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A highly explosive mixture

A highly explosive mixture

Michael busch the gas station owner is upset. "Yes, I know him!" His face darkens when he looks at one of the three defendants. "I liked him, that’s why I hired him." The man looks down. "I liked him and wanted to help him!" Now the likeable 30-year-old man is sitting with two other defendants in erlangen district court under the presidency of wolfgang pelzl.

The gas station operator would have been even more shocked if he had heard the indictment. Because the public prosecutor had presented two indictments with several offenses a good two hours earlier. The 20-year-old main defendant played only a minor role in the accusation of theft from a gas station in erlanger bunsenstrabe. He assisted in the robbery of 13,500 euros from the safe. All the agitated gas station owner knew about him was that "I kicked him and his girlfriend out of the gas station". He had been unsympathetic to him.

But this was not due to the fact that he was active in the burglary. He had told the "sympathetic man" that he was the one who had to pay the debtor helped in 2017. He was, because of the misinterpretation of the gas station attendant in relation to the sympathy, employed there as a temp.

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Oaks bring in good money

Oaks bring in good money

The sale of valuable wood at the habberge forestry cooperative (FBG), based in hofheim, is in female hands. Birgitt ulrich, FBG managing director, and forester anna seitenzahl presented the results of this year’s timber auction at the town of ebern’s timber yard.
541 solid cubic meters of oak logs are currently lying in storage in the frauengrund between ebern and unterpreppach. In total, the forestry association of lower franconia (FVU), as the umbrella organization of the lower franconian forestry associations with the wood in ebern, laid out 3155 solid cubic meters (previous year: 2689) of high-quality wood at six additional storage sites.
"We were very satisfied with the result of the submission this year, which is in line with the timber market for high-quality timber, said birgitt ulrich. Category four and five log classes produced good results. "The timber market is stable and this year’s storm damage, especially in lower bavaria, had no effect on us", says the managing director. Anna seitenzahl adds that demand for coniferous wood was also satisfactory.

Oak price at 585 euro

While last year’s oak submission yielded an average price of 515 euros per solid cubic meter, this year’s price was increased to 585 euros, explain the two women of the FBG habberge. The owners of the forest, who put up value timber, can be happy about this. "All oaks were very well bid", says birgitt ulrich.
The young forester anna seitenzahl reports: "in addition to domestic buyers, we had three bidders from france, mainly for barrel wood, one each from austria, poland and holland." The "bride, best strain this year at the place in ebern, comes from the forest of rentweinsdofer maximillian von rotenhan. Ulrich and page number show the log that has 3.08 solid meters and achieved a price per solid meter of 1839 euros, bringing a total of 5664 euros.
Ulrich is pleased that the hardwood auction has been successfully carried out for 13 years. "The value-added and cut timber is attracting interest from supra-regional and international hardwood processors", she says. With an average price of 490 euros per solid cubic meter across all tree species and assortments, the fbgs in lower franconia achieved the best result in the last 13 years. "A total of 41 companies showed interest and bid,", says birgitt ulrich.

Barrel wood buyers paid well

Forester anne seitenzahl adds: "the most expensive log was an oak from the area of FBG schweinfurt, which fetched a bid of 2627 euros per cubic meter and thus generated a profit of 5280 euros." Barrel wood buyers, says birgitt ulrich, once again bought above the previous year’s level with prices rising at the same time.
Their conclusion: "in view of the current market situation and the qualities offered, the submission result is very good, especially in the oak. Variegated deciduous wood is, as already foreseeable, slightly jerky. In beech, the results are almost the same as in the previous year, in line with the market situation." The FVU manages a forest area of 169,000 hectares. The total forest area in lower franconia is 360,000 hectares, and in bavaria 2.605 million hectares.

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Iphofen train station becomes barrier-free

iphofen train station becomes barrier-free

The train station in iphofen will be made barrier-free in the coming years. The federal government assumes the full cost of the attack. Bundestag member anja weisgerber received this good news from her colleague rudiger kruse, rapporteur for transport and digital infrastructure on the german parliament’s budget committee, according to a press release.

"The barrier-free expansion of iphofen train station is an important project for the entire southern district of kitzingen and an investment in the sustainable development of the rural area," emphasizes anja weisgerber. The accessibility of iphofen station is to be achieved by modernizing the platforms, building a ramp, constructing an elevator and carrying out further detailed inspections. All planning is expected to be completed in the course of 2020.

On thursday afternoon, the budget committee decided to finance the barrier-free expansion of 118 small train stations nationwide, including the station in iphofen, in its final deliberations on the 2019 federal budget. A total of 330 million euros is available for this between 2019 and 2026. Up to now, the federal budget has included funds for the planning of the projects, but not for their construction.

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Supplementary budget due to trench renovations

Supplementary budget due to trench renovations

Actually, the new paving of the pfarrgasse in abtswind is supposed to be finished on 17. June start. However, this date will probably not be kept, informed engineer valentin maier on monday evening in the municipal council meeting. Not good news, but the second piece of news he had about the tree inspection was even more serious: the estimated cost of 410,000 euros is not nearly enough. The budgeted amount was therefore increased by 340,000 euros to 750,000 euros in the form of a supplementary budget.

Construction in two sections
"We don't need to take out any loans for this, but can finance everything through the return", mayor klaus lenz assured the municipal councils. There are others in the 2013 budget "not much", according to christine volk, who was also present at the meeting, the administrative budget remained unchanged at 1,805,317 euros, with only the property budget increasing by 340,000 euros to a total of 1,480,282 euros.

The on 23. According to engineer maier, the may submission showed that seven of the 13 companies contacted had submitted an offer, although the individual offers did not differ greatly from one another. The lowest bid was 636 279.25 euros, and the second bidder was 2.5 percent higher.
The repaving of the parish street will be divided into two segments, the first of which will be built from the junction of the parish street with the main street at the height of the "swan" I'm going to tackle the first stitch in this year's tournament and get to the first stitch. The next section, which will also include the second stichstrabe near the parsonage, will come next year.

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1860’S worries about the future after the investor bust

1860's worries about the future after the investor bust

The former rescuer from jordan has fallen out with the club’s management – a crisis meeting on monday evening is likely to escalate the already tense situation. After about four hours of negotiations, the furious ismaik stormed off. As president dieter schneider admitted, "as things stand at the moment," ismaik will not make the agreed payments to the club in the future.

If it comes so, the club faces an uncertain future. A plan b must now be found quickly – the central question is how to continue without the seven- to eight-figure subsidies from ismaik. In may 2011, the arab had joined the munich club with an initial 18.4 million euros and had saved the club from financial ruin. Without the planned money from ismaik, the lowen could soon face a similarly critical scenario, especially since the team had been strengthened at great expense in the summer.

1860 bosses have long been at loggerheads with their main financial backer over the future direction of the club. Ismaik, who holds 49 percent of the club’s voting shares, is aiming for a quick rise in the bundesliga with a lot of money and gross economic risk, but the club’s management doesn’t want to go along with it.

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Vonovia makes strong profit

Vonovia makes strong profit

With a billion euro profit behind it, germany’s largest real estate group vonovia plans to almost double the construction of new apartments.

After 1,100 apartments last year, at least 2,000 units are to be completed in 2019, almost exclusively in germany, as CEO rolf buch announced at the financial press conference in dusseldorf.

Lack of building permits put the brakes on even rougher new construction. "It’s not the properties and it’s not the money," said buch. Vonovia rents out a total of around 400.000 owner-occupied apartments in germany, austria and sweden.

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Silence at sane – rummenigge chides kovac

silence at sane - rummenigge chides kovac

FC bayern has imposed a vow of silence on the complicated conig personnel matter of leroy sane. CEO karl-heinz rummenigge reprimanded coach niko kovac, who even reached for the horer and apologized to pep guardiola.

"We are working on transfers. What comes out at the end of the day, we will have to wait and see. We will all have to be patient," said rummenigge. "Neither optimistic nor pessimistic statements help us there."

In the ZDF interview before the german soccer champion’s 6:1 victory in the audi cup against fenerbahce istanbul, rummenigge had reprimanded his forward coach. "I am very confident that we can get him," kovac had said. Displeasure of his bosses and according to the rumor also at manchester city, where the 23-year-old sane still until 30. June 2021 under contract, were the consequence.

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Lost and found piles up

Lost and found piles up

Since the opening of the aqua-sole bathing and sauna paradise, andrea klinger and anna-maria kreb have had even more to do. Every month, they clear out forgotten objects in the lost property office in kitzingen town hall. A lot of things left behind in the swimming pool.
Only rarely does an owner come to the town hall to retrieve his lost items. "Many people drive from far away to the aqua-sole. The way back to kitzingen is not worth it for them", says fund officer klinger. She's always amazed at what she puts on the shelves. "Even newly bought shoes are handed in to us", she tells. She has an explanation for this phenomenon: "women buy a pair in one store and then forget it in the next shoe store – where they have tried on a new pair."
It's unbelievable what people leave lying around. Bits, horgerats and even internet routers are handed in to the ladies in the lost property office. The most expensive object that came under the hammer at the lost property office had a value of 600 euros. "Once a man handed in a bundle of newspapers with a hedgehog hidden in it, and i put it back in the woods", tells kreb.
What happens to the lost property that does not have to be abandoned in the forest?? If the owner is not found within six months, the returned items will be released. First, the found objects must all be unpacked, since most of them are handed in plastic bags. After that, it is up to andrea klinger to decide whether the items are to be auctioned off or sold on for a fixed price if they are not worth enough. "At a value of four euros i don't start auctioning, otherwise we won't be able to finish at all", she says.
After the six months, the ladies have their items melted down, and clothes that are in good condition are often sold on to second-hand stores. The remaining items will get a treasure price. The auction starts at the half of the treasure price. The highest bidder then gets the contract.
The money raised at the auction ends up in the city's coffers. But it doesn't cover all the work that the fund office has to do. But klinger and her colleague kreb have a lot of fun at work. "It's a change from the normal office routine", says kreb.

Successes with the return

On average, the lost and found office takes up ten percent of the work time of the public order office. In the weeks leading up to the auction, however, much more. "We see it as our duty to do as much research as possible, because it makes the most sense if the owner gets his things back", says klinger. The results are impressive. Last year a watch worth 3500 euro was returned to its owner.
If the owner cannot be found, the finder has a claim to the items. Especially with purses or valuable jewelry, like necklaces and watches, some finders ask for. In the case of money bags, however, all documents are burned, only the cash is given to the town treasurer or finder.

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The kerwa will remain in the engelgarten in the future

Christian bauriedel

the hochstadt city council voted unanimously: the kerwa will be held in the engelgarten in the future. Due to the construction site at the aisch- and flutbrucke, the green area at the city wall had actually been intended only as a transitional location.
Twice the kerwa has already taken place there. But then many people realized that the ambience under the trees was much better suited to a church festival than the somewhat dreary parking lot in the aischaue. Moreover, the kerwa near the city center enlivens the city much more.
"After many discussions with burgers, tent operators and breweries, it only makes sense to keep the kerwa in the engelgarten", said mayor gerald brehm (JL) in the meeting on monday. The city had also spent about 100000 euros for the connection of electricity, water and wastewater.
JL spokesman michael ulbrich emphasized the approval of his parliamentary group. He could not refrain from pointing out that the JL had already submitted a motion in 2011 in the cultural committee to move the kerwa to the (gentler) engelgarten.
At that time, this was vehemently rejected by the CSU and SPD. Ute salzner (CSU), for example, found an investment in the necessary infrastructure in the engelgarten to be too expensive. She also had concerns about larvae pollution.
The then SPD city councillor paul neudorfer was also one of the advocates of the festival site. Before spending a lot of money on the angel garden, it would be better to make the festival square more attractive, for example with proper paving and tree planting, was his opinion six years ago.

Festival site was an ongoing topic

This was also the opinion of andreas hanjes (SPD) in 2011. He even demanded that a kerwa in the angel garden "be rejected for the next hundred years".
From the point of view of the time, this was the right thing to do, says hanjes today. The SPD has always argued that the kerwa concept should not be constantly tinkered with. At that time, however, nothing was known about the bridge construction work, which was running out of time. From the point of view of the supporters of an engelgarten kerwa, they have at least one good thing going for them.
"It is already to celebrate the small festival in the romantic angel garden", hanjes says about the two test runs in 2016 and 2017 in "hochstadt’s only real park". The fact that a smaller tent is now available is also a good thing. There were also "fewer guests looking for much".

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Frechshaus becomes a calendar

Frechshaus becomes a calendar

The city is rushing up and this has consequences for the "nicest advent calendar in the world" at the town hall square. Because of the renovation, the town hall is supposed to be rusted in this year. Therefore, the windows of the town hall are no longer available for the advent calendar, explained mayor uwe kirschstein (SPD) to the city councilors in the finance committee.

The administration had thought about moving the advent calendar to the neighboring building of the town hall, i.E. To the frechshaus. But because its roof is leaking, a scaffold will be put up there as well – still in june – to repair the most necessary things. "The goal is to have the noise gone by november", said OB kirschstein. Then the advent calendar in the frechshaus could be prepared. 23 windows are there – the 24. "Turchen" become as "felt gate set up between rat- and frechshaus", announced uwe kirschstein.

Because the renovation of the town hall will occupy the city for a few more years; and because the building will therefore be covered in dust for a long time, the city administration has planned to keep the frechshaus "for a few years" during the advent season to the forchheimer advent calendar to convert.