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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 13, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas                                NEW AV U PELS MOOdl 70 S 0 W S I il 10 R 0 P U B ISIIIN G 2b27 E YPlNDFLL DR if EL IX 79903 HERALDZEITUNG 125 16 pages in 1 section May 1999 I Serving Gomal County since 1852 50 cents Ticket wars Local theater feels The Force as fans devour seats for Phantom Menace premiere BY CHRISTINA MINOR AND PERI STONE Staff Writers Many of the fans who lined up Wednesday in front of Marketplace Cinema 12 to snag tickets to Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace came prepared like any Jedi knight Some brought others books even a crossword But they all brought The More than 20 people showed up in hopes of buying tickets to the first showing of the science fiction In New the first showing will be at Moviegoers line up across the nation Page 5 on May 19 at the 651 North Business Ive been a fan of the movie since the first said Ross Wood of San the first Star Wars fan in I enjoy the Its an You can get Wood arrived at 10 to wait for the taking off from his job to free up his I have friends in Houston and Austin who are trying to get the he We are going to see who gets them The scifi fan said the first movies were ahead of their time and expected the new ones to have plenty of special Its definitely cutting he Charlotte Loft of Marion said she remembered how impressed she was when the first three movies came Star Wars was released in The Empire Strikes Back followed in 1980 and Return of the Jedi came in The Phantom Menace is the first of three pre quels to the original who is came to the Marketplace about 1 to buy two tickets to the first show ing and two more for a May 20 evening Why not she Ive been waiting for this for a Tickets went on sale at Randy assistant manager of Market place Cinema We sold out for four shows in 35 a total of 400 to 500 tick Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox instructed a ROBIN Raymel Johnston flips through a sitting on a bench from her vehicle during the wait for tickets to Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace on Wednesday at Marketplace Cinema North Business Johnston was surrounded by friends who took time off from work to get seats for the films first screening at on May maximum of 12 tickets per theaters cannot honor passes for the first eight who brought a book to read and a lawn chair to sit said she planned to attend a Star Wars convention at the end of the month in is she a fanatic she Its just And Lott is tired of the violent and sexually explicit movies that she said were so prevalent Star Wars is more she and it has believable and lovable They were like people who really Lott And when you saw that starship go over your the whole theater was And Darth Vaders Nancy Ewald of Seguin piped When you first heard it sounds so Ewald said she planned to buy tickets for the first day for her son and others for Thirteen friends from San Antonio drove up to to wait for the They arrived at after calling in sick to their We figured there would be less of a line up Mary Pisder See Bulverde Ingram locking horns BY CHRIS CREWS Staff Writer The newly incorporated city of Bul verde Northwest and Ingram Readymix are squaring off over the future of the Texas 46 corridor in Comal Ingram has an option to buy a plot of land on Texas 46 if granted an exemption by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission on June the firm plans build a con crete batch plant The tract of land where Ingram would tike to build is within the city limits of Bulverde incorporated by a vote of the residents on May Gary Ingram vice said the incorporation was designed to prevent the plant from being What they are trying to do is ram this zoning through so we cant build our Johnson Malcolm president of the committee that organized the incor poration said his groups objec tives were to stop San Antonio from encroaching into Comal par ticipate in the development along Texas 46 and maintain the rural and residential lifestyle in Ingram officials said the line denoting the citys boundaries was about 200 feet wide along most of Texas 46 but widened to about 700 feet where Ingram had the property Bill an attorney for Ingram We dont think the laws that allow for incorporation allow them to do it that They cant just grab land like they Zeis said 90 percent of the citys 500 residents live in two subdivisions that cover about 14 percent of the incorpo rated McClinchie said the expanded area along Texas 46 might include the Ingram but the city limits were not drawn to target If you held a gun to my head and told me you were going to shoot me if I couldnt identify exactly where the Ingram property Id be I know about where it McClinchie McClinchie said the city needed to have input on what happened along Texas 46 if the area was to remain a decent place to If its anything See WIEGAND Wiegand chosen to lead Canyon Medina Valley principal began career in NBISD BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer After two hours of discussion in closed session Comal Independent School District board of trustees approved Bob Wiegand as the new principal at Canyon Wiegand currently serves as the principal of Medina Valley High School in Castroville but is no stranger to the Im pleased to be here and I look forward to bringing my fam ily It feels like coming Wiegand said following the board Wiegand grew up in San but had his first job at New Braunfels Mid dle I This area is very attractive to me and I think this is one of the most attractive principal positions he j who spent the last three years at Medi na said he has two children who will attend high school next Board president Dan Krueger said Wiegand was communityminded and would fit in well with the New Braunfels Hes really an He shared some excel lent ideas and thoughts with us and I think hell take CHS to that next Krueger Wiegand will replace Will who is retir He was approved in a 52 vote after the board postponed a decision May Trustee John Clay said the board wanted an oppor tunity to visit with another candidate before making a decision last Trustees Dora Gonzales and Lester Jonas voted against the administrative I feel very strongly about creating Gon zales Never in the history of CISD have we had a woman One candidate was a woman and I felt that we should have given the opportuni ty to a Gonzales said the decision sent a message to employees and patrons that a glass ceiling for women existed at Were sending a message that women are com petent enough to be principals at the ele and middle school but not quite good enough to be a high school Gonzales said the other finalists recommended to the board were a woman and a Hispanic We spend thousands of dollars each year on diversity but a board of six men and one woman couldnt grasp that golden opportunity to walk the she An interview committee recommended three final ists to CISD superintendent Jerry who then recommended Wiegand to the Nancy principal at Canyon Middle and Cristobal Luna of Columbus High School were the other Charles assistant principal at Car olyn assistant principal at and Rusty purchasing and maintenance coordina tor for also were indistrict candidates who applied for the Four outofdistrict applicants were CISD mulls time schedule changes ROBIN Canyon High School junior Helen Burge waits for her ride after school on CISD officials will meet this month to dis cuss changes to start and end times for the 19992000 BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Changes to school bell schedules for Comal Independent School Dis trict students are in the works unless the district can find a way to fatten its School administrators and district transportation officials are looking at revamping school start and end times for the 19992000 school year by staggering bell schedules at elemen tary and secondary elementary school stu dents start school between and and are dismissed at 3 Middle and high school students begin school between and and end between and Ken transportation direc tor for said the districts bus drivers more than 100 needed an hour and a half difference between elementary and secondary school bell schedules to transport students to and from See RING MY BELL Comal Independent School Dis trict parents and patrons who have ideas about adjusting the bell schedules can contact their school principal or call the central office at Principals will meet on Tues The board of trustees is scheduled to consider a bell schedule change at 6 May 20 at Canyon Intermediate 1275 West Business INSIDE Key code 76   

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