Thursday, May 20, 1999

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 20, 1999, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesdays Games Todays Games Eastern Conference Pacers 85 76ers 82 Indiana leads series 20 Western Conference Spurs 79 Lakers 76 San Antonio leads series 20 Eastern Conference Knicks at 7 TV TNT cable channel 36 New York leads series 10 Western Conference Trail Blazers at TV TNT cable channel 36 Utah leads series 10 More on the SpursLakers series Page 10 HERALDZEI i ONG 130 16 pages in 1 section May 1999 npTjy TD AV Phantom Menace a hit with fans Comal County since 1852 50 cents Area residents like film despite poor reviews BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer The verdict is After a 16year George Lucas still has the Force to drive moviegoers to the box Area residents got the first peek at Lucas muchawaited Star Wars Episode I The Phantom in the wee hours of the morning Marketplace Cinema North Busi ness started showing one of the most hyped science fiction movies in history at midnight on two Both showings sold out May 12 the first day tickets went on It was I loved Eric Watson At along with his friend Chris walked out from their second viewing of the newest Star Wars flick the first of three pre quels to the original Watson and Sioman attended the Phan tom Menace premiere at midnight and they planned to return for a third viewing Wednesday It was a fun Watson I give it two thumbs In response to a wave of critics reviews denouncing the film as a big disappoint Sioman Theyre Its different than the other Star Wars It is its own he See Travis and his moth Mary dressed up for the New Braunfels premiere of Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace early Wednesday at Marketplace Cinema Business 35 ROBIN HeraldZeitung Destined to pitch Rangers Atzenhoffer learned craft at age 9 BY PETER BROWN Sports Editor Some people choose their own Some have it thrust upon For Smithson Valley pitcher Rachel Atzenhof destiny just popped out of her mouth one day when she was 9 years I dont know what it she One day I just I want to That sentence sent Atzenhoffer on a long and winding path that will head for Austin on when Smithson Valleys softball team takes on Weatherford in the Class 4A University Inter scholastic League state A win would put the Rangers in Saturdays championship a step further than any Smithson Valley team has been in any When she expressed her interest in Atzenhoffer began working with Javier who coaches softball at Klein Oak High School in Atzenhoffer said when she began to realize the work it took to learn to she almost gave it I liked it at but after all the practice I was wondering why I was doing she I had some second but I stuck with After playing her freshman and sophomore sea sons at Houston CypressFairbanks High the Atzenhoffers moved to Comal much to the pleasure of Ranger softball Atzenhoffer was 176 in 1998 with 288 strike To she is 221 with 291 She threw a perfect game on April 1 against Bastrop and a nohitter eight days later against In the Region IV4A finals this past she was perfect through 6 striking out a careerhigh 19 Every team there at the state tournament has a good Ive seen some of them and they are very good SVHS coach Wayne Daigle But I wouldnt trade for any one of them over who weve got at old Smithson Not after last no I can tell when shes senior catcher Cami Cunningham She puts the ball right where I call it and I dont have to See ROBIN Smithson Valley senior Rachel Atzenhoffer decided to be a pitcher at age I dont know what it One day I just I want to she UIL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT Class 4A Pairings Fridays Semifinal Games Magnolia 323 Waco Midway 26 1 Weatherford 3422 Smithson Valley 3 Radio KNBT KGNB 1420 AM Saturdays Championship Game MagnoliaWaco Midway winner WeatherfordSmithson Valley 4 All games at Pleasant Valley Austin How to get there Take Interstate 35 north to exit Riverside Turn right 1 then turn left onto Pleasant Valley Road for The Pleasant Valley Sportsplex is on the Tickets An alltournament pass is available for Admission for each of four sessions 5A is for adults and for All tickets must be purchased at the House committee stalls on SB 1772 Bill needs hearing to reach the floor BY PERI STONE Staff Writer AUSTIN A House committee took no action Wednesday on a bill that would allow New Braunfels to use a portion of its bed tax rev enue for river A committee aide said Senate Bill 1772 needed to receive a hear ing today to pass through the Ways and Means Com mittee in time to reach the House Saturday is the last day to turn in committee The Legisla ture adjourns on May MEEK WATSON To find out if the committee will hear the bill again call Three New Braunfels resi dents went on record in favor of the bill at the hearing and more than 10 representing New Braun fels and other cities went on record against Committee chair Rene said of the 99 percent of feedback he had received had been New Braunfels City Council member Juliet Watson told com mittee members there was support for the City council approved the See SB Safe School task force identifies security needs BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Cracking down on pranksters and strengthening parental involvement and communication tops the list of security needs at local school cam Members of the New Braunfels Independent School District Safe School task comprised of school par ents and law enforcement represen met Wednesday night to dis cuss security needs at school cam puses in the 19992000 school Task force members and parents attending the meeting discussed sug gestions made at a recent informa tional session and compiled a list of possible includ ing Installing a communications sys tem in every classroom Video cameras to monitor the inside and outside of school cam puses Motionactivated lighting on school grounds Encouraging parent volunteers to help monitor school hallways and parking lots Pushing legislation that would increase penalties for juveniles who commit school offenses Increased communication between school officials and par including followup letters in the case of a school incident and Cooperation with local law enforcement to use bornb search dogs at local See Johnson named small business person of year ROBIN Carol Johnson of Johnson Furniture is named the chambers 1999 small business person of the year on BY PERI STONE Staff Writer Local businesswoman Carol John son loves her and if an award she received Wednesday is any indi shes good at The Greater New Braunfels Cham ber of recognized owner of Johnson Furni 283 Seguin as New Braunfels 1999 Small Business Per son of the She is the 10th recip ient of the Johnson has owned the store since when she bought it from her In January she started an interior design com When chamber officials marched into her store Johnson shook her I cant believe she Thank Johnson received a a badge to wear and a banner to A small business isnt successful without serving the community and the community serving she Its a winwin Chamber vice president Bonnie Tetrault said Johnson was chosen because of her community involve ment and the obvious growth of the The chamber board chose John son from a list of three names sub mitted by a screening committee made up of chairs from all the small business council The screening committee received about 25 nominations from the com munity and narrowed them to Nominees had to be chamber members and to have owned their businesses for at least three INSIDE Key code 76