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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 27 July-Aug. 1 & Bonus Material

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  • 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 1 of 1 , Aug 1, 2007

      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. Some items are listed without links because I could not find online versions.

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


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


      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.







      **Battle of Mobile Bay among August events

      Birmingham News 29 July 2007

      **Book signing Thursday at Townhouse Galleries for Hartselle native
      “Hartselle native Ray N. Howell III will sign his new book, "The Crazy Kolinskis," [a novel]”
      Decatur Daily 1 August 2007

      ** Special ArchiTreats! { Montgomery ]

      Stephen Fox will talk about his new book Wolf of the Deep.

      In July 1862, the Confederate captain Raphael Semmes received orders to take command of a secret new British-built steam warship. At the helm of the Alabama , he would become the most hated and feared man in ports up and down the Union coast - as well as a Confederate legend. Join us TOMORROW, THURSDAY AUGUST 2 at noon down at the Archives for a ‘Special’ ArchiTreats presentation and book signing by Stephen Fox, author of Wolf of the Deep: Raphael Semmes and the Notorious Confederate Raider CSS Alabama.  (Hardcover, $25.95)

      **Historian tells city tales at yearly morning party [August 2]
      [John Rankin, Madison historian, at the historic Clay House Museum ]
      Huntsville Times 1 August 2007

      10-11pm -- Decoding The Past - The Other Nostradamus.
      History Channel August 13
      He predicted WWII, the deaths of US Presidents, and the turmoil of the
      1960s. He prophesied that Israel would become a state 15 years before
      the event and foretold the Great Depression. Many of his visions
      seemed to pass unfulfilled, but are now proven accurate. His name is
      Edgar Cayce, and to many, he's known as the other Nostradamus.
      Throughout the 1930s and '40s, Cayce was a well-known American figure,
      reputed for his "healing abilities" as well as his prophecies. Cayce's
      predictions are documented in the transcriptions of his readings,
      which he gave until his death in 1945. Join us as we examine his life
      and prophecies. [Prior to his career as prophet and healer, Cayce was a
      photographer and spent time in Alabama .]

      Meet discussion book author Rick Bragg Aug. 21 [at McWane Science Center ]
      UAB eReporter 31 July 2007






      **Farley family's mark clear in history, family, roads [in Madison ]
      Huntsville Times 1 August 2007

      **Biography of Semmes untangles fact from legend
      [Review of Stephen Fox,
      "Wolf of the Deep: Raphael Semmes and the Notorious Confederate Raider CSS Alabama " (Knopf, $25.95)]
      Mobile Press-Register 31 July 2007

      **Badge No. 1 holder ends 49 years on job
      [Nolan Shivers, longest serving officer in Birmingham PD history]

      Birmingham News 31 July 2007

      **Film to showcase local music
      [formative years of the Muscle Shoals sound]
      Florence Times-Daily 31 July 2007

      **Jasper church fire ruled accidental

      Florence Times-Daily 31 July 2007

      **Blaze heavily damages church

      [Nearly 70-year-old Zion United Methodist in Jasper]
      Montgomery Advertiser 31 July 2007

      **Black Belt preservationists seek heritage status

      Montgomery Advertiser 31 July 2007

      **1918 August 1- Theodore Juson Jemison, Sr. is born in Selma , Alabama . He

                  will become a Baptist minister and will later be elected

                  president of the National Baptist Convention USA .

      1990 July 31- Shoal Creek, a private club in Birmingham , Alabama , that

                  drew criticism for being all-white, announces it had

                  accepted a Black businessman as an honorary member.
      FROM: Today in Black History

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      August 1: http://tinyurl.com/2y9v9z
      July 31: http://tinyurl.com/26cvlu
      Mobile Press-Register

      ** The Confederates’ Devastating Naval Weapon [CSS Alabama ]
      American Heritage 30 July 2007

      **Quick trip: Montgomery

      With Red Bluff [B&B], get art, history, upscale dining

      Birmingham News 29 July 2007






      **Venus [de Milo statue] mystery has town [of Marion ] buzzing
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 August 2007

      **TO THE FRINGE: BSC takes Southern adaptation of Strindberg play to Scotland festival

      [Adaptation written by BSC professor Alan Litsey; BSC students will perform]
      Birmingham News 31 July 2007

      **”William G. Ross of Samford University's Cumberland School of Law has had his book, "The Chief Justiceship of Charles Evans Hughes 1930-1941," published by the University of South Carolina Press as part of its series on U.S. Supreme Court Justices. The book, Ross' fourth, studies a period when the Supreme Court broadened its role as a guardian of personal liberties, abandoning its longtime function as arbiter of economic regulation. Ross has been a Cumberland professor since 1988.”
      Birmingham News 31 July 2007


      **5 things to know about Dan Sartain [ Birmingham musician]
      Birmingham News 27 July 2007







      **Shoals' first psychiatrist dies at age 87 [Joseph Glaister, M.D.]
      Florence Times-Daily 1 August 2007

      **Former Mobile surgeon and nurse die in Foley
      “Dr. Joseph Ernest Nelms Jr., a retired area orthopaedic surgeon, died unexpectedly Sunday in a Foley hospital at the age of 74.

      His wife, Diane Gagnon Braman Nelms, a retired certified registered nurse anesthetist, died Monday at the same hospital following a lengthy illness. She was 69. “
      Mobile Press-Register 1 August 2007






      **WBHM-FM’s 30th Anniversary
      Tom Godell helps usher in a classical public radio era
      WBHM-FM [ Birmingham ]

      ** Fort Mims Restoration Association


      ** Category Summary ( Cyndi's List - U.S. - Alabama

                  http://www.CyndisList.com/al.htm ):

      * New Links:               1

      * Updated Links:       0

      * Removed Links:      0

      * Total Links:              3330







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      A.J. Wright, M.L.S.

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