Black college nears goal to get Cosby concert


Black college nears goal to get Cosby concert

DAYTON — Officials at Central State University say they are close to reaching comedian Bill Cosby’s fundraising target for performing a benefit concert — so close that a date has been scheduled.

Central State is one of Ohio’s historically black universities, and Cosby has been one of its supporters.

The comedian said he would perform a benefit concert if the university raised $2 million on its own. Officials said Thursday they have reached $1.8 million, and that Cosby will perform April 18 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus.

Kevin Costner, wife welcome another son

LOS ANGELES — Kevin Costner and his wife are proud parents of a baby boy, his publicist Arnold Robinson said.

Costner’s wife Christine Baum-gartner gave birth to Hayes Logan Costner on Thursday in Los Angeles. He weighs 8 pounds, 15 ounces.

Costner went back to the old West to find a name for his new son. Costner told AP Radio before the baby was born that he would call him Hayes after “a cowboy character” in a Western he plans to film. Costner calls Hayes “a great Western name.”

He’s the second son for Costner and Baumgartner. Their other child, Cayden, is 21 months old.

Today’s birthdays

TV personality Hugh Downs is 88. Actress-singer Florence Henderson is 75. Jazz musician Maceo Parker is 66. Magician Teller (Penn and Teller) is 61. Actress Meg Tilly is 49. Tennis player Manuela Maleeva is 42. Rock singer Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty) is 37.

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