Good Day Alabama for November 14, 2013

Good Day Alabama for November 14, 2013

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Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for November 14, 2013:

JEH JEH LIVE - The Outlet Shops of Grand River present Holiday on the Plaza during November and December. Tonight is the Grand River's Grand Holiday Spectacular and the GRAND OPENING of Grand River on Ice presented by Diet Coke! It begins at 4pm. The evening includes live performances by The Alabama Ballet, The Red Mountain Theater, Alabama Symphony Orchestra Choir, Leed's Children of Joy Choir. There will be Family Entertainment including cookie decorating, face painting, balloon animals, arts & crafts and FREE photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus.  Enjoy light concessions and hot cocoa too. The lighting of the  23 foot Christmas Tree will be just after 7pm. Enjoy an outdoor skating experience of 3,500 square feet of real ice during the holidays! Grand River on Ice is ongoing through January 5, 2014. For complete details or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.shopsofgrandriver.com/.

GEORGIA AQUARIUM - Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia, features the world's largest aquarium habitat, and offers more than 10 million gallons of water and the largest collection of aquatic animals. The mission of Georgia Aquarium is to be a premier scientific institution delivering an awe-inspiring entertainment experience which supports animal research and conservation; inspires learning; and instills a passion for the aquatic world.  Its exhibits and programs are of the highest standards, offering engaging guest encounters that promote the conservation of marine biodiversity throughout the world. Georgia Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. For more information, visit www.georgiaaquarium.org or call (404) 581-4000

AGE BASED TAX EXEMPTIONS - The Jefferson County Tax Assessor Gaynell Hendricks joins us to explain the tax exemption for senior citizens. To apply for senior citizens or disability exemption you must bring proof of age (birth certificate or driver's license) and most recent Federal and State income tax returns to the Tax Assessor's office between October 1 and December 31 to be eligible for exemption on the next year's tax. You must own and occupy the single family residence. You must be 65 years of age or considered disabled as of October 1. To apply for the disability exemption, we require 2 proofs of disability (letter from doctor, social security, or company disability letter stating the individual is totally and permanently disabled). Total or partial exemption is based on income. Anyone over 65 years of age will be entitled to exemption on the State's portion of property tax. This exemption must be claimed in advance. The current tax bill will still need to be paid. This exemption must be renewed annually. Person claiming exemption or someone with power of attorney can claim the exemption. For more information, visit http://jeffconline.jccal.org/taxassessor/.

HEALTHY THANKSGIVING - Dietitian Anna Threadcraft RD, LDb joins us with some healthy alternatives for our Thanksgiving table this year. She explains how swapping out the turkey without the skin makes the meal much healthier than the turkey with the skin because of the fat and sodium levels. She also recommends swapping out some of that white bread for whole grain whole wheat bread when you make your dressing to give it a bit more fiber. She offers a few other tips for your thanksgiving such as - don't arrive hungry, survey the entire spread of food before you fix your plate to make sure you get what you really want - don't waste those calories, and practice being thankful. Remember that health is not just physical. Its mental/emotional as well. Take time as a family to share something you're thankful for either before or during the meal.

X FACTOR - It was 80s night on The X Factor. The show started with Mario sending home Carlos Guevara after last week's vote. The top 12 then performed their songs to the judges critiques. Two acts head home tonight. And you can still cast your vote for your favorite acts until noon today! Just visit http://www.thexfactorusa.com/.

OUR HOUSE - Cooler temperatures mean its time to get that fire going! But is your chimney ready? In Our House today, Allen Warren from Jones-Warren Construction shows us how to inspect our chimney and fireplace to ensure safe usage. He also explains the difference between vented and unvented gas logs. For more information, visit www.joneswarren.com.

SHELBY CO. PET OF THE WEEK - Megan Wayman from the Shelby County Humane Society introduces us to a pet that needs a new home. Her name is Delia. For adoptions, call (205) 669-3916 extension 22 or visit shelbyhumane.org.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, another big weekend off football in the SEC.... We talk with the experts to find out just what another win for both Alabama and Auburn means to the Iron Bowl matchup! Carlos Guevara booted off the X Factor last night. We talk with him tomorrow about his experience! What new electronic products were revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show? We show you! The 50th anniversary of JFK's death comes is next week and a new book details "END OF DAYS: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy." We talk with the best selling author! And comedian Capone joins us in the studio with a few laughs! Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama.

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