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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 16-22 Oct & 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: 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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      **Loachapoka gearing up for Syrup Sop, Historical Fair crowds [Oct. 25]

      http://tinyurl.com/5teeql

      Opelika-Auburn News 20 October 2008

       

      **Steve Flowers to address Pike County Historical Society [Oct. 26]

      [His topic is Alabama politics ca. 1958]

      http://tinyurl.com/6bwbe3

      Troy Messenger 20 October 2008

      **Paranormal researchers plan appearances [Oct. 30-31; in Montgomery area]
      http://tinyurl.com/5hhx33
      Montgomery Advertiser 22 October 2008

      **Auburn to hold Native American Festival [Oct. 31 & Nov.1]
      http://tinyurl.com/5gwmcm
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 October 2008

       

      **Retired judge to sign copies of new book [Nov. 1]

      [Val McGee, Selma : A Novel of the Civil War]

      http://tinyurl.com/6e6xmt

      Dothan Eagle 19 October 2008




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      **HISTORY
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      **Trotmans played role in early Madison days
      http://tinyurl.com/5982z3
      Huntsville Times 22 October 2008

      **Gardendale home receives historical marker
      http://tinyurl.com/65t8hc
      Birmingham News 22 October 2008

      ** Houston students visit Carver Museum
      http://tinyurl.com/5cct3g
      Gadsden Times 22 October 2008

      **2008 October 22: Country singer and Alabama native Shelby Lynne is 40.

       

      **[ Shelby Co. Museum and] Archives to add artifacts
      http://tinyurl.com/6cgmvm
      Shelby County Reporter 21 October 2008

      **Wikipedia Article of the Day: Natalee Holloway
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalee_Holloway
      Wikipedia 21 October 2008

       

      ** Constitution Village featured in tourism ad [for "Year of Alabama History" in 2009]

      http://tinyurl.com/6h4xyh

      Huntsville Times 21 October 2008

       

      **Expansion of Mobile 's Leinkauf Historic District moving forward

      Johnson was initially upset by announcement of plans, but was swayed when area residents expressed approval

      http://tinyurl.com/6yqd4r

      Mobile Press-Register 21 October 2008

       

      ** Carraway Hospital closing its doors after 100 years

      Hospital files for bankruptcy to liquidate assets

      http://tinyurl.com/6blreu

      Birmingham News 21 October 2008

       

      ** Physicians Medical Center to many remained Carraway, when it was an innovator in trauma treatment

      http://tinyurl.com/68f2xe

      Birmingham News 21 October 2008

      **City, people suffer under fallen star [of Carraway Hospital ; John Archibald column]
      http://tinyurl.com/59b299
      Birmingham News 21 October 2008

       

      **3 inducted into [ Alabama ] Academy of Honor

      http://tinyurl.com/57de6w

      Montgomery Advertiser 21 October 2008

       

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      October 22: http://tinyurl.com/6hmf89

      October 21: http://tinyurl.com/5vs9zz

      Mobile Press-Register


      **b.
      10-20-1914 - Fayard Nicholas - Mobile , AL - d. 1-24-2006
      dancer: (The Nicholas Brothers) "Big Broadcast of 1936"; "Ben Bernie Show"
      old.time.radio Digest V2008 Issue #247
      http://lists.oldradio.net/

       

      **North Alabama attractions to be featured in state tourism ads [for "Year of Alabama History" in 2009]

      http://tinyurl.com/6hwfdq

      Huntsville Times blog 20 October 2008

       

      **A needle in a haystack [early days of Alabama City ]

      http://tinyurl.com/6kywd5

      Gadsden Times 19 October 2008

       

      **Ghosts and ghouls [a fundraiser for historic Weaver House]

      http://tinyurl.com/5da4cy

      Selma times-Journal 18 October 2008

       

      **b. 10-18-1911 - Helen Claire - Union Springs , AL - d. 1-12-1974

      actor: Virginia Lansing "Backstage Wife"; Joyce Jordan "Joyce Jordan,M.D."

      old.time.radio Digest V2008 Issue #246

      http://lists.oldradio.net/  

       

      **Southern Living's veteran editor to retire

      Magazine to put first woman at the helm [Eleanor Griffin]

      http://tinyurl.com/5kg2xa

      Birmingham News 17 October 2008

       

      **Vintage views

      Finding a home for Birmingham 's historic fire-fighting equipment

      http://tinyurl.com/58o37u

      Birmingham Weekly 16 October 2008




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      **CULTURE
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      **Former University of Mobile standout and Fairhope resident [J.C. Romero] goes for a World Series ring he can call his own with Philadelphia
      http://tinyurl.com/6zrpyx
      Mobile Press-Register 22 October 2008

      **Bay Minette woman [Becca Horne] helps Southern artists to network
      http://tinyurl.com/5uo8wa
      Mobile Press-Register 22 October 2008

       

      **Brewton yoga instructor, marathon runner [Celina Miller] launches quarterly national magazine
      http://tinyurl.com/5f3ve9
      Mobile Press-Register 21 October 2008

      **Hot glass, cool art [at University of Montevallo ]
      http://tinyurl.com/63rcn6
      Shelby County Reporter 21 October 2008

      **”Stars Fell on Alabama ” couch [by Texas artist Sherry Britton] to reside at Gadsden City Hall
      http://tinyurl.com/639jv9
      Gadsden Messenger 21 October 2008

       

      **Students get taste of film-making [at Austin H.S. in Decatur ]

      http://tinyurl.com/5rceor

      Montgomery Advertiser 21 October 2008




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      **DEATHS
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      **Retired Birmingham pediatrician dies in wreck
      [Dr. Tom Caldwell, who practiced for more than 40 years]
      http://tinyurl.com/5czoqo
      Birmingham News 22 October 2008

      **Longtime Vigor and Blount football coach dies [Cornelius Brown]
      http://tinyurl.com/65ofz9
      al.com blog 22 October 2008


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
      ==================

      **Dr. Ron Beckett discusses Bessemer 's mummy [Hazel Farris] and more

      http://bhammag.com/bhammag/onlineonly3.aspx

      Birmingham Magazine October 2008




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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
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