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Monday, March 16, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Aanestad no friend of single-payer health care

Posted: 15 Mar 2009 10:44 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO — A new proposal for a single-payer health care system was made in the Legislature last week, and state Sen.

Anonymous tip leads to arrests

Posted: 15 Mar 2009 10:44 PM PDT

OROVILLE — An anonymous tip led to the arrest of Oroville resident Johnny Bell, 29 on warrants from Yuba County and the California Department of Correction as a parolee at large.

Bernanke: Recession could end this year

Posted: 15 Mar 2009 10:18 PM PDT

WASHINGTON — America's recession "probably" will end this year if the government succeeds in bolstering the banking system, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Sunday in a rare television interview.

Blog Log

Posted: 15 Mar 2009 10:44 PM PDT

Here are snippets from some of our blogs last week. The blogs, and others, can be seen in their entirety at www.

Bomb kills four U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

Posted: 15 Mar 2009 10:18 PM PDT

KABUL — A roadside bomb killed four American soldiers in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday — new evidence of rising violence in a region where clashes and attacks in the first two months of 2009 more than doubled from the same period a year

Chico police plan St. Patrick's Day enforcement

Posted: 15 Mar 2009 10:44 PM PDT

CHICO — Police will increase staffing on St. Patrick's Day and get help from other agencies, to combat drunken driving and public drunkenness in downtown Chico and student neighborhoods.

Council, commission to look at new housing plan proposal

Posted: 15 Mar 2009 10:44 PM PDT

CHICO — Potential changes to the city's housing policies could include a "trust fund" for housing donations and a requirement that builders include homes for affordable housing in new developments.

Daily Planner: March 16

Posted: 15 Mar 2009 10:18 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: School focus a welcome change

Posted: 15 Mar 2009 10:18 PM PDT

Our view: The president's ideas on charter schools and tying merit pay to achievement are good ones, but we need to see the details.

Food makers, retailers at odds over costs

Posted: 15 Mar 2009 10:18 PM PDT

Retailers, who begrudgingly went along when food makers pushed up prices to recoup record-high costs, are flexing newfound muscle and demanding price cuts to match the recent steep retreat in ingredient costs.

Go fly a kite, kid

Posted: 15 Mar 2009 10:44 PM PDT

On a day when the weather cast its gloomy pall over Chico, ready to drop rain, 7-year-old Alondra Araiza (forefront) and her brother, Christian, found a reason to keep their spirits afloat — chasing a kite tail.

Letter: Phony pope stunt a religious mockery

Posted: 15 Mar 2009 10:18 PM PDT

We have a comment on the March 9 front-page photo of the blessing of the cyclists by an artificial pope and nun.

Letter: Republican lazy affair comes to fruition

Posted: 15 Mar 2009 10:18 PM PDT

The political term laissez faire, generally meaning little government involvement, has been well illustrated in the last two Republican presidential administrations, as well as locally in Chico.

Letter: State tests a waste of students' time

Posted: 15 Mar 2009 10:18 PM PDT

Elementary-school "benchmark" testing took place in Chico schools Feb. 17-29. These are the individual assessments that are recorded on each student's report card.

Letter: prison release will be orderly

Posted: 15 Mar 2009 10:18 PM PDT

It's true, California may have to release 50,000 to 60,000 inmates to comply with the federal court's order to substantially reduce its grossly overcrowded prisons.

Local Roundup: Wildcats give up lead, drop series finale against Gators

Posted: 15 Mar 2009 10:10 PM PDT

The Chico State baseball team let a one-run lead slip away Sunday and San Francisco State won the finale of a four-game weekend series, 6-5 in San Francisco.

News from our past

Posted: 15 Mar 2009 10:18 PM PDT

Here are some newspaper stories published this week in years past: 25 years ago 'Jeffery Brothers landmark steel plant, to close' Jeffery Brothers, a .

Rollover causes minor injuries

Posted: 15 Mar 2009 10:44 PM PDT

PARADISE — Plans for a Sunday shopping trip ended up in a rollover accident that banged and bruised two teens and a baby, but thanks to seatbelts, air bags and a child seat, all survived with minor injuries.

Space shuttle Discovery blasts off with crew of seven

Posted: 15 Mar 2009 10:18 PM PDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven rocketed into orbit Sunday evening, setting off on a space station construction mission cut short by launch delays that dragged on for more than a month.

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