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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Motor-icicle' benefits burn camps for kids

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

ORLAND -- Sunny weather graced about 200 motorcycle riders as they rode around Glenn County for the fourth annual "Motor-icicle Run" to help young burn victims.

All About Us: 'Joy Journal' better than '09 resolutions

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

CHICO — January is the month for a fresh start. It brings a new year with no mistakes in it yet.

Butte, Glenn, statewide special education providers may soon get additional funds

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

A few more hoops have to be jumped, but if all goes according to a settlement agreement, Butte, Glenn and statewide special education providers may soon get additional funds from the state.

Chicoans asked to forgo wood fires today

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

CHICO — Chico residents are being asked to voluntary refrain from lighting woodstoves and fireplaces today, due to a forecast of unhealthy air for sensitive groups.

Critical on conditions: Two nursing homes cited more than others

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

Second of Three parts CHICO -- Two nursing homes in the north valley have been cited by the state much more often than other facilities in the last six years.

Daily Planner: January 18

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:30 AM CST

Events MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COMMEMORATON, CHICO: 5 p.m. Gathering at City Plaza, march to Trinity United Methodist Church, Fifth and Flume streets with a program at 6 p.

Daily Planner: January 19

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

Martin Luthern King Jr. Day Events MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COMMEMORATION, PARADISE: 6:30 p.m. candlelight vigil, 7 p.

Dave Davies' column: Seasons go from winter to spring

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

Football season is almost over, with the NFL's conference championship games today and the Super Bowl in two weeks, and college football's annual all-star games for seniors trying to impress professional scouts.

Dispute over date less important than actual event

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

A minor dispute I'm having over the precise date of what is clearly an earthshaking and life-changing event distresses me more than it should because the dispute is with my dear bride, the saintly Susan.

Editorial: Listen, then pass judgment

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:30 AM CST

Our view: Whenever the Chico Unified School District starts talking about needed change, some people want to slam on the brakes.

Farm Briefs

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

CHICO — A decline in the European honey bee is worrying farm industries such as almonds that rely on bees for pollination.

Flashbacks from Here and There: The old man and the mountain

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

The following occurred a long time ago during a mountain climb in Peru. Climbing an 18,000 foot mountain is not automatically assured of success.

High school students exposed to welding as possible career

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

BUTTE VALLEY -- Sparks flew this week at Butte College as students from high schools throughout Northern California checked out the possibility of careers in welding.

Israel implements unilateral Gaza cease-fire

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel implemented a unilateral cease-fire early Sunday in its 22-day offensive that turned Gaza neighborhoods into battlegrounds and dealt a stinging blow to the Islamic militants of Hamas.

LaMalfa honored posthumously as national rice farmer of year

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Milton LaMalfa, a longtime Richvale rice grower who died in October, was honored posthumously as the USA Rice Federation's Rice Farmer of the Year.

Letter: Bike-trail walkers should be illuminated

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

Some lifesaving advice for you people in Paradise: Walking the bike trail in the dark, the crosswalk is your territory but wearing those little coal miner headlamps is going to get someone hurt.

Letter: CUSD proposal has too many holes

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

Recently, Chico Unified School District staff proposed a new "housing plan" for the district, which includes the consolidation of Spanish immersion at Rosedale School, and the relocation of the Gifted and Talented Education program from Marigold

Letter: Cannabis can't kill a kid

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

The Chico E-R reports, "When the trial resumes on Thursday, a UC Davis Medical Center pediatrician is expected to testify for the prosecution that the ingestion of marijuana by a child that age could result in great bodily injury or even death"

Letter: Change from Bush is what voters wanted

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

This letter is written in response to Monday's letter by Daniel Oliveras. He criticized President-elect Barack Obama for appointing former Clinton associates to Cabinet positions and other important jobs.

Letter: City shouldn't cut fire services

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

I am upset about the city's layoff of five Chico firefighters plus not filling a sixth position. This is in addition to the three firefighter positions cut last July.

Letter: Cursive more useful than algebra

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

What are the geniuses who run our educational system thinking? They are preparing to discontinue teaching students cursive writing (like you need to know to sign a check).

Letter: Letter writer misses the facts

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

The E-R printed a letter Sunday callously written by Emily White of Chico that contained a number of untruths.

Letter: School grant money would provide jobs

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

On Jan. 28, an important decision will take place in front of the Chico Unified School District. Chico Country Day School will be seeking final approval from the district for an $8.

Local Roundup: Roadrunner men don't need 3-pointers to defeat Corsairs

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

The Butte College men's basketball team didn't make any 3-pointers on Saturday in Eureka, but the Roadrunners still defeated College of the Redwoods 64-53.

Local briefs

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

Women's clinic to mark Roe vs. Wade anniversary CHICO — Chico Women's Health Specialists will celebrate the 36th anniversary of Roe vs.

Milton LaMalfa honored posthumously as national rice farmer of year

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Milton LaMalfa, a longtime Richvale rice grower who died in October, was honored posthumously as the USA Rice Federation's Rice Farmer of the Year.

NTSB: Pilot landed in Hudson to avoid catastrophe

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

NEW YORK (AP) — The pilot of a crippled US Airways jetliner made a split-second decision to put down in the Hudson River because trying to return to the airport after birds knocked out both engines could have led to a "catastrophic" crash in a

New CARD softball league tailored for girls

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

The Chico Area Recreation and Park District has developed a new Chico Girls Softball League to get more local youngsters playing and learning the skills of the game.

People on the Street

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

Do you think wood fires should be banned in fireplaces and wood stoves in the Chico area? Asked Thursday in downtown Chico.

Roundabouts not for novices

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

On New Year's Day, out for an afternoon drive with my 11-year-old, I turned onto an avenue and came upon a sight that made my son squeal.

Soroptimist International awards four Butte students

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

CHICO — Four Butte College students received a little help with the cost of their educations Wednesday when Soroptimist International of Chico handed out $1,000 scholarships.

The Bookshelf: "Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out"

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 12:31 AM CST

One-hundred and eight renowned children's authors and illustrators, and former presidents too, come together to celebrate the house where the President lives.

Wildcat women notch blowout over Cal State L.A.

Posted: 18 Jan 2009 02:04 AM CST

CHICO — This time, Melissa Richardson's scoring wasn't wasted on a half-hearted team effort. It helped that Cal State L.

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