October 5, 2015 |
Before the advanced degrees, money, and accolades, he was just a kid growing up farming cotton with seven siblings, his mother, and his father, who was the son of an ex-slave in Mississippi. Benjamin Nero grew up just miles away in Mississippi from where teenager Emmett Till was beaten to death. Born in 1937, Nero was a high school football star who played in college and was recruited to play professionally. He remains close with childhood friend Morgan Freeman, the award-winning actor.
June 6, 2014 |
FORMER Providence guard Bryce Cotton will work out for the Sixers on June 13, his agent, Harold B. Woolfalk, confirmed yesterday. The Sixers have seven draft picks in this year's NBA draft, June 26 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn: Nos. 3 and 10 in the first round and Nos. 32, 39, 47, 52 and 54 in the second round. Cotton is considered a late second-round pick or an undrafted free agent. "He has been described as having very well-developed point guard skills for someone who played the position only his last year in college," Woolfalk said.
January 21, 2014 |
Robert W. Cotton, 68, of Mantua, who retired in 1996 as a sergeant in the Gloucester County Sheriff's Department, died of lung problems Wednesday, Jan. 15, at home. Mr. Cotton grew up in Camden and graduated from what is now the Camden County Technical Schools in the mid-1960s. "He was a chef right out of high school," his wife, Betty, said. "The main job that he liked a lot was being the chef for the executives at Campbell Soup Co. " headquarters in Camden, she said.
September 6, 2013 |
Fittingly, WXPN's yearlong Mississippi Blues Project - an online interactive program with accompanying live shows - ends with a dance party Friday night at Theatre of Living Arts. In the hands of Jonny Meister, host of XPN's The Blues Show , and his longtime associate David Dye ( World Cafe creator and DJ for WXPN's "Funky Friday Dance Party"), that finale will celebrate all shades of blues. James Cotton is on board for Friday's live Funky Blues Finale and Dance Party at TLA. Throughout his career, the harmonica player, now 78, has played key roles in some of the blues' greatest recordings.
January 5, 2013 |
Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel ran for two touchdowns, threw for two more and had a Cotton Bowl-record 516 total yards as 10th-ranked Texas A&M wrapped up its first SEC season with a 41-13 win over No. 12 Oklahoma on Friday night in Arlington, Texas. The Aggies (11-2) never trailed after Manziel tiptoed the sideline for a 23-yard TD run on their opening drive of the game. Oklahoma (10-3), which like the Aggies entered the game with a five-game winning streak, went three-and-out on its first three drives after halftime.
January 4, 2013 |
There are stores full of exquisite bedding. But fancy sheets, duvets, and mattresses can sometimes fall short of our wish lists, in style, price, comfort, or all three. What if you could make your own? You don't need to be a professional designer, or even much of a sewer, to create one-of-a-kind bedding that looks as nice as the stuff of dreams. First, your existing bedding can be embellished with sew-on or iron-on appliqués, available in craft and stitchery supply stores. Writer and crafter Kim Ray offers suggestions on the website Doityourself.com.
December 24, 2012 |
BILL COTTON was once a 200-pound weakling. Maybe no bully would kick sand on him at the beach, but Bill didn't feel good about himself. His blood pressure was through the roof, and he was advised to take drugs to lower it. But Bill had a better idea. No drugs for him. He would get himself in shape, lose weight and return to a healthy lifestyle. The method he chose: bicycle riding. And not just gentle rides around the neighborhood. Bill became a devotee of long bike rides - long, as in hundreds of miles.
April 29, 2012 |
Mother Mary and bed linens have a long and storied history. You may recall that a few years ago, she refused to use the sheets that Brother Frank bought her, because there were bats printed on the fitted sheet and a life-size Batman on the flat sheet. Mother Mary couldn't picture Batman lying on top of her. Neither can I. Visualize among yourselves. Frank had gotten the sheets because they were on sale, which gives you an idea of how the Flying Scottolines roll.
March 4, 2012
The folks at Lysse Leggings are a bit controlling when they design their mix-and-match stretch leggings and tank tops. The cotton/spandex leggings, which come in a choice of lengths and leg styles, incorporate a sewn-in polyester/spandex front panel that tightens the belly and smooths hips, without feeling super-binding. Available in regular and plus sizes, they have a 5-inch, high-rise waistband that helps reduce the belly-roll effect common with waistbands that sit at waist level.
March 2, 2012
HERE'S HOW Padge Victoria Windslowe, a/k/a the Black Madam, has conducted her "pumping parties," said Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives: First, a location is chosen, either a house or a hotel room, and about three to seven "clients" are invited by a recruiter who serves as a middle man and gets a cut of Windslowe's fee. Windslowe, 42, brings her "kit," which includes a disposable water bottle filled with an unknown clear liquid that has...