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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

A new direction — InnerView: After accident, Sheila Burson reworks her life plan

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 11:39 PM CST

"I love Christmas," she said, looking around the room that is filled with twinkle lights and decorations.

American Cancer Society has Daffodil Days online

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 11:40 PM CST

CHICO — Daffodil Days, a spring time fundraising project of the American Cancer Society, is being conducted online through Feb.

Art briefs

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

Reoutt's paintings, monoprints on display through February CHICO -- Steve Reoutt's paintings and monoprints are on display through February at James Snidle Fine Arts, 254 E.

Bear found in upper Bidwell Park tranquilized, relocated

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

CHICO -- A black bear discovered near Brown's Hole in upper Bidwell Park Wednesday afternoon was tranquilized and relocated.

Bear found in upper park relocated

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

CHICO — A black bear discovered near Brown's Hole in upper Bidwell Park Wednesday afternoon was tranquilized and relocated.

Bette Midler performs at Caesar's Palace

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

LAS VEGAS --Bette Midler, 63, still has the pizzazz to hold an audience of 2,000 people in the palm of her hand.

Biblio File: Paradise educator publishes series of 'how-to-do-life' books

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

Nancy Marie Barnes writes that "service to others" is her guiding principle. The retired Paradise educator has published a series of books "for sharing with and helping others .

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: Jan. 29, 2009

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 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.

By JEFF LARSON-MediaNews Group

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

With one Tiger victory through the first five matches, Paradise jumped out to a 30-6 lead before its big guns, senior Kenny Skillman (No.

Calendar highlight: Arj Barker

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

A.S Presents is bringing comedian Arj Barker to Chico State University's Harlen Adams Theatre on Wednesday.

Chico man accused of participating in craigslist.com fraud scheme

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

CHICO — A Chico man surrendered to police Wednesday on allegations he participated in an international scheme that defrauded craigslist.

County department heads, assistants may not get raises

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

OROVILLE — Butte County's department heads and their top assistants may not be getting raises they expected.

Cover story: Awe-inspiring acrobats astonish area audience

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

CHICO -- It was inspiring to see the Peking Acrobats on the night of Barack Obama's inauguration. On a day in which Americans were urged by a new leader to rise to meet big national challenges, the Peking Acrobats served as a reminder of how much

Daily Planner: January 29

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 11:40 PM CST

Events HUMANITIES CENTER GALLERY, CHICO STATE: 5-7 p.m. Reception for "Global Gangsters" by Chico artist Peter Jodaitis, with artist's talk at 6 p.

Daily Planner: January 30

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 11:40 PM CST

Events ARTIST RECEPTIONS: 5-7 p.m. 1078 Gallery, 820 Broadway. Reception for "as is," by artist Sheri Simons, and "Santiago's Arc," by James Kuiper.

Durham schools superintendent ousted from job

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

DURHAM — Barbara Gaskin, the embattled superintendent of the Durham Unified School District, has been removed from her position by the district's board of trustees.

Editorial: Cowardice passes problem to others

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

Our view: The state government makes a mess and then leaves smaller local governments and school districts to clean it up.

Entertainment calendar for Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

Thursday, JAN. 29 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS COPA DEL ORO, Oroville: Feather River Gypsies. 6-8 p.m. No cover. Ongoing.

Fair View High move on table: Possibility of its relocation shakes up elementary school plans

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

CHICO —A month-long discussion on reorganizing Chico Unified School District's elementary schools shifted this week.

Four-wheel flotation device

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

Chico Cal Fire Capt. Sean Norman, decked out in what's referred to as a "dry suit," took a brief swim in Pine Creek on Wednesday to hitch a ride with a vehicle floating in the water.

Fraud watch

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

Law enforcement agencies in Butte and Glenn counties have recently been alerted to the following alleged frauds and scams.

Gold Country Casino lays off 50 employees

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

OROVILLE — The cards have stacked against Gold Country Casino as a result of the economic downturn, forcing the casino and hotel to recently lay off 50 employees.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Slumdog Millionaire' is a quirky masterpiece

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

"Slumdog Millionaire" tells the story of an impoverished Indian youth who mysteriously knows all the answers on the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

Home is where the tarp is. ... but wherever that may be, many facing homelessness often go unnoticed by society

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

OROVILLE — They are invisible. They camp in out-of-the way places in makeshift shelters made from tarps, tents and garbage bags.

House stimulus package includes $32 billion for California

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 11:39 PM CST

SACRAMENTO --California stands to get as much as $32 billion from an economic stimulus package approved Wednesday by the House of Representatives.

Huge stimulus bill passes House as Obama prods

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a swift victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House approved a historically huge $819 billion stimulus bill tonight with spending increases and tax cuts at the heart of the young administration's

Letter: City's idea of art a waste of money

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

My husband and I drove down Forest Avenue to get a good look at the latest expensive art project funded by the city.

Letter: Important lesson in disco golf controversy

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

I have never been a disc golf advocate. However, I am totally against the radical environmentalists who believe anything they oppose has no place in our society.

Letter: Police get raises - and much more

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

The Jan. 22 headline declares "Cops won't take raises." Unfortunately that's all a lot of people will read.

Letter: The constitution is whole

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

On Jan. 20, 2009, Americans celebrated a wonderful day. It was not that for the 44th time we witnessed the peaceful transition of power, a most unlikely occurrence anywhere else on God's green earth.

Local Roundup: Panthers prevail at home

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

Forward Kevin Loustale scored a season-high 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Chico High boys basketball team in a 58-51 Eastern Athletic League home win over Foothill on Wednesday night.

Molestation suspect waives hearing in case

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

OROVILLE — A suspect captured in Mexico and returned to Butte County to face multiple child molestation charges, waived a preliminary hearing in the case Wednesday and was ordered held for trial.

Music preview: Memphis Charlie and friends play Sierra Nevada's Big Room

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

CHICO -- The word "legend" gets thrown around rather promiscuously, but Charlie Musselwhite has surely earned that status.

Music review: Children, teens take center stage for 'Monster Piano Concert'

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:39 PM CST

CHICO -- Sixteen keyboards were manned by two to three music students at a time, working together to impress a nearly full-house with their favorite songs at Laxson Auditorium on Saturday evening.

Music review: S.F. Symphony brings three centuries of music to Laxson

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:41 PM CST

CHICO -- Virtually every inch of Laxson Auditorium's stage was occupied last Thursday night when the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra came to town and nearly 60 musicians took their places to perform Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony in E Minor, Opus 64.

Normal St. Bar murder suspect given 40 to life

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

OROVILLE — Following highly emotional statements in court from both the defendant's and victim's families Wednesday, a one-time Chico State University student was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for a three-year-old fatal bar shooting.

North State: Time to look ahead to looking back

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

Look ahead for a moment. Picture yourself when you are very old. As you sit in your rocking chair, you reflect on the life you have lived & What kind of life do you want to be looking back upon?

Offshore California oil drilling deal could be scuttled

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 11:39 PM CST

LOS ANGELES -- An agreement paving the way for the first oil drilling off the California coast in nearly 40 years has run into unexpected opposition that may sink it altogether Thursday.

Orland artist shows 'Puttin' on the Dog' exhibit

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

ORLAND -- Animal portrait artist Jane Conner King, of Orland, will display her work in an exhibit titled "Puttin' on the Dog," from Tuesday through Feb.

PV hits the pin and wins

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

CHICO — The word "safely" caused quite the stir late on Wednesday night in Varley Gym, where Pleasant Valley's wrestling team edged Chico High 32-26 on a final-match pin by heavyweight Ken Young.

Possible suspect identified in Los Molinos pot homicide

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 12:25 PM CST

LOS MOLINOS — The Tehama County Sheriff's Office is seeking Gustavo Garcia in connection with the shooting death of Los Molinos resident Clarence Craig Puckett, 48, during a home invasion robbery Tuesday targeting marijuana.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Struble copping necessary Bulldog attitude

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

Call Gridley High basketball player Lily Struble "The Enforcer." The junior post not only has been enforcing her scoring prowess on the low block for the Bulldogs but also is preparing for a career enforcing the laws of the land.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Swaim rolling with role changes

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

Mycal Swaim has consistently been making progress as a rebounder this season because of an injury to teammate Shawn Moore.

Republican Women have new officers

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 11:39 PM CST

CHICO — Thursa Andrew has taken the helm of Chico Republican Women Federated for 2009. Others serving with her are: Jackie Santos, first vice president; Sally Coupe-Canfield, second vice president; MaryLou Johnson, third vice president; Cindy

Schooltime

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

Announcements The Pleasant Valley High School counseling office will be presenting a night for parents of junior at 7 p.

Suspect named in Los Molinos marijuana slaying

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

LOS MOLINOS — Tehama County Sheriff's deputies are offering $1,500 for information leading to the arrest of a 17-year-old boy who is suspected of killing a Los Molinos man early Tuesday morning.

The Nosebleed Section: Chico fans chant like champions

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:09 AM CST

I'm nominating Chico to be Chant City USA. In the case that there hasn't been one named yet, then Chico gets to hold the title until some other city does a better job of concocting clever crowd chants at sporting events.

Theater briefs

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

The Who's 'Tommy' rocks Blue Room CHICO -- The Blue Room Theatre will present The Who's "Tommy" at 7:30 p.

Theater preview: Controversial drama 'Blackbird' comes to 1078 Gallery

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 06:40 PM CST

CHICO -- The Rogue Theatre presents "Blackbird," a contemporary work by Scottish playwright David Harrower, showing at the 1078 Gallery on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Feb.

Time capsule from 1959 opened at Chico State

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

CHICO — They don't make aluminum foil the way they used to. That was one affirmation after a time capsule buried in 1959 was unearthed Wednesday in preparation for the upcoming Alumni Weekend at Chico State University.

Volunteers tally Butte's homeless

Posted: 29 Jan 2009 02:08 AM CST

CHICO — More than 100 volunteers spent time Wednesday helping to count and survey homeless people around Butte County.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 28 Jan 2009 11:40 PM 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.

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