The Renegade Rip

Bomb scare forces campus evacuation

Jessica C. Millman

November 1, 2001

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RELATED COVERAGE→ "Calling the school switchboard at 8:40 a.m. with a bomb threat is not funny — not anymore," says Opinion Editor Daniel Hunt in this week's "Simply Put" column, in which he discusses his thoughts on the bomb scare. OPINIONBakersfield College was evacuated early Tuesday after the school received a bomb threat. No one was injured during the evacuati...

Hoffman family plans to sue for safer roads for cyclists

Daniel F. Hunt

November 1, 2001

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Grant Hoffman wants to make the roads safer for bicyclists and motorists. That's why he and his sister, Kirsten Hoffman, plan to file a lawsuit against the city of Bakersfield in the alleged wrongful death of their father, Bakersfield College health professor Norm Hoffman. "We want to find out if the city was negligent," he said. "My pops would have wanted us to check it...

Night of Spirit

Leanne Cave and Ryan Knaggs

November 1, 2001

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Renegade spirit ran rampant in Memorial Stadium Saturday night as clubs and floats were paraded and hopeful king and queen candidates waited anxiously during "Medieval Madness" Homecoming night. Just west of the practice field, clubs made last minute preparations for their floats. Homecoming candidates were waiting for their time to shine as they also prepared their waves ...

National/World News

November 1, 2001

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House of Representatives backs expansion of NATO From Agence France-Presse WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted strongly in favor of expanding NATO and released $55 million to aid several Eastern European nations in their bid to join the alliance. By a vote of 372 to 46, the lower chamber of Congress passed the Freedom Consolidation Act, ...

Web sites wanted

October 25, 2001

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Anthrax scare prompts mailroom gloves

Henry Franco

October 25, 2001

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In response to the nationwide anthrax scare, the Bakersfield College mailroom is taking some precautions, in response, said mailroom coordinator Louise Farris. In addition to posting safety steps on the wall, the mailroom employees are wearing rubber gloves. "We're on alert," she said. "Everyone here knows what to do if something happens." The workers have been wearing gloves,...

New bookstore provides more services for students

Estella Aguilar

October 25, 2001

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Bakersfield College unveiled its newly renovated bookstore at the beginning of the fall semester. The bookstore, which cost about $800,000 to renovate, has been improved in many ways. Much of the merchandise has changed. The bookstore now has purses, wallets, umbrellas and other items to appeal to college students. Located in the back of the bookstore is an ATM, which was...

Staff braces for district layoffs

Rachel Cribbs

October 25, 2001

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Seventeen classified staffers at Bakersfield College may be laid off according to Del Allen, president of the classified employee union. But the number of classified staffers at BC and throughout the Kern Community College District who could lose their jobs seems to change daily, said Steve Eso, president of the faculty union. What is known is that the decision of how many...

Royal contests

Henry Franco

October 25, 2001

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A week long of Homecoming events that included olive spitting and pantyhose croquet ends today with the traditional float building that will be unveiled during halftime at Saturday's Homecoming game. As students await the game, which will feature the BC Renegades against the Los Angeles Valley Monarchs, some of them observed or participated in the weeklong events that were held co...

16-week semester approved

Jarrod M. Graham

October 25, 2001

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Students could get through Bakersfield College faster under a new 16-week semester that was recently approved by the BC Academic Senate, according to psychology professor Steve Eso, faculty union president and former Academic Senate vice president. "What we're hoping to do is actually make it possible for students now to be able to take ... maybe a full load of classes in...

Run government like a business

Ryan Knaggs

October 18, 2001

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This year’s Bakersfield Business Conference was host to many speakers who claimed to be business gurus or financial “wizards.” Andrew Cuomo was a guest who preached that even the wizards don’t have any idea about the future status of the nation’s economy and that government should be run like a business. Cuomo served as secretary of Housing and...

Legend speaks of hope for peace

Amber Garcia

October 18, 2001

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An American hero got the audience on its feet, cheering and waving flags. John Glenn, a former Ohio senator and NASA astronaut who first orbited Earth and the oldest person in space, received a huge ovation when he walked out onstage at the Bakersfield Business Conference. He spoke of the space program, the terrorist attacks and what the future holds. Glenn said the space...

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