Good Day Alabama for September 14, 2012 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for September 14, 2012

Here is what you saw on today's show:

BBJ - Mike talked with Ryan Poe from the Birmingham Business Journal about local headlines. They discussed the debate over whether Alabama should allow freestanding emergency rooms that operate without the support of inpatient facilities has again landed at the feet of state health regulators; how Bibb County, whose economic development has long lagged behind its neighbors', is buzzing with talk of big things to come. And one of those projects could be a tier-two auto supplier, code name Deep South, that sources say is seriously considering Bibb County for its new home; and how the historic cobblestoned Morris Avenue has attracted fresh investors this year as businesses once again eye the city center. For more on these and other business stories, visit
JEH JEH LIVE - It's Football Friday and that means High School Football teams across the state go head to head on the field tonight! Catch all the excitement tonight on FOX6 Sideline! Jeh Jeh geared up for it with a pep rally this morning at Southside High School in Gadsden where the school gets fired up about tonight's game against Scottsboro High School. Catch this one and many other games on tonight's FOX6 Sideline Report or on the new Sideline App for your smart phone.

HALF THE WOMAN - Weighing in at 289 lbs., 36-year-old Lindsey Miller of Chelsea was far too familiar with the risks of obesity. Struggling with a weight problem for her entire life, the mother of two knew she needed to live a healthier lifestyle not only for herself, but for her husband and children, too. Not giving up hope, she decided to make some changes. She joined us today to share her story. She lost 135 pounds and 135 inches in just 13 months.
 She plans to lose 20 more pounds. She now runs regularly and is in the process of training for a half marathon. She hopes her story inspires others to make a change. Lindsey turned to Medifast Weight Control Centers for help with her battle. For more information on Medifast, visit or call (205) 985-9595.

BARGAIN MOM - Birmingham's Bargain Mom Christie Dedman joined us with a look at some deals! Smithsonian Museum Day is September 29th and that means you can get free tickets  to 19 museums in Alabama including the Anniston Museum of Natural History, the Moundville Archaeological Park and Museum, Old Alabama Town, Vulcan and U.S. Space and Rocket Center. For more information and to print your tickets, visit National Public Lands Day is also September 29th which means you can get free admission & service projects at National Parks across the state and nation. NPS system is great for children for their service project programs and Junior Ranger program. Visit to find activities at the parks near you and register for service if you can. Little River Canyon Center invites you to the free 'Alabama in the Making' exhibit which opens tomorrow. You can enjoy free refreshments, entertainment , and family activities. Visit for complete details. For more on these and other deals, visit

ZOO CREW - Kelly Wall  joined us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Fred to the red-tailed hawk. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to

BREW MARATHON - The Fleet Feet Birmingham Tour de Brewers is tomorrow! It benefits The Dannon Project  and highlights Birmingham's craft breweries! Registration begins at 10am at Tin Roof and the race begins around 11am. Runners will start at Tin Roof and then head to Avondale Brewering Company, Cahaba Brewing Company, Good People Brewing, and back to Tin Roof. At each location, runners get a free beer. Participants also get a free t-shirt and a chance to win prizes like Brooks shoes, Fleet Feet gift cards, and more. The rout covers six miles - about 1.3 miles for each stretch. Tin Roof is located at 2709 7th Avenue South. Registration is $20 each. The run concludes at Tin Roof with live music, football on the big screens, food and drink specials, and prize giveaways. For
more information, visit

Next week on Good Day Alabama, Jason Aldean fans are in for a treat! People Magazine's Country edition takes us inside his home and gives us the scoop on him! We talked about funding for UAB's concussion study... But Alabama lawmakers pushed for changes in the way student athletes are treated after a concussion. We explain how it works! A UAB Professor spends time Antarctica. Now he combines his tales and brings us a book with the story! The annual Middle Eastern Festival is next week and Jeh Jeh takes us there to check it out! Plus he gives us a workout and takes us to another pep rally! The children's doctor and our gardener join us to take your questions and we talk with our wildlife expert about the upcoming hunting seasons! And as always Mickey takes us to the Birmingham Zoo and our pet of the week joins in the studio ... that and much more next week on Good Day Alabama!

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