swans have turned up

A missing persons report of a somewhat different kind reached our editorial office over the weekend: "for several days now, the mute swan family, which breeds and raises its young every year on a pond between hablach and haig, has been missing.", wrote sigrid arneth.

After the usual incubation period, the swan couple had seven chicks as an addition to the family. The fact that both parents and all seven cucumbers disappeared at the same time is more than strange, she said. The little ones could swim, but not yet fly.

Next tuesday, the administrative court of munich will decide whether a resident of kasernstrabe is actually right, who had filed a lawsuit against the extension fees charged according to the strabs contribution statutes (strabs) and won against the city in the first instance.
Last year, the bayreuth administrative court ruled that the kasernstrabe was to be regarded as a main thoroughfare and not as an adjoining road. It is about 4500 euros, which the city had to pay back to the resident. The city has appealed against this decision, which will now be decided by a higher court in munich next week.This ruling will also be of interest to the residents of jagdstrabe, who are standing by fub with their objection for the same reason.
However, in its official announcement the city draws attention to the following: "notices issued before the 1. January 2018 but retain their validity. The legal proceedings will be conducted by the objections authorities in accordance with the. December 2017 legal situation decided."
No more road construction fees will be charged for the renewal or improvement of local roads and public footpaths and their lighting.

Further development contributions

But watch out: "development contributions for the initial final construction of local roads must continue to be levied by the municipalities", it is stated in the communication of the city. This also applies to a few local roads in forchheim, which have only been provisionally constructed and for which no development fee has yet been charged. "If these are finally constructed, 90 percent of the costs are passed on to the residents", it says in the announcement signed by the mayor uwe kirschstein. As heike fasbender from the building administration explains to our newspaper, this concerns, for example, the new building area at weingartsteig. The von pappenheim- und wallensteinstrabe is also still a temporary structure that has not yet been settled – this will be done when it is finally completed.

Fewer men die young

"Road traffic accidents continue to be the leading cause of death among young people," said michael muhlichen of the bib, according to the release. "The decrease in traffic mortality contributed significantly to an overall decrease in mortality."

In 2000, almost one in two deaths among men between the ages of 15 and 24 was caused by a traffic accident. 2010 it was just over one in four. "Until 2003, more men died in road traffic each year than women of the same age in total," the release states. Every third death of a woman in this age group was related to a traffic accident in 2000; in 2010, it was only every fourth death. Between 1990 and 2000, the numbers for both genders were still fairly constant.

france switzerland: new use for former school building

When the independent community of birkenreuth was incorporated into the market town of wiesenttal in 1978, it was the wish of the last birkenreuth mayor and village school teacher, hans muller, not to sell the schoolhouse, which had become vacant in the meantime. From now on, it was to serve the population as a village community center. For the market town of wiesenttal this was an obligation. The building became more important than ever for the villagers: there hasn’t been a pub in the former equestrian village in years. The school building, which used to house the large classroom of the one-class elementary school and a teacher’s apartment, is currently undergoing major reconstruction work. There will be a civic and youth center as well as training rooms for the fire department and other work groups. The investment costs amount to approximately 600.000 euro. Hereupon there is a request for 405.000 euros from the municipal investment requirement program (KIP). "As a revitalization inspection, the KIP inspection also includes inspections to ensure barrier-free access and energy-efficient renovation", it says in the approval notice of the district government of upper franconia. The community of birkenreuth built its schoolhouse 90 years ago. However, the village’s school history is much older than that. Since birkenreuth belongs to the church parish of streitberg, the children had to walk to school in streitberg via wartleiten and niederfellendorf – a truly arduous journey, especially in winter. Parents often had to clear the snow before the children could go to class.

From the story

This is how a "side winter school" came into being, in which the "schooled" farmer weigel held his first reading and writing lessons in a farmhouse. The chronicle reports: "when on 23. On february 1833, the pastor and school inspector ellsperger from streitberg saw the school in operation during a visitation, and ordered its immediate discontinuation." Thereupon the community wanted to build its own schoolhouse. Wood was logged and an application for a grant was made. Since the birkenreuthers felt that the subsidy was too small, they decided not to build a schoolhouse and used the felled wood to erect the well tower, which is now a listed building. It was to take almost another hundred years before birkenreuth got its own schoolhouse. For only 40 years the people of birkenreuth kept their school in the village, then came the elementary school reform.

Political thriller in the sign of the castle

The planning was ready and waiting in the drawer. The rough project should get a mega claim: 85 percent of the estimated construction costs of 12 to 13 million marks. The result of the exploratory drilling in 1993 was also promising. "Good conditions" for the tunnel construction to plassenburg, geologist klaus-hermann hofmann stated. "I think the slope is stable." Everything is clear? No, because two years later this came out. The underground funicular was never put on the track.

Why was the project to break new ground in traffic development at plassenburg buried 25 years ago?? Newspaper reports from the time – the rundschau was full of them – speak a clear language: it was a political power struggle. The city council was in an uproar. A political crime under the sign of the castle.

the yearbook of the home club has

Not only the businesses, but also the clubs in the region are affected by the corona pandemic. It has always been the custom of the weisendorf local history society to present the new yearbook at the general meeting in march and to distribute it to the members. The yearbook for 2020 is also available, but it has to find new ways to reach its readers.

The yearbook contains the dates on which the members of the association are active in the village of weisendorf. However, this year, with great probability, not a few of them will have to be cancelled. The result is a 168-page volume with interesting and amusing facts from the past club year as well as essays worth reading.

this is how the munich

"Why don't we have another simple case where a man beats his wife to death because he catches her in bed with his best friend in flagrante delicto? – the munich "crime scene-commissioner franz leitmayr (udo wachtveitl) speaks from the depths of time in his youngest case what his colleague ivo batic (miroslav nemec) is probably also thinking. Director dominik graf didn't exactly make it easy for his two investigators.

Not only leitmayr finds temporary refuge in munich's westend, the body of florian holzer also turns up in a construction pit in the neighborhood. Batic suspects a robbery-murder behind the crime and meets croatian countrymen during the investigation. But there are other investigative approaches: "calamity jane" magda holzer (erni mangold), the adoptive mother of the murder victim, resides together with her biological son peter (martin feifel), who is hated by her, and his girlfriend liz (meret becker) in a villa on the banks of the isar river. But peter and florian both had a relationship with liz, and on the night of the murder the two brothers had a fight.

Danger of recession: top economists see economic risks

According to leading economists, the global trade conflicts could have a considerable impact on the german economy, which is strong in exports and accustomed to success.

Although germany and europe have so far been largely spared the trade disputes emanating from the usa. In their fall report, however, the economic research institutes also warn: "an escalation of the trade conflict, leading to substantial tariff increases by the USA on a broad front, could trigger a severe recession in germany and in europe."

Germanwings: no new arbitration date yet after strike

After the three-day flight attendant strike at germanwings, a subsidiary of lufthansa, there is initially no agreement between the disputing parties.

According to a spokesman for the ufo cabin crew union, no date has yet been set for renewed talks with the lufthansa group under the leadership of the two designated arbitrators matthias platzeck and frank-jurgen weise.

experts: less undeclared work in germany

This is the conclusion of the forecast for the shadow economy 2013, which was presented by economics professor friedrich schneider from the university of linz and the tubingen institute for applied economic research (IAW) on wednesday in berlin.

"People have good chances to get a job in the regular economy. They simply don’t have the time or the motivation for moonlighting," said IAW managing director bernhard boockmann, explaining the decline. Nevertheless, almost every seventh euro continues to be diverted away from the treasury. Germany is therefore slightly worse off than the average industrialized nation.