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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 15-25 April & Bonus Material

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  • Amos J Wright
    NOTE TO SUBSCRIBERS: I am now caught up from last week s break in the festivities here at alabamahistory. Enjoy these latest riches!! Also, I have added a few
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 25, 2007
      NOTE TO SUBSCRIBERS:

      I am now caught up from last week's break in the festivities here at
      alabamahistory.
      Enjoy these latest riches!! Also, I have added a few new links to the
      listing at the beginning of each message...
      -- A.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.
      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

      **Alabama County Historical and Genealogical Societies and 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

      **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



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

      **University of Alabama students will show off their film talents during
      the fifth UA Showcase at 7:30 p.m. May 2 at the Bama Theatre. The videos
      will be posted online to a YouTube channel. Online viewers will vote for
      their favorite film through Wednesday. The student film that wins over
      the online audience and a panel of alumni will receive the first
      Audience and Alumni Choice Award. Birmingham News 24 April 2007

      **ASU's National Center to Exhibit grand retrospective of [artist] Mose
      T. [May 6-July 20]
      http://tinyurl.com/2yqefz
      Montgomery Advertiser 25 April 2007

      **Alabama Department of Archives offering seminar for researchers [Aug.
      25]
      http://tinyurl.com/2hqf5b
      Mobile Press-Register 17 April 2007



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

      **Author to sign copies of historical book
      John Rankin's 'Memories of Madison' available
      http://tinyurl.com/2x8mpj
      Huntsville Times 25 April 2007

      **[Bham Civil Rights] Institute wins Coca-Cola oral history project
      grant
      http://tinyurl.com/2rtdx5
      Birmingham News 25 April 2007

      **Bright Star [restaurant in Bessemer] plans grand 100th celebration
      "A Centennial Celebration of The Bright Star Restaurant," which should
      be available in September. The book is a collaboration of Koikos nieces
      Stacey Cocoris Craig, Connie Cocoris Chwe and Joanna Cocoris Hufham,
      along with Nick Sepsis. The 250-page history of The Bright Star is being
      published by University of Alabama Press and will sell for $19.95."
      http://tinyurl.com/3ys5mh
      Birmingham News 25 April 2007

      **Brick Deli owners plan to restore [70-year-old] Coca-Cola sign
      http://tinyurl.com/2z256b
      Deatur Daily 25 April 2007

      **Fire at Civil War tavern ["The Grove"]
      http://tinyurl.com/252jtj
      Decatur Daily 25 April 2007

      **A city dumping ground
      Blight in historic [circa 1915] Decatur building visible from sidewalk
      http://tinyurl.com/27kg5q
      Decatur Daily 25 April 2007

      **State [treasurer's] vault holds treasures [from abandoned safe deposit
      boxes]
      http://tinyurl.com/yvyphy
      Montgomery Advertiser 25 April 2007

      **Motel memories [in the Birmingham area]
      Road travel in the past offered unusual places to spend the night
      http://tinyurl.com/3ywgcc
      Birmingham News 24 April 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      April 25: http://tinyurl.com/yrq4vj
      April 24: http://tinyurl.com/2amtgt
      April 23: http://tinyurl.com/2h43vj
      April 22: http://tinyurl.com/2zzhlx
      April 21: http://tinyurl.com/27m95v
      April 20: http://tinyurl.com/yql2fb
      April 19: http://tinyurl.com/224x3y
      April 18: http://tinyurl.com/29olum
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Church property [in Pelham] set for auction
      [A Methodist church occupied the property from 1898 until October 2006.]
      http://tinyurl.com/2qflln
      Birmingham News 23 April 2007

      **Hoover built on retail, schools
      At 40, city stands out among metro suburbs
      [For some reason, the online version of this long article is truncated.]
      http://tinyurl.com/2cjqnq
      Birmingham News 22 April 2007

      **Memorial service held at Confederate Rest
      http://tinyurl.com/yqpku6
      Mobile Press-Register 22 April 2007

      **Ex-officials join [Bay Minette] Centennial Celebration
      http://tinyurl.com/2h4jx2
      Mobile Press-Register 18 April 2007


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

      **Arts Alive! brings life to downtown
      http://tinyurl.com/yrbpqz
      Mobile Press-Register 22 April 2007

      **Music and place
      Singer-songwriter Kate Campbell taps Southern roots in concert, lecture
      [Campbell often use Alabama events and locations in her work]
      Birmingham News 22 April 2007 pp1F, 8F

      **Learning about writing has become [Robert] Wallsmith's passion
      [He is author of _Booze, Blood and Justice_]
      http://tinyurl.com/2dpq28
      Mobile Press-Register 18 April 2007

      **Paperback says health is God's plan
      [Ala. author Patricia Hart Terry, _Made for Paradise_]
      http://tinyurl.com/ypjlzo
      Birmingham News 18 April 2007

      **Portrait of the artist
      Frank Fleming will leave city [for Huntsville] full of fanciful animals
      Birmingham News 15 April 2007 pp1F, 8F

      **Paintings capture essence of Harper Lee's words
      [review of Brian Edmonds' art show "Songs for Harper Lee"]
      Birmingham News 15 April 2007 p3F


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

      **Well-known fixture at Providence Hospital dies
      [Sister Dolores Zoghby]
      http://tinyurl.com/2fdjcf
      Mobile Press-Register 21 April 2007

      **[Dr. LeBaron Anthony] Foster, longtime physician, dies
      http://tinyurl.com/2xg6pr
      Mobile Press-Register 20 April 2007

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

      **Dale's Alabama Rail Pics
      http://www.alabamarailpics.com/

      **Deep South Class D Baseball [ended in 1962]
      http://www.alabama-florida-league.com/



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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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