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Friday, April 11, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Bright 'star' in the heavens visible tonight

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 04:36 PM CDT

Sky-watchers will have a chance to see a new bright "star" in the heavens over Northern California today, when the International Space Station passes overhead.

Butte College wins 'Chill Out' contest

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Butte College got a green star this week by being named the grand prize winner in the National Wildlife Federation's "Chill Out" competition, an acknowledgment of the community college's achievement in raising awareness about global

Butte County Jail escapee nabbed by long arm of the law

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A Butte County inmate who took part in a jail escape nearly 17 years ago learned to his regret Thursday the law truly does have a long arm.

Coaches on CUSD list of possible budget cuts

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CHICO — The Chico Unified School District last week released a list of teachers who could be laid off in a round of budget cutting.

Contract negotiations reach impasse at Hamilton Elementary School

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY -- Negotiations between teachers and Hamilton Union Elementary School District for a pay increase reached an impasse recently that led to picketing early this week at the campus.

Daily Planner: April 11

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

Events FRIENDS OF THE GRIDLEY LIBRARY SPRING BOOK SALE: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 299 Spruce, Gridley library. Hard-backs 50 cents; paperbacks 25 cents.

Editorial: Action better than studies

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

We completely understand the frustration of Chico City Councilors Tom Nickell and Steve Bertagna over the downtown parking discussions.

Fed managers cancel commercial fishing off Calif., Ore. coasts

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 09:15 PM CDT

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — West Coast fisheries managers have voted to cancel all commercial salmon fishing off the California and Oregon coasts this year.

Fed managers cancel commercial fishing off California, Oregon coasts

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:52 AM CDT

Scientists and government officials are expecting this year's West Coast salmon season to be one of the worst in history, because of the collapse of Sacramento River chinook, one of the West Coast's biggest wild salmon runs.

Garden Tour: The garden wears white

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

CHICO -- The Moores built their home in 1989, shortly after moving to Chico. The only requirement from the gardener in the family was for good soil.

Group formed to support Pleasant Valley High School

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CHICO -- In the midst of cutting funding for schools, an organization was created to put some funds back.

Intoxicated, unlicensed motorist gets jail, probation in fatal crash

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- To the dismay of the victim's family, an intoxicated and unlicensed driver who caused the death of an Oroville motorist was granted probation in court Thursday.

LP football becomes Garth's world

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

Only one thing could quell Lorenzo Garth's enthusiasm when he was named Las Plumas High's new football coach.

Letter: Dog left to die in the road

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

This is to the callous and heartless individual that hit and killed the beautiful Jack Russell terrier on East First Avenue on Sunday, March 30, and did not stop.

Letter: Herger not in touch with citizens

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

According to a CNN poll taken March 19, 66 percent of Americans responded that we should pull out of Iraq.

Letter: Mechoopda history undeniable

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Our supervisors challenge Mechoopdas' legitimacy as a Maidu tribelet. Chico's Mechoopdas are as anchored in county history as any other tribelet, even supervisor favorites.

Letter: No wonder there's a budget problem

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

The city of Chico purchased 15 acres of riverbank along Comanche Creek from the Thomassen family at a total cost of $1.

Letter: Only certainty in Chico is uncertainty

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Do you know what Chico's greatest and most valuable export is? It's Chico's children. In the '80s I had a business partner who had four children and always expressed disgust and disappointment that there were few, if any, quality high-paying jobs in

Letter: Political generalizations myopic

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

The wide generalizations contained in Jorge Smirnoff's letter prompted me to actually write a letter.

Letter: Republicans come together

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

I would like to thank all of the Republicans that donated to our fundraiser March 29. For the dignitaries and candidates who attended — Wally Herger, Doug LaMalfa and Jim Neilsen — with the camaraderie of the local Republican population,

Letter: What does Wright report say?

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

I recently received a call from one of Gregory Wright's supporters, who is attempting to help him and challenging his sentence.

Local Roundup: Thompson leads Chico win

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

Chico High's Cody Thompson shot a 2-under 70 at Palo Cedro Golf Club to earn medalist honors Thursday and lead the Panthers to wins on both the front and back nines in an Eastern Athletic League meet.

Man spends hours in drain to elude capture

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CHICO -- Police and Butte County sheriff's deputies, who spent hours Wednesday afternoon looking for a suspect, finally found him in an unusual place.

Most retailers post weak sales in March; consumers focus on basics

Posted: 10 Apr 2008 04:52 PM CDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With little money left after buying food and fuel, American shoppers handed most retailers their most dismal March in 13 years.

Paradise Garden Club meets Monday

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

PARADISE -- The Paradise Garden Club will meet 1-3 p.m. Monday at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway, Paradise.

Police Report

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:28 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: VANDALISM April 3 — 100 block of Broadway.

Rotary Club honors educators

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CHICO -- Words like service, leadership, vision, respect and admiration peppered the talks at a recent Chico Rotary Club's lunch , when the organization honored five local educators.

Sentence revised in morphine death; prison time unchanged

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A Paradise woman convicted by a jury in the 2003 morphine-related death of a ridge teenager had her sentence slightly reduced this week, though it won't mean any less time for her behind bars, say prosecutors.

Sidelines: Speedway races to honor Brownell

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

Winged sprint car drivers will be geared up and ready to take home one of the largest prizes of the year at Silver Dollar Speedway today.

Sow There: A passion for purple plants

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

Very few things happen instantaneously. At any moment in time, what we see is the result of different choices, circumstances, mistakes, serendipity, dumb luck or force of will.

Steve Carson: Fish and Game Commission hears salmon, turkey and warden reports

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

The Butte County Fish and Game Commission held its quarterly meeting Monday night in Chico. Agenda items included both a fisheries and wildlife biologists report.

Students arrested on campus with replica guns

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

CHICO -- Two Chico High School students were arrested last week for bringing Airsoft pellet guns onto the campus while attending an after school program.

Suspect in slaying of pregnant Marine arrested in Mexico

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Marine wanted in the brutal slaying of a pregnant colleague who had accused him of rape was arrested Thursday night in Mexico after a three-month international manhunt, authorities said.

Suspected gang member has sentence reduced

Posted: 11 Apr 2008 02:27 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A suspected Yuba County gang member convicted in 2002 of shooting a 15-year-old boy outside a Chico school, had his sentence reduced Thursday from 32 to 19 years in prison, based on a recent appellate court decision.

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