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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Bach hasn't forgotten roots during TV career

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:07 AM CST

Mindi Bach may hold a position as a well-known Bay Area television reporter and anchor, but at heart she'll always be a Chicoan.

Chico State University coed overdoses on alcohol at party

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 06:10 PM CST

CHICO — A Chico State University student identified as Bethany G. Dixon, 18, is in fair condition at Enloe Medical Center after suffering alcohol poisoning at a party Thursday night.

Chico tree ordinance is branching out

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:44 AM CST

CHICO -- While new rules will seek to protect trees and shade in the city, some worry the laws won't protect private property rights.

Coed overdoses on alcohol at possible sorority function

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:45 AM CST

CHICO -- A Chico State University student is in fair condition at Enloe Medical Center after suffering alcohol poisoning Thursday during a function police said was a Sigma Kappa sorority ceremony.

Correction

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:46 AM CST

The Oroville High wrestler in Thursday's Prep Athlete of the Week feature was incorrectly named. The correct name is Tyler Diamond.

Daily Planner: February 21

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:36 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: February 22

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

Events CHICO GUN SHOW AND SALE: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Education building, Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, 2357 Fair St.

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

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

HIT — If you missed Valentine's Day and still owe a gift to someone special, there's at least three online opportunities to give something creative and lasting.

Escaped convicted rapist, registered sex offender still at large

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:09 AM CST

OROVILLE -- A convicted rapist and registered sex offender awaiting trial on another sexual assault charge, is still missing after escaping last weekend while being treated at Oroville Medical Center.

Explosive device shuts down Chico police headquarters

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:08 AM CST

CHICO -- An explosive device a woman found in her home and was advised to bring to the Chico Police Department closed down its building on Humboldt Road for nearly three hours Friday.

Feather River halts emergency room expansion

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:46 AM CST

PARADISE — Feather River Hospital's emergency department expansion, scheduled to break ground this spring, has been delayed until next year.

Fire Safe Council demonstrates resident-assistance programs

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:45 AM CST

PARADISE — Clear skies Friday afternoon offered a great view from lower Paradise down toward the destructive path of the Humboldt Fire.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:46 AM CST

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "Jesus is Coming Again!" from Pastor Sam Allen; 6 p.

Group that helps veterans reports $200,000 burglary

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:25 AM CST

CHICO -- Burglaries on two successive nights have left Caring Veterans Inc., a group that aids homeless veterans, missing about $200,000 in cold weather gear and clothing.

Healthy Hero sees farmers markets going virtual

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

CHICO — Richard Roth sees farmers markets of the future where cooking demonstrations will show people how to prepare produce they buy, where health professionals screen for hypertension and cholesterol, and large monitors will bring the latest

LP surges past Orland

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:07 AM CST

OROVILLE — Only for the first 66 seconds of the fourth quarter in Friday night's Butte View League boys basketball matchup between Las Plumas High and Orland were the host Thunderbirds truly dominant against the underdog Trojans.

Layoffs expected soon at Willows schools

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:44 AM CST

WILLOWS — Layoffs at Willows Unified School District became certain Thursday as the board of trustees approved a revised budget recovery plan that cuts $1.

Letter: Chico has its spending priorities wrong

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

I recently caught a quick peek at the Spirit Flags art project while navigating busy Forest Avenue. What a waste of $25,000.

Letter: Oroville police response quick, effective

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

I would like to express my profound appreciation for the Oroville Police Department. On Feb. 10, my home was burglarized.

Letter: Political parties only divide the nation

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

If we are going to solve the problems in this country and survive as a democratic republic, we must put aside partisan politics and start examining the issues on the merit of what is good for all.

Letter: Supervisors' jail time is fitting

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

Regarding the defiant chairman of the Butte County Board of Supervisors, Bill Connelly, yes, by all means go to jail!

Local Roundup: Wildcat women win, keep pace with region

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:07 AM CST

The Chico State women's basketball team's postseason hopes lived to see another day. The Wildcats, with the No.

Loval Briefs

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:46 AM CST

Crossing guard reportedly beats elderly woman with stop sign WILLOWS — A woman who attacked her mother-in-law with a handheld stop sign, then allegedly pushed her into the street, was arrested Thursday for assault with a deadly weapon.

Next test of state budget deal rests with voters

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:09 AM CST

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state's legislative leaders spent more than three months — and one final, agonizing week — to find a way to plug California's $42 billion budget hole.

Oldies, but goodies

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:26 AM CST

Antiques dealers and shoppers mingle Friday during the opening day of the annual antiques show at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.

Panthers give Simmons home sendoff to remember

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:07 AM CST

CHICO — Friday night may have been Sam Simmons' last game coaching the Chico High boys basketball team in its home gym.

Paradise can't catch PV

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:07 AM CST

PARADISE — What appeared to be a rout following the opening quarter turned into a single-digit contest heading to the fourth quarter of Friday's Pleasant Valley High boys basketball game against Paradise in the Eastern Athletic League at

Park panel to consider heritage tree ordinance

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:46 AM CST

CHICO — Items on the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission's 7 p.m. Monday agenda include a smoking ban at City Plaza, the future location of a short disc golf course in Bidwell Park, and the city's proposed Heritage Tree Ordinance.

Plea delayed in release of Grand Jury documents

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:44 AM CST

OROVILLE -- While it may have taken months to get a state budget passed, a court arraignment for a former Butte County grand juror charged with leaking confidential documents was done Friday before the court calendar was even called.

Religious Briefs

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:46 AM CST

Prayer support meeting Sunday night CHICO — Baha'is of Chico invites the public to join in prayer at 7 p.

Relocated pets need foster parents

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:45 AM CST

CHICO -- People who don't mind house guests with four legs are being recruited to be foster parents for animals that would otherwise be killed due to the relocation of a shelter in Central California.

Schwarzenegger signs bills to close Calif. deficit

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 05:49 PM CST

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state's legislative leaders spent more than three months — and one final, agonizing week — to find a way to plug California's $42 billion budget hole.

Senior Planner

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:36 AM CST

CARD Senior Programs: Community Center, 545 Vallombrosa Ave., 895-4711; Dorothy Johnson Center, 775 E.

Sidelines: CIF honors Orland's Valentin

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:07 AM CST

Orland High tennis coach George Valentin has been named one of 13 recipients of the California Interscholastic Federation Model Coach Award.

The avenues to get trial traffic improvement

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 12:46 AM CST

CHICO -- For the next six months, two intersections in the avenues neighborhood will play host to a traffic improvement that could be used throughout Chico.

University picks drag queen as homecoming queen

Posted: 21 Feb 2009 02:09 AM CST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — George Mason University senior Ryan Allen dresses in drag and doesn't mind being called a queen — homecoming queen, to be exact.

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