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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Chico City Councilors seek to lessen fire, police cuts

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO -- Seeking to scale back cuts to the city's Police and Fire departments, elected officials said Tuesday that they would examine additional cuts for other city departments and further reductions in employee raises.

Chico State names Clink men's hoops coach

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 01:51 PM CDT

CHICO —The Chico State men's basketball team announced Greg Clink as its head coach Tuesday afternoon, according to a sports information press release.

Clinton grinds out victory over Obama in Pennsylvania

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

PHILADELPHIA -- Hillary Rodham Clinton ground out a gritty victory in the Pennsylvania primary Tuesday night, defeating Barack Obama and staving off elimination in their historic race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Community Roundup: Blazin Heat JVs cash in on Reno title

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:41 AM CDT

The Chico Blazin Heat JV team won the championship at the Spring Slam tournament in Reno, Nev. They beat Reno's Jam On It 55-22.

Corbaley, Carrico carry Tigers over Wolves

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:40 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Getting just the second Eastern Athletic League win this season Tuesday was going to require the Oroville High baseball team to score early and execute somewhat smoothly for two hours amid steady rain.

Councilors seek to lessen police, fire cuts

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

CHICO -- Seeking to scale back cuts to the city's Police and Fire departments, elected officials said Tuesday that they would examine additional cuts for other city departments and further reductions in employee raises.

Daily Planner: April 23

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 893-5433.

Daily Planner: April 24

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Events GROUND-BREAKING: 10 a.m. ceremony adjacent to Bidwell Mansion. Northern California History Museum.

Durham Unified School District must carve $290,000 from budget

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

DURHAM — A list of potential cuts — mainly in staff positions — that could carve more than $290,000 out of the Durham Unified School District's budget deficit will go before the board of trustees tonight.

Durham students to compete in Odyssey of the Mind

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

DURHAM -- A fanciful tale involving a Greek muse, shoes that talk and visits by Elvis Presley and John Travolta, among others, has won a group of Durham seventh-graders the right to compete in the world championship of a competition called "Odyssey

Editorial: Cutting budgets a thankless task

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:19 AM CDT

Chico Unified School District trustee Rick Anderson made an impassioned plea to parents at last week's budget-slicing meeting.

FBI looks into ridge officer complaints

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- The FBI has launched its own investigation into a series of excessive force complaints against some Paradise police officers, it was learned Tuesday, as trial got under way in one of the arrested men's cases.

Flames, smoke draw spectators at training drill

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Thick black smoke billowed skyward, and yellow and orange flames shot spectacularly into the darkening sky early Monday night during a fire training exercise near downtown Orland.

Forest Ranch residents plan charter school

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:19 AM CDT

FOREST RANCH -- Rather than give up on the center of their community, parents of students at Forest Ranch School intend to try to keep the school open by converting it to a charter.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Glenn County law enforcement agencies: Cindy Ann Duran The Glenn County Sheriff's Office is seeking Cindy Ann Duran for felony check fraud and felony probation violation.

Gold Nugget Days to get into full swing Thursday

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Things will be "Coming Up Gold" beginning Thursday on the ridge as Gold Nugget Days gets in full swing.

Graffiti may be in response to Orland fatal shooting

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Police said graffiti found in two very public places Tuesday morning is gang-related, and may be in response to the fatal shooting of a Sacramento man in Orland Monday morning.

Graffiti may be in response to fatal shooting

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Police said graffiti found in two very public places Tuesday morning is gang-related, and may be in response to the fatal shooting of a Sacramento man in Orland Monday morning.

Ground to be broken Thursday for new museum

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- While it's been about a dozen years since the idea of the Northern California Natural History Museum was sparked, plans for the multi-million-dollar project are still generating enthusiasm.

Jury convicts Orland man in drug case

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- A Glenn County jury found Orland resident Mario Rivera, 32, guilty Monday on charges of transporting methamphetamine and creating a false compartment in his vehicle to hide it.

Letter: Bottled water better than most drinks

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Regarding your story on Chico State University students voting whether to ban bottled water, Nestle Waters North America, where I work as director of corporate communications, shares Chico State's efforts to be environmentally responsible.

Letter: Change habits to help planet

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

Over the past several months there has been a running battle within letters to the E-R. Some letter writers back the minority of scientists who believe that recent changes in the Earth's climate are basically unrelated to human effort, and are

Letter: Farmers always celebrate Earth Day

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:19 AM CDT

A while ago I ran across a quote I thought was appropriate for this time of year: "Every day is Earth Day if you own the land.

Letter: Iraq plays like a Hollywood sequel

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

The U.S. experience in Iraq is very similar to the Russian experience in Afghanistan as documented in the movie, "Charlie Wilson's War.

Local Roundup: LP baseball hits, but not enough, against undefeated Winters

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:40 AM CDT

The Las Plumas High baseball team knocked 13 hits Tuesday in Winters but ended up with 12 singles and a tight 4-3 loss to Butte View League leader Winters.

Love of breakfast takes student to classic counter at The Roost Cafe

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:23 AM CDT

I am addicted to breakfast. I love breakfast time. I can't get enough of it. Every morning I wake up and the first thing I can think about is breakfast.

Major backups likely today on Highway 99

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

CHICO -- Major traffic congestion on Highway 99 is likely today due to work to repair potholes at the Cohasset Road interchange.

Many small pieces make up the Earth

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:20 AM CDT

CHICO -- Marigold students became part of the Earth at their school Tuesday afternoon, in a united celebration of Earth Day.

Music Preview: Rock band Transfer gets fired up to return to Chico

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 07:43 PM CDT

CHICO -- Hot off a sizzling southwest tour from Austin to Albuquerque, the roaring rock band Transfer returns to Chico for one night.

Orland police headquarters project postponed

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Plans to refurbish an old market into a new police quarters in Orland became a victim of the current housing slump, with word from officials the city can't afford to start construction.

River tour with ecologists offered

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

Canoe owners, or people who can borrow a canoe or kayak, can sign up for a free guided paddle of the Sacramento River from 9 a.

Sidelines: Summer bowling league scheduled

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:40 AM CDT

AMF Orchard Lanes will have a USBC-sanctioned PBA Experience League this summer at the bowling alley, 2397 The Esplanade.

Supervisors rescind ruling on Butte Creek Canyon grading

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:30 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Last September, the Board of Supervisors denied a grading permit for a development project that had managed to infuriate most of its Butte Creek Canyon neighbors.

Update 7:30 a.m. Early traffic: Problems reported in Willows, Chico

Posted: 22 Apr 2008 09:58 AM CDT

A single-vehicle rollover accident has blocked the northbound Highway 162 off-ramp on I-5 in Willows.

Wildcats turn back the clock with Clink

Posted: 23 Apr 2008 12:40 AM CDT

CHICO —Nobody needs to remind Greg Clink of the last time Chico State men's basketball won a conference title.

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