GEORGIA: Little Brother's Loss

The Amoco station across the railroad tracks from the peanut-warehouse office is the only public place in Plains, Ga., where you can drink beer. The suds flowed furiously last Monday night, and the good ole boys were having a great ole time: Billy Carter, 39, owner of the gas station and younger brother of the President-elect of the U.S., was throwing the party he had promised, win or lose. And, for the second time in two years, Billy had come up a loser. By a 90-to-71 margin, he was defeated for the mayoralty of Plains by Incumbent A.L. (for...

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