Despite allegations of rape, Bill Cosby hopes to launch a tour beginning at the Treasure Island in Vegas. Website: “Bill Cosby will continue to bring joy to the people” (tilt!). . .Among the best new cars under $25k – the Chevrolet Sonic LT; the worst – Nissan Armada Platinum, sez Consumer Reports. . .According to the Religion News Service, “The Show-Me State takes no prisoners with the execution of Leon Taylor early Wednesday morning, the state has killed nine men this year, a mark not matched since 1999. Another execution is scheduled for December, so Missouri looks to break that record”. . .”What You Get for $2 Million” in The New York Times: “A midcentury modern, 5 br, 5,493 sq-ft house in Chesterfield, designed by Ralph Fournier“ . . .With a little help from friends, I predicted on Sept. 16 that Guv. Nixon would elevate Sarah Farragut-Hemphill to the Circuit bench. Quite a prediction in that the commission interviewed 31 applicants all of whom obviously wasted their time since this decision was a foregone conclusion. . .Five alleged clergy abuse victims are filing suit today against Fr. Gerald Funcheon who’s accused of molesting kids in Indiana, Minnesota and Hawaii. He’s now at St. John Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer.