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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 14-17 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 17, 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

      **Fultondale plans celebration for city's 60th anniversary [August 18]
      http://tinyurl.com/2h2vek
      Birmingham News 17 August 2007

      **
      Face To Face : Dr. Ed Bridges
      Dr. Ed Bridges is the Director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Bridges has held the post since 1982. The Alabama Department of Archives and History began in 1901. The oldest state archives in the country it holds most of the items chronicling Alabama ’s history. Bridges will discuss the role of the Department of Archives and its job of maintaining state records.
      Alabama Public Televisoin Sunday August 19 2pm

       

       

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      **HISTORY

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      **Fire erupts at old Buck Creek mills [in Alabaster; 80-100 years old]
      http://tinyurl.com/29nvf6
      Birmingham News 17 August 2007

      **Anniston Army Depot gets first female commander
      http://tinyurl.com/yuomer
      Birmingham News 17 August 2007

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      August 17: http://tinyurl.com/27mfqe
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Round Island Church [in Athens ] celebrates 190th year
      http://tinyurl.com/33hosb
      Alabama Baptist 16 August 2007

      **Monument to honor Coretta Scott King [in northern Perry County ]
      http://tinyurl.com/22ljjn
      Birmingham News 16 August 2007

      **Renovations started on historic buildings
      http://tinyurl.com/3acgfu
      Montgomery Advertiser 16 August 2007

      **Pathologist joins rights-era case
      http://tinyurl.com/3caapq
      Montgomery Advertiser 16 August 2007

       

      **1970 August 16- Activist Angela Davis is named in a federal warrant

                  issued in connection with George Jackson's attempted
                  escape from San Quentin prison. 
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Favorite son [UA football star Walter Lewis]
      http://tinyurl.com/25mczr
      Brewton Standard 15 August 2007

       

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      ** RCs and MoonPies still a special treat
      http://tinyurl.com/3b6qx8
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 August 2007


      **F. Scott Fitzgerald inspires new line of decorative accessories [ Montgomery connection]

      http://tinyurl.com/32hhuh
      Montgomery Advertiser 16 August 2007

      **'Southern Belly' offers prose that's mouth-watering
      [John T. Edge’s new book includes Alabama eateries]

      http://tinyurl.com/2377zh
      Mobile Press-Register 15 August 2007

       

       

      **Rotarians learn about [ Alabama ] Shakespeare Festival
      http://tinyurl.com/yosfzw
      Eufaula Tribune 14 August 2007

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **Taylor Road coach [Bob Churchill] to be remembered
      http://tinyurl.com/2p4ku5
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 August 2007

       

       

      ** Montgomery educator [Essie] Buskey dies
      http://tinyurl.com/3a6vpb
      Montgomery Advertiser 17 August 2007

       

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **The Voice of Dr. Wernher von Braun by Irene E. Powell-Willhite (ed.)
      Apogee Books, 2007 softcover, 232 pp., illus. ISBN 1-894959-64-7
      US$22.95 [review at http://www.thespacereview.com/article/923/1 ]

      **New Moon Films [ Birmingham ]
      http://newmoonfilm.com/index.html

       

       

       

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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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