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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 25-31 Aug & 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 , Aug 31, 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.


      Additional articles can often be found at Google, Topix or Yahoo news sites:




      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.



      **Lucy Buffett to sign books at tourism event [August 31]
      [Her book is "Crazy Sista Cooking : Cuisine and Conversation]
      Mobile Press-Register 31 August 2009

      **State, local artists' work unveiled this week [in two exhibitions]
      Birmingham News blog 30 August 2009

      **10:00pm "I Aim at the Stars" (1960)
      Rocket scientist Werner von Braun faces controversy when he emigrates to the U.S. to work in the space program.
      Cast: Curt Jurgens, Victoria Shaw, Herbert Lom, Gia Scala Dir: J. Lee Thompson BW-107 mins, TV-PG
      Turner Classic Movies

      **Coon Dog Cemetery hosts annual Labor Day festival
      Florence Times Daily 30 August 2009

      **SEPT 17, NOON
      Bradshaw Public Library
      Larry Wiliamson will discuss and sign copies of his book _Tallapoosa_, an exciting historical novel about the Creek Wars and the ramifications of U.S. aggression into Native American lands. See Web site for more information.
      3419 20th Avenue
      Valley, AL 36854
      Contact: Lisa Harrison


      **Neighborhood seeks historic designation
      Florence Times Daily 31 August 2009

      **Experts use technology to find artifacts
      UA anthropology professor teams up to locate Moundville remains
      Tuscaloosa News 31 August 2009

      **1936 August 31- Marva Collins is born in Monroeville, Alabama. She will
      become an innovative educator who uses her pension funds
      to open Westside Preparatory School in Chicago, dedicated
      to reverse the educational decline in the city's African
      American neighborhoods. Collins' motto for the school is
      "entrance to learn, exit to serve."
      FROM: Today in Black History

      **Gadsden natives made mark on world [in Hollywood]
      [Cinematographer J. Roy Hunt and stunt pilot Milton Elliott]
      Gadsden Times 30 August 2009

      **Orange Beach celebrates 25
      Mobile Press-Register 30 August 2009

      **Orange Beach officials hope to identify old, unmarked graves
      Mobile Press-Register 29 August 2009

      **In Orange Beach cemetery, identity of many bodies a mystery
      Mobile Press-Register blog 29 August 2009

      **Birmingham's historic Cobb Lane Carriage House now serves architect
      Owner fits new ideas into `old space'
      Birmingham News 29 August 2009

      **[Tuscaloosa Co.] 4-H Club honors century of leaders and innovators
      Tuscaloosa News 29 August 2009

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      August 31: http://tinyurl.com/l95mek
      August 30: http://tinyurl.com/lbzrbj
      August 29: http://tinyurl.com/lnozun
      Mobile Press-Register

      **b. 08-29-1924 - Dinah Washington - Tuscaloosa, AL - d. 12-14-1963 blues singer: "Jubilee"; "Bob Hope Show"; "One Night Stand"
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #165

      **Emma Sansom's saddle on loan to Gadsden Museum of Art
      Gadsden Times 28 August 2009

      **County fights for old Army structures at Fort McClellan
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 August 2009

      **[Horseshoe Bend National Military] Park celebrates 50 years
      Dadeville Record 27 August 2009

      **Public Invited to Share Memories of Central Library's East Building
      The Birmingham Public Library is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Central's East Building. And, as with any celebration, the more the merrier, so we're inviting the public to share their memories and thoughts about the East Building. Do you remember what was located at the site prior to the new addition? Were you at the groundbreaking or grand opening ceremonies? What did you think the first time you walked into the "new" library? Click on the comments link to post your memories. Thanks for sharing!
      Birmingham Public Library 27 August 2009

      **New view, Old tradition
      Oaks Café set to open Monday [Original, opened in 1929, operated for 62 years]
      Brewton Standard 26 August 2009

      **Confederate soldier remembered in Angel community
      Jacksonville News 25 August 2009


      **Cowboy junkie [Jimmy Glover]
      Northport man channeled his cowboy dreams into an extensive western movie, memorabilia collection
      Tuscaloosa News 30 August 2009

      **Festival features work of black filmmakers
      [Including "Veils of Color" by Alabama's Jurian Isabelle]
      Montgomery Advertiser 30 August 2009

      **UAB anthropologist tries to help Indian band acquire federal tribal status
      UAB researcher assists in bid for federal designation
      [Mowa band of Choctaw Indians, mostly in Mobile and Washington Counties]
      Birmingham News 29 August 2009

      **Icons of southern religion created by Birmingham artist [clay artist Nada Boner]
      Birmingham News 29 August 2009

      **Alabama shop home to a 'spooky' broom
      WZZM-TV [Michigan] 27 August 2009


      **Baldwin coroner Jim "Doc" Small remembered in memorial service
      [See also http://tinyurl.com/km6tex ]
      Mobile Press-Register blog 30 August 2009

      **Bob Love memorialized at Ford City storm shelter
      [Sheffield businessman died in March; donated land for shelter]
      Florence Times Daily 29 August 2009


      **Artists Invited to Enter 2010 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest

      Alabama artists still have a few months to create artwork for the 2010 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp art contest sponsored by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF). The winning artwork will be featured on the 2011-12 Alabama Waterfowl Stamp, which is required to be purchased when hunting migratory waterfowl. Entries will be accepted from Jan. 1 - Feb. 16, 2010.

      All eligible entries will be on display February 26, 2010, at the Richard Beard Building on Federal Drive in Montgomery. Following the showing, three judges from the fields of art, ornithology and wildlife conservation will select the winning waterfowl art.

      "We encourage all Alabama artists to participate in this unique contest," said Corky Pugh, WFF Division Director. "Like the federal waterfowl stamp, revenues from the sale of Alabama stamps are used to procure, establish or improve migratory waterfowl habitat."

      Only original horizontal artworks depicting a species of North American migratory duck or goose will be eligible. The Hooded Merganser, Wood Duck and Pintail - depicted in the winning artwork of the three previous contests - are not eligible as subjects for the 2011-12 stamp. The competition is open to resident Alabama artists only. Entries cannot exceed 9 by 12 inches (15 by 18 inches matted).

      The judging criteria will emphasize uncluttered design suitable for printing as a stamp, anatomical accuracy of the illustrated species, and artistic rendering. Close attention must be given to tone and detail, since those aspects are prerequisites for printing artwork as a stamp. Wing and feather construction must be particularly well defined. Entries may be drawn or painted in any medium.

      For contest information and entry forms visit the ADCNR website at www.outdooralabama.com, or contact David Hayden, Alabama Wildlife and Fisheries Division, at 334-242-3469.

      The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama's natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com


      **Alabama History Community Calendar

      **Traditional Cultural Events in Alabama

      **Literary Events in Alabama [via Alabama Writers Forum]


      **Alabama County Historical & Genealogical Societies & Records Repositories

      **Alabama Historical Association Marker Index

      **Alabama History Resources on the Internet

      **Birmingham Rewound

      **Project to Document the Birmingham District
      [Includes the BhamWiki and the Magic City Flickr group]

      **activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama]

      **activeculture.info History Events

      **activeculture.info Literature Events

      **alabamahistory related links

      alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:


      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]


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