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Question: I'm unable to find the TV show Judge Wapner's Animal Court in my area. When and where does it air?

Answer: Animal Court airs three times a day during the week on the cable channel Animal Planet.

The show premiered in September 1998 and features small-claims cases involving animals. Rusty Burrell, Judge Joseph Wapner's bailiff on People's Court, has the same position on the new program.

Wapner, 79, is a former Los Angeles Superior Court judge whose TV jurisprudence career began with People's Court in 1981.

Question: I don't have a computer. Where can I get a copy of the books chosen for Oprah's Book Club?

Answer: Since beginning the club in September 1996, Oprah Winfrey has made the following selections on her talk show:

The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard, Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison and The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton.

1997: She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb, Stones From the River by Ursula Hegi, The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds, The Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou, Songs in Ordinary Time by Mary McGarry Morris, A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines, A Virtuous Woman and Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons, and The Best Way to Play, The Treasure Hunt and The Meanest Thing to Say by Bill Cosby.

1998: Paradise by Toni Morrison, Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman, Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen, Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat, I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb, What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage, Midwives by Chris Bohjalian and Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts.

1999: Jewel by Bret Lott, The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve, White Oleander by Janet Fitch and Mother of Pearl by Melinda Haynes.

Internet users can get the list and discuss club selections by visiting http://www.oprah.com.

_ Times wires

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