Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for September 9, 2013:
JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live from the Shades Shades Valley YMCA with Mikal Thomas. Today he shows us the latest exercises you can do for the week. For more information, call (205) 870-9622.
VET SPECIALISTS - Dr. Jerome Williams joined us along with Dr. Susan Nelms with the Alabama Veterinary Specialist. Dr. Nelms is a graduate of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a post-doctoral surgery and medicine internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. Upon completion of her residency in ophthalmology at North Carolina State University, she became a Board Certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology in 1993. Dr. Nelms also serves as a consulting ophthalmologist for the Birmingham Zoo and the Southern Research Institute in Birmingham. Her special interests in ophthalmology include cataracts and other intraocular surgeries. She talked with us about which breeds have the most eye trouble and signs to look for in your pets. For more information from Dr. Nelms, visit http://www.alabamaveterinaryspecialists.com/.
You can reach Dr. Williams at Red Mountain Animal Clinic at (205) 326-8080 or www.redmountainanimalclinic.com.
BBB - As consumers scan the internet for good deals, particularly on free classified websites, sophisticated scammers are poised to prey on unsuspecting people. The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, and Better Business Bureau today announced efforts to promote awareness of scams involved internet transactions for rental properties. BBB Scam Stopper was jointly launched by BBB & Western Union as a site to help consumers reduce their chances of becoming a victim of common scams like this one. Online Rental scams generally happen in one of two ways: Renters looking for a house or an apartment to lease get scammed by someone who poses as an "owner." Victims come across a place in a great area, at a great price. The advertisement looks legitimate, so they reach out to the "owner," generally by email. The "owner" says the renter can secure the place by sending money to cover an application fee, security deposit, etc. Often, the owner claims there is a need to move quickly, since others are interested. The prospective renter sends the money, but never hears from the "owner" again. Some "owners" tell victims to send the money in the name of a friend or family member to prove the funds are available, but this should not be used as a security measure.
In another scenario, legitimate owners seek to rent out their property and get scammed by someone claiming to be a renter. "Renters" contact victims, generally by email, and follow up with a check for the deposit. Shortly after that, the renter cancels the deal and asks the owner to wire the money back. The owner soon finds out the check was a fake, but it is often too late. Money transfer never-evers:
Consumers can lower their changes of falling victim to fraud with these tips:
- Never use a money transfer service to send money to people you haven't met in-person
- Never provide your banking information to people or businesses you don't know
- Never reimburse someone for a payment made to you by check until you call your bank and verify the funds have cleared
On BBB Scam Stopper, visitors can sign up to receive BBB Scam Alerts, weekly emails with details on the latest scams reporter to BBBs across North America. Information on scams and how to protect yourself is also available at Western Union's Consumer Protection Center: http://www.westernunion.com/stopfraud.
HEAD OVER TEAL - The Laura Crandall Brown Ovarian Cancer Foundation announces the 4th Annual Head Over Teal 5k/1 Mile Fun Run and Family Day to be held on Saturday, September 14th at the Preserve in Hoover. Pre-registration at www.thinkoflaura.org/headoverteal and follow the links. You can create a fundraising page or donate from the website. This year's event features a new course, optional chip timing and tech shirts, special prices for team registrants, and new features for our adult participants. Good People Brewery will be providing local ales, Little Caesar's is supplying pizza and there will have live music by a local band. Onsite registration begins at 7:00 AM on race day. The 5k Run begins at 8 a.m. and 1 mile fun walk immediately follows. The Head Over Teal 5K event is family friendly. For those into exercising, you can choose a 5k Run/Walk or a one mile fun run. There will be fun for everyone - children's inflatable games, face painting, crafts, and live music throughout the day. Picnics on the green are welcome and food and beverages will be sold on site. Pets on leashes are welcome.
There is no reliable early detection test for ovarian cancer. If it is caught early, it can be successfully treated in 90+% of the cases. However, most patients are diagnosed in the later stages when it's more difficult to treat. The Laura Crandall Brown Ovarian Cancer Foundation was established in 2010 by family and friends of Laura Crandall Brown who died of ovarian cancer in December of 2009. Our mission is to fund research to find a reliable diagnostic tool to detect ovarian cancer in it's earliest stages and to raise awareness to the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. The Laura Crandall Brown Ovarian Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible. For more information, visit our website at http://www.thinkoflaura.org.
Laura's dad, Jim, joined us with his family's story along with Amanda and Emily Knerr. Emily Knerr was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer at the age of six and after a extremely rigorous course of treatment at Children's Hospital in Birmingham, today she is doing great. Emily was the Mistress of Ceremony for the inaugural Head Over Teal race and she started the race. Emily and her family have been there every year since and she continues to start the race and then run with her team… Team Emily. September is also Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Emily and her mom have both been involved with a foundation called Hope For Autumn.
ASK THE GARDENER - Our expert, Sallie Lee joined us today with Ask the Gardener. Sallie is an Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. For more questions call the Extension Office at (205) 879-6964.
COOKING - Van Sykes with Bob Sykes BarBQ joined us along with Joey West who is with the Tannehill Professional Cowboy Association Rodeo. Bob Sykes BarBQ will be selling food at the rodeo. The Tannehill PCA Rodeo at the Trails at Tannehill is September 20 & 21. Gates open at 5pm. Tannehill is located at 229775 Eastern Valley Road, McCalla, Alabama. For complete details, visit www.tannehillrodeo.com.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, a special treat for you .... the Staples Safari Zoo comes to town and the animal expert introduces us to lots of adorable animals! Jimmy Rockett joins us with gardening advice! Noticed an increase in your long term care insurance? We look at why the costs are going up and what you can do about it tomorrow in Money Tuesday! And we look at what's new in movies and music hitting store shelves this week! Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!
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