Good Day Alabama for October 22, 2013 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for October 22, 2013

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for October 22, 2013:

JEH JEH LIVE- Jeh Jeh is live at AAA as it gets ready to host is annual Car Care Clinic. AAA hosts its annual Car Care Clinic, where experts do free inspections on vehicles to check things like belts, hoses, bulbs, tire pressure, wiper blades, etc., etc.  They check 30+ things in about 10 minutes.  AAA has done this for many years and it's a great event that is 100% free to anyone, members and non-members alike.  There are no strings attached to take advantage of this free event, as it is just one of AAA's Public Service Programs. The event will be  on October 24th at the AAA state headquarters building at 2400 Acton Road in Birmingham. In addition, AAA is also having one of its free VIN etching events at the same time!  This is where they etch the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in each piece of glass around the vehicle and it serves as a theft deterrent (it only takes about 10-15 minutes to do it).  In fact, vehicles that have this done are 84% less likely to be stolen and most insurance companies give a discount for having it done.  Most places charge $150 - $200 to provide this service, but AAA provides it free to anyone on that day. The LifeSouth Bloodmobile will also be on site that day if any of the attendees want to donate blood while they wait.

BETH K- A college study came out the claims that oreos are as addictive as cocaine. Dr. Beth K was in our studio this morning to talk about this buzzing story.

MONEY TUESDAY- Should you move your I-R-A to your 401-K? Stewart Welch joined us this morning with some advice.

GARDENING- Jimmy Rockett joined us this morning to talk about mughly grass. Jimmy said this grass is native to alabama which means it is used to our weather and soils. Jimmy pointed out that the plant does need sunlight and well drained soil. Like other fountain grasses on prunning in the winter, mughly likes light prunning, not heavy. So after the blooms are gone, jimmy says to take a pair of scissors and just prune below the blooms in a fan shape pattern. They look great massed together and would look great with an evergeen backdrop planted behind them. Not many problems which is why this plant would go well in most landscapes. If you have further questions for jimmy, you can: call him, 205.981.1151, go to his web site or just visit ours and click good day!    

CORNERSTONE FUNDRAISER- Dr. Nita Carr the Executive Director of Cornerstone School joined us this morning to talk about the 10th annual Harvest of Hope Fundraiser.

Cornerstone Schools of Alabama is pleased to present the 10th Annual Harvest of Hope fundraiser, hosted by the Cornerstone Women's and Men's Committees. This year's event will be held on Thursday, October 24 at The Club and will honor long-time board member, Jimmy Ard of Ard Contracting. Cornerstone's Harvest of Hope, sponsored by Strickland Trading Co., is an annual fundraiser geared toward Birmingham's business leaders. Beginning at 5:30pm, the event promises guests a night of live music, live and silent auctions featuring Cornerstone student artwork, hors d'oeuvres, and a brief program about the school and the honoree. Event chair, Sallie Wait says, "I am honored and excited to chair the Harvest of Hope this year and I hope this event will continue to fund the wonderful work that the school is doing for Birmingham's children." Cornerstone School is a non-profit, Christian school that serves Birmingham's inner city children in kindergarten through 8th grade. Cornerstone recently fulfilled its vision of becoming a world-class learning institution in the inner city by becoming the first International Baccalaureate Primary School in Birmingham and the second in the state of Alabama. Other accolades held by the school include accreditations from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Guests can become an event sponsor or purchase their individual tickets online at 100% of all proceeds raised will directly benefit Cornerstone School.

For more information about this event call 769.0035 or visit

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