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Police find hashish on Apple bus


Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple was arrested on a charge of hashish possession at a West Texas town after a Border Patrol drug-sniffing dog detected marijuana in her tour bus.

Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Rusty Flemming says Apple spent Wednesday night in the county jail and was released Thursday on a $10,000 bond.

Fleming says Apple “had a little tiny amount of pot and hash.”

The Sierra Blanca checkpoint inspects thousands of vehicles daily and sends the town thousands of drug cases yearly. Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and actor Armie Hammer have been arrested in Sierra Blanca on marijuana charges.

Ebert awarded

Critic Roger Ebert is receiving an award from Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute for his support of independent cinema.

Sundance leaders said Thursday that Ebert will receive their Vanguard Leadership Award at a benefit for the institute June 5 in Los Angeles.

Redford says Ebert was one of the institute’s first supporters when Sundance was founded in 1980 to support independent film.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Actor Larry Hagman is 81. Poet-songwriter Leonard Cohen is 78. Author Stephen King is 65. Actor Bill Murray is 62. WActor David James Elliott is 52. Actress Cheryl Hines is 47. Singer Faith Hill is 45. Talk-show host Ricki Lake is 44.