New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 8, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
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‘Governator’ terminates Davis
Cub Scout TJ. DeWaters proudly displays the awards he received during a ceremony Tuesday night.
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By Erica Warner
Associated Press Writer
LOS ANGELES — Californians banished Gov. Gray Davis just 11 months into his second term and overwhelmingly elected action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger to replace him Tuesday—a Hollywood ending to one of the most extraordinary political melodramas in the nation’s history.
Voters traded a career Democratic politician who became one of the state’s most despised chief exec
utives for a moderate Republican megastar who had never before run for office. Davis became the first California governor pried from office and only the second nationwide to be recalled.
“Tonight, the voters did decide it’s time for someone else to serve, and I accept their judgment,”
Davis said in conceding. He pledged to work for a smooth transition.
ican paradise — a state mired in economic troubles, awash with deficits, now governed by a Republican chief executive with no political experience and a Democratic legislature.
Partial returns showed the recall favored by Arnold 1,448,449 voters, or 55.9
Schwarzenegger percent, and opposed by 1,143,613, or 44.1 percent.
Other returns had Schwarzeneg-
To the victor goes a spoiled Amer- ger ahead with 1,201,365 votes;
Democratic Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante with 739,367; Republican state Sen. Tom McClintock with 303,043; and Green Party candidate Peter Camejo with 50,182.
“This is a great day for California. ... In response to a common danger, the people of California rose to their duties and ordered a new direction for our state,” McClintock said in conceding.
Schwarzenegger prevailed despite a flurry of negative publicity in the campaigns final days, surviving allegations that he had groped women.
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This story is the third in a three-\xiri series examining initiatives designed to help children develop good character.
By Dylan Jim6nez
Eduardo Segura, ll, smiled from ear to ear when he received his second Webe-lo badge in a Boy Scout advancement ceremony Tuesday night.
He received a blue mark and a feather necklace.
“Whoa!" the crowd of more than 70 Cub Scouts said.
The Boy Scouts are an organization aimed at teaching character and values to youth, and, like character-based initiatives in schools and churches, the scouts program influences the lives of thousands of youth.
like other out-of-school programs such as 4-11, which emphasizes development of “head, head, hands mid health,” scouting illustrates extracurricular character learning and involves 1,609 youth and 600 adults in the Comal County program
The Alamo Area Council of Boy Scouts mission is “to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes.'
That mission is accomplished bv reinforcing the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
Scouts take an oath to help others, remain moral and perform duties to God and country. Their values are trustworthiness, loyalty, helpfulness, friendliness, courteousness, kindness, obedience, cheerfulness, thriftiness, courage,
Livestock association set to showcase building plans
See plans for the new show and meeting facilities
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By Ron Maloney
The Comal County junior Livestock Association Saturday will unveil to the public plans for the new show and meeting facility it hopes to build within the next five years.
Plans include a bam, arena and meeting facility, parking for about 800 vehi
cles and pens for student livestock projects.
The county bought the property earlier this year, declared it a county park and leased half of it to the livestock association for $1 per year for 50 years.
When the association builds a facility, it will move the annual junior livestock show from the Comal County Fairgrounds.
In addition to the annual livestock show, the building could be used for other events, association President David Waldrip said.
“It’s certainly going to be something the people in the county can utilize and have fun with,” Waldrip said. “It’s going to be a versatile building.”
Livestock association secretary Liz Mooney said a
drawing of the facility would be displayed Saturday, along with floor plans.
“We’re going to stake out where we hope to put it so people can get a visual on where it’s going to be,” Mooney said.
The public is invited, Mooney said. “We’re going to show people what we’ve got and try to get them fired up,” Mooney said.
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By Ron Malonoy
Some suspected drunken drivers’ late-August rush to the courthouse might have been for naught because new drunken driving penalties likely will take effect with offenses — not convictions — that occurred alter Sept. I.
Gov. Rick Perry is expected to sign legislation enacting strict new drunken driving penalties — several weeks after a run on courts by accused drunken drivers seeking to resolve their cases before the law took effect.
Under the new law, those convicted of drunken driving are subject to $1,000 annual fees for three years after conviction. The annual surcharge runs $2,000 for convictions with a blood-alcohol count of 0.16, which is double the legal limit.
In August, District Attorney Dib Waldrip’s office worked overtime processing drunken driving cases for defendants who chose to plead “no contest” or “guilty” before the law took effect Sept. I.
County Court-at-Law Judge Brenda Chapman put on extra court dockets to accommodate accused drunken drivers who wished to resolve their cases before the deadline.
The typical caseload for DWI cases doubled in August as local officials worked to resolve outstanding cases, said Bobbie Koepp, who supervises the County Court-at-Law clerical staff for County Clerk Joy Streater.
“Judge Chapman set aside the Friday before the deadline for DWI cases,” she said. “I think we took 30-something pleas that day alone.”
Heavy dockets are not unusual at county court, Koepp said. On Aug. 25,201 cases were processed. On Aug. 27,182 cases were on the docket.
In August, the courtheard 104 drunken driving dispositions, 89 of which <
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California Gov. Gray Davis and his wife, Sharon . wave to supporters after voting in West Hollywood. Calif.. Tuesday.