The Renegade Rip

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...

Web sites wanted

October 25, 2001

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Do you have a Web site that you'd like to share? It can be dedicated to a class, a personal Web page, a community project or even your favorite hobby. To tell us about your site, register, login and submit your Web address through the "Letters to the Editor" section. Please include your name, phone number and e-mail address should we have any questions. The Rip is creati...

Las Vegas developer shares life-long dream to excite people

Daniel F. Hunt

October 18, 2001

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The man responsible for developing such world-renowned Las Vegas resorts like the Mirage and Treasure Island and has transformed the landscape of "Sin City" to a center of family entertainment, shared his new ideas at the conference. Developer Stephen Wynn, always fresh with new ideas to "wow" the public shared his thoughts on how he got the "developer's disease," as he calls...

Conference honors pilot of downed plane over China

Ryan Knaggs

October 18, 2001

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This year's special guest at the Bakersfield Business Conference spoke for no more than two minutes but the tears in his eyes spoke volumes. Lt. Shane Osborn is a pilot in the United States Navy. He was in the national spotlight when the plane he was flying crash-landed in China on April 1. Osborn landed that plane. When he walked onstage Saturday, he was welcomed by more...

`Be on the Blade’

Rachel Cribbs

October 18, 2001

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There are four generations in the world today, said corporate leader Herman Cain. He described these as the X, Y, Z and G generations. Each generation is self-motivated differently. The G generation is made up of people who are age 56 and above. "Their primary motivation is to survive," Cain said. The G generation faced the Depression and World War II. The Z group is ages...

Firestone wows audience with impersonations, songs

Ryan Knaggs

October 18, 2001

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Roy Firestone, best known as the longtime host of ESPN's "Up Close," displayed many talents that went beyond sports journalism at the Bakersfield Business Conference. His first big surprise for the crowd was singing "America the Beautiful." "You must think I'm just sports, but I also have a lot of musical instincts, I grew up as a singer," he said. That was just the beginning. He...

Kennedy: Americans will defeat terrorism

Rachel Cribbs

October 18, 2001

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Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy was in her house in northern Viriginia watching the television when she heard about the first attack on the World Trade Center. "So of course I went right in and stood there at the television and saw live the second tower attack," said the U.S. Army's deputy chief of staff for intelligence. But while she was sitting in her chair watching the attacks,...

George Martin

Ryan Knaggs

October 18, 2001

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Looking out over a crowd of 9,000 people, George Martin, organizer of the 17th annual Bakersfield Business Conference held at California State University, Bakersfield, on Saturday said, "We need to be brave if we're going to be free." This statement was needed as a response to the concerns of security at the conference. In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, security...

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...

Spirit of Allegiance

Daniel F. Hunt

October 18, 2001

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The 17th annual Bakersfield Business Conference was more patriotic than ever before. In light of the terrorist attacks against New York and Washington, D.C., more than 9,000 attendees brought their spirit of allegiance along with their flags to the grounds of California State University, Bakersfield Saturday. When they arrived they were greeted by another recent result of ...

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