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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Car accident brings two people into friendship

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

Bad car crashes have been known to change peoples lives, but seldom for the better. An accident on April 23 that caused Nathan Carter, 25, to hit a vehicle driven by Sheila Wirth, 60, appears to have made them the best of friends.

Chemical blown from well closes highway

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Glenn County officials closed Highway 162 east of Willows for more than four hours Saturday due to a chemical blown onto the roadway from a nearby natural gas well.

DCBA plan would manage parking by focusing on pedestrians

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

CHICO -- Members of the downtown Chico organization think the answer to finally making headway on downtown parking lies in a strategy aimed at improving the area for pedestrians.

Dog owners trying to counter irresponsible use of forest center

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

CHICO — All is not quiet at the Genetic Resource and Conservation Center forest in south Chico, as more dog owners turn to the tree-filled site as a place for their pets to run and play.

Editing is choosing information

Posted: 11 May 2008 12:37 AM CDT

I remember when I was getting my journalism degree at Chico State and working here at the Enterprise-Record in the 1980s, one of my professors had me dissect in a panel discussion how we as writers and editors at the newspaper decide which

Editorial: Mother's Day a vivid reminder

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

Coffee is brewing in the kitchen, smelling divine. A tray is being prepared featuring burnt toast and half a glass of orange juice.

Electric car gives me a jolt

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

I sat behind the wheel, buckled up and quickly accelerated onto Highway 99 heading south. All I heard was a "whooshhhh," as if riding in a glider.

Feather Fiesta Days float into Oroville

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:36 AM CDT

OROVILLE — It seemed there was something for everyone downtown Saturday as thousands turned out for the closing weekend of Feather Fiesta Days.

Glenn officers, firefighters memorialize own fallen heroes

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- Candlelight, strong words and tears made a somber atmosphere Wednesday night as many of Glenn County's officers and firefighters memorialized their own fallen heroes.

Lamb Derby delights crowd

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

WILLOWS — The axiom, "everyone loves a parade" was evident in Willows Saturday as hundreds of people again lined the streets, sidewalks and buildings for the 75th annual Lamb Derby Parade.

Letter: Nothing wrong with talking to Hamas

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

I applaud Jimmy Carter for meeting with leaders of Hamas. I disagree with the assertion that he is "alarmingly naive.

Letter: Obama didn't deserve criticism

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:34 AM CDT

"Letters may be edited for length, taste, libel and clarity" is what your policy states. What about the unkind, to say the least, editorial ("the collective opinion of the editorial board of the E-R") that was printed Monday?

Letter: People must reassert their power

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:34 AM CDT

"Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

Letter: Regional efficiencies for schools

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:34 AM CDT

Now that schools are facing dire budget cuts, it's time to redefine local, as in local school district.

Letter: School budgets need cuts also

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:34 AM CDT

Cutting any school budget always seems to be a very emotional subject, but we need to bring facts into the forefront.

Letter: Stand up for the Constitution

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:34 AM CDT

What about the innocent people held by the United States at our base in Guantanamo? Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said "I'd like to see it (Guantanamo) shut down," because it has been "pretty damaging" to the image of the

Letter: Troops need help to deal with defense

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

Your piece about Defense Secretary Robert Gates was very welcome news. Gates outlined a new attitude for the military to take toward mental health problems.

Local Roundup: Silva, Brown break Wildcat track marks

Posted: 11 May 2008 12:37 AM CDT

Kayla Silva and Lindsay Brown of the Chico State women's track and field team broke school records at the Occidental College Invitational in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Local briefs

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

Ice cream store to mark 40th anniversary CHICO — As a part of its 40th anniversary celebration, Baskin-Robbins will be showing off its new look during a party Monday.

Looking for a chance to win or place in the name game

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:35 AM CDT

We experienced another family miracle the other day, and his name is Eric — Eric Grant Aylworth to be precise.

Man driving dump truck injured

Posted: 11 May 2008 02:34 AM CDT

ORLAND -- A man driving a dump truck was injured Saturday morning when he reportedly lost control of the vehicle and hit a pillar under Stony Creek Bridge on Highway 32.

Paradise draws No. 2 seed in Division II playoffs

Posted: 11 May 2008 12:37 AM CDT

The Paradise High softball team drew the No. 2 seed and will host third-seeded Red Bluff on Tuesday in the semifinals of the Northern Section CIF Division II playoffs.

Seawolves beat Wildcats twice for CCAA tournament title

Posted: 11 May 2008 12:37 AM CDT

CHICO —Weary and facing elimination in its final at-bats in two games, Sonoma State refused to go away.

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