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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
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      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 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....

      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

       

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      **COMING EVENTS

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      **Battle of Mobile Bay among August events

      http://tinyurl.com/2bhzd9
      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]”
      http://tinyurl.com/2ams44
      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)
      http://www.archives.state.al.us/adahcalendar.html

      **Historian tells city tales at yearly morning party [August 2]
      [John Rankin, Madison historian, at the historic Clay House Museum ]
      http://tinyurl.com/yo8yhj
      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 .]

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      Meet discussion book author Rick Bragg Aug. 21 [at McWane Science Center ]
      http://main.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=112884
      UAB eReporter 31 July 2007

       

       

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      **HISTORY

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      **Farley family's mark clear in history, family, roads [in Madison ]
      http://tinyurl.com/yq8cj4
      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)]
      http://tinyurl.com/255agx
      Mobile Press-Register 31 July 2007

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

      http://tinyurl.com/yre4ny
      Birmingham News 31 July 2007

      **Film to showcase local music
      [formative years of the Muscle Shoals sound]
      http://tinyurl.com/ysmkq5
      Florence Times-Daily 31 July 2007

      **Jasper church fire ruled accidental
      http://tinyurl.com/ysbmnh

      Florence Times-Daily 31 July 2007

      **Blaze heavily damages church

      [Nearly 70-year-old Zion United Methodist in Jasper]
      http://tinyurl.com/2bhaty
      Montgomery Advertiser 31 July 2007

      **Black Belt preservationists seek heritage status

      http://tinyurl.com/294xym
      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
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **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 ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2wulb6
      American Heritage 30 July 2007

      **Quick trip: Montgomery

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

      http://tinyurl.com/26nen2
      Birmingham News 29 July 2007

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      **Venus [de Milo statue] mystery has town [of Marion ] buzzing
      http://tinyurl.com/yqn2pp
      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]
      http://tinyurl.com/yw5obt
      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]
      http://tinyurl.com/2bh3bq
      Birmingham News 27 July 2007

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **Shoals' first psychiatrist dies at age 87 [Joseph Glaister, M.D.]
      http://tinyurl.com/2fresg
      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. “
      http://tinyurl.com/2adrwz
      Mobile Press-Register 1 August 2007

       

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **WBHM-FM’s 30th Anniversary
      Tom Godell helps usher in a classical public radio era
      http://www.wbhm.org/News/2007/Tom_Godell.html
      WBHM-FM [ Birmingham ]

      ** Fort Mims Restoration Association
      http://fortmims.org/

       

      ** 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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      **USEFUL LINKS

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      ** 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

       

      **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

       

       

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      **alabamahistory related links

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      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

       

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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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