Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for October 19, 2012:
BBJ - Ryan Poe with the Birmingham Business Journal joined us with a look at today's business headlines. They discussed how the new owner of the iconic Empire Building plans to convert the downtown Birmingham landmark into "low-income apartments;" why Alabama legislators face increased pressure this year to approve a tax credit for historic property rehabilitations as financing troubles continue to stall projects; and why small business lending hit a three-year high in Birmingham in 2011, but executives shouldn't expect a return to the pre-recession loan climate any time soon. For more on these and other business stories, visit www.birminghambusinessjournal.com.
RACE FOR THE CURE - The 21st Annual Susan G. Komen North Central Alabama Race for the Cure will be tomorrow. All funds from the Komen Race for the Cure go to research, education, screening and treatment programs. You can register as an individual or as a team. To register, visit http://www.komenncalabama.org/. You can register online or print out a form and mail it in to the office. You can also go online and make a donation if you're not able to participate in the race.
KENTUCK - The 41st Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts is this Saturday and Sunday at Kentuck Park (3501 5th Street, Northport, AL). It features nationally and internationally acclaimed folk artists including 270+ folk, visionary, and contemporary artists and expert craftspeople presenting their work to you. There will be free hands-on art-making for children in Kentuck for Kids and throughout the park. There will also be interactive live demonstrations by expert craftspeople-basketmakers, blacksmiths, woodworkers, traditional potters, fiber and fabric artists, quilters, jewelers, and a glassblower. The festival includes live music and story-telling, food and fellowship. Kentuck has been named one of the USA's Top Ten Art Fairs and Festivals. Tickets are $10 per day. Children 12 and under admitted free. No pets, alcohol, or smoking are allowed in the park. For more information, visit http://www.kentuck.org
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 Hueytown High School where the school gets fired up about tonight's game against Bessemer City High School. Catch the highlights from this and other games on tonight's FOX6 Sideline Report or on the new Sideline App for your smart phone.
ATROX - Atrox Factory is up and running this season. It is closed on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays until the week of Halloween. Most nights the Factory Tour is $18 and on weekends when special guests are on hand there is also a $5 fee at the gate. Atrox does not charge for parking. They except cash only. Arrive early and expect long lines - especially on the weekends. It runs from 6:30-10:30pm on Thursday and Sunday nights and 6:30pm-midnight on Friday and Saturday. Special guests this year include Michael Berryman from "Lords of Salem" and "Hills Have Eyes" and J. Larose from "SAW 3&4" and "Insiduous." For complete details, visit http://www.atroxfactory.com.
MAGIC CITY CLASSIC - The State Farm Magic City Classic is next Saturday. Events kick off with pep rallies and parties earlier in the week. The parade begins at 8am on Saturday morning and kick-off is at 2:30pm at Legion Field. Tickets are $25 for reserved seats and $20 for general admission. This year's Ambassador is Bootsy Collins. For complete details, tickets, and more visit http://www.themagiccityclassic.com.
ZOO CREW - Kelly Wall joined us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to the Cane Toad. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.
Next week on Good Day Alabama, it's Magic City Classic week and we take you there for all the fun! You get your chance to recycle your electronics - we get the scoop! We check out more fall fashions from a major designer! Rachael Ray has lots of excitement planned on her show soon! We talk with her live on Good Day to get a preview! We talk with the gardener and our veterinarian and they take your questions! Jimmy Rockett joins us with some gardening advice! The Bargain Mom joins us with some great deals for your family! We check out what's new in entertainment next week and our Pet of the Week joins us in the studio! Plus, do your multivitamins reduce your risk of cancer? We turn to the expert for the truth ... that and more next week on Good Day Alabama!