Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island,” is serving six months’ unsupervised probation after allegedly being caught with marijuana in her car.

She was sentenced Feb. 29 to five days in jail, fined $410.50 and placed on probation after pleading guilty to one count of reckless driving.

Under a plea agreement, three misdemeanor counts — driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance — were dropped.

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An investigation has been launched by public health authorities after cast and crew on Steven Spielberg’s The Pacific mini-series were struck down by salmonella poisoning while filming in Victoria.

Five people were taken to hospital and one had to be admitted after becoming violently ill at the You Yangs site.

A further 25 people are believed to have suffered severe gastro symptoms after enjoying a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs.

The Department of Human Services and the Geelong Council are investigating.

Some are blessed with talent, some with connections, some with intelligence and foresight, and others with luck and fortune. Some have it all, and that is the story of ADAPT speaker and conceptual designer Syd Mead, who leapt to prominence in 1982 with his work on Blade Runner and TRON. Often billed as a “Visual Futurist”, Mead’s work has influenced decades of design work in film, and in life.

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