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Alabama History/Culture in theNews: 4-7 August & 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 , Aug 7, 2006
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      Listings since July 2002 are also at
      http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm

      as well as in the archives of alabamahistory at Yahoo:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamahistory

      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
      web page listing.

      Feel free to forward this email as desired....



      AND NOW THE NEWS...

      COMING EVENTS*HISTORY**CULTURE**DEATHS*BONUS MATERIAL


      **THIS MONTH IN ALABAMA HISTORY
      http://www.archives.state.al.us/thisweek/month.html


      **activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama]
      http://activeculture.info/index.asp

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      **COMING EVENTS
      ================

      **[no entries this issue]

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      **HISTORY
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      **Here lies [Rufus] Tee-Tot [Payne], mentor to a music legend
      [Payne taught Hank Williams, Sr.; Payne buried in unmarked grave]
      http://tinyurl.com/oetbf
      Mobile Press-Register 7 August 2006

      **Pizza lovers recall times at Terry's 'cheesy heaven'
      Old customers near and far share memories of special restaurant
      http://tinyurl.com/pqyre
      Huntsville Times 7 August 2006

      **King family gives photo to [Bham Civil Rights] institute
      http://tinyurl.com/ntl2z [also http://tinyurl.com/q77lx Aug. 6]
      [and Decatur Daily http://tinyurl.com/ncdlo ]
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 August 2006

      **Stories diverge in civil rights books
      http://tinyurl.com/oylzt
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 August 2006

      **Group works to restore space relic
      http://tinyurl.com/rrqdw [also Decatur Daily http://tinyurl.com/mcjdr ]
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 August 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/s6tjb
      Mobile Press-Register 7 August 2006

      **Engineering group restores Alabama relic of U.S. space program
      http://tinyurl.com/p6w9l
      Florence Times-Daily 6 August 2006

      **Coretta Scott King feted in Magic City
      Contributions of first lady of civil rights are recounted
      http://tinyurl.com/qmh3p
      Birmingham News 6 August 2006

      **More about the colorful history of Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/lhuru
      Tuscaloosa News 6 August 2006

      **Gadsden distillery had ties to Jack Daniel's
      http://tinyurl.com/qoydt
      Gadsden Times 6 August 2006

      **Aging [Tuskegee] Airmen want medals
      Design revisions delay Congressional Gold Medals
      Birmingham News 6 August 2006 p20A

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/pscuu
      Mobile Press-Register 6 August 2006

      **1946 August 7- First coin bearing portrait of an African American
      (Booker T. Washington) is authorized.

      1952 August 6- Satchel Paige, at age 46, becomes the oldest pitcher to
      complete a major-league baseball game. Paige, pitching for the
      Cleveland Indians, shuts out the Detroit Tigers 1-0 in a 12-inning game.

      1984 August 6- Carl Lewis [Bham native] wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold
      medals in the Summer Olympics.

      1994 August 6- In Wedowee, Alabama, an apparent arson fire destroys
      Randolph County High School, which had been the focus of tensions over
      the principal's stand against interracial dating.

      1936 August 5- Jesse Owens sets a new Olympic running broad jump record
      by leaping 26' 5 5/16".
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **A blast from the past [_Game of My Life_]
      New book written by the Press-Register's Tommy Hicks highlights moments
      of Alabama Crimson Tide lore as remembered by the players that made the
      lore legendary
      http://tinyurl.com/rqahd
      Mobile Press-Register 5 August 2006

      **Terry's Pizza chain [in Huntsville] closes, but memories remain
      http://tinyurl.com/l9l73
      Montgomery Advertiser 5 August 2006

      **Preserving our past
      http://tinyurl.com/rgzvy
      Gadsden Times 5 August 2006

      **King photo joins institute collection
      It was taken just before Nobel Prize acceptance
      http://tinyurl.com/mlcw6
      Birmingham News 5 August 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/qzbrb
      Mobile Press-Register 5 August 2006

      **Clucking no more, hen to receive magicians' honors
      [the late Matilda, from Bessemer, world's oldest chicken]
      http://tinyurl.com/rrqtg
      Birmingham News 4 August 2006

      **Troubled insurer not for sale
      [Booker T. Washington Insurance, founded 1923 by A.G. Gaston]
      State insurance official says there's hope to save the Birmingham
      company
      http://tinyurl.com/rtdz6
      Birmingham News 4 August 2006


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      **CULTURE
      ===========

      **Alabama author [Sonny Brewer] finally gets accolades from literary
      world
      http://tinyurl.com/p3wzf
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 August 2006

      **Alabama author [Sonny Brewer] candid about career
      http://tinyurl.com/lscvy
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 August 2006

      **'Talladega' horsepower
      Ferrell pic drives big frame with $47 mil bow
      http://tinyurl.com/r4v9m
      Hollywood Reporter 7 August 2006

      **Folklore institute seminar [by Alabama Folklife Association] visits
      UNA
      http://tinyurl.com/ln3yd [AFA: http://www.alabamafolklife.org/ ]
      Florence Times Daily 6 August 2006

      **Seale artist draws visitors to exhibits of works
      [Butch Anthony and his Museum of Wonder http://www.museumofwonder.com/ ]
      http://tinyurl.com/qnl8f [also Tuscaloosa News http://tinyurl.com/q2cps
      ]
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 August 2006

      **Professor's [Seth Panitch] play heads to New York
      http://tinyurl.com/ruusa
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 August 2006

      **A day in the life on the set of 'Talladega Nights'
      http://tinyurl.com/re26c
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 August 2006

      **The Ballad of a 'Talladega Nights' Extra
      http://tinyurl.com/r6pfk
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 August 2006

      **Masked Observer: Nall does for Europe what Ms. Billie did for
      Irvington
      http://tinyurl.com/q4mfq
      Mobile Press-Register 5 August 2006


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      **DEATHS
      ===========

      **Broadcast executive [Joey Yarbrough] drowns in Guntersville Lake
      http://tinyurl.com/lfb95
      Gadsden Times 7 August 2006

      ==================
      **BONUS MATERIAL
      ==================

      **Museum of Wonder
      http://www.museumofwonder.com/

      **Alabama Folklife Association
      http://www.alabamafolklife.org/



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      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]
      ajwright@...

      http://www.anes.uab.edu/libraryinformation.htm
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