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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Arrest made in weekend armed robberies

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- One of two men being sought for the armed robbery of a liquor store on The Esplanade Saturday and the attempted armed robbery of a market Sunday on East Lassen Avenue has been arrested.

Arrest made of suspect linked to armed robberies over weekend

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — One of two men being sought for the armed robbery of a liquor store on The Esplanade Saturday and the attempted armed robbery of a market Sunday on East Lassen Avenue has been arrested.

Art briefs

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Local landscape artist shows work in Orland ORLAND — The Orland Art Commission will have its first art show featuring a local landscape artist on Friday.

Biblio File: Novel mixes sex, radical politics and nanotechnology

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Author Emory Menefee, now approaching 80, lives with his wife Josephine in Richmond. Though he received a doctorate in physical chemistry from MIT, and has published dozens of research papers, "The Cultivation of Weeds" ($11.

Butte County chokes on air pollution grading assessment

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

OROVILLE-- Butte County received the lowest air quality grade possible in a report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: May 1, 2008

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Here is a list of local galleries, museums and other art displays. (The listings reflect galleries and studios that have reported participation in Art First Saturday, which takes place 4-8 p.

Campus group wins collegiate award for saving energy

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico State University's Green Campus organization was awarded the Best Practices award for student energy efficiency for California higher education.

Check It Out: Butte County libraries getting better all the time

Posted: 30 Apr 2008 10:55 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Butte County Library's expanded service hours have been in effect for seven months now, and members of the community have obviously appreciated the opportunity to use their libraries more often.

Cover Story: Local Ozzy Osbourne fan auditions for TV show

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- Ever since he was 13 years old, Michael Dracul has been a "huge" Ozzy Osbourne fan. But the Chico resident never dreamed that his adoration would take him to the audition stage of the television hit "America's Got Talent.

Daily Planner: May 1

Posted: 30 Apr 2008 10:55 PM CDT

Events DEDICATION FOR CITY PLAZA ART: 5-6 p.m. City Plaza, Fifth and Main streets. Artists Owen Gabbert, Elizabeth Devereaux, William EverOne honored for art pieces.

Daily Planner: May 2

Posted: 30 Apr 2008 10:55 PM CDT

Events ORLAND ARTS COMMISSION: Reception 6-7 p.m. Center for the Arts and Gallery, 1016 South St., Orland.

Dangers remain for Virginians digging through twister debris

Posted: 30 Apr 2008 10:59 PM CDT

SUFFOLK, Va. -- Residents gathered at a school Wednesday, carrying black garbage bags and backpacks as they waited to be taken to their tornado-ravaged neighborhoods to gather necessities from their homes.

Delta conservation group gathers community imput

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — As state water officials are declaring the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta broken, plans are in the work for a comprehensive conservation plan for the area.

EAL track season winds down at Chico High

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — Even in the final Eastern Athletic League track and field meet of the season, the coaches weren't sure of their alignments for next week's circuit finals.

Editorial: Think globally, not individually

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

The city of Chico has made a conscious decision to listen to "neighbors," which is a wise concept. A lot has changed about how development occurs in Chico since the time when builders only had to wait for a city permit.

Endangered Species Faire is Saturday

Posted: 30 Apr 2008 10:55 PM CDT

CHICO — "Pollinators: What's the Buzz All About?" is the theme for this year's Endangered Species Faire to be held Saturday at Cedar Grove in Bidwell Park.

Environmental faire, art sale among fun weekend activities

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

If you like having choices, you'll love all the entertainment opportunities in Chico this weekend. On Saturday, the 29th annual Endangered Species Faire, hosted by the Butte Environmental Council, will take place from 10 a.

Female Prep Athlete of the Week: Stokes stoked on strikeouts

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

HAMILTON CITY — To borrow a line from Timbuk 3, Emily Stokes' future is so bright, she has to wear shades.

Flames damage Durham home

Posted: 30 Apr 2008 03:17 PM CDT

DURHAM — Flames that started in the attached garage of a home on Stanford Lane Tuesday night did about $100,00 in structural damage, fire officials said.

Four candidates declare early for Chico City council seats

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO — Four candidates have now declared an early intention to run for the Chico City Council in the November election.

In Riehlman's eyes, success was simple

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

You'll have to forgive Pete Riehlman if he doesn't seem awestruck by much. His time as Chico State's head football coach, the most successful one the Wildcats ever had at 42-18 over six years, is borderline flippantly described as "a great

Judges will key in on piano performers' skills

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO — Local piano students will perform for the National Guild of Piano Teachers annual auditions Saturday and Sunday at Chico State University.

Latest Chico school cuts hurt community

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO -- The cuts approved at a special meeting of Chico Unified School District's board of trustees Wednesday hurt everyone.

Letter: Animal control fees wasted

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Our neighborhood has recently been invaded by a large number of unwanted cats. Most of these cats belong to one property owner here.

Letter: Chapman benefits from generosity

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Chapman Elementary School would like to publicly acknowledge and thank the many local businesses and community groups that have been most generous and helpful to our school this month.

Letter: Rummage sale helps Orland groups

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

The Orland Women's Improvement Club's 58th annual rummage sale March 7-8 was the best one yet. We want to extend a big "thank you" to everyone who brought in rummage and spent money at our sale.

Letter: Say goodbye to prep volleyball program

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

Please come join us at 7 tonight for the last Chico High School boys volleyball home game before the lights are shut off.

Local Roundup: Witteman wins two races

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

Paradise High's Lindsey Witteman picked up wins in the 100- and 200-meter races, but Pleasant Valley swept both relays in falling short of Enterprise, 80-76 at the Eastern Athletic League meet Wednesday in Paradise.

Male Prep Athlete of the Week: Mulliner makes most of his chance

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CORNING — Evan Mulliner made the best of his opportunity Tuesday. After going 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and five RBIs, it's safe to say he'll be getting a few more.

Molestation ringleader gets 48 years in prison

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Rejecting the suspect's claims he was unduly pressured into accepting a plea bargain, a judge Wednesday handed down a 48-year prison term to the purported ringleader of what Butte County authorities deem one of the worst cases ever of

Movie Review: 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' a fun, laugh-out-loud comedy

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

"Forgetting Sarah Marshall" is a comedy about a man who is trying to forget his girlfriend of five years, but ends up at the same hotel as her and her new boyfriend.

Music Preview: Folk, bluegrass and beyond with The Greencards

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- With members bred in England and Australia, The Greencards may well be the best Americana artists with no native claim to North America.

Music Preview: Tiempo Libre: 'Music is all about the energy'

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- Your spirit will soar and your body will not be able to remain in its seat when Tiempo Libre takes over the stage tonight at Laxson Auditorium at Chico State University.

North State Voices: Raising children is life's greatest gift

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

For years I questioned my existence. I wrestled with would-haves and could-haves. I wondered why I wasn't more than I am.

Nosebleed Section column: Team unity comes from tragedies

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

The players who are on the roster are the ones who affect the outcome of the game. That's something that is no surprise to sports fans.

Pioneer Day Parade readies to set float

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO — Applications are still being accepted for Saturday's Pioneer Day Parade in downtown Chico.

Restoring old city hall: Lower bids mean project will likely be completed

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO -- While it was once uncertain just how far the money would stretch, city officials now believe work in progress on restoring old city hall should result in a finished building.

Retired firefighters honored at 135th anniversary

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — Several active firefighters and more than a half-dozen long retired Chico firefighters were on hand Wednesday as the department marked its 135th anniversary.

School Time for May 1

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:10 AM CDT

Honors Notre Dame Catholic School eighth-grader Jamie Mensching and seventh-graders Madeleine Pardini and Lindsay Harrison were selected to participate in the California State Science Fair in Los Angeles May 19-20.

Tensions flare during DUSD meeting

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

DURHAM — As the pressure to make additional budget cuts in the Durham Unified School District increases, it appears resistance to the proposed cuts is growing as well.

Theater briefs

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:13 AM CDT

Romantic spring musical at university CHICO -- Chico State University's spring musical, Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music," will be performed at 7:30 p.

Theater review: 'Uproarious Perils in Pair O'Dice" is pure gold

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

PARADISE -- Paradise was full of excitement last weekend as theater goers flocked to see the 2008 Gold Nugget Days melodrama, "Uproarious Perils in Pair O'Dice," at the Paradise Performing Arts Center.

Today's women, today's art: Chico Art Center exhibit shows artists' individuality

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:12 AM CDT

CHICO -- Oscar Wilde once said, "Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

U.S. troop deaths hit 7-month high in Iraq

Posted: 30 Apr 2008 10:59 PM CDT

BAGHDAD -- The U.S. military death toll hit a seven-month high of 49 on Wednesday — with more than half the losses in Baghdad as American forces wage growing street battles against Shiite fighters.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 30 Apr 2008 10:55 PM 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.

Wind blows away stove comparison demonstration

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — A good air day took the edge off a bad air demonstration Wednesday. Part of the Butte County Air Quality Management District's educational workshop on wood-burning pollution was a trailer loaded with woodstoves parked on West Fourth

Woman thought vague wording might be defense in assassination plot

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A Michigan woman who used craigslist.com to solicit an assassin for her lover's wife, an Oroville resident, thought the way she communicated with three people who answered the blind ad might give her some wiggle room.

Wood-burning workshops come to Chico

Posted: 01 May 2008 02:11 AM CDT

CHICO — People in Butte County don't want more government regulation, but they do want steps taken to clean their air.

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