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An end and a new beginning

An end and a new beginning

A few weeks ago, bishop friedhelm hofmann visited the farm. Once again a small high point. But now the inn "zum hirschen" is open closed in ebenhausen. At least for the time being. The owners carola and willi schneider have found a buyer who wants to take over the rooms for foreigners and the gastronomy. The bowling alley, however, is no longer operated.
The farewell is not necessarily difficult. "We've been doing this long enough, says willi schneider. He is looking forward to a normal life. Now there is more time for bicycle tours. "You no longer have to think about what to put on the menu", says the innkeeper. For usual there were often game dishes on the menu.

A traditional inn
The stag has been around for over 100 years. How long exactly, the schneiders do not know. In 1964, however, the house received a certificate of 70 years of beer purchase from the wahler brewery.
Carola schneider's great-grandfather was already an innkeeper. There found the inn, which was previously a warmestube, still in the hennebergstrabe. Carola schneider took over the business from her father. In 1983 she and her husband opened the new inn in raiffeisenstrabe. "We started with a buffet", the trained cook tells. And with a buffet ended also the time in the hirschen.
In the following weeks, the schneiders cleared the private rooms in which they lived. The gastronomic equipment remains. But that is not the only thing that remains. Schneider wants to continue producing his own fruit brandies. The varieties range from pear, mirabelle and cherry to plum and quince.

Many commuters as guests
The guests at the hirschen were mostly people traveling for work. There were fewer people passing through. At the moment there are from time to time because of the oerlenbacher detour. There were, however, occasional visitors from abroad. Most of them came from the netherlands, denmark and sweden. They were looking for shelter on their onward journey to the south.
Willi schneider can't remember any celebrities who have been guests. "If, then highly anonymous", he says. The most prominent visitor was the bishop, who recently stopped at the hirschen. Even if there is more time for other things, there is one thing the schneiders will miss. "The contact to the nice guests", says willi schneider. Especially the regulars who have come back again and again over the years.

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Commemorating the graves

Circle of habberge – more people than on any other day of the year visit the graves of their deceased on all saints' day and pray for them there. The origin of this christian festival goes back to the fourth century.
At that time – depending on the region – on 13. May, on the sunday after pentecost or the friday after easter, the martyrs are commemorated, i.E. Christians who have died for their faith. In the ninth century, louis the pious introduced the 1. November as a day of remembrance. The content of all saints' day refers to easter: it celebrates the new, heavenly life into which the saints have entered and which is promised to all christians.
In religious practice, the commemoration of the deceased, which is actually celebrated only on all souls' day, is nevertheless part of all saints' day.
Traditionally, many people use the holiday for an afternoon visit to the cemetery. The graves are decorated for this and lights are lit on them. In many places, graves are blessed and the rosary for the deceased is prayed in community at the cemetery.
The all souls day on 2. November increasingly disappears from public perception. It goes back to abbot odilo of the french monastery of cluny. In the year 998, the latter set the commemoration of all deceased believers for all the monasteries under his jurisdiction on this day. The church recommends, in the period from 1. Until 8. November to pray especially for the deceased. 

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Csu calls for self-sufficient water supply

The topic of water supply was the central concern of a CSU members’ meeting in kirchehrenbach, to which local chairman and second mayor michael knorlein had invited people in the context of a dammerschoppen.

The situation report was provided by councilman johannes schnitzerlein. Twelve years ago, after a redesign of the water supply system, a new high-tank "booster" was built with farsightedness and 850 cubic meters of capacity, the new plant was built. The current situation of the well and the riser that feeds the elevated tank: the well has already been cut to 30 meters by a specialist company using a "pig" explored and currently brings as good as no more debris. The second source "steiger the water supply is now only providing a minimum output and not three to four liters per second as before. This is certainly also due to the very dry summer months of recent years, but other possible causes must now be investigated.

For months, a lot of water has been pumped up from the deep borehole in the wiesent valley into the steiger elevated tank. In response to a question from the CSU, it was confirmed that the groundwater level in the shallow borehole has meanwhile moved far downwards. For the municipality of kirchehrenbach, this means, says schnitzerlein, that the rejuvenation of the steiger and lochholz springs must be carried out as quickly as possible or, as was considered in the municipal council, a ring association with the grafenberg group, pretzfeld or forchheim could be formed for an emergency supply.

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Hewlett-packard expands job cuts

Hewlett-packard expands job cuts

As a result, the estimated cost of the entire rebuild increased from 3.5 billion dollars to 3.7 billion dollars (2.9 billion euros). Employees in germany are also affected; the company has not yet disclosed an exact figure. 10,300 people currently work for HP here, almost 4,000 of them in boblingen near stuttgart.

HP suffers from general downturn in PC business due to global economic uncertainties and increasing popularity of tablet computers and smartphones. In addition, there were in-house mistakes. In the last fiscal quarter, the industry leader posted a net loss of 8.9 billion dollars. The cleanup alone cost a negative $1.7 billion.

According to earlier reports, more than 4,000 employees have already left the company, and the figure is expected to rise to 11,500 by october. Many employees had accepted the offer of early retirement.

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Unterleinleiter: moped rider dies after collision

As the police announced on thursday, the 77-year-old scooter rider who collided with a car between gasseldorf and unterleinleiter on monday afternoon, causing life-threatening injuries, succumbed to his injuries in the night before thursday.

A 77-year-old moped rider tried to cross the state road between unterleinleiter and gasseldorf with his vehicle at the junction of leinleiterstrabe on monday evening.

In doing so, he overlooked the car of a 29-year-old BMW driver approaching from unterleinleiter on the staatsstrabe, according to the police.

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No medal: german women’s handball team finishes ninth

No medal: german women's handball team finishes ninth

Home instead of the semifinals: the german women’s handball team’s dream of winning a medal at the european championships in france was not fulfilled.

After a 21:27 (11:13) defeat by the netherlands, third in the world championships, the young DHB selection finished the tournament in ninth place. "We were shown our limits today," said national coach henk groener. "We have seen that we are not yet among the world’s best."

In the event of success, his proteges, who had their best defender in angie geschke (5 goals), had played for fifth place in paris. To reach the preliminary round, a victory with a difference of twelve goals would have been required. "We are naturally disappointed, because we were happy to go to paris," said backcourt player emily bolk.

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Csu revolt against seehofer now also public

Csu revolt against seehofer now also public

After the CSU fiasco in the federal elections, the internal revolt against the party’s chairman and prime minister horst seehofer is now in full swing.

Bavaria’s young union (JU) over the weekend became the first major party organization to openly call for the 68-year-old spatesten to retire next year. Seehofer stayed away from the state JU meeting in erlangen, but criticized a "continuous drumfire" against his person in a newspaper interview. The most promising successor candidate, markus soder, on the other hand, paid respect to the JU for their courage – but also assured that he would like to see a joint personnel solution for the future of the CSU.

"For success in next year’s state elections, a credible new start in terms of personnel is needed," reads a paper that was passed by a large majority at the three-day meeting of the CSU’s young party members. "For all the merits that horst seehofer has undoubtedly earned for the CSU, bavaria and germany over many decades, he must now pave the way for an orderly transition at the head of the state government."

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Prosecutor does not want to call buffon before em

prosecutor does not want to call buffon before em

"I won’t call him in. That became italy’s european championship preparation storen," said cremonas prosecutor roberto di martino, who described himself as a fan of the team. Should the goalkeeper of juventus turin, however, want to make a statement about the manipulation of results and bets, he would "gladly listen to him," di martino was quoted as saying in the "gazzetta dello sport".

Meanwhile, the tax and finance authorities are investigating possible illegal betting activities by buffon. According to the news agency ansa, the goalkeeper is suspected of having used about 1.5 million euros for betting purposes. Investigators had examined 14 bank checks deposited at a betting office in parma between january and september 2010.

Buffon’s lawyer indicated to investigators that the goalkeeper had given the checks to a trusted person to arrange financial transactions for him in parma. The italian fubball association prohibits players from any betting involvement.

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Historical tour conceived

Historical tour conceived

"We want to tell stories, says georg zipfel. Stories like that of the schlusselfeld mortuary, which was built in the 1950s. In addition to this "one-off construction" schlusselfeld has many other treasures in its time-honored walls. "Lifted" the treasures do not have to become more. But the aim is to bring them more into the public eye. That’s why the creation of a historic loop road was on the agenda of the city council meeting and is now a done deal.

The idea, says mayor johannes krapp, has been around for a long time. He took it up again, after the LAG sudlicher steigerwald still fordermittel were available. The corresponding application will probably be discussed in the next LAG meeting.

With georg zipfel, the master of the old town, and friedel auer, the director of the town museum, krapp also had two experts on hand who wanted to take on the distinctive buildings and their history. Now a concept is ready, which includes 28 buildings and statues for a circular route. With the exception of the old schlusselfelder railroad station, all of them are located in the town center. Once around the old town, that makes about two kilometers. For the schlusselfelder itself, but also for the many tourists a beautiful walk. There is a lot to see along the way. In the future, acrylic glass display boards and flyers will draw attention to the most prominent sites. In addition, after the installation of the boards, data and facts can be transferred directly to a cell phone via a QR code.

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In the final sprint to bronze: alexander dautel surprises with german national team

In a spectacular final, alexander dautel surprisingly finishes third with the german national team at the 100-kilometer world championships. Alexander dautel could hardly believe it when he crossed the finish line. The man from kronach had just completed 100 kilometers in the 30-kilometer race. 100 km world championships (IAU) in sveti martin na muri, croatia. 6:52:57 hours stood with him on the clock – place 12 under 252 participants and a new personal best time. But that’s not all. Together with five other runners, he competed for the german national team and won bronze, the first german team medal in the men’s race since 2006.

"I didn’t know where we were in the race", says dautel. Before the last rounds, the german team was still in 5th place behind the spaniards and the u.S. Team. Dautel overtook a spanish rider in the last turn and a supervisor shouted to his teammate karsten fischer: "step on it! It’s all about the medal, the man from kronach tells. And fischer set off, also overtaking a spanish and an american and collapsing at the finish line, exhausted. But the team had made up twelve and a half minutes on the competition from the USA in the overall standings and had the bronze medal in its pocket.

For the reigning german champion over 100 kilometers it was the second attempt at a world championship. Back in 2016, he made his debut for the german national team in los alcazares, spain. However, with a time of 7:26:11 hours, he fell well short of his own expectations.