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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

All About Us: Giving up a dream vacation for a spontaneous staycation

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:33 PM PDT

CHICO — Six months ago my husband and I were saying "Bermuda or bust!" Now we're saying Bermuda would bust us.

Briefs

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:35 PM PDT

Powerpoint presentation Tuesday on greening of African center CHICO — A powerpoint presentation about Melissa Dalzell's first and second trips to Kenya, Africa, will be featured 4-5 p.

Chico State Distance Carnival: Butte's early results show winners

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:45 PM PDT

Butte College's Sarah Nichols took first place in the long jump with a mark of 17 feet, 11 inches and finished second in the 100-meter dash in 12.

Churches join to donate to helping center

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:33 PM PDT

CHICO — Congregations of the Mormon Church and Pleasant Valley Baptist Church are working together this month to donate hundreds of items to agencies that look after the needy.

Conroy's national title gets Chico on board

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:32 PM PDT

Chico doesn't have any chair lifts, nor any significant snow-sprinkled hills to build them on. It's not much of a skiing/snowboarding town, it could be argued, considering the abundance of 100-degree summer days and flat agricultural terrain.

Cruising the Black Sea and Cyprus

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:35 PM PDT

When the brochure arrived about cruising the Black Sea, I was intrigued by the destinations and the price was right.

Daily Planner: April 12

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:35 PM PDT

Easter Sunday Community Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park, Chico: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Home of John and Annie Bidwell, Chico founders, 525 Esplanade.

Daily Planner: April 13

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:35 PM PDT

Events Ballroom, Swing classes: Ballroom, 6-7:30 p.m.: Waltz, Fox Trot, Tango, Cha-cha, Night Club 2-Step hosted by Chico Women's Club.

Disc golf issues to go before park commission

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:36 PM PDT

CHICO — The Bidwell Park and Playground Commission will be tackling several more issues about disc golf that were edged out by lack of time at its last meeting.

Editorial: Rethinking county fees a good step

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:32 PM PDT

Our view: Budget fix is urgent, but revamping county fees deserves longer look. When the Butte County Board of Supervisors revamped the fees county offices charge for various services last month, it was clear they were focused on the end result

Fire burns garage, damages pickup; pet rabbit rescued

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:35 PM PDT

CHICO — A fire at a house on 591 El Reno Drive consumed a garage and damaged a vehicle Saturday, but no one was injured, said Chico Fire Department Inspector Marie Fickert.

Letter: America hasn't been arrogant

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:32 PM PDT

In Strasbourg, France, last week, President Obama said, "In America, there's a failure to appreciate Europe's leading role in the world.

Letter: Conservatives aren't consistent

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:32 PM PDT

Lorretta Ann Torres writes in an a letter that conservative values include "less government and fewer government regulations intruding into our lives.

Letter: Cuts should start at the top

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:32 PM PDT

I agree with Geri Benedict (Expense cuts should start at the top, April 3) that before cutting public safety or library budgets, the county supervisors should take cuts from personnel pay packages.

Letter: Fees are extortion

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:32 PM PDT

Regarding the recent newspaper articles and public discussions regarding the ridiculous fees being proposed in Butte County and other jurisdictions, let's all be honest and describe them for what they are.

Letter: Learn how to take care of a rabbit

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:32 PM PDT

This is my fourth year as the teen leader of the Lone Pine 4-H Club's Rabbit Project. Thousands of rabbits every year are bought as Easter presents and thousands of rabbitsafter Easter go to the Humane Society.

Letter: Republicans use scare tactics

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:32 PM PDT

Walley Herger and the conservative Republicans are trying to scare their constituents again by spreading falsehoods about President Obama's budget.

Letter: Single-payer option looks good

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:32 PM PDT

This letter is in response to Sen. Aanestad's letter to the editor April 5 about Senate Bill 810, the single payer healthcare funding billsponsored by Sen.

Letter: Teacher layoffs unfair

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:32 PM PDT

My daughter has been a teacher for the Chico Unified School for six years and tenured for four years.

Letter: We couldn't afford a new car

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:32 PM PDT

This year my wife and I were going to replace her car. The car she likes is around $50,000. It's a beautiful car.

Letter: Young people are natural scientists

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:32 PM PDT

The Chico Science Fair was held for the 25th year from March 30 March to April 2 with the usual participation of many budding scientists and engineers.

Local Roundup: Wildcats' view of conference improves after pair of victories

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:32 PM PDT

Chico State's playoff outlook is much rosier now. By sweeping their doubleheader with the No. 15 Sonoma State baseball team Saturday 2-1 and 9-3 at Nettleton Stadium, the Wildcats moved themselves to within two games of fourth place in the

Masons celebrate local legacy

Posted: 12 Apr 2009 12:31 AM PDT

OROVILLE — A time capsule that took two years to locate will be resealed for another century inside the cornerstone of the Oroville Masonic Temple.

Motorcyclist hurt in collision with vehicle

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:35 PM PDT

CHICO — A man was injured when his motorcycle collided head-on with a car at the intersection of Marigold Avenue and Kona Drive Saturday afternoon.

Mystical perfect hat remains elusive

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:32 PM PDT

There are moments in my life when I have to consider the possibility that I am in fact schizophrenic, and one of those moments comes every time I look at a hat.

Number none with a bullet: Ammo seems to be in short supply these days. Some say fear is to blame for the scarcity

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:35 PM PDT

Even the hint that a hurricane is coming will prompt coastal residents to empty store shelves of batteries, flashlights, canned food, and bottled water.

On Foot: Following in the steps of prehistoric hunters

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:33 PM PDT

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Thomas and I spent a week March 29 to April 4 traveling the empty roads of Arizona to satisfy our cravings for finding ancient life in the desert.

On the Bookshelf: "Not a Box"

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:35 PM PDT

"Not a Box," is written by Antoinette Portis. When is a box not a box? When the box is the plaything of a little bunny with a big imagination!

Roadwork roundup

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:36 PM PDT

Here are some current north state road projects. New items are marked with bullets. Chico EAST AVENUE — Lane closures can be expected periodically between Ceanothus and North avenues for placement of streetlights, replacing those that were

Sacramento River land now open to the public

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:35 PM PDT

Previously closed land along the Sacramento River is now open to the public, with the help of Chico-based restoration group River Partners.

Soroptimist awards go to dedicated students

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:33 PM PDT

CHICO — Soroptimist International of Chico honored several women during the club's meeting Wednesday at Manzanita Place.

Still in the hunt

Posted: 12 Apr 2009 12:30 AM PDT

Children from near and far came Saturday to enjoy an annual Chico Tradition known as the Spring Jamboree.

Sunday school teacher booked in child's death

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:32 PM PDT

TRACY — Tracy police said Saturday they do not know what motivated the Sunday school teacher they arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and killing 8-year-old Sandra Cantu, whose body was found in a suitcase in an irrigation pond.

The American mood: Is the angst bottoming out?

Posted: 11 Apr 2009 10:32 PM PDT

CLIFTON, N.J. — Friday night in northern New Jersey, circa April 2009, offers clues to prove any theory about the American economic meltdown, depending on what you want to believe.

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