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Bakersfield Californian (Newspaper) - August 8, 2015, Bakersfield, California SATURDAY, AUGUST 8,2015 • BAKERSFIELD.COM • $1 CLASSIFIEDS El COMICS D5 EYE STREET 01 FAITH All HEALTH A2 LOCAL B1 MONEY AlO OBITUARIES B2 OPINIONS? PUZZLES D4 SPORTS €i TV .>1 SURVIVALISTS WEIGH IN For 10 days, local, state and federal authorities have scoured eastern Kern County for a man wanted on suspicion of murder and kidnapping. How long can he hold out in terrain like that?There’s no telling. CASIY CMMSTIC / THE CAtlFORHIAH The remote area east of Weldon is rough terrain. East of this area is where the manhunt continued Friday in the Jawbone Canyon area, where a suspect may still be after shooting two law enforcement officers last week. BY JASON KOTOWSKI • THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN The mountainous area of east-central Kern County where a massive manhunt for a murder and kidnapping suspea has entered its 10th day is hot. rugged, unforgiving terrain. How has the suspect managed to evade capture this long? “There are ail kinds of caves up there, places wht re he could go, little nooks and crannies were he can hide said Gene TTiome, owner of Bear Mountain Sports Thome hunts that area and is familiar with h<jth the terrain and the lack of water sources. This summer, with the ongoing drought, is especially bad. “A lot of springs that used to be running are dry," he said. Thome said there’s speculation the suspect must be familiar with the area if he’s able to find food and water while evading the 150 or so members of law enforcement working on the case. He might also know where remote, unoccupied cabins are and could be raiding them for food and water. Even if the suspect only has minimal survival skills, he’ll Ik> able to find grubs and roots to eat, Thome said. And he’s armed, so he could always shoot game if he’s willing to take the risk of possibly gi\ing away his location. “Obviously he’s not concerned with game laws, so he could live off that,” Thome said. Ten da>'s into the search, not much is known of the suspect Please see MANHUNT/A3 ANUILYSIS I GOP DEBATE Trump stirs disquiet in Democrats Republican contest will not remain a field of 17 candidates indefinitely, so it's a wait to see who will challenge Clinton BY DAN BAL2 The Washingtofi Post CI.E\TIAND — Donald Trump ma\ top the polls in the contest for the Republican presidential nomination, but Thursday’s debate was a reminder that the party has able rivals who eventually couid take him down — and who also could mount a stiff challenge to Hillar\' Rodham Clinton in the general election Trump performed in typical sty le in tht two-hour debate — the same sty le that har helped him blow past llie other candidates. But as the campaigns broke camp here Eriday morning, the smiles on thi‘ fare- of other candidates’ advisers told the hilitT stor>' of what happened on the stage at lh*‘ Quicken,Arena. Evcr>'one came out a winner — or so the ri\-ais’ advisers proclaimed. Some of that bravado was typical post-debate h\pe, but some of it was grounded in reality. Trump may have been the center of attention, but others performed as or more effectivel\ overall and probably helped themselves with Republican voters \^o arc beginning to sort through their choices. For months. Republican leaders have talked about the depth and potential strength of their candidates. As a group, th« aspiring nominees are certainly more experienced and seemingly more ready for a national campaign than the collection of politi cians whosouglit to deny Mitt Romnc\ tlu CiOP nomination in 2012. IX'mocrats have enjiiyed the summer of frump and hope it lasts long enougti to intlii t serious damage on the Republican brand. But they no doubt saw enough Thursda\ night tt) begin to worry' about what a general election pitting a vulnerable ('linton again *; one of the non-TYumps could portend. On Thursday, a national television audience — likely a record primary -deha* audience — got it*» first real l(K)k n Please Si t GOP D£BAI£ A3 INSIDE When is it OK to call a woman a pig, or worse? In the hypercharged partisan st.-^e of American politics, it may depend on whether the woman is a conservative or a liberal. Page A3 COMMC2VTA1IYStewart’s humorous approach made a serious impact BYDANNAGALdYOUNG For Ttw PSilodolphia InqiMrar O n Thursday, ¡on Stewart ended his 16-year run as host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, marking the end of an era that was significantly defined by Sept. 11,2001. Until that day, Stewart, the 39-year-old host, who had replaced Craig Kilbom in 1999, had been enjoying the early days of George W. Bush’s presidency, rife with humorous photo-ops and malapropisms. (Remember “subliminable’’?) When Stewart returned to the air after the terrorist attacks, he addressed viewers with very little humor, a styde he would revisit during moments of national tragedy like Charleston and Sandy Hook. Stewart spoke as a passionate and patriotic progressive, that unicorn that partisan media had all but erased from our memory'. I le spoke of his job as a “priv'ilege” and pointed to the heroism of first responders as the “light" that is “democracy." And so began the unlikely crusade of the left-leaning Jewish comic from New Jersey defending the rights and dignity of those who bore the brunt of 9/11. Stewart became a vocal supporter of the 9 /11 First Res(Mmders Bill, designed to provide health care for ground zero workers suf- For 15 years, Jon Stewart has b*. >. a vocal, unforgiving critic of the But he has also been a critic of t-U. left; for being weak (Senate Democrats), out of touch (Secretary of State John Kerry), muddied (Occupy Wall Street), not libera! enough (President Barack Obaniii). or silent on important issues (Obama), fering tragic health complications. /\fter the bill was voted down by the Senate and bhx'kcHl by a Republican-led filibuster, Stewart invited four New'York first respon ders to appear on the show to detail their illnesses and the cost of treatments. The Senate passed the bill two weeks later, leading many, includ ing the Whiti Hiiu^e, wcail' ai an instrumental innuetu». on ho bill’s passage. 1 hroughoiu the uarv m Iraq ."id \fghanistan Stewart    "-od whether the wars wer. ;i g r!> rtxluce terrorism or B *n Tallx ius tifitHi. In segments. Niihtitl 'd Mf^-... O’Potamia." Siewan qi.cst: im i the e.xistence of weapons of m.* -' destruction in Iraq, w ariu d of the consequences of pn*-L-n>ptivi war in an unstable region, and [ire-dictcti growih of anti-.Xmrrican sentiment. While he uasn i alore in viMCingíhf'seionceiñs. stew.- t approach resonated with his young, left-leaning and fMiiiuc.iii , Please see STEWART/A3S ISTY AT 109 AdaLoueva Gipson Winget finds it difficult to believe she's lived so long LOCAL IBSPIIIP 7 "525 75^00000^ Subscrilier services 392-5777,800-953-5353 or circulationicPbakersfield.com City parks department setting pace on cuts in water usage localibi Prep football: Big boys on offensive line will again be key spomrs|c2 Kem plays active role in task force targeting Internet cafes loc/u | bi 94/70 To report m news tip 395-7384,800-540-0646 or tocalvObakersfield.comMiarAffy 20Í 5 GMC SIERRA 1/2T OBL CAB • S-YfflHK PoesrtrMw WPnMy • FiNieRicjwitEfigiM • VbftKPowtr • SMisit 1 ^^27.995 (MS) • wm

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