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Friday, May 16, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Budget help not enough for K-12s

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Local school districts are breathing easier following an increase in education funding in the governor's proposed budget, but say staffing and program cuts are still planned.

Butte County's most wanted

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Dorothy Suzanne Rogers The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Dorothy Suzanne Rogers for a felony warrant charging her with failing to appear on charges of child

Candidates for supervisor seat speak at forum

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Gordon Andoe and Bill Connelly agree on one thing: They both want to be elected to the 1st District Butte County supervisor's slot.

Champion Christian moves into softball section title game

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

CHICO — Kayla Mansfield had trouble keeping her lunch down Thursday afternoon. The Big Valley High offense was a different story.

Chico State senate backs designated smoking areas

Posted: 15 May 2008 08:13 PM CDT

CHICO — In a vote this afternoon, the Academic Senate recommended limiting smoking to undetermined areas on the Chico State University campus.

Chico State smokers will soon find themselves being designated hitters

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico State University plans to limit smoking to yet-to-be-determined smoking areas on the Chico State University campus, after a vote of the university's Academic Senate on Thursday.

Crowd protests proposed mental health cuts

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO -- Sometimes in tears, sometimes in anger, and always passionately, a parade of clients, workers and citizens begged an advisory panel not to cut mental health funding for projects and staff all over Butte County.

Daily Planner for May 16

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:14 AM CDT

Today 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.

Durham falls to Esparto in semifinals

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

The 10th-seeded Durham High softball team overcame a six-run deficit by scoring seven runs in the top of the seventh inning, but No.

Editorial: $10 ticket can help save sports

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:14 AM CDT

Faced with a $190,000 budget shortfall, the sports programs at Chico and Pleasant Valley high schools know they'll need some extraordinary benevolence from the community in order to survive.

Eminent domain measures stir up strong feelings

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO -- Opponents accused each other of deception in the ballot-measure battle over eminent domain Thursday.

Fatal crash closes Highway 20

Posted: 15 May 2008 05:30 PM CDT

COLUSA — A fatal crash has forced the closure of Highway 20 east of Colusa until at least 5 p.m.

Feather Falls blaze busies crews all night

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

FEATHER FALLS — A wildfire burning just east of the town of Feather Falls will have firefighters from across the north state working all night to control it.

Fire near Feather Falls at 50-plus acres

Posted: 15 May 2008 03:43 PM CDT

OROVILLE — A wildfire at the end of Lumpkin Road in the Feather Falls area, northeast of Oroville, is currently burning out of control, but no structures are immediately threatened, officials said.

Glenn County Fair schedule

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

ORLAND -- Today is kids day at the Glenn County Fair. Admission for kids 12 and under is free noon-6 p.

Law offices may be new target of burglars

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

CHICO — Nearly two years ago, police were concerned about a rash of burglaries at doctors offices and medical supply businesses.

Learn how to conserve water

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:14 AM CDT

Mike Pembroke, district manager of the California Water Co., will present a talk on water conservation in the garden May 19 at the monthly meeting of Chico Horticultural Society.

Letter: Author isn't an anarchist

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:14 AM CDT

I was very disappointed that Jim Douglass, author of "JFK and the Undspeakable," was labeled as an anarchist in an article written about Douglass in the Saturday Enterprise-Record, since I feel that "anarchist" casts a negative, misleading tone.

Letter: Constitution applies only to our citizens

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:14 AM CDT

With regard to Charles Withuhn's "Stand up for the Constitution," in Sunday's paper, I remain amazed that any citizen of this country would think, much less publicly state, that enemy war combatants should be provided the very core constitutional

Letter: Make newspaper entirely local, free

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:14 AM CDT

Reading Dave Davies' column Sunday, he pointed out that the emphasis at the E-R is on local news, as it should be.

Letter: Send Herger into retirement

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:14 AM CDT

Three things are converging that point to the delightful possibility that we may be able to unseat Wally Herger in November.

Mickartz strikes out 13, Wildcats win West Regional opener

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

CHICO — The marquee matchup between the California Collegiate Athletic Association's pitcher of the year, Marquis Fleming, and freshman Chico State phenom Pete Mickartz lived up to its billing as a pitchers' duel.

Mobile meth labs busted in casino parking lot

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Two men were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of manufacturing methamphetamine inside motor homes parked at Feather Falls Casino.

Police report

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES May 9 — 1000 block of Magnolia Avenue.

Services planned for Steven Furtado

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:15 AM CDT

WILLOWS -- A spokesman for the family of Steven Daniel Furtado announced that two services for the teen will be held Saturday in Willows.

Sidelines: Whittaker gets academic honor

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Pacific University softball player Kim Whittaker, a senior from Chico High, has been honored for her work on the diamond and in the classroom with a selection to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII Softball Team, as selected by the

Sow There: These bees wanted more than just wood

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:14 AM CDT

Like many gardeners, I'm pleased and proud when I have visitors to my little sanctuary. Bonus if they do nice thing for my plants.

Walker finding sprint car racing to his liking

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

Tyler Walker is making the ascension from the depths of NASCAR hell to sprint car heaven. Usually, it's the other way around for drivers in auto racing.

West Regional Notebook: Homers loom large in Regional's first day

Posted: 16 May 2008 02:16 AM CDT

CHICO — No. 1 Sonoma State has carried over their hot bats from the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship tournament.

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