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A. We have two types of archives, current and long-term. For most searches, the current search function is all you'll need. Look for the search bar atop most pages on the site, directly below the main navigation bar. Most local content stays live on the site for a minimum of three months and often as long as a year. National and international stories from our wire services disappear within a week or two, and some within 24 hours. Enter your search term in the search box and hit submit, and you'll be shown a results page with the most recent stories on top. SUGGESTION: Enter your search term in quotations - e.g., "Ronald Reagan" or "Ernest T. Bass" - and you'll get much more accurate results.
If you need stories from farther back, we have an expanded archive at http://www.modbee.com/archive/ that contains stories dating back to 1989. Searching this archive is free, but there is a minimal fee to download each story. If you have trouble, please call the Information Center at (209) 238-4514.
A. You can contact either our BeeSearch Library service by calling 209-238-4514, or check with the Stanislaus County Library in Modesto. They have all of our past newspapers archived on microfilm.
A. The majority of local content published in The Bee (stories, photos, etc) are on modbee.com on a daily basis. However, we generally do not publish wire stories from the printed paper. Instead, we provide continuously updated wire feeds accessible through various parts of the site. In general, wire stories appear on the site well ahead of print publication.
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A. We offer a variety of online advertising opportunities, including banner advertisements, Web site creation and products for specific markets, including car dealerships, apartments and new homes. For online rate and product information, contact online sales manager Josh Bower at 209-578-2060.
A. All classified ads published in the print edition of The Modesto Bee are posted online for a modest charge. For more information on placing a classified ad, call (209) 521-7777. You can also place a classified ad using our online order system 24-hours per day.
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