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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

11:11 p.m.: McCain seizes GOP command on Super Tuesday; Clinton, Obama battle for Democrats

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 01:20 AM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain seized command of the race for the Republican presidential nomination early Wednesday, winning delegate-rich primaries from the East Coast to California. Democratic rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama traded victories in an epic struggle with no end in sight.

11:15 p.m.: Clinton, McCain sustain local leads, but opponents whittle away

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 01:16 AM CST

With nearly 85 percent of Butte County precincts reporting, Hillary Rodham Clinton and John McCain continue leading for their respective parties' presidential nominations.

Alameda County polls ordered to remain open until 10 p.m.

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 11:20 PM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has ordered polls in Alameda County to remain open as late as 10 p.m.

And now ... the Butte-Siskiyous sequel

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:23 AM CST

Virtually nothing has changed since Butte and Siskiyous last met in what is this year's prime Golden Valley Conference women's basketball matchup.

Ballot bubble may baffle

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 01:22 PM CST

The lay out of the paper ballots in today's election may be causing confusion among some voters. Voters are noticing that the fill-in bubble associated with a candidate's name is offset, which could possibly cause a mistaken vote.

Biblio File Book Review: How tweet it is — An anthology of ornithology from a Chico State professor

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 02:53 PM CST

This review will appear in Thursday's edition of The Buzz. Roger Lederer, emeritus professor of biological sciences at Chico State University, and the school's first Jack Rawlins Professor of Environmental Literacy, has just published a full-color

California at center of historic Super Tuesday election

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 11:25 PM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California drew the eyes of the nation today, as the most populous state wielded its influence in the presidential nominating process for the first time in decades.

Chico woman's bizarre behavior puzzles Glenn County sheriff's officials

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:15 AM CST

BUTTE CITY — Glenn County sheriff's officials will probably file criminal complaints against a Chico woman for allegedly driving recklessly and resisting arrest, but don't know if she belongs in jail.

Clinton wins California Democratic primary

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 03:38 AM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California delivered for Hillary Rodham Clinton in the state's Democratic presidential primary, but even second place may have been fruitful for Barack Obama.

Confusion over ballot bubbles caused by design

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:15 AM CST

The design of the paper ballots for Tuesday's election has caused comments about a confusing ballot and mistaken voting.

Council appoints Burkland as permanent city manager

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:15 AM CST

Dave Burkland will lose the "interim" moniker of his title and will take the helm as top city administrator.

Daily Planner: February 7

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 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.

Durham man allegedly shoots himself while driving

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

A young Durham man allegedly shot himself in the head while driving on Grainland Road early Sunday morning, in what officials believe was an attempt to commit suicide.

Editorial: Quit stalling and fix budget mess

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

Whew. Glad that election is over with. Maybe now that state legislators have finished their self-preservation ruse, they'll start doing their jobs.

Glenn County Board of Supervisors freezes hiring as result of state's financial crisis

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:15 AM CST

WILLOWS — In response to uncertainty caused by potential budget cuts from the state that could affect Glenn County, the Board of Supervisors agreed unanimously Tuesday to freeze hiring.

Glenn County freezes hiring due to money worries

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 05:51 PM CST

WILLOWS — In a unanimous vote today, Glenn County Board of Supervisors placed a freeze on hiring for county jobs.

Glenn County's most wanted for Feb. 6

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Katherine Lopez Gonzalez The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Katherine Lopez Gonzalez for possession of a controlled substance, contempt of court and five

Glenn officials readying request for funds for dispatch center

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:15 AM CST

WILLOWS — Although there are still many details to work out, Glenn County's efforts to change its emergency dispatch system continued to move forward with concrete plans to build a central dispatching center.

Hot Hummer ditched

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

An H2 Hummer that was seen sticking up just downstream of the bridge at Ord Ferry Road on the Sacramento River is towed to the shore on Tuesday.

Hundreds cast votes in mock election

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 05:14 PM CST

DURHAM — Hundreds of individuals, most of them too young to cast a ballot, got a chance today to vote for both Democratic and Republican presidential candidates in an election that won't count.

Increased water allocation may mean more money for county

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:15 AM CST

An increased allocation of water to State Water Project contractors means Butte County could earn more money from a pending water sale to a Southern California water district.

Initiative to secure more community college funding fails

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 03:46 AM CST

BERKELEY (AP) — Voters rejected a plan to secure more state dollars for California's community colleges, but supporters say the campaign succeeded at drawing attention to the funding woes of the massive system.

Letter: A vote for nature

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

There was a time in Butte County when virtually no laws pertained to conserving the natural resources, and gold miners, timber cutters and land users ran rampant with overuse.

Letter: Spread credit on Butte Creek

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

The recent article by Steve Carson regarding the dire state of Central Valley salmon runs is right on.

Letter: Survey isn't the answer

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

My sympathy and empathy is with all the folks of Chico, but it's time they wake up, smell the coffee, and then reason to the logical conclusion that it's time to "clean the house.

Letter: Water flexibility goes south

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

The Friday E-R editorial wisely calls for vigilance in defending valley aquifers. But the editorial mentioned that, "Efforts to build a little slack into the system by increasing surface storage have been stymied.

Local Roundup: Willows boys rewrite history

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:23 AM CST

None of the players on the Willows High boys basketball roster were born yet when the Honkers last won a league title in 1986.

McCain rides his name to GOP victory despite cash-poor campaign

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 03:34 AM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Starved for campaign cash, John McCain never ran a TV commercial in California, the surest way to reach voters in the vast state. He didn't send a piece of mail to voters in a season when mailboxes are stuffed with political advertising.

Newsroom Update <font size="-2" color="#990000"><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www2.chicoer.com/olextras/pod/20080205.mp3">(Listen)</a></font>

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 08:45 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: Voters turn out for Super Tuesday primaries; Some question Butte County ballot design; Man receives probation for collision leading to death of Chico State student; and more.

Obama, McCain win in mock election

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

DURHAM — When it comes to Durham, Barack Obama took one election for the Democrats, and John McCain got the nod in a deeply divided GOP contest.

Orland school bond wins, Biggs a bust

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

The only two local measures on Tuesday's ballot — school bonds in Orland and Biggs — appear to have met different fates.

Paper ballots easy in Glenn County

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:15 AM CST

GLENN COUNTY — Primary election day in Glenn County was described Tuesday afternoon as quick and easy, with a high number of absentee ballots turned in at the polls.

Probation ordered in fatal Highway 99 crash

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:15 AM CST

OROVILLE — In an emotionally charged sentencing Tuesday, an elderly Durham almond rancher was granted probation with no jail time for causing a highway collision which claimed the life of a highly acclaimed young Chico college student.

Second attempt to modify lawmakers' term limits fails too

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 03:41 AM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The second attempt to modify state legislators' term limits fared only slightly better than the first.

Sentencing delayed for main suspect in child abuse case

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

OROVILLE — Sentencing was delayed Tuesday for the main suspect in a horrendous Butte County child abuse case, over questions whether the Magalia man can now withdraw his plea and stand trial.

Sidelines: Adult indoor soccer scheduled

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:23 AM CST

Off The Wall Soccer Arena is accepting registration for the upcoming adult winter indoor session that begins the week of Feb.

Speakers will gather to discuss global water issues

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

A session about global water issues will be hosted by the Butte Environmental Council, Sacramento River Preservation Trust and the Food and Water Watch, at 6:30 p.

Starving Student: Country music, big cups of coffee and wooden chairs at The Breakfast Buzz

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:14 AM CST

Breakfast is truly the greatest meal. It is over breakfast that I get a sense of who a person is, and because breakfast is such an intimate meal, it is one I share with a sacred few.

Super Tuesday voters find machine hiccups and delays, but voting goes smoothly

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 12:54 AM CST

Scattered voting problems, including machine glitches and long lines, emerged in some states on the biggest Super Tuesday ever held in America.

Suspect barricades himself inside apartment for three hours

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 03:42 AM CST

A man being sought for attempted murder barricaded himself inside a Chico apartment for about three hours Tuesday afternoon, forcing police to shut down Warner Street and keep several residents out of their homes.

Thunderbirds misfire in loss to Wheatland

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:23 AM CST

When the shots don't fall, it's hard to win a basketball game. When the other team can't seem to miss, it all adds up to a 72-52 victory for the visiting Wheatland Pirates over Las Plumas Tuesday night.

Today: February 6

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 12:47 PM CST

EXPLORING THE FINAL FRONTIER, MUSEUM WITHOUT WALLS SERIES: 7:30 p.m., Chico Area Recreation District Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave.

Tornadoes tear across Southern states, killing at least 22 and injuring dozens

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 04:00 AM CST

ATKINS, Ark. (AP) — Tornadoes across four Southern states tore through homes, ripped the roof off a shopping mall and blew apart warehouses in a rare spasm of violent winter weather that killed at least 22 people and injured dozens more.

Update: Barricaded man in custody

Posted: 05 Feb 2008 06:00 PM CST

A man wanted on attempted murder charges from Yuba City, barricaded himself in a Chico apartment for six hours today, surrendering just before 3:30 p.

Voters approve major expansion of tribal gambling in California

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 03:43 AM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four California tribes won the right Tuesday to add thousands of slot machines, as voters approved a major expansion of Indian gambling that prompted one of the state's costliest election battles.

Willows' Daniels does in Durham girls

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 02:15 AM CST

DURHAM — Last place in the Sacramento Valley League North. Two injured players. Losers of five of their last six.

With delegate spread still undecided, registrars keep counting

Posted: 06 Feb 2008 04:02 AM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even with overall vote winners declared in California's presidential primary, the fight wasn't over for each campaign's share of the richest delegate pot in the country.

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