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Good Day Alabama for September 5, 2013

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for September 5, 2013:

BBVA COMPASS BOWL - Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 BBVA Compass Bowl! Call 877-464-9529 or visit . During the month of September, save $10 per ticket! With the discount, tickets are $40 for reserved seating and $20 for general admission.  Last year's game brought more than 55,000 fans to Birmingham's Historic Legion Field for the matchup between Ole Miss and Pitt and generated $21.4 million of revenue for Birmingham. The 2014 BBVA Compass Bowl will pair an SEC team against a team from the AAC (formerly the Big East). It will be on Saturday, January 4th at Legion Field and televised live on ESPN.

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us from Heart of Dixie Harley Davidson in Pelham where he was hanging out with the Dixie Diva's to learn about Revvin' 4 Research! The Revvin' 4 Research ride is Saturday. Registration begins at 9am. It costs $35 for individuals and $50 for a rider/passenger. Each person gets breakfast, Revvin' 4 Research long sleeve t-shirt, beverages, police escorted ride, After Party entry with live entertainment, silent and live auction and door prizes given away all afternoon! For breakfast there will be complementary Jack's, Krispy Kreme, The Coffee  Hub, Coca Cola Bottling Company and Figi Water. There will be Space Air Tattoos airbrushing "temporary" tattoos ($3-$10), the new BCRFA Motorcycle Tag Revealed, a Pink Out your bike with pink ribbon, and plenty of vendors such as Chalk Hair/ Specialty Soaps by Skull Girl Soaps. Kick Stands Up at 11am for the ride. The After-Party is back at the Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson at 1:30pm. It includes lunch from Habaneros; guest appearances by impersonators "Elvis", "Dolly Parton" and "Barney Fyffe"; live entertainment by DJ Rory Kent; live and silent auction item; green screen bike photos, & moore. For more information, call (205) 996-5463 or visit Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama.

WHERE IS THE LOVE - In Where Is The Love, Dr. Misty Smith quizzed Mike & Mickey to see if they can come up with the Top-10 reasons couples argue.  Dr. Smith also gave some tips to prevent these issues from causing a divide in your relationship. Top-10 reasons couples split up:
     10 - Jealousy
     9 - Me-Time
     8 - My Family-Your Family
     7 - Work Pressure
     6 - Raising Children
     5 - Communication
     4 - Chores
     3 - Annoying Habits
     2 - Intimacy
     1 - Money

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BARGAINOMICS LADY - Judy Bates - The Bargainomics Lady - joined us with a few deals this morning! She found a Talbot white cotton/linen shirt at The Foundry Thrift Store in Cullman for $2.99. The tank she is wearing was on a $1 clearance rack at Walmart. Judy says if you're a tub bather and you use a soap bar to bathe with, the majority of the residue that creates the ring around the tub isn't from your skin - it's from soap residue. Switching to a liquid soap product will eliminate most of the tub ring problem and, whether you prefer tub baths or showers, it'll also help if you have a problem with dry skin. And there's no need to spend a lot of money on fancy brands and products. The same stuff you use on your head is great for your skin, including inexpensive shampoos like Suave and White Rain. If you have really dry skin, try using a shampoo and conditioner in one. And speaking of conditioner, here's a shocker: that stuff that grows on your legs, ladies, is the same stuff that grows on your head: hair. So what's the best and least expensive product you can use when shaving your legs. Regular ol' hair conditioner. Judy found a huge bottle on clearance at Big Lots for 44 cents. Looking for something fun to do this week? Thru this Saturday, the Jackson County Fair is going on in Veterans Memorial Park in Scottsboro. Admission is only $4 for adults; $3 for kids ages 4 to 12; and FREE for kids 3 and under. And there's live country music Friday & Saturday night. For more information, visit And lastly, if you're in the market for furniture, Kohl's website has a huge clearance sale with up to 70% off on chairs, bar stools, coffee tables, end tables, & more. One example is this $279 accent chair for $84. That's If you missed any of my info, you can find it all on the Good Day Alabama page of my website,

ART WALK - Artwalk is an arts festival that transforms Birmingham's loft neighborhood into an arts district, featuring the work of more than 100 visual artists, live musicians, street performers, food and drink vendors, and children's activities. The event is free to the public and in the last three years has become a much anticipated fall event drawing visitors from all over to downtown Birmingham. For the past two years, more than 10,000 people walked the streets of downtown during the two-day event. Through the good will of area businesses and the work of a dedicated staff of volunteers, Artwalk hosts established and emerging regional artists in the unique and architecturally rich setting of downtown Birmingham. Art lovers will see original work in all mediums priced from the affordable to the extravagant. Participating artists are predominantly from Birmingham and surrounding communities, showcasing the wealth of regional talent. People of all ages can enjoy being downtown at a safe, family-friendly, community event. Friday night has been compared to a huge gallery opening with a street festival atmosphere, while Saturday afternoon caters more to the family crowd with special children's activities. Artwalk is in downtown Birmingham tomorrowf rom 5-10pm and Saturday from Noon until 6pm. For more information, visit

OUR HOUSE - All Plumbing systems develop clogs, there is simply no way to avoid it. However, most stopped-up sinks, and plugged toilets can be cleared without having to call in a Plumber. David Cobbin hre from Marvin's Building Materials & Home Centers showed us some simple tips on How To Unclog A Stopped Up Drain. The simplest way to unclog a stopped up drain is liquid drain cleaner. It is usually the most effective and easiest to use. There are three basic types of liquid drain cleaner. The first is a basic drain opener that dissolves the clog at the point of the stoppage. The second is a build-up remover, that clears the walls of the drain to help prevent future blockages.  The third is a septic tank cleaner. This too is a preventative product, designed to keep your septic tank clear and clean. He also recommends you follow all warnings and directions listed on the package; keep all liquid drain openers locked up and out of reach of children, don't mix different drain openers; and coat the outer surface of the sink and drain with  petroleum jelly/Vaseline to protect the finish. You can also use a plunger or auger. Plungers can take care of most simple clogs. Augers need to be used with the liquid drain cleaner and plunger don't work. If that still doesn't work, called a licensed plumber for help.

- Greg Winters from the Shelby County Humane Society introduced us to a pet that needs a new home. Her name is Betty Lou. For adoptions, call (205) 669-3916 extension 22 or visit

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, the Midnight Swinger comes to town! He performs at the Comedy Club Stardome this weekend and drops by to start our day with some laughs! Empowerment Week is just days away and Mayor William Bell joins us with all the details. Dr. Asa shows us how to have healthy skin - from the inside, out!  We have live music in the studio and Mickey's buddies from the Birmingham Zoo drop by for a visit! Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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