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Editorial: It seems to us — O.J., Murphy Brown and Buffalo rising

"Cosby in cuffs" was the headline on several newspapers around the country after the entertainer was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for sexual assault.

The former comedian took over the title of America's most famous inmate after entering a state prison in Pennsylvania. That prompted a former holder of that distinction, O.J. Simpson, to offer unsolicited advice to Cosby’s jailers.

"They’re going to have to put him in protective custody," Simpson told TMZ. "The problem is the nature of the crime. Rapists are frowned upon in prison."

Simpson spent nine years behind bars for armed robbery and kidnapping. He was previously acquitted of murdering his wife, Nicole, and her friend Ron Goldman.

The former Buffalo Bills star said house arrest would make more sense for Cosby than putting him in prison.

"With his health and his age and the nature of the crime, there's not a warden in this country wants the responsibility of a Bill Cosby," Simpson said.

Coincidentally, there's also not a warden in the U.S. who wants advice from O.J. Simpson.

An episode of the "Murphy Brown" reboot, to air Oct. 11, will have a scene set in the Anchor Bar, Alan Pergament reports. A man and woman in the Buffalo bar get into a political argument while being interviewed by Murphy's anchorman son, Avery.

It's a good thing they stick to politics and don't touch the real third-rail of conflict around here: Does ranch dressing make a suitable substitute for blue cheese when consuming wings?

We're only here to call balls and strikes. Your choice of dipping sauce is between you and your server.

Are you ready for the invasion of the climate-change nomads? That's what Buffalo can expect, according to climate adaptation expert Jesse Keenan of Harvard University.

Keenan specifically cited Buffalo and Duluth, Minn., as exceptional places to escape the higher seas and extreme weather associated with climate change.

The cities have stable sources of energy, cooler climates and access to fresh water, Keenan was quoted in the Guardian. They also boast the unlikelihood of forest fires, an economically adaptable infrastructure capacity, low land prices and a relatively well-educated and skilled workforce.

And, we would add, that while Duluth is a pretty cool city, it is also pretty cold, with average lows in the single digits in January and February. It can get cold here, too, of course, but not like that. We win.

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