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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 19-22 April & 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 , Apr 22, 2009

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      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....

       

      WARNING: Many articles on newspaper and magazine web sites are accompanied by nasty, anonymous comments about individuals and subjects in the posted articles. Some articles in these listings will unfortunately include such commentary.

       

       

      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 EVENTS

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      **Now Playing: Redneck comedy ‘Skiptracers’ in Carmike Cinemas near you
      [Filmmakers are from Dothan ; comedy is set in Alabama .]
      http://tinyurl.com/dhln9g
      Birmingham News blog 22 April 2009

      **Film examines issues of race relations, tradition on U. of Alabama campus
      Documentary film will be shown in Mobile Thursday [Apr. 23] during a free program
      [Rachel Goslins’ film is Bama Girl]
      http://tinyurl.com/c2jnar
      Mobile Press-Register 19 April 2009

      **Take a little graveyard stroll [at Florence Cemetery , April 25]
      http://tinyurl.com/ck8hdt
      Florence Times-Daily 22 April 2009

      **[Frank] Stitt to share culinary skills, sign latest book [April 25]
      http://tinyurl.com/cw2jbn
      Shelby County Reporter 21 April 2009

      ** Oakwood Cemetery tour Sunday [April 26]
      http://tinyurl.com/d2hsx7
      Montgomery Advertiser 22 April 2009

       

      **Quick Trip: Monroeville

      ‘Mockingbird’ performances set [Various; April 30-May 23]

      Birmingham News 19 April 2009, p 12E

       

      **April 30-May 2, The Alabama Writers Symposium
      Alabama Southern Community College, Monroeville http://www.ascc.edu/?DivisionID='678'

       

      **April 30-May 1, 7:30 pm, Conecuh People...The Experience by Wade Hall
      Red Door Theater, Union Springs
      http://www.unionspringsalabama.com

       

      **AUBURN PRESIDENT'S MANSION EXHIBIT

         Located in the three large glass display cases upon one's left

      when entering the Special Collections and Archives Department, is an

      exhibit on the Auburn University President*s mansion. The exhibit

      features numerous photographs and captions with information on the

      President*s mansion and on the Presidents themselves. The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the GROUND FLOOR of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

       

       

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      **HISTORY

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      **Pike family helped populate much of area around Monrovia
      http://tinyurl.com/c3gqzo
      Huntsville Times 22 April 2009

      **1930s-era bridge [over Mobile River ] could finally be replaced
      http://tinyurl.com/d74xml
      Mobile Press-Register 22 April 2009

      **[Interview with Stuart Oates, executive director, Oak Hill Memorial Association, which operates historic Oak Hill Cemetery ]
      http://tinyurl.com/de749k
      Birmingham News 22 April 2009

      **[Sports] Memorabilia brings back fond memories for Cob Jarvis

      http://tinyurl.com/d52kha
      Tuscaloosa News 22 April 2009

      **Foster [Auditorium, built at UA in 1939] to return to original use
      http://tinyurl.com/chd45g
      Tuscaloosa News 22 April 2009

      **No end yet in water tower [in Lower Commerce Historic District] dispute
      http://tinyurl.com/c57bp7
      Montgomery Advertiser 22 April 2009

       

      **This Week in Alabama History: April 22-28
      http://tinyurl.com/cjsar3
      Gadsden Messenger 21 April 2009

      **[Hank] Williams’ final resting place in need of care
      http://tinyurl.com/d9frtx
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 April 2009

      **First Patriot Flight announced [for local veterans to Washington , D.C. ]
      http://tinyurl.com/c6mrvy
      Gadsden Messenger 21 April 2009

       

      **Four members named to Fitzgerald Museum board
      http://tinyurl.com/cbh35d
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 April 2009

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      April 22: http://tinyurl.com/c96dj8
      April 21: http://tinyurl.com/deoq88
      Mobile Press-Register

      **b.
      04-12-1919 - Cy Bahakel - Birmingham , AL - d. 4-20-2006

      newscaster: WJRD Tuscaloosa , AL
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #75

      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **Craftsman Comeback
      The Norwood neighborhood offers a tour of its historic homes
      http://tinyurl.com/d6lhbv
      Black and White [ Birmingham ] 16 April 2009

      **The End of an Era
      The glory days of Birmingham International Raceway…
      http://tinyurl.com/ck2m83
      Black and White [ Birmingham ] 16 April 2009

      **Hell on Wheels
      A few words with racing legend Donnie Allison
      http://tinyurl.com/c3sedt
      Black and White [ Birmingham ] 16 April 2009

       

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      **CULTURE

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      **[ Homewood ’s] Caroline Grant has built a career creating unique recipes for national publications
      http://tinyurl.com/dmzaoc
      Birmingham News blog 22 April 2009

      **Don’t stop the music
      Annual concert [by UNA Band] pays tribute
      http://tinyurl.com/d6ve2y
      Florence Times-Daily 21 April 2009

      **Southern Progress magazines hit by industry ad slump, figures show
      http://tinyurl.com/cz8986
      Birmingham News blog 21 April 2009

      ‘Bama Girl’ [documentary film] explores race, politics at UA
      http://tinyurl.com/dygfwm
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 April 2009

      **36 Hours in Birmingham , Alabama
      [See also Travel Guide: Birmingham http://tinyurl.com/cno99m ]
      http://tinyurl.com/d2dork
      New York Times 19 April 2009

      **’Eating Alabama ’ bloggers speak at UM
      http://tinyurl.com/cyzjgy
      Shelby County Reporter 19 April 2009

       

      **Local student has role in new Disney release
      [Chesney Matthews in Hannah Montana: The Movie]
      http://tinyurl.com/cc7bul
      Huntsville Times 19 April 2009

      **The Talent
      Hidden in the hallways of the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus is one of the world’s finest piano players [Yakov Kasman]
      http://tinyurl.com/ced9or
      Black and White [ Birmingham ] 16 April 2009

      **A Separate Reality
      For most Southerners, a visit to Collinsville Trade Day qualifies as cultural tourism
      http://tinyurl.com/db96za
      Black and White [ Birmingham ] 16 April 2009

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **Birmingham City Council colleagues and friends schocked at sudden death of Councilwoman Miriam Witherspoon, and hail her determination
      Flags lowered; called a blunt, voice for disabled
      http://tinyurl.com/dk37ny
      Birmingham News 22 April 2009

      **Delores Manyama, English teacher at Carver High School , dies
      http://tinyurl.com/dn5m4x
      Birmingham News 22 April 2009

       

      **Birmingham City Councilwoman Miriam Witherspoon dies
      [See also http://tinyurl.com/d5usls ]
      http://tinyurl.com/dlhtb2
      Birmingham News blog 21 April 2009

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **Recent/Forthcoming Books with Alabama Connections

       

      Barra, Allen. Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee. Norton, 2009
      [ Alabama author’s latest book]

      Brown, Mary Ward. Fanning the Spark: A Memoir. University of Alabama Press, 2009

       

      Nielsen, Kim E. Beyond the Miracle Worker: The Remarkable Life of Anne Sullivan Macy and her Extraordinary Friendship with Helen Keller. Beacon, May 2009
      [Reviewed in Publishers Weekly 2 March 2009, pp 53-4 http://www.publishersweekly.com ]

       

      Shange, Ntozake. Coretta Scott. HarperCollins/Tegen, 2009
      [Biography of the Alabama native for grades 4-9]

       

       

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      **USEFUL LINKS

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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

       

      **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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