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Alabama History and Culture in the News: March 15 & 16

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  • A.J. Wright
    fyi...aj wright // ajwright@uab.edu *Jazz critic Murray receives Cason award with a few notes to spare
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 16, 2001
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      *Jazz critic Murray receives Cason award with a few notes to spare
      Dateline Alabama [University of Alabama] 16 March 2001

      *Area museum highlights black history
      Guntersville native's works on tap with civil rights, Lakeview School
      Huntsville Times 15 March 2001

      *1942 March 16- A widespread outbreak of tornadoes occurred across
      Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, and Indiana. 25 tornadoes were of F2

      intensity or greater. 75 fatalities occurred in Mississippi. Baldwyn,
      Mississippi was hit by 2 tornadoes (one F4 and the other F3) only 35minutes
      apart. A violent (F5) tornado tore through Peoria and Marshall counties in
      Illinois, killing 7 and injuring 70.
      1990 March 16- 7.75 inches of rain in Montgomery AL.
      From: The Weather Company <jpspann@...>

      *Artists and artisans flock to Eastern Shore
      Mobile Register 16 March 2001

      *1956 March 16- Ozzie Newsome is born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He will
      a stand-out football player for the University of Alabama, and
      the first African American star athlete for a major school in
      the south. Newsome will be drafted by the Cleveland Browns
      and start 176 out of 182 games in 13 years. He will be the
      all-time leading receiver in Cleveland history and the all-
      time receiver among tight ends in the NFL. Newsome will be
      fourth among receivers in NFL history with a record of 662
      catches. He will earn three trips to the Pro Bowl and will
      be named to the All-NFL Teams of the '80's. Newsome will
      remain with the Cleveland Browns in an administrative
      position after his retirement. In 1994 he will be inducted
      into the College Football Hall of Fame and in 1999 to the Pro
      Football Hall of Fame.
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