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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Ala. gunman left list of those who wronged him

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 03:42 PM PDT

SAMSON, Ala. (AP) — The gunman who killed 10 people and committed suicide in a rampage across the Alabama countryside had struggled to keep a job and left behind a list of employers and co-workers he believed had wronged him, authorities said

Alabama gunman left list of those who wronged him

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:19 PM PDT

SAMSON, Ala. -- The gunman who killed 10 people and committed suicide in a rampage across the Alabama countryside had struggled to keep a job and left behind lists of employers and co-workers he believed had wronged him, authorities said Wednesday.

Arson drill helps investigators hone skills

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:21 PM PDT

CHICO -- A small abandoned structure at the former Pear Grove Mobile Home Park on East Eighth Street was set ablaze Wednesday, so arson investigators could practice their investigative skills.

Art briefs

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 05:07 PM PDT

Local art on display at Sally Dimas Gallery CHICO -- The Sally Dimas Art Gallery Annex is exhibiting a collection of art works by local artists in the lobby of Chico Theater Company.

Art feature: Lori Stevens unveils blackboard art at All Fired Up

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 05:08 PM PDT

CHICO -- What do you get when you put together a retired teacher and a paintbrush? Blackboard art, that's what.

Biblio File: Chico's Clark Brown shares tales of 'Yana City'

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 05:07 PM PDT

Clark Brown's "Down in the Valley" ($11.95 in paperback from Stansbury Publishing) is billed as "a collection of four stories and a novella set in a small college town.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: March 12, 2009

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 05:07 PM PDT

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.

Calendar highlight: Ailey II

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 05:07 PM PDT

Ailey II will perform innovative and contemporary dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Chico State University's Laxson Auditorium.

Calendar highlight: The Touques

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 05:07 PM PDT

The Touques (pronounced two-ks) will play at 8 p.m. Saturday at Cafe Coda, along with The Red Ribbon Brigade, Wicked Honey and Bells & Whistles.

Cattle and Shooting Stars: Time proves ranchers and ecologists can agree on the Vina Plains

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:21 PM PDT

VINA — "In the 22 years I've been with the Nature Conservancy, I've seen a lot of change," Rich Reiner said Monday, as he tucked his hands into the pockets of his heavy jacket.

Chico State students warned about spring break in Mexico

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:21 PM PDT

CHICO -- Students across the country, including at Chico State University, have been warned that travel to Mexico this year is riskier than it has been in the past.

Claims photographer touched school girls under investigation

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:21 PM PDT

WILLOWS -- A photographer for Lifetouch National School Studios, Inc. has been suspended amid allegations he inappropriately touched eight girls he was photographing on March 5.

Correction

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:21 PM PDT

Rep. Wally Herger's claim that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi earmarked $30 million in federal spending for a variety of mouse, as reported in Wednesday's newspaper, is incorrect.

Cover story: Cabaret throws 'Wild Party' in 'Roaring Twenties'

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 05:07 PM PDT

CHICO -- It was the "Roaring Twenties." It was a time of free-spirited life when anything goes! It was wild party time!

Daily Planner: March 12

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:20 PM PDT

Events ARTIST RECEPTION: 5-8 p.m. for artist Lois Cohen. James Snidle Fine Arts Gallery, 254 E. Fourth St.

Daily Planner: March 13

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:20 PM PDT

Events 43RD ANTIQUE BOTTLE SHOW: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Bidwell Bottle Club of Chico hosts 60 plus dealers at 43rd annual Antique Bottle, Jar, Insulator and Collectibles show and sale.

Discovery Shoppe disburses $80,000

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:20 PM PDT

CHICO — For the women who volunteer at the Discovery Shoppe in Chico, it pays to recycle. In this case, the recycled items are gently used clothing, accessories and household items that are resold in their resale shop at 315 Flume St.

Economy stalls Meriam Park construction

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:22 PM PDT

CHICO -- A sour economy and weak housing market have delayed construction of the largest development in Chico in decades.

Editorial: Salmon decline bad for economy

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:20 PM PDT

Our view: Expect more salmon fishing restrictions this fall, but anglers aren't the big problem, just an easy scapegoat.

Entertainment calendar for March 12-18

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 05:07 PM PDT

Thursday, MARCH 12 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS CAFE CODA: Regina Terry with Mill Creek Blues Band. 8 p.m. COPA DEL ORO, Oroville: Feather River Gypsies.

Fifth annual Celebration of Abraham friendship dinner on Sunday

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:21 PM PDT

CHICO — The fifth annual Celebration of Abraham will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at First Christian Church, 295 E.

Gas leak postpones space shuttle Discovery launch

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 01:11 PM PDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA postponed the launch of space shuttle Discovery just hours before it was to head to the international space station today because of a hydrogen gas leak that could have been catastrophic at liftoff.

Glenn County projects $2.3 million deficit for next year

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:21 PM PDT

WILLOWS -- Around it goes. Glenn County Board of Supervisors began a fresh round of budget talks Tuesday, with a summary of initial requests for the next fiscal year that would plunge the county into a $2.

Great comes late in Butte victory

Posted: 12 Mar 2009 12:09 AM PDT

OROVILLE — Jake Gill's best at-bat Wednesday was not glorious. It was not even the Butte College baseball team's most productive.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Watchmen' balances on thin line of love, hate

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 05:07 PM PDT

"Watchmen" is Zack Snyder's ("300") adaptation of Alan Moore's classic graphic novel of the same name.

Layoffs, deficits hit Hamilton City schools

Posted: 12 Mar 2009 12:09 AM PDT

HAMILTON CITY -- Ripples from the recently approved state budget reached Hamilton City school districts this week, indicating increased belt-tightening, deficits and possible program and teacher reductions.

Letter: County manages sick leave well

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:21 PM PDT

Roger Aylworth's article about the Grand Jury report concerned me. I am a retired Butte County employee.

Letter: Entire midwives story not getting told

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:21 PM PDT

I too was pretty surprised that the only midwife at Enloe was "fired" while the eight obstetricians were kept.

Letter: Letter writer should probe deeper

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:21 PM PDT

A letter writer Friday says he has yet to hear any Muslim cleric condemn the 9/11 attackers ("Muslims need to denounce radicals").

Letter: Street names, numbers get confusing

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:21 PM PDT

So now the Oroville City Council is thinking of changing the name of Wyandotte Avenue to Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Local Briefs

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:21 PM PDT

Girl arrested for assault on teacher ORLAND — A teacher for the Eagles Program was allegedly assaulted Tuesday by a female student, 15.

Local Roundup: Only mercy rule can halt PV's batting barrage

Posted: 12 Mar 2009 12:08 AM PDT

An offensive storm rolled through Doryland Field on Wednesday afternoon and the Pleasant Valley baseball team thoroughly enjoyed it.

Music preview: Paradise Symphony's 50th anniversary concert series continues

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 05:07 PM PDT

PARADISE -- The Paradise Symphony continues to celebrate its 50th Anniversary on Sunday at the Paradise Performing Arts Center.

Music preview: Robert Earl Keen hits the El Rey stage next week

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 05:07 PM PDT

CHICO -- Robert Earl Keen has used his laidback voice, witty lyrics and everyman storytelling to create songs you can't help but love.

Music review: Big Brother & The Holding Company rocks the ridge

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 05:07 PM PDT

PARADISE -- Janis Joplin's original band, Big Brother & The Holding Company, rocked the ridge last Saturday, transporting the audience to a musical paradise of blues, hard and psychedelic rock.

North State Voices: Plenty of prey may be too much

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:21 PM PDT

My family lived in a small town in rural Hungary during World War II. We raised our own poultry and pig in our backyard and kept the animal feed in a storage shed.

Oroville cancer cluster study is inconclusive

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:22 PM PDT

OROVILLE -- After an extensive study, state health officials can't say why the rate for pancreatic cancer in Oroville doubled during 2004 and 2005.

Performing arts review: 'Keeping Dance Alive!' shows power of dance

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 05:07 PM PDT

CHICO -- Dance takes many forms. It is a multicultural feast of international influences which contribute to an inspiring mix.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Rees' call-up meant title for Bobcats

Posted: 12 Mar 2009 12:08 AM PDT

In a two-week span, Paradise High's Catharine Rees went from a junior varsity player to a varsity standout.

Prep Athlete of the Week: Rios shoulders sports success

Posted: 12 Mar 2009 12:08 AM PDT

Pleasant Valley High wrestler Desmond Rios paid the price for his injury problems all season long. On Saturday's "walk of the champions" after the CIF State Championships, he got what he paid for.

Review: Gallery hosts Sea Shepherds fundraiser

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 05:07 PM PDT

CHICO -- When times are hard -- as they surely are now -- discretionary spending is the first place people look to cut expenses.

School time

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:21 PM PDT

Announcements Citrus School will have its spelling bee today. Paradise Charter Middle School will have "Community Night" at 6:30 p.

Suspect arrested in '03 Gridley double murder

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:22 PM PDT

OROVILLE -- A Gridley man about to be released from Folsom Prison after doing time for his part in a jail gang fight was taken into custody by Butte County officials Tuesday and charged in connection with a five-year-old double murder.

Teen kills 15 in Germany before taking own life

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:19 PM PDT

WINNENDEN, Germany -- A 17-year-old wielding a Beretta 9 mm pistol burst into classrooms at his former high school Wednesday and gunned down students — some of whom died with their pencils still in hand — in a rampage that ended with 15

The Nosebleed Section: Some press is in order for boarders

Posted: 12 Mar 2009 12:08 AM PDT

Today's column idea just had to be altered to give some attention to a local team that won a state title.

Theater briefs

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 05:07 PM PDT

Kids star in Blue Room production CHICO -- The Blue Room Young Company presents "Doc, Doc ... Goose!" at 2 p.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 09:20 PM PDT

The shelter's information number is 343-7917. Details about shelter activities can be obtained, or callers can leave a message.

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