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February 14, 1993 |
The private foundation that built the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley has finished paying for the bricks and mortar and is now focused on developing a public policy think tank to carry the torch of Reagan-style conservatism. The final $2-million payment on the $57-million hilltop complex was delivered earlier this month, said John J. Midgley, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.
December 6, 2008 |
Health workers are on the verge of eradicating Guinea worm disease in what would be just the second time in history that a disease has been wiped from the planet, the Carter Center said Friday. Cheap interventions such as hygiene education, using larvicides to kill the worm and distributing inexpensive cloths to help filter parasites from drinking water have cut the infection rate by 99%, the center said. Fewer than 5,000 cases of Guinea worm disease, also known as dracunculiasis, remain in Mali, Niger, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan and Ethiopia, the Atlanta-based center said.
November 27, 2002 |
Immediately after former President Jimmy Carter is scheduled to deliver his Nobel Peace Prize speech in Oslo on Dec. 10, a publishing house will start shipping a book version of it to bookstores. "America is preparing for war, but we hunger for peace," said Alice E. Mayhew, editorial director of Simon & Schuster in a statement. "President Carter's speech couldn't be more timely."
August 10, 1999 |
President Clinton on Monday praised former President Carter as a man of peace who used his retirement from politics to help poor people at home and promote democracy abroad. Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, each received the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a ceremony at the Georgia headquarters of the Carter Center, a human rights organization that sends observers to monitor elections worldwide.
September 5, 1996
Charles Kirbo, 79, veteran advisor to former President Jimmy Carter. The former chief executive called Kirbo his "closest friend" and said, "Without his wisdom, sound judgment and guidance, I never would have been a state senator, governor or president of the United States." An attorney, Kirbo first helped Carter in 1962 by arguing a vote-tampering case that put Carter in the Georgia Senate.
August 14, 2000
Jimmy Carter--peanut farmer, former governor, 39th U.S. president and delegate from Georgia--will be honored by Democrats today as their senior statesman. Born: Oct. 1, 1924, in Plains, Ga. Education: bachelor of science degree, U.S. Naval Academy. Family: wife, Rosalynn; sons, John, 53, James, 50, and Donnel, 47; daughter, Amy, 32. * PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS 1976: elected with Sen. Walter F. Mondale, defeating President Ford and Sen. Bob Dole. 1980: defeated by Ronald Reagan and George Bush.