Nation: Get Out of Town

Special care for Chip Carter

In a small bar in Mexico Beach, Fla., Jimmy Carter's eldest son Chip was drinking beer with several other young men on the afternoon of July 20, 1977. His companions included the skipper of the Foxy Lady, a drab work boat that Carter, who was vacationing that month with then Wife Caron and Son James at her family's house near Panama City, had chartered on several occasions. Indeed, Carter was arranging with the owner to use the Foxy Lady for a fishing trip with 20 or so friends.

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