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Augusta National Golf Club to Add First Two Female Members

The Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters, invites its first two female members: former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and the South Carolina financier Darla Moore.

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Oak Mountain State Park to be host for Cross Triathlon World Championship (video)

Oak Mountain State Park in May will be the host site for an event that's expected to bring more than 450 world-class athletes to Pelham. Many of them will compete May 19 in the 2012 International Triathlon Union's Cross Triathlon World Championship, which is being held in the United States for the first time. ITU's inaugural Cross Tri World Championship was held last year in Extremadura, Spain.

First and only female Director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History. She served for over three decades. She authored numerous books on Alabama History and served as an advisor for the Federal Writers' Project for the history of the state. She was the organizer of the Southern Anti-Suffrage Association. The organization's platform was based on a States' rights to decide if women should be allowed to vote.

On June 1, 1976, Alabama native Fran McKee became the first woman unrestricted line officer to become a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. She earned a doctorate in Public Administration (honoris causa) from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy/University, and was one of the first two women to graduate from the Naval War College. Her military awards included the Legion of Merit with Gold Star, Meritorious Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star.