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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2011
As of this moment, Huntsville, Ala., is the "Rocket City," a place best known for housing the military's missile development program. But if it were up to G-Side, the city's of-the-moment rap duo of ST 2 Lettaz and Yung Clova, Huntsville would be hip-hop's next hub. ST compares his hometown to another significant location in rap history. "Huntsville is the 'Ville, man," ST says. "Everyone hustles here. It's Alabama's Harlem. Everyone has a job and a side hustle. " Everyone, including his partner-in-rhyme.
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Jay Hancock | January 20, 2012
More repercussions of the AirTran Southwest merger. Southwest said today  it'll end service to six additional AirTran destinations: Allentown, Lexington, Harrisburg, Huntsville, Sarasota and White Plains. That means BWI direct flights to Sarasota and Huntsville will disappear starting in August. I suspected that Sarasota was the more popular destination for Baltimoreans -- snowbirds. But BWI's Web site  says there are two daily Huntsville flights and one for Sarasota.
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NEWS
By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | April 24, 2001
HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS - People visit this East Texas town to catch a glimpse of its seven-story statue of favorite son Sam Houston. They shop the quaint row of antique stores, painted in desert shades to resemble a western frontier town. Or they hike in the Huntsville State Park and Sam Houston National Forest or scuba dive in an old limestone quarry. But despite the town's best efforts, Huntsville is known best for killing people. This is the capital punishment capital of the country. Officials at the Huntsville "Walls" Unit prison have executed about one-third of the roughly 700 inmates put to death nationwide since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2011
As of this moment, Huntsville, Ala., is the "Rocket City," a place best known for housing the military's missile development program. But if it were up to G-Side, the city's of-the-moment rap duo of ST 2 Lettaz and Yung Clova, Huntsville would be hip-hop's next hub. ST compares his hometown to another significant location in rap history. "Huntsville is the 'Ville, man," ST says. "Everyone hustles here. It's Alabama's Harlem. Everyone has a job and a side hustle. " Everyone, including his partner-in-rhyme.
NEWS
By Dennis Covington and Dennis Covington,New York Times News Service | June 18, 1992
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- If it were not for the magnolias in bloom on Whitesburg Drive, a visitor to this northern Alabama city might suspect that he had left the South entirely.But the recent arrest of twin sisters in what prosecutors charge was the murder-for-hire of one of their husbands, a prominent Huntsville ophthalmologist, draws the the visitor into a world that he would expect to find only in Southern Gothic novels and Tennessee Williams plays.Almost everybody in Huntsville seems to have been born someplace someplace else, lured by the Marshall Space Flight Center and hundreds of high-technology companies.
NEWS
May 8, 2006
On Wednesday, May 3, 2006, JEFFREY T. WIESSNER, 57, of Huntsville, AL. He served in the military and had a lifelong interest in photography, winning many awards for black and white photographs. Survivors include his wife, Sharon K. Wiessner; daughter, Rachelle R. Arrington of Knoxville; son, Todd W. Wiessner of Huntsville; parents, Bernard F. and Carmen R. Wiessner; brothers, Mark P. Wiessner and Phillip G. Wiessner of Baltimore; sisters, Karen M. Kidwell of Baltimore, and Jan C. Thruston of Richmond; and grandchildren, Andrew T. Wiessner of Huntsville, Dylan T. Arrington and Hali K. Arrington of Knoxville.
SPORTS
By Doug Brown | September 12, 1997
Reinhold Huber, the Eastern Indoor Soccer League's top scorer this summer, has been signed by the Spirit to a one-year contract.Huber, of the Huntsville (Ala.) Fire, scored a league-high 97 points, edging Renato Samtaio, signed earlier this week by the Spirit, by one point. Huber is the fourth EISL All-Star signed by the Spirit in two weeks."Reinhold was a one-man wrecking crew for Huntsville, and he's eager to show he can duplicate that success in Baltimore and the National Professional Soccer League," said Spirit general manager Drew Forrester.
NEWS
July 12, 2009
On June 26, 2009, JOHN "JACK" CROVO, 62 of Trinity, AL, formerly of Baltimore, died at Huntsville Hospital. Mr. Crovo served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era. He worked for General Electric for 34 years. Mr. Crovo was preceded in death by his mother, Anastasia Crovo and brother, Victor Crovo. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Faith Crovo; two sons, Chris Crovo and wife Tonya, and Brett Crovo; father John Crovo; sister, Janice Sawyer; and three grandchildren, Haley, Kevin, and Rachel.
NEWS
May 1, 2003
Marion V. Alston, a retired Baltimore elementary school teacher, died Saturday of heart failure at a hospital in Huntsville, Ala. The former West Baltimore resident was 89. At the time of her death, she was living in Huntsville with her son, Roland R. Selby Sr. Born in Athens, Ala., Marion Vaughn earned a degree in education from Alabama A&M University in Huntsville and a master's in early childhood education from New York University. She taught for more than 20 years at School No. 148 in West Baltimore and retired in 1973.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 28, 1998
HOUSTON -- For the first time since Dust Bowl days, a condemned inmate has escaped from Texas' death row prison.Martin E. Gurule's scheme involved dummies and a desperate sprint through a hail of bullets.Gurule, 29, became the first death row inmate ever to make it completely out of the vast prison complex in Huntsville and into the surrounding piney woods."All of the others who got out of death row were caught somewhere else inside the complex," said Larry Fitzgerald, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
NEWS
By Paul West | paul.west@baltsun.com | March 7, 2010
Does Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski back President Barack Obama's plan to shut down America's moon-landing program? The future of some local economies could turn on her answer. What the Maryland senator thinks might well affect hundreds of aerospace firms from Florida to Utah that feed off the NASA program, including more than two dozen companies in northern Alabama, where the new moon rocket is being developed. "She's incredibly important," said Shar Hendrick, a leader of Huntsville's aerospace community and former congressional liaison at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center there.
NEWS
July 12, 2009
On June 26, 2009, JOHN "JACK" CROVO, 62 of Trinity, AL, formerly of Baltimore, died at Huntsville Hospital. Mr. Crovo served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era. He worked for General Electric for 34 years. Mr. Crovo was preceded in death by his mother, Anastasia Crovo and brother, Victor Crovo. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Faith Crovo; two sons, Chris Crovo and wife Tonya, and Brett Crovo; father John Crovo; sister, Janice Sawyer; and three grandchildren, Haley, Kevin, and Rachel.
NEWS
May 8, 2006
On Wednesday, May 3, 2006, JEFFREY T. WIESSNER, 57, of Huntsville, AL. He served in the military and had a lifelong interest in photography, winning many awards for black and white photographs. Survivors include his wife, Sharon K. Wiessner; daughter, Rachelle R. Arrington of Knoxville; son, Todd W. Wiessner of Huntsville; parents, Bernard F. and Carmen R. Wiessner; brothers, Mark P. Wiessner and Phillip G. Wiessner of Baltimore; sisters, Karen M. Kidwell of Baltimore, and Jan C. Thruston of Richmond; and grandchildren, Andrew T. Wiessner of Huntsville, Dylan T. Arrington and Hali K. Arrington of Knoxville.
NEWS
By Bradley Olson and Bradley Olson,Sun Reporter | September 26, 2005
HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS -- When Lietyna Eugene is feeling good, she speaks often about God and his blessings. She talks about prayers that have been answered during her time away from New Orleans. And she smiles and laughs a lot - much more than she cries. But when she stops to think about the future, Eugene becomes nervous. And bitter. "How am I going to pay my rent?" she asked. "Or get a job while we wait for them to rebuild our neighborhood? And if I can't, are we going to get put out?" It has been nearly a month since Hurricane Katrina destroyed her home, flooding the Ninth Ward where she lived and from which she escaped with her fiance, two daughters and seven grandchildren.
NEWS
May 1, 2003
Marion V. Alston, a retired Baltimore elementary school teacher, died Saturday of heart failure at a hospital in Huntsville, Ala. The former West Baltimore resident was 89. At the time of her death, she was living in Huntsville with her son, Roland R. Selby Sr. Born in Athens, Ala., Marion Vaughn earned a degree in education from Alabama A&M University in Huntsville and a master's in early childhood education from New York University. She taught for more than 20 years at School No. 148 in West Baltimore and retired in 1973.
FEATURES
By Faith Hayden and Faith Hayden,SUN STAFF | August 29, 2002
If Major League Baseball manages to avert a strike by tomorrow, there is nowhere in the country where that will be bigger news than in Huntsville, Texas. But if the strike occurs, or the talks continue, the good citizens of Huntsville, population 35,000, won't read a word about it, at least not in their hometown paper. Shortly after players had set a strike deadline, David Arkin, 24, managing editor of the Huntsville Item (circulation 7,000), decided to boycott baseball by pulling all coverage from the paper: no major league box scores, game coverage, pictures, standings - or negotiation news - would be published until an agreement was reached.
SPORTS
By Doug Brown | September 5, 1997
Renato Simtaio, a 31-year-old Brazilian who is the second-leading scorer in the Eastern Indoor Soccer League, has been signed by the Spirit to a one-year contract.Playing for the Huntsville (Ala.) Fire, Simtaio led the first-year EISL in three-point goals with 15 in 21 games. He was second in scoring with 96 points.The Spirit also signed Mike Harper and Carlton Williams, both 23 and also of the EISL, to one-year contracts.Harper, of the Baton Rouge (La.) Bombers, had 21 goals in 24 games and Williams, a Huntsville defender, had 38 blocks.
NEWS
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | October 12, 1994
Kenneth Wayne Turney, a tax attorney who was active in Epis- copal church affairs, died Sunday of acquired immune deficiency syndrome at his Homeland residence. He was 42.Since 1978, he had been employed by Commercial Credit Corp., where he was senior tax attorney. Earlier, he had worked in Hawaii.He was a member of Memorial Episcopal Church, Lafayette Avenue at Bolton Street in Baltimore, where he was a lay reader, chalice bearer and member of the vestry. He also had served as junior and senior warden at the church, the highest position a lay person can hold in the Episcopal Church.
NEWS
By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | April 24, 2001
HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS - People visit this East Texas town to catch a glimpse of its seven-story statue of favorite son Sam Houston. They shop the quaint row of antique stores, painted in desert shades to resemble a western frontier town. Or they hike in the Huntsville State Park and Sam Houston National Forest or scuba dive in an old limestone quarry. But despite the town's best efforts, Huntsville is known best for killing people. This is the capital punishment capital of the country. Officials at the Huntsville "Walls" Unit prison have executed about one-third of the roughly 700 inmates put to death nationwide since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.
BUSINESS
By Robert Nusgart and Robert Nusgart,SUN STAFF | March 26, 1999
Washington Homes Inc., which builds primarily in the Baltimore and Washington areas, is heading south and increasing its national presence by acquiring the top homebuilder for the Mississippi Gulf Coast and northern Alabama.Landover-based Washington Homes announced yesterday that it had reached an agreement to buy Breland Homes, a privately owned homebuilder with operations in Huntsville, Ala., and Biloxi and Gulfport, Miss.The agreement was for just more than $10 million, according to Christopher Spendley, chief financial officer for Washington Homes.
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