Flight attendants plan nationwide strike on friday

Flight attendants plan nationwide strike on friday

The stewardesses and stewards had massively extended their walkout today and cancelled far more than 300 flights. Over 43,000 passengers had to be rebooked on later aircraft or were unable to fly at all.

The chaos at the strike-stricken airports of frankfurt, munich and berlin, however, was limited. According to a spokesman, lufthansa was able to inform half of the affected passengers by text message and canceled flights earlier.

Cramped parking spaces criticized

Parking problems, traffic safety and urban planning were the focus of the speeches at the town hall meeting in the auditorium of lucas cranach elementary school on wednesday evening. Some citizens raised their concerns and suggestions. Before that, mayor wolfgang beiergroblein had given a review of the year that had passed since the last castle meeting in november 2018.

Emil wunder, a wheelchair user and senior citizen of the city, was the first to speak out. He criticized the fact that the train station toilets cannot be locked from the inside, that the toilet facilities in the kuhnlenzpassage are defective and that the toilet at the kaulanger cannot be used by all burghers. The woodchips in front of the rosenbergalm are difficult to use for wheelchair users.

Commentary: from filet stucco to ruin

Commentary: from filet stucco to ruin

Almost five years ago, someone obviously laid a really bad egg in the nest of the town of bad bruckenau. In december 2015, two supposed real estate experts had presented their plans for the revival of the hotel "alte post" to the city council presented from the thorny sleep. The local politicians across all factions reacted almost euphorically, especially since a financially powerful private investor was supposed to be behind the whole thing, but even then he preferred not to read his name in the newspaper.

And what has happened in the meantime at the object in the ludwigstrabe? Nothing! The only stones that have moved on the historic building so far are the loose tiles on the roof. For the full-bodied announcements of the self-appointed project developer and the marketer commissioned at the beginning have not been followed by a single handshake.

The tufter makes old clocks work

The tufter makes old clocks work

They have been lying dormant on the church floor since the renovation of the church 20 years ago. Now oskar bohm has taken care of them. Until the village anniversary this summer, the tuftler would like to restore the two historical chronometers to the point where they can be exhibited.
The goal is ambitious, especially the repair of the movement from 1793 could be a rough challenge. Already quite rusty, its origin is unknown. However, invoices in old municipal records at least show that in that year a few kreuzer were paid for baumol to lubricate the clock movement. Another invoice shows that andreas katzenberger from engenthal received 16 kreuzer for a repair.
Former local speaker and city councilor oskar bohm also found a working clock from that time during a visit to a cathedral in southern england. The unscrewed and only with wedges connected movement, which did its service until the beginning of 1900, bohm wants to restore again and to present at the festival at church tours.
In much better condition is the clock house with interior from the year 1937. Due to damage, it was replaced two decades ago by an electronic system – also because no more spare parts could be obtained.

Unimog brake cable used
The timepiece was produced 75 years ago by the company J. F. Weul made in bockenem. Oskar bohm, as a former head of the apprentice workshop of the german army very technically versed, has already rebuilt it. He replaced the striking mechanism, which ran over rope pulleys, with a unimog brake rope and the broken spring of the clock's perpendicular with a feeler gauge tape. "Then i adjusted it with a stopwatch. It could be put back into operation today", bohm proudly declares.
Still church caretaker hans-werner schedel, who had taken over the repairs and the care of this striking mechanism on behalf of the city, advised against it, however. Because he still had to wind the long-serving church clock by hand with a crank, which proved to be quite strenuous in the long run.
However, the people of pfaffenhausen are unanimous about the further use of the historical relics. In their opinion, they belong in the "herrenmuhle" town museum, when the anniversary is over. Negotiations with the city are already underway.

False claims against the bypass

Regarding reporting on the niederndorf bypass:

After decades of discussions, decisions in the city council with a large majority, planning, the investigation of possible alternatives and expert opinions, the planning approval documents for a bypass around niederndorf and neuses have finally been submitted. I, too, could hope that in the foreseeable future our martyrdom, caused by ex-treme truck, bus and car traffic, would come to an end.

Electro-festival and musiggfabrigg summer festival each postponed for a year

electro-festival and musiggfabrigg summer festival each postponed for a year

Bass threatens, the ground vibrates. People dance, have fun: celebrate. None of this will happen in hochstadt in 2020. Instead: a yawning emptiness on the square behind the fortuna culture factory.

Only last year, the organizers around georg niklas celebrated their premiere there with the pondsland festival – with success. Many hundreds of visitors danced in 2019 on the newly designed area around the old heating house. In january of this year, niklas and his colleagues then announced that on 11 january, he had been arrested.There will be a second edition of the festival in july 2020: "all this was not to be expected then." A little later the pre-sale started, but it ended abruptly with the government’s exit restrictions. "It was also like a lockdown in ticket sales", recalls georg niklas. Then he canceled the festival for this year due to the corona pandemic.

Vdk local association in sambach pleased with increase in number of members

How close the vdk is to the people was shown by the report of the local association chairman karl neudecker at the members' meeting. So we had 34 "caregivers", so visits to members on the occasion of birthdays, anniversaries, but also in case of illness in the area of the local association took place.
A large part of the work lay on the shoulders of klara neudecker, the wife of the chairman, who does valuable work as a supervisor. At christmas, all members over 75 years of age were visited and presented with a gift.
During the period under review, the number of members rose again, reported neudecker, who has led the local association for 38 years. The number of members was reduced by three deaths, but seven new members were also gained. As a result, the local association sambach currently pays 100 members. The "help heal wounds" collection, to which the entire board of management was on the way, had produced a good result.

Burgermeister says thank you

Mayor hans beck (WBS) gave the ruhr local association high praise for its valuable work for the good of the people. Andreas hofmann, who has been a member of the board for ten years, was honored by the chairman and the deputy chairman of the district council, volker ehrenberg, for his commitment.
The vdk social association plays a "unifying role" for local people, according to vice-chairman ehrenberg. A community of solidarity had been formed, which was not called the "vdk family" for nothing is referred to as. In the first nine months of 2017, the vdk provided 280,000 social legal consultations for its members. There have been 53,500 applications for social benefits, about 19,000 appeals against official letters and nearly 5,500 lawsuits.
For the members, more than 30 million euros in back payments could be recovered during this period. That the social association is "combative and active getting involved in politics is very important.
In the upcoming state elections, the vdk will therefore "put the candidates to the test" on the key issues of social inequality, pensions, health and care. 

Herbert panzer crowned new “wanderkonig

The chairwoman of the local group of the frankenwaldverein (V), jessica deuerling-feil, looked back on numerous activities in the past year at the annual general meeting. Especially the mountain festival was a great success.

After two new members, five resignations and ten deaths, she put the number of members at 202 as of 31 december 2018. December 2018. The many deaths showed that the demographic change had also caught up with the frankenwaldverein: "in the future, we must try to inspire more young people." More focus should therefore be placed on membership recruitment this year. She hopes to inspire more people to join the frankenwaldverein by offering reduced annual dues for families (25 euros) and single parents (18 euros).

Housing estate: committee remains with the no

Once again, the members of the weisendorf building and environmental committee rejected the new construction of a residential complex with six residential units and eleven parking spaces on monchweg. Already on 18. On february the committee had refused the municipal consent. As mayor heinrich sub explained in the most recent meeting, the developer had submitted plans for a gable roof with a 30-degree pitch instead of the extended penthouse with a flat roof, and the attic was not to be extended.

Building body too rough?

In the discussion, gunther vogel (BWG) criticized the coarseness of the building, which did not fit in at all with the surroundings, and each parking space had to be accessible. Norbert maier (grune) saw no serious changes in the new planning. He also criticized the massiveness of the structure and, like gunther vogel, announced his rejection. The building committee then unanimously followed the proposal for a resolution not to grant the municipal consent. The marked parking spaces could not all be recognized.