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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

ASU's Orsillo returns to north state

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

DAVIS — Of all the things in life that can be called amazing, getting shoved in the back when you don't see it coming likely isn't one of them.

Art briefs

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 08:31 PM CST

Reception held for Chico icons exhibit CHICO -- An opening reception for "Chico Icons 2008: Water Works" will be held from 4-8 p.

Biblio File: Orland couple tells a Bigfoot tale for children

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 08:31 PM CST

Bob and Peggy Bishop of Orland have not exactly met Bigfoot, but they can dream, can't they? What they have done is write a colorful story for kids, ages 4 through 8, called "Bigfoot and Joshua" ($9.

Brown concedes to McClintock in 4th District race

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:40 AM CST

ROSEVILLE — In a move that ended nearly a month of uncertainty, Charlie Brown Wednesday conceded to opponent Tom McClintock in the District 4 Congressional race.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Dec. 4, 2008

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 08:31 PM CST

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: 'Nutcracker' enchants audiences with classic ballet

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 08:30 PM CST

I recently chatted with Debbie Jorritsma, the director of this year's performance of "The Nutcracker" at Chico State University.

CUSD working to implement wellness policy

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 02:21 AM CST

CHICO — Maybe laws can't force children to become healthier, but developing a wellness policy that teachers and school officials can follow might be just what the doctor ordered.

Calendar highlight: Baak Gwai

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 08:31 PM CST

Baak Gwai, a catchy progressive indie rock band from Alabama, will play at 8 p.m. today at Cafe Coda in Chico, along with The Secret Stolen and Evan Jewett.

Calendar highlight: Christian Scott

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 08:31 PM CST

Christian Scott, a 24-year-old jazz musician, will perform at Chico State University's Harlen Adams Theatre this week, courtesy of A.

Calendar highlight: Miss Derringer

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 08:31 PM CST

Miss Derringer will play Sunday night at Nick's Night Club in Chico. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 9:45 p.

Calendar highlight: Tower of Power

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 08:31 PM CST

Tower of Power will play at 8 p.m. Friday at Feather Falls Casino in Oroville. The show is free. With 40 years of recording and touring experience behind them, Tower of Power still garners reviews calling it a "very contemporary sounding band.

Compromise could keep disc golf in upper park

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 03:25 AM CST

CHICO -- A potential compromise could result in some disc golf remaining in upper Bidwell Park. Possible plans discussed Wednesday could mean the more advanced and longer disc golf course may stay at the Highway 32 site and a beginner's course said

Cover story: Susan Kirk's 'A Moment in Time' displayed at Upper Crust

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 08:29 PM CST

CHICO -- Local artist Susan Kirk sees beauty in the world around her, especially in the small things that frequently go unnoticed -- a dragonfly lighting on a leaf; the face of a sleeping child; a park creek; birds feasting in a fruit tree.

Daily Planner: December 4

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:37 AM CST

Events EIGHTH ANNUAL CRéCHE EXHIBIT: 1-9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 1-7 p.m. Sunday. Tonight 7 p.

Daily Planner: December 5

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:37 AM CST

Events 34th Christmas Faire of Chico: Noon-7 p.m., Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St. Art for sale; blown glass, jewelry, wood work, pottery, clothing, toys, natural soaps and lotions.

Editorial: How low will gas prices go?

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:37 AM CST

Our view: Low gas prices make most people confused and suspicious, but you'll hear few complaints. Who isn't talking about gas prices?

Enloe workers to vote on first pact

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 02:21 AM CST

CHICO -- More than 4.5 years after they voted for union representation, service workers at Enloe Medical Center may be close to having their first contract.

Entertainment calendar for Dec. 4-10

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 08:31 PM CST

Thursday, DEC. 4 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS ARCO ARENA, Sacramento: Celtic Thunder. BELLA'S SPORTS PUB: Rats in the Hallway.

Fears fueling firearms sales

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 02:40 AM CST

Some Butte County residents may find a surprising gift under the Christmas tree this year: a firearm.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Australia' is a nice reminder of great westerns

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 08:31 PM CST

"Australia" stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman as a World War II couple trying to run a cattle ranch and raise an Aboriginal boy.

Holiday Bazaars: December 5, 6, 7

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:37 AM CST

Friday Chico Nursery School CHICO — Chico Nursery School's annual fundraiser that lets kids make the decisions when it comes to holiday shopping is set noon to 7 p.

Letter: Anyone for a little R&R?

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:37 AM CST

Disc golf in upper Bidwell Park is great R&R - Referendum & Recall. —Kris Koenig, Chico

Letter: Healthy recreation should stay in park

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:37 AM CST

Some City Council members are using the Bidwell Park management plan as an excuse to make a bad decision concerning disc golf.

Letter: Let's hope I'm wrong

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:37 AM CST

In his letter accusing me of "unloading ... vitriolic diatribes" against Barack Obama, Jim Andrews missed my point by a mile.

Letter: Opera fans can turn to Internet

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:37 AM CST

This is for the opera fans who have been abandoned by the local NPR radio station. If you have high-speed Internet access, the Saturday Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts are available live on the Internet at weta.

Letter: Politicians play by different rules

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:37 AM CST

If I went to a job interview and instead of presenting my prospective employer with solid reasons for hiring me (strengths, experience, etc.

Letter: Stop and stay awhile

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:37 AM CST

Not very long ago there was a flurry letters to the E-R and messages to "Tell It to the E-R" regarding downtown Chico.

Letter: Too much green

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:37 AM CST

I question whether "Green Scene" deserves three pages in such a skinny paper (E-R, Nov. 26), but the story on "lawn alternatives" was very interesting.

Lil Wayne leads Grammy nominations with 8, Coldplay 7

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 02:20 AM CST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lil Wayne — the most prolific, ubiquitous and successful performer on today's music scene — was the most rewarded by the Recording Academy on Wednesday, receiving eight Grammy nominations including album of the

Local Roundup: Paradise wins dual opener

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

Austin Bergstedt and Kenny Skillman, two Paradise High wrestling team members ranked in their respective Northern Section weight classes, both prevailed over ranked opponents to lift the Bobcats to a 46-30 nonleague win over visiting Anderson on

Local briefs

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

Glenn Chorale to perform this weekend at Willows High WILLOWS — The 40 voices of the Glenn Chorale will perform two concerts to usher in the holidays.

Love Your Library! Top 10 ways YOU can help your library

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:37 AM CST

OROVILLE — As director of the Butte County Library, I am often asked to speak at meetings of Rotary, American Association of University Women and other community groups.

Meet the unsung heroes in Butte's stately run

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

College football fans love to say how much they enjoy the efforts of unknown-type players who get little credit for performing some of the most important jobs on the field.

Milestone for River Partners: One-millionth tree planted in riparian habitat by restoration group

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 02:19 AM CST

MARYSVILLE -- A valley oak sapling planted on Wednesday afternoon marked the one-millionth tree set into riparian habitat by the restoration group River Partners.

Music preview: The Christmas Jug Band makes its first Butte County appearance

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 08:30 PM CST

PARADISE -- Since harmonica-maestro Norton Buffalo moved to Butte County a few years ago, he's brought a lot of goodies our way, musicians and events that just wouldn't have happened if Paradise hadn't become Buffalo's neighborhood.

Music review: Skinny Singers features Greene, Bluhm at El Rey

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 08:31 PM CST

CHICO -- There was a long line of people, mostly in their 20s to 40s, outside the El Rey Theatre in Chico on Saturday night, waiting to see the Skinny Singers.

Nativity scene exhibit opens this evening in Chico

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:40 AM CST

CHICO -- It's time for the annual creche exhibit — a display of hundreds of nativity scenes from around the world.

North State Voices: Neighbor was a man for all seasons

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:37 AM CST

My family moved to Lake Tahoe during the spring thaw of 1952, after the hardest winter since the Donner Party.

Prep Boys Basketball Preview: Honkers have sights set on improvement

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

Last season went phenomenally for the Willows High boys basketball team and yet there's a chance for this year to be much better.

Prep Boys Basketball Previews: A few will do for D-VI Mustangs

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

When it comes to Northern Section Division VI basketball, a team that has a few good players can be very competitive, and that's one of the things Champion Christian coach Kevin Wilkerson likes about the Mustangs this season.

Prep Boys Basketball Previews: Adjustment crucial for new Braves

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

Even though the Hamilton High boys basketball team lost 10 players from last season to graduation, coach Mike Story thinks this could be a fun year for the Braves.

Prep Boys Basketball Previews: Balance again key for PV

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

The Pleasant Valley boys basketball team is neither up nor down entering this season. Sure, there are new faces and a slightly new offense, but coach Randy Gilzean maintains that his team added some positives while at the same time losing production

Prep Boys Basketball Previews: Cardinals hope talent means NAL success

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

Of all the tried-and-true formulas for basketball success, Corning High boys coach Bill Mache is planning again on going with attrition and pulling away in the fourth quarter.

Prep Boys Basketball Previews: Four Chico seniors have last chance

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

Expectations are high for this year's Chico High boys basketball team, in what is the culmination of four players' prep careers.

Prep Boys Basketball Previews: New coach, tweaked approach for Bulldogs

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

For the third time in three years, the Gridley High boys basketball team has a new coach. It might not be as daunting as it sounds, thanks to Jamie Spring's experience with this group.

Prep Boys Basketball Previews: Once healthy, Eagles optimistic about season

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

The Princeton High football team tends to leave its players a little banged up for the start of basketball season, so once they get healthy, boys basketball coach Bob Brown likes his team.

Prep Boys Basketball Previews: Orland hopes 'tiny' squad can compete

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

If there's one thing the Orland High boys basketball team can't blame a difficult 2007-08 season on, it's a lack of size.

Prep Boys Basketball Previews: Things looking up for size-blessed Bobcats

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

Jack Danielson and Paradise boys basketball fans have nowhere to look but up this season. Last year's team lost its final 24 games, which Danielson insists is in the past, and now he's got a roster loaded with nine kids who are 6 feet tall or higher.

Prep Boys Basketball Previews: Thunderbirds have changes, title aspirations

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

There will be no question about the biggest unknown for the Las Plumas High boys basketball team this year.

Prep Boys Basketball Previews: Tigers hope to be competitive in strong EAL

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

Oroville High coach Bob Schmautz knows that his boys basketball team isn't a league favorite coming in to the 2008-09 season, and that's a correct assessment.

Prep Boys Basketball Previews: Trojans' lack of depth familiar, not fatal

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

There isn't a wealth of talent on the Durham High boys basketball team beyond the Trojans' lead group of players.

Prep Boys Basketball Previews: Wolverines seeking help from new faces

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

When Martin Ibarra was called up to the Biggs High boys basketball team late last season as a sophomore from the junior varsity, he made an immediate impression.

School time

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:40 AM CST

Honors Durham High School and Hamilton Union High School were honored as Scholar Schools by California Business for Education Excellence and Just for the Kids, California.

Sidelines: Said to race at Thunderhill Park

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:39 AM CST

Internationally famous race car driver and colorful NASCAR race commentator Boris Said of Carlsbad will race in this year's running of the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, North America's longest automobile endurance race set for Saturday at Thunderhill

Snyder named to state Domestic Violence Advisory Council

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:37 AM CST

CHICO — Anastacia Snyder, director of Catalyst Domestic Violence Services, has been appointed to the state's Domestic Violence Advisory Council.

Teen accused of hate crimes to be tried as an adult

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — A local resident who was 17 when he allegedly stabbed a man six times on a Chico street, will be tried as an adult.

Temporary fountain

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:40 AM CST

A non-injury traffic accident at about 12:10 p.m. Wednesday turned the corner of Viceroy and Ceanothus avenues into an impromptu geyser site, when a fire hydrant at the corner was sheared off.

Theater briefs

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 08:31 PM CST

Student choreography presented at dance show CHICO -- "The Chico Dance Theatre Showcase" will be presented by Chico State University's School of the Arts this week at Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall.

Theater preview: Rogue shows 'Times Square Angel' for holidays

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 08:30 PM CST

CHICO -- In the spirit of Christmas, the Rogue Theatre is presenting "Times Square Angel," a holiday production that's not your standard faire.

Toys for Tots program struggling this season

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:40 AM CST

CHICO — Gifts are trickling in to the Toys for Tots holiday campaign at a time when officials were expecting a gusher.

Union, Enloe tentatively agree on pact

Posted: 03 Dec 2008 01:15 PM CST

CHICO — The union representing Enloe Medical Center's "service employees" said this morning that a tentative agreement on a contract had been reached.

Unknowns have helped keep Butte unbeaten

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 03:47 AM CST

College football fans love to say how much they enjoy the efforts of unknown-type players who get little credit for performing some of the most important jobs on the field.

What you need to know about Butte Humane Society

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 12:37 AM CST

To search for a lost pet after-hours or view animals up for adoption, you can check the society's Web site at www.

Wildland fire safety discussion draws large crowd

Posted: 04 Dec 2008 02:21 AM CST

PARADISE — Most General Plan discussions focus on development and largely economic issues take center stage.

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