Local News Headlines–3/27/2013

THE TEXAS A&M POLICE DEPARTMENT IS SEEKING ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING A MISSING STUDENT. 19-YEAR-OLD ANDERSEN OLDHAM PUCKETT WAS LAST SEEN SUNDAY NIGHT LEAVING HIS CAMPUS APARTMENT WEARING A JACKET AND DARK COLORED JEANS. PUCKETT WAS REPORTED MISSING BY HIS PARENTS, WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HIS WELFARE.  ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THE LOCATION OF PUCKETT IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE UNIVERSITY POLICE IMMEDIATELY AT 979-845-2345.

THE MAIN RUNWAY AT EASTERWOOD AIRPORT WAS CLOSED A PART OF YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. DIRECTOR OF AVIATION JOHN HAPP SAYS A STUDENT PILOT LANDING FROM TEMPLE HAD SOME TROUBLE WITH HIS SINGLE ENGINE PLANE AND CRASHED AS HE TOUCHED DOWN.  THE PLANE LOST ITS FRONT LANDING GEAR AND PROPELLER WHEN IT CRASHED.  THE PILOT WAS NOT INJURED.

 

AND, CONSTRUCTION IS EXPECTED TO START THIS SUMMER ON A $91-MILLION VACCINE MANUFACTURING BUILDING IN THE BIO-CORRIDOR. DRUG MAKER GLAXO-SMITH-KLINE IS CONSIDERED THE KEY PARTNER AMONG 19 AT A&M’S CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING.  A&M SYSTEM VICE-CHANCELLOR BRETT GIROIR SAYS THE FIRST PRIORITY WILL BE THE PRODUCTION OF 50 MILLION DOSES OF PANDEMIC FLU VACCINE IN A FOUR MONTH PERIOD WHEN NOTIFIED OF A PANDEMIC OUTBREAK.  A 110,000 SQUARE FOOT BUILDING IS IN WHAT GIROIR CALLED THE ADVANCED SCHEMATIC PHASE OF DESIGN. THE DEAL ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY FOLLOWS LAST JULY’S DEDICATION OF THE A&M VACCINE CENTER AS PART OF A $285-MILLION FEDERAL GRANT.