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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Accused ex-GCOE official cleared

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

SACRAMENTO — Former Glenn County Superintendent of Schools Joni Samples was cleared Wednesday of allegations investigated for nearly two years by the state Attorney General's Office.

Art briefs: Reception for Avenue 9 Gallery exhibit; Two artists featured this month; Drawing, painting part of art workshop

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- Avenue 9 Gallery, in keeping with its ongoing celebration of Chico's architectural and agricultural riches, is presenting "Heritage Trails 2008," a group exhibition Friday through July 27.

Art feature: 'Shatter2Matter' a one-of-a-kind art experience for teens

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- What do you get when you put teenagers together with a bunch of junk, give them baseball bats and golf clubs and encourage them to hack away?

Art review: Binod Shrestha's compelling art at 1078 Gallery

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- You will not see art like this anywhere else in Chico. Artist Binod Shrestha's compelling new multimedia exhibition "Reminiscence" is on display through July 12 at the 1078 gallery at 820 Broadway.

Beer allegedly contributes to major injuries in crash

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

LOVELOCK — A Stirling City man is in critical condition at Enloe Medical Center in Chico after allegedly consuming several beers, then crashing his all-terrain vehicle on rugged Powellton Road Tuesday.

Biblio File: Readers will go ape for puzzling tale of 'Bad Monkeys'

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 PM CDT

Looking for a novel that will mess with your mind and have you wondering just who the crazy person really is?

Blistering e-mail deluge about Mcdonald's 'demoralizing'

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 03:14 AM CDT

PARADISE — Mark Burington just doesn't know how a possible overheard conversation could balloon into the nastiest rumor he's ever encountered.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: June 19, 2008

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 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.

CUSD board approves 2008-2009 budget

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 02:01 AM CDT

CHICO — The 2008-2009 budget for the Chico Unified School District was approved Wednesday night, but officials are still uneasy as they wait for California's final state budget to be released.

Correction

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

A caption on Wednesday's front page of the E-R misrepresented people focused on in a photo. In the main photo for "Community supports fire victims," Nancy Carter is sitting at the back of the table on the left, and Carmen Green, a friend of the

Cover story: The Mother Truckers bring country rock to Chico

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- "San Antonio Stroll," "My Yellow Rose of Texas" and "Streets of Laredo" are mellow, pleasant, old-fashioned western songs.

DUSD board to review next year's budget

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

DURHAM —Members of the Durham Unified School District Board of Trustees will get their first official look at the proposed 2008-2009 budget tonight, and the 178-page document is not going to be happy reading.

Daily Planner: June 19

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET, PARADISE: 5-8 p.m. Paradise City Park, Pearson Road at Black Olive. Through Aug.

Daily Planner: June 20

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Events THURSDAY NIGHT MARKET: 6-9 p.m. Broadway from Second to Fifth streets. Farm-fresh produce, food, crafts and entertainment; Chico Hula Club's Hula/Polynesian dance showcase, Andrew Heringer's folk rock, Mill Creek Blues Band original blues,

Downtown business owner faces claims he sexually molested young customers

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

CHICO — The owner of a downtown business was arrested by police last month following a lengthy investigation into reports he had sexually molested young female customers inside his shop.

Early traffic: Roads clear, temperatures hot

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 09:52 AM CDT

Motorists can expect to be greeted by clear roads and hot temperatures today. As of 7:30 a.m., there were no significant traffic problems reported in the area, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Editorial: Don't get burned in fire's aftermath

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:31 AM CDT

While tragedies like the Humboldt and Ophir fires bring out the best in good people, they also bring out the worst in bad people.

Enloe workers to vote on contract

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

CHICO — More than four years after a union won the right to represent them, 659 Enloe Medical Center employees are set to vote again — this time on the hospital's "final" offer on a first contract.

Fire victims: Help is available, donations wanted

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 03:25 AM CDT

Services: The American Red Cross has a temporary service center at the Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road.

Firefighter details harrowing rescue

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 03:21 AM CDT

PARADISE — During the height of last Thursday's rush of flames into Paradise, a team of three volunteer firefighters protecting a home from the Humboldt Fire were apparently driven off by two approaching fire fronts.

Former Glenn schools superintendent cleared of criminal wrongdoing

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 07:21 PM CDT

SACRAMENTO — The state Attorney General's Office announced today it found no evidence to file charges against Joni Samples, the former Glenn County Superintendent of Schools.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'The Happening' a creepy, fascinating film

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 PM CDT

"The Happening" is an M. Night Shyamalan film starring Zooey Dechanel and Mark Wahlberg as people dealing with a strange phenomenon that strikes east coast cities -- where people suddenly stop functioning, then commit suicide -- and how people deal

Leland Gordon's column: Take a little trip on Little League lane

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 02:01 AM CDT

Baseball is something to be adored and loved. Kids are too, provided they're not the ones throwing fits at the grocery store or slamming their car door into yours.

Letter: Children brave to confront problem

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:31 AM CDT

I'd like to respond to the letter "Quit scaring the children." I applaud the children for expressing and confronting their fears about the consequences of global warming.

Letter: Clinton would never do that

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:31 AM CDT

The cartoon in the Saturday, June 14, Enterprise-Record does nothing to cool the political climate of animosity toward those candidates running for president.

Letter: County general plan process flawed

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:31 AM CDT

The people running the Butte County General Plan update have developed an elaborate process that gives the impression that input from the citizenry is important to them and is integral to the development of the new plan.

Letter: Digger pine a racist term

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:31 AM CDT

Last week I did a class presentation for kids studying Ishi. They were looking for someone with local native stories or crafts, so I came to supply both a Maidu story and a pine nut activity.

Local briefs

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

Pastors for Peace to visit Friday CHICO — Members from a Pastors for Peace Caravan will be on hand during a Cuban dinner at 6 p.

Man killed in charity motorcycle run had resumed riding after 30 year

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

WILLOWS — Not many people said they knew Michael Andrew Dafforn immediately after his death near Butte Meadows Saturday during a charity motorcycle run.

McDonald's Burington: e-mail is false

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 03:16 AM CDT

PARADISE — Mark Burington just doesn't know how a possible overheard conversation could balloon into the nastiest rumor he's ever encountered.

Modern pets

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Called a Technology Petting Zoo, an array of technological tools was available for the public to try Tuesday at Chico library.

Music feature: Ukuleles of Paradise add tropical touch to foothill community

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 PM CDT

PARADISE --Paradise is a long way from tropical heaven. At least, Paradise, California is. The only things tropical in the small foothill community are perhaps the local tanning salons, the scuba shop on the Skyway, or the exotic orchids for sale

North State Voices: Greyhound ride in 1956 led to paradise

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:31 AM CDT

The summer I was 10, though I lived at Tahoe, one of the great natural wonders of the world, I eagerly anticipated visiting my grandmother in Chico via Greyhound.

Outlaw bats rock and roll to victory

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 02:10 AM CDT

CHICO — That the Outlaws pumped out a healthy number of hits (seven) in a win Wednesday night wasn't particularly notable.

Outlaws Notebook: Veteran Vipers draw attention in youth-rich GBL

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 02:01 AM CDT

CHICO — If quality minor league experience was money, Calgary Vipers manager Mike Busch would be considered a rich man.

Police doubt reports most wanted suspect is dead

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

CHICO — Police said they have no proof that Ricardo Velasquez, 26, is dead, and will continue to feature him periodically as one of Butte County's most wanted fugitives.

Rebuild advice from someone who's been there

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 03:24 AM CDT

Jim Fleckenstein lost his home in the Cedar wildfire near San Diego in 2003. He rebuilt, but now lives in Susanville.

Red Cross needs donations

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 03:24 AM CDT

Financial donations are needed by the local chapter of the American Red Cross, which was forwarded $95,000 by the national organization for victims' immediate needs such as shelter, food and clothing.

Sullivan-Hames' no-no leads Nuts to win in Omaha tourney

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 02:01 AM CDT

Drew Sullivan-Hames was within a pitch of a perfect game. He settled for a no-hitter. Sullivan-Hames walked just one batter on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the fifth inning, but was otherwise spectacular, striking out six Wednesday in a 13-0

Testimony begins in fatal marijuana shoot-out at motel

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

OROVILLE — A Vallejo man went on trial Wednesday, charged with the murders of two of three men killed in a gun battle during a marijuana buy at an Oroville motel in 2006.

Theater briefs: Summer classes offer dance, theater; Day camp features theater for kids

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 PM CDT

OROVILLE -- The Creative Arts Centre on Myers Street will offer summer classes in theater, dance, hip hop, belly dance, piano, voice, guitar and ballroom beginning next week.

Theater review: 'King Lear' no tragedy at Shakespeare on the Plaza

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 PM CDT

CHICO -- A splendid event took place at Chico's City Plaza last week when Shakespeare on the Plaza opened its second season in the new downtown location with William Shakespeare's "King Lear.

Time to fill the pool; North Valley Community Foundation seeks Annie B's co-challengers

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:32 AM CDT

Alexa Valavanis, chief executive officer with North Valley Community Foundation, said Monday this year's goal is to bring in well over $1.

Week-old Whiskey Fire is 85 percent contained

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:35 AM CDT

PASKENTA — Mendocino National Forest officials advised the public to take alternate routes to campgrounds located near the Whiskey Fire.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 12:32 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 welcome back former All-CCAA first-teamer Bocian

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 02:02 AM CDT

CHICO — The newest chapter in Chico State men's basketball will see a bit of a flashback. Wildcats coach Greg Clink announced Wednesday in a press release that senior forward Andy Bocian, a former All-California Collegiate Athletic Association

entertainment Calendar: june 19-25

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 08:03 PM CDT

Thursday, JUNE 19 Music/Nightclubs THE CRUX ART COLLECTIVE: John Staedler. $3. 1421 Park Ave. DUFFY'S TAVERN: Matt Hogan birthday celebration and guitar dedication.

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