Good Day Alabama for July 17, 2014 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for July 17, 2014

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama on July 17, 2014:

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us from Rickwood Field for the 2014 Silver Glovez Baseball Camp and Showcase. Do you have a baseballer who is looking to get seen by a college coach and major league recruits? Well this is the camp for you. There will be both college and pro scouts here to see what you got at Rickwood Field. It is next Tuesday and Wednesday. This camp has helped previous participants get scholarships to play in college. Two were even invited to try out with the White Sox.

Silver Glovez Baseball Camp developed out of the need for quality instruction for high school baseball players, wanting to improve their skills to move on to the college level of play. Silver Glovez has a staff of successful college and high school coaches who are committed to teaching players the best techniques and knowledge of the game of baseball.

Expect scouts from Savannah State, Claspin University, Alabama State, University of Alabama, Birmingham Southern and a few other colleges plus  the Oakland A's, Washington Naitonals, and the LA Dodgers. This is for high school guys from 9th -12th grade.  Registration is $60.00. Registered campers will participate in a showcase on Saturday. Silver Glovez campers are to report at 7:30 a.m. Silver Glovez Baseball Camp will end both days at 2 p.m. For more information, call (205) 266-0843.

HEALTH DEPT. - Dr. Mark Wilson with the Jefferson County Health Department joins us to discuss back-to-school immunizations and the importance of children receiving mandated vaccines. School-age children, from preschoolers to college students, need vaccines. Making sure that children of all ages receive all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things a parent can do to ensure their children's long-term health—as well as the health of friends, classmates, and others in their community. To keep children in schools healthy, many states may require children going to school to be vaccinated against certain diseases, such as whooping cough. If a parent is unsure of their state's school requirements, now is the time for them to check with their child's doctor, their child's school, or their health department. That way, they can get their child any vaccines he/she  needs before the back-to-school rush.

It's true that some vaccine-preventable diseases have become very rare thanks to vaccines. However, outbreaks still happen. For example, data from 2012 show that more than 48,000 cases of whooping cough - pertussis - were reported in this country and many more cases go unreported. During that year, 20 deaths were reported— the majority of which were in children younger than 3 months of age. Outbreaks of pertussis at middle and high schools can occur as protection from childhood vaccines fades. Making sure your children stay up to date with vaccinations is the best way to protect your communities and schools from other outbreaks that can cause unnecessary illnesses and deaths. For more information on what immunizations your children need call toll free 1-800-CDC-INFO or 1-800-232-4636 or visit

The Jefferson County Health Department offers Tot Shot Clinics to provide immunizations to children who are not insured. A child is eligible for the Tot Shots Program if he or she is younger than 19 years of age and is  Medicaid-eligible, uninsured, or American Indian or Alaskan Native. The Tot Shot Clinics are offered year round from 2-4pm. On the first Monday of the month, it is in Roebuck at Eastside Baptist Church (558 Gadsden Highway). On the second Tuesday, it is in Hoover at St. Peter's Catholic Church (2061 Patton Chapel Road). On the third Monday, it is in Hueytown at Garywood Assembly of God (2730 Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive). And on the fourth Thursday, it is in Gardendale at First Baptist Church (910 Main Street - Family Life Center). For more information, visit (205) 930-1450.

OUR HOUSE - Amanda LeBlanc is one of the south's finest organizing experts. This morning she showed us how to organize our bathrooms with some quick DIY projects. She says these steps will keep you more organized, make your morning routine quicker, and increase your storage space! She showed us how to use dividers to keep your drawers in order. She showed us some turntables to use to keep your products grouped and easy to access under the cabinet. She also showed us how to add a simple shelf to double your storage space. For more ideas, visit

PET OF THE WEEK - Anna McFall with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society introduced us to a pet today looking for a forever home! His/Her name is Crisco. For more information on today's pet or others up for adoption, call (205) 942-1211 or visit

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama,
veteran actor Fred Thompson of "Law and Order" fame joins us with his new movie! If you know someone who has been adopted, you know they have a special story. We bring you the story of a little boy from Africa who found a home in Alabama! Need some laughs to kick off your weekend? We have a comedian in the studio to bring us a few! Mickey's friends from the Birmingham Zoo join us, and we bring you the latest in entertainment and business news! And Jeh Jeh takes us to the World Deer Expo! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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