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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 5-8 May & 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 , May 8, 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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      ** Huntsville ’s [historic] Lowe Mill opens 27 new studios, celebration tonight
      http://tinyurl.com/opx3vd
      Huntsville Times blog 8 May 2009

      **Author to share about life in Gee’s Bend [May 9]
      [Tinnie Pettway’s book is Gee’s Bend Experience]
      http://tinyurl.com/q99xyj
      Mobile Press-Register 8 May 2009


      **Festival pays tribute to [George Washington] Carver’s lasting legacy [May 9]
      http://tinyurl.com/c5cde7
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 May 2009

      ** Historic Mooresville Homes Tour [May 9 and 10]
      Visiting Mooresville is like stepping back in time to a peaceful, less hectic way of living. In fact, Mooresville, with its tree-shaded streets, white picket fences and absence of sidewalks, is the model for many of the new "planned communities" going up everywhere as people search for that neighborhood feeling. This is one of the most charming small towns in America ! You can tour Mooresville this weekend, May 9th from 10 am-5 pm & May 10th from noon-5 pm during the Historic Mooresville Home and Garden Tour. A new attraction this year is an invitation to visit our porches for an up-close glimpse, through open doors, into the homes of this historic community. Traditional musicians will perform on porches and streets, and food and drink will be available for purchase. This opportunity only comes every other year--so don't miss it. 

      http://www.mooresvillealabama.com/tour09.htm

       

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      **HISTORY

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      **Spanish Fort vets’ cemetery in limbo
      http://tinyurl.com/rdmy2v
      Mobile Press-Register 8 May 2009

      ** Miles College spreads wings in Fairfield as Lloyd Noland hospital razing starts
      [Hospital was founded in 1919]
      http://tinyurl.com/olxlbj
      Birmingham News 8 May 2009

      **Day named to honor airman [recently deceased Tuskegee Airman Harry E. Ford]
      [ Alabaster City Council named Nov. 5 to honor the Alabaster resident]
      http://tinyurl.com/q8pbtt
      Birmingham News 8 May 2009

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      1943 May 8: Toni Tennille, singer [is born in Montgomery ]
      [See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toni_Tennille ]

      FROM: Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **HonorFlight brings WWII vets to D.C.
      http://tinyurl.com/cncrmv
      Mobile Press-Register 7 May 2009

       

      ** Brice Building to perform renovation work on Bethel Baptist
      http://tinyurl.com/d7sxon
      Birmingham News blog 7 May 2009

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      May 8: http://tinyurl.com/qclja8
      May 7: http://tinyurl.com/c9dmmh
      Mobile Press-Register

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      **Sad to see malls’ demise [in Tuscaloosa ; Ben Flanagan column]
      http://tinyurl.com/okx7ve
      Tuscaloosa News 8 May 2009

      **Patterson Hood releases second solo album
      [Hood, of the Drive-By-Truckers, is the son of David Hood, founding member of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section]
      http://tinyurl.com/oropm6
      Florence Times-Daily 8 May 2009

      ** Alabama film opens in Mobile next week [When I Find the Ocean]
      http://tinyurl.com/cgomot
      Mobile Press-Register blog 7 May 2009

      **TV’s ‘Survivor’ sends one Alabamian packing, another still going strong
      http://tinyurl.com/qpr5ve
      Mobile Press-Register blog 7 May 2009

       

      **Local Authors Discuss Transformation From Book to Movie
      [Authors are Watt Key, Winston Groom and Michelle Richmond]
      http://tinyurl.com/c9w4gm
      Lagniappe [ Mobile ] 5 May 2009

      **’Headwaters’ depicts flow of Alabama streams
      [New book is by John C. Hall and photographer Beth Maynor Young]
      http://tinyurl.com/czkkyo
      Mobile Press-Register 5 May 2009

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **Services set for the Rev. [William Milton] Fountaine [Died april 30]
      http://tinyurl.com/r4m7qa
      Mobile Press-Register 8 May 2009

      **Mobile music teacher, Odile Pope Owens, dies
      http://tinyurl.com/qn5hz7
      Mobile Press-Register 8 May 2009

      **Horticulturist, nurseryman dies [Thomas Henry Dodd, Jr., of Semmes]
      http://tinyurl.com/qd42ro
      Mobile Press-Register 8 May 2009

       

      **Businessman Lloyd Wood dead at 81
      http://tinyurl.com/r3z9qd
      Tuscaloosa News 8 May 2009

      **Birmingham City Council legend Nina Miglionico played important role in city’s history [editorial]
      http://tinyurl.com/q29r6q
      Birmingham News blog 8 May 2009

      **Nina Miglionico: First female Birmingham councilor and political pioneer [dead at 95]
      http://tinyurl.com/dke493
      Birmingham News blog 7 May 2009

       

      **Msgr. John Patrick Joseph Aherne dies in Ireland
      http://tinyurl.com/oax5oy
      Mobile Press-Register 7 May 2009

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **Rodney Jones Interview [Jones is an Alabama native and UA graduate.]

      In this interview at the 2009 Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Chicago , Illinois , Rodney Jones talks with Natasha Trethewey about the subjects of their poetry. The conversation includes: how writers find ways to get beyond their own experiences; psychological exile from regional homeland; Jones's family history; discussion of "Elegy for the Southern Drawl"; realism.
      http://www.southernspaces.org/contents/2009/jones/1a.htm#interview

      **
      Title: Reflection on the Life and Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston 50

            Years After Her Death [Hurston was an Alabama native.]

         Location: Florida

         Deadline: 2009-06-01

         Description: Scholars are invited to submit papers for the 2010

            *Zora Neale Hurston* Festival of the Arts and Humanities

            (January 23-31). The festival theme is Reflection on the Life

            and Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston 50 Years After Her Death. The

            legacy of Zora Neale Hurston is a phenomenon that has undergone

            a r ...

         Contact: deidre_crumbley&ncsu.edu

         Announcement ID: 168539

         http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=168539

       

       

      **Category Summary (Cyndi's List - U.S. - Alabama

                http://www.CyndisList.com/al.htm ):

      * New Links:            2

      * Updated Links:      0

      * Removed Links:      0

      * Total Links:           3293

       

       

       

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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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