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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 25-30 June & Bonus Material

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  • Amos J Wright
    Listings since July 2002 are also at http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm as well as in the archives of alabamahistory at Yahoo:
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 30, 2006
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      Listings since July 2002 are also at

      as well as in the archives of alabamahistory at Yahoo:

      Listings prior to that date are in the archives.

      Materials in brackets are my additions. Items are listed more or less in
      reverse chronological order within each section.

      All links are working at the time I send this email and post them to the
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      **Alabama Experience: Triptik: Birmingham to Montgomery on Highway 31
      Times this episode will air on APT:
      Sunday, July 02, 2006 at 12:30PM
      It used to be Alabama's busiest road, but now everyone takes the
      interstate. Ride the old road using a 1941 driving tour as a guide, and
      discover Alabama's Scandinavian settlement, the descendants of a famous
      poet, one of the state's oldest dry goods store, and the secret of the
      Temple of Sybil.

      **Bookmark: Mark Childress
      Times this episode will air on APT:
      Sunday, July 02, 2006 at 1:30PM

      **July 5: Brown Bag Program/ Birmingham Public Library
      "Mayhem in the Magic City: Notorious Birmingham Murders," Pam Jones
      12:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor Arrington Auditorium of the Linn-Henley
      Building. The library provides beverages. For additional information
      call (205) 226-3604
      Brown Bag schedule July 5-October 25 at http://tinyurl.com/oa4y2
      [includes several historical lectures]


      **Demolition begins on Huntsville truss bridge
      [Clement C. Clay Memorial Bridge, 75 years old]
      Birmingham News 30 June 2006

      **Parliament House to be razed by UAB
      [hotel was built in 1964 by an investor group that included Doris Day]
      Birmingham News 30 June 2006

      **Siegelman legacy likely diminished
      Political watchers see no comeback
      Birmingham News 30 June 2006

      **1958 June 30- Alabama courts fined the NAACP $ 100,000 for contempt,
      for refusing to divulge membership. The U.S. Supreme Court will reverse
      the decision.
      FROM: Today in Black History

      **Belated military honors
      Cotaco resident gets WWII medals
      Decatur Daily 30 June 2006

      **Civil rights pioneer [Inez Baskin] now learning about Judaism
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 June 2006

      **Rosa Parks' relatives expect trial over estate dispute
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 June 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      Mobile Press-Register 30 June 2006

      **Report: Fort Morgan hasn't received designated funds
      WTVM-TV [Columbus GA] 29 June 2006

      **The square takes shape [café in 150-year old building]
      Auto dealer plans to bring taste of Europe to town
      Huntsville Times 29 June 2006

      **[George] Ewert quits as head of city museum [Museum of Mobile]
      Mobile Press-Register 29 June 2006

      **Historian's widower hopes city will care for old Calera cemetery
      Birmingham News 29 June 2006

      **Eastwood Village awakens [as Eastwood Mall, southeast's first
      enclosed mall, is demolished]
      $50 million project half leased
      Birmingham News 29 June 2006

      **Leighton [Training] school reunion starts Friday
      [School operated from the 1920s to 1970.]
      Florence Times Daily 29 June 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1858, 1906, etc.]
      Mobile Press-Register 29 June 2006

      **Mortar shell unearthed at old Camp Siebert [Etowah County]
      Birmingham News 29 June 2006 p2B

      **Orthopedic surgeon closes 41-year 'exceptional career'
      Robert Mitchell is retiring today from SportsMED
      Huntsville Times 28 June 2006

      **City looking into expanding cemetery [Montevallo]
      Birmingham News 28 June 2006

      **Springville walking tour [of history sites] ends season this weekend
      Birmingham News 28 June 2006

      **Stadium statues may mark new traditions
      Tuscaloosa News 28 June 2006

      **Governor's grave one of two vandalized [William Oates]
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 June 2006

      **Military honors long-lost WWII pilot [from Alabama]
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 June 2006

      **Teens tour city's civil rights sites
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 June 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1858, 1906, etc.]
      Mobile Press-Register 28 June 2006

      **Former Governor's Grave Vandalized [William Oates, Gov. 1894-6]
      WSFA-TV [Montgomery] 27 June 2006

      **C.C. Clay Bridge weeks away from demolition [built in 1931]
      Huntsville Times 27 June 2006

      **Clay [Jayfe Ware] farm house set for auction
      Birmingham News 27 June 2006

      **1880 June 27: Helen Keller, blind-deaf author-lecturer [is born.]
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1858, 1906, etc.]
      Mobile Press-Register 27 June 2006

      **Reviving tales of New Birmingham [Texas!]
      Kevin Stingley nears end of research for his book about New Birmingham
      [once thriving town named after Birmingham, Alabama; now a ghost town]
      Jacksonville [TX] Daily Progress 26 June 2006

      **1935 June 25- Eddie Floyd, rhythm and blues recording artist
      ("California Girl," "Knock on Wood") is born in Montgomery, Alabama.

      1935 June 25- Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium.

      1948 June 25- Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 rounds to retain
      heavyweight championship of the world.
      FROM: Today in Black History


      **Gees Bend ferry nears readiness once again
      Birmingham News 29 June 2006

      **Fannie Flagg barely disguises home in book
      Birmingham News 29 June 2006

      **Church scores art of Iron Bowl [by Daniel Moore] in try to acquire
      Birmingham News 29 June 2006 p5B

      **Harper Lee breaks her silence in letter to Oprah
      Guardian [United Kingdom] 28 June 2006

      **Harper Lee writes item on reading for Oprah's magazine
      Columbus Ledger-Enquirer 26 June 2006


      **HOBBS, DR. EDWARD H. III, 85, former dean of the Auburn University
      School of Arts and Sciences [obituary]
      Birmingham News 29 June 2006

      **Local businesswoman Gayla Heggeman dies
      Mobile Press-Register 29 June 2006

      **Funeral services set for Mobile civic leader Palmer Bedsole Jr.
      Tuscaloosa News [also Montgomery Advertiser] 27 June 2006


      **H. M. Caldwell's book History of the Elyton Land Company and
      Birmingham, Ala. (1892)
      Birmingham Public Library Digital Collections

      **Canebrake Genealogical Society [Conecuh County]
      Yahoo Group: canebrakesocietygroup-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

      **Harper Lee Writes Again

      Ever since Harper Lee's novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird," was published in
      1960 and went on to sell 2.5 million copies in its first year and win
      the Pulitzer Prize, the author has led a low-profile life. Ms. Lee, now
      80, has published virtually nothing of significance since then except a
      1983 book review. But now she has written something for publication. It
      is a letter for O, the Oprah Winfrey magazine, about how she became a
      reader as a child in a rural, Depression-era Alabama town, The
      Associated Press reported. In the magazine's July "special summer
      reading issue," Ms. Lee recalls becoming a reader before she entered
      first grade. Older sisters and a brother read to her; her mother read
      her a story a day; her father read her newspaper articles. "Then, of
      course, it was Uncle Wiggily at bedtime," Ms. Lee writes of the popular
      old-time children's character. She notes that books were scarce in the
      1930's in the town, Monroeville, where she still lives part time; and
      the scarcity of books in a town without movies and parks made them a
      special treasure. "Now," she writes, "75 years later in an abundant
      society where people have laptops, cellphones, iPods and minds like
      empty rooms, I still plod along with books."
      New York Times 28 June 2006

      **Wikiquote of the day:
      "The highest result of education is tolerance. Long ago men fought
      died for their faith; but it took ages to teach them the other kind of
      courage, - the courage to recognize the faiths of their brethren and
      their rights of conscience. Tolerance is the first principal of
      community; it is the spirit which conserves the best that all men
      think." -- Helen Keller
      (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Helen_Keller )


      A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
      Associate Professor
      Director, Section on the History of Anesthesia

      Department of Anesthesiology Library
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
      619 19th Street South, JT965
      Birmingham AL 35249-6810

      (205) 975-0158
      (205) 975-5963 [fax]

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