Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for November 12, 2012:
JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live from Linn Park to discuss Veterans Day events in the Birmingham area. From receptions to memorials to parades, get details on all the events at http://www.nationalveteransday.org.
BETH K - A new health websites you should know about.... UAB Nutritionist Dr. Beth Kitchin showed us how to find out how many fruits and vegetables you need. She showed us a new website on the CDC's website. You put in your information and it tells you how many cups of fruits and vegetables you need. But the best part is that it shows you how to get those fruits and vegetables - and surprisingly it's not as hard as you think it is to get what you need. You just put in your age, gender, and your activity level. And it gives you this plan for getting your fruits and vegetables - they show you how to make it easier to get your fruits and vegetables - what counts and how much! they show you in cups so it is easier to visualize. Visit http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/fruitsvegetables/howmany.html to check it out for yourself.
VETERAN MOM - SOS: Support Our Soldiers - "Supporting those who are serving, who have served, and honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice." Janice talked with Charon Rivers, mother of Thomas Edward Rivers, Jr, and Rachel Rivers, sister of Thoms. "Support Our Soldiers" is a nonprofit 501c3 organization the River's family started after their son's death in Afghanistan on April 28th, 2010. Their lives were forever changed and sadness overcame them. They began to remember how much their son Thomas enjoyed receiving boxes from home. They started sending "goodie boxes" to his friends still deployed and then to other troops that would soon follow. The young men in the deserted war-torn country of Afghanistan greatly appreciate the much needed items that are unobtainable unless sent to them. Each month many boxes rare lovingly packed with items such as socks, t-shirts, shoe strings, snacks, and personal hygiene items. Included in the boxes are a Bible and a small booklet, "In the Shadow," a story about their son's life, death, and faith. Many soldiers have written and thanked the Rivers family for what they have done and for the sacrifice they gave… their son, Thomas Edward Rivers, Jr. They're curring working on boxes for Christmas and trying to send 40-50 boxes a month. For more information, visit www.Supportoursoldiersalabama.org.
BARGAINOMICS - Judy Bates, the Bargainomics Lady, joined us with some deals this morning! She gave us some pointers for the car. She recommends using old hand towels to protect your clothes if you eat ont he go in the car or to grab to clean up any spills or accidents. She also recommends using an old shirt to wear over your clothing when you have on sequins or nice clothes that could be damaged by a seat belt or if you stop by the garden center and need to carry dirty items to your car. She says just throw it on over your nice clothes to protect them. Her next pointer is for the house, car, or wherever you are in a hurry. Use a cone style coffee filter to heat finger foods. It not only makes the perfect sleeve for heating in your microwave, but it also works much better than a paper towel or napkin as a crumb catcher & holder for your snack. Want to travel? Dahlonega, Georgia is about a 3 ½ hour drive from Birmingham so it's a great place for a getaway, especially when you can stay in a fabulous resort for a bargain price. Forrest Hills Mountain Resort & Conference Center has its own wedding chapel, spa, restaurant, and a huge variety of very nice accommodations. Whenever their Bear's Den Lodge isn't booked by a group, they let the rooms in it go for $49 a night. Each room features two queen beds and a private bath. If you're looking for a romantic package at a bargain, ask about their "Winter in the Mountains" special - it includes a private luxury cabin, candlelight dinner for two, carriage ride and more. And speaking of Georgia and short drives, Columbus, GA is less than 3 hours from Birmingham and this week - Thurs, Fri & Sat - is your chance to see a super fun musical, "The Marvelous Wonderettes," at the beautiful Springer Opera House. This is a G-rated show filled with music from the 50s & 60s and tickets start at just $15 for anyone with a student ID or $25 for anyone in public service, like teachers, police officers, firemen, etc. Check the website SpringerOperaHouse.org for more information or get your tickets by calling (706) 327-3688. Call your friends and plan a girlfriends getaway! (5) If you missed any of this, you can find the information and links on the Good Day Alabama page of http://www.bargainomics.com/.
ASK THE GARDENER - Libby Rich of Plant Odyssey took questions from viewers about their gardening needs. You can contact her at Plant Odyssey at (205) 324-0566 or visit http://libbysplantodyssey.com/.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we get help for your pets with a veterinary specialist! Dr. Asa Andrew continues to makeover our eating habits.... he shows us the best choices for lunch and you might be surprised! Jimmy Rockett joins us with some gardening advice! Auburn and Alabama face each other on the gridiron next week and it's time to get your kids ready! We check out some adorable outfits for even the youngest fans to show their team spirit! And Stewart Welch joins us with his five predictions for the economy and your finances with the new congress... that and more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!
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