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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 4, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas                                If NOVEMBER ZEITUNG SPORTS FOOTBALL Key Wurst Bowl matchup pits New Braunfels offensive line Canyons front Page 7A DELAY PRESS STOP Due to a problem with the the HeraldZeitung may be delivered a bit We apologize for the Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 305 12 2 sections C K 5O0 i Mostly sunny High Low 74 44 Details1B DEARABBY 8A CLASSIFIEDS M COMICS 28 CROSSWORD 21 FORUM 6A OBITUARIES 3A SPORTS 7A TV GRIDS 8A Bush wins second term as AT A GLANCE Electoral Votes for candidates George Bush 279 By Calvin Woodward and Ron Fournier Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON AP Presi dent Bush won four more years in the White House Wednesday and pledged to fight this war on terror with every resource of our national lohn Kerry conceded defeat rather than challenge the vote count in makeorbreak I will need your support and I will work to earn the president said in an appeal to the 55 million Americans who voted for his Democratic We are entering a season of he achingly close to We The president spoke before cannot win this Kerry thousands of cheering support said in an emotional ers less than an hour after his The reelection triumph gave vanquished opponent ended a campaign that brought him See Page 5A I John Kerry 252 I Totals do not include Iowa which were unsettled at press time GERMAN STUDIES Photos by DAVID Canyon High School German class students Lauren Lauren Holly Jo Vergenz and Cesar Alvarez sing the German song Mein der hat drei Edken to students from throughout Texas during Student Day Wednesday at Student Day at Wurstfest brings teens from all over state By Leigh Jones StaffWriter Alexander Grof von Bernstorff got a little taste of home Wednes day at The German exchange student from Mayde Creek High School in Katy joined other teens from around the state for Wurst fests annual salute to As soon as he climbed off the von Bernstorff tracked down someone he could talk to in his native Opa Arno Becker was happy to shake the rust off his a language he spoke exclusively as a I was not surprised to run into a German You see for eigners here at Wurstfest quite a he Most English speak ers here today arent being brave t enough to practice their Standing in the middle of Wursthalle listing to Polka von Bernstorff said Wurstfest food was better than Wurstfest enter Its nice to get some but at only old people lis ten to this kind of he Old people and Chicken Dance New Braunfels High School German II students Paul Chelsea Smith and Kelsey Zim merman whirled around the dance floor while the Unicorn band played the Texas German Its said Zimmer You cant feel stupid doing theChicken See Page 5A New Braunfels High School students Paul Rogers and Chelsea Smith do their best Chicken Dance while attending Student Competency trial concludes for final arguments today By Ron Mokmey StaffWriter Kent Krueger Wednesday watched much of the last day of his compe tency trial on video from a court house holding Visiting District Judge Don Leonard ordered Krueger removed from the courtroom for disruptive Jurors today will hear final argu ments and then decide whether Krueger will stand trial on charges that could send him to prison for the rest of his Krueger will go on trial for alleged ly stalking and threatening District Attorney Dib Waldrip and tamper ing with a witness if a Comal County jury finds him able to assist San Marcos defense attor ney David Sergi in his If he could be remanded to a state psychi atric facility until he is found If convicted as faces 25 years to life in state In the Kruegers courtroom antics have inchuifxl obscenp spitting on a district judge and fighting with He has been arrested 47 times in Comal County and is serving a 10year prison sen tence for threatening a former Department of Public Safety trooper and his TUesday and defense and prosecution psychiatrists argued whether Kruegers emo tional troubles precluded his being fairly Prosecutor Mark Mullin of the Texas Special Prison Prosecution Unit argues Kruegers outrageous behavior and apparent psychiatric symptoms are an act designed to keep him from being held Kent Krueger responsible for his Sergi argues they are symptomatic of serious mental and emotional issues that preclude him from rationally participating in his own Mullin Wednesday put a series of corrections officers and sheriffs deputies on the witness stand to sup port his contention that Kruegers including what appears to be uncontrollable rocking in his chair with his tongue darting in and is Deputy Chris whose testi mony was corroborated by a Texas Department of Criminal Justice testified that on a recent trip to New Braunfels for a court Krueger acted normally until escort ed into the presence of his Were you able to converse with him Mullin Was he rocking back and forth he was Vargas Was he seeming to have any problems Mullin he was Vargas TDCJ officer Shawna Boern See Page 3A Injunction threatens fairground donation By Scott Mahon StaffWriter Former Senator Robert Krueger got a temporary restraining order against the city of New Braunfels Wednesday to temporar ily prevent the city from donating the Comal County fairgrounds to the Comal County Fair District Judge Charles Ramsay in San Mar cos signed the temporary order Wednesday at and scheduled a hearing for Tuesday at 9 in the Comal County In his Krueger argued that the which was conveyed to the city by the fair association in will remain at all times and forever the property of the city of New The petition pointed out that the fair asso ciation leases the land from the and the See Page 3A COMINGSATURDAY Sports roundup Local high school foot ball teams compete in district Proposition 1 vote totals finalized By Scott Mahon StaffWriter Officials results in the city election showed voters supporting a property tax freeze for seniors 65 and older by a vote of for and voters turned down Propo sition 2 that would have designated the Comal County Fair grounds city parkland and Proposition 3 that would have banned aluminum containers on rivers inside the city Proposition 2 failed by a votes of for and Proposition 3 failed by a vote of for and Last voters across the state approved Proposition 13 that gave residents the authority to petition counties and cities to force an election to freeze property taxes for seniors and disabled Because voters approved Proposition SEGUIN VOTING RESULTS bonds decided in SA See Page 3A   

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