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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

All About Us: Learning a life lesson from my little sister

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:04 PM PDT

CHICO — My little sister will turn 20 this month. She claims it's a "nothing" year, meaning it's not getting your driver's license at 16 or being able to legally drink at 21.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters announces $50,000 needed to keep doors open

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:05 PM PDT

CHICO — With the sagging economy, charitible organizations are finding themselves short on operating funds this spring, which may affect the vital services they provide to the area.

Boom-years borrowing hits churches

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:03 PM PDT

Metropolitan Baptist Church was bursting out of its home. From a group of freed slaves in Civil War-era Washington, Metropolitan Baptist had grown into a modern-day megachurch and community service powerhouse.

Briefs

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:05 PM PDT

Toddler escapes injury after fall CHICO — A toddler who fell out of the second-story window of an apartment Friday night was later sent home from the hospital uninjured, police reported.

Daily Planner: March 15

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:04 PM PDT

Events 15th Annual Portuguese Festa: Seatings 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; 4-7 p.m. Willows Knights of Columbus Council No.

Daily Planner: March 16

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:04 PM PDT

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.

Editorial: Education faces tough questions

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:03 PM PDT

Our view: A difficult economy forces businesses to rethink how they do things. Schools should be no exception.

Farm Briefs

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:06 PM PDT

Rangeland camp set for high schools Range Camp, a week-long program for students age 15-18, will include topics related to science and management for conservation of rangelands, forests and riparian areas, conducted by the California-Pacific section

Few sellers lining up for Drought Water Bank

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:05 PM PDT

The state is shopping for water for the Drought Water Bank, but a variety of factors has supplies drying up.

Fire claims life of Oroville resident days after fatal fire in Palermo

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 03:09 PM PDT

OROVILLE— A house fire early Saturday morning claimed the life of one Oroville resident, just three days after a Palermo woman died in her burning home.

Flashbacks from Here and There: Terrifying night in a rainstorm

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:04 PM PDT

BLOODY NOSE CREEK -- Told to me by Dale Wisser, whose wife, Tammy, and their five children family was almost killed by a freak, rampaging storm: March 1965 — It was a terrible night for my family.

In D.C. this weekend

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:04 PM PDT

Children's Choir of Chico members David Luther, Lillian Graham, Emma Luther, Eloise Graham and Sara Luther (left to right) take a break from preparing music they are performing this weekend at the national Organization of American Kodály

Insurance giant AIG to pay $165 million in bonuses

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:03 PM PDT

WASHINGTON — American International Group is giving its executives tens of millions of dollars in new bonuses even though it received a taxpayer bailout of more than $170 billion dollars.

It's in the cards — Chico group pegs winnings at cribbage tourney

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:04 PM PDT

GRASS VALLEY — Youth from five Chico schools attended the 15th annual Sierra Youth Cribbage Tournament on Feb.

Letter: America becoming socialist country

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:03 PM PDT

I promised myself that after the November elections, I was through beating my head against the wall attempting to convince people to vote conservative.

Letter: Caller ignorant about Oklahoma

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:03 PM PDT

While visiting Chico last week I noticed a comment in "Tell It to the E-R" from someone criticizing those who leave their Christmas lights up after the Christmas season.

Letter: City can back up talk with action

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:03 PM PDT

What a breath of fresh air coming from the city of Chico with the announcement that it is going to usher in a new approach to approving business expansion by providing a clear path through the regulatory process ("City aims to cut business delays").

Letter: County supervisor out of touch

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:03 PM PDT

I am always amazed at county Supervisor Jane Dolan's lack of touch with reality. In the March 6 newspaper she was quoted as saying, "County departments that charge fees for services should raise those fees until they cover 100 percent of the

Letter: Cutting county workers' hours will work

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:03 PM PDT

I agree with Dennis Swaney's March 3 letter, "Cut hours to save county jobs," concerning cutting back to a 36-hour work week.

Letter: Reader saves a million dollars

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:03 PM PDT

Most Americans are very concerned over the dollars allocated for earmarks this year. I'd like to save the country some money by solving the mystery of why pigs stink.

Letter: Special days for seniors are helpful

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:03 PM PDT

Chico Cinemark theater now offers a specific day for senior citizens to see the latest movies at a discounted rate.

Local Roundup: Wildcats go deep in doubleheader sweep

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:46 PM PDT

The Chico State baseball team hit four home runs to sweep a doubleheader Saturday over San Francisco State in San Francisco, winning 12-3 and 7-1.

Mini Gold Cup: Meyers holds off Lasoski's charge

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:46 PM PDT

CHICO — Danny Lasoski made a stirring comeback to end up second place in Saturday's Mini Gold Cup finale.

NIreland riots after police arrest 3 over killings

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:03 PM PDT

LURGAN, Northern Ireland — Irish nationalist gangs hurled gasoline bombs at police Saturday after three alleged IRA dissidents were arrested on suspicion of killing two British soldiers in an attack designed to trigger wider violence in

New maps will ignore levees when drawing flood plain

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:05 PM PDT

CHICO -- Parts of Butte County, including much of Chico, are about to be officially designated as flood plain — and residents will pay for it.

Olympian visits Chico

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:46 PM PDT

U.S. softball Olympian Alicia Hollowell (left) signs her autograph on a softball for Sydney Mt. Joy, 6, after Hollowell spoke at the opening ceremonies Saturday at DeGarmo Park for the new CARD softball leagues.

On the Bookshelf: "Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken"

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:04 PM PDT

Louise is no ordinary farmyard chicken. Louise longs for adventure. So she leaves the safety and boredom of the chicken coop and sets out to find it.

Oroville resident dies in blaze

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:05 PM PDT

OROVILLE -- A house fire early Saturday morning claimed the life of an Oroville resident, just three days after a Palermo woman died in her burning home.

Overcoming obstacles: 400 teens face challenges

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:05 PM PDT

RICHARDSON SPRINGS -- In a secluded corner of countryside outside of Chico, 400 teens from all over California spent three days cut off from TV and cell phones and learned to overcome their fears and work in harmony with others.

Rice commodity adviser opens Chico office

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:05 PM PDT

CHICO -- Butte and Colusa County rice growers have a new resource for market and commodity advice with the opening of the Farm and Trade, Inc.

Sometimes just staying calm amid bedlam can be a heroic act

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:03 PM PDT

For the better part of four decades, I've had the great — glorious, fabulous, wildly wonderful — good fortune to be married to my dear bride, the saintly Susan.

Teachers make a difference

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:03 PM PDT

It has been a rough week for schoolteachers. More than 26,000 teachers statewide and more than 400 locally received preliminary layoff notices.

The Litter Box: Apathy for CSUC sports is ridiculous

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:46 PM PDT

Last Sunday screamed baseball, the kind of warm, cloudless Chico spring day that begs for you to drop your remote control — or, heaven forbid, your rake — and relocate to the sunshine of Nettleton Stadium for at least a few innings.

United Way seeing more people in need

Posted: 14 Mar 2009 10:05 PM PDT

CHICO — United Way has seen a sharp increase in the number of people seeking help, according to Jay Coughlin, executive director of the agency, which serves Butte, Glenn and Colusa counties.

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