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Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Arc's 3rd Street Gallery offers wine, art event each month

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

CHICO -- "Art is indeed not the bread but the wine of life." Perhaps the German novelist Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825) uttered these words while enjoying a crisp glass of Riesling on an early summer night while admiring great art.

Art Briefs: Reception held for mono print exhibit, Lyon Books offers workshop for kids, gallery to open this weekend in Chico

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

The display features work by more than a dozen artists participating in a mono print workshop at Chico State University's print department this month.

Artists capture Bidwell Mansion grounds during 'Quick Draw' event

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

The artists drew or painted pictures of the Bidwell Mansion grounds during a two-hour time limit that morning.

Biblio File: Paradise novelist tells romantic tale of young love

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

Though Linda Peelle-Haddeman of Paradise has been at sundry times an English teacher and an actress, her real love is libraries.

Butte's Most Wanted

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: David Charles Wooten The Oroville Police Department is seeking David Charles Wooten for a warrant charging him with failing to appear for a charge of inflicting corporal

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: May 22, 2008

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 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: Art event, ballet benefit just a few things that keep this writer hopping

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

So much is happening this month. Graduations, weddings, birthdays. Concerts, plays, art shows. It seems like I never have enough time to do everything that I would like to do.

Calendar may 22-28

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

Music/Nightclubs HAS BEANS, downtown Chico: Open Mic Night. 8-11 p.m. Sign-ups start at 6 p.m. for 10-minute or two-song slots.

Candidates' forum becomes soapbox

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — Three would-be 4th District Butte County supervisors spent part of Thursday night explaining their views on a host of varied topics, but the most memorable phrase to come out of the event will probably be "Game over.

Chico man draws 11 years for home invasion robbery

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A young Chico man drew 11 years in prison for a home invasion robbery and kidnapping of an ex-girlfriend Thursday.

Cover Story: Angelic musical maids play Irish tunes Thursday mornings

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

CHICO --Every Thursday morning five women meander into a little cabin in the middle of the woods, not far from downtown Chico, to work some magic.

Daily Planner: May 23

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 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.

Decathlete Nooney off to hot start

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Decathlete Robert Nooney's second-place finish in the 100-meter dash marked a strong first day for the Chico State track and field team at the NCAA Division II Track and Field National Championship meet in Walnut on Thursday.

Despite cuts, clients will keep same doctors

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — While $5 million in budget cuts still loom in the future for Butte County Behavioral Health Department, a massaged proposal may make the reductions more acceptable to its clients.

EMS honors Butte County fire captain

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Cal Fire-Butte County captain and paramedic Chad Porter was honored for his exemplary performance Thursday by the Northern California EMS agency.

Editorial: Continuity needed in county District 5

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

When it comes to making endorsements in politics, we are big believers in experience. There's a huge learning curve in any elected office, so incumbents are usually going to have an advantage.

Growing underground rap battles continue at The Crux

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

CHICO -- It started last September with an idea The Crux music director Sean Cummins had. He passed the notion on to Mazi Noble, who organized and hosted the first MC battle at The Crux and continues to do so.

Herger supports oil drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

Posted: 23 May 2008 04:40 AM CDT

Uphill and tragic. Those are the words Rep. Wally Herger, R-Chico, used to describe the battle House Republicans will face trying to win approval for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Jesus Center 'ambassadors' offer solace for homeless

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — There was an unusual celebration at City Plaza Wednesday. About 25 homeless people were rewarded with barbecued hot dogs and cold drinks.

Judge hands down nine-year suspended sentence to Chico rapist

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A judge Thursday handed down a nine-year suspended prison sentence to a Chico rapist. Butte County Superior Court Judge Sandra McLean said the only reason Lawrence Keith Wright, 31, was being placed on probation, was that it's his first

Layoffs approved at Durham schools

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

DURHAM -- Durham Unified School District has seen the end of budget cuts for this year, said business manager Connie Cavanaugh.

Letter: Court ruling will hurt state's families

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Since the state Supreme Court has now declared that marriage is a right affecting our citizenship status, will the state provide unmarried adults with a mate?

Letter: Environmentalists the real fire danger

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Although Saturday's "Hits and misses" column recognized the significance of that week's "early red-flag warning" and cautioned the citizens of Butte County on the important role they play in preventing catastrophic wildland fires, your editors and

Letter: Letter writer unenlightened about group

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

In his letter May 6, George Hoag denounced Amnesty International as a "leftist group that finds fault with every enterprise in which America defends itself, but supports (or ignores) most activities of regimes attempting to end our existence.

Letter: Mental health services in jeopardy

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

I would hope the Enterprise-Record would do a public service to the community and follow up on a story you just ran on mental health.

Letter: Music helps the healing

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Thank you for the fine story and picture of Bill Camper and Gerry Wolcott sharing their musical talents to entertain the patients in the extended care unit of Oroville Hospital.

Letter: Nothing wrong with swamp coolers

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

In a recent letter on water conservation, Delia Cameron states that people with evaporative coolers should "upgrade" their systems because she said coolers "discharge gallons and gallons of water.

Letter: Parking plan will cost customers

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

The Downtown Chico Business Associationhasput forward a proposal which theysay is intended tosolvethe perceived downtown parking problem, but which is more geared toward solving their real problem — lack of customers.

Letter: Roadwork article enlightening

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

I would like to commend City Editor Steve Schoonover on his fine article about the East First Avenue construction under Highway 99 ("East First tangled in traffic" on Saturday).

Letters: The need for developmental disabilities services

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Do-It Leisure, a division of the Work Training Center, offers services to adults with developmental disabilities.

More than 900 students to graduate from Butte

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

BUTTE VALLEY -- More than 900 students at Butte College will take part in the 39th commencement at 7:30 p.

Movie Feature: Real-life skull worship inspires new 'Indy' film

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

Experts dismiss the hundreds of existing crystal skulls as fakes that were probably made by colorful antiquities traders in the 19th century.

Orland schools lay off, hire, wipe out deficit

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

ORLAND — The last pieces of the budget puzzle fell into place for Orland Unified School District Thursday, when the board of trustees approved reducing staffing among instructional aides by 12 positions.

Outlaws' opening act ends in agony

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

A sure-looking Outlaws win on Golden Baseball League opening night Thursday became a jarring loss inflicted by the bat of Rich Janeway.

PV grad Rodgers takes over Brett Favre's old team

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers gets a daily reminder he doesn't need: Less than 10 feet from where he dresses is Brett Favre's old locker, nameplate intact, and complete with shoulder pads still sitting on the shelf.

Police report

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES May 15 — 100 block of Parmac Road.

Pow is this weekend in Oroville

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- Oroville will be home to a pow wow this weekend, when Native American artists and dancers come together to celebrate their heritage.

Program topic is drying roses

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Have you ever dried your own roses? Or used dried roses in an arrangement or a craft project? Drying roses at the peak of their beauty is an art.

Rummage and plant sale slated

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

RED BLUFF -- Red Bluff Garden Club members are holding their annual multi-family "Treasures Etcetera" rummage sale and plant sale on Friday, May 30, and Saturday, May 31, from 7 a.

Sidelines: Mickartz makes first team all-region

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

Chico State freshman starting pitcher Pete Mickartz represented the Wildcats on the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Division II All-West Region first team, it was announced this week.

Silver Dollar experiences reward students

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO — For many local students, the Silver Dollar Fair is their culminating educational experience, as projects representing months of work get displayed, judged and in many cases, sold.

Sow There: Animal attraction

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:09 AM CDT

Tommy wants a dog. This fact is not something we ever talk about. It's just one of those unspoken truths.

Steve Carson's 'Outdoors' column: Chico's 'Hooked on Fishing' will see 'Angler's Legacy,' 'Passport' programs

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:07 AM CDT

The free annual Chico "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" children's fishing event will take place on May 31 next week from 7 a.

The lost arc

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

High winds Thursday brought down countless powerlines throughout Butte County, keeping firefighters hopping.

Theater Briefs: 'Light Up the Sky' at Birdcage Theatre and Rogue Theatre's 'The Joke's on You' at Cafe Coda

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

Tickets cost $10 at the door or at Discount Books at 1515 Myers St. CHICO -- The Rogue Theatre's "The Joke's on You" Fringe Festival will take place today, Friday and Saturday at Cafe Coda.

Theater Review: 'Bye Bye Birdie' encourages audience to 'put on a happy face'

Posted: 22 May 2008 06:20 PM CDT

CHICO -- The Tony Award-winning musical, "Bye Bye Birdie," opened last week at the Chico Theater Company, making a considerable splash in the bright lights of Chico's theater scene.

Today is kids day at the Silver Dollar Fair

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

CHICO -- Today is kids day at Silver Dollar Fair. Children 12 and under are admitted free until 6 p.m.

Wildfire in Santa Cruz Mountains prompts evacuations

Posted: 22 May 2008 07:30 PM CDT

CORRALITOS, Calif. (AP) — Gusty winds fanned a wildfire today that burned at least 10 homes and more than 3,000 acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains, whose rugged terrain frustrated firefighters' efforts to get a handle on the fast-moving blaze.

Wind-fed fire destroys Oroville home

Posted: 23 May 2008 02:08 AM CDT

OROVILLE -- A fire at 1800 Grant Ave. destroyed a home Thursday and caused damage to two neighboring residences.

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