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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

API statistics table

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

The following are base scores and ranks of all schools in Butte and Glenn counties, released by the California Department of Education Wednesday: School 2007API State Similar 2008API rank School rank Target BUTTE

American to charge $15 for first checked bag

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:22 AM CDT

FORT WORTH, Texas -- American Airlines will start charging $15 for the first checked bag, cut domestic flights and lay off workers — probably in the thousands — as the nation's largest carrier grapples with record-high fuel prices.

Bullish on rodeos: It's more than horses and bulls

Posted: 22 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

CHICO — While the crowd hangs on as man and horse gyrate in the air, rodeo producer Jeff Davis is hanging on to the crowd's reactions.

Canyon dwellers celebrate pioneer legacy

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 AM CDT

CENTERVILLE — The folks who live in Butte Creek Canyon take their pioneer past seriously. Each year in June, they get together to put on the Centerville 49'er Fair.

Ceres Park vote fails for the second time

Posted: 22 May 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO -- For the second time, a vote needed to build a neighborhood park in north Chico failed. Property owners around the site pegged as the Ceres Neighborhood Park voted against paying $36 a year for the ongoing maintenance costs, City Clerk

Chico High freshmen will be kept on campus

Posted: 22 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — When school starts in August, freshmen at Chico High School will remain on campus, rather than trekking downtown or wandering neighborhoods around school for lunch.

Chico Mall's new expansion plans deemed an improvement

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

CHICO — A second set of conceptual plans for a proposed expansion of the Chico Mall look better and now include plans to improve parking lot traffic, officials said last week.

Chico man held in shotgun slaying of grandfather

Posted: 21 May 2008 07:10 PM CDT

SANTA ROSA — Sonoma County Sheriff's investigators have arrested a Chico man in connection with the alleged murder of his grandfather, found dead Tuesday inside his Schellville home in south Sonoma County.

Chico man held in suspected shotgun slaying of grandfather

Posted: 22 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

SANTA ROSA — Sonoma County Sheriff's investigators have arrested a Chico man in connection with the alleged slaying of his grandfather, found dead Tuesday inside his Schellville home in south Sonoma County.

Chico student test scores above average, except for some groups

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

CHICO — Chico student test scores rank above the average for the state, with an overall score of 758 compared to the state's 728.

City to look into a volunteer rental inspection program

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

CHICO — City housing officials will look into putting together a volunteer rental inspection program they hope will improve the quality of housing.

Contest nearing climax for Shubert's

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

CHICO — It's been quite a week for the Pulliam family as the exhilaration — and exhaustion — over Shubert's Ice Cream and Candy's climb to national attention settles in.

Daily Planner: May 22

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Events SILVER DOLLAR FAIR: 2357 Fair St., Chico. Gates and exhibit buildings open 5 p.m. Admission $7 adults, seniors $3 (65 plus), $3 children, under 6 free.

Daily Planner: May 23

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Events SILVER DOLLAR FAIR: 2357 Fair St., Chico. Gates and exhibit buildings open 2 p.m. Admission $7 adults, seniors $5 (65 plus), children under 12 free until 6 p.

Editorial: Herger won't have a cakewalk

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Wally Herger had better watch out. He might actually have to run for office this year. Herger has served 11 two-year terms in Congress and barely has to worry about re-election.

Fire blackens 20 acres at airport

Posted: 21 May 2008 05:44 PM CDT

CHICO — A 20-acre training burn conducted by the Chico Fire Department Tuesday appeared to rekindle in high winds this morning, burning an additional 20 acres of vegetation.

Fire training burns swath near airport

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

CHICO — A 20-acre training burn conducted by the Chico Fire Department Tuesday appeared to rekindle in high winds Wednesday morning, burning an additional 25 acres of vegetation at Chico Municipal Airport.

GBL hoping its umpiring call is safe

Posted: 22 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Everyone affiliated with professional baseball seems to be in an overly sunny mood when it's spring and the season is about to begin, but Golden League head of umpires Ron Barnes feels there are legitimate reasons for his enthusiasm.

Groups try to stop circus from chaining elephants

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:22 AM CDT

NEW YORK -- A coalition of animal welfare groups says it has evidence that Ringling Bros. circus elephants are sometimes chained for days at a time, and the groups asked a judge Wednesday to halt the practice while a lawsuit comes to trial.

Head-on crash

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Chico Fire Department personnel and paramedics help an elderly woman involved in a head-on collision at California Park Drive and Bruce Road on Wednesday.

Hilbert elected to Guild presidentcy

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Chico Guild, a supporting arm of North State Symphony, has elected officers for 2008/2009. Bonnie Hilbert will take the helm as president.

Letter: Chico officers go above and beyond

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Recently three Chico police officers — Dale Prosise, Will Clark and Justin Adrian — saved the lives of Chico citizens by rescuing them from a burning building.

Letter: Road near PV unsafe for students

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:24 AM CDT

What a tragic event it would be if an elementary or high school student were hit by a vehicle as they walked, biked or skateboarded along Ceanothus Avenue outside a row of parked cars on the west side of Pleasant Valley High School.

Letter: Ruling opens a can of worms

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 AM CDT

The California Supreme Court's recent decision to declare same-sex marriages legal was based on the concept that consenting adults have the right to marry whomever they wish.

Letter: Some letters can't go unanswered

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 AM CDT

So much for New Year's resolutions. I almost made it six months, cold turkey, but here I am, again, writing to the E-R.

Letter: Traditional marriage serves children

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 AM CDT

Once again, appointed judges have overturned the will of the people by supporting same-sex marriage. Californians, along with every other state in the union that has put the subject to the vote of the people, have already overwhelmingly declared

Local briefs

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Sobriety checkpoints on Friday in Chico, Gridley A coalition of Butte County law enforcement agencies will join forces Friday night to conduct a pair of sobriety checkpoints — one in Chico, the other in Gridley.

North State Voices: Of flag pins, medals and patriotism

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 AM CDT

The senator from Illinois has created a bit of patriotic outrage and grist for the mill of his adversaries by not sporting a flag pin.

Offense explodes for Nuts in 23-hit romp

Posted: 22 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team went nuts on offense Wednesday at Doryland Field, coasting to a 30-3 laugher victory over the Sutter Huskies behind 23 base knocks.

PUSD anticipates leadership, sixth-grade program changes

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

PARADISE — Sixth-graders in Paradise Unified School District might receive their education in a different way or in a different place next year.

Sawdust pile catches fire in south Oroville

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Clouds of heavy smoke filled the sky above south Oroville on Wednesday afternoon as firefighters worked to control a fire on South Fifth Avenue.

School Time for May 22

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Honors The following local students competed in the California State Elementary Spelling Championship May 17, after winning schoolwide and countywide competitions: From Butte County, home-schooled sixth-grader Brandon Whitehead placed fifth, and

Second time around vote on Ceres Park construction fails

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

CHICO — For the second time, a vote needed to build a neighborhood park in north Chico failed. Property owners around the site pegged as the Ceres Neighborhood Park voted against paying $36 a year for the ongoing maintenance costs, City Clerk

Shubert's vote coming down to the last lick and click

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:45 AM CDT

CHICO -- It's been quite a week for the Pulliam family as the exhilaration — and exhaustion — over Shubert's Ice Cream and Candy's climb to national attention settles in.

Sidelines: Bauhs, Towne get region's top honors

Posted: 22 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Chico State's Scott Bauhs was named the West Region male track athlete of the year for the 2008 NCAA Division II outdoor track and field season, the U.

Silver Dollar Fair in second day

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

By Staff Reports CHICO — The Silver Dollar Fair continues today at the fairgrounds in south Chico.

State's budget fix doesn't jibe with several Butte County supervisors

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:31 AM CDT

OROVILLE — With the state budget still largely a collection of proposals written in smoke, solid information on what it will mean to Butte County can be hard to obtain.

UPDATE: Crews contain sawdust fire at Oroville power plant

Posted: 21 May 2008 07:28 PM CDT

OROVILLE — Firefighters had to fight heavy winds as they worked to contain a fire in sawdust piles at the Pacific Oroville Power cogeneration plant this afternoon in south Oroville.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 22 May 2008 12:23 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.

Wildcats look to impress at track and field nationals

Posted: 22 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO —With the amount of celebrity status Scott Bauhs has accumulated in the past two years, it would be easy to consider him Chico State's headliner at the NCAA Division II Track and Field Championships today —especially after Bauhs

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