Good Day Alabama for December 18, 2012

Good Day Alabama for December 18, 2012

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Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for December 18, 2012:

MONEY TUESDAY - Sarah talked with Stewart Welch about tax deductions and required minimum distributions. For more information and Stewart's pointers, visit

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live from Bill Harris Arena at the Birmingham Crossplex. He talked with the players and one of the owners of the the Birmingham Blitz about tomorrow night's big game against the ABA Basketball Leagues number one ranked team the Jacksonville Giants. The mission of the Birmingham Blitz team is to create an exciting, affordable, and quality basketball experience for our fans and entire community. Also, we are dedicated to winning ABA Championships, growing new basketball fans, and providing superior entertainment, value and service. Tickets for tomorrow night's game are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. It begins at 6pm.

HOLIDAY TABLE - Perry Umphrey with Virginia College joins us with advice on interior design! Today he discussed ideas for decorating and setting your holiday table.  He showed us how to use simple items you have around your house and how to layer your place settings to make it look nice. Perry is a state registered and NCIDQ certified interior designer. He is owner of Umphrey Interiors and is an adjunct instructor at Virginia College. He discusses "Color Coordinating Your Holiday Decorations to your Home Décor."  For more information, visit

- What makes boxers different from other athletes? Award-winning photographer Howard Schatz-who has photographed everyone from Robin Williams and Colin Firth to Pele and David Beckham-says "The courage to box is beyond anything I can understand. It is fascinating." His newest book of photography, At The Fights: Inside the World of Professional Boxing, tackles the sport of boxing in a way no one has before. The book is a magnificent collection of fantastic and award-winning photographs and revealing interviews of boxing's current champions and key movers and shakers including promoters, managers, announcers, referees, judges and trainers. On average, Schatz shot over 1000 photographs during each studio sitting, which adds up to well over 100,000 images taken to produce a book of 300+ award-winning images. The book grew out of Schatz's intense curiosity about boxing and his passion for sports. His work documents the sport at its highest level. In the hundreds of hours spent interviewing and photographing those who live and die with the action in and out of the ring, he learned about winning, training, courage, determination, taking a hit, and getting up when down. At The Fights features 70 champion boxers -- current, recent and legendary.

WILDLIFE EXPERT - Stuart R. Goldsby is the Regional Hunter Education Coordinator for Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. He discusses gift ideas for the hunter in your life as well as treestands and firearms safety during the holiday season and the remaining hunting season. For more information call: Outdoor Alabama's Wildlife section 334-242-3469, Enforcement section 334-242-3467, Fisheries section 334-242-3471, or visit

CHRISTMAS MUSIC - Kimberly Scott performed "Oh Holy Night" on the flute. Enjoy more music from Kimberly, other local artists, school choirs, and bands on Christmas morning right here on Good Day Alabama.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama
, we have special Christmas music from Act of Congress in the morning! The doctor joins us to take your questions about children's health! We get the scoop on what's going on at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and how you can spend time there over the holidays!  Mickey takes us out to meet his friends at the Birmingham Zoo! That and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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