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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 24-28 Dec & 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 , Dec 28, 2009
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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 and blogs are accompanied by nasty, anonymous comments about individuals and subjects in or sometimes unrelated to 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**USEFUL LINKS

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      **COMING EVENTS
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      **HISTORY
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      **Living tree sings along for 25 years
      First Baptist Church event is an annual tradition for many Huntsville citizens
      http://tinyurl.com/yzght9g
      Huntsville Times 28 December 2009

      **Legal community turns out for [Judge Harry] Toulmin monument dedication
      http://tinyurl.com/yg662jo
      Mobile Press-Register 28 December 2009

      **Rebranding could broaden [Alabama Music] hall of fame's appeal
      http://tinyurl.com/y9h7y9u
      Florence Times Daily 28 December 2009

      **Looking Back [50, 25, etc., years ago this week in Tuscaloosa]
      http://tinyurl.com/yashr5z
      Tuscaloosa News 28 December 2009

      **Museum will present Birmingham's tale, good and bad
      http://tinyurl.com/yzutd5a
      Birmingham News blog 27 December 2009

      **Another round at Finnegan's [Irish pub founded 32 years ago]
      http://tinyurl.com/yj59y25
      Huntsville Times 27 December 2009

      **VIEWPOINTS: Recalling Alabama's natural history
      http://tinyurl.com/ydzwg7j
      Birmingham News blog 27 December 2009

      **Alabama's Rose Bowl tradition
      http://tinyurl.com/y9mzffq
      Gadsden Times 27 December 2009

      **Author relates Wright brothers' time in Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/ygar6jr
      Tuscaloosa News 27 December 2009

      **Main Birmingham library's map collection ancient, 'priceless'
      http://tinyurl.com/ydnoplv
      Birmingham News blog 26 December 2009

      **State recognizes New Hope Cemetery
      Site on Alabama historic register; oldest marked grave dates to 1833
      http://tinyurl.com/y8rylsk
      Huntsville Times 25 December 2009

      **Rose Bowl float to feature 1931 Alabama team
      [See also http://tinyurl.com/y9axmt3 ]
      http://tinyurl.com/yavvce7
      Birmingham News blog 25 December 2009

      **2009 December 25: Singer Jimmy Buffett is 63.

      **Antebellum Christmas traditions: Blowing up anvils was family fun in early Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/yamklp7
      Birmingham News blog 24 December 2009

      **Alabama claims part of Wright brothers' history
      http://tinyurl.com/yjnap6m
      Gadsden Times 24 December 2009

      **2009 December 24: Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions is 63.

      **Book sheds light on brothers' Alabama ties
      [Julie Williams' _Wings of Opportunity: The Wright Brothers in Montgomery, Alabama_]
      http://tinyurl.com/yhrxgol
      BlueridgeNow.com [Hendersonville NC] 23 December 2009

      **My Turn: [Wilson] Pickett marker helped bring end to the rain
      http://tinyurl.com/yzaonp5
      Prattville Progress 23 December 2009

      **Remembering [local] Christmases of long ago
      http://tinyurl.com/y9on4ev
      Gadsden Times 20 December 2009


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      **CULTURE
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      **Mars Hill sophomore [Savannah Smallwood] signs with record label
      http://tinyurl.com/y9o3a7k
      Florence Times Daily 28 December 2009

      **Susanna Phillips to ring in New Year with Alabama Symphony
      http://tinyurl.com/y9mctdk
      Birmingham News blog 27 December 2009

      **Ex-prosecutor pens book about career he loved
      [Bob McGregor, _Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound: No Holiday for Justice_]
      Birmingham News 27 December 2009, pp 13A, 15A

      **'Counter culture'
      Longtime waitresses find careers serving others
      http://tinyurl.com/yj9velb
      Florence Times Daily 25 December 2009

      **'House Hunters' [on HGTV] features local homes
      http://tinyurl.com/ybyu3j9
      Huntsville Times 25 December 2009

      **Sherlock Holmes collection is anything but elementary
      Vast memorabilia is on loan to BSC
      Birmingham News 25 December 2009, pp 1B, 3B

      **The Alabama Guide has everything you want to know about state
      http://tinyurl.com/y8u42aj
      Huntsville Times blog 24 December 2009

      **Alive & thriving
      Music scene in Shoals has much to brag about
      http://tinyurl.com/ykccukb
      Florence Times-Daily 24 December 2009

      **'The Help' Author Says Criticism Makes Her 'Cringe'
      [Author is Kathryn Stockett, who attended UA]
      http://tinyurl.com/y8owd7l
      "All Things Considered"/National Public Radio 23 December 2009

      **Four More Author Profiles on This Goodly Land
      This Goodly Land: Alabama's Literary Landscape has just added four new Alabama author profiles to its Web site. Like our earlier profiles, these include biographical information about the authors, information about their work, and places where interested readers can go to find out more. Our latest additions are novelist Catherine Rodgers, Old Southwest humorists H. E. Taliaferro and George Washington Harris, and autobiographer/children's book author Ellen Tarry.
      http://tinyurl.com/y8svsll
      This Goodly Land 21 December 2009

      **Ten Dollars and a Bus Ticket
      Ben Harmon and Catalina McCormick
      "In 2009, Shannon Brockman was one of thirteen thousand people released from prison in Alabama. This video and its accompanying essay offer a glimpse of Brockman's experience at the Foundry, a re-entry facility in Bessemer."
      http://www.southernspaces.org/contents/2009/tendollars/1a.htm
      Southern Spaces 16 December 2009

      **Passion and Dedication at Birmingham Museum of Art
      http://tinyurl.com/yhj32ma
      Pavo Magazine [Birmingham] 15 December 2009


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      **DEATHS
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      **Longtime judge John C. Godbold, dies at 89
      http://tinyurl.com/yeb8fyo
      Montgomery Advertiser 27 December 2009

      **Restaurateur Catherine Caddell dies
      Birmingham News 27 December 2009, pp 13A, 16A

      **Alabama native, among nation's most decorated veterans, dies
      [Retired Col. Robert Lewis Howard]
      http://tinyurl.com/ybcy4ol
      Birmingham News blog 24 December 2009


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **ALABAMA (1) $5,917 [Mobile]
      University of South Alabama Outright: $5,917
      [Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions]
      Project Director: Carol Ellis
      Project Title: Continuing Preservation of the Burton and Palmer Photographic Collections Housed in the University Archives
      Project Description: Funding supports the purchase of environmental monitoring equipment and preservation supplies to improve care of the Wilson C. Burton and Wilbur F. Palmer photographic collections, which together contain 235,000 negatives. These collections document the history and culture of the Mobile, Alabama, area from the 1930s to the 1980s, including the African American experience, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Vietnam era.
      National Endowment for the Humanities, December 2009 Awards
      http://tinyurl.com/ybfg2ja

      **Alabama
      Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Huntsville - $432,216
      The Church of the Nativity is a pristine example of Ecclesiological Gothic architecture,
      and one of the most intact examples of the works of noted Ecclesiological architect
      Frank Wills. It has suffered significant water damage, and with grant assistance the
      brick will be repointed and the roof will be replaced to ensure the church's structural
      integrity.
      National Park Service, Save America's Treasures Grants, 2009
      http://tinyurl.com/yeuvodp


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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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      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
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