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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Alleged drunk driver calls 9-1-1 on himself

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

Officials said it's hard to know if Jonathan M. James was trying to do the right thing after he crashed a Ford Mustang into a power pole on Hegan Lane northeast of Fimple Road early Wednesday morning.

American Cancer Society's Daffodils can be picked online

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

For a donation to the American Cancer Society, a variety of daffodil products, including bouquets of bright yellow daffodils can be purchased online during the society's annual Daffodil Days.

Art Brief: Mandala's path of colored sand grows at Chico State

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:12 PM CST

Three weeks into a five-week art residency at Chico State University, Tibetan-born Losang Samten continues to construct a vibrantly colored mandala, or sand painting, in the lobby of the Bell Memorial Union.

Biblio File Book Review: Paradise author tells story of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's great-great-grandmother

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:12 PM CST

"O, those were the halcyon days, those days of youth!" the poet wrote. "That sun-bright, dewy morning of my life, / When all around wore the bright garb of truth; / Before I knew that Earth with woe was rife.

Bicycling event will help raise money for Ed McLaughlin

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

The Tour de Ed bicycling event to help raise money for injured bicyclist Ed McLaughlin is scheduled for Saturday.

Bioneers series to start Feb. 28 at women's club

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

The Bioneers Speaker Series, a group of programs on DVD addressing social and environmental problems, will be shown over four weeks beginning Feb.

Briefs

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

Talks preview author's lecture Faculty members from Chico State University are leading discussions about David Quammen's book, "The Reluctant Mr.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Feb. 21, 2008

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:13 PM CST

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.

Buzz Arts and Entertainment Listings: Feb. 21, 2008

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:13 PM CST

David Hoppe works spotlighted at Coyote Gallery An exhibition of works by local artist and art professor David Hoppe is being featured through March 28 at Coyote Gallery, at Swing Space SS-F on Butte College's main campus.

Buzz Editor's Column: Community says farewell to Matt Hogan

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:09 PM CST

As the years go by, senior members of our family inevitably pass away and every few days we hear about a former TV or movie star who dies.

Buzz Entertainment Calendar: Feb. 21-27, 2008

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:13 PM CST

Thursday, Feb. 21 Music/Nightclubs CAFÉ CODA: 8 p.m. Live music by Kenny Schick, Silver Darling, Fallen Down Drunk.

Buzz Preview: A storytelling national treasure, Garrison Keillor impresses Chico crowd

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:09 PM CST

This review will appear in Thursday's Buzz. Editor's note: Our "He Said, She Said" movie critics shared Garrison Keillor's recent Chico Performances appearance, and we were more than happy to have them write about it in their inimitable

CUSD board reducing staff, reviewing all programs and expenses

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

A looming budget crisis is forcing Chico Unified School District to make some drastic cuts and significantly change the way it does business.

Daily Planner: February 21

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

Events CALIFORNIA NUT FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. Agribee finals. Patrick Ranch,10381 Midway, Durham. Free. Events at many locations, including 7 p.

Daily Planner: February 22

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

Events CALIFORNIA NUT FESTIVAL: Almond Blossom Tour; 7:30 a.m. breakfast, 8:30 a.m-noon tour. Tour leaves from Patrick Ranch,10381 Midway, Durham.

Early traffic: Weather causing problems

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 09:50 AM CST

Heavy rain is causing traffic problems throughout the area. The California Highway Patrol has handled reports of spinouts, disabled vehicles and even a mud and rock slide on Highway 70 in the vicinity of the Pulga Bridge.

Editorial: No substitute for being there

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

The "virtual field trip" taken by a Pleasant Valley High School science class is like many of the technological wonders we see these days: Yeah, it's really cool, but what's the point?

Fish surging up Lindo Channel aren't salmon

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

The recent storms have brought water to Lindo Channel, and a visible increase in fish as well. The fish, forcing upstream over shoals that leave their backs above water, have prompted passersby to ask whether they're salmon.

Glenn County battles cash flow, budget deficit woes

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

WILLOWS — Issuing IOUs, filing bankruptcy, reducing work hours and salaries, and cutting services were some of the critical possibilities raised this week as the Glenn County Board of Supervisors dealt publicly for the first time with a

He Said, She Said Movie Review: 'Spiderwick Chronicles' sure to thrill your kids

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:12 PM CST

"Spiderwick Chronicles" is about a boy who moves into a new house and discovers a book desperately sought by a powerful, evil goblin.

Layoff list

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

Chico Unified School District employees who are lowest in seniority matching the following positions will receive layoff notices: Administrators District level 9.

Letter: Go find the real lawbreakers

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

My boyfriend just recently received a traffic ticket for riding his bike through Chico. He rolled through a red light on a three-way street located by Chico State University.

Letter: Herger loyalists erroneous

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

In defending Wally Herger, ultra-rightists, failing spectacularly at logic, resort to libel and hearsay ala Michael Savage, who has exiled accuracy and relevancy and substituted nativism and fascism.

Letter: Real world is vulgar

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

When I read David Little's column about "bad words," it reminded me of my friend Dan who was incensed by the exposure of Janet Jackson's (dare I say) "boobie" during the Super Bowl.

Local Roundup: Martin's shot makes it a winner for Butte

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

Jack Martin's 3-pointer from the right corner to beat the buzzer put the Butte College men's basketball over Golden Valley Conference rival Shasta for a 76-75 overtime victory in Redding on Wednesday night.

Murder trial to go forward in motel marijuana shootout

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

OROVILLE — A judge Wednesday refused to dismiss murder charges against a Bay Area suspect involved in a marijuana deal that turned deadly at an Oroville motel in 2006.

Music Brief: Make way for the Prezident at Lost on Main

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:13 PM CST

Jamaica-born Prezident Brown has performed at performed at two of Northern California's largest reggae festivals, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival and Reggae on the River.

Music Brief: Retro swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy coming to Chico

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:13 PM CST

Old-time swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, along with the Brian Setzer Orchestra, helped fuel a swing music revival in the mid-1990s, with danceable rockers such as "Go Daddy-O" and "Mr.

Music Review: No-frills Bryan Adams rocks Gold Country Casino

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:12 PM CST

OROVILLE — Bryan Adams, his lean, boy-next-door image and familiar raspy voice still very much intact, rocked the sold-out showroom at Gold Country Casino Friday night.

North State Voices: Grandfather teaches lessons by example

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

It isn't common to find the title "Worst Day" in a second-grade student's daily journal. However, in a reminiscent rummaging through boxes of old school work, those words caught my eye.

Pit bull comes home under tighter restrictions

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

During the several years that Fred Doman has lived on a large piece of property off Hooker Oak Avenue, pit bulls have often been part of the landscape.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Bekendam wants to pass her playoff test

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

HAMILTON CITY — Tessa Bekendam uses the same philosophy in school as she does when she's playing basketball for the 22-4 Hamilton High girls basketball team.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Holmes scores big in unselfish points

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

Chico High guard Rex Holmes isn't afraid to drive the lane. He's got no fear when it comes to playing physical defense.

Ridge rec center cost estimates rising

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

PARADISE — With estimated costs ballooning, the Paradise Recreation and Park District's board of directors revised its plans to rebuild the Terry Ashe Recreation Center.

Roger Ebert's Oscar predictions: My heart screams 'Juno!' but my head says Coen Brothers

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:08 PM CST

In theory, if I correctly predicted every single Oscar race, nobody could outguess me, and by default, I would win the prize.

School Time

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

Events The Chico High School counseling department will host an information night for parents of juniors at 7 p.

Searchers find teen, grandfather in their vehicle

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

LOVELOCK — A 17-year-old boy and his grandfather, 64, were found unharmed Tuesday night after failing to return from a trip to the snow.

Staley offered post as permanent superintendent

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

Interim Superintendent Kelly Staley may lose part of her title soon. Jann Reed, president of the Chico Unified School District board of trustees, announced that the board offered Staley the position of permanent superintendent.

The Nosebleed Section: Unexpected maladies can close windows

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

The flu is a bummer any time you get it, and there really isn't a great time to have a broken wrist, either.

Theater Review: Rogue Theatre aptly named for its 'Killer Joe' offering

Posted: 20 Feb 2008 03:10 PM CST

The latest Rogue Theatre production, "Killer Joe," lives up to the term, "rogue." The play, written by Tracy Letts and now running at Chico's 1078 Gallery, centers around a family who is more than dysfunctional.

Two stabbed in Warner Street melee

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

A fight reportedly involving several people on Warner Street Friday night resulted in two men getting stabbed.

Vanishing act

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:13 AM CST

The moon rises behind the Senator Theatre tower in downtown Chico during a lunar eclipse on Wednesday night.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 21 Feb 2008 02:12 AM CST

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

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