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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Air Force: Budgets are billions of dollars short

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:45 PM CST

WASHINGTON -- Air Force officials are warning that unless their budget is increased dramatically, and soon, the military's high-flying branch won't dominate the skies as it has for decades.

Buzzing about

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:37 PM CST

As the weather warms, bees begin their annual flirtation with almond blooms, which are just beginning to "pop.

Campus Clips

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:38 PM CST

Here are some brief happenings at Chico State University and Butte College: Chico State warehouse auction today Surplus items such as desks, filing cabinets, electronics, etc.

Daily Planner: February 19

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:39 PM CST

Events UNIVERSITY FILM SERIES, CHICO STATE: 7:30 p.m. Little Theatre (Ayres Hall 106.) "My Brother's Wedding" (1983 original, 2007 director's cut, U.

Daily Planner: February 20

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:39 PM CST

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

Early traffic: 'Mooooving' along

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 09:48 AM CST

Aside from some "albino cattle" wandering along Oro-Bangor Highway, there are no reported traffic problems in Butte or Glenn counties.

Ed Anderson's column 'Tee to Green': 'Gold Tees Skins Game' played at Bidwell

Posted: 19 Feb 2008 12:29 AM CST

The El Rancho Chico (Bidwell) Golf Club held a "Gold Tees Skins Game" on Saturday. Skins were awarded for both gross and net.

Editorial: CUSD must make case for fee hikes

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:38 PM CST

No good is done when a decision is rushed and the public isn't engaged, and that seems to be what the Chico Unified School District is doing with this week's discussion of raising development impact fees.

Fidel Castro resigns Cuban presidency

Posted: 19 Feb 2008 03:16 AM CST

HAVANA - Ailing leader Fidel Castro resigned as Cuba's president early this morning after nearly a half-century in power.

InnerView: David Dewey appreciates work as museum curator in Oroville

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:40 PM CST

OROVILLE — "I lucked out that I didn't have to move. I got a job here in Oroville," David Dewey declared.

Lawmakers fired up over beef recall

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:45 PM CST

LOS ANGELES -- Federal lawmakers and watchdog groups had harsh words Monday for the U.S. Department of Agriculture after the agency ordered a recall of 143 million pounds of beef from a Southern California slaughterhouse.

Letter: Common sense saves money

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:38 PM CST

Kudos to new City Manager Dave Burkland for not only turning down extra perks that his new job title includes, but also intentionally requesting the City Council pay him the minimum of what the job description was advertised at.

Letter: Conductor's talk pleasurable

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:38 PM CST

Life in Chico is full of treats and bonuses, and I'm tickled to have discovered yet another one after 30 years here: the conductor's free talk before each symphony performance.

Letter: Parents like numerous breaks

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:38 PM CST

As a two-working-parent family with three children ages 12, 10 and 6 in the Chico Unified School District, I have to say your Feb.

New city manager positive raising the economic base is possible

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:37 PM CST

Less than two weeks into his position as city manager, it's obvious Dave Burkland is not a new man about town.

Newsroom Update <font size="-2" color="#990000"><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www2.chicoer.com/olextras/pod/20080218.mp3">(Listen)</a></font>

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 08:00 PM CST

Today's audio podcast features: New Chico manager makes economic development a top priority; Police say woman killed at ridge cemetery pulled gun from holster; And more.

On Foot: The state of Bidwell Park's trails in winter

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:38 PM CST

We all know our stormy winters are good news for farmers, orchardists and anglers. Wet weather clears the hazy skies, flushes out the streams and turns the north state green.

Police: Ridge woman pulled gun from holster

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:37 PM CST

PARADISE — A ridge woman shot and killed by a Paradise police officer Sunday afternoon allegedly pulled a handgun from a holster strapped to her waist and began to point it at him.

Sac City sweeps Butte in home doubleheader

Posted: 19 Feb 2008 12:29 AM CST

The Sacramento City College softball team swept a home nonconference doubleheader from Butte on Monday, 17-1 in five innings and 9-1 in six innings, both ending on the eight-run rule.

Scientists discover fossil of bowling ball-sized "Devil Toad"

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:45 PM CST

WASHINGTON -- A frog the size of a bowling ball, with heavy armor and teeth, lived among dinosaurs millions of years ago — intimidating enough that scientists who unearthed its fossils dubbed the beast Beelzebufo, or Devil Toad.

Sidelines: Johnson earns NCAC runner honor

Posted: 19 Feb 2008 12:29 AM CST

For the second time this season, Oberlin College first-year student Joanna Johnson has earned North Coast Athletic Conference Distance Runner of the Week honors, the league office announced on Sunday evening.

Willows man allegedly threatens ex-wife with knife

Posted: 19 Feb 2008 02:17 AM CST

WILLOWS — Ralph Randy Beebe, 59, was arrested on charges of assault with attempt to terrorize Saturday and booked into the Glenn County Jail with bail set at $181,000.

Willows man tased before arrest

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 11:38 PM CST

WILLOWS -- A local man is in the Glenn County Jail on a no-bail parole hold after resisting officers, who then used a Taser stun gun on him Saturday afternoon.

Woman shot by officer pulled weapon from a holster

Posted: 18 Feb 2008 07:04 PM CST

PARADISE — A woman fatally shot by a police officer inside the Paradise Cemetery Sunday pulled a handgun from a holster strapped to her waist and allegedly ignored repeated commands to put it down.

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