Good Day Alabama for January 11, 2013 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for January 11, 2013

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for January 11, 2013:

- Come out to the Bama Shootout and watch as 18 of Alabama's best high school boys and girls basketball teams get the chance to play on the floor of the BJCC. Tickets are $12 each and will be for sale at each participating School, through ticketmaster, and the BJCC ticket office. The High School Basketball showcase will take place tomorrow at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center! The teams include Crossville Girls, Woodland Girls, Briarwood Boys & Girls, Douglas Girls, Chelsea Boys & Girls, Gadsden City Boys, Bob Jones Boys & Girls, Sylacuaga Girls, Brewer Girls, Cullman Boys & Girls, Oneonta Boys & Girls, Hoover Girls, & Rehobeth Girls. For more information, visit

BBJ - Janice talked with Ryan Poe from the Birmingham Business Journal about local business headlines. They discussedhow Birmingham's $64 million investment in a new ballpark by Railroad Park is starting to pay off with new developments; why reactions from Birmingham groups that depend heavily on federal funding have been mixed after lawmakers moved to temporarily avert spending cuts brought by the fiscal cliff; and why after searching more than a year for a new site for its corporate headquarters, First Partners Bank announced this week plans to move into the historic 2121 Highland Ave. building on Birmingham's Southside. For more on these and other business stories, visit

BARGAIN MOM - Birmingham's Bargain Mom Christie Dedman joined us with frugal home decor ideas. She showed us three recent easy to explain projects that she tried. Here are links to her blog to check out instructions on the projects she showed us.
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8 HOUR DIET -  More than two in every five Americans say they are currently on a diet. And yet two out of three American adults are overweight or obese. What gives? Groundbreaking research coming out of the Salk Institute and other respected scientific organizations in the world - including the USDA and the National Institute on Aging - has found that the secret to losing weight is no longer about what you eat, it's about when you eat. Armed with that knowledge and the research behind it, David Zinczenko, NYT bestselling author of Eat This, Not That! and Peter Moore, VP/Editor of Men's Health and co-author of the NYT bestseller The Lean Belly Prescription, have developed a revolutionary weight loss plan in a new book, THE 8-HOUR DIET: Watch the Pounds Disappear Without Watching What You Eat!, that scientifically proves people can shed pounds-5, 10, 15, or even 20 pounds or more-as long as they eat within a set 8-hour time period. How is this possible?  THE 8-HOUR DIET works on a cellular level. By making simple changes to one's daily eating patterns, THE 8-HOUR DIET triggers a person's mitochondria - the energy centers of the body's cells - to selectively burn fat for energy, while reducing the amount of cancer-causing cell damage caused by the typical American diet.  The result: THE 8-HOUR DIET trains a person's body to grow leaner, slows the aging process, and serves as a magic bullet to take down the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's.

ZOO CREW - Kelly Wall  joins us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to a new animal - the king snake. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to

COMEDIAN - Tim Wilson is one of today's premier Southern comedians and fastest rising comedy songwriters in the United States. With such hilarious satire tunes as, "Garth Brooks Has Ruined My Life" from his debut album, Tough Crowd, Tim displays his fiery brand of humor through his great comedy acts. Tim has appeared on Evening At the Improv, Caroline's Comedy Hour, Comedy On The Road, Showtime's Comedy Club Network, Ralph Emery's Nashville Now, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Entertainment Tonight's special segment on country comedy, The Grand Ole Opry and the hit sitcom, Grace Under Fire. For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Comedy Club Stardome at (205) 444-0008 or visit

Next week on Good Day Alabama, we know it's flu season and some of your co-workers could be bringing germs with them to the office! We look at how you can protect yourself and the rest of your office! What are the advantages of converting your 401K to a Roth IRA? We talk to our financial expert for advice! The gardener and the children's doctor both join us to take your questions! Jeh Jeh works up a good sweat with Exercise Monday and brings us more fun throughout the week! It's hunting season and we talk with out expert about hunting incidents and how you can stay safe! Our interior design expert joins us with some ideas to spruce up your home this new year! The Bargainomics Lady showed us some great deal of the day websites this week... Next week she shows us great sites with deals for specific interests - your pet, travel, and more! The Detroit Auto Show cranks up and we check out the hottest new cars in the new year! We get the scoop on your favorite celebrities with our gossip mom, plus we check out what's new in entertainment on store shelves! Comedian DeRay Davis joins us in the studio with a few laughs. And we introduce you to our Pet of the Week .... that and much more next week on Good Day Alabama!

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