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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Judge tells Lohan day of reckoning coming soon

Judge tells Lohan day of reckoning coming soon

LOS ANGELES — A judge on Wednesday gave Lindsay Lohan roughly two weeks to decide if she will fight or take a plea deal in a felony grand theft case, but either decision could send the troubled starlet back behind bars.

Superior Court Judge Keith Schwartz told Lohan he would sentence her to jail if she accepted a plea deal involving the theft of a $2,500 necklace from an upscale jewelry store.

“If you plead in front of me, if this case is resolved in front of me, you are going to jail,” Schwartz said. “Period.”

Lohan, 24, has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Emmys to honor former mayor of Atlanta Andrew Young

NEW YORK — Former U.S. Ambassador and Atlanta ex-Mayor Andrew Young is being honored by the Emmy Awards for television work more than 50 years ago.

As a young minister living in New York, Young made frequent appearances on the CBS-TV show “Look Up and Live” from 1957 to 1960.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said Wednesday that Young was one of the first black Americans with a regular television presence. He hosts the syndicated show “Andrew Young Presents.”

The academy said it is giving Young an award for lifetime achievement on Friday, presented by former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw.

Deputy who arrested Gibson can proceed with lawsuit

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who arrested Mel Gibson can proceed with a lawsuit claiming he suffered discrimination, retaliation and harassment.

A judge on Tuesday said Deputy James Mee can go forward with his complaint against the sheriff’s department.

Mee arrested Gibson on suspicion of drunken driving in 2006 in Malibu. During the arrest, the Oscar-winning actor made anti-Semitic slurs to Mee, who’s Jewish.

— From wire reports