Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hey Y'all ...what does Wikipedia have to say about it?


Y'all


Article Excerpt: "...Y’all (/jɔːl/ yawl) (sometimes ya'll or yall) is a contraction of you and all (sometimes combined as you-all). It is used as a second-person pronoun. The exclusive usage of y'all as a plural pronoun is a subject of perennial discussion. Y'all is strongly associated with Southern American English, and appears in other English varieties, including South African Indian English. ..."


Reference: en.wikipedia.org

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Contractor meets with Huntsville inspectors, gets 4-day pass to make things right on woman’s home repairs


Contractor meets with Huntsville inspectors, gets 4-day pass to make things right on woman’s home repairs


Article Excerpt: "...on unrelated criminal charges. He is scheduled to go to trial for theft by fraudulent leasing. Court records show Harris also has multiple drug charges dating back to 2007. In 2011, he was jailed for failing to register as a sex offender. ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Are you Legal? Concealed Carry Permit in Madison County is a Must!


Instructions for completion of Pistol Permit Application


Pistol Permit Instructions
Article as Garnered from www.madisoncountyal.gov and is accurate as of 1/27/2015. Please go to link to verify that changes have not been made to the process or the referenced application.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETION OF PISTOL PERMIT APPLICATION
DO NOT MAIL PAYMENT WITH APPLICATION
  • Ensure all requested information is filled in COMPLETELY and ACCURATELY; failure to do so may result in delays or denial of the application.
  • All lines that request an address MUST have city, state and zip code to be considered complete.
  • The question regarding being charged or convicted of any crime DOES include traffic tickets. While it is not required for you to list each one separately, or to have specific years, failure to disclose this information may be grounds for denial of the application.
  • “OTHER NAMES” is intended for use for prior last names. Please include any LEGAL names you have used for identification.
  • The question “Has your license ever been revoked?” refers to a pistol license, not a driver’s license.


    1. You may return the application in one of two ways:
    2. Bring the application and your driver’s license to the Sheriff’s Office, Room 206 of the Madison County Courthouse. Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience but we are unable to issue permits after 4:30 p.m. We will scan your driver’s license for use as your picture for application purposes.
    3. Mail the completed application to the Sheriff’s Office:
          Madison County Sheriff’s Office
          Attn: Gun Permits
          100 Northside Sq., Rm 206
          Huntsville, AL 35801
  • When listing phone numbers, one of the blanks may be used for a cell phone number if that is the best way to reach the applicant.
  • **Do not STAPLE anything to the application**

    CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

    Reference: www.madisoncountyal.gov

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    Former CIA Director Michael Hayden Visits Huntsville, offers tips on cyber security


    Former CIA Director talks national security while in Huntsville


    Article Excerpt: "...But what can you, the average person do to at least try to protect yourself? He says it is really not that difficult. With firsthand knowledge of how these people work, Hayden says ..."


    Reference: www.waaytv.com

    Tuesday, January 20, 2015

    Text of Alabama Gov. Bentley’s inaugural speech


    Text of Alabama Gov. Bentley’s inaugural speech


    Article Excerpt: "...We made promises to the people of this state, and we have followed through. Unemployment has dropped to its lowest level since 2008. ..."


    Reference: www.washingtontimes.com

    Wednesday, January 14, 2015

    How Alabama wooed Polaris: Barbecue, helicopter rides and $80 million


    How Alabama wooed Polaris: Barbecue, helicopter rides and $80 million


    Polaris
    Polaris is coming to the Rocket City
    Article Excerpt: "...Polaris (NYSE: PII) said it looked at 100 sites in more than a dozen states, picking Huntsville "due to its skilled workforce, history of technology and innovation, existing utility infrastructure, and strong local and state resources supporting economic development." ..."

    Reference: www.bizjournals.com/

    More Reading on Polaris: Polaris Packs Up Manufacturing and Moves to Mexico "move its production south of the border to Mexico. The move comes about as Polaris looks to increase production efficiency (i.e. lower production costs with cheaper labor)"; http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/polaris-manufacturing-mexico/ ; 05/21/2010 @ 6:21 am, by Jensen Beeler

    Saturday, January 10, 2015

    Help Needed: Donation drive for Imperial Gardens fire victims


    Huntsville's Imperial Gardens Apartments holding donation drive for fire victims


    Article Excerpt: "... So far, the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Manna House, Apartment Association of North Alabama and Regions Bank have already reached out to the victims, as have several individuals. ... Questions about specific sizes needed may be directed to Hunter or the Imperial Gardens office at 256-536-8491. ..."


    Reference: www.al.com

    Tuesday, January 6, 2015

    SpaceX Launch Delayed Again


    SpaceX postpones its mission to land a rocket on a barge at sea


    www.spacex.com
    SpaceX CRS-5
    Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX has delayed its planned launch of an uncrewed Falcon 9 rocket on a barge out at sea, scheduled for 6:20AM ET today. The goal was to find out if SpaceX can safely conserve a rocket for future flights. The private space travel company explained its decision to postpone the launch on its mission liveblog. ..."

    Reference: www.theverge.com

    Sunday, January 4, 2015

    HPD officer indicted on federal bribery charges


    Huntsville police officer indicted on federal bribery charges


    Article Excerpt: "... charged with conspiracy, bribery, obstruction of justice and making a false statement to investigators. Hall is accused of trying to fix cocaine trafficking charges. ..."


    Reference: www.waaytv.com

    Monday, December 29, 2014

    Innovators with a Huntsville connection: Nicolas Spiegelberg


    Here's How To Get A Job At Facebook


    Article Excerpt: "... Nicolas Spiegelberg earned a Masters in Computer Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2006.

    After graduating with a 4.0 GPA, he worked for a telecommunications company in Alabama for a few years..."


    Reference: www.businessinsider.com

    Sunday, December 28, 2014

    Own a little bit of history - Wernher von Braun's home (Home of the week)


    Own a little bit of history - Wernher von Braun's home (Home of the week)


    Article Excerpt: "... Own a little bit of history - Wernher von Braun's home in Blossomwood! Custom built home with lots of light and a beautiful treed lot. Hardwoods in the formals plus a study & library that open to a rear flagstone patio. Master bath and hall bath have been updated with white subway tile. Kitchen with vaulted ceilings and beautiful stained cabinetry. Family room with tile floors and fireplace. Large 2 car garage PLUS 2 car carport. Wonderful floorplan on private lot in convenient area! ..."


    Reference: www.zillow.com

    Tuesday, December 23, 2014

    Experience Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard


    Google Cardboard: Experience virtual reality in a simple, fun, and inexpensive way.

    I Am Cardboard
    I Am Cardboard Virtual Reality

    Article Excerpt: "... the world of Cardboard. It’s a VR experience starting with a simple viewer anyone can build or buy. Once you have it, you can explore a variety of apps ..."

    Reference: Android and iPhone Apps and News

    Monday, December 22, 2014

    Huntsville Doctor was the Number 1 prescriber of Schedule 2 prescriptions in 2012 (controlled substances certificate suspended)


    As Controlled Substance Use Rises in Medicare, Prolific Prescribers Face More Scrutiny


    Article Excerpt: "... The No. 1 prescriber — Dr. Xxxxxxxx Xxxxxxxx of Huntsville, Ala., with more than 14,000 Schedule 2 prescriptions in 2012, had his controlled substances certificate suspended by the state medical board in March 2013. He surrendered his medical license four months later. (Xxxxxxxx could not be reached for comment.) ..."


    Reference: www.longislandpress.com

    Sunday, December 21, 2014

    Vacation Dream Home of the Week: Townhouse in Live Work building in the Village of Providence


    Townhouse in Live Work building in the Village of Providence


    Article Excerpt: "... Residence is on 2 and 3rd floors of three story building with office on bottom Zoning allows for home business and third floor has a fantastic room that can be 4th bedroom or spacious home office ..."


    Reference: www.zillow.com

    'The show must go on' following on-stage fire at Von Braun Center


    'The show must go on' following on-stage fire at Von Braun Center


    Article Excerpt: "... An on-stage fire disrupted a performance at the Von Braun Center Sunday afternoon.Flames disrupted a Sunday afternoon performance of 'Cirque Dreams Holidaze' at the Von Braun Center. ..."


    Reference: www.waff.com

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    $1.99 a gallon gas in Huntsville


    Gas prices fall below $2 at Huntsville station


    Article Excerpt: "... The new Sunoco gas station on the corner of University Drive and Pulaski Pike in Huntsville is offering gas for $1.99 a gallon. ..."


    Reference: www.waff.com

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    Several road projects could affect your travel times Wednesday and Thursday.


    Utility work in Huntsville to impact traffic in several areas Wednesday & Thursday


    Article Excerpt: "... Weather permitting, a number of projects that will affect traffic patterns in several locations around Huntsville starting very early Wednesday morning. ..."


    Reference: whnt.com

    Saturday, December 13, 2014

    Vacation Dream Home of the Week: Cabin, Stream and 100 acres in beautiful Cloudland, GA


    Cabin, Stream and 100 acres in beautiful Cloudland, GA


    Article Excerpt: "... The house is believed to be built out of what are thought to be hand hewn Chestnut Oak logs from the 1850s. The property has its own babbling stream with a small bridge on the road meandering through the woods leading up to the house. For more information on what the Lookout Mountain community has to offer, check out the town website www.livingonlookout.com. ..."


    Reference: www.zillow.com

    Thursday, December 11, 2014

    Regions Bank and Remington fight hunger in Huntsville; Concert and NASCAR personalities at the Roundhouse tonight


    Remington & Regions Bank fight hunger in Huntsville


    Regions Bank
    Regions Bank
    Article Excerpt: "... On Thursday, Dec. 11, at The Roundhouse, Remington will sponsor a concert featuring performances by Tim Dugger and Lewis Brice with planned special appearances by NASCAR personalities. Attendees can purchase food and drinks from a variety of food trucks assembling for the occasion. ..."

    Reference: whnt.com

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014

    FBI confirms arrest of Huntsville police officer


    FBI confirms arrest of Huntsville police officer


    Article Excerpt: "... The Birmingham Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed Monday they have arrested a Huntsville police officer. ..."


    Reference: www.waff.com

    Sunday, December 7, 2014

    Vacation Dream Home of the Week: Ponte Vedra Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida


    Vacation Dream Home of the Week: Ponte Vedra Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida


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    Check out our new feature called Vacation Home of the Week. This home is found for sale on Zillow for $5,750,000. This beautiful dream home can be found in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Zillow says, "This extraordinary oceanfront home is situated on a high bluff with expansive views of the Ocean. Located in a desirable and private section of Ponte Vedra Blvd, it will feel like you have your own private beach! An architectural wonder, most rooms in this home are octagonal, or stylized octagonal, including the staircase. ."

    Reference: www.zillow.com

    Friday, December 5, 2014

    Orion’s First Flight: A picture-perfect event


    Splashdown! Orion Spaceship Aces First Flight Test


    Article Excerpt: "... "There is your new spacecraft, America. ... Orion is back on Earth. America has driven a golden spike as it crosses a bridge into the future," NASA spokesman Rob Navias declared as the capsule hit the water, 275 miles west of Baja California, at 11:29 a.m. ET. Recovery ships converged to bring Orion back to shore. ..."


    Reference: www.nbcnews.com

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    U.S. Space & Rocket Center is hosting a free Community Launch Party for EFT-1


    U.S. Space & Rocket Center is hosting a free Community Launch Party for EFT-1


    Article Excerpt: "... The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is hosting a free Community Launch Party for EFT-1 in the Saturn V Hall of the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. The Orion spacecraft will take astronauts beyond low Earth orbit (LEO) to deep space and launches on a Delta IV Heavy for the Exploration Flight Test-1, an unmanned mission planned for December 4, 2014. Join us for live launch and splashdown coverage, children’s educational activities and breakfast items available for purchase. Doors open at 5 a.m. and the launch is scheduled for 6 a.m. CST. ..."


    Reference: rocketcenter.com

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    US Space and Rocket Center is hiring


    Want to work under the rocket? Jobs are on the horizon


    Article Excerpt: "... If you are looking for a new job, the US Space and Rocket Center is hiring. ..."


    Reference: www.waaytv.com

    Sunday, November 23, 2014

    Fresh crew heads to the space station


    Multi-national crew blasts off for space station


    Article Excerpt: "... A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan on Sunday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy's first female astronaut. ..."


    Reference: reuters.com

    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    Inventors: 'Will This Fly?' comes to Huntsville today


    "Will This Fly" comes to Huntsville


    Article Excerpt: "... It's an opportunity for 15 entrepreneurs to present their ideas to potential investors for a chance to win money for their startup companies. ..."


    Reference: www.waaytv.com

    Friday, November 14, 2014

    Huntsville Downtown Post Office: Postal Workers to Protest the Upcoming 2015 'Intentional Delaying' (Slowing) of America's First Class Mail


    Postal Workers plan Huntsville protest


    Article Excerpt: "... According to the American Postal Workers Union, they're coming together to "Stop Delaying America's Mail." ..."


    Reference: www.waaytv.com

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014

    Ice Skating in the Park to Open November 21


    Third season of Skating in the Park opens November 21

    Snoopy Christmas Items
    Click for Amazon Holiday Items

    Article Excerpt: "... The rink officially opens Friday, November 21 and is open until January 4, 2015. Skating in the Park is located directly behind the Huntsville Museum of Art. ..."

    Reference: whnt.com

    Sunday, November 9, 2014

    Update on Friday night high-speed chase


    High speed chase leads Huntsville Police through downtown Huntsville


    Article Excerpt: "... The chase ended with one suspect caught and one still on the run. ..."


    Reference: whnt.com

    Saturday, November 8, 2014

    Law enforcement in high speed chase Friday night in North Huntsville


    11:15 PM

    Law enforcement in high speed chase Friday night in North Huntsville


    A high speed chase was in progress at approximately 11:15 Friday night. The chase consisted of a large contingent of law enforcement vehicles racing down I-565 and merging onto Highway 72 over Chapman Mountain dodging vehicles. The officers then exited left on Moores Mill Road in high speed pursuit.

    Reference: rocketcity-us.blogspot.com