Good Day Alabama for May 2, 2013 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for May 2, 2013

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for May 2, 2013:

JEH JEH - Jeh Jeh joined us this morning to preview this year's Trussville City Fest! Former American Idol finalist Danny Gokey will headline this year's festival.  The 33rd annual festival, formerly known as Dog Daze, is presented by the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce and will be held May 3-4 at The Mall in historic downtown Trussville.  Admission for all patrons is FREE!  Gokey's performance will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday night on the CenturyLink Stage following City Fest opener The Jeff Otwell Band. Besides great musical entertainment, there will be kids' activities (wristbands are only $10), and plenty of food available for purchase, too.  Fireworks will conclude the evening's festivities. Festival hours on Friday night are 6 to 9 p.m.  On Saturday the hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the 33rd annual Trussville City Fest, visit or call (205) 655-7535.

ACADEMIC BOWL - Sarah and the organizers of the Academic Bowl put our anchors to the test this morning! Make sure you watch the segment on our website to see how they did!  The BCS Academic Bowl Finale is scheduled for this evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the McWane Science Center.

BARGAINOMICS LADY - Judy Bates, the Bargainomics Lady, joined us this morning with some great deals! Judy hit a huge online deal on <> a couple of weeks ago and got this $34 top for $3.99. Plus she found a 15% off code that knocked the price down to $3.39. These tops are long gone, but you don't have to miss out on these kinds of bargains. Check her website's bargain alert page - that's <> -  where she posts new finds every day. She also posts more deals on her blog & Facebook - just search for Bargainomics. If you're 65 or older; would like to lose a few pounds; you're in pretty good physical shape & on medication for either diabetes, cholesterol or high blood pressure, here's your chance to get a Free year of diet & exercise counseling through UAB's Crossroads study. If you qualify, you not only get the free counseling & monitoring, you'll also be paid a small amount of compensation for participating. Phone (205) 996-5295 for more information.You may be pleasantly surprised at the impressive markdowns in the sale section of Saks Fifth Avenue's website. For example, a $48 Diane von Furstenburg leopard print leather iphone case is now $19.20. And the matching $135 Leather ipad case is on sale for $54. Both come in your choice of 3 colors & would make great Mother's Day gifts. Here's a fabulous getaway deal for any baseball fan. All baseball season the Melia Hotel Atlanta is offering a normally $359 Grand Slam Getaway Package for $229 a night. This includes two club level tickets to an Atlanta Braves game at Turner Field, $10 to spend on food or merchandise at the ballpark and access to the elite 755 club - the ballpark's private membership club. You also get one night in a luxurious king or double room for two plus a super nice breakfast buffet for two the next morning and valet parking for one vehicle at the hotel. Learn more at or make your reservation by calling toll-free (888) 741-8931. Tell the reservationist you want the Grand Slam Getaway Package .If you missed any of this, you can find it on the Good Day Alabama page of the website,

OUR HOUSE - Brian Harrison from Marvin's joined us with some pointers for getting those grills cleaned up and in tip top shape for your grilling season! Prevention is the number one tip.  Invest in a good quality grill cover.  Heat from use and exposure to the elements all cause the metal skin to break down and the paint coating to fail. Second tip - before starting to work on your grill, turn off the gas, and cover your work area with newspaper, and wear gloves and eye protection.  It's a messy job, and as you are scraping off metal flakes, you definitely want to protect your hands and eyes.

- Mike and Janice talked with Rob and Jeannine with Magic 96.5 about American Idol. The top 4 performed last night for your votes. Each contestant sang two songs - one from 2013 and one "standard." And Harry Connick, Jr. acted as a mentor to the ladies this week. Tune in tonight at 7pm to find out who heads home.

PET OF THE WEEK - Greg Winters from the Shelby County Humane Society introduced us to a pet that needs a new home. Her name is Mambo. For adoptions, call (205) 669-3916 extension 22 or visit  Also, Shelby Humane Society holds its 4th Annual Bark and Wine  at the Pelham Civic Complex on Saturday at 6pm. It includes silent and live auctions throughout the night while guests enjoy drinks and dinner. This event offers the perfect opportunity to help the homeless, abused, neglected and abandoned animals of Shelby County while enjoying a night of drinks, dinner and friendly bidding. This year's Bark and Wine, hosted by Shelby Humane Society's Board of Directors, will feature silent and live auctions of fabulous goods, services and trips donated by generous SHS supporters. Ken Jackson will serve as the auctioneer as attendees try to outbid one another for the must-have items and vacations up for grab. Pelham Civic Complex is located at 500 Ampitheater Rd, Pelham, AL. Tickets are $100 per person and may be purchased at Net proceeds benefit the programs and the pets of Shelby Humane Society. For more information on the Shelby Humane Society, please visit

- We all know every relationships has its up and downs. We turned to Dr. Michelle Preuitt - a licensed therapist - this morning with questions from viewers about their relationships. If you want your questions asked, feel free to email them to us at She will answer them next time she is on the show. And don't worry - your question will remain anonymous.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama
, Jeh Jeh takes us trackside in Talladega for the scoop on this weekend's events and the big race! Honda rolls its latest vehicle of the line in Lincoln and we show it off to you! Interested in firearms but want to be safe? We introduce you to a course available for citizens in Alabama to teach you safety! And the latest Habitat for Humanity build gets some help from Hollywood! Actor Michael O'Neill from such films as "Transformers" comes to town to help and he joins us in the studio, too! "Iron Man 3" hits theaters this weekend and we get  the scoop on what to expect when you go see it! And comedian Dominique also joins us in the studio with a few laughs! Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama.

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