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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

All About Us: Making sense of Acronym Madness

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:14 PM PDT

There I stood, staring up in awe at an enormous billboard brightly displaying the many initials I was supposed to know the meaning of, but did not.

Briefs

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:15 PM PDT

CHICO — Fire department inspector Marie Fickert will be honored next month as a "Real Hero" by the Three Rivers Chapter of the American Red Cross.

DAR regent reconizes Ildiko Talley

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:14 PM PDT

Last year, Talley was a guest speaker for the Golden Nugget Chapter, speaking on "Hungarian by Birth and American by Choice.

Daily Planner: April 5

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:14 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.

Daily Planner: April 6

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:14 PM PDT

Events Fundraiser for American Cancer Society: 5-9 p.m. at Round Table Pizza, 2201 Pillsbury Road. Hosted by Butte College Phi Thetta Kappa for Relay for Life.

Dave Davies column: Hurray for return of big leagues

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:15 PM PDT

Thank goodness the Major League Baseball season kicks off tonight to end the long wait since the Philadelphia Phillies won last year's World Series.

Editorial: County shouldn't gouge appellants

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:13 PM PDT

Our view: Most of the county's higher fees are logical, but the idea of charging a $3,500 deposit for appeals of Planning Commission decisions makes no sense at all.

Farm Briefs

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:15 PM PDT

Almond Board adds to March Madness SACRAMENTO — The Almond Board of California is sponsoring the 2009 NCAA March Madness.

Final is North Carolina-Michigan State, Part II

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:13 PM PDT

DETROIT — Michigan State has been itching for this do-over since December. Not only is the NCAA title at stake when the Spartans play North Carolina on Monday night, Michigan State will try to avenge that 35-point beatdown the Tar Heels laid

Gunman 'lying in wait' kills three Pittsburgh officers

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:13 PM PDT

PITTSBURGH — A gunman wearing a bulletproof vest and "lying in wait" opened fire on officers responding to a domestic disturbance call Saturday, killing three of them and turning a quiet Pittsburgh street into a battlefield, police said.

Launching into a great adventure

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:13 PM PDT

In a handful of days one of my favorite people on the planet is going to dive into one of the most amazing adventures of life — marriage.

Letter: Californians deserve better than SB 810

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:13 PM PDT

In response to a reader's recent call for examples of the problems with single-payer health care as proposed in SB 810, the mandate for government-controlled health care funding and delivery in California: I oppose this bill because of its

Letter: Children forgotten after divorce

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:13 PM PDT

It's so sad that children of divorce not only lose one of their parents, but they also frequently lose grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and family friends.

Letter: City officials don't want to listen

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:13 PM PDT

In his recent letter to Mayor Ann Schwab, Richard Reed echoes many concerns I've had regarding development and city policy for years.

Letter: Disc golfers don't need a course in park

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:13 PM PDT

For decades families and students have played Frisbee golf as an enjoyable pastime. They would set up cones to mark a course.

Letter: Go ahead and start the conversation

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:13 PM PDT

Your March 24 editorial, calling for lengthy discussion of President Obama's health care plan and the inclusion of Republican ideas in it, is a run-of-the-mill piece of partisan obfuscation.

Letter: Look for the silver linings

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:13 PM PDT

During these harsh economic times it may be difficult for people to see that good things still happen.

Letter: Many valiantily tried to save a life

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:13 PM PDT

This letter is to thank all of the valiant private and professional individuals who tried to save Mike Theobold near Humbug Summit on March 28.

Letter: Slow Food deserves credit for idea

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:13 PM PDT

Thanks to Nancy Lindahl for the excellent article about teaching gardens March 25. We appreciate the publicity not just for our school garden here at Chico Junior, but for all those who have so generously helped us, also.

Letter: Smoker thinks higher taxes are fair

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:13 PM PDT

I'm a smoker, and I agree with the tax increase. According to Frank Lester, spokesman for Reynolds American, 1 in 4 smokers lives at or below the poverty line.

Letter: Students need another railroad crossing

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:13 PM PDT

This letter is in response to a recent front-page story and editorial. The facilities provided for pedestrians to cross the tracks safely are woefully inadequate.

Letter: Where to start on veterans' issues?

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:13 PM PDT

My husband died Nov. 7 from cancer caused by Agent Orange exposure. He won't be included in the statistics (those who gave their lives in combat), although the Vietnam War without doubt claimed his life.

Local Roundup: Arnold twice ends up in top three

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:15 PM PDT

Corey Arnold recorded two of the Butte College track and field team's five top-three finishes at the American River Invitational in Sacramento on Saturday afternoon.

Lost and found: Just as the state raises taxes, it may have another surprise for you: cash

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:14 PM PDT

CHICO — Need money? You may be able to get some from the state. California holds more than $5.1 billion in unclaimed property that belongs to about 8.

Man stabbed at party

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:15 PM PDT

CHICO — A man was allegedly stabbed in the chest after attempting to remove uninvited guests from a party on the 2100 block of Moyer Way Saturday, according to a release from the Chico Police Department.

N. Korea launches rocket, defying world pressure

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:13 PM PDT

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea defiantly carried out a provocative rocket launch Sunday that the U.

Obama hails 5,000 more NATO troops for Afghanistan

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:13 PM PDT

STRASBOURG, France — President Barack Obama hailed "strong and unanimous support" from NATO allies on Saturday for his stepped-up anti-terror strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan and welcomed their "down payment" promises of 5,000 fresh forces.

Scouts whip up a snack

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:14 PM PDT

CHICO — Members of Junior Girl Scout Troop 95 wanted to help at the Jesus Center and decided a nice thing to do would be to provide snacks on March 14.

Solar panel thefts leave authorities scratching their heads

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:15 PM PDT

Three recent solar panel thefts have authorities scratching their heads. Union Pacific reported large batteries and solar panels were stolen from a remote area near Pulga March 26.

Surplus food to be distributed from Wednesday through April 16

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:15 PM PDT

This months distribution of surplus government commodities to eligible families begins Wednesday and runs through April 16.

Sutter added to four-county water planning group

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:15 PM PDT

OROVILLE — For several years, Butte County has taken part in a four-county water planning group originally formed to tackle water quality issues shared with Glenn, Colusa and Tehama counties.

Tiles for a pedestrian trail

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:14 PM PDT

A group gathered March 29 at All Fired Up! Art Center and Gallery to create tiles that will be used to decorate a pedestrian tunnel, linking Annie's Glenn to Bidwell Park.

Title 25 rules favor rebuilders in Concow area

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:15 PM PDT

OROVILLE — An experiment in "limited density, owner-built, rural dwellings" should get its final approval at Tuesday's Butte County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Wildcats' dreadful weekend continues against UCSD

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:14 PM PDT

CHICO Two close losses stung a whole lot worse than one big one. A day after allowing the most runs since 1996, the Chico State baseball team showed few ill effects in its doubleheader with No.

Wildflower festival blossoms in Oroville

Posted: 04 Apr 2009 10:15 PM PDT

OROVILLE — Organizers of Saturday's third annual Wildflower and Nature Festival said they hoped the event would draw more tourism to the area.

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