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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Accused ex-officer blames actions on date rape drug

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

OROVILLE -- A rookie officer who resigned from the Williams Police Department after allegedly trying to break into the home of three Chico women said outside of court Friday he will attempt to prove someone slipped a disabling drug into his drink at

Attorney seeks change of jurisdiction in double homicide case

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

QUINCY— Although a Plumas County judge has set a trial date for the man accused of killing a Willows teen and his girlfriend in Chester last summer, the case could go to another county.

Budget situation calls for proposed county fire cuts

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

Several proposed budget cuts to Cal Fire-Butte County could leave Butte County with vacant fire stations and up to 23 less firefighters.

Chico man arrested for second time in three days for alleged bomb threats

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

CHICO — A 28-year-old Chico man was arrested for the second time within three days after he allegedly made a bomb threat Friday at the Fit One Athletic Club on the Skyway.

Daily Planner: February 28

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

Events FARMERS MARKET: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine year-round. East Second and Wall streets, Chico.

Daily Planner: March 1

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

Events 44TH ANNUAL CAPAY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT DINNER: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Capay Elementary School, corner of Fourth and Cutting avenues.

Drought proclamation stirs local concerns

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 01:48 AM PST

OROVILLE -- Butte County water officials have concerns that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proclamation Friday on the drought isn't clear about protecting local control over groundwater.

Economy experiences worst showing in 25 years

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy is moving in reverse faster than the government can measure. The contraction for the fourth quarter of 2008 had been estimated at 3.

Editorial: Hits and misses our take on the week in news

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

HIT — We're glad to see there's finally movement on the Forest Highway 171 project, an important escape route off the Paradise ridge.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "Servants, Savior and Solid Food," from Pastor Justin Morris; 6 p.

In honor of Robert Burns, Scottish Society pays a visit

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

Several members of the Butte County Scottish Society paid a visit to residents Feb. 21 at Windchime Assisted Living in Chico.

Letter: Fire all politicians and start over

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

Here we go again, more taxes on the working class and no concession in Congress or the state Legislature.

Letter: Ordinance would preserve trees

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

Thanks to Jenn Klein for her article on the proposed amendments to Chico's tree ordinance (Feb. 21). However, she missed a vital provision in the proposal: The new rules would be activated only when a discretionary permit is required.

Letter: Where does stimulus money come from?

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

Opinions are rampant relating to our stimulus considerations. Let us for the moment consider the question, "Where have we been, where are we, and where are we headed?

Local Roundup: Butte men see their season end in San Jose

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:10 AM PST

The Butte College men's basketball team was eliminated from the state championship playoff tournament Friday night after falling 86-76 to San Jose City College in San Jose.

Make-A-Wish helps Parker family visit giraffes in Kenya

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

The Make-A-Wish Foundation paid for the Parker family of five to go to Kenya's exclusive "Giraffe Manor" and live with the tall, quiet creatures.

Natural Wonders: Wherever in the universe, gems start as molten liquid

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

NASA's data now claims large deposits of opal have been found on Mars. This is a kick-off question as to whether there are deposits of gold and diamonds, too.

Octuplet mom lets offer of free baby care lapse

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

LOS ANGELES — The mother of octuplets born earlier this month seemed more interested in lining up a reality TV show and press conferences about her babies than in arranging free, 24-hour nursing care for them, the founder of a nonprofit

Officials to unveil bird-heckling policy

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

WILLOWS — Officials of Glenn County and the city of Willows will hold a special public meeting this morning at 10:30 regarding the annual bird nuisance — and what they plan to do about it this year.

Paradise's girls ease to victory, boys win as well

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:10 AM PST

PARADISE — After leading Lassen High by five through one quarter, the Paradise High girls basketball team used a 16-2 lead to blow the game wide open and cruised to a 66-44 victory at home Friday in the first round of the Northern Section

Perspectives: A call to action

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

This article is a call to action to Christian churches in our region. I am not presumptuous enough to address mosques and synagogues and secular organizations, though I would ask members of such communities to interpret what I say through the lens

Religious Briefs

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

Episcopal church begins Alpha course PARADISE — St. Nicholas Episcopal Church will offer a 10-week Alpha course starting this Sunday at the church, 5872 Oliver Road.

Reporting law making Enloe a better hospital

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

CHICO — A state law designed to reduce medical errors is making Enloe Medical Center a better hospital, Enloe's chief operating officer said Friday.

Senior Planner

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:03 AM PST

Paradise programs: Paradise Senior Center, 877 Nunneley Road, 877-1733; Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway, 872-6393.

Sidelines: Strongest man competition set

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:10 AM PST

The Body Shop Gym will present the second annual Chico's Strongest Man Competition on Saturday, March 28.

Stein leads Mustang boys in home win, Champion girls fall to Westwood

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:10 AM PST

CHICO — With grace and a public-address prayer, the Champion Christian School boys thanked and welcomed Dunsmuir to town.

Tigers' town: Oroville boys top LP for playoff win

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:09 AM PST

OROVILLE — Oroville High's boys basketball team was going to shed the massive baggage of a 13-game losing streak Friday night whether the Tigers won or lost.

Two I-5 crash victims still in hospital, in fair condition

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

CHICO — Two men critically injured in a fatal accident Feb. 18 on Interstate 5 near Willows remained hospitalized Friday, while a third victim of the crash has been released.

UPDATE: Schwarzenegger declares Calif. drought emergency

Posted: 27 Feb 2009 03:24 PM PST

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency today after three years of below-average rain and snowfall in California, a step that urges urban water agencies to reduce water use by 20 percent.

Welcome wet weather re-opens Oroville boat ramps

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

OROVILLE -- With the arrival of some much-needed rain earlier this week, Lake Oroville is bouncing back as a recreation area for boaters, with weekend weather predictions continuing to positively impact lake levels.

Willows trustees approve teacher layoff notices

Posted: 28 Feb 2009 12:04 AM PST

WILLOWS — Willows Unified School District trustees officially decided to cut at most 18 full-time positions, though some positions listed are currently held by part-time employees.

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