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Cantu plans BBQ campaign fundraiser tonight at Webers
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The “Ben Cantu for City Council” campaign is conducting an All-You-Can-Eat Wang Thang fundraising event tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Weber’s BBQ restaurant located at 823 Mellon Avenue.

The menu will include BBQ chicken wings in six different flavors served with Weber’s famous macaroni salad and sweet tea or soft drink.  A no-host beer and wine bar will be available. Music entertainment will be provided by the Park Avenue Jam Band. Cost of the event is $20 per person. Payment can be made at the event, or pre-sale tickets are available at Weber’s BBQ or by calling 679-5204.

Presidential debate on State’s big screen

MODESTO - The State Theatre is conducting a no-charge, 90-minute, live broadcast of the second of three Presidential Debates on Tuesday, Oct. 16, when President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney face off in a town hall format at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

Citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues, and each candidate will be given two minutes to respond. A moderator will have an additional minute to facilitate a discussion. Town meeting participants will consist of “undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.”

Both parties will have tables in the lobby, and a lively debate, led by local political leaders and analysts, including Joan Clendenin and Professor Larry Giventer, will follow the broadcast.