Mr. Richmond, who maintains an extensive political network and is known for delivering candid advice, will be a senior adviser to Mr. Biden and the director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, roles that will allow him to build on his deep relationships in Congress, with key political constituencies and with Mr. Biden himself.“He’s going to give straight advice,” said Marc H. Morial, the president of the National Urban League and a former mayor of New Orleans, who has known Mr. Richmond since his days serving in the Louisiana state legislature. “He’s not a yes man.”“It sends a really powerful signal to the Black community that Cedric is going to be in that core group,” added Mr. Morial, also describing Mr. Richmond as a “team player.” During the past 10 years, Representative Cedric L. Richmond of Louisiana has represented most of New Orleans in Congress, led the Congressional Black Caucus and steadily emerged as one of the most influential Black voices on Capitol Hill, a reputation he cemented when he joined President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s campaign as its first national co-chairman.Now he is poised to become one of the highest-ranking Black officials in the Biden administration.- Advertisement –
Richard J. “Hollywood” Stapleton, age 42 of Batesville, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at his home. Born October 19, 1974 at Fort Thomas, Kentucky, he is the son of Martha (Nee: Edwards) and Richard G. Stapleton. A 1992 graduate of Hernando High School in Brooksville, Florida, he would attend College in Berea, Kentucky. He married his soul mate Michele McCord March 1, 2002 in Versailles, Indiana. Rick worked over 20 years as a machinist and enjoyed his career.Spending time with his family was what he loved most, whether it was playing pool, video games or just watching movies. Rick was also an avid fisherman. A member of the U.S.A. Bassin Club, he and his son Nathan were fall Division Champions in 2014, which allowed them to complete in Tennessee for scholarship money.Rick is survived by his wife Michele; son Nathan; his father Richard Stapleton of Brooksville, Florida; mother Martha Stapleton of West Harrison, Indiana; sister Rachel Wall of Brooksville, Florida; brothers Adam (Kellie) Stapleton of Brooksville, Florida, Guy (Lori) Ollier of Hebron, Kentucky, Jason (Jessica) Ollier of Brooksville, Florida; sister-in-law Erin McCord Shepherd of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; four nieces and seven nephews. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Paul and Clare Dameron, Jim and Ethyl Edwards and father-in-law James McCord.Visitation is Wednesday, October 11th, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Following services, Rick’s wishes were to be cremated. Memorials may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.
Who is your favorite baseball team still playing in the 2018 playoffs? In the National League the Milwaukee Brewers will be facing the Los Angeles Dodgers. I would imagine the Brewers will be a slight favorite based on their regular season win total and the way they handled the Colorado Rockies in the first round.In the American League the defending champion Houston Astros will face the Boston Red Sox. Boston had the most wins in major league baseball this year and should be the favorite in this series.I really don’t have a team that I am rooting for since the Cubs were defeated in the Wild Card game. I don’t really like either of the national league teams left and never have been an American League fan. I guess I will concentrate on football.
Ahead of their trip to Barcelona on Wednesday, Drivetime would like to remind Arsenal fans of what they could be in for. The Blaugrana’s red-hot trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez have scored 103 goals between them this season, two of those coming at the Emirates. It is the second leg of the Champions League last 16 and, with Luis Enrique’s side holding the advantage, check out some of their best counter-attacking goals above!Listen to live commentary of the Nou Camp clash from seven o’clock (7:45 kick-off) – click here