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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

All About Us: Bath time is family time

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:47 PM PDT

DURHAM — I saw my son as an old man once. He was six and taking a bubble bath. He lurched through the water and emerged with a bubble beard covering his chin and mustache on his upper lip.

Charter school's start date derailed

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:43 PM PDT

WILLOWS — For the Glenn County Board of Education, a little technicality is causing worry over the pending approval of the new document that governs and defines William Finch Charter School.

Daily Planner: March 22

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:47 PM PDT

Events NVADG training: 9a.m.-4:30 p.m. North Valley Animal Disaster Group trains new volunteers to shelter and evacuate animals during disasters.

Daily Planner: March 23

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:46 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.

Eagles earn split, Butte slips in GVC

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 10:36 PM PDT

BUTTE VALLEY — Against the Butte College baseball team in a Golden Valley Conference doubleheader on Saturday afternoon, College of the Siskiyous managed to move ahead on the scoreboard.

Editorial: Read Chiang's lips: Cut spending?

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:43 PM PDT

Our View: We hope State Controller John Chiang wasn't playing to his audience during his recent north state trip.

Fire destroys north-Chico home

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:43 PM PDT

A 2,600-square-foot house in north Chico burned to the ground Saturday after catching fire at 1:45 p.

Justice, recovery sluggish for tour bus crash victims

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:43 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO -- As survivors attempt to recover mentally and physically from a horrific tour bus crash in Colusa County last October, an assemblyman is promoting a bill that may prevent a similar tragedy in the future.

Letter: Elect your school's principal

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:43 PM PDT

Education happens in the classroom, not the district office.So, let's unite to save our teachers and push for one big school district to govern all of Butte County, but at the same time enhance local control.

Letter: Just make pot less illegal

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:44 PM PDT

I propose that marijuana not be "legalized." Instead, I favor making it slightly less illegal in a specific way.

Letter: Remember firefighter's death

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:43 PM PDT

A date and a man this city should not forget. Richard Ek, you were wrong in your letter stating that, "No firefighter has ever died fighting a fire in Chico.

Letter: Take drunken driving seriously

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:44 PM PDT

It is beyond dispute that on the average someone is killed by a drunken driver every 40 minutes. Our family was devastated when on Jan.

Letter: Who benefits from water policy?

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:44 PM PDT

Heather Hacking's recent article on the Drought Water Bank and the state's policy of facilitating willing buyers and willing sellers was a good start in educating readers on the process by which additional Butte County groundwater might be pumped in

Letters: An unnecessary requirement

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:43 PM PDT

It would seem that Chico is considering a requirement that builders include homes for affordable housing mixed into new developments.

Letters: Bush's White House reign

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:43 PM PDT

The March 10 editorial on torture strategies engaged in by the Bush administration ends by referring to the Bush administration's "penchant for secrecy.

Letters: Firefighters risk lives every day

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:43 PM PDT

In response to Richard Ek's Letter to the Editor on March 17 who believes that Chico firefighters ride a "rich gravy train.

Letters: Herger appears to be confused

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:43 PM PDT

I notice that Congressman Wally Herger is a public servant who is against including "earmarks" in legislation.

Letters: More local sports needed

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:43 PM PDT

I thought the E-R was a local newspaper. Chico High wins a state championship in skiing/snowboarding and there's no word about it in the hard copy (paper) or Web site about it?

Local Roundup: Pitching fails 'Cats again in doubleheader sweep by Toros

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 10:36 PM PDT

With two more pitching letdowns, the Chico State baseball team suffered a doubleheader sweep to Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson, 8-0 and 10-8 Saturday.

Locals pitch in to help developing nations

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:43 PM PDT

CHICO -- About 300 people lugged buckets of water around lower Bidwell Park Saturday to help raise $35,000 to provide clean water in developing nations.

Man suffers serious injury in ATV accident

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:41 PM PDT

OROVILLE -- A 28-year-old Gridley man driving a three-wheel all-terrain vehicle suffered major injuries after he failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a pickup truck Friday night, according to a release from the California Highway Patrol.

Mechanics and doctors make me nervous for same reason

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:43 PM PDT

It is going to sound a little cowardly, and probably foolish to boot, but I tend to avoid "routine maintenance" for both my best vehicular buddy — Ma Truck — and my own all-too fragile flesh for exactly the same reason.

On Foot: Signs of buds along Rio Lindo Channel

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:46 PM PDT

CHICO — February and March rains were promising, not the answer from the heavens we were hoping for, but promising for a green spring.

On the Bookshelf: "Knock, knock"

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:47 PM PDT

"Knock, knock." "Who's there?" "Lionel." "Lionel who?" "Lion-el eat me if you don't open that door!

People on the Street

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:43 PM PDT

What do you think ought to happen to those giving and receiving the bonuses at AIG? Asked Thursday in downtown Chico.

Police shot, suspect killed after Oakland traffic stop

Posted: 22 Mar 2009 02:59 AM PDT

OAKLAND -- Four officers were in critical condition and a suspect dead on Saturday after two related shootings, the first after a traffic stop and the second after a massive manhunt ended in gunfire, police said.

Protesters visit AIG officials' lavish homes

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:41 PM PDT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A busload of activists representing working- and middle-class families paid visits Saturday to the lavish homes of American International Group executives to protest the tens of millions of dollars in bonuses awarded by the

Railroad work to close roads

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:43 PM PDT

A series of road closures will begin Monday and last until late April, as the Union Pacific Railroad works on track crossings through Butte County.

Shelter expects to see more homeless

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:43 PM PDT

CHICO — The Torres Shelter, which houses homeless people, seems to be part of a growth industry these days.

Spring is in full bloom

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:43 PM PDT

Barb Ober of Chico browses plants from the Little Red Hen booth during the Soroptimist Home, Garden and Antique Show at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.

Suicide car bomber kills 6 in Afghanistan

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 09:41 PM PDT

KABUL -- A suicide car bomber attacked a police checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing six people, police said, as the American envoy to the country said the U.

Travis Souders: Runner's biggest footsteps are for his family

Posted: 21 Mar 2009 10:36 PM PDT

Being a former reporter, Sean Murphy's first instinct when his father Harry told him of his prostate cancer — after fear — was to research it.

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