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Remembering Ennis

Mon., Sept. 8, 1997

Bill Cosby was the featured guest at a dessert-and-champagne fund-raiser Friday at Harrah’s in Reno, Nev. The event raised about $14,000 to create a scholarship that will be available to special-education students at the University of Nevada-Reno in honor of Cosby’s late son, Ennis, 27. Ennis Cosby was pursuing a doctorate in special education at Columbia University when he was shot to death - apparently at random - while changing a flat tire on a Los Angeles freeway on Jan. 16. The elder Cosby told about 200 guests at the event that his son was dedicated to educating children. “This is very special, this scholarship for Ennis. You never know where your friends are going to come from,” Cosby said.

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