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NAPLES, Italy — Motorists in Naples will be barred from driving downtown for four hours Wednesday under the city’s anti-smog plan.

The ban is from 4 to 8 p.m. in the city center areas.

However, U.S. and NATO military and civilians driving vehicles registered with AFI (Allied Forces Italy) plates are exempt from the driving ban, regardless of whether they have had those AFI plates converted to what are called "cover plates," or tags that resemble Italian license plates.

However, because Italian police won’t know at first sight if the vehicles have cover plates, U.S. and NATO motorists might be stopped. Be prepared to present vehicle registration forms to local authorities.

DODDS’ Roehl to lead Heidelberg districtFrank E. Roehl, assistant superintendent of Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe Bavaria District, will take over as superintendent of the Heidelberg School District beginning with the new school year, DODDS-Europe announced Tuesday.

Roehl fills the void left by the departure of Elizabeth Walker, who in March accepted a job as head of the school system’s Mediterranean district. Walker had served as Heidelberg superintendent since 2001. The district oversees 15 schools in Germany.

Before working in Bavaria, Roehl served eight years in the Heidelberg district both as assistant superintendent and acting superintendent, according to a DODDS-Europe news release.

Roehl’s entire 36-year career in education has been spent in DODDS-Europe. In 1972, he took his first teaching job at Baumholder High School in Germany. He’s also a former Army field artillery officer and grew up in a military family, according to the release.

Grafenwöhr-based GI found dead in StatesA soldier stationed at Grafenwöhr, Germany, was found dead Friday in Guntersville, Ala., according to a V Corps news release.

Spc. Toney L. Goble II, 24, was a chemical operations specialist assigned to the 12th Chemical Company. He hailed from Gadsden, Ala.

Details about Goble’s death were not released Monday, but the incident is under investigation by Alabama authorities and the Army Criminal Investigation Command office at nearby Redstone Arsenal, according to the release.

He is survived by his wife, father and sister. A memorial ceremony is being planned for July 11, but no time has been set, according to a V Corps spokesperson.


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