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Scary Stories

October 26, 2001

"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...

`Have faith and let it go’

Rachel Cribbs

October 19, 2001

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 19, 2001

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...

Comedian lifts crowd’s spirits

Daniel F. Hunt

October 19, 2001

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 19, 2001

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...

Eating disorders: appetite for destruction

Amber Garcia

October 12, 2001

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 12, 2001

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...

FEATURE PHOTOWaving in the Wind

September 28, 2001

An American flag hangs from the Bakersfield sign at Buck Owens Boulevard and Sillect Avenue in support of the United States after the recent terrorist attacks.

‘Meet Your Prof’

Ryan Knaggs

September 28, 2001

The Associated Students of Bakersfield College sponsored "Meet Your Professor Day" in the Fireside Room on Tuesday. This event was organized to let teachers and students meet in an informal setting away from lectures, notes and tests. From noon to 3 p.m., students were given the opportunity to talk with instructors one-on-one. ASBC President Sumeet Batth explained why students...

Campus closes early Friday to save energy costs

Henry Franco

September 28, 2001

A Friday noon closing on the Bakersfield College campus is the latest change resulting from California's rising energy costs. A college decision was made this summer so that BC can save money. "The closure is expected to save up to $32,000 in energy costs," said Brent Rush, public information specialist at BC. "We have seen a lot of rate increases over the last year, so that...

Campus Pep Band will energize home games

Amber Garcia

September 21, 2001

For five years, Bakersfield College had no band of its own at home football games, but now the Pep Band is back. "Both community and students, people, and the BC community has demonstrated a lot of positive feedback about it," said Robert Martinez, director of instrumental music. "They're all happy about it, including myself." For most members, it's about time. "I've been...

Batth outlines ASBC goals

Daniel F. Hunt

September 21, 2001

The new Associated Students of Bakersfield College president, Sumeet Batth, wants every student to know that her door "is always open" and that if a student has something to say, she wants to hear it. ... She spoke during a press conference in The Rip office recently to reporters about the need to improve the “cohesive” relationship of students and the campus itself...

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