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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

All About Us: If only everyone could get Joe and Michelle as neighbors

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

The other night my husband Troy, my son Thomas and I shared a dinner with our neighbor, Joe. We ordered pizza and drank soda.

All eyes on the cars

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 02:11 AM CST

Cub Scouts gathered Saturday at Wittmeier Chevrolet for the annual Pinewood Derby competition. In the contest, parents and their children began building their wooden cars weeks — and sometimes months — in advance of the annual event.

Bidwell Classic: Young wins overall title

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 02:10 AM CST

With an expired gym membership and a desire to kick a two pack of cigarettes a day habit, a then 32-year-old Kristi Young decided to give running a shot.

Bookshelf: "Rosa Raposa"

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

Rosa Raposa is a snooty pink fox who loves her life in the rain forest. Her only enemy is Jaguar who, luckily, is a pretty dim fellow in spite of his bright blue coat.

Butte gets GVC split with Feather River

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 02:10 AM CST

Two seasons ago, the Butte College baseball team outperformed modest expectations to win the Golden Valley Conference title.

Chico schools' only ag program recruiting future freshmen

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

Amidst the whistle and spark of welding torches, dozens of students recently toured the agriculture department at Chico High School to test its attractions.

Company fined $30,000 for illegal tree cutting at Lake Tahoe

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 12:22 AM CST

RENO -- A California-based company has been fined $30,000 for the illegal cutting of seven pines on state property on Lake Tahoe's north shore in order to enhance views of the lake.

Daily Planner: March 2

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

Events CAPAY VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER'S DINNER: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Capay Elementary School, Fourth and Cutting Avenue.

Deer herds to have voice in plan

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

Those responsible for drawing up the Butte County General Plan 2030 have many issues to consider, but a decidedly non-human aspect — maintaining the integrity of Butte County's migrating deer herds — is a crucial matter of consideration.

Editorial: Chico council just can't say no

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

For those who wonder how the city of Chico dug itself into a multimillion-dollar hole, the last City Council meeting provided insight to the mindset at the top that has allowed spending to spiral out of control.

Farm briefs

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

Comments on ag runoff sought Comments are being accepted on the irrigated lands management program that affects growers who have water that leaves their farms.

Flashbacks From Here and There: Revisiting the owl

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

BERKELEY, Feb. 20, 2008 -- On our occasional jaunts to Berkeley Gina and I look forward with great anticipation to visiting the owl.

Four, and no more: PV ends Chico's title streak

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 02:10 AM CST

The terrible taste of losing last year's Northern Section CIF Division II girls basketball title game to Chico High was still in the mouths of the Pleasant Valley Vikings Saturday at Acker Gym.

Garden plans and gourmet tasting at McManus

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

What could have been a typical school open house expanded into an event showcasing a network of organizations working toward growing healthy, happy students.

General plan: balancing the three E's

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

Sustainability, a popular 21st-century buzz word, stood front and center at a Butte County General Plan 2030 presentation Thursday night.

Health care providers protest as auditors take closer look at Medicare bills

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 12:22 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- In coming weeks, private audit companies will begin scouring mountains of medical records.

Here's living proof the head is mightier than the lip

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

To me, the darn thing feels like it enters a room 30 seconds before the rest of me arrives and, while that isn't true, I still have to admit my lower lip is kind of impressive.

Here's what you need to know about Glenn Pets of the Week

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:52 PM CST

The public may visit Town and Country Humane Society shelter to see animals available for adoption.

Local Roundup: Wildcats earn sweep in CCAA doubleheader

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 02:10 AM CST

Through feast or famine at the plate, the No. 19 Chico State baseball team found ways to outscore San Francisco State.

North-state earthquakes leave cracks in pattern

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

Earlier this year, an unusual and not completely explained swarm of earthquakes left a remote section of the north valley trembling.

Panel looks into the future: 2030

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

The 34-member Citizens Advisory Committee is playing a fundamental role in the creation of Butte County General Plan 2030.

Pentagon says divorce rate unchanged despite stresses on military couples

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 12:22 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- The divorce rate in the armed forces held steady last year at 3.3 percent, a surprising finding given the stress that marriages are under during persistent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

People on the Street

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

Who should John McCain, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton choose as running mates? Asked Thursday in downtown Chico.

Pet vaccination clinic scheduled Tuesday

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

OROVILLE -- A pet vaccination clinic will be held by Butte County Public Health Department from 4-6:30 p.

Roadwork Roundup

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Highway 149 BETWEEN CHICO AND OROVILLE — No traffic-interfering work is expected this week in the ongoing $105 million project to widen the road to four

Strawberry growers: Pollution rules will choke production

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 12:22 AM CST

LOS ANGELES -- Grower Edgar Terry says the biggest threat to his hundreds of acres of strawberries isn't bugs or bad weather.

Students preserve veterans' words for future

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

Cornered by three high school girls and a digital video camera, Darrell Huston appeared nervous. In fact, he was shaking.

Travis Souders' column: For Smith, it was all about effort

Posted: 02 Mar 2008 02:10 AM CST

Puck Smith was my first interview as a (somewhat) professional journalist. As a freshman sports writer for The Orion, the first story I had was a feature preview on the Chico State men's team.

Two charged with possession of marijuana

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

A woman who allegedly attempted to mail marijuana to Hawaii is in jail after police reportedly found 45 pounds of pot in her home.

University Women host appraisal fair to raise Trek funds

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

A painting, possibly by the French post impressionist Maurice Utrillo and appraised at $50,000, was one of the rare finds during Grandma's Attic Appraisal Fair on Feb.

Vice mayor wants city to stop buying bottled water

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

A top elected official wants the city of Chico to put the cap on buying bottled water. Vice Mayor Ann Schwab is asking the city to stop purchasing single-serving bottles of water with city funds for economic, environmental and "social justice

Wise quacks tempting on fowl story

Posted: 01 Mar 2008 11:51 PM CST

I'm sure everybody in Chico slept a little easier Friday night after reading in the newspaper that morning that a vicious goose had been arrested.

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