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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 27, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas NEW PELS HERALDZEI Vol 149 No 42 14 pages in 1 section January 27 2000 THURSDAY Serving Comal County since 1852 50 cents Campo bio NAME Dave Campo BIRTHPLACE New London Conn AGE 52 Bom July COACHING CAREER Central Connecticut State Albany State Bridgeport Pitt Washington State Boise State Oregon State Weber State Iowa State Syracuse University of Miami 1987 Dallas Cowboys 19892000 EDUCATION Central Connecticut State Campo takes reins of Dallas Cowboys Defensive coordinator becomes new head coach IRVING AP Dave Campo was hired Wednesday as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys a lowprofile guy taking on one of the highestprofile jobs in pro sports Campo the Cowboys defensive coor dinator since 1995 has been with the team since Jerry Jones bought it in 1989 Cam po is among the group of assistant coach A look at the new top man at Valley es Jimmy Johnson brought with him from the University of Miami I feel like Im family in this organize Campo said Hes only the fifth coach the Cowboys have ever had and the first three all won Super Bowls But Dallas hasnt been a contender for championships lately The Cowboys have won only one playoff game since the last title in 1995 and theyre 2424 in the past three seasons with two firstround playoff losses Campo has one thing in common with the previous four Cowboys coaches No NFL head coaching experience Secondary coach Mike Zimmer is expected to replace Campo as defensive coordinator Campo spent six seasons over seeing the secondary before taking over as coordinator Jones 15day search for a new coach hardly extended outside team headquarters but he described it Wednesday as a thor ough thorough decision on my The only other known candidates he inter viewed were special teams coach Joe Avez zano and offensive line coach Hudson Houck Teens face threat charges BY ERIN MAGRUDER Staff Writer Two Comal Independent School District students were taken into custody Wednesday by Comal County Sheriffs offi cers in connection with written bomb threats found Tuesday in two schools A 14yearold Smithson Val ley High School male student was arrested about at the school 4110 Texas 46 and taken liffcfthe custody of juve nile authorities CCSO Captain David Ott said The SVHS student was charged in connection with a written note found in a boys restroom that led to the evacu ation of about students and faculty Ott said A 12yearold Arlon Seay Intermediate School student also was charged in connection with a bomb threat note found at his school 20911 W Texas 46 Ott said No explosive devices were found at either school and no one was injured he said Both juveniles were charged with making a false alarm or report which is a state jail felony he said CISD Superintendent Jerry Major said school officials were taking the incidents seriously and would not tolerate such ter roristic threats Folks are shaken up out Major said It is really a disruptive force across our school district when something like this happens We will act swiftly and appropriately and be as tough as we can on the perpetrators of During the past two weeks a series of bomb threats all hoaxes found in CISD schools has led to the arrest of four students all charged with making a false alarm or report Ott said As authorities arrested the 14yearold SVHS student Wednesday another bomb threat forced the evacuation of stjidents and faculty The threat was the third at the school in less than one week SVHS also was evacuated Friday morning after a note was found in a boys restroom Ott said incident occurred Wednesday afternoon at Spring Branch Middle School A stu dent who was writing the bomb threat note in class showed it to a friend and then threw the note in a trash can before it was giv See Wiz of the West K JESSIE The Munch Kin rehearse for their upcoming performance of The Wiz of the The Missoula Childrens Theatre production will feature a cast of 57 area students Front row from left Colin Nash Ashley Patterson and Natalei Rutherford back row Lisa Judkins Sonny Leissner Seth Troudt and Stephanie Rhoades Fairy tale with a twist Missoula production takes stage Friday BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Local residents are invited to watch Friday night as Dotty Scared Crow tinhorn Lionel and Mooch retell a classic fairy tale story but with a little Texas twist About 50 to 60 local children rang ing from kindergarten through 12th grade will take you through their Western adventures from tangling with the old witch of the West Hawknose Halley to meeting Ma and Pa Munch and the rest of the Munch Kin The story might sound a little familiar The Missoula Childrens Theatre will present a New Braunfels produc tion of The Wiz of the the classic fairy tale The Wizard of Oz but with a twang Friday nights performance begins at the New Braunfels Civic Center 380 S Seguin Ave Tickets cost for adults and for students Tickets can be bought at The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc at 390 S Seguin Ave Tickets will go on sale at 6 Fri day at the door This 6th annual production in New Braunfels is part of the Missoula Childrens Theatres unique interna tional touring project and is presented locally by Communities in Schools of Comal County On Monday night close to 200 chil dren auditioned for parts in the play After two hours two tour actor chose 57 actors for the lead roles plus a few coyotes buzzards and tarantulas Jean Wilson chairwoman for the Missoula Childrens Theatre project for Communities in Schools said 192 students auditioned Monday night representing 35 area schools Wilson said the cast represents 22 different schools in the area Cast in the leading roles are Renee Favors as Dotty Emily Bushnell as Mooch the Pooch Logan Brown as Dr Ozzy Misty Zercher as Hawknose Halley Carolyn Martin as Scared Crow Matthew Sabo as Lionel Dominic Alvarez as Top Dog Joseph Anthony Gomez as Mad Dog and Nick Janysek as Bad Dog In addition 15 students were cast as tarantulas 13 were cast as buzzards six as coyotes and eight as part of the Munch Kin Six older students also were picked as assistant directors Canyon coach to be picked tonight BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Comal Independent School District trustees could hire a new athletic director and head football coach for Canyon High School Thursday night marking the fourth person to take that position in four years A recommendation from a CISD selection commit tee will go beforetrustees 6 Thursday at Bill Brown Elementary School 20410 W Highway 46 Trustees will discuss the new athletic director in executive session but will vote in open session The selection committee comprised of four Canyon High staff and community members interviewed four finalists The committees recommendation was pre sented to Superintendent Jerry Major who will make the final recommendation Thursday The four finalists pulled from an applicant list of 100 are Dave Cope offensive coordinator and first assistant coach at Cypress Falls High School Leonard McAngus athletic director and head football coach at Gonzales High School Brad Wright athletic director and head football coach at East Bernard High School and Tommy Zajicek assistant principal of Sweeny High School Les Goad resigned from his duties as athletic direc tor and head football coach at CHS Dec 16 CISD Superintendent Jerry Major placed Goad on administrative leave Dec 3 but declined to say why The school board was scheduled to decide whether to fire Goad at the Dec 17 board meeting but the firstyear coach quit before trustees could meet Goad who came to Canyon after teaching at San Antonio Southwest High School agreed to a oneyear contract worth nearly He led the Cougars to a 64 record in 1999 but the team railed to qualify for the playoffs Goads contract will expire June Cope has been with Cypress Falls High School in Houston since 1992 He was the recruiting coordina tor at Rice University in 199192 Cope also has been a coach at Rice University Cypress Creek High School Spring Woods High School and Westchester High School He has a bachelors degree in art history health and physical education and a masters degree in sec ondary education from Georgetown College in George See INSIDE Archives Key cote 7S Comal school trustees vote on calendar tonight BY HEATHER TODD Staff Writer Comal school trustees could choose one of four schedules for the 20002001 school calendar tonight one of which has a late August start date The administration will present four plans to Comal Independent School District trustees when they meet at 6 tonight at Bill Brown Elementary School 20410 Haas 46 The calendars are similar to the districts current calendar which includes a start date in August and MEETING Comal ISO trustees meet at 6 today at Bill Brown Elementary School 20410 Texas 46 West the first semester ending before Christmas break Three of the calendars recom mend Aug 14 or Aug 15 as the school stilt date with winter break beginning Dec 20 or Dec 21 The fourth calendar draft recom mends Aug 21 as the start date Under that calendar winter break would not start until Dec 22 That schedule proposal also includes one less day off during Thanksgiving break The second semester ends May 25 in all four proposals All four calendar proposals include two oneweek breaks one in late early March and one in April During the boards Jan 13 meet ing trustee John Clay suggested pushing back the school start date by reducing the number of days off before Christmas According to surveysisent out by the district CISD parents and school staff prefer the current calendar with the midAugust start date Survey results also indicated most parents and school staff prefer two oneweek breaks in the spring School officials said ending the semester before the Christinas break allowed students and staff to start a new semester rather than finish the fall semester when they returned in January
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