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Learn the dangers of shaking a baby

The public is invited to the Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention Program on Wednesday at the Modesto Centre Plaza. The program, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., is put on by the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Stanislaus County, in coordination with birthing hospitals, and marks the start of a prevention campaign. Starting Nov. 1, local hospitals will provide new parents with educational materials on the dangers of shaking their babies and prevention techniques. Speakers include county Supervisor Dick Monteith; Dr. Angela Rosas, a child abuse specialist and pediatrician; and Scott Juceam, a Sacramento-area man who created a foundation in memory of his daughter, who died from shaken baby syndrome at the hands of a caregiver.

Yesteryears

50 YEARS AGO: E.T. Herman Hubbs of Oakdale, a used car dealer, and Clifton Mitchell of Vallecito in Calaveras County, succeeded with their bid of $250 for the historic 100-year-old Byrnes Ferry Bridge over the Stanislaus River. The covered structure was to be used as a boat landing.

-- Karen Aiello

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