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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 12-15 Dec & 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 , Dec 15, 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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      ** Alabama History Community Calendar
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/adahcalendar.html

      **Traditional Cultural Events in Alabama
      http://www.alabamafolklife.org/folkevents.html

      **Literary Events in Alabama [via Alabama Writers Forum]
      http://www.writersforum.org/calendar/default.aspx


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      **HISTORY
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      **Early ‘mother map’ of county uncovered
      http://tinyurl.com/63vpty
      Huntsville Times 15 December 2008

      ** Birmingham antebellum Arlington house and museum gets makeover
      http://tinyurl.com/55g98k
      Birmingham News 15 December 2008

      ** Alabama health statisticians hit century mark, still counting
      http://tinyurl.com/6gdcpn
      Birmingham News 15 December 2008

      **Father Purcell Memorial Children’s Center celebrates 50 years
      http://tinyurl.com/5c9ozr
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 December 2008

      **Ribbon cutting of the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Legacy Center
      http://tinyurl.com/58lroa
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 December 2008

      **Memorial honors Waterloo firefighters
      http://tinyurl.com/6peg99
      Florence Times-Daily 14 December 2008


      [Thom] Gossom's book worth a read despite poor editing
      [Actor Gossom's new book is about his years in the early 1970s as AU football player]
      http://tinyurl.com/6ed7at
      Tuscaloosa News 14 December 2008


      **State marks its 189th birthday
      http://tinyurl.com/6xa4tu
      Montgomery Advertiser 13 December 2008

      **Fourth-graders get a lesson in Alabama history from the governor
      Governor on hand for a history lesson
      http://tinyurl.com/6rlgx9
      Birmingham News 13 December 2008


      **Memorial to veterans moved from highway
      Moument [on the Bessemer Superhighway] a safety hazard ALDOT says
      http://tinyurl.com/5ptdqd
      Birmingham News 13 December 2008

      *UAB's acclaimed inventor to be honored
      [Basil] Hirschowitz helped craft fiber-optic endoscope
      http://tinyurl.com/5cdet6
      Birmingham News 13 December 2008

      **A new building for historic church
      Mount Zion Baptist moves after airport buyout thins neighborhood
      http://tinyurl.com/5a2sao
      Birmingham News 13 Decmeber 2008

      **Etowah man participated in NFL’s first championship game to go into overtime [ML Brackett, in 1958]
      http://tinyurl.com/6md4s6
      Gadsden Times 13 December 2008

      **2008 13 December: Musician and singer Randy Owen is 59.

      **Yesterdays' News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      December 15: http://tinyurl.com/5ww8d5
      December 14: http://tinyurl.com/6e5895 
      December 13: http://tinyurl.com/6kpejr
      Mobile Press-Register

      **1913 December 12- James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens is born in Oakville , Alabama .

            He will become a world-class athlete in college, setting

            world records in many events.  He will go on to win 4 gold

            medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, spoiling Hitler's

            plans to showcase Aryan sports supremacy.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html



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      **CULTURE
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      **Teen poets have ‘spark’ [Emanuel Waddell and Jeffe Shaffer]
      http://tinyurl.com/6bvhdh
      Huntsville Times 15 December 2008

      **Recording studio moving to downtown Sheffield [operated by Jimmy Nutt]
      http://tinyurl.com/6xhn89
      Florence Times-Daily 15 December 2008

      **
      Troy University
      “ Troy University 's Sound of the South marching band has released a new CD, "The Sound's in Town: Coast to Coast." “
      http://tinyurl.com/5k62o6
      Mobile Press-Register 15 December 2008

      **[Review of Charlie Louvin] Sings Murder Ballads and Disaster Songs
      http://tinyurl.com/698odj
      Hollywood Reporter 13 December 2008


      **Don Davis’ talent with steel guitar opened doors to Nashville fame
      [See also article published 15 December: http://tinyurl.com/63c7r8 ]
      http://tinyurl.com/5utnx8
      Mobile Press-Register blog 12 December 2008

      **Don Davis’ music [Includes video; country musician Davis lives in Gulf Shores .]
      http://tinyurl.com/6b4f3o
      Mobile Press-Register blog 12 December 2008


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      **DEATHS
      ===========

      **Winston Bush McCall [obituary]
      [McCall was lead counsel in Bear Bryant’s case against Saturday Evening Post; also wrote One Lawyer’s Case Load]
      http://tinyurl.com/6xzu72
      Birmingham News 14 December 2008


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

      **
      Birmingham Public Art [ City Center ]
      http://www.birminghamart.org/

       

       

      **Forthcoming/Recent Books with Alabama Connections

       

      Capote, Truman. Breakfast at Tiffany’s: The 50th Anniversary Edition. Vintage, 2008

       

      Hurston, Zora Neale. Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica . HarperCollins, January 2009

       

      Kraut, Anthea. Choreographing the Folk: The Dance Stagings of Zora Neale Hurston. University of Minnesota Press, 2008

       

      Wright, Douglas Scott. A History of Weiss Lake . History Press, 2008




      ================
      **USEFUL LINKS
      ================

      ** 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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