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Sunday, June 01, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Ability First Camp doesn't happen without helping hands

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

CHICO — By now, permission slips are getting signed, outfits for the big dance are under consideration and bags are getting packed for the 22nd annual Ability First Sport Camp to take place June 15-21 at Chico State University.

All About Us: Wedding questions shape marriage expectations

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

The bride's dress gleamed white against the lush green garden backdrop as she headed up the hill to join her groom.

Beyond

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

PORTOLA — Train rides are now being offered by the Western Pacific Railroad Museum here. Visitors can enjoy rides around the museum's tracks aboard historic railroad equipment from 11 a.

Caring adults, take a bow

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

Summer's almost here, as the three school-age children in my house reminded me, oh, roughly 1,238 times this week.

Ceremonies help us remember why we have Memorial Day

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

This past Monday, in my role as a mild-mannered newspaper reporter, I found myself in two different cemeteries covering Memorial Day observances, and the experience left me humble and grateful.

Daily Planner: June 1

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:18 AM CDT

Events BUTTE CREEK CANYON CELEBRATIONS: Pancake breakfast 7-11 a.m. at Honey Run Covered Bridge, $6 adults, $4 children under 10; 9 a.

Daily Planner: June 2

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:18 AM CDT

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Downs comes up with MVP, North stomps South in all-star game

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 02:21 AM CDT

CHICO —From the circle and at the plate, Brook Downs finished what Nikki Feuerbach started. Downs pitched five innings of three-hit, shutout relief and drove in the go-ahead run before the North opened up the third annual Chico Breakfast

Editorial: Proposal for bus shelters can work

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

Back in February, a vandal shattered the glass pane of a bus stop shelter on East Avenue. More than three months later, the shelter's glass still has not been replaced.

Kids fish for the big one

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:19 AM CDT

Children cast their lines all morning to catch catfish during the annual Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs event in Chico and Oroville.

Letter: Columnist misses the big picture

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

Sad is the only word to describe columnist Erica McLane's slap in the face of veterans, particularly Vietnam veterans.

Letter: Courts show uncommon sense

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

Beware of common sense. It gets invoked most often when a person wants to ridicule the beliefs and values of others.

Letter: Cultivate that land

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

I am a poultry farmer. I raise hens and sell eggs for a living. A lot of folks do not realize just how far-reaching the latest oil crisis truly will prove to be.

Letter: How Republicans can cut spending

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

To that guy who calls the paper to complain about the latest outrage committed by "the liberals," here are a few places where we can stop spending your precious tax money: 1.

Letter: Judge's sentences don't add up

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

It looks like another Butte County criminal has been charged as the adult he is and sentenced as such.

Letter: Judges got marriage ruling right

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

Somebody lamented the same-sex marriage court decision by declaring the majority of people don't want it.

Letter: Judicial review prevents tyranny

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

One of the indispensable ideas in the Constitution is the power of judicial review, to be exercised by the court system, headed by the Supreme Court.

Lions hand out savings bonds to eighth-grade essay winners

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:18 AM CDT

PARADISE — Four ridge students were awarded $100 savings bonds for their essays, "What the flag means to me," by Paradise Host Lions Club during the club's annual flag program.

Local briefs or June 1

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:18 AM CDT

Bangor school gets state repair grants OROVILLE— Bangor Elementary School was awarded over $146,000 for school repairs from the State Allocation Board Wednesday.

New Yo-Yo competition planned at City Plaza

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:18 AM CDT

CHICO — A local Yo-Yo competition is being put on by the local organizer of the national competition, which is held here every October.

Nuts suffer first two losses of season

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 02:21 AM CDT

The Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team dropped its first two losses of the season Saturday, falling to the Medford Mustangs 9-0 and 7-3 in a doubleheader at Doryland Field.

On your guard: Time to watch out for West Nile virus

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:18 AM CDT

Even though there hasn't been a human case of West Nile virus in California yet this year, local health officials say it's time to start taking precautions against the disease, which can be deadly.

Options being shaped for Chico's future growth

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:18 AM CDT

CHICO — City planners are at work putting together different maps for Chico that will lay out the future of growth within the city.

Outlaws Notebook: Former Outlaws back for ring ceremony

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 02:21 AM CDT

CHICO — There are no road maps or how-to guides available in stores meant to steer pro baseball teams toward their goal of winning a league championship, so players that have such experience are often considered valuable resources.

Outlaws capture first win

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 02:21 AM CDT

CHICO — Julian Benavidez almost had the chance Saturday to take sole credit for snapping the Chico Outlaws' five-game losing streak to start the year all by himself.

People on the Street

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

What changes for you when the college students leave town? Asked Thursday in downtown Chico. Tara McRae Social worker, Chico Parking is nicer.

Road Work Roundup for June 1

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:18 AM CDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Sacramento INTERSTATE 5 — Intermittent full closures of parts the freeway from Richards Boulevard to the Capitol City Freeway can be expected into July.

Silver Dollar promoter makes Hall of Fame

Posted: 31 May 2008 05:17 PM CDT

For a man whose name is known nationwide in the gearhead world of sprint car racing, John Padjen maintains a pretty slow speed.

Smoke on the water

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 02:21 AM CDT

The P-111 driven by Bob Williams with rider Jack Bigelow successfully defended its title in the one-mile "Cracker Box" race Saturday afternoon.

Spotlight: Toddler suffers from 'super bug'

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:18 AM CDT

CHICO — Katrina Davis-Woodcox's 20-month-old daughter, Avery Woodcox, has been sick with a bacterial infection — a "super bug" — since November 2007.

Suspects in vehicle theft ring in custody

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:19 AM CDT

OROVILLE — Two people who Oroville police say are the main suspects in a vehicle theft ring, are in custody on parole violations.

Swingin' a deal: GBL pitcher traded for 10 bats

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:19 AM CDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. — An umpire teasingly calls him "Bat Man." His teammates consider it an embarrassment and a "slap in the face.

The Bookshelf: "The Chicken Of The Family"

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:17 AM CDT

Henrietta is no dumb cluck, but could her older sisters be right when they claim that their parents got her at a poultry farm?

Venture Island - Chico: Down to the final three

Posted: 01 Jun 2008 12:19 AM CDT

Thursday will be the last time all eight competitors for Venture Island - Chico will be on stage together.

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