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Good Day Alabama for November 11, 2013

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live from the Shades Shades Valley YMCA with Mikal Thomas. Today he shows us the latest exercises you can do for the week. For more information, call (205) 870-9622.

VET SPECIALIST - Dr. Jerome Williams and Dr. Mary Battiestella joined us to discuss the use of Holistic tools in veterinary cancer patients and pets who suffer from chronic issues. Dr. Mary Battistella, DVM, is a 1983 graduate of Auburn University and has been practicing integrative medicine since 1992. She incorporates acupuncture, chiropractics, Chinese herbal medicine, homotoxicology and nutrition into her small animal practice. Dr. Battistella owns and operates Kowaliga Whole Health Pet care in Eclectic, Alabama and also does integrative work at Riverview Animal Clinic in Birmingham. She completed IVAS certification in acupuncture 1n 1994, and herbal certification in 2000. She has completed the IVAS herbal, BEVAS herbal and Mona Boudreaux and Gary Allen's course in 1998 and 1999. She now continues herbal studies with Jim Skoien, OMD in Switzerland and with Dr. Shen Xie. She has published an Atlas of Scalp Acupuncture of the Dog, Cat, and Horse and has recently presented on Veterinary Acupuncture and Herbs at the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) Congress, the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA) Congress, the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, the Chine Veterinary Acupuncture Congress in Beijing, and the North American Veterinary Conference. She also is a part of the Integrative Medicine program at the Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine and is on staff at Chi Institute. Presently Dr. Battistella is on the continuing education committee for the AAVA, and a representative from the AAVA on the International Continuing Education Committee and as a AAVA delegate to the IVAS  House of Delegates. Locally, she serves as the Small Animal Affairs Committee Chairman for the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association and is the Alternative Veterinary Medicine Committee Chairman for the ALVMA. You can reach Dr. Williams at Red Mountain Animal Clinic at (205) 326-8080 or www.redmountainanimalclinic.com.

BEST IN BUZZ - Jaime Sullivan, our Gossip Mom, joined us with the latest celebrity gossip. Jaime also discusses Justin Beiber and all of his wild antics captured around the world lately. She says he is the next Brittany Spears. Also, Jaime along with Erica First wrote a script for a film called "Before We Do" and sold it to a production company in Hollywood. It's the story of a couple who take separate road trips the week before their wedding in order to complete their pre-wedding bucket lists. It will be produced by Thunder Road and Basil Iwanyk - best known for projects like "The Town" and "Clash of the Titans."

FANNIE FLAGG - Best-selling author and Harper Lee Award winner, Fannie Flagg comes to town! She is promoting her new novel - The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion. It was released on November 5th. An Evening with Fannie Flagg: Fannie returns to Birmingham this fall with her newest novel, The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion. Fabulous, fun-filled, spanning decades and generations, and centered on a little-known aspect of America's twentieth-century story, The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is Fannie Flagg at her irresistible best. Fannie will take the stage at 7:00pm next Monday, November 18th and entertain as only she can do. Tickets are $39 and include a signed first edition of her new book. At six o'clock, there is a private reception with Fannie. Reception tickets are $100, and also include a signed first edition. All proceeds benefit The Virginia Samford Theatre (1116 26th St S, Birmingham, 35205). Tickets can be purchased by phone (205.251.1206). About The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion: The one and only Fannie Flagg, beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Can't Wait to Get to Heaven, and I Still Dream About You, is at her hilarious and superb best in this new comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to reimagine who they are and of what they are capable.  Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her three daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with now is her mother, the formidable and imposing Lenore Simmons Krackenberry-never an easy task. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a shocking secret about her mother's past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family and her future. Feeling like a stranger in her own life, and fearful of confronting her mother with questions, Sookie begins a search for answers that takes her to California, the Midwest, and back in time to the 1940s, when an irrepressible woman named Fritzi takes on the job of running her family's filling station. With so many men off to war, it's up to Fritzi and her enterprising younger sisters to keep it going. Soon truck drivers are changing their routes to fill up at the All-Girl Filling Station. But before long, Fritzi sees an opportunity for an even more groundbreaking adventure when she receives a life-changing invitation from the U.S. military to assist in the war effort. As Sookie learns more and more about Fritzi's story, she finds herself with new answers to the questions she's been asking her whole life. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is a perfect combination of comedy, mystery, wisdom and charm. Fabulous, fun-loving, spanning decades, generations, and centered on a little-known aspect of America's 20th-century story, The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is Fannie Flagg, the best-selling "born storyteller" (The New York Times Book Review), at her irresistible best. About Fannie Flagg: Fannie Flagg began writing and producing television specials, and later wrote and appeared on Candid Camera. She then went on to distinguish herself as an actress and a writer in television, films and the theater. She is the New York Times best-selling author of Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man; Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe; Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!; Standing in the Rainbow; A Redbird Christmas; and Can't Wait to Get to Heaven. Flagg's script for the movie Fried Green Tomatoes was nominated for an Academy Award, and the Writers Guild of America Award and won the highly regarded Scripter Award for best screenplay of the year. Flagg lives happily in California and Alabama.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Jeh Jeh heads to Glenwood to pick up his pecans at the annual sale! He explains how we can get some and h ow they help out, too! How much does your credit score really matter? We talk with our expert for the answer plus what it really means and how to improve it! That's in Money Tuesday. Our nutritionist joins us with advice on herbal supplements. The holidays are just around the corner and everyone wants to trim up rather than pack on the pounds. Dr. Asa joins us with tips to meet your weight loss goals! Speaking of holidays, pecans are a great gift! Jimmy Rockett joins us with some ideas for our garden! And we check out new movies and music hitting store shelves this week! Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama.

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