Good Day Alabama for December 14, 2012

Good Day Alabama for December 14, 2012

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Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for December 14, 2012:

BBJ - Mike talked with Ryan Poe from the Birmingham Business Journal about local headlines. They discussed how a $10 million residential community slated for Woodlawn could jump start similar projects in some of Birmingham's most blighted neighborhoods; what plans are in place to resolve parking issues in the Parkside district near Railroad Park; and which businesses are being renovated and filling empty spaces in Five Points South. For more on these and other business stories, visit www.birminghambusinessjournal.com.

JEH JEH
- Jeh Jeh joined us this morning to talk about The Lettermen of the Iron Bowl. Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 4:00 p.m., former teammates and rivals, The Lettermen of the Iron Bowl©, have partnered with The Firehouse Shelter to join forces and serve a hot meal to those in need. The Lettermen of the Iron Bowl© is a non-profit organization that unites former University of Alabama and Auburn University football lettermen. Our two-fold mission is to reach out to both veterans and the homeless. We want to reach out to those in need who've cheered us on for so many years. One in five veterans from the Gulf Wars are homeless, so if we work with all the homeless, we can help to eradicate homeless veterans. We've teamed-up with Firehouse Shelter to provide much need support and services to the men seeking assistance from them. And, to honor our wounded veterans at their homecoming, we've created Autographs for Heroes©. As an injured veteran arrives home, we present him with an autographed football signed by members of their home team. It's a small token of appreciation for what these men have given to their country. This program is about gridiron heroes honoring the real heroes.

HOLIDAY JEWELRY - Sally Morrison joined us this morning to tell us about the hottest jewelry trends! Sally Morrison is the Head of Jewelry Public Relations for The World Gold Council, the market development organization for the gold industry. Morrison drives the World Gold Council's vision and priorities for PR activity within the US jewelry market, including showcasing gold as a highly desirable and aspirational metal through bridal, and fashion and lifestyle strategies. The scope of her experience in domestic and international markets is integral to elevating gold's status to the ultimate adornment. Morrison was most recently the Chief Marketing Officer of Forevermark, where she developed and implemented the strategic communications plan to launch Forevermark US, De Beers' first wholly owned U.S. subsidiary. Prior to this she was the Acting Director-in-Charge, and Senior Vice President at JWT. In this role, Morrison planned and directed annual communications and public relations campaigns in support of the U.S. diamond industry, as well as leading an education campaign aimed at addressing the role of diamonds in Africa.

BEST IN BUZZ - Jaime Sullivan, our gossip mom, joined us with the scoop on Hollywood news. She revealed a big secret causing lots of drama with the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast, crew, and network! She also discussed the Sandy Relief Concert - it's success and the celebrities that donated to it. And she says Lindsey Lohan will go to jail for her probation revocation.

TRAVEL TIPS
- Mike talked with Becky Beall from The Travel Voice for travel ideas over the holidays. She tells us about Sevierville, Callaway Gardens, & New Years in Atlanta. Seviereville is in Tennessee and part of the Great Smoky Mountains. There are plenty of family friendly activities there. For some great deals and reservations, visit www.wildernessatthesmokies.com or call (877) 325-9453. Callaway Gardens is located in Pine Mountain, Georgia. During the holidays, it has an 8 million light display featuring 15 dazzling holiday scenes at it's Fantasy in Lights. It runs through December 30th this year. For deals and reservations visit www.CallawayGardens.com or call (800) 225-5292. And Melia Atlanta Hotel's Sky Ball New Year's Eve celebration is in the heart of downtown Atlanta. The evening includes music from a DJ and a dance band, a buffet, a champagne toast as the ball drops, breakfast, & more!

ZOO - Kelly Wall joins us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to a new animal. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.

CHRISTMAS MUSIC - Vann Burchfield performed God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. For more information on Vann Burchfield, visit www.vannburchfield.com/. Enjoy more from Pedro and other local artists, school choirs, and bands on Christmas morning right here on Good Day Alabama.

Next week on Good Day Alabama, have you been naughty or nice? Santa Claus drops by the studio for a visit! Want to set a beautiful table for your Christmas meal? We turn to our design expert for some advice! Are you a last minute shopper? We check out some last minute gift ideas! And all week long we bring you the beautiful sounds of Christmas with performances from local choirs, bands, and artists! And as the year comes to a close we look back at the best and worst of 2012 - from intriguing people to celebrity news and everything in between! Know a boxing fan in your life? We check out an amazing new coffee table book and talk with the man who put it together.... famed sports photographer Howard Schatz gives us ringside seats and takes us inside the world of boxing! We turn to the experts with our questions about gardening and your children's health! We get the latest financial news and help! And our pet of the week stops by for a visit as well as Mickey's friends from the Birmingham Zoo! Join us for all of this and much more next week on Good Day Alabama!

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