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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 19-23 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 2 , Feb 23, 2007
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      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
      ================

      **Red Tails: The Saga of the Tuskegee Airmen
      http://tinyurl.com/yvlbog
      Fox News 25 February 2007 2am CT


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

      **Out of MLK's shadow
      [Rev. Fred] Shuttlesworth at peace with civil rights legacy
      http://tinyurl.com/2lvhp8
      Birmingham News 23 February 2007

      **Old Princeton's restaurant in Decatur to be sold at auction
      [open almost two decades]
      http://tinyurl.com/2rzh8w
      Decatur Daily 23 February 2007

      **University Club turns 60 today
      http://tinyurl.com/2nlyg9
      Tuscaloosa News 23 February 2007

      **Girl Scouts get taste of state history
      http://tinyurl.com/2ajgcd
      Montgomery Advertiser 23 February 2007

      **Finding roots
      Scant slave records give African-Americans tougher hurdles tracking
      http://tinyurl.com/2jpvn4
      Birmingham News 22 February 2007

      **He [Leon Royer of Gulf Shores] helped bring the world Post-It Notes
      http://tinyurl.com/yuvt2b
      Mobile Press-Register 22 February 2007

      **War Dogs sets program for heroes
      [program by Alabama War Dogs Foundation]
      http://tinyurl.com/ypgb8b
      Birmingham News 22 February 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      Feb 23: http://tinyurl.com/yu7mok
      Feb 22: http://tinyurl.com/yryd9l
      Mobile Press-Register

      **[U.S. Rep. Bud] Cramer announces plans for Muscle Shoals Heritage Area
      http://tinyurl.com/2tnx4e
      Florence Times-Daily 21 February 2007

      **1940 February 21- John Lewis is born in Troy, Alabama. He will become
      founder and chairman of SNCC, organizer of the Selma-to-Montgomery March
      in 1965, executive director of the Voter Education Project, and
      congressman from Georgia's 5th District. Lewis' power will continue to
      be felt when he is named Democratic deputy whip by Speaker of the House
      Thomas S. Foley in 1991.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html


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      **CULTURE
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      **Priceless Italian paintings return to town library [in Alexander City]
      http://tinyurl.com/2eq3yq
      Montgomery Advertiser 23 February 2007

      **Two of a kind
      Hackers make it to final three on 'Nashville Star'
      http://tinyurl.com/2jr72f
      Florence Times-Daily 23 February 2007

      **[Alabama] Steeldogs in Arena Football: Road to Glory Video Game
      http://tinyurl.com/yqxb4u
      OurSports Central 21 February 2007

      **Into the light
      Biochemistry major channels life's hardships into book
      [first novel "The Rocking Chair" by Joshua Mauney]
      http://tinyurl.com/q6p43
      Kaleidoscope [UAB] 20 February 2007

      **Theatre UAB to perform a play a day as part of a nationwide relay
      http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=105133
      UAB Reporter 19 February 2007

      **AU THEATRE TO HOST ALABAMA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL'S PRODUCTION OF "GEE'S
      BEND"
      The Alabama Shakespeare Festival's world premiere production of "Gee's
      Bend," a drama with music based on the life of a rural Alabama
      quiltmaker, will come to Auburn University Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 25,
      at 2:30 p.m.
      http://www.ocm.auburn.edu/ecommons/feb07/story6.html
      Auburn E-Commons February 2007

      **AU PROFESSOR'S BOOK ON NEIL ARMSTRONG HONORED BY CHOICE MAGAZINE
      Auburn University Professor James R. Hansen's book, "First Man: The Life
      of Neil A. Armstrong," has been named by Choice magazine as one of the
      Outstanding Academic Books of 2006. Choice, the publication of the
      Association of College and Research Libraries, listed Hansen's book in
      its January issue among the top 10 percent of more than 7,000 works
      reviewed last year.
      http://www.ocm.auburn.edu/ecommons/feb07/story2.html
      Auburn E-Commons February 2007


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      **DEATHS
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      **He was a pediatrician kids didn't want to outgrow
      Charles Upchurch was gentle, but had strong work ethic
      http://tinyurl.com/ywkjfh
      Huntsville Times 22 February 2007

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

      **[no entries this issue]



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

      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
    • 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 , Feb 23, 2009
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        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

        **Sacred harp music to be topic of lecture [Feb. 24]
        [“Sacred Harp Music and the North Alabama Densons” by Francis Robb]
        http://tinyurl.com/akog6g
        Mobile Press-Register 23 February 2009


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

        **Local music industry documentary on tap
        http://tinyurl.com/b677uv
        Florence Times-Daily 23 February 2009

        **Looking Back [50, 25, etc., years ago this week]
        http://tinyurl.com/d5kvwn
        Tuscaloosa News 23 February 2009

        **Few from Von Braun team left to tell moon race story
        http://tinyurl.com/bgo9p7
        Huntsville Times 22 February 2009

        **[Baldwin Co.] Heritage Musem damaged by water
        http://tinyurl.com/d3vf2s
        Mobile Press-Register 22 February 2009

        **A century of banking service [First State Bank of Altoona ]
        http://tinyurl.com/badpq7
        Gadsden Times 22 February 2009

        **Emma Sansom inspires author [Tim St. John's novel, Emma Points the Way]
        http://tinyurl.com/d97tu4
        Gadsden Times 22 February 2009

        **Books: ‘Up from History: Booker T. Washington’
        [Review of new biography by Robert J. Norrell]
        http://tinyurl.com/ckq94l
        Washington Times 22 February 2009

        **Shoals Heritage
        Local NAACP makes history [100 years old]
        http://tinyurl.com/d243oe
        Florence Times-Daily 22 February 2009

        **Dollarhide [hunting club] has endured for more than 100 years
        http://tinyurl.com/cru48b
        Tuscaloosa News 22 February 2009

        **Avery recalls March on Washington while there for inaugural
        [Robert Avery is a Gadsden City Council member.]
        http://tinyurl.com/d9anx5
        Gadsden Times 22 February 2009

        **Safeguarding black history
        Greensboro museum chronicles the struggle to gain the right to vote
        http://tinyurl.com/ar3blk
        Tuscaloosa News 22 February 2009

        **History to preserve?
        [Site in Northport of early 1800s battle between Creek and Choctaw Indians]
        http://tinyurl.com/ajmwho
        Tuscaloosa News 22 February 2009

        **Historians to speak today at St. Paul AME [on remembering Bel-Air, historic neihborhood]
        http://tinyurl.com/dxeero
        Montgomery Advertiser 22 February 2009

        **
        The state of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame inducted seven individuals and honored one project Saturday during a ceremony at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center . According to the organizers, Timothy D. Cook was honored for his role as a leader with innovative visions at Apple Inc.; Kevin M. Hostler for a 30-year career in the oil industry marked by ethical handling of the nation's crude oil supply and the environment; Lavon F. Jordan for efforts that have substantially benefited the national defense, small business, environmental educational and charitable communities across the nation; Lt. Gen. Leslie G. Kenne for achievements in aerospace engineering and as a female pioneer in the military and world of flight; James W. Kennedy for his work in the space program, including a key role in the first space shuttle launch in 1981; Anthony J. Topazi for his career at Southern Co. and for playing an integral part in solving critical issues and strengthening the South economically; H. Kenneth White for being a leader in engineering at local and national levels, and as a dedicated advocate to his community; and The Shelby Engineering Centers, state-of-the-art centers made possible though the efforts of Sen. Richard Shelby on the campuses of five public universities in Alabama.
        http://tinyurl.com/d8n9zl
        Birmingham News 22 February 2009


        **Renovation efforts continue at historic [Presbyterian] church [in Prattville ]
        http://tinyurl.com/dbpq6b
        Prattville Progress 21 February 2009

        **Independent columnist pens county history
        [Jeanette Dyess Ryan, Pig Trails and Open Roads: Stories of Central Baldwin County , Alabama ]
        http://tinyurl.com/d2b3wv
        BaldwinCountyNow.com 21 February 2009

        **Carver [High School, 1936-1971] historical marker unveiled
        http://tinyurl.com/b5ybbl
        Gadsden Times 21 February 2009

        **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
        February 23: http://tinyurl.com/cphuy7
        February 22: http://tinyurl.com/ar2jw2 
        February 21:  http://tinyurl.com/bvuqk6 
        Mobile Press-Register

        ** Auburn ’s past has a direct influence on its future [commentary]
        [Auburn Depot & Ogletree-Wright-Ivey House suffering “demolition by neglect”]
        http://tinyurl.com/awcq66
        Opelika-Auburn News 20 February 2009

        **
        1940 Feb 21- John Lewis is born in Troy , Alabama .  He will become founder

                  and chairman of SNCC, organizer of the Selma-to-Montgomery

                  March in 1965, executive director of the Voter Education

                  Project, and congressman from Georgia 's 5th District.  Lewis'

                  power will continue to be felt when he is named Democratic

                  deputy whip by Speaker of the House Thomas S. Foley in 1991.

         

        1963 Feb 20- Baseball great, Willie "The Say Hey Kid" Mays, signs with the

                  San Francisco Giants as baseball's highest paid player (at

                  that time). He will earn $100,000 a year.

         

        1963 Feb 20- Charles Barkley is born in Leeds , Alabama .  He will forego his

                  senior year at Auburn University to enter the NBA as a forward

                  for the Philadelphia 76ers.  Barkley will post averages of 20

                  or more points and at least 10 rebounds per game for 11

                  seasons. His achievements during that span will be remarkable.

                  He will be an All-NBA First Team selection in 1988, 1989,

                  1990, 1991 and 1993, an All-NBA Second Team pick in 1986,

                  1987, 1992, 1994 and 1995 and an All-NBA Third Team choice in

                  1996.  He will be selected to 10 consecutive All-Star Games,

                  and receive more All Star votes than any other player in 1994,   and will be MVP in the 1991 All-Star classic.
        FROM: Today in Black History
        http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html


        ** Anniston officials reschedule [historic] smokestack meeting
        http://tinyurl.com/c64el3
        MSNBC.com 19 February 2009

        **Historical museum upgrading Civil War exhibit
        [ East Alabama History Museum in Heflin]
        http://tinyurl.com/bdwmom
        Cleburne News 19 February 2009


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        **CULTURE
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        ** Alabama tag man: Evergreen man’s [Ed Edeker] license plate collection has swelled to more than 60,000 items and represents all 50 states as well as several foreign countries
        http://tinyurl.com/c9xl7b
        Mobile Press-Register 23 February 2009

        **Out of control hobby: Alabama man [Ed Edeker] has 60,000 [car] tags
        http://tinyurl.com/dbxphq
        Tuscaloosa News 23 February 2009

        **Alabama School of Fine Arts senior Erika Wade wins Word Up! poetry contest
        http://tinyurl.com/cp7hp6
        Birmingham News 23 February 2009

        **Honored Gadsden band director [Brian Bankston] keeps students tuned
        http://tinyurl.com/caq2qg
        Gadsden Times 23 February 2009

        ** Montgomery family to get keys to new house
        [Via ABC program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”]
        http://tinyurl.com/bqhe2m
        Florence Times-Daily 23 February 2009

        **Mardi Gras filmmaker nets Spirit Award
        [Margaret Brown's "The Order of Myths"]
        http://tinyurl.com/d9l9kk
        Mobile Press-Register 22 February 2009

        **Condoleezza Rice inks 3-book deal
        http://tinyurl.com/beuomn
        Montgomery Advertiser 22 February 2009

        **UA professor's film debuts in Germany
        [Janeann Dill's "Moving Around Heidigger"]
        http://tinyurl.com/d9hcub
        Tuscaloosa News 21 February 2009

        **Kentuck seeks director after [Sara Anne] Gibson resigns
        http://tinyurl.com/an4srw
        Tuscaloosa News 21 February 2009


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

        **[Rocket scientist Konrad] Dannenberg's life celebrated
        http://tinyurl.com/dep9o7
        Huntsville Times 21 February 2009


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

        **[no items this issue]


        ================
        **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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