Good Day Alabama for October 31, 2012

Good Day Alabama for October 31, 2012

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Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for October 31, 2012:

GOOD VS BAD CANDY - We talked with Consumer Reporter Steve Noviello about Halloween candy. Noviello guided us through a show-and-tell of candy your kids are likely to collect.  He discussed
- why Skittles are a poor choice as compared to Peanut M&M's even though they have fewer calories.
- why tootsie rolls could be a dangerous choice when it comes to good health.
- why the worst offenders are candies which are created specifically for the holiday
- which items make a better choice in terms of calories and sugar- Starbursts v. Jolly Rancher
- which candy will actually curb your craving for another piece.

JEH JEH LIVE - The UAB Marching Blazers have been invited to perform in Dublin, Ireland for the 2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade! This trip will represent the first time in UAB history that the band has travelled abroad, and they are excited for this opportunity to represent the wonderful University, the Magic City of Birmingham, the state, and the country! In an effort to raise funds for the Marching Blazers' performance in Ireland this spring, the Marching Blazers Golf Tournament will be held at Pine Tree Country on November 2nd. Golfers, hole sponsors, and donors are encouraged to contact Sue Samuels at Dr. Samuels is the Director of Bands at the University of Alabama at Birmingham .

ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Lindsey Herron from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the Anaconda. For more information, visit

ASK THE DOCTOR - Dr. Kari Bartlett joined us to take viewer questions about candy, sugar, and your teeth! She also told us about Operation Gratitude. Do you want to brighten the day of an American Hero? This Halloween, trick or treaters of all ages can bring their excess candy to Dr. Thomas Dudney and Dr. Kari Bartlett and the candy will be shipped to troops overseas. All participants get a goodie bag, and for every pound of candy returned to the office, their name will go into a drawing to win an I-Pod. Candy will be accepted from November 1-8th and the drawing will be November 9th. Drop candy off at Dr. Thomas Dudney and Dr. Kari Bartlett's office at 122 7th Avenue NE, Alabaster, Alabama 35007. For more information call (205) 663-6545 or visit

DISNEY ON ICE - Discover endless riches when Disney on Ice presents Treasure Trove comes to town this week! Disney on Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular. Get tangled up in Disney's 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of other favorite Disney princesses - Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan, and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Ahoy Mateys! Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook and his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Neverland! Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa, and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the 'Circle of Life.' Tick-Tock! Tick-Tock! Don't be late to a very important date with Alice & the Madhatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts' Army of Cards. Be sure to see this show full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime. Shows are tonight through Friday at 7pm, on Saturday at 11am and 3pm, and Sunday at 1pm and 5pm. The show is at the BJCC. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

 Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, actor Ben Vereen comes to town and he drops by the studio in the morning! We've got motorcycles revving their engines to help kids at Children's Hospital! Find out how you can be part of it this annual ride! Jeh Jeh shows us how you can pick your allegiance - Auburn or Alabama - and help newborn babies through the March of Dimes. The Bargainomics Lady joins us with some great deals! We check another exhibit you'll find at the Moss Rock Festival! And our pet of the week joins us in the studio ... that and more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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