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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 11-14 Feb & 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 1 , Feb 14, 2007
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      Listings since July 2002:

      Alabama History & Culture in the News

      Listings prior to that date are in the Yahoo archives.

      alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:

      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....


      **activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama]

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

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


      Additional articles can often be found at Google, Topix or Yahoo news

      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.



      **African-American [genealogy] fair to be in Selma [Feb. 17]
      Montgomery Advertiser 13 February 2007

      **Demopolis Stories of [Lillian] Hellman and [William] Wyler
      [Hellman's famed play "The Little Foxes" features her thinly-disguised
      Demopolis relatives; Tallulah Bankhead starred in the play on Broadway]
      [Part of the Hellman/Wyler Festival coming to Birmingham and Demopolis
      March 2-11, 2007; see http://www.hellmanwyler.com/index.html ]


      **Preservation designation may help city with grants
      Huntsville Times 14 February 2007

      **Alabama minister's [H.K. Matthews] new book recounts turbulent era
      [Civil rights era in northwest Florida]
      Mobile Press-Register 14 February 2007

      **Alabaster's Buck Creek Mill to be partly demolished
      [Mill operated almost 80 years before closing in 1979.]
      Birmingham News 14 February 2007

      **Civil rights torchbearers meet
      "The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and Martin Luther King III stood together
      at the front steps of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church on Tuesday
      afternoon to recall the importance of Birmingham's role in the civil
      rights movement."
      Birmingham News 14 February 2007

      **Mercedes plant celebrates 10 years
      Tuscaloosa News 14 February 2007

      **Rotary [Club of Tuscaloosa] marks 90th anniversary
      Tuscaloosa News 14 February 2007

      **Plaque honors Edgewood [Academy, Elmore] student killed in crash
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 February 2007

      **b. 02-14-1913 - Mel Allen - Birmingham, AL - d. 6-16-1996
      sportscaster, announcer: "White Owl Sports Smoker"; "Truth or
      Consequences" [radio shows]

      **1965 February 14: Dr. Martin Luther King leads march from Selma to
      Montgomery, Alabama.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **Abandoned schools leave chasms in communities
      Birmingham News 13 February 2007

      **[Athens] Historic district opposes group home
      Decatur Daily 13 February 2007

      **Legendary soldier: 'Hate war, love the warrior'
      "The words of Lt. Gen. Harold "Hal" G. Moore on a Vietnam battlefield in
      1965 were some what for gotten by the American public as the war waged
      on and became increasingly unpopular. But as the two-war veteran and
      Auburn resident celebrates his 85th birthday today, his sentiment of
      "hate war, love the warrior," still rings true. It's an idea that was
      revived in his book, "We Were Soldiers Once ... And Young," which was
      later made into the film, "We Were Soldiers." Actor Mel Gibson portrayed
      Moore, then commander of 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, in the
      2002 film."
      Montgomery Advertiser 13 February 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      Feb 14: http://tinyurl.com/2dn9be
      Feb 13: http://tinyurl.com/2s9okl
      Mobile Press-Register


      **Writer Naomi Wallace and director Raz Shaw on Things Of Dry Hours
      [play currently running in London set in 1930s Alabama]
      Socialist Worker Online 17 February 2007

      **Things Of Dry Hours: A radical past revealed
      [play currently running in London set in 1930s Alabama]
      Socialist Worker Online 17 February 2007

      **A $100,000 Poetry Prize
      "One of the richest prizes in poetry, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award,
      has gone to Rodney Jones, a professor of English at Southern Illinois
      University. Mr. Jones, the author of a collection titled "Salvation
      Blues" (Houghton Mifflin), will receive $100,000 from Claremont Graduate
      University, which selects the winner."
      [A biographical note on Jones, author of 8 poetry collections and an
      Alabama native, is at http://tinyurl.com/yrew4q ]
      New York Times ["Arts, Briefly" column] 14 February 2007

      **Reality denied for local police
      Birmingham News 14 February 2007

      **Birmingham mayor opposes police reality TV show
      Montgomery Advertiser 13 February 2007

      **Reality show ["The First 48" on A&E] to follow city detectives
      Birmingham News 13 February 2007

      **Review of Watt Key's first novel, "Alabama Moon"
      New York Times Book Review 11 February 2007


      **Eddie Feigner, Hard-Throwing, Barnstorming Showman of Softball, Dies
      at 81
      [in Huntsville]
      New York Times 13 February 2007


      **Archives in Alabama

      **Alabama Blogs [via Placeblogger]

      **Ambrose Bierce Project

      Robert C. Evans' annotated, critical edition of Bierce's story "An
      Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" [Evans is at AUM. Bierce spent time in
      Alabama during and just after the Civil War; story is set in Alabama.]

      **Octavus Roy Cohen: Short Stories
      [Cohen lived in Birmingham for part of his long career; these stories
      below, just a few of the hundreds--in addition to novels--that he wrote
      can be found at the Online Pulps site at
      http://pulpgen.com/pulp/downloads/index.html ]

      The Wild Man
      [5 pages, 97K] All-Story
      August 28, 1915
      Cohen was a very prolific writer who wrote in diverse genres. He made
      the jump from the pulps to the slicks, but he never turned his back on
      the pulps. He continuted to contribute the occassional story to them
      throughout his career. This is a baseball story from long before the
      days of super stars, agents and multi-million dollar contracts.
      Forbidden Fruit
      [4 pages, 94K] Breezy Stories
      Jnuary, 1919
      Octavus Roy Cohen is largely forgotten today, but he was well known
      for his detective stories, particularly the stories about Dorian
      Slappey. Cohen was a fairly prolific contributor to some of the early
      romance pulps as well. This is one of those stories. [2002-09-21]

      The Trump Card
      [8 pages, 161K] All-Story Weekly
      July 19, 1919
      A baseball manager and his star player can't seem to get along in
      baseball matters, and then they both begin competing for the same woman.


      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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