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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 22-25 Sept & 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
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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 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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      **Fast Acting [Sept. 24-27; 7th annual festival by Theatre UAB]
      Ten-Minute Plays Test Theatre Skills
      http://tinyurl.com/yd5ydm9
      UAB Magazine 22 September 2009


      **Fundraiser [by Alabama Blues Project] benefits blues education
      http://tinyurl.com/ycwpqvy
      Tuscaloosa News 25 September 2009


      **Sidewalk Film [Festival] Guide [Sept. 25-27, Birmingham]
      [Several films have Alabama connections]
      http://tinyurl.com/yefozdb
      Tuscaloosa News 25 September 2009


      **Sidewalk Fest comes to 'Ham
      [Local] Filmmakers showcase their latest works this weekend
      http://tinyurl.com/ye5x2uc
      Kaleidoscope [UAB] 22 September 2009


      **Alabama Museums Participating in Museum Day, September 26
      http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-search/?state=Alabama


      **Appalachian arts, crafts, music, food set for Guntersville [Sept. 26]
      [Will feature Sand Mountain's Johnson Family String Band and Birmingham's Flying Jenny]
      http://tinyurl.com/ycpu6ly
      Huntsville Times 25 September 2009


      **'Old Bryce' started out as a Dexateens documentary
      [Sept. 26; short film is part of Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival in Birmingham]
      http://tinyurl.com/ycd92de
      Tuscaloosa News 25 September 2009


      **The life of Admiral Raphael Semmes will be the topic of the Clarke County Historical Society's monthly meeting this Sunday, Sept. 27, at 2:30 p.m. at the Grove Hill Town Hall. Steve Kennedy of Mobile will present a program to recognize the 200th birthday of the admiral.
      http://www.clarkemuseum.com/index.html


      **Art on the Bluffs postponed until Oct. 10 [Cedar Bluff]
      http://tinyurl.com/yc9xt2b
      Gadsden Times 24 September 2009


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      **HISTORY
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      **Fate of historic campus buildings undetermined
      Board asks city to take over several structures at Foley Middle School
      http://tinyurl.com/ya9py99
      Mobile Press-Register 25 September 2009

      **UAB's first University Day celebrates 40 years as a university and a $5 million gift
      $5 million given for kids' arts program
      http://tinyurl.com/ye3dwzf
      Birmingham News 25 September 2009

      **History of state industrial incentives
      http://tinyurl.com/yc8t6cs
      Mobile Press-Register 25 September 2009

      **Remembering the 13 lives lost at Mine No. 5 [in 2001]
      http://tinyurl.com/yadbxl8
      Tuscaloosa News 24 September 2009

      **US Senate votes to accept Helen Keller statue
      http://tinyurl.com/yad9d5d
      Mobile Press-Register blog 24 September 2009

      **AUM celebrates 40th anniversary
      http://tinyurl.com/yc35at4
      Montgomery Advertiser 24 September 2009

      **1965 Sept. 25- Willie Mays hits his fiftieth home run of the baseball
      season, making him the oldest player to accomplish this.
      He was 34 years old. Ten years before this, at the age
      of 24, he was the youngest man to accomplish the same
      feat.

      1935 Sept. 24- World Heavyweight Champion, Joe Louis, becomes the first
      African American boxer to draw a million dollar gate.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **1896 Sept. 24: F. Scott Fitzgerald (in St. Paul, MN), writer (Great Gatsby)[is born.]
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      September 25: http://tinyurl.com/ycd7bh3
      September 24: http://tinyurl.com/yeufxkg
      Mobile Press-Register

      **Archaeologist [Neil Norman] Shows Interest in Africatown
      http://tinyurl.com/y9hr3x7
      Lagniappe [Mobile] 23 September 2009

      **Huntsville Police Department unveils statue for Fallen Officers Memorial
      http://tinyurl.com/ydy9nhw
      Huntsville Times blog 23 September 2009

      **Vincent native [Don Acton] to be inducted into community college Hall of Fame
      http://tinyurl.com/ycwqq8n
      Shelby County Reporter 23 September 2009

      **Northport man [Bob Green] honored by Senior Citizens Hall of Fame
      http://tinyurl.com/yah5ywu
      Tuscaloosa News 23 September 2009

      **Memorial service for miners to be today [13 died in 2001]
      http://tinyurl.com/y9hdpt2
      Tuscaloosa News 23 September 2009

      **[Historic] Shirley Place gets $100,000
      http://tinyurl.com/ydm5jpb
      Northport Gazette 22 September 2009


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      **CULTURE
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      **Alabama dentist to attend showing of documentary 'Best Worst Movie' at Sidewalk Film Festival
      [Dr. George Hardy of Alexander City appeared in the 1990 film 'Troll 2']
      http://tinyurl.com/y8zscfe
      Birmingham News blog 25 September 2009

      **A look at Sidewalk Film Festival's local connections
      http://tinyurl.com/ybowrt4
      Birmingham News blog 25 September 2009

      **By popular demand
      [Donnie] Fritts, Decoys take Muscle Shoals music to Japan
      http://tinyurl.com/y99tzff
      Florence Times Daily 25 September 2009

      2 locals to take the stage at famed Ryman Auditorium
      [Clarice Melton and John Robertson]
      http://tinyurl.com/y9cju9g
      Florence Times Daily 25 September 2009

      **Ready to jam
      Huntsville music festival features local favorites
      http://tinyurl.com/yd4cdd8
      Florence Times Daily 24 September 2009

      **Kentuck begins search for new executive director
      http://tinyurl.com/yak57sp
      Tuscaloosa News 24 September 2009

      **Alabama School of Fine Arts student wins Norman Mailer writing award
      Nonfiction piece [by Emily Swanagin] takes top honor
      http://tinyurl.com/ya5quf9
      Birmingham News 24 September 2009


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      **DEATHS
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      **Reverend Dr. George William Riddle [obituary]
      "A prolific writer, he wrote for several Baptist publications..."
      http://tinyurl.com/yant3ge
      Birmingham News 24 September 2009



      ==================
      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Recent/Forthcoming Books with Alabama Connections

      Anderson, Margaret L. and Neil F. Thomas, _Living Art: The Life of Paul R. Jones, African American Art Collector_. University of Delaware Press, 2009 [Jones grew up in Alabama.] http://www2.lib.udel.edu/udpress/

      Atkins, Ace. _White Shadow_. Berkley, December 2009 [Paperback edition of this novel by the prolific Ala. author]

      Brewer, Sonny, _The Widow and the Tree_. MacAdam/Cage, October 2009 [Author's latest novel]

      Cotter, Patrick R. and James Glen Stovall, _After Wallace: The 1986 Contest for Governor and Political Change in Alabama_. University of Alabama Press, 2009 http://www.uapress.uab.edu/

      Miller, James A. _Remembering Scottsboro: The Legacy of an Infamous Trial_. Princeton University Press, 2009 http://press.princeton.edu/

      Noles, James, Jr. _ Mighty by Sacrifice: The Destruction of an American Bomber Squadron, August 29, 1944_. University of Alabama Press, 2009 http://www.uapress.uab.edu/




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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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