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UPI almanac for Friday, Nov. 3, 2006.
By United Press International

Brad Pitt helps with Habitat for Humanity

LONAVALA, India, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Actor Brad Pitt visited Lonavala, India, to help build houses with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and other Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

U.S. pastors urge 'peace axis' in Korea

PAJU, South Korea, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. interfaith leaders meeting in South Korea Friday called for creating an "axis of peace" to end the Korean nuclear crisis.

Former diplomat Hermann Eilts dead at 84

WELLESLEY, Mass., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Hermann Frederick Eilts, the U.S. diplomat who helped negotiate the Camp David peace accords between Israel and Egypt has died at the age of 84.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanacs for Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006.
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Former U.S. Park director dies

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- William J. Whalen III, who headed the National Park Service during the years it doubled in size, has died of a heart attack in California at the age of 66.

Expert: Poor intelligence hurts terror war

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The White House's failure to kill Osama bin Laden stems from second-rate intelligence going back to U.S. President Jimmy Carter, a security specialist says.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2006 with 91 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2006 with 104 to follow.
By United Press International

Conservationist Edgar Wayburn turns 100

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- San Francisco physician Edgar Wayburn, who lobbied for the creation of 10 national parks in Alaska, celebrated his 100th birthday Sunday.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2006 with 105 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 7, the 250th of 2006 with 115 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2006 with 117 to follow.
By United Press International

Carter and Khatami plan meeting

ATLANTA, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami has asked that his trip to the United States include a meeting with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
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Jimmy Carter
Former US President Jimmy Carter, right, speaks to the media at the ruins of the American International School, which was destroyed during Israel's offensive in Gaza earlier this year, in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, June 16, 2009. (UPI Photo/Ismael Mohamad)

James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States (1977–1981) and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only U.S. President to have received the Prize after leaving office. Before he became President, Carter served two terms as a Georgia State Senator and one as Governor of Georgia (1971–1975), and was a peanut farmer and naval officer.

As President, Carter created two new cabinet-level departments: the Department of Energy and the Department of Education. He established a national energy policy that included conservation, price control, and new technology. In foreign affairs, Carter pursued the Camp David Accords, the Panama Canal Treaties, the second round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT II), and returned the Panama Canal Zone to Panama.

Throughout his career, Carter strongly emphasized human rights. He took office during a period of international stagflation, which persisted throughout his term. The end of his presidential tenure was marked by the 1979–1981 Iran hostage crisis, the 1979 energy crisis, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (at the end of 1979), and the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

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