November 15, 2009 |
In the age of the $787-billion stimulus package, it is, perhaps, a modest question: Should the American taxpayer foot the bill to enshrine the gas station run by the late Billy Carter -- the beer-swilling, wisecracking, self-professed redneck brother of our 39th president? Located in the middle of tiny Plains -- still the world's most famous peanut town some 28 years after the Carter presidency -- the station was transformed into a museum last year by a civic group that owns the property.
September 18, 1987 |
A House Interior subcommittee approved legislation Thursday to create a national historic site in former President Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, Ga. The panel turned aside an Administration proposal to include designation of a national historic site at the Yorba Linda, Calif., birthplace of former President Richard M. Nixon.
October 9, 1987 |
Billy Carter, who has been diagnosed as having inoperable cancer of the pancreas, was readmitted Thursday to Emory University Hospital so he could be given special intravenous feedings, a hospital spokeswoman said. Carter, 50, the younger brother of former President Jimmy Carter, had left the hospital Saturday to return to his home in Plains, Ga.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2000
Alice M. Smith, 94, the mother of former first lady Rosalynn Carter. After her husband, Edgar, died in 1940, Smith supported herself and her four children by working as a seamstress and selling milk and butter. For a steadier income, she later took a full-time job in a grocery store, turning over child care to Rosalynn, her oldest child. On Saturday in Plains, Ga.
June 23, 1985
The National Park Service objected to a proposed Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, Ga. The Carters have agreed to donate their home, Seaboard Coast Line Railroad has offered to donate the railroad depot and the city of Plains has promised to turn over the high school building. But the Park Service has estimated that restoration of some of the buildings would cost $1.5 million, with annual maintenance costs of about $500,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1987
Has anyone noticed that the best, most moral and experienced candidate for President of the United States of America is one Jimmy Carter of Plains, Ga.? He got all his hostages back without trading arms with Iran and brought peace between Israel and Egypt. His major scandal was his thoughts about committing adultery. His fight for human rights has led the Soviet Union to become a member of the world's moral civilizations. And the real reason we have low inflation is a man called Paul Volcker (former Federal Reserve director)