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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 6-8 June 2001

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  • A.J. Wright
    fyi...aj wright // ajwright@uab.edu Have a great weekend everyone!--aj **1989 June 8- A swarm of 17 tornadoes struck southeastern Louisiana and the Gulf Coast
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 8, 2001
      fyi...aj wright // ajwright@...

      Have a great weekend everyone!--aj

      **1989 June 8- A swarm of 17 tornadoes struck southeastern Louisiana and the
      Gulf
      Coast during the early morning hours. Two of the tornadoes were rated as
      F2s. 60 people were injured in one of the tornadoes. 2 people were killed.
      One injured ten people at Orange Beach AL. Winds gusted to 90 mph at Mobile
      AL where three people were killed. 60 people were injured at Baton Rouge LA
      by an F2 tornado.
      From: ABC 33/40 <matt@...>

      **Sweet notes on Alabama [Irving Berlin song that mentions Alabama]
      http://www.al.com/news/mobile/?Jun2001/8-a463853a.html
      Mobile Register 8 June 2001

      **Wrestling legends return to ring at Boutwell
      http://www.al.com/sports/birmingham/?Jun2001/8-e456733a.html
      Birmingham News 8 June 2001

      **Barons thrashed in nostalgic game
      http://www.al.com/sports/birmingham/?Jun2001/8-e434401b.html
      Birmingham News 8 June 2001

      **New generation honors old ballfield [Rickwood Field]
      http://www.al.com/sports/birmingham/?Jun2001/8-e434269b.html
      Birmingham News 8 June 2001

      **Gulfport 'firecracker' to go live with Regis as co-host
      [this one has something to do with Alabama culture if
      I can just figure out what...aj]
      http://www.al.com/news/mobile/?Jun2001/8-a463867a.html
      Mobile Register 8 June 2001

      **1943 June 8- Willie Davenport is born in Troy, Alabama. He will become a
      star in
      track and field events, whose career will span five Olympic Games
      from
      1964 to 1980, during which he won a gold and bronze medal. He will
      be
      one of only eight U.S. Olympic athletes to have competed in both the
      summer and winter games. Davenport will win the gold medal in the
      110-meter hurdles in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, and the bronze
      in
      the same event in Montreal, Quebec in 1976. After four Olympic
      appearances in the hurdles, Davenport will compete as the first
      African American member of the U.S. four-man bobsled team in 1980.
      Davenport will coach the 1993 and 1994 U.S. Army Track Team to
      victory
      in the Armed Forces Track & Field Championships. He will be the
      head
      coach of the United States Army Track & Field Team for the 1996
      Olympics.
      FROM: Today in Black History
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      **Boaz library offers display of cash from sunken liner
      Currency recovered in '80s from 1956 wreck of S.S. Andrea Doria
      http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/?Jun2001/7-e15844.html
      Huntsville Times 7 June 2001


      **The Tuscaloosa News 6/6/01
      UA students unearth a hot find
      http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/news/stories/6948newsarchivedstorypage.html

      by Steve Reeves
      A University of Alabama-led archaeological team searching for the origins of
      Tabasco sauce has made some important - if not particularly spectacular -
      discoveries less than a month after traveling to the Louisiana island
      birthplace of the fiery condiment.
      [Well, it's not Alabama history or culture but I just could'nt let this one
      pass!--aj]
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