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Top Stories - March, 2005


March 26, 2005: This Week's Top Stories Date: March 26 2005 No: 532 March 26, 2005: This Week's Top Stories
PCVs in Kyrgyz Republic Are Safe 25 Mar
The Coyne Column: A Good Friday Message 25 Mar
Frederic Zenhausern developing "biometric bodysuits" 24 Mar
Robert Blackwill calls for US co-operation with India 23 Mar
Margaret Krome promotes alternate crops 23 Mar
Al Kamen says allies disappointed in World Bank 23 Mar
Ambassador Randall L. Tobias speaks at PC 22 Mar
Becky Binns helps organize 30-hour fast 22 Mar
Fred Poses meets with Vice-Premier in China 22 Mar
John Hoff unionizes substitute teachers in Hawaii 21 Mar
Bill Moyers takes time to "sit and vegetate" 21 Mar
Tony Hall says Ethiopia may need more food aid 21 Mar
Taylor Hackford's 'Ray' wins four NAACP Image Awards 21 Mar
PCV seeks tap shoes for students in Moldova 20 Mar
Adam Donaldson learns to believe in Baltimore 20 Mar
Allen Andersson builds libraries in Central America 19 Mar
Senator Sarbanes' quiet leadership will be missed 15 Mar

March 26, 2005: RPCV Groups in the News Date: March 26 2005 No: 534 March 26, 2005: RPCV Groups in the News
Houston RPCVs sponsor "Around the World in a Day"on April 6 25 Mar
Minnesota RPCVs need Photos for Exhibition 24 Mar
Vasquez to visit DePaul University on April 6 22 Mar
New Jersey RPCVs host exhibit in Maplewood on April 2 20 Mar
Maryland RPCVs eat crab cakes in Annapolis 17 Mar
Connecticut RPCVs held fundraiser on March 5 3 Mar
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PCVs in Kyrgyz Republic Are Safe
Updated Story: Peace Corps Volunteers Serving in Kyrgyz Republic Are Safe 25 March 2005


The Coyne Column: A Good Friday Message
The Coyne Column: A Good Friday Message 25 March 2005


Houston RPCVs sponsor "Around the World in a Day"
Houston RPCVs sponsor "Around the World in a Day" for April 6 25 March 2005


Kolby Granville joins Arizona State board of regents
First-year law student at Arizona State University Kolby Granville (RPCV Mozambique) will begin his two-year term on Arizona State University board of regents 25 March 2005


Krystal Willams is advanced technology marketing manager
Dominican Republic RPCV Krystal Willams serves as the advanced technology marketing manager at Deere & Co. (DE ), the giant manufacturer of agricultural and forestry equipment 25 March 2005


Judge denies bail to Dr. William E. Hurwitz
U.S. District Judge Leonard D. Wexler yesterday refused to grant bail to Dr. William E. Hurwitz, who in December was convicted of 50 charges stemming from a three-year federal investigation into the illegal distribution of medications 24 March 2005


Elizabeth Derickson is Associate Dean at Swarthmore
Cape Verde RPCV Elizabeth Derickson to be Associate Dean for Student Life at Swarthmore College 24 March 2005


Frederic Zenhausern developing "biometric bodysuits"
Malawi RPCV Frederic Zenhausern is developing two prototypes of "biometric bodysuits" that contain embedded sensors, power sources, microfluidic devices and other gadgets not normally associated with the latest Paris fashions 24 March 2005


Minnesota RPCVs need Photos for Exhibition
Minnesota RPCVs need Photos for Exhibition 24 March 2005


Mike Tidwell says Lawmakers contain Mercury
Mike Tidwell says: Maryland Lawmakers Have Mercury in Bodies 24 March 2005


Christopher Hill confirmed as Asst Secretary of State
Senate confirms Christopher R Hill as Assistant Secretary of State 24 March 2005


Michael Cauldwell appointed Senior VP at MTC
Dominican Republic RPCV Michael L. Cauldwell appointed Senior Vice President at MTC Technologies 23 March 2005


David Nesbitt to be head soccer coach in MD
Venezuela RPCV David Nesbitt to be head coach for Soccer Association of Columbia-Howard County 23 March 2005


Ryan Crew charged with felony battery
Swaziland RPCV Ryan Crew is set for trial April 25 on felony battery charge 23 March 2005


PCVs in Russia for Train-the-Trainer Workshop
Forty-one teachers, school administrators, university professors, and Peace Corps Volunteers from Russia, Kazakhstan and Moldova met in Azov, Russia, for a GLOBE International Train-the-Trainer Workshop 23 March 2005


Anthony Shriver's program builds bonds among students
Anthony Shriver's 'Best Buddies' program builds bonds among students 23 March 2005


Robert Blackwill calls for US co-operation with India
Robert Blackwill calls for greater co-operation between India & US 23 March 2005


Margaret Krome promotes alternate crops
Cameroon RPCV Margaret Krome says “We’re trying to teach farmers to look for alternative crops, high-end marketing" 23 March 2005


Eric Lax's "Bogart" gives picture of Bacall
From the biography “Bogart” by A.M. Sperber and Eric Lax (RPCV Micronesia), one gets a clearer picture of Laura Bacall 23 March 2005


Al Kamen says allies disappointed in World Bank
RPCV Al Kamen says: Some European allies were said to have been decidedly lukewarm to the president's pick for a new president of the World Bank 23 March 2005


Vasquez to visit DePau University on April 6
Director Vasquez to visit DePau University in Chicago on April 6 22 March 2005


Ambassador Randall L. Tobias speaks at PC
Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Randall L. Tobias – who spearheads the President's Emergency Plan – will discuss the impact the Peace Corps and other agencies have had around the world in combating HIV/AIDS 22 March 2005


PC sets goal of 30 in Crisis Corps for Sri Lanka
Peace Corps commits to sending 30 Crisis Corps Volunteers to Thailand - sets goal of 30 in Sri Lanka 22 March 2005


Jacquelyn Ferguson tells secret to driving in Boston
Colombia RPCV Jacquelyn Ferguson says the secret to driving in Boston was to not let drivers know you see them 22 March 2005


Aaron Wills says Bulgarians curious about America
Aaron Wills says: Here in the former Soviet bloc country of Bulgaria, especially in the rural, mountain villages, people are very curious about America 22 March 2005


Becky Binns helps organize 30-hour fast
Togo RPCV Becky Binns helps organize 30-hour fast 22 March 2005


Fred Poses meets with Vice-Premier in China
Fred Poses meets with Vice-Premier Zeng Peiyan to encourage the production and consumption of energy-saving goods 22 March 2005


John Hoff unionizes substitute teachers in Hawaii
Philippines RPCV John Hoff seeks to unionize substitute teachers in Hawaii 21 March 2005


Bill Moyers takes time to "sit and vegetate"
Bill Moyers says he exercises, reads books, listens to music, wrestles with his grandchildren and takes time to just "sit and vegetate" 21 March 2005


Tony Hall says Ethiopia may need more food aid
Ethiopia may have underestimated the amount of food aid it will require this year, says Tony Hall, the US ambassador to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation 21 March 2005


Taylor Hackford's 'Ray' wins four NAACP Image Awards
Taylor Hackford's 'Ray' wins four NAACP Image Awards - "Thank you, Taylor Hackford, for having the vision on this beautiful movie of Ray Charles. You took a chance in Hollywood. They said this was a black film ... but he stuck to his guns for 15 years." 21 March 2005


PCV seeks tap shoes for students in Moldova
Casey Yunits is asking people to donate tap shoes to Moldovan dance students. 20 March 2005


Phil Hardberger hopes to force runoff in San Antonio
Phil Hardberger hopes to force runoff in San Antonio Mayor's race 20 March 2005


Stephen Bingham starts life after 13 years as fugitive
RPCV Stephen Bingham starts new life after 13 years as a fugitive 20 March 2005


Adam Donaldson learns to believe in Baltimore
Sargent Shriver Peaceworker Fellow Adam Donaldson writes "Learning to believe in Baltimore - and appreciate its charms" 20 March 2005


Allen Andersson builds libraries in Central America
Allen Andersson, who served in the Peace Corps in Honduras in the 1960's, has been plowing some of his new fortune into his Riecken Foundation, a charity he named for his wife's parents. It has built more than 20 libraries in remote villages in Honduras and Guatemala. 19 March 2005


Suzanne Miller presents "Children of Chuuk"
Micronesia RPCV Suzanne Miller to present "Children of Chuuk" 19 March 2005


Georgia CSU to celebrate life of Coverdell
Georgia College & State University to spotlight Coverdell 19 March 2005


Senator Sarbanes' quiet leadership will be missed
Senator Paul Sarbanes' quiet leadership will be missed - Sarbanes has been a strong supporter of the Peace Corps 15 March 2005


Toledo wants $30 a month for Peru's poorest citizens
President Alejandro Toledo wants to give $30 a month to Peru's poorest citizens to address a major concern affecting much of Latin America: making sure that a growing economy puts more money into the hands of everyone 15 March 2005


US Senate honors RPCV Fern Holland
US Senate honors RPCV Fern Holland 10 March 2005


Ed Rund battles soybean rust in Brazil
Ed Rund joined the Peace Corps and met his wife while in Ecuador. He's been fascinated with Brazilian agriculture and rust ever since. 5 March 2005


Richard Freihoefer builds Hidden Hollow Cabin
Simplify, simplify, simplify. That's the motto Richard Freihoefer applied 15 years ago (along with Peace Corps carpentry skills and the guidance of 1960s-era books) when he built Hidden Hollow Cabin on 40 acres outside Richland Center 1 March 2005



March 19, 2005: This Week's Top Stories Date: March 20 2005 No: 526 March 19, 2005: This Week's Top Stories
RPCV points out catalytic effect of Iraq 19 Mar
PCVs set up Basketball pool in Ukraine 19 Mar
Sam Farr introduces bill to monitor ocean fisheries 18 Mar
Bridgeland does not rule out run for Congress 18 Mar
Jim Doyle promotes Institute for Discovery 18 Mar
Newspaper says Bangladesh is safe for PCVs 18 Mar
Joan Ruddiman revisits Peter Hessler's "River World" 17 Mar
Mark Schneider says Save Haiti from more violence 17 Mar
Troy Johnson joins delegation to Indonesia 17 Mar
Chris Shays says baseball not exempt from the law 17 Mar
"Hurlyburly" benefits gypsy women in Romania 15 Mar
Chris Matthews interviews Schwarzenegger 14 Mar
Fred Burke dies in NJ, trained early PCVs 13 Mar
Mike Honda introduces Student Privacy Protection Act 13 Mar
FT details Cheney-McPherson relationship 13 Mar
Tucker McCravy reports on Tsunami Reconstruction 10 Mar
Dennis Braddock retires with record of accomplishment 9 Mar

RPCV points out catalytic effect of Iraq
RPCV John D. Erickson says: I am willing to concede that the events in Iraq probably have had a catalytic effect in spreading the idea of pluralistic democracy. What's more, I'll even have to admit that the newfound U.S. enthusiasm for collective punishment, arbitrary detention and torture has probably catalyzed the renewed and unapologetic disregard for human rights that we now see across the globe. 19 March 2005


PCVs set up Basketball pool in Ukraine
Ukraine Peace Corps Volunteer Matt Hagengruber tries to set up Basketball office pool on the internet 19 March 2005


New Jersey RPCVs to host exhibit on April 2
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in New Jersey will exhibit paintings, sculpture, photographs and fiber work at the Maplewood Arts Center located at 1978 Springfield Avenue in Maplewood with a reception for the artists and the public on Saturday, April 2, 2005, from 2:00 until 5:00 at the gallery 19 March 2005


Sol Linowitz founded International Executive Corps
Sol Linowitz, co-founder, with David Rockefeller, of the International Executive Service Corps, Dies 18 March 2005


Kelly Hurd in Sri Lanka, to coordinate relief supplies
RPCV Kelly Hurd of the American Red Cross of Alaska, was deployed to Galle, Sri Lanka, to help coordinate distribution of relief supplies to villages affected by the Dec. 26 tsunami in Southeast Asia 18 March 2005


Roger Elmore is Iowa's corn extension specialist.
Malaysia RPCV Roger Elmore joins the Iowa State agronomy faculty as the state's corn extension specialist. 18 March 2005


Sam Farr introduces bill to monitor ocean fisheries
Sam Farr introduced Legislation to create a more scientific approach to monitor ocean fisheries 18 March 2005


Bridgeland does not rule out run for Congress
John Bridgeland didn't shut the door quite so emphatically for a run for Rob Portman's 2nd Congressional District, but said he's happy running his new company, Washington-based Civic Enterprises 18 March 2005


Jim Doyle promotes Institute for Discovery
Jim Doyle promotes Institute for Discovery 18 March 2005


Newspaper says Bangladesh is safe for PCVs
Bangladesh is a safe place for the operation of Peace Corps as it poses no threat to the security of young volunteers from the United States 18 March 2005


Diplomat George F. Kennan dies
George F. Kennan, a diplomat and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who formulated the basic foreign policy followed by the United States in the Cold War, died at his home in Princeton, N.J. at 101. 18 March 2005


Dream Come True Revisiting, India
Dream Come True Revisiting, India 17 March 2005


Joan Ruddiman revisits Peter Hessler's "River World"
Peter Hessler found a position through the Peace Corps — referred to as "Friendship Hands" because the Chinese government loaded "Peace Corps" with a rash of anti-American pejorative 17 March 2005


Mark Schneider says Save Haiti from more violence
Mark Schneider says: Save Haiti from sliding into more violence 17 March 2005


Troy Johnson joins delegation to Indonesia
Kazakhstan RPCV Troy Johnson is part of a delegation of American civic and religious activists visiting Indonesia for two weeks as part of an Ohio University project focusing on promoting and facilitating inter-religious dialogue in Indonesia 17 March 2005


Sam Farr votes against Bush's Iraq request
Sam Farr was among Democrats voting against President Bush's request for nearly $82 billion in emergency funds primarily for military spending in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Democrats criticized the administration's policies in Iraq and its repeated use of emergency funding requests to cover the costs of fighting there and in Afghanistan. The Democrats also cited what they called lax congressional oversight of reconstruction efforts in both nations 17 March 2005


Chris Shays says baseball not exempt from the law
Chris Shays says baseball is tax exempt but not exempt from the law 17 March 2005


Kinky Friedman writes "Roadkill"
In Roadkill, his novel featuring Willie Nelson, former country singer-turned mystery novelist Richard "Kinky" Friedman quotes Carl Jung: "We meet ourselves time and time again in a thousand disguises on the path of life." 17 March 2005


BBDO Introduces Peace Corps Outdoor billboards
BBDO Introduces Peace Corps to 0utdoor billboards and transit shelters 16 March 2005


Thomas Petri's bill could save US $17 billion annually
Thomas Petri's Student Aid Reward Act of 2005 calls for using $17 billion in savings from an expansion of the federal direct student loan program to increase Pell grants at colleges that participate in the program 16 March 2005


Chris Matthews interviews Clint Eastwood
Chris Matthews interviews Clint Eastwood 16 March 2005


"Hurlyburly" benefits gypsy women in Romania
RPCV Leslie Hawke gets a chunk of the play "Hurlyburly," for gypsy women in Romania 15 March 2005


Peace Corps taking it to the Streets
Peace Corps taking it to the Streets 14 March 2005


Chris Matthews interviews Schwarzenegger
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger joined Chris Matthews, the host of MSNBC’s talk show “Hardball,” for a one-hour live broadcast Monday afternoon from Stanford University’s Memorial Auditorium 14 March 2005


Virginia Swain writes "A Mantle of Roses"
Liberia RPCV Virginia Swain, director of the Institute for Global Leadership, writes "A Mantle of Roses, a Woman's Journey Home to Peace" 14 March 2005


Fred Burke dies in NJ, trained early PCVs
Fred Burke dies in New Jersey, directed the training of the first Peace Corps volunteers in East Africa 13 March 2005


Illinois RPCVs present "Life on the Big Red Island"
RPCVs Karen Danenhauer, Mark Danenhauer, and Jori Koffman present a program titled "Peace Corps in Madagascar: Life on the Big Red Island." 13 March 2005


Mike Honda introduces Student Privacy Protection Act
Mike Honda introduced the Student Privacy Protection Act of 2005, last month in the House of Representatives 13 March 2005


FT details Cheney-McPherson relationship
When I inquired why Mr McPherson was appointed to this position I was told by another economic adviser to former ambassador Paul Bremer that he got Dick Cheney his first White House job. Apparently, the vice-president has never forgotten the favour. 13 March 2005


Mike Meyer writes about publishing in China
China RPCV Mike Meyer writes “The World’s Biggest Book Market” on the China publishing scene 12 March 2005


Tucker McCravy reports on Tsunami Reconstruction
Sri Lanka RPCV Tucker McCravy to Report on Tsunami Reconstruction 10 March 2005


Dennis Braddoc retires with record of accomplishment
Pakistan RPCV Dennis Braddock Will Retire March 15, 2005, With A History-making Record Of Accomplishment 9 March 2005



March 12, 2005: This Week's Top Stories Date: March 13 2005 No: 487 March 12, 2005: This Week's Top Stories
The Coyne Column: Read Winning Essay by PCV 12 Mar
Laura Germino helps Migrant Workers Advocacy Group 12 Mar
Sam Farr impresses medical-pot advocacy group 11 Mar
Fred O'Regan writes Op-Ed on Canada seal hunt 11 Mar
Fern Holland remembered In Oklahoma 10 Mar
Mountaineer Charles Houston receives honorary degree 10 Mar
Elaine Chao led delegation for President's inauguration 10 Mar
Chris Dodd wins Hispanic Capital Award 9 Mar
Pat Waak is new Colorado Democratic Party Chair 9 Mar
Chris Matthews withdraws from Florida Event 9 Mar
Timothy J. O'Brien returns to Korea 8 Mar
Tomas Belsky's paintings inspired by service in Brazil 7 Mar
Christopher Hill to be Assistant Secretary of State 7 Mar
Allen Moore is Sen Frist's Deputy Chief of Staff 7 Mar
Jim Doyle heads trade delegation to Mexico 5 Mar
Al Kamen says Narcissus Is Now Greek AND Roman 4 Mar
Diana Gomez says to do something about Peace 4 Mar

The Coyne Column: Read Winning Essay by PCV
Vanity Fair publishes Winning Essay by PCV 12 March 2005


Togo RPCV Liz Richardson writes: My American Home
Togo RPCV Liz Richardson writes: My American Home 13 March 2005


Laura Germino helps Migrant Workers Advocacy Group
Burkina Faso RPCV Laura Germino helped found the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, an advocacy group made up largely of immigrant tomato pickers in southwest Florida 12 March 2005


John Garamendi digs deeper into alleged kickbacks
Garamendi digs deeper into alleged kickbacks 12 March 2005


William Craig was one of first PC employees
William Craig was one of the first five people employed by the Peace Corps 11 March 2005


Allison Hertzler operates Green Rice Designs.
Allison Hertzler operates a graphic design business from the same space, Green Rice Designs. (The name reflects her Peace Corps service in Sri Lanka, where she harvested rice.) 11 March 2005


Kevin Bubriski exhibits photos of Nepal
“I realise that Nepal will always be a part of me and the photographs I take,” says Kevin Bubriski who spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Karnali. 11 March 2005


Chao is example of Asian American achievement
Elaine Chao is a leading and living example of Asian American achievement and contributions to this nation 11 March 2005


Thomas Petri promotes Highway U.S. 41
Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac and the second-ranking Republican on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, inserted the designation of U.S. 41 as a future interstate in a last-minute amendment 11 March 2005


Sam Farr impresses medical-pot advocacy group
Congressman Farr impresses medical-pot advocacy group 11 March 2005


Symphony plays Gabriela Lena Frank's music
Gabriela Lena Frank's "Three Latin American Dances" will be featured by the California Symphony 11 March 2005


Desiree T. Sayle praises Ham Radio contribution
Desiree T. Sayle praises Ham Radio 11 March 2005


Proposed legislation may help Kinky Friedman
Proposed legislation would make it easier for indie hopefuls like gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman to secure a place on the ballot in 2006 11 March 2005


Fred O'Regan writes Op-Ed on Canada seal hunt
Fred O'Regan writes Op-Ed on the Canada seal hunt 11 March 2005


Peace Corps opens office in Bangladesh
Peace Corps opens office in Bangladesh 10 March 2005


"Mike" Wick on Board of Citizens Communications
Colombia RPCV Myron A. "Mike" Wick III elected to Board of Directors of Citizens Communications 10 March 2005


Fern Holland remembered In Oklahoma
RPCV Fern Holland Remembered In Norman Ceremony 10 March 2005


Charles Houston receives honorary degree
India Country Director Charles Houston to be awarded honorary degree at Middlebury College 10 March 2005


Elaine Chao led delegation for Vasquez inauguration
Elaine Chao led the U.S. delegation attending the inauguration of Uruguay’s first leftist president, Tabare Vazquez 10 March 2005


Thomas Tighe promotes NGO accountability
Thomas Tighe believes that inspiring donors to commit to their missions will have less to do with fund-raising techniques than with accountability 10 March 2005


Mike Honda accepted trips to Seoul
Mike Honda accepted trips from the Korea-U.S. Exchange Group to travel to Seoul 10 March 2005


Chris Dodd wins Hispanic Capital Award
The National Council of La Raza presented Chris Dodd with one of its annual Capital Awards at a dinner ceremony held in Washington's National Building Museum 9 March 2005


Karen Mundie deemed Outstanding Adult Educator
RPCV Karen Mundie, assistant director of the Literacy Council deemed Outstanding Adult Educator 9 March 2005


Pat Waak is new Colorado Democratic Party Chair
Brazil RPCV Pat Waak elected Colorado Democratic Party chairman 9 March 2005


Chris Matthews withdraws from Florida Event
'Hardball' Host Chris Matthews Withdraws From Controversial Florida Event 9 March 2005


Eric Lax provides commentary on "The Petrified Forest"
Film historian Eric Lax (RPCV Micronesia) offers an encyclopedic commentary on The Petrified Forest ( 1936 ) , which many film experts consider one of the earliest examples of “film noir.” 9 March 2005


Carol Bellamy appointed to NY Regents Board
A joint session of the New York Legislature appointed UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy to the board that sets state education policy 8 March 2005


Bill Moyers introduced by Thomas Tighe
Moyers was introduced by Thomas Tighe, head of Direct Relief and former national director (sic) of the Peace Corps, who cited about a page worth of Moyers’s incredibly rich and varied achievements and admitted that he could have gone on for more time than the who event had. 8 March 2005


Garry Presthus fails retirement
"Well, my wife said that I said I failed retirement," Garry Presthus said humorously about Marie-Jeanne Presthus, whom he met in Togo in the late 1960s while active during college with the Peace Corps. His Peace Corps experience ultimately led him to WHO. 8 March 2005


Sofia Javed is cultural advisor in Uzbekistan
Sofia Javed, linguist and cultural advisor for the Army’s 33rd Area Support Group, who recently spent the past two and a half years with the Peace Corps living and working in a village outside of Bukhara, Uzbekistan, said she spent most of that time in the company of local women and girls 8 March 2005


Timothy J. O'Brien returns to Korea
Timothy J. O'Brien's appointment at Shin & Kim marks something of a spiritual return for O'Brien, who spent six years as an English teacher in the country and as a regional director of the Peace Corps following his graduation from Yale 8 March 2005


Ohio RPCVs lobby Congress for bigger PC budget
Ohio RPCVs lobby Congress for bigger budget for Peace Corps 7 March 2005


Tomas Belsky's paintings inspired by service in Brazil
RPCV Tomas Belsky's paintings are inspired by his Peace Corps service in Brazil in the 1960's 7 March 2005


Program named for RPCV John Levy
Program named for Nigeria RPCV John Levy has spent a lifetime in both the law and public service 7 March 2005


Ron Krannich speaks to Maryland RPCVs
Come hear Thailand RPCV Ron Krannich speak in Baltimore on March 12 about International Careers and making a career in writing 7 March 2005


Seth Webb is special assistant to Illinois Governor
Guatemala RPCV Seth Webb is special assistant to Governor Blagojevich 7 March 2005


Allen Moore is Sen Frist's Deputy Chief of Staff
RPCV Allen Moore, Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Director for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), will become a Senior Fellow at the Global Health Council 7 March 2005


Jim Doyle leads trade delegation to Mexico
Doyle leads trade delegation to Mexico 7 March 2005


Christopher Hill to be Assistant Secretary of State
White House nominates ambassador Christopher R. Hill, (RPCV Cameroon) for Assistant secretary of state for east Asian and Pacific affairs 7 March 2005


Review of Jeffrey Tayler's "Angry Wind"
Review of Morocco RPCV Jeffrey Tayler's "Angry Wind" 6 March 2005


Mike Tidwell warns about New Orleans danger
Mike Tidwell told students that the culture-rich city is already in danger. The day is drawing closer when Americans may have to abandon the city of New Orleans. 5 March 2005


Jim Doyle heads trade delegation to Mexico
Gov. Jim Doyle is leading a 46-person trade delegation to Mexico, which overtook Japan last year to become the state’s second-largest export market 5 March 2005


Interview with Taylor Hackford about "Ray"
Wanda Sabir had the opportunity to speak to Taylor Hackford, director of the film “Ray” last year after a preview screening. 4 March 2005


Al Kamen says Narcissus Is Now Greek AND Roman
Tunisia RPCV Al Kamen says Narcissus Is Now Greek AND Roman 4 March 2005


Diana Gomez says to do something about Peace
Armenia RPCV Diana Gomez says one of the ways to do something about Peace is through the Peace Corps 4 March 2005


Congressmen support full funding for Peace Corps
RPCV Congressmen ask Colleagues to support full funding for Peace Corps 3 March 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


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



March 5, 2005: This Week's Top Stories Date: March 5 2005 No: 476 March 5, 2005: This Week's Top Stories
Senate FR Committee approves $345 M PC budget 4 Mar
RPCV's "Kennedy's Kitchen" records second CD 4 Mar
Sam Farr asks Army to reconsider burial policy 3 Mar
Bayanihan jewelry designed by Philippines RPCV 2 Mar
Todd Vetter receives calling during PC service 2 Mar
Sargent Shriver still on Washington's A-list 2 Mar
Photographer Bill Owens publishes new book 2 Mar
Crisis Corps to open new program in Sri Lanka 28 Feb
PC wants new stories for "The Great Adventure" 28 Feb
Ukraine PCV asks "Is Bush right on Iraq?" 28 Feb
Carol Bellamy defends "feminism" in aiding children 28 Feb
John Bridgeland discusses role as Bush assistant 28 Feb
Paul Theroux recalls high times with Hunter Thompson 28 Feb
Elaine Chao Leads Delegation to Uruguay 28 Feb
RPCV reunites with friend after 40 years 27 Feb
Kay Muldoon-Ibrahim's photography on exhibit 27 Feb
Jim Doyle displays political brilliance on tax cuts 26 Feb

Carolyn Gray of Alaska RPCVs speaks for dividend
Carolyn Gray, of Northern Alaska Peace Corps Friends in Fairbanks told legislators it's been harder to recruit Alaskans for overseas work since the Legislature seven years ago kicked volunteers off the list of allowable absences for the Permanent Fund dividend 4 March 2005


Rowland Scherman was PC photographer in 60's
Rowland Scherman traveled around the world in the 1960's taking photographs of Peace Corps workers in action 4 March 2005


Senate FR Committee approves $345 M PC budget
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday approved a two-year, $4.5 billion authorization bill for the State Department's diplomatic programs that includes $345 million for the Peace Corps 4 March 2005


David Devlin-Foltz talks about Darfur situation
David Devlin-Foltz, director of the Global Interdependence Initiative and a Peace Corps volunteer in Rwanda, says that a key part of resolving the situation in Darfur will be to educate Americans about what is happening 4 March 2005


RPCV''s "Kennedy's Kitchen" records second CD
The South Bend-based Irish music ensemble Kennedy's Kitchen has recorded its second CD, "Music in the Glen." The Group's Found John Kennedy learned to play guitar while serving in the Peace Corps in Chile 4 March 2005


Dexter Van Zile says: This Protestant Stands With Israel
Congo Kinshasa RPCV Dexter Van Zile says: This Protestant Stands With Israel 4 March 2005


Global Leadership Campaign promotes development
The Global Leadership Campaign promotes trade and development overseas, the Global AIDS Initiative, the Peace Corps, diplomatic and consular programs and education programs 3 March 2005


Alaska House panel OKs dividends for PCVs
Alaska House panel OKs dividends for Peace Corps volunteers 3 March 2005


Western North Carolina's RPCVs sponsor Africa Night
Western North Carolina's returned Peace Corps volunteers are inviting the public to Africa Night, a benefit dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday at Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. in Asheville to support scholarships in Senegal 3 March 2005


Bulgaria RPCVs head to Philippines for 2nd tour
Judith Ahrens and Doug Kramer spent several years with the Peace Corps in Bulgaria and are looking forward to their work in the tropics 3 March 2005


RPCV says learn to market coffee from Colombia
John Freivalds says: I'm sorry but as a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia that drank coffee all the time and a businessman in Brazil and a Starbucks citizen in the US, coffee to me is coffee. But the Colombians learned how to better market it. The rest of the world including Brazil is playing catch up. 3 March 2005


Katherine McNally works on Malaria prevention
Thailand RPCV Katherine McNally, a family practice specialist with Peace Corps experience, and Witt, an infectious disease expert, were working in cooperation with the Mentor Initiative, a London-based program that teaches modern ways of malaria prevention 3 March 2005


Sam Farr asks Army to reconsider burial policy
Congressman Sam Farr, D-Carmel, is urging Army officials to reconsider their decision to hand over the body of Watsonville native Jason Hendrix, who died in Iraq last month, to his father in Oklahoma instead of to his mother Renee Amick of Freedom 3 March 2005


Connecticut RPCVs hold fundraiser
Connecticut RPCVs hold "Salute to Peace Corps Week" fundraiser gala on March 5 3 March 2005


Bayanihan jewelry designed by Philippines RPCV
Sterling Hearts, Unique Peace Corps Designer Necklace. Bayanihan was founded in 1974 by W. Thomas Burns as an outgrowth of his Peace Corps experience in the Philippines. "Bayanihan" means working together 2 March 2005


Todd Vetter receives calling during PC service
During Todd Vetter's time in the Peace Corps (1995-98), teaching high school English and mathematics in the village of Lesotho in Southern Africa, he received his calling to become a minister 2 March 2005


Sargent Shriver still on Washington's A-list
Sargent Shriver still on Washington's A-list 2 March 2005


Cato Institute says Bob Taft is nation's worst governor
Cato Institute says: Taft is Nation's Worst Governor based on Fiscal Performance 2 March 2005


Photographer Bill Owens publishes new book
In his latest series on the American middle class, Leisure, RPCV photographer Bill Owens looks back at the way we raged 2 March 2005


Margaret Krome says Girls' sexuality overhyped
Cameroon RPCV Margaret Krome says Girls' sexuality overhyped 2 March 2005


Einar Kvaran researches sculpture for Wikipedia
RPCV Einar Kvaran reads and writes about American sculpture and public art and publishes his articles for an audience of millions around the world on Wikipedia 1 March 2005


Susan Bradley offers views on Sudan, Darfur region
Niger RPCV Susan Bradley offers views on Sudan, Darfur region 1 March 2005


Alberto Ibarguen to Speak at Fellows Reunion
Alberto Ibarguen to Speak at Fellows Reunion and Leadership Conference March 8 1 March 2005


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


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


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


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


Carol Bellamy defends "feminism" in aiding children
UNICEF chief defends "feminism" in aiding children 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


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


Elaine Chao Leads Delegation to Uruguay
Elaine L. Chao Leads Delegation to Uruguay for Presidential Inauguration 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


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


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


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


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


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McClusky takes us from Fon Ndi's gift to the famous...
McClusky takes us from Fon Ndi's gift to the famous case of the Afo-a-Kom figurai sculpture in wood that was stolen from a local royal shrine in 1966, then sold to a New York gallery before its presence in a 1973 exhibition catalog was spotted by American Peace Corps volunteers, who notified a New York Times reporter, this leading eventually to the work being flown back to its home community. 1 March 2005



Edwin J. Kay and his wife served in the Peace...
Edwin J. Kay and his wife served in the Peace Corps in Cameroon from June of 1995 to June of 1997. Although most volunteers exemplify the stereotype of being young and idealistic, we were in our 50s during our service 1 March 2005



Central African Republic RPCV Evangeline Wheeler, Associate Professor of Psychology...
Central African Republic RPCV Evangeline Wheeler, Associate Professor of Psychology at Towson University, says "Historically, African American women have emerged as leaders from the field to the factories, in church basements and pews, and at the fronts and backs of the buses. It is important to find ways to use this knowledge of black women's activism in classrooms in higher education and in our communities." 1 March 2005



Central African Republic RPCV Evangeline Wheeler, Associate Professor of Psychology...
Central African Republic RPCV Evangeline Wheeler, Associate Professor of Psychology at Towson University, writes on Applying the Activist Model to the Classroom 1 March 2005



Among the many lessons imparted by the Peace Corps, says...
Among the many lessons imparted by the Peace Corps, says Colombia RPCV Richard Arndt '59, is the wisdom of going with the flow when events don't work quite as planned. 1 March 2005



Key to the stabilization project, city officials say, was federal...
Key to the stabilization project, city officials say, was federal funding secured by U.S. Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, who helped persuade the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to design an aesthetically and environmentally sound project 1 March 2005



Theodore Boratynski served as Smithsonian Institution Peace Corps volunteer in...
Theodore Boratynski served as Smithsonian Institution Peace Corps volunteer in the Department of Plant Pathology, Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia in San Jose, Costa Rica, from 1976 to 1978 1 March 2005



Insurers win round against Garamendi...
Insurers win round against Garamendi 1 March 2005



John Kirk's financial experience have helped him immeasurably in his...
John Kirk's financial experience have helped him immeasurably in his work as a consultant to the Taldykorgan Business Center in southeast Kazakhstan 1 March 2005



An interview with Kenya RPCV Scott Zesch about his book...
An interview with Kenya RPCV Scott Zesch about his book "The Captured" 1 March 2005



Carrie Lee Teicher, 25, spent two years with the Peace...
Carrie Lee Teicher, 25, spent two years with the Peace Corps working in West Africa, in Mali's only HIV/AIDS clinic 1 March 2005



Peace Corps Volunteer Jessica Barney returns from Moldova...
Peace Corps Volunteer Jessica Barney returns from Moldova 1 March 2005



J.D. McCrary is an environmental volunteer in Iminourag, Morocco...
J.D. McCrary is an environmental volunteer in Iminourag, Morocco 1 March 2005



Carole Brown says: While serving in the Peace Corps a...
Carole Brown says: While serving in the Peace Corps a few years ago, I had a few insights into my responsibilities as an art educator. A Namibian teacher, Meme Frieda, asked me to explain "parallelism" to her, so that she could pass her teacher's-certification test 1 March 2005



Susan Bradley offers views on Sudan, Darfur region
Niger RPCV Susan Bradley offers views on Sudan, Darfur region 1 March 2005



Niger RPCV Paul Stoller writes Gallery Bundu...
Niger RPCV Paul Stoller writes Gallery Bundu 1 March 2005



Peace Corps Volunteer Lindsey in Peru...
Peace Corps Volunteer Lindsey in Peru 1 March 2005



Corps de la paix Américain...
Corps de la paix Américain 1 March 2005



The 44th anniversary of the Peace Corps...
The 44th anniversary of the Peace Corps 1 March 2005



Students at Spencerport's Taylor Elementary School will call Christie Fullager...
Students at Spencerport's Taylor Elementary School will call Christie Fullager, a Peace Corps volunteer from Penn Yan. Fullager visited the class in 2003 prior to her departure and since then, she has corresponded with the students about her experiences in South Africa working with rural and remote schools and with AIDS awareness projects 1 March 2005



Alberto Ibarguen to Speak at Fellows Reunion
Alberto Ibarguen to Speak at Fellows Reunion and Leadership Conference March 8 1 March 2005



Kevin O'Donnell never imagined that he would be waging an...
Kevin O'Donnell never imagined that he would be waging an all-out war for the agency's survival-as its director 1 March 2005



Richard Freihoefer builds Hidden Hollow Cabin
Simplify, simplify, simplify. That's the motto Richard Freihoefer applied 15 years ago (along with Peace Corps carpentry skills and the guidance of 1960s-era books) when he built Hidden Hollow Cabin on 40 acres outside Richland Center 1 March 2005



Special Report: Call your Senators for the Peace Corps...
Special Report: Call your Senators for the Peace Corps 1 March 2005



Einar Kvaran researches sculpture for Wikipedia
RPCV Einar Kvaran reads and writes about American sculpture and public art and publishes his articles for an audience of millions around the world on Wikipedia 1 March 2005



At the end of a dirt road, in the shadow...
At the end of a dirt road, in the shadow of a small mountain sits a gray trailer. It is the home of RPCV Einar Kvaran. To understand the most audacious experiment of the postboom Internet, this is a good place to begin. 1 March 2005



Year 05 Issue 04: March 1, 2005: NPCA's National Day...
Year 05 Issue 04: March 1, 2005: NPCA's National Day of Action 1 March 2005



Margaret Krome says Girls' sexuality overhyped
Cameroon RPCV Margaret Krome says Girls' sexuality overhyped 2 March 2005



In 1977, Craig Downer volunteered for the Smithsonian Peace Corps...
In 1977, Craig Downer volunteered for the Smithsonian Peace Corps program in Bogota, Colombia. It was there that he had his first encounter with the endangered Andean mountain tapir. 2 March 2005



Dominican Republic RPCV Sheila Leslie, is worried that a December...
Dominican Republic RPCV Sheila Leslie, is worried that a December review projecting higher per-person Medicaid costs will result in a $73 million shortfall for the program that helps poor and disabled Nevadans 2 March 2005



Photographer Bill Owens publishes new book
In his latest series on the American middle class, Leisure, RPCV photographer Bill Owens looks back at the way we raged 2 March 2005



Todd Vetter receives calling during PC service
During Todd Vetter's time in the Peace Corps (1995-98), teaching high school English and mathematics in the village of Lesotho in Southern Africa, he received his calling to become a minister 2 March 2005



Representative James A. Leach says: Nepal has long enjoyed good...
Representative James A. Leach says: Nepal has long enjoyed good relations with the United States at the governmental level; while people-to-people ties have also been robust, nurtured in part by the many dedicated Peace Corps volunteers who have so ably served in the world's only Hindu kingdom 2 March 2005



Bayanihan jewelry designed by Philippines RPCV
Sterling Hearts, Unique Peace Corps Designer Necklace. Bayanihan was founded in 1974 by W. Thomas Burns as an outgrowth of his Peace Corps experience in the Philippines. "Bayanihan" means working together 2 March 2005



Cato Institute says Bob Taft is nation's worst governor
Cato Institute says: Taft is Nation's Worst Governor based on Fiscal Performance 2 March 2005



Sargent Shriver still on Washington's A-list
Sargent Shriver still on Washington's A-list 2 March 2005



RPCV Jane Miller Bank dies...
RPCV Jane Miller Bank dies 2 March 2005



RPCV Leah Barton, a strategy and business consultant for Shell...
RPCV Leah Barton, a strategy and business consultant for Shell Chemicals, says the power to effect change motivated her to stray from her chemical engineering Bachelor of Science 2 March 2005



Bill Moyers spoke about his views on President Bush, comparisons...
Bill Moyers spoke about his views on President Bush, comparisons between the Vietnam and wars in Iraq and his appreciation of poetry 2 March 2005



Alaska House panel OKs dividends for PCVs
Alaska House panel OKs dividends for Peace Corps volunteers 3 March 2005



Congressmen support full funding for Peace Corps
RPCV Congressmen ask Colleagues to support full funding for Peace Corps 3 March 2005



Bulgaria RPCVs head to Philippines for 2nd tour
Judith Ahrens and Doug Kramer spent several years with the Peace Corps in Bulgaria and are looking forward to their work in the tropics 3 March 2005



Lise Holdorf joined the Peace Corps in August 2003, and...
Lise Holdorf joined the Peace Corps in August 2003, and was assigned to assist in an environmental sciences program in a primary school in Burgas, Bulgaria, after intensive language training. Her tour of duty will be completed in October 2005. 3 March 2005



RPCV says learn to market coffee from Colombia
John Freivalds says: I'm sorry but as a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia that drank coffee all the time and a businessman in Brazil and a Starbucks citizen in the US, coffee to me is coffee. But the Colombians learned how to better market it. The rest of the world including Brazil is playing catch up. 3 March 2005



Sam Farr asks Army to reconsider burial policy
Congressman Sam Farr, D-Carmel, is urging Army officials to reconsider their decision to hand over the body of Watsonville native Jason Hendrix, who died in Iraq last month, to his father in Oklahoma instead of to his mother Renee Amick of Freedom 3 March 2005



Amy and Dustin Johnson went to Central Asia to teach...
Amy and Dustin Johnson went to Central Asia to teach for the Peace Corps returned recently with an education of their own about mountainous Kyrgyzstan 3 March 2005



Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens reviews "Antología poética" by Cesar Vallejo...
Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens reviews "Antología poética" by Cesar Vallejo, Victor Lama De 3 March 2005



Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens reviews "Antología poética" by Cesar Vallejo...
Peru RPCV Hugh Pickens reviews "Antología poética" by Cesar Vallejo 3 March 2005



Western North Carolina's RPCVs sponsor Africa Night
Western North Carolina's returned Peace Corps volunteers are inviting the public to Africa Night, a benefit dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday at Grace Episcopal Church, 871 Merrimon Ave. in Asheville to support scholarships in Senegal 3 March 2005



Jay Delaney spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer...
Jay Delaney spent three years as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching in Thailand 3 March 2005



Katherine McNally works on Malaria prevention
Thailand RPCV Katherine McNally, a family practice specialist with Peace Corps experience, and Witt, an infectious disease expert, were working in cooperation with the Mentor Initiative, a London-based program that teaches modern ways of malaria prevention 3 March 2005



Connecticut RPCVs hold fundraiser
Connecticut RPCVs hold "Salute to Peace Corps Week" fundraiser gala on March 5 3 March 2005



Global Leadership Campaign promotes development
The Global Leadership Campaign promotes trade and development overseas, the Global AIDS Initiative, the Peace Corps, diplomatic and consular programs and education programs 3 March 2005



I applied and it took me a year to get...
"I applied and it took me a year to get in. Yet today, accepted applicants begin service in four to six months. Each applicant must submit an essay on the subject of why he or she wants to join the Peace Corps," Nancy Gilbert said. 3 March 2005



Carolyn Gray of Alaska RPCVs speaks for dividend
Carolyn Gray, of Northern Alaska Peace Corps Friends in Fairbanks told legislators it's been harder to recruit Alaskans for overseas work since the Legislature seven years ago kicked volunteers off the list of allowable absences for the Permanent Fund dividend 4 March 2005



Senator Sarbanes on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday votes...
Senator Sarbanes on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday votes to approve a two-year, $4.5 billion authorization bill for the State Department's diplomatic programs that includes $345 million for the Peace Corps 4 March 2005



Senate FR Committee approves $345 M PC budget
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday approved a two-year, $4.5 billion authorization bill for the State Department's diplomatic programs that includes $345 million for the Peace Corps 4 March 2005



Diana Gomez says to do something about Peace
Armenia RPCV Diana Gomez says one of the ways to do something about Peace is through the Peace Corps 4 March 2005



RPCV Cynthia Robin is currently excavating a Mayan site in...
RPCV Cynthia Robin is currently excavating a Mayan site in Belize 4 March 2005



Interview with Taylor Hackford about "Ray"
Wanda Sabir had the opportunity to speak to Taylor Hackford, director of the film "Ray" last year after a preview screening. 4 March 2005



President intends to nominate Cameron RPCV Christopher R. Hill, of...
President intends to nominate Cameron RPCV Christopher R. Hill, of Rhode Island, to be an Assistant Secretary of State 4 March 2005



RPCV''s "Kennedy's Kitchen" records second CD
The South Bend-based Irish music ensemble Kennedy's Kitchen has recorded its second CD, "Music in the Glen." The Group's Founder John Kennedy learned to play guitar while serving in the Peace Corps in Chile 4 March 2005



Chile RPCV joHn Kennedy writes and sings the best storytelling...
Chile RPCV joHn Kennedy writes and sings the best storytelling songs that I've heard since Harry Chapin 4 March 2005



Sam Farr has suggested a compromise by burying Justin at...
Sam Farr has suggested a compromise by burying Justin at Arlington National Cemetery 4 March 2005



Dexter Van Zile says: This Protestant Stands With Israel
Congo Kinshasa RPCV Dexter Van Zile says: This Protestant Stands With Israel 4 March 2005



David Brancaccio interview John Perkins on PBC NOW...
David Brancaccio interview John Perkins on PBC NOW 4 March 2005



When Rep. Mike Honda started his campaign for vice chair...
When Rep. Mike Honda started his campaign for vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, his major opponent, Alvaro Cifuentes, with a year's head start, was publicly claiming he had the votes to win 4 March 2005



Stephanie and Lance Gatchell will leave the United States to...
Stephanie and Lance Gatchell will leave the United States to enter training for their two-year assignment with the Peace Corps as environmental volunteers in Morocco 4 March 2005



David Devlin-Foltz talks about Darfur situation
David Devlin-Foltz, director of the Global Interdependence Initiative and a Peace Corps volunteer in Rwanda, says that a key part of resolving the situation in Darfur will be to educate Americans about what is happening 4 March 2005



Thailand RPCV Edward S. Clement Jr., will serve as interim...
Thailand RPCV Edward S. Clement Jr., will serve as interim executive director of the Aquidneck Land Trust 4 March 2005



Rowland Scherman was PC photographer in 60's
Rowland Scherman traveled around the world in the 1960's taking photographs of Peace Corps workers in action 4 March 2005



Al Kamen says Narcissus Is Now Greek AND Roman
Tunisia RPCV Al Kamen says Narcissus Is Now Greek AND Roman 4 March 2005



Al Kamen says Narcissus Is Now Greek AND Roman
Tunisia RPCV Al Kamen says Narcissus Is Now Greek AND Roman 4 March 2005



Gov. Jim Doyle on Thursday night lauded the state's manufacturers...
Gov. Jim Doyle on Thursday night lauded the state's manufacturers for creating new jobs at a pace during the past year that he said has made Wisconsin the "envy of the nation." 4 March 2005



Diana Frymus will leave to serve in the Peace Corps...
Diana Frymus will leave to serve in the Peace Corps for Uganda to work in AIDS Education 4 March 2005



These people sought sanctuary with the U.N. from the fighting...
"These people sought sanctuary with the U.N. from the fighting," said UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy speaking about renewed fighting in eastern Congo. "We've now been forced to abandon them because we can't be sure that our own staff won't be killed." 4 March 2005



As a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, Ann Varghese saw...
As a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, Ann Varghese saw first hand how a little financial help went a long way to greatly improving the lives of local villagers 5 March 2005



Mike Tidwell warns about New Orleans danger
Mike Tidwell told students that the culture-rich city is already in danger. The day is drawing closer when Americans may have to abandon the city of New Orleans. 5 March 2005



Ed Rund battles soybean rust in Brazil
Ed Rund joined the Peace Corps and met his wife while in Ecuador. He's been fascinated with Brazilian agriculture and rust ever since. 5 March 2005



Nicholas Heltzel works with non-government organizations and teaches English...
Nicholas Heltzel works with non-government organizations and teaches English part time in the Kyrgyz Republic 5 March 2005



Carrie Wallinger, 24, is experiencing several challenges in Mongolia...
Carrie Wallinger, 24, is experiencing several challenges in Mongolia 5 March 2005



In Morocco, Paul Negley, 24, works in a health center...
In Morocco, Paul Negley, 24, works in a health center and also rides a bike to villages to educate people on the importance of washing hands and brushing teeth, as well as ways to prevent the spread of AIDS and other diseases 5 March 2005



Nigeria RPCV Julian Martin asks Appalachian Power to honor the...
Nigeria RPCV Julian Martin asks Appalachian Power to honor the memory of perhaps the youngest victim ever of big coal by naming the new park the Jeremy Davidson Baseball Field. Jeremy was the three-year-old boy crushed to death, while asleep in his bed, by a boulder from a mountain top removal strip mine. 5 March 2005



Peru RPCV Alan Stanchfield writes about Tarapoto...
Peru RPCV Alan Stanchfield writes about Tarapoto 5 March 2005



Peru RPCV Dennis Magnuson writes about Cajamarca...
Peru RPCV Dennis Magnuson writes about Cajamarca 5 March 2005



Tommy Schultz, 29, a volunteer in the Philippines, was motivated...
Tommy Schultz, 29, a volunteer in the Philippines, was motivated to join the Peace Corps because he wanted to explore faraway places that most Americans would never have the chance to visit. 5 March 2005



Samoa RPCV Joe Bell and his wife put the sweat...
Samoa RPCV Joe Bell and his wife put the sweat and then some into the term sweat equity 5 March 2005



Jim Doyle heads trade delegation to Mexico
Gov. Jim Doyle is leading a 46-person trade delegation to Mexico, which overtook Japan last year to become the state's second-largest export market 5 March 2005



Maryland RPCVs call Senators Mikulski and Sarbanes for Peace Corps...
Maryland RPCVs call Senators Mikulski and Sarbanes for Peace Corps 5 March 2005



Call 800-414-4608 right away to add your name to the...
Call 800-414-4608 right away to add your name to the National Directory of RPCVs and Staff - the Deadline for inclusion is May 16 5 March 2005



Call 800-414-4608 right away to add your name to the...
Call 800-414-4608 right away to add your name to the NPCA's National Directory of RPCVs and Staff - the Deadline for inclusion is May 16 5 March 2005



Call 800-414-4608 right away to add your name to the...
Call 800-414-4608 right away to add your name to the NPCA's National Directory of RPCVs and Staff - the Deadline for inclusion is May 16 5 March 2005



Call 800-414-4608 right away to add your name to the...
Call 800-414-4608 right away to add your name to the NPCA's National Directory of RPCVs and Staff - the Deadline for inclusion is May 16 5 March 2005



Call 800-414-4608 right away to add your name to the...
Call 800-414-4608 right away to add your name to the NPCA's National Directory of RPCVs and Staff - the Deadline for inclusion is May 16 5 March 2005



My volunteer activities are going to center around teaching English...
My volunteer activities are going to center around teaching English as a second language here at home and on short-term international "volunteer vacations." 5 March 2005



A second-grade class at Washington Elementary School made a...
A second-grade class at Washington Elementary School made a world map with help from Treasure Valley residents who have returned from service as Peace Corps volunteers 5 March 2005



RPCV Lee Wilson, organized an event for his school for...
RPCV Lee Wilson, organized an event for his school for Peace Corps day and convinced 11 other volunteers to share their experiences 5 March 2005



In 2001, Seth Webb went on a two-year stint...
In 2001, Seth Webb went on a two-year stint with the Peace Corps, working as a municipal development volunteer in San Juan Cotzal, Guatemala 6 March 2005



Review of Jeffrey Tayler's "Angry Wind"
Review of Morocco RPCV Jeffrey Tayler's "Angry Wind" 6 March 2005



Peru RPCV Frank Forque writes about Lima...
Peru RPCV Frank Forque writes about Lima 6 March 2005



Peru RPCV Mike Wolfson writes about Arequipa...
Peru RPCV Mike Wolfson writes about Arequipa 6 March 2005



Peru RPCV Ted Collins writes about Huanuco...
Peru RPCV Ted Collins writes about Huanuco 6 March 2005



San Diego RPCVs host reception with Gaddi Vasquez on March...
San Diego RPCVs host reception with Gaddi Vasquez on March 6 6 March 2005



The night the Voting Rights Act of 1965 passed, White...
The night the Voting Rights Act of 1965 passed, White House press secretary Bill Moyers went to see Johnson, expecting to find him elated by his legislative and personal triumph, David Halberstam wrote in his book "The Children." Instead, Moyers found Johnson very depressed. Why? "I think we've just handed the South over to the Republican Party for the rest of our lives," Johnson said. 6 March 2005



Allen Moore is Sen Frist's Deputy Chief of Staff
RPCV Allen Moore, Deputy Chief of Staff and Policy Director for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), will become a Senior Fellow at the Global Health Council 7 March 2005



Tomas Belsky's paintings inspired by service in Brazil
RPCV Tomas Belsky's paintings are inspired by his Peace Corps service in Brazil in the 1960's 7 March 2005



Tomas Belsky's paintings inspired by service in Brazil
RPCV Tomas Belsky's paintings are inspired by his Peace Corps service in Brazil in the 1960's 7 March 2005



Tomas Belsky's paintings inspired by service in Brazil
RPCV Tomas Belsky's paintings are inspired by his Peace Corps service in Brazil in the 1960's 7 March 2005



Still in question is exactly what kind of change nonprofit...
Still in question is exactly what kind of change nonprofit director Pat Waak (RPCV - Brazil) of Erie will bring after edging out chairman Chris Gates by three votes in the Democratic State Central Committee 7 March 2005



Christopher Hill to be Assistant Secretary of State
White House nominates ambassador Christopher R. Hill, (RPCV Cameroon) for Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific affairs 7 March 2005



Seth Webb is special assistant to Illinois Governor
Guatemala RPCV Seth Webb is special assistant to Governor Blagojevich 7 March 2005



Program named for RPCV John Levy
Program named for Nigeria RPCV John Levy has spent a lifetime in both the law and public service 7 March 2005



From the border of Peru to Chiclayo, bicyclist Orien Welling...
From the border of Peru to Chiclayo, bicyclist Orien Welling rode with Peace Corps Volunteers Susan and Kristin 7 March 2005



Ron Krannich speaks to Maryland RPCVs
Come hear Thailand RPCV Ron Krannich speak in Baltimore on March 12 about International Careers and making a career in writing 7 March 2005



Jim Doyle leads trade delegation to Mexico
Doyle leads trade delegation to Mexico 7 March 2005



You can love Carol Bellamy or you can hate her...
You can love Carol Bellamy or you can hate her - there are plenty in both camps - but you can't say the lady doesn't like a fight 7 March 2005



Ohio RPCVs lobby Congress for bigger PC budget
Ohio RPCVs lobby Congress for bigger budget for Peace Corps 7 March 2005



Ron Krannich speaks to Maryland RPCVs on March 12
RPCV Ron Krannich to speak to Maryland RPCVs on International Careers on March 12 7 March 2005



Frank R Wolf ran three times before he was elected...
Frank R Wolf ran three times before he was elected and he said during the third election he told his wife that if he wasn't elected, he probably was going to join the Peace Corps. Instead, Wolf was elected in 1980 8 March 2005



Sarah Hoffman arrived in Albania with a group of 28...
Sarah Hoffman arrived in Albania with a group of 28 other volunteers from all over the United States, each going through varying degrees of shock, which continued for several months. 8 March 2005



Bulgaria RPCV Beth Hain helps small business owners reach their...
Bulgaria RPCV Beth Hain helps small business owners reach their dreams 8 March 2005



Colombia RPCV Laurel Dickerson dies in California...
Colombia RPCV Laurel Dickerson dies in California 8 March 2005



Timothy J. O'Brien returns to Korea
Timothy J. O'Brien's appointment at Shin & Kim marks something of a spiritual return for O'Brien, who spent six years as an English teacher in the country and as a regional director of the Peace Corps following his graduation from Yale 8 March 2005



Taylor Willis (K12) in Kyrgyzstan - Last night, two days before...
Taylor Willis (K12) in Kyrgyzstan - Last night, two days before Valentines Day, I was outside with my little flashlight, my tevete (a wooly hat), my jacket, my nice pair of Colombia gloves and my satellite phone. 8 March 2005



Since arriving in eastern Sri Lanka in mid-January, Turkmenistan...
Since arriving in eastern Sri Lanka in mid-January, Turkmenistan RPCV Cayenne Smith helped manually move seven tons of rubble and debris from a preschool site where 117 children died in the Dec. 26 tsunami disaster 8 March 2005



The harp seal migration is one of the earth's last...
"The harp seal migration is one of the earth's last great wildlife spectacles," IFAW President Fred O'Regan said. "The herd should be respected as a global treasure, not slaughtered by the hundreds of thousands out for the sake of obtaining a luxury item." 8 March 2005



Garry Presthus fails retirement
"Well, my wife said that I said I failed retirement," Garry Presthus said humorously about Marie-Jeanne Presthus, whom he met in Togo in the late 1960s while active during college with the Peace Corps. His Peace Corps experience ultimately led him to WHO. 8 March 2005



Sofia Javed is cultural advisor in Uzbekistan
Sofia Javed, linguist and cultural advisor for the Army's 33rd Area Support Group, who recently spent the past two and a half years with the Peace Corps living and working in a village outside of Bukhara, Uzbekistan, said she spent most of that time in the company of local women and girls 8 March 2005



Carol Bellamy appointed to NY Regents Board
A joint session of the New York Legislature appointed UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy to the board that sets state education policy 8 March 2005



Bill Moyers introduced by Thomas Tighe
Moyers was introduced by Thomas Tighe, head of Direct Relief and former national director (sic) of the Peace Corps, who cited about a page worth of Moyers's incredibly rich and varied achievements and admitted that he could have gone on for more time than the who event had. 8 March 2005



Forty years, and some 150,000 volunteers later, VISTA, which merged...
Forty years, and some 150,000 volunteers later, VISTA, which merged with the newly created AmeriCorps in 1993, is still combating poverty 9 March 2005



Karen Mundie deemed Outstanding Adult Educator
RPCV Karen Mundie, assistant director of the Literacy Council deemed Outstanding Adult Educator 9 March 2005



Overseas Peace Corps volunteers deserve Permanent Fund dividend...
Overseas Peace Corps volunteers deserve Permanent Fund dividend 9 March 2005



In four days, Brian and Heather Awsumb will pack up...
In four days, Brian and Heather Awsumb will pack up the car, kiss their relatives goodbye and drive to the airport. The couple has joined the Peace Corps and will be traveling to Botswana, Africa, where they will work with local and international groups to help prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS 9 March 2005



Pat Waak is new Colorado Democratic Party Chair
Brazil RPCV Pat Waak elected Colorado Democratic Party chairman 9 March 2005



Amy Haugen, was selected to join the Peace Corp and...
Amy Haugen, was selected to join the Peace Corp and will be leaving the United States for a two year term beginning in Costa Rica 9 March 2005



Chris Dodd wins Hispanic Capital Award
The National Council of La Raza presented Chris Dodd with one of its annual Capital Awards at a dinner ceremony held in Washington's National Building Museum 9 March 2005



Idaho Rep. Tom Trail spent the next two years in...
Idaho Rep. Tom Trail spent the next two years in Ecuador as a representative, not a volunteer, with the Peace Corps, supervising 100 agricultural volunteers involved in a heifer project 9 March 2005



My advice to you regarding the future of Peace Corps...
My advice to you regarding the future of Peace Corps in Uzgen, Kyrgyzstan is to be very particular and careful about your placements here 9 March 2005



Peggi Tabor loves a challenge and that's exactly what she...
Peggi Tabor loves a challenge and that's exactly what she got when she signed on with the Peace Corps last year to spend 27 months in the rural African country of Lesotho 9 March 2005



Eric Lax provides commentary on "The Petrified Forest"
Film historian Eric Lax (RPCV Micronesia) offers an encyclopedic commentary on The Petrified Forest ( 1936 ) , which many film experts consider one of the earliest examples of "film noir." 9 March 2005



RPCV Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley said in general that Americans working...
RPCV Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley said in general that Americans working in the private sector have been urged to leave Saudi Arabia since April of 2004 9 March 2005



Dennis Braddoc retires with record Of accomplishment
Pakistan RPCV Dennis Braddock Will Retire March 15, 2005, With A History-making Record Of Accomplishment 9 March 2005



Sasha Rao is serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in...
Sasha Rao is serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in a Ngobe (an indigenous group) village of northern Panama 9 March 2005



Peace Corps Volunteer Tommy Schultz writes about his service in...
Peace Corps Volunteer Tommy Schultz writes about his service in the Philippines in one of the most professional looking PCV sites on the web 9 March 2005



Chris Matthews withdraws from Florida Event
'Hardball' Host Chris Matthews Withdraws From Controversial Florida Event 9 March 2005



Thomas Tighe, president and chief executive officer of Direct Relief...
Thomas Tighe, president and chief executive officer of Direct Relief International, a nonprofit medical charity operating around the world since 1948, said the most important healthcare asset in developing nations is the people in the country who are already trained to provide medical services. 9 March 2005



Norm Bezona is a former Peace Corps volunteer and he's...
Norm Bezona is a former Peace Corps volunteer and he's committed to protecting beautiful tropical flowers and birds 9 March 2005



Peace Corps opens office in Bangladesh
Peace Corps opens office in Bangladesh 10 March 2005



Nicole Hutton to serve in Botswana as Peace Corps volunteer...
Nicole Hutton to serve in Botswana as Peace Corps volunteer 10 March 2005



"Mike" Wick on Board of Citizens Communications
Colombia RPCV Myron A. "Mike" Wick III elected to Board of Directors of Citizens Communications 10 March 2005



Mike Honda accepted trips to Seoul
Mike Honda accepted trips from the Korea-U.S. Exchange Group to travel to Seoul 10 March 2005



Charles Houston receives honorary degree
India Country Director and Mountaineer Charles Houston to be awarded honorary degree at Middlebury College 10 March 2005



Peace Corps Volunteer Shyane in Macedonia: International Womens Day...
Peace Corps Volunteer Shyane in Macedonia: International Womens Day 10 March 2005



Sarah Krile writes about Life as a Peace Corps volunteer...
Sarah Krile writes about Life as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova 10 March 2005



Bob Schuknecht got itchy feet a few years ago, headed...
Bob Schuknecht got itchy feet a few years ago, headed for the nearest Peace Corps office and wound up in Moldova, a former Soviet satellite, one of the poorest countries in the world 10 March 2005



William O. "Doc" Wright and his wife, the former Barbara...
William O. "Doc" Wright and his wife, the former Barbara Stone, joined the U.S. Peace Corps and served a two-year tour in Morocco. Overseas, Wright put to work the skills he honed since 1960 as a veterinarian and since the 1970s as a politician. 10 March 2005



Fern Holland remembered In Oklahoma
RPCV Fern Holland Remembered In Norman Ceremony 10 March 2005



US Senate honors RPCV Fern Holland
US Senate honors RPCV Fern Holland 10 March 2005



Nicaragua RPCV Jessica Trimble maximizes her love for helping others...
Nicaragua RPCV Jessica Trimble maximizes her love for helping others by coordinating and leading medical service trips for the Timmy Foundation, a non-profit organization in Indianapolis 10 March 2005



Tucker McCravy reports on Tsunami Reconstruction
Sri Lanka RPCV Tucker McCravy to Report on Tsunami Reconstruction 10 March 2005



Thomas Tighe promotes NGO accountability
Thomas Tighe believes that inspiring donors to commit to their missions will have less to do with fund-raising techniques than with accountability 10 March 2005



Ethiopia RPCV Nancy Habarta and her husband, James Rhynold, are...
Ethiopia RPCV Nancy Habarta and her husband, James Rhynold, are volunteering their services with the Crisis Corps in Kalumdo, Zambia to help with community projects relating to the HIV/AIDS pandemic sweeping that country 10 March 2005



Carol Bellamy, urged people not simply to praise Uganda for...
Carol Bellamy, urged people not simply to praise Uganda for its transition from conflict to peace and stability, its economic rebuilding and its handling of the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Bellamy condemned the LRA rebels –– but said the government had to do more to solve the problem. 10 March 2005



Elaine Chao led delegation for Vasquez inauguration
Elaine Chao led the U.S. delegation attending the inauguration of Uruguay's first leftist president, Tabare Vazquez 10 March 2005



Statement of Senator Paul Sarbanes on His Plans for the...
Statement of Senator Paul Sarbanes on His Plans for the 2006 Election 11 March 2005



Sam Farr impresses medical-pot advocacy group
Congressman Farr impresses medical-pot advocacy group 11 March 2005



Courtney Calvin (K11) in Kyrgyzstan - Some election notes...
Courtney Calvin (K11) in Kyrgyzstan - Some election notes 11 March 2005



Todd Vetter spent three years in the Peace Corps, 1995-98...
Todd Vetter spent three years in the Peace Corps, 1995-98, teaching English and math to high school students in Lesotho, a mountain village in Africa. "The impact of the sense of community the village had," said the minister, who is currently working at the Orange Congregational Church, "had a very significant affect on me." 11 March 2005



Proposed legislation may help Kinky Friedman
Proposed legislation would make it easier for indie hopefuls like gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman to secure a place on the ballot in 2006 11 March 2005



Many bugs may bite you during a stint in the...
Many bugs may bite you during a stint in the Peace Corps. But the jewelry-making one isn't exactly a common species. Designer Thandie Harris-Sapp brought it back with her from Mali, and you can see its effects in her jewelry line, Sirao. 11 March 2005



Peace Corps volunteer Jessica Daniel gets an education while working...
Peace Corps volunteer Jessica Daniel gets an education while working in Mauritania 11 March 2005



Kevin Bubriski exhibits photos of Nepal
"I realise that Nepal will always be a part of me and the photographs I take," says Kevin Bubriski who spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Karnali. 11 March 2005



Symphony plays Gabriela Lena Frank's music
Gabriela Lena Frank's "Three Latin American Dances" will be featured by the California Symphony 11 March 2005



Thomas Petri promotes Highway U.S. 41
Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac and the second-ranking Republican on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, inserted the designation of U.S. 41 as a future interstate in a last-minute amendment 11 March 2005



Allison Hertzler operates Green Rice Designs.
Allison Hertzler operates a graphic design business from the same space, Green Rice Designs. (The name reflects her Peace Corps service in Sri Lanka, where she harvested rice.) 11 March 2005



Fred O'Regan writes Op-Ed on Canada seal hunt
Fred O'Regan writes Op-Ed on the Canada seal hunt 11 March 2005



Swaziland RPCV Ernest Lyle Woodson dies in New York...
Swaziland RPCV Ernest Lyle Woodson dies in New York 11 March 2005



Coyne Column: Read Winning Essay by PCV
The Coyne Column: Vanity Fair publishes Winning Essay by PCV 11 March 2005



Chao is example of Asian American achievement
Elaine Chao is a leading and living example of Asian American achievement and contributions to this nation 11 March 2005



When the founders of RepresentAction commited to develop a Haiti...
When the founders of RepresentAction commited to develop a Haiti Volunteer Corps they turned to William Haddad 11 March 2005



William Craig was one of first PC employees
William Craig was one of the first five people employed by the Peace Corps 11 March 2005



Desiree T. Sayle praises Ham Radio contribution
Desiree T. Sayle praises Ham Radio 11 March 2005



Paul Sarbanes' retirement...
Paul Sarbanes' retirement 12 March 2005



Chris Starace and his wife Cara traveled to Benin to...
Chris Starace and his wife Cara traveled to Benin to revisit the country Chris served in as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer 12 March 2005



Mike Meyer writes about publishing in China
China RPCV Mike Meyer writes "The World's Biggest Book Market" on the China publishing scene 12 March 2005



Mary Wallace sits at her parents' kitchen table, trying to...
Mary Wallace sits at her parents' kitchen table, trying to decide what to pack for her two-year stint with the Peace Corps in Costa Rica 12 March 2005



John Garamendi digs deeper into alleged kickbacks
Garamendi digs deeper into alleged kickbacks 12 March 2005



Eric Black will deliver clothing to villagers in the mountainous...
Eric Black will deliver clothing to villagers in the mountainous town of Tacana' in Guatemala where he's completing a nine-month stint as a Peace Corps forester 12 March 2005



Tulare County Deputy District Attorney Daniel Underwood traveled to Kenya...
Tulare County Deputy District Attorney Daniel Underwood traveled to Kenya with the U.S. Peace Corps, where he taught mathematics at Matsangoni High School for two years 12 March 2005



Megan Eldridge will speak about her experience as a Peace...
Megan Eldridge will speak about her experience as a Peace Corps worker in Kenya 12 March 2005



Thailand RPCV David Pope offers His Platform in his run...
Thailand RPCV David Pope offers His Platform in his run for Village President.of Oak Park 12 March 2005



It was a bit of a surprise when, as a...
It was a bit of a surprise when, as a Peace Corps volunteer in the African nation of Togo, Kristine Oase found herself escorting girls from a rural village through a city, introducing them to female business owners. The purpose: to help the girls learn about their career options. 12 March 2005



When Jay Jaycox joined the US Peace Corps in 1962...
When Jay Jaycox joined the US Peace Corps in 1962 his job was to teach sports and physical education to the kids in the barrio of Catia and later in Maracaibo in the village of Santa Rosa de Agua 12 March 2005



Laura Germino helps Migrant Workers Advocacy Group
Burkina Faso RPCV Laura Germino helped found the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, an advocacy group made up largely of immigrant tomato pickers in southwest Florida 12 March 2005



There are other expressions of love and one that is...
There are other expressions of love and one that is very meaningful to us was written by Sargent Shriver, who said, "The most important thing I know about living is love. Nothing surpasses the benefits received by a human being who makes compassion and love the objective of his or her life. For it is only by compassion and love that anyone fulfills successfully their own life's journey. 12 March 2005



At 50 years old, Frederica Laporte was sent to live...
At 50 years old, Frederica Laporte was sent to live in a small village in Central America as a volunteer 13 March 2005



When Ben Jenkins started his Peace Corps service in a...
When Ben Jenkins started his Peace Corps service in a rural mountain area in Northeast El Salvador in 2001 he didn't know about old feuds between neighbors 13 March 2005



Mike Honda introduces Student Privacy Protection Act
Mike Honda introduced the Student Privacy Protection Act of 2005, last month in the House of Representatives 13 March 2005



Mary Ackley is currently a member of the corps serving...
Mary Ackley is currently a member of the corps serving in the Fiji Islands 13 March 2005



Wendy Wayne's list of contributions includes teaching for the Peace...
Wendy Wayne's list of contributions includes teaching for the Peace Corps in Kenya and vaccinating children for polio in India 13 March 2005



Illinois RPCVs present "Life on the Big Red Island"
RPCVs Karen Danenhauer, Mark Danenhauer, and Jori Koffman present a program titled "Peace Corps in Madagascar: Life on the Big Red Island." 13 March 2005



FT details Cheney-McPherson friendship
When I inquired why Mr McPherson was appointed to this position I was told by another economic adviser to former ambassador Paul Bremer that he got Dick Cheney his first White House job. Apparently, the vice-president has never forgotten the favour. 13 March 2005



Linda Buckmaster is headed to Romania as a volunteer to...
Linda Buckmaster is headed to Romania as a volunteer to help with the fundraising and strategic planning aspect of community development 13 March 2005



Togo RPCV Liz Richardson writes: My American Home
Togo RPCV Liz Richardson writes: My American Home 13 March 2005



Togo RPCV Liz Richardson writes: My American Home
Togo RPCV Liz Richardson writes: My American Home 13 March 2005



Michelle Joffe has chosen to serve the sick and dying...
Michelle Joffe has chosen to serve the sick and dying in Uganda with the Peace Corps 13 March 2005



Armed with a copy of "God Lives in St. Petersburg...
Armed with a copy of "God Lives in St. Petersburg," his recently published collection of short stories, Tom Bissell sits down to talk about pre-Sept. 11 Central Asia -- the font of inspiration for his compelling fiction and the geographical link between all of his stories 13 March 2005



Fred Burke dies in NJ, trained early PCVs
Fred Burke dies in New Jersey, directed the training of the first Peace Corps volunteers in East Africa 13 March 2005



Maryland RPCVs hosted a Book Club Meeting on March 12...
Maryland RPCVs hosted a Book Club Meeting on March 12 with Thailand RPCV Ron Krannich, author of over 70 books and heard him talk about how to get an international job, the book publishing business, How to travel for a living, and internet business models 13 March 2005



Year 05 Issue 05: March 13, 2005: RPCVs in Congress...
Year 05 Issue 05: March 13, 2005: RPCVs in Congress ask colleagues to support Peace Corps 13 March 2005



Describe a project or event on which you worked and...
Describe a project or event on which you worked and are particularly proud. 14 March 2005



Leon Dash taught high school history and geography in Kenya...
Leon Dash taught high school history and geography in Kenya for the Peace Corps. 14 March 2005



El Salvador RPCV Leslie Hoffman has joined Accion New Mexico...
El Salvador RPCV Leslie Hoffman has joined Accion New Mexico as communications manager 14 March 2005



Ghana RPCV Dale E. Hurd dies in Oklahoma...
Ghana RPCV Dale E. Hurd dies in Oklahoma 14 March 2005



Kenya RPCV Al Giles of Austin has returned to Africa...
Kenya RPCV Al Giles of Austin has returned to Africa, where he once served as a Peace Corps volunteer, this time as a Crisis Corps volunteer in Namibia 14 March 2005



laura & adam Braddock's peace corps experience in Kyrgyzstan - Let's talk...
laura & adam Braddock's peace corps experience in Kyrgyzstan - Let's talk about sex 14 March 2005



laura & adam Braddock's peace corps experience in Kyrgyzstan - Let's talk...
laura & adam Braddock's peace corps experience in Kyrgyzstan - Let's talk about sex 14 March 2005



Virginia Swain writes "A Mantle of Roses"
Liberia RPCV Virginia Swain, director of the Institute for Global Leadership, writes "A Mantle of Roses, a Woman's Journey Home to Peace" 14 March 2005



Malaysia RPCV James Scott Carpenter dies in Washington...
Malaysia RPCV James Scott Carpenter dies in Washington 14 March 2005



Alfred "Bankie" Mansaray moved in with Sierra Leone RPCVs Rich...
Alfred "Bankie" Mansaray moved in with Sierra Leone RPCVs Rich and Dana Wekerle. Her eyes welling with tears, Dana Wekerle looked at the young man and replied: "We now have a son." 14 March 2005



Chris Matthews interviews Schwarzenegger
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger joined Chris Matthews, the host of MSNBC's talk show "Hardball," for a one-hour live broadcast Monday afternoon from Stanford University's Memorial Auditorium 14 March 2005



We recently had an applicant who had just finished the...
We recently had an applicant who had just finished the Peace Corps. He described his placement community in Thailand where the women didn't express themselves openly 14 March 2005



Peace Corps taking it to the Streets
Peace Corps taking it to the Streets 14 March 2005



Senator Sarbanes' quiet leadership will be missed
Senator Paul Sarbanes' quiet leadership will be missed - Sarbanes has been a strong supporter of the Peace Corps 15 March 2005



Some Profiles of M.P.A.-International Development Graduates - Jason M. Julian...
Some Profiles of M.P.A.-International Development Graduates - Jason M. Julian served as a youth development Peace Corps volunteer in the town of Orangewalk in northern Belize. In his work with the Peace Corps. Mr. Julian organized recreation and sports programs for youth and young adults. 15 March 2005



Some Profiles of M.P.A.-International Development Graduates - Christopher G. Bailey...
Some Profiles of M.P.A.-International Development Graduates - Christopher G. Bailey served with an NGO through the Peace Corps in Bolivia from 1992~l993, then extended his service a third year in El Salvador in 1994. 15 March 2005



Botswana RPCV Chris Anderson is building a life close to...
Botswana RPCV Chris Anderson is building a life close to the earth 15 March 2005



RPCV Christopher Hill emphasized that "the President's policy is to...
RPCV Christopher Hill emphasized that "the President's policy is to achieve denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula through peaceful means, specifically, through the multilateral diplomacy of the Six-Party Talks" 15 March 2005



Some Profiles of M.P.A.-International Development Graduates - Christina Machion entered...
Some Profiles of M.P.A.-International Development Graduates - Christina Machion entered the Rutgers M.P.A. / I.D.A. program in the Fall of 1995 after completing her undergraduate degree in Spanish at Catholic University. She currently is serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the township of Tatar Schmidt in Chile. 15 March 2005



Some Profiles of M.P.A.-International Development Graduates - Jim Dougherty became...
Some Profiles of M.P.A.-International Development Graduates - Jim Dougherty became involved with the issues of recycling and waste management while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica's capital, San Jose, from 1990- 1993 15 March 2005



Some Profiles of M.P.A.-International Development Graduates -William Threlkeld found...
Some Profiles of M.P.A.-International Development Graduates -William Threlkeld found out during the next three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic that international development work was exactly what he wanted to do 15 March 2005



Some Profiles of M.P.A.-International Development Graduates -Dianne M. Garyantes...
Some Profiles of M.P.A.-International Development Graduates -Dianne M. Garyantes completed her course work for the program during the l988 - 89. academic year, then served the next two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in El Pozo de Nagua, Dominican Republic 15 March 2005



Some Profiles of M.P.A.-International Development Graduates - Jef Buehler graduated...
Some Profiles of M.P.A.-International Development Graduates - Jef Buehler graduated from the Rutgers M.P.A./I.D.A. program in 1993, after serving * for two years in the western Dominican Republic, near the Haitian border. During his time as a Community education prom6ter with the Peace Corps, Mr. Buehler was involved with strengthening local parent-teacher associations, leading local empowerment workshops, and teaching in the local schools 15 March 2005



Some Profiles of M.P.A.-International Development Graduates - Carol Wilkerson entered...
Some Profiles of M.P.A.-International Development Graduates - Carol Wilkerson entered the Rutgers M.P.A./1.D.A. program in the Fall of 1994, and is expected to complete her Peace Corps service on the island of Nevis in the Eastern Caribbean in the Spring of 1997 15 March 2005



Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, the US consul general in Jeddah, spoke...
Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, the US consul general in Jeddah, spoke at International Women's Day by highlighting Saudi women's participation in volunteer and charity work 15 March 2005



Toledo wants $30 a month for Peru's poorest citizens
President Alejandro Toledo wants to give $30 a month to Peru's poorest citizens to address a major concern affecting much of Latin America: making sure that a growing economy puts more money into the hands of everyone 15 March 2005



Hurlyburly" benefits gypsy women in Romania
RPCV Leslie Hawke gets a chunk of the play "Hurlyburly," for gypsy women in Romania 15 March 2005



CCAGW Criticizes Thomas Petri's Effort to Save Student Loan Program...
CCAGW Criticizes Thomas Petri's Effort to Save Student Loan Program 15 March 2005



Full Story] Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, the US consul general in...
[Full Story] Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, the US consul general in Jeddah, spoke at International Women's Day by highlighting Saudi women's participation in volunteer and charity work 15 March 2005



Gretchen Handwerger was Peace Corps' director of management in 1975...
Gretchen Handwerger was Peace Corps' director of management in 1975 15 March 2005



Suspension of U.S. Peace Corps Operations In Bangladesh Deemed 'Unacceptable...
Suspension of U.S. Peace Corps Operations In Bangladesh Deemed 'Unacceptable' by Foreign Minister of Bangladesh 16 March 2005



Jean Dorthy Landeen taught in Guatemala as a Peace Corps...
Jean Dorthy Landeen taught in Guatemala as a Peace Corps volunteer. She was among the first female agriculture instructors in California when she taught agriculture at a Modesto high school. 16 March 2005



Kent Kafatia, the former City College security officer charged with...
Kent Kafatia, the former City College security officer charged with rape, will begin his trial today. 16 March 2005



Thomas Petri's bill could save US $17 billion annually
Thomas Petri's Student Aid Reward Act of 2005 calls for using $17 billion in savings from an expansion of the federal direct student loan program to increase Pell grants at colleges that participate in the program 16 March 2005



Chris Matthews interviews Clint Eastwood
Chris Matthews interviews Clint Eastwood 16 March 2005



Barbara Gosh became a Peace Corps volunteer stationed in a...
Barbara Gosh became a Peace Corps volunteer stationed in a village in northern Thailand in 2001 and 2002. The agency was founded in 1944 to provide help in foreign countries. (sic) 16 March 2005



Saundra Schimmelpfennig has agreed to serve as a Crisis Corps...
Saundra Schimmelpfennig has agreed to serve as a Crisis Corps volunteer in Thailand as part of the Peace Corps' tsunami relief efforts 16 March 2005



Join the Maryland Returned Volunteers at the Ram's Head Tavern...
Join the Maryland Returned Volunteers at the Ram's Head Tavern in Annapolis this Friday for our Happy Hour 16 March 2005



Maryland Returned Volunteers eat crab cakes in Annapolis, discuss Peace...
Maryland Returned Volunteers eat crab cakes in Annapolis, discuss Peace Corps opportunities 16 March 2005



Maryland Returned Volunteers eat crab cakes in Annapolis, discuss Peace...
Maryland Returned Volunteers eat crab cakes in Annapolis, discuss Peace Corps opportunities 16 March 2005



One RPCV writes: "I have some serious concerns about the...
One RPCV writes: "I have some serious concerns about the accuracy of this database" 16 March 2005



BBDO Introduces Peace Corps 0utdoor billboards
BBDO Introduces Peace Corps to 0utdoor billboards and transit shelters 16 March 2005



Libby Garvey served for two years in the Central African...
Libby Garvey served for two years in the Central African Republic with her husband 17 March 2005



Joan Ruddiman revisits Peter Hessler's "River World"
Peter Hessler found a position through the Peace Corps - referred to as "Friendship Hands" because the Chinese government loaded "Peace Corps" with a rash of anti-American pejorative 17 March 2005



Sam Farr votes against Bush's Iraq request
Sam Farr was among Democrats voting against President Bush's request for nearly $82 billion in emergency funds primarily for military spending in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Democrats criticized the administration's policies in Iraq and its repeated use of emergency funding requests to cover the costs of fighting there and in Afghanistan. The Democrats also cited what they called lax congressional oversight of reconstruction efforts in both nations 17 March 2005



Dennis Ginoza says: I was privileged to serve in Costa...
Dennis Ginoza says: I was privileged to serve in Costa Rica and have been enriched by this experience 17 March 2005



Chris Shays says baseball not exempt from the law
Chris Shays says baseball is tax exempt but not exempt from the law 17 March 2005



Dream Come True Revisiting, India
Dream Come True Revisiting, India 17 March 2005



Troy Johnson joins delegation to Indonesia
Kazakhstan RPCV Troy Johnson is part of a delegation of American civic and religious activists visiting Indonesia for two weeks as part of an Ohio University project focusing on promoting and facilitating inter-religious dialogue in Indonesia 17 March 2005



Kinky Friedman writes "Roadkill"
In Roadkill, his novel featuring Willie Nelson, former country singer-turned mystery novelist Richard "Kinky" Friedman quotes Carl Jung: "We meet ourselves time and time again in a thousand disguises on the path of life." 17 March 2005



Peru RPCV Barbara Mainster honored...
Peru RPCV Barbara Mainster honored 17 March 2005



Richard Nelson was among only the ninth group of volunteers...
Richard Nelson was among only the ninth group of volunteers to be sent to Thailand. 17 March 2005



The first team of 8 Crisis Corps volunteers will depart...
The first team of 8 Crisis Corps volunteers will depart March 18 for work in Thailand as part of the Peace Corps' relief measures in the wake of the recent tsunamis 17 March 2005



Joe Ford returned from Zambia in 1996 after spending two...
Joe Ford returned from Zambia in 1996 after spending two years as part of the first delegation of Peace Corps volunteers to visit the country. Ford's specialty was water sanitation 17 March 2005



During her professional career, Carol Bellamy has been a lawyer...
During her professional career, Carol Bellamy has been a lawyer, banker and politician 17 March 2005



Mark Schneider says Save Haiti from more violence
Mark Schneider says: Save Haiti from sliding into more violence 17 March 2005



Language Trainer David Burns dies in Florida...
Language Trainer David Burns dies in Florida 17 March 2005



Newspaper says Bangladesh is safe for PCVs
Bangladesh is a safe place for the operation of Peace Corps as it poses no threat to the security of young volunteers from the United States 18 March 2005



Botswana RPCV Katherine Bellows named interim director of international programs...
Botswana RPCV Katherine Bellows named interim director of international programs at Georgetown University 18 March 2005



Sam Farr introduces bill to monitor ocean fisheries
Sam Farr introduced Legislation to create a more scientific approach to monitor ocean fisheries 18 March 2005



Ecuador RPCV Regina Harrison teaches Quechua, the language spoken by...
Ecuador RPCV Regina Harrison teaches Quechua, the language spoken by the Incas, as well as Latin American cultures and literatures. Her third book, Entre el tronar Ă©pico y el llanto elegĂ­aco (Quito, Ecuador; 1997), analyzes the use of the Indian symbol in poetry as Ecuador "negotiates nation" in the 19th and 20th centuries 18 March 2005



Regina Harrison served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the...
Regina Harrison served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, and later lived with indigenous communities in the tropical forest and the Andes 18 March 2005



Phil Doub was one of the early Peace Corps volunteers...
Phil Doub was one of the early Peace Corps volunteers when he served in Iran in the late 1960s 18 March 2005



Kenya RPCV Bob Cone retires as Larkspur School District Superintendent...
Kenya RPCV Bob Cone retires as Larkspur School District Superintendent 18 March 2005



Ailey Kaiser (K12) in Kyrgyzstan - Trapped and Nasty American Rumors...
Ailey Kaiser (K12) in Kyrgyzstan - Trapped and Nasty American Rumors 18 March 2005



Roger Elmore is Iowa's corn extension specialist.
Malaysia RPCV Roger Elmore joins the Iowa State agronomy faculty as the state's corn extension specialist. 18 March 2005



Peace Corps Volunteer R. Andy in Morocco: About my work...
Peace Corps Volunteer R. Andy in Morocco: About my work 18 March 2005



Peace Corps Volunteers Ximena Huthnance helps students at 'Eudoxiu Hurmuzachi...
Peace Corps Volunteers Ximena Huthnance helps students at 'Eudoxiu Hurmuzachi' National College in Radauti, Bukovina, Romania on cyberproject about traditional art in Bukovina 18 March 2005



Kelly Hurd in Sri Lanka, to coordinate relief supplies
RPCV Kelly Hurd of the American Red Cross of Alaska, was deployed to Galle, Sri Lanka, to help coordinate distribution of relief supplies to villages affected by the Dec. 26 tsunami in Southeast Asia 18 March 2005



Jim Doyle promotes Institute for Discovery
Jim Doyle promotes Institute for Discovery 18 March 2005



Mapuna's goal in Vanuatu of achieving sustainability through self sufficiency...
Mapuna's goal in Vanuatu of achieving sustainability through self sufficiency appears possible under the careful guidance of Moriu Chief and chairman, Andrew Avio and Peace Corps Volunteer, Mike Koffma 18 March 2005



Maria Shriver says Kids can make a difference to others...
Maria Shriver says Kids can make a difference to others, themselves 18 March 2005



Diplomat George F. Kennan dies
George F. Kennan, a diplomat and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who formulated the basic foreign policy followed by the United States in the Cold War, died at his home in Princeton, N.J. at 101. 18 March 2005



Sol Linowitz founded nternational Executive Corps
Sol Linowitz, co-founder, with David Rockefeller, of the International Executive Service Corps, Dies 18 March 2005



Bridgeland does not rule out run for Congress
Former USA Freedom Corps head John Bridgeland didn't shut the door quite so emphatically for a run for Rob Portman's 2nd Congressional District, but said he's happy running his new company, Washington-based Civic Enterprises 18 March 2005



After her surprise victory over Chris Gates to become chair...
After her surprise victory over Chris Gates to become chair of the Colorado Democratic Party, Pat Waak avoided discussing her liberal political view 19 March 2005



Chris Dodd is co-sponsor of a Senate motion condemning...
Chris Dodd is co-sponsor of a Senate motion condemning the murder of Belfast resident Robert McCartney and the attempts by the IRA to cover it up 19 March 2005



RPCV John Perkins says "The real question is why should...
RPCV John Perkins says "The real question is why should the U.S. choose a World Bank president, If it is truly a world bank then why doesn't the U.S. suggest a committee of people from several countries to find the next leader, with representatives from every continent?" 19 March 2005



Allen Andersson builds libraries in Central America
Allen Andersson, who served in the Peace Corps in Honduras in the 1960's, has been plowing some of his new fortune into his Riecken Foundation, a charity he named for his wife's parents. It has built more than 20 libraries in remote villages in Honduras and Guatemala. 19 March 2005



Suzanne Miller presents "Children of Chuuk"
Micronesia RPCV Suzanne Miller to present "Children of Chuuk" 19 March 2005



Pakistan RPCV Dennis Braddock was appointed Secretary of the Washington...
Pakistan RPCV Dennis Braddock was appointed Secretary of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services by Governor Gary Locke on July 1, 2000 19 March 2005



David Davenport heads to Thailand in Crisis Corps
Santa Fe lawyer and former Peace Corps volunteer David Davenport is one of eight Crisis Corps volunteers who will be aiding in constructing homes for tsunami victims in Thailand 19 March 2005



Gwen Tetrick shares Ukrainian egg decorating experience with children. Tetrick...
Gwen Tetrick shares Ukrainian egg decorating experience with children. Tetrick got the idea for the project while visiting in Ukraine last summer, where her daughter was stationed as a Peace Corps volunteer 19 March 2005



Ukraine RPCV Cristin Zeisler is the first national director of...
Ukraine RPCV Cristin Zeisler is the first national director of public- interest activities at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips 19 March 2005



PCVs set up Basketball pool in Ukraine
Ukraine Peace Corps Volunteer Matt Hagengruber tries to set up Basketball office pool on the internet 19 March 2005



Peace Corps Volunteer Matt Hagengruber tries to set up Basketball...
Peace Corps Volunteer Matt Hagengruber tries to set up Basketball office pool on the internet while in Ukraine 19 March 2005



Georgia CSU to celebrate life of Coverdell
Georgia College & State University to spotlight Coverdell 19 March 2005



RPCV points out catalytic effect of Iraq
RPCV John D. Erickson says: I am willing to concede that the events in Iraq probably have had a catalytic effect in spreading the idea of pluralistic democracy. What's more, I'll even have to admit that the newfound U.S. enthusiasm for collective punishment, arbitrary detention and torture has probably catalyzed the renewed and unapologetic disregard for human rights that we now see across the globe. 19 March 2005



New Jersey RPCVs to host exhibit on April 2
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers in New Jersey will exhibit paintings, sculpture, photographs and fiber work at the Maplewood Arts Center located at 1978 Springfield Avenue in Maplewood with a reception for the artists and the public on Saturday, April 2, 2005, from 2:00 until 5:00 at the gallery 19 March 2005



Iowa City lawyer Matthew Hayek joined the Peace Corps and...
Iowa City lawyer Matthew Hayek joined the Peace Corps and left for Bolivia where he spent two years riding a Suzuki 185 dirt bike from village to village, helping develop safe drinking water systems 20 March 2005



When Ethiopia went to war against neighboring Eritrea in the...
When Ethiopia went to war against neighboring Eritrea in the late 1990s, the U.S. responded by evacuating its Peace Corps volunteers 20 March 2005



Malawi RPCV Frederic Zenhausern heads one of the institute's 10...
Malawi RPCV Frederic Zenhausern heads one of the institute's 10 research centers and is developing potentially life-changing products 20 March 2005



Bookstore to host book signing with Kinky...
Bookstore to host book signing with Kinky 20 March 2005



PCV seeks tap shoes for students in Moldova
Casey Yunits is asking people to donate tap shoes to Moldovan dance students. 20 March 2005



Vallejo pensaba en quechua y escribía en español, hecho que...
Vallejo pensaba en quechua y escribía en español, hecho que facilita su traducción con ventaja para el idioma de los incas 20 March 2005



Yemin RPCV Susan Sharkey is interim director of the Jackson...
Yemin RPCV Susan Sharkey is interim director of the Jackson County Child and Parent Center 20 March 2005



Stephen Bingham starts life after 13 years as fugitive
RPCV Stephen Bingham starts new life after 13 years as a fugitive 20 March 2005



Shriver's Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 still lasts in Hawaii...
Shriver's Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 still lasts in Hawaii 20 March 2005



Adam Donaldson learns to believe in Baltimore
Sargent Shriver Peaceworker Fellow Adam Donaldson writes "Learning to believe in Baltimore - and appreciate its charms" 20 March 2005



In the post-World War II era, the U.S. was...
In the post-World War II era, the U.S. was often generous in helping people in poor and war-torn countries improve their lives with developmental projects and gifts. Peace Corps volunteers went out to help -- and to broaden Americans ' understanding of the world 20 March 2005



A small group gathered in Pasadena, California where former U.S...
A small group gathered in Pasadena, California where former U.S. Army soldier Aidan Delgado reminded people not to forget the human cost of war. "Look out and imagine 1,500 people standing here and now imagine them absent," he said. 20 March 2005



Phil Hardberger hopes to force runoff in San Antonio
Phil Hardberger hopes to force runoff in San Antonio Mayor's race 20 March 2005



Paying tribute to Iraqi master Shakir Hassan al-Said before...
Paying tribute to Iraqi master Shakir Hassan al-Said before his legacy disappears 21 March 2005



Andy Morisseau travels to Albania to serve as a Peace...
Andy Morisseau travels to Albania to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer 21 March 2005



Taylor Hackford's 'Ray' wins four NAACP Image Awards
RPCV Taylor Hackford's 'Ray' wins four NAACP Image Awards - "Thank you, Taylor Hackford, for having the vision on this beautiful movie of Ray Charles. You took a chance in Hollywood. They said this was a black film ... but he stuck to his guns for 15 years." 21 March 2005



Dr. Tsion Elaine Haileselassie's story began when her mother followed...
Dr. Tsion Elaine Haileselassie's story began when her mother followed her dream of serving in the Peace Corps overseas. According to Haileselassie, it was at her assigned station in Ethiopia that her mother met a "dashingly handsome, yet short statured young man" whom she would later marry 21 March 2005



The Chiefs and people of Buoyem in the Techiman Municipality...
The Chiefs and people of Buoyem in the Techiman Municipality have honoured an American Peace Corps couple, Mr. Eric Kramer and Mrs. Kate Kramer by for their contribution towards the development of the area 21 March 2005



After he graduated from law school, David Swope worked in...
After he graduated from law school, David Swope worked in the Peace Corps in Bombay, India, where he helped set up a legal aid society. When he returned to the United States, Swope then worked for several years as a corporate lawyer in New York City before he took over his father's business affairs. 21 March 2005



Korea RPCV Kit Sinclair teaches occupational therapy at the Department...
Korea RPCV Kit Sinclair teaches occupational therapy at the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Polytechnic University in Hong Kong 21 March 2005



Being bilingual opens new nursing opportunities and worlds for Morocco...
Being bilingual opens new nursing opportunities and worlds for Morocco RPCV Sue Rempel 21 March 2005



A 25-year old Peace Corps Volunteer named Alvin J...
A 25-year old Peace Corps Volunteer named Alvin J. Hower, invited my late brother Felipe and me to visit the Wycliffe Bible Translators living in Kamato. Al and I got married in Lake Sebu five years later. 21 March 2005



John Hoff unionizes substitute teachers in Hawaii
Philippines RPCV John Hoff seeks to unionize substitute teachers in Hawaii 21 March 2005



Tony Hall says Ethiopia may need more food aid
Ethiopia may have underestimated the amount of food aid it will require this year, says Tony Hall, the US ambassador to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation 21 March 2005



The United States is to contribute US $27 million to...
The United States is to contribute US $27 million to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for food aid in northern Uganda, says Tony Hall, the US ambassador to FAO 21 March 2005



Saundra Schimmelpfennig heads to Thailand in Crisis Corps...
Saundra Schimmelpfennig heads to Thailand in Crisis Corps 21 March 2005



The department's park naturalist, Ralph White (RPCV Thailand), was named...
The department's park naturalist, Ralph White (RPCV Thailand), was named "Best Trail Guardian" 21 March 2005



Reflections of Open Source Diva Danese Cooper
Reflections of Open Source Diva Morocco RPCV Danese Cooper: There were a lot of people who started at Peace Corps who've ended up doing social consciousness work or working for NGOs (non-governmental organizations) around the world because what really motivated them was a desire to help. If what motivates you is a desire to see what good technology in the most hands or to learn from some of the best programmers in the world (and become one yourself) there are a lot of benefits to involving yourself in the Open Source community that are self-gratifying in addition to being good for the world. If you're interested in doing well while doing good then I think Open Source is a fine choice, and aspiring to show up shouldn't be denigrated. 21 March 2005



Reflections of Open Source Diva Morocco RPCV Danese Cooper: There...
Reflections of Open Source Diva Morocco RPCV Danese Cooper: There were a lot of people who started at Peace Corps who've ended up doing social consciousness work or working for NGOs 21 March 2005



Sun loses open source diva Morocco RPCV Danese Cooper to...
Sun loses open source diva Morocco RPCV Danese Cooper to Intel 21 March 2005



Bill Moyers takes time to "sit and vegetate"
Bill Moyers says he exercises, reads books, listens to music, wrestles with his grandchildren and takes time to just "sit and vegetate" 21 March 2005



Jonathon Isham served in the Peace Corps in Benin under...
Jonathon Isham served in the Peace Corps in Benin under a government program to promote more fuel-efficient cook stoves and was a consultant to the World Bank where he oversaw education and credit products in Chad and Mali 22 March 2005



Aaron Wills says Bulgarians curious about America
Aaron Wills says: Here in the former Soviet bloc country of Bulgaria, especially in the rural, mountain villages, people are very curious about America 22 March 2005



Jacquelyn Ferguson tells secret to driving in Boston
Colombia RPCV Jacquelyn Ferguson says the secret to driving in Boston was to not let drivers know you see them 22 March 2005



Michael Jacobs (K12) in Kyrgyzstan - REVOLUTION: Burning down the house...
Michael Jacobs (K12) in Kyrgyzstan - REVOLUTION: Burning down the house 22 March 2005



Fred Poses meets with Vice-Premier in China
RPCV Fred Poses meets with Vice-Premier Zeng Peiyan to encourage the production and consumption of energy-saving goods 22 March 2005



As a Peace Corps Volunteer, Zoromski worked from 1994 to...
As a Peace Corps Volunteer, Zoromski worked from 1994 to 1996 in the Fuuta Toro region of Senegal living amongst a Muslim, Fulani tribe family which spoke Pulaar 22 March 2005



PC sets goal of 30 in Crisis Corps for Sri Lanka
Peace Corps commits to sending 30 Crisis Corps Volunteers to Thailand - sets goal of 30 in Sri Lanka 22 March 2005



Becky Binns helps organize 30-hour fast
Togo RPCV Becky Binns helps organize 30-hour fast 22 March 2005



Two weeks ago, Josh Russell was in Uganda talking to...
Two weeks ago, Josh Russell was in Uganda talking to a woman about her aunt dying of AIDS. Next thing he knows, he's in America, watching a TV show where singer Ashlee Simpson was having a rough day because she couldn't find her dress. 22 March 2005



An Inventory of Sargent Shriver's Personal Papers 1948-1976 in the...
An Inventory of Sargent Shriver's Personal Papers 1948-1976 in the John F. Kennedy Library 22 March 2005



An Inventory of Sargent Shriver's Personal Papers 1948-1976 in the...
An Inventory of Sargent Shriver's Personal Papers 1948-1976 in the John F. Kennedy Library - Peace Corps Series 22 March 2005



Vasquez to visit DePau University on April 6
Director Vasquez to visit DePau University in Chicago on April 6 22 March 2005



Vasquez to visit DePau University on April 6
Director Vasquez to visit DePaul University in Chicago on April 6 22 March 2005



Thanks largely to the decision of five-term Sen. Paul...
Thanks largely to the decision of five-term Sen. Paul Sarbanes, D-Md., to retire, 2006 might be a banner year for competitive federal races in this region. 22 March 2005



Ambassador Randall L. Tobias speaks at PC
Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Randall L. Tobias – who spearheads the President's Emergency Plan – will discuss the impact the Peace Corps and other agencies have had around the world in combating HIV/AIDS 22 March 2005



Samuel P(erkins) Hayes - Consultant to the Peace Corps (1961-1969...
Samuel P(erkins) Hayes - Consultant to the Peace Corps (1961-1969). Contains correspondence, news clippings, and working files relating to Peace Corps organization and training. 22 March 2005



Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Collection in the Kennedy Library...
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Collection in the Kennedy Library 22 March 2005



Bill Moyers' reputation stems from not only a wide variety...
Bill Moyers' reputation stems from not only a wide variety of career moves, but also an extended list of awards inspired by his commitment to news production 22 March 2005



Senator Norm Coleman holds hearings on the bonds between Minnesotans...
Senator Norm Coleman holds hearings on the bonds between Minnesotans and Latin Americans which form as a result of the Peace Corps, international adoptions, and other programs 23 March 2005



Margaret Krome promotes alternate crops
Cameroon RPCV Margaret Krome says "We're trying to teach farmers to look for alternative crops, high-end marketing" 23 March 2005



Michael Cauldwell appointed Senior VP at MTC
Dominican Republic RPCV Michael L. Cauldwell appointed Senior Vice President at MTC Technologies 23 March 2005



Sarah Gluck works on an island in Ecuador with a...
Sarah Gluck works on an island in Ecuador with a local non-profit group, the National Institute for Children and their Families 23 March 2005



U.S. Ambassador Brazeal hands over books worth $1.1 Million, recognizes...
U.S. Ambassador Brazeal hands over books worth $1.1 Million, recognizes contribution of Peace Corps couple Bill and Betty Graff who taught 40 years ago at Ligaba Beyene Aba Sebsib Secondary School in Sodo town and former school teachers as well as the alumni. 23 March 2005



Liz Paul (K12) in Kyrgyzstan - The ebb and flow of...
Liz Paul (K12) in Kyrgyzstan - The ebb and flow of domestic events seems a sharp contrast to the impenetrable five hour block of classes I had today and will have every Friday 23 March 2005



Robert Blackwill calls for US co-operation with India
RPCV Robert Blackwill calls for greater co-operation between India & US 23 March 2005



Robert Blackwill asked the US to enter into a long...
Robert Blackwill asked the US to enter into a long-term programme of space co-operation with India and lift restrictions on the assistance given to civilian nuclear industry and hi-tech trade 23 March 2005



Brendan Lynch is living on the tiny island of Tonoas...
Brendan Lynch is living on the tiny island of Tonoas in the Pacific Ocean, working as a Peace Corps volunteer and teaching children to read English 23 March 2005



Eric Lax's "Bogart" gives picture of Bacall
From the biography "Bogart" by A.M. Sperber and Eric Lax (RPCV Micronesia), one gets a clearer picture of Laura Bacall 23 March 2005



Jill Rhodes lives in the West African country of Niger...
Jill Rhodes lives in the West African country of Niger and is working with the hospital in the city of Maradi to establish an HIV counseling center 23 March 2005



PCVs in Russia for Train-the-Trainer Workshop
Forty-one teachers, school administrators, university professors, and Peace Corps Volunteers from Russia, Kazakhstan and Moldova met in Azov, Russia, for a GLOBE International Train-the-Trainer Workshop 23 March 2005



Sierra Leone RPCV Martin Puryear's Sculptures draw on diverse world...
Sierra Leone RPCV Martin Puryear's Sculptures draw on diverse world cultures 23 March 2005



Ryan Crew charged with felony battery
Swaziland RPCV Ryan Crew is set for trial April 25 on felony battery charge 23 March 2005



There is no doubt that this Kony is a psychopath...
"There is no doubt that this Kony is a psychopath, an animal who has created one of the silent tragedies of the world," says Tony Hall, whose travels have taken him to trouble spots in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan 23 March 2005



My American Home...
My American Home 23 March 2005



My American Home...
My American Home 23 March 2005



My American Home...
My American Home 23 March 2005



My American Home...
My American Home 23 March 2005



Al Kamen says allies disappointed in World Bank
RPCV Al Kamen says: Some European allies were said to have been decidedly lukewarm to the president's pick for a new president of the World Bank 23 March 2005



Brad Rateike has spent the past 14 months in Uzbekistan...
Brad Rateike has spent the past 14 months in Uzbekistan. He serves as a Peace Corps volunteer in the country of about 26 million, north of Afghanistan 23 March 2005



David Nesbitt to be head soccer coach in MD
Venezuela RPCV David Nesbitt to be head coach for Soccer Association of Columbia-Howard County 23 March 2005



Winning the world's hearts and minds -- a great many of...
Winning the world's hearts and minds -- a great many of which see the United States negatively -- will be an uphill battle for next head of U.S. public diplomacy 23 March 2005



Anthony Shriver's program builds bonds among students
Anthony Shriver's 'Best Buddies' program builds bonds among students 23 March 2005



Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency...
Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency Plan in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS 24 March 2005



Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency...
Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency Plan in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS - What the money will go for in Botswana 24 March 2005



Judge denies bail to Dr. William E. Hurwitz
U.S. District Judge Leonard D. Wexler yesterday refused to grant bail to Dr. William E. Hurwitz, who in December was convicted of 50 charges stemming from a three-year federal investigation into the illegal distribution of medications 24 March 2005



Christopher Hill confirmed as Asst Secretary of State
Senate confirms Christopher R Hill as Assistant Secretary of State 24 March 2005



Elizabeth Derickson is Associate Dean at Swarthmore
Cape Verde RPCV Elizabeth Derickson to be Associate Dean for Student Life at Swarthmore College 24 March 2005



Mike Tidwell says Lawmakers contain Mercury
Mike Tidwell says: Maryland Lawmakers Have Mercury in Bodies 24 March 2005



Costa Rica RPCV David Owen may be stepping down as...
Costa Rica RPCV David Owen may be stepping down as Maynard interim Town Administrator 24 March 2005



Chris Shays lost his vice chairmanship of the House Budget...
Chris Shays lost his vice chairmanship of the House Budget Committee due to his insufficient ardor in slashing social programs. Conversely, he retained a subcommittee chairmanship on security affairs because of his exuberant support of the war. 24 March 2005



Taylor McLean is a young lady from Lansing spending time...
Taylor McLean is a young lady from Lansing spending time in the Peace Corps in Ghana, trying to teach young students about AIDS and working with farmers and their fish ponds 24 March 2005



Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency...
Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency Plan in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS - What the money will go for in Guyana 24 March 2005



Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency...
Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency Plan in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS - What the money will go for in Haiti 24 March 2005



Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency...
Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency Plan in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS - What the money will go for in Kenya 24 March 2005



Kyrgyzstan uprising forces president to flee...
Kyrgyzstan uprising forces president to flee 24 March 2005



Peace Corps Volunteers Serving in Kyrgyz Republic Are Safe...
Peace Corps Volunteers Serving in Kyrgyz Republic Are Safe 24 March 2005



Megan Castle served as the first Peace Corps Volunteer to...
Megan Castle served as the first Peace Corps Volunteer to Uzgen and is very sad to hear this PCV's story 24 March 2005



PCV Larry Tweed says all Volunteers are safe in Kyrgyzstan...
PCV Larry Tweed says all Volunteers are safe in Kyrgyzstan 24 March 2005



Frederic Zenhausern developing "biometric bodysuits"
Malawi RPCV Frederic Zenhausern is developing two prototypes of "biometric bodysuits" that contain embedded sensors, power sources, microfluidic devices and other gadgets not normally associated with the latest Paris fashions 24 March 2005



Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency...
Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency Plan in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS - What the money will go for in Mozambique 24 March 2005



Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency...
Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency Plan in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS - What the money will go for in Namibia 24 March 2005



Lisa Wu, a third year medical student at Tulane will...
Lisa Wu, a third year medical student at Tulane will be completing her Family Medicine rotation/clerkship, spent her time in the Peace Corps on the Solomon Islands and in Western Samoa as a math and science teacher to grades 7 and 9-13 in classes as large as 72 students 24 March 2005



Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency...
Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency Plan in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS - What the money will go for in South Africa 24 March 2005



We have to pursue every avenue to prevent accidental oil...
"We have to pursue every avenue to prevent accidental oil spills and chronic oiling from occurring," says Fred O'Regan, IFAW president and CEO 24 March 2005



Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency...
Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency Plan in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS - What the money will go for in Tanzania 24 March 2005



Thailand RPCV Ralph White, manager of Richmond's award-winning James...
Thailand RPCV Ralph White, manager of Richmond's award-winning James River Park, faces a disciplinary hearing today for opening locked gates in the park against a supervisor's orders. 24 March 2005



Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency...
Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency Plan in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS - What the money will go for in Uganda 24 March 2005



Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency...
Peace Corps Receives Additional $4.1 Million from the President's Emergency Plan in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS - What the money will go for in Zambia 24 March 2005



Minnesota RPCVs need Photos for Exhibition
Minnesota RPCVs need Photos for Exhibition 24 March 2005



What's up with Norm Coleman, head of the Senate Subbcommittee...
What's up with Norm Coleman, head of the Senate Subbcommittee that oversees the Peace Corps? 25 March 2005



Norm Coleman to visit South America
Norm Coleman to visit South America 25 March 2005



Last year's Ireland Fund blowout on Nantucket was co-chaired...
Last year's Ireland Fund blowout on Nantucket was co-chaired by Vanity Fair writer Maureen Orth (RPCV Colombia) 25 March 2005



Krystal Willams is advanced technology marketing manager
Dominican Republic RPCV Krystal Willams serves as the advanced technology marketing manager at Deere & Co. (DE ), the giant manufacturer of agricultural and forestry equipment 25 March 2005



Chris Shays calls Republicans "party of theocracy"
Chris Shays says: This Republican Party of Lincoln has become a party of theocracy. 25 March 2005



Honduras RPCV Allen Andersson knew Amylin's drug would help his...
Honduras RPCV Allen Andersson knew Amylin's drug would help his Rachel 25 March 2005



Gertrude "Trudi" Odber signed on as a Peace Corps volunteer...
Gertrude "Trudi" Odber signed on as a Peace Corps volunteer in Hungary at age 75 25 March 2005



Donna Shalala breaks ground on University Village
Donna Shalala breaks ground on University Village 25 March 2005



Ailey Kaiser (K12) in Kyrgyzstan - I was eating lunch at...
Ailey Kaiser (K12) in Kyrgyzstan - I was eating lunch at the Hyatt while other people were witnessing revolution. 25 March 2005



PCVs in Kyrgyz Republic Are Safe
Updated Story: Peace Corps Volunteers Serving in Kyrgyz Republic Are Safe 25 March 2005



The U.S. Peace Corps is exploring the possibility of removing...
The U.S. Peace Corps is exploring the possibility of removing its Peace Corps Volunteers from Jalalabad and Osh Oblasts as a safety precaution. 25 March 2005



The Coyne Column: Events in Kyrgyzstan
The Coyne Column: Robert Rosenberg says Events in Kyrgyzstan provide a lesson and a warning as well 25 March 2005



Kolby Granville joins Arizona State board of regents
First-year law student at Arizona State University Kolby Granville (RPCV Mozambique) will begin his two-year term on Arizona State University board of regents 25 March 2005



Though time has passed since the disaster was first in...
"Though time has passed since the disaster was first in the news, people do still care about what's happening over there," Kerry Broe said a day before departing for Thailand with the Crisis Corps 25 March 2005



Dr. Greg Payne served in the Peace Corps from 1972...
Dr. Greg Payne served in the Peace Corps from 1972 to 1974 and taught physical education teaching methods to elementary school teachers in Barinas, Venezuela 25 March 2005



The Coyne Column: A Good Friday Message...
The Coyne Column: A Good Friday Message 25 March 2005



The Coyne Column: A Good Friday Message
The Coyne Column: A Good Friday Message 25 March 2005



Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Russell Carollo and Mei-Ling...
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Russell Carollo and Mei-Ling Hopgood found that the agency didn't answer their Freedom of Information Act suits; they had to file a lawsuit 25 March 2005



Houston RPCVs sponsor "Around the World in a Day"
Houston RPCVs sponsor "Around the World in a Day" for April 6 25 March 2005



Taylor Willis (K12) in Kyrgyzstan - Reports that we have received...
Taylor Willis (K12) in Kyrgyzstan - Reports that we have received indicate that the overall climate in the Jalalabat, Osh, Talas, Naryn, and Issykkul oblasts is quiet. Although there were reports that there was a curfew last night in Bishkek, in fact, there was no official curfew. 26 March 2005



I've gotten word that all the Peace Corps volunteers there...
"I've gotten word that all the Peace Corps volunteers there are safe" said Illinois State University President Al Bowman 26 March 2005



Ryan Heriot was working as a Peace Corps volunteer in...
Ryan Heriot was working as a Peace Corps volunteer in a southern Kyrgyzstan village when she got orders Sunday to move to a town near the capital 26 March 2005



The next governor of Texas, Richard "Kinky" Friedman, passed through...
The next governor of Texas, Richard "Kinky" Friedman, passed through Dallas last week with his perennial sidekick, Little Jewford Shelby 26 March 2005



Morocco RPCV Judy Wurtzel joins Aspen Institute...
Morocco RPCV Judy Wurtzel joins Aspen Institute 26 March 2005



Saint Lucia PM Kenny Anthony shareds PC memories
Saint Lucia Prime Minister Kenny Anthony shared memories of his childhood in the south and the impact that Peace Corps volunteers had on his education 26 March 2005



Peace Corps Volunteer Meg McGinty in Ukraine: The Chickens are...
Peace Corps Volunteer Meg McGinty in Ukraine: The Chickens are attacking!!! 26 March 2005



University to name library auditorium for Elaine Chao
The University of Louisville plans to name its new library auditorium for Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao 26 March 2005



Rockefeller says every young American should serve
Senator Jay Rockefeller believes every young American should give up at least a year of service to the Peace Corps or a similar organization. He shared the fact that he did this very thing when he was young, and it was an amazing experience for him 26 March 2005



Leon Dash writes about Urban America
Rosa Lee: A Mother and Her Family in Urban America by Kenya RPCV Leon Dash 27 March 2005



Julia Chang Bloch began her career as a Peace Corps...
Julia Chang Bloch began her career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sabah, Malaysia, in 1964 and was the first Asian-American to serve as U.S. ambassador to Nepal 27 March 2005



Morocco RPCV Jeffrey Tayler's "Angry Wind": Misery and mystery in...
Morocco RPCV Jeffrey Tayler's "Angry Wind": Misery and mystery in unforgiving place 27 March 2005



Chris Matthews and Jeff Case worked together in Swaziland for...
Chris Matthews and Jeff Case worked together in Swaziland for the Peace Corps 27 March 2005



I've pushed the envelope on a number of occasions," admits...
"I've pushed the envelope on a number of occasions," admits Thailand RPCV Ralph White, who has become the heart and soul, defender, liberator and -- perhaps -- emperor of Richmond's legendary James River Park System during his quarter-century relationship with it 27 March 2005



Jim Doyle proposes domestic partner benefit
Gov. Jim Doyle is asking lawmakers to change state law so that domestic partners of state employees can be covered under their health insurance plans 27 March 2005



Ruth Streeter, a Peace Corps volunteer, now teaches English to...
Ruth Streeter, a Peace Corps volunteer, now teaches English to young students in Ukraine, where she had a first-row seat to the so-called "Orange Revolution." 27 March 2005



Year 05 Issue 06: March 27, 2005: Crisis Corps arrives...
Year 05 Issue 06: March 27, 2005: Crisis Corps arrives in Thailand 27 March 2005



Community Blog Helps PCVs Tell Thier Stories
Community Peace Corps Blog Helps Volunteers Tell Thier Stories. Founder Jason Pearce was kicked out of the Peace Corps for blogging about his experiences as a Peace Corps trainee while serving in Guyana in 2002. 28 March 2005



Dr Suchet L Loois praises Jamaica
Jamaica Country Director Dr Suchet L Loois says: "After having served in countries all over the world, and seen the drain of their human capacity, I believe that one day Jamaica will be a centre of black human capital impacting the developing world." 28 March 2005



Liz Paul (K12) in Kyrgyzstan - You Say You Want A...
Liz Paul (K12) in Kyrgyzstan - You Say You Want A Revolution 28 March 2005



Updated Story: Peace Corps Volunteers in Kyrgyz Republic Are Safe...
Updated Story: Peace Corps Volunteers in Kyrgyz Republic Are Safe, Returning to Sites and Serving Their Communities 28 March 2005



Updated Story: Peace Corps Volunteers in Kyrgyz Republic Are Safe...
Updated Story: Peace Corps Volunteers in Kyrgyz Republic Are Safe, Returning to Sites and Serving Their Communities 28 March 2005



Updated Story: Peace Corps Volunteers in Kyrgyz Republic Are Safe...
Updated Story: Peace Corps Volunteers in Kyrgyz Republic Are Safe, Returning to Sites and Serving Their Communities 28 March 2005



Peace Corps Volunteer Nichole Christensen in Morocco: Second Year...
Peace Corps Volunteer Nichole Christensen in Morocco: Second Year 28 March 2005



RPCV James Rupert says: As the U.S. is looking to...
RPCV James Rupert says: As the U.S. is looking to win people over in the Muslim world, security fears prompt the closing of an American cultural center in Islamabad 28 March 2005



Poland RPCV William Berry dies in Vermont...
Poland RPCV William Berry dies in Vermont 28 March 2005



Reed Hastings' Netflix surpasses 3 million subscribers
Reed Hastings' Netflix surpasses 3 million subscribers 28 March 2005



Michael Jacobs in Kyrgyz Republic - Coming out of my "post...
Michael Jacobs in Kyrgyz Republic - Coming out of my "post"-Soviet haze in Bangkok 28 March 2005



Most messages back Ralph White...
Most messages back Ralph White 28 March 2005



Police travel to Tonga with RPCV
Two local police officials returned last week from a trip to the South Pacific island of Tonga to learn about its culture. Cpl. Mark Phillips of San Bruno and Sgt. Ed Nakiso of Burlingame traveled with Emile Hons, the general manager of the Shops at Tanforan, who lived in Tonga while with the Peace Corps. Emile Hons was an art teacher in Tonga in 1976 when Dennis Priven, a friend and fellow Peace Corps volunteer, carried out the brutal murder of Deborah Gardner 28 March 2005



NBC apologizes to Turkey for West Wing episode
NBC apologizes to Turkey for West Wing episode 28 March 2005



Randall L. Tobias speaks at PC Headquarters
Speaking at Peace Corps headquarters March 24, Randall L. Tobias, who coordinates all U.S. programs to fight HIV/AIDS, highlighted some of the early successes of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) while lamenting the continuing impact the AIDS pandemic is having on developing nations. 28 March 2005



Gregg Kaufman says Dr.Nancy O'Quinn is no longer affiliated with...
Gregg Kaufman says Dr.Nancy O'Quinn is no longer affiliated with the university 28 March 2005



Jody Olsen speaks at Coverdell Center
Deputy Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen will be speaking at a Coverdell Life and Legacy Symposium at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA on Thursday, March 31. Olsen was Chief of Staff for Paul Coverdell while he was Peace Corps Director. 28 March 2005



Phil Hardberger says city manager salary is 'ridiculous'
Mayoral candidate Phil Hardberger says a proposal to pay San Antonio's new city manager up to $300,000 a year is 'ridiculous' 28 March 2005



Ugly Fishermen, a book club I visited the other night...
Ugly Fishermen, a book club I visited the other night comprised largely of former peace corps volunteers in their 20s and 30s that was stocked with more conviction, consciousness and thoughtful self-examination than I ordinarily encounter in a whole month 29 March 2005



Brian Kiger was allowed to return to his work in...
Brian Kiger was allowed to return to his work in Kyrgyzstan -- assisting farmers efforts to get supplies for agribusiness -- on Sunday 29 March 2005



Peace Corps Volunteer Ann in Modlova: Cultural Adjustment...
Peace Corps Volunteer Ann in Modlova: Cultural Adjustment 29 March 2005



James Rupert writes on repression of Pakistani women
RPCV James Rupert writes: Pakistani women: A cruel repression 29 March 2005



Ed Garvery says: Does Jim Doyle really like being governor...
Ed Garvery says: Does Jim Doyle really like being governor, or is he telling us he is ready to move on? 29 March 2005



Vasquez presents inaugural National Founder's Award
Albertsons received the inaugural National Founder's Award, presented by Peace Corps Director Gaddi Vasquez to Albertsons Food Division President and CEO Pete VanHelden 29 March 2005



Danese Cooper is open source diva
Open Source Diva RPCV Danese Cooper writes: I am struck again by how much internal systems reinforce culture, or is it vice versa? Of course such systems are designed to make workers more productive while protecting things like privacy and intellectual property. But in my experience corporate systems also contribute to a hive-mind effect that can be unintentionally limiting. 29 March 2005



Peace Corps seeks a few good baby boomers
Peace Corps seeks a few good baby boomers 29 March 2005



James Hawk, who has a master's degree in biological oceanography...
James Hawk, who has a master's degree in biological oceanography and experience in sustainable development and outreach through his work in the Peace Corps, will serve as project director for a five-year federal grant to study the reduction or possible elimination of herbicides in vineyards 30 March 2005



Jenny Zeisler expects to leave for Peace Corps service in...
Jenny Zeisler expects to leave for Peace Corps service in Armenia on June 3 30 March 2005



Taylor Hackford to receive Film Society Award
Taylor Hackford will receive the Film Society Award for Lifetime Achievement at S.F. film fest 30 March 2005



I was standing in the pickle and mustard aisle in...
"I was standing in the pickle and mustard aisle in the Kohl's Store at Bayshore and it just overwhelmed me," says Albert Liu. Two years in the Peace Corps does that to people. The abundance of everything in America, including pickles and mustard, has made mute many a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV). 30 March 2005



Burkina Faso RPCV Lawrence Diggs runs International Vinegar Museum...
Burkina Faso RPCV Lawrence Diggs runs International Vinegar Museum 30 March 2005



Dominican Republic RPCV Melzer "Pat" Morgan retires as Superior Court...
Dominican Republic RPCV Melzer "Pat" Morgan retires as Superior Court judge 30 March 2005



Scott McNeill learned the wood sculpture technique in Honduras, where...
Scott McNeill learned the wood sculpture technique in Honduras, where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer from 1992 to 1994. 30 March 2005



Years after her service in India, Gail Singh continues to...
Years after her service in India, Gail Singh continues to recommend the Peace Corps to everyone looking to change the world, one village at a time 30 March 2005



Peter Balasky said he will be traveling to different villages...
Peter Balasky said he will be traveling to different villages, where he intends to deliver the packages personally and hand over items to Peace Corps volunteers 30 March 2005



Kinky Friedman Preps for Gubernatorial Run
Kinky Friedman Preps for Gubernatorial Run 30 March 2005



Sierra Leone RPCV Emil Malinovsky dies in Maryland...
Sierra Leone RPCV Emil Malinovsky dies in Maryland 30 March 2005



Sierra Leone RPCV Emil Malinovsky dies in Maryland...
Sierra Leone RPCV Emil Malinovsky dies in Maryland 30 March 2005



With 20 years of experience in banking, Thailand RPCV Dan...
With 20 years of experience in banking, Thailand RPCV Dan Moudree previously held various business and management positions at Wells Fargo Bank 30 March 2005



if you drive the economy into the red ultimately there...
"if you drive the economy into the red ultimately there are significant consequences for our capacity to achieve our dreams in terms of poverty reduction and prosperity," Jonathan Lash, a member of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment board 30 March 2005



Responses to Community Peace Corps Blog Helps Volunteers Tell Thiner...
Responses to Community Peace Corps Blog Helps Volunteers Tell Thiner Stories 31 March 2005



Brett and Laura Holt Travels To Armenia As Teachers With...
Brett and Laura Holt Travels To Armenia As Teachers With Peace Corps 31 March 2005



Steven Lawry named president of Antioch College
Botswana RPCV Steven Lawry named president of Antioch College 31 March 2005



Frank A. Fairbanks named leader in local government
Costa Rica RPCV Frank A. Fairbanks, City Manager of Phoenix, Arizona has been a leader in local government for 32 years; during his tenure, Financial World Magazine recognized Phoenix as the "Best Managed City in the Nation" in 1995 31 March 2005



IT professionals install programs and hardware and teach people in...
IT professionals install programs and hardware and teach people in Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Georgia and other countries how to use computers. 31 March 2005



Packing List for Guyana...
Packing List for Guyana 31 March 2005



Beginning this summer, Madagascar will become home for Tara Stohler...
Beginning this summer, Madagascar will become home for Tara Stohler for the next two years as a Peace Corps volunteer 31 March 2005



Paul Theroux says PCVs benefit from structure
The Peace Corps is an especially good choice for those who would benefit from structure. "When I graduated from college," says Theroux, "I wanted to write, but had no money. The Peace Corps was a natural choice for me; I was looked after while getting the opportunity to experience a developing country. I went to Malawi, learned a foreign language, and fell in love with Africa." 31 March 2005



Jason Ben-Meir writes on community delveopment
RPCV Jason Ben-Meir says: When communities work together to realize their development goals, they also establish local associations (core civil-society institutions) to manage projects and create new ones. 31 March 2005



Jason Sparapani runs cooking class in New Orleans
Nepal RPCV Jason Sparapani runs a cooking class in New Orleans where food is the life of the party 31 March 2005



Peter McPherson to receive National Public Service Award
Peter McPherson to receive National Public Service Award 31 March 2005



RPCV Hugh Pickens reviews "Cultural Frontiers of the Peace Corps...
RPCV Hugh Pickens reviews "Cultural Frontiers of the Peace Corps" 31 March 2005



Philippines RPCV Mildred Manis: 1911-2004...
Philippines RPCV Mildred Manis: 1911-2004 31 March 2005



Matt Sesow shines light on grief and pain of war
Matt Sesow says he created "Collateral Damage (Living Hell)" to shine a light on the grief and pain of war. 31 March 2005



Cuban Newspaper "PeriĂłdico 26" says: Frank Almaguer served as Washington's...
Cuban Newspaper "Periódico 26" says: Frank Almaguer served as Washington's ambassador in Tegucigalpa from1999 to 2002. Previously, he had repeatedly interfered and intervened in Central American affairs and in other countries in Latin America, carrying out his missions behind the "humanitarian" façade of the so called Peace Corps and USAID. 31 March 2005



Maria Shriver Builds Role as California's First Lady
Maria Shriver Builds a Different Role as California's First Lady 31 March 2005



On the weekend of the two-year anniversary of the...
On the weekend of the two-year anniversary of the U.S. led coalition attacking Iraq, several media companies, both cable and network, gave their figures on the death count of Iraqi civilians. Various human rights groups and the Peace Corps all gave substantially higher figures. [sic] 31 March 2005



The Peace Corps participates in the career fair at no...
The Peace Corps participates in the career fair at no cost 31 March 2005