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Nov 14 – Savannah Area Business Buzzzzzzzz

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Nov 14 – Savannah Area Business Buzzzzzzzz

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. is displaying three of its business jets at the Dubai Airshow this week in the Middle East at an aerospace event being held Nov. 13-17 in Dubai. The show will feature the wide-cabin, high-speed G150, the large-cabin, long-range G450 and the large-cabin, ultra-long-range G550, according to the company. In addition to the aircraft on static display, Gulfstream will have a chalet where it can host customers.

“Gulfstream has nearly 150 aircraft in the Middle East and Africa, a number that has grown consistently over the past decade,” according to Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream. “Part of that growth is attributable to the efforts we extend during the Dubai Airshow, where we communicate our aircraft’s tremendous capabilities, their industry-leading dispatch reliability rates and the broad range of missions they can perform.”

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Dr. Cheryl Dozier, Acting President of Savannah State University, was at this morning's 'Critical Issues Forum' hosted by the HunterMacLean law firm of Savannah.   Congressman Jack Kingston was the speaker, outlining the top issues in Washington, and his positions.   During the question and answer period, Dozier was quick to ask him about his support for Federal Pell Grants, and reminding him and the audience how important they are.  (See our story on Kingston's speech.)

Dozier's contract as Acting President goes through May 2012 as she waits for the Georgia Board of Regents to make a decision on SSU's next president. The new Chancellor was just sworn in, so it will be awhile.  The application process has not even begun, according to Dozier, who is on leave as a professor from UGA.

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The National Weather Service has announced its schedule for improvements to its Doppler radars.  The radar serving North and Central Georgia is underway currently. The WSR-88D in Warner Robins, GA is scheduled to be upgraded in late February 2012, and the WSR-88D radar in Charleston, SC that covers the Savannah and Hilton Head area is scheduled to be upgraded in November 2012. These two are the most applicable radar devices for the Savannah area.  The latest dual polarization technology being used will give forecasters better information about heavy rainfall in flooding events, hail detection in thunderstorms, and even recognize whether precipitation is in the form of rain, snow or ice.

“This is the most significant upgrade to the nation’s weather radar network since Doppler radar was first installed in the early 1990s and is a significant step toward us becoming weather ready,” said Jack Hayes, director of the National Weather Service. “Dual polarization technology provides significantly more information and clearer pictures of current weather conditions, helping National Weather Service meteorologists provide more accurate and timely forecasts.” Installation of dual polarization technology in all 122 National Weather Service radars is expected to be completed in 2013. Thirty-eight other operational WSR-88D systems, owned by the Air Force and FAA, will also be enhanced.

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