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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 31 Dec-5 Jan & 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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      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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      **Celebration honors musical forefather [5-10 Jan.; Sam Phillips]
      http://tinyurl.com/axhxz3
      Florence Times-Daily 2 January 2009

      **Quilts provide true connection to life
      [Review of Birmingham Museum of Art exhibit that runs through March 1]
      http://tinyurl.com/7snwbb
      Birmingham News 4 January 2009

       

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      **HISTORY
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      **Bass Pro: Cannon isn’t from the Spanish Fort area
      Meanwhile, a local historian praises Cypress Equities’ efforts to preserve trench on site
      http://tinyurl.com/8cupx5
      Mobile Press-Register 5 January 2009

      **More than decent docents: Retired couple leads visitors on a voyage of historical discovery at Museum of Mobile
      http://tinyurl.com/9ohe88
      Mobile Press-Register 5 January 2009

      **[Native American]Festival featured as one of top 10 state events
      Moundville picked from 1,600 choices for Year of Alabama History
      http://tinyurl.com/7ldx7x
      Tuscaloosa News 5 January 2009

      **Two local cemeteries added to state historical register
      http://tinyurl.com/7kskw5
      Clanton Advertiser 3 January 2009

      ** Birmingham sites featured on year of Alabaam history Web site
      http://tinyurl.com/8o4stj
      Birmingham News 3 January 2009

      **Cannons from Confederate raider Alabama preserved
      http://tinyurl.com/857gpj
      Huntsville Times blog [from Associated Press] 2 January 2009

      **[Marcus] Romine reopens Anniston barbecue landmark
      http://tinyurl.com/9tadsn
      Florence Times-Daily 2 January 2009

      **
      1943 January 5- George Washington Carver joins the ancestors after succumbing

                to anemia at the age of 81.  He was a pioneering plant

                chemist and agricultural researcher noted for his work with

                the peanut and soil restoration while at Tuskegee Institute.

       

      1948 January 5- A commemorative stamp of George Washington Carver is issued

                by the U.S. Postal Service.  The posthumous honor bestowed

                upon the famed agricultural expert and researcher is only

                one of the many awards he received, including the 1923

                Spingarn Medal and membership in the NYU Hall of Fame.

       

      1965 January 2- The Selma, Alabama voter registration drive begins, led by the
              Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  It is a major effort to get
              African American voters registered to vote in Alabama .
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html 

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      January 5: http://tinyurl.com/8b4g54
      January 4: http://tinyurl.com/99y7f7 
      January 3: http://tinyurl.com/8tygbf 
      January 2: http://tinyurl.com/9apt7w
      Mobile Press-Register

      b.9-17-23 - Hank Williams - Georgiana , AL - d. 1-1-1953
      singer: "Louisiana Hayride"; "Grand Ol' Op'ry"; "Health and Happiness"
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #2
      http://lists.oldradio.net/ 

      **Historic moment [James Fields is first black elected to Cullman County Commission]
      http://tinyurl.com/73wses
      Cullman Times 31 December 2008


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      **CULTURE
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      **Snuffy’s, colorful Wilmer store, thrives near state line
      http://tinyurl.com/72br2v
      Mobile Press-Register 5 January 2009

      **Some artists find it’s never too late to start
      [Profile of Jim Weaver, who began painting at age 61 as outlet for childhood memories]
      http://tinyurl.com/965xhb
      Florence Times-Daily 5 January 2009

      **Looking for true love on television
      Huntsville woman [Stephanie Hogan] among contestants on new ‘Bachelor’
      http://tinyurl.com/74l9y6
      Huntsville Times 5 January 2009

      **Push continues for new projects in Birmingham 's theater district
      http://tinyurl.com/7uwqxh
      Birmingham News 4 January 2009

      **ASF actor tackles role of Alabama 's legendary 'Bear' Bryant
      [Rodney Clarke, in Michael Vigilant's play, Bear Country]
      http://tinyurl.com/7wzx7g
      Montgomery Advertiser 4 January 2009

      **The Mogul of Margaritaville
      [Jimmy] Buffett’s brand grows greater as his hair grows grayer
      Birmingham News [from Associated Press] 4 January 2009, p7G

      **
      UAB magazine puts undergraduate scientists in print
      Student research focus of Inquiro
      http://tinyurl.com/7dekyp
      Birmingham News 3 January 2009


      **Incentives for filmmakers justified [editorial]
      http://tinyurl.com/9wvan7
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 January 2009

      **
      Robertsdale woman honored for her hobby of 20 years

      Peggy Wilcox will be the "Honored Quilter" at the 2009 Quilt Show
      http://tinyurl.com/6uquyj
      Mobile Press-Register 2 January 2009

      **UNA grad [Stephanie Tipper] finds modeling career after 'Bachelor'
      http://tinyurl.com/89vp52
      Gadsden Times 2 January 2009


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      **DEATHS
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      **He gave skiing its Southern exposure
      [Thomas Brigham, who died in November 2008]
      http://tinyurl.com/9kgp55
      Birmingham News 4 January 2009


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

      **[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, 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
      (205) 975-5963 [fax]
      ajwright@...

      http://www.anes.uab.edu/libraryinformation.htm

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