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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 16-24 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
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 24, 2008
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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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      **Grave by grave, a story awaits [Oct. 25]
      Historian [Ronald Pettus] to give [Killen] cemetery tour
      http://tinyurl.com/6gyp5o
      Florence Times-Daily 23 October 2008

      **Art in Avondale Park [Oct. 25; Birmingham ]
      http://artinavondalepark.org/

      **Learn about Lee County ’s history this weekend [Oct. 25]
      http://tinyurl.com/65kbw3
      Auburn Villager 23 October 2008

      **Syrup festival draws 20,000 visitors from across Alabama [Oct. 25]
      http://tinyurl.com/6q742x
      Auburn Plainsman [AU] 23 October 2008

       

      **The end of the road: The Hormones bid farewell, release third CD Saturday at The Garage [Oct. 25]
      http://tinyurl.com/6p9gqr
      Mobile Press-Register 23 October 2008

      **Author to speak on ghost towns Sunday [Oct. 26; Daphne]
      Speaker to bring dead towns to life at museum
      [W. Stuart Harris is author of Dead Towns of Alabama and a dozen other books]
      http://tinyurl.com/5563qw
      BaldwinCountyNOW.com 23 October 2008


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      **HISTORY
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      **Fomer Mayor Holk sues Foley over mural [“Battle of Mobile Bay”]
      Complaint asks judge to not allow painting to be sold
      http://tinyurl.com/5aoq2a
      Mobile Press-Register 24 October 2008

      **Stem cell research likened to Tuskegee experiment
      http://tinyurl.com/6na32y
      Montgomery Advertiser 24 October 2008

      **Theater Review: The Good Negro [by Tracey Scott Wilson]
      [Play is set in Birmingham in 1963 and inspired by Diane McWhorter’s Carry Me Home]
      http://tinyurl.com/5le6wv
      Pegasus News [ Dallas TX ] 23 October 2008

      **Hank Aaron’s house prepared for big move to the Mobile stadium that bears his name
      Crosstown relocation of baseball great’s boyhood home set for Friday [Oct. 24]
      http://tinyurl.com/5erm9w
      Mobile Press-Register 23 October 2008

      **Ad Compares Stem Cell Research to Tuskegee Study

      “Even amid all the nasty advertising of campaign season, an ad running in Detroit is attracting attention — and anger — from scientists. Michigan has strict, statewide limits on stem cell research, and a measure on the ballot this fall would loosen those rules — a change that many university professors say is essential to advance their research. Opponents of the measure are now running an ad in Detroit , a city with a large black population, that compares stem cell research to the infamous Tuskegee experiments in which black men in Alabama were deceived into believing they were being treated for syphilis when in fact they were being monitored to watch the progression of the disease. The advertisement features documentary footage of the Tuskegee experiments while the narrator talks about how “unrestricted science” hurts “the vulnerable and minorities” and says that “research without restrictions” leaves “too much room for too much abuse.” Supporters of the referendum have noted that stem cell research is in fact highly regulated by the federal government and others — and that the studies envisioned by researchers are nothing like Tuskegee . An editorial in The Detroit Free Press criticized the ad for making a “horribly offensive, race-baiting comparison.””
      Inside Higher Ed 23 October 2008

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      October 24: http://tinyurl.com/687hat
      October 23: http://tinyurl.com/6qzeve
      Mobile Press-Register


      ** Verbena Avenue man [Fred Eastwood] says he started ‘battle’
      Mayor [of Foley] said apparent lawsuit pending over painting [“Battle of Mobile Bay”]
      http://tinyurl.com/6ch9lc
      BaldwinCountyNOW.com 22 October 2008

      **ACHA [Autauga Co. Heritage Assoc.] works to ensure history survives|
      Historical preservation group watches over old homes and even older memories
      http://tinyurl.com/5fz6yw
      Prattville Progress 22 October 2008

      **Canaan Baptist Church [Bessemer] reaches 190-year milestone
      http://tinyurl.com/6g2dqe
      Alabama Baptist 16 October 2008

      **Centreville’s Antioch marks 175 years
      http://tinyurl.com/63j944
      Alabama Baptist 16 October 2008

      ** Jackson ’s Forest Avenue Church celebrates 50th year of service
      http://tinyurl.com/6a44un
      Alabama Baptist 16 October 2008

      **York-area Siloam Baptist Church marks 170 years
      http://tinyurl.com/6qe4xr
      Alabama Baptist 16 October 2008


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      **CULTURE
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      **Book features local artists [Fairhope & the Eastern Shore: A Painter’s Paradise]
      http://tinyurl.com/6fuuee
      Mobile Press-Register 24 October 2008

      ** Birmingham teen struggles with love, abuse in Chandra Sparks Taylor novel ‘The Pledge’
      http://tinyurl.com/5qahmt
      Birmingham News 23 October 2008

      **[Local poet, writer, musician Jake] Berry ’s album combines best of two worlds
      http://tinyurl.com/5z4efl
      Florence Times-Daily 23 October 2008

      **Author, kids talk science realities [ Alabama author Roger Reid]
      http://tinyurl.com/5zlhlr
      Montgomery Advertiser 23 October 2008

      **[ Alabama ] Author [Roger Reid] visits Houston Hill Jr. High [17 photos]
      [Reid’s books include Longleaf and Space.]
      http://tinyurl.com/5earj2
      Montgomery Advertiser 23 October 2008

      **An Interview with E.O. Wilson, the Father of the Encyclopedia of Life
      [Scientist Wilson is an Alabama native.]
      http://tinyurl.com/6f6p6j
      New York Times 23 October 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      **[no items this issue]

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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **George Wallace (1997) Award-winning miniseries directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Gary Sinise, Angelina Jolie, Mare Winningham. Extras: Featurette. [Warner; newly released on DVD. Based on Marshall Frady's biography. Internet Movie Database entry at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119189/ ]




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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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      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamahistory

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      A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
      Associate Professor
      Director, History of Anesthesia Section 

      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://medicine.uab.edu/anesthesiology/education/35465/

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