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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 21-27 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 27, 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.


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      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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      HALLOWEEN EXHIBITS at AU's Draughon Library Located in the three tall glass display cases on the left upon entering the Special Collections and Archives Department, are exhibits celebrating the theme of Halloween in Alabama .  One case features Ghostly Places in Alabama , another Alabama Bats and Bat Watching, and the third features ghosts and folklore in Alabama .  The exhibits feature numerous books, illustrations, and informative captions. The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the GROUND FLOOR of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

      **Family history topic of [Limestone Co.] Historical Society speaker [Oct. 28] [Robert Scott Davis of the Family & Regional History Programs, Wallace State ]
      http://tinyurl.com/5wegbv
      Athens News Courier 24 October 2008


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      Mobile's myths, mysteries and legends to be explored in library lecture [Oct. 29]
      http://tinyurl.com/6xnaqc
      Mobile Press-Register 26 October 2008

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      Filmmaker Margaret Brown will screen her documentary, "The Order of Myths," which follows two Mardi Gras krewes in Mobile , at the Bama Theatre on Thursday [Oct. 30] at 7:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences and the Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County. Admission is $5 and tickets will be available at the door.


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      **HISTORY
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      **First woman will fish in Bassmaster Classic [Alabaster’s Kim Bain]
      http://tinyurl.com/6bwb5c
      Birmingham News 27 October 2008

      **History behind state quarters revealed in local author’s book [Jim Noles]
      http://tinyurl.com/5at53p
      Birmingham News 27 October 2008

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      Heritage Festival invokes history of Saraland
      http://tinyurl.com/6jb9kc
      Mobile Press-Register 26 October 2008

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      Hank Aaron's home to be moved Monday
      http://tinyurl.com/54qvrg
      Mobile Press-Register 26 October 2008


      **Gadsden home to several 'haunted' places
      http://tinyurl.com/6k8b5r
      Gadsden Times 26 October 2008


      **Historical honor cements Alabama Book Store’s legacy
      "Two months ago, the Alabama Book Store’s status as one of the oldest buildings on University Boulevard and the oldest business on The Strip, helped get it listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage by the Alabama Historical Commission."
      http://tinyurl.com/6a8nl9
      Tuscaloosa News 26 October 2008


      **This old house made new [The Elms in Coosada]
      Couple restores plantation home, unearthing history along the way
      http://tinyurl.com/5lleoo
      Montgomery Advertiser 26 October 2008

      **Paying tribute
      New exhibit unveiled at Confederate Memorial Park
      http://tinyurl.com/6oelzq
      Clanton Advertiser 25 October 2008


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      Huntsville High hits 100 mark with style
      http://tinyurl.com/62wk5c
      Huntsville Times 25 October 2008


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      Huffman's Five Mile Presbyterian Church opens time capsule
      http://tinyurl.com/5m559v
      Birmingham News 25 October 2008

      **South Highlands Presbyterian Church to celebrate 120th anniversary
      http://tinyurl.com/6h5oz7
      Birmingham News 25 October 2008


      **[James E.]
      Foy family unhappy about Auburn student union renaming
      Won't be named for former dean
      http://tinyurl.com/6bgr3e
      Birmingham News 25 October 2008

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      October 27: http://tinyurl.com/5zvtrv

      October 26: http://tinyurl.com/6ne7ut 
      October 25: http://tinyurl.com/69xcpp
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Closing of church marks end of an era

      [Trenton Presbyterian Church, organized in 1903]

      http://tinyurl.com/6j6en9

      Huntsville Times 24 October 2008

       

      **Eric Davis makes D-II Hall of Fame

      " Former Jacksonville State University and NFL standout Eric Davis will be inducted into the Division II Football Hall of Fame in December."

      http://tinyurl.com/6576sp

      Birmingham News 23 October 2008

       

      **Marengo County memories

      Senior Living [ Birmingham ] October 2008


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      **CULTURE
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      **Columnist says tiny town takes her to roots [ Ala. author Rheta Grimsley Johnson]
      http://tinyurl.com/5mu9nk
      Huntsville Times 26 October 2008

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      Fans, customers gather at Avondale Park art show
      http://tinyurl.com/64k9lh
      Birmingham News 26 October 2008

      **Cotton Pickin' Celebration draws thousands to Old Baker Farm
      Farm festival continues today
      http://tinyurl.com/6o9gnv
      Birmingham News 26 October 2008


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      Crooner could be on verge of stardom
      Prattville resident Skyler Foster auditions in Nashville , opens for Randy Travis
      http://tinyurl.com/6ngn9x
      Prattville Progress 26 October 2008

      **Cosmo men [from Birmingham ]
      http://tinyurl.com/5bp9fc
      Birmingham News 26 October 2008

       

      **[UAB's Clayton] Colvin explores new vistas in multimedia art
      http://tinyurl.com/59lo3f
      Kaleidoscope [UAB] 21 October 2008



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      **DEATHS
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      **Ruth Kay Phillips Chappell [obituary]
      [Born 13 May 1938; one of Alabama ’s first known set of triplets to survive birth]
      http://tinyurl.com/69zap9
      Birmingham News 26 October 2008



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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **[no items this issue]


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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, 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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