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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Daily listing of Enterprise-Record stories

Abundance of grandchildren brings big costs, bigger blessings

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

When it comes to family, I'm greatly — and numerously — blessed. With seven children, who have seven spouses, and collectively 15, and soon to be 16, grandchildren, the clan makes a crowd anywhere it gathers.

All About Us: My mother, in the living room, with Beethoven

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

DURHAM — My mother used to barricade herself in the living room with "Madame Butterfly" or Beethoven.

Briefs

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:05 AM PDT

United Way celebration reservation deadline Monday WILLOWS — There is still time to reserve a space at the annual United Way campaign and volunteer celebration luncheon.

Center gave Armstrongs tools

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:05 AM PDT

Over Nutri Lawn's 20-year history, Jeff and Cheryl Armstrong have learned a lot about organics, chemistry, soil, plants and fertilizers.

Chico, Sacramento, Modesto children go to Washington, D.C. for diabetes

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

SACRAMENTO — Chico will have a representative among the youngsters chosen to attend a congressional meeting about living with a serious condition and their hopes for finding a cure.

Choir to host games, performances

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

CHICO — Fundraising Bunco games are planned to support Children's Choir of Chico. Games and performances by all five children's choirs will begin at 7 p.

Couple, their 3 kids found dead in Maryland home

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

MIDDLETOWN, Md. — An accountant for a railroad operator killed his wife and their three children before fatally shooting himself in a northwest Maryland home, leaving a gruesome scene that was discovered Saturday by the youngsters'

Daily Planner: April 15

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

Events Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve spring hike: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the reserve, 3521 Fourteen Mile House Road, Forest Ranch.

Daily Planner: April 20

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

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

Emergency crews search for someone who may have fallen over Feather Falls — 6:45 p.m. update

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

Emergency crews are searching for a person who may have fallen over Feather Falls, northeast of Oroville, after receiving reports of the incident at about 5:45 p.

Feather Falls search called off; someone may have fallen from falls in Yuba County

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

Cal-Fire Butte County Search and Rescue crews were called off after it was determined that a person who reportedly fell over Feather Falls may have fallen instead from Beale Falls in Yuba County.

Flashbacks from Here and There: A boss to remember

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

The July 12, 1983, issue of the Chico Enterprise-Record ran a huge 22 by 27 inch article interviewing Bill Lee when he announced his retirement as executive editor.

Food stamps now taken at some farmers' markets

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:05 AM PDT

An innovative program to allow people to use their food stamps to buy locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables earned recognition recently from the Sierra Cascade Region of the Network for a Healthy California.

Free cone day to benefit Sunshine Kids Club

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:05 AM PDT

CHICO — Free scoops of ice cream will be the order of the day Tuesday at Ben & Jerry ice cream shops across the country during Free Cone Day.

Grisly slayings brings Mexican drug war to US

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

COLUMBIANA, Ala. — Five men dead in an apartment. In a county that might see five homicides in an entire year, the call over the sheriff's radio revealed little about what awaited law enforcement.

Lean Paradise Lake doesn't catch with junior anglers

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

PARADISE — A statewide lawsuit that prevented a major fish drop left many hooks untouched on Kids Fishing Day at Paradise Lake on Saturday.

Letters: Elevated railway would solve problems

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

Your article concerning the hazards inherent in the railway traversing our town has prompted this letter.

Letters: Find a way to keep best teachers

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

"Teacher layoffs unfair" was a great letter to the editor. I am a retired teacher of 29 years from Southern California and realize in the past years things have changed as to numbers in the classroom.

Letters: Memorization a neglected school tool

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

The April 11 letter, "Return to real education," was very incisive. We indeed have abandoned "real education" for dumbed down "modern education," which has led us to the bottom of the educational ladder.

Letters: Property values fall; taxes do not

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

Government is a losing investment no different than Wall Street bankers who stole our investments. Nothing more than thieves.

Letters: Speak up for endangered libraries

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

Earlier this year, the Paradise Friends of the Library learned of the 23 percent cuts to the county library budget, so we pledged funds to maintain services and the 42-hour week of the Paradise library.

Libraries a survival tool for many

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

Things are hard all around, but what's happening with the budget is insane. After being hit with the mandated 23 percent cut effective April 18, the library system is now set to lose a further 50 percent next fiscal year.

Local Roundup: Wildcats hit four homers in first game of sweep

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 10:37 PM PDT

The Chico State baseball team hit four home runs to beat Grand Canyon 15-1 in the first game of a nonconference doubleheader Saturday at Nettleton Stadium, then scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the second game 8-7 on

Localities link for Focus the Nation

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

CHICO — A small sample of the general public weighed in on ways a local government task force will implement plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2020 at a town hall style meeting Saturday.

Obama extends hands to Chavez, Ortega at summit

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — President Barack Obama offered a spirit of cooperation to America's hemispheric neighbors at a summit Saturday, listening to complaints about past U.

On the Bookshelf: "The Boy Who Dared: A Novel Based on the True Story of a Hitler Youth"

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

Lying in a prison cell, 17-year-old Helmuth Hubener reflects back on his childhood, his family and the events that led up to his arrest for treason.

R.B. rodeo gives town a fun week

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 10:37 PM PDT

The 88th annual Red Bluff Round-Up concludes today at the Tehama District Fairground, and if you've never been to a rodeo, this one's as good as they get, with the top competitors from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association making runs at the

Republicans vote to oppose ballot measures

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

SACRAMENTO — The California Republican Party on Saturday voted to oppose all six ballot proposals in next month's special election, saying voters must reject higher taxes.

Rescued captain calls Navy personnel 'titans'

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

UNDERHILL, Vt. — The unassuming ship captain who escaped the clutches of Somali pirates made a triumphant return home Friday, insisting he's no hero, just an ordinary seaman.

Roadwork for April 19

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:05 AM 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

Separate Chico robberies turn violent

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

CHICO — Two men were beaten, one to the point of unconsciousness, in separate robberies about 90 minutes apart Wednesday night.

Shot not taken leaves a hole

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:04 AM PDT

Hiking the steep, green hills of Humboldt County looking for wild pigs is like chasing ghosts. You catch a glimpse of them here and there, but it's fleeting — either from a half-mile away or closer as they vanish into the heavy brush.

Tough split: Butte falls on homer in 11th inning in second game with Shasta

Posted: 18 Apr 2009 10:37 PM PDT

BUTTE VALLEY — The first home run of the season from Shasta College's Kurt Lee merely put a smudge on an otherwise glittering outing from Butte's Tommy Strickland in the Golden Valley Conference rivals' doubleheader Saturday.

U.S., Cuba build momentum toward renewed ties

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad — Trading their warmest words in a half-century, the United States and Cuba built momentum toward renewed ties on Friday, with President Barack Obama declaring he "seeks a new beginning" — including direct talks

Willows council may have to elminate jobs

Posted: 19 Apr 2009 12:03 AM PDT

WILLOWS — The hour of decision is fast approaching for the Willows City Council, which will have to decide soon whether to eliminate some jobs — including a police officer and a community service officer — and leave the Fire

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