Saturday, May 8, 2010
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Actress Lynn Redgrave laid to rest in NY
KENT, Conn. — Friends and family said final goodbyes to Lynn Redgrave on Saturday and laid the 67-year-old actress to rest near her mother amid the rolling hills of upstate New York.
The star of ‘‘Georgy Girl'' died Sunday at her home in Kent, Conn., surrounded by her children. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002.
At a private funeral near her Connecticut home Saturday morning, pall bearers carried a basket-weave casket adorned with flowers through a light drizzle into the First Congregational Church of Kent. Her older sister, Vanessa Redgrave, was among those attending, along with niece Joely Richardson, and Liam Neeson, widower of her niece Natasha Richardson.
Polanski lawyers say don't just trust extradition
LOS ANGELES — Roman Polanski's attorneys argued in court filings Friday that the Swiss government should not automatically assume an extradition request by Los Angeles prosecutors is accurate.
The statement is in response to a comment by a Swiss justice official, who told The Associated Press last month that officials there assume facts in an extradition request are correct. The official said the justice ministry was not interested in the transcripts of testimony offered in secret earlier this year by the former prosecutor who handled Polanski's case.
2 men charged in Lady Gaga concert scam
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Two men face charges of scamming fans of Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert by selling tickets for a bogus concert in West Virginia.
Martinsbug Police said 45-year-old Sherman Luke Loy and 45-year-old Dean R. DeSana turned themselves in separately Friday and were released on bond.
Each was charged with one count of obtaining money by false pretenses. Loy's lawyer said the tickets started at $100.
— From wire reports