Musician opens record store
Rocker Jack White has opened a Third Man Records store in his hometown of Detroit.
The Grammy-nominated White — the singer, guitarist, drummer and producer who rose to acclaim in the duo the White Stripes — was on hand Friday for the satellite location’s grand opening just north of downtown Detroit. Hundreds flocked to the store.
White founded Third Man in Detroit in 2001. He left Detroit for Nashville, Tenn., where Third Man is based.
Filmmaker won’t be extradited
Poland will not extradite Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski to the U.S. in an almost 40-year-old case after prosecutors declined to challenge a court ruling against the extradition request.
Prosecutors in Krakow, who had sought the extradition on behalf of the U.S., said Friday they found the court’s refusal of extradition to be “right” and said they found no grounds to appeal it.
The decision by the prosecutors closes the case in Poland and means Polanski, 82, is free to reside and work in Poland.
The director pleaded guilty in 1977 to one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl during a photo shoot in Los Angeles. In a deal with the judge, he served 42 days in prison, but then fled the U.S. fearing the judge would have him imprisoned again.
Reporter says Trump knows him
Donald Trump said he couldn’t have been making fun of a reporter’s disability because he doesn’t know the man. Not so, says the reporter.
Serge Kovaleski of the New York Times says he has met Trump repeatedly, interviewing him in his office and talking to him at news conferences, when he worked for the New York Daily News in the late 1980s. “Donald and I were on a first-name basis for years,” he said.