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Friday, September 21, 2018

Huntsville City Schools launches task force in response to Blossomwood Elementary shooting


Huntsville City Schools launches task force in response to Blossomwood Elementary shooting


Article Excerpt: "... Superintendent Christie Finley announced the formation of a School Safety Task Force in response to the incident, in which a second grader brought a gun to school and was accidentally shot in the hand while showing it to a friend in the bathroom. "This situation could have been avoided ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Rocket City Hosting 2018 United States Police Canine Association’s National Field Trials


‘Best-of-the-best’ K-9 teams from across U.S. test skills in the Rocket City


Article Excerpt: "... K-9 teams from across US test skills in the Rocket City. The best police K-9 teams from all over the country are vying for top honors in Huntsville..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Alabama food trucks highlighted in new Zimmern TV show


Alabama food trucks highlighted in new Zimmern TV show


Article Excerpt: "... Alabama food trucks are being featured on a new TV show. The food truck out of Chubbfather’s restaurant in Alabaster, Highway Kabobery out of Huntsville and ..."


Reference: www.bizjournals.com

Monday, September 17, 2018

Student shot in the hand at Blossomwood Elementary School (Accidental)


Student shot in the hand at Blossomwood Elementary School


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville police said a student was shot in the hand at Blossomwood Elementary School Monday morning. Huntsville Police Chief ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Updated Reading: Father charged after Alabama student shoots himself

Body of Fatally Shot Man Found Near Apartments in North Huntsville


Body found near apartment complex in north Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... Police are investigating a late-night death near Westlake Apartments in north Huntsville, authorities said ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Multiple Alabama A&M athletic programs placed on NCAA probation


Multiple Alabama A&M athletic programs placed on NCAA probation


Article Excerpt: "... Alabama A & M University received the final decision of the NCAA Committee on Infractions on September 11, 2018, regarding the NCAA Academic Performance Plan data review and violations related to the certification of 101 student-athletes in 14 sports from 2011-12 through 2015-16 ..."


Reference: hbcusports.com

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Inside the FBI’s secret bomb lab: Unprecedented access to elite forensic team and the IEDs that shaped global security


Inside the FBI’s secret bomb lab: Unprecedented access to elite forensic team and the IEDs that shaped global security


Article Excerpt: "... In a highly classified lab, protected by many layers of security within the sprawling Redstone Arsenal Army post southwest of Huntsville, the FBI's chief explosive scientist is surrounded by powerful reminders of the ever-evolving threat posed by terrorist bomb makers ..."


Reference: www.foxnews.com

Restored World War II bomber plane lands in Huntsville


Restored World War II bomber plane lands in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... The "Madras Maiden" is a restored World War II B-17 bomber. Ray Fowler, the pilot operating the plane, told WAAY 31 the plane was instrumental in fighting the Germans. The plane now goes around the country giving people an opportunity to see a part of history. Passengers on the plane are able to visit the cockpit, glass nose, and experience all crew positions ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Sunday, September 9, 2018

How Conrad Thompson went from Huntsville, Alabama mortgage broker to pro wrestling power player behind podcast empire and Starrcast


How Conrad Thompson went from Huntsville, Alabama mortgage broker to pro wrestling power player behind podcast empire and Starrcast


Article Excerpt: "... 'Bruce and I have been doing what we call a dirty dozen for over a year,' Thompson said from his mortgage office in Huntsville, Alabama. "When we go on the road for a podcast, we'll have 12 people come and have dinner with us, and it's $100 for dinner. "Everybody wants an intimate experience, not just a picture and autograph or piece of swag ..."


Reference: www.espn.com

Mary Jones (Huntsville, Ala.) got off to a strong start in their heat of the lightweight women’s double sculls on Sunday


Mary Jones (Huntsville, Ala.) got off to a strong start in their heat of the lightweight women’s double sculls on Sunday


Article Excerpt: "...PLOVDIV, Bulgaria – Coming off of separate bronze-medal performances at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Emily Schmieg (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Mary Jones (Huntsville, Ala.) got off to a strong start in their heat of the lightweight women’s double sculls on Sunday..."


Reference: www.usrowing.org

Friday, September 7, 2018

NASA astronaut headed to International Space Station confident Russia will figure out source of hole


NASA astronaut headed to International Space Station confident Russia will figure out source of hole


Article Excerpt: "... Russian officials currently are investigating how the hole occurred, whether it was intentional and if other Soyuz modules currently in development also have defects. They expect to complete their investigation by mid-September, well before the next Soyuz flight is scheduled to launch Oct. 11. It's not yet clear how the hole discovery will impact the October flight, which will be carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague. Hague is not a member of McClain's crew and was not at the news conference Thursday. ..."


Reference: www.chron.com

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Ridiculous! The Rocket CityTrash Pandas? I guess we can blame it on the beer ...or was it Russian collusion? (LOL)


Ridiculous! The Rocket City Trash Pandas? I guess we can blame it on the beer ...or was it Russian collusion? (LOL)


You have got to be kidding me! The Rocket City Trash Pandas! Madison, Alabama picks a name for the new baseball team with a name-the-team contest and the Rocket City Trash Pandas entry is the winner. This reminds me of the old Johnny Cash song, A Boy Named Sue, where a father names his son Sue so he will grow up tough. With a name like the Rocket City Trash Pandas they had better be good or they will be trashed by teasing at every loss. Maybe the name will force the players to perform at their optimum abilities to avoid the trashing.


Reference: Rocket-City.us

Friday, August 31, 2018

Invest in your teens future with U.S. Cyber Camp, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s newest STEM camp


Invest in your teens future with U.S. Cyber Camp, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s newest STEM camp


The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s newest STEM camp, U.S. Cyber Camp, allows trainees to delve into the world of cyber technologies through blended hands-on experiences and challenges. Trainees learn the ethics and responsibilities of personal data security for safeguarding professional networks and the challenge of an expanding internet of things. This program balances individual instruction with team building. Grade 10-12, Ages 15-18 (2019) $1,599** (includes a Raspberry Pi computer, which students will build and take home.) U.S. Cyber Camp assumes no prior knowledge in cybersecurity and requires only a basic understanding of computers. Students are introduced to careers, meet professionals working in cyber fields and take a tour of Redstone Arsenal.* *As camp participants will tour a U.S. military base, participation in U.S. Cyber Camp is only open to U.S. citizens. Activities:

  • Build computers and networking systems
  • Explore coding using a Raspberry Pi
  • Learn fundamentals of Python programming within a Linux environment
  • Defend systems against cyber threats
  • Engage with cyber professionals to learn about cyber careers


  • Arrival Window: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (CT)

    Graduation Ceremony: Friday, 1 p.m. (CT)

    Duration: 6 days, 5 nights

    REGISTER HERE


    Reference: www.spacecamp.com
    Note: Raspberry Pi link to Amazon added by Rocket-city.us

    Alabama Named One of Best States for Manufacturing


    Best states for manufacturing


    Article Excerpt: "... The state has seen a continued influx of manufacturing investment—much of it from the international auto industry—and it’s not hard to understand why. Alabama ranks fifth in the nation in auto production, with Toyota, Mazda, Mercedes, Hyundai, and Honda all locating factories here. Vehicles are now Alabama’s number-one export. Alabama also enjoys a leadership position in aerospace production. When Toyota and Mazda chose Alabama ..."


    Reference: www.globaltrademag.com

    What is Alabama's number one export? Automobiles

    Mazda Toyota construction continues as lawsuit over threatened fish put on hold


    Mazda Toyota construction continues as lawsuit over threatened fish put on hold


    Article Excerpt: "... 'This failure delays lifesaving protection for a rare fish that clings to survival in one of the last places that has not been destroyed and degraded by development,' the lawsuit said. 'The spring pygmy sunfish's very existence remains at risk until the Service fulfills its statutory duty to protect the critical habitat necessary to support its survival and recovery.'..."


    Reference: www.al.com

    International Space Station’s cabin pressure is holding steady after leak repair


    International Space Station Status


    Article Excerpt: "... The International Space Station’s cabin pressure is holding steady after the Expedition 56 crew conducted repair work on one of two Russian Soyuz spacecraft attached to the complex. The repair was made to address a leak that had caused a minor reduction of station pressure. After a morning of investigations, the crew reported that the leak was isolated to a hole about two millimeters in diameter in the orbital compartment, or upper section, of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft ..."


    Reference: nasa.gov

    Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    College Board issues statement in response to rumors of SAT test leak


    College Board issues statement in response to rumors of SAT test leak from Asia


    Article Excerpt: "...The statement was issued in response to some users on social media and texting apps claiming that questions on the August 2018 SAT were leaked early online, giving some students an unfair advantage..."


    Reference: www.nbcnews.com

    Huntsville manslaughter suspect had 39 other run-ins with law; family honors victim


    Huntsville manslaughter suspect had 39 other run-ins with law; family honors victim


    Article Excerpt: "...honor the life of Michael Redding. Huntsville police said Redding died in an accident last Friday when Antonio Fearn Jr. crashed his car into Redding’s motorcycle. Authorities said Fearn was fleeing the University of Alabama in Huntsville police, who were arresting him for breaking and entering charges..."


    Reference: www.waff.com

    Monday, August 27, 2018

    Rocket City – a real blast


    Rocket City – a real blast


    Article Excerpt: "... From the first U.S. satellites and astronauts, to the Apollo moon shots, to the space shuttles and now NASA’s still-in-development Space Launch System, rocket history inundates Huntsville, Ala. Huntsville’s nickname, Rocket City, is thanks largely to Wernher von Braun ..."


    Reference: www.vindy.com

    Parents concerned about fight at Huntsville High School (Video)


    Parents concerned about fight at Huntsville High School


    Article Excerpt: "... Parents weren't notified about the fight by the school's principal until more than a day later ..."


    Reference: www.waaytv.com