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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 13-20 Aug & 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 20, 2008
      Alabama History/Culture in the News: USE 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. Many of the articles listed are printed in other Alabama newspapers; in general, I do not attempt to list all appearances of an article. Some dates given are those when the item was posted to the newspaper or magazine web site. 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/ONGOING EVENTS

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      **Road Scholars: Alabama Humanities Foundation
      http://www.ahf.net/

      August 21, 2008

      Frances Robb

      Sacred Harp Music and the North Alabama Densons

      Bradshaw Library (Valley)

      12:00 p.m.

      Sponsored by Chambers County Library

      John Tidwell: 334.768.2161

      ** Alabama town [of Fyffe] celebrates UFO past with family festival [Aug. 22 & 23]
      http://tinyurl.com/6mwvcf

      Tuscaloosa News 19 August 2008

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      Founders' Day more than a celebration of history [in Killen, Aug. 22 & 23]
      http://tinyurl.com/5zwzrz
      Florence Times-Daily 20 August 2008

      **See master craftspeople at work Saturday [Aug. 23 at Old Alabama Town ]
      http://tinyurl.com/5ckkk9
      Montgomery Advertiser 19 August 2008

      **Cookbook fair offers tasty food, benefits shelter animals [August 23]
      [See also “Church starts cookbook expo” http://tinyurl.com/5zxzzr ]
      http://tinyurl.com/6kzkbb
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 August 2008

      **Road Scholars: Alabama Humanities Foundation
      http://www.ahf.net/  [see also
      http://tinyurl.com/5pes2c ]

      August 26, 2008

      Nancy Anderson

      To Kill a Mockingbird: Successes and Myths

      Westminster Village - Pete Allen Room (Spanish Fort)

      7:00 p.m.

      Sponsored by Westminster Village
      Melissa Manjone: 251.626.4104

      **Murder mystery authors to speak at Foley library event [September 18]
      [ Ala. authors Suzanne Hudson and Joe Formichella]
      http://tinyurl.com/5jnrmm
      Mobile Press-Register 19 August 2008


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      **HISTORY
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      Bessemer city inspectors condemn historic Arlington School building
      http://tinyurl.com/5cr8nb
      Birmingham News 20 August 2008

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      Center Point to study possibility of building memorial for veterans
      http://tinyurl.com/5uhocu
      Birmingham News 20 August 2008

      **First steps taken in moving historic 1882 iron bridge
      Espey Bridge being returned to Northport after more than a century
      http://tinyurl.com/6hetqq
      Tuscaloosa News 20 August 2008

      **Historic iron bridge returns to its home on the Black Warrior Riverfront

      http://tinyurl.com/5vvm2r
      Tuscaloosa News 19 August 2008

      **Pioneer families of Madison
      http://tinyurl.com/5dgysn
      Huntsville Times 20 August 2008

      **
      Brundidge targets dilapidated houses [some may be historical]
      http://tinyurl.com/632mvm
      Troy Messenger 19 August 2008


      ** ALABAMA HISTORY
      'Howlin Mad' Smith retires
      "the father of modern amphibious warfare"
      http://tinyurl.com/5g79nq
      Montgomery Advertiser 19 August 2008

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      August 20: http://tinyurl.com/6s5re6
      August 19: http://tinyurl.com/59e65f
      Mobile Press-Register

      ** Southern Research Institute to purchase Quinlan Castle [built in 1927]
      http://tinyurl.com/5eglcz
      Kaleidoscope [UAB] 18 August 2008

      **b. 08-18-1918 - Hank Penny - Birmingham , AL - d. 4-17-1992 singer, rhythn guitar: "The Radio Cowboys"
      old.time.radio Digest V2008 Issue #200
      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **[ Madison businessman J.B.]
      Bronaugh held up as example to area's young men in 1900s

      http://tinyurl.com/5wrwmx
      Huntsville Times 13 August 2008


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      **CULTURE
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      Athens native [Bradley] Walker set for 6th [Jerry Lewis] telethon appearance
      http://tinyurl.com/6qhqjo
      Huntsville Times 20 August 2008

      **UAB “Art Matters” on BHN cable network
      UAB is prominently featured on a cable access show "Art Matters" airing on BHN Channel 4 at 6:30 p.m. Monday, 3 p.m. Wednesday, 6 p.m., Thursday and 8 p.m.  Friday. Watch it anytime or several times on BHN Birmingham On Demand Digital Channel 1040. UAB Media Specialist Shannon Thomason hosts the 30-minute program. Upcoming shows feature outdoor sculpture on the UAB campus, the UAB Gospel Choir's latest hit CD and DVD and the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center's upcoming season.
      UAB Reporter Online 19 August 2008

      **[Kehlan Phil] Cohran shines in tribute to [ Ala. native] Sun Ra
      http://tinyurl.com/5enyvc
      Chicago Tribune 16 August 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      Mobile baker Charles Pollman dies at 88
      [His father Frank Pollman, Sr., founded the bakery in 1918]
      http://tinyurl.com/6khnz2
      Mobile Press-Register 20 August 2008


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      Thomas Hearn, former Wake Forest president with UAB roots, dead at 71
      http://tinyurl.com/66md6y
      Birmingham News 18 August 2008

      **[ Ala. native] Don Helms, 81, Who Put the Twang in the Hank Williams Songbook, Is Dead
      http://tinyurl.com/5kj3kj
      New York Times 17 August 2008

      **[ Ala. native]
      Don Helms, 81; steel guitarist for Hank Williams
      http://tinyurl.com/6deobz
      Los Angeles Times 14 August 2008

      Harold Lowe Jr. / [Nashville] Tennessean

      Don Helms, seen in 1961, was the last surviving member of Hank Williams’ band, the Drifting Cowboys, and played at the country music titan’s side for the better part of a decade, from 1943 until Williams’ death at age 29 on the way to a New Year’s Day 1953 performance in Canton, Ohio.

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **[ Ala. native] Sun Ra Interviewed by Dennis Irving [1968]
      http://www.archive.org/details/SunRaInterviewedByDennisIrving


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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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      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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