Good Day Alabama for March 6, 2013 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for March 6, 2013

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us this morning with the Red Diamond Vulcan Cup! 22-thousand soccer enthusiasts will flock to Birmingham for the 2013 Red Diamond Vulcan Cup between last weekend and this weekend. The region welcomes 5,490 players on 305 teams from 11 states to showcase their skill in this nationally ranked soccer tournament. According to the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitor's Bureau figures, the 2012 Red Diamond Vulcan Cup will have an estimated economic impact of $7.5 million. Teams will compete on 30 soccer fields at six venues throughout Jefferson and Shelby County. The Red Diamond Vulcan Cup draws boys and girls teams with players ages 10-16 years. Through the national soccer Web site gotsoccer.com, soccer teams and tournaments are rated based on the level of play of the teams participating. Visit reddiamond.com for more information on the Red Diamond Vulcan Cup visit vulcancup.com.

ZOO - Mickey visited with Cindy Pinger from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the Hornbills. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.

TEEN TEXT LINE - Nancy Lublin joined us this morning to talk about the no-profit organization DoSomething.Org. Millions of teens are quietly suffering every day. They struggle with bullying, homophobia, suicidal thoughts and more. They often feel alone and are reluctant to seek help from those around them. Toll free hotlines exist and some teens do use them. There's growing demand for crisis support through a medium that teens already use and trust - texting. The Crisis Text Line will be a free, 24/7 text message hotline that will connect teens in crisis quickly and privately with the support, counseling and resources critical to their well -being and safety. CRISIS TEXT LINE is a startup subsidiary of the non-profit www.DoSomething.org, the largest organization for teens for social change in America. The Crisis Text Line will be up and running by the end of the summer. To keep up with it's progress, visit www.DoSomething.org or follow it on Twitter and Facebook.

ASK THE DOCTOR - Dr. Clifton Lewis, Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgeon, joined us to take viewer questions about robotic heart valve repair and replacement surgery. Dr. Lewis is one of the most experienced heart valve surgeons in the state performing a large volume of procedures on patient who come to him here in Birmingham from all over the state and all over the country. Dr. Lewis uses the DaVinci Robotic Surgery System for minimally invasive valve repair and replacement at Princeton. Princeton has the newest and most technologically advanced surgery suites in the city after the hospital's $57 million expansion. Dr. Lewis' and his team with their breadth of experience provided a seamless transition and were ready to go at Princeton. No learning curve necessary. This addition to the team has greatly increased the number of robotic valve surgeries at Princeton.

GARDENING - Jon Culver with Sweet Peas Garden Center joined us to discuss early spring color. For more information or gardening advice from Jon Culver, visit Sweet Peas Garden Shop at 2829 Linden Ave, Homewood... The phone number is (205) 879-3839. Or you can email him at jonculver6@gmail.com.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Jeh Jeh introduces us to some special families who's children were born deaf and explain how you can help support a a great cause - Hear Me Roar! Indy Car Driver Scott Dixon joins us in the studio! The Bargainomics Lady joins us with some deals for your cell phone, cleaning products, and even beach vacations! Plan to be part of Good Deeds Day! We find out how! Need to patch some concrete in your driveway or patio? We turn to the experts for advice! And we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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