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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

1:50 p.m.: Snow covering Paradise, chains required

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 04:38 PM CST

The town of Paradise imposed chain controls today as snow covered the town. Snow plowing operations have begun.

Alleged Craigslist-hit solicitor extradited to Sacramento for charges

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A Michigan woman accused of soliciting for a hit man on the online bulletin board Craigslist will be returned to California to face charges.

And the answer is ... No: Oroville supervisor casts swing vote in mine defeat

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:07 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Tuesday Butte County supervisors said no to the proposed Baldwin/M&T Ranch gravel mine. After nearly 12 years of discussion and debate, the fate of the project rested in the hands of Oroville Supervisor Bill Connelly.

Buzz Preview: 'Rhythm 'n Motion' — Young dancers ready to dazzle Paradise

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 11:44 AM CST

This story will appear in Thursday's edition of The Buzz. PARADISE — Young ballroom dancers will skim across the Paradise Performing Arts Center stage in a variety of dance styles when the sixth annual "Rhythm 'n Motion" show opens Friday.

CUSD freezes nonessential expenditures, hirings

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

Chico Unified School District froze all unnecessary spending and hiring Tuesday, said Jan Combes, assistant superintendent of financial services.

Change of guard has eased Payne

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 02:20 AM CST

Tracing back Kelli Payne's emergence as one of the most prolific scorers in the Golden Valley Conference this season requires going far beyond last spring.

Community Roundup: NorCal Aquatics trio among elite at swim Grand Prix

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

Three swimmers from the Nor Cal Aquatics Swim Team competed in the Southern California Grand Prix of Swimming held in Long Beach.

County board rejects M&T mine

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 03:00 PM CST

OROVILLE — In a 3-2 vote, the Butte County Board of Supervisors has rejected the proposal for a gravel mine on the M&T Ranch near the Sacramento River.

Court orders deputies to hit the street seeking jurors in civil trial

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:07 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Glenn County Superior Court Judge Donald Cole Byrd made an unusual ruling Monday when he asked deputies to go into the community and find jurors for a civil trial.

Daily Planner: January 30

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

Events COLLABORATIVE FOR CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION: 9-11 a.m. Room 102, Enloe Conference Center, 1528 The Esplanade.

Daily Planner: January 31

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

Performances THEATRE ON THE RIDGE: 7:30 p.m. "Baby." 3735 Neal Road, Paradise. Story of three couples as they deal with the painful, rewarding and funny consequences of this universal experience.

Letter: Column hits the mark

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

What a pleasure it was to read Justin Vaught's column, "Wrestling: It's so much more than a sport." As a former "wrestling mom" who still occasionally goes to meets even though my boys have long since graduated from high school, I can say he is

Letter: Council flip-flop disgusting

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:05 AM CST

I would like to add my congratulations to Chris Nicodemus and Larry Wahl for their excellent letters to the editor on Jan.

Letter: Current party laws adequate

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

Regarding the "disorderly events" ordinance, I think the position of many who question this action is why it is necessary in the first place.

Letter: Get priorities straight

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

Last week in the E-R there was an article about the hundreds of "false statements," which some might call outright lies, put out by the Bush administration to cheerlead us into this disastrous war with Iraq.

Letter: Insurance proposal alarming

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:05 AM CST

I am writing in response to your Jan. 21 article on the governor's health care bill. You forgot to add important information.

Letter: Isn't this fun?

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

I have been enjoying the Democrat primary with glee. The Clintons are willing to tear their party apart to win.

Letter: Old loan an albatross

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

This is in reference to the Jan. 17 "Rent relief" article. I drove over to Jarvis Gardens to put in my application.

Letter: Seek truth about immigration

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

Anti-immigration groups are spreading untrue information against immigrants. Studies from the conservative Cato Institute, the liberal National Immigration Forum and the nonpartisan National Academy of Sciences all agree according to studies quoted

Local Briefs

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:07 AM CST

Heavy rains evicted Bidwell Park's notorious beavers out of Lindo Channel. Interim assistant city manager Dennis Beardsley, who is in charge of the city's parks, confirmed rains washed out a dam in Lindo Channel.

Local Roundup: Jones' double-double helps Hamilton blast Los Molinos

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

Andrea Jones had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Hamilton High girls basketball team to a 66-47 road win over Los Molinos on Tuesday.

McCain edges Romney in Florida primary

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 08:20 PM CST

MIAMI (AP) — Sen. John McCain won a breakthrough triumph in the Florida Republican primary Tuesday night, edging past former Massachusetts Gov.

Newsroom Update <font size="-2" color="#990000"><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www2.chicoer.com/olextras/pod/20080129.mp3">(Listen)</a></font>

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 08:11 PM CST

Today's audio podcast includes: Winter weather causes dozens of accidents; Butte County board rejects mine proposal; Glenn County goes to street to find jurors; and more.

Officials warn of salmon population 'collapse'

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The state's largest salmon run is suffering an "unprecedented collapse," part of a broader decline throughout the West that has scientists vexed and will likely trigger severe fishing restrictions, according to federal

Prayer vigil aims to give boost to Chico State students

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:07 AM CST

The college community has been sent an extra boost this semester through the power of prayer. A prayer vigil began at midnight Sunday directed toward the college community.

Prison-sentenced inmate awaits trial for jail-related incident

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:07 AM CST

OROVILLE — Before an Oroville inmate goes to prison for wounding a Butte County sheriff's deputy with his own gun, he will face a jury in March on an unrelated new jail assault charge.

Roomate assault suspect enters not guilty plea

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:07 AM CST

OROVILLE — A Paradise man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to the attempted murder of a roommate who was blinded in a shooting Thursday.

Sidelines: Azevedo's team ninth in cup race

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 02:06 AM CST

Chico's Emily Azevedo teamed with driver Erin Pac to finish ninth Saturday as one of three United States women's bobsled teams to finish in the top 10 in a World Cup competition in St.

Starving Student: Pizza and sub sandwiches served up quick at Noble Roman's and Tuscano's

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

People who like Pizza Hut and Subway will love Noble Roman's Pizza and Tuscano's Subs. The concept behind the restaurant is there are, in fact, two concepts behind the restaurant, which form one large concept that is meant to satisfy a variety of

UPDATE: Officer involved in traffic accident

Posted: 29 Jan 2008 01:34 PM CST

Chico police officer Kevin Coloumbe has been injured in a traffic accident at El Monte Avenue at Highway 32.

Vikings make it look easy in EAL romp over Foothill

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 02:05 AM CST

Talking to both coaches after the game, it became obvious that Tuesday's Eastern Athletic League tilt won't be remembered as anything more than what it was: A midseason girls basketball game featuring the league's best against a middle-tier team at

Wet, wild and white: Stormy weather prompts dozens of wrecks; one injures Chico officer

Posted: 30 Jan 2008 12:06 AM CST

Rain, wind and snow reported as low as 1,000 feet contributed to dozens of traffic collisions on the ridge and in the valley Tuesday.

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