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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 1-5 January 2007 & 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 Listings prior to that date are in the Yahoo archives.
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 5, 2007
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      Listings since July 2002:

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

      Listings prior to that date are in the Yahoo archives.

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

      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. Web sites related to some articles often appear in the
      "Bonus Material" section.


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

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

      **'Murder on the Menu' brings authors to town [Wetumpka, Feb. 11]
      http://tinyurl.com/yy2zxu
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 January 2007


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      **HISTORY
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      **`Power'ful Snub
      Attalla miffed over exclusion from Alabama Power's history
      http://tinyurl.com/yjrq47
      Gadsden Times 5 January 2007

      **Artists share memories of [Sam] Phillips
      http://tinyurl.com/whvy3
      Florence Times-Daily 4 January 2007

      **State's oldest living veteran [Floyd Matthews] recalls Navy years
      http://tinyurl.com/yzx8pw
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 January 2007

      **State archives offer some birth, death records
      Registers for some counties available circa 1880 to 1930
      http://tinyurl.com/yje6xc
      Mobile Press-Register 2 January 2007

      **Looney's Tavern off auction block
      http://tinyurl.com/yafo4u
      Birmingham News 2 January 2007

      **City traffic engineer set to retire
      [John] Garrett credited with keeping Birmingham's traffic flowing
      smoothly for nearly 4 decades
      http://tinyurl.com/ydr2y8
      Birmingham News 2 January 2007

      **Fun facts, historical tidbits and tips to find your way around
      Birmingham from traffic engineer John Garrett
      http://tinyurl.com/yd7u4t
      Birmingham News 2 January 2007

      **Leeds native's WWII helmet finds way home
      http://tinyurl.com/ygbvaf
      Birmingham News 2 January 2007

      **Highland Park resident [Richard Dabney] pens area's history
      http://tinyurl.com/ylrphp
      Birmingham News 2 January 2007

      **Hundreds gather to honor legend [Hank Williams]
      http://tinyurl.com/yd4udn
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 January 2007

      **Dissolved town [Carrville] lives on in maps, memories
      http://tinyurl.com/yf878d
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 January 2007

      **1948 January 5- A commemorative stamp of George Washington Carver is
      issued by the U.S. Postal Service. The posthumous honor bestowed upon
      the famed agricultural expert and researcher is only one of the many
      awards he received, including the 1923 Spingarn Medal and membership in
      the NYU Hall of Fame.

      1965 January 2- The Selma, Alabama voter registration drive begins, led
      by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a major effort to get
      African American voters registered to vote in Alabama.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Madison will mark 150th birthday with events in '07
      Official celebration will begin Feb. 13, the date in 1857 of first land
      sale
      http://tinyurl.com/ybqw77
      Huntsville Times 1 January 2007

      **Dismantling history
      Company taking down Sweetwater Mill
      http://tinyurl.com/y9oa9v
      Florence Times-Daily 1 January 2007

      **Yesterday's News
      Jan 5: http://tinyurl.com/wcdrw
      Jan 4: http://tinyurl.com/ydb8yz
      Jan 2: http://tinyurl.com/y44rxg
      Jan 1: http://tinyurl.com/yj88e2
      Mobile Register


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      **CULTURE
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      **Principal's grandchildren are movie stars
      [in Tyler Perry's new film, "Daddy's Little Girls"]
      http://tinyurl.com/vz24t
      Birmingham News 5 January 2007

      **'Plugged In' helps [local] band [Moose] hit local airwaves
      http://tinyurl.com/ygchv7
      Huntsville Times 4 January 2007

      **Nall to exhibit in Miami Beach, Palm Beach
      Artist to show Alabama, Katrina works
      http://tinyurl.com/yhzoqu
      Birmingham News 4 January 2007

      **A bowl or a book? Joe Marsh Jr. produces crafts, publishes tales
      http://tinyurl.com/y2qhlh
      Decatur Daily 4 January 2007

      **Photographs sought for new Mayhayley [Lancaster, "soothsayer" from
      Ga.] book [by Alabama author Dot Moore]
      http://tinyurl.com/wf8l8
      Newnan [GA] Times-Herald 2 January 2007

      **Art lets Alabama inmate [Aaron Mims] escape isolation
      http://tinyurl.com/ykhcek
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 January 2007

      **Alabama native producing 49th annual Ebony show
      http://tinyurl.com/ydpyyb
      Decatur Daily 2 January 2007

      **Butler, Carolyn Kleiner. "Time After Time: William Christenberry
      embraces the impermanent.
      http://tinyurl.com/y8q4xd
      Smithsonian V37N10: 12-13, January 2007


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      **DEATHS
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      **Longtime Mobile-area restaurateur Pete Roussos dies
      http://tinyurl.com/ylkqyf
      Mobile Press-Register 4 January 2007

      **Conrad Fowler, Shelby leader, judge, dies at 88
      http://tinyurl.com/yl66xz
      Birmingham News 3 January 2007

      **[George W.] Hewes, supporter of Theodore sports, dies
      http://tinyurl.com/wldsm
      Mobile Press-Register 3 January 2007

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

      **[no entries this issue]



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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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