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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 28 Sept-2 Oct & Bonus Material

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  • Amos J Wright
    Listings since July 2002: Alabama History & Culture in the News http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:
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      Listings since July 2002:

      Alabama History & Culture in the News
      http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm

      alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamahistory

      Listings prior to that date are in the Yahoo 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....


      **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

      **activeculture.info History Events
      http://tinyurl.com/hn3lf

      **activeculture.info Literature Events
      http://tinyurl.com/fnf5l


      AND NOW THE NEWS...

      Additional articles can often be found at Google, Topix or Yahoo news
      sites: http://news.google.com/
      http://www.topix.net/
      http://news.yahoo.com/

      Please note that many articles continue beyond the single web page I
      have linked here.


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

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

      **40th Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention
      October 6-7 http://www.athens.edu/fiddlers/

      **'Old St. Stephens Days' scheduled for Oct. 25-28
      http://tinyurl.com/gdoag
      South Alabamian 28 September 2006


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      **HISTORY
      =============

      **Von Braun team 'prisoners of peace'
      Stuhlinger recalls German scientists came as volunteers
      http://tinyurl.com/rykal
      Huntsville Times 2 October 2006

      **Friendship born in Vinegar Bend etched in stone
      http://tinyurl.com/lxk6x
      Mobile Press-Register 2 October 2006

      **Unraveling cause of pellagra teaches lesson in public health
      http://tinyurl.com/zh3y8
      Birmingham News 2 October 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      Oct 2: http://tinyurl.com/glhvq
      Oct 1: http://tinyurl.com/me3pf
      Sept 30: http://tinyurl.com/pakny
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Museum of Mobile opens exhibit of historic Mobile ironwork
      http://tinyurl.com/z72yj
      Mobile Press-Register 1 October 2006

      **Meet the city's go-to guy [Will Halsey] in the 1960s
      http://tinyurl.com/pa5lz
      Huntsville Times 1 October 2006

      **Downtown house gets a new mission
      [Century-old house is now Mission House jazz club]
      http://tinyurl.com/zo73r
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 October 2006

      **Burritt's new director has high expectations
      Ecklund's 'Roadmap' focuses on marketing, members, volunteers
      http://tinyurl.com/p7ecl
      Huntsville Times 1 October 2006

      **Scholars seek site of 1540 battle
      Conquistadors, Indians fought and died in village lost to history
      http://tinyurl.com/fc4pn
      Birmingham News 30 September 2006

      **Alabama cities revive downtowns with historic renovations
      [Also Montgomery Advertiser 2 October http://tinyurl.com/frqvc ]
      http://tinyurl.com/jf4w9
      Columbus [GA] Ledger-Enquirer 30 September 2006

      **Local church celebrates centennial next week [Temple Assembly of God]
      http://tinyurl.com/fm7le
      Clanton Advertiser 30 September 2006

      **1924 September 30: Truman Capote, a short short story writer (In Cold
      Blood) [is born.]
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...


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

      **Fiddlers [Convention in Athens] is 40
      Son cherishes memory of first Fiddle King
      http://tinyurl.com/fkmsq
      Decatur Daily 2 October 2006

      **[State Arts] Council awards $2.2M in arts grants in Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/mfne5
      Huntsville Times 1 October 2006

      **Carving out a niche
      Trafford man turns wood carving hobby into a lucrative business creating
      lures
      http://tinyurl.com/hmob5
      Birmingham News 1 October 2006

      **Alabama arts celebration begins
      http://tinyurl.com/j3sk9
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 October 2006

      **Artists urged to submit drawings
      [for state tourism dept.'s 2007 "Year of Alabama Arts" campaign]
      http://tinyurl.com/jocl3
      Prattville Progress 30 September 2006


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      **DEATHS
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      **Businessman/philanthropist] Stanley Robbins dies at age 98
      http://tinyurl.com/f8rn6
      Florence Times-Daily 2 October 2006

      **Long-time figure at state capitol, Pauline Martin, passes away
      http://tinyurl.com/gp2zz
      Gadsden Times 1 October 2006

      **Former Prichard mayor [John H. Smith] dies
      http://tinyurl.com/mfuvd
      Mobile Press-Register 1 October 2006


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

      **1943 September 30- Marilyn McCoo (Davis) is born in Jersey City, New
      Jersey. She will become a singer with the group, "The Fifth
      Dimensions". Some of the hits with the group will be "Up, Up and Away,"
      and "Aquarius." She will have a solo hit, "One Less Bell to Answer," and
      will record "You Don't Have to be a Star" with her husband, Billy Davis,
      Jr. She will later become a TV hostess for "Solid Gold" from
      1981-1984, and from 1986-88. She will also be a TV music reporter for
      "Preview."
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      [She is the granddaughter of *McCoo, Thomas Vivian [January 3,
      1883-February 1967]: Leonard, 1906. cb Barbour 1907. Selma. Dallas Co.
      1910. [Trans 1910, p. 618] [January 3, 1883-February 1967, Eufaula
      [Social Security Death Index]. Practiced in Eufaula for almost 50 years.
      Graduated from Selma University and Leonard Medical School at Shaw
      University in Raleigh, N.C. Married Gertrude Coffee, daughter of
      Methodist minister, in 1908 and returned to Eufaula. Before integration,
      a high school for blacks, T.V. McCoo High School, was named after him.
      Son William, also a physician, set up practice in Los Angeles. One
      grandchild is singer Marilyn McCoo. [Johnston, Patrick. "'Eufaulians of
      both races' loved Dr. McCoo." Eufaula Tribune, February 7, 2002. This
      article cites a book, Robert Flewellen, _Along Broad Street_.] Attended
      Selma University . Died in 1967 at St. Andrew Hospital in Tuskegee just
      a few days after being admitted. "Not only was Dr. McCoo a competent
      physician who rendered invaluable service to the suffering, but equally
      as important he was a dedicated civic and religious leader for many
      years...Eufaulians of both races have lost a friend," wrote editor Joel
      Smith in the Eufaula Tribune after McCoo's death. [Patrick Johnston,
      "'Eufaulians of both races' loved Dr. McCoo. Throughout his life, Dr.
      T.V. McCoo was a friend to both white and black Eufaulians-often at
      times when that was difficult to do." Eufaula Tribune 7 February 2002]
      Portrait hangs in the McCoo Branch of the Carnegie Library in
      Chattahoochee Courts, Eufaula. Son Dr. Waymon McCoo also became a
      physician and settled in Los Angeles ; an article about him appeared
      shortly after his death at 94: "Dr. McCoo, 94, dies in L.A. ; Eufaula
      native and father of superstar Marilyn McCoo, Dr. Waymon McCoo, died
      Friday in Los Angeles . He was 94." Eufaula Tribune 20 October 2003.
      FROM: Black Physicians in Alabama Before World War I
      http://www.anes.uab.edu/blackdoctors.htm ]



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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
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