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Attorney: Wife wants case tossed


Charlie Sheen and his wife were reunited Monday after a judge modified a restraining order after a dispute Christmas Day in which the TV actor allegedly pinned his spouse on a bed with a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her.

Brooke Mueller Sheen’s attorney, Yale Galanter, said they hugged and kissed in the Pitkin County (Colo.) Courthouse after the hearing. Galanter has asked prosecutors to drop the case.

Sheen is due back in court March 15.

Jolie visits victims

Angelina Jolie met Monday with dozens of survivors of the Haiti earthquake, said Dario Manon, spokesman for the Dario Contrera Hospital in nearby Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Manon says the actress, 34, a goodwill ambassador for the U.N., toured the hospital Monday.

… and sues tabloid

Brad Pitt, 46, and Angelina Jolie have begun legal action against News of The World, Britain’s top-selling newspaper, lawyer Keith Schillings said.

He said the tabloid made “false and intrusive allegations” when it said Jan. 24 that the couple would separate and made arrangements for their six kids’ custody.

Build a snowman!

Hey kids, with the weatherman calling for snow this week, it’s time to get busy making a snowman. Make one and send us a photo of it. (You can be in the picture.) We will publish the photos on fred, our kids’ page. Include your full name and city of residence with the photo. (This is for kids only.) Send photos by Thursday to Terri Richardson, The Journal Gazette, 600 W. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802, or e-mail

Have a camp listing?

The Journal Gazette is compiling its annual summer camp guide, a free listing of day and sleepover camps that will run Feb. 28. E-mail details of your camp’s programs – description, dates, fees, ages, location and contact information – by Feb. 15 to Stefanie Scarlett at or fax to 260-461-8893.

’John’ dear at cinemas

The top movies from the weekend box office:

1. “Dear John,” $30.5 million

2. “Avatar,” $22.9 million

3. “From Paris With Love,” $8.2 million

4. “Edge of Darkness,” $6.9 million

5. “Tooth Fairy,” $6.6 million

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer Carole King is 68. Actor Joe Pesci is 67. Actress Mia Farrow is 65. Singer Travis Tritt is 47.