Good Day Alabama for November 27, 2012 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for November 27, 2012

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for November 27, 2012:

MONEY TUESDAY - Steward Welch joined us this morning to exlpain why you shouldn't drop your long term care in order to save money. Eighty million Baby Boomers are headed for the retirement exits and many will face a significant rise in medical costs during their retirement years. Your choices include self-insuring these potential expenses or hedging your bets by purchasing long-term care insurance. Long-term care insurance is a type of disability income policy whereby the contract states that if you are unable to perform two of the six activities of daily living, the insurance company will cover medical costs up to a stated amount per day for a given period of time. The six activities of daily living include eating, bathing, dressing, mobility, grooming, and toileting/continence. For example, you decide to purchase a $150 per day benefit payable for five years using a 90-day waiting period. If due to an accident or illness you couldn't walk and bath yourself, after ninety days, the insurance company would reimburse your medical expenses up to $150 per day for up to five years for a total potential benefit of $273,750. For more information, visit

JEH JEH - Jeh Jeh visited the Winter Wonderland Holiday Exhibit at the McWane Science Center. It runs through January 6th. Come inside the museum this holiday season and let your imagination be your guide through the family favorite - Winter Wonderland exhibit. Wonder is in the air as children explore the snow room where or try to catch fish through the ice. Brave winter wonder seekers can even sled down a giant slide between the third and second floors in the museum. Then, build an igloo out of ice blocks. Bring your family to the most magical place around….the Winter Wonderland at McWane Science Center! For more information, call (205) 714-8300 or visit

ELDER ABUSE TOWNHALL MEETING - Representative Paul Demarco joined us this morning with details on a town hall meeting this week. He highlighted on elder abuse and fraud. Representative Paul DeMarco and the Emmet O'Neal Library will present a panel discussion focused on helping area seniors learn simple steps to protect themselves from fraud. The open forum discussion will include experts from The Alabama Department of Senior Services, Alabama Department of Human Resources, Office of the Attorney General State of Alabama, and the Alabama Securities Commission. It will be tomorrow at lunchtime. This program is part of the Brown Bag Lunch Series. Please bring a sack lunch. The library will provide drinks and dessert. Doors open at noon, the program will begin at 12:30. For more information about the Elder Abuse Town Hall Meeting, please call the Emmet O'Neal Library at 205-445-1121 or visit

INTERIOR DESIGN - Perry Umphrey, our interior designer from Virginia College, joined us this morning with a few ideas on color coordinating your holiday decorations to your home décor. Perry is a state registered and NCIDQ certified interior designer, is owner of Umphrey Interiors and is an adjunct instructor at Virginia College. For more information, visit


TAMALE SALE (COOKING) - Isabel Rubio is the Executive Director of Hica and Teresa Odom is the secretary. They joined us this morning to explain and sample some goodies! You can treat your loved ones to tasty food from the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama's 10th Annual Christmas Tamale sale. It runs November 26 through December 10th. Share this delicious traditional Latin American dish with your friends and family this holiday season, and support the essential work of ¡HICA! in our community! Order your pork, chicken, or pepper tamales online at from Nov. 26-Dec. 10 for $15 for each half dozen and $25 for each dozen. Then, pick up your frozen tamales on Dec. 14 at ¡HICA!'s office in Homewood. Founded in 1999, the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating the social, civic and economic integration of Hispanic families in Alabama. For more information, visit or call (205) 942-5505.

ASK THE ANGLER - Reed Montgomery answered viewer questions about fishing. You can contact him with your questions at (205) 663-1504 or on his website - there you can find lake reports, fishing tips, upcoming events, and more.

GARDENING - Jimmy Rocket with Bug Juice Gardens joined us. Jimmy Rockett says now that Christmas is upon us, there will be lots of decorating. And what better way to do it than with live plants for the indoors. We all know of the poinsettia of course, but there are new colors to chose from and different bloom shapes as well. Jimmy says to not to place the plants near heat registers; as this will dry them out faster than normal. Also, make sure that the plants have drainage and do not sit in water, as this will cause root rot. There are lots of topiaries also, with either english ivy or angel vine. Just remember to keep snipping on the plants to maintain the topiary shape. They can grow quickly and before you know it, they have grown together. Also, Jimmy says to lightly feed them because too much fertilizer may cause salt damage. Jimmy recommends the Hast Gro because of its low salt formulation and has organic compounds that is great for any plant. For more information, call Jimmy at (205) 981-1151, email him at, or visit

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama... The FOX6 Gifts for Kids Salvation Army Angel Tree program is up and running this year! We'll be picking up all the gifts dropped off so far and making room for you to drop off more! Jeh Jeh takes us there live to check out the progress! Our veterinarian joins us in the studio to take your questions... you get your chance to ask the pet doctor! We check out what's going on at the Aldrdige Gardens this holiday season! Did the hot toys your shopping list make the "W.A.T.C.H. list" this year? We explain what this means and how it helps keep you and your little ones safe! That and more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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