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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 7, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 U n u M n I It  -y-rrr^  12 1 Thursday, July 7; 2011 I HERALD-ZEiTUNG.COM  Court orders halt to gay  SANFRANC8C0(AP)  A federal appeals court ()r( )ere( I the U .S. g( ivemrm*nt on Wedn(‘sday to irnmedU ately c easc' enforc ing the ban 0(1 of)eniy gay members of the military, a move that a )ul(l s[X^'H th(^ rf'peal rrf the 17-yearolfl rul(*.  A thr('('-)Lidge panel of the ‘Hh U.S. Cirtuif Court of '\j)[)eaU m San franc isco svifl th(' "don't ask, don't tell" policy niust lie lifted now th,)t the Obama administra-tion has ci)tu luded it's uiKonstitutional to treat gay Ament ,»ns differently under ¡lie law  Ihe ap[)('als (ourt noti‘d tli.vt ( ongress ri'pealeci the [x)lu\ in l)(H enilx‘r and that the Pent.igon is prt'paring to ( crtitv lh.U it IS reaiiy to wel-I ome ga\ militar\ [X'rsonnel into th(' Arnu>fi f ortes.  [\*nt<igon otfi( lals viid they \mII (omply with the order.  Convicted on 4 counts of lying, she could be sentenced to time served  ORLANDO. Ri.(AP)  Thè not guilty verdict that Gould free Casev Anthony by this weekend stunned spectators, k*gal pundits and the prosecutors  A    who failed  Anthony    ,  to prove she  kilk'd her toddler daughter. A (lay later, jurors were dec lining to say how they {ame to their c]uick decision, and i^ven murkier was Anthony's relationship with f)arents who haven't talked to hi*r since the trial ended.  A case that involved years of torensit investigation, weeks of testimony and untold hours of mixiia analysis was ultimately dc'cidefi by jurors in less than 11 hours.  Early in their scKond day of deliberations, the 1 2  men and women concluded Tuesday that Anthony lied to investigators but wasn't guilty in the death of her 2-year-old daughter.  Now Anthony waits to learn if shi' (oulrl sfx*nd h(*r first night out of ail in almost thn'e y'ears. She was only convic Ic'd of four misdemeanor counts of lying to invc'stigators, and it's (X)s-sible that the judge could sent(‘nce her Thursday to time alr(*<Kly served. The lying counts each carr)' a maxihium sent(»n( of one y(\ir.  It's not clear whether Anthony would be welcomed back to the house the 25-year-old single mother once shared with hc’r daughtc'r and parents. (it'orgc' and Cindy Anthony k'ft court f|uickly without hugging or saying an>'thing to their daughter after the v(*rdict was read. Their attorney, Mark I ipf)man, told AB('s "(kkkI Morning America" on Wc'dnesdav  that they hadn't spoken with their daughter since the verdict.  Anthony has b(*en in jail since her October 2008 arrest on first-degrt*e murder c barges. The cas<> l)egan in july of that year when Caylee Anthony was rt>fX)rt-ed missing.  )py  for  "I'm very ha Casey, ec static for her anrl I want her to be able to grieve and grcAv and some-now get her life back tog(‘ther," defense attorney lose Baez said Tuesday. "I think this case is a perfect example of why the death pc’nalty doc's not work ... Murder is not right, no matter who dcKS it."  Tears wc'lled in Anthony's eyes, her fac e red-dcMied, her lips trembled, and she bc'gan breathing heavily as she list(>ned to the verdict. She was found not guilty of first-dc'gree murder, aggravated manslaughtc'r anrl aggravat-txi c frild abuse.  Sundatj ílíiirsííaa FKuiatj anJ    íl;00^í030  " HOTEL & BREWING CO.  M« MMMrcilIl  cI€1r s p r¡»9 $ re s ta u r a n 1. c o m  1692 S State 46 • New Braunfels  3 miles East of IH 35 S.  Live Team Trivia  • Thursday Nights 8 pm •  Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place  Live Music  • Wednesday nights 7 pm •  ■ THE FAUST HOTEL ‘ ■  240 .S. 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Op. 35 for violin, Vida & 2 cellos j    Programs UibJe(t(oehaffge without notké.  Tickets available at the door or at The Crossing, 322 W. San Antonio Street $25 per adult, $$ per student with ID  Catch the three other festival concert pr<?gramun San Ar)tonk>, starting this evening, at Coker United Methodist Church, 231 £. North Loop Road  '¡Ta  I?“.'»-,  N'''V  u,viti', vri  Zephyr Wind  iuly J, 7 pm  Buried Treasures  July 14,7 pm  A Bachs Set  july 16,7 pm  Prosecutor jeff Ashton told NBC's "l()day" show Wednesday that the verdict left him and other prosecutors in shock.  "I think I mouthed the word 'wow' about five times/' he said.  Ashton said he respects the way the jury handled the case; anrl that he lielieves they applied the law as they understood it;  "Beyond a reasonable doubt is a high standard," he said.  The jurors — seven women and five men — would not talk to the media, and their identities were kept set ret ^  But a ternate juror Russell Huekler said he feels comf)assion for Casey Anthony and hopes she gets help biH ause she can "no longer live a life of lies."  Huekler told The Asscx;i-ated Press that be was shockc'd to learn of the public's anger over the jury's acquittal of Anthony.  NEW YORK (AP)  No manslaughter convictions in ground zero fire  An effort by New York City [)r()secutors to hold someone criminally responsible for the deaths of two firefighters during a bla/(> at .1 condemned ground zero skyscraper enclc'd quic^tly Wtnlnc'sday when a judge acquitted a construction contractor of manslaughter and other charges, and said the comf)any he workc'd for was guiltv' only of a misdemeanor.  Mitchel Alvo, had bc'en one ot thrc^* suf)ervi-sors chargc'd in the 2007 blaz(‘ at the former Deutsche Hank l)utl(ling, which was heavily damaged in the Sept. 11 attii c ks a nd was I )c> i n g d i s-mantU'd when it caught firc'  Two of those su|)ervi-sors were* previously acquitted by a jury. Alvo hac opted to have his case dec idc'd sep.irately by a I juclg(‘. The |udg(’ found The lohn (lalt (!orp., the construction conipany that em )loyed Alvo, guilty of rt'ckless endangernient. It also faced manslaughter and homic ide charges in the deaths of firefighters Robert Beddia and loseph P. (iraffagnino.  Associated Press  can Free Trade Agrc'enient after nearly two fle( adc'S ot  New Braunfels Presbyterian Church • 373 Howard Street  Riots erupt in Egyptiancity  Hundreds of EByptian protesters lobbecf rocks at the security headquarters and set fire to police cars for a second day Wednesday in a flashpoint city as growing impatience over delays in trying former regime officials and pculice accused of killing protesters threatened to plunge the nation back into crisis.  In a bid to defuse rising anger, the Interior Ministry announced that hundrc’ds of high-ranking police officers will be sacked for their role in the harsh crackdown on anti-government protests earlier this year that left nearly 850 people dead.  Interior Minister Man-sour el-Essawi said in a statement that it will be the largest shake u[) in the history of his ministry.  MEXICO CITY  U.S., Mexico sign truclcing agreement  U.S. and Mexican officials signed an agre(*ment Wednesday allowing eac h country's trucks to traverse the other's highways, implementing a key provision of the North Amc'ri-' Agr , () d(  bickering.  Transportation sc‘c re-taries Ray Lai lood and Dionisio Perez laconic* signed the three-yc'ar memorandum, which is based on an agreement announced in March by Presidents Barack Obama and Felipe ( alderon, NAFTA, signed in 1994, had called tor Mexican trucks to have unrc'strict-ed access to highways in border state's l)y l‘^9S and full access to all U S. highways by lanuary 2()0(). Canadian trucks have no limits on vvhc>re they c an go.  PESHAWAR, Pakistan  Militants attacic border villages  Hundreds of niilitants crossed from Afghanistan and attackc'd several border villages in Pakistan on Wed n esclay, t r i gge r ing shootouts witli local militias that killed at least five peo[)le, police said.  It was the latest in a spate of such cross-border attacks, which have raised tensions betwc'en Kabul and Islamabad and undermined efforts on both sides to crack down on al-Qaida and the Taliban. A similar attack on the' Afghanistan sidfc" of the border Tuesday killed at least 12 border policemen, officials said.  The two nations have accused each other of not doing enough to stof) militants from slif)ping across the porous l)order, and Afghanistan has also blamed Pakistan fc)r firing hundreds of rockc’ts into its territory in recent months that killed ck)zens of people.  NEW YORK  Magnitude-7.6 qualce siialces islands  A powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake rattlc'd New Zealand's remote Kermadec Islands in tlie Piicific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey re )orl ed. It triggerc^d a sma I tsunami that had Nt‘w Zealand bracing for high waves.  The volcanic Kermadec Island peaks are a remote outpost that are generally uninhabited aside from a weather station and a hostel for visiting New Zealcind scientists.  The 7:03 a.m. Thursday (190.3 GMT Wednesday) i quake was 29,8 miles I deep, the USGS said.   

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