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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Americans' religious knowledge called abysmal

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

A few years ago, no one in the audience of the Jay Leno show could name one of Jesus' 12 apostles, but everyone seemed able to shout out the names of all four Beatles.

Briefs

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

Couple peaceful, until officer leaves ORLAND -- An Orland police officer said there were no problems Wednesday morning as he stood by while a man and woman divided their belongings, but was called back to their home hours later when the female

Chico State Jazz X-Press band to open Telluride Jazz Festival

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

For Chico State University Jazz X-Press musicians, being able to attend the Telluride Jazz Festival in Colorado this June is something big to look forward to.

Cousin Gary Homes makes changes, resulting in layoffs

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

REDDING -- Responding to the economy, Cousin Gary Homes has made changes to its various operations throughout Northern California — including Chico — that have translated into layoffs.

Daily Planner: March 8

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CST

Events FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Drawing 11 a.m. East Second and Wall streets, Chico.

Daily Planner: March 9

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CST

Events FILM SCREENING, CHICO STATE: Film 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; 7 p.m. lecture, question and answer session with Richie Roberts in Bell Memorial Union Auditorium.

Dear Taxpayer: This letter cost you $42 million

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- At a cost of nearly $42 million, the IRS wants you to know: Your check is almost in the mail.

Durham school board will vote on layoffs

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

DURHAM -- In a rare Monday meeting, trustees for the Durham Unified School District will be faced with the grim possibility of laying off "certificated" employees.

Early traffic: Crash on Highway 99

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 09:52 AM CST

At about 7:40 a.m. a collision was reported on northbound Highway 99 at Estates Drive. Two vehicles were involved in the crash, and, according to firefighters at the scene, there was one minor injury.

Editorial: Hits and Misses: Our tak on the week in news

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CST

HIT — A bottle of water can't be that big a thing. Really. But we find ourselves agreeing wholeheartedly with Councilor Ann Schwab.

Event helps acid attack victims in Pakistan

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

Progress is being made at bettering conditions for women in Pakistan, her native land, said Rabina Khan of Chico.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "True Riches," from Pastor Sam Allen; 6 p.

Griffin's walk-off blast lifts Chico

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

The chatter from the Chico High dugout begged Gene Griffin to just keep the Panthers alive. He did more than that.

Home school's legality questioned, not independent study's

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

A recent appellate court ruling in Southern California won't affect most of the students in Butte County being taught at home, said Butte County Superintendent of Schools Don McNelis.

Letter: Elect a council with courage

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CST

My cousin writes from Vallejo, "We are now on the brink of declaring bankruptcy. Because past councils have been afraid to challenge the police and fire unions (what strange actions happen when re-elections are coming up) and kept compromising

Letter: Follow CARD's example

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

As our Chico city government and schools go about cutting to offset deficits, I hope our leaders keep our future in mind — our children.

Letter: Justice unequal

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CST

I get tired of reading all the letters condemning young Gregory Wright for the mistakes he made. The most recent was perhaps the most egregious in its ignorance.

Letter: Nothing wrong with choices

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

It was unreasonable and petty of Rhonda Zisle to publicly, hostilely criticize Mary O'Keefe for issuing an innocent invitation to the teenagers of this community to consider attending a Catholic high school in Red Bluff.

Letter: Our goose is cooked

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CST

Kris Koenig's letter on the plight of the incarcerated goose hatched even more questions around our breakfast table.

Letter: Trip overseas depressing

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

In 1994-95, I visited 10 Western European nations, meeting people on the streets and cafes, pubs, factories and homes.

Local gas prices hit record high

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

Gasoline prices reached another record high in Chico on Friday — $3.48 a gallon for regular, according to AAA.

Man firing rifle on Nord captured after running from police

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

A man police officers saw shooting a .22-caliber rifle near Nord Avenue early Friday morning ran when they ordered him to drop the weapon, and was allegedly holding it as he jumped over fences in an attempt to get away.

McMahan wins first night event

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

Winning your heat is neat. Win the dash, though, and you've got a much better chance at taking the cash.

Nothing as beautiful as a tree

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 12:32 AM CST

New trees now grace the grounds at Hooker Oak and Chapman schools, thanks to the city's observance of Arbor Day.

Orland school administrator dismissed

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

ORLAND -- In a quick meeting Friday afternoon, trustees of Orland Unified School District gave the superintendent authority to dismiss an administrator from district employment.

Project will affect traffic on Legion Avenue, Warner Street

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

Pacific Gas and Electric crews are working on Legion Avenue to build an all-new underground system for electric, phone and cable TV wiring.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

Yard sale, luncheon planned today A yard sale and luncheon will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Redeemer Lutheran Church on Moss and Hawthorne avenues.

Ridge man's humble efforts bring donations for dialysis

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CST

PARADISE — It's not a hobby, and it's not a job, either. As far as Joe Church is concerned, there's nothing heroic about it.

Senior Planner

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:49 PM CST

CARD Senior Programs: Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave., 895-4711; Dorothy Johnson Center, 775 E.

Sidelines: Hall of Fame class inductees selected

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

The class of inductees for the 36th annual Chico Sports Hall of Fame and Senior Athletes Banquet has been selected for the dinner and awards ceremony, sponsored by the Enterprise-Record.

Truck spreads olive waste stink around south county

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

A truck carrying waste created from olive processing — a watery sludge called mill — spilled gallons of the pungent liquid onto roads in southwest Butte County Friday morning.

Two Glenn County supervisor slots are open

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 11:48 PM CST

WILLOWS -- The June ballot is set for a judgeship, a Board of Supervisors seat and a school bond issue, according to Glenn County election officials.

Two charged in shooting

Posted: 07 Mar 2008 09:29 AM CST

A pair of 19-year-olds were arrested on charges related to firing a gun at about 2:50 a.m. today on Nord Avenue.

U.S. troops suffering hearing damage in epidemic numbers

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

SAN DIEGO -- Soldiers and Marines caught in roadside bombings and firefights in Iraq and Afghanistan are coming home in epidemic numbers with permanent hearing loss and ringing in their ears, prompting the military to redouble its efforts to protect

Wildcats win, but Spencer tears ACL

Posted: 08 Mar 2008 02:40 AM CST

SAN BERNARDINO — The Chico State women's basketball team already proved it was the top dog in the conference, winning the regular season by two games.

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