The Renegade Rip

Indecent exposure lands man in jail

Tami Olivares

December 5, 2002

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A Bakersfield man pleaded guilty Nov. 8 to exposing himself at Bakersfield College, according to Kern County Superior Court records. Kenneth Wesley Peyton, 37, was on parole from previous indecent exposure convictions at schools, and received three years in prison. According to court files, Peyton came on campus Oct. 15 impersonating a student and exposed himself to a female...

Nursing student proves that he is ‘handi-capable’

Amber Garcia

December 5, 2002

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Ryan Clark thinks of himself as an ordinary guy. He's married and has several pets, loves to ski and ride bikes, is a great cook and is on his way to becoming a registered nurse. He's usually too busy to stop and take into consideration the fact that he only has one arm. "I don't think of myself as different from anyone else," the 32-year-old Bakersfield College student...

Holiday spirit shines through in ‘Lightasmic’

Ben Oliver

December 5, 2002

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Josh Barnett is an ambitious man. By the age of 9, he was already decorating his grandmother's house with 1,000 Christmas lights. His one-man operation grew until 2001, when he had decorated his parents' home with a computer-run display featuring over 185,000 lights synchronized with music. He was given a Beautiful Bakersfield Award in 2002, he said. Now, Barnett has taken...

Community to pick up pool maintenance tab

Leanne Cave

November 14, 2002

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The $3.35 million state-of-the-art William A. Wheeler Aquatic Center, which includes a newly constructed 50-meter pool and a renovated older pool, opened this summer to help meet the needs of the community. And the community will pay the price for maintaining the beautiful facilities on the Bakersfield College campus. According to BC Athletics Director Jan Stuebbe, the maintenance...

Korn County

Ben Oliver

November 14, 2002

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Jonathan Davis is the epitome of the heavy metal menace. The former mortician's assistant, steps out onto the stage at Centennial Garden. Dressed in a long sleeve black shirt, and an ankle-length kilt with a large silver cross on the front, the king overlooks his subjects: a sea of sweaty, awestruck people, who immediately recognize the guitar intro to Korn's "Here to Stay." Gripping...

Naked couple makes fast exit from Fine Arts

Tami Olivares

November 14, 2002

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Two Bakersfield College students were conducting their own course in sex education in a campus classroom when they were interrupted by a custodian. The custodian said he caught a young man and woman believed to be students naked in the Fine Arts 30 auditorium on Nov. 6. The custodian, who asked that his name not be used, was heading toward the door about 2 p.m. when he saw...

Opinions split on impact of 16-week semester

Mary Lamkin

November 14, 2002

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Two weeks can make a big difference in class times and scheduling, according to students and faculty, who are approaching the end of Bakersfield College's first 16-week semester. Peggy Harmon, 50, a liberal studies student, said it'll be nice having a couple of weeks more for the winter break, but added that the drawback is in adding those few extra minutes to class times,...

District, faculty agree on new 3-year contract

November 14, 2002

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The Kern Community College District and faculty negotiating teams have reached a tentative agreement that will give teachers a 22.48 percent salary increase during the next three years. Teachers' pay will increase by 5.33 percent in January, 7.33 percent in July and 8.34 percent in July 2004, according to an e-mail sent to teachers from Steve Eso, president of the Bakersfield...

Voters to decide KCCD upgrades

Demethrasis Blackmon

October 31, 2002

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On Tuesday, citizens will be asked to cast their votes on a $180 million bond measure that proposes to update and renovate Bakersfield College buildings, as well as those of the two other colleges in the Kern Community College District. Measure G, which is a bond that allows improvement projects to take place on all of the KCCD campuses, will be used for the BC, Cerro Coso...

Program helps firms to train employees

Amber Garcia

October 31, 2002

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It's possible that Enron may have avoided a huge scandal if officials had sought the advice of the Corporate and Community Services of Bakersfield College. Located in the downtown Weill Institute, CCS provides training for businesses and organizations that want to improve the efficiency of their workplaces. They have provided their services in the past to companies like Sears,...

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