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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Congress hears shout-out for Huntsville's Google Fiber plan


Congress hears shout-out for Huntsville's Google Fiber plan


Article Excerpt: "... State and local governments are increasingly offering incentives to lure high-speed Internet, Hovis said. She gave Huntsville as an example. "In February 2016, the city of Huntsville, Alabama, the state's northern technology hub, announced that its municipal electric utility will build a fiber network throughout its city limits (presumably, to pass all or most businesses and homes), and that Google Fiber will become the first lessee of some of that fiber in order to provide gigabit services to residences and small businesses." ..."


Reference: www.al.com

SpaceX 'super-excited' about Port Canaveral complex


SpaceX 'super-excited' about Port Canaveral complex


Article Excerpt: "... The company also plans to build an adjacent 44,000-square-foot hangar on the 4-acre parcel. SpaceX will use the complex to process, refurbish and store rocket boosters for future reuse..."


Reference: www.floridatoday.com

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Great idea from an innovative mind: Huntsville City Councilman Devyn Keith Offers Solutions, Not Complaints


Do you want police officer as neighbor? Huntsville councilman says it would reduce crime


 Devyn S. Keith Council Member District 1
Devyn S. Keith Council Member
District 1
Article Excerpt: "... Keith repeatedly emphasized throughout his presentation that it's critical for police to essentially embed themselves in the communities they patrol. And that special events - such as block parties - are not going to attract those skeptical of the police. Keith has put the idea into practice for himself, moving into a home in struggling Terry Heights to become intimately familiar with the issues and concerns of his constituents ..."

Reference: www.al.com

Small group DEMANDS release of about 20 illegals from custody


Demonstrators demand the release of the "Alabama 40"


Article Excerpt: "... according to ICE officials, they handle most of their arrests without local law enforcement unless the person-in-question is considered dangerous. Authorities also told WAAY 31, since Friday, they've only arrested about 20 immigrants and not 40. And, officials said most had a criminal background ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Huntsville's missile programs could make it big winner in Trump's 2018 budget


Huntsville's missile programs could make it big winner in Trump's 2018 budget


Article Excerpt: "... America won't know the full details of his spending plans until May, but one Alabama city seems likely to be a big winner in President Trump's 2018 budget. It's Huntsville. The main reason is defense spending, which Trump wants to increase both this fiscal year and next. A big part of that spending appears likely to go missile defense, and that is Huntsville's expertise..."


Reference: www.al.com

Friday, March 17, 2017

U.S. Space & Rocket Center celebrates 47 years in Huntsville


U.S. Space & Rocket Center celebrates 47 years in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... The museum houses the National Historic Landmark Saturn V Moon Rocket, the Apollo 16 Command Module and the Pathfinder space shuttle display. There are more than 10,000 artifacts in it's collection with over 1000 items displayed including 27 missiles and rockets. The center is also a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum and is the Official Visitor Center for Marshall Space Flight Center..."


Reference: www.al.com

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Woman Kidnapped in Birmingham Escapes from Car


Surveillance video shows woman jump out of trunk after kidnapping


Article Excerpt: "... 25-year-old woman is reportedly doing OK after she jumped out of the trunk of a car at a Birmingham gas station after she was kidnapped. The woman told the owner of the gas station on Bessemer Road that she was kidnapped at 4th Avenue and 38th Street in Avondale late Tuesday night ..."


Reference: www.foxnews.com

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Huntsville's Stowage Engineers keep track of everything on the space station for astronauts


Huntsville's Stowage Engineers keep track of everything on the space station for astronauts


Article Excerpt: "... Those people are at Huntsville's Marshall Space Flight Center, where one of the ISS's multiple support teams is located at the Payload Operations and Integration Center. They're called stowage engineers, and it's their job to know where everything is on the ISS at all times ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Jeff Bezos shows off Blue Origin’s new rocket engine, fully assembled for the first time


Jeff Bezos shows off Blue Origin’s new rocket engine, fully assembled for the first time


Article Excerpt: "... Private spaceflight company Blue Origin has finally assembled its first full-scale BE-4 rocket engine — the main engine the company plans to use to propel its future orbital rocket. It’s a major milestone for Blue Origin, which has been ..."


Reference: www.theverge.com

Monday, March 6, 2017

Aerospace test site planned in north Alabama


Aerospace test site planned in north Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... An official with Dynetics Inc. says the Huntsville-based contractor could construct a more than $14 million aerospace test facility near Decatur. It would be built on United Launch Alliance property, with construction starting as early as August ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Bird flu found in Tennessee's Lincoln County chicken flock on Tyson-contracted farm


Bird flu found in Tennessee chicken flock on Tyson-contracted farm


Article Excerpt: "... The facility in Tennessee's Lincoln County has been placed under quarantine, along with approximately 30 other poultry farms within a 6.2-mile (10 km) radius of the site, the state said. Other flocks in the quarantined area are being tested, it added ..."


Reference: www.reuters.com

Friday, March 3, 2017

LINE-X launches new corporate headquarters in Huntsville to meet demand


LINE-X launches new corporate headquarters in Huntsville to meet demand


Article Excerpt: "... The company recently built a new 60,000-square-foot corporate facility on 301 James Record Road to accommodate its growing business ..."

Reference: www.al.com

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Jewish Community Helped Build the Rocket City


5 generations of life: "my family and the Huntsville, Alabama Jewish community" 1852-1982


In the article, 5 generations of life: "my family and the Huntsville, Alabama Jewish community" 1852-1982, published by the The Huntsville-Madison County Historical Society, Margaret Anne Goldsmith Hanaw writes on family and contributions of the Jewish community in Huntsville, as well as greater Alabama. Excerpt: "The first Jewish settlers known to have come to Huntsville and remain were my two paternal great grand­ fathers, Morris Bernstein and Robert Herstein. Both were permanent residents of Huntsville by 1859, according to the Huntsville City Directory, which lists them as residents and owners of businesses. The names of Robert Herstein and Morris Bernstein are the only ones that appear in both the Directory and in the"

Reference: huntsvillehistorycollection.org
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SpaceX to Fly Passengers On Private Trip Around the Moon in 2018


SpaceX to Fly Passengers On Private Trip Around the Moon in 2018


Article Excerpt: "... "This would be a long loop around the moon … It would skim the surface of the moon, go quite a bit further out into deep space and then loop back to Earth," Musk said during the teleconference. "So I'm guessing, distance-wise, maybe [300,000] or 400,000 miles [about 500,000 to 650,000 kilometers]." The moon flight is scheduled to launch after SpaceX flies NASA astronauts to the International Space Station ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Increased Defense Spending is Usually Good for the Rocket City: Trump Seeking $54B Increase in Defense Spending


Trump Seeking $54B Increase in Defense Spending


Article Excerpt: "... The president previewed a boost in military spending during a speech Friday to conservative activists, pledging "one of the greatest build-ups in American history." "We will be substantially upgrading all of our military, all of our military, offensive, defensive, everything, bigger and better and stronger than ever before," he said..."


Reference: www.military.com

Monday, February 27, 2017

Blue Plate Cafe: Now that's some good country cookin'


5 things to know about: Blue Plate Cafe


Article Excerpt: "... we stopped in the Governors Drive restaurant for some country cooking and down-home service. Here are five things you should know about the Rocket City landmark ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Huntsville Police recover vehicles stolen during mattress store arson


Huntsville Police recover vehicles stolen during mattress store arson


Article Excerpt: "... The whole thing started earlier this month at Mattress Max on Jordan Lane in Huntsville. Investigators say someone set the business on fire. During the investigation, officers also discovered two vehicles were stolen from Cowboys Wholesale. That business sits on the same property as Mattress Max ..."


Reference: whnt.com

Huntsville Police Department is Now Hiring


Huntsville Police Department is Now Hiring


Article Excerpt: "... The Huntsville Police Department takes great pride in its officers and employees. The selection process for the position of police officer is an extremely detailed, intricate and lengthy process. The length of the process is dependent on the number of applicants involved. The projected duration of the process will be approximately six months from the date of the physical agility/ability test ..."


Reference: www.huntsvilleal.gov

One winning ticket sold for $435M Powerball jackpot


One winning ticket sold for $435M Powerball jackpot


Article Excerpt: "... The numbers are 10-13-28-52-61 and Powerball 2. The game’s website says one winning ticket was sold in Indiana. WLFI-TV, citing Indiana lottery officials, reported that the winning ticket was sold in Lafayette ..."


Reference: www.usatoday.com

Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Discovered by NASA Telescope


NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star


Article Excerpt: "... The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system. All of these seven planets could have liquid water – key to life as we know it – under the right atmospheric conditions, but the chances are highest with the three in the habitable zone.

“This discovery could be a significant piece in the puzzle of finding habitable environments, places that are conducive to life,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the agency’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “Answering the question ‘are we alone’ is a top science priority and finding so many planets like these for the first time in the habitable zone is a remarkable step forward toward that goal ..."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Largest job fair in North Alabama comes to the Rocket City


Largest job fair in North Alabama comes to Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... a Regional Job Fair in the Rocket City. So far, 50 companies have signed up to participate in the career fair offering more than 1,300 jobs. "We're looking for 200," said Mike Fowler, Manager, Alabama Career Center in Huntsville ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Google Fiber in Huntsville Includes Community Outreach to Students & Families


Google Fiber in Huntsville Includes Community Outreach to Students & Families


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville would be added to the list of new Google Fiber Cities in the country, giving us ultra-high-speed Internet service to homes, businesses, libraries and schools in the metro area. The mayor’s promise is becoming a reality, and with Google Fiber comes a whole series of community impact-oriented programs ..."


Reference: www.rocketcitymom.com

SpaceX Launches 1st Private Rocket from Historic NASA Pad — Then Sticks a Landing


SpaceX Launches 1st Private Rocket from Historic NASA Pad — Then Sticks a Landing


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX has launched the first private rocket from the same historic site that saw some of NASA's greatest space missions, then landed a booster nearby in a resounding success. The California-based company's Falcon 9 rocket launched a robotic Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station..."


Reference: www.space.com

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Ivanka Trump’s signature perfume soars to No. 1 on Amazon


Ivanka Trump’s signature perfume soars to No. 1 on Amazon


Ivanka Trump Eau de Parfum Spray For Women
Ivanka Trump Eau de Parfum Spray
Article Excerpt: "... Ivanka Trump’s signature perfume is a best seller on retail giant Amazon. Ivanka Trump Eau de Parfum Spray For Women ($34 for a 3.4-ounce bottle) was No. 1 on Amazon’s list of bestselling fragrances and perfume for at least the third consecutive day ..."

Reference: www.marketwatch.com

Friday, February 17, 2017

Warrior catcher Brewer headed for Huntsville


Warrior catcher Brewer headed for Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... Cherokee County High School senior catcher Colin Brewer isn't about the individual spotlight. He's one of those players who likes to lead by example, putting the team's needs ahead of his own ..."


Reference: www.northwestgeorgianews.com

Fortunately 'Day Without illegal Immigrants' only had impact on States that don't enforce immigration laws


Nationwide 'Day Without Immigrants' shuts down businesses


Article Excerpt: "... It's an effort to show the Trump administration how much immigrants contribute to the country's economy as the President continues his tough stances on immigration ..."


Reference: www.cnn.com

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

India launches 104 satellites in single day, breaking record


India launches 104 satellites in single day, breaking record


Article Excerpt: "... India hopes to become a player in the multibillion-dollar space launch market, and has successfully placed light satellites into orbit in recent years. It hopes eventually to send astronauts into space. In September 2014, it successfully guided a spacecraft into orbit around Mars ..."


Reference: www.foxnews.com

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Anonymous donor gives $2.5M toward Huntsville Alzheimer disease research


Anonymous donor gives $2.5M toward Huntsville Alzheimer disease research


Article Excerpt: "... The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology announced Monday that the nonprofit received a $2.5 million donation to support its Memory & Mobility Fund. The fund helps support neurodegenerative disease research, including Parkinson disease, ALS and Alzheimer disease. The money will go toward sequencing the genomes, or read the DNA ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Shootout in Huntsville as groups exchange gunfire but no arrests have been announced


Groups exchange gunfire near Huntsville gas station, police say


Article Excerpt: "...There were two scenes. One was at the Citgo gas station on Patton Road. The other was across the street at C&S Fuels. No arrests have been announced ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Monday, January 30, 2017

Matthew Akin named Huntsville City Schools superintendent


Matthew Akin named Huntsville City Schools superintendent


Article Excerpt: "... Akin was with Piedmont City Schools for 15 years. He served as coordinator for administrative services, a principal, and most recently as superintendent ..."


Reference: www.wtvm.com