October 12, 2012 in Nation/World

Roberts transitions recovery to home

From Wire Reports
 

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ABC’s Robin Roberts has come home from the hospital three weeks after undergoing a bone marrow transplant.

After thanking her doctors and nurses and singing “Amen,” the “Good Morning America” host began the next stage of recovery from MDS, a blood and bone marrow disease. Her sister was the donor for her bone marrow.

While leaving the hospital after a month is a big first step. Roberts’ doctor explained that it still will take time for the patient to gather strength and build up her immune system.

Nelly’s staffer arrested for gun, drugs

Authorities said they found drugs and a gun on rapper Nelly’s tour bus at a West Texas border checkpoint where several celebrities have been arrested.

Hudspeth County sheriff’s officials said an initial search Wednesday night turned up small amounts of marijuana and heroin and a loaded gun. Authorities say a second search revealed a duffel bag with about 10 pounds of pot.

Officials said one of the occupants was arrested after admitting the drugs and gun belonged to him.

In a statement, Nelly blamed his staff member. The rapper said, “Neither I nor anyone else on the tour bus was aware of his decision to bring these.”

Previous drug-related arrests of celebrities at the checkpoint near Sierra Blanca included Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Fiona Apple and actor Armie Hammer.

Glenn Beck’s SUV rolls down hill

Radio talk show host Glenn Beck’s family had a close call when their sport utility vehicle rolled down a steep hill in New York’s Finger Lakes region just after they had gotten out of the SUV.

In an account of the mishap posted on Beck’s website, TheBlaze.com, he said he was hugging his newly married daughter as his wife got their young son out of the vehicle. They had just arrived at the cottage rented for the daughter’s wedding reception last weekend in Lodi. Beck said the SUV rolled down the hill and overturned, coming to rest near the shoreline.

Photos on the website show the SUV with broken windows and damage to its passenger side.

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office said the accident wasn’t reported to police in the county.

The birthday bunch

Broadcast journalist Chris Wallace is 65. Actress-singer Susan Anton is 62. Rock singer Bob Schneider is 47. Actor Hugh Jackman is 44. Actor Adam Rich is 44. Country musician Martie Maguire is 43. Actor Kirk Cameron is 42. Olympic gold medal skier Bode Miller is 35. Actor Josh Hutcherson is 20.


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