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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 28-31 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 31, 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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      **Festival celebrates Native American culture [Oct. 31-Nov.1; Auburn ]
      http://tinyurl.com/5vv6h3
      Montgomery Advertiser 31 October 2008

      **County event to honor World War II veterans
      USO-style dance on tap Saturday in Robertsdale
      http://tinyurl.com/6nzylo
      Mobile Press-Register 31 October 2008

      **Photo historian [Francis Robb] to speak at Unitarian Fellowship [Nov. 2; Fairhope]
      [She will discuss photos taken in Alabama during the Great Depression.]
      http://tinyurl.com/5fqsc7
      Mobile Press-Register 31 October 2008

      **Bookmark: Ace Atkins [ Alabama author]
      Sunday, November 2, 11:00 a.m.
      APTV http://tinyurl.com/65lt4s

      **Game clock winding down for the Art of Competition exhibit
      [At the Hardin Center through November 9]
      http://tinyurl.com/5tla7l
      Gadsden Times 31 October 2008



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      **HISTORY
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      **Baseball giant Hank Aaron breaks ground at stadium in Mobile for museum built of his boyhood home
      http://tinyurl.com/5zz9ud
      Mobile Press-Register 31 October 2008

      **Historic Massey Hall on school’s chopping block [built in 1916 at Huntingdon College ]
      http://tinyurl.com/5shquj
      Montgomery Advertiser 31 October 2008

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      1945 October 31- Educator, Booker T. Washington, is inducted into the Hall of Fame for Great Americans.

       

      1979 October 30- Richard Arrington is the first African American to be elected mayor of Birmingham , Alabama .
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      October 31: http://tinyurl.com/6z3dun
      October 30: http://tinyurl.com/56yln5
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Restoration planned for Mullins Cemetery
      http://tinyurl.com/63bpgx
      Clanton Advertiser 29 October 2008


      **’Living history’ event planned at Fort Toulouse/Jackson
      http://tinyurl.com/66v666
      Wetumpka Herald 28 October 2008


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      **CULTURE
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      **’Blackwater’ series remains well-loved
      Michael McDowell’s tale of fictional Caskey family of Perdido part of writing career that included ‘Beetlejuice,’ ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’
      [McDowell’s Wikipedia entry is at http://tinyurl.com/5m73rt ]
      http://tinyurl.com/6ocsda
      Mobile Press-Register 31 October 2008

      **GHOST hunters investigate the unexplained
      http://tinyurl.com/5rk8u3
      Florence Times-Daily 31 October 2008

      **There’s a lot to see, appreciate in Greenville
      http://tinyurl.com/5zrpb7
      Montgomery Advertiser 31 October 2008

      **Band on the Run [ South Carolina ’s Band of Horses]
      Shoals music history adds to recording experience [at FAME Studio]
      http://tinyurl.com/6nstu9
      Florence Times-Daily 31 October 2008

      **Haunted bridge story draws gasps, shudders at Halloween
      http://tinyurl.com/6pag4w
      Gadsden Times 30 October 2008

      **Art exhibit highlights very special artists
      http://tinyurl.com/654w77
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 October 2008

      **[ Ala. native] Courtney Cox is off to “ Cougar Town ”
      Sets comedy pilot with “Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence
      http://tinyurl.com/5q38jx
      Hollywood Reporter 30 October 2008


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      **DEATHS
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      **Blanton pastor [Jeff] Hemmings dies
      http://tinyurl.com/5wju6y  
      Alabama Baptist 23 October 2008


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **
      Recent Book with Alabama Connections

       

      Feet of Clay by JJ Webb

      ($23.00) ISBN: 978-0-8059-7705-9, paperback, Dorrance

      “The novel Feet of Clay belongs to four brothers and their wives, lovers, sisters, friends, and mistresses: Ben--the handsome politician--already in his thirties, yet unmarried...

      Walt--the rugged young widower--bitter and determined to never be taken advantage of again... Cal--the honest, goodhearted brother who only wants the best for everyone...

      Daniel--the good-looking, just lawyer who will not compromise his beliefs for anything or anyone...Demarius--their sister--unlucky in love and married to a rake who abuses her.

      Set in Richmond and Mobile during the 1880s, Feet of Clay is a family saga, a historical romance, a murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and a study of human behavior. There are no perfect heroes here, only men with feet of clay. They have been wronged; they have done wrong; but they are all honorable men with all too human flaws.

      About the Author
      JJ Webb lives in Alabama and writes lovingly of her state's charming geography in her book Feet of Clay. She is a retired teacher and school administrator who drew upon her lifelong love of history to write her novel. She is a member of the Wetumpka Fine Arts Club and the Episcopal Church, and her interests include reading, writing, and following sports--especially football and basketball. She has four children: Rick, Letha, Jean, and Pellar.”
      [Description from publisher press release]


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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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