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

Good Day Alabama for October 11, 2013

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

JEH JEH LIVE @ PEP RALLY - It's Football Friday and that means High School Football teams across the state go head to head on the field tonight! Catch all the excitement tonight on FOX6 Sideline! Jeh Jeh gears up for it with a pep rally this morning at John Carroll Catholic High School where the school gets fired up about tonight's game against Ramsay High School. Catch the highlights of plenty of other games on tonight's FOX6 Sideline Report (or the Sideline App for your smart phone).

CLARE LIVE @ BARBER VINTAGE FESTIVAL - The 9th Annual Barber Vintage Festival is this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park! There are activities all weekend long and gates open at 7:30am each day. For tickets and complete details, visit

 SARAH LIVE @ RACE FOR THE CURE - Sarah joined us from Linn Park where set-up is underway for the 2013 North Central Alabama Race for the Cure. It is tomorrow. Registration in the park begins at 7am. The Survivor Parade is at 8:30am. The 5K begins at 9am and the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk begins at 10am. The awards will be presented at 11am and festivities will be finished by noon.  The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world! It raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Since its inception in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure series has grown from one local Race with 800 participants to a global series of more than 120 Races world wide. The Komen Race for the Cure is a unique event, designed and implemented to promote positive awareness, education and early detection of breast cancer.  It has proved to be an enormously effective way to reach many women and men with the message that breast cancer is not necessarily fatal if mammography and breast self-exam become routine. As well as being a road race for runners, the Komen Race for the Cure is an emotionally charged event that attracts many first timers and recreational runners. The Komen Race for the Cure is an opportunity for thousands of women, men and their families, running or walking, to spread the breast cancer message within their communities. You can run or walk the 5k route or 1 mile, with a team or as an individual. All registration fees include the offical Komen Race for the Cure  T-shirt and Race bib. To register, to donate, or for more information, visit

BBJ - Mike talks with Ty West from the Birmingham Business Journal to discuss local business headlines. They discussed the number of payday loan businesses in Alabama and Alabama's federally run health exchange. For more on these and other business stories, visit

X FACTOR CONTESTANT - Janice and Mike talked with Millie Thrasher - Birmingham native. The 14 year old tried out for The X Factor. Simon paired her with two other girls to form Sweet Suspense. They performed and made it into the top four groups last night on The X Factor. The X Factor airs on FOX6 on Wednesday & Thursday nights. Visit for more information.

ATROX - 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 lines - especially on the weekends. The special guest this weekend is Naomi Grossman from "American Horror Story." For complete details, visit

BEST IN BUZZ - The Kardashians dominate the Hollywood headlines this week! Our gossip mom Jaime Sullivan joined us with the scoop on Kris and Bruce Jenner's split, Khloe's divorce dilemma and her plans for her marriage with Lamar Odom, and Kim's plans to leave the show.

ZOO CREW - Kelly Wall  joins us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Wes to Giant Millipedes. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to

BARGAIN MOM - Christie Dedman - Birmingham's Bargain Mom joined us with a few deals this morning. Shutterfly released a new offer valid through October 13.  It's good for $10 off your order of $10 or more.  You'll need to visit and use code SAVE10.  Shipping rates still apply.  Bass Pro Shops Great Pumpkin event Oct. 19-31: Free photo, crafts & more - Peanuts returns to Bass Pro Shops.  They will present the Great Pumpkin event with the classic Peanuts™ characters, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Sally and Lucy for the Halloween holiday festivities Oct. 19-31. The free event will feature activities including fun crafts for kids, a Halloween costume parade, trick-or-treating and free photo of the kids in costume. Visit for the full schedule.

Aldi has large pumpkins for $2.49.  That's the lowest price I've seen this season.  Remember the sale ends Tuesday. For more on these deals and other bargains, visit

Next week on Good Day Alabama, Taylor Hicks is in town and he drops by the studio and the Good Day kitchen for a visit! Join us to hear him sing and see what he's cooking up for us! Sticking with the kitchen.... we check out some great recipes for a full family dinner for just $12! The folks from the new Good Cents Cooking Magazine join us with some great idea! Our experts join us... the veterinarian to talk about your pets, our wildlife expert to talk hunting, and our gardener and children's doctor to take your questions! Nascar Driver David Ragan drops by for a visit! We check out some adorable Halloween costumes for your little ones! Comedian John Morgan drops by for a visit and so does the featured guest at Atrox Factory next week - hope you're ready for a scare! And Jeh Jeh learns to Wobble from the man who started it all - V.I.C. And as always, we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us for all of this and much more next week on Good Day Alabama!

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