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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 12-16 Jan & 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
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 16, 2007
      Listings since July 2002:

      Alabama History & Culture in the News
      http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm
      <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
      <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
      <http://www.archives.state.al.us/thisweek/month.html>

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

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

      **activeculture.info Literature Events
      http://tinyurl.com/fnf5l <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://news.google.com/>
      http://www.topix.net/ <http://www.topix.net/>
      http://news.yahoo.com/ <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

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

      **Library archivist to speak at genealogical seminar [Feb. 3]
      [Elizabeth Wells, speaking in Monroeville]
      http://tinyurl.com/y6c6yq
      Mobile Press-Register 16 January 2007

      **As seen on HGTV
      [Birmingham artists to appear on "That's Clever"]
      http://tinyurl.com/yakrec
      Birmingham News 13 January 2007


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

      **Montgomery mayor seeks monument for King Jr.
      http://tinyurl.com/tjxy3
      Decatur Daily 16 January 2007

      **Tuskegee Airmen fly again at Decatur MLK unity breakfast
      http://tinyurl.com/sfhea
      Decatur Daily 16 January 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      Jan 16: http://tinyurl.com/ygepcg
      Jan 15: http://tinyurl.com/ue6v3
      Jan 13: http://tinyurl.com/ujmfu
      Mobile Press-Register

      **[Pamela] Higgins makes history
      [first black judge on Montgomery Co.'s district court]
      http://tinyurl.com/ybw6oa
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 January 2007

      **State's first female chief justice aims high
      PROFILE Sue Bell Cobb
      http://tinyurl.com/yam6zr
      Birmingham News 15 January 2007

      **Bessemer church returns [1900] bell to view
      Among parish's icons damaged in 1989 fire
      http://tinyurl.com/yfy8qy
      Birmingham News 14 January 2007

      **King's legacy lives on at museum
      Visit Birmingham Civil Rights Institute for a lesson in history
      http://tinyurl.com/y2tql5
      Decatur Daily 14 January 2007

      **Events on Capitol steps shaped nation
      http://tinyurl.com/yc2s36
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 January 2007

      **West Blocton cemeteries rich in local history
      http://tinyurl.com/yd5slg
      Tuscaloosa News 14 January 2007

      **Preserving the past
      Regulations help keep historic districts historic
      http://tinyurl.com/yb9shz <http://tinyurl.com/yb9shz>
      Florence Times-Daily 14 January 2007

      **For 87-year-old Marvin Harper, heritage is 'a lifelong experience'
      http://tinyurl.com/yfawm4 <http://tinyurl.com/yfawm4>
      Tuscaloosa News 14 January 2007

      **Mobile an ironwork treasure trove
      Birmingham News 14 January 2007 p4G

      **Alabama installs female forester [Linda S. Casey]
      Appointee is first in South to hold position
      http://tinyurl.com/y57d6k
      Decatur Daily 13 January 2007

      **Old [Whitfield] canal aids new Demopolis project
      http://tinyurl.com/yk9lr6
      Tuscaloosa News 13 January 2007

      **1982 January 13- Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson are elected to the
      Baseball Hall of Fame.
      Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html
      <http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html>

      ** b. 10-18-1911 - Helen Claire - Union Springs, AL - d. 1-12-1974
      actor: Virginia Lansing "Backstage Wife"; Joyce Jordan "Joyce
      Jordan,M.D." [radio programs]



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

      **Performing arts center a hit with theater-goers in first year of
      operation
      http://tinyurl.com/yzdgpb
      Birmingham News 16 January 2007

      **'Gee's Bend' to be featured at Alabama Shakespeare Festival
      Mobile playwright [Elyzabeth Wilder], Shakespeare Festival piece
      together emotional portrait of one rural Alabama quiltmaker
      http://tinyurl.com/yk348g
      Mobile Press-Register 14 January 2007

      **Patterson's timely tale takes on Mideast's problems
      [best-selling author Richard North Patterson has Birmingham ties]
      http://tinyurl.com/yn9elg
      Birmingham News 14 January 2007

      **Beneath the surface
      [ceramic artist Larry Allen to appear on HGTV's "That's Clever"]
      http://tinyurl.com/yf5c6d
      Birmingham News 13 January 2007

      **Montgomery native [Hosea Chanchez] lands role on CW's 'The Game'
      http://tinyurl.com/yfdvf9
      Montgomery Advertiser 13 January 2007

      **Nashville woman [Kate Campbell] weaves life experiences in Alabama
      into music
      http://tinyurl.com/yzkvex
      Associated Press 13 January 2007


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

      **1930s model and actress Isabelle Knudsen dies at 94
      http://tinyurl.com/ygb4xk
      Mobile Press-Register 16 January 2007

      **AU assistant swim coach [Ralph] Crocker dead at 52
      http://tinyurl.com/y6yotn
      Decatur Daily 15 January 2007

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

      **Some 2006 deaths of people connected with Alabama and radio:

      b. 09-14-1922 - Frances Bergen - Birmingham, AL - d. 10-2-2006
      actor: (Wife of Edgar, Mother of Candice) "New Edgar Bergen Hour"

      b. 10-20-1914 - Fayard Nicholas - Mobile, AL - d. 1-24-2006
      dancer: (The Nicholas Brothers) "Big Broadcast of 1936"; "Ben Bernie
      Show" [radio shows]

      b. 04-12-1919 - Cy Bahakel - Birmingham, AL - d. 4-20-2006
      newscaster: WJRD Tuscaloosa, AL

      b. 07-14-1928 - George Rose - Limestone County, AL - d. 12-16-2006
      disk jockey: Cousin Josh "The Cousin Josh Jam-O-Ree"



      ***************************************

      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
      <http://www.anes.uab.edu/libraryinformation.htm>
    • Amos J Wright
      NOTE: 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
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 16, 2009
        Alabama History/Culture in the News: USE THIS ONE & Bonus Material

        NOTE:


        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. Many of the articles listed are printed in other Alabama newspapers; in general, I do not attempt to list all appearances of an article. Some dates given are those when the item was posted to the newspaper or magazine web site. Some items are listed without links because I could not find online versions.


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


        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


        ================

        **COMING/ONGOING EVENTS

        =================


        ** Alabama History Community Calendar
        http://www.archives.alabama.gov/adahcalendar.html

        **Traditional Cultural Events in Alabama
        http://www.alabamafolklife.org/folkevents.html

        **Literary Events in Alabama [via Alabama Writers Forum]
        http://www.writersforum.org/calendar/default.aspx

        **
        LIBRARY LECTURE ON DUELING JANUARY 21 [AU]

        “DEAD AND ALIVE:  THE CODE DUELLO IN EAST ALABAMA ” by Bert Hitchcock

        Location:   Special Collections and Archives Department, Ralph Brown

        Draughon Library, GROUND FLOOR

        WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21 at 3 p.m.

        Sponsored by:  Auburn University Libraries, and the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts .    See the "What's New" link ( http://www.lib.auburn.edu/whatsnew/ ) for more information.

        **Jan 24
        Mary Lois Timbes booksigning
        Page and Palette Bookstore
        Mary Lois Timbes will sign copies of A Fair Hope of Heaven, her second book on the history of Fairhope. See Web site for time & more information.
        32 South Section Street
        Fairhope, AL 36532
        Contact: Karin Wilson
        251-928-5295
         karin@...
         http://www.pageandpalette.com


        **Jan 27, 7 pm
        Writing Today Open Forum: Interviews: Vital to Narrative Non-Fiction
        Books-A-Million
        Ruth Beaumont Cook, author of GUESTS BEHIND THE BARBED WIRE [German POWs at Aliceville], speaks on interview value and technique. Free. See Web site for more information.
        Brookwood Village Shopping Center
        Homewood , AL 35209
        Contact: Ron Council or Chris Byrum
        205-870-0213 or 205-226-4921
         Rcouncil@...
         http://www.writingtoday.org


        **’Blank/Deck’ kicks of gallery’s new year [thru Jan. 30; UAB Visual Art Gallery ]
        http://tinyurl.com/7x8vqx
        Kaleidoscope [UAB] 12 January 2009
          

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

        **A classic New York City diner to move to Alabama
        [See also http://tinyurl.com/8a2wso ]
        http://tinyurl.com/8jfohl
        Birmingham News blog 16 January 2009

        **Donations needed for Alabama ’s Vietnam wall [in Cullman]
        http://tinyurl.com/8qazy9
        Tuscaloosa News blog 16 January 2009

        **Geology expert [John Hall] touts state’s unique formations
        http://tinyurl.com/86wzeq
        Montgomery Advertiser 16 January 2009

        **Retracing the Freedom Riders’ route
        http://tinyurl.com/a4ydko
        Huntsville Times 16 January 2009

        **Longtime residents recall area’s early days
        http://tinyurl.com/7jd8dc
        Montgomery Advertiser 16 January 2009

        **Woman remembers electric streetcars
        http://tinyurl.com/a354uk
        Montgomery Advertiser 16 January 2009

        **UA’s [Jim] Wells inducted into Alabama Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame
        http://tinyurl.com/a4pv7r
        Montgomery Advertiser 15 January 2009

        **Historic NYC diner moving to Alabama
        http://tinyurl.com/9swayo
        Montgomery Advertiser 15 January 2009

        **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
        January 16: http://tinyurl.com/6wm9w3
        January 15: http://tinyurl.com/9l5zqp
        Mobile Press-Register  

        **This Week in History [5 years ago, 10 years ago, etc.]
        http://tinyurl.com/992qk6
        North Jefferson News 14 January 2009

        **Countdown to inauguration [Freedom Riders in Montgomery in the 1960s]
        http://tinyurl.com/73dsyk
        Huntsville Times 14 January 2009

        **FBC Boldo [Jasper] celebrates 100 years
        http://tinyurl.com/7t49tq
        Alabama Baptist 8 January 2009


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

        **Museum gets 10,000 pieces of Wedgwood ceramics
        Gift has estimated value of more than $4 million
        http://tinyurl.com/7nwxjn
        Birmingham News 16 January 2009

        **[Local band] Firewood tackles life, love with debut album
        http://tinyurl.com/a552qo
        Florence Times-Daily 16 January 2009

        **Painting the whole picture
        New exhibit of Southern folk art [from Alabama ] looks at race and civil rights
        http://tinyurl.com/9boemo
        Mountain Xpress [ Ashville NC ] 14 January 2009


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

        **[Late civil rights attorney Charles] Morgan’s conscience still speaks
        http://tinyurl.com/9v785c
        Birmingham News 15 January 2009

        **Half of Woodymac duo dies [ Sheffield businessman Malcolm Stanley]
        http://tinyurl.com/75r3hd
        Florence Times-Daily 14 January 2009

        **Businessman Bill Bradley dies at 66
        http://tinyurl.com/7bza6k
        Montgomery Advertiser 14 January 2009


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

        **Recent Books with Alabama Connections

        Atkins, Ace. Devil’s Garden. Putnam, April 2009
        [latest novel by the Ala. author; reviewed in Library Journal December 2008, p100 http://tinyurl.com/87hxog ]

        Griffin, W.E.B. Black Ops. Putnam, January 2009
        [latest novel by the Ala. author; reviewed in Library Journal December 2008, p110 http://tinyurl.com/942my2 ]

        **Booker T. Washington Online Resources via Library of Congress
        http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/btwashington/index.html


        ================
        **USEFUL LINKS
        ================

        ** Alabama History Community Calendar
        http://www.archives.alabama.gov/adahcalendar.html

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

        ** Alabama County Historical & Genealogical Societies & Records Repositories
        http://www.archives.state.al.us/referenc/hsglist.html

        ** Alabama Historical Association Marker Index
        http://www.archives.state.al.us/markers/histmarkindex.html

        ** Alabama History Resources on the Internet
        http://www.archives.alabama.gov/teacher/netres.html

        ** Birmingham Rewound
        http://www.birminghamrewound.com/

        **Project to Document the Birmingham District
        [Includes the BhamWiki and the Magic City Flickr group]
        http://tinyurl.com/yt49xj

        **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


        ===============================
        **alabamahistory related links
        ===============================


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

        ***************************************



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

        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://medicine.uab.edu/anesthesiology/education/35465/

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