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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, ...

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...

Web sites wanted

October 25, 2001

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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...

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