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“Taking the citizens with him”

Josef hofbauer soccer coach or sports presenter were the dream jobs of marco friepes, who will succeed mayor gerhard amon in weilersbach in may. Until his 21. The former soccer player for SV gloria weilersbach, who was involved in community and church youth work, had nothing to do with politics from the time he was a young man. Until the then CSU local chairman roland dauer asked him if he would like to run for the town council.

The former head administrator of weilersbach has been a member of the town council since 2002. Professionally, the 39-year-old has made it to the position of training manager at siemens healthineers. Kunftig, however, on a part-time basis, because you can’t do the job of mayor "just on the side the former CSU local chairman, who succeeded in doubling the number of members during his time in office, says that he will continue to be a member of the CSU until he is 21.

It has evolved

"Whether the office of mayor will be a dream job remains to be seen," says the new mayor, friepes is cautious. That has developed over the course of time. "At any rate, it wasn’t like our neighbor’s daughter lisa-marie (8), who decided long ago that she wanted to succeed me as mayor, laughs friepes.

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Mallorca fights for its tourists

Mallorca fights for its tourists

Mallorca is making headlines around the world these days. Many a tourist is unsettled by the dramatic images of slushy mud masses, crusted houses and collapsed bridges.

On tuesday evening, more than 230 liters of water per square meter fell from the sky without warning in a region in the northeast of the vacation island – there are deaths, chaos and damage in the millions of euros. Only 60 kilometers further west, where vacationers at the playa de palma enjoyed the octobonnen, is from the drama however nothing to trace.

The thermometer at the party mile ballermann shows pleasant 21 degrees, the sky is blue, only at the horizon a few clouds have risen over the sea. Many holidaymakers in the majorcan tourist resorts were initially unaware of the catastrophic flooding. Only through media, social networks or calls of concerned relatives they hoard of the tragedy.

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Agricultural trader baywa: drought in europe makes wheat much more expensive

Agricultural trader baywa: drought in europe makes wheat much more expensive

This was reported by klaus josef lutz, chairman of the board of the largest european agricultural trader baywa. In addition, the global harvest is expected to be lower than the year before.

Baywa expects around 736 million tons of wheat to be harvested around the world – a drop of three percent.

Lutz did not say in munich what this means for retailers. Experience shows that rising wheat producer prices have a delayed effect on the price of bread and other baked goods.

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Harald robner runs against the csu

Harald robner runs against the csu

After many speculations, the secret was finally revealed on friday: the free voters (burgerblock) of wiesentheid will run their own candidate in the mayoral election in march 2014, 44-year-old harald robner from untersambach.

Since the burgerblock faction has often disagreed with the political style of the current mayor werner knaier (CSU) in recent years, the local association now wants to take off with its own candidate, argued the faction chairman in the wiesentheid municipal council, michael ruckel. Too many topics of public concern were moved to the non-public part of the council meeting. He also cited various specific examples that had pissed off the burgerblock rates: for example, the group had resisted when two-thirds of the community’s reserves were to be withdrawn within a year. He also complained that the designation of the mahlig industrial zone had been "postponed until never-never" and that knaier recently wanted to have the increase in costs for the renovation of the steigerwaldhalle "approved by the building committee", even though the cost increase was over 100 percent. "We demand more transparency and clarity in finances."

"Party-political guidelines are alien to us."

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“Just being a woman”

Cool, gaudy and round is the female figure that catches the eye in christina dumler-karwath’s front yard. Dumler-karwath calls her "nana". "Nana" could become the mascot for the 1. Women’s day in kitzingen’s coarsest district, to which the femininity pedagogue and nurse for intensive care medicine will be invited on 21. October invites.

Who exactly is "nana" and why is she standing in front of your house??

Christina dumler-karwath: "nanas" are sensual, colorful sculptures by a french artist. They are characterized by voluminous bodies with rough gender features and stand as a symbol for vitality, femininity and free life design without inhibitions and convention limits. I made the "nana" that stands in my front garden myself.

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Children’s academy: from the merovingians to the worm snake

Children's academy: from the merovingians to the worm snake

It all started 1400 years ago with the merovingians: the kitzingen children's academy has lost none of its appeal over the past twelve years. The up-and-coming students are still eager to get down to business, reports the organizer, regional manager maja schmidt.

Question: when was the very first event – and what was it about??

Maja schmidt: we started in january 2007 with a historical theme: 'a perfectly normal day – 1400 years ago! Come with us on a journey to the time of the merovingians!'.

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Tug of war: dorflas has the strongest manners

Tug of war: dorflas has the strongest manners

The strong men from the aurachtal district of dorflas won the traditional firemen’s tug-of-war at the kerwa in falkendorf. They love six neighboring fire departments behind them and relegated the fire departments neundorf and niederndorf I to the second and third places.

Eight fire department teams show their strength at the tug of war before the fruhschoppen on sunday. Among them were also the hosts, but with a team weak in substitutes. Finally the falkendorfer fire-brigade as organizers of the ever more roughly becoming kerwa, after the strenuous structure and the likewise not easy party nights, strenuous day has behind itself.

Children were allowed to help out

Instead of nine firefighters only five started and took two children as reinforcement in the team. As expected, the team was eliminated in the preliminary round. "We didn’t want to win at all and we can’t hand over the cup to ourselves", said commandant bernd hopfes with a smile, who was refereeing the match.

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Council cellar and palace courtyard are up for debate again

Council cellar and palace courtyard are up for debate again

Contrary to the original intention of the city administration, the gewolbekeller of the ratskeller in the castle will be preserved gastronomically. The city council has already decided on this, as well as the placement of the coarse ventilation system in the underground garage below the terrace. Now planners have set a second escape route for the local. The had been called absolutely necessary. As long as the construction site is coarse, the local is free to.

As mayor german hacker confirmed in the run-up to the meeting, this rescue route is to be laid via the supplementary kitchen. This is in the area where a freight elevator is currently located. This means that later on a door will be created to the castle courtyard. In about the place where the rough showcase is now located. Two other possible penetrations, directly into the underground car park or at the western end upwards to the previous location of the ventilation system, were dispensed with. Much too "auendig, said hacker.

There’s also news for the palace courtyard. Here, a ramp can be dispensed with, which should ensure access to the tourist information office. The site will now be raised and sloped somewhat, so that level access will be possible, said the mayor. But this also means that a water gutter will be needed. This in turn means that the fruit tree in the corner of the ratskeller will now be finally removed. Because the tree is rooted in the castle courtyard and is in the way of the gutter. A preservation, according to hacker, was basically unlikely anyway, if only because of the massive bored piles.

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Agricultural trader baywa with fewer construction sites

agricultural trader baywa with fewer construction sites

Europe’s major agricultural trading group baywa brought its soybean business into the black, sold more agricultural machinery to farmers and thus slightly increased sales and operating profit last year.

For the current year, CEO klaus josef lutz was clearly more optimistic in munich: the apple harvest in new zealand was allowed to be coarser and also of better quality, the more profitable trade in specialties such as avocados or malting barley was growing, and farmers were investing further.

Last year, sales rose by four percent to 16 billion euros, and operating profit (ebit) by as much as 18 percent to 171 million euros. However, the lowen share of the earnings growth comes from the sale of the company headquarters. For the current year, lutz promised the shareholders at least the same high result, even without such special effects.

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Palatinate museum invites visitors to a special kind of egg hunt

Palatinate Museum invites visitors to a special kind of egg hunt

Berlin eggheads, egg tulips, a mole or a dinosaur in an egg: on the "art action the members of the felt network have brought out their entire repertoire of creativity and produced a wide variety of felt shapes for the pfalzmuseum. The egg was the center of attention for the upcoming easter celebration.

31 artists of the 300-member "felt network" association from all over germany and also from luxembourg have participated in the "action kunstlerei" involved. "I did not think the response would be so rough. It took the felters a little while, but then the letter carrier brought packages with new felt eggs almost every day", says barbara eichhorn, 2. Chairwoman of the "felt network. From small to coarse, from simple to auandig to the most bizarre ideas – everything is there.

"No two eggs are alike. They are unique, which will not exist a second time", she adds.
The action is held annually during the exhibition weeks "easter in the pfalzmuseum – passion resurrection" arranged with changing artists. The sculptor harro frey from uffenheim, who has already died, also had an egg specially designed for the "kunstlerei" campaign a few years ago designed.