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Alabama History/Culture in the News: March 10-13 etc

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  • A.J. Wright
    fyi...aj wright // ajwright@uab.edu *Travels in hyperjazz: Sun Ra s universe by Dave Marsh http://www.bostonphoenix.com/archive/music/00/11/23/SUN_RA.html
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 13, 2001
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      *Travels in hyperjazz: Sun Ra's universe by Dave Marsh
      Boston Phoenix 23 November 2000
      [Jazz musician Sun Ra was born in Birmingham in 1914 and died in 1993; a web
      page devoted to him is at
      http://www.dpo.uab.edu/~moudry/ ]
      *Former UA students honored for Civil War Service
      Dateline Alabama [University of Alabama] 13 March 2001
      *Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg to speak at Cason Awards
      Dateline Alabama [University of Alabama] 13 March 2001
      *Capitol controversy: Southern heritage groups vow to fight any changes to
      Goat Hill
      Mobile Register 10 March 2001
      *Scout saves memories of WWII veterans
      Boy interviews residents of 'Tut' Fann home for Eagle project
      Huntsville Times 11 March 2001
      *1993 March 12- An incredible blizzard known as "The Storm of the Century
      struck the
      eastern United States from March 12-15, 1993. The storm has been described
      as the most costly non-tropical storm ever to strike the USA doing an
      estimated $6 billion in damage. The storm was as strong as a hurricane in
      terms of winds and low pressure. The pressure dropped to an incredible 28.35

      inches mercury or 960 mb when then storm was located over the Chesapeake
      Bay. Boston recorded a wind gust to 81 mph, the strongest wind they had
      recorded Hurricane Edna in 1954. In addition, as the storm was intensifying
      over the Gulf of Mexico, a wind gust to 99 mph was recorded on an offshore
      oil rig. It dumped incredible amounts of snow from Alabama to New England.
      The snow amounts were significant everywhere, but for places like
      Birmingham, Alabama, the 17 inches recorded during the storm brought the
      city to a standstill for three days. Mount Leconte NC recorded a whopping 60

      inches of snow during the storm. Practically every weather station in West
      Virginia established a new 24 hour snowfall record during the storm.
      Syracuse NY was buried under 43 inches of snow. 270 people were killed
      during the storm and another 48 lost at sea. The storm also brought a 12
      foot storm surge and 15 tornadoes to Florida, where 51 people were killed.
      Air travel was brought to a halt as every major airport from Atlanta north
      was closed during the height of the storm. During the late evening into the
      early morning hours of the 13th, a vicious squall line swept through Florida

      and spawned 11 tornadoes resulting in 5 fatalities. Thunderstorm winds
      gusted to 110 mph at Alligator Point and 109 mph at Dry Tortugas. Extremely
      high tides occurred along the western Florida coast. A 13 foot storm surge
      occurred in Taylor County, Florida, resulting in 10 deaths with 57
      residences destroyed. A 5 to 8 foot storm surge moved ashore in Dixie
      County. Over 500 homes were destroyed with major damage to another 700
      FROM: Weather Notebook Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 8:45:09 AM Eastern Standard
      Time From: The Weather Company <jpspann@...> To:
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