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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'The Litter Box': Awkward stage for Wildcats as programs retool

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 02:03 AM CST

Here's the thing about rebuilding a program: The word itself means something was broken in the first place.

All About Us: Paint color has nothing to do with home values

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

DURHAM — I live in a purple house trimmed in fuchsia and periwinkle. Purple houses aren't for everyone.

All for the birds: Snow Goose Festival offers activities for the novice and the serious birder

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:22 AM CST

CHICO -- The four-day Snow Goose Festival that ends today tracked and spotted migrating birds with more than 70 events for the casual bird watcher and the serious birder.

Butte women top Knights at Cowan — again

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 02:03 AM CST

OROVILLE — A loss on Saturday night would have damaged the Butte College women's basketball team in two areas.

Couch inside travel trailer catches fire

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:23 AM CST

PARADISE — The interior of a travel trailer in Paradise caught fire Saturday afternoon, but a neighbor and firefighters saved it from further damage.

County search and rescue unit seeks volunteers

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:23 AM CST

CHICO — The Butte County Sheriff's Search and Rescue unit is looking for volunteers with the time, energy and desire to serve the community in life-threatening emergencies.

Daily Planner: January 25

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:22 AM CST

Events SNOW GOOSE FESTIVAL: Field trips to three counties start as early as 6:30 a.m. Free (and some $2, $5) activities and workshops for kids and adults at Chico Family Masonic Center, 1110 W.

Daily Planner: January 26

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:22 AM CST

Community BLOOD DRIVE: Donor hours 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. BloodSource, 555 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. Must be in generally good health, weigh 110 pounds or more (under 17 years old must have parental consent.

Editorial: Paradise native clears his name

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:17 AM CST

Our view: It cost $20,000 to fight the charges police leveled against him, but Harold Funk felt he had no choice.

Educating a nation one girl at a time

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

CHICO — It starts with one girl. What she learns in school, she shares with her parents, who will begin to participate in her school.

French get nice birthday gift

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

Some people consider it sport to make fun of the French, but I think they are brilliant. Or at least their president is.

Glenn County tornado damages barn

Posted: 24 Jan 2009 06:07 PM CST

PRINCETON — A tornado touched ground this afternoon during a severe thunderstorm in southern Glenn County, dealing some damage to a barn.

Glenn child support services future unclear

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:23 AM CST

WILLOWS — There are several options for the direction the Glenn County Child Support Services Agency will take when the current director retires.

Honey bees could be in short supply

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:22 AM CST

CHICO -- Honey bees used for crop pollination are taking a beating due to a variety of factors, some of which are not fully understood.

In: New supervisor finds first days demanding

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:22 AM CST

OROVILLE -- While Steve Lambert has been on the Butte County Board of Supervisors for less than a month, he is already experiencing the governmental equivalent of what high school athletes call "hell week.

Las Plumas grad will serve with Peace Corps in Rwanda

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:22 AM CST

OROVILLE -- Las Plumas High School graduate Jessica McGhie is trading in the streets of Oroville for the war-torn country of Rwanda, becoming one of the first Peace Corps volunteers to enter the eastern African nation in 15 years.

Letters: America takes a great leap forward

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

History has been moving toward this Inauguration Day, and it was an Inauguration Day like no other. A day Martin Luther King Jr.

Letters: Do nursing homes pay their fines?

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

Regarding the article in the Jan. 18 newspaper regarding the two local nursing homes cited for poor care of patients: My husband was a patient in Sunbridge Care Home in Paradise in 2001 and the care given him was atrocious.

Letters: Experience more valid than state reports

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

It's easy for your writers to paint a grim picture of Riverside Convalescent Hospital according to the state report.

Letters: Poor education funding could get worse

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

California's current governor is proposing further cutbacks to our educational system. According to Education Week, California has dropped from 46th to 47th in per-pupil funding, and lags behind the national average by $2,400.

Letters: Show some respect

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

There seem to be misconceptions regarding the closure of the Black Crow restaurant among some community members.

Letters: Take time to make right decision

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

I am astounded by your Jan. 19 editorial. We start with your sub-headline: "Whenever Chico Unified School District starts talking about needed change, some people want to slam on the brakes.

Letters: Wood smoke is a real problem

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:19 AM CST

There are a lot of misconceptions floating around about Butte County's wood smoke pollution problem and the Check Before You Light voluntary program.

Local Roundup: Second-half swoon dooms Chico State in road loss

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 02:03 AM CST

Yet another outstanding defensive half of basketball couldn't help the Chico State men overcome its recent struggles offensively.

Local briefs

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:23 AM CST

Wings of Eagles to host annual bowling fundraiser Jan. 31 CHICO — Wings of Eagles, the Joseph Alvarez organization for seriously ill children, will host its annual bowl-a-thon Jan.

Out: Veteran supervisor reviews his dozen years in office

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:22 AM CST

RICHVALE -- On his first night in 12 years as a private citizen, Curt Josiassen awakened three times in a cold sweat in the midst of a repeating nightmare.

People on the Street

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

Are expectations for Barack Obama realistic or unrealistic? Asked Thursday at the Chico library Renay Avalokita Nanny, Chico My feeling is that our expectations are realistic inasmuch as we're willing to share in participating and getting involved

Sports center collapse kills four children in Spain

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:19 AM CST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Part of a sports center collapsed in high winds Saturday in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona, killing four children and injuring 16 other people, officials and witnesses said.

Tornado near Princeton tears roof off barn

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:23 AM CST

PRINCETON — A tornado touched ground during a severe thunderstorm Saturday afternoon in southern Glenn County, tearing the roof off a barn.

Transition to digital TV signals may be postponed

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:19 AM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the clock ticking toward the Feb. 17 deadline for TV broadcasters to shut off their analog signals and go entirely digital, analysts say more than 6.

Twins are a charming dilemma for a confused grandfather

Posted: 25 Jan 2009 12:18 AM CST

From the day they were born, closing in on three years ago, Erin and Abby have been among my most favorite people on the planet, and at one level one of my most consistent sources of frustration.

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