Pryor Dissed Again
The city council in Richard Pryor's hometown of Peoria, Ill., has once again voted down the naming of a street after the comedian, reports the Associated Press. This is the second time that the council has cited Pryor's prior life of doing drugs and his reputation for performing uncensored comedy material. Following an hour-long debate on Tuesday, the council voted 6-5 against conducting a study on renaming South Sheridan Road to honor Pryor, 60, who currently lives in L.A. and is suffering with MS. Mayor Lowell "Bud" Grieves voted for the study but told AP that he can see why people might object to honoring Pryor. Council member Camille Gibson said calls to her office have run more than 50-to-1 against the renaming. Still, one councilman, the newly elected Clyde Gulley Jr., says he'll bring the line-item up for a third time at the next city council meeting.