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Saturday, April 04, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

5:15 p.m.: NY gunman kills 13, commits suicide

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 05:30 PM PDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A gunman barricaded the back door of a community center with his car and then opened fire on a room full of immigrants taking a citizenship class today, killing 13 people before apparently committing suicide, officials

A way to spend the blustery day

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

Chico State student Jason Portuer spent some time Friday soaking in the sun while hanging out with his dog, Bradley.

Chico State University plan to deal with congestion moves forward

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

CHICO — Chico State University is headed for a plan to get more folks on two wheels or on foot to avoid a growing problem of too many cars near campus.

Children's tale sounds Passover themes

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

CHICO — Jewish culture is full of expressive sayings, including one about being "a Nachshon." That's someone who takes the initiative, jumping in feet first without any second guessing, said Rabbi Mendy Zwiebel of the Chabad Center of Chico.

Correction

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

A story in Friday's Enterprise-Record misspelled the name of the second-place winner in the junior high school division of the Butte County Spelling Bee.

Cuts to hit community organizations

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

CHICO — Community groups and the arts face a 10 percent cut in funding as the city tightens its belt even further due to a sour economy.

Daily Planner: April 4

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

Events Farmers Market: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine year-round. East Second and Wall streets, Chico.

Daily Planner: April 5

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

Events Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve spring hike: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the reserve, 3521 Fourteen Mile House Road, Forest Ranch.

Editorial: Hits and misses

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:37 PM PDT

Our take on the week in news HIT — As U.S. troops leave Iraq and elsewhere, they are pursuing one benefit of their military service by seeking educational opportunities.

From the Pulpit

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

Chico services today: Calvary Chapel of Chico, 1888 Springfield Drive: "Worship the King," from Pastor Sam Allen on Palm Sunday; 6 p.

Getting involved with WOW

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

CHICO — Women Organized to Win is about women — all women — getting involved in the community.

Habitat for Humanity homes to sport solar roofs

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

CHICO — A new housing project will double the number of houses Habitat for Humanity builds locally each year and may be the first certified energy-efficient affordable housing project in Butte County.

Iowa high court dumps same-sex marriage ban

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 12:33 PM PDT

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling today finding that the state's same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples, making Iowa the third state where gay marriage is legal.

Letter: Apathy will kill a democracy

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:37 PM PDT

As our state representatives to Washington get ready for their spring recess, it's time for them to return to their local offices and meet with their constituents.

Letter: Chavez remembered, Vietnam forgotten

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

I went to the Paradise library Monday. An employee was talking on the phone, saying they were "closed tomorrow because of Cesar Chavez Day.

Letter: Chico can help with shelter makeover

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

Butte Humane Society has an opportunity to win up to $1 million. One shelter out of 20 is going to be chosen for the Zootoo.

Letter: Take a stand for law and order

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:37 PM PDT

Law and order comprise the foundation of our society. Any effort to weaken that foundation threatens our society.

Lifestyle Rx: Fanatics of yesterday are today's trendsetters

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:37 PM PDT

"Grandma, is this a real hot-dog?" Megan asked when she saw the corn dog on her plate. I had taken my small granddaughter to a vegetarian restaurant, and I assured her that no real meat was served in that place.

Local Roundup: Shasta sweeps GVC doubleheader over Butte

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

The Shasta College softball team scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat Butte 6-3 Friday at Cowan Field, and the Knights swept the Golden Valley Conference doubleheader by winning the second game 8-0 in six innings on the mercy

Local briefs

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

Methamphetamine, cash and property seized OROVILLE — The Butte County Narcotic Task Force Wednesday seized about $1,000 worth of methamphetamine and more than $17,000 in cash at a home at 2080 W.

Marsh Junior High named distinguished school

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

CHICO — Marsh Junior High School was recently recognized as one of the 2009 California Distinguished Schools.

Missing Oakland men found dead near Soda Springs

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 01:22 PM PDT

BUTTE MEADOWS — The search for two Oakland men, missing since Feb. 28, ended Thursday with the discovery of their bodies near Soda Springs.

N. Korea plans to launch satellite into space 'soon'

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:37 PM PDT

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said preparations to launch a communications satellite into space were complete this morning, and liftoff was imminent.

Neuropsychologist: Starting over after brain injury

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

CHICO — When a person suffers a mild traumatic brain injury, it usually leaves him or her with new challenges.

Oakland men found dead near Soda Springs

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

BUTTE MEADOWS — The search for two Oakland men, missing since Feb. 28, ended Thursday with the discovery of their bodies near Soda Springs.

Obama makes pitch for help in Afghanistan anti-terror fight

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:37 PM PDT

STRASBOURG, France — Courting Europe with an American-style campaign, President Barack Obama on Friday talked up his plans — popular here — to eliminate nuclear weapons, close the Guantanamo Bay prison and tackle global warming.

Opportunistic Allard prevails

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

CHICO — Jonathan Allard waited for his opportunity Friday night at Silver Dollar Speedway. When that opportunity presented itself, the Chico native emphatically seized the moment and won the 25-lap 410 winged sprints main event in the opening

Paradise raffle house owner is pleased to help

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

PARADISE — The house Carol Mordock lived in for 30 years will be raffled off in October, and she couldn't be happier.

Police reports

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

The following property crimes were reported recently to the Chico Police Department. This column usually runs Friday, but was delayed this week by staff shortages.

Senior Planner

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

Paradise programs: Paradise Senior Center, 877 Nunneley Road, 877-1733; Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway, 872-6393.

Sidelines: Champ to defend Carlsbad title

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

The Carlsbad 5,000, home of the current 5k world records, has announced the professional field for the elite invitational on Sunday.

Three more Orland school employees to lose jobs

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

ORLAND — Three more school employees will falling victim to budget problems created by funding cuts from the state.

Vehicles reported stolen from Willows business

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

WILLOWS — A local trucking firm suffered the loss of a heavy-duty pickup, a trailer, and five customized all-terrain vehicles in a burglary reported Thursday.

Wildcats bat-tered by UCSD

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

CHICO — Hopes of making headway in the California Collegiate Athletic Association for the Chico State baseball team were heavily dependent upon a strong series against No.

Zootoo is coming to Chico Sunday

Posted: 03 Apr 2009 10:38 PM PDT

CHICO — After waiting months to find out whether Butte Humane Society would be included in zootoo.

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