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Boyz II Men, En Vogue, DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, (248) 377-0100,, 7:30 p.m. July 15. Cost: $36.50, $10 lawn.


Common Ground, Adado Riverfront Park, between Grand Avenue and Shiawassee Street, Lansing, (800) 585-3737,, 5:30-11 p.m. daily through July 18 " The 11th annual premier festival for national headliner musicians. Seven-day ticket and single-day passes include free parking at select city of Lansing parking ramps and lots. Go online or call Star Tickets Plus to purchase tickets. Bands include Tesla and Alice Cooper on July 16. Cost: single-day ticket prices vary, $99 for seven-day ticket, free for kids 10 and younger, $350 Uncommon Club Card for access to memberonly areas, $10 add-on reserved seating. Eaton County 4-H Fair, Eaton County Fairgrounds, 1025 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte, 543-4510,, through July 17 " This 155th annual fair offers tractor and truck pulls, motor-cross races, figure eight race, auto enduro, fire truck display, laser tag arena, rock climbing wall, horse shows, 4H classes, family crafting opportunities through Home Depot, games, midway rides and more. Cost: $5 admission per person per day, $9 for grandstand events, cost of rides varies.





“Cirque D’Or,” Meadow Brook Music Festival, 3554 East Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills, (248) 377-0100,, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 15 " Stage production. Cost: $29.50, $20 and $15, pavilion only.

SWITCH Lansing, Spiral Video & Dance Bar, 1247 Center St., Lansing, 371-3221, www.spiral, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursdays " With resident DJs Nano2Hype and DJ Rob Perry. Cost: $5 for 18 and older until 11 p.m. with THEATER college ID, 21 and older free until “Five Course Love,” 11 p.m. with college ID; excludes Williamston Theatre, 122 S. Putnam special events. St., Williamston, 655-7469, INSTRUMENTAL, East Lansing Kiwanis 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, Community Band, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Patriarche Park, Alton Road, East Sundays, through Aug. 15 " Cost: Lansing, 641-4264, 6 p.m. July 15 $24 on Fridays and Saturdays, " At the Kiwanis chicken barbecue. $20 for weekend matinees, $18 Thursdays. " JAZ Z “Romeo and Juliet,” Jackson Dick Ott on the vibes, Community College, 2111 Emmons Corey’s Lounge, 1511 S. Cedar St., Road, Jackson, 998-3673, www. Lansing, 482-3132,,, 5 p.m. 7:30 p.m. July 15-17, 24 and 30; Tuesdays and Thursdays. " 2 p.m. July 31; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7; and 3 p.m. Aug. 8 " Part of the Michigan Music at Mumbai, Mumbai Shakespeare Festival. Cost: prices Cuisine, 340 Albert Ave., East range from $15-$35, with discounts Lansing, 336-4150, www.mumbai available., 7-10 p.m. July 15. " ROCK

Charley Horse, Brookshire Inn and Golf Club, 205 W. Church St., Williamston, 655-4694, 9 p.m. July 15. " VAR I ETY

Big Willy, Green Door Blues Bar & Grill, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 482-6376,, 9:30 p.m. July 15.


Bob Hughes, Ryan’s Roadhouse, 902 E. State St., St. Johns, (989) 224-2550, 7-11 p.m. July 15. " Chip Christy, Blue Gill Grill, 1591 Lake Lansing Road, Haslett, FILM 339-4900, 7-11 p.m. July 15. " Moonlight Film Festival: Chris Deiner, Harrison “Cloudy with a Chance of Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave, Meatballs,” Valley Court Park, East Lansing, 337-0200, 7-10 p.m. 280 Valley Court Park, East Lansing, July 15., 9:30 p.m. July 15 " Rated PG. Live

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Steve Hofstetter, Connxtions Comedy Club, 2900 N. East St., Lansing, 374-4242, www.lansing, 8 and 10 p.m. July 15-17 " Doors open an hour before each show. Call or visit website for tickets or more information. Cost: $8-$15.

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Stieg Larssen celebration and documentary screening, Schuler Books & Music, 2820 Towne Centre Blvd., Lansing, 316-7495, 7 p.m. July 15. Talk and signing with Leon Hank, Schuler Books & Music, Meridian Mall, Okemos, 349-8840, 7 p.m. July 15 " Michigan author of “Proud Hunters Proud Yoopers.”

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Don Middlebrook and Living Soul, Reno’s East, 1310 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 6-10 p.m. July 15 and 21. " Matt Foresman, Champion Sports Bar & Grill, 2440 Cedar St., Holt, 694-7660, 8-11 p.m. July 15. NE Thing Goes, Colonial Bar and Grille, 3425 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, 882-6132, 9 p.m. July 15. " Scott Seth, Reno’s West, 5001 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing, 321-4406, 6-10 p.m. July 15. "



Dan MacLachlan, Mark’s Watershed, 5965 Marsh Road, Haslett, 999-7433, 6-10 p.m. July 15.



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• The Goo Goo Dolls • 7 p.m. Sunday, July 18 • DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston • Tickets $22-$124 available via Ticketmaster at • U.S.A. Harvest will be on hand, collecting non-perishable food items.



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You would think that after playing hits like “Iris,” “Name” and “Black Balloon” for 20-plus years, The Goo Goo Dolls lead singer Johnny Rzeznik would be tired of it. But, not so. “Those are the songs people

know the most and they seem to connect to the most,” he says, chatting on a rare day off. “Because we wrote those songs, we’re able to make a living doing what we love to do.” The Goo Goo Dolls, who headlines DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston on Sunday, has enjoyed 17 top-10 singles and sold nearly 9 million albums (“Dizzy Up the Girl,” “Gutterflower”) over the course of its career. “Iris” is the band’s big breakthrough: The starry-eyed, modern day classic launched The

Goo Goo Dolls all over alternative rock radio. The making of the band’s latest album, “Something for the Rest of Us” (out August 31), was more hands-on than past ones. For starters, the guys had a major hand in the production of the disc — a first. Musically, The Goo Goo Dolls’ signature infectious guitar hooks and swelling choruses are still there, but the stories are a little different. Rzeznik found himself writing about “what happens to people emotionally during hard times and


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• Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y. • Sound: Alternative pop-rock, post-grunge • Line-up: Johnny Rzeznik (vocals, guitar), Robby Takac (bass guitar), Mike Malinin (drums) • Dreamin’: The Goo Goo Dolls lead singer Johnny Rzeznik says his dream collaboration would be with either Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen or Pete Townshend.

stories they’re trying to tell. If you’re going to sit down, you’re going to write your truth, whatever it might be.” Playing shows decades later is still thrilling. “I always feel grateful to be able to earn a living doing what I want to do. A lot of artists can’t anymore,” Rzeznik says. “There are millions of people who would want to trade places with me. I feel very lucky.” Note: U.S.A. Harvest will be on hand collecting non-perishable food items.

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Frank and Earnest is set to release its debut album, “Old Francis,” on Friday at Mac’s Bar, and the band is bringing honest, energy-packed indie rock to the effort. “We are who we are, and we are honest with how we feel and where our emotions are coming from,” says singer and guitarist Ben Hassenger, who along with Ryan Horky (drums), Otis (guitar and vocals) and Paul Wittmann (bass and vocals) make up Frank and Earnest. Hassenger chatted with NOISE about the new album, produced by local musician Tommy McCord (The Plurals/GTG Recordings). NOISE: Why the name Frank and Earnest? Hassenger: Otis came up with the moniker from the comic strip of similar name. The characters in the strip, Frank and Ernest, were adapted from the phrase of being “Frank and Earnest,” and we simply brought the phrase back to its original origins of being honest and to the point. NOISE: What really stands out to you on “Old Francis?” Hassenger: We’re honestly pretty proud of the entire package. We all had a say in the track listing, recording, artwork (done by local artist Craig Horky)— everything… It is a clear and accurate representation of the band. NOISE: What do you love about playing in Frank and Earnest? Hassenger: Being onstage and just getting lost in the songs and emotions. I can’t speak for everybody in the band, but I know that when I get on the stage, everything that triggered our songs comes rushing out when we play, and each show takes on a new meaning. It’s what I look forward to more than anything. • Frank and Earnest, The Riot Before, Nothington, Shark Week, Due North • 5 p.m. Friday, July 16 • $8 pre-sale at, $10 door. All pre-sales get a free copy of Frank and Earnest’s new CD • Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, 484-6795

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Whispers and Dramatics, Chene Park, 2600 E. Atwater St., Detroit, (313) 393-0292,, 8 p.m. July 16. Cost: $57 $37, $10. ROCK

Umphrey’s McGee, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, 100 East Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, (800) 585-3737,, 7 p.m. July 16 " Cost: $39, $34 presale, $37 members.


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6 Hands Down, Unicorn Tavern, 327 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, 485-9910, 9 p.m. July 16-17. " Frog and the Beeftones, Center Stage, 1785 W. State Road, Lansing, 482-2280, 8:30 p.m. July 16-17. " Kathleen Bolthouse Band, Fountain Square, East Lansing,, 7-9 p.m. July 16 " Part of the East Lansing Summer Concert Series.



Popcorn & Movie, East Lansing Public Library, 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 351-2420,, 1 p.m. July 16 " The G-rated movie “The Princess and the Frog” will be shown. Free popcorn will be provided while supplies last. Parents of preschoolers must remain with their kids; parents of children in grades 1-2 must stay in the library.


Talk and signing with ReShonda Tate Billingsly, Schuler Books & Music, Meridian Mall, Okemos, 349-8840,, 7 p.m. July 16 " Author of “Holy Rollers.”

Bella Ruse, Bridge Street Studio, 219 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge,, 7 p.m. July 16 " Indie-folk duo featuring lead singer and Grand Ledge native Kay Gillette. Friday Free Folk Music: Gossip in the Forest, Coffee and Friends Cafe, 5100 Marsh Road, Suite C, Okemos, 347-0962, www.coffeeandfriends, 6-9 p.m. July 16. " JAZ Z

Ritmo Skinny, Espresso Royale, 1500 W. Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing, 203-4314, 7:30-10:30 p.m. July 16. "

The Peter Nelson Band for J.A.M., Gone Wired Cafe, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 999-3921,, 7-10 p.m. July 16 " The Peter Nelson Quintet will perform from 7-9 p.m., followed by a hour open jam session for musicians from middle school on up. Musicians (especially young musicians), bring your instruments. J.A.M. is a summer jazz series on Lansing’s Eastside. The purpose of J.A.M. is to support young jazz musicians and to strengthen the jazz music scene on Lansing’s Eastside. " VAR I ETY

Avon Bomb, Colonial Bar and Grille, 3425 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, 882-6132, 9 p.m. July 16-17. " Dan MacLachlan, Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave, East Lansing, 337-0200, 7-10 p.m. July 16. Great Grand River Celebration, Martin Hansen Amphitheater, 315 W. Knight St., Eaton Rapids, 663-8118, 7 p.m. July 16 " Martin & Company will perform after they paddle in from Jackson as part of the Grand River Expedition 2010. Music will include “Verlen Kruger, Where You Paddlin’ To” and other paddling songs. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Drinks may be purchased from the Rivers Bend hospitality area beginning at 7 p.m. Music begins at 7:30 p.m. James Kosty, Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe, 1601 W. Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing, 337-4680, 6-9 p.m. July 16. "

Rendezvous, Brookshire Inn and Golf Club, 205 W. Church St., Williamston, 655-4694, 7-11 p.m. July 16. " Root Doctor, Green Door Blues Bar & Grill, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 482-6376,, 9:30 p.m. July 16. Cost: cover. Scott Seth, Champion Sports Bar & Grill, 2440 Cedar St., Holt, 694-7660, 8-11 p.m. July 16. Showdown, Exchange of Lansing, 316 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 319-4500,, 9:30 p.m. July 16-17. "


Second Annual Alumni Concert, DeWitt High School, 13601 Panther Drive, DeWitt, 7:30 p.m. July 16-17 and 3 p.m. July 18 " Alumni from the DeWitt High School Vocal Music Program classes of 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 will perform works of composer Stephen Sondheim. "


“Journey to the Edge of Space and Time,” Abrams Planetarium, MSU campus, East Lansing, 355-4672, edu/abrams, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays, through July 25 " Astronomy journey to super massive black holes, giant galaxy clusters, and the universe’s earliest moments. Cost: $3, $2.50 for students and seniors, $2 for children 12 and younger.

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Lansing-based alternative rock band Waveburner plays its first show in nearly six months on Friday, July 16, at Uli’s Haus of Rock in Lansing. Waveburner frontman Roderick Hawkins says he used the downtime to write new material and compose on piano. Expect a mix of new and old at the comeback show. “We have two new songs. One is much lower and heavier than Waveburner is known for; in fact, it’s the second song I’ve ever written in dropped D tuning,” Hawkins says. “All in all, what to expect from the new songs are catchy hooks that will stay with you and great guitar riffs, too.” • Waveburner, Rude Moon • 9 p.m. Friday, July 16 • $5 • Uli’s Haus of Rock, 4519 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, 882-5900

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Great meal in green environment You wouldn’t really know it, but The Draft House in DeWitt is one of the “greenest” restaurants around. Three years ago, it became the first mid-Michigan business to meet the standards of the Green Restaurant Association. Some of the changes include using products made out of recycled material, serving fair-trade certified coffee and no longer using Styrofoam. Not only is their food great, but you feel a little better about eating there.


The Draft House isn’t too big, so the tables and booths were packed. The restaurant, with a Western theme to it, is dim and feels cozy. You can tell the place gets a lot of regulars.


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The BBQ chicken pizza ($8.50) is a 9-inch thin crust with shredded BBQ chicken, red onion and jack and cheddar cheese. my judgment may have been clouded or everything really did sound good. I’ve heard the burgers are a must-try (along with the olive sauce), and there are also Mexican entrees, sandwiches and a variety of appetizers. On the waitress’ recommendation, I went with the Cajun chicken pasta ($10.25). It came with a side salad and garlic toast. Melissa went with the spe-

cial of the day: a personal BBQ chicken pizza ($8.50), which came with a side salad. The generous portion of pasta comes with sliced chicken breast with sauteed onions and bell peppers tossed with pasta in a Cajun Alfredo sauce. The sauce was excellent — creamy and not as spicy or as overpowering as I thought it would be. The pizza was a 9-inch thin crust, topped with

shredded BBQ chicken, red onion and jack and cheddar cheese. If your meals come with a salad, I recommend the raspberry vinaigrette, which was very light and not too sweet. It took a regular Iceberg lettuce salad and kicked it up a notch.


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Demetri Martin, Meadow Brook Music Festival, 3554 East Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills, (248) 377-0100,, 8 p.m. July 17. Cost: $39.50 pavilion, $15 lawn. Steve Hofstetter, Connxtions Comedy Club, see Thursday, July 15.



Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, (248) 377-0100,, 7:30 p.m. July 17. Cost: $85 and $45 pavilion, $29.50 lawn.


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Wayne Newton a serious run for their money in his day.) However, I think it’s important to also recognize that the same persona help shape the game of baseball today — the way that owners manage their personnel, finances and PR within a clubhouse. Like him or not, Steinbrenner gave his life to one sport, one team, and one city, and if that’s not worth respecting, I don’t know what is.


Productivity at offices around the globe will increase this week thanks to a lack of futbol. Spain claimed the World Cup championship on Sunday, capping a month-long event that captivated me in such a way that I may find myself watching *gasp* professional soccer on a regular basis. (Did you know that the Women’s World Cup is next summer?!?) I will not, however, be watching at any establishment that depends on satellite for live events. After an entire month of sneaky internet streaming, rushing to televisions, and lunch-time radio highlights, I managed to miss the final goal of the World Cup, AND the celebration. Yes. The satellite at the bar where I’d watched the entire game (I am taking the high road and only providing an acronym: S.H.o.F) crapped out in the 115th minute. Do you recall when Spain scored the winning goal? THE 116TH MINUTE. One month of soccer, thousands of minutes of my life all spent to miss the final climax and jubilation felt by the lastminute tournament champion. I nearly threw my Italian Grinder at the owner, who politely explained, “There’s nothing I can do!”

Of course he’s not dead. But speaking of respect, it might prove difficult for LeBron James to garner even an inkling from this sports writer ... ever. “The Decision,” a one-hour ESPN special, aired last week and a collective groan was heard throughout Northeast Ohio at approximately 9:41 p.m. on Thursday evening. The rest of the country thanked a deity for mercifully ending the media circus that had surrounded James’ free agency for the past year. Three minutes James after James announced he was heading for the Heat, the ten-story banner of his torso and upper appendages was unceremoniously ripped from Cleveland’s skyline — a fitting end to his tenure there. To be honest, he did what I expected him to. Miami offers him more than what he already has (money and fame) by providing friends and fun. If I were young, rich and famous, I wouldn’t be super stoked about spending the bulk of my year in a town with an average STEINBRENNER DEAD AT 80 outdoor winter temp below 25 degrees, (In)famous New York Yankees owner with a nightlife scene that’s all but froGeorge Steinbrenner passed away this zen stiff. week, after 37 years of roller-coaster ridYou can’t blame an aging LeBron for ing in the Big Apple. wanting something different; but the For my generation, he may be best way in which he threw South Beach remembered for the satirical Seinfeld sand in the face of Cleveland was just references to his domineering persona plain childish. and ridiculous head of hair. (The man could’ve given Donald Trump and Andi Osters, 27, is a Michigan State graduate.

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keeping you busy, and you could be spending extra hours on the job to pay those bills. Jupiter is reminding you to take a break once in a while.

MAY 20): If you’re single,

take heart. Venus is enhancing your powers of attraction. You’ll find it easy to generate attention wherever you go.


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you focusing on selfimprovement. You need to adopt a more positive attitude. If you’re stuck in a rut and feeling down, embrace things that make you feel uplifted.


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with work responsibilities, but try not to neglect your honey. The moon is urging you to invest more time in your relationship.


you to join a new group. You could decide to sign up for a class at a community college, sing in a local choral group, or hang out with a politically active team of people.


(SEPT. 23 OCT. 23): Someone could be

(NOV. 22 - DEC. 21): Mercury is creating some complications and melodrama. Just when you thought you were ready to move forward in a relationship, someone from your past returns.


(DEC. 22 - JAN. 19): Your honey could be trying to tell you something, but you’re not listening. Mars is showing you that you need to pay attention instead of just focusing on your own selfish concerns. sn’t necessary.


trying to pressure you into doing something. Jupiter is creating some tension with a relationship. Maybe your honey wants you to make a commitment of some type, and you’re simply not ready.

(JAN. 20 - FEB. 18): A moon opposition has you wondering where you went wrong, romantically speaking. The good news is that nothing is really wrong.


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NOV. 21): You’ll be attracted

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In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s a slow time in the sporting world. Yes, there’s stuff happening (British Open next week, the yawn-inducing MLB AllStar Game), but all-in-all? Total snoozer of a week. That said, a few things happened worth mentioning ... and unfortunately, none are too uplifting. Here’s my Debbie Downer sports column as we wait for things to pick back up again. (Is it college football season yet?)


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Mark Kroos, Zack Bower and Tim Hayes, Scene Metrospace, 110 Charles St., East Lansing, 319-6832, www.scene, 8 p.m. doors open, 9 p.m. music start July 17. Cost: $5 cover.


Time 2 Play, Ann Street Back in the Day “Garage” Plaza, downtown, East Lansing, Reunion, Gregory’s, 2510 N., Martin Luther King Blvd., Lansing, 7-9 p.m. July 17 " Part of the East 323-7122, 6-9 p.m. July 17 " Lansing Summer Concert Series. Featuring Lansing’s own first lady " of jazz and Grammy-nominated Updraft, Moriarty’s Pub, 802 E. vocalist Betty Joplin. Cash bar and Michigan Ave., Lansing, 485-5287, light snacks available. Proceeds to 10:30 p.m. July 17. " benefit Closing The Digital Gap. VAR I ETY Cost: $10 per person. Don Middlebrook, Spartan ROCK Hall of Fame Cafe, 1601 W. Casting call for “Lifted” Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing, music video, 206-B W. Main 337-4680, 6-9 p.m. July 17. " St., Owosso, (989) 666-6438, Nick May, Harrison Roadhouse, 720 Michigan Ave, East Lansing, liftedmusicvideo, noon July 17 337-0200, 7-10 p.m. July 17. " Local hard rock band is preparing to shoot the storyline Rush Clement, Champion portion of their music video Sports Bar & Grill, 2440 Cedar St., for the upcoming single “Drag Holt, 694-7660, 8-11 p.m. July 17. You Down.” Go online for more Showdown, Exchange of information. Lansing, see Friday, July 16.


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Common Ground, Adado Riverfront Park, see Thursday, July 15.



Second Annual Alumni Concert, DeWitt High School, see Friday, July 16.

Woldumar Boating Bonanza: A Celebration of the Grand River and Grand River Expedition 2010, Woldumar Nature Center, VOCAL 5739 Old Lansing Road, Lansing, Second Annual Alumni 322-0030, http://michigan. Concert, DeWitt High School,, 2-6 p.m. July 17 see Friday, July 16. " Celebrate the Grand River and welcome Grand River Expedition NATURE participants who are paddling 07.18.10 “Journey to the Edge of downriver from Jackson to Grand Space and Time,” Abrams Haven July 14-26 to study the CONCERTS Planetarium, see Friday, July 16. watershed. Boating Bonanza ROCK Public observing nights, includes access to river education Goo Goo Dolls, Switchfoot, Abrams Planetarium, see Friday, activities and Woldumar trails. The Spill Canvas, DTE July 16. Canoe rentals, pontoon ecotours Energy Music Theatre, 7774 and food will be available for a small Summer Campfire Series, Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, (248) fee. " Harris Nature Center, 3998 Van Atta 377-0100,, Road, Okemos, 349-3866, 8:30 p.m. 7 p.m. July 18. Cost: $75, $55, Lansing Symphony SPECIAL EVENTS THEATER July 17, 24, 31 and Aug. 14 " Each $52, $46.50, $38.50 and $29.50 Orchestra at Common Power of 9 Swag 4 Life, “Five Course Love,” week has a different theme. There pavilion, $25 lawn. Ground, Adado Riverfront Park, The Chrome Cat, 226 E. Grand Williamston Theatre, see Thursday, also will be a walk and a traditional between Grand Avenue and O.A.R., Citizen Cope, River Ave., Lansing, 410-1014, July 15. campfire treat each evening. Call Shiawassee Street, Lansing, (800) Meadow Brook Music Festival,, for details or to register. Cost: $2 “Romeo and Juliet,” Jackson 585-3737, www.comonground 3554 East Walton Blvd., Rochester 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 18 " Power of per person or $5 per family. Community College, see Thursday,, July 18 " Performing with Hills, (248) 377-0100, 9 Swag for Life is a fashion and July 15. “The Machine Performs Pink Floyd.”, 7 p.m. July 18. music event to raise awareness of PERFORMANCES Cost: $36.50 pavilion, $21 lawn. JAZ Z “Skungpoomery,” Lansing the impact of HIV/AIDS on young Magnus Midwest Dance Big Barn Jazz, Vineyard Cafe, Civic Players, see Friday, July 16. people. The event features local Intensive Showcase, The 3448 Hagadorn Road, Okemos, fashion designer and MSU student


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A new paper by American and British researchers suggests that thousands of rare flowering plant species will go extinct before they are even discovered by scientists. The researchers say habitat loss and climate change are to blame. Their work is published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. “Scientists have estimated that, overall, there could be between 5 million and 50 million species, but fewer than 2 million of these species have been discovered to date,” says lead author Lucas Joppa of Microsoft Research Cambridge in England. “Using novel methods, we were able to refine the estimate of total species for flowering plants, and calculate how many of those remain undiscovered.” Based on data from the online World Checklist of Selected Plant Families at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the scientists calculated that there are as many as 20 percent more undiscovered flowering plant species than previously estimated. The new, more accurate estimate can be used to infer the proportion of all threatened species, says coauthor David Roberts of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent. “If we take the number of species that are currently known to be threatened, and add to that those that are yet to be discovered, we can estimate that between 27 percent and 33 percent of all flowering plants will be threatened with extinction,” he says.

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Steppin’ In It, Green Door Blues Bar & Grill, 2005 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 482-6376,, 9:30 p.m. July 19. Cost: cover. JAZ Z

The John Jorgenson Quintet, Creole Gallery, 1218 Turner St., Lansing, 242-0295,, 7-8:30 p.m. July 19 " Jorgenson, who was Elton John’s guitarist for six years, will play Django Reinhardt-style gypsy jazz. Cost: tickets are $23, available at Elderly Instruments, Archives Book Shop and on

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Lansing, 333 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, 324-3926, 7 p.m. July 20 " Daniel Howell, author of “The Barefoot Book: 50 Reasons to Kick Off Your Shoes.” "



Play in the Park - Africaninspired Folk Tales with LaRon Williams, Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court Park, East Lansing, 319-6823,, 7 p.m. July 20 " An interactive children’s entertainment series. "



Jack Johnson, G. Love, ALO, DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, (248) 377-0100, www.palacenet. com, 7 p.m. July 20. Cost: $55 pavilion, $35 lawn.


Dick Ott on the vibes, Corey’s Lounge, 1511 S. Cedar St., Lansing, 482-3132,, 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. "


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Shape note singing, Edgewood United Church, 469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing, OPEN MIKE 381-1321,, 7-9 p.m. first and third Tuesdays Pickin’ in the Park, Burchard of the month " Traditional singing Park, Turner Street and Grand River, from the 1991 edition of “The Lansing, 485-4283, 6-9 p.m. July 20 Sacred Harp.” Beginners welcome. " Jam session held every Tuesday Loaner books available. " through October. Performers will be at Burchard Park. " ROCK

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Summer Music Series Life Support, Eastwood Towne Center, 3003 Preyde Blvd, Lansing, 316-9209,, 6-8 p.m. July 20 " The 8th Annual Summer Music Series. Free live music on Tuesday evenings in Center Court. "

Charlie and the Tune-as, VFW Post 701, 123 N. Rosemary St., Lansing, 485-1656, 7:30 p.m. July 20. " Pete Trappen, Reno’s East, 1310 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 6-10 p.m. July 20. "


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Lilith Tour featuring Sarah McLachlan, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert and more, DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, (248) 377-0100,, 3 p.m. July 21 " Mainstage acts include Sarah McLachlan, Miranda Lambert, Court Yard Hounds, Suzanne Vega and Kate Nash. Cost: $108.50, $78.50 and $49 pavilion and $39 lawn


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is the one I keep coming back to. When ice cold, it goes down quickly. Sometimes too quickly. A variation on a theme is Raspberry Wheat. Take Spartan Wheat, add raspberry juice. Ferment. Harper’s Ale is reminiscent of an English Ale, light and crisp in taste. On the other end is Grove St. Pale Ale, with a strong, hoppy flavor. If you like malted beers, Belgian Whit might be for you, flavored with orange and coriander. Blackstrap Porter is like drinking chocolate milk. On Wednesdays, Harper’s offers halfoff everything: food, beer, wine, alcohol and bottled beers. They offer an impressive menu and most of their food is really good. The pizza, salads, wraps and burgers are great. I tried a pasta dish a few years back and wasn’t all that impressed, so I can’t comment past that; things may have improved. If you’ve been thinking of heading to Harper’s, Wednesday’s are the day to do

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If you’ve lived in the area long enough, you’ll probably remember Dooley’s as THE place to hang out in East Lansing, offering such cutting edge acts as U2 and Wall Of Voodoo back in 1981. After a few alcohol violations and street-filled brawls, Dooley’s threw in the towel in the late ’90s. Harper’s Restaurant & Brewpub took over, offering five constant microbrews and two or three rotating seasonals, all brewed on-site. The ’80s are still alive with a couple of bands that pass through Harper’s, but in cover-band form. Other acts as well as DJs fill the void the rest of the time. Harper’s floor space is vast and cavernous, offering multi-level seating and an impressively large bar area, a private dining/ banquet room along with a couple of pool tables, and that’s just inside. They also offer one of the largest patios in East Lansing. But enough about the space, it’s the beer we really care about. The only beers on tap are Harper’s microbrews. I’m a huge fan of Spartan Wheat. I’ve tried almost all of their beers, but this


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Triple platinumselling rapper brings ‘Battle of the Sexes’ to Common Ground


Grammy winner

Luda has picked up two Grammy Awards • 2006 Best Rap Song for, “Money Maker” • 2006 Best Rap Album for, “Release Therapy”


Ludacris is having a crazygood 2010, with his album, “Battle of the Sexes,” debuting No. 1 on the Billboard chart in March. Numbers don’t lie and neither does Luda. He says that while “Sexes” is packed with partyready club tracks, the real key to sustained success is mixing in songs with deeper messages. “I would say there’s no one way to pinpoint my music,” he declares from his home base of Atlanta, Ga. “I think I’m very versatile, so some songs are for the club and in some I’m trying to teach a lesson.” Luda, who headlines Common Ground’s Capital Region International Airport Stage on Saturday, says he injected a much-needed shot of femininity into the album, writing about and for “women of the past, present and future.” “I don’t feel there’s been an album in rap or hip-hop where the theme is men vs. women,” Ludacris says. “Usually when hearing songs, you hear mostly the male perspective, but it’s very rare when you get a whole album where you hear the female perspective or both. “Men and women have been trying to understand each other since the beginning of time, and we still can’t seem to figure each other all the way out.”

Early days

Ludacris knew he had mad rap skills early on. “I wrote my first verse when I was nine, and it was called, ‘I’m cool, I’m bad, I might be 10 but I can’t survive without my girlfriend,’” he laughs. “I was lying saying I was 10 because I wanted to rhyme with girlfriend.” He moved from Champaign, Ill., to Atlanta as a teenager to pursue music. Following his dream took faith and sacrifice. “I went through a lot of trials and tribulations. I went through bad deals. Luckily, they were very

duty to give back,” Lushort ones,” he says. dacris says. “I’m very “I’ve been in groups; blessed, and I definitely we’ve broken up. I’ve want to give these blessbeen through everyings back.” thing before I finally Ludacris gives back got signed.” with his charity, The Now inked to UniLudacris Foundation, a versal Music Group’s nonprofit organization Island Def Jam Rededicated to helping cords, Ludacris’ ranks Capital Region young people achieve have swollen to include International their dreams. The founhis own imprint (DisAirport stage dation, which he started turbing tha Peace), star- with Three 6 nearly a decade ago, is ring roles in feature Mafia and films (“2 Fast 2 FuriWardSkillz with “geared towards helping ous”), triple platinum- BIG PERM, Yung kids help themselves and making kids realize their selling albums (“Back Rich and .KOM full potential.” for the First Time,” His mother is presi“Word of Mouf”) and dent, and she and Luda work Grammy Awards. This isn’t the hand-in-hand to go into commuaverage music career. nities, help underprivileged children and teach them principles of success.




Friends in high places

With fame comes famous friends, and Ludacris and rapper Diddy are tight. So tight, in fact, they have what Ludacris calls a “playful bet” about who will have the next No. 1 single. “It’s funny. It’s a loving bet in that it’s just a competition-type thing,” he laughs. “Basically, we’re tied for the most No. 1 singles on Billboard [they each have five], and we’re just talking smack to each other to see who’s going to be the person who’s going to get that next No. 1 track.” Ludacris also recruits famous friends to guest on albums. Lil’ Kim, Eve, Ne-Yo, Ciara and Monica are among the world-renowned artists and emcees on “Sexes.” How does Luda pick peeps to collaborate? “It’s really who I’m a fan of at the time, and sometimes it’s just an artistic thing where some people have the gift of knowing what beat or hook I will love,” he says.

Giving back

“With great power comes great responsibility, and I feel it’s my

Next up

With a new album, “Ludaversal,” almost in the can, it seems the wordsmith is keen on keeping his run going as long as he can. “I’ve started working on my next album, and as of right now, I don’t want to give any dates. I just want to continue to work as hard as I can until I feel like the album is done, and then I’ll let you know,” he says. “But I would say early-2011.” Also on tap: “Fast and Furious 5.” “They’re bringing a lot of the people back from the previous, ‘Fast and Furious’ films: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Tyrese,” says Luda, who starred in 2003’s “2 Fast 2 Furious.” “So, it’s going down in a major way.” On Saturday, expect a spontaneous, energy-infused spectacle with witty rhymes. “My shows have a lot of versatility, and sometimes I have surprises,” he says. “I bring out special guests and a great mixture of songs. Being that I have seven albums, I can do songs from any of those albums at any given moment.”


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• Does Luda have a favorite rhyme he’s ever written? “That’s kind of hard,” he laughs. “I would very much have to think about that, only because there are thousands of verses I’ve written, and I can’t necessarily say which one is my favorite one right now. But, you can direct people towards the song, ‘MVP,’ on the ‘Theatre of the Mind’ album. I’m really loving my verses on that song.”



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on-the-rise band


Lead singer: Band’s success is ‘best thing that’s happened to us’



Even rock stars get starstruck. Just ask Casey Walker, lead singer of chart topping, hard rock band Cavo. When Walker played Crüe Fest 2 last year, he got to meet one of his musical idols: Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx. And it was a thrill. “It was funny, I got a request from Nikki Sixx to come to his box, and he wanted to do an interview for his radio show,” Walker says. “We got to talk to Nikki Sixx on his bus, and he’s really such a great guy.” Growing up in St. Louis, Mo., Walker always had a knack for music. But it wasn’t until he saw Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder onstage that he felt called to be a singer. “When I saw Eddie singing, I was floored,” he says. “My whole world changed. You can just tell that what he’s saying is important to him. He puts his heart and soul into every song.”

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• Watch a video of NOISE music writer Anne Erickson interviewing Cavo at Common Ground: www.lansing

When you hear Cavo, who headlines Common Ground’s Pearl Vision Stage on Thursday, the Pearl Jam influence makes sense. On the band’s major-label debut, the guys delve into straightahead, post-grunge rock with catchy, brisk riffs and raspy vocals. The title of the album, “Bright Nights, Dark Days,” is a reference to how the band’s life has changed since getting together in 2001. “It’s a contrast, because our job is done at night now, but in our old lives, our jobs were in the daytime,” Walker says. “Now we

usually sleep all morning, go into the studio in the afternoon and work until 2 in the morning. It’s like our world has been turned upside-down.” His answer couldn’t be more true, especially considering how much time Cavo spends playing late-night gigs. The band has been on the road most of the past year. That includes Crüe Fest 2, nonstop tours with Chris Daughtry and Shinedown and headlining gigs. Despite long days and nights

on the road, touring never gets old. “The best thing about the journey of being in this band is getting to play our music. These songs are all snapshots of periods in our lives, and when you see people appreciate that, it’s the best feeling,” Walker says. “When a person says, ‘Your song got me through the hardest part of my life,’ that means so much to the whole band.” Cavo’s second single, “Crash,” is a universal story about “wanting someone there for you, and finding that one person who is there no matter what.” “Yesterday my wife and son came up, and it was amazing spending time with them, but it reminds you of how much you miss home on tour,” he says. “You never really get used to it. It just gets less painful. But this is the life we signed up for, and it’s the best thing that’s happened to us. I’m grateful.”

• Casey Walker, lead singer for Cavo, on the band’s No. 1 rock hit, “Champagne:” “I used to install Internet and TV cable, so one day, I was driving to work and recorded a chorus into my phone. Two weeks later, we started playing it. ‘Champagne’ was written in minutes, and it was literally one of those songs where we thought, ‘Wow, I think we might have something here.’”




Pearl Vision Stage with Civil Twilight and Neon Trees


• “Like most bands, when we were young, we started a band before we could play our instruments,” laughs singer and bass player Steven McKellar. “So we didn’t play gigs for years. But we rehearsed once a week and found out we had something good going, so we started playing out more.”

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Brit-pop influences shine through



With little but a bass guitar gigs almost every day this sumon his back and a crazy dream, mer, including one at Common Steven McKellar uprooted from Ground’s Pearl Vision Stage on South Africa to Los Angeles to Thursday. Civil Twilight manages to inpursue a life of music. That was in 2005, when Steven corporate many different musiand the rest of his three-piece cal styles into its work: grunge, rock band Civil Twilight were early ’90s rock, British rock, Britpop. “young and foolish.” “I used to listen to “We didn’t see the risk,” says the sing- THURSDAY this national rock station when I was grower and bass player, ing up, and I’d be lychatting from a tour ing in bed, listening stop in Rochester, to Oasis, The Verve, N.Y. “Our families The Pixies and Nirvaprobably thought we na,” Steven says. were crazy; our With dynamic vofriends probably cals, multi-layered thought we were Pearl Vision Stage melodies and wellcrazy. But it was our with Cavo and Neon Trees written tracks, some fuel for years.” call the band a new RaThe risk, of diohead or Muse. And course, paid off, and Civil Twilight signed with New Steven is okay with that. “As long as people understand York City-based record label Wind-up Records (Creed, Eva- we’re not trying to sound like nescence).NowSteven,hisbroth- those bands, it’s nice, because er guitarist Andrew and drum- they’re really, really good bands,” mer Richard he says. “But mostly with our Wouters hear music, we just want to make their music on people feel good and get them to dozensofTele- a good place every night.” When it comes to songwritvision shows ( “ H o u s e , ” ing, Steven likes to get into char“One Tree acter and write from the perHill”) and play spective of someone else. Take the single, “Letters from the Sky.” He calls it a “delusional love song.” “I think, lyrically, it’s a mad love song,” he says. “This guy is entrapped, whether he’s in prison or whatever, and he’s missing his loved one so much that he starts to get delusional. He wants to be rescued and loved.” The album, he says, is the sound of three guys trying to recreate home. A home that’s really, really far away. “Where we come from is very beautiful, very open and very scenic,” he says. “It’s just naturally beautiful. I like writing close to the sea, and I find myself singing by the sea a lot. So, I think our music has a lot to do with where we come from.”

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• Alice Cooper says he’s working on a new, yet untitled album: “I have about 20 songs written. I just met with my producer last night, and we kind of took a twist on what the story was going to be, so we’re going into a new direction writing-wise. So it’s definitely in the works right now.”


There’s nothing subliminal show? about an Alice Cooper show. Cooper: The Dick Clark orgaThe mascara-wearing, syringe- nization came to me. Everybody loving, “School’s Out”-singing was going into satellite radio, and shock rocker doesn’t do anything Dick Clark said to me, “If you had subtly or half-way. Head to an Al- a radio show, what would it be?” ice show, and chances are, you’ll And I said, “I would go back to be met with some form of fake what I remember FM radio to be: blood and treated to a theatrical where the DJ played what he or opera. she wanted and it wasn’t a corpo“If you’re in the first 20 rows rate decision.” You know, “These of this show, don’t wear are the most popular your best clothes besongs by demographics cause we have a tenden- FRIDAY for 20 to 35-year-olds”--cy to spill out into the I hate that. That kills the audience a bit,” cracks whole idea of rock and Coop. roll. So, I said, “I’ll play En route to a gig with bands I like and tell Rob Zombie, Cooper stories about them, becaught up with NOISE. cause everybody I play, NOISE: You’re on I’m going to know.” So, tour with Rob Zombie Capital Region I might play songs from International right now. How is that The Kinks, Frank Zappa Airport Stage going? and Iggy and tell stories. with TESLA Cooper: You know, NOISE: Is it true Rob is one of my very you’re spiritual? best friends in the business, so Cooper: Yes. I think someit’s great to be out with him. times people have the idea ChrisThe shows are funny, because my tianity is what they see on teleshow is so Alice in that it’s got vision. Real Christianity is based a sense of humor to it, and so on a one-on-one relationship bedoes Rob’s, only his is a whole dif- tween you and Christ, and your ferent kind of thing…We’re much lifestyle is what really reflects more of an opera than anybody that. I try to make that my lifeelse. When Alice says, “Welcome style, with my wife and kids. To My Nightmare,” he gives you You’re not going to catch Alice the nightmare. Everything about at the strip club. You’re never gothe lyrics tells us what to do the- ing to catch Alice cheating on his atrically with the song. wife. I’ve been married 34 years NOISE: Are you killed onstage and never cheated on my wife. this time around? And it’s not that I’m that great of Cooper: Four times. It can’t be a saint; it’s the fact I try to live one anymore. It used to be, they’d the lifestyle that I think He would hang Alice. Now they hang me, want me to live. But, that doesn’t they cut my head off, they put a mean I can’t be an artist, or an acgiant hypodermic needle in me, tor, or a musician or singer. Alice they put me in a box with giant is kind of a social satirist in the spikes, and Alice just keeps com- fact he’s this extremely incompeing back. tent villain. So I try to make sure NOISE: Your radio show, there’s a punch line to everything “Nights with Alice Cooper,” is I do, and if you listen real close, syndicated on over 150 stations. there’s a moral stand to what I What drew you to start the do.



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Blue-collar rock appeal MIKE HUGHES | FOR NOISE

Andrew Leahey wrote in, “in keeping with their unpretentious, blue-collar roots.” Still, they succeeded. “They did produce one of the era’s most respectable bodies of work, including three consecutive platinum-selling albums.” FRIDAY Tesla had two top-10 singles (“Signs” and “Love Songs”) and four top-20 albums. It dropped Skeach in 1995, folded in ’96 and Capital Region revived with him International in 2000; after he Airport Stage left for the sec- with Alice ond time, Rude ar- Cooper rived. His real surname, he said, sounds a little like Rude. “People said, ‘Oh, (Rude) will be your punk name.” It stuck, even though this is definitely no punk band. “They’re surprisingly down-to-Earth,” Rude said. He plays Skeach’s old riffs — sometimes copying them precisely, at other times improvising. It will be fun, Rude said, albeit done in the daylight. “To me, rock is supposed to be after dark.” Still, Tesla doesn’t need the fancy lights; the act that follows it at Common Ground does. “Alice Cooper is one of the great performers of all time,” Rude said. He’ll bring the flash and fury. First, Tesla will bring the basic, blue-collar rock.



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Here’s a handy hint for musicians: Keep freshening your MySpace page; it may make you a rock star. At least it did for Dave Rude, who now trades guitar riffs with Frank Hannon in Tesla. “Frank happened to come across my MySpace page,” Rude said. “He said he liked my music and he thought I looked like a rock guy.” So Rude (who isn’t) joined the group a few years ago, stepping into a rock tradition. The Tesla songs and musicianship are strong, he said, and there’s a bonus: “Jeff Keith is one of the best singers around. He’s one of those rare people, like Bono, who seem to be singing right to you.” The band was formed in 1985, with Keith, Hannon, Tommy Skeach, Brian Wheat and Troy Lucketta. Once called City Kidd, it renamed itself after Nikola Tesla - the mad-genius AustriaHungary native who developed alternating current and much more. The name was exotic, but the rest was solid. The Tesla guys avoided glam-band trends, Steve Huey and



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Soulful singer keeps it positive

Michigan native and ‘Idol’ star, Giraud is loving handmade career SATURDAY


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Pearl Vision Stage with Mindi Abair and Peter White



Right now, Matt Giraud’s career is at an in-between stage. People don’t seem to understand that. “Some will say, ‘Oh, do you still sing?’” he said. Yes, often. He cut a spectacular version of “You Don’t Know Me,” with Nashville singer Anna Wilson. And now he’s busy in his home state. “We did five or six sold-out shows in Michigan,” Giraud said. “That was a huge deal for us.” Now he’s at Common Ground, as part of his homemade, handmade career. To envision that, consider Giraud with Scott MacIntyre on “Idol” in 2009 during downtime: “We’d go down and jam together.” That was proof that people can reach the same place by opposite routes. MacIntyre had started classical piano lessons at 6. Giraud had … well, taught himself to play piano in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel in Kalamazoo. At Western Michigan University, he majored in organization communication and African-American studies. You could say Giraud’s entire life has been an adventure in black studies. “My family is multi-cultural,” he said. “I grew up in a big, multi-cultural church.”

As an Ypsilanti teen, he made 35-mile trips to the church to sing with its group, Joyful Noize. “I was one of two or three white kids in the group, so I got my name.” He was “White Chocolate,” which carried over to “Idol.” Contestants were required to form groups; the White Chocolate quartet drew praise. Half of that quartet soared: Kris Allen was the champion; Giraud finished fifth. Judges liked him. “I don’t think you’ve had enough credit in this competition,” Simon Cowell said. Afterward, during a Larry King interview, the other finalists billed him as the “class clown.” “I don’t like depressing situations,” he said. “I got nervous, too, but then I’m likely to make a joke.” It’s an upbeat attitude that takes him to the next part of his life. There’s the song with Wilson. And an upcoming single with writer-pianist Jim Brickman … and concerts and an album.


• ON ‘IDOL’ JAM SESSIONS: Matt Giraud appeared on “American Idol” in 2009 with contestant Scott MacIntyre. “In the basement of our mansion, they had two pianos,” Giraud said. “We’d go down and jam together.” MacIntyre had started classical piano lessons at 6, soloed with the Phoenix Symphony at 15, graduated from college at 19. Giraud had … well, taught himself to play piano in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel in Kalamazoo. “I was playing for no money and no tips,” he said. “Sometimes I’d play five or six hours a day.”

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If there was a single, defining moment when Gregg Rolie knew his band Santana had “made it,” it was Woodstock ’69. “I had no idea what 500,000 people would look like. But it didn’t strike me, because everyone looked like ants on a hill,” says the keyboard player and vocalist, speaking from Austin, Texas. “We played the gig, and at first, it was just another gig. But when we drove out, it took forever SUNDAY to get through half a million people. If I had known that going in, I probably would have been nervous.” After Woodstock, the Latintinged, blues-rock Capital Region band blew up: “SanInternational Airport Stage with tana playing WoodThe Machine stock was like a performs Pink slam dunk,” Rolie Floyd and says. Lansing Santana, indeed, Symphony made waves in muOrchestra sic history. With eight Grammy Awards, three Latin Grammy Awards and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it doesn’t get much bigger. Rolie, who headlines Common Ground’s Capital Region International Airport Stage on Sunday, was with Santana from day one. “I had a friend who saw him play at the Fillmore [in San Francisco], and he said, ‘I’m going to




find this guy and you’re going to play with him.’ He tracked him down, and we got together at this old farm house to play.” Apparently, they made so much noise the cops came. “We ran and hid in this tomato patch until the police left,” Rolie laughs. “And that was the beginning of Santana.” After Santana, success struck again, this time with rock band Journey. Unlike Santana, the road for Journey was long. Rolie remembers spending years developing Journey’s sound. “It was much more difficult. Santana exploded after Woodstock, but Journey took three or four years to build. At that time, record companies allowed artists to build themselves into being successful, so we put out three albums and toured, but at first, we sold more tickets than records.” Journey ended up selling over 75 million albums worldwide. These days, Rolie keeps busy playing gigs with his band, The Gregg Rolie Band. The group has a live CD out, “Rain Dance Live,” and jamming from city to city is a driving force for Rolie. “For the most part, I just like going out and playing live.” At Common Ground, he’ll play some Santana songs (off the first three albums) and other tunes. “I appreciate the fact cities and counties are bringing music to the fairs and festivals,” he says. “It’s great for people to experience and enjoy.”


• Rolie sang lead vocals on Santana’s “Black Magic Woman, which hit No. 4 on the US rock chart.

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1995 TORO WHEEL HORSE 520-H with 7 attachments, 10" CRAFTSMAN table saw, $125; circular saw $50. Call excellent cond. $3995/obo. 517-882-8342. 517-349-3830.

SHIH-TZU PUPS Imperials, multi-color, CKC, shots, wormed, $350 cash. 989236-5580/989-289-1902 SHORKIE PUPPIES 6 wks, 1st shots, females. Very adorable! 517-726-1298 or 269-838-2131.



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Vet checked first BIG JON 6’ MAST & 2 otter LOST SHIH TZU White shots/tail and dew claws KITS/CATS, LOVABLE RESplaner boards. $250. Call w/brown & black spots, CUES all ages, many de$600m, $650f. (517)468517-381-3471. name "Brownie". Pleasant clawed; www.trinityacres0135 (517)712-6687 Grove, S. of Jolly. 517-393rescue.; in5069 or 256-2348. cludes neuter/medical E-Z GO GOLF cart, elect., $45- $135. (517)410-0074 BOXER PUPS AKC, 8 wks., 2 like new, retail value males, both bringle. $2800, sell for $2350. Can Shots, wormed. deliver. 517-332-0284 LAB PUPPIES AKC Blonde. 6 517-812-4778 wks old, males $300, females $350. 517-764-0090, 745-8478. BOXER PUPS Variety of colors, youtube at shenandoahboxers4 MaADORABLE BLACK LAB LAB PUPPIES AKC Chocoson 676-7708 PUPPY 8 wks. old, female, lates, 1st shots & wormed, shots are current, dew$250. 517-625-3428. BRITTANY PUPPY’S ORormed. $20. 517-676-2319. ANGE and White, 5 1/2 UTILITY TRAILER weeks, AKC LAB PUPPY AKC, dk yellow, W/GATE,10’ w/treated ADORABLE TOY BREEDS Registered,Dew claws, Exfloor, lites,also other sizes amber eyes, dew claws rePeekapoos, Morkies, cellent hunter, Good with and prices all new $950 moved, 2nd shots & wormTeddies & more. children,parents on (517)490-3176 (517)339ing. $350. 269-763-9248 Shots, vet checked. site,records, wormed, Two 2191 Female Puppy’s, $300. 517-404-3045/517-404-1028 (989)529-6746 LAB PUPS AKC - 7 wks., shots, wormed. 2 males, 2 females. $300-$350. 517AKC GERMAN SHEP 641-4690/517-256-8843. HERDS. Taking deposits CHIHUAHUA AKC 6 wk old male. Call 269-781-4214. for pups. Adults available. $300-600. Call 989-205-9204 LAB PUPS AKC, yellow & black, 8 wks., 1st shots, CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES AR-15 6.8mm. Set up for AKC LAB PUPPIES 1 chocowormed, dews. $350. Call 8 wks old. Females $250, hunting. With additional 517-543-5280. males $200. late male and 1 black femags. $900. (910)987-3184 www.achihuahuasworld. male left. 9 wks. Have com. 517-371-4416 shots. $250. 989-328-6065 LABRADOODLE PUPS F1B 7 wks., light brown & dark brown colors, shots & AKC MALAMUTE RED & COLLIE PUPPIES SABLE & White, AKC Registered, pawormed $325 989-261-4602 White Male, 4 months rents on site, shots, vet $700. (269)275-8766 checked, $500. (517)6255614 (517)974-3514 LABS SILVER & chocolate, 8 AKC MINI SCHNAUZERS weeks, AKC Registered, Blk&Slv, Ready 7/6, 3 FeDew claws, shots, A ANTIQUE BUYER paying males $550 & 2 males wormed, 2-Silver males cash for guns, jewlery, $ 5 0 0 . ( 5 1 7 ) 6 8 8 - 5 4 7 4 ENGLISH BULLDOG PUP$600.00, 2-Chocolate(silver furniture, art & unusual PIES A BEAUTIFUL litter factored)1-male 1-female & bizarre items. born 5/17/2010.CHAMPION $400.00. (989)560-6382 517-819-8700 bloodlines and amazing colorings! $1800. (616)3183530 MINIATURE SCHNAUZER CASH FOR GUNS , Art, AntiPUPPIES Black, Silver, & ques, Jewelry, musical inENGLISH SPRINGER SPANBlack/Silver, 7 Weeks, struments, Valuables. Call IEL PUPS Born June 1, liver Beautiful coat and mark517-204-2004/517-663-3931 & white, 1 female $550, 3 ings, Dew claws removed, males $500. 517-655-5637. loveable, parents on site, CASH PAID for diabetic vet checked, wormed, test Strips. Most types up Male & Female, first shots AKC YORKIE PUPPIES FRENCH BULLDOG PUPPIES to $12 per box. Call 517and puppy kit $200.00. 8 weeks, AKC RegisUKC registered, 5 brindle 669-1197. (517)323-3591 (517)285tered, Champion lines, pafemales, 1 white male, 4514 rents on site, pure bred, $900-$1000. 517-852-9979 shots, vet checked, GENERAL MOTORS VOUCH wormed,Will be small ER WANTED. If you would $650/800 (989)277-2575 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS PEEK-A-POO PUPPIES Fuzlike to sell your GM vouchAKC/OFA. Black, tan. Euro- zy little teddy bears, $ er, call John 616-889-2056 pean working champion line. Shots, wormed. 989- $350. 517-726-0368. 775-6511. NOW BUYING OLD art- AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPPIES 8 wks., shots & work, jewelry, musical inPITBULL PUPPIES parents wormed, purebred but no GOLDEN DOODLES struments, sterling silver, on site, going to be large, papers. $195. 989-261-4602 Vet checked, shots, pocket watches, clocks. 1st shots & dewormed, wormed. $400-$450. Call John 517-886-9795. $100. 517-993-1813 517-223-9239 AMERICAN ESKIMO PUPS Mini’s, toy’s. UKC. Shots, ROTTWEILER PUPPIES AKC wormed. $200-$350. 5173 mo., raised w/kids, 543-2119 GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS male, 1 female, $375. Call AKC, 1st shots & wormed, 989-666-7089. both parents on site, hanTWO MALE SAINT Bernard dled by children daily, puppies, Born March 29, $350 & $400. 517-749-0682. TINY TOY TEDDY BEAR 2010, AKC Registered, paPups, 1 female, 2 males. 24X30 GARAGE KIT everyrents on site,pure bred, Home raised, shots, vet thing to build, doors, sidhealth records, shots,vet checked. $650. 734-649ing, nails, paid $4800, sell checked,wormed, $500.00. POODLES TOY AKC $500. 517-726-0368. 4072/734-498-9718 for $3500. 517-851-2010. (248)863-6667

RECEPTIONIST – LANSING auto dealership seeking courteous team player with proven telephone skills for full time position. Dealership experience a plus but not required. Attractive wage and benefit package; 45+ hours per week. Provide resume and work references to Box:

CERTIFIED RV TECHNICIAN Due to retirement we have a rare opening our service dept. We offer excellent pay, health benefits, retirement and vacation. Drugfree work environment. Please call Jeff Every, 517669-2755, Annie Rae RV. MECHANIC NEEDED For high volume fast paced car lot. Apply at RPM Auto Sales, 5436 S. Cedar St., Lansing.

TOY POODLE PUPS AKC 2 males $400. 2 Rabbits male Holland Lop & Polish female $20. 616-374-3286.


D & K is seeking a certified Detroit Diesel Engine Technician. If it is your desire to work for a busy service dept. with a team atmosphere then D & K Truck is the place for you. We offer a competitive hourly wage and a great benefit package. Our service dept. is loaded with work and this rare opening will not last long, so hurry in and see us today. D & K Truck, 319 E. North St., Lansing, 517-484-1905.

ULTIMATE MASTIFF PUPPIES Brindle/Reverse Brindle, 10 Weeks, parents on site, shots, vet checked, wormed, $400. (517)6636257 (517)983-8250

WESTIES Why Puppies Need To Stay With Mom Until They’re At Least 8 Weeks Old. 1489 or call: or 734-455-9239 for our Westie 101 handout. YORKIE SHIH TZU MIX PUPPIES 7 wks old, 1st shots & wormed, small fluffy & cute, $400. 989-427-3205.

10 YR OLD Morab gelding, experienced rider, to good home only, $700. 517-543-6903

Fiscal/Data Specialist Lansing Child & Family "Do the right thing for the right reason everyday". Lutheran Social Services of Michigan seeks a Fiscal/ Data specialist to join our team. Position performs various accounting / statistical reporting and maintenance of records for assigned programs. Associates degree in accounting or equivalent education & experience and a high proficiency level with computers. Billing/ bookkeeping exp. in human service setting desired. Visit for more info. Please email resume and references to: J. Rospierski at EOE/AA/Drug Free


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ASSOCIATE MANAGER, IT East Lansing. Seeking qualified individual to lead the establishment, development, and enforcement of quality assurance measures and testing standards for new applications, products, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout their development/product lifecycles; direct the utilization of formal testing processes in order to discover and report any defects, bugs, errors, configuration issues, and interoperability flaws and communicate test progress and other relevant information to project stakeholders and management. Candidate must have strong knowledge of system testing metrics, automated testing tools, quality assurance, ITIL service management best practices and methodologies. Bachelor’s Degree in information technology and three to five years experience in IT environment. Excellent pay and fringe benefits. Send resume to: Human Resources, Attn: Courtney Pierce, MESSA, P.O. Box 2573, East Lansing, MI 48826-2573. MESSA is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer.


AMANA Refrigerator/ freezer, white, freezer on bottom. 69’’ h, 32’’ w, 30’’ d. Almost new $300. 272-0212

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JOHN DEERE TRACTOR NEARLY NEW HAIR dryer chairs, cost $450/each, LX188, 17 hp, liquid cooled, Make offer. 1 hydraulic, 1 48’’ mower. $2,000. Call electric chair 517-882-5669 517-589-5431.

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ASPHALT PAVING LABORERS & SCREED LABORERS Previous asphalt experience necessary Must be able to work with other crewmembers to pave roadways per plan specifications and, if needed, to perform other related work tasks as instructed by crew foreperson to insure daily schedules/estimates are met. This is a seasonal full-time position. For more detailed information, please go to: oc/tpl.asp

OTR DRIVER SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS Wanted to share ’09 We’ll train you to be the Peterbilt truck. Drive 6 best School Bus Driver for days, home 6 days. More Special Needs Students. hours available. Must $11.91/hr after 90days, meet DOT requirements, split shift required, benehave 2 yrs. exp. and tanker fits partially paid with seendorsement. Please conniority, CDL required or tact Ed @ 517-282-1947. will train. Must have excellent driving history, pass FBI background check and remain drug OWNER OPERATORS/ free. We look forward to meeting you in person FLEET OWNERS Mon-Fri at Dean TransporDedicated automotive runs tation, 307 Packard Hwy, available. Need 5 yr. old or Charlotte, MI 48813. newer tractor, Class A CDL w/1 year OTR exp., clean MVR. Call Dave @ 800-3627513 Mon-Fri. 9-5.

TRUCK DRIVER GRAVEL TRAIN MacKenzie Companies seeks an experienced gravel train driver. Candidates must have valid CDL, an excellent driving record & prior gravel train experience. Please complete application in person, or send resume to: ATTN HR Department MacKenzie Companies 4248 W. Saginaw, Grand Ledge, MI 48837 We are an Equal Opportunity Employer



HEAD VARSITY COACHING POSITIONS – GRAND LEDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Boys’ Cross Country & Girls’ Golf Knowledge of applicable sport techniques and strategies. Ability to demonstrate and instruct fundamentals and drills. Experience in development, strength and conditioning. Head coaching experience desired. Positive role model for student athletes. Send Resume to D. Davis, Human Resources, Grand Ledge Public Schools, 220 Lamson, Grand Ledge, MI 48837. Application Deadline July 21, 2007.





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Spectrum Health Neuro Rehabilitation Services provides medical support at home to children and adults recovering from a serious injury or illness. Complex medicial and rehabilitative needs are met by highly skilled specialists up to 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are seeking flexible compassionate caregivers with a minimum of 6 months experience. Reliable transportation along with valid, non-restricted drivers license is necessary. For your convenience you can apply: On-line at

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CLEANERS WANTED Part time positions available for early morning and weekend shifts. Apply in person Mon.-Thurs. noon-6 p.m. at Lansing Mall Cinema, 921 Mall Dr. West, Lansing, MI 48917. No phone calls please. Customer sales/service


$14.25 base-appt., flex. sched, conditions apply, all ages 17+ 517-333-1700 Direct Support Staff Working with individuals w/disabilities. $8.50 to $8.75/hr. Shift times & days vary, MUST be flexible. Apply online at www. RLLS.ORG or call 734-222-6076 x202 HEAT & AIR JOBS - Ready to work? 3wk accelerated TRAINING program. Hands on environment. Nationwide certifications, Job placement assist. 1-877-994-9904

Earn up to $100 this week Now Accepting New Plasma Donors While saving lives. Please bring proof of address, photo I.D., And Social Security card or Immigration card. Talecris Plasma Resources, 3222 S. M.L. King Blvd Lansing 517-272-9044 Earn up to $100 this week Now Accepting New Plasma Donors While saving lives. Please bring proof of address, photo I.D., And Social Security card or Immigration card. Talecris Plasma Resources, 3222 S. M.L. King Blvd Lansing 517-272-9044 M.J. SOFFE Is looking to fill the position of customer service/inventory clerk at their distribution warehouse in Lansing. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of a high school diploma, preferably 2-3 years customer service experience and inventory experience. This position requires having good computer skills, high attention to detail, communication skills, and must be focused on customer satisfaction. This person will be responsible for every facet of taking orders from customers, pulling/packing orders as needed and keeping shelves stocked with inventory. The successful candidate must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check. Please send resumes to and place Lansing in the subject line of the email for consideration. PARTS COUNTER PERSON Growing company looking for person interested in long term full time employment. Parts stocking and inventory ability helpful. People skills and agricultural knowledge needed. Email resume to

DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID Montcalm Community College, a small rural institution located in west-central Michigan, enjoys proximity to several metropolitan areas and state universities. MCC is within an hour’s drive of Grand Rapids, the state capitol in Lansing, and Mt. Pleasant. College programs reflect the community’s businesses and industries, which are automotive-related, health care, small business and corrections, among others. MCC is seeking to fill this full-time position which will administrate all aspects of MCC student Financial aid programs (Federal, State, and Institutional). Administer all aspects of Veterans Benefits. All applications must be submitted on a Montcalm Community College application form. Submit application form, cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of your college and university transcripts, and three current letters of reference to: Anne HertzMcCoy, Personnel & Benefits Manager, Montcalm Community College, 2800 College Drive, Sidney, MI, 48885. FAX: 989/328-2950. (Web site contains MCC Application for Employment Form and detailed job description: Completed application materials are due no later than 4:30 pm, Friday, July 30, 2010. EOE

NOW HIRING. A few select local people for part time work. Stay at home Moms, Dads, Retirees, Business Owners & others. Earn month after month commission income on same customers. Supplement your income in the fast growing Natural Gas Industry. Make money for years to come. Michigan Utility Services. Call 269.223 .7439 or 269.275.1902 for details and call back.

Production/ Warehouse Worker Join the Lansing State Journal production team at our facility in Delta Township. We are currently looking for individuals to work in our distribution center on a part-time basis. Shifts vary. Must be able to lift 10-15 lbs. repetitively and have reliable transportation. We offer many benefits to our parttime employees including 401(k), paid vacation, holiday pay and more. Complete an employment application at apply or stop by: Lansing State Journal 120 East Lenawee Lansing, MI 48919 We thank all who express interest in this opportunity; however only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. EOE.

MAINTENANCE F/T. Responsible for performing corrective, preventative maintenance. Duties include paint, vinyl, carpeting, plumbing and electrical. $9/hour. Apply in person, 9 AM4 PM, at Holiday Inn Express, Okemos, MI

OCCUPATIONAL Client Services Coordina THERAPIST--Challenging tor - Contractual position grant funded position located in Battle Creek, MI, based in Lansing MI. Two providing case manageyears experience in asment services including sessment and consultation assessment, planning, adin vocational accommodavocacy, linking, coordinattions, ergonomics, AT and ing, and monitoring to aswork-related injury presist customers in gaining vention training for emaccess to needed health, ployment of persons with financial, housing, employdisabilities. SOM License ment, and other services required. Salary $45-50K with a focus on recovery. with benefits, DOE. Please Compliance with agency send résumé and cover record keeping practices letter to: DM Program, utilizing both electronic Attn: Mary Kittle, 25900 /hard copy formats reGreenfield Road, Suite 150, quired. Professional liabilOak Park, MI 48237 or ity insurance mandatory email KittleM@ and acceptable driving Deadline to cord mandatory. Must apply: Friday, July 23. EOE have certification in the State of Michigan as a Licensed Bachelor’s Level or Master’s Level Social SOCIAL WORKER: Families Worker (LBSW/LMSW). First program in Ingham Summit Pointe is an Equal County (Office in Okemos). Employment Opportunity Full-time, benefits. Bacheorganization. Application lor’s Degree in Human available at http:// Service Field with one or two years of experience submit to Summit Pointe, with children and families Attn: Kim Allen, 140 W. required. Salary range 27Michigan, Battle Creek, 29K. Strong preference Michigan 49017. given to candidates with previous Families First experience. See job description at . COMMUNITY TREATMENT SPECIALIST - Position loEmail résumé and cover cated in Battle Creek, MI, letter by 7/16/10 to: providing assertive comLeonica Erwin, Program munity treatment within a Manager. Lutheran Child mobile multi-disciplinary and Family Service treatment team. Services . EOE are based on the principles of recovery and person-centered practice and performed within the community. Compliance with agency record keeping practices utilizing both electronic/hard copy formats required. Must have a Master’s Degree in psychology, social work or reMake $100,000 lated field with licensure in the State of Michigan as Guaranteed, or a Limited Licensed PsyI’ll Pay you $10,000* chologist (LLP) or Social Worker (LMSW). Summit …Roger Weymouth Pointe is an Equal Employment Opportunity organiNo Cold Calling, No zation. Application available at http://www. Desk Fee, & No - submit Advertising to Summit Pointe, Attn: Kim Allen, 140 W. MichiWe Provide the Leads, gan, Battle Creek, MichiTraining, gan 49017. Appointments, and Support LABORATORY / CLASS Visit: ROOM Services Supervisor Department of Computer www.WgAgents. com Science, Engineering and Physics, University of or call: Michigan-Flint. For additional information, please 517-694 7653 X230 visit our website at (Job ID "It’s Time to #50603). UM-Flint is a Make a Change " non-discriminatory, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. MASTER SOCIAL WORKERS: positions open at Pines Behavioral Health Services in Coldwater, Michigan. Postings at website:

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CONTINUUM OF CARE PROGRAM CONSULTANT DIVISION OF HEALTH, WELLNESS AND DISEASE CONTROL HIV/AIDS Consultant for the Southeastern Michigan Health Association needed. Bachelor’s Degree required; based in Lansing or Detroit. Implement and monitor HIV/AIDS care and treatment services funded federal resources. Key role in the development of applications for funding and work in the areas of quality management, monitoring and evaluation. Provide technical assistance to service providers as needed. Send resume and cover letter by July 23, 2010 to Patrick Yankee, SEMHA, 3011 W. Grand Blvd., Ste 200, Detroit, MI 48202. EOE, no phone calls please. Fax # 313-873-6504

HVACR TECHNICIAN INSTALLATION - Maint - Repair HVAC Two-year degree HVACR with 2 years experience in the field; valid MI driver’s license; strong customer relations skills. Commercial experience preferred. Resume and 3 references to P.O. Box 160, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48804. Full-Time Employee

The successful candidate must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with a current valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse without any conditions, limitations, or restrictions. Six (6) years progressive management experience in a managed care or other health care system is also required. HealthPlus of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. We also offer a 401(k) with employer-matching contributions. Qualified applicants please submit a cover letter that states this position along with a resume to: HealthPlus of Michigan Attn: Human Resources Re: Dir, UM (10-12) - LSJ P.O. Box 1700 Flint, MI 48501-1700 or fax your resume and cover letter to: (810) 2302197 or e-mail your resume and cover letter to Visit our website at HealthPlus is an Equal Opportunity Employer Qualified minorities, women, people with disabilities, and military veterans are encouraged to apply. NURSES Immediate openings for RN/LPN’s for home visits and staff relief. Call (517) 394-3389 or email hca@ PHYSICIAN’S ASSISTANT Full time position for PA-C during evenings and weekends in after hours clinic in Lansing. Please email resume to usrspc@yahoo. com or call 989-560-7575 for more information. RECEPTIONIST Needed for busy urgent care. Evenings and weekends flexible schedule. Part time. E-mail resumes to Medjobslansing

EAST LANSING CONDO all new dining rm, LR, bdrm., kitch. $43,200 or make offer. SEV $62,200. If interested please call 1517-337-0683.

SURGICAL TECHNICIAN, Non-Union, Casual Hours. Coordinates schedules, scrubs cases. Develops & implements scrub tech competencies, knowledge of AAMI standards, works with Bio-Med (IRMC) & vendors, coordinates inservices, knowledge of budget, participates in Quality Improvement & Job Hazard Analysis Projects. Graduate of accredited scrub tech. program & have current cert. or be willing to obtain w/i 6 mos, BCLS cert. req. Strong org. skills, team player & ability to work in high stress situations. Apply online at http://www. eatonrapidsmedicalcenter. org/employment/careers/ or fax resume’ to 517.663. 9450 or fill out application at Eaton Rapids Medical Center, HR Dept.

LANSING-16 UNIT All indi- 2011 ROAD KING TRAILER vidual utilities. $350,000. 36’, 2 slideouts, washer & Call 517-388-0584 dryer, king bed, fully selfcontained, many extras, will consider trade. Can deliver. Asking $25,000. 248-736-1561.

DOUBLE WIDE Excellent cond. 3 or 4 bdrm, 2 baths, cathedral ceiling, living room, dining room, kitchen, appliances included, deck & storage shed. Located in Holt, 1 owner, now $25,000. 517-647-4690

PLUMBING SALES LANSING Distributor seeking Inside Counter Sales person. Plumbing knowledge, good communication skills required. Send resume to T.A. Gentry Supply, 2096 N 112th St. Holland MI 49424 ATTN: Patrick Gentry



RED 2004 Honda CRF 70 Dirtbike, good starter bike for a 9-11 year old. Excellent condition. $750.00 or best (517)930-1181

2003 JAYCO KIWI 23’ travel trailer, front & rear pull down tent bunks, loaded, air. $9500. 517-420-4962.

HOLT 2 bdrm., $1,500. Little work needed. Financing available. 866-694-0821.

SALES PROFESSIONAL Established TPA has excellent opportunity for candidates with insurance background and proven TPA sales ability. Must be capable of developing new accounts. Bachelors degree with insurance credentials preferred. Employee-owned company offering competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package, including company car. Send resume/cover letter and salary expectations to HR Director, P.O. Box 77, Okemos, MI 49905. Email:

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ROUND LAKE - LAKE AC- CAN-AM SPYDER 2008 red, DRIVER RECRUITING: 990cc, reverse trike, 3200 CESS. 4 BR, 4 baths, 2,000 PMTG in Okemos is taking miles, clear title, excellent sf, zoned business/applications for a part condition, $6400, residential, has separate time position in the Safety apt., perfect for daycare or Department for a driver rental. $65,900, all offers recruiter. This is an entry considered. 828-226-9998 HARLEY 1992 FXLR level position. Must be or 517-290-2250, Mike. Lowrider Custom, low mi., comfortable talking to lots of extras, call for pricprospective applicants on ing too much to list 517the phone and must be 394-5886. computer literate. This could easily become a full time position with benefits for the right person. Send your Resume to: dgruesbeck 2004 FAIRMONT MODULAR KYMCO PEOPLE SCOOTER Please no phone calls or 3 bdrms., 2 bath, 1400 sq. 250CC 2007 TOW PAK KIT, mailed applications. ft. 517-647-7856 after 8pm. EXCELLENT CONDITION, LOTS OF EXTRAS, MUST SELL $5500.00 (517)6516295 (517)290-1753

’93 SUNLITE Truck camper A/C, heat, stove, bath, 3 way fridge, loaded, exc. cond. $3500. 517-803-9558. CAMPING MEMBERSHIP LIFETIME. Camp Coast to Coast USA/Canada $10/night (full hook-up). (Paid $1,595) Must Sell $595, 614-761-9257. SCAMP DELUXE FIBER G L A S S travel trailer 13’ A/C toilet/shower, stove & fridge. Cable ready. Sleeps 2. Great cond., clean. $7500. Call 517-490-8460.

Save time. Save money. EASTLAWN MEMORIAL Garden, 2 spaces in the Garden of Prayer. Both for $1,500. Todays cost, $4,000. 727-784-2790.


Home is priced to sell! 3 bdmrs/ 2 baths over 1400 sq. ft. All appliances, W/D, C/A, Holt Schools! Pet Friendly. Quiet Location! No application Fees. 3 yr site incentive! $19,900. Financing Available. Call Sun Homes at Kensington Meadows (888) 262-1683


HealthPlus of Michigan has an excellent opportunity for an individual to join our leading health insurance organization. This position is responsible for directing the development and management of Utilization Management programs and activities associated with Facility Utilization Review, Provider and Physician Authorization programs, Utilization Information Reporting and Analysis. This position also has the responsibility for Benefit Interpretation, Benefit Guideline Coverage, and New Medical Technology Review processes under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer.

PRISON HEALTH SERVICES (PHS) is hiring Physicians, Phys Asst. and Nurse Pract. for: outpatient primary care clinics in: Jackson, MI; Coldwater, MI; St. Louis, MI; Sault Ste Marie, MI, Whitmore Lk, MI and Saginaw, MI; and Inpatient opportunities in Jackson, MI and Whitmore Lake, MI. Federal Loan Repayment opportunities available. PHS offers a competitive salary, company paid liability insurance, and benefits package. Qualified Physician candidates must have MI Medical License; Board Cert. or eligible in Fam. Med or Int. Med; PA/NP must be a graduate of an accredited program and current MI PA/NP License FQHC experience a plus. Contact: Lindsey Knowlton; email: knowltlk@; fax: 615-3096512; phone: 517-827-3149.

EASTLAWN MEMORIAL GARDEN Garden of Nativity. 2 full body vaults w/drains. $2500/obo. 931628-2783.

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12’ MIRROCRAFT ALUM. 9.9 Evinrude, trailer, extras, excellent cond. $1250. Call 517-803-9558. OUTBOARD MOTORSU S E D 2 through 25HP, some longshaft, some elec. start, 2 line pressure tanks, 517-663-0576

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1424 JEROME LCC/COOLEY LAW NEAR1 bedroom, hardwood 2 bdrm apt. All util. incl. floors, back porch/deck, W/D Incl. Sec. 8 ok. great neighborhood, $500 $550/mo. Jim 517-719-8163 per month + dep, includes utilities. No Dogs, Call 517LCC NEAR - 1 bdrm availa482-3000 M-F 8a - 4p. ble. Rent $550, $550 sec. 1225 WILLOW STREET , + application fee. UtilitGrand Ledge. Newly renoies included. No pets. vated 2 bedroom unit now Call 517-675-5143, leave available. Close to town and message. shopping. $475 + Utilities. Call 517-243-1225 Wills Property Management, LLC


NOTICE EDGEWOOD VIL LAGE APTS. East Lansing. Section 8 Wait List. for 1 bed, will reopen effective 7/1/2010. Now accepting applications for 1, 3 & 4 bdrm. waiting lists.

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4823 SOUTH PENNSYLVA NIA NEAR JOLLY, s p a cious 2 bdrm. $495 + dep. includes heat & water. References. 517-3395330, 517-420-1514

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EATON RAPIDS 1 bdrm apt., $550, utilities, cable & trash included. Idea for BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru single occupant. 517-9302 bedroom, $325-$540. 0627. Utilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512. CARY APTS. S. LANSING. 1 & 2 bdrms., $470-$570 mo., heat, water, sewer & trash included. 517-202-3964.

GRAND LEDGE 2 bdrm. fireplace, garage, central air, washer & dryer, $750$800. 517-349-8000 or 517-282-9669


KINGSTON PLACE SENIOR APARTMENTS Carefree living for adults 55 and up in “charming" downtown Eaton Rapids. 1 and 2 bdrm. apts. available starting at $377/mo. Inunit washers & dryers, carports, community and entertainment rooms and much more. Call Christina at 517-663-1900. Pets welcome.

5826 ORCHARD CT. Clean 3 600 N. MLK - 3 bdrm., WALK TO WORK or School! bdrm, 1½ bath, full base816 W. Genesee, near w/balcony off master ment with W/D hookup. d o w n t o w n . bdrm., 2 bath. Full bsmnt. New carpet, appliances. Remodeled/registered, 3 new carpet & vinyl Fenced backyard, private bdrm., 2 full baths, lg. 3rd throughout, gas fireplace, deck. Central air. $800 + floor, all appliances incl. w/W/D hookup. Includes utils. 517-332-9255. WD. Parking. $950/mo. Call appliances. Fenced yard. Kathy: 517-410-6974. $750+_ utils. 517-332-9255 DELTA TWP. 2832 SKYWAY LN. Country setting large 2 710 N. MLK across from WILLIAMSTON bdrm duplex apt. $700 mo. Hosp., 3 bdrm., 2 bath, 301 Lisa Lane. $750/mo. + includes heat, water & $650/mo. + util. 1104 utilities. 3 bdrm., 2 bath, sewage. Call 517-332-5510. CAMP ST., 2 bdrm., wood 1100 sq.ft., 2 car garage, flrs., $550/mo. ALSO 2 no bsmt. Call 517-285-0575 DEWITT duplex. $700+ utilbdrm. apt. on busline, $500 ities. 2 bdrm., 1 bath, cent. incl util. ROOMS w/pvt. WILLIAMSTON COMair, washer dryer hookups, bath, $350. 517-484-5619 P L E T E L Y remodeled, 3 deck, fin. bsmt., wet bar, bdrm., 2 bath ranch. Half garage, fresh paint & new of bsmt completely fin., carpet. Call Mark or Cheryl AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 nice yard, rear deck. Incl. 517-669-1738 bdrms, Section 8 OK. appliances. Carport. Close Pets OK. Move in speto I-96. No pets. $995 + EAST LANSING 1713 cial! Flexible terms util. & dep. 517-655-3680 Greencrest, 3 bdrm., 1.5 available. $395-$1095. bath, Appliances Included. 517-651-1374 full bsmt, no smoking, no pets. Very clean. $875+ utilities, Section 8 wel- E. LANSING: TOWAR GARcome. 517-930-1575. DENS, 3 bdrm ranch, deck, W/D, air, pets, $800/mo. + dep. 285-3867 or 887-9192 EAST LANSING DUPLEX 1647 Greencrest, 3 ***FREE FORECLOSURE bdrm., 1.5 bath. 1200 (2) LOTS FOR R E N T LISTINGS*** Over 400,000 sq. ft. $895+ util. Sec. 8 (psbl. trailer) i n properties nationwide. ok. Available now! 517Sebewa, Portland Low down payment. Call 402-1499 Schools. No pets, LUXURY DUPLEX OKEMOS now. 800-749-3025 $275/mo. 517-626-6122. 3 bdrm. 3 bath, 8 rooms, large kitchen, fireplace & more! $1,300. 517-230-2929 GRAND LEDGE 1 bdrm., on EAST LANSING- QUIET the river, patio deck, furarea. 871 Beechlawn, 2 nished, washer & dryer, 10 bdrm. AC, attached mo. lease. Call 602-300garage, private fenced 9672. backyard. 248-651-4791.

121 ISLAND AVE. 1 bdrm., COLONIAL VILLAGE 1st floor apartment, heat, AREA: 1 bedroom Quiet water, trash removal and Area. No Smoking, No GREAT 1 BDRMS available! basement included. Clean Pets. Call 517-485-4300 normally rents for KIWANIS VILLAGE, AN & fresh apt. must see! HOLT, 2306 & 2308 WEST HOMES FOR RENT $550/mo. Special pricing elderly community (elderly Quiet neighborhood. Blvd. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Lansing - 2 or 3 BR; at $475/mo. plus electric HOUGHTON LAKE Clean 2 is defined as 62 years of $500/mo. 517-881-3386 DELUXE APT. RENT starts Shed. No W/D hookup. 1.5 Bath, basement, (around $30/mo.) A/C in bdrm cottages, excellent age or disabled of any $550 util incl. Also person AIRPORT AREA. UPDATED $500/mo. + utilities. & degarage, 1000-1200 sq ft. apts. Open floor plan. swimming, boat. A u g .age) located in Mason, MI AIRPORT NEAR, CLEAN to care for apartments at townhome. 2 bdrm., 1 1/2 posit. Available August, $750-800/mo Laundry facilities on site!! Sept. $375wk. 989-422-4896 is currently accepting ap1 bdrm, includes utilities. reduced rent 482-8196 ba., carpet, patio, bsmt. 1st. 517-675-7793 (517) 482-8771 Pet friendly, dog run on plications for 1 Bedroom, 2 $500. Must see. $695. 321-1040. site. Country setting. Call Bedrooms Apartments. 517-488-1645 DELUXE APT. RENT starts Cyndi at 517-285-8343 for Units of barrier free design WEBBERVILLE-2 BDRM., $550 util incl. Also person details! BLUE WATER VILLAGE may also be available. AC, appliances, carpet, to care for apartments at Dimondale, near GM Delta Rent is based on income. blinds, laundry, garage. LANSING-2 BDRM/1 reduced rent 482-8196 plant. New 2 & 3 bdrms, 2 GREAT APT, GREAT PRICE. For affordable housing call No dogs. Summer special: BATH Home for LAKE HOME FOR RENT Effibaths, starting at $800. 2 bdrm., near Willow & (517) 676-6890. This insti$599/mo. ALSO 2 bdrm. $19,900. Payments as DOWNTOWN/ SOUTHSIDE ciency cabin on lake (600 Water & trash incl. all apWaverly. Free heat, free tution is an Equal Opportuduplex, 2 car garage, low as $130/mo. Call 2 bdrms. Move-in Special. sq feet), perfect for 1-2 pliances, bsmt., pets welwater. 517-303-6680 nity Provider. Equal Hous$740/mo. 517-521-3242 or Now 800-240-0578 $490-$585 517-321-1040 people. Lakefront, safe come. Call 517-749-1714 or ing Opportunity. TDD # 810-923-0910. community, beautiful 517-372-6250 (800) 649-3777. MASON 2000 SF 3 bdrm., sunsets, dock for boat, downstairs apt. Fireplace, LANSING SOUTH-5824 Haag S. SIDE very nice, clean, swimming, fishing. 1 beddeck, basement. $850 + OKEMOS, 2056 HAMILTON EDGEWOOD VILLAS 2 & 3 Rd. Rent to own, 3 bdrm., quiet 2 bdrm., $475, room. 30 minutes south of utilities. 694-1755 days, Rd., nice quiet. Near Merihardwood floors, remodbdrm townhomes only washer/dryer hookup. Lansing. $750/mo. plus 676-9178 wkends. Cell 505dian Mall behind Meijers, eled bathroom. freshly $549-699. Call to schedule 517-388-0584. lease. Call 517-231-5475. 5875. near bus, new carpet. 1 painted. $700+ dep. a tour! 517-887-5000 bdrm., $300+ util., 1 mo. 517-749-2482. sec. dep. includes trash. No pets. ALSO S. Lansing, H O L T : 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath OKEMOS - 2 BDRM, 1 bath Greatl Townhome, partially fin- 1021 MAYCROFT near Meijer & K-Mart. 708 on 12 acres. Very clean, deal! Cozy warm home, ished bsmt, laundry hookArmstrong, $575, sec. 8 ok, air. Pet okay, horse okay. quiet neighborhood, $980 up, deck, air, Incl. snow, 2 bdrm., 1 bath, fenced $900/month. 248-444-5949 mo. 3 bdrms, 2BA, finishsewer, water, trash, lawn. yard. 517-410-7257 ed basement, huge yard, Newer paint, carpet & apwasher/dryer in unit, air pliances. Cat or Toy dog PORTLAND APTS cond. (517)214-1369. ok. $740. 517-853-6307. DOWNTOWN AREA has spacious airfurnished room, all utilconditioned 2 bdrm apt UPDATED ities paid, no deposit, TOWNHOMES, 1090 MEADOWLAWN, Dew- PORTLAND- 3 bdrm., 1 bath homes ready for immedi$75 per wk. 517-372GARAGE, W/D hookup, ranch. 2 1/2 car garage, itt Twp, 2 bdrm. $550/ mo+ ate occupancy. Move in to6250 or 517-894-1281. bsmt. or balcony, only full bsmt., appliances, C/A, dep, sewer incl. No pets. day for $299. Call 517-647$535-$615. The smoke free. No pets. Quiet Sec 8 ok. 517-487-0825 4910 to tour your new $ Brookshires (517)394-0736. subdivision. Near I96. $800 home! per mo., $700 sec. dep. Im1625 SHUBEL Lansing. 3 mediate occupancy. 517WILLIAMSTON 760 E Church bdrm., W/D, garage, air 647-2242 or 517-505-2667. St. apt. $575/mo. + eleccond., fenced yard, deck. tric. 2 bdrm., 1 bath, re$1200/mo. or best offer. cently refurbished. Call Avail. Aug.1. 517-719-2506 ST JOHNS – 517-285-0575 Only $340/Mo! Lease to Own! Your Own Home! DIMONDALE: FEMALE TO CHARLOTTE Over 1,500 sq.ft. New CarWILLIAMSTON - UPPER apt. rent room in beautiful Lg 3 bdrm., 2.5 bath, large pet & Paint ~ Many more for rent. House in country. 2 BDRM W/BASEMENT, home. $400 mo., all utilitkitchen, .den, garage, quiSome styles sold out. to choose from!! 3 bdrm./2 bath upper, W/D hookup, near Ingham ies paid. Free cable & inet neighborhood, good Reserve yours today! THE MEADOWS Incl. all util. & satellite. Medical, $480 + utilities. ternet. Please call Jill at schools, $925/mo. Call (989) 224-7707 Call: 810-923-1062 Call 517-281-1236. 517-646-5926. 202-5754

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HASLETT - 5705 Potter, $444 OFF A 12-MO. LEASE! HOUSING near lake. Large 2 bdrm. Forest View Apts in Haslett DISCRIMINATION? 1.5 bath, fireplace, central *Immediate Occupancy Call The Fair Housing air. Utility room with *Cozy 1 bdrm Apts. $560 Center at: 1-877-979-FAIR. washer/dryer hookup. No *PET WELCOME pets, $595/mo. incl. water. *Single level bldg Call 517-372-8000 or 517MASON2 BDRM., 2 bath, w/private entries 349-8345 central air, gas log fire*Washer/Dryer hook ups place, vaulted ceilings, in utility room countryside view. *Vaulted ceiling in living HASLETT-GREAT VALUE Washer/dryer in unit. room Lg. 2 bdrm., From $480. Small dog or cats permit*Storage access "0" Deposit! ted, no smoking. $675+ * Lovely wooded setting 517-337-1133 utilities. Available Aug 1. *Close to everything 616-550-7786 Call today for info and tour! 517-349-2250 Conditions apply. WATER VIEW PLACE – exec condos for rent. 2 & 3 HOLT - Pristine, comforbdrm, 1500-2200 sf, 3 levels w/lots of storage, table, quiet. Secure 1attchd. garage. On river in bed apt. in pleasant dwntn DeWitt next to park Beautiful Apartments and walking trails. Incl. neighborhood. ALL UTIL. free wireless internet, caPD., except elec. $525. noe use, dry-cleaning Sorry, no pets. up and much more. Please MASON call Tim at: 517-282-0500 517-420-7910 or classifieds. Place an ad, call 377-1111.


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2006 RENDEVOUS CX 13,700 Only 48K mi., 3rd seat, 6 way power drivers seat. Excellent condition 927-9901 622-1020

Chevrolet CORVETTE COUPE 1977 $7995 Blue Pearl, Gray Lthr Int., auto 350 V-8 517-784-2769 517-784-2769 CORVETTE 1993 $9800 white, black int., remov. glasstop, auto, new tires Excellent condition 517-881-1533 CAMARO 1996 Z28 CONV. $5250 Dk Green, lthr int., auto., loaded, new everything, 112K mi., car cover 517-676-9746

FREESTAR VAN, 2005 $4,895 Hwy. miles, 7 pass., dual sliders, metallic gray Good condition. 517-202-0807

Honda CIVIC EX 2004 $8,900/BO 4 cyl, 2 dr, moonroof, 87,550mi., blk on blk. 517-974-9691 2002 CIVIC XT HATCHBACK $6000/BEST 5 sp manual, full pwr, 114K, black, sunroof. Good condition 517-393-4126

Jeep-Eagle CHEROKEE CLASSIC 4WD 2000 6 cyl, 120,000mi. Very Good condition.


LEXUS GS300 2005 $14,000 Silver, 70K mi., Florida owner Excellent cond. Call 8-5pm 517-641-7160

FOCUS SE 2009 $12,499 4 cyl, ps, pb, cruise, 12,560mi., Silver. 517-202-3336 FORD 2005 FREESTYLE SE $8800/OBO Blue, 89K mi., 3rd row, clean in & out, cold air 517-712-2903 (Haslett)



Ford FORD ECONOLINE CONV VAN ’95 $3200 80k mi., Braun lift, inside immaculate. Good condition 517-372-1754


FORD MUSTANG 1999 $6000 FIRM Blue, 5 spd, looks & runs great, very sporty 989-224-1415 or 989-307-9579

Cadillac CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE 2002 $5000/BEST Black w/black leather, loaded, 131,000 mi. 517-402-9151


Mini Vans CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY 2008 $18,900 7 pass., white, very clean, 30K mi. Warranty. 517-256-1223


OLDS 1996 88 LS $4650/OBO 42K orig. mi., 3800 motor, 24-30 mpg, loaded w/lthr Excellent transportation 517-505-1833

Pontiac GRAND PRIX GT2 2004 $10,000 Fully loaded w/ leather. 2 sets wheels/tires. 517-599-1989 BONNEVILLE 2000 $5200 Only 84K mi., well kept, very clean, all pwr, nonsmoker 517-898-9217

Saturn L 200 2001 $3,495 4 cyl, Driver Airbag, 143240mi., Maroon 517-743-1245

FORD F250 1997 $3000 2WD, A/C ABS AM/FM 244000mi., White. Great condition. 517-441-1035 GMC ’02 SIERRA 2500 $11,000 6.0, cruise, tilt, pwr, air, Tow pkg. Excellent cond. 517-803-9558

Automobiles Wanted AUTOS & TRUCKS WANTED We will pay top dollar for any unwanted vehicle. Free fast pickup. 517-487-8600. CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you Cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098

Junk Cars Wanted

SL2, 2001 $4,800 Only 71K mi., Well maintained, clean, auto. Good condition. 517-898-9217

BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737

SATURN S 2000 $2500/BEST 111K mi., lady driven, 4 dr., body never rust, CD, air 517-402-9151


Sport Utility Vehicles CADILLAC ESCALADE ESV 2005 $21,900/OBO 105Kmi, runs perfect, new tires, Titanium 517-812-3000 TRAILBLAZER LT 2003


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PAYING TOP $ For junk cars, trucks or vans. Clean yard = happy wife. 517-543-0825, 269-832-9780 CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098

130K mi., lthr seats, sunroof, trlr hitch, luggage rack, pw, On-star ready 937-668-1053

Toyota xB 2008 $14,250 4 cyl, full Airbags, 27700mi., Blue, CD/IPOD pl 517-381-0859



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1974 DODGE DART SWINGER SPECIAL First $1000 takes it. Good condition 517-256-7967




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