VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Tonya Harding drove drunk and has a problem with alcohol, she admitted as part of a deal that lets her avoid a conviction if she stays out of trouble for five years.
Harding must complete outpatient alcohol counseling for two years, said her lawyer, Steven Thayer. If she stays out of trouble for five years, the charges will be dismissed.
"I have a problem and now I'm going to take care of it," the former figure skater said Monday. "It's actually good for me."
Cokie Roberts has cancer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cokie Roberts says she is being treated for breast cancer that was detected in the early stages and that she does not expect any major disruption in her work schedule at ABC News.
She told The Washington Post in Tuesday's editions that her doctor detected a suspicious lump in mid-June and a subsequent mammogram revealed a small tumor in her left breast.
She underwent a successful lumpectomy at Washington's Sibley Hospital two weeks ago, she told the paper.
Roberts, 58, had already announced her departure from "This Week," the Sunday panel show she has co-anchored with Sam Donaldson since 1996, before receiving the diagnosis. She said the cancer was caught early and she expects a clean bill of health after six months of chemotherapy.
Hundreds honor Monroe
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Athena DeLima placed a bouquet of roses amid an array of other floral arrangements, then leaned over and kissed the bronze name plate on Marilyn Monroe's crypt.
The 20-year-old, not even born when Monroe died of a drug overdose on Aug. 5, 1962, was one of hundreds of fans keeping the Hollywood sex symbol's legend alive on Monday, the 40th anniversary of the actress' death.
"To me, I'd rather celebrate her life instead of her death," said DeLima, who drove two hours from her home in Oceanside to pay tribute to Monroe. "She's still alive to me."
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