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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Applied Science: A view inside the Chico Science Fair

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 06:23 PM PDT

In the first photo — Dominic Isom, a 9-year-old fourth-grader at Sierra View School, shows the working part of his "magnetic linear accelerator" Monday at the Chico Science Fair at the Chico State University Farm.

April Fool's tradition likely started in France

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 10:44 PM PDT

As dawn breaks on April 1, the unwary and the unlucky may find bowls of sugar suddenly turning into salt, alarm clocks will mysteriously be set ahead or back an hour, and broadcasters may provide detailed reports on the spaghetti tree harvest, and

Arrest made in sexual assault on minors

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 10:43 PM PDT

ORLAND — An 18-year-old man wanted on warrants alleging he had sexual relations with underage females was arrested Sunday at his residence.

Butte Meadows man killed in snowmobile accident

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 12:55 PM PDT

BUTTE MEADOWS — Authorities are investigating the death of a Butte Meadows man Saturday in a snowmobile accident.

Butte Meadows man killed in snowmobile accident Saturday

Posted: 01 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

BUTTE MEADOWS — Authorities are investigating the death of a Butte Meadows man Saturday in a snowmobile accident.

California sales tax goes up by 1 cent today

Posted: 01 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

SACRAMENTO — Californians will start feeling the pain of the recently negotiated state budget fix today, when a 1-cent increase in the state sales tax will force consumers to pay more for goods such as cars, furniture, laptops and toys.

Chico baseball beats Foothill with small ball

Posted: 01 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

CHICO — Chico High's Tyler Clark almost became the guy who missed a sign and botched a squeeze play in a tie ballgame.

Chicoan held after allegedly shooting two in Lake County

Posted: 01 Apr 2009 12:08 AM PDT

KELSEYVILLE — A Chico man is in the Lake County Jail after allegedly firing a shot during a struggle that hit one man in the head and a second man in the hand.

Community Roundup: Black finishes second overall

Posted: 01 Apr 2009 12:08 AM PDT

Kelsey Black won the vault (9.575), took second on the balance beam and floor exercise and second in the all-around (36.

Corning man arraigned today on federal child molestation charges

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 11:05 AM PDT

SACRAMENTO — Thomas Sherman Endicott, 71, of Corning, was arrested Monday on six counts of allegedly transporting minors across state lines with the intent of engaging in sexual activity.

Daily Planner: April 1

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 10:42 PM PDT

Events Blood & Marrow Registry Drive for local patient: 12:30-5:30 p.m. Hosted by Paradise community and Butte Community Bank at Veterans Memorial Hall, 6550 Skyway, Paradise.

Daily Planner: April 2

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 10:42 PM PDT

Events Fundraiser for American Cancer Society: 5-9 p.m. at Round Table Pizza, 2201 Pillsbury Road. Hosted by Hooker Oak School's Relay for Life team.

Editorial: You can't police common sense

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 10:42 PM PDT

Our view: It's illegal for people to cross the railroad tracks except at a signed crossing, but near the university it's an age-old problem that probably won't ever vanish.

Family tows wrecked car home to shield unlicensed driver

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 10:43 PM PDT

ELK CREEK — An unlicensed 15-year-old driver and his friend escaped injury Sunday when their speeding 1995 Cadillac went airborne on County Road 313, then slammed to the blacktop, breaking open the car's oil pan.

GM, Chrysler race deadlines

Posted: 01 Apr 2009 02:54 AM PDT

DETROIT (AP) — He doesn't know exactly what the Obama administration wants him to cut, but Fritz Henderson, the new CEO of General Motors Corp.

Glenn County workers report witnessing sexual assault on dog

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 02:05 PM PDT

HAMILTON CITY — Two Glenn County employees told authorities they witnessed a sexual assault on a German shepherd Monday in Hamilton City.

Glenn County's most wanted

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 10:44 PM PDT

Here are several people being sought by the Glenn County Sheriff's Office. Anyone with information can call the Sheriff's Office at 934-6627.

Gottschalks manager: 'I'm sad for my employees'

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 12:59 PM PDT

Gottschalks manager Mike Cirigliano said this morning, "I'm sad for my employees" in response to news that the century-old apparel retailer is likely to close.

Letter: Closing fire stations a dangerous plan

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 10:42 PM PDT

After hearing comments from a large contingent of concerned ridge residents at the Board of Supervisors meeting March 24, and after being warned of the dangers to cuts in fire protection services on the Paradise ridge (especially in Magalia),

Letter: Help won't come from local officials

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 10:42 PM PDT

I agree with Garry Cooper (E-R, March 25) on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's flood fraud. It is my opinion, however, that citizenscannot expect to receive any help from city or county governments in resisting the FEMA bureaucracy.

Letter: Transparency necessary for earmarks

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 10:42 PM PDT

I would like to disagree with one of your columnists, Thomas Elias. On March 25, he wrote that earmarks are not bad but in some cases are good.

Liquidation looming for Gottschalks

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 10:44 PM PDT

A bankruptcy judge in Delaware will rule today whether the winning bid for Gottschalks will prevail, but hopes are not high for a switch in a new direction.

Local Roundup: Chico State men's golf wins Thunderbird Invite

Posted: 01 Apr 2009 12:08 AM PDT

The No. 13-ranked Chico State men's golf team combined for an 11-under 277 to come back from four strokes down and secure a win in the Grand Canyon Thunderbird Invitational on Thursday in Goodyear, Ariz.

Local briefs

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 10:44 PM PDT

Pot garden of more than 100,000 plants raided in Shasta County MILLVILLE — A garden of more than 100,000 marijuana plants was raided in eastern Shasta County Tuesday.

New county fees will hit hard

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 10:43 PM PDT

OROVILLE -- Starting in May, it is going to be more expensive — sometimes much more expensive — to deal with Butte County.

Paradise softball destroys Shasta

Posted: 01 Apr 2009 12:07 AM PDT

PARADISE — The Paradise High softball team used all of one batter to gain an advantage in Tuesday's Eastern Athletic League home opener against Shasta after sophomore Alex Sobrero blasted a leadoff inside-the-park home run to left field.

Park commission continues disc golf items

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 10:43 PM PDT

CHICO — Issues of wet weather play at the Highway 32 disc golf course and other related matters were continued from this week to a Bidwell Park and Playground Commission meeting in April.

Sidelines: Lima signs with Long Beach

Posted: 01 Apr 2009 12:08 AM PDT

The Long Beach Armada of the Golden Baseball League have agreed to terms with former Major League All-Star pitcher Jose Lima on a player contract for the 2009 season.

Small local effort to avoid tax hike seen

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 10:43 PM PDT

CHICO -- The sales tax increase that goes into effect today may have resulted in some increased sales over the last few days.

Solar panels and batteries stolen from railroad facility

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 10:43 PM PDT

PULGA -- Eight solar panels and 16 large batteries used to store gathered energy were taken Thursday from a Union Pacific Railroad facility in the Feather River Canyon.

Starving Student: Like Disneyland, Pluto's lunch is worth the wait

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 10:42 PM PDT

CHICO — I leaned against the wall, sighing. Finally I got to take a few steps forward. I still wasn't close to the destination I was so desperately seeking.

Sweet Basil & the Bee: Want eggs? Be the early bird

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 10:42 PM PDT

If you're looking for eggs to hard-boil for Easter, skip Chris' Egg Farm's eggs — they're too fresh, and you'll never be able to peel them.

Tehama County molestation suspect enters not-guilty plea

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 10:44 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO — Thomas Endicott, 71, of Richfield, was arraigned Tuesday in Sacramento on federal child molestation charges.

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