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Friday, November 14, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Book in Common speaker talks about Pakistani schools

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

CHICO — Education in Pakistan — the subject at the center of the community's proclaimed book in common — was the center of a talk by Chico State University guest speaker Amjad Noorani.

Briefs

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

Mobile home park fire suspicious OROVILLE — A small fire resulted in minor damages at an Oroville RV and mobile home park, though fire officials say the blaze is suspicious.

Butte's most wanted for Nov. 14

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

Here are several people being sought by Butte County law enforcement agencies: Donnie Leroy Baker The Butte County Sheriff's Office is seeking Donnie Leroy Baker for a felony warrant charging him with dissuading a witness with force including an

Cal Water will convert Chico to metered service

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

CHICO — As water becomes a scarce commodity in the drought-stricken state, California Water Service is switching customers over to metered water service and instituting tiered water rates.

Charter wants to add middle school grades

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

PARADISE — Achieve Charter School may soon add a seventh and eighth grade. Although the Paradise Unified School District school board made no decision at its meeting this week, some teachers came to express opposition.

Chico Horticultural Society holds meetings

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

The next regular meeting of the Chico Horticultural Society will be Monday, Nov. 17, and the public is invited.

City leaders worry over state's RDA funding grab

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:54 PM CST

CHICO — The state will take almost $2 million from Chico's redevelopment funds, a hit city leaders said the Redevelopment Agency will be able to absorb this year.

Clues still elusive in homicide of Sacramento man

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

WILLOWS — Nearly three years after his body was found near a canal in Glenn County, the slaying of Sacramento resident Xochia Xiong, 55, remains a mystery and investigators have few leads to follow.

Congressman Herger fears Obama may nix trade pacts

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

WASHINGTON — Rep. Wally Herger, R-Chico, said this week he worries that when it comes to foreign trade, the new Obama administration will hold a "philosophy of protectionism.

Correction for Nov. 14

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

In Wednesday's edition on page 3C, Butte College's Michelle Stipanov was incorrectly credited with the record score for a Butte golfer.

Daily Planner: November 14

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

Events CITY PLAZA BAND CONCERT: 10 a.m. Visit and performance by Cal Berkeley Band, along with bands from Chico Country Day, Orland High and Chico Junior High schools, before the university band takes the stage at 11:30 a.

Editorial: Quit stacking deck on boards

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

Our view: Allowing each city councilor to choose one person for each board and commission makes more sense than the current system.

Four people die on county roads

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:54 PM CST

As many as four people died Thursday in Butte County traffic accidents, and a pedestrian hit by a car Wednesday night in Oroville has also died.

Group wants Dalai Lama to visit Chico

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

CHICO — A group of local Buddhists hopes the Dalai Lama will visit Chico during 2010. The group of 10 or 12 people is soliciting letters of invitation they hope will convince the spiritual leader to visit here.

Jury finds defendant incompetent for fifth time

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

OROVILLE — A jury finding on Thursday that James Lee Mathews is mentally incompetent to stand trial is just the latest development in the bizarre legal saga for the Chico man.

Letter: Bigotry shouldn't be up for vote

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

We are disappointed in and disheartened by the 52 percent of California voters who on Nov. 4 said yes to bigotry, yes to discrimination and yes to second-class status for same-sex couples.

Letter: Marriage not ours to redefine

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

The Constitution of the United States does not define marriage. The Bible defines marriage. Marriage is not a right; it is a sacred union instituted by God, between a man and a woman, and representative of the relationship between Christ and His

Letter: Stewardship of park a critical issue

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

The Chico City Council will face a divided community Tuesday as its considers the proposed Bidwell Park master management plan.

Letter: Why all the fighting over disc golf?

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

There's nothing wrong with keeping disc golf in upper Bidwell Park. I've only headed over and played a couple of times, so I'm no expert, but common sense can be applied to most situations.

Man killed in north Chico crash

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 05:23 PM CST

CHICO — A Yuba County man was killed shortly before 1 p.m. when the compact pickup he was driving veered off Highway 99 south of Garner Lane and impacted two trees.

Paid training is just start at the CHP academy

Posted: 14 Nov 2008 04:32 AM CST

WEST SACRAMENTO -- The California Highway Patrol is hiring. Those are powerful words in this economy, and for those who make the grade, a career opportunity with good pay, excellent benefits and relative security may be just 27 weeks away.

Picture perfect

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:54 PM CST

Geoff Fricker, 89, was in lower Bidwell Park with his son Geoff taking some "Christmas card" pictures of the pretty fall colors Thursday afternoon.

Police report for Nov. 14

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department: RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES Nov.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Atkins in tune with title goals

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 07:51 PM CST

Chico High freshman Kody Atkins might want to listen to Jason Aldean's "Amarillo Sky" on her way to Cottonwood today for the Northern Section Masters meet.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Orlando has Paradise ready for section run

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 07:51 PM CST

Dillon Orlando has lots of reasons to stay calm. His Paradise High football team gets this week off and when they go out and play next, the Bobcats will be playing at home as the top seed, one win away from the Northern Section Division I title game.

Sow There: Bed bugs — Don't let these hijackers into your house

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

My Auntie Jeanne came up to visit recently and we had a little pizza night at my sister's house. I don't get down to the Bay Area very often, and I rarely see my aunt.

Student arrested for alleged robbery

Posted: 13 Nov 2008 11:53 PM CST

CHICO — A Chico man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree robbery after allegedly assaulting another man and, along with others, stealing his wallet and cellular phone.

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