Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama on April 28, 2015:
The winner of the GEICO 500 is almost guaranteed a spot in NASCAR's 10-race season-ending Chase for the Sprint Cup. Denny Hamlin's win in last year's GEICO 500 assured his spot in the Chase, then finished third in title battle. Brad Keselowski won last year's fall Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway in one of the most exciting races ever. NASCAR's biggest and baddest track features three and four-wide, 200-mph racing on the mammoth 2.66-mile venue. Talladega is NASCAR's party capital where fans of all ages can have a great time. Talladega now features Large Video Boards lining the frontstretch for fan convenience. For all the ticket prices, parking, camping, places to stay, and more, visit talladegasuperspeedway.com or 1-877-Go2-DEGA.
• Keep the freezer and fridge doors closed as much as possible.
• Don't taste the food to see if it is safe – toxic microbes don't taste like anything! The sniff test won't work either!
• In your fridge, food will be safe if the power has not been out for more than 4 hours.
• For most foods in your freezer, as long as there are still ice crystals on/in the food, it can safely be refrozen.
• The best check of your freezer is if you have a freezer thermometer – which everyone should – if it is 40 degrees or lower, the foods can safely be refrozen.
• If the fridge temp gets above 40 degrees, that's where you can get into trouble because that's where microbes start reproducing rapidly.
• If your fridge has been above 40 degrees for more than 2 hours, throw out perishables such as raw or cooked meat, poultry, fish or soy foods, meat or egg salads, casseroles, soups, stews, lunchmeats, bacon, sausage, soft cheeses , eggs, milk, and yogurt.
Fruits, vegetables, hard cheeses, and condiments are generally safe.
Beth recommends that everyone keep a freezer and a fridge thermometer so that you can look at the temps to give you the best information about whether your food is in the safe zone. Remember, if perishable food has been above 40 degrees for 2 hours or more, perishables need to be thrown out. For more information, go to: foodsafety.gov.
A Power of Attorney is a document you have drawn, typically by an attorney, whereby you appoint someone as your 'agent' to make financial decisions on your behalf under certain circumstances. In the typical POA, this means if you become incompetent due to sickness or injury, this person is able to step in and sign checks on your checking accounts, withdraw and deposit money into your bank account and generally act in your place for any and all financial decisions. Often the 'agent' is a spouse or someone you trust to make these types of decisions for you. Typically the POA comes in one of two forms: a general and durable POA or a 'springing' POA. With a general and durable POA, your agent can act on your behalf at any time…even when you are fully competent. With a springing POA, your agent must have a letter from your physician declaring you incompetent. The general and durable POA is less trouble to use since your agent doesn't have to prove incompetence but we only recommend it where you have a very high level of trust your agent won't use it unless necessary. Otherwise, we often recommend the springing POA. There are many different forms of POAs that are drawn for specialized purposes. For more information, visit welchgroup.com.