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Saturday, February 02, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Amtrak trains stuck at snowy Donner Pass with nearly 400 riders trapped

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly 400 people were trapped Friday when two Amtrak passenger trains were stranded in the snowy Northern California mountains after a large snow plow fell through the tracks, officials said.

Arctic researcher visits Chico schools

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

A scientist from the chilly climes of Alaska and Greenland got a warm reception at Citrus School this week.

Avoiding the upset: Chico boys hold off Paradise on home court

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

Paradise High's boys basketball team tied Chico in the first half Friday night and won handily in two of the four periods.

Biggs schools appeal to voters for funding

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

BIGGS -- Voters in Biggs will be asked to weigh-in on a school bond measure in Tuesday's election. Measure A, the Biggs Schools Safety and Repair Measure, would cost property owners $59.

Clarification for Feb. 2

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

A story in Friday's paper discussed a water sale deal in the works with Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District.

Climate issue brought to a personal level

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

Americans have been trained to look for happiness in the wrong places, two professors said at a "teach-in" at Chico State University Thursday.

Daily Planner: February 2

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

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

Early traffic: Fog, ice make things tough

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 09:20 AM CST

Dense fog to the south and icy conditions in the foothills will combine to make driving a challenge this morning.

Editorial: Hits and misses

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

HIT — A wet and wild January has erased the specter of drought in California, at least for now.

Faulty electrical suspected in smoky modular-home fire

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

A Chapman neighborhood blaze Friday left the residents of a modular dwelling at 916 Wisconsin St. homeless.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "Mountains and Valleys," from Pastor Sam Allen; 6 p.

League honors Lyla Gregg

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

When Lyla Gregg received the Mita Markland Community Service Award, it recognized her volunteer work of a specific nature.

Letter: Hogan always supportive

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

I was saddened to hear of the passing of local musician Matt Hogan of Incredible Diamonds fame. My first encounter with Matt was back just after I turned 21 in the good old days of Cabos and Canal Street night spots.

Letter: Program in jeopardy

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

Enloe Maternal Child Homecare has provided services to pediatric clients since 1984. Now the loss of an insurance contract is threatening the program.

Letter: Try again on Gridley mural

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

Regarding you Jan. 26 story, "Gridley mural generates barbs": As a former Gridley High School and inner-city teacher, the "sign" which is proposed to be displayed on a downtown building appears to the casual observer as an inflammatory political

Lifestyle RX: Details of one man's weight loss success

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

I mean it. My closest friends were my dogs because they did not insult me. I'm 42 years old, and a few months ago I weighed 290 pounds.

Local Briefs

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

CSUs swamped with applications The California State University system has received a record 515,448 undergraduate applications for fall 2008 admissions as of Jan.

Local Roundup: DVC hands Butte baseball second loss of season

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

The Diablo Valley College baseball team handed Butte College its second loss of the season Friday with an 8-2 victory in Concord.

Microsoft offers $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 03:16 PM CST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft Corp. has pounced on slumping Internet icon Yahoo Inc. with an unsolicited takeover offer of $44.

Newsroom Update <font size="-2" color="#990000"><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www2.chicoer.com/olextras/pod/20080201.mp3">(Listen)</a></font>

Posted: 01 Feb 2008 07:56 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: Schools closed on ridge for third day; Orland school officials discuss bond measure; Researcher discusses her experiences with an Arctic seabird; and more.

Orland residents to vote on school bond

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

ORLAND -- Residents of Orland will be asked Tuesday to vote on a bond, Measure K, to fund a list of repairs and renovations to district schools.

PV boys spoil Oroville's spirit week game

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

It just wasn't Oroville High's night before a spirit week crowd, as the Tigers struggled to get shots to fall and the visiting Pleasant Valley Vikings took advantage to pick up an Eastern Athletic League road victory, 65-42 Friday night.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

Day of Recollection for women Feb. 13 COLUSA -- A Day of Recollection for all women in the Diocese will be hosted by the Catholic Ladies Relief Society on Feb.

Senior Planner

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

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

Spencer helps carry Wildcats to big win

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

For Audriana Spencer, it was a homecoming in every sense of the word. In front of the largest Acker Gym crowd to witness a women's basketball game this season — including a two-row section sporting "Aud Squad" T-shirts — Spencer set some

Students, faculty, friends cut ribbon on new Durham school facility

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:09 AM CST

DURHAM — A project to move Durham's independent study program and its continuation high school into new homes was officially completed Friday.

Unscheduled vacation continues for ridge students

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:21 AM CST

PARADISE -- With snow piling higher and deeper, Paradise Unified School District called another snow day Friday — another day of instant, unscheduled vacation for students.

Wildcat baseball opens with shutout win

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:10 AM CST

Prior to Friday's season-opener against Fresno Pacific, Chico State head coach Dave Taylor had not made any final decisions on who will constitute the Wildcats' starting rotation for the 2008 season.

Winter storms at both ends of the country dump snow, snarl travel

Posted: 02 Feb 2008 02:08 AM CST

CHICAGO (AP) — Winter storms at both ends of the country dumped snow and snarled air and land travel Friday, killing at least 10 people, blocking major highways and even stranding 400 train passengers in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

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