Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama on April 6, 2015:
JEH JEH LIVE - Get Healthy on the Railroad, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, returns to Railroad Park with a lineup of free exercise classes. The initiative runs March through October 2015, and the classes include Jazzercise, bootcamp, Zumba, yoga, and a walking class. Participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes early to sign in before each class. The classes, which take place at various locations throughout the park, will be held every weekday at 6pm, weather permitting. Necessary cancellations are announced on Railroad Park's website, as well as Twitter and Facebook pages. The 2015 Get Healthy Line-up includes The New Jazzercise on Mondays, Bootcamp at Railroad Park on Tuesdays, Zumba at Railroad Park on Wednesdays, Yoga at Railroad Park on Thursdays, and Happy Feet Friday on Fridays. For more information, visit railroadpark.org
BBB - According to BBB Scam Tracker, many people are seeing the "government grants" scam again. It's a classic con where scammers pretend to offer victims "free grant" money, but they are really after bank account information. How the Scam Works: You get a phone call, receive an email, or spot a post on social media. No matter the medium, the message is similar: the government is awarding "free grants." Your application is guaranteed to be accepted, and you'll never have to repay the money. You can use the "grant" to pay bills, make repairs, or pay education costs. Sound too good to be true? That's because it is. If you reply to the ad or take the bait on the phone, scammers congratulate you on your eligibility. Then, they will ask for your checking account information. They will claim that they need to "deposit your grant directly into your account" or cover a one-time "processing fee." Whatever the story, two things are for sure. You will never see the money, and you've just given scammers access to your bank account.
How to Spot this Scam:
1. The government typically doesn't call, text or email.
2. Don't pay any money for a "free" government grant.
3. Phone numbers can deceive. Some con artists use Internet technology to disguise their area code in Caller ID systems.
4. Be wary of look-a-like government agencies.
5. Pick up the phone. If you receive a suspicious call or email, call the local government agency to check its legitimacy.
For more information, visit bbb.org.
ASK THE GARDENER - Alabama Cooperative Extension Agent Sallie Lee took questions from viewers about their gardening needs. You can reach her at the Extension office with your questions at (205) 879-6964 ext 11.
NICHOLAS SPARKS - Janice talked with Nicholas Sparks about his book turned movie - "The Longest Ride." It opens in theaters nationwide on Friday. It is rated PG13. For tickets, showtimes, and more on the movie, visit foxmovies.com/movies/the-longest-ride. For more on Nicholas, visit nicholassparks.com/about/. Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City's art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple. Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, THE LONGEST RIDE explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love.
MOMMY MINUTE - In today's Mommy Minute, Clare talked with Jennifer Walker and Laura Hunter from Moms on Call about protecting your kids and getting ready for vacation. They recommend you you use at least 30 SPF or higher. They say the stick version is great! Kids faces are moving targets so the stick works well to make sure you apply it all over and that won't drop in their eyes or mouth. They recommend you apply sunscreen anytime your children will be in direct or indirect sunlight for more than 10 to 15 minutes.... If your child is under 6 months old, you need to find sunscreen for them. They said the biggest key is to reapply evern 2-3 hours. They also showed us some great hats and tents to use to block the UV rays to protect your little ones while playing in the pool or on the beach. They stressed that you need to be sure it provides UV protection as many umbrellas just offer some shade but not UV protection. Your children can still end up with sunburns after that. Another big point the recommend is using baby powder... put it on your feet and ankles to absorb moisture and help slough off the sand when you leave the beach.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we explore genetic modification and how it can make your food healthier! Speaking of growing food.... we check out back to Eden gardening - how it saves you work and money! Are annuities a good idea? We find out in Money Tuesday! And a Cajun Cookoff for all of us to enjoy. We find out how you can some goodies. Plus we check out new music and movies hitting store shelves! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!