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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Air Force Cyber Command competition grows

Posted: 04 Mar 2008 03:47 PM CST

The number of bases being considered as home for the U.S. Air Force's new Cyber Command has grown, Congressman Wally Herger, R-Chico, said today.

Behavioral health chief hands in unexpected resignation

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

OROVILLE — Monday's resignation of Bradford Luz, director of the Butte County Department of Behavioral Health for the past eight years, was unanticipated according to county officials.

Buzz Preview: Ellen Heise's dreams, fantasies define her culminating fine arts exhibit

Posted: 04 Mar 2008 02:22 PM CST

This article will appear in Thursday's edition of The Buzz. Ellen Heise puts a little bit of herself into every painting.

CHP seeks to help the city out with bigger police station need

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 02:23 AM CST

Rather than the city building a new police station, the California Highway Patrol is willing to give up its Chico office to save the city money.

Capay buffet: 950 served at Capay Fire Department dinner

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

CAPAY — The volunteer fire department's buffet dinner Sunday brought in more than 950 people to sample the tables of food cooked by fire department personnel.

Charter school's autonomy bid may lead to superintendent's recall

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:06 AM CST

ORLAND — A board of directors — declared illegitimate by the county's superintendent — formed last summer to govern William Finch Charter School and still hopes to be able to govern the school.

Chico rallies to outscore Las Plumas

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 02:23 AM CST

It always comes down to the little things and it was those little things that were the undoing for the Las Plumas High baseball team Tuesday as it fell to Chico 6-4.

Chico's Rodgers will step in for Favre in Green Bay

Posted: 04 Mar 2008 10:24 AM CST

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Chico's Aaron Rodgers will get his shot as the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.

Clinton comes back, wins Ohio, battles Obama in Texas; McCain clinches GOP nomination

Posted: 04 Mar 2008 11:58 PM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton scored comeback primary wins in Ohio and Rhode Island Tuesday night, denting Barack Obama's delegate lead in a riveting Democratic presidential race.

Community Roundup: Eight Chico Creek Fencing Club members qualify for nationals

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 02:23 AM CST

The Chico Creek Fencing Club qualified eight fencers for the national championshipsin the U.S. National Divisional Qualifier at Chico State.

Correction for March 5

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

In a story on Saturday, the Enterprise-Record incorrectly reported Assembly Republican leader Mike Villines' hometown.

Early traffic: Everything looking good

Posted: 04 Mar 2008 09:22 AM CST

Early traffic and the weather are both looking good this morning. No travel problems have been reported on any roads in Butte and Glenn counties.

Editorial: State deficit has huge local impact

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

While it's difficult to fathom the enormity of the state's $8 billion budget deficit and how that will affect any one county, the California Budget Project helps it hit home.

Fatal shooting of Paradise woman ruled justified

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

OROVILLE -- The actions of a police officer who shot and killed a woman inside Paradise Cemetery last month have been ruled justified and in self-defense, according to a multiagency shooting protocol investigation.

Favre's farewell: Star's retirement should pave way for Rodgers to earn starting job

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 02:23 AM CST

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Brett Favre finally met the one person who could stop him. Himself. He won a Super Bowl and three MVPs.

Glenn Couty supervisors, officials continue talks to reduce deficit

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

WILLOWS — Tough financial decisions in Glenn County brought continued budget-reduction talks Tuesday, and a proposal to reduce employee work hours in order to shave a shortfall revised to just over $1.

Herger pushing for Beale to become cyber safe haven

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:06 AM CST

Beale Air Force Base faces "very tough competition" in its bid to be headquarters for the Air Force Cyber Command, Rep.

Judge sends 'incompetent' defendant back to Napa hospital for fourth time

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:06 AM CST

OROVILLE — Disagreeing with a team of state doctors, a judge ruled Tuesday a Chico defendant who has been incarcerated for more than three years awaiting trial has still not been restored to mental competency.

Letter: Burning ban ridiculous

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:03 AM CST

I promised myself that I would never write again, but this ban on burning is too much. I have lived in the north valley on and off for 47 years.

Letter: Here's how to help shelter

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:03 AM CST

While reading your "Hits and misses" this week, I wanted to share one way that the community can support the Torres Shelter.

Letter: Participation helps learning

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:03 AM CST

The Feb. 21 editorial caught my attention. You wrote about the Pleasant Valley High School science class' virtual field trip to Orient and Flume.

Letter: Sentence for rapist light

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:03 AM CST

I was thrilled to read in Thursday's E-R that the Butte County District Attorney's Office has gotten another criminal off the streets.

Local Briefs

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

Man arrested upon reporting assault ORLAND — A man who called the Glenn County Sheriff's Office Tuesday to claim his foreman assaulted him at work was arrested when deputies discovered he had three outstanding warrants from Tehama County.

Local Roundup: Top-seeded St. Francis beats Chico girls in NorCal game

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 02:23 AM CST

The top-seeded St. Francis High girls basketball team knocked off Chico 82-44 on Tuesday night in the first round of the CIF State Basketball Championships' Northern California Division II bracket in Sacramento.

Manager's retirement approved

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

ORLAND — Although the upcoming retirement of Orland City Manager Joe Riker was announced recently at a planning workshop, it wasn't made official until Monday night with City Council acceptance of a June 30 retirement date.

Mitty's depth too much for PV girls

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 02:24 AM CST

Pleasant Valley High's starting five proved it could play toe-to-toe against one of the state's best teams for a little more than eight minutes Tuesday night at Varley Gym.

Paradise school disrict plans for staff reductions

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

PARADISE — At a meeting that was one of Superintendent Steve Jenning's last at Paradise Unified School District, the board of trustees Tuesday night took a first look at making cuts in staffing levels for next year and extended the school year

Picturesque beauty

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

Honey Run Covered Bridge in Butte Creek Canyon (Photo No. 1) looks picturesque Tuesday as flowers bloom along Butte Creek, fed by melting mountain snow.

Sidelines: Forsberg, Perry to get MPSA honors

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 02:23 AM CST

Four-time Civil War sprint car series champion Andy Forsberg of Auburn, who has also won multiple championships at Chico's Silver Dollar Speedway, will be one of two drivers honored by the Motorsports Press Association as an "Oval Track Driver of

Size of affordable housing project on East Eighth Street concerns neighbors

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 02:23 AM CST

An affordable housing complex more than four years in the works gained Chico City Council approval Tuesday night over the new addition of concerns from some neighbors.

Spencer's final home tilt is Wildcat women win

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 02:24 AM CST

Always understated, Audriana Spencer almost made it to the final buzzer without a hint this was her last game in Acker Gym.

Starving Student: Scrubbs does everything right with sandwiches

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

Like all good Americans, I love my car. This is because possessions like cars are a lot like children, just a lot more replaceable.

State senator enters GOP race for Doolittle congressional seat

Posted: 04 Mar 2008 01:44 PM CST

AUBURN — A staunchly conservative state senator from Southern California is jumping into a local congressional race, causing another conservative to jump out.

Trial begins in alleged murder during altercation at party in Magalia

Posted: 05 Mar 2008 12:04 AM CST

OROVILLE — Testimony got under way Tuesday in the trial of an Auburn parolee charged with a Magalia murder.

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