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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

65 dead, 640 homes destroyed in Australia's worst fires in decades

Posted: 08 Feb 2009 02:19 AM CST

HEALESVILLE, Australia (AP) — A police spokeswoman says the death toll from wildfires that have swept Australia's southeast has risen to 65.

Academic challenge puts brains in overdrive

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:03 PM CST

OROVILLE -- It took nearly a year for high school students to prepare for the Butte County Academic Decathlon.

All About Us: Get creative for V-Day; chocolate is for every day

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:49 PM CST

I am an unabashed and hopeless lover of chocolate. It's so versatile. Failed resolution? Marital squabble?

An elk horn by any other name is an antler

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:03 PM CST

Elk are members of the deer family, and an elk horn is actually an antler. State biologist Paul Hoffman said the tule elk reportedly came from the larger Roosevelt or Rocky Mountain elk breeds.

Aylapalooza III takes shape, with help of one fortuitous call

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

About five and a half years ago, my dear bride, the saintly Susan, and I came to this startling revelation: With widgets and grandwidgets scattered from Georgia to Oregon, and various places in between, unless we planned some specific intervention,

City of Willows faces growing deficit

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:02 PM CST

WILLOWS -- The city of Willows has managed to refrain from taking tough measures to cut costs in the past, but the picture shaping up at a workshop Friday indicates layoffs, salary decreases or cutting hours of service will be among options

Commodity distributions begin Tuesday

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:02 PM CST

Surplus government commodities will be distributed to eligible families beginning Tuesday and for the week and a half following.

Cribbage scrimmage

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:49 PM CST

CHICO — Players with experience ranging from two months to four years took part in the Chico Youth Cribbage Tournament on Jan.

Daily Planner: February 8

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:49 PM CST

Events CHICO CABARET: 5 p.m. Auditions for "Bus Stop," by William Inge. 2201 Pillsbury Road. 895-0245.

Daily Planner: February 9

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM 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.

Dave Davies' column: Nominations now due for Hall of Fame

Posted: 08 Feb 2009 02:02 AM CST

It's that time of year again, time to start thinking about the 37th annual Chico Sports Hall of Fame and Senior Athletes Banquet, to be held the first week of May.

Death toll up to at least 35 in wind-driven Australian fires

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:51 PM CST

SYDNEY (AP) — Walls of flame roared across southeastern Australia, razing scores of homes, forests and farmland in the country's worst wildfire disaster in a quarter century.

Editorial: Don't neglect blue-collar jobs

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

Our view: School districts need to protect their career technical education programs despite the governor's suggestion otherwise.

Free tax return assistance offered throughout county

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:02 PM CST

Low to moderate income people may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, as well as have their tax returns prepared for free.

Glenn County hopes to get energy from garbage

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:51 PM CST

ORLAND -- What's garbage to some may be someone else's energy source. At least that's the plan Orland-based Kara Varian Baker Corp.

Glenn County moves ahead with inmate job program

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:02 PM CST

WILLOWS -- Glenn County Sheriff Larry Jones said his department is moving ahead with a program more than a year in the planning that will assist jail inmates with tools they need to find and keep a job after release.

Glenn hopes to get energy from garbage

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:02 PM CST

ORLAND -- What's garbage to some may be someone else's energy source. At least that's the plan Orland-based Kara Varian Baker Corp.

Leadership Institute sets training sessions

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:02 PM CST

CHICO -- Management heading nonprofit organizations may take part in two trainings in February, provided by the Nonprofit Leadership Institute, a program of North Valley Community Foundation.

Letter: Chico needs more regulations

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

Now that the five firemen are not laid off, the Chico City Council should put them to good use: Dress the firemen in hoods and jackboots and send them out in the middle of the night to visit smoking houses to enforce the fireplace ban.

Letter: Fair trade comes to Chico

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

I want to thank the Chico Fair Trade Town steering committee for its efforts to get Chico recognized as the second "Fair Trade City" in California.

Letter: Find a chief who understands Chico

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:49 PM CST

Another drunken student riot. This time it was not dismissed as a mere minor "disturbance" by the Chico Police Department leadership as happened a couple of months ago.

Letter: Global warming theorists press on

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

Have you noticed that confronted with record, lengthy blizzards in the Midwest and unprecedented ice storms in the East, the global warming true believers are undeterred?

Letter: Government has to stop spending spree

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:49 PM CST

Thank you for putting your editorial about the state budget on the front page. You are so right. Both our federal and state legislators are responsible for this mess, not the governor or the president.

Letter: Government workers shouldn't complain

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

City, county, state and federal workers: You seem to have forgotten that you put your pants or pantyhose on one leg at a time.

Letter: Large classes will hinder young students

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

I am writing this letter as a concerned parent and teacher. Our governor is proposing that one way to save money in this budget crisis is to eliminate the class-size reduction program in all public school classes grades K-3.

Letter: Limit city spending to essentials

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

"Spirit Flags" now adorn the Forest Avenue median. How impressive. Just what I needed while I'm trying to navigate to Raley's to do my grocery shopping.

Letter: Ombudsman can help on care homes

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

I am writing in response to the series of articles by Larry Mitchell regarding skilled nursing facilities.

Letter: People first, party second

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

When will the members of the California Legislature become more concerned about the people than their political party?

Letter: Students should be held accountable

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

After reading comments from university President Paul Zingg, public officials, and your Sunday editorial where you say "Yes, the images are alarming, even if you're not a parent wondering whether you're wasting money on trying to educate the little

Letter: Watered-down ordinance does nothing

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

After the two riots that have cost our taxpayers more money, damaged personal property and made our city a mockery once again in the eyes of California and the nation, don't you think it's about time to reconsider?

Local Roundup: Butte baseball takes two wins from Mendocino

Posted: 08 Feb 2009 02:02 AM CST

Opening day at Cowan Park, already known for being a buoyant annual occasion every February, was further bolstered Saturday afternoon by the Butte College baseball team's doubleheader sweep past Mendocino.

New Zealand's South Island

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:47 PM CST

Flying from Australia, we arrived on the South Island of New Zealand. During that flight, we had a grand view of Mount Cook and its snow capped peaks.

On Foot: Blue Heron is a great wake-up in Bidwell Park

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:48 PM CST

CHICO — Our north state woodlands and stream sides offer the most abundant collection of wildlife around.

Once all-but-extinct tule elk thriving in north state

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:03 PM CST

STONYFORD -- On a gorgeous winter day near Stonyford, just inside the Sacramento Valley's western foothills, a cluster of animals once thought to be extinct rested in a peaceful valley, safely surrounded by rolling hills.

People on the Street

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 10:50 PM CST

How should university student disturbances be handled? Asked Thursday at the post office on Vallombrosa.

Top students at Chico Junior High School receive honors

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:02 PM CST

The following students at Chico Junior High School earned honor roll grades during the fall semester of 2008: Seventh grade — Kaesha Abrams, Natalie Ackerman, Cyndi Aird, Lily Akers, Nathaniel Anderson, Marco Arreguin, Gabrielle Banathy,

Volunteer fence work

Posted: 07 Feb 2009 11:02 PM CST

Greg Jorner (left) and Roger Hart of the Noon Exchange Club installed a split rail fence along the perimeter of the north parking lot at One-Mile Recreation Area in Bidwell Park Saturday.

Wildcat women defend their reputation

Posted: 08 Feb 2009 02:02 AM CST

CHICO — The Chico State women's basketball team was crushed in the rebounding department, turned the ball over 14 times and shot just 32 percent in the first half.

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