The Renegade Rip

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...

Letters inspire Martin to continue organizing conference

Rachel Cribbs

October 11, 2001

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It was the letter from a lady in Elk Grove that brought tears to George Martin's eyes, convincing him to organize the Bakersfield Business Conference once again. "Each year when it is over I think I'm not going to do it again," said the managing partner of Borton, Petrini & Conron, LLP. "This is a big undertaking and it takes a toll on you. Then you get the wonderful letters...

BPD starts college beat Monday

Daniel F. Hunt

October 11, 2001

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An armed Bakersfield Police Department officer will begin patrolling Bakersfield College Monday. It will be the first time in the school's history that an armed officer from an outside law enforcement agency will be assigned to the campus. Senior Officer John Jamison is assigned to the campus and will begin his duties Oct. 15. Jamison has been on campus most the week meeting...

Vibrant Visions

Maria Eutsler

October 11, 2001

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When Bakersfield College graphic arts teacher Nelson Richardson was attending Santa Monica College, friends said he’d never get a job in art. “So, of course, whenever people tell you not to do something, you do it,” he said. Today, 24 years later, his passion for art remains strong. “It’s a very competitive field,” said Richardson, who is a p...

Do You Like Scary Stories?

October 11, 2001

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The Rip does, and we want to see your scary stories. The writer of the scariest story will receive $20 in free movie passes to Pacific Theatres and have his or her story published in The Rip. All entries will be published in our online edition. The contest deadline is Monday, Oct. 22. To send us your stories, register, login and submit them through the Letters to the Editor section on this Web site. Entries...

Twice the Play

Amber Garcia

September 27, 2001

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A flourish of uncomfortable dresses, ruffled shirts and a rushed but content look on the actors' faces. This was the scene at a 17th annual Kern Shakespeare Festival rehearsal. And they haven't even gone on stage yet. For four weeks now, the actors, directors and "techies" have been rehearsing the two plays "The Winter's Tale" and "As You Like It." While the crew will tel...

Mailroom move prompts concern

Henry Franco

September 27, 2001

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After more than 30 years in the same location, the Bakersfield College faculty mailroom is making a change. The mailroom is being merged with shipping and receiving, bringing its new home to the BC Bookstore. Philosophy professor Dr. Jack Hernandez said the campus community will be affected by the move, which is expected to happen in late October. "As the college has spread...

Muslim student drops BC after harassment

Estella Aguilar

September 27, 2001

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She was minding her own business eating breakfast on Sept. 11 in the campus cafeteria when it happened. The 20-year-old biology major, who was dressed in a skirt, blouse and a hÖjÖb, a traditional scarf, was surprised when two white male students approached her. “(Expletive) you. Go back to your country. Go back, you terrorist A-rab,” one of the young men told...

Transfer Day attendance affected by national crisis

Maria Eutsler

September 27, 2001

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Although Transfer Day is normally a large event at Bakersfield College, the devastating terrorist attacks on America on the same day greatly affected the turnout. Those at the event were more concerned with world events than anything else. “Indeed many students were home with their families,” said Vivian Mason, transfer student services coordinator at BC. “The...

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