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- 2006.12.18: December 18, 2006: Headlines: Crime: Drugs: Marijuana: Medicine: Law: Speaking Out: Medical Marijuana of America: RPCV David Harde receives Prison Sentence for Medical Marijuana Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 6:13 am 
- 2006.03.13: March 13, 2006: Headlines: Freedom: Jurisprudence: Law: The Guardian: Sandra Day O'Connor says US is in danger of edging towards dictatorship if the party's rightwingers continue to attack the judiciary Monday, March 13, 2006 - 11:54 am 
- 2006.02.06: February 6, 2006: Headlines: COS - Turkey: Law: Jurisprudence: The Charlotte Observer: North Carolina's new Chief Justice Sarah Parker (RPCV Turkey) known for integrity Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 12:37 pm 
- 2006.01.01: January 1, 2006: Headlines: Peace Corps Directors - Vaughn: Law: First Amendment: COS - Chile: Selective Service: The Review of Litigation: Murray versus Vaughn Case reviewed Wednesday, March 08, 2006 - 6:01 am 
- December 29, 2005: Headlines: COS - Russia: Law: BendBulletin.com: Russia RPCV Kristen G. Williams named associate attorney to the Karnopp Petersen Friday, December 30, 2005 - 11:58 am 
- November 4, 2005: Headlines: Separation: Law: Early Termination: FedSmith.com: Firing a Government "Volunteer" Isn't Easy Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 9:17 pm 
- September 14, 2005: Headlines: COS - Uganda: Law: University Administration: Yeshiva Univeristy: David Rudenstine named Cardozo Dean Vice President for Legal Education Friday, October 07, 2005 - 11:56 am 
- March 19, 2005: Headlines: COS - Ukraine: Law: National Journal: Ukraine RPCV Cristin Zeisler is the first national director of public- interest activities at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 12:11 am 
When this story was posted in March 2005, this was on the front page of PCOL:
| The Peace Corps Library|
Peace Corps Online is proud to announce that the Peace Corps Library is now available online. With over 30,000 index entries in over 500 categories, this is the largest collection of Peace Corps related reference material in the world. From Acting to Zucchini, you can use the Main Index to find hundreds of stories about RPCVs who have your same interests, who served in your Country of Service, or who serve in your state.
| RPCVs in Congress ask colleagues to support PC|
RPCVs Sam Farr, Chris Shays, Thomas Petri, James Walsh, and Mike Honda have asked their colleagues in Congress to add their names to a letter they have written to the House Foreign Operations Subcommittee, asking for full funding of $345 M for the Peace Corps in 2006. As a follow-on to Peace Corps week, please read the letter and call your Representative in Congress and ask him or her to add their name to the letter.
| March 1: National Day of Action|
Tuesday, March 1, is the NPCA's National Day of Action. Please call your Senators and ask them to support the President's proposed $27 Million budget increase for the Peace Corps for FY2006 and ask them to oppose the elimination of Perkins loans that benefit Peace Corps volunteers from low-income backgrounds. Follow this link for step-by-step information on how to make your calls. Then take our poll and leave feedback on how the calls went.
| Coates Redmon, Peace Corps Chronicler |
Coates Redmon, a staffer in Sargent Shriver's Peace Corps, died February 22 in Washington, DC. Her book "Come as You Are" is considered to be one of the finest (and most entertaining) recountings of the birth of the Peace Corps and how it was literally thrown together in a matter of weeks. If you want to know what it felt like to be young and idealistic in the 1960's, get an out-of-print copy. We honor her memory.
| Make a call for the Peace Corps|
PCOL is a strong supporter of the NPCA's National Day of Action and encourages every RPCV to spend ten minutes on Tuesday, March 1 making a call to your Representatives and ask them to support President Bush's budget proposal of $345 Million to expand the Peace Corps. Take our Poll: Click here to take our poll. We'll send out a reminder and have more details early next week.
| Peace Corps Calendar: Tempest in a Teapot?|
Bulgarian writer Ognyan Georgiev has written a story which has made the front page of the newspaper "Telegraf" criticizing the photo selection for his country in the 2005 "Peace Corps Calendar" published by RPCVs of Madison, Wisconsin. RPCV Betsy Sergeant Snow, who submitted the photograph for the calendar, has published her reply. Read the stories and leave your comments.
| WWII participants became RPCVs|
Read about two RPCVs who participated in World War II in very different ways long before there was a Peace Corps. Retired Rear Adm. Francis J. Thomas (RPCV Fiji), a decorated hero of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005 at 100. Mary Smeltzer (RPCV Botswana), 89, followed her Japanese students into WWII internment camps. We honor both RPCVs for their service.
| Bush's FY06 Budget for the Peace Corps|
The White House is proposing $345 Million for the Peace Corps for FY06 - a $27.7 Million (8.7%) increase that would allow at least two new posts and maintain the existing number of volunteers at approximately 7,700. Bush's 2002 proposal to double the Peace Corps to 14,000 volunteers appears to have been forgotten. The proposed budget still needs to be approved by Congress.
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