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Taylor Hicks only cooks one kind of food... SOUL food!
Taylor Hicks only cooks one kind of food... SOUL food!

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for October 14, 2013:

JEH JEH LIVE- Jeh Jeh joined us live from the Shades Valley YMCA this morning. He was joined with Mickal Thomas to show us the latest exercises you can do for the week. For more information, call (205) 870-9622.

VET SPECIALIST- Has your pet ever needed surgery? Dr. Tony Ballagas and Dr. Jerome Williams joined us to explain what you need to know first. Veterinary Surgery of Birmingham is a referral only surgical specialty clinic located in Birmingham at 2864 Acton Road.  Drs. Tony Ballagas, David Dismukes and Jimmy Milton are board certified with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).  They have extensive training (additional 4 years post veterinary school) in surgery and  Ballagas and Milton have taught at Auburn University College of Veterianry Midicine.  They specialize in a wide variety of veterinary surgical procedures.  These include soft tissue, oncologic, orthopedic and neurologic conditions.  Office hours are Monday through Thursday 8 am to 6 pm.  Fridays and weekends are reserved for emergency surgeries only. For more information, contact Dr. Ballagas at (205) 967-9107 or visit and Dr. Williams at (205) 326-8080 or visit

GRANT LYNCH- It's race week in Talladega! Grant Lynch the chairman of the Talladega Superspeedway joined us this morning with all the details on The Camping World R-V sales 500 race weekend! The Camping World RV Sales 500 Weekend is this weekend - October 18th through 20th - at the Talladega Superspeedway! On Friday, meet your favorite drivers at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Autograph Session and watch the NCWTS Polk's Meat Qualifying (defending Pole Winner  - Ty Dillon). On Saturday, watch the NSCS Foodland/Food Giant Qualifying (defending Pole Winner - Kasey Kahne) and the Fred's 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race (defending Race Winner - Parker Kligerman). An don Sunday, enjoy the Talladega Experience featuring Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin and Danica Patrick and watch the Camping World RV Sales NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race (defending Race Winner - Matt Kenseth). Talladega currently holds the NASCAR record for lead changes (88), leaders (29), fastest average race speed (188.354 mph) and fastest qualifying speed (212.809 mph).  Talladega Superspeedway is considered the "Wild Card" of all the races that make up the Chase for the Sprint Cup because of the track's unpredictability. That unpredictability has led to many shake-ups in the point standings since the Chase was started in 2004. This year's race at Talladega is the sixth race in the Chase. College students save big this weekend with Talladega's $19 ticket offer that gives buyers access into the College Infield Hospitality Tailgate Area for races on Saturday and Sunday, with free food and drinks on Sunday. Allison Grandstand two-day tickets are $49, and kids 12 and under sit free Saturday and Sunday with a paid adult! Talladega Superspeedway continues to offer over 15,000 FREE campsites in three conveniently located overnight parks. All day parking on Talladega Superspeedway property remains free.  For more information and tickets, visit or call 1-877-Go2-DEGA.

ASK THE GARDENER - Landscape Designer and gardener Jimmy Rockett took questions from viewers about their gardening needs. For more information, call Jimmy at (205) 981-1151, email him at, or visit

TAYLOR HICKS- Singer Taylor Hicks was live in studio to perform a song for us and to update us on his career. He also joined in the Good Day Kitchen with Taste of Home Editor-in-Chief Catherine Cassidy to show us some recipes that Taylor contributed to the new Recipes Across America cookbook.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Jeh Jeh learns to wobble from the man who invited it all - V.I.C.! Robert Rodriguez's latest film - Machette Kills - in theaters now and I talk with him and Danny Trejo about the new flick, their careers, and how the flick grew out of a joke! And designer-contracter Carter Oosterhouse lends a hand to Habitat for Humanity. He tells us all about his latest project! Plus we check out what's new in entertainment and bring you some financial advice in Money Tuesday! Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama.