Good Day Alabama: Sept. 14, 2015 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama: Sept. 14, 2015

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JEH JEH LIVE - On Saturday, Sept. 19, over 300 people will gather at Vulcan Park and Museum for Sweet Om Alabama's 9th annual Global Mala - Yoga for Peace Project. This free event brings the Birmingham community together for 108 sun salutations, raising awareness for world peace, community wellness and the power of selfless service.  All around the world, communities in other cities will unite on this day in the same spirit, calling upon the symbol of the mala, a garland constructed of 108 beads that is used during meditation, to signify the power a group can harness when individual intentions unite for the same cause. This year will celebrate the culmination of Sweet Om Alabama's inaugural Friendraiser, in which practitioners throughout the city were invited to share their story of how yoga has benefitted their lives in order to generate funds for Sweet Om Alabama outreach and training programs. In addition to the Friendraisers, Global Mala fundraising is supported by Presenting Sponsor Ebsco Industries and Supporting Sponsors Alabama Outdoors, Athleta, B-Metro Magazine, Escape Day Spa, Whole Foods Market and Workplay and additional Friend and Non-Profit Partners. Sponsors will be on-site at Vulcan with information booths and giveaways. All are welcome to participate in this FREE event. Whether new to yoga or a regular practitioner, Global Mala yoga practice can be enjoyed by anyone. Participants simply arrive in comfortable clothes and mats will be available for public use.

VET SPECIALIST - Dr. Tomeshia Hubbard with Alabama Veterinary Allergy and Dermatology Service joined us along with Dr. Jerome Williams from Red Mountain Animal Clinic to discuss pet care. Dr. Hubbard explains hypothyroidism in dogs and the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for it. She also discusses its similarities to the human disease hypothyroidism.  Some of the signs of Hypothyroidism include bilateral symmetric hair loss, weight gain, decreased energy, exercise intolerance, heat seekers, tragic facial expression and prone to secondary bacterial infections.  Hypothyroidism in dogs is very similar to Hypothyroidism in humans and treated with the same medications. Alabama Veterinary Allergy and Dermatology Service is located at 186 Oxmoor Rd, Suite A1, Homewood, Al 35209. The phone number is 205-218-2707.  Red Mountain Animal Clinic is available at 205-326-8080 or visit redmountainanimalclinic.com/.

LEE CHILD - Hailed as "the best thrill writer of the moment" by the New York Times and "the poster boy for American crime fiction" by the Los Angeles Times, with more than 100 million copies of his novels in print worldwide featuring his now iconic creation—ex-Army cop and all-around tough guy Jack Reacher—Lee Child is hotter than ever!  For some, his brute strength and sheer physicality are his dominant traits. For others, it's the razor-sharp instincts and mental processes that make him a force to be reckoned with. But no matter the image you have, one thing is for certain—No. 1 internationally bestselling Lee Child's anti-hero Jack Reacher is one of the most iconic protagonists of contemporary suspense fiction with Stephen King crowning the Reacher novels as "the coolest continuing character series currently on offer." Child returns this fall with “Make Me,” where Reacher encounters a case that proves to be one of the most challenging—and haunting—of his career. Most recently, Reacher was portrayed by Tom Cruise in the first film “Jack Reacher,” released in Dec. 2012.  A second film follows in 2016. The novel starts with a simple statement: "Moving a guy as big as Keever wasn't easy." But there is nothing straightforward about the situation that Reacher enters as he steps off the train in the small town of Mother's Rest. On the welcome platform, he meets Special Agent Michelle Chang—her mission is to find her partner, the aforementioned Keever. Together—with little more than the brains and brawn between them both—they set off to uncover a missing man's whereabouts, and the events that brought Keever to this off-the-map locale. What they will uncover will strike Reacher to the core and plunge both him and Chang headfirst into the darkest depths of human heart and mind. Lee Child is the author of twenty Jack Reacher thrillers, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers “Personal,” “Never Go Back,” “A Wanted Man,” “The Affair,” “Worth Dying For,” “61 Hours,” “Gone Tomorrow,” “Bad Luck,” “Trouble,” and “Nothing to Lose,” as well as the short stories "Small Wars," "Not a Drill," "High Heat," "Second Son" and "Deep Down." His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and Nero awards for Best Novel. Visit his website at leechild.com.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE - The finale of "So You Think You Can Dance" airs tonight right here on WBRC FOX6. Janice talked with the top four finalists - Hailee Payne, Gaby Diaz, Virgil Gadson and Jaja Vankova. Hailee and Gaby represent Team Stage under the guidance of Travis. Virgil and Jaja represent Team Street under the guidance of Twitch. Last week, host Cat Deeley announced these dancers as the four finalists to become America's Favorite Dancer. Gaby Diaz is at 19-year-old tape dancer from Miami, Florida. Hailee Payne is a 20-year-old jazz dancer from Roy, Utah. Virgil Gadson is a 28 hip hop dancer from New York. And Jajah Vankova is a 23 krumper from Los Angeles, California. With a grand prize of $250,000, the cover of Dance Spirit magazine and the chance to dance with Jennifer Lopez at her upcoming Las Vegas residency at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort, the stakes continue to rise, as the Top Four compete for America's votes! ”So You Think You Can Dance” was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and Dick Clark Productions. The series is executive-produced by Fuller; Lythgoe; Allen Shapiro, CEO of Dick Clark Productions; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of Dick Clark Productions; Beverly Frank of 19 Entertainment; James Breen; and Jeff Thacker.  Visit the official “So You Think You Can Dance” site at fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos and photos.

ASK THE GARDENER – Fred Spicer, Executive Director of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, joined us to take viewer questions about their gardens. For more information, call 205-414-3950 or visit bbgardens.org.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we get financial advice on your bonds in Money Tuesday! The nutritionist joins us with advice for your health! We look at what you need to know to enjoy the U.S. Women's World Cup Soccer champs as they come to town this weekend! And we show you what's new in entertainment on store shelves this week! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!

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