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Amy Didn’t Do It

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The White House said today that neither Amy Carter nor any other member of the President’s family had written a letter to one of the children of Dr. Mikhail Stern, the Soviet Jewish physician who was released from a Russian prison last March and permitted to emigrate. The statement was in response to a flood of queries this week after a Paris newspaper quoted Stern as saying that during his imprisonment one of his children had received a “warm and encouraging letter” from Amy Carter, the nine-year-old daughter of the President. A spokesperson for Mrs. Carter said the First Lady had asked Amy if she wrote the letter and Amy said “no.” (By Joseph Polakoff)

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