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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 23, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Pnge 10A HlUiALDZlilTUNr November 2001 Stars heat up Spy Games BY SHEILA NORMANGULP Associated Press Writer From its first moments a heart pounding rescue in n gritty Chinese prison to its director Tbny Scotts Spy Game is n highoctane thriller featuring dream matchup of leading Robert Redford and Brad The nonstop action sprints through key hot spots of the last halfcentury China as a CIA post pones his retirement to rescue a for mer This is the role that Pitt was meant to the role that Redford himself honed to such a fine art in Three Days of the Forgot all that sensitive man There are dirty jobs to be assassinations or covert operations may save lives but require cold calculations by men who think on their dodge the minefields and dont lot any emotion get in the way of a We killed this man Pitts Tom Bishop shouts after a failed Berlin Wall We used him and we killed him Red fords Nathan Muir points out that the operation failed because their contact was also spying for the Russians but it was not a total loss because Bishop himself followed his orders and got out This is a whole other Its its and its not one you want to Muir You had better take a long hard look at your If you go off the I will not come after Of course he a longtime field operative on his last day at the is more than ready to disgusted after see ing his agency being taken over by smarmy political types like his Photo submitted Tom Bishop Brad Pitt talks to his mentor Nathan Muir Robert Redford in Spy Troy Folger Larry But since Bishop managed to get captured by the charged with spying and has 24 hours before hes Muir is dragged into a highlevel CIA conference on what to He quickly figures out that the agency is not going to waste any energy rescuing who was on his own freelance mission to rescue a former aid worker Elizabeth Hadley Catherine Muirs agenda is set Foil his keep his clearance for one more day and get Bishop out of Bryggman offers a delightful the frustrated boss who knows Redford is up to An old theater standby inonedoorand outtheother choreography is executed with precision for maxi mum helped along by Marianne who turns in an engaging performance as Redfords loyal The musical score is a nostalgic romp that matches each battlefield to the hard rock of its racheting up the tension as Scott once again executes his famed aerial While Redford shines for his quick Pitt exudes a mesmerizing screen whether in a grimy tshirt in an urban battlefield or a snappy uniform at a ambas sadors The chemistry between the two men makes the fictional retirement in the movie almost feel as if Redford is handing over his leading man baton with a gotoitpal Written by Michael Frost Becker and David Spy released by Universal Pictures and Beacon is rated R for lan some violence and brief sexu Running time 115 Harry Potter rakes in million in 5 days BY DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer LOS ANGELES Harry Potter has matched another record it tied the last Star Wars movie for fastest ever to gross million By the end of distributor Warner projected that Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone would hit about million after just five That would equal the amount Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace took in over its first five days in By Harry Potter had grossed and Warner expect ed it to take in an addition al million said Dan head ofdis Harry Potter shattered revenue records over the It had the best threeday debut ever with million domestically and posted the two highest singleday grosses ever Friday and The movie also had a record threeday debut in grossing The previous best three day domestic debut been million for The Lost World Jurassic Park in a figure that even included about million from a Thursday night sneak Even factoring in higher admission prices since Harry Potter sold more tickets than Lost World in its said Paul presi dent of boxoffice tracker Exhibitor At the 1997 average tick et price of Lost World sold about mil lion according to Exhibitor Relations Based on an estimated t average ticket price of this Harry Potter sold million Dergarabedian Adapted from the pub lishing phenomenon by British author the first Harry Potter movie was directed by Chris Columbus and stars Daniel Radcliffe in the title Columbus began shooting the first sequel this and Warner plans to have it in theaters a week before j Thanksgiving next j Blockbuster cancels show Stone Temple Pilots lead singer arrested in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS AP The lead singer of the alterna 4ve Temr pie Pilots was arrested after allegedly fighting with his wife at the Hard Rock hotel casino in Las Scott was booked Monday on one count of domestic battery after a fight with his wife late Sun day in a room at the Hard police He posted bail and was released about 12 Kours The band had performed Monday night at the Hard Weiland argued with his in their room over a prescription he going to police She had bruises on her left and right DALLAS AP Video rental giant Blockbuster has canceled its annual awards show because it was uncertain how many viewers would watch in the 11 The Blockbuster Enter tainment Awards had been scheduled for next Los The Dallasbased company would have had to make sig nificant financial commit ments soon to book the audii torium and gear up for store voting on the awards j by millions of spokeswoman Liz Greene Due to the uncertainty of the we were unable to predict consumer response to an awards what peo ples viewing habits are going to Greene URGENT Request to the Citizens of New Braunfels from The SCOOTER Store Dear Friends and You may have noticed our new building under construction at the intersec tion of Highway 46 and Loop The architects spent days in New Braunfels studying the architecture of many of our beautiful We hope you like the especially the double We hope you agree that our business as well as our building fit well into our On November 26th we are going to ask die city council for a tem porary tax freeze on our new Prior to breaking ground we met with the 4a 4b Board and City Council members to request support from the Economic Development They denied our We dis cussed with City Council members a temporary freeze on property taxes that New Braunfels has historically offered to companies who promise to add new They respectfully requested that we wait until we had a final answer from the Economic Development Fund Boards 4a and they asked that we wait until the May election was In they asked us to wait until the annexation issue was An annexation lawsuit thus further delaying the Most were hearing that it may be a little more difficult to offer a tax freeze for projects currently under We need your Will you support The SCOOTER Store We have contributed over this year to local charities and to New Yorks September 11 disaster relief Our average employee lives in New Braunfels and earns substan tially higher than the local These paychecks are spent in the local community thus providing further economic benefit to New Weve added 222 employees in New Braunfels since breaking ground March 2001 for a total of 586 employees in the Our employees have incredible benefits excellent dental and life short and long term disability profit a matching 40IK plan and an employee stock ownership Weve built and paid for a new public street Independence Drive worth approximately Please help us to continue adding more jobs and boosting the economic prosperity of New Braunfels by calling the Mayor and each of the City Council members before Monday Ask them for their support for The SCOOTER Stores tax Will you please help us We are not asking the City to give us Were only asking that they temporarily freeze the current tax This means we will pay our tax bill each but the tax bill will not increase for a maximum of ten This tax freeze will allow us to use die money we would have paid in taxes to do more for our employees and the The City approved freezes for other compa nies in New Braunfels some of which do not have their company headquar ters in this so we are not asking for special Listed below are the names and addresses of the Mayor and each City Council member Mayor Stoney Williams 333 Prince NB TX 78130 Larry Alexander Robert Kendrick Debbie Flume Sonia MunozGill Lee Rodriguez Juliet Watson Doug Harrison CEO Founder 1541 Allison NB TX 78130 2229 Gruene NB TX 78130 721 Wood NB 78130 2067 Spur NB TX 78130 191 Caddell NB TX 78130 1176 West Coll NB TX 100RS11M ;