Sunday, September 1, 1991 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Country Singer Lynn Anderson Sentenced For Cursing Her Kids


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country singer Lynn Anderson has been sentenced to two days in jail for contempt of court for cursing her two children during a court-approved visit.

"This kind of conduct on her part has got to cease," Circuit Judge Muriel Robinson Rice said Friday when she sentenced Anderson.

Rice stayed the sentence pending appeal. In April, Rice awarded custody of the children to Anderson's ex-husband, Harold Stream.

Friday's hearing concerned whether Anderson cursed her 12-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter in private during a court-approved visit with the children in July.

"We are shocked by the verdict, as we were by the charges in this ongoing, endless stream of litigation," Cathy Gurley, Anderson's publicist, said after the sentencing.

Anderson, 43, and Stream, 42, were divorced in 1982 after four years of marriage. Anderson originally had custody of the children, but Stream won temporary custody while authorities investigated his allegations that his former wife had physically abused her children. However, no evidence of wrongdoing was found.

Anderson is known for her song "(I Never Promised You a) Rose


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