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Vol. 149, No. 42 14 pages in I section January 27, 2000
Serving Comal County since 1852
50 centsCampo bio
NAME: Dave Campo BIRTHPLACE: New London, Conn.
AGE: 52. Born July 18, 1947 COACHING CAREER:
Central Connecticut State (1971-72); Albany State (1973); Bridgeport (1974); Pitt (1975); Washington State (1976);
Boise State (1977-79); Oregon State (1980); Weber State (1981-82); Iowa State (1983); Syracuse (1984-86); University of Miami (1987-88); Dallas Cowboys (1989-2000)
EDUCATION: Central Connecticut State
Campo takes reins of Dallas CowboysDefensive coordinator becomes new head coach
IRVING (AP) - Dave Campo was hired Wednesday as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, a low-profile guy taking on one of the highest-profile jobs in pro sports.
Campo, the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator since 1995, has been with the team since Jerry Jones bought it in 1989. Campo is among the group of assistant coach-A look at the new top man at Valley Ranch/11
es Jimmy Johnson brought with him from the University of Miami.
“I feel like I’m family in this organization,” Campo said.
He’s only the fifth coach the Cowboys have ever had - and the first three all won Super Bowls.
But Dallas hasn’t been a contender for championships lately. The Cowboys have won only one playoff game since the last title in 1995, and they’re 24-24 in the past three seasons with two first-round 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 overseeing the secondary before taking over as coordinator.
Jones’ 15-day search for a new coach hardly extended outside team headquarters, but he described it Wednesday as “a thorough, thorough decision on my part.” The only other known candidates he interviewed were special teams coach Joe Avez-zano and offensive line coach Hudson Houck.
By Erin MAGRUDER
Two Comal Independent School District students were taken into custody Wednesday by Comal County Sheriffs officers in connection with written bomb threats found Tuesday in two schools.
A 14-year-old Smithson Valley High School male student was arrested about 10:30 arn. at the school, 4110 Texas 46, and taken into the custody ofjuve-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 evacuation of about 1,800 students and faculty, Ott said.
A 12-year-old Adon 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 terroristic threats.
“Folks are shaken up out there,” 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 this.”
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 14-year-old SVHS student Wednesday, another bomb threat forced the evacuation of students 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.
Another incident occurred Wednesday afternoon at Spring Branch Middle School. A student, 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-
‘Wiz of the West’
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The “Munch Kin” rehearse for their upcoming performance of ‘The Wiz of the West.” The Missoula Children's Theatre production will feature a cast of 57 area students. (Front row, from left: Colin Nash, Ashley Patterson and Natalei Rutherford; back row: Usa Judkins, Sonny Conder,Tashina Leissner, Seth Troudt and Stephanie Rhoades.
Fairy tale with a twist
Missoula production takes stage Friday
By Heather Todd
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 ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade will take you through their Western adventures, from tangling with the old witch of the West Hawknose Hailey to meeting Ma and Pa Munch and the rest of the Munch Kin.
The story might sound a little familiar.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre will present a New Braunfels produc
tion of “The Wiz of the West,” the classic fairy tale “The Wizard of Oz” but with a twang.
Friday night’s performance begins 7:30 p.m. at the New Braunfels Civic Center, 380 S. Seguin Ave. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 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 p.m. Friday at the door.
This 6th annual production in New Braunfels is part of the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s unique international touring project and is presented locally by Communities in Schools of Comal County.
On Monday night, close to 200 children auditioned for parts in the play.
After two hours, two tour directors/ actors chose 57 actors for the lead roles plus a few coyotes, buzzards and
Jean Wilson, chairwoman for the Missoula Children’s 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 Hailey, 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
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 committee will go before trustees when-they meet 6 p.m. 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 committee s recommendation was presented to Superintendent Jerry Major, who will make the final recommendation Thursday.
The four finalists, pulled from an applicant list of IOO, are Dave Cope, offensive coordinator and first assistant coach at Cypress Falls High School; Leonard Mc Angus, 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 director and head football coach at CHS Dec. 16.
CISD Superintendent Jerry Major placed Goad on administrative leave Dec. 3 but declined to say why. Hie school board was scheduled to decide whether to fire Goad at the Dec. 17 board meeting, but the first-year coach quit before trustees could meet.
Goad, who came to Canyon after teaching at San Antonio Southwest High School, agreed to a one-year contract worth nearly $60,000. He led the Cougars to a 6-4 record in 1999, but the team failed to qualify for the playoffs.
Goad s contract will expire June 30,2000.
Cope has been w ith Cypress Falls High School in Houston since 1992. He was the recruiting coordinator at Rice University in 1991-92. Cope also has been a coach at Rice University, Cypress Creek High School, Spring Woods High School and Westchester High School.
He has a bachelor’s degree in art, history, health and physical education and a master’s degree in secondary education from Geoigetown College in George-
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Comal school trustees vote on calendar tonight
By Heather Todd
Comal school trustees could choose one of four schedules for the 2000-2001 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 p.m. tonight at Bill Brown Elementary School, 20410 Texas 46.
The calendars are similar to the district’s current calendar, which includes a start date in August and
Comal ISD trustees meet at 6 p.m. today at Bill Brown Elementary School, 20410 Texas 46 West.
the first semester ending before Christmas break.
Three of the calendars recommend Aug. 14 or Aug. 15 as the school start date, with winter break beginning Dec. 20 or Dec. 21.
The fourth calendar draft recommends 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 one-week breaks, one in late February/ early March and one in April.
During the board’s Jan. 13 meeting, trustee John Clay suggested pushing back the school start date by
reducing the number ofdays off before Christmas.
According to surveys sent out by the district, CISD parents and school staff prefer the current calendar with the mid-August start date.
Survey results also indicated most parents and school staff prefer two one-week breaks in the spring.
School off icials said ending the semester before the Christmas break allowed students and staff to start a new semester rather than finish the fall semester when they returned in January.