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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 22-24 July & 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 presumably
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 24, 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 presumably 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 either could not find online versions or could not find a free one.

       

       

      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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      **Annual Function in the Junction jazz fest is Saturday in Ensley
      [Honors jazz legend Erskine Hawkins, born and raised nearby]
      http://tinyurl.com/npbn7c
      Birmingham News 23 July 2009

       

      **Brown Bag Lunch Program: July 29
      Big Table Poets Recite from Einstein at the Odeon Cafe

      Listen to some of Birmingham 's finest poets recite work from the soon-to-be-released anthology, Einstein at the Odeon Cafe. Einstein at the Odeon Café offers readers (and listeners) an unexpected look at Einstein's life through verse. Poems portray Einstein, not at the blackboard struggling with his equations, but smoking cigars in a Swiss café, “dreaming always of light.” In a variety of poetic styles, hear about the Einstein who gave up his first daughter Elise for adoption, a daughter who has been lost to history ever since. Wednesday, July 29, noon. Feed your body and mind at BPL's Brown Bag Lunch Programs. You bring the lunch and we'll bring the drinks. Wednesdays at noon in the Arrington Auditorium located on the 3rd floor of the Linn-Henley Research Library, 2100 Park Place .
      http://www.bplonline.org/

       

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      **HISTORY

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      **Helen Keller statue from Alabama bound for U.S. Capitol complex
      http://tinyurl.com/mvp8pm
      Birmingham News 24 July 2009

      ** Birmingham library board approves Powderly reading room named for Councilwoman [Miriam] Witherspoon [who died in April 2009]
      http://tinyurl.com/nhxh75
      Birmingham News 24 July 2009

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      1937 July 24: Alabama drops charges against 5 blacks accused of rape in Scottsboro.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...


      **Shark Teeth in Greene County Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/n7lk3r
      Planet Weekly [ Tuscaloosa ] 23 July 2009

      **Local institution [ Lane Home ] seeks historic recognition
      http://tinyurl.com/kj36yk
      Auburn Villager 23 July 2009

      **Famed World War II ship LST-325 makes history again
      [Spent four years in Mobile beginning in 2001]
      http://tinyurl.com/mm33or
      Mobile Press-Register 23 July 2009

      ** Alabama city rips up ancient Indian mound despite protests from historians
      http://tinyurl.com/lduy4w
      Montgomery Advertiser 23 July 2009

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      July 24: http://tinyurl.com/nzjy9v
      July 23: http://tinyurl.com/nmnq8v
      Mobile Press-Register

       

      **Riley Sends ‘Mound’ [in Oxford ] Concerns to State Historical Commission
      http://tinyurl.com/lgqhbu
      iStockAnalyst.com 22 July 2009 [from Anniston Star]

      **b. 07-21-1915 - Floyd McDaniel - Athens , AL - d. 7-22-1995 guitarist, vocalist: (Member of the Ink Spots) "The Four Ink Spots"; "Let's Go Nightclubbing"
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #137
      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **New Podcast:
      Reading from Philip Gosse’s Letters from Alabama [1859]
      http://tinyurl.com/njhc3r
      This Goodly Land 21 July 2009

       

      **New role for Semmes mansion [built in 1947]
      Elegant Blackwell-Batson Estate is now open for weddings…
      http://tinyurl.com/mzzs96
      Mobile Press-Register 19 July 2009

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      **New nonprofit theatre group donates proceeds to local charities
      [Actor’s Charitable Theatre http://www.theactonline.com / ]
      http://tinyurl.com/ltfnyc
      Tuscaloosa News 24 July 2009

      ** Gadsden City band director [Russ Waits] recalls chills and thrills of competition [with Drum Corps International]
      http://tinyurl.com/mqufau
      Gadsden Times 23 July 2009

      **New song added for Birmingham run of [Michael Vigilant’s play] Bear Country
      http://tinyurl.com/mc7uak
      Montgomery Advertiser 23 July 2009

      **[W.C. Handy] Festival’s musical roots largely missing from lineup
      http://tinyurl.com/ldrhda
      Florence Times-Daily 23 July 2009

      **A real ‘Thriller’: Gadsden native [Cheryl Sington] danced in iconic music video
      http://tinyurl.com/muk5h7
      Gadsden Times 22 July 2009

       

      **Blues stylist
      Earl Williams is the greatest local bluesman and hairdresser you never heard of
      http://tinyurl.com/ksyotj
      Black & White [ Birmingham ] 9 July 2009

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      **Cap Anderson , longtime fixture at Fairhope Municipal Pier, dies at 95
      http://tinyurl.com/nvm7vj
      Mobile Press-Register 24 July 2009

       

      **Longtime businessman, civic leader [Ed] Borden dies
      http://tinyurl.com/nnkl86
      Florence Times-Daily 23 July 2009

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **AlaLitCom 2009
      [Annual publication of the Alabama Writers’ Conclave]
      [2006, 2007, 2008 editions: http://www.alalit.com/previous.html ]
      http://www.alalit.com/pdf/alalitcom2009.pdf

       

      **City Directory of Birmingham , and Gazetteer…[1884-5]
      http://tinyurl.com/krv4g3
      Google Books

       

      **Our Alabama Roots: Barbour, Henry & Montgomery Counties
      http://ouralabamaroots.com/

      **Wernher von Braun, The Rocket Man

      [Documentary by Ed Buckbee]
      Part 1: http://tinyurl.com/n8p3ax
      Part 2: http://tinyurl.com/ktqseg
      Part 3: http://tinyurl.com/mhhecj
      Part 4: http://tinyurl.com/m8dhmj
      Huntsville Times Online Videos

       

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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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