New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 13, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas CANYON STANDOUT OGLE JOÌNS DODGERS' FARM CLUB SPORTS, IB 50^ New Braunfels SATURDAY AUGUST 13.2011 herald-zei tu ng .com SERVING NEW BRAUNFELS SINGE 1852 ► SPECIAL SECTION INSIDE COMAL COUNTY Hie Beaver k eager to be in Hamm pleads guilty California woman lured local girls away from home, committed sex crimes ByMondoMoultit The Herald-Zeitijng The California woman accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting two teenage Spring Branch sis-ters nearly two years ago 3leadt*d guilty to tne charges ast week in Comal County court. Hamm years Desiree Hamm, 23, of San Diego, agreed to a pea deal that sent her to state prison to serve 20 years followed by 10 ion, said one of her deferise attorneys, Allison l anty of New Braunfels. "It was a )lea deal she wanted to talce," Lanty said Friday "This was her choice." Hamm, also known by aliases "Tristan Grey" and "Desiree Marie Bourgeois" was first arrested in April 2010 and remained in HEAT IS ON FOR LOCAL BAND STUDENTS Lauren Johnson, 15, plays the flute while rehearsing Wednesday with the Canyon High School marching band. Ptiolos by LAURA McKENZlE | Herald-Zeitung HOT TUNES Local marching bands battle heat to prepare for upcoming football, competition seasons Dozens of water containers belonging to members of the Mighty Unicorn Band are kept nearby as the band practices Wednesday at New Braunfels High School. ByWIHWilght The Herald-Zeitung It was humid and sticky Wednesday morning, and the clouds were somewhat of a relief for high sc hooiers firacticing band routines. Learning how to march is the prelude for the various routines [X'rformm during tootball games and area marching contests in the fall. That's especially true for incoming freshmen. "It's really fun to do, and the drum majors and directors make it much more tun — it's a blast," said Garrett Lynch, as freshman tuba player in the New Braun* felsband "It gets hot sometimes, but this wc^ek, Monday through Wednesday, have iH'en very ccx)I. We've lH*en lucky." As with football, early-season band practices occur in the early mornings. This summer has Ix't'n extraordinarily hot — with temperatures well over TOO degrees and heat indices higher than that — and that has band directors practicing caution, especially at the start of the season. "The first day back, more than anything it's the kids re-adjusting to the physical activity'," Canyon band direc tor jason Adam said. "Some of them have been sitting around all summer and haven't done anything. That first morning some of them can get lightheadtHl, liut we haven't had any instances of kids getting sick or passing out" (;anyon's morning prac tices last from 7-I (); }() a.m., while New Brauntels got's from 8: U)-11:30 a.m. Because it's hot See BANDS, Page 5A Perry to make 2012 bid announcement officia DES MOINES, k>wa(AP) Months behind other COP candidates, Rick Perry has something nx)st of them don't: Buzz. The Texas govenxx will enter the race Saturday with splashy appearances in South Carolina and New Hampshire. At the same time, he is putting together what looks a lot like a traditional presiciential campaign. The path he hopc^s will lead to Comal C^ounty fail. Hamm faced life in f)risi)n. Hamm pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual performance by a child, two counts of aggravatcHl kidnapping and s(>ven c f>unts of sexual assault. An unlawful See HAMM. Page 5A Perry the Rc>()ublican nomination starts here, in the leadoff caucus state of Iowa, with a message of jobs and value's as he trie's to set himst'lf apart from GGP front-runner Mitt Romney expand what it says is alreacfy a robust fundraising network and to hire veteran campaign opt'ratives in early pr'iriiary states. The campaign, as many bc'fore it, aims to march through early states, court a broad coalition of conservatives and ^*ss an economic message backed by the candidate's honn^state job growth. "We c annot ancl must not endure four more years of rising unemploy- »- OBAMACARE Court strikes insurance requirement ATLANTA (AP) A federal appc'als panel struck down the ((‘nterf)i(*( e of Presifk'tit Barac k 01)ani.i''' sweeping health (are over haul Friday, moving the argu m(>nt over whether Ameri cans can Ik* rec|uir('d to bu\ health insurance a stc*!) clos* (»r to thi‘ IJ.S Su[)r(‘nx‘ (ouil. The divided thr(‘e-|udg<' panel ot the 1 1th ( ir( uit ( ourt of Ap[K*als tone ludi’d (Ongress ()verste|)ped ils authority when lawinakcrs passtxi the so-callcHl individ ual mandate, the tirst such (kx ision by a terk*ral af)(M'alv court. It's a stinging blow to ()b.t rna's signature legislative' ac hit*vwi(‘nt, as nK>st ex(K*rts agrcH.' the f(‘()uir(Miient fhii! Arix*ricans tarr\ iK'alth insur anc e — or tace lax (>enalti(*s — is the foundation for ofh(>r parts of the law. C hief judge loel Dubina and Circuit ludge Ir.ink Hull found in a 207-page opin ion that lawmakc'rs cannot recjuire residents to "enfc'r into contracts with private insurance' c omp.inus for the [)urchase of an expensive product from the' time fht v are born until the time they die." In a Ic'ngthy dissenf ( ir-cuit judge Stanlc'v M utus accused the niajoritv of Ignoring the "unck'iviable tac t that C'ongress' conimene fxnver has grown c‘X|K)n('n tially ovc'r the (>ast two < (>n-1urit»s." He wrote that Congress generally has the constitutional authority to create rules regulating large areas of the national rcorWMiiy, WEATHER, 3B CHRISTIAN AGUIRRE LAMAR EtEMENTARY New day, same story ... High: 102 Low: 77 mcTlt, rising taxes, rising cic4)t and rising energy dt'pc'ndence on nations that intend us harm," Pt'rry' is to say today in Charlt'ston, S.C., according to remarks prepared for delivery Still, his hurdles on the way to the GOP nomination are high, given that Pt'rrv' is later to the game than his rivals, some of whom have lx>en campaigning and fundraising for months. 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