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'Rose Garden' singer charged with DWI
HoustonChronicle.com ^ | Dec. 3, 2004 | Associated Press

Posted on 12/03/2004 7:15:07 AM PST by Max Combined

DENTON -- Country singer Lynn Anderson, who had a Grammy-winning hit with Rose Garden in the early 1970s, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated Thursday after police found her passed out in her car on the shoulder of an interstate highway.

About 7 a.m., Denton police received a call that a white Mercury Marquis traveling south on Interstate 35 was weaving and driving onto the shoulder. The caller followed the vehicle until it pulled onto the shoulder and stopped, police said in a written statement.

Anderson, 57, of Taos, N.M., was arrested after officers woke her and conducted a field sobriety test. She was taken to Denton City Jail where she was charged with DWI. She made $1,000 bond Thursday afternoon, said Jim Bryan, police spokesman.

Friend and manager Bonnie Garner told The Associated Press that she was unaware of the arrest. Garner said Anderson released a bluegrass album this year and had been at her home in Taos for Thanksgiving.

Anderson was the Country Music Association's female vocalist of the year in 1971.

Denton is 35 miles north of Dallas.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: alcohol; countrymusic; futurenataliemanes; norosegardenindeed; rodehardputawaywet; wheresmyteeth
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She has lived a tough life, by the looks of her.

 

 

1 posted on 12/03/2004 7:15:08 AM PST by Max Combined
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To: Max Combined

I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine
There's gotta be a little rain some time

When you take you gotta give so live and let live
Or let go oh whoa whoa whoa
I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden

I could promise you things like big diamond rings
But you don't find roses growin' on stalks of clover
So you better think it over
Well if sweet talkin' you could make it come true
I would give you the world right now on a silver platter
But what would it matter

So smile for a while and let's be jolly
Love shouldn't be so melancholy
Come along and share the good times while we can

I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden
Along with the sunshine
There's gotta be a little rain some time

(Instrumental)

I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden

I could sing you a tune and promise you the moon
But if that's what it takes to hold you
I'd just as soon let you go
But there's one thing I want you to know

You better look before you leap, still waters run deep
And there won't always be someone there to pull you out
And you know what I'm talkin' about
So smile for a while and let's be jolly
Love shouldn't be so melancholy
Come along and share the good times while we can

I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden
(Fade)
Along with the sunshine
There's gotta be a little rain some time


2 posted on 12/03/2004 7:20:02 AM PST by martin_fierro (brrrrrr)
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To: Max Combined

I beg your pardon....


3 posted on 12/03/2004 7:21:06 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Max Combined

Wow. She looks like she's been living a terrible life.


4 posted on 12/03/2004 7:21:28 AM PST by elhombrelibre (Liberalism is proof that intelligent people can ignore as much as the ignorant.)
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To: elhombrelibre
She knew whereof she sung.
5 posted on 12/03/2004 7:23:51 AM PST by Max Combined (Clinton is "the notorious Oval Office onanist ")
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To: Max Combined
TWINS?


6 posted on 12/03/2004 7:25:36 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Constitution Day

W T F


7 posted on 12/03/2004 7:25:50 AM PST by martin_fierro (brrrrrr)
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To: Max Combined

Oh my gosh! That's Lynn Anderson????


8 posted on 12/03/2004 7:26:07 AM PST by kjam22 (What you win them by, is what you win them to)
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To: Max Combined

Better, younger photo here, when she was in her prime.

http://www.gatalent.com/Acts/Lynn_Anderson/lynn_anderson.html


9 posted on 12/03/2004 7:27:16 AM PST by i_dont_chat
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To: Max Combined

Wolf Ugly to be sure!


10 posted on 12/03/2004 7:27:57 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin')
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To: i_dont_chat

I think a person could have posted here the current picture of Lynn and safely offered 10k to anyone who could name the person. No way I would have guessed.


11 posted on 12/03/2004 7:29:16 AM PST by kjam22 (What you win them by, is what you win them to)
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To: Puppage
Twins?

Maybe now, but not always...


12 posted on 12/03/2004 7:31:21 AM PST by daylate-dollarshort
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To: Max Combined
AACCKK!!

Someone page Max Factor!
13 posted on 12/03/2004 7:31:27 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Oh yeah - and F the french too!)
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To: i_dont_chat
"Currently living in a beautiful ranch-style home in New Mexico, Lynn Anderson spends much of her time jockeying concert schedules, riding horses, playing with the dogs and painting." When she is not hitting the bottle, that is.
14 posted on 12/03/2004 7:31:46 AM PST by Max Combined (Clinton is "the notorious Oval Office onanist ")
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To: Max Combined
No when to say when...


15 posted on 12/03/2004 7:32:57 AM PST by socal_parrot (LA woman gonna hafta do...)
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To: daylate-dollarshort
She always had strong features, but she used to be pretty.
16 posted on 12/03/2004 7:33:00 AM PST by Max Combined (Clinton is "the notorious Oval Office onanist ")
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To: Max Combined
Anderson, 57, of Taos, N.M., was arrested after officers woke her and conducted a field sobriety test. She was taken to Denton City Jail where she was charged with DWI. She made $1,000 bond Thursday afternoon, said Jim Bryan, police spokesman.

A first year law student could get her off of this one if these are all the facts.

17 posted on 12/03/2004 7:34:15 AM PST by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: socal_parrot

7 am is a little early for a bloody mary...


18 posted on 12/03/2004 7:35:15 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Don Corleone

Seems difficult to argue that she was driving while intoxicated, if the veichle was parked and she was asleep.


19 posted on 12/03/2004 7:35:51 AM PST by kjam22 (What you win them by, is what you win them to)
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To: Max Combined

If I looked like that I'd want to stay drunk a lot too.


20 posted on 12/03/2004 7:36:06 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy, and Bush is no conservative)
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To: Max Combined
All these DUI pics all look the same!!


21 posted on 12/03/2004 7:38:16 AM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Max Combined

Oh no!

She used to be so pretty. She looks rode hard and put away wet now :(


22 posted on 12/03/2004 7:38:17 AM PST by najida (Aunt to The Cutest Baby Girl in the World! (Come on and name her already Bro!))
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To: Don Corleone
"A first year law student could get her off of this one if these are all the facts."

Not so fast there hoss...
Looks like the officers found her asleep behind the wheel. Likely the keys were in the ignition. That's a DUI in any state.

23 posted on 12/03/2004 7:38:28 AM PST by daylate-dollarshort
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To: Max Combined

Sad. I always enjoyed listening to her when I was younger.


24 posted on 12/03/2004 7:39:00 AM PST by knittnmom
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To: Max Combined

25 posted on 12/03/2004 7:39:14 AM PST by WildTurkey
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To: martin_fierro

Mercy.


26 posted on 12/03/2004 7:39:57 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: martin_fierro; Constitution Day

All the artsy ones live in Taos.


27 posted on 12/03/2004 7:40:14 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (I'm here because I'm not all there.)
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To: Lockbar
Lets not forget Glen Campbell:


28 posted on 12/03/2004 7:42:00 AM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: daylate-dollarshort
DUI under the influence. Sleeping and driving are not the same.
29 posted on 12/03/2004 7:50:59 AM PST by Orange1998
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To: daylate-dollarshort
DUI Driving under the influence. Sleeping and driving are not the same.
30 posted on 12/03/2004 7:51:34 AM PST by Orange1998
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To: Max Combined

Same thread but from the Kansas City Star http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1293521/posts


31 posted on 12/03/2004 7:52:15 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Screwdriver then?


32 posted on 12/03/2004 7:57:05 AM PST by socal_parrot (LA woman gonna hafta do...)
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To: Orange1998
"DUI under the influence. Sleeping and driving are not the same."

Better stick with what you know. Drunks found asleep behind the wheel are routinely charged with and convicted of drunk driving!

33 posted on 12/03/2004 8:10:50 AM PST by daylate-dollarshort
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Separated at birth?


34 posted on 12/03/2004 8:21:27 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham

I always think of the Imus parody of that song sung by Bill Clinton to Hillary.."I never promised you a full pardon".


35 posted on 12/03/2004 8:25:31 AM PST by Patrick1
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Great I can add her to my coffee "mug" collection with Glen Campbell, Nick Nolte, Wynonna, and James Brown. For sell at your local Shell station.


36 posted on 12/03/2004 8:26:55 AM PST by Patrick1
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To: Max Combined

If it weren't for the weight in her face, I would say that alcohol was a side issue in her case. She looks more like a confirmed tweaker than an alky.

37 posted on 12/03/2004 8:28:24 AM PST by asgardshill (November 2004 - The Month That Just Kept On Giving)
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To: Orange1998

"DUI under the influence. Sleeping and driving are not the same."

++++++

She was reported to Denton police by a motorist as driving erratically. When Police reached the area (within a couple of minutes of the call) she was found "asleep" in her vehicle, on the side of Interstate 35. When questioned, she thought she was in Gainesville (about 30 miles to the North of where she was).


38 posted on 12/03/2004 8:30:19 AM PST by roostercashews
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To: Max Combined
"was arrested after officers woke her and conducted a field sobriety test."

WOKE HER?!?!? LOL
39 posted on 12/03/2004 8:32:18 AM PST by melbell (groovy)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

The fall from stardom must be painful. Makes me appreciate, even more, my role as a mom-mom, getting all the sweet hugs from my grandbabies.


40 posted on 12/03/2004 8:36:16 AM PST by fabriclady
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To: Max Combined
Sometimes I think some stage people never give a moments thought to getting older before it happens.

Muleteam1

41 posted on 12/03/2004 8:38:15 AM PST by Muleteam1
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To: Max Combined

"She has lived a tough life, by the looks of her."

Hey -- I never priomised her a rose garden!



42 posted on 12/03/2004 8:40:54 AM PST by Iron Eagle
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To: fabriclady

--Makes me appreciate, even more, my role as a mom-mom, getting all the sweet hugs from my grandbabies.--

Ain't that the truth! I'm not a grandma yet, but I sure do love being a mom!


43 posted on 12/03/2004 8:41:14 AM PST by debrawiest
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To: Orange1998

Actually, this is a great example of how our legal system has nothing to do with justice, nor even with legal and illegal anymore. I was in jail with a man who was arrested for DUI in AZ. He explained how, on a holiday weekend, he inbibed a little too much inside his apartment. When he started feeling a little nauseous, he went outside for some fresh air and sat down on the grass behind his car. Shortly thereafter he decided if he was going to sit in the grass on a nice sunny November Phoenix day he should pop the hatchback of his car and listen to the radio. It was just a short time later a police cruiser came by, questioned him, then arrested him for DUI because since he was intoxicated, and he was the closest person to the car with the keys in the ignition, he therefore had 'control' of the vehicle and was therefore guilty of DUI according to statute.

By the same reasoning, I am guilty of driving on a suspended license every morning when I start the car and scrape the windshiled for my wife, to help her out so she can drive me to work.....


44 posted on 12/03/2004 9:30:52 AM PST by logic ("All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing......")
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To: logic

In your own driveway?


45 posted on 12/03/2004 9:40:11 AM PST by Orange1998
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To: Max Combined

I have on tape a 1973 Monday Night Football broadcast between Pittsburgh and Miami where Frank Gifford is patched into the PA system at the Orange Bowl before kickoff as the camera is focused on the field where a shapely blonde steps up to the microphone.

Gifford: "And now, ladies and gentleman, please welcome internationally known country and music recording artist...Loretta Lynn."

It was Lynn Anderson. Shaking off a momentary puzzled look, she starts in with the Star Spangled Banner.

One could only imagine what happens to Giff when he's pulled over for suspected DWI.


46 posted on 12/03/2004 9:49:29 AM PST by Tall_Texan (Let's REALLY Split The Country! (http://righteverytime3.blogspot.com))
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To: Max Combined

My hometown makes the news, and it's for something like this!

WOW! You did NOT have to post that picture!
Friend at the police station says they're looking to buy a new camera now.


47 posted on 12/03/2004 11:28:08 AM PST by Redbob
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To: Max Combined

She sure hasn't aged well.


48 posted on 12/03/2004 11:31:11 AM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Don Corleone

If she was drunk and behind the wheel, it'll take more than a "first year law student" to get her off - it'll take a miracle.

Or a big contribution to somebody's re-election campaign.


49 posted on 12/03/2004 11:31:16 AM PST by Redbob
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To: debrawiest


Being a mom-mom, as they call me is great.
Seems like I can give them more attention than my two babies, now they are 44 and 49, they give me a lot of attention.

And, I feel sorry for Lynn Anderson. I hope she gets the help she needs.


50 posted on 12/03/2004 3:21:52 PM PST by fabriclady
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