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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 13-20 Dec & 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 , Dec 20, 2007
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      Alabama History/Culture in the News: SAVE THIS ONE & 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

      **Traditional Cultural Events in Alabama
      http://www.alabamafolklife.org/folkevents.html

      **[Local author Jackie] Bodden sets book signing [December 21]
      http://tinyurl.com/3djjnx
      Mobile Press-Register 19 December 2007

      **The History Channel

      December 25, 2007

      9-10pm -- Decoding The Past - The Other Nostradamus.

      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. [Before he began his prophecy career, Cayce was an itinerant photographer and spent some time in Alabama .] http://historychannel.com/


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      **HISTORY
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      **Business trailblazer [Katherine] McTyeire closing Iron Art after 58 years
      http://tinyurl.com/2pdkrm
      Birmingham News 19 December 2007

      **Museum a possibility for Rickwood
      http://tinyurl.com/3yg799
      Birmingham News 19 December 2007

      **ALABAMA HISTORY
      Capitol burned [in 1849], was later rebuilt

      http://tinyurl.com/3dnkoq
      Montgomery Advertiser 19 December 2007

      **Winter Ball raises $3,000 for [West Elmore Co.] Historical Society
      http://tinyurl.com/2mvfbs
      Prattville Progress 19 December 2007


      **Pictorial book takes a look at River Region
      [Mary Ann Neeley's latest book, "Montgomery and the River Re­gion: Yesterday, Today and To­morrow."]
      http://tinyurl.com/38jyxe
      Prattville Progress 19 December 2007


      **Race of Confederate Monument vandals surprises some

      http://tinyurl.com/3d3up3
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 December 2007

      **Officials' portraits hang in courthouse gallery

      http://tinyurl.com/36klk7
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 December 2007

      **This old house [in Riverside , built in 1872]
      http://tinyurl.com/2r2f7o
      Birmingham News 18 December 2007

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1857, 1907, etc.]
      December 20: http://tinyurl.com/25yruc
      December 19: http://tinyurl.com/385tyv
      December 18: http://tinyurl.com/26dynx
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Hank Williams fans gather in Montgomery , Alabama on New Year's Eve

      http://tinyurl.com/2f3to4
      Birmingham News 16 December 2007


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      **CULTURE
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      **Split second of fame excites Randolph choir [on NBC’s “Clash of the Choirs”]
      http://tinyurl.com/2bboef
      Huntsville Times 20 December 2007


      **`My children are theater nuts.'
      [Interview with Regina Arnold, executive director of the Leeds Arts Council]
      http://tinyurl.com/2sd3zd
      Birmingham News 19 December 2007


      **Malcolm’s Reading Room [new Birmingham bookstore]
      http://tinyurl.com/2k36qk
      Bhamterminal.com 18 December 2007

      **Birmingham, Alabama artists unite in Birmingham Art Collective
      http://tinyurl.com/yw359r
      Birmingham News 18 December 2007


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      **DEATHS
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      **Banker, civic leader Dwain Gregory Luce dies at 91
      World War II veteran saw action on D-Day
      http://tinyurl.com/ytnfoh
      Mobile Press-Register 20 December 2007


      **Brighton city council member Dorothy Henderson dies
      Brighton official put `heart' in work
      http://tinyurl.com/yukznh
      Birmingham News 20 December 2007

      ** Alabama 's commissioner of children's affairs dies [Richard Dorrough]
      http://tinyurl.com/368yp2
      Birmingham News 19 December 2007

      **Ex-school board member dies at 81 [Milton Pearson]
      http://tinyurl.com/2bj58w
      Tuscaloosa News 18 December 2007

      **Heritage leader [in Autauga Co., Elizabeth] Walthall, 92, dies
      http://tinyurl.com/3ynbjk
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 December 2007

      **Retired Alabama Baptist pastor [R. Elmer] Nielsen dies at 88
      http://tinyurl.com/ynoym6
      Alabama Baptist 13 December 2007



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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Chattin' about choo-choos
      Model railroaders build for love of trains
      http://tinyurl.com/339dpo
      Shoals Magazine 14 November 2007

      **Passion of the pick [guitarist Dillon Hodges]
      http://tinyurl.com/368tgf
      Shoals Magazine 14 November 2007

      **Recent Books with Alabama Connections

      Shorty: A Life in Sports, by David H. White, is the story of Alabama high school football coaching legend George “Shorty” White.  Perhaps the best known high school coach in the state, he led Birmingham’s Banks High School Jets from 1961 until 1974, winning three state titles before moving on to the University of Alabama to coach under Paul “Bear” Bryant.  Shorty White was coaching at Bama when the Crimson Tide won national football championships in 1978 and 1979. BrookSports, 2007


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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

      ** Birmingham Rewound
      http://www.birminghamrewound.com/

      **Project to Document the Birmingham District
      [Includes the BhamWiki and the Magic City Flickr group]
      http://tinyurl.com/yt49xj

      **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@...

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