These are some stories from the 10/22/12 version of Tennessee Valley news update (633, 733, 833am, 304, 404, 504, 604pm) …
Local Republicans and Democrats will gather to watch the final presidential debate hosting watch parties featuring local candidates, food and beverages. Both events are open to the public. The Madison County Democratic Party is holding its watch party at the Millet Activity Center at Oakwood University beginning at 7 PM. The Madison County Republican party’s event will begin at 7:15 at the party’s headquarters at 806 Governors Drive. You can hear NPR’s coverage of the debate on WLRH beginning at 8.
Engineering students at the University of Alabama in Huntsville have designed a tool called a Gauntlet Keyboard. The Gauntlet Keyboard is a glove device that functions as a wireless keyboard. The device transmits via Bluetooth to a computer, mobile phone, synthesizer, video game or military device. WAFF reports four UAH students made the glove their senior design project for a class led by Dr. B. Earl Wells. They are now working on a patent. The project won a $20,000 award from the Best Buy Innovator Fund.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) – Huntsville Housing Authority officials say the Councill Courts property has been sold to Bristol Development Group, PGM Properties and Triad Properties. WAAY reports according to a news release, the housing authority received $5 million from the deal that will be used to buy more property throughout the city for affordable housing. The housing complex, closed in 2009, is currently being torn down. The release states that Bristol and PGM will build about 250 apartments, a Publix supermarket, restaurants and retail shops on the site, which they will call Twickenham Square. Triad Properties will build a Homewood Suites hotel and large office tower.