April 18, 1987
So Amy Carter and aging yippie Abbie Hoffman have beat the rap in the Berkshires. They claimed it was the CIA that was the lawbreaker, not the protesters - a feisty bunch who got in the way of the CIA's campus recruiting at the University of Massachusetts. Lord knows, campus recruiting is the least of the CIA's sins, and you'll get no argument here that the intelligence agency should be barred from scouring academe for all the talent it can sign up. And the acquittal for Amy and Abbie and their fellows may well have hinged less on their act of conscience than the jury's belief that they really weren't trespassing since their protest took place in public areas.
April 10, 1987 |
For her, this is a cause. And because of it, she endures the camera flashes that threaten to blind, the television microphones that seem to swoop down every time she and her compatriots confer with their attorneys. "I hate dealing with the press," she said. "But I think it is a necessary evil. " Amy Carter may well be the first president's daughter ever to face trial and the threat of jail because of crimes against the state. Yesterday, in mini-skirt and flannel lumberman's jacket, she leaned against the century-old courthouse where her case is being tried and contemplated why. "I'd say I've always been aware of issues, living in my house," said the youngest child of Jimmy Carter, who made human rights the issue of his presidency.
April 5, 1987 |
Not every day does a former president's daughter get arrested with a 1960s- era activist 31 years her senior, vow to turn their misdemeanor charges into a trial against the state and find former intelligence agents and foreign revolutionaries who will help. Such is the stuff of high drama, and tomorrow that drama - with Amy Carter and Abbie Hoffman at its center - will come to a century-old courthouse on the picturesque edge of the Berkshire hills in western Massachusetts. For the Hampshire County prosecutor, it's a simple case of trespassing and disorderly conduct: Protesting students enter building at University of Massachusetts.
September 16, 1993 |
Former first daughter Amy Carter will marry Michael Antonucci, 27, of Atlanta, next summer. No other details available accept that her parents, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, in Washington for the Mideast peace agreement signing, were telling friends that their daughter intends to make her wedding dress. Carter, 25, who attended Brown University and the Memphis College of Art, has consistently refused all media requests for interviews. COUPLES II Geena Davis and Cliffhanger director Renny Harlin will wed Saturday, says Variety.
November 10, 1987 |
Amy Carter returned to the state of the crime yesterday when she joined about 100 demonstrators protesting CIA recruiting at a federal building in Springfield, Mass. Some of the protesters were with the ex-president's daughter when she was arrested with 14 others last Nov. 24 at another CIA protest in nearby Amherst. Twenty-two protesters were arrested yesterday, but Carter wasn't among them. She refused to talk about her involvement, saying she was just visiting. "It's not my place; it's not my protest," she said.
April 20, 1987 |
What is it about Amy Carter that makes people pick on her? Not even that glorified Boy Scout, Roger Staubach, could resist spitballing her on national television ("My daughter, Amy, knows as much about football as Amy Carter does about nuclear proliferation. ") Of course that quote, like all the other abuse, was meant for her father. That's no excuse either. One recalls, for instance, the 1980 Democratic convention. No Democrat had worse feelings towards then-president Carter than U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D., Mass.
April 20, 1987 |
Some people look at Amy Carter, the presidential daughter at the barricades, and say, "showoff. " But others who have been following her progress in a Northampton, Mass., courtroom, where she has been acquitted on charges of disorderly conduct and trespassing, say, "At last, a committed college student. " Amy Carter, a 19-year-old Brown University sophomore, was arrested in last November for her part in an anti-CIA sit-in and demonstration on the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
December 18, 1995 |
THE LITTLE BABY SNOOGLE-FLEEJER Jimmy Carter - Illustrated by Amy Carter (Random House / $17) Some found Jimmy Carter tough to like as a president, but it's hard not to love the guy in his post-White House roles as diplomat, humanitarian and Habitat homebuilder. Carter further endears himself with the public with his 10th book, which is his first children's effort. Carter collaborates with youngest child Amy on the overpriced but delightful "The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer.
July 30, 1992 |
It's tough being 12 years old, tougher still when everyone's watching. Chelsea Clinton, welcome to the world of being First Kid. You haven't even got the title yet, but already you're the subject of national scrutiny. Until the Democratic National Convention, we rarely saw you on the campaign trail. Then, suddenly, you're on the podium. On the cover of People. Being photographed at Planet Hollywood with Arnold Schwarzenegger, a well-known Republican. You're spotted at "The Secret Garden" and "Phantom of the Opera.
December 17, 1986 |
In 1968, students at Columbia University demonstrated against the presence of Marine recruiters on campus, ultimately forcing the Marines to beat one of their rare retreats. As a student, I watched the demonstration until the bile rose within me. Then, in fury, I denounced the demonstrators to a friend until I was told that my position was politically incorrect. I was, after all, opposed to the Vietnam War. Oh. But my position was not politically incorrect and now, almost 20 years later, I have the opportunity to restate it. The occasion is the arrest of Amy Carter among others for a University of Massachusetts sit-in to protest Central Intelligence Agency recruiting.