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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 25 July-3 August & 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 3 9:14 AM
      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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      **WORDS IN OAKLEIGH [August 5]:
      CHARLES BOYLE Professor-Emeritus, Spring Hill College, will read from
      two of his books of College history: Gleanings: From the Spring Hill
      College Archives and Sound Mind, Sound Body; books available for
      purchase and signing; light refreshments. 2 PM. Oakleigh House Museum
      (300 Oakleigh Pl.) Free. Contact: 251-432-6161/ www.historicmobile.org

      **Alabama: Nature, Industry, Art
      June 9 - September 1
      June Collins Smith Museum, Auburn University
      This group exhibition features artists working with resources native to
      and integral to Alabama's economic history . While the exhibited
      artworks may not appear industrial, they all feature aspects of native
      materials important to the industrial development of Alabama such as
      cotton, red clay, iron ore, steel, stone, coal, and wood. Artists
      participating in this exhibition are Grimanesa Amoros. Scott Bennett,
      Allyson Comstock, Andrew Crawford, Glenn Dasher, Thornton Dial, Remy
      Heneman, Lonnie Holley, Marilee Keyes, Dale Lewis, Scott Meyer, and
      Richard Painter.
      http://jcsm.auburn.edu/index.html

      ** Thornton Dial: Works on Paper, 1991-2003
      April 1 - September 2, 2007
      Columbus [GA] Museum
      Thornton Dial: Works on Paper 1991-2003 introduces 14 drawings recently
      added to the Columbus Museum's permanent collection through a gift from
      William Arnett. The drawings present an opportunity to display recent
      acquisitions as well as highlight an important contemporary Southern
      artist. An internationally known, self-taught, Bessemer, Alabama native,
      Thornton Dial did not begin making "art" until after his retirement from
      the Pullman Standard Railroad Car Factory at the age of 55 in 1983.
      Although he had always used his hands to create "things," Dial did not
      at first think of his creations as art.
      http://www.columbusmuseum.com/home.html


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      **HISTORY
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      **Decatur's first police dog buried with his badge at training center
      http://tinyurl.com/2mnh33
      Decatur Daily 3 August 2007

      **Birmingham Library archivist [Jim Baggett] presents paper in England
      " Baggett described the Birmingham Public Library's Hill Ferguson
      Collection. It is named for the Birmingham collector and civic leader
      who compiled more than 150 scrapbooks tracing the city's history from
      its founding in 1872 to the middle 1960s. Ferguson, who died in 1971,
      was a brother-in-law and business partner to Robert Jemison Jr., a real
      estate developer."
      http://tinyurl.com/2shq2r
      Birmingham News 2 August 2007

      **August 2: Actress and AU alum Victoria Jackson turns 48.
      Internet Movie Database entry:
      http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0414130/

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      August 3: http://tinyurl.com/39as3h
      August 2: http://tinyurl.com/38g6pc
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Forgotten Trails: Holland family had big impact [in Brewton area]
      http://tinyurl.com/28l7yv
      Brewton Standard 1 August 2007

      **Opelika Coca-Cola Bottling Company to move to Georgia site
      [Has operated in Opelika almost 70 years]
      http://tinyurl.com/2a3uwp
      Tuscaloosa News 1 August 2007

      **Forgotten Trails: Newport was town's first name [Brewton]
      http://tinyurl.com/ywok2n
      Brewton Standard 25 July 2007



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      **CULTURE
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      **Good boy gone bad
      Minister/playwright [Demetrius] Malone brings humor to stage with 'Bad
      Boys'
      http://tinyurl.com/2nu6x9
      Florence Times-Daily 3 August 2007

      **Oh my, it's Venus de Milo [in Marion]
      Ancient goddess gets new look -- changing wardrobe
      http://tinyurl.com/2pw3nh
      Tuscaloosa News 3 August 2007

      **A peek into turbulent '60s on display at UAB gallery
      [Photographs by Birmingham's Spider Martin]
      http://tinyurl.com/2onyjy
      Kaleidoscope [UAB] 31 July 2007


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

      **Former Rotarian of the year dies at 100
      [Ernest Edgar, Jr., Mobile business man and civic leader]
      http://tinyurl.com/2tgpbj
      Mobile Press-Register 3 August 2007

      **Area businessman Robert Mott dies at 71
      http://tinyurl.com/2poffl
      Mobile Press-Register 2 August 2007

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

      **Truman Capote is Dead at 59; Novelist of Style and Clarity
      http://tinyurl.com/2aku62
      New York Times 26 August 1984

      **A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South
      By: Richard Gray(University of Essex) and Owen Robinson(University of
      Essex)
      From slave narratives to the Civil War, and from country music to
      Southern sport, this Companion is the definitive guide to the literature
      and culture of the American South.
      More Information
      http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/book.asp?ref=9780631224044


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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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      Alabama History & Culture in the News
      http://www.anes.uab.edu/alahistnews0.htm

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