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In a statement on her Facebook page, Ms. Roberts said she and Sally-Ann arrived in Gulfport in time to visit with their mother before she died.

“A CD of her favorite hymns is playing in her room. So thankful for my sister, Dorothy, and the nurses who have been caring for her. I will cherish these moments I have with mom. Then focus on what is ahead of me undergoing a bone-marrow transplant.”

Besides her three daughters, Mrs. Roberts is survived by a son and eight grandchildren.

Her husband, Col. Lawrence E. Roberts, died in 2004 at the age of 81. He was a member of the all-black U.S. Army Air Corps, also called the Tuskegee Airmen. He served in Vietnam, where he was awarded one of his three Legion of Merit medals.

Mr. Cibrowski said there would be a special tribute to Mrs. Roberts on “GMA.”

‘Starsky & Hutch’ actor fighting marijuana charge

The actor who played David Starsky in the 1970s police drama “Starsky & Hutch” is fighting a drug charge in Kentucky for what he says is medical marijuana from California.

The Daily News in Bowling Green, Ky., reports an attorney entered a not guilty plea on Thursday on behalf of 69-year-old Paul Michael Glaser of Venice, Calif.

Bowling Green police charged Mr. Glaser with possession of marijuana and a pipe on May 10, hours after he read an excerpt of his young adult novel, “Chrystallia and the Source of Light,” to students at a middle school.

According to a police citation, Mr. Glaser said he had medical marijuana prescribed to him in California.

He was arrested after an anonymous call to police reported that a man was smoking marijuana in a hotel.

• Compiled from Web and wire reports.