Rocketing skyward
by The Anniston Star Editorial Board
Jul 21, 2010 | 2499 views |  1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Huntsville is celebrating this week. Our neighbor in the northern part of the state will soon see 300 more jobs come to town thanks to Raytheon's announcement to build a new missile plant at the Redstone Arsenal.

It's another good news story for the Rocket City, which is projected to add another 30,000 residents over this decade. "This is a big win for Alabama, not only because of the high-paying jobs this project brings, but also because aerospace is such an important growth industry for the future," Gov. Bob Riley said Monday.

Meanwhile, this week in Anniston, City Council members took the time to air personal grievances. It's hard to see how this grand inquisition will do much more than deepen hard feelings among members of City Hall.

What a set of pictures to contrast. One city is growing. Another city is arguing.

Let us not imagine that all is sweetness and kindness between members of the Huntsville City Council. Humans and human nature being what they are, it's almost certain that politicians in Huntsville's City Hall have disputes. They just have the good sense to not let disagreements stand in the way of growing their city.

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