Good Day Alabama for October 4, 2013 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for October 4, 2013

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for October 4, 2013:

JEH JEH LIVE-It's football Friday and that means High School football teams across the state go head to head on the field tonight! Jeh Jeh was at Minor High Schools pep rally this morning as they were getting fired up about tonight's game against Hueytown High School. Catch all the excitement tonight on FOX6 Sideline!  Download the free FOX6 Sideline App for scores and the list of games you can catch on tonight's FOX6 Sideline Report. Search "FOX6 Sideline" in the app store or Google Play.

FRED HUNTER LIVE- FOX6 Meteorologist Fred Hunter joined us live from Gulf Shores this morning with the latest on Tropic Storm Karen and how Alabama's Gulf Coast prepares.

ATROX
- It's October and that means Atrox Factory is open with plenty of frights! Loren Foley from Atrox Factory joined us this morning in studio. Atrox Factory is up and running on weekends now and later in October it will be open daily through November 2nd. Most nights the Factory Tour is $18 and on weekends when special guests are on hand there is also a $5 fee at the gate. Atrox does not charge for parking. It accepts cash only. Arrive early and expect long line-especially on the weekend. The special guests this weekend is Reverend B. Dangerous from Ozzfest and the House of Shock Horror Show. For complete details, visit http://www.atroxfactory.com. Atrox Factory is the largest indoor haunted attraction in the Southeast. 40,000 square feet of mindblowing terror one quarter mile of twisted hallways and shocking surprises. Atrox is also the only haunted attraction in the Southeast that donates all proceeds to charities in Alabama. Some of this years charity recipients are Shelby County Special Olympics, Ashville Softball Boosters, St. Clair County Animal Shelter, Greater Birmingham Humane Society, Shepards Mission and St. Clair Baseball Boosters.

THE COMEDY CLUB STARDOME- Comedian Gary Owen from the Comedy Club Stardome joined us in studio this morning. Gary Owen has been entertaining America for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy. Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theatres across the country, Owen is one of America's most loved comedians. Gary most recently starred in the Screen Gems blockbuster film "Think Like A Man" which opened at #1 at the box office this spring. His hit one-hour Showtime special "True Story" is now available on DVD. Gary is also the new host of the Shaquille O'neal "All-Star Comedy Jam" which is touring the country. He can also be seen this fall in the funny video/sketch show "Upload" which he co-hosts with Shaquille O'neal for TruTV. For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Comedy Club Stardome at (205) 444-0008 or visit stardome.com

ZOO CREW- Kelly Wall joined us from The Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to black vulture. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.


HOOPS ON THE HAASEPHALT
- UAB Women's head basketball coach Randy Norton joined us this morning to explain Hoops on the Haasephalt. Head coach Jerod Haase and the UAB men's basketball team will open the 2013-14 season in grand fashion with the second annual Hoops on the Haasephalt set for Friday, Oct.4. The event, which will feature even more activities in its second year, will again take place on an outdoor basketball court. The court will be erected in the Lot 15A parking lot on UAB's campus in front of the Bell and Ullman buildings. This year's Hoops on the Haasephalt will feature activities for all ages, including a Kids' Zone with inflatables for children, games and prizes for UAB students as well as autograph sessions with the Blazers' men's and women's basketball teams. Both men's and women's hoops squads, as well as men's soccer and softball, will also be competing in a battle of the sexes dance competition choreographed by the UAB cheerleaders and Golden Girls. Food trucks from Full Moon BBQ, as well as The Cantina MEXICAN Restaurant, will be at the event, offering free food for UAB students. The UAB SAAC will also be hosting a can food drive and encourages fans to bring cans with them. All the action will begin at approximately 6 p.m. with a youth basketball game, followed by a wheelchair basketball exhibition from the Lakeshore Foundation at 6:15 p.m. The main event will get under way at 7 p.m. and promises to be a great show for fans in attendance. The 7 p.m. event will feature a half-court shot for tuition for one lucky UAB student as well as a 3-point competition and dunk contest. Haase will also make a grand entrance to the main event and will introduce the 2013-14 UAB men's basketball team. Haase will be joined by UAB women's basketball head coach Randy Norton, who will also introduce his squad.  For more information, visit http://www.uabsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/091213aaa.html.

Next week on Good Day Alabama
, we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month as several local groups plan events this week! We bring you all the details on this year's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure plus Gus Mayer Goes Pink and several other events planned for the week! And Dr. Asa joins us with advice on winning the war on wrinkles! Plenty of people still have lots of questions about the new health care plan and scammers are working on those people! We look at the scams and how to protect yourself! We discuss your retirement funds and investments in Money Tuesday! Do you or someone in your family do lots of nagging? We have help for you! Robin Quivers, Howard Stern's famous co-host on his radio show, returned to work this week after a long illness. She joins us to talk about her illness, her recovery, her career, and her new book! Barber's Vintage Festival is next weekend and we take you to the track for all the fun! Comedian John Morgan comes to town and brings us some laughs! And our Bargain Mom joins us with some great deals! Join us for all of this and much more next week on Good Day Alabama!

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