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Top Stories - February, 2005


February 26, 2005: This Week's Top Stories Date: February 26 2005 No: 454 February 26, 2005: This Week's Top Stories
Folk-Singer Steve Schuch releases "Trees of Life" 26 Feb
Christopher Bartlett maintains Marine Protected Area 25 Feb
Joseph Frey uses amputation experience to help others 25 Feb
James McCann concerned by maize in Ethiopia 25 Feb
Sen. Obama says PC can help improve diplomacy 24 Feb
PCVs help remove batteries in Belize 24 Feb
Jimmy Carter praises mother's PC service 24 Feb
Craig D. Wandke's lunar passion began in Honduras 23 Feb
Char Andrews discusses her experience with cancer 23 Feb
Beverly Seckinger tells stories through film 23 Feb
J. Tyler Dickovick: As Togo goes, so may go Africa 23 Feb
Andres Hernandez searches for PCV for 40 years 23 Feb
Bulgaria is now like second home to Aaron Wills 22 Feb
Bernadette Roberts to serve as diplomat in Albania 22 Feb
USA Freedom Corps downgraded at White House 22 Feb
Tom Skeldon seeks to control pit bull trade 21 Feb
Gabriela Lena Frank writes music on Dad's PCV service 21 Feb

Tom Bissell's latest book reviewed in NY Times
The narrator of ''Chasing the Sea'' was edgy and garrulous, if always engaging. In ''God Lives in St. Petersburg,'' Tom Bissell reveals himself to be not only a subtle craftsman but also a mordant observer of a new generation lost in a complex and dangerous world 27 February 2005


Peace Corps Week proclaimed in Nevada
Next week has been declared Peace Corps Week in Nevada by Governor Kenny Guinn 26 February 2005


Folk-Singer Steve Schuch releases "Trees of Life"
Folk-Singer Steve Schuch (RPCV Dominican Republic) Taps into his Roots with "Trees of Life" 26 February 2005


Christopher Bartlett maintains Marine Protected Area
Since 2002, Christopher Bartlett has volunteered for the Peace Corps there, creating and maintaining a Marine Protected Area 25 February 2005


Joseph Frey uses amputation experience to help others
Russia RPCV Joseph Frey uses experience from amputation to help others 25 February 2005


James McCann concerned by maize in Ethiopia
On a trip to Ethiopia in 1986, James McCann was puzzled: the country’s agricultural landscape had been transformed since he first visited as a Peace Corps volunteer in the early 1970s. "Everyone was planting maize,” says the CAS and GRS history professor. “Maize is the most drought-prone crop one could grow.” 25 February 2005


Sam Farr hears opposition to Bush Social Security plan
Sam Farr hears opposition to Bush Social Security plan 25 February 2005


PCV sees interesting things during service in Bulgaria
I have seen quite a few interesting things during my Peace Corps service in Bulgaria: horse-drawn carts rolling down the highway, men wrestling in the grassy center of a village fairground for the prize of a goat, a heart-lifting song and dance show put on by some children of the minority Roma community, and a view of the surrounding countryside from the ruins of a 4,000-year-old Thracian fortress atop a nearby mountain 24 February 2005


Sen. Obama says PC can help improve diplomacy
When asked about cuts to the Peace Corps budget, Sen. Obama said programs like that, as well as international broadcasts and promoting more foreign student programs, can help improve areas of diplomacy. 24 February 2005


PCVs help remove batteries in Belize
In Belize, Rick and Stephanie Dalton helped remove batteries from San Pedro 24 February 2005


Taylor Hackford honored with nomination for Ray
Hollywood veterans like to say it's an honour just to be nominated for an Oscar. Taylor Hackford got that honour for directing Ray. And that's all he'll get. 24 February 2005


Paul Tsongas called attention to energy vulnerability
The late Senator Paul Tsongas called attention to the vulnerability of our energy system to sabotage in his book The Road From Here. Now, almost 25 years later it is time to take this problem seriously 24 February 2005


Jimmy Carter praises mother's PC service
Jimmy Carter said his mother's service in the Peace Corps as a nurse when she was 70 years old "was one of the most glorious experiences of her life." 24 February 2005


Craig D. Wandke's lunar passion began in Honduras
Craig D. Wandke's lunar passion began during the afternoon of July 20, 1969, when, as a Peace Corps volunteer, he looked up at the crescent moon in the sultry Honduran sky, heard Neil Armstrong's voice crackle over his shortwave radio, and was completely riveted by his small step onto the Sea of Tranquillity 23 February 2005


Char Andrews discusses her experience with cancer
RPCV Char Andrews talks Tuesday about her experience with cancer and her views about assisted suicide 23 February 2005


Beverly Seckinger tells stories through film
Morocco RPCV Beverly Seckinger has dedicated her career to telling stories about other people through film 23 February 2005


Bill Moyers will be honored with career award
Bill Moyers will be honored with the career award 23 February 2005


J. Tyler Dickovick: As Togo goes, so may go Africa
Togo RPCV J. Tyler Dickovick says As Togolese democracy goes, so may go Africa 23 February 2005


Andres Hernandez searches for PCV for 40 years
When Marilyn Brandt inquired about joining the Peace Corps in the early 1960's, Andres Hernandez was skeptical because she was blind. But once she got to the Dominican Republic and began working at the government school for the blind, he witnessed her immediate impact on the students as she exposed them to new experiences. With amazement, Hernandez watched as Brandt taught these children that their horizons didn't have to be limited by their lack of sight. 23 February 2005


Reed Hastings has attained every entrepreneur's dream
RPCV Reed Hastings has attained every entrepreneur's dream. But his story stands as a cautionary tale for every small business 22 February 2005


Bulgaria is now like second home to Aaron Wills
Bulgaria is now like a second home to Aaron Wills 22 February 2005


Bernadette Roberts to serve as diplomat in Albania
Romania RPCV Bernadette Roberts will serve as a diplomat in the American Embassy in Albania 22 February 2005


Aspen Institute names Judy Wurtzel Senior Fellow
Aspen Institute Names Morocco RPCV Judy Wurtzel Senior Fellow in Education & Society Program 22 February 2005


USA Freedom Corps downgraded at White House
Bush's 2005 A-list promotes three people and downgrades one White House post from assistant to deputy -- that of director of Bush's USA Freedom Corps -- following the departure of John Bridgeland 22 February 2005


Tom Skeldon seeks to control pit bull trade
Since he has taken office in 1987, Philippines RPCV Tom Skeldon has been on a crusade to control a booming pit bull trade that he's convinced is linked to gangs and drugs in Toledo 21 February 2005


Gabriela Lena Frank writes music on Dad's PCV service
Award-winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank wrote "An American in Peru," a work that combines Jewish and Peruvian music to recount her father's travels in South America as a Peace Corps volunteer 21 February 2005


Thomas Gouttierre to speak at Centenial Dinner
Centenial Dinner will feature Thomas E. Gouttierre, Dean of International Studies and Programs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and the Director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at UNO 21 February 2005


Carol Bellamy speaks on NY political campaigns
Carol Bellamy speaks candidly about how the voters of New York reacted to her campaigns for mayor and state comptroller 21 February 2005


Thomas Petri introduces Law to restrain Peeping Tom bosses
Thomas Petri introduces Law to restrain Peeping Tom bosses 19 February 2005


Bush thanks Dodd for Class-Action Fairness Act
Bush thanks Dodd for Class-Action Fairness Act of 2005 19 February 2005



February 19, 2005: This Week's Top Stories Date: February 19 2005 No: 449 February 19, 2005: This Week's Top Stories
NPCA Board positions are open for nomination 17 Feb
Mike Tidwell on trial for climate acton protest 17 Feb
Katie Dyer is co-owner of Cadeaux du Monde 16 Feb
Cyclone misses Tonga and Samoa PCVs 16 Feb
Phil Hardberger in debate for Mayor of San Antonio 16 Feb
Edmund Hull is Princeton Diplomat-In-Residence 16 Feb
Bruce Greenlee is longtime friend of Latino community 15 Feb
Mike Honda new vice chairman at DNC 15 Feb
Jospeh Opala documents slave crossing from Sierra Leone 14 Feb
Dear Dr. Brothers: Aren't PCVs Hippies? 14 Feb
Joseph Lanning founded the World Education Fund 14 Feb
Stanley Levine draws Marine and Peace Corps similarities 14 Feb
Speaking Out: JFK envisioned millions of RPCVs 13 Feb
Chris Aquino visits mother's homeland of Vietnam 12 Feb
Is PCOL blocking users from posting messages? 12 Feb
JFK Library opens Sargent Shriver Collection 1 Feb
RPCV responds to Bulgaria Calendar concerns 28 Jan

NPCA Board positions are open for nomination
All nine elected NPCA Board positions are open for nomination 17 February 2005


Vernon R. Alden remembers "Come as you are"
Shriver grabbed the receiver, and said, 'Vern, for heaven's sake, don't you know you're talking to the president of the United States? Get your ass back here!' Needless to say, I cancelled my beach plans, and left for Washington. 17 February 2005


Mike Tidwell on trial for climate acton protest
The six, including Chesapeake Climate Action Network executive director Mike Tidwell, were arrested for "peacefully refusing to vacate the road leading to the plant," according to a statement from Tidwell 17 February 2005


DDN series sparked tremendous debate with RPCVs
Last year, the Peace Corps received critical attention from the Dayton Daily News for what the newspaper reported were attempts to conceal its knowledge of assaults against volunteers. The seven-part series, called "Casualties of Peace," was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, sparking tremendous debate by Peace Corps volunteers defending the agency and those supporting the articles. 17 February 2005


Katie Dyer is co-owner of Cadeaux du Monde
Central African Republic RPCV Katie Dyer is co-owner of Cadeaux du Monde in Newport - Rhode Island's only alternative trade folk art gallery 16 February 2005


Cyclone misses Tonga and Samoa PCVs
Peace Corps Volunteers in Samoa and Tonga No Longer in Path of Cyclone Olaf 16 February 2005


Phil Hardberger in debate for Mayor of San Antonio
Phil Hardberger in debate for Mayor of San Antonio - Hardberger served as executive secretary of the Peace Corps under Sargent Shriver 16 February 2005


Edmund Hull is Princeton Diplomat-In-Residence
Edmund Hull, former U.S. ambassador to Yemen and winner of several State Department awards, has been appointed to fill Wilson School's first Diplomat-In-Residence position 16 February 2005


Nancie McDermott writes about Thai food
Nancie McDermott learned about Thai food during three years as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching English in Thailand 16 February 2005


Bruce Greenlee is longtime friend of Latino community
Richmond soccer club officials say referee Bruce Greenlee, whom a lawyer accused of discriminating against one of their teams, is a longtime friend of the Latino community who co-founded their club and always treats everybody fairly. 15 February 2005


Kelly Darnell works on Tsunami Relief in Sri Lanka
Ivory Coast RPCV Kelly Darnell at work on Tsunami Relief in Sri Lanka 15 February 2005


Mike Honda new vice chairman at DNC
Mike Honda to use DNC to reach out to minorities 15 February 2005


PC to use Avue workforce management technology
Managers of Peace Corps nearly one thousand worldwide employees will use Avue's workforce management technology 14 February 2005


Dear Dr. Brothers: Aren't PCVs Hippies?
Help! Our son wants to join the Peace Corps! As we recall from the 1960s, that's mostly a bunch of hippies or druggies wasting time instead of working. 14 February 2005


Joseph Lanning founded the World Education Fund
Malawi RPCV Joseph Lanning founded the World Education Fund, a nonprofit foundation, in 1999. Since then the fund has sponsored 30 one-year scholarships for African children ages 14 to 20. All are AIDS orphans and many are girls — who by their gender and the constraints of their culture are often shut out of secondary school 14 February 2005


Jospeh Opala documents slave crossing from Sierra Leone
With the from the University of Sierra Leone, Opala opened an archaeology lab in 1977 and began unearthing more artifacts in sites around the village of Bumbuna (Part 2) 14 February 2005


Alberto Ibarguen to chair PBS panel
PBS announced a new outside review panel that has been in the works since last spring and that will review editorial standards in nonfiction prime-time shows. The panel will be chaired by PBS board Chairman Alberto Ibarguen 14 February 2005


Gilles d'Aymery praises Bruce Anderson's newspaper
Gilles d'Aymery says "I can't assure you that the world would be better off if it had legions of Bruce Andersons scattered all over the planet, but without hesitation I can guarantee you America would; and so will you when you read him." 14 February 2005


Stanley Levine draws Marine and Peace Corps similarities
Former Marine, Peace Corps Volunteer Stanley Levine Draws Correlation Between Corps 14 February 2005


Jim Roberts writes "Deliverate Love"
'Deliberate Love' by Colombia RPCV Jim Roberts intends to show road to harmony 13 February 2005


Speaking Out: JFK envisioned millions of RPCVs
Since 1961 only 178,000 PCVs have served, far from the yearly million Kennedy envisioned serving throughout the world from 1970 onward. Had visionary leadership pushed Americans to order our elected employees into invading today's trouble spots with millions of cost effective Peace Corps Volunteers, we wouldn't today be grieving over dead and maimed brave Americans 13 February 2005


PCVs view slavery at Gorree Island
From my son. a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, West Africa, I'm learning history that connects us to this African nation. Senegal is the African country closest to the U.S., and Goree Island was the last spot of motherland visible to the slaves bound for the Americas. 13 February 2005


PCV in Cross Cultural Roamnce in China
The story of Robert Eller and Yifan Zhou-Eller is a cross-cultural romance. The two met in China almost five years ago. Robert, originally from Lenoir, was working for the Peace Corps and teaching at Southwest Jiaotong University 13 February 2005


Paul Theroux's Favorite Love Story
Paul Theroux's Favorite Love Story 13 February 2005


Chris Aquino visits mother's homeland of Vietnam
South Africa RPCV Chris Aquino visits mother's homeland of Vietnam 12 February 2005


Is PCOL blocking users from posting messages?
I made a post and it didn't appear right away. Are you blocking users from posting messages? 12 February 2005


Turks on 'West Wing' are Head-Chopping Lunatics
Turks on NBC's 'The West Wing': Head-Chopping Lunatics 11 February 2005


JFK Library opens Sargent Shriver Collection
JFK Presidential Library Opens Sargent Shriver Collection 1 February 2005


RPCV responds to Bulgaria Calendar concerns
Letter to the Editor from RPCV Betsy Sergeant Snow about the story "According to American Peace Corps Volunteers: This is Bulgaria." 28 January 2005


Bulgarian Pigs and American Stains
Bulgarian Pigs and American Stains by Ognyan Georgiev 14 January 2005



February 12, 2005: This Week's Top Stories Date: February 12 2005 No: 443 February 12, 2005: This Week's Top Stories
Peter McPherson keeping busy in DC 12 Feb
Martha Ryan wins Award for pre-natal program 12 Feb
John Perkins reveals dark side of U.S. aid 10 Feb
Kathleen DeBold involved in lesbian activism 10 Feb
Jim Doyle to fix Wisconsin deficit without raising taxes 10 Feb
Chris Dodd proposes Class Action Fairness Act 10 Feb
RPCVs create Tsunami Assistance Project for India 9 Feb
Donna Shalala talks about her Peace Corps days 8 Feb
Senator Frist proposes Global Health Corps 8 Feb
Bush's budget to end Perkins loan forgiveness for PCVs 8 Feb
Tom Petri's Direct Loan Reward Act to save $18 billion 8 Feb
Izaak Edvalson helps educate a Doctor 7 Feb
Carol Bellamy condemns Female genital mutilation 7 Feb
Carl Pope criticizes Bush environmental priorities 7 Feb
Mike Tidwell defends wind farms 6 Feb
Kinky Friedman for real? Voters may not care 5 Feb
Bruce Anderson's Newspaper folds amid money woes 5 Feb

PNG RPCVs to do second tour in Armenia
Papua New Guinea RPCVs Bob and Peggy Watts to do second tour of duty in Armenia 12 February 2005


Martha Ryan wins Award for pre-natal program
After spending time in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps and returning to Africa several times on medical trips, Ryan began volunteering at the Hamilton Family Shelter in 1988 12 February 2005


Jay Rockefeller has Own Plan For Social Security
Jay Rockefeller has Own Plan For Social Security 12 February 2005


Peter McPherson keeping busy in DC
Peter McPherson keeping busy in DC 12 February 2005


House kills Sam Farr border fence amendment
By a 243-179 vote, the House turned aside a bid by Rep. Sam Farr, D- Carmel, to kill the border fence provision 11 February 2005


Pentagon continues study of Lariam side-effects
The Pentagon said a study that was begun a year ago to see whether the drug, called Lariam, had led to suicides or other problems is still in the preliminary stages 11 February 2005


John Perkins reveals dark side of U.S. aid
RPCV John Perkins reveals dark side of U.S. aid 10 February 2005


Kathleen DeBold involved in lesbian activism
Central African Republic RPCV Kathleen DeBold decided to get involved in gay and lesbian activism, a path that led her to the Victory Fund and her current position heading up the Mautner Project for Lesbian Health 10 February 2005


Jim Doyle to fix Wisconsin deficit without raising taxes
Gov. Jim Doyle bragged his budget would fix the state deficit without raising taxes 10 February 2005


Chris Dodd proposes Class Action Fairness Act
Responding to the abuses of class action lawsuits that clog the courts and stifle job creation, the Senate today passed the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, a bipartisan compromise measure co-authored by Senator Chris Dodd 10 February 2005


Soccer coach faces trial in RPCV's beating
Former youth soccer coach in Richmond faces trial in referee's beating 10 February 2005


Taft unveils bare-bones Ohio budget
Taft unveils bare-bones state budget 10 February 2005


Taylor Hackford's Ray DVD beats box office takings
Taylor Hackford's Ray DVD beats box office takings 10 February 2005


Robert Blackwill works with Council on Foreign Relations
RPCV Robert Blackwill named counsellor of Council on Foreign Relations 10 February 2005


RPCVs create Tsunami Assistance Project for India
RPCVs create TAP, the Tsunami Assistance Project, to construct a community center for the Akkaraipetta School community in Nagappattinam, India 9 February 2005


Miami Herald Publisher Alberto Ibargüen to resign
Miami Herald Publisher Alberto Ibargüen, the newspaper's first head honcho of Hispanic descent, recently announced his resignation 9 February 2005


Bill Moyers Apologizes to James Watt for Quote
Bill Moyers Apologizes to James Watt for Apocryphal Quote 9 February 2005


Proposal to name Dayton Federal Building for Tony Hall
A measure to name the Dayton Federal Building after former congressman Tony Hall was approved Tuesday evening by the U.S. House of Representatives 9 February 2005


Robert Blackwill says Iraq voting problems expected
Voting problems are to be expected, said Robert Blackwill, who helped choose Allawi as an envoy to Iraq 9 February 2005


Donna Shalala talks about her Peace Corps days
Donna E. Shalala recently spoke to the Hurricane's Megha Garg about her experiences in the Peace Corps. Shalala served in Iran from 1962 to 1964. 8 February 2005


Senator Frist proposes Global Health Corps
Senator Bill Frist proposes Global Health Corps proposed after tsunami disaster 8 February 2005


Mike Kelleher to teach democracy in Georgia
Sierra Leone RPCV Mike Kelleher to teach democracy in Republic of Georgia 8 February 2005


Jeanie Olivares works at Kids! Bright and Healthy,
Guatemala RPCV Jeanie Olivares works at Kids! Bright and Healthy, a nonprofit program that helps uninsured, low-income families 8 February 2005


Bush's budget to end Perkins loan forgiveness for PCVs
Bush's budget would end Perkins loan forgiveness for members of the armed services and Peace Corps volunteers 8 February 2005


Tom Petri's Direct Loan Reward Act to save $18 billion
Tom Petri touted his Direct Loan Reward Act that, if passed this Congressional session, would achieve savings of some $18 billion over the next 10 years in the federal student loan program 8 February 2005


Chris Shays traveled to Iraq to observe elections
Chris Shays was one of only two congressmen selected to travel to Iraq to observe that historic and even dangerous election process 8 February 2005


Tony Hall recounted seeing 25 children die
Tony Hall recounted once seeing 25 children die in a matter of minutes. “I never got over that,” said Hall, whose current job permits him to feed hungry people every day. 8 February 2005


Jason Rainey to lead River Citizens League
Russia RPCV Jason Rainey is new executive director for The South Yuba River Citizens League 7 February 2005


Izaak Edvalson helps educate a Doctor
Peace Corps volunteer Izaak Edvalson and a villager in Ghana seed a friendship in a true cultural exchange 7 February 2005


Geoff Craig writes about life in Yemen
Jordan RPCV Geoff Craig writes about life in Yemen 7 February 2005


Fabio Angell helps restore downtown Pharr
RPCV Fabio Angell helps restore downtown Pharr, Texas to its former glory 7 February 2005


Emilia Rastrick completes teacher boot camp
Kyrgyzstan RPCV Emilia Rastrick is ready to fill mid-term vacancies 7 February 2005


Lesil McGuire introduces PC bill for Alaska residents
Representative Lesil McGuire has introduced House Bill 127, legislation to ensure that Alaskans serving as Diplomats in the United States Foreign Service or in the Peace Corps will still be eligible to receive their Permanent Fund Dividend 7 February 2005


Carol Bellamy condemns Female genital mutilation
“Female genital mutilation and cutting is a violation of the basic rights of women and girls,” UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said Friday, speaking on the eve of the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation 7 February 2005


Carl Pope criticizes Bush environmental priorities
"With this budget President Bush has shown once again that protecting the health and safety of our communities and families are not his top priorities," said Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director. 7 February 2005


Mark Stopha finds African friend still alive
After more than 10 years of separation, Sierra Leone RPCV Mark Stopha had been wondering whether his African friend Solomon Saidu was still alive 6 February 2005


RPCV's interest in yoga began in India
Mary Anne Wilkerson-Sennett’s interest in yoga began in India, first as a Peace Corps volunteer, then as a free-lance writer 6 February 2005


Bobby Shriver Goes to Santa Monica
Bobby Shriver Goes to Santa Monica 6 February 2005


Mike Tidwell defends wind farms
Mike Tidwell says in Washington Post op-ed that wind farms in Pennsylvania and West Virginia already are reducing the amount of coal that would otherwise be burned to power our regional grid 6 February 2005


Bill Owens donates photographs to auction
Jamaica RPCV Bill Owens donates photographs to auction 6 February 2005


Mary Smeltzer followed students into internment camps
RPCV Mary Smeltzer, 89, followed her Japanese students into WWII internment camps 5 February 2005


Kinky Friedman for real? Voters may not care
Kinky Friedman for real? Voters may not care 5 February 2005


Bruce Anderson's Newspaper folds amid money woes
Malaysia RPCV Bruce Anderson's Newspaper folds amid money woes 5 February 2005



February 5, 2005: This Week's Top Stories Date: February 5 2005 No: 420 February 5, 2005: This Week's Top Stories
Peace Corps swears in 12 new Country Directors 4 Feb
Kenneth Hawkinson studies oral traditions of Mali 4 Feb
Tony Hall urges politicians to bring religious faith to office 4 Feb
Dodd opposes Gonzales nomination 3 Feb
Dr. Robert Zeigler to head Rice Research Institute 3 Feb
Taylor Hackford going into television with "E-Ring" 2 Feb
President Bush's past promises in State of the Union 1 Feb
Moreigh Wolf says gays cannot volunteer with partners 1 Feb
Coleman to chair Peace Corps Subcommittee 1 Feb
Vasquez assesses need in Southeast Asia 31 Jan
James Bullington says Bush Inaugural speaks to PC 31 Jan
Allen Andersson creates foundation to promote libraries 31 Jan
Joseph Opala to film "Priscilla's Homecoming" 31 Jan
Donna Shalala embarks on aggressive UM expansion 31 Jan
Thomas Dichter says Poor Countries Need Smarter Aid 30 Jan
Alberto Ibargüen to head Knight Foundation 28 Jan
Helen Sheehy organizes "Endangered Peoples" exhibit 28 Jan

Peace Corps swears in 12 new Country Directors
Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve 4 February 2005


Kenneth Hawkinson studies oral traditions of Mali
Mali RPCV Kenneth Hawkinson studies the effects of Western society on the cultures and oral traditions of West Africa 4 February 2005


"Discovering Benin" temporarily sold out
"Discovering Benin" temporarily sold out - What people are saying about the DVD 4 February 2005


Margaret Minzner hired as GIS coordinator
Cameroon RPCV Margaret Minzner hired as the county’s GIS coordinator 4 February 2005


Tony Hall urges politicians to bring religious faith to office
Tony Hall urged religious men and women of both parties not to be shy about bringing their faith to the office and letting it be part of who they are in public 4 February 2005


Dodd opposes Gonzales nomination
Dodd opposes Gonzales nomination 3 February 2005


At 72, Stan Tarr was oldest member in Czech Republic
Stan Tarr was listening to National Public Radio when the director of the Peace Corps was interviewed and described a need for volunteers of Tarr's exact qualifications. So Tarr, 72, applied. He was accepted and became the Peace Corps' oldest member in the Czech Republic 3 February 2005


MCI to honor Sierra Leone RPCV Rosalie Williams
MCI to honor Sierra Leone RPCV Rosalie Williams 3 February 2005


American Lawyer honors Sargent Shriver and Elaine Jones
The American Lawyer Announces Winners of Its Second Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards: Sargent Shriver and Elaine Jones among honorees 3 February 2005


Jean Waagbo was pioneer in women's athletics
Honduras RPCV Jean Waagbo played on the first Howard County Youth Program softball and basketball teams and was the first Mt. Hebron girl to be offered a college athletic scholarship 3 February 2005


Carol Pope's Sierra Club is now slashing programs
The Sierra Club is now slashing programs, including staff in Portland, after exhausting much of its financial backing to battle Bush administration policies and spending millions in a failed drive to defeat the president. "We've been saying, 'Dig deep,' and people have," Carl Pope said. "The reality of that now is that people are going to give us less because they have less left to give us." 3 February 2005


Allison Hertzler organizes Tsunami benefit
Sri Lanka RPCV Allison Hertzler organizes benefit at her Green Rice Designs art gallery 3 February 2005


Dr. Robert Zeigler to head Rice Research Institute
Congo Kinsasha RPCV Dr. Robert Zeigler named as new director general of the International Rice Research Institute 3 February 2005


Georgia House names office building for Coverdell
Georgia House names office building for Coverdell 2 February 2005


Scott McNabb volunteers for Tsunami relief
Thailand RPCV Scott McNabb will volunteer for reconstruction efforts at Ban Gang Muang and Bang Bang Sak elementary schools 2 February 2005


Sylvia Boecker provides Practice Pointers for Nurses
Philippines RPCV Sylvia Boecker provides Practice Pointers On Filing Nurse Petitions In Manila 2 February 2005


Edward Olsen chosen as clinic director
Ethiopia RPCV Edward Olsen chosen as clinic director 2 February 2005


Taylor Hackford going into television with "E-Ring"
Taylor Hackford is venturing into television with producer Jerry Bruckheimer's NBC drama pilot "E-Ring" 2 February 2005


Kinky Friedman entering race for Texas governor
Kinky Friedman entering race for governor 2 February 2005


President Bush's past promises in State of the Union
Presidential promises scorecard: A review of President Bush's key promises in past State of the Union addresses and the results to date: For the Peace Corps, Promises not funded are promises not kept 1 February 2005


Moreigh Wolf says gays cannot volunteer with partners
Moreigh Wolf says: It turns out you are not worth a damn thing to the Peace Corps if you’re queer—unless you want to give up your partner 1 February 2005


Coleman to chair Peace Corps Subcommittee
Norm Coleman continues to Chair Senate Subcommittee that oversees Peace Corps 1 February 2005


Turkey RPCVs write letters to the "West Wing"
RPCV Colleen J. G. Clark writes an open letter to the "West Wing" 1 February 2005


James Walsh angry with Social Security calls
Congressman Walsh's office received hundreds of calls from constituents complaining about a message they received saying he supports a costly Social Security privatization plan 1 February 2005


Vasquez assesses need in Southeast Asia
Peace Corps Director Assesses Need in Southeast Asia 31 January 2005


Douglas Biklen earns Oscar nomination for documentary
Sierra Leone RPCV Douglas Biklen earns Oscar nomination for "Autism is a World" as best Documentary Short Subject 31 January 2005


James Bullington says Bush Inaugural speaks to PC
Niger Country Director James R. Bullington says President Bush's Inaugural Speech speaks directly to Peace Corps and to Peace Corps' role in Niger 31 January 2005


Isaiah Zagar is expert in South American folk art
After three years in Peru doing craft development work for the Peace Corps, Isaiah Zagar and his wife Julia, now experts in South American folk art, moved to Philadelphia and opened a craft gallery on South Street in 1969 31 January 2005


U.S. loses $9 Billion in Iraq - give 1% to PC
The U.S. occupation authority in Iraq was unable to keep track of nearly $9 billion it transferred to government ministries, which lacked financial controls, security, communications and adequate staff, an inspector general has found. How about giving 1% ($90 M) of that to the Peace Corps in next year's appropriation? 31 January 2005


Allen Andersson creates foundation to promote libraries
The Riecken foundation was created in 2000 by Allen Andersson who served in the Peace Corps in Honduras in the 1960s. 31 January 2005


Tom Bissell praised as gifted young writer
"There's no more gifted and exciting young writer in America than Tom Bissell." 31 January 2005


Maureen Orth covers Michael Jackson trial
Barbara Klein Interviews reporter RPCV Maureen Orth on the Michael Jackson trial 31 January 2005


Joseph Opala to film "Priscilla's Homecoming"
Sierra Leone RPCV Joseph Opala plans to film a documentary of the trip to Sierra Leone, which organizers have dubbed "Priscilla's Homecoming" 31 January 2005


Donna Shalala embarks on aggressive UM expansion
Donna Shalala has embarked on one of the most aggressive expansions in the history of the University of Miami, saying the school and the region need to grow together 31 January 2005


Thomas Dichter says Poor Countries Need Smarter Aid
Morocco RPCV Thomas Dichter says: What Poor Countries Need Is Less -- but Smarter -- Aid 30 January 2005


Rudy Vlaardingerbroek was a track man for 43 years
Ghana RPCV Rudy Vlaardingerbroek was a track man for 43 years 30 January 2005


Austin Merrill writes about "Children at War"
Ivory Coast RPCV Austin Merrill reviews "Children at War" 30 January 2005


PCV Eric Mattson helps rebuild village's millet machine
Senegal Peace Corps Volunteer Eric Mattson told his parents that Jelaba Dallaba had suffered a tragedy during an intense storm when a Baolba tree crashed through the building housing the millet machine 29 January 2005


Chris Dodd says Chavez was democratically elected
Chris Dodd says: There is no question in my mind that many of Mr. Chavez's actions have been provocative. But the reality is that he was democratically elected -- a fact The Post seems to ignore 29 January 2005


Alberto Ibargüen to head Knight Foundation
Venezuela RPCV Alberto Ibargüen has been elected by the trustees of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation 28 January 2005


Helen Sheehy organizes "Endangered Peoples" exhibit
RPCV Helen Sheehy is Exhibit Organizer for "Endangered Peoples: Struggling to Survive in a Global World" at Penn State 28 January 2005


Denise O'Toole traveled to China on study tour
Poland RPCV Denise O'Toole traveled to China last summer on a teacher's study tour and saw many parts of the country 28 January 2005


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Coleman to chair Peace Corps Subcommittee
Norm Coleman continues to Chair Senate Subcommittee that oversees Peace Corps 1 February 2005



Michael Maidenberg stresses 1st Amendment rights
India RPCV Michael Maidenberg says it is critical that American youth understand why the First Amendment is so important 1 February 2005



Lucy Williams Quimby dies in Maine - was wife of Liberia...
Lucy Williams Quimby dies in Maine - was wife of Liberia Country director Thomas H.E. Quimby 1 February 2005



James Walsh angry with Social Security calls
Congressman Walsh's office received hundreds of calls from constituents complaining about a message they received saying he supports a costly Social Security privatization plan 1 February 2005



Mae Jemison to speak at Keuka College...
Mae Jemison to speak at Keuka College 1 February 2005



Turkey RPCVs write letters to the "West Wing"
RPCV Colleen J. G. Clark writes an open letter to the "West Wing" 1 February 2005



JFK Library opens Sargent Shriver Collection
JFK Presidential Library Opens Sargent Shriver Collection 1 February 2005



President Bush's past promises in State of the Union
Presidential promises scorecard: A review of President Bush's key promises in past State of the Union addresses and the results to date: For the Peace Corps, Promises not funded are promises not kept 1 February 2005



Moreigh Wolf says gays cannot volunteer with partners
Moreigh Wolf says: It turns out you are not worth a damn thing to the Peace Corps if you're queer-unless you want to give up your partner 1 February 2005



Bankers Life and Casualty Co. has reached a marketing agreement...
Bankers Life and Casualty Co. has reached a marketing agreement with the National Peace Corps Association to offer Medicare supplement, long-term-care insurance and possibly disability insurance to seniors 1 February 2005



Taylor Hackford going into television with "E-Ring"
Taylor Hackford is venturing into television with producer Jerry Bruckheimer's NBC drama pilot "E-Ring" 2 February 2005



Botswana RPCV Sandra Meek, author of "Nomadic Foundations" and "Burn...
Botswana RPCV Sandra Meek, author of "Nomadic Foundations" and "Burn," to speak at Colorado State University 2 February 2005



Edward Olsen chosen as clinic director
Ethiopia RPCV Edward Olsen chosen as clinic director 2 February 2005



In 1996, Secret Service agents told Secretary of Health and...
In 1996, Secret Service agents told Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna E. Shalala that she could go anywhere but the floor of the House chamber, where Clinton would be speaking 2 February 2005



Kinky Friedman entering race for Texas governor
Kinky Friedman entering race for governor 2 February 2005



Nicaragua RPCV Alexander Raeburn Henderson Jr., dies in Chicago...
Nicaragua RPCV Alexander Raeburn Henderson Jr., dies in Chicago 2 February 2005



Sylvia Boecker provides Practice Pointers for Nurses
Philippines RPCV Sylvia Boecker provides Practice Pointers On Filing Nurse Petitions In Manila 2 February 2005



Scott McNabb volunteers for Tsunami relief
Thailand RPCV Scott McNabb will volunteer for reconstruction efforts at Ban Gang Muang and Bang Bang Sak elementary schools 2 February 2005



Doris Rhodes Bolen, 75, who was a member of the...
Doris Rhodes Bolen, 75, who was a member of the Peace Corps in Tunisia with her husband, died in Ohio 2 February 2005



Georgia House names office building for Coverdell
Georgia House names office building for Coverdell 2 February 2005



Senator Bill Frist used the opportunity to promote the idea...
Senator Bill Frist used the opportunity to promote the idea of a Global Health Corps, modeled on the Peace Corps, which would use American volunteers to assist in overseas medical projects 3 February 2005



Taylor Hackford's 'Ray' home video release takes $44 million on...
Taylor Hackford's 'Ray' home video release takes $44 million on first day 3 February 2005



At 72, Stan Tarr was oldest member in Czech Republic
Stan Tarr was listening to National Public Radio when the director of the Peace Corps was interviewed and described a need for volunteers of Tarr's exact qualifications. So Tarr, 72, applied. He was accepted and became the Peace Corps' oldest member in the Czech Republic 3 February 2005



Dodd opposes Gonzales nomination
Dodd opposes Gonzales nomination 3 February 2005



In Opposing Gonzales, Senator Chris Dodd Invokes His Father...
In Opposing Gonzales, Senator Chris Dodd Invokes His Father 3 February 2005



Jean Waagbo was pioneer in women's athletics
Honduras RPCV Jean Waagbo played on the first Howard County Youth Program softball and basketball teams and was the first Mt. Hebron girl to be offered a college athletic scholarship 3 February 2005



Carol Pope's Sierra Club is now slashing programs
The Sierra Club is now slashing programs, including staff in Portland, after exhausting much of its financial backing to battle Bush administration policies and spending millions in a failed drive to defeat the president. "We've been saying, 'Dig deep,' and people have," Carl Pope said. "The reality of that now is that people are going to give us less because they have less left to give us." 3 February 2005



Dr. Robert Zeigler to head Rice Research Institute
Congo Kinsasha RPCV Dr. Robert Zeigler named as new director general of the International Rice Research Institute 3 February 2005



MCI to honor Sierra Leone RPCV Rosalie Williams
MCI to honor Sierra Leone RPCV Rosalie Williams 3 February 2005



Sri Lanka RPCV Allison Hertzler opens Green Rice Designs art...
Sri Lanka RPCV Allison Hertzler opens Green Rice Designs art gallery 3 February 2005



Allison Hertzler organizes Tsunami benefit
Sri Lanka RPCV Allison Hertzler organizes benefit at her Green Rice Designs art gallery 3 February 2005



Peace Corps Volunteer Gregory Mullen is returning to Kiev where...
Peace Corps Volunteer Gregory Mullen is returning to Kiev where he had an opportunity to share in what he called the "greatest experience" of his life 3 February 2005



American Lawyer honors Sargent Shriver and Elaine Jones
The American Lawyer Announces Winners of Its Second Annual Lifetime Achievement Awards: Sargent Shriver and Elaine Jones among honorees 3 February 2005



Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Armenia – Patrick...
Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Armenia – Patrick Hart 4 February 2005



"Discovering Benin" temporarily sold out
"Discovering Benin" temporarily sold out - What people are saying about the DVD 4 February 2005



Margaret Minzner hired as GIS coordinator
Cameroon RPCV Margaret Minzner hired as the county's GIS coordinator 4 February 2005



Congressman Mike Honda is candidate for vice chair of the...
Congressman Mike Honda is candidate for vice chair of the Democratic National Committee - He earned his mettle in the Peace Corps and suffered in internment camps; he is an educator fluent in Spanish who hails from the nation's technology hub. His are the experiences of Asian America 4 February 2005



Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Guinea – Steve...
Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Guinea – Steve Peterson 4 February 2005



Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Guyana – Kumar...
Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Guyana – Kumar Lakhavani 4 February 2005



Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Kiribati – Trudy...
Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Kiribati – Trudy Jaycox 4 February 2005



Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Kyrgyz Republic...
Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Kyrgyz Republic – Alex Boston 4 February 2005



Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson traveled to Mali as a Peace Corps...
Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson traveled to Mali as a Peace Corps volunteer from 1986-88 4 February 2005



Kenneth Hawkinson studies oral traditions of Mali
Mali RPCV Kenneth Hawkinson studies the effects of Western society on the cultures and oral traditions of West Africa 4 February 2005



Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Micronesia – David...
Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Micronesia – David Reside 4 February 2005



Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Moldova – Jeff...
Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Moldova – Jeff Kelley-Clarke 4 February 2005



Carrie in Mongolia...
Carrie in Mongolia 4 February 2005



Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Mongolia – Ken...
Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Mongolia – Ken Goodson 4 February 2005



Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Peru – Michael...
Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Peru – Michael Hirsh 4 February 2005



RFE/RL President Thomas A. Dine (RPCV India) Mourns Death...
RFE/RL President Thomas A. Dine (RPCV India) Mourns Death of Georgian PM Zhvania 4 February 2005



Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Samoa – Kimberly...
Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Samoa – Kimberly Ann Frola-Devkota 4 February 2005



Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Swaziland – Patricia...
Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Swaziland – Patricia Austin 4 February 2005



Tony Hall urges politicians to bring religious faith to office
Tony Hall urged religious men and women of both parties not to be shy about bringing their faith to the office and letting it be part of who they are in public 4 February 2005



Doyle announces multimillion dollar health initiative...
Doyle announces multimillion dollar health initiative 4 February 2005



When expatriates crack up abroad, who or what is to...
When expatriates crack up abroad, who or what is to blame? It's as much the person as the place in Tom Bissell's collection of stories about Americans traveling through Central Asia 4 February 2005



Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Azerbaijan – Zoltan...
Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve: Azerbaijan – Zoltan Szigethy 4 February 2005



John Coyne says: You are what you read...
John Coyne says: You are what you read 4 February 2005



Peace Corps swears in 12 new Country Directors
Twelve New Country Directors Sworn In to Serve 4 February 2005



Mary Smeltzer followed students into internment camps
Botswana RPCV Mary Smeltzer, 89, followed her Japanese students into WWII internment camps 5 February 2005



Bruce Anderson's Newspaper folds amid money woes
Malaysia RPCV Bruce Anderson's Newspaper folds amid money woes 5 February 2005



Kinky Friedman for real? Voters may not care
Kinky Friedman for real? Voters may not care 5 February 2005



Saint Lucia RPCV David Whitman is a professional photographer, art...
Saint Lucia RPCV David Whitman is a professional photographer, art director and graphic artist, recognized with a National Geographic Traveler international photography award in 1994 5 February 2005



Ohio Gov. Bob Taft will propose the most sweeping change...
Ohio Gov. Bob Taft will propose the most sweeping change in the state's tax system in 70 years in his State of the State address 5 February 2005



Brazil RPCV Joana Ramo writes "New Definition of "Patient Assistance...
Brazil RPCV Joana Ramo writes "New Definition of "Patient Assistance Program" in Brazil" 6 February 2005



THE philosophical bent of Steve Fischer's pursuits, especially in his...
THE philosophical bent of Steve Fischer's pursuits, especially in his housing job, are an outgrowth of his experiences as a member of the Peace Corps from 1981-84 in the Central African Republic 6 February 2005



Mike Tidwell defends wind farms
Mike Tidwell says in Washington Post op-ed that wind farms in Pennsylvania and West Virginia already are reducing the amount of coal that would otherwise be burned to power our regional grid 6 February 2005



RPCV's interest in yoga began in India
Mary Anne Wilkerson-Sennett's interest in yoga began in India, first as a Peace Corps volunteer, then as a free-lance writer 6 February 2005



During postings in Tehran, Geneva and Manila, Martha H. Bernhart...
During postings in Tehran, Geneva and Manila, Martha H. Bernhart persisted in her passion for feeding others, often preparing huge meals for Peace Corps volunteers and others 6 February 2005



Bill Owens donates photographs to auction
Jamaica RPCV Bill Owens donates photographs to auction 6 February 2005



In one month, Tina Wills will begin a new journey...
In one month, Tina Wills will begin a new journey in Morocco 6 February 2005



St.Clair Bourne was commissioned by the Sundance Channel to produce...
St.Clair Bourne was commissioned by the Sundance Channel to produce a mini-documentary about Melvin and Mario Van Peebles at the Sundance Film Festival 6 February 2005



Mark Stopha finds
After more than 10 years of separation, Sierra Leone RPCV Mark Stopha had been wondering whether his African friend Solomon Saidu was still alive 6 February 2005



Nongkran Daks studied food and feeding others when she married...
Nongkran Daks studied food and feeding others when she married a Peace Corps volunteer, Larry Daks, in Thailand who later became a Foreign Service officer 6 February 2005



As a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo in the 1970s...
As a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo in the 1970s, Jim Morrill lived along West Africa's Slave Coast among people whose ancestors had been sold off in chains 6 February 2005



What we have learned (from other wartime elections) is that...
"What we have learned (from other wartime elections) is that it's important this new Iraqi government realizes its ability to form a government and develop a constitution depends on whether it is accepted by a vast majority of the population," said Mark Schneider 6 February 2005



Bobby Shriver Goes to Santa Monica
Bobby Shriver Goes to Santa Monica 6 February 2005



Bush proposes $345 Million (6.2% increase) for Peace Corps in...
Bush proposes $345 Million (6.2% increase) for Peace Corps in 2006 Budget 7 February 2005



Bush has asked for increases in the Peace Corps' budget...
Bush has asked for increases in the Peace Corps' budget every year since taking office 7 February 2005



Lesil McGuire introduces PC bill for Alaska residents
Representative Lesil McGuire has introduced House Bill 127, legislation to ensure that Alaskans serving as Diplomats in the United States Foreign Service or in the Peace Corps will still be eligible to receive their Permanent Fund Dividend 7 February 2005



President Bush asks Congress for $345 M for Peace Corps...
President Bush asks Congress for $345 M for Peace Corps 7 February 2005



this Bulgarian life by Eric Wiley...
this Bulgarian life by Eric Wiley 7 February 2005



Former Argentina Country Director Dr. Reynold Bloom resigns as Head...
Former Argentina Country Director Dr. Reynold Bloom resigns as Head of American University in Bulgaria 7 February 2005



Ecuador RPCV John Perkins tells how the United States in...
Ecuador RPCV John Perkins tells how the United States in the past 40-plus years has relied on economic manipulation and political coercion to extend its power and control over other nations 7 February 2005



Izaak Edvalson helps educate a Doctor
Peace Corps volunteer Izaak Edvalson and a villager in Ghana seed a friendship in a true cultural exchange 7 February 2005



Peace Corps Volunteer Hope Wall helped launch a small woodworking...
Peace Corps Volunteer Hope Wall helped launch a small woodworking business and a community library were launched at Wakapoa in the lower Pomeroon 7 February 2005



Carl Pope criticizes Bush environmental priorities
"With this budget President Bush has shown once again that protecting the health and safety of our communities and families are not his top priorities," said Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director. 7 February 2005



Emilia Rastrick completes teacher boot camp
Kyrgyzstan RPCV Emilia Rastrick is ready to fill mid-term vacancies 7 February 2005



Malaysia RPCV Bruce Anderson Folds Pugnacious 'AVA Oregon...
Malaysia RPCV Bruce Anderson Folds Pugnacious 'AVA Oregon' 7 February 2005



Jason Rainey to lead River Citizens League
Russia RPCV Jason Rainey is new executive director for The South Yuba River Citizens League 7 February 2005



Geoff Craig writes about life in Yemen
Jordan RPCV Geoff Craig writes about life in Yemen 7 February 2005



Carol Bellamy condemns Female genital mutilation
"Female genital mutilation and cutting is a violation of the basic rights of women and girls," UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said Friday, speaking on the eve of the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation 7 February 2005



Steve Ray says ColdFusion MX 7 represents the most robust...
Steve Ray says ColdFusion MX 7 represents the most robust release ever 7 February 2005



Bush proposes $345 Million (6.2% increase) for Peace Corps in...
Bush proposes $345 Million (6.2% increase) for Peace Corps in 2006 Budget 7 February 2005



Bush has asked for increases in the Peace Corps' budget...
Bush has asked for increases in the Peace Corps' budget every year since taking office 7 February 2005



Fabio Angell helps restore downtown Pharr
RPCV Fabio Angell helps restore downtown Pharr, Texas to its former glory 7 February 2005



Senator Frist proposes Global Health Corps
Senator Bill Frist proposes Global Health Corps proposed after tsunami disaster 8 February 2005



Access0] In 1980 Valerie Sartor joined the U.S. Peace Corps...
[Access0] In 1980 Valerie Sartor joined the U.S. Peace Corps, which first sent her to South Korea, and then, when the country closed, recruited her to serve in French West Africa, in the CAR. In December 2004 Ms. Sartor left for China, where she is now working as an ESL teacher and is studying Chinese 8 February 2005



Here's the story that Tony Wiffler (211.93.19.249) objected to: In...
Here's the story that Tony Wiffler (211.93.19.249) objected to: In 1980 Valerie Sartor joined the U.S. Peace Corps, which first sent her to South Korea, and then, when the country closed, recruited her to serve in French West Africa, in the CAR. In December 2004 Ms. Sartor left for China, where she is now working as an ESL teacher and is studying Chinese 8 February 2005



Chris Shays traveled to Iraq to observe elections
Chris Shays was one of only two congressmen selected to travel to Iraq to observe that historic and even dangerous election process 8 February 2005



Jeanie Olivares works at Kids! Bright and Healthy,
Guatemala RPCV Jeanie Olivares works at Kids! Bright and Healthy, a nonprofit program that helps uninsured, low-income families 8 February 2005



Donna Shalala talks about her Peace Corps days
Donna E. Shalala recently spoke to the Hurricane's Megha Garg about her experiences in the Peace Corps. Shalala served in Iran from 1962 to 1964. 8 February 2005



Aware of the link between illiteracy and criminal detention rates...
Aware of the link between illiteracy and criminal detention rates, Senegal RPCV Mary Fertakis is concerned that the community's children and families get the help they need to function in an English-speaking society 8 February 2005



Mike Kelleher to teach democracy in Georgia
Sierra Leone RPCV Mike Kelleher to teach democracy in Republic of Georgia 8 February 2005



Tom Petri's Direct Loan Reward Act to save $18 billion
Tom Petri touted his Direct Loan Reward Act that, if passed this Congressional session, would achieve savings of some $18 billion over the next 10 years in the federal student loan program 8 February 2005



Nancy O'Connell has spent the last two years as a...
Nancy O'Connell has spent the last two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Suriname 8 February 2005



Tony Hall recounted seeing 25 children die
Tony Hall recounted once seeing 25 children die in a matter of minutes. "I never got over that," said Hall, whose current job permits him to feed hungry people every day. 8 February 2005



Bush's budget to end Perkins loan forgiveness for PCVs
Bush's budget would end Perkins loan forgiveness for members of the armed services and Peace Corps volunteers 8 February 2005



Top Stories - 01/2005...
Top Stories - 01/2005 9 February 2005



Taylor Hackford's director's cuts leave nothing on cutting room floor...
Taylor Hackford's director's cuts leave nothing on cutting room floor 9 February 2005



Eric Wiley's Packing for Bulgaria...
Eric Wiley's Packing for Bulgaria 9 February 2005



Bulgaria PCV Gregory M. Halstead says: It's time for Americans...
Bulgaria PCV Gregory M. Halstead says: It's time for Americans to be served with the truth from the media 9 February 2005



Colombia RPCV George Westcott finds home in Lowell Condo...
Colombia RPCV George Westcott finds home in Lowell Condo 9 February 2005



Ryan Neal lives in El Salvador working with the town...
Ryan Neal lives in El Salvador working with the town hall, schools, and people of his small, rural community 9 February 2005



RPCVs create Tsunami Assistance Project for India
RPCVs create TAP, the Tsunami Assistance Project, to construct a community center for the Akkaraipetta School community in Nagappattinam, India 9 February 2005



John Zep's Packing List - The following is an excerpt from...
John Zep's Packing List - The following is an excerpt from the Kazakhstan Welcome Book. My comments are in italics. 9 February 2005



Kenyan Writer Oduor Ong'wen says: When I was a high...
Kenyan Writer Oduor Ong'wen says: When I was a high school student, an American Peace Corps Volunteer named Cletus Gassman was posted to our school to teach Literature in English 9 February 2005



Kent Kafatia, the City College security officer originally accused of...
Kent Kafatia, the City College security officer originally accused of attacking four different women, returns to court. Friends of Kent, a charity formed by Santa Barbara residents who were former Peace Corps volunteers in Africa, was financing Kafatia's education. 9 February 2005



Robert Blackwill says Iraq voting problems expected
Voting problems are to be expected, said Robert Blackwill, who helped choose Allawi as an envoy to Iraq 9 February 2005



Kim Plemons, who is Chinese, met her husband, Dave Plemons...
Kim Plemons, who is Chinese, met her husband, Dave Plemons, when he was in the Peace Corps in Malaysia in the 1960s. She's been fixing New Year's dinners for more than three decades now and she has it down to a science 9 February 2005



Marshall Islands RPCV Vincent "Vince" Charles Degutis dies in Colorado...
Marshall Islands RPCV Vincent "Vince" Charles Degutis dies in Colorado 9 February 2005



St. Clair Bourne was born on February 16, 1943 in...
St. Clair Bourne was born on February 16, 1943 in Harlem, New York. While attending Georgetown University in the 1960s, he became active in the peace movement and left college to join the Peace Corps. Stationed in Lima, Peru, Bourne became something of a local celebrity when he took on the editing and publishing duties of the Spanish newspaper El Comeno 9 February 2005



Photos of Senegal...
Photos of Senegal 9 February 2005



Proposal to name Dayton Federal Building for Tony Hall
A measure to name the Dayton Federal Building after former congressman Tony Hall was approved Tuesday evening by the U.S. House of Representatives 9 February 2005



Miami Herald Publisher Alberto IbargĂĽen to resign
Miami Herald Publisher Alberto IbargĂĽen, the newspaper's first head honcho of Hispanic descent, recently announced his resignation 9 February 2005



Theresa Baird spent many years in the Peace Corps in...
Theresa Baird spent many years in the Peace Corps in Africa and many more years working with refugees and immigrants all over the United States 9 February 2005



So you have been accepted into the Peace Corps and...
So you have been accepted into the Peace Corps and are planning to live in Africa (or somewhere else far from home) for two years. What to pack? 9 February 2005



Bill Moyers Apologizes to James Watt for Quote
Bill Moyers Apologizes to James Watt for Apocryphal Quote 9 February 2005



William Josephson speaks on Electoral College...
William Josephson speaks on Electoral College 9 February 2005



We have moved from devolution, which was just pushing back...
"We have moved from devolution, which was just pushing back as much power as possible to the states, back to where government is limited but active," said John Bridgeland, director of Bush's domestic policy council in the first term 9 February 2005



Taylor Hackford's Ray DVD beats box office takings
Taylor Hackford's Ray DVD beats box office takings 10 February 2005



Donna Cohen taught at the Molepolole College of Education in...
Donna Cohen taught at the Molepolole College of Education in Botswana while a Peace Corps volunteer from 1992 to 1994 10 February 2005



Kathleen DeBold involved in lesbian activism
Central African Republic RPCV Kathleen DeBold decided to get involved in gay and lesbian activism, a path that led her to the Victory Fund and her current position heading up the Mautner Project for Lesbian Health 10 February 2005



Chris Dodd proposes Class Action Fairness Act
Responding to the abuses of class action lawsuits that clog the courts and stifle job creation, the Senate today passed the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, a bipartisan compromise measure co-authored by Senator Chris Dodd 10 February 2005



John Perkins reveals dark side of U.S. aid
RPCV John Perkins reveals dark side of U.S. aid 10 February 2005



Fiji RPCV Fred Danes retires with plan to work in...
Fiji RPCV Fred Danes retires with plan to work in school systems 10 February 2005



Robert Blackwill works with Council on Foreign Relations
RPCV Robert Blackwill named counsellor of Council on Foreign Relations 10 February 2005



Marcy Spaulding always has liked keeping a journal, but during...
Marcy Spaulding always has liked keeping a journal, but during the two years she spent as a health educator for the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa, her journal became a trusted confidant 10 February 2005



Nigeria RPCV Catherine Onyemelukwe sits on the Finance Committee for...
Nigeria RPCV Catherine Onyemelukwe sits on the Finance Committee for the National Peace Corps Association 10 February 2005



Soccer coach faces trial in RPCV's beating
Former youth soccer coach in Richmond faces trial in referee's beating 10 February 2005



Taft unveils bare-bones Ohio budget
Taft unveils bare-bones state budget 10 February 2005



Jim Doyle to fix Wisconsin deficit without raising taxes
Gov. Jim Doyle bragged his budget would fix the state deficit without raising taxes 10 February 2005



Emily Wetherell was a Peace Corps environmental facilitator/educator in...
Emily Wetherell was a Peace Corps environmental facilitator/educator in the Ukraine 10 February 2005



House kills Sam Farr border fence amendment
By a 243-179 vote, the House turned aside a bid by Rep. Sam Farr, D- Carmel, to kill the border fence provision 11 February 2005



State Representitive Matthew C. Patrick (RPCV Ghana) has a long...
State Representitive Matthew C. Patrick (RPCV Ghana) has a long track record in the area of energy conservation 11 February 2005



Cassie Chandler has been in Potrerillos for the past two...
Cassie Chandler has been in Potrerillos for the past two and a half years as part of the Peace Corps 11 February 2005



In 1977, at 73, Mary Kim Joh joined the Peace...
In 1977, at 73, Mary Kim Joh joined the Peace Corps and worked in Liberia, in a hospital 600 miles from Monrovia 11 February 2005



Several years ago, Pastor Gerald Durley (RPCV Nigeria) extended an...
Several years ago, Pastor Gerald Durley (RPCV Nigeria) extended an invitation to the people of his inner city community to come and watch the game. 11 February 2005



Erin Reynolds in Togo...
Erin Reynolds in Togo 11 February 2005



Turks on 'West Wing' are Head-Chopping Lunatics
Turks on NBC's 'The West Wing': Head-Chopping Lunatics 11 February 2005



Silas Dean of Ithaca was sworn in as a Peace...
Silas Dean of Ithaca was sworn in as a Peace Corps Volunteer in November and will be serving in Turkmenistan, Central Asia, for two years 11 February 2005



In the early '70s, Jim Rumford was in Kabul as...
In the early '70s, Jim Rumford was in Kabul as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching co-ed classes, where, he recalls, his female students were filled with ambition that no one questioned 11 February 2005



Pentagon continues study of Lariam side-effects
The Pentagon said a study that was begun a year ago to see whether the drug, called Lariam, had led to suicides or other problems is still in the preliminary stages 11 February 2005



Local Americorps sworn in...
Local Americorps sworn in 12 February 2005



Suzanne Ozsalar says: I had met my husband in Turkey...
Suzanne Ozsalar says: I had met my husband in Turkey on Dec. 28, 1998, when I was on holiday from my Peace Corps service in Bulgaria 12 February 2005



Martha Ryan wins Award for pre-natal program
After spending time in Ethiopia with the Peace Corps and returning to Africa several times on medical trips, Ryan began volunteering at the Hamilton Family Shelter in 1988 12 February 2005



PNG RPCVs to do second tour in Armenia
Papua New Guinea RPCVs Bob and Peggy Watts to do second tour of duty in Armenia 12 February 2005



Peter McPherson keeping busy in DC
Peter McPherson keeping busy in DC 12 February 2005



If Peter McPherson does - as rumours suggest - get the nomination...
If Peter McPherson does - as rumours suggest - get the nomination as president of the World Bank, expect a greater focus on failed states 12 February 2005



Chris Aquino visits mother's homeland of Vietnam
South Africa RPCV Chris Aquino visits mother's homeland of Vietnam 12 February 2005



Colm McHugh in Laos says when the Peace Corps were...
Colm McHugh in Laos says when the Peace Corps were here a few years ago, they were such arseholes that they were asked to leave 12 February 2005



Concern spreads over Lariam given to troops...
Concern spreads over Lariam given to troops 12 February 2005



I made a post and it didn't appear right away...
I made a post and it didn't appear right away. Are you blocking users from posting messages? 12 February 2005



Is PCOL blocking users from posting messages?
I made a post and it didn't appear right away. Are you blocking users from posting messages? 12 February 2005



Jay Rockefeller has Own Plan For Social Security
Jay Rockefeller has Own Plan For Social Security 12 February 2005



Several members of the Alaska House of Representatives are trying...
Several members of the Alaska House of Representatives are trying again this year -- for the fourth time since 1999 -- to restore the Peace Corps to the list of allowable out-of-state absences for the dividend, the same as military service, college, receiving medical care and serving in the merchant marine 13 February 2005



PCV in Cross Cultural Roamnce in China
The story of Robert Eller and Yifan Zhou-Eller is a cross-cultural romance. The two met in China almost five years ago. Robert, originally from Lenoir, was working for the Peace Corps and teaching at Southwest Jiaotong University 13 February 2005



Jim Roberts writes "Deliverate Love"
'Deliberate Love' by Colombia RPCV Jim Roberts intends to show road to harmony 13 February 2005



Democratic party delegates elected Rep. Mike Honda, a third-term...
Democratic party delegates elected Rep. Mike Honda, a third-term congressman from San Jose, to one of five vice-chair positions 13 February 2005



Charlotte Cambier said her two years in the small Malawian...
Charlotte Cambier said her two years in the small Malawian village turned out to be something like self-directed graduate school, career training and school-of-life all in one 13 February 2005



Paul Theroux's Favorite Love Story
Paul Theroux's Favorite Love Story 13 February 2005



Philippines RPCV Jean Elizabeth Thompson Foran dies in Connecticut...
Philippines RPCV Jean Elizabeth Thompson Foran dies in Connecticut 13 February 2005



PCVs view slavery at Gorree Island
From my son. a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, West Africa, I'm learning history that connects us to this African nation. Senegal is the African country closest to the U.S., and Goree Island was the last spot of motherland visible to the slaves bound for the Americas. 13 February 2005



Priscilla, a slave story - researched by Joseph Opala...
Priscilla, a slave story - researched by Joseph Opala 13 February 2005



Priscilla, a slave story - researched by Joseph Opala - She was...
Priscilla, a slave story - researched by Joseph Opala - She was stolen from Africa. And brought to America, in a ship owned by Rhode Island merchant (Part 1) 13 February 2005



Mark and Virginia Pulver to help Ukrainians enhance economic development...
Mark and Virginia Pulver to help Ukrainians enhance economic development 13 February 2005



In 1996, the writer Tom Bissell had the good fortune...
In 1996, the writer Tom Bissell had the good fortune to be sent to the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan to teach English as a Peace Corps volunteer. Or so it seems today. Bissell ended up cutting short that tour of duty, but it ignited his fascination with Central Asia, which brought him back there in 2001, and has inspired and haunted much of his smart, engaging and prolific writing ever since. 13 February 2005



A sensational story is an easier one to write - it...
A sensational story is an easier one to write - it takes a lot more work to make a story about a family returning home after a mediocre vacation than it does to create a gripping narrative about a Peace Corps volunteer lost in a tsunami 13 February 2005



Speaking Out: JFK envisioned millions of RPCVs
Since 1961 only 178,000 PCVs have served, far from the yearly million Kennedy envisioned serving throughout the world from 1970 onward. Had visionary leadership pushed Americans to order our elected employees into invading today's trouble spots with millions of cost effective Peace Corps Volunteers, we wouldn't today be grieving over dead and maimed brave Americans 13 February 2005



Year 05 Issue 02: February 13, 2005: The Peace Corps...
Year 05 Issue 02: February 13, 2005: The Peace Corps Library is Open 13 February 2005



Stanley Levine draws Marine and Peace Cors similarities
Former Marine, Peace Corps Volunteer Stanley Levine Draws Correlation Between Corps 14 February 2005



Drew Stoll says: on Valentine's Day in 1995, I proposed...
Drew Stoll says: on Valentine's Day in 1995, I proposed marriage to Angelica on top of a pyramid in Guatemala , with howler monkeys and toucans as witnesses 14 February 2005



Joseph Lanning founded the World Education Fund
Malawi RPCV Joseph Lanning founded the World Education Fund, a nonprofit foundation, in 1999. Since then the fund has sponsored 30 one-year scholarships for African children ages 14 to 20. All are AIDS orphans and many are girls - who by their gender and the constraints of their culture are often shut out of secondary school 14 February 2005



Gilles d'Aymery praises Bruce Anderson's newspaper
Gilles d'Aymery says "I can't assure you that the world would be better off if it had legions of Bruce Andersons scattered all over the planet, but without hesitation I can guarantee you America would; and so will you when you read him." 14 February 2005



Jospeh Opala documents slave crossing from Sierra Leone
With the from the University of Sierra Leone, Opala opened an archaeology lab in 1977 and began unearthing more artifacts in sites around the village of Bumbuna (Part 2) 14 February 2005



The grand-prize winner - out of 4,000 entrants - is 23...
The grand-prize winner - out of 4,000 entrants - is 23-year-old Peace Corps volunteer Liz Richardson, who submitted her essay from the African country of Togo 14 February 2005



Alberto Ibarguen to chair PBS panel
PBS announced a new outside review panel that has been in the works since last spring and that will review editorial standards in nonfiction prime-time shows. The panel will be chaired by PBS board Chairman Alberto Ibarguen 14 February 2005



PC to use Avue workforce management technology
Managers of Peace Corps nearly one thousand worldwide employees will use Avue's workforce management technology 14 February 2005



Dear Dr. Brothers: Aren't PCVs Hippies?
Help! Our son wants to join the Peace Corps! As we recall from the 1960s, that's mostly a bunch of hippies or druggies wasting time instead of working. 14 February 2005



Hon.v Ronald P. Wertheim (Ret.) has over 20 years of...
Hon.v Ronald P. Wertheim (Ret.) has over 20 years of dispute resolution experience as a judge and 24 years as an attorney. He was Peace Corps Director in northeast Brazil from 1966 to 1968 15 February 2005



Mike Honda new vice chairman at DNC
Mike Honda to use DNC to reach out to minorities 15 February 2005



Giving not so easy: an orderly distribution of shoes in...
Giving not so easy: an orderly distribution of shoes in Nicaragua descended into a mob 15 February 2005



Bruce Greenlee is longtime friend of Latino community
Richmond soccer club officials say referee Bruce Greenlee, whom a lawyer accused of discriminating against one of their teams, is a longtime friend of the Latino community who co-founded their club and always treats everybody fairly. 15 February 2005



Peace Corps Volunteers in Samoa and Tonga Consolidated in Preparation...
Peace Corps Volunteers in Samoa and Tonga Consolidated in Preparation for Cyclone Olaf 15 February 2005



Kelly Darnell works on Tsunami Relief in Sri Lanka
Ivory Coast RPCV Kelly Darnell at work on Tsunami Relief in Sri Lanka 15 February 2005



Jacob Podsiadlo is living in Tanzania as Peace Corps Volunteer...
Jacob Podsiadlo is living in Tanzania as Peace Corps Volunteer 15 February 2005



Anne Michaud says: I remember living in a village in...
Anne Michaud says: I remember living in a village in Togo, West Africa, as a Peace Corps volunteer when I was in my 20s. I didn't have the mature perspective of a mother back then. But it was truly charming to see that everyone knew each other's stories and personalities. 15 February 2005



Fox Offers Disclaimer for Portrayal of Muslims on '24...
Fox Offers Disclaimer for Portrayal of Muslims on '24' 15 February 2005



UNICEF says that the number of civilians uprooted by fighting...
UNICEF says that the number of civilians uprooted by fighting in Ituri district, Eastern Congo since the beginning of this year has risen dramatically over the past week 15 February 2005



Sept. 11) made a lot of people realize they need...
"(Sept. 11) made a lot of people realize they need to know what the rest of the world is like," Carroll College Director of International Programs Claudette McShane (RPCV Brazil) said. "Students come into my office and say they don't want to regret not going. The opportunity fits right now." 16 February 2005



Katie Dyer is co-owner of Cadeaux du Monde
Central African Republic RPCV Katie Dyer is co-owner of Cadeaux du Monde in Newport - Rhode Island's only alternative trade folk art gallery 16 February 2005



After college Katie Dyer joined the Peace Corps and taught...
After college Katie Dyer joined the Peace Corps and taught high school math in the Central African Republic for two years. She is co-owners of Cadeaux du Monde, a fair trade shop in downtown Newport that sells artwork and jewelry from all over the world, representing over 40 countries. 16 February 2005



Central African Republic RPCV Katie Dyer is co-owner of...
Central African Republic RPCV Katie Dyer is co-owner of Cadeaux du Monde, a fair trade shop that sells artwork and jewelry from all over the world 16 February 2005



Mike Tidwell says U.S. must join the world on cleaner...
Mike Tidwell says U.S. must join the world on cleaner energy 16 February 2005



People generally do not think of New York City as...
"People generally do not think of New York City as a center of slavery, but the city actually has a longer history of slavery than it has of freedom, said Ecuador RPCV Howard Dodson, who heads the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 16 February 2005



Geek Corps: Of the ten countries IESC/Geekcorps volunteers are...
Geek Corps: Of the ten countries IESC/Geekcorps volunteers are assigned, Mali is the only one that is "almost completely" open source - Set up in February 2004 with a grant from the USAID, The main objective in Mali is to develop a communication infrastructure between the 160+ non-government radio stations in the country and the Internet in order maximise the content of information broadcasts to the population 16 February 2005



Award-winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank will present a public...
Award-winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank will present a public lecture and piano recital Feb. 21 as part of her stay at the University of Kansas as an artist-in-residence 16 February 2005



Schools, businesses close as Cyclone Olaf approaches Samoa...
Schools, businesses close as Cyclone Olaf approaches Samoa 16 February 2005



RPCV Renzo Toglia and his 18-year-old son Francis...
RPCV Renzo Toglia and his 18-year-old son Francis are leaving Bainbridge for Thailand to help rebuild the Child Development Center in Kamala 16 February 2005



Nancie McDermott writes about Thai food
Nancie McDermott learned about Thai food during three years as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching English in Thailand 16 February 2005



Cyclone misses Tonga and Samoa PCVs
Peace Corps Volunteers in Samoa and Tonga No Longer in Path of Cyclone Olaf 16 February 2005



Edmund Hull is Princeton Diplomat-In-Residence
Edmund Hull, former U.S. ambassador to Yemen and winner of several State Department awards, has been appointed to fill Wilson School's first Diplomat-In-Residence position 16 February 2005



Turkey RPCV Chris Smith extolls the virtues of hot peppers...
Turkey RPCV Chris Smith extolls the virtues of hot peppers 16 February 2005



If wisdom comes from the marriage of knowledge and experience...
If wisdom comes from the marriage of knowledge and experience, then Venezuela RPCV Nia Kos, professor of Spanish and born in Ukraine, must be one of the wisest there is 16 February 2005



Phil Hardberger in debate for Mayor of San Antonio
Phil Hardberger in debate for Mayor of San Antonio - Hardberger served as executive secretary of the Peace Corps under Sargent Shriver 16 February 2005



Where does "tempest in a teapot" come from...
Where does "tempest in a teapot" come from? 17 February 2005



Cameroon RPCV Margaret Krome says as s the Washington political...
Cameroon RPCV Margaret Krome says as s the Washington political scene becomes ever more governed by bulldog enforcement of partisan doctrine, I appreciate more and more Jeffords' principled stand for democracy four years ago this spring 17 February 2005



Mike Tidwell on trial for climate acton protest
The six, including Chesapeake Climate Action Network executive director Mike Tidwell, were arrested for "peacefully refusing to vacate the road leading to the plant," according to a statement from Tidwell 17 February 2005



I'm getting another college education for free," Mongolia PCV Jay...
"I'm getting another college education for free," Mongolia PCV Jay Wilkes said, citing how he's learned about himself, a new country, culture and language and working to receive his masters through the Peace Corps. 17 February 2005



Alberto Ibarguen, publisher of the Miami Herald and chairman of...
Alberto Ibarguen, publisher of the Miami Herald and chairman of the PBS board, said the PBS presidency was "a job that wears people down quite a bit." 17 February 2005



Vernon R. Alden remembers "Come as you are"
Shriver grabbed the receiver, and said, 'Vern, for heaven's sake, don't you know you're talking to the president of the United States? Get your ass back here!' Needless to say, I cancelled my beach plans, and left for Washington. 17 February 2005



DDN series sparked tremendous debate with RPCVs
Last year, the Peace Corps received critical attention from the Dayton Daily News for what the newspaper reported were attempts to conceal its knowledge of assaults against volunteers. The seven-part series, called "Casualties of Peace," was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, sparking tremendous debate by Peace Corps volunteers defending the agency and those supporting the articles. 17 February 2005



NPCA Board positions are open for nomination
All nine elected NPCA Board positions are open for nomination 17 February 2005



Democratic Party elects Congressman Mike Honda to serve as the...
Democratic Party elects Congressman Mike Honda to serve as the first Asian American vice chair of a major political party 18 February 2005



Dan Walters says: Is John Garamendi trying to bury mistakes...
Dan Walters says: Is John Garamendi trying to bury mistakes on Executive Life? 18 February 2005



Donna Shalala speaks about the Social Security solvency problems...
Donna Shalala speaks about the Social Security solvency problems 18 February 2005



When asked why he's running for Texas governor, Jewish humorist...
When asked why he's running for Texas governor, Jewish humorist Kinky Friedman calmly responds: "I need the closet space." 18 February 2005



Taft was hand picked to run for governor in 1998...
Taft was hand picked to run for governor in 1998 due to his name recognition and as a reward for his loyalty to the state party 18 February 2005



Elaine Chao Commends Senate for Introducing Association Health Plan Legislation...
Elaine Chao Commends Senate for Introducing Association Health Plan Legislation 18 February 2005



Pope had 'strange feeling' he'd survive shooting...
Pope had 'strange feeling' he'd survive shooting 18 February 2005



Bush thanks Dodd for Class-Action Fairness Act
Bush thanks Dodd for Class-Action Fairness Act of 2005 19 February 2005



Thomas Petri introduces Law to restrain Peeping Tom bosses
Thomas Petri introduces Law to restrain Peeping Tom bosses 19 February 2005



Special Report: Make a call for the Peace Corps...
Special Report: Make a call for the Peace Corps 19 February 2005



Peace Corps' two-year commitment is far more than most...
Peace Corps' two-year commitment is far more than most people are willing to make. Two weeks, though, is another matter. That's why Krishna Paudel and Mohan Adhikari created Global Crossroad 20 February 2005



RPCV John Perkins details his Main job selling overrated economic...
RPCV John Perkins details his Main job selling overrated economic forecasts to third-world countries in exchange for lucrative contracts to his company and hefty bonuses for his own pocket 20 February 2005



Ryan Giordano in Kazakhstan reminds us that Russian humor does...
Ryan Giordano in Kazakhstan reminds us that Russian humor does not translate well into Enlish (I'm sure our humor doesn't translate well either). It's hard to imagine that a joke involving a chicken pecking at a drunk man's penis in a ditch could be unfunny, but it's apparently possible to screw up what should be comedy gold. 20 February 2005



A Day in the Life of a Peace Corps Volunteer...
A Day in the Life of a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal 20 February 2005



Year 05 Issue 03: February 20, 2005: Make a call...
Year 05 Issue 03: February 20, 2005: Make a call for the Peace Corps 20 February 2005



Thomas Gouttierre to speak at Centenial Dinner
Centenial Dinner will feature Thomas E. Gouttierre, Dean of International Studies and Programs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and the Director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at UNO 21 February 2005



Visit the Web Site for India 20A...
Visit the Web Site for India 20A 21 February 2005



On his 30th birthday, Mark Andrews sold all of his...
On his 30th birthday, Mark Andrews sold all of his possessions and joined Peace Corps, spending the next 2.5 years in a small village in Niger 21 February 2005



Gabriela Lena Frank writes music on Dad's PCV service
Award-winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank wrote "An American in Peru," a work that combines Jewish and Peruvian music to recount her father's travels in South America as a Peace Corps volunteer 21 February 2005



Tom Skeldon seeks to control pit bull trade
Since he has taken office in 1987, Philippines RPCV Tom Skeldon has been on a crusade to control a booming pit bull trade that he's convinced is linked to gangs and drugs in Toledo 21 February 2005



Solving global problems will require fusing the disparate approaches of...
Solving global problems will require fusing the disparate approaches of science and the arts, says former astronaut Mae Jemison 21 February 2005



A volunteer with the Peace Corps in Kherson, Ukraine, Greg...
A volunteer with the Peace Corps in Kherson, Ukraine, Greg Pachuta is lucky to live in a part of the town that has water 24 hours a day. His kitchen and bathroom are small, but functional 21 February 2005



Carol Bellamy speaks on NY political campaigns
Carol Bellamy speaks candidly about how the voters of New York reacted to her campaigns for mayor and state comptroller 21 February 2005



Gonzo Journalist Hunter Thompson dies in Colorado...
Gonzo Journalist Hunter Thompson dies in Colorado 21 February 2005



Bulgaria is now like second home to Aaron Wills
Bulgaria is now like a second home to Aaron Wills 22 February 2005



Dick Lipez originally came to Berkshire County in 1968 after...
Dick Lipez originally came to Berkshire County in 1968 after a stint in the Peace Corps -- not to write, but to work in an anti-poverty program in Pittsfield 22 February 2005



Selecting India for Habitat for Humanity was a natural for...
Selecting India for Habitat for Humanity was a natural for President Carter, whose mother Lillian Carter, known and beloved by many, joined the Peace Corps when she was 67 and traveled to India to work with the people there. In her own words, Miss Lillian was just taking the Corps advertising campaign at face value – "age is no barrier." 22 February 2005



Joann Landingham says: There is only four months to go...
Joann Landingham says: There is only four months to go and I will be finished with two years in Kazakhstan and Peace Corps 22 February 2005



When Maureen Kuiper wakes up in mid-March, she'll be...
When Maureen Kuiper wakes up in mid-March, she'll be in a hut in Kiribati 22 February 2005



Ailey in Kyrgyzstan has discovered the joys of lying. If...
Ailey in Kyrgyzstan has discovered the joys of lying. If my experience is any indication, she will excel as a volunteer. 22 February 2005



Morocco RPCV Judy Wurtzel has served as Executive Director of...
Morocco RPCV Judy Wurtzel has served as Executive Director of the Learning First Alliance since 1999. 22 February 2005



Aspen Institute names Judy Wurtzel Senior Fellow
Aspen Institute Names Morocco RPCV Judy Wurtzel Senior Fellow in Education & Society Program 22 February 2005



Phillipines RPCV John Wanat is Provost and Vice Chancellor for...
Phillipines RPCV John Wanat is Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at University of Wisconsin 22 February 2005



John A. Wanat dropped out of graduate school n where...
John A. Wanat dropped out of graduate school n where he was studying mathematics - in the 1960s and trained teachers in the Philippines as a Peace Corps volunteer. The experience stirred his interest in education, and he returned to graduate school, this time in political science. 22 February 2005



Bernadette Roberts to serve as diplomat in Albania
Romania RPCV Bernadette Roberts will serve as a diplomat in the American Embassy in Albania 22 February 2005



Reed Hastings has attained every entrepreneur's dream
RPCV Reed Hastings has attained every entrepreneur's dream. But his story stands as a cautionary tale for every small business 22 February 2005



Stillwater Mayor Bud Lacy declares "Peace Corps Week...
Stillwater Mayor Bud Lacy declares "Peace Corps Week" 22 February 2005



USA Freedom Corps downgraded at White House
Bush's 2005 A-list promotes three people and downgrades one White House post from assistant to deputy -- that of director of Bush's USA Freedom Corps -- following the departure of John Bridgeland 22 February 2005



Char Andrews discusses her experience with cancer
RPCV Char Andrews talks Tuesday about her experience with cancer and her views about assisted suicide 23 February 2005



For la Patria: Politics and the Armed Forces in Latin...
For la Patria: Politics and the Armed Forces in Latin America by Chile RPCV Brian Loveman 23 February 2005



The Politics of Antipolitics: The Military in Latin America by...
The Politics of Antipolitics: The Military in Latin America by Chile RPCV Brian Loveman, Thomas Davies 23 February 2005



Andres Hernandez searches for PCV for 40 years
When Marilyn Brandt inquired about joining the Peace Corps in the early 1960's, Andres Hernandez was skeptical because she was blind. But once she got to the Dominican Republic and began working at the government school for the blind, he witnessed her immediate impact on the students as she exposed them to new experiences. With amazement, Hernandez watched as Brandt taught these children that their horizons didn't have to be limited by their lack of sight. 23 February 2005



Andres Hernandez searches for PCV for 40 years
When Marilyn Brandt inquired about joining the Peace Corps in the early 1960's, Andres Hernandez was skeptical because she was blind. But once she got to the Dominican Republic and began working at the government school for the blind, he witnessed her immediate impact on the students as she exposed them to new experiences. With amazement, Hernandez watched as Brandt taught these children that their horizons didn't have to be limited by their lack of sight. 23 February 2005



Craig D. Wandke's lunar passion began in Honduras
Craig D. Wandke's lunar passion began during the afternoon of July 20, 1969, when, as a Peace Corps volunteer, he looked up at the crescent moon in the sultry Honduran sky, heard Neil Armstrong's voice crackle over his shortwave radio, and was completely riveted by his small step onto the Sea of Tranquillity 23 February 2005



Beth Carlton was in the Peace Corps in Honduras where...
Beth Carlton was in the Peace Corps in Honduras where she progressed from "studying ecology to actually doing something about it." 23 February 2005



Rhonda Ferns (K12) in Kyrgyzstan...
Rhonda Ferns (K12) in Kyrgyzstan 23 February 2005



Beverly Seckinger tells stories through film
Morocco RPCV Beverly Seckinger has dedicated her career to telling stories about other people through film 23 February 2005



Nora in Morocco...
Nora in Morocco 23 February 2005



David E. O'Gorman was a Marketing Specialist in the Department...
David E. O'Gorman was a Marketing Specialist in the Department of Planning of the Agrarian Reform Commission of Panama while in the Peace Corps 23 February 2005



J. Tyler Dickovick: As Togo goes, so may go Africa
Togo RPCV J. Tyler Dickovick says As Togolese democracy goes, so may go Africa 23 February 2005



Micronesia RPCV Tom Weisner won 45 percent in race for...
Micronesia RPCV Tom Weisner won 45 percent in race for mayor of Aurora 23 February 2005



Bill Moyers will be honored with career award
Bill Moyers will be honored with the career award 23 February 2005



Sen. Obama says PC can help improve diplomacy
When asked about cuts to the Peace Corps budget, Sen. Obama said programs like that, as well as international broadcasts and promoting more foreign student programs, can help improve areas of diplomacy. 24 February 2005



Senator Obama supports Peace Corps...
Senator Obama supports Peace Corps 24 February 2005



PCVs help remove batteries in Belize
In Belize, Rick and Stephanie Dalton helped remove batteries from San Pedro 24 February 2005



Taylor Hackford honored with nomination for Ray
Hollywood veterans like to say it's an honour just to be nominated for an Oscar. Taylor Hackford got that honour for directing Ray. And that's all he'll get. 24 February 2005



PCV sees interesting things during service in Bulgaria
I have seen quite a few interesting things during my Peace Corps service in Bulgaria: horse-drawn carts rolling down the highway, men wrestling in the grassy center of a village fairground for the prize of a goat, a heart-lifting song and dance show put on by some children of the minority Roma community, and a view of the surrounding countryside from the ruins of a 4,000-year-old Thracian fortress atop a nearby mountain 24 February 2005



Costa Rica RPCV Troy Dassler's first and second grade class...
Costa Rica RPCV Troy Dassler's first and second grade class hope to put fires, vandalism behind them 24 February 2005



The only person in the last 25 years to defeat...
The only person in the last 25 years to defeat a black candidate who became a national figure was 1992 New Hampshire Primary winner Paul Tsongas, who ousted Brooke in 1978 24 February 2005



Paul Tsongas called attention to energy vulnerability
The late Senator Paul Tsongas called attention to the vulnerability of our energy system to sabotage in his book The Road From Here. Now, almost 25 years later it is time to take this problem seriously 24 February 2005



Jimmy Carter praises mother's PC service
Jimmy Carter said his mother's service in the Peace Corps as a nurse when she was 70 years old "was one of the most glorious experiences of her life." 24 February 2005



Next month Mali RPCV Chris Hundley will visit all of...
Next month Mali RPCV Chris Hundley will visit all of the elementary schools for grade level presentations on the culture and geography of Indonesia and explain the science and cause of a tsunami 24 February 2005



James Rupert began his career abroad as a Peace Corps...
James Rupert began his career abroad as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching mechanics and welding in Morocco before working as a freelance correspondent in North Africa and in Paris 24 February 2005



Shayna Liston is in a remote village of the strife...
Shayna Liston is in a remote village of the strife-torn country of Togo in West Africa, a world away from the comforts of modern civilization 24 February 2005



Peace Corps volunteers in 'stand fast' condition in Togo...
Peace Corps volunteers in 'stand fast' condition in Togo 24 February 2005



The most surreal political event I attended that year - not...
The most surreal political event I attended that year - not counting the war demonstrations - was an Albuquerque airport rally for Democratic vice presidential candidate Sargent Shriver 24 February 2005



Carl and Jessica DeSimas perfect cooking skills
Carl and Jessica DeSimas started perfecting their cooking skills a few years back during Jessica's stint in the Peace Corps in Africa 25 February 2005



Dan Adkisson had a rough day in Azerbaijan...
Dan Adkisson had a rough day in Azerbaijan 25 February 2005



Taylor Hackford found that even after "Ray" was made, however...
Taylor Hackford found that even after "Ray" was made, however, it still was tough getting a distributor to take it on 25 February 2005



Sam Farr hears opposition to Bush Social Security plan
Sam Farr hears opposition to Bush Social Security plan 25 February 2005



James McCann concerned by maize in Ethiopia
On a trip to Ethiopia in 1986, James McCann was puzzled: the country's agricultural landscape had been transformed since he first visited as a Peace Corps volunteer in the early 1970s. "Everyone was planting maize," says the CAS and GRS history professor. "Maize is the most drought-prone crop one could grow." 25 February 2005



Leilani Johnson writes in a Web log about the ups...
Leilani Johnson writes in a Web log about the ups and downs of her stint in Kenya: getting dizzy from malaria pills, having no electricity or running water (and the wonderful smell of the "choo," or outhouse) while training for several weeks in Naivasha 25 February 2005



RPCV Brad Martin traveled to North Korea for the first...
RPCV Brad Martin traveled to North Korea for the first time in 1979 when he was working as a foreign correspondent for The Baltimore Sun. While there, he wrote a review for the Wall Street Journal of Korean ruler Kim Il-Sung's trip to China. 25 February 2005



PC Moldova 10s...
PC Moldova 10s 25 February 2005



Peace Corps Moldova 9s...
Peace Corps Moldova 9s 25 February 2005



Joseph Frey uses amputation experience to help others
Russia RPCV Joseph Frey uses experience from amputation to help others 25 February 2005



Elaine Jones speaks on Affirmative Action
A conversation with Elaine Jones, former President of the Legal Defense Fund of the NAACP about where Affirmative Action is now 25 February 2005



Christopher Bartlett maintains Marine Protected Area
Since 2002, Christopher Bartlett has volunteered for the Peace Corps there, creating and maintaining a Marine Protected Area 25 February 2005



Jake Jones is stationed in the small village of Massali...
Jake Jones is stationed in the small village of Massali in Azerbaijan as a Peace Corps volunteer 26 February 2005



Folk-Singer Steve Schuch releases "Trees of Life"
Folk-Singer Steve Schuch (RPCV Dominican Republic) Taps into his Roots with "Trees of Life" 26 February 2005



After college Steve spent two and a half years as...
After college Steve spent two and a half years as a Peace Corps volunteer, planting trees with farmers in the mountains of the Dominican Republic 26 February 2005



jj in Kyrgyzstan - What to expect if you get hit...
jj in Kyrgyzstan - What to expect if you get hit by a car in Osh 26 February 2005



During my senior year of college I had the brilliant...
During my senior year of college I had the brilliant idea of joining the Peace Corps. I wanted to save the world and experience different cultures. I got as far as the interview and backed out. I realized that two years was a long time to spend teaching English in Uzbekistan away from my family, friends and working toilets 26 February 2005



A conservative Christian group criticized Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy on...
A conservative Christian group criticized Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy on Wednesday for supporting "No Name Calling Week," an anti-bullying campaign sponsored by a national organization that promotes gay rights in schools 26 February 2005



Jim Doyle displays political brilliance on tax cuts
The political brilliance of Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle's decision to seize an issue Republicans in the Legislature had steeped in demagoguery 26 February 2005



Georgia State Senate sends Coverdell building plan to governor...
Georgia State Senate sends Coverdell building plan to governor 26 February 2005



Hunter Thompson saw McGovern's decision to replace Eagleton with Sargent...
Hunter Thompson saw McGovern's decision to replace Eagleton with Sargent Shriver as patriotic rather than politically craven 26 February 2005



Sargent Shriver on Honorary Board of Directors of American-Iranian...
Sargent Shriver on Honorary Board of Directors of American-Iranian Council 26 February 2005



Director Vasquez is keynote speaker at Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in...
Director Vasquez is keynote speaker at Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in Orange County 26 February 2005



If you're interested in the Peace Corps, here's a checklist...
If you're interested in the Peace Corps, here's a checklist of benefits - and precautions - for older volunteers to consider 26 February 2005



Serving in the Peace Corps may be an ideal option...
Serving in the Peace Corps may be an ideal option for baby boomers who aren't satisfied with "traditional volunteer roles" and seek the "spirit of adventure" that prevails in the Corps 26 February 2005



Seniors doing their peace...
Seniors doing their peace 26 February 2005



Peace Corps breakfast planned in Los Angeles...
Peace Corps breakfast planned in Los Angeles 26 February 2005



Rich diplomacy at a bargain price...
Rich diplomacy at a bargain price 26 February 2005



Peace Corps Week proclaimed in Nevada
Next week has been declared Peace Corps Week in Nevada by Governor Kenny Guinn 26 February 2005



Thomas Gouttierre says Afghanistan welcomes US
Thomas Gouttierre says: People of Afghanistan want U.S. Involvement 27 February 2005



Kay Muldoon-Ibrahim's photography on exhibit
Chile RPCV Kay Muldoon-Ibrahim's photography from around the world on exhibit at Cecil Community College Community Cultural Center 27 February 2005



Marijuana Policy Project honors Sam Farr
The Marijuana Policy Project, a marijuana advocacy group, will honor Rep. Sam Farr, for leading efforts in Congress to protect medical marijuana patients from federal prosecution 27 February 2005



Mike Tidwell organizes hybrid parade in MD
"It's a historic day, because we're looking forward, we're looking forward to the future," said Mike Tidwell, the event's chief organizer. "The future was in that parade." 27 February 2005



RPCV reunites with friend after 40 years
RPCV Marilyn (Brandt) Smith reunites with friend and Country Director Andres Hernandez after 40 years 27 February 2005



RPCV reunites with friend after 40 years
RPCV Marilyn (Brandt) Smith reunites with friend and Country Director Andres Hernandez after 40 years 27 February 2005



Brian in Kyrgyzstan has killed a turkey, filling in for...
Brian in Kyrgyzstan has killed a turkey, filling in for a volunteer who couldn't complete the task. He also says a little bit about the election. 27 February 2005



Wendy Schmidt is half-way through a two-year service...
Wendy Schmidt is half-way through a two-year service as a Peace Corps volunteer in central Madagascar, where her idealism and gusto is colliding with the health care woes of a small village 27 February 2005



When Kinky Friedman announced he was running for governor, many...
When Kinky Friedman announced he was running for governor, many people gasped when they saw Galveston's rabbi by his side. 27 February 2005



Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens reviews "Come as you are" by...
Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens reviews "Come as you are" by Coates Redmon, the Chronicler of the early Peace Corps 27 February 2005



Swaziland RPCV Reed Hastings, founder and chief executive of Netflix...
Swaziland RPCV Reed Hastings, founder and chief executive of Netflix, spoke recently about growing competition in the online movie rental market. 27 February 2005



Yesterday I agreed to attend an English Club run by...
Yesterday I agreed to attend an English Club run by my resource teacher (the guy whose class I'm teaching in for these first 3 months.) I went with two other volunteers and we sat in the front of the classroom fielding questions. 27 February 2005



Tom Bissell's latest book reviewed in NY Times
The narrator of ''Chasing the Sea'' was edgy and garrulous, if always engaging. In ''God Lives in St. Petersburg,'' Tom Bissell reveals himself to be not only a subtle craftsman but also a mordant observer of a new generation lost in a complex and dangerous world 27 February 2005



Peace Corps Celebrates 44 Years of Global Service...
Peace Corps Celebrates 44 Years of Global Service 28 February 2005



Veterinarian Joshua Weisberg will share his recent experiences as a...
Veterinarian Joshua Weisberg will share his recent experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in the northern jungle region of Guatemala 28 February 2005



Honduras RPCV Robert L. MacCameron, Ph.D., of Clarence, an author...
Honduras RPCV Robert L. MacCameron, Ph.D., of Clarence, an author and a professor of historical studies for Empire State College from 1976 to 2000, died of leukemia 28 February 2005



RighteousBiche in Kyrgyzstan - Yesterday afternoon, there was a big rally...
RighteousBiche in Kyrgyzstan - Yesterday afternoon, there was a big rally/impromptu press conference held by the opposition in one of the main squares here 28 February 2005



Paul Theroux's 40th book is the novel writers usually produce...
Paul Theroux's 40th book is the novel writers usually produce early in their careers: a Portrait of the Artist as Unregenerate Egomaniac 28 February 2005



Paul Theroux recalls high times with Hunter Thompson
Paul Theroux recalls high times with Hunter S. Thompson, the writer and self-described outlaw who died last week 28 February 2005



A&R Tarpaulins Inc. Vice President Bud Weisbart spent 1966...
A&R Tarpaulins Inc. Vice President Bud Weisbart spent 1966 to 1968 developing anti-poverty programs in Peru in the Peace Corps 28 February 2005



Critic says RPCV's Autism Film promotes False Hope
Benjamin Radford says RPCV Douglas Biklen's Academy Award-nominated Film Promotes False Hopes 28 February 2005



Crisis Corps to open new program in Sri Lanka
Crisis Corps to open new program in Sri Lanka 28 February 2005



Crisis Corps Update in Thailand
Crisis Corps Status in Thailand 28 February 2005



Chantal Pasquarello has a fresh perspective after completing her Peace...
Chantal Pasquarello has a fresh perspective after completing her Peace Corps duty in Togo 28 February 2005



Ukraine PCV asks "Is Bush right on Iraq?"
Ukraine PCV Robert says: I know people have discussed the reluctance of the left to acknowledge successes in the world by Bush but I wonder if I am the only person who is going through this kind of experience 28 February 2005



And also from Uzbekistan, the incomparable Dee has a wonderful...
And also from Uzbekistan, the incomparable Dee has a wonderful story about a power outage. She also notes that not only is spring making itself felt, but there are also signs of a thaw in the Peace Corps itself. 28 February 2005



There's some kind of cosmic law that keeps the large...
There's some kind of cosmic law that keeps the large numbers of Peace Corps volunteers in Uzbekistan from blogging. 28 February 2005



Carol Bellamy defends "feminism" in aiding children
UNICEF chief defends "feminism" in aiding children 28 February 2005



Elaine Chao Leads Delegation to Uruguay
Elaine L. Chao Leads Delegation to Uruguay for Presidential Inauguration 28 February 2005



Protect the Peace Corps...
Protect the Peace Corps 28 February 2005



The Women's Guide to Second Adulthood' is full of tales...
"The Women's Guide to Second Adulthood' is full of tales about women who changed their life as they embraced their "F*** You Fifties" - the corporate executive who joined the Peace Corps; the well-heeled east coast American who secured a second home in New York as her "Second Adulthood home" and became a driving force in a modern dance company 28 February 2005



Charles Baquet at Louisiana PC Breakfast
Charles Baquet, III, at Peace Corps Breakfast 28 February 2005



PC wants new stories for "The Great Adventure"
Peace Corps looking for new stories for "The Great Adventure" 28 February 2005



John Bridgeland discusses role as Bush assistant
John Bridgeland discusses role as assistant to president, advocate of volunteerism 28 February 2005