‘Cosby Show’ safe 80s movie remake

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Some thoughts I had while wondering if Jeff Daniels could ever land Maggie Gyllenhaal without a movie script involved: • If you draw a paycheck from an NBA team, you shouldn’t be on a panel voting for NBA awards. Why this doesn’t occur to the NBA, I don’t know. […]

People can improve without Big Brother

By Tibor Machan A while back Bill Cosby made news for chiding black parents for not being responsible enough with their kids’ education. Stop buying them huge speakers, start buying them books, he urged. This made sense because it does appear that when one is surrounded with even a modest library in one’s youth, one […]

Be inspired, not angered, by Cosby

By Walter E. Williams Bill Cosby rattled the cages again recently in his address before Jesse Jackson’s 33rd Annual Rainbow/PUSH Coalition conference in Chicago. Let’s look at some of his remarks. Cosby told the audience that being poor had a different meaning to older generations and said the “housing project was set up for you […]

Readers: Cosby has good intentions

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about entertainer Bill Cosby’s recent criticism of low-income blacks who fail to use opportunities won by the civil rights movement. Some responses: “I believe that Bill Cosby’s comments were right on target, but they apply to more than blacks. Parents who care for their offspring should take note […]

Cosby raises awareness through comedy

By Leonard Pitts Jr Maybe somebody spiked his Jell-O. I bet the audience seriously considered the idea when Bill Cosby performed recently in Washington at a commemoration of Brown v. Board of Education. According to the Washington Post, Cosby’s routine ridiculed “lower economic people” in the black community for their values, their mannerisms, their dysfunctions. […]

Ent Jr., William

William Wesley Ent Jr., 69, of Clovis died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, in Lubbock. He was born Aug. 21, 1934, in Savannah, Mo., to William Wesley and Florence Rebecca Moore Ent. He graduated high school in 1953 and the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1960, served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1959, […]

Cosby’s comedy comes to Canyon

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Actor/comedian Bill Cosby is a multiple-Emmy and Grammy Awards winner. Courtesy photo. Helena Rodriguez America’s favorite TV dad and premiere comedian is expected to bring a sell-out crowd to West Texas A&M University in Canyon. Bill Cosby’s performance is slated for 7 p.m. (Central time) on Oct. 9, inside the University Event Center in Canyon. […]

Lancaster, Lucille

Lucille Lancaster Services: Have been held. Lucille Lancaster, 80, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Mrs. Lancaster was born on Oct. 6, 1922, in Ranchvale to William and Rosa Lane Mills. She was the youngest of seven children. She was a 1946 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University and […]