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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

54 die in nightclub fire in Bangkok

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:42 AM CST

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — At least 54 New Year's revelers died when a fire swept through a packed nightclub in the Thai capital, police at the scene said.

Art briefs

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:52 AM CST

Stanaway to speak at reception for 'Plywood on Paper' CHICO -- Local artist Klutch Stanaway will show his exhibit, "Plywood on Paper," at Chico State University's Humanities Center Gallery from Jan.

Biblio File: The year in local books; more to come in 2009

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:57 AM CST

North state writers and those with local connections were busy in 2008. Novels reviewed included "Sweet Life" (Mia King), "More Truth Than Fiction" (Helga Ruge), "Love's Journey" (James Rozendaal), "Sylvia's Book" (Linda Kathleen Peelle), "The

Briefs

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:52 AM CST

Motorcycle run will aid charity ORLAND — The fourth annual "Motor-Icicle Run" is slated for Jan.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Jan. 1, 2009

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:52 AM 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.

Cabaret set for 2009 season

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:51 AM CST

CHICO -- The Chico Cabaret has announced its 2009 season. Theater performances include the following: "Is He Dead," a comedy by Mark Twain, runs Jan.

Calendar highlight: Armed for Apocalypse

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:53 AM CST

Local band Armed for Apocalypse is playing at 8 p.m. Saturday at Paradise Lost in Chico. The band features (left to right) Nick Harris (powerhouse drummer), Cayle Hunter (guitar, vocals), Kirk Williams (guitar, lead vocals) and Corey Vaspra (bass

Calendar highlight: The Just Us Band

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:52 AM CST

The Just Us Band, featuring Marghee & Duane O'Donnell, will play from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 8 at Western Pacific Brewing & Dining in Oroville at 2191 High St.

Check It Out: Open a book, learn a new hobby in 2009

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:48 AM CST

Happy New Year. Is 2009 the year you start a new hobby? Maybe you want to get back to one you liked in the past, or you want to learn more about a hobby you already enjoy.

Chico State alumna named 2009 Disneyland resort ambassador

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:51 AM CST

ANAHEIM --At the stroke of midnight, Chico State University alumna Danielle DuBois had a dream come true.

Chico man arrested in Phoenix child sex case

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:52 AM CST

PHOENIX — A man authorities said recently moved to Chico from Phoenix was arrested Christmas Eve at San Francisco International Airport on a charge of soliciting a 10-year-old girl for prostitution.

Chico man arrested in Phoenix sex sting

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:40 AM CST

PHOENIX— A man authorities said recently moved to Chico from Phoenix was arrested Christmas Eve at San Francisco International Airport on a charge of soliciting a 10-year-old girl for sex.

Community Roundup: Gators fare well in Corning tourney

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:40 AM CST

The Marsh Gator Wrestling Club competed in the sixth annual Corning Shark Attack Takedown Tournament, with several schools from the Nor Cal Section in attendance.

Cover story: The Buzz looks back at entertainment of 2008: Arts community offers something for everyone

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:44 AM CST

Entertainment options packed Butte County in 2008. There were art exhibits, plays and concerts. There were dances, local books and new movies.

Daily Planner: January 1

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:50 AM CST

Health, emotional support ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: 6:30 a.m., noon, 5:30 daily. 1114 Mangrove, Chico; AA Fellowship: 8 p.

Daily Planner: January 2

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:51 AM CST

Performance BLUE ROOM THEATRE: 10:30 p.m. "Songs for a New Year: A New Year's Resolution-Breaking Revue," musical comedy, at 139 W.

Dense fog lingers

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:42 AM CST

For the second day in a row commuters from Chico south will be confronted by fog so dense you can almost feel it.

Dr. Fraters wins Legacy Award

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:41 AM CST

CHICO — Dr. Terrence Fraters, a longtime Chico physician, has been named this year's winner of the Enloe Medical Center Legacy Award.

Editorial: New Year's Day a time to dream

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:47 AM CST

Our view: The wish list for 2009 includes no elections, no brawls over the general plan and no "No Trespassing" signs.

Enloe's Legacy Award given to doctor of 35 years

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:51 AM CST

CHICO — Dr. Terrence Fraters, who has been treating patients for 35 years, is winner of the 2008 Enloe Medical Center Physician Legacy Award.

Entertainment calendar for Jan. 1-7

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:52 AM CST

Thursday, JAN. 1 No events scheduled. Friday, JAN. 2 Music/Nightclubs COUNTRY, Oroville: Kickin' Karaoke.

Environmental film festival kicks off

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:50 AM CST

NEVADA CITY -- The seventh annual Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival is taking place Jan. 9-11 in Nevada City.

Fire badly damages home in Oroville

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:51 AM CST

OROVILLE — A fire scorched an Oroville home Tuesday night, with fire officials estimating the total damage to exceed $75,000.

Fraters wins Enloe's 2008 Legacy Award

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:53 AM CST

CHICO -- Dr. Terrence Fraters, who has been treating patients for 35 years, is winner of the 2008 Enloe Medical Center Physician Legacy Award.

Glenn sheriff requests funds for boating, waterway safety

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:50 AM CST

WILLOWS — Glenn County supervisors Tuesday authorized the Glenn County Sheriff's Office to participate again this year in a state program that will help provide safer waterways locally.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Valkyrie' proves to be a decent historical film

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:51 AM CST

"Valkyrie" stars Tom Cruise as Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, a Nazi war hero who attempted to kill Hitler in a plot that involved military higher-ups.

High school students experience art in the wild

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:50 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Monday was a perfect day for sketching the peaceful, scenic acreage known as the Sacramento Wildlife Refuge, south of Willows.

Investigation continues into apparent ridge homicide

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 04:06 AM CST

PARADISE — Investigation into an apparent Sunday night homicide is still in the early stages. An autopsy was conducted Tuesday, but the results have yet to be released.

Letters: Disc golf part of much larger issue

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:50 AM CST

Folks on both sides of the disc golf issue have suggested that all the hubbub is not really about disc golf.

Letters: Don't trash Chico State campus

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:48 AM CST

On a recent visit to the campus of Chico State University, I went to the main library to do some research.

Letters: Preservation of park a necessity

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:49 AM CST

The increased population in the Chico area is putting immense pressure on many areas of the park as noted by the two- and three-story homes built above Alligator Hole.

Letters: Save citizens from second-hand smoke

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:50 AM CST

Wood smoke pollution has been a significant problem in many communities and there have been some creative solutions to reduce it.

Local Roundup: Mansfield shoulders Vikings' Jamboree win

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:37 AM CST

Kelsey Mansfield scored nearly half of the Pleasant Valley High girls basketball team's points in the Vikings' 53-50 overtime win over Merced at the West Coast Jamboree in Antioch.

Local Roundup: Panther girls fall in Jamboree

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:48 AM CST

The Chico High girls basketball team lost 67-37 to Modesto Christian in the West Coast Jamboree's Platinum Division on Wednesday in Antioch.

Music review: Blues and beer mix in rocking anniversary celebration

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:49 AM CST

PARADISE -- Paradise blues band Rube and the Rhythm Rockers played to a packed crowd Saturday night during the fifth annual anniversary party for The Canteena sports bar and grill on the Skyway.

North State Voices: East Coast girl warms up to life in Chico

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:48 AM CST

I am a transplant. I grew up on Long Island, New York, two blocks from the beach. Home smelled like salt water, tasted like clambakes and sounded like the slap of rigging against the masts of boats in the bay.

Obama pledges schools upgrade in stimulus plan

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:53 AM CST

WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama probably cannot fix every leaky roof and busted boiler in the nation's schools.

Orland Center for the Arts shows Turnbull's style

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:48 AM CST

ORLAND -- George and Rae Turnbull's individual artistic styles will be displayed in a January show titled "Turnbull and Turnbull" at the Orland Center for the Arts.

School Time for Dec. 01

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:52 AM CST

Announcements Students at most local schools will return to classes Monday, following winter break. Notre Dame School will have a half-day schedule Wednesday, with students dismissed at noon.

Schwarzenegger again seeks sales tax hike

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:53 AM CST

SACRAMENTO -- California will begin the new year as it ended 2008 — mired in a budget deficit that the Schwarzenegger administration labels "a major crisis" and with lawmakers unable to agree on how to fix it.

Seasonal visitors on the wing bring seasonal watchers to refuges

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:49 AM CST

WILLOWS -- Thousands of migratory birds are making their annual stop in the Sacramento Valley and early risers on the weekends can catch a guided tour around the Sacramento Wildlife Refuge at 8:30 a.

Sidelines: Little League softball combines

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:39 AM CST

All four Chico Little Leagues, Central, Eastside, El Rancho and Westside, have come together in an unprecedented move to operate a dedicated girls softball program.

Sidelines: Sportsmen's Expo better than ever

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:49 AM CST

The best and biggest of the outdoors comes to Sacramento on Jan. 15-18 as the International Sportsmen's Exposition returns to Cal Expo.

Theater briefs

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:52 AM CST

TOTR hosts auditions for spring comedy PARADISE --Theatre on the Ridge is holding auditions at 2 p.m.

Theater preview: Blue Room Theatre welcomes 'Songs for a New Year'

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:50 AM CST

CHICO -- The Blue Room Theatre will kickoff the New Year on Friday and Saturday with a sparkling new musical review as a fundraiser for the theater.

Tribute to Josiassen included at swear-in

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:51 AM CST

OROVILLE — In an event that only happens once every four years, the Butte County Supervisors will come together Monday to add a new member, swear in two who are returning, and say a second — more formal — farewell to the exiting

Turning in the old TVs

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:48 AM CST

Tony Skaggs with Computers for Classrooms carries a TV during a recycle event Dec. 13. Computers for Classrooms will host another collection Saturday at its facility, 315 Huss Drive, off Hegan Lane in Chico.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:49 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.

World bids adieu to a rocky 2008; worries over '09

Posted: 01 Jan 2009 03:42 AM CST

PARIS (AP) — When French shoppers start cutting back on buying champagne, oysters and foie gras for New Year's, it's been a rough year.

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