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HANGIN’ OUTIn search of the perfect cafe latte

Jessica C. Millman

February 28, 2002

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The world can be divided into two groups of people: Those who drink coffee and those who don't. I fall into the former category. My mission was not impossible: Drive around Bakersfield and sample what the coffeehouses have to offer, and who stacks up against whom. My credentials: I work at a Starbucks. Griping aside about evil corporations out to destroy the world, I love...

MOVIE REVIEW’Collateral Damage’ sees the return of the old Arnold of violent action films

Lorenzo Miranda

February 28, 2002

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Arnold Schwarzenegger movies are basically made up of three main elements: a man grunting, special effects and action wizardry, and a healthy dose of heavily accented one-liners. The latest Arnold flick, "Collateral Damage," comes up short on all aspects, disappointing even the most die-hard fans. As usual, Schwarzenegger plays the heroic common man, a Los Angeles firefighter...

Money from parking violations helps pay for maintaining lots

Elizabeth Gregory

February 28, 2002

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Issuing tickets is not a primary concern for campus police at Bakersfield College, according to campus police Sgt. Jess Soto. "You can't say, 'Each year I want to write this many tickets,' because there is no such thing as a quota as far as we're concerned," Soto said. "Our sole purpose on this campus is not to write tickets ... but to provide service to the college community...

TWO GUYS AT THE MOVIES’Mothman’ lacks plot, story line

Daniel F. Hunt and Todd E. Swenson

February 21, 2002

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Editor's note: Daniel F. Hunt and Todd E. Swenson speak candidly about "The Mothman Prophecies," a new movie in theaters. The commentary reflects how many young men talk about sex, women and movies. This article contains adult content. T: " 'The Mothman Prophecies' is a thriller, a science fiction, a fantasy and a romance all rolled in to one." D: "When I went into the thea...

Event provides a showcase for films

Lorenzo Miranda

February 21, 2002

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Hard work and anticipation turned into a learning experience for two aspiring filmmakers from Bakersfield College and their two-person crew at the second annual Kern Film Festival held at the Fox Theater. BC students William Hoschele, Aron Vietti, Robyn Olague and Adrienne Lopez made a short film, "The Chase," that was a finalist in the inaugural short film contest that...

American scholars publish letter in support of war against terrorism

Jennifer Kline of The Daily Californian
University of California at Berkeley

February 7, 2002

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BERKELEY, Calif. (U-WIRE) — It may surprise some that University of California, Berkeley, is represented in an open letter by 60 academics who support the U.S.-led war on terrorism as a "just war." Since just more than a decade ago UC Berkeley professors made national headlines for running an advertisement in The New York Times opposing the Gulf War, the letter released...

Love and predators prey on Internet

Melanie Zaharopoulos of the Daily Trojan
University of Southern California

February 7, 2002

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LOS ANGELES (U-WIRE) — Although only one of 60 University of Southern California students surveyed has used an Internet dating service, online dating communities reported a rise in traffic since Sept. 11. Dating service representatives from Match.com, which saw a 70 percent rise in membership from September to October, said the tragedy has caused many to re-evaluate...

Olympics give researchers chance to explore differences in athletic performance

Marianne Jensen of The Daily Universe
Brigham Young University

February 7, 2002

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PROVO, Utah (U-WIRE) — The 2002 Games are providing a unique opportunity to mix science and sport. A research team from the Orthopedic Specialty Hospital is assisting eight other teams that are studying Olympic athletes, hoping to improve athletes' performances at future competitions. "The Olympics provide the perfect opportunity to study the best athletes in the world...

Cocaine increases rate of HIV replication, UCLA study says

Teri H.P. Nguyen of the Daily Bruin
University of California at Los Angeles

February 7, 2002

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LOS ANGELES (U-WIRE) — Cocaine increases the replication of the HIV virus in human cells, a new University of California, Los Angeles, study shows. UCLA AIDS Institute scientists have shown the injection of cocaine in an animal model dramatically increases the spread of HIV infection. Dr. Gayle C. Baldwin, associate professor of hematology-oncology and the primary investigator,...

Studies show marijuana may be addictive

Taniquelle Thurner of the Badger Herald
University of Wisconsin

February 7, 2002

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MADISON, Wis. (U-WIRE) — Marijuana has always been known as the "non-addictive drug." However, recent studies have discovered it may be addictive after all; they have also found marijuana use is on the rise. Drug use on the University of Wisconsin, Madison, campus may be rising, according to statistics compiled by the University Police Department. In 1999, the university...

Twist of fate unites ‘sisters’ separated at birth

Natalie Bonomo of the Old Gold and Black
Wake Forest University

February 7, 2002

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (U-WIRE) — Two Wake Forest University freshmen that were born in the same hospital room within hours of one another have been reunited in a remarkable twist of fate. Freshmen Emily Word and Anna Hight had no idea they were going to see each other for the first time in over 18 years when they arrived in Winston-Salem for freshman orientation in August. On...

BOOK REVIEWBook proves educated people have moments of stupidity

Dan Hanson of The Clause
Azusa Pacific University

February 7, 2002

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AZUSA, Calif. (U-WIRE) — In the realm of scholarly study it is healthy from time to time to take a step back and laugh at oneself, but who wants to do that? Serious self appraisal often leads to severe blows to the ego and leads one to ask hard questions about the intellectual value of their work. You're treading on dangerous ground there, friend. I say, better to laugh...

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