Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for October 25, 2012:
MAGIC CITY CLASSIC DRUM MAJOR COMPETITION - Jeh Jeh and Mike Dubberly get pumped up for this weekend's Magic City Classic! This long standing rivalry brings out the competition on the field not only between the football teams, but also between the bands. Jeh Jeh visited with the drum majors at Alabama State University and Mike visited with the drum majors and band at Alabama A&M University. They each learned a few moves and techniques from the drum majors. As we watch their new moves this morning, you have the chance to vote for your favorite - based on your loyalty to one of the teams or who you think actually did the best (most entertaining) job with the drum majors! Visit MyFoxAL.com and click on the page Good Day Alabama page. You can vote for your favorite from there. Or you can text your vote to 20566 and enter JJ or Dub to cast your vote! Standard message and data rates may apply. If you missed the other half of the competition, you can also watch it on MyFoxAL.com on the Good Day Alabama page.
GUS MAYER GOES PINK - Gus Mayer is excited to announce their 3rd annual Gus Mayer Goes Pink campaign to support Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. Throughout the month of October, Gus Mayer has several opportunities for shoppers to make an impact on breast cancer research, including gift card purchases, specially marked merchandise, designer tee shirt purchases, & tickets to the Misha Nonoo Fashion Show. The Misha Nonoo Fashion Show is part of the Breast Cancer Awareness event that Gus Mayer is putting on Monday, October 29th. The show starts at 6pm with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $50 each and benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. Carole Pizitz, wife of Gus Mayer owner, Michael Pizitz will be the guest of honor that night. Her story is truly touching as she has won the battle of breast cancer. For more information, visit http://www.BCRFA.org.
PET OF THE WEEK - Christy Little with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society introduced us to a pet today looking for a forever home! Her name is Suzy. For more information on today's pet or others up for adoption, call (205) 942-1211 or visit gbhs.org.
CHILTON CO ART FESTIVAL - It's time for the 2nd Annual Artists Showcase sponsored by Chilton County Arts Council. It is Saturday and Sunday at the Clanton Conference Center at Jefferson State Community College in Clanton. It will feature paintings, sculpture, jewelry, arts & crafts and much more on display and on sale. Saturday's hours are from 10am until 5pm and Sunday's hours are noon until 4pm. Admission is free! All items are handmade by artisans and crafters. For more information, call (205) 294-2400.
APP GUY - We talked with our App Guy - Brian Cauble with Appsolute Genius - joined us with a look at the latest in technology this week! Apples new baby on the market is the new mini i-pad. It starts at $329 dollars. It is 23% thinner and 53% lighter than the third generation i-pad. The display on the new mini-version is 7-point-9 inches compared to the larger i-pads 9-point-7 inch display. It also has a 10 hour battery life. Pre-orders begin tomorrow with the wi-fi only version going on sale November 2nd. Apple also has the new iMac model with a 21.5-inch screen. It starts shipping in November for $1,299 and up and a 27-inch version will start at $1,799. Also this week, Microsoft Window's 8 launches (tomorrow). CEO Steve Ballmer says he expects Windows 8 to kick off "the most epic year in Microsoft's history" but analysts aren't so sure. PC sales are in a slump... and that's where most windows sales come from these days. Also, Windows 8 has a radically designed interface, which could turn off buyers. But eventually, sales could pick up -- given Window's brand power. Google might make things even more interesting - and dizzying for holiday shoppers - by introducing a $99 version of the Nexus 7 in the coming weeks.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we find out the winner between Mike Dubberly and Jeh Jeh Pruitt to see who is the best drum major! Don't forget to vote today! And Clare takes us to all the Magic City Classic excitement at Legion Field in the morning! Legendary Florida State Football Coach Bobby Bowden comes to Birmingham this week! He joins us live in the morning! The Oyster Festival is next weekend in Gulf Shores and we get the scoop on how you can make your plans to enjoy some fun! Birmingham's Bargain Mom joins us with some great deals for your family! Actor J. LaRose from films like "Saw 3," "Saw 4," and "Insiduous" joins us in the studio! Find out how you can meet him this weekend! And as always, Jeh Jeh gets fired up for some Friday night football with the Sideline Pep Rally! He joins us live from Fultondale High School ... that and more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!