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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 23-27 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
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      Alabama History/Culture in the News: & Bonus Material

      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 

      *
      *Autauga Genealogical Society meets on Sunday, September 16, at 2 p.m.
      Location: Chapman Hall, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, downtown Prattville
      Robert S. Davis will present the program on "Writing Biography, Family History and Local History". Mr. Davis has presented numerous programs for the Autauga Genealogical Society. He is the Director of the Family & Regional History Program at Wallace State College in Hanceville, Alabama. He is also the author of more than 20 books, including Tracing Your Alabama Past, a comprehensive reference book for genealogical research in Alabama. Visitors are always welcome to attend the meetings.
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~alags/ 


      **Bookmark
      APT Sunday 11:00am
      http://tinyurl.com/2rq37l

      Alabama authors/topics scheduled to appear in coming episodes:

      September 9 Joe Formichella speaks about the writing of Here's to You, Jackie Robinson, his non-fiction look at a black semi-pro baseball team in Alabama many decades ago.

      September 23 The difficulties and rewards of researching Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee, will be shared by author Charles J. Shields.

      October 7 Former Birmingham attorney Richard North Patterson, who has sold tens of millions of books in two dozen languages

      October 28 Birmingham native Rebecca Gilman gives an inside view of playwriting.

      November 4 The charming gentleman Esquire calls the world's finest living non-fiction writer, Gay Talese, muses about his memoir, A Writer's Life.



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      **HISTORY
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      *
      *At Burritt, the heat of history still living
      http://tinyurl.com/3a3wdp
      Huntsville Times 27 August 2007


      **Past lies buried amid weeds
      Madison weighs care, upkeep of pioneer cemeteries
      http://tinyurl.com/2kxn63
      Huntsville Times 27 August 2007


      **In search of a lost Baldwin cemetery
      "...scattered and unmarked graves of dozens of poor black residents who toiled in the area's timber industry some 70 years ago. "
      http://tinyurl.com/39hrhd
      Mobile Press-Register 27 August 2007


      **Capitol director [Christy Carl] enjoys teaching
      http://tinyurl.com/3aqva6
      Montgomery Advertiser 27 August 2007


      **Barnes School for Boys lives on in memories [closed in 1942]
      http://tinyurl.com/3b6nzp
      Montgomery Advertiser 27 August 2007

      **TCHS class of ’37 make 70th reunion their last
      http://tinyurl.com/39zu8z
      Tuscaloosa News 26 August 2007

      **
      Going for the gold
      Deontay Wilder earns berth on U.S. Olympic [boxing] team
      http://tinyurl.com/2j8ba4
      Tuscaloosa Newes 26 August 2007

      **Nastiest campaign ever:
      Former governor [Albert Brewer] describes broken promises, lost opportunities and 37-year-old emotional scars
      http://tinyurl.com/35yl6z
      Huntsville Times 26 August 2007

      **Civil War enthusiasts to take up fight Labor Day weekend
      Re-enactment of Battle of Decatur more historically accurate this year
      http://tinyurl.com/yoh38y
      Decatur Daily 26 August 2007

      **Rosa Parks may help Tuskegee preserve history
      http://tinyurl.com/23yapd
      Montgomery Advertiser 26 August 2007

      **Museum built around rocket [Saturn V, Huntsville]
      http://tinyurl.com/2bbaqq
      Montgomery Advertiser 26 August 2007

      **School memories
      Educators look back at transition to modern school
      http://tinyurl.com/2smy7q
      Florence Times-Daily 26 August 2007

      **Piece of history housed in Huntsville [Saturn V]
      http://tinyurl.com/2gxyel
      Birmingham News 25 August 2007

      **Triple-digit temperatures expected to end:
      105-year-old record [for Decatur] broken after 14th day of 100 or above
      http://tinyurl.com/35ygk9
      Decatur Daily 25 August 2007

      **Saturn V rocket moved into new museum home in Huntsville
      http://tinyurl.com/3dplyn
      Florence Times-Daily 25 August 2007

      **George Petrie's passion for Auburn University detailed in book
      http://tinyurl.com/32l5pu
      Tuscaloosa News 25 August 2007

      **King tries to block Wallace shooter's release
      http://tinyurl.com/yslah9
      Montgomery Advertiser 25 August 2007

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      August 27: http://tinyurl.com/37p4fw 
      August 26:
      http://tinyurl.com/2uszqe 
      August 25:
      http://tinyurl.com/252lcc
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Alabama lawyer [H. Thomas Wells, Jr.] becoming president of American Bar Association
      http://tinyurl.com/2pmucr
      Tuscaloosa News 24 August 2007

      **This Week In Alabama History
      Wallace's birthday this month
      http://tinyurl.com/29s2ve
      South Alabamian 23 August 2007


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      **CULTURE
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      *
      *UAB professor donates Proust books to library
      A professor's life of letters brings an essential Proust trove to UAB
      http://tinyurl.com/32khok
      Birmingham News 27 August 2007


      *
      *Local man [John White] to appear on Game Show Network's 'Without Prejudice'
      http://tinyurl.com/2prj85
      Montgomery Advertiser 27 August 2007


      **[Jefferson Co.] Budget has arts groups worried
      http://tinyurl.com/2k5mw5
      Birmingham News 26 August 2007

      *
      *Selma sage's wisdom could benefit us all [Kathryn Tucker Windham]
      http://tinyurl.com/2vrkdp
      Birmingham News 24 August 2007


      **[Jason] Isbell hops off the truck
      Former Drive-By Trucker brings his new band to Sloss
      http://tinyurl.com/325g8k
      Birmingham News 24 August 2007

      **His name is [Ned] Mudd but films use his music with clarity
      [Mudd is a Shelby County attorney, composer and musician]
      http://tinyurl.com/35bqlk
      Birmingham News 24 August 2007



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      **DEATHS
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      **[Mary Jane] Scruggs, well-known music teacher, dies at 85
      http://tinyurl.com/3559ze
      Mobile Press-Register 26 August 2007

      **UA professor [Ronald Ray Robel] brought the world to Tuscaloosa
      http://tinyurl.com/3bqtls
      Tuscaloosa News 25 August 2007

      **[Jean] O’Connor-Snyder, mentor to UA up-and-comers, dies at 75
      http://tinyurl.com/379btr
      Tuscaloosa News 25 August 2007


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **LIBRARY EXHIBIT: TIGERS ON THE PROWL
      Located in the five flat glass exhibit cases on the east side (facing the Hotel and Dixon Conference Center) of the Special Collections and Archives Department is an exhibit featuring *Tigers on the Prowl.* In 2001 and 2002 the Auburn Chamber of Commerce participated in a fund-raising project involving the production of 24 large plastic tigers, each weighing 300 pounds, for display around the town. The exhibit features numerous photographs and newspaper clippings, plus captions providing information such as how these tigers were constructed and the fate of the *Tigers on the Prowl.* The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the GROUND FLOOR of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

      GEORGE PETRIE EXHIBIT
      Located in the three large glass exhibit cases on one*s left upon entering the Special Collections and Archives Department is an exhibit concerning the life and times of George Petrie (1866-1947), longtime professor of History at Auburn, and organizer of the first football game
      (1892) and the first baseball team at Auburn. The exhibit features numerous photographs, manuscripts, books, and other items as well as informative captions concerning *Auburn Man: The Life and Times of George Petrie.*

      The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the GROUND FLOOR of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. http://www.lib.auburn.edu/

      **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: 3333




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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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      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
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