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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

'Igor Meets Elvis' rocks 1078 Gallery

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

CHICO — Musicians from the North State Symphony will be joined by actors, a dancer and an Elvis-impersonator in two shows on Saturday in Chico, according to the Symphony's music director, Kyle Wiley Pickett.

'Tea party' tax protest brings hundreds to City Plaza

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 09:26 PM PDT

CHICO — Waving signs with anti-tax slogans and carrying American flags, a crowd of several hundred gathered in City Plaza today in support of less government spending and lower taxes.

'Up 'til Dawn' tattooed on adviser's arm

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:34 PM PDT

CHICO — For the third straight year, Chico State University students received top rank for fundraising for the St.

ATV rider finds elderly driver stranded near Philbrook Lake

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 09:14 PM PDT

INSKIP — A man riding an all-terrain vehicle discovered an 87-year-old man and his vehicle stranded in the snow today near Philbrook Lake.

Art briefs

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

Reception held for wildlife artist OROVILLE -- The Artists of River Town will feature a show by Rex Burress on Wednesday at the Centennial Cultural Center.

BaT Comics & Games offers art lessons and more

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:12 PM PDT

CHICO -- Are you more of a Batman or Superman fan? Or maybe Wonder Woman or Power Girl? No matter who you fancy, there is a world of characters and comics waiting to be discovered -- and drawn -- at BaT Comics & Games.

Bad news Bears: Durham slaps Pierce with 13-3 rout

Posted: 16 Apr 2009 12:05 AM PDT

DURHAM — The Durham High baseball team has long prided itself on its student-built, school-funded ballpark that stands out as one of the more impressive, well-groomed fields in the Northern Section.

Biblio File: Award-winning novelist to make Chico appearance

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

"In those days," writes Portland-based novelist Molly Gloss, "plenty of men thought nothing of being rough with horses.

Briefs

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

ATV rider finds elderly driver INSKIP — A man riding an all-terrain vehicle discovered an 87-year-old man and his vehicle stranded in the snow Wednesday near Philbrook Lake.

Buzz Art Gallery Listings: April 16, 2009

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

Here is a list of local galleries, museums and other art displays. (The listings reflect galleries and studios that have reported participation in Art First Saturday, which takes place 4-8 p.

Calendar highlight: 'Gospel Goes Pop, Again!'

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

"Gospel Goes Pop, Again!" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Harlen Adams Theatre at Chico State University.

Calendar highlight: Transfer

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

San Diego band Transfer, along with Tucson quintet The Holy Rolling Empire, will play at Nick's Night Club in Chico on Friday.

Chico State alumnus and TV writer shares his first novel

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

CHICO -- If laughter is the greatest healer, then Russ Woody is the medicine man. The quick witted Woody, an Emmy and Golden Globe winning television writer/producer who's shared his humor with audiences through such shows as St.

Chico State student employees honored for contributions

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

CHICO — Designing Web pages, student teaching, running programs and coming up with innovative ideas are some of the roles student play at Chico State University as part of the student work force.

Corrections for April 16

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

In Raymond L. Schimmel's letter to the editor Tuesday, two words in the second paragraph were mistakenly changed during typesetting.

Cover story: Birdcage presents 'Damn Yankees' at State Theatre

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:12 PM PDT

OROVILLE -- Once again the Birdcage Theatre is mounting its annual musical. And what could be more perfect for a spring show than a song and dance extravaganza about America's favorite pastime -- baseball?

Daily Planner: April 16

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

Events Eighth annual Public Safety Exhibition: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Ave. Banquet to follow at 6 p.

Daily Planner: April 17

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

Performance The Lodge at Terraces Senior Living: : 7 p.m. Professional ragtime piano duo Jack and Chris Bradshaw present "Heart and Soul of Ragtime" concert.

Drug arrests made after crash

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:34 PM PDT

CHICO — A man and woman were arrested on suspicion of drug and drug paraphernalia possession after their vehicle rolled over on the Skyway just after 2:30 p.

Drug arrests made following Skyway crash

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 03:58 PM PDT

CHICO — A man and woman were arrested on suspicion of drug and drug paraphernalia possession after their vehicle rolled over on the Skyway just after 2:30 p.

Editorial: Drop the fight, resolve the issues

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

Our view: It's time for the county and the Mechoopda to start talking. The dismissal of Butte County's lawsuit against the Mechoopda tribe in an effort to block a casino near the intersection of Highways 149 and 99 would seem to answer the last

Ellen Heise shows work at Chico Paper Company

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

CHICO -- East meets West in the oil paintings of local artist Ellen Heise on display at Chico Paper Company through April.

Entertainment calendar for April 16-22

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

Thursday, APRIL 16 MUSIC/NIGHTCLUBS DOWNTOWN CHICO CITY PLAZA: Wotever Jazz Fusion Band plays from 6-9 p.

Fed survey finds faint signs of hope

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 12:33 PM PDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve said today there are some faint signs the steep plunge in economic activity that began last fall is starting to level off.

Governor backs Butte Humane's Zootoo makeover

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:34 PM PDT

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued a statement Wednesday supporting Butte Humane Society's participation in a competition to win a shelter makeover valued up to $1 million, and urging Californians to vote for the Chico shelter.

He Said, She Said movie review: 'Knowing' thrills viewers with science fiction fun

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

"Knowing" stars Nicholas Cage as a science teacher and non-believer who finds out a little girl has somehow predicted the world's future tragedies and written down the dates.

Hearing in DUI manslaughter case postponed

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

ORLAND — A preliminary hearing in a November 2007 drunken driving accident that led to the death of one of the vehicle's occupants was postponed Wednesday in Glenn County Superior Court.

Interior chief: State water system badly needs update

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:35 PM PDT

RANCHO CORDOVA -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar urged California on Wednesday to modernize its antiquated water system while pledging $260 million in federal stimulus money to help fund a variety of water projects.

Letter: Don't give up on shelter makeover

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

I am so disappointed. Monday the voting started for Zootoo's "shelter makeover" and there was not one word in our local paper or any of the local television stations that day.

Letter: Let market decide Chico's housing needs

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

One foggy February, nearly 10 years ago, my wife and I escaped for a visit to sunny San Luis Obispo. Its small-town charm and university reminded us of Chico, except for one thing.

Letter: Say it ain't so, supervisors

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

As a lifelong, frequent patron of public libraries, I have a request for the Board of Supervisors: Say it ain't so.

Letter: When all else fails, try name-calling

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

It looks as if the right has new tactic in the war on common sense. First, send a letter to the editor filled with outrageous, fear-mongered, foolish assumptions.

Local Roundup: Shasta jumps on Butte early for key GVC win

Posted: 16 Apr 2009 12:05 AM PDT

The Shasta College baseball team jumped out to a five-run lead after the first two innings and went on to beat Butte College 6-3 in a Golden Valley Conference game Wednesday in Redding.

Music preview: 'Stephen-King of Indie-Pop' plays Chico

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:12 PM PDT

CHICO -- Chris Robley, the proclaimed "Stephen-King of Indie-Pop" music and his band, The Fear of Heights, is set to rock Café Coda on April 25.

Music preview: Norton Buffalo gives fundraising concert in Paradise

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

PARADISE -- Norton Buffalo and friends are about to blow through town again, and the town they're blowing through is Buffalo's recently-adopted hometown of Paradise, where he's become a mainstay of local fundraising efforts.

North State Voices: Reflections of Columbine troubling

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

With the recent shootings at an Illinois church and a North Carolina nursing home, the topic of gun violence in our nation is again under discussion and hotly debated.

Orland crime rate down despite critical officer shortage

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

ORLAND — Police Chief Bob Pasero said an insufficient number of police officers, based on population, have nonetheless been successful in reducing Orland's crime rate over the past couple of years.

Preliminary hearing waived in school theft allegations

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

OROVILLE — A Paradise High School teacher accused of stealing more than $5,000 from a school safe waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday morning in court.

Prom Project opens doors this weekend

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

CHICO — Prom Project, a collaborative program of a several agencies that serve youth, will be open Saturday and Sunday for the prom needs of deserving youth at 330 Wall St.

Sidelines: Boggs returns to play with Outlaws

Posted: 16 Apr 2009 12:05 AM PDT

Outfielder Steve Boggs signed a contract to return to the Chico Outlaws for the upcoming 2009 season.

Slime in pools grows as evictions and foreclosures increase

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:34 PM PDT

OROVILLE -- As West Nile virus season approaches, officials with the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District say they're hearing concerns about stagnant swimming pools in the yards of foreclosed and abandoned properties.

Tax-day protest: Hundreds gather for TEAparty in support

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:35 PM PDT

multimedia CHICO — Waving signs with anti-tax slogans and carrying American flags, a crowd of several hundred gathered in City Plaza Wednesday to protest government spending and support lower taxes.

Theater briefs

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

CTC presents musical 'Man of La Mancha' CHICO -- "Man of La Mancha" opens Friday at Chico Theater Company, 166 Eaton Road.

They made a difference: Butte staff and students team up for national victory

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

The award includes a $10,000 grant from Newman's Own. Butte College was one of 10 winners to receive that size grant across the country.

Verbena gets more green

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:34 PM PDT

Dozens of Sierra View School students spent Wednesday morning adding to the plantings at Verbena Fields park at East First and Verbena avenues.

What you need to know about the Humane Society

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 10:43 PM PDT

To search for a lost pet after-hours or view animals up for adoption, you can check the society's Web site at www.

World-renowned artist Yuji Hiratsuka gives free talk at The Janet Turner Print Museum

Posted: 15 Apr 2009 05:11 PM PDT

CHICO -- World-renowned artist Yuji Hiratsuka, professor of printmaking at Oregon State University, Corvallis, will be at The Janet Turner Print Museum at 5 p.

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