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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

All About Us: Boys and girls — still getting used to the differences

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:24 AM CDT

Every mother has her own story, or more appropriately, stories. If you are a parent of a boy, young or old, I believe you will relate well with what I write here.

Angler feeling like an outlaw

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

Saturday was a national holiday and I didn't even get to celebrate. Maybe it wasn't a holiday for you.

Butte ends it on high note, beats Shasta

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 12:24 AM CDT

OROVILLE —Pretending this was an actual playoff game might have seemed ridiculous to some, and talking about finishing the marathon college baseball season strong for the just sake of pride has never been known to ignite serious adrenaline

Butte supervisors plan May events to boost water awareness

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:25 AM CDT

Tuesday, the Butte County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution proclaiming May as Water Awareness Month.

Daily Planner: April 27

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:24 AM CDT

Events PASKENTA PIONEER DAY: 67th annual Paskenta Pioneer Day. 7 a.m. country breakfast, Simpson Finnell Park; 8 a.

Dave Davies' column: Athlete of Year field is stacked

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

One highlight of the 36th annual Chico Sports Hall of Fame and Senior Athletes Banquet sponsored by the Enterprise-Record to be held May 6 at the Chico Elks Lodge will be the presentation of the Sportsperson of the Year award.

Docile donkey wins Deby

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:24 AM CDT

MAGALIA -- A couple of late-comers won first and second place in Saturday's Donkey Derby in Magalia. Despite arriving last at the arena for the finishing tests, Anne Benoit and her donkey Jenny Rose still placed third.

Editorial: 'Spare the Air' the year-round

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

"Spare the Air" week begins today, with all rides on Butte Regional Transit buses free through Saturday.

Farm Briefs

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:25 AM CDT

4-H All-Stars named Being named to the All Star team is the highest honor that can be achieved in Glenn County 4-H.

Lake Oroville Spring Spectacular bass tournament topped by 12.36 pound stringer

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

The weather conditions were perhaps too perfect for the 164 competitors at Saturday's 12th annual "Lake Oroville Spring Spectacular" bass tournament.

Letter: Ceres Park a wise decision

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

In 1988 we purchased a home south of the planned Ceres Neighborhood Park. Our children looked forward to playing in the park.

Letter: Cutting education isn't the answer

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

In response to Steve Wolfe's letter about throwing "more money in the pot": While no one likes the notion of paying more taxes, the point that we must keep in our sights is that currently no one is throwing more money at public education.

Letter: Flags show Chico cares about the planet

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

I was surprised by the narrow-minded comment about the Earth flags in "Tell it to the ER" and by the caller's threat of vandalism if others don't agree with their way of thinking.

Letter: Lenin would approve of Carter's visit

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

When fellow Democrats and House Foreign Affairs Committee members joined Republicans in denouncing Jimmy Carter's visit with Hamas leaders, they demonstrated solidarity while revealing Carter's "alarmingly naive" attempt at bridging the gap between

Letter: Life on a sponge

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

Two of three front-page articles in a recent Sunday paper featured "water." One involved monitoring water quality as a byproduct of commercial farming.

Letter: Should paragliders be welcome in park?

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

Paragliding in upper Bidwell Park was the topic of the April 14 Bidwell Park and Playground Commission Master Management Plan Committee meeting.

Letter: State control might work out fine

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

On April 15, the superintendent of Chico Unified School District wrote, on the budget shortfall, that "failure to take action now generates a state takeover and the loss of local control.

Letter: Tax rebate already burned up

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

Anyone paying attention? What good is a economic stimulus payment if we can't afford the basics? Gas goes up, food goes up, transportation methods of all types go up, fast food and not so fast food goes up, people getting laid off goes up (because

Local Roundup: Lundberg homers twice, Wildcats split

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 06:58 AM CDT

Chelsea Lundberg's sixth-inning solo home run broke a tie and gave the Chico State softball team a 2-1 victory Friday over No.

Local Roundup: Montez nabs qualifying mark at Oregon Relays

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 12:25 AM CDT

Chico State's Sarah Montez qualified for the NCAA Division II championships by running the third-fastest 5,000-meter race in university history, legging out the victory in 17 minutes, 11 seconds Saturday at the Oregon Relays in Eugene, Ore.

Local briefs

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:25 AM CDT

Afternoon fire damages home on Eden Road PARADISE — A late afternoon fire damaged a home on Eden Road, in lower Paradise Saturday.

Local crops feel frost's bite

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:25 AM CDT

Frost descended on Northern California last weekend, putting a halt to some of the promises of spring for growers who were sporadically hit with damage.

New temple building honors Oroville Chinese settler

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:24 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A building erected to memorialize Chun Kong You, known as "Fong Lee," was dedicated Saturday at the Chinese Temple.

Northern California Regional Land Trust holds meetings

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:25 AM CDT

Landowners interested in learning about their options for conservation easements under a recent funding program can attend one of several meetings in Northern California by the Northern California Regional Land Trust.

Nugget Days full of golden moments

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:24 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Old times returned to Paradise and Magalia this week, complete with costumes from 150 years ago, panning for gold, hand-fashioned crafts, a melodramatic play and outdoor fun.

People on the Street

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

What's the most telling sign, in your mind, that the economy is declining? Asked Thursday in downtown Chico.

Playground Commission discusses myriad topics during meeting

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:25 AM CDT

CHICO — An update on the reconstruction of East Eighth Avenue, unusual activities in Bidwell Park and concern over volunteers will be among the issues considered by the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission.

Red ink at CUSD: Leak grew to a flood

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:24 AM CDT

CHICO -- While red ink appeared to suddenly drown the Chico Unified School District after the Governor's proposal in January, it's actually been dripping from pens and puddling around the district for years.

Relay runs messages of hope from cancer survivors

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:25 AM CDT

CHICO — For the 24-member Henman Family team at Relay For Life on Saturday, cancer has become a way of life.

Soroptimists award Alma, Loomis

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

CHICO — Two women who have made impacts on the lives of women were recognized at a luncheon Wednesday by Soroptimist International of Chico.

The Bookshelf: "The World According To Humphrey" is written by Betty G. Birney.

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

"You can learn a lot about life by observing another species." These were the fateful words of Ms. Mac when she purchased Humphrey the hamster for Room number 26 at Longfellow School.

Too much thinking can hurt ominous vacation plan

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:23 AM CDT

I don't want to sound like I am keeping track, but 34 days from today I'm going on vacation, and I'm really excited about the plan — as long as I don't think about it very much.

Two men walk away from plane crash

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:24 AM CDT

ELK CREEK — A pleasure flight aboard an experimental airplane nearly turned deadly Saturday for two Bay Area men who crashed into a hillside near Elk Creek and survived.

Two survive experimental plane crash near Elk Creek

Posted: 26 Apr 2008 08:25 PM CDT

ELK CREEK — The pilot and passenger of an experimental airplane survived after it crashed into a hillside today outside Elk Creek.

Willows council OKs debris clearing

Posted: 27 Apr 2008 02:25 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Residents of Willows will soon receive notices to clear their property of weeds, rubbish and debris, or the city will do it and add the cost to property taxes.

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