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Jim Parks is most widely known as the veteran host of HGTV's remodeling show, "New Spaces," which has been enjoyed by television audiences for over nine years.  Today's Green Minute was born as Jim was doing research for a magazine series. He discovered the wealth of innovation being generated in the green world and set out to write a weekly newspaper column. An audio podcast version soon followed, and now video.  One of the things The Lansing Star is proud of is that we are a green, electronic newspaper.  You don't even have to recycle the Star.  This feature offers more on how to make your world greener.  Every few weeks a new episode will be added so check back often.

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Appa is a sweet Shepherd/Cattle dog mix who has lived with both dogs and cats before, and got along great with them. Appa's playstyle may be too much for some dogs, so a dog meet is a must if you have another canine at home. We've found that Appa is a bit wary of strangers, but will warm up to you quickly if you give him a chance to get to know you on his own terms. He is reportedly crate trained and housebroken. We believe Appa will be the star of any obedience class because of how intelligent he is. Come meet this wonderful boy today, you won't be able to resist bringing him home!

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