PIRATES' LOG PRIZE WINNERS
Four Modesto Junior College newspaper students won awards from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges for work published during the spring 2007 semester. The awards were for community colleges in Northern California. Leo Daddario, the assistant editor of MJC's Pirates' Log, earned second place for his profile of MJC student Kim Davey. He also won third place for a news feature. Two Pirates' Log staffers tied for third place in column writing: Don Bunce for his series of columns on topical issues and Harvey Duncan for his automotive column, named "Auto-Pirate." Former Editor-in-chief Kyle Hampton won fourth place for a humorous first-person opinion story about sleep deprivation.
COUNTY EXECUTIVE GIVEN FELLOWSHIP
Keith Boggs, Stanislaus County's deputy executive officer, has received a two-year technology fellowship to promote social justice by using information and communications technology. The Community Technology Foundation ZeroDivide fellows will meet four times for four days each time to discuss ideas for breaking down social, technical and political divides in communities. Boggs developed the county's Connecting Stanislaus program that helps underrepresented, underemployed and unemployed people learn computer and Internet skills.
RECREATIONAL AREA CLOSURES
The Bureau of Reclamation has scheduled seasonal winter closures through March 31 for locations in the Tuttletown Recreation Area. For more information, go to www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/field_offices/new_melones, or call the New Melones Lake Recreation Resources office at 536-9094.