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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 1-5 October & 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:
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 5, 2006
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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

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

      **Novelist Sena Jeter Naslund to lecture Oct. 7
      http://tinyurl.com/fvmxb
      UAB Reporter 2 October 2006

      **St. Rose Academy to mark 50 years [Oct. 8]
      http://tinyurl.com/nvep2
      Birmingham News 4 October 2006

      **Alabama Experience: Lowndes County Freedom Organization
      Times this episode will air on APT:
      Sunday, October 08, 2006 at 12:30PM
      The Black Panther Party was founded in Oakland in 1966, but it traces
      its roots to rural Lowndes County in Alabama. This program remembers the
      efforts of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee in this
      forgotten outpost in the civil rights struggle.

      **Bass House Museum to open Nov. 4
      http://tinyurl.com/osutg
      Birmingham News 4 October 2006


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

      **1872 October 5- Booker T. Washington leaves Malden, West Virginia to
      enter Hampton Institute.

      1929 October 5- Autherine Lucy (later Foster) is born in Shiloh,
      Alabama. She will be the first African American student to
      enroll at the University of Alabama (1956).
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Chickasaw Chamber seeks 50-year residents
      [to help with celebration Oct. 22-28 of 60th anniversary of
      incorporation]
      http://tinyurl.com/ogkmd
      Mobile Press-Register 4 October 2006

      **UM marks 110th with inauguration [of new president]
      Williams installation to highlight events on Founders Day
      [new president, Philip C. Williams and wife Sandra both published
      authors]
      http://tinyurl.com/otery
      Birmingham News 4 October 2006

      **b. 05-22-1891 - Parks Johnson - Sheffield, AL - d. 10-4-1970 emcee,
      interviewer: "Vox Pox" [radio show]

      **4 plans to redevelop castle reach city [Quinlan Castle, built in 1927]
      http://tinyurl.com/q4y9n
      Birmingham News 3 October 2006

      **Troy Univ. honors Ala. native, Georgia Congressman [John Lewis]
      http://tinyurl.com/g7hep
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 October 2006

      **Heritage group marks 30 years [Autauga Co. Heritage Assoc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/znjzy
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 October 2006

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1856, 1906, etc.]
      Oct 5: http://tinyurl.com/zvr7c
      Oct 4: http://tinyurl.com/rk6qg
      Oct 3: http://tinyurl.com/gysao
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Munford woman lost 'true love' when sub sank
      Ship found 50 years after life went on for widow
      Husband was only Alabamian in crew [of USS Lagarto]
      Birmingham News 2 October 2006 pp 1B, 3B

      **PREHISTORIC PASTIME
      Aficionado has gone from collecting arrowheads to making the ancient
      tools
      http://tinyurl.com/pdeqy
      Tuscaloosa News 2 October 2006

      **Moundville to celebrate American Indian heritage
      http://tinyurl.com/lagfh
      Tuscaloosa News 2 October 2006

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

      **Influential Mobile editor [John Forsyth, Jr.] finally given due
      attention
      [in new book]
      http://tinyurl.com/jtblf
      Mobile Press-Register 24 September 2006


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

      **A miraculous trio
      Amber Quick becomes Daisy Fay in play based on Fannie Flagg book
      http://tinyurl.com/j78zb
      Birmingham News 5 October 2006

      **Prep football's drama not enough for TV
      http://tinyurl.com/js7kl
      Birmingham News 5 October 2006

      **'Runaway Home'
      Original musical about troubled teens addresses life issues
      http://tinyurl.com/fod56
      Decatur Daily 5 October 2006

      **40th Fiddlers Convention starts Friday
      http://tinyurl.com/grsow
      Decatur Daily 5 October 2006

      **All for Colbert
      Hundreds watch museum 'open' and 'close'
      http://tinyurl.com/zy2km
      Florence Times-Daily 5 October 2006

      **Native American Festival [at Moundville] delights
      http://tinyurl.com/f3t4c
      Tuscaloosa News 5 October 2006

      **[Erwin] Brothers turn expertise into feature films
      http://tinyurl.com/obk62
      Birmingham News 4 October 2006

      **Alabama Folk Pottery Exhibition
      http://tinyurl.com/mu8s7
      ArtDaily.com 4 October 2006

      **City all set for 'grand opening' of Stephen Colbert 'museum'
      http://tinyurl.com/oqvht
      Florence Times-Daily 4 October 2006

      **Alabama's best
      State scores with '100 Dishes' marketing technique
      http://tinyurl.com/oekcp
      Decatur Daily 4 October 2006

      **Preserving a culture [German; Oktoberfest in Birmingham]
      http://tinyurl.com/jvndp
      Birmingham News 3 October 2006

      **Comedy show crews due in Shoals on Wednesday
      [Comedy Central's "Colbert Show"]
      http://tinyurl.com/g8apk
      Florence Times-Daily 3 October 2006

      **Fabric of Their Lives
      There's a new exhibition of works by the quilters of Gee's Bend,
      Alabama, whose lives have been transformed by worldwide acclaim for
      their artistry.
      http://tinyurl.com/gphnu
      Smithsonian Magazine October 2006


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

      **Frances Bergen, 84, Candice's mom [widow of Edgar and Birmingham
      native]
      [Internet Movie Database entry: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0074047/ ]
      http://tinyurl.com/ftsnx
      Newsday 5 October 2006

      **Family physician John Lowery dies
      http://tinyurl.com/rywx3
      Mobile Press-Register 4 October 2006

      **Leonard Hudson, son of [riverboat captain] 'Steamboat Bill,' dies
      http://tinyurl.com/lherg
      Decatur Daily 4 October 2006

      **Builder, '40s mayor of Muscle Shoals dies [Avis Neal McKinney]
      http://tinyurl.com/m3jns
      Florence Times-Daily 4 October 2006

      **UA professor [Nathan Green] remembered for gentle nature, love of
      geology
      http://tinyurl.com/nngt4
      Tuscaloosa News 4 October 2006

      **Mobile radio DJ 'Hound Dawg' dies at age 54 [Dennis Wayne Stacy]
      [Mobile Press-Register also: http://tinyurl.com/heer7 and
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 October: http://tinyurl.com/o6bmw ]
      http://tinyurl.com/hh8u7
      Florence Times-Daily 3 October 2006

      **Funeral home owner [Samuel Lee] Jackson dies
      Longtime local businessman held a degree in political science, but
      entrepreneurship was his true calling, family says
      http://tinyurl.com/kqmqh
      Mobile Pres-Register 3 October 2006


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

      **URL:
      http://magnolia.cyriv.com/GreeneAlGenWeb/Cemeteries/CemeteryDirectory.as
      p
      TITLE: Greene County Alabama Cemeteries
      DESCRIPTION: Greene County, Alabama
      Cemeteries including maps and many transcriptions with photos for the
      160+ cemeteries in Greene County.

      **Mrs. Macy Is Dead; Aided Miss Keller
      Teacher and Famous Blind and Deaf Pupil Associated Since They Met in
      1887
      She Kept in Background
      In Recent Years Her Sight Failed and Younger Woman Heroically Looked
      After Her
      http://tinyurl.com/rufcr
      New York Times 21 October 1936




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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]
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