Linda trial: the third day

55 witnesses, four experts – and all that in only three days? From the beginning it was clear that the time schedule set in the "linda process" would not be met is more than ambitious. And although the meeting lasted eleven hours on wednesday and ten hours on thursday, the time schedule can no longer be kept. In the meantime, all participants have agreed on wednesday, 1. February, agreed as a further trial day. Then two experts are to present their reports on the accused jerry J. Deliver. The now 21-year-old is accused of killing 16-year-old schoolgirl linda with several hammer blows and knife stabs in april 2011. Jerry J. Is confessed.



An exciting question will be whether he will still be sentenced according to juvenile criminal law or already according to adult criminal law.

On friday, two eagerly awaited witnesses will have their say: the girl who, at the time of the crime, was with jerry J. A permanent relationship had. And a friend of linda, who was there at the very first meeting of linda and jerry. The two had made contact via the internet portal facebook. A few hours later, the death already happened.

Evi naher from schmolz has her own soap factory

If you ask evi naher what she does for a living, she says: she makes soap. What began as an experiment has long since become a passion and a profession for her.

"I remember exactly how it all began. My husband and my son were on vacation, I was alone. And then I saw at a friend's house that you can make your own soap", tells evi naher. And after her first attempt at making fragrant soaps from oils and fats, she was bitten by the soap bug. "Yes, making soap is dangerous. I've been bitten by the soap bug", evi naher says with a laugh and openly admits that she has been addicted to the soap virus since 2009. Because in the meantime she has her own small soap manufactory.

Every recipe is registered
Every two weeks she produces her soaps and bath additives. Strictly according to EU guidelines. "Every recipe is officially registered with the EU. You need a safety assessment for every single ingredient and you also get controls. That's what the food inspectors do, explains evi naher.

Normally all of sand had to be at the seestadion on friday evening to support the FC team in their fight against relegation. The only bavarian league team in the habberge district still has a real chance of staying in the league. However, the sanders were not allowed to give away any more points in their three remaining home games.

With TSV kleinrinderfeld (18. Place / 19 points), a team is coming to the lakeside stadium that has already been confirmed as the first team to be relegated. This will not make the hosts' task any easier, but the guests will still sell themselves as dearly as possible. They did this in their last games, in which they won against spvgg selbitz (2:1) and erlangen-bruck (3:1), who are also in the relegation fight, and thus gave FC sand (15. / 30) a good service done.

Sand's rivals have mostly scored recently
For the "black and whites the last matchday, on the other hand, went less well. Even they lost after a good fight somewhat unfortunate at the spvgg bayreuth with 2:4. But the competitors in the relegation fight scored. This means that, apart from kleinrinderfeld, seven other teams are in acute danger of relegation, most of them with 30 or 31 points.

Data protection officer criticizes monitoring plans

The federal data protection commissioner, ulrich kelber, has sharply criticized the grand coalition’s plans to expand the surveillance powers of the german intelligence services.

"The level of state surveillance now exceeds that which is sustainable for a democracy," said kelber in an interview with the "spiegel" newspaper.



Peace prize for photographer and conservationist salgado

For the first time a photographer is awarded the peace prize of the german book trade: sebastiao salgado from brazil. He will receive the important honor and 25 000 euros on 20. October at the end of the frankfurt book fair.

The association of german booksellers chose salgado because his work "calls for social justice and peace and lends urgency to the global debate on nature and climate protection" – that’s how the book industry’s umbrella organization justified its choice on tuesday.

The 75-year-old has reported on the iraq war and the genocide in rwanda, on refugee flows in africa and inhumane working conditions in latin america. "I have seen very bad things," he said shortly before his 75th birthday. In an interview with the french television station france 24 on the occasion of his 70th birthday. "I have experienced things that make me doubt humanity."




The challenges in the field of care for the elderly were the subject of a care summit on monday, to which the SPD members of the upper franconian state parliament had invited to the senior citizens’ center of the arbeiterwohlfahrt (awo). Topic of the morning: can politics create a framework to make the nursing profession more attractive??
Representatives of nursing professions, facility owners and vocational schools discussed this with state parliament members inge aures, klaus adelt, susann biedefeld and christoph rabenstein. "When you open a care facility today, the main question is not how to fill it to capacity, but how and from where to recruit staff", in his keynote speech, facility manager steffen coburger states that. 1.1 million people work in the elderly care sector, significantly more than in the automotive industry (800,000). In contrast to the nursing homes, the medical service of the health insurance (MDK) has hardly any staffing problems to complain about; in this context, coburger spoke of a "job miracle, as the MDK has now increased its staff to 9000 employees. Of these, 3,000 are trained nurses, who are lacking in the care of those in need of care. The MDK is financed in equal parts by the social care insurance and the health insurance. In 2017, the MDK received a total of around 840 million euros in funding. Coburger counted the recruitment of nursing professionals, securing and training the next generation of staff, better framework conditions and an appreciation of nursing by society among the major challenges in the care of the elderly.

Align conditions

In the discussion it became clear that there are many challenges in the care of the elderly. Starting with the training of junior staff, through the area of short-term care, to the growing shortage of skilled workers. "Equal conditions for all", dagmar alfsmann from the vocational school for geriatric nursing in coburg, germany. The students of nursing care for the elderly should be remunerated in the same way as the students of nursing care for the sick.
Albrecht diller from neuenmarkt addressed the problem of short-term care. Many of the geriatric facilities no longer meet the minimum standards in terms of coarseness, and therefore could not be occupied if necessary. "A bit of flexibility would be necessary here", inge aures stated. Another topic of discussion was the control by the home supervisory authority and the MDK. "The bad reputation of the institution does not come by chance", stated a discussant. If a mistake was made, everyone would jump on the nursing staff and overlook the fact that all the other institutions were doing a good job.
The shortage of skilled workers in nursing care for the elderly was identified as a major dilemma. This problem can be solved neither by recruiting staff from outside the field nor by recruiting from abroad. Besides language barriers, cultural differences also came into play. Demographic change had been underestimated, although everyone had predicted it, noted SPD member of the state parliament christoph rabenstein. "There has to be a change in the system", is his claim. Rabenstein does not believe in pumping more money into the existing system. Recruiting nurses from abroad will not solve the problem either. "A rethinking in the heads must take place."



The art and culture association of kirchehrenbach receives a financial grant of 19,200 euros from the state of freestate’s cultural fund for the creation of a sculpture path on the fube of the walberla mountain. This communicated the two forchheimer landtagsabgeordnete michael hofmann (CSU) and thorsten glauber () on wednesday.

"This is what we decided in the budget committee after the discussion in the committee for science and art", reports constituency deputy michael hofmann. The art project was supposed to start this summer, but was postponed for a year because of the corona pandemic. For hofmann, the art project at the fube of the walberla is a "grandiose idea". Thorsten glauber says: "art and culture must be accessible to all citizens directly on site – especially here in the countryside." He is particularly pleased about the grant for the sculpture path at walberla.

The picture postcard is 150 years old - who still writes postcards today??

A list with the addresses of all acquaintances and relatives who were to receive a postcard from sunny italy or the far north of germany was stowed away in the vacation suitcase a few years ago. After all, one wanted to send a grub and let the recipient also share a bit of the vacation mood. "Today, people send information via e-mail or send an electronic postcard and attach a few photos", says forchheim city archivist rainer kestler. The picture postcard celebrates its 150th birthday this year. Birthday. The post office in northern germany introduced the possibility for people to send each other postcards. At that time, war was on the horizon and germany was mobilizing against france. The people were able to convey courage and confidence with the cards. The first picture postcard was sent by the oldenburg printer and publisher august schwartz to his parents-in-law in magdeburg. On his card was drawn an artilleryman. In 1871, the post office sold postcards and greeting cards, and a year later, the post office also delivered privately produced motif cards. The oldest picture postcard that rainer kestler has in his archives dates from 1898 and was a birthday card showing the hauptstrabe. This was already a photograph, but not colored. "The maps show the focal points in forchheim", woman kestler. Thus, different motifs are on the cards from the years 1900, 1903, 1910 or 1927. On one of the maps you can see the nurnberger tor, on another the herder-gymnasium, the train station, partly also companies like the weaving mill or the spinning mill or the western side of the fortress and the old regnitz bridge.

Handing over treasures

These cards were received by burghers in forchheim from their relatives or friends and given to rainer kestler as a treasure. "People have congratulated on their birthday or written that they will come to annafest. The annafest was something special", tells kestler. For the folk festival, many emigrants from canada or australia returned home.

Annafest motifs

A card with the annafest as a motive came from munich. Relatives wrote them. That one is well, that one should dig the brother or the sister, was mostly the content of the cards. "The cards were used to send news, for every occasion", explains kestler. If someone was traveling to a place of pilgrimage or in another city or even abroad, a picture postcard was bought and sent with pits. The picture postcards of the early years are still written in old german script. "You have to be able to decipher that", says kestler.



Because not everyone wrote razor-sharp. Also at that time everybody had his own writing and some people also wrote on the cards. Especially in the 1950s, when people spent their vacations in spain, italy or portugal, a lot of vacation cards were sent – and that took. "You were often already back home when the postcard arrived", kestler tells with a smile about the long postal route of the card. Sending an SMS or electronic vacation card is much faster, but also faster in the virtual paper basket, while printed tickets are more likely to be kept.

Abuse trial - 'he was good with children'

When the judge asks her how she reacted when her stepfather was arrested for sexually abusing her children, the 46-year-old bursts into tears. She went to her room and cried, she says – then she lost her voice.

The woman’s stepfather is charged with one hundred counts of sexual abuse at munich regional court II. The trial has been going on for about a month, now the woman testified. For years he is said to have abused their children, his two step-grandchildren, who lived with him under the same roof, and also two of their friends.

"I can’t understand it, i trusted him with my children," says the 46-year-old, who admits to having been abused herself as a child, when she regains her composure. "He broke everything for me, he took everything away from me."

Stublang in 'our village has a future': what are the chances??

Helmut reinhardt, chairman of the fruit and gardening association, calls the participation in the competition "our village has a future" the preservation of tradition. "We’re joining in so we can be part of it", he says.

Whether stublang wins or not is of secondary importance to him: "it’s important to challenge the community through a competition like this." Because activities like the numerous festivals or the annual fruit market bring people together, he says.

Stublang in the top third

With such an intact village life, however, the people of stublang also increase their chances of winning. Because, as berthold girschke from the district administration – one of six jury members – says, it’s not just the beauty of the village that counts in the competition. Community life is also important, the identity of the village.