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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

60 attend free fitness boot camp

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:42 PM CDT

Get Fit Chico, a free boot camp open to all ages, is being put on Saturday mornings by Sports and Fitness gym at Hooker Oak Recreation Area to help people lose weight and feel better.

All About us: Volunteer work is sheer park pleasure

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:42 PM CDT

I have reached the conclusion that absolutely everyone in Chico has heard of Bidwell Park. Its our landmark, what defines us as a town.

Astronauts complete fifth and final spacewalk

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:50 PM CDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Endeavour's astronauts embarked on the fifth and final spacewalk of their mission Saturday, this time attaching a 50-foot inspection pole to the international space station for use by the next shuttle visitors.

At Briar Rose, raising lambs is labor of love

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- When it comes right down to it, Jane Scheuermann is first and foremost a mom. But while others with such instincts would have stopped at raising children, for Scheuermann it's meant almost half a lifetime in the business of bringing up

Becker brings aboard Silver Cup title

Posted: 23 Mar 2008 02:13 AM CDT

And just like that, Sean Becker is up on the radar for the 2008 season at Silver Dollar Speedway. The Oroville native and veteran track standout scored a feature victory at Saturday's Silver Cup proceedings, winning the title on what was the second

Beyond Chico

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:42 PM CDT

Coast celebrates the Aleutian Goose CRESCENT CITY — The return of thousands of Aleutian geese are celebrated March 29, 30 and 31 with tours, speakers and activities.

Cheer team brings home national title

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:42 PM CDT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Chico Cheer All Stars, a team of girls and teens who perform tumbling and dance routines, has won the National All Star Cheerleading Championship during competitions held the first week in March at Walt Disney World.

Controlled burn planned thist week

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:40 PM CDT

BRUSH CREEK -- The Plumas National Forest will be conducting a 70-acre prescribed burn Monday and Tuesday near Brush Creek.

Daily Planner: March 23

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:42 PM CDT

Easter Sunday Event 27TH ANNUAL PANCAKES FOR PEACE: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave.

Daily Planner: March 24

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:42 PM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Editorial: Firm warrants salute for offering chance

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

One of the longtime platforms of this newspaper has been to encourage the expansion of career and technical education in our schools.

Efforts to stabilize economy bring praise, but also new scrutiny

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:50 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve has taken its boldest action since the Great Depression, invoking rarely used powers in an effort to contain a panic threatening to undermine the economy.

Egg hunt whips up excitement in Bidwell Park

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

David Cowley got in line two and a half hours early to secure his position as one of the first children to gather plastic eggs Saturday at Caper Acres.

Former '70s radical, freed by math error, taken back to California prison

Posted: 23 Mar 2008 02:13 AM CDT

LOS ANGELES -- Just days after her release on parole, former 1970s radical Sara Jane Olson was headed back to prison Saturday to serve at least one more year after what corrections officials called an "administrative error" resulted in her early

Jesus Center offers meal with a meaning

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:40 PM CDT

About 300 men, women and children attended Easter dinner at the Jesus Center on Saturday, but organizers said they hoped those involved took away more than a full belly.

Letter: Campground problems not addressed

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

The new Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park campground plan is worth analyzing carefully. The Nature Conservancy initially acquired the site and stated its intention to create restored natural habitat, not disclosing these development plans with the

Letter: Columnist won't line the birdcage

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Roger Aylworth writes one of the most enjoyable pieces in the Sunday paper. His slightly self-deprecating style is comfortable and humorous with a well-spoken readability.

Letter: Cut into educational bureaucracy

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Quentin Colgan's letter of March 16 about where the Chico Unified School District's money goes deserves an answer.

Letter: Get smarter with arts funding

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Where are our No. 10 Best Small Art Towns in America supporters? With the release of the city survey this month, I think it's clear there is a big disconnect between the non-arts community and the art community in Chico.

Letter: Liberals helped our country grow

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

George Hoag's letter made a number of remarks that I, perhaps in my young naivete, can't help but scratch my head at.

Letter: New Guantanamo policy upsetting

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

How unsettling is the March 12 AP story in the E-R? Very. It's getting harder and harder to stomach how our U.

Letter: Read before criticizing

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Leonard Adame's March 16 letter criticizing William F. Buckley causes me to wonder if Adame ever read what Buckley wrote.

Letter: Treat library books with care

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

I am a frequent patron of our local library, and I can't contain my distress any longer. In my experience, it is quite common to come across food stains in the books I check out.

Letter: Try reusable water bottles

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

One of the important questions surrounding water packaged in single-serve plastic bottles is not whether this water is safe (letter to the editor, March 14), but whether it is necessary.

Letter: Volunteering changes your outlook

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

I read the March 15 "Perspective" by Bill Such, director of the Jesus Center. I was reminded of my own preconceived notions of the homeless until I was invited to serve as a volunteer at the center.

Letter: What about the food?

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Unfortunately, the March 12 article, "The cultural significance of taco trucks" by Sarah Kingsbury, was not at all about taco trucks or Tacos El Pinolero.

Local Roundup: Butte loses to two conference foes

Posted: 23 Mar 2008 02:13 AM CDT

The Butte College baseball team dropped a pair of Golden Valley Conference contests that took the Roadrunners out of a first-place tie with Feather River, 7-3 to Shasta and 3-1 to Lassen in seven innings.

Otter slaughter: Dee hits for cycle, Chico State baseball sweeps

Posted: 23 Mar 2008 02:14 AM CDT

As much as it pains him to do it, Chico State baseball coach Dave Taylor might want to recant the nature of his team's identity.

PG&E work won't impact old building

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:50 PM CDT

A lot of hustle and bustle is happening around a turn-of-the-century building on Park Avenue, but the building itself won't be harmed.

People on the Street

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

Now that Wal-Mart has called off plans for a supercenter in north Chico, what should happen with the expansion plans for the south Chico store?

Roadwork Roundup

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:40 PM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Highway 70 SOUTH OF OROVILLE — Near Ophir Road and Palermo Road, various lane closures can be expected 7 a.

Taking another leap into a murky world

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:41 PM CDT

It's happened again. Against my better judgment I've made another leap into the murky darkness of technology, and it is more than a little disconcerting.

The Bookshelf: "Actual Size"

Posted: 22 Mar 2008 11:42 PM CDT

This big book is all about size, a subject that young children find riveting. Whose head is bigger, yours or an Alaskan brown bear's?

Travis Souders column: Wildcat head coach job has hidden appeal

Posted: 23 Mar 2008 02:13 AM CDT

At first glance, there isn't much to look at, other than perhaps those sharp cardinal road uniforms. Here's what you're getting into if you're applying for the Chico State men's basketball head coach job: A team that hasn't been competitive for

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