Category: Huntsville

Huntsville, Alabama – home of NASA, Rocket Scientist Werner Von Braun, The US Space & Rocket Center, Redstone Arsenal and King Cotton – provides many stories that are locally inspired but that are often of national interest as well. Topics include current Mayor Tommy Battle, The Historic Huntsville Depot, and picturesque Big Spring Park.

Debate II – Ho Hum Conundrum

Rancorous maybe, but I really didn’t see the second debate as exceptional amoung debates. Obama did as expected. He sharpened focus and displayed more assertiveness. Romney was predictable as usual, flip flopping consistently. Neither offered any new information, and only reinforced their agenda in the debate. No wonder then that the media, and some of […]

Elton in Huntsville & Oklahoma City

The photos of Elton John were taken at the
Myriad in Oklahoma City on October 30, 1999. Elton’s temper tantrums are legendary amoung insiders, but it rarely ever shows in public. Click thru to see the star in rare form, the crowd rapturous with applause, he approached the front of the stage – without microphone – and bellowed out: “Here I am, come and get me you Son of a BITCH!”

The News Today About Tomorrow

A few weeks ago I published a column discussing the apocalyptic advance of all things digital. The column highlights the recent decision by the Huntsville Times to follow a three day hardcopy publishing schedule beginning sometime this fall. In the column I chastise The Huntsville Times and Al.com for being impetuous in their publishing decisions: […]

Huntsville’s Race For Mayor

Many of you know I ran for mayor, legitimately and officially on the ballot, in 2000 and 2004. I regret my effort fell short, largely due to limited campaign funds, and a compromised posture that really didn’t allow me to ramp up heavy duty fundraising and campaign. As you know, Loretta Spencer is embarrassing herself […]

Huntsville’s Gestapo

Growing up and living in Huntsville I’ve always heard it said: The police department is a Gestapo. For the most part, I just figured someone who done something wrong and got caught had become disgruntled. Over the years, however, I have slowly, sadly, and surely come to another conclusion. That’s based on a couple of […]

The News Yesterday About Today

Did you know Huntsvillian? When you picked up this Tuesday morning’s hardcopy of the Huntsville Times, it was printed in Birmingham and shipped to Huntsville overnight! This new reality was announced yesterday in the Huntsville Times and in the wake of the announcement a few weeks ago that publication of the Times will go to […]

NCAC Folly And Corruption

Response to E. Chris Newlin, executive director National Children’s Advocacy Center re: Letter To The Editor; Huntsville Times, June 6, 2012 The bottom line, Mr(s). Newlin, is for whatever apparently ineffective good the NCAC accomplishes, it is already deeply involved in “politically correct” child molestation on more than one level. Apparently, you’ve taken your cues […]