Internment expert speaks in Turlock
John Tateishi, a leader in the campaign for the compen- sation of Japanese- Americans who were interned in detention camps during World War II, will speak at California State University, Stanislaus, on Thursday. Tateishi will speak at 7 p.m. in Gemperle Lecture Hall, Room 167 of Demergasso-Bava Hall. Admission is free. "Justice in America: Japanese-American Redress and its 9/11 Ramifications" is the title of Tateishi's presentation. He will talk about the significance of the Japanese-American redress campaign and the vital role it has played in preventing a similar reaction by the government after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. For more information, contact Nancy Taniguchi at 383-5161.
Climate teach-in set for UC Merced
Students and professors at the University of California at Merced have organized a teach-in on Jan. 31. The subject? Global climate change. Professors and guests from the National Park Service will make presentations and answer questions from
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10 a.m. to 4 p.m. One topic will be how climate change is affecting Yosemite National Park. The free event, which is open to the public, is at UC Merced, 5200 N. Lake Road. Parking is $4. For more information, log on to www.ucmerced.edu.
Calling military kin: Honor those serving
The Bee is searching for information about men and women from the Modesto area serving in the Middle East as part of our weekly "In Service" feature, which appears Sundays. Family members wanting to submit information should include name, age, rank, branch of service, hometown, specialty, where the individual is serving, names of immediate family members and their hometowns, and a little background on the service member. A color photo also is needed. Send information to Pat Machado, P.O. Box 5256, Modesto 95352; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
75 YEARS AGO: According to figures announced by Richard G. Waring, Stanislaus County's recorder, the Grim Reaper ran a poor second to Doc Stork during 1932. Figures showed that during the year, births totaled 946 while recorded deaths were 588. Waring also announced that 14,580 documents were filed in his office during the year.
25 YEARS AGO: Three members of the city of Modesto Swim Club were set to compete in the state North-South meet and two members of the team earned berths in the Junior Nationals. Kim Doman, Steve Stoll and Tim Olyphant, who is now an actor, qualified for the North-South meet, and Doman and Carolyn Shermer qualified for the national meet, which was to be held during the summer in Indianapolis.
-- Karen Aiello