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Today is Friday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2006 with 233 to follow.
By United Press International

Southern rock king Phil Walden dead at 66

ATLANTA, April 24 (UPI) -- Capricorn Records founder Phil Walden, who launched the careers of Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers Band, has died in Atlanta at age 66.

Washington worried about a GM bankruptcy

CHICAGO, March 24 (UPI) -- Washington is worried that General Motors Corp.'s big layoff program could lead to the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. getting swamped.

40 percent satisfied with defense spending

PRINCETON, N.J., March 2 (UPI) -- A Gallup poll finds 40 percent of U.S. citizens believe the country is spending the right amount on defense.

President Carter's son enters Senate race

CARSON CITY, Nev., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Another political dynasty could be in the making as Jack Carter, son of President Jimmy Carter, announces he's running for the U.S. Senate from Nevada.

4 U.S. presidents at Coretta King funeral

ATLANTA, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush and three former U.S. presidents Tuesday remembered Coretta Scott King as the first lady of the civil rights movement. Some 10,000 mourners filled the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithona, Ga., outside Atlanta for King

Jimmy Carter says Hamas deserves a chance

ATLANTA, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has called for cautious international acceptance of the militant Palestinian Hamas party's election victory.

Bush talks tough to GM, Ford

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- President George Bush said U.S. automakers should not look to Washington for help getting their financial house in order.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2006 with 342 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2006 with 344 to follow.
By United Press International

Gerald Ford treated for pneumonia

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Gerald Ford is being treated for pneumonia, but is "doing well and resting comfortably," CNN reported. Ford, 92, was admitted Saturday to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., and has been receiving intravenous antibiot

The Rule of Law: Attorneys for $1,000/hour

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Times are good for U.S. lawyers, especially now that the best-paid attorneys dispense their services for $1,000 per hour.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2005 with 41 to follow.
By United Press International

Former CIA director slams Cheney, Bush

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Admiral Stansfield Turner, who headed the CIA under President Jimmy Carter, called Dick Cheney "a vice president for torture."

Durbin: Bush not responding to concerns

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The Bush administration is not responding to the concerns of U.S. citizens, Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., said Sunday.
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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)
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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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