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Some readers have criticized The Modesto Bee's "Show Us Your Tattoo" contest as a trashy wallow in low-grade art. Dan Day, the newspaper's director of interactive media, defends the contest as a showcase of family values. Voting ends today at 5 p.m.
While our name proudly proclaims we are The Modesto Bee, readers know that we cover more than just the largest city in Stanislaus County.Every day we carry news and advertising from Manteca to Merced, Patterson to Sonora, and dozens of points in between. We wish could provide even more information for each community, but we only have so much space in the paper. It's a different story on our Web site, www.modbee.com, where we never run out of room.
Our readers are not shy. By phone calls, e-mails and letters, they let us know what they think about the newspaper and our Web site.We like it that way. That's why we list the phone numbers and e-mail addresses of our reporters and editors. The feedback helps us shape The Bee and modbee.com.Over the past year, we've significantly opened up the channels of communication for our readers on modbee.com. Now you can comment on any story, editorial or letter to the editor posted on the site.