM CDT

Valley Oak Children's Services will have to lay off more than 25 employees at the end of the month unless state legislators have passed a budget by then.

Art briefs

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

Reception Friday for three exhibits CHICO -- An art reception this week will feature "Apropos Appropriation" by Marion Bronson, Richard Whitehead, Elizabeth Newman Kuiper, Darice McGuire and David Sutherland; untitled photos by Peter Hogue; and

Briefs

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

CHICO — The city of Chico will honor public safety and military personnel today in a seventh annual Sept.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Sept. 11, 2008

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

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.

Call to drummers

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

CHICO -- Dixon Drums is giving one grand-prize winner a three-day trip to Hollywood to perform at Westlake Studios and be filmed performing and discussing drumming and music with top A&R executives.

Campaign shocks! The Outrage Machine is on a roll

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:50 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- Oh, the outrage. John McCain's campaign people are said to be suffering hurt feelings over Barack Obama's comment that McCain's policies are like lipstick on a pig.

Charter school, now defunct, investigated

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

GRIDLEY — After an audit found possible criminal activities at the now-closed Oak Hills Charter School, the Butte County District Attorney's office opened an investigation.

Chico VECTORS gets two-year emergency shelter grant

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:52 PM CDT

CHICO — A transitional housing facility for displaced veterans got an enormous boost last week.

Chico Women's Club members deposit care in Time Bank

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:59 PM CDT

CHICO — Liz George remembers being one in a group of mothers who had more than a casual arrangement.

Chico poet rests a spell, and remembers

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

An author's note says Chico poet Tom Fuszard is also "a corporate communications consultant, speechwriter, lecturer and speakers' coach," and his background shows in the clarity and directness of his work.

Construction to restore Verbena Fields starts

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:00 AM CDT

CHICO -- Construction began Wednesday on the restoration of Verbena Fields, a 20-acre former gravel mining quarry.

Corrections for Sept. 11

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

In Wednesday's story on the Barry R. Kirshner Foundation, all references to current and future bus trips to the exotic animal facility should be per year, not per month as incorrectly stated.

Cover story: Salvador Santana sizzles despite low turnout

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

CHICO --For those who thought about attending the Salvador Santana Band concert Sept. 4 at Chico State University and didn't, you missed out on a sizzling show.

Daily Planner: September 11

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:51 PM CDT

Events COYOTE ART GALLERY: Art reception for Michael Diven's "And So it Goes" exhibition at Butte College.

Daily Planner: September 12

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:51 PM CDT

Events HUMANITIES CENTER GALLERY, CHICO STATE: 5-7 p.m. Trinity 100. Art reception for "Apropos Appropriation" by Marion Bronson, Elizabeth Newman Kuiper, Darice McGuire, David Sutherland, Richard Whitehead; photos by Peter Hogue and "Small

DeWall's wins earn bronze at Paralympics

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Chico's Greg DeWall won a bronze medal in judo at the Paralympics in Beijing over the weekend. DeWall, who is blind, lost his first match and then won his next three to win one of two bronze medals in the 220-pound and over weight class.

Dorado brings jazz-embellished rock to The Maltese

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

CHICO -- Singer-songwriter Sky Cooper has been involved in several musical projects, though he had to wait some time until "the right people came along," he said.

Dya Singh, Janis Ian to perform

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

CHICO -- World music superstar group Dya Singh will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at Laxson Auditorium at Chico State University.

Eclectic Michelle Shocked mixes it up with gospel music

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

CHICO -- One of the most engaging blues women since Janis Joplin, Michelle Shocked is now riding a wave of down-home gospel fire that will surely be a part of her Chico show at the El Rey Theatre on Wednesday.

Editorial: Recall effort by guards shameful

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:50 PM CDT

Welcome to the latest episode of "Your Tax Dollars at Work." In this episode, your hard-earned money is being used not to house the needy, not to increase unemployment benefits for the rising number of jobless people, not to build roads or

Entertainment Calendar for Sept. 11-17

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

Thursday, SEPT. 11 Music/Nightclubs AUGIE'S FINE COFFEE & TEA: Chico Poetry Slam. 8 p.m. $5. BUTTE COLLEGE FACULTY MUSIC FESTIVAL: Groovediggers at 11 a.

Female prep athlete of the week: Bekendam claims first MVP

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — Tessa Bekendam finally found the key to unlocking a tournament MVP award. Now every time she needs to unlock something, she can be reminded of what she accomplished.

Growth alternative to be picked tonight

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

CHICO — The city's Planning Commission will return tonight to a continued discussion of which way the city should grow.

Gun brought to court won't result in charges

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 04:24 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Because of a provision in the law, no criminal charges will be brought against a Forest Ranch man arrested this summer, after a loaded pistol was reportedly detected in his computer case as he was entering the Butte County Superior

Hamilton City citizens keep Butte mosquito control

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 06:26 PM CDT

CHICO — Butte Local Agency Formation commission today denied a request from Glenn County Board of Supervisors to remove Hamilton City from Butte County mosquito control jurisdiction.

Hamilton City residents keep Butte County mosquito control

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

CHICO — Hamilton City residents successfully lobbied Wednesday to keep their mosquito control services through a Butte County district.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Bangkok Dangerous' a needless cookie-cutter film

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

"Bangkok Dangerous" stars Nicolas Cage as a hired assassin who rethinks his life after taking on an assistant and meeting a woman in Bangkok.

In the Nick of time: Tedrow nets winner for Wildcat men

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO — Nick Tedrow sure picked a good time to score his first collegiate goal. Tedrow, a true freshman, rolled in the game-winner with 1:07 left in the second overtime period, giving the Chico State men's soccer team a 2-1 victory over

Lack of mosquito fogging during fires draws criticism

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

CHICO — Did a decision not to fog for mosquitoes during the recent fires lead to a West Nile virus infection in Hamilton City?

Letter: Expansion would improve location

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:50 PM CDT

I am a member of the Native Daughters of the Golden West and our property backs up to the vacant lot that Mark Abouzeid at Chico Volkswagen wants to use for parking.

Letter: FCC adds to landfill problem

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:50 PM CDT

I know that whileI am a little long in the tooth and came into this "electronic revolution" a little late in life, I do understand the need to upgrade to newer technology and such.

Letter: Removal of basketball hoop unfair

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:50 PM CDT

I am writing on behalf of my family and our neighbors, the Deans, in regards to a letter we received from city code enforcement regarding the basketball hoops we have in front of our homes.

Letter: River float still a trashy event

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:50 PM CDT

On Wednesday afternoon following the Labor day weekend, I went out and floated the Sacramento River from the bridge to Scotty's with a friend.

Local Roundup: Butte women's soccer dominates

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Katie Brandt scored two goals as the Butte College women's soccer team rolled over Las Positas 5-0 Wednesday for a nonconference home victory.

Lt. Mike Weber ends 30-year career with Chico police

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

CHICO -- Mike Weber isn't likely to forget his last shift Sunday after 30 years with the Chico Police Department, and not just because it happened to be his 55th birthday.

Male prep athlete of the week: Alvarado, Orland start new trend

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

ORLAND — The differences between this year's Orland High football team and last year's are already glaring.

Mendoza's 'Crossing Cultures' at Chico Art Center

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

CHICO -- Be prepared to have a religious experience. International artist Alejandro Mendoza's multimedia exhibition "Crossing Cultures" is on display through Sept.

Music feature: Paradise native completes conducting fellowship in Colorado

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

ASPEN, Colo. -- Paradise native Dawn Harms recently completed a full fellowship nine-week study with the American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival.

Music preview: Upper Ridge Blues Society jams in Paradise

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

PARADISE -- For a bluesy good time, head to Paradise tonight for the Upper Ridge Blues Society's weekly jam/open mic.

North State Voices: We didn't know what we had till he was gone

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:50 PM CDT

On a humid July day more 30 years ago, a leathery relic pushed open the oak door of the Orlando Club where I tended bar, and stepped tentatively inside while his eyes adjusted to the dark.

Oroville man survives four-day high lakes ordeal

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

BUTTE MEADOWS -- A trip to Chester to look at a motorhome became a four-day test of survival for an Oroville man who became stranded Friday in the high lakes area northeast of Inskip.

Pickup rolls over

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

Police interview James McDaniel Wednesday following a reportedly accidental rollover of his pickup and connecting trailer.

Registration still open for Sunday's pushcart races in Chico

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

CHICO — A series of pushcart races will be held Sunday in City Plaza during the first Pushcart Grand Prix, a fundraiser for Community Action Agency of Butte County.

Remembering Sept. 11

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 09:25 PM CDT

CHICO - Fire and police officials, along with veterans, city and state leaders will join at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Downtown Plaza to recall the events of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

School Time for Sept. 11

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

Honors The following students were inducted into the National Honor Roll: Champion Christian School — Karlee Burns; Durham High School — Patrick Behunin, Emily Farrell, Nicole Kuhn, Sarah Kuhn, Alexander Shmatovich, Sarah Woods; Gridley

Scientists beaming after test of big atom smasher

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 04:12 AM CDT

GENEVA -- A small blip on a computer screen sent champagne corks popping among physicists in Switzerland.

Sensible Cyclery shop to open Sept. 16

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:51 PM CDT

CHICO — A new cycling shop that sells reconditioned bicycles will have its grand opening 3-5 p.

Solutions sought for downtown issues

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 12:01 AM CDT

CHICO — City Councilors Tom Nickell and Steve Bertagna plan to host a second set of "round table discussions," this time on downtown issues.

The Nosebleed Section column: Systems can usually win over talent

Posted: 11 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

I am a really good reporter and writer. Seriously, don't laugh. I've kept that egotistical fact alive with me the last few years and have never really considered that maybe somebody else's genius has more to do with where I am than my intellect and

Theater briefs

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

'Over the River and Through the Woods' OROVILLE -- The Birdcage Theatre is presenting "Over the River and Through the Woods" by Joe DiPietro this month.

Theater preview: Cirque Mechanics 'Birdhouse Factory' a modern circus

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

CHICO -- Be prepared to be dazzled and delighted by a world-class modern circus. Chico Performances presents Cirque Mechanics "Birdhouse Factory," performing at 7:30 p.

Theater preview: Mime Troupe to tickle Chico's political funny bone

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

CHICO -- Do not go to the San Francisco Mime Troupe show expecting to see a sketch like famous Frenchman Marcel Marceau's iconic black-and-white striped character, Bip the clown.

Theater review: Local teens sing, dance in 'High School Musical'

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- Local teens sang, danced and had a blast bringing Disney's "High School Musical" to the stage at Oroville's State Theatre last week.

These Arms Are Snakes to perform at Cafe Coda

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

These Arms Are Snakes will play Monday at Cafe Coda. The band features, left to right, Chris Common (drums, percussion), Steve Snere (vocals, effects), Brian Cook (bass, guitar, keyboards) and Ryan Frederiksen (guitar, keyboards).

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 11:52 PM CDT

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

Willy Porter to perform at El Rey

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 07:06 PM CDT

Willy Porter will perform with Michelle Shocked at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the El Rey Theatre in Chico.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

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8 a.m. update: Highway 32 reopens after rollover

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 10:01 AM CDT

CHICO — Highway 32 has been reopened east of Chico after a pre-dawn rollover wreck that took place in the general area of Yosemite Drive.

Briefs

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

Living history this weekend PARADISE — Life on the ridge as it was from 1859 to 1959 will be enacted during Gold Nugget Museum's Days of Living History on Sept.

Catch of the day

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

Hayley Richmond throws a toy for her dog Kali-Ma at One-Mile Recreation Area in Bidwell Park Tuesday.

Community Roundup: Midget Jaguars open with win against Enterprise

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 02:09 AM CDT

The Chico Midget Jaguars opened the regular season with a 38-20 victory over the Enterprise Junior Hornets.

Correction for Sept. 10

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

An announcement on Monday's Health page had an incorrect time for a talk on hypnosis to be given at Chico Sports Club Sept.

Daily Planner: September 10

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

Events BUTTE COUNTY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Community demonstration on "How to protect your home from wildfire with Thermo Gel" at the Butte County Fire Safe Council office, 5619 Black Olive, Paradise.

Editorial: World Wide Web likely to deceive

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

While it's easy for people to dismiss those who fall for Internet scams as being "gullible" or "idiotic," there's a gentler adjective for the victims that is every bit as fitting: "hopeful.

Jurors' comments may lead to new trial in slaying

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A man convicted of fatally shooting an Oroville teenager inside a moving car in 2006 won a postponement in his sentencing Tuesday so his lawyer can prepare a motion seeking a new trial.

Letter: Election choice gets easier

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

Upon hearing the announcement of John McCain's running mate I immediately thought two things: the critiques of McCain's actions and positions since seeking the Republican nomination as cynical have been completely validated and .

Letter: Music festival a great investment

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

I would like to publicly thank the city of Chico, and all of those who supported the city's decision to continue funding for the annual Chico World Music Festival.

Letter: Racing exempt from noise ordinance?

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

Chico has a noise ordinance so why is the Silver Dollar Fairground allowed to have extremely noisy races going until nearly 11 p.

Letter: Sierra Nevada a winning business model

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

With all the corporate corruption enslaving us through taxpayer-supported government bailouts and pure unadulterated greed (such as imbedded sub-prime loans in the banking and mortgage industry, oil speculators manipulating the per barrel pricing

Lighting problem empties Chico State day care center

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

CHICO — Several dozen children attending Chico State University's Associated Students Child Development Lab were scheduled for a fire drill at 11 a.

Local Roundup: Vikings sweep through Red Bluff

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Without dropping a set, the Pleasant Valley High girls tennis team remained unbeaten with a 9-0 shutout of Red Bluff on Tuesday afternoon.

Man flees Enloe before treatment for life-threatening injuries

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

CHICO -- Police said a critically injured man found sleeping on a bench outside a shopping center on Dr.

Opponents, proponents agree Kirshner must move

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Friends and opponents of the Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation agreed on one point Tuesday: Its present Durham location is the wrong place for a collection of exotic animals.

Orland officials wrestle with cutting expenses

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

ORLAND — The atmosphere in Orland Monday night was heavy with uncertainty after city officials looked at measures to balance the budget and avoid dipping into reserve funds without reducing salaries or laying off employees.

Oroville houses solid win over LP

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 02:09 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Oroville High's volleyball team christened a revamped gymnasium Tuesday night and then ran its crosstown rival right out of it.

Paradise OKs dog license amnesty

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

PARADISE — In an effort to boost the number of licensed dogs, the Paradise Town Council has temporarily waived late fees.

Power glitch knocks out much of north Chico

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

CHICO — Nearly 2,200 PG&E customers lost partial power, then went completely dark, for up to three hours Monday night.

Progress continues on Enloe's expansion project

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

CHICO — Within a few months, the "shell" of Enloe Medical Center's new tower should be in place, city of Chico officials were told Tuesday.

Sidelines: Walters wins age group in triathlon

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Gabrielle Walters from the Chico Women's Triathlon Club won the 50-54 age division and was second overall at the Lake Siskiyou Tinman Triathlon.

Starving Student: Mexican fare is pricey for simple digs on Nord

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

CHICO — Sometimes it feels like I've been missing out on part of my college experience here because I rarely spend time on Nord Avenue.

State budget deadlock delaying student aid payments

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

State budget delays are affecting services and paychecks throughout the state, including Cal Grant payments made to students with low resources.

Streets to be legal for play, not hoops

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

CHICO -- Steps in motion could result in city streets where children have the legal right to play but not the legal right to put up a basketball hoop.

Sweet Basil & the Bee Column: What the market will bear — platter salads

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

CHICO — Strolling the late-summer farmers market, you notice a few hints of fall: The bright orange of early pumpkins, dusky brown d'Anjou pears from Yuba City, and a diminishing supply of peaches signal an impending change of season.

Travis Souders: Wildcats quickly showing newfound swagger

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO — Already in this young season of change for Chico State men's soccer, there are compelling reasons for optimism.

Two injured in crash that closed Highway 32 for 90 minutes

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

CHICO — Highway 32 was closed for almost 90 minutes Tuesday after a vehicle rolled over and a passenger was ejected in a crash that occurred at 6:32 a.

Two injured in suspected DUI motorcycle crash

Posted: 10 Sep 2008 12:09 AM CDT

CHICO — A motorcycle crash on Honey Run Road about a mile east of the Skyway Monday afternoon left two badly injured and the operator under arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

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After 80 meetings, General Plan effort turns to policy

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 12:02 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- For the 80th time in two years, Monday the Butte County General Plan was again the topic of an official public meeting, but this was the first time the specific topics on the agenda were policies and goals.

Campus clips

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 12:02 AM CDT

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Another Chico sustainability honor Another publication has chosen to highlight Chico State for its sustainability efforts.

City Council panel to discuss pesticide spraying

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

CHICO — Spraying pesticides to kill mosquitoes will be discussed this morning at a meeting of the city of Chico's Internal Affairs Committee.

Daily Planner: September 9

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 12:02 AM CDT

Community JUDGMENT WORKSHOP: How to do your own divorce; family support issues. Service of Butte County Superior Court.

Diesel exhaust regulations drive up city's costs

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 12:02 AM CDT

CHICO -- Regulations intended to clean up diesel exhaust will have a big financial hit on the city but should result in cleaner air, city officials said.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': COCC team headed to Poppy Hills

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 12:35 AM CDT

The two-man team of Ken Clifford and Mike Myatt will represent Canyon Oaks CC in the 41st annual NCGA Four-Ball Championship Tournament at Poppy Hills GC, Sept.

Editorial: Penalties may get the job done

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 12:02 AM CDT

The state budget impasse is starting to hurt people, but legislators are so far removed from the real world that they don't seem to have a clue.

Firefighters prevent spread of Palermo house blaze

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 12:02 AM CDT

PALERMO — A fire gutted a home at 116 Ridge Way Monday evening, but firefighters were able to contain the flames to the home.

First confirmed case of West Nile virus reported in Tehama County

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 12:02 AM CDT

RED BLUFF — The Tehama County Health Services Agency, Public Health Division has reported its first confirmed case of human West Nile virus infection this year.

InnerView: Georgia Fox teaches, excavates, writes with passion for anthropology

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 04:40 AM CDT

CHICO - Georgia Fox says she has found thousands of things in her 23 years of archaeological field work and conservation. She remembers a lot of them, but a particular artifact stands out.

Letter: Animal cruelty addressed in Prop. 2

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 12:02 AM CDT

Colleen Cecil wrote a letter criticizing Proposition 2 stating that it would raise the price of eggs and that animals do fine under current laws.

Letter: Don't show poor flag etiquette

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 12:02 AM CDT

Being a war vet I find the photo you published of the possible future first family highly offensive. It's bad enough that Sen.

Letter: GOP ticket courts divisiveness

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 12:02 AM CDT

"Country First." What a joke. John McCain has disregarded what's best for America by choosing Sarah Palin.

Letter: Hospital stay was great

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 12:02 AM CDT

I just spent a couple of days in Oroville Hospital. I have never received such excellent care, received immediate care in the emergency room and the nurses were all great.

Man convicted of killing two wives offers grave of third if given execution date

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 12:02 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A Butte County judge has refused to grant a new attorney for a twice-convicted wife slayer who has publicly offered to disclose the grave site of his missing third spouse if the court will order him put to death.

North Chico residents experiencing blackouts and brownouts

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 11:20 PM CDT

CHICO -- More than 2,000 north Chico residents are either without power or experiencing half-power "brownouts" tonight.

On Foot: A walk along the destruction at the Diggins

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 12:03 AM CDT

MALAKOFF DIGGINS STATE HISTORIC PARK — We honestly didn't know where to start. We had arrived at Malakoff Diggins early on Aug.

Randy Meeker is new CEO of Rice Growers Association

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 02:21 AM CDT

RICHVALE — The Butte County Rice Growers Association recently welcomed a new president and CEO to their company.

Slain mom felt estranged husband wasn't a threat

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 12:02 AM CDT

CHICO -- Although some neighbors reported violent arguments between Mark and Elizabeth Henningsen, and he was being treated for alcohol and mental health problems, the woman didn't consider him a threat.

Slain woman remembered as a good mom, dedicated volunteer

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 12:02 AM CDT

CHICO -- Elizabeth Henningsen was described by a neighbor as a woman who carefully sheltered her children.

Theft of insulated copper wire reported

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 04:41 AM CDT

WILLOWS - The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of up to 200 feet of insulated copper wire from the Johns Manville plant on County Road 49.

Traffic good, weather cooling

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 09:54 AM CDT

As of 7:45 a.m. today, things are looking good both on the traffic and weather fronts. The California Highway Patrol report no serious traffic problems in Butte or Glenn counties.

Woman scammed as a result of long-distance romance

Posted: 09 Sep 2008 12:02 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey is hoping that residents can avoid Internet fraud by learning from the mistakes of one local woman.

Monday, September 08, 2008

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A Grizzly remedy for at-risk teens

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 12:35 AM CDT

CHICO -- Tyler Carrington believes he would be in prison or dead by now if he hadn't attended Grizzly Youth Academy.

Bhutto widower elected Pakistani president

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 05:33 PM CDT

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Benazir Bhutto's widower swept Pakistan's presidential election on Saturday, offering hope for stability to a nuclear-armed country feeling intense U.

Blog Log

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 12:34 AM CDT

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

Bush administration seizes Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 12:34 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bush administration's seizure of troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is potentially a $200 billion bet that it will help reverse a prolonged housing and credit crisis.

But This is Chico: Mall needs stores that encourage dawdling

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 12:34 AM CDT

For the last month, I've been getting my exercise and keeping cool by walking at the Chico Mall. I've probably seen more of the mall in that time than most Chicoans see in a year or two.

Butte property tax revenues remain firm

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 12:35 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- While collapsing property values and outright tax defaults are wreaking havoc in some areas, so far Butte County has been spared.

Chico to commemorate Sept. 11

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 12:34 AM CDT

CHICO — Fire department officials are organizing the seventh annual Patriot Day Tribute, commemorating those lost in the Sept.

Crim scores two goals in Wildcats' win

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 12:16 AM CDT

Zac Crim scored two goals and added one assist as the Chico State men's soccer team defeated Saint Martin's 3-1 Sunday in Lacey, Wash.

Daily Planner: September 8

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 12:34 AM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Elegance on campus

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 12:34 AM CDT

Lance Dreiss shows his grandsons, Ryan and Tyler Chapman, ages 9 and 11, (Photo 1) a 1953 Teardrop camp trailer towed by a 1948 Packard owned by Jay McQuiston of Chico during "The Evolution of Elegance," Sunday's 30th annual Concours d'Elegance on

Ike's floods kill 148 people in Haiti

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 12:34 AM CDT

GONAIVES, Haiti (AP) — Haitians took to their roofs to escape rising floodwaters for the second time in a week on Sunday as squalls from Hurricane Ike killed 48 people and collapsed a bridge that cut the last land route into the starving city

Letter: Disc golf questions linger

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 12:34 AM CDT

Regarding David Walton's mean-spirited attack letter against those concerned about disc golf in upper park, a few matters require clarification.

Letter: Legislation a wise investment

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 12:34 AM CDT

The point missed in the Aug. 31 editorial is that L.A. already did grow by sprawling. Cities grew together, squeezing out virtually every food-generating operation between.

Letter: Questions linger about growth area

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 12:34 AM CDT

With all of the positive press recently about the Doe Mill/Honey Run Steve Schuster property, it appears no one has any objections.

Man dies after falling from bridge

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 12:34 AM CDT

ELK CREEK — A man was killed after he fell 50 feet from a bridge on Highway 162 near County Road 306 Saturday.

News of Our Past

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 12:34 AM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Phew! No relief soon from late-summer sizzle' .

Officials announce takeover of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 12:06 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bush administration, acting to avert the potential for major financial turmoil, announced today that the federal government was taking control of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Passenger killed in crash near Orland

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 12:34 AM CDT

ORLAND — A 20-year-old man was killed in a car crash after the driver of a car he was riding in ran a stop sign at the intersection of County Road 14 and County Road E Sunday.

Preacher arrives: Chico Methodists celebrate anniversaries

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 12:35 AM CDT

CHICO -- Three Methodist churches celebrated landmark anniversaries Sunday with an event that organizers said would help unify the denomination.

Tasting Chico's goodness

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 12:34 AM CDT

Food, beverages, music and art take center stage in downtown Chico Sunday at the 23rd annual Taste of Chico, sponsored by the Chico Downtown Business Association.

Update: Suspect in Sunday night shooting apparently kills himself

Posted: 08 Sep 2008 02:39 AM CDT

CHICO -- Police searched late into the night for a man suspected of fatally shooting a woman inside a Vermilion Circle home just after 9 p.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

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'Wild Child' wins $50,000 Gold Cup payday

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

CHICO — The Gold Cup Race of Champions is frequently decided when powerful World of Outlaws sprint cars weave through lapped traffic on the quarter-mile bullring, and Saturday night's 55th version of the event was no exception.

All About Us: Childhood friend was a Trooper to the end

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Over the years, film critics of varying importance and integrity have remarked that Batman would be nothing without his Batmobile.

Beyond

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Dunsmuir artists hard at work DUNSMUIR — Looking for art of Mount Shasta, the Sacramento River or a great gift idea, check out the Dunsmuir Art Walk on Sept.

Bottle banditry makes me wonder about inherited traits

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

There are family traits that I expect to be passed on to the following generations, but there are others that are more surprising.

Butte football looks effective in Sac City blowout

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Already, in its first act Saturday night, the Butte College football team didn't hesitate to unveil the theme for what the Roadrunners are hoping this season might be some of the more remarkable theatre in school history.

Commodities distrubution dates set

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

This month's distribution of surplus government commodities to eligible families begins Tuesday and runs through Sept.

Conventions a waste of money

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Well, I did it. I managed to miss every second of the political conventions. I realize that's probably not the wisest thing for a newspaper editor to admit, that I avoided watching two weeks of such high political drama.

Couple's custom lake mimic's floating trend

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:28 AM CDT

ORLAND — Dotted around the local countryside, mostly hidden from common view, a few aquatic jewels glitter and splash in the summer sun.

Daily Planner: September 7

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Events WILD MOUNTAIN FAIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL, CONCOW: Music, camping. Benefit for Concow fire victims, Tzu Chi and other local organizations.

Daily Planner: September 8

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Dave Davies column: Over 50 not too old for softball

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Jeff Zelsdorf has been playing slow-pitch softball for a long time, and the over-50 team he plays with now competes at a high level within a league that plays every Monday through Thursday night at Sycamore Field at One-Mile Recreation Area.

Demolition unearths questions

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:28 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The county knocked down some cabins at the west end of Greenville on Wednesday that code enforcement officials said had been safety hazards for a long time.

Editorial: City must fix mistake

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

The city of Chico shouldn't blame Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the state's budget situation or the languid economy for the economic woes it faces.

Exotic animals, behavioral health on supervisors' agenda

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:28 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Exotic animals and behavioral health will both be on the Butte County Board of Supervisors' agenda next week.

Farm Briefs

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Glenn 4-H enrollment ORLAND — The deadline to participate in the 2009 Glen County Fair as a 4-H member is Sept.

Four-wheel philanthropy

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:28 AM CDT

Melivn Noll's four-wheel drive jeep traversed such natural impediments as those seen here on Saturday at Surplus City's 3rd Annual Fall Mud & Crawl in Oroville.

Golfing with a twist

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Jim Evers of Ukiah throws a Frisbee during the Nor Cal/Feather River Open Disc Golf Tournament at Riverbend Park Saturday in Oroville.

Letter: Chico should be compact, dense

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Regarding the upcoming revision of Chico's General Plan, I support John Merz's concept of the "C-minus" alternative.

Letter: Hydrology ignored in letter

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Maurice Picard's Aug. 29 letter is a perfect example of the howlers that climate change denialists can commit because of their limited understanding of scientific concepts.

Letter: Palin lacks leadership skills

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Many problems continue to plague this nation, one evidenced in the pregnancy of Sarah Palin's daughter.

Letter: Politics as usual on display

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Democratic superdelegates Jane Dolan and Bob Mulholland like to believe they are on the cutting edge of progressive Democratic politics in the north state.

Letter: Respect the office, not the officeholder

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

At times it is difficult to ascertain whether a letter writer is merely being facetious or is under the influence of some grand delusion.

Letter: SoCal not suffering in drought

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I drove by Lake Oroville last Sunday and the lake is very low. After talking with a firefighter about Big Bear Lake in Southern California, I checked the lake level there.

Letter: U.S. can do better on health care

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Health care in the U.S. should be more a government function that it is. Presently our federal payments are for medical and drug research, free care for Congress, payment for highway maintenance, support for railways, mail delivery, hospital for war

Local Roundup: Butte women's soccer romps past Sac City

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

Dani Jones had two goals and one assist and Morgan Camy also scored two goals as the Butte College women's soccer team rolled Sacramento City 6-0 Saturday at Butte.

Local briefs

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 05:25 AM CDT

Group to hear about mining toxins CHICO — Big Chico Creek Watershed Alliance will sponsor a presentation Monday about "Mining's Toxic Legacy" by Mike Thornton, mining project community organizer for The Sierra Fund.

Man in custody after police find marijuana in his house

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A man is in custody after police found 165 marijuana plants in his house following a report from his girlfriend that he had been physically abusive.

Oroville mom says help from Wings of Eagles was 'really great'

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

OROVILLE — "You don't really know unless you've been through an illness with your own child," is how Shelly Robley explains it.

Palin is big draw on GOP presidential campaign trail

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The banners, buttons and signs say McCain-Palin, but the crowds say something else.

Public TV accessible?: Some viewers' KIXE signal gets zapped

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:28 AM CDT

REDDING — Television station KIXE's switch to a digital signal has left some viewers asking, "Where did Channel 9 go?

Roadrunners Notebook: Watkins' second trip to Sacramento much more enjoyable

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Danny Watkins was on the same trip Saturday he had actually made earlier in the week, only this time with his Butte College football teammates.

Roadwork roundup

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico EAST FIRST AVENUE — Delays can be expected as the project to widen the northbound offramp continues; alternative routes are suggested.

So, why is it that you can't get KIXE's signal?

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:27 AM CDT

REDDING — If you've been unable to watch KIXE (PBS 9) since it went completely digital last month, there could be a variety of reasons — and remedies, said Tod Waite, a broadcast engineer at the station.

The Bookshelf: "How I Learned Geography"

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:04 AM CDT

— From Melissa Ramos, Chico library

Tribute trekkers: Nome Cult walk retraces sad history

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CHICO — A group of various American Indian tribes begin their annual walk today to honor their ancestors who were forced from Butte County by white settlers 144 years ago.

Two in custody after allegedly robbing four people at gunpoint

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Two men are in custody after allegedly robbing four people at gunpoint on the 1400 block of West Fourth Street at 2:20 a.

Upper park trails need oversight

Posted: 07 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

I appreciated Grace Marvin's letter regarding development in upper park. She made an appropriate comment regarding unauthorized trails, but I thought to myself that the same extends to some of the so-called authorized trails that have been built in

Saturday, September 06, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Altercation in bar preceded stabbing Friday morning

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO — Police said up to three men were arguing in a downtown bar early Friday morning, a short time before one of them was stabbed in the stomach at the corner of West Second and Wall streets.

Anderson rolls over LP

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:32 AM CDT

OROVILLE — The Las Plumas High football team was hoping to start the 2008 season on a high note.

Butte to open at Sac City

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:32 AM CDT

Matt Carter will take the field for the Butte College football team today to make his first start since his senior year in high school — also his first start ever at tight end.

Car collides with tree on Midway

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 10:56 AM CDT

DURHAM — A driver on the Midway hit a tree just south of Roble Road. At about 8:30 a.m. the California Highway Patrol reported a male driver was found in the car and was conscious.

Cops investigate early morning stabbing

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 09:35 AM CDT

CHICO — Just before 2 a.m. today Chico police were notified of a stabbing at West Second and Wall streets.

Corrections

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

An article Sunday about a new law concerning the disposal of sharps and injector needles gave an incomplete phone number for the Butte Regional Household Hazardous Waste facility in Chico, which accepts them.

Custom rides

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Hot rod enthusiasts, such as Kyle Wood of Chico, check out custom rides during the 18th annual Racers Barbecue at JP's Paint & Body Works at 19th Street and Park Avenue on Friday.

Daily Planner: August 23

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Events FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Drawing 11 a.m. East Second and Wall streets, Chico. 893-3276.

Daily Planner: August 24

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Events PARADISE POW WOW: Noon-5 p.m. at Gold Nugget Museum, 502 Pearson Rd., Paradise. This year's theme: "Celebrate Life.

DeWall to compete in Paralympics

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:32 AM CDT

Chico's Greg DeWall will compete in judo in the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing starting today, with his competition running through Monday.

Diabetic attack may explain Friday morning Midway crash

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

DURHAM — An insulin imbalance may be responsible for a man passing out behind the wheel and crashing his Dodge Dakota pickup into a tree on the Midway north of Durham Friday morning.

Diabetic attack may explain Midway crash Friday morning

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

DURHAM — An insulin imbalance may be responsible for a man passing out behind the wheel and crashing his Dodge Dakota pickup into a tree on the Midway north of Durham Friday morning.

Diverting drop

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Blaze Russo, 18, of Chico, sits with his girlfriend Alyssa Flores, 18, of Roseville, atop the Diversion Dam along Big Chico Creek in upper Bidwell Park Wednesday.

Early start means kids arrive late to school?

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 04:53 AM CDT

When school started this year, hundreds of students didn't show up. Local schools opened for business a couple of weeks ago, but as usual, a lot of students didn't get registered for days, and sometimes weeks, after the first day.

Editorial: Hits and misses: Our take on the week in news

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

HIT — A classic Chico event is Sunday, and it's larger than ever. Broadway and Main Street will be closed from noon to 4 p.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Chico services today: Almond Blossom Fellowship/Kingdom Dynamics Ministry Center, 2540 Zanella Way, Suite 20: "Finding Your Place in the Kingdom," from Pastors Robin and Tina Hansen; 9 a.

Ground beef: PV rambles to win with rush attack

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:33 AM CDT

CHICO — Any questions about inexperience on Pleasant Valley High's offensive line can be answered by running back Brandon Nickas' stat line Friday night at Asgard Yard: 25 rushes, 235 yards and four touchdowns.

Letter: Anti-fogging group short on facts

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

I see you've heard from members of the new pro-mosquito group, banging the same old drum: no pesticide is safe, no matter how much benefit it may provide — even disease prevention.

Letter: Change not necessarily a good thing

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Before any moderate Republican votes for Barack Obama, please read Jerome Corsi's book, "The Obama Nation.

Letter: Needy citizens not limited to fire victims

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Regarding the story "Concow cabins proposed for fire recovery," it's a great idea but I'd like you to think about another population of homeless — all the women, children and families that are sleeping in the parks, channels and bushes here in

Letter: School reforms start out with good teachers

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Thomas Elias made some credible suggestions for school reforms in his recent column, "No excuse for delaying school reform.

Lifestyle Rx: Today, lifestyle choices can disarm diabetes

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Since World War II diabetes has been advancing relentlessly in developed countries where it is now one of the leading causes of death.

Local Roundup: Menlo's trip from Bay Area results in victory

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:32 AM CDT

In a riveting season opener decided in the closing minutes, the Hamilton High football almost spoiled Menlo's trip up from the Bay Area on Friday night before falling short in a 21-17 home loss.

Meyers waits out victory at Silver Dollar

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:33 AM CDT

CHICO — They were racing sprint cars at Silver Dollar Speedway Friday night, but it was more of an endurance event that Jason Meyers won.

New Expresscard will protect Social Security, SSI recipients

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Throughout the month of September, U.S. Treasury will introduce nearly 2 million Social Security check recipients in 12 Western states — including California — to a new debit card option for federal benefits.

Orland's run game leads way

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:32 AM CDT

DURHAM — When the Orland High football team fumbled away its first play from scrimmage, those old demons from last year's 0-10 season crept back.

Paradise officers nab suspected burglars

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 09:50 AM CDT

PARADISE — A pair of ridge residents were arrested on burglary and other charges at about 2 a.m.

Park sculpture draws curiosity

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO — For the Humphers family, a new metal sculpture in Oak Way Park has sparked a family conversation.

Partnership lets Butte College students attend Chico State classes each semester

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Butte College students will be showing up in classrooms at Chico State University next spring in a partnership that allows qualifying students to take up to three units at the four-year university each semester.

Pleasant Valley High principal to retire

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO — Steve Connolly, Pleasant Valley High School's principal, plans to retire from his position half-way through his second year at the school.

Police release images related to lost park shooting

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO — Police are looking for three men that may be persons of interest in a shooting and attempted robbery of a transient early on the morning of Aug.

Police release images relating to Aug. 26 lost park shooting

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — Police are looking for three men that may be persons of interest in a shooting and attempted robbery of a transient early on the morning of Aug.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Parish lunch follows service PARADISE — Members of St. Nicholas Episcopal Church will be guests at an all parish lunch Sunday following the 10 a.

Senior Daily Planner

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:11 AM CDT

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

Sexual assaults reported near Chico State campus

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico State University police have issued a warning concerning three nearly identical sexual assaults against coeds, occurring just off campus in the last eight days.

Two arrested for allegedly burglarizing house that burned

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

PARADISE — Two men were arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of burglarizing a home heavily damaged by fire last week on Elysee Lane near Pentz Road.

Water bank revived by officials

Posted: 06 Sep 2008 02:12 AM CDT

State water officials have dusted off the drought water bank program, last used in lean water years of the early 1990s.

Friday, September 05, 2008

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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: David Montgomery Bowers The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking David Montgomery Bowers for a felony warrant charging him with failing to appear, violation of

Convicted embezzler receives six-year prison term

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An Orland woman was sentenced Tuesday to six years and four months in a state prison for embezzlement and evading state taxes, both felonies.

Correction

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The photo caption that accompanied Wednesday's front-page story about low water levels at Lake Oroville misidentified the person pictured.

Daily Planner: September 5

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Events WILD MOUNTAIN FAIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL, CONCOW: Three days of music, camping. Benefits Concow fire victims, Tzu Chi and other local organizations.

Dollansky a winner in Gold Cup prelim

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — To say that Craig Dollansky dominated on Thursday night at Silver Dollar Speedway would be an understatement.

Early-morning fire destroys Oroville apartments

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A fire in a Grand Avenue apartment complex early Thursday morning left two apartments destroyed and a third heavily damaged.

Editorial: Rodgers gives a reason to watch

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:07 AM CDT

It's the NFL's opening weekend, a sort of holiday for die-hard football fans. They're been waiting since February.

Ex-cheerleader coach sentenced to 90 days, 4 years probation

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:07 PM CDT

OROVILLE — A former cheerleader coach was sentenced today to 90 days in jail and four years probation on a felony child endangerment charge, after a plea bargain that helped her escape trial on child molestation and other charges.

Gang-shooting verdict means 62 years to life in prison

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A suspected gang member was convicted by a jury Thursday of the second-degree murder of a purported teenage rival in Oroville.

Glenn County confirms first cases of West Nile virus

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:23 PM CDT

WILLOWS — Two female residents of Glenn County were confirmed by health officials as the first cases of West Nile virus in the county this year.

Helicopter, team respond to flare-ups from lightning fires

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO -- For the last five weeks Cal Fire has been renting a helicopter in order to provide a quick response to flare-ups from the Butte Lightning Complex fires.

Herger calls McCain, Palin 'mavericks'

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:08 AM CDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Clearly, Wally Herger is enjoying the land of Garrison Keillor, where he is attending the Republican National Convention.

Large haul of processed pot found in abandoned vehicle

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 04:19 PM CDT

PASKENTA — The Glenn County Sheriff's Office Marijuana Eradication Team came upon a vehicle loaded with 130 pounds of processed pot Wednesday during an on-going investigation near the Mendocino National Forest.

Letter: Legislators should make sacrifices

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Finely, Gov. Schwarzenegger is looking in the right direction. All California employees, except for firefighters, should take a 5 percent cut and all employees holding an office that required a vote should take a 25 percent cut in their wages.

Letter: Make changes to help the earth

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:07 AM CDT

If Maurice Picard (letters, Aug. 29) had done even the smallest amount of research about whether the melting of ice sheets increases sea levels, he would know that saltwater is denser than fresh water, that ice sheets are freshwater and displace

Letter: Men cut out of the loop

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:07 AM CDT

I read the story in the Enterprise-Record about the lack of men volunteering to become big brothers, thus leaving many youths without mentors.

Letter: Young generation spoiled by luxuries

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Air conditioning! All of the complaints you hear, when it isn't working. I think back to my young years and wonder how we survived even without a fan.

Local Roundup: Wildcats stage comeback, but fall short

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:08 AM CDT

A second-half comeback from the Chico State women's soccer team went for naught Thursday in a 3-2 loss to St.

Local briefs

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:08 AM CDT

$530,000 in pot found in vehicle PASKENTA — During an on-going investigation Wednesday, the Glenn County Sheriff's Office Marijuana Eradication Team came upon a vehicle loaded with 130 pounds of processed pot near the Mendocino National

Mars comes to Oroville

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The Martin Mars, a huge seaplane-turned airtanker for firefighting operations, sits on Lake Oroville after landing there Thursday evening.

Nome Cult walkers to be honored at potluck

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — A group of walkers will leave Chico Sunday to retrace the forced relocation of hundreds of Indians from Butte County to a reservation in the coast ranges in 1863.

Paradise ex-cheerleader coach sentenced

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A former cheerleader coach was sentenced to 90 days in jail and four years probation, and was also sternly warned any violation of her probation will send her to state prison and force her to register as a sex offender.

Planning Commission denies Chico Volkswagen expansion

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO -- A proposed expansion of Chico Volkswagen received a no vote Thursday night from the city's Planning Commission.

Police report for Sept. 5

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:20 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department:

Rosedale, Citrus schools make huge test score gains

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:08 AM CDT

School officials around Butte and Glenn counties are poring over numbers again, as they study the Accountability Progress Report released Thursday by the California Department of Education.

Second-degree murder verdict reached in Oroville gang shooting

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 03:31 PM CDT

OROVILLE — A second-degree murder verdict was handed down this morning in a gang-related shooting last year in Oroville.

Sow There! Now is the time to plant seeds

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:07 AM CDT

It was about this time last year that I planted foxglove seeds. I tend to use peat pellets in a pie tin, sprinkle the tiny seeds on the surface of the soil (they need light to germinate), and wrap in plastic wrap.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Lake Oroville remains open with good fishing, challenging launching

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Despite rumors to the contrary, Lake Oroville is not closed due to near record-low water levels. Boat launching does continue to be a challenge, noted Fil Torres at Oroville Outdoors.

West Nile virus strikes Glenn County residents

Posted: 05 Sep 2008 02:08 AM CDT

WILLOWS — West Nile virus has infected an eastern Glenn County child and a Hamilton City woman, who are the first confirmed cases of the year in the county, according to health officials.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Rabbit Hole' drama comes to Theatre On The Ridge

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:22 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Theatre On The Ridge is mounting a production of the heart-wrenching 2007 Pulitzer Prize winning play "Rabbit Hole.

2008 Sierra Oro Farm Trail passports now on sale

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 11:49 PM CDT

CHICO — Ticket Sales have opened up for the 2008 Sierra Oro Farm Trail Passport that will take participants Oct.

AirFest 2008 on Chico's flight path

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 11:50 PM CDT

CHICO — Skies over Butte County will be roaring with activity Sept. 26-27 during Chico AirFest 2008 at Chico Municipal Airport.

Art Briefs

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:22 AM CDT

Etchings at Janet Turner museum CHIC0 -- The Janet Turner Print Museum at Laxson Auditorium at Chico State University features "Corrosive: Etchings from the Turner Collection," through Sept.

Biblio File: Advocate of Hindu Vedanta to sign books in Chico

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:22 AM CDT

Anna Hourihan, publisher of Redding-based Vedantic Shores Press (www.VedanticShoresPress. com), has edited a series of lectures on the Hindu philosophical school of Vedanta which serve as a good introduction to the teachings of Hindu mysticism.

Brett Dennen shines at El Rey Theatre

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:22 AM CDT

CHICO -- Brett Dennen reminded Chico concert-goers Friday night why Rolling Stone named him one of its 10 artists to watch in 2008.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Sept. 4, 2008

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:22 AM CDT

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.

Check It Out: Carnegie libraries dot Butte County landscape

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 11:49 PM CDT

Beginning in 1893 and continuing until 1919, Andrew Carnegie helped to build almost 1,700 public library buildings across the United States.

Chico Theater Company's 'Damn Yankees' promises to be a winner

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:22 AM CDT

CHICO -- Everyone loves a winner and Chico Theater Company's upcoming production, "Damn Yankees," promises winning entertainment.

Coyote Gallery features Michael Diven's mixed media drawings

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:22 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- "And So It Goes," an exhibit of acclaimed artist Michael Diven's mixed media drawings, opens with an afternoon reception and artist lecture at the Butte College Coyote Gallery on Sept.

Daily Planner: September 4

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 11:49 PM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET, CHICO: 6-9 p.m. Broadway from Second to Fifth streets. Fresh produce, food, crafts and live entertainment.

Daily Planner: September 5

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 11:49 PM CDT

Events WILD MOUNTAIN FAIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL, CONCOW: Three days of music, camping. Benefits Concow fire victims, Tzu Chi and other local organizations.

Early music of the Italian Renaissance

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:22 AM CDT

CHICO -- Early music specialists The Whole Noyse will bring "Cornetts, Sackbuts, & Curtal, Oh, My!" to Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall at Chico State University at 2 p.

Entertainment Calendar for Sept. 4-Sept. 10

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:22 AM CDT

Thursday, SEPT. 4 Music/Nightclubs BELL MEMORIAL UNION, Chico State University: Hip hop Latin funk by Salvador Santana.

Gold Cup: Suspense stays away from victory lane

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO -- Kyle Hirst and Billy Wallace opened the 55th Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway on Wednesday night with convincing main event victories.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' one of Woody Allen's best

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:22 AM CDT

"Vicky Cristina Barcelona," is the story of two college friends who spend a summer in Spain discovering their own beliefs about love.

Jeff Murphy's digital artwork blends religions

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:22 AM CDT

CHICO -- In a confluence of apparently disparate images, artist Jeff Murphy's digital works, on exhibit at 1078 Gallery though Sept.

Local Roundup: Orland keeps it close in loss to Chico

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The Chico High girls tennis team got the edge in doubles play, getting a decisive win from Whitney Gibson and Maya Rosecrance as the Panthers nipped Orland 5-4 in a preseason showdown Wednesday at Community Park.

Pit bull picnic reset for Saturday

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 11:49 PM CDT

CHICO — Owners of pit bull terriers and pit mix dogs may bring their well-mannered, altered and vaccinated dogs on leash to Butte Humane Society's Pit Bull Picnic on Saturday at the society's shelter, 2579 Fair St.

Prep Football Preview 2008

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:17 AM CDT

A look the upcoming local high school football season. (Photo Illustration by Jason Halley)

Prep Football Previews: Biggs looks to reverse fortunes on the 'Fly'

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

Biggs has one of the most exciting players and exciting new offenses in the Mid-Valley League. But nothing would be more exciting for 19-year head coach Mike Pena than the Wolverines recording a winning season for the first time since 2005.

Prep Football Previews: Champion returns nucleus from title team

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

CHICO — There's nothing better than a championship except maybe back-to-back championships. Champion Christian football coach Dan Henry knows that with 11 starters out of last year's 16 players returning including seven seniors, another title

Prep Football Previews: Chico seeking to break into upper echelon

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — The first play from scrimmage for the Chico High football team this season turned out to be a completed pass and a gain of about seven yards.

Prep Football Previews: Corning thinking offensive-minded

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

For reasons outside the obvious, Corning High football coach Bob Hall is going to hope his offense can stay on the field this season.

Prep Football Previews: Durham wants progress report

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

A rebuilding project that began for Durham last year under first-year head coach Tony Esponde continues into this season for the Trojans.

Prep Football Previews: Gridley going for different look

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

For being able to recognize the history of Gridley High football as a smashmouth-at-all-times program, new coach Greg Baker isn't quite ready to keep the tradition going.

Prep Football Previews: Hamilton's title defense will start at square one

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The numbers that tell the tale of the 2007 season for the Hamilton High football team are staggering enough: a 13-0 record, a Division III Northern Section championship, a defense that allowed just 30 points all season and a school record-breaking

Prep Football Previews: Las Plumas likes changes in store

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Change has been constant in Las Plumas' football program. Larenzo Garth is the newest head coach for a program that has had four leaders in the past four years.

Prep Football Previews: Orland on lookout for strength, victories

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

A year after a winless season, the Orland High football team and second-year coach Jake Petersen are forcefully turning the page.

Prep Football Previews: Oroville applying higher standards

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Oroville High's football program has not had an easy time adjusting to the Eastern Athletic League.

Prep Football Previews: Paradise confident in quest to return to winning ways

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

PARADISE — Paradise coach Rick Prinz doesn't bother with finding fluffy, ride-the-fence words to describe last year's 5-5 finish that included a 3-4 Eastern Athletic League record.

Prep Football Previews: Pleasant Valley working toward return to title game

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:05 AM CDT

CHICO — Bill Haley thinks his Pleasant Valley football team is good enough to end the season with a chance at the section title, just like the 2007 version that made it to the Northern Section Division I final.

Prep Football Previews: Princeton plans to revive hopes

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The Princeton High football team came within two points of a perfect season last year. Princeton finished 9-1 after winning its first nine games but then falling to Champion Christian 22-21 in the Northern Section Division VI championship game after

Prep Football Previews: Willows begins new chapter under Ward

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

First-year Willows High head football coach Jim Ward knows he has a challenge taking over for longtime Honkers head coach Curtis Parks, who stepped down and allowed Ward to handle the reins.

Sidelines: Duathlon, 5k run slated Sept. 28

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:06 AM CDT

The inaugural Chico Duathlon and 5K Run will take place on Sept. 28 at Durham Park. The event will feature a run and bike duathlon, open to all individuals and relay teams, and a 5-kilometer run/jog that is open to all individuals.

Staedler celebrates new CD with music bash

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 03:09 AM CDT

CHICO — He's candid, creative and on a mission. After releasing "A Conscious Alternative" in 2005, local performing artist John Staedler premieres his new double disc CD entitled, "(The) Radical Love Frequency," Saturday with a big celebration

Theater Briefs

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:22 AM CDT

'High School Musical' in Oroville OROVILLE -- Stamp Your Feet Performing Arts Centre's summer production of Disney's "High School Musical" will run at 7 p.

Volunteer invited to join 'The Team' at Avenue 9 Gallery

Posted: 04 Sep 2008 02:22 AM CDT

CHICO -- Achieving gallery representation is the first intimidating hurdle most art graduates face. Kelly King, a Chico State University senior working on a fine arts major, decided to demistify the process by volunteering at an art gallery.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 11:49 PM CDT

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

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Briefs

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:23 PM CDT

Black Butte campground closing ORLAND — The Orland Buttes Campground at Black Butte Lake will close for the season on Monday.

Burglary attempt leaves man bloodied, under arrest

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:23 PM CDT

CHICO — A man who was severely injured Thursday night when he allegedly kicked in the window of an occupied home in the 300 block of East Sixth Street was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Charter school opens with new stuff, old stuff, borrowed and bought stuff

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:23 PM CDT

FOREST RANCH -- The first day of school at Forest Ranch Charter School rolled the old and new, the beginning and the end together — and had everyone smiling.

Community Roundup: Nuts take Labor Day tourney

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

The Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team won the 10th annual Labor Day Tournament at Doryland Field, going 4-0 over the weekend.

Council OKs bus shelter advertising, wants to see rules first

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

CHICO -- While deciding to allow advertising on bus shelters, city leaders weren't quite ready to give up control of just what those ads will look like.

Daily Planner: September 3

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:25 PM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 893-5433.

Daily Planner: September 4

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:25 PM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET, CHICO: 6-9 p.m. Broadway from Second to Fifth streets. Fresh produce, food, crafts and live entertainment.

Editorial:Gas inventory mostly hot air

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:25 PM CDT

The city of Chico just spent $30,000 in taxpayer money to do a "greenhouse gas inventory." The study, conducted by Chico State University, concluded that the largest contributor to greenhouse gas was (drum roll please) vehicles.

Fair-weather Outlaws look forward to Gold Cup

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

If for no other reason, competitors in the Advance Auto Parts World of Outlaws sprint car series are looking forward to racing at Silver Dollar Speedway's Gold Cup Race of Champions this week because it is unlikely to rain.

Farmer campaigns against Schwarzenegger water plan

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:24 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- Dino Cortopassi is a wealthy farmer who grew up in California's fertile delta region and, as he tells it, is passionate about protecting it.

Glenn hiring freeze thaws for one vacancy

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:23 PM CDT

WILLOWS — With a major election just nine weeks away, Glenn County's Board of Supervisors thawed its hiring freeze a bit Tuesday to fill a position in the Election Department, despite objections that the county can't afford it.

Glenn's most wanteed for Sept. 3

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:23 PM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Rafael Ruvalcaba The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Rafael Ruvalcaba for participating in a criminal street gang and felony battery charges.

Going for Gold: Speedway hosts races all weekend

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Race fans, it's time to fill the extra ice chest, grab a spare propane tank for the grill, dig out that vintage Shane Scott T-shirt and forget all about getting enough sleep.

Labor Day DUI arrests level with last year

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:24 PM CDT

CHICO -- The California Highway Patrol asserts that the state's roads have never been safer, with deaths per 100 million miles driven dropping to the lowest level in history.

Labor Day DUI count similar to last year's

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:23 PM CDT

CHICO — The California Highway Patrol asserts that the state's roads have never been safer, with deaths per 100 million miles driven dropping to the lowest level in history.

Letter: Advertising disguised as news

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:25 PM CDT

Was the revenue collected by the E-R for the "news" articles on page 6C of the Aug. 26 edition worth the cost of your journalistic integrity?

Letter: Community's concern humbling

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:25 PM CDT

In the last year, locally, we have seen devastating fires put families on the street, gas prices soar out of control, business and private bankruptcies and inflated food prices causing inflation that has spiraled this country into a depression.

Letter: Find another place for disc golf

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:25 PM CDT

We have heard from the editors of two out of three Chico newspapers recently, both favoring disc golf in upper Bidwell Park.

Letter: Flip headline missed the point

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:25 PM CDT

The Enterprise-Record recently ran an article that quoted people as saying MRMIP, the state's program providing coverage for medically uninsurable Californians, "needs a face lift.

Letter: Letter must have been satire

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:25 PM CDT

I read a letter to the editor Aug. 28 that sounded like it was written by Steven Colbert, but was written by Donald Polzin, an all-too-frequent flier in this section of the paper.

Local Roundp: Snyder's 10 kills pace Chico State

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Freshman Makenzie Snyder pounded a match-high 10 kills as the Chico State women's volleyball team swept Simpson University on Tuesday at Acker Gym, 25-17, 25-13, 25-19.

Local competition has challenged Outlaws

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

The level of competition at the Gold Cup has remained remarkably high for many years. The last nine Gold Cups have seen seven different winners, and several top-level World of Outlaws competitors are still searching for their first Gold Cup.

Low lake level equals low interest

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:23 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- Labor Day weekend proved to local state park officials that low levels on Lake Oroville are taking a toll on the number of visitors they see.

Man accused of killing 6 in Wash. recently jailed

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 04:46 AM CDT

ALGER, Wash. (AP) — A man recently released from jail on drug charges and whose mother calls him "desperately mentally ill" is accused of a shooting spree that left six people dead and two others injured in northwest Washington.

Mosquito fogging planned tonight in Hamilton City, Nord

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 04:34 PM CDT

Hamilton City and a swath of northwestern Butte County including the town of Nord are scheduled to be fogged for mosquito control tonight.

No serious traffic problems

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 09:53 AM CDT

While there are some minor traffic issues scattered around the region, the California Highway Patrol reports no serious wrecks or extended delays.

No time for smoking brakes on this shift

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:24 PM CDT

A logging truck traveling south on Highway 99 near the Highway 32 offramp Tuesday developed hot brake drums that caught fire.

Raising dam's gates leaves Lake Red Bluff's future in question

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:23 PM CDT

RED BLUFF — Jesse Dodero scampered across the park and into the restroom to change into his red swimming trunks — the 12-year-old was ready to go out on his dad's boat, the Bull Frog, for some Labor Day tubing on Lake Red Bluff.

Rim Road area fire quickly contained

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 10:47 AM CDT

CONCOW — A blaze that broke out at about 8 a.m. today initially created some excitement, but the fire that is well within the confines of the Butte Lightning Fire Complex, off Rim Road, was rapidly surrounded.

Sidelines: CRMC Foundation sets golf event

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 02:13 AM CDT

The Colusa Regional Medical Center Foundation will hold its 17th annual Swing for Life Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept.

Southern coast nervously watches Hanna

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:24 PM CDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Nervous residents rushed to buy plywood and generators while emergency officials in Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas weighed possible evacuations Tuesday as Tropical Storm Hanna was expected to shift toward a tough-to-predict

Starving Student: Subway, affordable, healthful eating

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:25 PM CDT

CHICO As anybody who's lived here for a few years can probably attest to, there is only so much space to roam before inevitably running into somebody in public that you don't want to, ranging from exes to bosses (I have a horrible fear that one

Sweet Basil and the Bee: Chicoans attend Bay Area Slow Food Nation

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:26 PM CDT

SAN FRANCISCO — "Awesome," "Incredible," "We had high expectations, and they were exceeded." Marianne and husband Glenn Hoffman returned from Slow Food Nation, the largest celebration of American food in history, inspired and eager to share

Two fires near Oroville homes under control

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:23 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Two fires that broke out near residential areas were contained in vegetation this weekend.

Weekend Mud & Crawl benefits breast cancer program

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 11:23 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Are you Tough Enough to Wear Pink? That's the challenge sponsors of the third annual Surplus City Fall Mud & Crawl on Saturday and Sunday are making to fans as they aim to raise funds for breast cancer support and education in Butte

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Campus clips

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 11:46 PM CDT

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Women's film fest "The MadCat Women's International Film Festival" will be shown tonight at 7:30 in Ayres 106 on the Chico State campus.

Correction

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 11:46 PM CDT

A brief in the Sunday and Monday editions of the Enterprise-Record incorrectly stated a section of Capay Avenue would be closed this week.

Daily Planner: September 2

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 11:47 PM CDT

Community JUDGMENT WORKSHOP: How to do your own divorce; family support issues. Service of Butte County Superior Court.

Daily Planner: September 3

Posted: 02 Sep 2008 02:03 AM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 893-5433.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': Allen claims Canyon Oaks championship

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 11:29 PM CDT

Linda Allen shot a three-day total of 255 to win the Canyon Oaks CC 2008 Ladies Club championship. Allen, the golf coach at Chico High School, was also recently bestowed the honor of coach of the year.

GOP convention opens with appeal for Gustav aid

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 11:46 PM CDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Republicans, determined to propel John McCain to the White House, opened their storm-shortened national convention on Monday amid distractions involving running mate Sarah Palin.

Gustav only sideswipes New Orleans

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 11:46 PM CDT

NEW ORLEANS -- A weaker-than-expected Gustav swirled into the fishing villages and oil-and-gas towns of Louisiana's Cajun country Monday, delivering only a glancing blow to New Orleans that did little more than send water sloshing harmlessly over

InnerView: Debbie Maderos is a golfer, realtor — and cancer survivor

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 11:47 PM CDT

CHICO — People who have survived all kinds of cancer are not unusual, says Debbie Maderos, and many are the living example why early detection is so important.

Letter: Health care plans are broken

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 11:47 PM CDT

Aha! As per your article Wednesday, there's a Mr. Mip tucked into California's intricate, complex, Rube Goldberg type of health care system.

Letter: Legislation should help with book costs

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 11:47 PM CDT

Heather Hacking's article on local college textbook purchases was a fine example of local reporting. However, she left out some information that should be of interest to faculty and students.

Letter: Reverend answers only to God

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 11:47 PM CDT

The Rev. Rick Warren has lived the excitement of being very effective in so many people's situations all over this world.

Letter: So many questions left unanswered

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 11:47 PM CDT

To the people who left a "Yes on Proposition 8" brochure on my door last weekend with the "sorry we missed you" handwritten on the side: We are sorry we missed you.

Local volunteers deployed

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 11:46 PM CDT

The Three Rivers Chapter of the American Red Cross deployed volunteers from Butte, Glenn and Nevada counties to San Antonio Monday to work as shelter workers, according to a press release.

Season wrap-up: Outlaws saw the good, bad and ugly

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 11:29 PM CDT

CHICO — Every bit as expediently as Sunday's final game finished up — their two-run loss to the St.

Sidelines: 55th Gold Cup race scheduled

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 11:29 PM CDT

The Advanced Auto Parts World of Outlaws winged sprint car series visits Chico's Silver Dollar Speedway for the 55th Gold Cup Race of Champions this week.

Thai prime minister declares state of emergency

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 11:46 PM CDT

BANGKOK, Thailand — Thailand's prime minister declared a state of emergency in the capital Tuesday, empowering the military to restore order after street fighting between supporters and opponents of the government left one man dead and

Tubers let air out of river float

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 11:46 PM CDT

The annual Labor Day float on the Sacramento River failed to draw the number of people who showed up Sunday, but there were still a few hundred souls braving the wind and cold water.

Wildcat women's soccer team triumphs

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 11:29 PM CDT

Abby Stretch drew the Chico State women's soccer team even with Northwest Nazarene in the 58th minute with a perfectly placed roller from 15 yards out, and then Ali Sward gave them the lead less than three minutes later, punching Katie McIntosh's

Woman, man face prison terms for felonies

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 11:46 PM CDT

WILLOWS — A Citrus Heights woman and an Orland man each face prison sentences after pleading guilty to felony charges Friday at Glenn County Superior Court.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Blog Log

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

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

But This is Chico: Chico's future looking better all the time

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 11:54 PM CDT

I wish I'd been in Chico 15 years ago, the last time its General Plan was being updated. It would have been my first encounter with ideas — higher densities, mixed uses, pedestrian scale — that were beginning to challenge the prevailing

Capay Road to be closed temporarily

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

ORLAND — People driving in the Glenn County area of Capay will have to avoid a section of road beginning today and ending Wednesday.

Daily Planner: September 1

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 11:54 PM CDT

Clubs DUPLICATE BRIDGE: 12:30 p.m. Two sessions; non-life masters, open to all. Native Daughters of the Golden West hall, 965 Salem St.

Daily Planner: September 2

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 11:54 PM CDT

Community JUDGMENT WORKSHOP: How to do your own divorce; family support issues. Service of Butte County Superior Court.

Editorial: Orland, L.A. ... what's the difference?

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 06:12 AM CDT

On the front page of this newspaper is a story about Senate Bill 375. It's a measure pending in the state Capitol, and by the time you read this, it might have reached the governor's desk.

Editorial: Unleash the letters

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 11:54 PM CDT

We've kept letters about the Nov. 4 election under wraps for the most part, but the dam is about to burst.

Fire chars 120 acres near Corning

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

CORNING — A fire that began near the Liberal Avenue overcrossing of Interstate 5 devoured 120 acres of grass before it was contained just before 2 p.

Laboring longer a growing trend for Americans

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 11:54 PM CDT

CHICAGO -- Americans are changing the game plan for retirement, with millions laboring right past the traditional retirement age and working into their late 60s and beyond.

Letter: History shows present is not so bad

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 11:54 PM CDT

Sherri Quammen's Monday letter is long on dogma but lacks historical perspective. I for one welcome less pollution and alternative energy, which is why I put solar on my home and a local school, and drive an electric car daily.

Letter: Learn from Germany's mistakes

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 11:54 PM CDT

George W. Bush and Dick Cheney falsified intelligence on Iraq. Wow! Bush and Cheney misled the American people concerning Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction.

Letter: Sowell misleads public

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 11:54 PM CDT

What is it with Thomas Sowell in his recent column, "Russia knows we're all bark and no bite"? You'd surmise someone attached to a highly acclaimed university would use a bit more ethical approach in his assessment of the Russia/Georgia situation.

Letter: Strangers take risk for a dog

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 11:54 PM CDT

On Aug. 24 we lost our Boston terrier, which is named LittleOne. As I live just feet from the Highway 99 ramps and when her dad was leaving for work I had all three of our dogs in the front yard with me.

Local Red Cross vehicle readied

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Three Rivers Red Cross' Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) stationed in Chico is ready to respond to Hurricane Gustav.

News of Our Past

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Out-of-control 'burn' chars 2,700 acres' Six firefighters were injured and more than 2,700 acres of grassland were charred after a controlled burn started by the

Outlaws Notebook: Booster club enhances playing in Chico

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 12:29 AM CDT

CHICO — Fan Appreciation Day, the way the Chico Outlaws as an organization annually pay tribute to local supporters on the last game of the season, was celebrated as planned Sunday at Nettleton Stadium.

Outlaws end season on down note

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 12:29 AM CDT

CHICO — Now that the constant search for more wins as first-year Chico Outlaws manager is over, Jon Macalutas can focus easier on the other type of hunting that his attention craves.

Presidential campaigns vying for veterans' vote

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 11:54 PM CDT

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Retired paratrooper Vernon Kinn liked what he heard when Sen. Barack Obama came to Montana recently with a promise to build more health centers for veterans.

Profs treasure Chico State reading group

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

CHICO -- Loneliness often strikes new students at Chico State University, and the malady can attack new professors, too.

Rescuers rush aid to quake victims

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 11:54 PM CDT

BEIJING -- Chinese rescue teams carrying tents, quilts and sacks of rice rushed to reach survivors of an earthquake that killed at least 32 people, turned tens of thousands of homes into rubble and cracked reservoirs.

River float mostly safe, sane

Posted: 31 Aug 2008 11:53 PM CDT

About 10,000 tubers floated down the Sacramento River on Sunday, but despite the high numbers, no serious incidents were reported.

The Gulf Coast waits: Will it be another Katrina?

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 12:39 AM CDT

NEW ORLEANS -- With a historic evacuation of nearly 2 million people from the Louisiana coast complete, gun-toting police and National Guardsmen stood watch as rain started to fall on this city's empty streets Sunday night — and even