News and notes

Keeping track of Santa

It started as a wrong number more than 50 years ago: A Sears store in Colorado published a mistake in a newspaper ad inviting children to call Santa. A boy calling for Santa instead got an officer at the North American Aerospace Defense Command. The officer's quick thinking led to NORAD's annual Santa Tracker, available at www.noradsanta.org. The NORAD Tracks Santa Web site starts tracking at 1 a.m. Monday.

Are you a millenial?

Were you born between 1981 and 1986? If so, The Bee would like to speak with you. We're looking for these members of the "Millennial generation," young people whose parents are members of the baby-boomer generation. Millennials were brought up using digital technology and relying upon mass media. So, if your "toolkit" includes Excel spreadsheets, blogs and MP3s, contact reporter Mike Mooney at mmooney@modbee.com or 578-2384.

Tuolumne supervisors to meet

The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting Thursday to discuss having an engineering firm analyze problems with the final cover on the Jamestown landfill. The meeting will be at 10 a.m. at the administration center, 2 S. Green St., Sonora. The board is the only public agency believed to be meeting this week.