Car seat checks
The Modesto Police Department and Stanislaus County Health Services Agency Keep Baby Safe Program will work with other Stanislaus County law enforcement agencies to conduct a free car seat check Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vintage Faire Mall near the Park 'n Ride area. Anyone who can't make it to the event but would like to have a free car seat check may schedule an appointment by contacting the Modesto Police Department at 572-9500.
Look! Up in the sky
Holmes comet, recently visible in the northeast evening sky, will be on display at the first public observation night in the new Naraghi Hall of Science at California State University, Stanislaus, on Thursday. Viewing on telescopes set up on the roof of Naraghi Hall will start at 8:30 p.m., weather permitting. The program is free and open to the public. Information is on the university's physics department Web site at http://physics.csustan.edu or call 667-3466. Recent brightening of the comet has expanded its starlike nucleus visually into a round disc. It can be seen with the naked eye but is more easily viewed with binoculars and telescopes.
Study gets funds
The concept of an expressway across the northern part of Stanislaus County got a boost Tuesday when county supervisors unanimously kicked in money for a key study with four partner agencies. Page B-3
25 YEARS AGO: John and Emma Lynch celebrated 70 years of marriage as they observed their wedding anniversary at their Shoemake Avenue home. John and Emma were married in Dayton, Ohio, and moved to the Modesto area in 1936. Lynch, a retired farmer, was turning 96 and his wife was 89. -- Karen Aiello