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VIDEO REPORT: Parker Griffith Remarks At SMD Conference

By William T. Martin

U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith (D-Huntsville) delivered remarks during a panel discussion Wednesday at the 12th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference at the VBC.
The panel was discussing the next generation of missile defense.

Local United Cerebral Palsy Therapy Center receives ‘Wii-hab’

(From release) Clay Martin and Tara Helms of Martin & Helms, P.C., a local personal injury law firm, presented a Nintendo Wii gaming system to United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville & Tennessee Valley, Inc., (UCP) Aug. 17 in conjunction with the nationwide InjuryBoard Project Wii-hab.
UCP Family Services Supervisor Julie Carden accepted the donation of a Wii Fit, Wii Sports, Wii Play, and controllers on behalf of the organization. UCP therapists will use the new gaming equipment during physical and occupational therapies with clients of all ages and abilities.

VIDEO REPORT: NASA Administrator Bolden Speaks To SMD Conference

By William T. Martin

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden gave the lunch address Wednesday at the 12th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference (SMD).
Bolden delivered his remarks to a packed room at the VBC North Hall.
He touched on several issues for the space agency, including the role it plays in America currently, as well as its future role.

NASA Administrator Speaks At SMD Conference; Rep. Griffith To Follow (Video Reports Coming)

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has just concluded his remarks at the VBC North Hall.
Bolden was the featured speaker at the Wednesday lunch session of the Space and Missile Defense Conference currently going on at the VBC.
U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith is scheduled to speak concerning the importance of missile defense to the Huntsville community at 3 p.m. at the VBC Concert Hall.
HNW is covering both speeches and will provide video highlights later this afternoon.

Deputies Seeking Two Men In Deadly Home Invasion, Shooting

By William T. Martin

Investigators are looking for two men in connection with a home invasion that resulted in the shooting death of an area man late Monday.
According to a release from Madison County Sheriff’s Office Inv. Brent Patterson the victim, identified as Erik Spencer Hawkins, and his girlfriend arrived at a residence at 158 Coggins Road in the Ardmore area around 9:35 p.m. Monday night.
As the couple pulled into the garage they were accosted by two black males armed with weapons.
The couple were forced into the house where Hawkins was restrained.

Man Shot, Killed In Home Invasion Late Monday In Ardmore Area

By William T. Martin

Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies are on the scene of an apparent home invasion and shooting that has left one man dead.
Reports indicate the incident happened in the Ardmore Community in extreme northwest Madison County near the Tennessee state line.
HNW will have more details as they become available.

VIDEO REPORT: Rep. Griffith Secures Funding for Gate 7 At Redstone Arsenal

(From release) Congressman Parker Griffith today announced the approval from the U.S. House of Representatives of funding for a priority North Alabama military construction project. Redstone Arsenal’s Gate 7 on Martin Road will receive the full funding request of $3,550,000 for construction and safety improvements at Huntsville’s military installation.

Area Church To Honor Firefighters Sunday

The Mayfair Church of Christ has announced it will hold a Firefighter Appreciation Day this Sunday, August 16.
The event will include displays of firetrucks at 3 p.m., an honor service for firefighters at 5 p.m., and dinner for the firefighters at 6 p.m.
The church is located at 1095 Carl T. Jones Drive in Huntsville.
The public and all area firefighters are invited.

City of Madison Dismissed from Darren Spurlock Case

(From release) On Wednesday, the City of Madison was voluntarily dismissed as a party to a lawsuit filed by the Estate of Darren Spurlock who died in an automobile accident on Redstone Arsenal, May 30th, 2008.
“On behalf of the entire City of Madison, we continue to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Darren Spurlock,” said Mayor Paul Finley.
No officer of the City of Madison was involved in any way with the pursuit of the person who collided with the vehicle driven by Mr. Spurlock. The City of Madison is pleased that counsel for Mr. Spurlock’s estate recognized at this early stage of the litigation that Madison could have no responsibility for this accident and agreed to dismiss the City.

VIDEO REPORT: Sessions Holds Forum On Healthcare Reform

By William T. Martin

A standing room-only crowd greeted Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions Thursday morning as he held a “Listening Forum” to discuss healthcare legislation currently pending in the house.
The event was held at the Dowdle Center across from Huntsville Hospital.
The audience asked questions on a variety of topics and generally maintained a calm demeanor throughout the hour-long event.
In addition to healthcare, Sessions fielded pointed questions (and comments) on issues such as tort reform, illegal immigration, and balanced budgets.

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