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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Charlie Daniels suffers stroke in Colorado

DURANGO, Colo. -- Fiddler-guitarist Charlie Daniels said he suffered a mild stroke while snowmobiling in Colorado and has some stiffness and numbness in his left hand and arm.

Daniels, 73, suffered the stroke Friday just outside Durango, about 230 miles southwest of Denver. He was treated at a local hospital then airlifted to a Denver hospital, where he was released on Sunday.

In a posting on his Web site Wednesday, Daniels said he was starting physical therapy. He didn't say whether his playing had been affected but wrote, ''I'm doing fine.''

Amy Winehouse pleads guilty to drunken assault

LONDON -- Amy Winehouse pleaded guilty Wednesday to drunkenly assaulting a theater manager at a family Christmas show and was ordered to pay her victim $300 in compensation.

The judge also gave the soul diva a conditional discharge, meaning she will avoid further punishment if she stays out of trouble for two years.

''(That) may be harder than a fine, because you have now got to stay on the straight and narrow for the next two years,'' District Judge Peter Crabtree told Winehouse, whose scrapes with the law have often overshadowed her Grammy-winning music.

The 26-year-old singer admitted charges of disorder and common assault during a Dec. 19 performance of the pantomime ''Cinderella,'' starring Mickey Rooney. The petite singer had earlier admitted drinking five vodka and cola drinks that night.

Source: O'Brien staff is sticking point in talks

LOS ANGELES -- The sticking point in Conan O'Brien's complex exit negotiations with NBC involves his TV staff, not Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, a person familiar with the talks said Tuesday.

Although discussions also focused on whether NBC would keep the rights to familiar O'Brien comedy bits including Triumph, O'Brien's focus was ensuring severance deals for his ''Tonight'' staff and crew, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the talks were intended to be private.

O'Brien is ''dug in on that,'' the person said.