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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

All About Us: Fallen fence reminds neighbors to keep connected

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:47 PM CDT

There's a saying that goes, "Good fences make good neighbors." I suppose that's right most of the time; however, last month the opposite was true.

Bomb explosion in Iran kills 9, injures more than 100

Posted: 13 Apr 2008 02:08 AM CDT

TEHRAN, Iran -- A bomb explosion in a mosque packed with hundreds of worshippers in southern Iran killed at least nine people and injured more than 100 Saturday, local media reported.

Butte honor society's philanthropy praised

Posted: 13 Apr 2008 12:10 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Butte College students in the Phi Theta Kappa honor society were named "Most Distinguished Chapter," out of 1,200 chapters, ranking them fourth internationally for community service in learning.

Daily Planner: April 13

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:47 PM CDT

Events PARADISE OF GEMS SHOW: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Elks Lodge, 6309 Clark Road. Family event. Paradise Gem and Mineral Club members' collections of minerals, lapidary work, jewelry, fossils.

Daily Planner: April 14

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:47 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.

Despite health risks, people want raw milk

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:41 PM CDT

NEW HOLSTEIN, Wis. -- Despite serious health risks, demand for unpasteurized, or raw, milk appears to be growing.

Editorial: Pork-full projects bring home bacon

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

Each year, a group called Citizens Against Government Waste publishes what it calls the "Pig Book." It's always been a fascinating for us to view the list, accessible at the Web site www.

Farm water monitoring might go beyond runoff

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:41 PM CDT

DURHAM -- In addition to monitoring water that leaves farmland and goes into surface waterways such as rivers and lakes, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Agency is considering whether farming's impact on groundwater should be monitored.

Firefighters treated to hearty thank-you

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:41 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- Two fire trucks, an ambulance and two police cars were parked in front of Tong Fong Low around noon Saturday, but this time there was no emergency.

Flashbacks from Here and There: Trouble in Tibet

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:47 PM CDT

A news story that ran in the Enterprise-Record on March 17 described dire happenings in Tibet, which is under Chinese rule.

Letter: Airline committed to safety

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

As a proud Southwest airline employee I would like to clarify some of your points made in a recent editorial.

Letter: Don't use food for fuel

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

About a year ago there were food riots in Mexico, caused by the doubling of the price of corn for tortillas.

Letter: Fix Chico's problem intersections

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

Twice in less than a week, a motorist struck a bicycle or a motorcycle at the intersection of First Avenue and Oleander.

Letter: Park well worth a dime a day

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

We're retired seniors on a limited income, and we want Ceres Park, even though our property taxes will go up.

Letter: Park would have a lasting impact

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

To address the concerns of the folks who don't want to support the new Ceres Park in north Chico, I suppose they would rather the kids in the neighborhood played in the street?

Letter: Questions about park raised, answered

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

We would like to address some concerns that have come to our attention lately regarding Ceres Neighborhood Park.

Letter: School bonds would be a lasting burden

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

Willows Unified School District property owners beware: The district is attempting to pass a bond measure to build classrooms and eliminate portables for $20.

Local Roundup: Wildcat softball sweeps Seawolves

Posted: 13 Apr 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Jamie Brown's Chico State softball team got closer to a .500 mark in California Collegiate Athletic Association play thanks to a doubleheader sweep at University Field Saturday, 6-3 in the first game and 3-2 in nine innings for the second win over

Locals named to Lions' All-Star rosters

Posted: 13 Apr 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Rosters have been released for the 32nd annual Lions North-South All Star football game and the South squad will feature players representing a slew of local schools, while the north list has a handful.

Monetary fund head warns of global consequences linked to food price surge

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:41 PM CDT

WASHINGTON -- The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Saturday that if food prices remain high, there will be dire consequences for people in many developing countries, especially in Africa.

No need to hold your tongue

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

We all profess to want politicians who "tell it like it is." We saw two good examples of that this week.

People on the Street

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

Done your taxes yet? Asked Thursday in Chico. Mike Cassidy Handyman, Chico Of course. I did them early.

Plan called for magically transforming quarters into gold

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:46 PM CDT

Back in 1999 I set out on a specific plan to make my widgets and grandwidgets wealthy. I wasn't going to achieve this noble goal by doing anything as mundane as working for it.

Roadwork Roundup

Posted: 13 Apr 2008 12:10 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico HIGHWAY 99 — At the northbound offramp at East First Avenue, work is to begin this week on a project to widen the ramp.

Sub-four Scotty: Bauhs breaks school record with 3:59.81 mile

Posted: 13 Apr 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO —In any other locale, it might not have happened. If it weren't for the roar from University Stadium's east bleachers as Scott Bauhs entered the final straightaway, Bauhs swears he wouldn't have shown them history Saturday.

That time of year

Posted: 13 Apr 2008 12:10 AM CDT

Cal Fire-Sutter County firefighter Jason Bensel extinguishes a debris fire that tore through several structures in Gridley on Saturday, including this trailer home.

The Bookshelf: "Fred Stays With Me"

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:47 PM CDT

The young narrator of Fred Stays With Me bristles with confidence, and that's because no matter whether she is living at Dad's house or Mom's, Fred the dog goes along.

Water worries put cap on bottling

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:41 PM CDT

McCLOUD -- The lumber mill closed five years ago, and so many families moved out that the town can no longer even field a high school football team.

Willows veteran shares stories of war, lifetime

Posted: 12 Apr 2008 11:41 PM CDT

WILLOWS -- When it comes to standing up for convictions, Willows war veteran Bendall Allen isn't shy about upholding his love of country and his service to the United States.

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