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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 8-10 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 10, 2007
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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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      **Alabama History Community Calendar
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/adahcalendar.html

      **The USA Biomedical Library is hosting the "Open Doors: Contemporary
      African American Academic Surgeons" traveling exhibit. There will be an
      opening reception on Monday, August 20th at 7:00pm at the USA College of
      Medicine Conference Room (call 251-460-7043 for directions). The exhibit
      is currently on display on the first floor of the Biomedical Library
      building on the USA campus.
      Exhibit info: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/aframsurgeons/


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      **HISTORY
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      **Destination: History - Historical Events that have Shaped Mankind
      [Jesse Owens four Olympic gold medals]
      http://tinyurl.com/3exbcu
      American Chronicle 9 August 2007

      **Saturn V's home getting walled in
      http://tinyurl.com/2kt8vc
      Huntsville Times 9 August 2007

      **[Almost 100-year-old] Water tower restoration on tap for council
      http://tinyurl.com/3cr65h
      Huntsville Times 9 August 2007

      **FINAL DAYS FOR AN AMERICAN LEGEND?
      Delta Queen steamboat faces shutdown in 2008
      Boat is regular visitor to Decatur
      http://tinyurl.com/ys2x7x
      Decatur Daily 9 August 2007

      **Community [of Eclectic] celebrates century
      http://tinyurl.com/34lqfy
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 August 2007

      **1944 August 10- A race riot occurs in Athens, Alabama.

      1936 August 9: Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal of the Berlin
      Olympics.

      1956 August 9: First state-wide, state-supported educational TV network
      debuts in Alabama.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **1936 August 9- Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold medal of the 1936
      Berlin
      Olympic Games in the 4x100-meter relay. His relay team set
      a new world record of 39.8 seconds, which held for 20 years.
      In their strong showing in track-and-field events at the
      XIth Olympiad, Jesse Owens and other African American
      athletes struck a propaganda blow against Nazi leader Adolf
      Hitler, who planned to use the Berlin Games as a showcase
      of supposed Aryan superiority.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      August 10: http://tinyurl.com/2u8rob
      August 9: http://tinyurl.com/2vzmo5
      Mobile Press-Register

      **CSS Alabama artifacts on display at Tannehill Park
      http://tinyurl.com/387r7z
      Birmingham News 8 August 2007

      **Prisoners spruce up old firetruck
      [35-year-old truck of Pleasant Hill Voluntary Fire Department]
      http://tinyurl.com/2slv9b
      Birmingham News 8 August 2007

      **Devoting 65 years to his adopted town
      Gadsden's Soldier, Civic Leader, Churchman
      and Industrialist Col. Robert B. Kyle
      Gadsden Messenger 25 July 2007 p7A

      *Ferries on the Coosa
      Gadsden Messenger 18 July 2007 p6A


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      **CULTURE
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      **Living in comic book paradise
      Hartselle man buys Decatur store, lives his dream
      http://tinyurl.com/2sjctc
      Decatur Daily 10 August 2007

      **Fred Thompson a Shoals-born politician
      [and actor: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000669/ ]
      http://tinyurl.com/2us58t
      Florence Times-Daily 10 August 2007

      **Art: Black books
      Twenty-three African-American artists explore their art, history,
      heritage and social justice issues in handmade books and sculpture.
      [Review of exhibition that is "Curated [and includes work] by Amos Paul
      Kennedy Jr., a printer, papermaker and self-described "book builder"
      based in Alabama"]
      http://tinyurl.com/2zuuvn
      Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune 9 August 2007

      **Slow Moses reunites
      Popular '90s band to gather again for show at Soul Kitchen
      http://tinyurl.com/39m7tw
      Mobile Press-Register 9 August 2007

      **Outdoor screen [Harpersville Drive-In] reels 'em in
      http://tinyurl.com/2zu2hy
      Birmingham News 8 August 2007


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      **DEATHS
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      **[no entries this issue]

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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **World War II Veterans Memorial Park
      Etowah County, Alabama
      http://www.wwiiveteransmemorialpark.org/


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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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