Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards in hospice care
Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, who turns 94 in August, announced Tuesday that he has entered hospice care after being hospitalized Sunday with pain in his right lung. The four-term former governor, whose three-decade dominance of Louisiana politics was all but overshadowed by an eight-year stretch in federal prison, downplayed the end-of-life aspect of hospice care. “While people assume that hospice means I’m dying, I assure everyone it’s simply a matter of good and convenient care that is less trouble for everybody,” Edwards said in joint statement with his wife, Trina.news.yahoo.com
On this day: Nov. 16
Today is Monday, Nov. 16, the 321st day of 2020. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 16, 1933, the United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations. In 1982, an agreement was announced in the 57th day of a strike by National Football League players. Rock musician Corey McCormick (Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real) is 44. Rock singer Siva Kaneswaran (The Wanted) is 32.