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January 12, 2008: This Month's Top Stories Date: January 13 2008 No: 1221 January 12, 2008: This Month's Top Stories
Jack Vaughn, Peace Corps Legend 12 Jan
Hill Puts Gentle Pressure on North Korea 11 Jan
Sarah Chayes writes Bhutto's decision tarnishes her memory 10 Jan
Tom Petri is a Republican who 'gets it' 10 Jan
Robert Strauss writes: PCVs lack maturity and experience 9 Jan
James Rupert writes: Musharraf May Use Election Delay 7 Jan
Senate Increases Funding for Peace Corps 4 Jan
Chris Dodd addresses supporters after Iowa Caucuses 3 Jan
John Granville Shot Dead in Sudan 2 Jan
Kathleen Stephens appointed ambassador to South Korea 19 Dec
Obituary for St. Clair Bourne 18 Dec
Dr. Robert Zeigler warns of global rice shortage 13 Dec
PCV Blythe Ann O’Sullivan dies in Suriname accident 8 Dec
David Kotz named new Inspector General at SEC 6 Dec
Obama calls for doubling the size of the Peace Corps 5 Dec
Obituary for Henry Hyde - Friend of the Peace Corps 29 Nov
Robert M. Gates calls for “soft power” tools 27 Nov
Kevin Quigley writes: To win the peace, Restore the corps 27 Nov
Michael Adlerstein says UN renovation will be done right 27 Nov
Peru Trade Pact is Victory for Toledo 24 Nov
Crisis Corps is now Peace Corps Response 19 Nov
Tony Hall works for Middle East peace 13 Nov

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John Granville Shot Dead in Sudan
Cameroon RPCV John Granville Shot Dead in Sudan 2 January 2008


John Granville was Devoted to Africa
Slain Diplomat John Granville (RPCV Cameroon) Was Devoted to Africa 2 January 2008


Police hear witnesses in slaying of John Granville
Sudan police hear witnesses in slaying of US Diplomat John Granville (RPCV Cameroon) 2 January 2008


"American Idealist" to screen at JFK Library
"American Idealist,"" to screen at JFK Library 2 January 2008


Mike Tidwell helped start corn stoves co-op
Mike Tidwell helped start corn stoves co-op 2 January 2008


Carl Pope writes: Let's make 2008 greener
Carl Pope writes: 2007 was green; let's make 2008 greener 2 January 2008


Mark Schneider says Pakistan needs parliamentary democracy
Mark Schneider says Pakistan's moderate majority will settle for nothing less than genuine parliamentary democracy 3 January 2008


Doug Perry writes: Matthews is Wild About Obama
Doug Perry writes: Matthews is Wild About Obama 3 January 2008


Chris Dodd’s addresses supporters after Iowa Caucuses
Chris Dodd’s address to supporters after the Iowa Caucuses 3 January 2008


Senate Increases Funding for Peace Corps
Senators Dodd, Feinstein, Feingold Amendment Significantly Increases Funding for Peace Corps 4 January 2008


Peace Corps Volunteers in Kenya Remain Safe
Peace Corps Volunteers in Kenya Remain Safe 5 January 2008


Doyle endorses Obama
Doyle endorses Obama, calls candidate a 'uniter' 6 January 2008


Dodd Says It's Good Feeling To Be Home
Dodd Says It's Good Feeling To Be Home 6 January 2008


Michael O'Hanlon writes: Iraq's unknown economy
Michael O'Hanlon writes: Iraq's unknown economy 6 January 2008


PCVs relocated to Tanzania
The U.S. Embassy in Kenya relocated Peace Corps volunteers to neighboring Tanzania and warned American citizens to register with the embassy as political violence continued to escalate in the East African nation 7 January 2008


James Rupert writes: Musharraf May Use Election Delay
James Rupert writes: Musharraf May Use Election Delay to Foment Discord Among Rivals 7 January 2008


Michael O'Hanlon writes: Obama and Iraq
Michael O'Hanlon writes: Obama and Iraq 7 January 2008


Christopher R. Hill says perseverance needed with Korea
Christopher R. Hill says patience and perseverance needed with North Korea 8 January 2008


Thaleia Tsongas supports Obama
Thaleia Tsongas supports Obama 8 January 2008


Robert Strauss writes: PCVs lack maturity and experience
Liberia RPCV Robert L. Strauss writes: Too often young volunteers lack the maturity and professional experience to be effective development workers in the 21st century 9 January 2008


Sarah Chayes writes Bhutto's decision tarnishes her memory
Sarah Chayes writes: Benazir Bhutto's decision to anoint her son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, as her successor tarnishes her memory 10 January 2008


Tom Petri is a Republican who 'gets it'
The Capital Times writes: Tom Petri is a Republican who 'gets it' 10 January 2008


Hill Puts Gentle Pressure on North Korea
Hill Puts Gentle Pressure on North Korea 11 January 2008


Release of Men Convicted murder attempt on Edmund Hull
Release of 2 Men Convicted of Trying to Kill Former US Ambassador Edmund Hull 14 January 2008


Jack Vaughn writes: Inbred Deer in the Fudge Factory
Jack Vaughn writes: Inbred Deer in the Fudge Factory 14 January 2008


Regional Director Allene Zanger visits Tonga
Regional Director for the Inter-America and Pacific Region Allene Zanger visiting Tonga 15 January 2008


Suzanne Seidl Griffin describes Kabul raid
RPCV Suzanne Seidl Griffin describes horror of Monday's Kabul raid 16 January 2008


Suzanne Seidl Griffin survives bombing attack in Kabul
RPCV Suzanne Seidl Griffin survived a suicide bombing attack in Kabul, Afghanistan while working as senior project manager of education for the Save the Children USA program in Kabul 16 January 2008


André-Guy Soh remembers John Granville
André-Guy Soh says: In 1997 in Bamendjou, my village in western Cameroon. I became a teacher, and that's where I met John Granville, who was an English teacher with the Peace Corps 16 January 2008


Paul Theroux launches Book Fair in Calcutta
Paul Theroux to launch Book Fair in Calcutta 16 January 2008


Gaddi Vasquez addresses Placentia Rotary
Gaddi Vasquez addresses Placentia Rotary in Orange County 16 January 2008


Ibarguen Elected to Board of AMR Corporation
Alberto Ibarguen Elected to the Boards of AMR Corporation and American Airlines, Inc. 16 January 2008


Chris Matthews Backs Off 'Nasty' Remark on Clinton
Chris Matthews Backs Off 'Nasty' Remark on Clinton 18 January 2008


Lyle Jensen remembers Korea in 1960's
Lyle Jensen shares tales of Peace Corps experience in Korea in 1960's 19 January 2008


Maria Shriver produced "American Idealist"
California's first lady, Maria Shriver, produced a documentary titled "American Idealist" about her father, Robert Sargent Shriver 20 January 2008


Todd Vanderwerff writes: 'American Idealist' falls short
Todd Vanderwerff writes: 'Story of Sargent Shriver' falls short 20 January 2008


Mae Jemison says King's dream is call to action
Jemison says Martin Luther King's dream wasn't an illusive fantasy but a call to action 20 January 2008


Sargent Shriver is the Real Ideal
Tom Shales writes: Politician-Activist Sargent Shriver: He's the Real Ideal 21 January 2008


Maria Shriver reflects on Sargent Shriver
Maria Shriver reflects on Sargent Shriver 21 January 2008


PBS special tells story of Sargent Shriver
PBS special tells story of Sargent Shriver 21 January 2008


Shriver lived life adjacent to power
Shriver lived life adjacent to power 21 January 2008


Chris Matthews talks to men like he talks to women
How would Chris Matthews sound if he talked to men like he talks to women? 22 January 2008


Tschetter addresses Rotary Club
Peace Corps Director Addresses Rotary Club 23 January 2008


Wisconsin RPCVs sponsor Freeze for Food
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin-Madison sponsor Freeze for Food 23 January 2008


Country Director protested Vietnam on embassy steps
Elena Hartwell says her father was the Peace Corps director in Colombia. He wasn't allowed to march because he worked for the American government. So he sat on the embassy steps. 24 January 2008


P. F. Kluge's love affair with Saipan endures
Micronesia RPCV P. F. Kluge's love affair with Saipan endures 24 January 2008


Walsh to Retire From Congress
Walsh to Retire From Congress 24 January 2008


Craig Tieszen runs for South Dakota state senate
Kenya RPCV Craig Tieszen announces run for South Dakota state senate 25 January 2008


Tony D'Souza writes "The Konkans"
Tony D'Souza writes "The Konkans" 25 January 2008


Jim Walsh will be missed in Congress
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle writes: Jim Walsh will be missed in Congress 25 January 2008


Redi says Bush PC Pledge "remains unfulfilled"
Harry Reid says Bush's 2002 pledge to double the size of the Peace Corps to 15,000 "remains unfulfilled." The corps today is about 8,000 strong, "barely larger" than it was six years ago 25 January 2008


James Rupert writes: Pakistan's Nuclear Security
James Rupert writes: Pakistan Says Its Nuclear Security `Second to None' 26 January 2008


Kinky Friedman may make 2nd run for Texas Governor
Kinky Friedman may make second run for Texas Governor 26 January 2008


Students help to feed orphans in Uganda
Mrs. Rodenbaugh signed up with the Peace Corps’ Crossing Cultures program and hooked up with her Westminster College roommate Hope Latiak, who is a Peace Corps volunteer at an orphanage in Uganda 27 January 2008


600 RPCVs work in NY City Schools
About 600 former Peace Corps members have worked in high-needs city schools in New York City since 1985 through the Peace Corps Fellows program at Columbia University's Teachers College 27 January 2008


Caroline Kennedy writes: A President Like My Father
Caroline Kennedy writes: A President Like My Father 27 January 2008


We need a Peace Corps 10 times its present size
Parag Khana writes: We need a Peace Corps 10 times its present size 27 January 2008


P. F. Kluge speaks in Saipan
Micronesia RPCV P. F. Kluge speaks in Saipan 28 January 2008


Sixth Anniversary of USA Freedom Corps
Sixth Anniversary of USA Freedom Corps 28 January 2008


Scott McNeill presents "Sculpting with Light!"
Honduras RPCV Scott McNeill presents SCULPTING WITH LIGHT! 29 January 2008


UM students question motivations of PCVs
Some students at University of Michigan question the motivations of Peace Corps participants and their reasoning for joining the program 29 January 2008


Burkina Faso in 2nd place in Fund Raising Contest
Friends of Burkina Faso in second place in Internet Fund Raising Contest 31 January 2008


Bruce Cumings says Bush to blame for Korea relations
Bruce Cumings blames the Bush Administration for unfavorable relations between the U.S. and N. Korea 31 January 2008


Mae Jemison featured speaker at AKA Anniversary
Jemison will be the featured speaker at 100th anniversary of the founding of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 31 January 2008


Bush's PC pledge nothing more than hot air
Bush's pledge to double the size of the Peace Corps was nothing more than hot air 31 January 2008

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Peace Corps Volunteer Hanna writes: There is this feeling of...
Peace Corps Volunteer Hanna writes: There is this feeling of shock, defeat and injustice in the air... along with the tension that often chaperones those sentiments 1 January 2008



Dodd laments caucuses' money, celebrity focus...
Dodd laments caucuses' money, celebrity focus 1 January 2008



When Fred Poses became chief of American Standard Companies in...
When Fred Poses became chief of American Standard Companies in 2000, he inherited a company that had steadily branched out from bath and kitchen fixtures into such disparate areas as air-conditioning and braking systems for vehicles 1 January 2008



John Granville Shot Dead in Sudan
Cameroon RPCV John Granville Shot Dead in Sudan 2 January 2008



Police hear witnesses in slaying of John Granville
Sudan police hear witnesses in slaying of US Diplomat John Granville (RPCV Cameroon) 2 January 2008



FBI, US diplomatic security to visit Sudan over murder of...
FBI, US diplomatic security to visit Sudan over murder of US Diplomat John Granville (RPCV Cameroon) 2 January 2008



John Granville was Devoted to Africa
Slain Diplomat John Granville (RPCV Cameroon) Was Devoted to Africa 2 January 2008



Obituary for Cameroon RPCV John Granville...
Obituary for Cameroon RPCV John Granville 2 January 2008



Peace Corps Parent Bogy writes: Trouble in Kenya...
Peace Corps Parent Bogy writes: Trouble in Kenya 2 January 2008



With riots sweeping through much of Kenya in the wake...
With riots sweeping through much of Kenya in the wake of a disputed presidential election, Peace Corps volunteer Claire Schuenke's two-year mission there may have gotten a little more complicated 2 January 2008



Peace Corps Volunteers are in consolidation in Kenya...
Peace Corps Volunteers are in consolidation in Kenya 2 January 2008



Kasey Dix served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua...
Kasey Dix served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua 2 January 2008



"American Idealist" to screen at JFK Library
"American Idealist,"" to screen at JFK Library 2 January 2008



Mike Tidwell helped start corn stoves co-op
Mike Tidwell helped start corn stoves co-op 2 January 2008



Carl Pope writes: Let's make 2008 greener
Carl Pope writes: 2007 was green; let's make 2008 greener 2 January 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer "Kenya believe it?" writes: First off, I...
Peace Corps Volunteer "Kenya believe it?" writes: First off, I want to let you all know that I am safe here. I will be evacuated tomorrow to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania by private plane. I am with a group of 12 others in Kakamega, in western Kenya, about 1 hour from Kisumu and 1 hour from Eldoret, and we will be traveling tomorrowby tiny little 7 person planes to Kisumu, then flying from there to Tanzania. 3 January 2008



At age 27, Leilani Johnson has already served two years...
At age 27, Leilani Johnson has already served two years in the Peace Corps in Kenya, traveled extensively, earned a master's degree in Public Health (MPH), worked with an international service organization and is now preparing for the next chapter, work abroad as a nurse practitioner 3 January 2008



Mark Schneider says Pakistan needs parliamentary democracy
Mark Schneider says Pakistan's moderate majority will settle for nothing less than genuine parliamentary democracy 3 January 2008



John Guy, 78 years young, took the oath to become...
John Guy, 78 years young, took the oath to become a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine 3 January 2008



Doug Perry writes: Matthews is Wild About Obama
Doug Perry writes: Matthews is Wild About Obama 3 January 2008



Chris Dodd's addresses supporters after Iowa Caucuses
Chris Dodd's address to supporters after the Iowa Caucuses 3 January 2008



Writer Tom Bissell to read from his work on Vietnam...
Writer Tom Bissell to read from his work on Vietnam legacy 3 January 2008



Senate Increases Funding for Peace Corps
Senators Dodd, Feinstein, Feingold Amendment Significantly Increases Funding for Peace Corps 4 January 2008



Charles Peters writes: Judge Obama by His Laws...
Charles Peters writes: Judge Obama by His Laws 4 January 2008



Dr. Charles Rooney helped train the first Peace Corp volunteers...
Dr. Charles Rooney helped train the first Peace Corp volunteers under the direction of Robert Sargent Shriver 4 January 2008



Returned Peace Corps Volunteers kimerimeti writes: We are thinking much...
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers kimerimeti writes: We are thinking much of Kenya and our friends. Praying for peace. 5 January 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Gillie Kehoe Details Perils in Kenya...
Peace Corps Volunteer Gillie Kehoe Details Perils in Kenya 5 January 2008



Peace Corps Volunteers in Kenya Remain Safe
Peace Corps Volunteers in Kenya Remain Safe 5 January 2008



Jennifer Arnold is serving with the Peace Corps in Macedonia...
Jennifer Arnold is serving with the Peace Corps in Macedonia 5 January 2008



Dodd Gets Huge Homecoming in hometown of East Haddam...
Dodd Gets Huge Homecoming in hometown of East Haddam 5 January 2008



Crisis Management: The Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Training for Peace...
Crisis Management: The Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Training for Peace Corps Volunteers and the three levels of alert (standfast, consolidation, evacuation) 5 January 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Cambodia writes: Where to start. Here are...
Peace Corps Volunteer Cambodia writes: Where to start. Here are some myths I would like to set straight after being in Cambodia for almost a year 6 January 2008



Doyle endorses Obama
Doyle endorses Obama, calls candidate a 'uniter' 6 January 2008



Dodd Says It's Good Feeling To Be Home
Dodd Says It's Good Feeling To Be Home 6 January 2008



Michael O'Hanlon writes: Iraq's unknown economy
Michael O'Hanlon writes: Iraq's unknown economy 6 January 2008



After spending 2 1/2 years with the Peace Corps in...
After spending 2 1/2 years with the Peace Corps in El Salvador, Nathan Karrel is still readjusting to the cold temperatures and fast-paced life-style of Americans 7 January 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Faith Finholm is safe in Tanzania after...
Peace Corps Volunteer Faith Finholm is safe in Tanzania after being smuggled out of riot-ravaged Kenya last week on a flat-bed truck. 7 January 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Mike Hardin Talks About the Violence in...
Peace Corps Volunteer Mike Hardin Talks About the Violence in Kenya 7 January 2008



PCVs relocated to Tanzania
The U.S. Embassy in Kenya relocated Peace Corps volunteers to neighboring Tanzania and warned American citizens to register with the embassy as political violence continued to escalate in the East African nation 7 January 2008



Morocco RPCV Timothy Crouse wrote about "Better than Expected" in...
Morocco RPCV Timothy Crouse wrote about "Better than Expected" in Presidential Campaigns 7 January 2008



American Peace Corps to Be Sworn-in in Namibia...
American Peace Corps to Be Sworn-in in Namibia 7 January 2008



James Rupert writes: Musharraf May Use Election Delay
James Rupert writes: Musharraf May Use Election Delay to Foment Discord Among Rivals 7 January 2008



Obituary for Thailand Country director Glenn W. Ferguson...
Obituary for Thailand Country director Glenn W. Ferguson 7 January 2008



Thailand RPCV Bob Butterworth is new child-welfare administrator for...
Thailand RPCV Bob Butterworth is new child-welfare administrator for Florida 7 January 2008



Uganda Peace Corps volunteer Brian Dunn writes: Anyone who finishes...
Uganda Peace Corps volunteer Brian Dunn writes: Anyone who finishes a marathon is a winner, especially in Africa 7 January 2008



Michael O'Hanlon writes: Obama and Iraq
Michael O'Hanlon writes: Obama and Iraq 7 January 2008



Eric Young and David Berry testify in Campbell Case...
Eric Young and David Berry testify in Campbell Case 8 January 2008



Cameroon RPCV John M. Granville worked an ocean away, trying...
Cameroon RPCV John M. Granville worked an ocean away, trying to forge a lasting peace in war-torn south Sudan 8 January 2008



Christopher R. Hill says perseverance needed with Korea
Christopher R. Hill says patience and perseverance needed with North Korea 8 January 2008



Obituary for Philippines RPCV Mary Margaret Nied...
Obituary for Philippines RPCV Mary Margaret Nied 8 January 2008



Thaleia Tsongas supports Obama
Thaleia Tsongas supports Obama 8 January 2008



Americans testify in Campbell murder trial...
Americans testify in Campbell murder trial 9 January 2008



Robert Strauss writes: PCVs lack maturity and experience
Liberia RPCV Robert L. Strauss writes: Too often young volunteers lack the maturity and professional experience to be effective development workers in the 21st century 9 January 2008



Since September 2006, Allison Whaley has lived in Pilar, a...
Since September 2006, Allison Whaley has lived in Pilar, a town of 30,000 about Ăžve hours from the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion, serving as an environmental education volunteer 9 January 2008



Lydia Humenycky completed her service in the Peace Corps in...
Lydia Humenycky completed her service in the Peace Corps in Togo 9 January 2008



Yemen RPCV Holly Anne Reichert is New Principal for English...
Yemen RPCV Holly Anne Reichert is New Principal for English-Arabic School 9 January 2008



Tom Murphy is a senior fellow at the Washington-based...
Tom Murphy is a senior fellow at the Washington-based Urban Land Institute 9 January 2008



RPCV Brenda Commandeur on mission to aid school in Ethiopia...
RPCV Brenda Commandeur on mission to aid school in Ethiopia 10 January 2008



Audrey Lynn Squires to serve as Peace Corps Volunteer in...
Audrey Lynn Squires to serve as Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala 10 January 2008



Danny Hervo just returned home to Hungry Horse after two...
Danny Hervo just returned home to Hungry Horse after two years in Madagascar working as a Peace Corps volunteer 10 January 2008



Sarah Chayes writes Bhutto's decision tarnishes her memory
Sarah Chayes writes: Benazir Bhutto's decision to anoint her son, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, as her successor tarnishes her memory 10 January 2008



American Idealist" to screen at Martin Luther King, Jr. Service...
"American Idealist" to screen at Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Summit 10 January 2008



Tom Petri is a Republican who 'gets it'
The Capital Times writes: Tom Petri is a Republican who 'gets it' 10 January 2008



As an agroforestry volunteer in El Salvador, Michael Sheehan tried...
As an agroforestry volunteer in El Salvador, Michael Sheehan tried to reduce the use of mangroves for construction and firewood by promoting multiple-use trees and planting tree farms 11 January 2008



Hill Puts Gentle Pressure on North Korea
Hill Puts Gentle Pressure on North Korea 11 January 2008



Jack Vaughn, Peace Corps Legend...
Jack Vaughn, Peace Corps Legend 11 January 2008



Jack Vaughn, Peace Corps Legend...
Jack Vaughn, Peace Corps Legend 11 January 2008



In 1966 Joe and Beverly Hanlon were married and heading...
In 1966 Joe and Beverly Hanlon were married and heading for the Peace Corps in Honduras 12 January 2008



Patrice Koerper serves as a Peace Corps volunteer in Macedonia...
Patrice Koerper serves as a Peace Corps volunteer in Macedonia 12 January 2008



Jamie Pilarczyk was a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco from...
Jamie Pilarczyk was a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco from 2004 to 2006 12 January 2008



Mark Kampert is in Namibia for the Peace Corps, helping...
Mark Kampert is in Namibia for the Peace Corps, helping to bring running water to the school where he teaches 12 January 2008



Jeb Koogler writes: The Peace Corps might consider focusing a...
Jeb Koogler writes: The Peace Corps might consider focusing a little less on young people, and a little more on increasing their recruitment from an older, more experienced crowd 12 January 2008



Chris Matthews a Target for Clinton Fans...
Chris Matthews a Target for Clinton Fans 12 January 2008



Cameroon RPCV Kelli M. Donley writes: The Peace Corps is...
Cameroon RPCV Kelli M. Donley writes: The Peace Corps is a great program in true need of reorganization 13 January 2008



China RPCV Michael Levy writes: Robert L. Strauss' criticism of...
China RPCV Michael Levy writes: Robert L. Strauss' criticism of the Peace Corps is an insult to those who work tirelessly - at great sacrifice and, at times, with little enjoyment - to fulfill their missions 13 January 2008



Senegal RPCV Benjamin Y. Clark writes: The Peace Corps is...
Senegal RPCV Benjamin Y. Clark writes: The Peace Corps is really more of a cultural-exchange program than an international development organization 13 January 2008



Concerns about medical clearance for Depression...
Concerns about medical clearance for Depression 13 January 2008



Karen Greiner writes: Today, John Granville, a friend and fellow...
Karen Greiner writes: Today, John Granville, a friend and fellow returned Peace Corps volunteer is being buried in Orchard Park, N.Y. He was murdered while working to end the violence in Sudan. 13 January 2008



Robert Wong writes: The value of the Peace Corps is...
Robert Wong writes: The value of the Peace Corps is that people in other countries who may never have seen a foreigner are happy for the opportunity to ask questions directly to an American 13 January 2008



Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter writes: The Peace Corps remains...
Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter writes: The Peace Corps remains true to President John F. Kennedy's vision articulated in 1961 13 January 2008



Gail and Bill Frasier help establish library as Peace Corps...
Gail and Bill Frasier help establish library as Peace Corps volunteers in Jamaica 14 January 2008



Pat Waak calls on Republican Secretary of State Mike Coffman...
Pat Waak calls on Republican Secretary of State Mike Coffman to resign 14 January 2008



Release of Men Convicted murder attempt on Edmund Hull
Release of 2 Men Convicted of Trying to Kill Former US Ambassador Edmund Hull 14 January 2008



Senator Chris Dodd writes: Once upon a time, I was...
Senator Chris Dodd writes: Once upon a time, I was one of those inexperienced college recruits 14 January 2008



Jack Vaughn writes: Inbred Deer in the Fudge Factory
Jack Vaughn writes: Inbred Deer in the Fudge Factory 14 January 2008



Regional Director Allene Zanger visits Tonga
Regional Director for the Inter-America and Pacific Region Allene Zanger visiting Tonga 15 January 2008



Turkey Rich Wandschneider writes: I am one of the thousands...
Turkey Rich Wandschneider writes: I am one of the thousands of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers that Chris Matthews of MSNBC predicted would support Barack Obama after he lit the fuse in Iowa 15 January 2008



American Idealist, The Story of Sargent Shriver...
American Idealist, The Story of Sargent Shriver 15 January 2008



Suzanne Seidl Griffin describes Kabul raid
RPCV Suzanne Seidl Griffin describes horror of Monday's Kabul raid 16 January 2008



Suzanne Seidl Griffin survives bombing attack in Kabul
RPCV Suzanne Seidl Griffin survived a suicide bombing attack in Kabul, Afghanistan while working as senior project manager of education for the Save the Children USA program in Kabul 16 January 2008



Afghanistan RPCV Chet Orloff was director of the Oregon Historical...
Afghanistan RPCV Chet Orloff was director of the Oregon Historical Society and editor of the largest legal publication on the West Coast 16 January 2008



André-Guy Soh remembers John Granville
André-Guy Soh says: In 1997 in Bamendjou, my village in western Cameroon. I became a teacher, and that's where I met John Granville, who was an English teacher with the Peace Corps 16 January 2008



Paul Theroux launches Book Fair in Calcutta
Paul Theroux to launch Book Fair in Calcutta 16 January 2008



Salinas City Manager Dave Mora (RPCV Philippines), credited with steering...
Salinas City Manager Dave Mora (RPCV Philippines), credited with steering the city away from economic disaster during at least two financial crises, will retire 16 January 2008



Gaddi Vasquez addresses Placentia Rotary
Gaddi Vasquez addresses Placentia Rotary in Orange County 16 January 2008



Maria Shriver has high hopes for the documentary about her...
Maria Shriver has high hopes for the documentary about her father, Robert Sargent Shriver 16 January 2008



Ibarguen Elected to Board of AMR Corporation
Alberto Ibarguen Elected to the Boards of AMR Corporation and American Airlines, Inc. 16 January 2008



Peace Corps Volunteers Remain Safe in Kenya; Some will be...
Peace Corps Volunteers Remain Safe in Kenya; Some will be relocating to other Countries or Returning to the US 18 January 2008



Chris Matthews Backs Off 'Nasty' Remark on Clinton
Chris Matthews Backs Off 'Nasty' Remark on Clinton 18 January 2008



Lyle Jensen remembers Korea in 1960's
Lyle Jensen shares tales of Peace Corps experience in Korea in 1960's 19 January 2008



Katie Wilke is a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal in...
Katie Wilke is a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal in Aram, a remote village of 1,000 people on a tributary of the Senegal River 19 January 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Kayla Street working to bring Albanian students...
Peace Corps Volunteer Kayla Street working to bring Albanian students to U.S. 20 January 2008



Maria Shriver produced "American Idealist"
California's first lady, Maria Shriver, produced a documentary titled "American Idealist" about her father, Robert Sargent Shriver 20 January 2008



Todd Vanderwerff writes: 'American Idealist' falls short
Todd Vanderwerff writes: 'Story of Sargent Shriver' falls short 20 January 2008



Mae Jemison says King's dream is call to action
Jemison says Martin Luther King's dream wasn't an illusive fantasy but a call to action 20 January 2008



Obituary for Ellen O'Donnell, wife of Peace Corps Director Kevin...
Obituary for Ellen O'Donnell, wife of Peace Corps Director Kevin O'Donnell 21 January 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Malagasy Musings writes: The Town with No...
Peace Corps Volunteer Malagasy Musings writes: The Town with No Room 21 January 2008



Shriver lived life adjacent to power
Shriver lived life adjacent to power 21 January 2008



PBS special tells story of Sargent Shriver
PBS special tells story of Sargent Shriver 21 January 2008



Maria Shriver reflects on Sargent Shriver
Maria Shriver reflects on Sargent Shriver 21 January 2008



Tom Dorsey writes: 'American Idealist' offers a revealing look at...
Tom Dorsey writes: 'American Idealist' offers a revealing look at Shriver 21 January 2008



Sargent Shriver is the Real Ideal
Tom Shales writes: Politician-Activist Sargent Shriver: He's the Real Ideal 21 January 2008



Christopher Wilcox writes: Although it is an entirely uncritical paean...
Christopher Wilcox writes: Although it is an entirely uncritical paean to a life-long supporter of an ever-expanding federal government, "American Idealist" provides a timely and even an inspiring reminder that Americans, particularly young ones, want to believe in something more important than their next paycheck 21 January 2008



Kelly Devine talks about role as a Peace Corps volunteer...
Kelly Devine talks about role as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger 22 January 2008



Chris Matthews talks to men like he talks to women
How would Chris Matthews sound if he talked to men like he talks to women? 22 January 2008



Obituary for Mauritania RPCV Vito Alexander Stagliano...
Obituary for Mauritania RPCV Vito Alexander Stagliano 23 January 2008



Tschetter addresses Rotary Club
Peace Corps Director Addresses Rotary Club 23 January 2008



Wisconsin RPCVs sponsor Freeze for Food
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin-Madison sponsor Freeze for Food 23 January 2008



Country Director protested Vietnam on embassy steps
Elena Hartwell says her father was the Peace Corps director in Colombia. He wasn't allowed to march because he worked for the American government. So he sat on the embassy steps. 24 January 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Allison Jacobs is asking local residents to...
Peace Corps Volunteer Allison Jacobs is asking local residents to donate books for a library in Jordan 24 January 2008



P. F. Kluge's love affair with Saipan endures
Micronesia RPCV P. F. Kluge's love affair with Saipan endures 24 January 2008



RPCV Angela Kieffer will head to Niger for a three...
RPCV Angela Kieffer will head to Niger for a three-week trip where she will work on the Seeds of Hope program and meet with village leaders and local Peace Corps volunteers 24 January 2008



Gaddi Vasquez champions efforts to end hunger...
Gaddi Vasquez champions efforts to end hunger 24 January 2008



Peace Corps Resources Aid Delaware Educators...
Peace Corps Resources Aid Delaware Educators 24 January 2008



Rep. Jim Walsh announces retirement...
Rep. Jim Walsh announces retirement 24 January 2008



Walsh to Retire From Congress
Walsh to Retire From Congress 24 January 2008



Doyle Talks Economy in State of State...
Doyle Talks Economy in State of State 24 January 2008



Craig Tieszen runs for South Dakota state senate
Kenya RPCV Craig Tieszen announces run for South Dakota state senate 25 January 2008



Bill Piatt served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo...
Bill Piatt served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo in the 1970's and returned as Peace Corps Associate Country Director ten years later 25 January 2008



Tony D'Souza writes "The Konkans"
Tony D'Souza writes "The Konkans" 25 January 2008



Al Kamen writes: James Walsh leaving Congress...
Al Kamen writes: James Walsh leaving Congress 25 January 2008



Jim Walsh will be missed in Congress
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle writes: Jim Walsh will be missed in Congress 25 January 2008



Mayor Phil Hardberger Gives Annual State of the City Address...
Mayor Phil Hardberger Gives Annual State of the City Address 25 January 2008



Redi says Bush PC Pledge "remains unfulfilled"
Harry Reid says Bush's 2002 pledge to double the size of the Peace Corps to 15,000 "remains unfulfilled." The corps today is about 8,000 strong, "barely larger" than it was six years ago 25 January 2008



James Rupert writes: Pakistan's Nuclear Security
James Rupert writes: Pakistan Says Its Nuclear Security `Second to None' 26 January 2008



Obituary for St. Lucia RPCV Winnie Daniell...
Obituary for St. Lucia RPCV Winnie Daniell 26 January 2008



Kinky Friedman may make 2nd run for Texas Governor
Kinky Friedman may make second run for Texas Governor 26 January 2008



Stephanie Locatelli served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the...
Stephanie Locatelli served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the lone high school on the island of Maio in Cape Verde 27 January 2008



Students help to feed orphans in Uganda
Mrs. Rodenbaugh signed up with the Peace Corps' Crossing Cultures program and hooked up with her Westminster College roommate Hope Latiak, who is a Peace Corps volunteer at an orphanage in Uganda 27 January 2008



600 RPCVs work in NY City Schools
About 600 former Peace Corps members have worked in high-needs city schools in New York City since 1985 through the Peace Corps Fellows program at Columbia University's Teachers College 27 January 2008



Bush promised to double the size of the Peace Corps...
Bush promised to double the size of the Peace Corps in his 2002 State of the Union address 27 January 2008



Caroline Kennedy writes: A President Like My Father
Caroline Kennedy writes: A President Like My Father 27 January 2008



We need a Peace Corps 10 times its present size
Parag Khana writes: We need a Peace Corps 10 times its present size 27 January 2008



Peace Corps Coverdell World Wise Schools program partners with the...
Peace Corps Coverdell World Wise Schools program partners with the Delaware Department of Education 27 January 2008



The Peace Corps has selected Aquifer version 6.5 to develop...
The Peace Corps has selected Aquifer version 6.5 to develop and deploy its Volunteer Information Database Application (VIDA 2.0) 28 January 2008



RPCVs bring Bean and Beli back from Belize...
RPCVs bring Bean and Beli back from Belize 28 January 2008



Kathleen Stephens, who has been nominated as the next U.S...
Kathleen Stephens, who has been nominated as the next U.S. ambassador to Seoul, is shown South Korean school album 28 January 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Where in the World is Rene? writes...
Peace Corps Volunteer Where in the World is Rene? writes: The Joy and the Horror 28 January 2008



P. F. Kluge speaks in Saipan
Micronesia RPCV P. F. Kluge speaks in Saipan 28 January 2008



Angela Brown served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia...
Angela Brown served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia 28 January 2008



Sixth Anniversary of USA Freedom Corps
Sixth Anniversary of USA Freedom Corps 28 January 2008



Kate Donovan serves as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mayo...
Kate Donovan serves as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mayo-Oulo, a small village in a northern province of Cameroon 29 January 2008



Scott McNeill presents "Sculpting with Light!"
Honduras RPCV Scott McNeill presents SCULPTING WITH LIGHT! 29 January 2008



Philippines Peace Corps volunteer Sandra Ann "Sam" Brooks corresponds with...
Philippines Peace Corps volunteer Sandra Ann "Sam" Brooks corresponds with Norton Middle School Writing Club 29 January 2008



UM students question motivations of PCVs
Some students at University of Michigan question the motivations of Peace Corps participants and their reasoning for joining the program 29 January 2008



Colombia RPCV Steve Carter running for Garfield county commissioner in...
Colombia RPCV Steve Carter running for Garfield county commissioner in Colorado 30 January 2008



Laura McIver Boggess departed for Guatemala on Jan. 9 to...
Laura McIver Boggess departed for Guatemala on Jan. 9 to begin pre-service training as an environmental education Peace Corps Volunteer 30 January 2008



Collegiate Times writes: Peace Corps provides alternative options for students...
Collegiate Times writes: Peace Corps provides alternative options for students 30 January 2008



Burkina Faso in 2nd place in Fund Raising Contest
Friends of Burkina Faso in second place in Internet Fund Raising Contest 31 January 2008



Obituary for Ecuador RPCV Wynn E. Arnold...
Obituary for Ecuador RPCV Wynn E. Arnold 31 January 2008



Peter DiCampo talks of his experiences in the Peace Corps...
Peter DiCampo talks of his experiences in the Peace Corps in Ghana 31 January 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Emily Dewhirst hit 63, hit the road...
Peace Corps Volunteer Emily Dewhirst hit 63, hit the road, traveling to a tiny town in Kazakhstan rarely visited by Westerners 31 January 2008



Bruce Cumings says Bush to blame for Korea relations
Bruce Cumings blames the Bush Administration for unfavorable relations between the U.S. and N. Korea 31 January 2008



Mae Jemison featured speaker at AKA Anniversary
Jemison will be the featured speaker at 100th anniversary of the founding of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 31 January 2008



Bush's PC pledge nothing more than hot air
Bush's pledge to double the size of the Peace Corps was nothing more than hot air 31 January 2008



Public Diplomacy Nominee James Glassman to Counter Extremist Islamic Views...
Public Diplomacy Nominee James Glassman to Counter Extremist Islamic Views 31 January 2008