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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

1:30 p.m.: Illinois House impeaches gov, who vows 'not to yield'

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 03:45 PM CST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House voted overwhelmingly today to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich, setting up an unprecedented trial in the state Senate on whether he should be thrown out for abuse of power, including allegations that he

Accident snarls traffic

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

Southbound traffic backs up along Highway 99 Friday afternoon as rescue personnel tend to occupants of a vehicle that rear-ended a West Valley Construction truck at the Southgate Avenue intersection.

Alleged white supremacist sentenced

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

OROVILLE — An Oroville resident and alleged white supremacist was sentenced Thursday to 31 years to life in prison for threatening to kill two Oroville residents while breaking into their home.

Big Chico State projects escape construction freeze

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

A freeze on top salaries, a halt to all but non-essential hiring and suspension of construction were announced for the University of California and California State University system Friday.

Butte women chalk up encouraging win

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

OROVILLE — Beginning next week, the Butte College women's basketball team will start finding out what type of challenge is in store for this season's quest to repeat as Golden Valley Conference champions.

City buying another piece of greenway puzzle

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

CHICO — City officials hope to take a step toward a long-term goal by purchasing a one-acre site along Humboldt Road next to Little Chico Creek that's surrounded by other city land.

Daily Planner: January 10

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

Events FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m Rain or shine year-round. East Second and Wall streets, Chico.

Daily Planner: January 11

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

Events ARABIC DINNER: 5:30 p.m. A vegetarian Arabic dinner will be prepared by Ali Sarsour as a fundraiser for the Rose Scott Learning Center, designed for students with AD/HD, autism and learning disabilities.

Editorial: Hits and Misses - Our take on the week in news

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

HIT — The city of Chico is making it easier for citizens to keep an eye on their government. The city's new video streaming technology online is so much better than community-access television.

Fires damage two Chico homes Thursday

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

CHICO — A blaze early Thursday morning caused by a cigarette heavily damaged a home at 1406 Lori Drive, south of East Avenue, while a second fire Thursday night caused only minor damage to a townhouse apartment on West 11th Street.

Five teens arrested in connection with several crimes

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

GRIDLEY — Five Butte County teenagers were arrested Thursday after law enforcement officials confiscated and reviewed a videotape allegedly showing the teens committing several crimes.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "The Invisible War," from Pastor Sam Allen; 6 p.

Herger gets spot on House health panel

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 05:18 PM CST

WASHINGTON — Rep. Wally Herger, R-Chico, has been appointed to a committee that deals with health issues, his office announced today.

Herger named to health committee

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

WASHINGTON — A pair of ears is close by for those who want to weigh in on the looming health-care debate.

Israel, Hamas defy UN call for cease-fire in Gaza

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 03:25 PM CST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli jets and helicopters bombarded Gaza today and Hamas responded with a barrage of rockets on at least two cities as both sides defied a U.

Letter: Black Crow will be missed

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

I was so saddened to hear of the closing of the Black Crow. For over three years many of my friends and I have met there on Fridays for their fabulous happy hour.

Letter: Coverage of state finals appreciated

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

On behalf of everyone at Hamilton Union High School, I want to thank the Chico Enterprise-Record for the excellent coverage of our school's participation in the California Small Schools Football Championship.

Letter: Diplomacy needed in Gaza

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

Last week, a rocket landed only 100 meters from my aunt's apartment in Ashdod, Israel. Luckily, no one was hurt.

Letter: Oroville animal shelter needs some help

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

Thanks to Rainy Green of the Northwest SPCA in Oroville. During "Home for the Holidays," 248 dogs and cats have been adopted.

Letter: Sales tax increase would help schools

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:07 AM CST

Our public schools are facing significant to extreme reductions in funding. California is currently 46th in funding public education in the U.

Local Roundup: Chico boys advance to championship

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

The Chico High boys basketball team pulled off another convincing win in the Dennis Burnum Classic in Oroville, this one a 45-37 triumph over Las Plumas (3-6) that puts the Panthers (8-2) in today's title game against Foothill at 5:30.

Local briefs

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

Love's affect on health to be discussed CHICO — A video and discussion on the health benefits of love will be the topic Sunday during a meeting of the Butte Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Moseys' Production Machinists to close in Orovilee

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

OROVILLE — Moseys' Production Machinists Inc. will close its doors in Oroville by the end of March 2009.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

Pastor to teach class Sunday PARADISE — The Rev. Ann Sullivan will teach the class, "101 Explore Jesus, Explore Church Membership," on Sunday.

Ridge woman celebrates 100 years, and a town she loves

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

PARADISE — Last Sunday, the congregation at the Methodist church helped Alice Smith celebrate her 100th birthday.

Senior Planner

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

Paradise programs: Paradise Senior Center, 877 Nunneley Road, 877-1733; Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway, 872-6393.

Sidelines: Butte's Ratekin signs with SMSU

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

Ryan Ratekin, the starting quarterback for the JCGridiron.com national champion Butte College football team, has signed a letter of intent to play at Southwestern Minnesota State.

Snowmobile rider injured in fall rescued near Butte Meadows

Posted: 09 Jan 2009 05:51 PM CST

BUTTE MEADOWS — A 20-year-old man who slipped in the snow and hit a tree after dismounting from his snowmobile was rescued from a remote ridge near Butte Meadows about 3 p.

Stranded climber rescued in the dark

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

CHICO — Rescuers needed more than three hours Friday night to get a stranded climber from a cliff about 125 feet above Big Chico Creek, near the diversion dam.

Three suspects in local burglaries may face charges in other counties

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

PLACERVILLE — Three people suspected of burglarizing more than a half dozen Chico area businesses may face charges in at least four other counties before Butte County authorities get their hands on them.

Two Gridley residents arrested on meth charges

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

GRIDLEY — Two Gridley residents were arrested Wednesday for charges related to their alleged possession of methamphetamine.

Unitarian youngsters win contest

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

CHICO -- Nine youthful members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Chico have won this year's Chico Peace and Justice Center window-display contest.

Wildcat women stick to theme, top Lumberjacks; men drop thriller

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:06 AM CST

CHICO — It was business as usual for the Chico State women's basketball team against Humboldt State.

Willows pot garden suspect arrested at second grow site

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:10 AM CST

WILLOWS — A man wanted for questioning about a marijuana garden discovered at a Willows store was arrested Thursday night at a house near Artois, where law enforcement found another elaborate grow site and more than 300 pot plants.

Youth parolee arrested during search for stabbing witnesses

Posted: 10 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

CHICO — While looking for witnesses to a stabbing which took place Wednesday on The Esplanade, Chico police encountered a man acting suspiciously at West First and Arcadian avenues about 3:20 p.

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