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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Bigotry, molestation admission nets man 19 years

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

OROVILLE — An admitted Oroville child molester and bigamist was sentenced Wednesday to the upper term of 19 years in prison.

Butte, Tehama County fire cadets to train in desert

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

They represent Butte County Fire Department Explorer Post 414, and are among about 180 young people reportedly attending the annual event.

CUSD votes to impose fees on commercial, industrial building

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO -- After delaying the decision for a month, Chico Unified School District's board of trustees decided to begin charging developer fees on new commercial and industrial construction.

Camp means business for high schoolers

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO — High school students interested in business might want to consider applying for a scholarship to Camp Venture, a privately run entrepreneurial camp offered through the Rotary organization.

Chico man found guilty in stabbing of 16-year-old Willows boy

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

WILLOWS — A Glenn County jury found Chico resident Sevason Chaovady Lee guilty Tuesday of using a knife to assault and seriously wound a 16-year-old Willows boy last summer.

Chico mom helps pull driver from overturned tanker

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO -- A young Chico mother emerged as a hero Wednesday afternoon when she came to the aid of a driver whose fully-loaded fuel tanker overturned on a Highway 99 onramp.

Clinic to give tips before bocce tournament

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

A clinic to help contestants prepare for a third annual bocce tournament will be offered April 6 at Red Tavern Restaurant, 1250 The Esplanade.

Daily Planner: March 27

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

Performances BLUE ROOM THEATRE: 7:30 p.m. "Blue Surge." 139 W. First St., Chico. Explores collision between two cops and two prostitutes, exposes frustrated longing of bruised hearts, encourages audience to consider how the past affects their

Daily Planner: March 28

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

Events ELECTRONIC RECYCLING: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E. Hazel St., Gridley. Free.

Early traffic: Pre-dawn wreck on Highway 32

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 10:57 AM CDT

A wreck that was reported just before 6 a.m. today at Highway 32 and Forest Avenue may cause traffic problems into the commute hours.

Editorial: Poor driving costs a bundle

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

In a poor economy and at a time when local governments' budgets are shrinking, it's a shame that Butte County and Butte College have to spend three-quarters of a million dollars of scarce taxpayer money because some drivers are too dense to know or

HIV-positive man given more than 20 years in molestation conviction

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A judge on Wednesday sentenced a Paradise child molester diagnosed as HIV-positive to more than 20 years in prison, questioning how he could knowingly expose unsuspecting minors to the AIDS virus.

Hundreds celebrate late judge's life

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 09:43 PM CDT

The life of Judge Darrell Stevens was remembered and honored today at Neighborhood Church. Friends and family highlighted Stevens' life of community service, dedication to family and pushing forward with goals others did not believe could be

Letter: Cuts to schools unacceptable

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

Quentin Colgan recently wrote a letter saying he was suspicious because Chico Unified School District board member Rick Anderson and I, the local teachers union president, were both asking people to contact the governor and legislators to tell them

Letter: Former editor a talented leader

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

It came as a major shock to many of us to learn that Carmen Biano is no longer editor of the Mercury-Register.

Letter: Paradise wants to fix broken system

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

Your Saturday's "Hits and misses" concerning the proposed changes to Paradise's tree ordinance completely missed the mark.

Letter: Slur had no place in review

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

I read the March 19 review of "The Banshee" restaurant by Sarah Kingsbury. It was informative and enticing.

List of school employees facing layoff available online

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO -- Earlier this month, Chico Unified School District issued layoff notices to hundreds of teachers, counselors, nurses and other employees, preparing for significant reductions in staff.

Local Briefs

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO — A robber wrestled away a money bag from an employee who was locking up a check cashing business Wednesday evening, and ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Local Roundup: Roadrunner softball scores lopsided road win

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 12:44 AM CDT

The Butte College softball team took full advantage of its favorable Golden Valley Conference matchup against struggling Redwoods in Eureka on Wednesday afternoon.

Nearby residents get updated on progress of Chico State's new construction ventures

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO — As many major construction projects continue at Chico State University, officials met with neighbors Tuesday to give an update on their progress.

Nine-year sentence handed down in gang shooting

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A Chico gang member drew a nine-year prison term Wednesday for shooting a man who had reportedly dropped out of the same gang.

North State Voices: He's got a ticket to ride — well, sort of

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

One foggy winter morning 25 years ago, my brother Jeff — concert hornist by inclination, music teacher and real estate dealer by necessity — had a farcical confrontation with the Chico police.

One final day with Judge Stevens: Hundreds gather to honor life of retired judge

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO -- The life of Butte County Superior Court Judge Darrell Stevens was remembered and honored Wednesday at Neighborhood Church.

Paradise to continue talks for its Fire Station 3 site

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

PARADISE — Paradise is continuing its search for a permanent home for Fire Station 3. On Tuesday, the Town Council backed plans to continue negotiations with Cal Fire-Butte County on using part of Cal Fire's Station 35 site.

Robber grabs money bag, runs off

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 09:45 PM CDT

CHICO — A robber wrestled away a money bag from an employee who was locking up a check cashing business this afternoon, and ran off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

School Time for March 27

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

Honors Fairview School in Orland was awarded a "Bright Ideas" grant of $1,000 from PG&E's solar school program.

Stewarded PG&E land gets 100 interested takers

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:38 AM CDT

CHICO — So far, about 100 groups want to take charge of land now owned by PG&E, an official of the Stewardship Council said Wednesday.

Tanker overturn closes Hwy 99 on-ramp

Posted: 26 Mar 2008 07:39 PM CDT

CHICO — The northbound on-ramp from the Skyway to Highway 99 was closed at 5:30 tonight after a tanker truck overturned.

The Nosebleed Section: Silliness can mask being controversial

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 12:44 AM CDT

In a move to improve employee safety and also to reduce insurance costs, the Enterprise-Record/Mercury-Register will now require sports reporters and editors to wear facemasks while they work.

VFW National Home for Children aids military, veteran families

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

CHICO — Verna Caywood, who is an elected trustee for VFW District 12, is hoping to reach former or current military members and their families who may need the help of the National Home for Children.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 27 Mar 2008 02:33 AM CDT

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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