Skip to Content

Archive for the ‘Featured Video’ Category

VIDEO: Orion Propulsion tests small rocket engine

By William T. Martin

An area tech firm demonstrated its engineering capabilities Monday afternoon as it test fired a small rocket motor for area dignitaries and media.
Among those in attendance was U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith and representatives from Dynetics, Orion’s new owners.
The above video contains footage of the test and reaction from Griffith.

VIDEO: Rep. Griffith visits Marshall Space Center, touts Ares and Constellation projects

By William T. Martin

U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith paid a visit to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center Friday to promote and discuss the Ares and Constellation programs and their funding. Click above for highlights of Griffith’s comments.

VIDEO: Rep. Griffith backs grant to attract low-fare airline to Huntsville

By William T. Martin

U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith paid a visit to Huntsville International Airport Tuesday morning to promote a grant to attract a low-fare air carrier to the facility.
Saying the airport was sometimes overlooked as one of the “most important economic development tools” in the area, Griffith said he was lobbying for $1.5 million in funds to help a smaller carrier set up shop at the airport.
The arrival of such a carrier, said Griffith, would force the major airlines currently serving the airport to lower fares to remain competitive in the market.
The Small Community Air Service Development Grant would be used help the new carrier “over the rough spot” by offsetting its start-up costs, said Griffith.
Once fares were lower, added Griffith, travelers would be able to fly from Huntsville instead of going to places such as Birmingham, Atlanta, or Nashville.
Currently the U.S. Department of Transportation ranks Huntsville International as having the most expensive fares in the country.

VIDEO REPORT: Redstone Arsenal Completes Anti-Terror Exercise

By William T. Martin

Redstone Arsenal has concluded a two-day anti-terror exercise that involved a simulated bomb at the post airfield and a hostage situation, post officials said Wednesday.
The drills are held at least once a year and this week’s involved the entire post.
It also involved Huntsville Hospital, Crestwood Medical Center, HEMSI, and the Huntsville-Madison County EMA.
Although some details of the exercise were not released for security purposes, Garrison Commander Robert Pastorelli did make a brief statement to the media Wednesday afternoon at Gate 3, located at the south end of the post. (See above video).
Reporters and photographers on hand for the briefing observed post security officers conducting enhanced searches of visitor’s vehicles.

VIDEO: Magazine Rates City Of Madison 2nd Best Place In USA To Grow Up

(From release) At a time when the Madison County community has received nearly unprecedented rankings and recognition for its job growth, technology creation, and quality of life, along comes yet another major media recognition for this community.
U.S. News & World Report has named Madison the second best place in the country to grow up.
The report cites numerous outdoor activities that are available in Madison as well as its proximity to Huntsville and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Space Camp. The report also says that residents of Madison “tend to be well-paid and highly educated.”
“Honors like this continue to validate what a wonderful community we live in,” Mayor Paul Finley said. “The scoring criteria of low crime, strong schools, green space and fun activities describe Madison to a tee.”

Griffith Sends Message Of Support For Ares To Augustine Commission Meeting Today In Huntsville

(From release) U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith was unavailable to attend today’s Augustine Commission meeting at NASA Space and Rocket Center. He did release this statement and a video:
Chairman Augustine and honored Committee Members, thank you for allowing me this opportunity to provide you with my thoughts on the future of our nation’s human space flight policy.

VIDEO: 2,000+ Gather For TEA Party In Downtown

By William T. Martin
*Video link at end of story*
A crowd estimated at around 2,000 gathered in downtown Huntsville Wednesday afternoon for a tea party.
But instead of a genteel group of Southern ladies, this group gathered to loudly and peacefully protest current government economic policy.
The crowd began to gather almost an hour before the event, which ran from noon until 1 p.m.
Huntsville police were on hand but their services were limited to traffic control as the crowd frequently spilled from the protest site along Clinton Avenue into the street itself.
The crowd applauded and roared its approval as several speakers, including senate candidates Sam Givhan and Paul Sanford and county commissioner Mo Brooks, railed against out-of-control government spending and policies which are seen by some as socialist and against the spirit of the Constitution.
After about an hour the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party was over and the group, which consisted of all ages, races, and genders, broke up and left the downtown area.
Wednesday’s event was held in conjunction with hundreds of others across the country. The date was chosen to coincide with the date when state and federal income taxes are due.
Click on the link below for a video of the TEA Party:

VIDEO: Governor Addresses Huntsville Rotarians

Governor Bob Riley was the keynote speaker at the lunchtime meeting of the Huntsville Rotary Club Tuesday at the VBC.
Riley spoke about anti-corruption legislation, Alabama’s economic outlook, and accountability in state government.
Following the speech Riley spoke to the media and made comments on the pending “Sweet Home Alabama” law, which involves bingo.
HNW has posted a video featuring extended remarks by the governor including, near the end, his views on bingo and gambling.

Click here to view:

Video: Rep. Griffith Speaks On Economy, Other Issues

By William T. Martin

U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith (D-Huntsville) held a press conference Friday afternoon where he spoke on several subjects including the economy, taxes, the markets, and healthcare.
Griffith spoke to reporters at Huntsville International Airport after briefing area business and economic leaders.
Click on the link below to view/download an extended selection of Griffith’s remarks.

Huntsville Hospital Rolls Out Green Initiative

By William T. Martin

*Video link at bottom of story*

Huntsville Hospital is going “greener” as it launched a new initiative today at a lunchtime event.
According to Customer Service Director Pat Jackson, the “Power of Green” program will initially focus on recycling paper and aluminum and already has recruited 100 employees for the effort.
Those employees will be given special recycling bags which they will use to collect recyclables throughout the facility. A company will then collect the contents for processing.
Click here for video:

Page: 31 / 32 ‹ First 28 29 30 31 32 Last ›