Love pleads not guilty to charge

Beverly Hills, Calif. -- Rocker Courtney Love pleaded not guilty Friday to felony charges that she illegally possessed prescription painkillers.

Superior Court Judge Elden Fox set a hearing for June 4, when a trial date could be set.

Love, 39, is charged with two felony counts of possession of controlled substances -- the painkillers hydrocodone and oxycodone. She could face up to three years and eight months in prison if convicted.

Love is the widow of grunge rocker Kurt Cobain and former lead singer of the rock band Hole.

Lynch meets man behind rescue

Huntington, W.Va. -- Former Iraq prisoner of war Jessica Lynch has met the lawyer who provided information that led to her rescue last year.

The meeting with Mohammed Odeh al-Rehaief took place April 7 in Washington, D.C., where Lynch was speaking at a seminar. Al-Rehaief's wife, Iman, and daughter accompanied him to the meeting, which lasted about an hour, Lynch's lawyer, Stephen Goodwin, said Friday.

Lynch was captured March 23, 2003, after her 507th Maintenance Company convoy was ambushed in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. The Army supply clerk was rescued nine days later after al-Rehaief alerted U.S. forces and mapped out the hospital where she was being held. A bomb blast as he fled left him blind in his left eye.

Garr leads women's MS efforts

New York -- Teri Garr has been named the first national chair of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Women Against MS program.

Women Against MS is an educational and fund-raising program that has raised about $2 million in the past five years through charity luncheons.

"As a mother, a person with MS and an advocate for the MS cause, I have a strong empathy for the WAMS programs and the people I met at events where I have spoken," Garr said.

Garr, 55, revealed she has multiple sclerosis in 2002, after nearly 20 years of dealing with the illness.


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