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December 8, 1992 | Associated Press
Hillary Clinton Monday night presented former First Lady Rosalynn Carter with the Eleanor Roosevelt Living World Award for the humanitarian work she has done with her husband, former President Jimmy Carter, since he left office in 1981. The award was given at the 10th anniversary celebration of a nuclear arms-reduction group.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2013
Mary Finch Hoyt Press secretary to Rosalynn Carter Mary Finch Hoyt, 89, White House press secretary to former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, died Oct. 17 in Washington, according to Carter's spokeswoman Deanna Congileo. She had cancer, the Washington Post reported, citing her family. Carter said that Hoyt was a "trusted adviser and loyal friend who served the nation with honor and distinction. " During the 1968 presidential campaign, Hoyt served as press secretary to Jane Muskie, wife of Democratic vice-presidential candidate Edmund Muskie, and in 1972, she served in the same role for Eleanor McGovern, wife of Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times
Rex Scouten, whose 48-year career in the White House began with the Trumans and ended with the Clintons, and whose duties included helping first families transition to their oversized new home, died Feb. 20 at a hospital near his home in Fairfax, Va. He was 88. The cause was complications from hip surgery, said his daughter Carol Scouten. Scouten started as a Secret Service agent and ended his career as curator of the White House's art and furnishings. Most of his years were spent as chief usher of the White House, primarily managing the 132-room mansion.
NEWS
February 21, 1985 | United Press International
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter said today that she is not a candidate for the U.S. Senate but wouldn't close the door on a future attempt to follow in her husband's political footsteps. In an appearance on NBC's "Today" program, Carter admitted that she has been approached to run for the Senate from Georgia but has said no. "No, not now." she said. "I don't have any plans to run for office now."
OPINION
May 19, 1996
Re "A Positive Link of Mind and Body" by Rosalynn Carter, Commentary, May 7: It is essential that the public be informed of the necessity of providing mental-health care access to everyone. All too often there is stigma attached to psychotherapy or hospitalization for mental illness. As Carter so aptly stated, there are so many benefits to good mental-health care, including a decrease in worker absenteeism and a decrease in visits to physicians. MARCIA BERNSTEIN California Society for Clinical Social Work Sacramento
NEWS
August 10, 1999 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
March 8, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former First Ladies Betty Ford and Rosalynn Carter urged that mental health and substance abuse treatment be included in a basic package of benefits under health care reform. "Fifteen percent of our population suffers from alcohol and drug dependence," said Ford, a recovering alcoholic. Carter said it may be years before lawmakers take up the issue of mental health and substance abuse treatment again if they fail to include it in health reform legislation.
NEWS
March 3, 1988
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter said that mental illness is America's No. 1 health problem as the House Select Committee on Aging opened hearings on a plan to increase spending on care and services for mentally ill senior citizens. The "Elderly Mental Health Initiative" advanced by Rep. Edward R.
NEWS
December 14, 1994 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Magnolia Manor, a Methodist retirement center and nursing home just down the road from Plains, Ga., would be perfect for her 89-year-old mother, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter said the other day. The only problem is, her mother doesn't want to go. Instead, she lives by herself, still driving somewhat precariously through the tiny town and depending on her children. So Carter, the oldest of four siblings and the designated caretaker, worries. She feels responsible.
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December 19, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2011 | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
A private memorial for former First Lady Betty Ford will be held in Palm Desert on Tuesday, with a eulogy to be delivered by former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, before her remains are flown to Michigan and laid to rest beside her husband, a family representative said Saturday. Ford, 93, died of natural causes Friday afternoon, surrounded by family members at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. She had been hospitalized with a brief illness but, contrary to some news reports, did not suffer a stroke, said Greg Willard, the Fords' longtime attorney.
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.
NEWS
August 10, 1999 | Associated Press
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.
NEWS
November 25, 1998 | BEVERLY BEYETTE
Many retired couples have difficulty adjusting to the dreaded spouse-underfoot-every-day scenario. "We had the same problem," Jimmy Carter says. "Rosalynn and I are strong-willed people, particularly she." But, he adds, "we've learned how to respect each other's privacy and individuality." They created physical space by converting the garage and a bedroom of their home in Plains, Ga., into offices for each other.
NEWS
June 12, 1998 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, Times Staff Writer
"While most presidents and presidents' wives think it is time to rest on their laurels, she has surfaced fighting." -- Actress Mariette Hartley, introducing former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Rosalynn Carter is 70 now; almost two decades have whizzed by since she and Jimmy Carter occupied the White House. "I thought when Jimmy lost the election, we'd go home and we'd be bored to death the rest of our lives," she recalls with a laugh. "But we haven't had time."
NEWS
October 23, 1996 | KATHLEEN DOHENY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The job entails endless hours, no pay and a varied workload--everything from cutting up food to securing a wheelchair, emptying a bedpan and dressing grown-ups. Family caregivers--13 million strong, by some estimates--have no formal training to help their elderly, physically or mentally ill family members get through the day, and in the process often drive themselves to the brink of exhaustion. But there is hope: former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who has made care-giving her mission.
NEWS
February 12, 1988 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, Times Staff Writer
As the presidential hopefuls campaign in New Hampshire, 1,500 delegates to a symposium on "Women and the Constitution" are meeting here to remind those men, as Abigail Adams told her husband, John, in 1777, to "remember the ladies."
NEWS
May 2, 1998 | JACK NELSON, CHIEF WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT
When former President Carter visited the Oval Office last January, a few days after the Monica S. Lewinsky case broke, a deeply troubled President Clinton spent 90 minutes privately discussing his concern that "a right-wing conspiracy" was out to get him. As Carter started to leave, Clinton "asked the former president to pray for him in his hour of darkness," writes historian Douglas Brinkley in a new book, "The Unfinished Presidency: Carter's Journey Beyond the White House."
NEWS
October 23, 1996 | KATHLEEN DOHENY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The job entails endless hours, no pay and a varied workload--everything from cutting up food to securing a wheelchair, emptying a bedpan and dressing grown-ups. Family caregivers--13 million strong, by some estimates--have no formal training to help their elderly, physically or mentally ill family members get through the day, and in the process often drive themselves to the brink of exhaustion. But there is hope: former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who has made care-giving her mission.
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