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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 20, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas BIST MWUtti COT TUESDAY JANUARY ovww SPORTS PIERCE RIVALRY Cariydijsf Coiigarettes hope to ever seore they play the New PflfleSA FORUM UNSUNG HERO PHI out and return form to 1 nominate someone you know i for the HeraldZeitungs annual awards Page 4A cimidv j FOftUM 4A A w u v T i i y f High Ldw j treffuAjnES W SS 42 IspciftTS 6A 6A in Iowa caucuses By RON FOURNI AP Political Writer DBS MOINES Iowa AP John Kerry and John Edwards rode 1 Ithhour surges to a one two finish in Iowas kickoff pres idential caucuses Monday deal ing a stunning blow to Democ ratic frontrunner Howard Dean Kerrys comeback blew the nomination fight wide open setting the stage for a freeforall m New Hampshires primary Dean finished third stripped of his frontrunners mantle but still will not give he told backers Rep Dick Gephardt finished a weak fourth and planned to end his 33year political career by pulling out of the face His campaign given up fpr dead just weeks ago Kerry pre dicted another comeback in New Hampshires Jan pri mary As Ive said in New Hamp shire and here Im a the Massachusetts lawmaker told The Associated Press Ive come from behind before and Im going to take the same fight that Ive been making here to New Edwards 50 also claimed See IOWA Page 3A i BY TIU NUMBERS of precincts 95 percent Kerry 38 percent John Edwards 957 Howard Dean percent Rjchard Gephardt 31511 percent Dennis Kucinich 39 1 percent Wesley Clark 3 0 percent No votes Joe Lieberman Carol Moseley Braun and Al Sharpton I For a listing of local campaign events see Page 6A The art FRONT and CENTER RMANCE Left Cindy Meyers light technician from Circle Arts Theatre Above Julia Gremmer performs a violin solo for the Greater Braunfels Art Councils 24th annual Dinner With At right Andrea Martinez Rachel Lepek and Raven Leeder from the Tourjete Dance Company of the New Braunfels Studio perform REBECCA By Ron Maloney Staff Writer Ughts dinner Sunday evening about 300 bers of the local artistic community attended the annual celebration of themselves in the Greater New Braun fels Arts Councils 24th annual Dinner With The Arts Council President Veronica Sarkozi opened the evening themed Art is the by asking those in the audience in words penned by Cir cle Arts Theatre Director Elizabeth Elliott nearly a decade ago to resolve to be Dont Sarkozi said Im not suggesting you take up the violin but filling your ears with Us sounds cant The arts council Sarkoal told those assembled began in 1980 as a four member organization whose goal was to encourage and develop local arts and to enrich the community through their promotion And of course its still the Sarkozi said Although noW tite arts councils membership numbers 10 agencies Vice President Cathy Clark present ed the councils Annual Award to Wayne Rahe for his support of the arts including work in gaining ftmding and approvals of the murals on Castell and Seguin more to come Also recognized with Emeritus Awards for years of service were Rosa Unda De La Cerda Toby Lohr and Anita Windecker Diners enjoyed a dessert serenade by eight members of the Unicorn Vocal Jazz directed by Ryan Van Ant werp hose who partake The program Art is the was a musical written in two acts by Elliott staged and choreographed by Robin Williams Barbara Houde ac companied the production on piano Julia Gremmer played violin on Sonata 4 in F Major Adagio and Allegro Sunday was the first time Gremmer 14 had performed for the dinner with the arts program Ive played at a lot of events where people come and go Gremmer said But that was one of the Was she nervous Maybe just a little before the program started she said The enthusiasm of the other per formers and the crowd made it a lot of said Gremmer whose father Spencer is a classical guitarist Once I start playing I get into the music and Im ART IS THE ANSWER The member organiza tions of The Greater New Braunfels Arts Council are Circle Arts Theatre Carnal Community Band GermanAmerican Society Country Chorus MidTexas Symphony New Braunfels Art League New Braunfels Historic Outdoor Art Gallery New Braunfels Music Study Club New Braunfels Theatre Company STAGE Inc 4 seeking office fail to report finances By Ron Maloney Staff Writer The first deadline for filing campaign finance reports in the 2004 county elec tions has passed As of Monday four candidates had not filed the required financial disclosure form which was due Thursday They are Ramon Chapa candidate for Precinct 3 commissioner Randy Galindo incumbent Precinct 3 consta ble Joe Gomez candidate for Precinct 3 constable and Kenneth Smith candi date for Precinct 2 constable A fifth Shane Rapp candidate for Precinct 4 constable filed his paperwork Friday Unopposed races Sheriff Bob Holder reported raising money in his sec ond unopposed bid for reelection County Tax man Krause reported raising during the reporting period and spending the filing tee for his post Constable races Ben Scroggin running unopposed in his bid to be Precinct 1 constable reported in contributions and in expenditures In the Precinct 2 constable race lone candidate Kenneth Smith had not filed his paperwork as of midafternoon Mon day In the Precinct constable race only Democrat challenger Sandy Morales filed a campaign finance report Morales reported raising and spending In the Precinct 4 Constable race retired New Braunfels Assistant Chief of Police Doug Dunlap reported raising and spending Dunlap also reported loaning his campaign Opponent Al Marin of Spring Branch reported raising and spending while Robert Svoboda reported raising and spending Rapp reported raising and spending See SPf NDING Page 3A Kohls files permit for renovation of KMart storl By Dylan Jimenez Staff Writer Kohls Department Stores wants to spend milJijon to renovate the former KMsut store in NewBjsun fels Kohls applied Friday for a pennit with the city of New Braunfels building Oeparmient to million on improvements to the interior and facade of the building The building has been empty since Kmart closed the local out let in the spring of 2002 in April 2003 Kohls leased the KMaxt building just weeks after opening three stores in San Anto Live Oak Since then the company bas reported satisfactory success at titose locations but would not con firm a move to New Braunfels Bven though there are Kohls stores nearby Greater New Braun fels Chamber of Commerce Inc President Michael Meek said the eojopany would find plenty of business here AretaUstudyreceiulyperfornied for the city shows a need for department stores like Kohls in New Braunfels Somebody like Kohls fills lots of different Meek said Meek added the million ren ovation would probably help flu the closed located nearby Kohls officials could not be reached Monday KRAFT Always listening always working for you NEXTEL
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