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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Art Briefs: 'Quick Draw' art event at Bidwell Mansion; Wine and art featured at Arc's gallery

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

From 10 a.m. to noon, artists will capture the mansion grounds. They'll start with a blank canvas and complete a painting within a strict time limit.

Behavioral health budget faces cuts

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO -- A week after Butte County officially recognized Mental Health Awareness month, the county's behavioral health budget is facing a $5 million hit.

Behavioral health budget faces hit

Posted: 14 May 2008 10:49 AM CDT

CHICO — A week after Butte County officially recognized Mental Health Awareness month, the county's behavioral health budget is facing a $5 million hit.

Book Review: Chico author's life seen through the eyes of his favorite truck

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

Robert Woods and his wife Wanda make their home in north Chico now, but Woods, a retired science teacher and naturalist/interpreter for the U.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: May 15, 2008

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM 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.

Buzz Editor's Column: Lila Downs brings passion, positive energy to Laxson Auditorium with multicultural songs

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

Despite being sick with a cold, I was determined to see Lila Downs perform at Chico State University's Laxson Auditorium on Saturday night.

CSU fees bumped $276 for 2008-'09

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The cost to attend Chico State University went up $276 a year Wednesday, through a vote by the California State University trustees.

Calendar for may 15-21

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

BELL MEMORIAL UNION AUDITORIUM, Chico State University: Chico State's Asociacion de Teatro y Poesia: pensamiento, verso y actuacion (Association of Theater and Poetry: thought, verse and acting), is having its Noche de Teatro y Poesia (Night of

Crash victim dies in double family tragedy

Posted: 14 May 2008 08:14 PM CDT

CHICO — The brother of a girl killed in the small Plumas County town of Chester last weekend died at Enloe Medical Center in Chico this morning, the victim of a car crash.

Daily Planner: May 15

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:09 AM CDT

Events GLENN COUNTY FAIR: 5 p.m. 221 East Yolo St., Orland. Through Sunday. Family Day, $17 admission for mom, dad and kids.

Daily Planner: May 16

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:09 AM CDT

Events ENLOE HOSPICE OPEN HOUSE/HEALTH FAIR: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Celebrating 30 years of service: free health screenings for grip strength, blood pressure, diabetes, blood-oxygen level; educational displays; information, refreshments.

Early traffic: Things looking good

Posted: 14 May 2008 09:48 AM CDT

There are no reported collisions or other problems reported on area roadways as of 7:30 a.m. today. Construction work is continuing during the nighttime hours on both north and southbound Highway 99 in the Chico area.

Editorial: Shubert's makes national splash

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:13 AM CDT

There's a small business in town that has a right to crow right now: Shubert's. The family-owned ice cream and candy business just got word that it made the national cut.

Glenn County Fair attractions in full swing

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

ORLAND — Fun, food and a little bit of country nostalgia — or just a place to see friends — were in abundance Wednesday night at the opening of the 92nd annual Glenn County Fair in Orland.

Glenn County Fair schedule

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Today is family day at the Glenn County Fair. Mom, dad and all the kids are admitted for $17.

Investigators narrow time of death for teens in Chester

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

QUINCY -- Investigators with the Plumas County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that Chester resident Jennifer Carrigan, 18, and her boyfriend, 18-year-old Willows resident Steven Furtado, were killed late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

Letter: Hey, it's a start

Posted: 14 May 2008 01:24 PM CDT

Kudos to Vice Mayor Ann Schwab and the rest of the liberal city councilors for proposing and voting for, however petty, a city expenditure cut.

Letters: Butte College teachers set high standard

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:13 AM CDT

During my junior and senior year in high school it was most always frowned upon by my peers if someone was going to go to Butte College after high school.

Letters: Local control starts with parents

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Because the Chico Unified School District board still has local control, the fairest way to choose teachers to be laid off is to let a group of educated parents, including engineers and physicists, choose seven textbooks from a worldwide selection:

Letters: Pressure legislators to spend on schools

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:13 AM CDT

It is ludicrous that California has the seventh-largest economy in the world yet has one of the lowest funding per student rates in education for the United States.

Letters: Read up on the Clintons

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Voters, if you would like some informative facts on the dual Clinton administration for those to young to remember these events and those who forgot, look beyond our news media.

Letters: Salute to soldiers should be free

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Just read your ad in the May 10 issue, "A Salute To Our Soldiers." Charging $10 for listing a service person's name in the Memorial Day edition is taking the capitalistic spirit a bit too far.

Local briefs

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Burglary suspect in Hamilton City stunned, then arrested HAMILTON CITY -- A burglary suspect had to be subdued with a Taser stun gun Tuesday afternoon when he resisted attempts by a Glenn County deputy to take him into custody.

Local police officers honored for heroism

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

CHICO -- Three Chico police officers recognized Wednesday for rescuing victims trapped in an apartment fire said it was just part of the job, and don't consider themselves heroes.

Movie Review: 'Baby Mama' a cute comedy with a predictable plot

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

"Baby Mama" stars Tina Fey as a woman who hires a surrogate when she finds herself in her late 30s and desperately in need of a child.

Music Preview: Chico's Homegrown Music Festival to provide 12 hours of local music

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Chico Homegrown Music Festival will burst with a plethora of family entertainment from 10 a.

Music review: 'Celebration of Women' shows variety of female talent

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

CHICO --It was a cornucopia of talent as more than 40 performers in 16 different acts graced the stage at the fourth annual Celebration of Women Performance Showcase on Friday at the Chico Women's Club.

North State Voices: Camping more than just beating the heat

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:13 AM CDT

Every year in Chico, summer is hot. Not comfortably warm or pleasantly sunny, but excruciatingly hot.

Nosebleed Section: GPAs should get praise in athletics, too

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:17 AM CDT

If you're going to go out, you might as well do so with a full belly and after spending a few hours with the Northern Section's brightest and best athletes.

Polar bears declared threatened species

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:08 AM CDT

WASHINGTON -- The Interior Department declared the polar bear a threatened species Wednesday because of the loss of Arctic sea ice but also cautioned the decision should not be viewed as a path to address global warming.

Police officers honored for heroism

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO -- Three Chico police officers recognized Wednesday for rescuing victims trapped in an apartment fire said it was just part of the job, and don't consider themselves heroes.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Brandt looks for section title on the track

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:17 AM CDT

CHICO — Oroville High senior Katie Brandt came to Chico on Wednesday to look for shoes to wear to graduation.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Kimmelshue gets over nerves to win section golf title

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:17 AM CDT

CHICO — Chad Kimmelshue said his biggest weakness on the golf course is his mental game. At Tuesday's Northern Section championships in Graeagle, his physical game was so good it took care of his most evident shortcoming.

School time

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Events All third- and fourth-grade classes from Fairview School in Orland, will visit the Glenn County Fair today to tour livestock, artwork exhibits and to see performances.

Schwarzenegger proposes lottery borrowing to close deficit

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:08 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday released a $144.3 billion state budget that eliminates a massive deficit by selling lottery bonds and cutting billions in state programs.

Slain Willows teen remembered at candlelight vigil

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- In an enclosed area at Willows High School, a sea of subdued, saddened faces gathered, with flowing tears and tight embraces.

Smoking-ban question burns on campus

Posted: 15 May 2008 04:45 AM CDT

CHICO — In the future, smokers at Chico State University may be told to take a walk, if the campus elects a partial or total smoking ban on campus.

Teen accused of threatening police officer

Posted: 15 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

GRIDLEY -- A 17-year-old Live Oak boy will be prosecuted as an adult for allegedly pointing a handgun at a uniformed officer Saturday night, according to Gridley-Biggs police.

Theater Briefs: Spring concert this weekend in Chester; 'Sounds of the Centuries' concert in Chico

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

The concert will feature contemporary Broadway musicals with medleys from "Les Miserables," Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and traditional favorites, such as "The Bare Necessities.

Theater Review: Characters slam in and out of roles in Blue Room's 'And Baby Makes Seven'

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Blue Room Theatre has once again worked its magic with its opening last weekend of "And Baby Makes Seven.

Theater preview: Silly characters take center stage in 'Seussical Jr.'

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

CHICO -- Visually delicious and humorously satisfying, American writer and cartoonist Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as "Dr.

Theater preview: Traditional story of 'Cinderella' spins to life in Paradise ballet

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

PARADISE -- Before Disney created the 1950s animated blockbuster "Cinderella" with dancing mice and carriages that turn into pumpkins at the stroke of midnight, the world knew "Cinderella" only as a beautiful classic fairy tale and whimsical ballet.

Two student art exhibits on display at Chico State University

Posted: 14 May 2008 04:08 PM CDT

CHICO -- What could be a more perfect welcoming of spring than exhibits of work by blooming artists? Chico State University has mounted just such a celebration with two concurrent exhibitions of student works currently on display at the university.

Veterans Memorial Hall to be dedicated Saturday

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:08 AM CDT

CHICO — Butte County will dedicate its new Chico Veterans Memorial Hall on Saturday during a public ceremony.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 15 May 2008 12:08 AM 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.

Willows teen remembered at candlelight vigil

Posted: 14 May 2008 05:30 PM CDT

WILLOWS — Candles flickered as friends, family members and classmates gathered closely Tuesday night to remember Steven Daniel Furtado, the 18-year-old Willows High School student who was slain during the weekend in a double homicide in

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