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MOVIE REVIEW’Riding in Cars’ takes high road to rewarding finish

Rachel Cribbs

November 1, 2001

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Every girl can identify with Beverly Donofrio. She is young, idealistic and has dreams of a life spent with the perfect man. Except for one small problem: She got pregnant at the age of 15. Drew Barrymore portrays Donofrio in the movie "Riding in Cars With Boys." The film is based on the true story of Donofrio, who wrote the memoir in 1990, "Riding in Cars With Boys: Confessions...

Forensics wins awards this semester

Maria Eutsler

November 1, 2001

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The Renegade Forensics Team has won numerous awards this year. At September's Raisin Center Invitational, the team took home more than a dozen awards and also came in second place in the community college division. In October, the team took part in two back-to-back senior level tournaments. They went up against students from such colleges as Arizona State University, USC...

MOVIE REVIEWLong, strange movie worth the trip

Ryan Knaggs

October 25, 2001

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If you plan on seeing David Lynch's new film "Mulholland Drive," you might want to consult a travel agent, because this movie is a trip. David Lynch, a director well known for his obscure, eerie and often ambiguous films, such as "Blue Velvet" and "Lost Highway," pulls out all the stops with this film he directed as well as wrote. The movie takes place in Los Angeles, the...

Students win cash prize for ‘innovation’ in poems

Gerardo Delgadillo

October 25, 2001

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Two Bakersfield College students won the League of Innovation's literary competition. Tony Rodriguez, 32, won first place and $500 in the national competition for his poem "Christmas with Kim," and Dana Martin, 32, took third place and won $100 in the national level for her personal essay, "The Elephant." According to Rodriguez, his factual poem was based on events which...

Scary Stories

October 25, 2001

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"The Dare" By Misty Nelson Special to The Rip Editor's note: "The Dare" is the winning entry in The Rip's scary story contest. It was black as night. The electricity had been out for some time. The room was deathly silent, having not been lived in for years. The last family had left in a hurry, it was said. The small one bedroom house was considered haunted. His friends ha...

TV REVIEWA bold new ‘Enterprise’

Jarrod M. Graham

October 25, 2001

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Just when you think it's finally seen its final frontier, "Star Trek" always has a way of revitalizing itself, and that's exactly what it did with the launch of "Enterprise," which premiered Sept. 26 on UPN with the two-hour episode "Broken Bow." Rather than taking another group of boring, politically correct Starfleet officers and putting them aboard another starship some...

Comedian lifts crowd’s spirits

Daniel F. Hunt

October 18, 2001

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Longtime funny man and Emmy award-winning actor Tim Conway graced the stage after lunch and brought laughter and comedy to a mostly somber business conference. Conway entertained the crowd with his take of the airline industry, growing old, dieting and visiting the doctor's office - all things he said he's experienced recently. He poked fun at pilots who talk over the intercom. "Can...

`I’ll be back’

Amber Garcia

October 18, 2001

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Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't lie. He was back. The former Mr. Universe, star of "Conan the Barbarian," "The Terminator" and devout Republican swept on stage and whipped the crowd into a cheering frenzy. And this was before he even started speaking. If anyone in the audience doubted Schwarzenegger was an action star who wouldn't have anything real to say, they may have been...

`Have faith and let it go’

Rachel Cribbs

October 18, 2001

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young will never be as big as Mickey Mouse, he told the Bakersfield Business Conference Saturday. Young discovered this when he rode on a float in a parade at Disneyland wih Jerry Rice and Mickey. After the parade, the three of them got off the float and saw two children sitting on a step looking bored. But then the younger child...

REVIEWBernadette Peters brings touch of Broadway to Bakersfield

Amber Garcia

October 18, 2001

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You may want to hate Bernadette Peters, but she wins you over with her charm. Most women who talk like babies annoy me, but I guess she can get away with it seeing how she's impossibly adorable. She slinked on stage in a curve-hugging dress redder than her famous ringlets and did a lot of Broadway numbers, prompting the woman sitting behind me to say, "Why doesn't she sing...

Eating disorders: appetite for destruction

Amber Garcia

October 11, 2001

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It's hard for most people to think of food as an enemy. It's not hard for someone suffering from an eating disorder. In a society that places a high value on appearances and acceptance, there is tremendous pressure on people, particularly young women, to fit that external conformity. According to Dr. Katherine M. Smith, a clinical psychologist in Bakersfield specializing...

FIRST PERSONAnorexia survivor says help saves lives

Estella Aguilar

October 11, 2001

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Six months ago I was battling a life-threatening disease: anorexia. I was anorexic for six months, starting last fall. One evening I was out on a date with a guy I was head over heels for. He asked me how I stayed so thin. I told him it was just a combination of high metabolism and exercise. He said to me, "Well, you need to stay thin.” From then on, my life change...

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