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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 14-16 March & 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 , Mar 16, 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
      ================

      **Historic [Mobile] homes tour is Friday, Saturday
      http://tinyurl.com/3242dw
      Mobile Press-Register 15 March 2007

      **Huge crowds expected for Fairhope's art festivals [this weekend]
      http://tinyurl.com/3xtvfa
      Mobile Press-Register 15 March 2007

      **This weekend Book TV on C-SPAN 2 is re-airing "2006 Miami Book Fair:
      Charles Shields' Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee" on Saturday at
      5:35 pm and again on Monday at 6:15 am Eastern. It runs under 30
      minutes.

      **Historic Gurley Association
      Monthly meetings on the fourth Monday of each month (except for
      holidays) held in the Gurley Public Library meeting room at 6:30 p.m.
      Contact: 199 Section Line Road, Gurley AL 35748


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

      **Bottled Up
      Family tradition ends with Pepsi bottling plant closing
      http://tinyurl.com/2axdgf
      Gadsden Times 16 March 2007

      **Harry's Bar may face last call [after 35 years]
      http://tinyurl.com/22794x
      Tuscaloosa News 16 March 2007

      **1956 March 16- Ozzie Newsome is born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He
      will become a stand-out football player for the University of Alabama,
      and the first African American star athlete for a major school in the
      south. Newsome will be drafted by the Cleveland Browns and start 176
      out of 182 games in 13 years. He will be the all-time leading receiver
      in Cleveland history and the all-time receiver among tight ends in the
      NFL. Newsome will be fourth among receivers in NFL history with a
      record of 662 catches. He will earn three trips to the Pro Bowl and
      will be named to the All-NFL Teams of the '80's. Newsome will remain
      with the Cleveland Browns in an administrative position after his
      retirement. In 1994 he will be inducted into the College Football Hall
      of Fame and in 1999 to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

      1956 March 16- Former heavyweight champion Joe Louis, makes his debut as
      a pro wrestler. He knocks out 320-pound cowboy Rocky Lee. Jersey Joe
      Walcott, the referee, is another former heavyweight champ.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **New Ken Burns Series Relives 'The War'
      Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has an upcoming PBS documentary series
      that tells the story of the World War II through the eyes of the
      soldiers who fought in it. Simply called The War, the 14-hour,
      seven-part series begins airing in September.[Some filming done in
      Mobile.]
      http://tinyurl.com/2z8ca6
      "Fresh Air" National Public Radio 15 March 2007

      **Institute to market Rosa Parks' name, image
      http://tinyurl.com/26swso
      Montgomery Advertiser 15 March 2007

      **A memorial sorely needed: The Freedom Riders' bravery [editorial]
      http://tinyurl.com/2hrwjn
      Anniston Star 14 March 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      March 16: http://tinyurl.com/3y6r7c
      March 15: http://tinyurl.com/3ch8hv
      Mobile Press-Register


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

      **`Gadsden Reads' drive brings big fish [author Daniel Wallace] to town
      for kids to quiz
      http://tinyurl.com/2to3l9
      Birmingham News 16 March 2007

      **Alabama's Pop Culture Madness
      [lots of mini-bios of famous Alabamians]
      http://blog.al.com/bn/madness/
      Birmingham News 15 March 2007

      **Granddaughter's gift of Southern Comfort started 33-year hobby
      http://tinyurl.com/2pos54
      Birmingham News 15 March 2007

      **Beekeepers produce honey along with nostalgia trip
      http://tinyurl.com/2wzaus
      Birmingham News 14 March 2007


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

      **[Frank Joseph] Calagaz, photo shop founder, dies at 96
      http://tinyurl.com/3xryvq
      Mobile Press-Register 16 March 2007

      **Longtime Hartselle High band director dies [Dexter Greenhaw]
      http://tinyurl.com/29862t
      Decatur Daily 15 March 2007


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

      **[no entries this issues]


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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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