The Renegade Rip

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Roger Hornback

October 24, 2002

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Kern County Fair Slideshow

Roger Hornback

October 3, 2002

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The Curtain Rises

Ben Oliver

October 3, 2002

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Randy Messick, head of the Theatre Arts Department at Bakersfield College, sits in his office on the phone, simultaneously writing on a piece of paper. He rushes to get his work done. He knows he only has a matter of days to make things perfect. However, he does manage to maintain a cheerful demeanor as he goes about his work. He doesn't seem like he'd ever have any trouble...

Portfolio fund hits $22 million

Lorenzo Miranda

October 3, 2002

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Del Allen says he wants to know why Bakersfield College classified staff faces cutbacks when the Kern Community College District has $22 million in a portfolio fund. Allen, president of the classified employees' union, wants officials to explain the purpose of $22,024,538 that is sitting in the district's quarterly portfolio report, the total of the funds and collected interest...

Audit gives college a clean slate

Tami Olivares

October 3, 2002

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An independent audit of Bakersfield College and the Kern Community College District found no improper mishandling of campus construction projects as alleged by a complaint filed with the Kern County grand jury, according to the final auditing report. The results of the audit conclude that BC and the district had appropriate management of the three major construction projects...

Vote for what kind of “food on a stick” should be offered at next years fair.

Roger Hornback

October 3, 2002

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There are many different kinds of food you can get on a stick at the Kern County Fair. Cotton candy, corndogs, and teriyaki chicken are just a few they already have. Vote in this weeks poll for what type of food you would like to see on a stick at next years fair.

Big wheels keep on turnin’

September 26, 2002

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The 77th annual Kern County Fair kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 25 and lasts through Sunday, Oct. 6. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for children 6-12, and children 5 and younger get in free.

Center meets parents’ needs

Amber Garcia

September 26, 2002

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Before she was able to leave her two young children at the new Child Development Center at Bakersfield College, Lisa Daniels often had to stay home and miss her classes because she didn't have any day care. "When I first started school, I didn't have any day care that was reliable," said the 24-year-old BC student, who is also working as an intern for the center. "I didn't...

Packing heat in dangerous skies

Jarrod M. Graham

September 26, 2002

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Bakersfield College political science professor Steve Holmes has no objections to airline pilots being granted the ability to defend themselves and their passengers against hijackers, but he's uncertain about the best way to do it. "I would have no problem with pilots having some ability to subdue passengers that want to disrupt the flight," he said. "Whether or not a gun...

Airport workers, travelers share their views on armed pilots

Tracy Hostmyer

September 26, 2002

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Pilots carrying guns creates a "double-edged sword" for airports, according to Ray Bishop, Kern County airports director. While he said he personally is neutral about the idea, such proposals create challenges for airport administrators. "It's easy to say, 'Oh, pilots with guns makes sense,' because when you get hijacked, you've got guys with guns. Easy to say. In practice...

Students walk out in protest

Anissa Segovia

September 19, 2002

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Advocates for creating a Chicano Studies Department at Bakersfield College were upset that BC President Dr. Sandra Serrano did not attend their student protest Monday. "Where is Mrs. Serrano? Why isn't the president of the college out here? Why doesn't she see this as a need or as an important thing to address?" Patrick McKendry, president of BC's M.E.Ch.A. chapter, told the...

Worker gets probation for vandalism

Tami Olivares

September 19, 2002

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A Bakersfield College employee pleaded no contest to vandalism charges filed by the Kern County District Attorney's Office in Superior Court, according to court records. Pamela Jane Miller, a food service employee, appeared in court accompanied by her attorney, John Tello, where she pleaded no contest to charges that she intentionally scratched a 1993 green Toyota Camry belonging...

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