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October 1, 2008: This Month's Top Stories  Date: October 2 2008 No: 1270 October 1, 2008: This Month's Top Stories
Candidates pledge to boost volunteerism 12 Sep
NPCA Promotes PC Expansion with MorePeaceCorps 5 Sep
President Bush praises Peace Corps 8 Sep
PC Mourns Loss of Belize PCV Bertie Lee Murphy 11 Sep
Home of Sargent Shriver is on the Market 12 Sep
Shays discusses Iraq, Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan 12 Sep
Terry Wozniak adopts boy from Fiji 14 Sep
Paul Theroux writes: Moose Hunting for Votes 14 Sep
Kelan Evans works in Parwan province of Afghanistan 16 Sep
Joseph Opala creates an exhibit on Bunce Island 20 Sep
Anita Rogers called to serve in Afghanistan in 1966 21 Sep
RPCVs discuss changes in Sierra Leone 22 Sep
Chris Dodd is major player in $700 billion rescue plan 22 Sep
Kathleen Wright says PCVs changed South Korea 24 Sep
Thomas Tighe Reports from Clinton Global Initiative 25 Sep
Expectations High for Ambassador Kathleen Stephens 26 Sep
Scott Hajek sees US through whole new set of eyes 28 Sep
James Rupert writes: US Raids Strengthen Taliban 29 Sep
Three Common misconceptions about the Peace Corps 30 Sep
Margaret Krome writes: Campaign endangers Voter Franchise 30 Sep
Christopher Hill returns to North Korea 1 Oct

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Hispanic Scholarship Fund inducts Gabriela Lena Frank
Hispanic Scholarship Fund inducts Gabriela Lena Frank Into Its Prestigious Alumni Hall of Fame 2 September 2008



Guy Consolmagno reviews Stop Making Sense
Guy Consolmagno reviews Stop Making Sense 2 September 2008



Dr Christopher Tufton praises newest PCVs in Jamaica
Jamaica Agriculture Minister Dr Christopher Tufton lauds newest batch of US Peace Corps 3 September 2008



Bowling Green State University starts Fellows Program
Peace Corps Fellows/USA Partners with Bowling Green State University 3 September 2008



Peace Corps Director Visits the Philippines
Peace Corps Director Visits the Philippines 3 September 2008



Twenty-one Georgia PCVs have been re-assigned
Sixty-four Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Georgia have closed out their Service, Twenty-one have been re-assigned 4 September 2008



McCain promises to reform foreign policy
McCain to reform foreign policy 4 September 2008



Paul Theroux keeps Lifelong friends from Peace Corps
Paul Theroux keeps Lifelong friends from Peace Corps 4 September 2008



Hardberger has earned a hearing on term limits
Hardberger has earned a hearing on term limits 4 September 2008



Patty Fisher writes : Peace Corps needed now
Patty Fisher: We need the Peace Corps, now more than ever 4 September 2008



World Wise Schools Partners with New Jersey
Peace Corps' Coverdell World Wise Schools Partners with New Jersey 4 September 2008



Blackwill downplays report on India-US nuke deal
Robert Blackwill downplays Washington Post report on India-US nuke deal 5 September 2008



Could Hillís Beijing trip turn the tide of the six-party talks?
Could Hillís Beijing trip turn the tide of the six-party talks? 5 September 2008



PCVs undergo cultural immersion in Saint Kitts
Peace Corps Volunteers undergo cultural immersion in Saint Kitts 5 September 2008



George Packer writes: McCain became POW again
George Packer writes: John McCain became a P.O.W. this week, at the hands of his own Party 5 September 2008



MorePeaceCorps Answers Calls for More National Service
NPCA's MorePeaceCorps Answers Obama, McCain Calls for More National Service 5 September 2008



Paul Theroux revisits Malawi
Paul Theroux revisits once-familiar places including Malawi where Theroux served as a Peace corps Volunteer 6 September 2008



Helen Mirren reflects on marriage to RPCV Taylor Hackford
Dame Helen Mirren reflects on marriage to RPCV Taylor Hackford 7 September 2008



Ambassador review security climate in Nepal
US Ambassador to Nepal Nancy J. Powel says: Peace Corps continues to jointly review the evolving security climate in Nepal 8 September 2008



James Rupert writes: Pakistani President Faces `Struggling' Economy
James Rupert writes: New Pakistan President Will Face `Struggling' Economy 8 September 2008



MSNBC Drops Matthews as News Anchor
MSNBC Drops Matthews as News Anchor 8 September 2008



President Bush talks about Volunteerism
Remarks by President Bush on Volunteerism 8 September 2008



President Bush highlights USA Freedom Corps
President Bush hosted a White House event highlighting the accomplishments of USA Freedom Corps 8 September 2008



Peace Corps Director Visits China
Peace Corps Director Visits China and Swears In New Volunteers 9 September 2008



PC increases volunteer stipend in Ukraine
Peace Corps provides 10 percent increase in monthly stipend to volunteer in Ukraine 9 September 2008



John Bridgeland writes: Peace Corps interest outpaced slots
John M. Bridgeland writes: Under President Bush Interest in Peace Corps outpaced slots so a new "Volunteers for Prosperity" program was created 9 September 2008



Stephens Sworn in as New Ambassador to Seoul
Stephens Sworn in as New Ambassador to Seoul 9 September 2008



Tom Petri returns from Afghanistan trip with concerns
Tom Petri returns from Afghanistan trip with concerns 10 September 2008



Tom Weisner recovering after cancer surgery
Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner recovering after cancer surgery 10 September 2008



Bolivia Expels American Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg
Bolivia Expels American Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg 11 September 2008



PC Mourns Loss of Belize PCV Bertie Lee Murphy
Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Belize Volunteer Bertie Lee Murphy 11 September 2008



Obituary for PC Staff Member Joan L. Kelly
Obituary for Peace Corps Staff Member Joan L. Kelly 11 September 2008



James Rupert writes: Bush Is Bungling War in Afghanistan
James Rupert writes: Former Guerrilla Says Bush Is Bungling War in Afghanistan 12 September 2008



Philip Goldberg met with secessionist governor
US Ambassador Philip Goldberg met last week with Ruben Costas, the governor of Bolivia's richest province, Santa Cruz, which wants autonomy and has threatened secession 12 September 2008



Home of Sargent Shriver Is On the Market
Home of Sargent Shriver Is On the Market 12 September 2008



Peace Corps Director to Throw Ceremonial First Pitch
Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter to Throw Ceremonial First Pitch 12 September 2008



McCain and Obama pledge to boost US volunteerism
McCain, Obama pledge to boost US volunteerism 12 September 2008



Comparison of Obama and McCain On Public Service
A Comparison of Obama and McCain On Public Service 12 September 2008



Shays visits Iraq, Israel, Afghanistan and Pakistan
Shays Outlines Observations on 21st Trip to Iraq and on Israel, Afghanistan and Pakistan 12 September 2008



Rich Schreib helped farmers improve crop production
Peace Corps volunteer Rich Schreib is back home after spending 26 months with no electricity in the mountains of Honduras 13 September 2008



Shannon Gentry serves as PCV in Tonga
Shannon Gentry is spending her time in the Peace Corps in the Kingdom of Tonga, working as an English and health education volunteer 13 September 2008



Ambassador Philip Goldberg ordered out of Bolivia
US Ambassador Philip Goldberg ordered out of Bolivia for alleged support of opposition groups will be back in the United States on Sunday 14 September 2008



Goldberg says expulsion will have serious consequences
Philip Goldberg says his expulsion from Bolivia will have serious consequences 14 September 2008



Terry Wozniak adopts boy from Fiji
Peace Corps Volunteer Terry Wozniak adopted a a 14-year-old boy from the Fiji village where Wozniak spent nearly three years teaching English and computer skills to youngsters 14 September 2008



Paul Theroux writes: Moose Hunting for Votes
Paul Theroux writes: Moose Hunting for Votes 14 September 2008



Budget-crunched Peace Corps cuts volunteer positions
Budget-crunched Peace Corps cuts volunteer positions 14 September 2008



Peace Corps/Bolivia Program Suspended
Peace Corps/Bolivia Program Suspended 15 September 2008



PC suspends Bolivia operations for "growing instability"
Peace Corps temporarily suspends operations in Bolivia because of "growing instability" 15 September 2008



Jeffrey Tayler writes: Cheney, Rice misrepresent Georgia war
Jeffrey Tayler writes: Both Cheney and Rice persist in misrepresenting the Georgia war as having been instigated by Russia 15 September 2008



PCVs Arrive In Liberia Next Month
Peace Corps Volunteers Arrive In Liberia Next Month 15 September 2008



Shriver Family Maryland Estate Placed on the Market
Shriver Family Maryland Estate Placed on the Market for First Time 15 September 2008



Comparing Obama and McCain On Public Service
Comparing Obama and McCain On Public Service 15 September 2008



Olga Yesenia Castro develops drip irrigation system
Olga Yesenia Castro, a Master's International student at at Michigan Technological University and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, works with rural farmers developing a drip irrigation system to help them maintain their living and a healthy diet during the dry season 15 September 2008



Peace Corps Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Peace Corps Celebrates Diversity During Hispanic Heritage Month 15 September 2008



Kelan Evans works in Parwan province of Afghanistan
Stationed in the Bagram Air Base in the Parwan province of Afghanistan, Paraguay RPCV Kelan Evans has been working since April 2008 as an agricultural adviser for a provincial reconstruction team through the U.S. Department of Agriculture 16 September 2008



South American leaders support Morales in Bolivia unrest
South American leaders support Morales in Bolivia unrest 16 September 2008



McCormack says Security played big part in Evacuation
State Department Press Secretary McCormack says "Security played a big part in the decision for the Peace Corps' to leave Bolivia" 16 September 2008



PBS to Air George Packer's Betrayed in October
PBS to Air George Packer's Betrayed in October 16 September 2008



Schneider discusses The Forgotten War in Afghanistan
The Forgotten Warí topic of Schneiderís Sept. 24 noon luncheon 17 September 2008



Chris Matthews discusses journalism at Gettysburg College
Chris Matthews discusses journalism at Gettysburg College 17 September 2008



Tony Hall promotes global anti-poverty efforts
Ex-congressmen Hall to promote global anti-poverty efforts 17 September 2008



Stars align for Maria Shriver's `We Empower'
Stars align for Maria Shriver's `We Empower,' he largest gathering of women in the nation 17 September 2008



Philip Goldberg says: I didn't incite Bolivian violence
Expelled US Ambassador to Bolivia Philip Goldberg says: I didn't incite Bolivian violence 18 September 2008



Thomas Gouttierre speaks on Afghan terrorism on 9/11
Thomas Gouttierre spoke on Afghan terrorism on 9/11 18 September 2008



Peace Corps Benin Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Peace Corps Benin Celebrates 40th Anniversary 19 September 2008



Tony Hall cuts ad for Obama
Tony Hall cuts ad for Obama 19 September 2008



Joseph Opala creates an exhibit on Bunce Island
Joseph Opala created an exhibit on Bunce Island, which will be on display at the Heritage Days symposium 20 September 2008



Tony Hall endorses Obama on Christian radio stations
Tony Hall to endorse Obama in ad on Christian radio stations 20 September 2008



Karen M. Pierson writes: Fund Peace Corps Not War
Karen M. Pierson writes: Fund Peace Corps, Not War 20 September 2008



Anita Rogers call to serve in Afghanistan in 1966
While a senior nursing student at St. Louis University in Missouri, Anita Rogers answered "yes" when the call came to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1966 21 September 2008



Matt Sesow gives advice to young artists
Matt Sesow gives advice to young artists 21 September 2008



RPCVs reminisce on experiences in Sierra Leone
Twenty-one former teachers are gathered this weekend to reminisce about their experiences in Sierra Leone 22 September 2008



Chris Dodd is major player in $700 billion rescue plan
Chris Dodd is a major player in the potential $700 billion plan, but he's so far been fairly general in his public statements about the process 22 September 2008



James Rupert writes: Zardari Faces Pressure to Fight Taliban
James Rupert writes: Pakistani President Zardari Faces Pressure to Fight Taliban After Bombing 23 September 2008



Kevin Wilkins prepares for his return to Senegal
Kevin Wilkins prepares for his return to Senegal, where he will help subsistence farmers increase crop yields 23 September 2008



Stephens promises to listen to South Korean people
New U.S. Ambassador to Korea Kathleen Stephens promises to listen to the South Korean people 23 September 2008



Kathleen Wright says PCVs changed South Korea
Kathleen Wright says Peace Corps Volunteers changed South Korea 24 September 2008



Brownback introduces public diplomacy legislation
Brownback introduces public diplomacy legislation 24 September 2008



An Interview with Elaine Chao
An Interview with Elaine Chao 25 September 2008



Chris Matthews writes: The razzle-dazzle Candidate
Chris Matthews writes: The razzle-dazzle Candidate 25 September 2008



Thomas Tighe Reports from Clinton Global Initiative
Thomas Tighe Reports from the Clinton Global Initiativeís Annual Meeting 25 September 2008



Yesan Middle School excited by Stephens appointment
Yesan Middle School in Yesan-eup, Yesan County, South Chungcheong Province are excited that Kathleen Stephens arrives as US Ambassador to Korea 25 September 2008



RPCV Joe Kennedy interviews Ron Tschetter
RPCV Joe Kennedy interviews Ron Tschetter 26 September 2008



O'Hanlon writes: Korea is forgotten nuclear crisis
Michael O'Hanlon writes: Korea has been the forgotten nuclear crisis 26 September 2008



Farr co-sponsors international travel promotion act
Farr co-sponsors international travel promotion act 26 September 2008



Shays Takes Lead in re-election race
Shays Takes Lead in re-election race 26 September 2008



Expectations High for Ambassador Kathleen Stephens
The Korean Times writes: Expectations High on Envoy Kathleen Stephens Who Speaks Korean Like Koreans 26 September 2008



Ralph Whittum shouted in protest on leaving Cameroon
Ralph Whittum shouted in protest when the doctors insisted he leave his Peace Corps post in the African nation of Cameroon and return to Steamboat for shoulder surgery 27 September 2008



Susan Kurosawa reviews Theroux's Ghost Train
Susan Kurosawa reviews Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theroux 27 September 2008



Gretchen Shaub's service in Georgia cut short by conflict
Gretchen Shaub's Peace Corps mission in Georgia cut short by conflict 28 September 2008



Christopher Hill to visit Korean peninsula
Christopher Hill to visit Korean peninsula 28 September 2008



Scott Hajek sees US through whole new set of eyes
Scott Hajek returned to Burlington on a three-week break after serving a year and a half in Thailand with the Peace Corps, and is seeing Burlington through a whole new set of eyes 28 September 2008



Did Dodd do enough?
Dodd inherited problems, did he do enough? 28 September 2008



William Dalrymple reviews Theroux's Ghost Train
William Dalrymple reviews Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theroux 28 September 2008



John Bridgeland writes: The Service Solution
John Bridgeland writes: The Service Solution 28 September 2008



Bush Sends Christopher Hill to North Korea
Bush Sends Negotiator Christopher Hill for Talks in North Korea 29 September 2008



James Rupert writes: U.S. Raidsl Strengthen Taliban
James Rupert writes: U.S. Raids on Pakistan Will Strengthen Taliban, Officials Say 29 September 2008



Lauren Burger and Justin Feezell start new business
Lauren Burger and Justin Feezell discovered they could work well together through challenging situations in the Peace Corps, so they've decided to continue that partnership in a new business 29 September 2008



George Packer writes: It's left to Obama to save Wall Street
George Packer writes: Itís left to a relatively young black man, charged by his opponents with being a radical, a liberal, a community organizer, a Muslim, and the anti-Christ, to save the establishment on Wall Street and in Washington 29 September 2008



Peace Corps Alternatives serve others overseas
Nowadays, you don't need to join the Peace Corps to travel to exotic destinations and serve others 30 September 2008



Three Common misconceptions about the Peace Corps
Generally, Three Common misconceptions cloud peoples' views of the Peace Corps 30 September 2008



Forty RPCVs return to Seoul as guests of Korea
On Oct. 5, the McGoverns, along with 40 other Returned Peace Corps volunteers and staff, will return to Seoul, as guests of the the Republic of Korea President Lee Myung-bak 30 September 2008



Zachery Scott writes: Let's Get It On!
Zachery Scott writes: Let's Get It On! 30 September 2008



Margaret Krome writes: Campaign endangers voter franchise
Margaret Krome writes: It is utterly reprehensible if the state's top legal officer designed campaign tactics intended to tamper with the essentials of democracy -- voters' franchise 30 September 2008



Shays speaks and votes in favor of bailout bill
Shays speaks and votes in favor of bailout bill 30 September 2008



Petri votes against financial markets bill
Petri votes against financial markets bill 30 September 2008



Christopher Hill returns to North Korea
U.S. envoy Christopher Hill returns to North Korea to salvage nuclear deal 1 October 2008



Dodd says: ĎItís no fun asking for $700 billioní
Dodd: ĎItís no fun asking for $700 billioní 1 October 2008



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Zachery Scott writes: Go Bark Obama...
Zachery Scott writes: Go Bark Obama! 1 September 2008



Hispanic Scholarship Fund inducts Gabriela Lena Frank
Hispanic Scholarship Fund inducts Gabriela Lena Frank Into Its Prestigious Alumni Hall of Fame 2 September 2008



Guy Consolmagno reviews Stop Making Sense
Guy Consolmagno reviews Stop Making Sense 2 September 2008



Dr Christopher Tufton praises newest PCVs in Jamaica
Jamaica Agriculture Minister Dr Christopher Tufton lauds newest batch of US Peace Corps 3 September 2008



Bowling Green State University starts Fellows Program
Peace Corps Fellows/USA Partners with Bowling Green State University 3 September 2008



Peace Corps Director Visits the Philippines
Peace Corps Director Visits the Philippines 3 September 2008



Twenty-one Georgia PCVs have been re-assigned
Sixty-four Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Georgia have closed out their Service, Twenty-one have been re-assigned 4 September 2008



McCain promises to reform foreign policy
McCain to reform foreign policy 4 September 2008



Paul Theroux keeps Lifelong friends from Peace Corps
Paul Theroux keeps Lifelong friends from Peace Corps 4 September 2008



Hardberger has earned a hearing on term limits
Hardberger has earned a hearing on term limits 4 September 2008



Patty Fisher writes : Peace Corps needed now
Patty Fisher: We need the Peace Corps, now more than ever 4 September 2008



World Wise Schools Partners with New Jersey
Peace Corps' Coverdell World Wise Schools Partners with New Jersey 4 September 2008



Blackwill downplays report on India-US nuke deal
Robert Blackwill downplays Washington Post report on India-US nuke deal 5 September 2008



Could Hill's Beijing trip turn the tide of the six-party talks?
Could Hill's Beijing trip turn the tide of the six-party talks? 5 September 2008



PCVs undergo cultural immersion in Saint Kitts
Peace Corps Volunteers undergo cultural immersion in Saint Kitts 5 September 2008



George Packer writes: McCain became POW again
George Packer writes: John McCain became a P.O.W. this week, at the hands of his own Party 5 September 2008



NPCA Promotes PC Expansion with MorePeaceCorps
NPCA's MorePeaceCorps Answers Obama, McCain Calls for More National Service 5 September 2008



NPCA's Peace Corps Polyglot writes: Peace Corps Facing Tough Budgetary...
NPCA's Peace Corps Polyglot writes: Peace Corps Facing Tough Budgetary Times 5 September 2008



Christopher Hill says the United States will take North Korea...
Christopher Hill says the United States will take North Korea off its terror list "immediately" if it can agree a way to verify its nuclear facilities 6 September 2008



Paul Theroux revisits Malawi
Paul Theroux revisits once-familiar places including Malawi where Theroux served as a Peace corps Volunteer 6 September 2008



After escaping to Armenia from war-torn Georgia three weeks...
After escaping to Armenia from war-torn Georgia three weeks ago, Mark and Lisa Lebowitz will soon be heading to Bolivia to complete their two-year Peace Corps tour of duty. 7 September 2008



Peace Corps volunteer Adam Kohlrus returns from Swaziland...
Peace Corps volunteer Adam Kohlrus returns from Swaziland 7 September 2008



Helen Mirren reflects on marriage to RPCV Taylor Hackford
Dame Helen Mirren reflects on marriage to RPCV Taylor Hackford 7 September 2008



Ambassador reviews security climate in Nepal
US Ambassador to Nepal Nancy J. Powel says: Peace Corps continues to jointly review the evolving security climate in Nepal 8 September 2008



James Rupert writes: Pakistani President Faces `Struggling' Economy
James Rupert writes: New Pakistan President Will Face `Struggling' Economy 8 September 2008



MSNBC Drops Matthews as News Anchor
MSNBC Drops Matthews as News Anchor 8 September 2008



President Bush talks about Volunteerism
Bush says Peace Corps volunteers are incredibly motivated people and it's a fabulous program 8 September 2008



President Bush talks about Volunteerism
Remarks by President Bush on Volunteerism 8 September 2008



President Bush highlights USA Freedom Corps
President Bush hosted a White House event highlighting the accomplishments of USA Freedom Corps 8 September 2008



Peace Corps Director Visits China
Peace Corps Director Visits China and Swears In New Volunteers 9 September 2008



PC increases volunteer stipend in Ukraine
Peace Corps provides 10 percent increase in monthly stipend to volunteer in Ukraine 9 September 2008



John Bridgeland writes: Peace Corps interest outpaced slots
John M. Bridgeland writes: Under President Bush Interest in Peace Corps outpaced slots so a new "Volunteers for Prosperity" program was created 9 September 2008



Stephens Sworn in as New Ambassador to Seoul
Stephens Sworn in as New Ambassador to Seoul 9 September 2008



Tom Petri returns from Afghanistan trip with concerns
Tom Petri returns from Afghanistan trip with concerns 10 September 2008



Bolivia RPCV Rebecca Langle writes: Palin insulted Peace Corps Volunteers...
Bolivia RPCV Rebecca Langle writes: Palin insulted Peace Corps Volunteers 10 September 2008



Tom Weisner recovering after cancer surgery
Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner recovering after cancer surgery 10 September 2008



Bolivia Expels American Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg
Bolivia Expels American Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg 11 September 2008



State Department Statement on Expulsion of Ambassador Goldberg from Bolivia...
State Department Statement on Expulsion of Ambassador Goldberg from Bolivia 11 September 2008



PC Mourns Loss of Belize PCV Bertie Lee Murphy
Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Belize Volunteer Bertie Lee Murphy 11 September 2008



Obituary for PC Staff Member Joan L. Kelly
Obituary for Peace Corps Staff Member Joan L. Kelly 11 September 2008



James Rupert writes: Bush Is Bungling War in Afghanistan
James Rupert writes: Former Guerrilla Says Bush Is Bungling War in Afghanistan 12 September 2008



Philip Goldberg met with secessionist governor
US Ambassador Philip Goldberg met last week with Ruben Costas, the governor of Bolivia's richest province, Santa Cruz, which wants autonomy and has threatened secession 12 September 2008



The U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia, has advised its...
The U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia, has advised its employees in the Department of Santa Cruz to remain at home due to the potential for increased violence 12 September 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Life with Evo writes: This is Not...
Peace Corps Volunteer Life with Evo writes: This is Not a Test. I Repeat, This is NOT a Test. 12 September 2008



State Department Statement on Expulsion of U.S. Ambassadors to Venezuela...
State Department Statement on Expulsion of U.S. Ambassadors to Venezuela and Bolivia 12 September 2008



Home of Sargent Shriver Is On the Market
Home of Sargent Shriver Is On the Market 12 September 2008



Peace Corps Director to Throw Ceremonial First Pitch
Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter to Throw Ceremonial First Pitch 12 September 2008



Comparison of Obama and McCain On Public Service
A Comparison of Obama and McCain On Public Service 12 September 2008



McCain and Obama pledge to boost US volunteerism
McCain, Obama pledge to boost US volunteerism 12 September 2008



McCain and Obama pledge to boost US volunteerism
Candidates pledge to boost volunteerism - Obama would expand federal service efforts; McCain would rely more on private sector 12 September 2008



Shays discusses Iraq, Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan
Shays Outlines Observations on 21st Trip to Iraq and on Israel, Afghanistan and Pakistan 12 September 2008



Mark Weisbrot says: I think that this thing was coming...
Mark Weisbrot says: I think that this thing was coming for a long time. There had been a number of incidents. 13 September 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Adventures in Bolivia writes: I'm actually in...
Peace Corps Volunteer Adventures in Bolivia writes: I'm actually in ************ right now being consolidated with all of the other volunteers 13 September 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Wanderings writes: To sum it up: all...
Peace Corps Volunteer Wanderings writes: To sum it up: all is not well in Bolivia 13 September 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Adventures in Bolivia writes: I'm actually in...
Peace Corps Volunteer Adventures in Bolivia writes: I'm actually in Cochabamba right now being consolidated with all of the other volunteers 13 September 2008



I had taught nutrition in the US and went down...
"I had taught nutrition in the US and went down to Ecuador with the Peace Corps, thinking I was going to help the Ecuadorians with their nutritional problems," says Marjorie Leventry, who with her husband Bob owns a quinoa import business 13 September 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Allison Moses was evacuated from Georgia because...
Peace Corps Volunteer Allison Moses was evacuated from Georgia because of political unrest 13 September 2008



Rich Schreib helped farmers improve crop production
Peace Corps volunteer Rich Schreib is back home after spending 26 months with no electricity in the mountains of Honduras 13 September 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer writes: We lost two more trainees this...
Peace Corps Volunteer writes: We lost two more trainees this week 13 September 2008



Shannon Gentry serves as PCV in Tonga
Shannon Gentry is spending her time in the Peace Corps in the Kingdom of Tonga, working as an English and health education volunteer 13 September 2008



What do people think of Paul Theroux...
What do people think of Paul Theroux? 13 September 2008



Ambassador Philip Goldberg ordered out of Bolivia
US Ambassador Philip Goldberg ordered out of Bolivia for alleged support of opposition groups will be back in the United States on Sunday 14 September 2008



Goldberg says expulsion will have serious consequences
Philip Goldberg says his expulsion from Bolivia will have serious consequences 14 September 2008



Terry Wozniak adopts boy from Fiji
Peace Corps Volunteer Terry Wozniak adopted a a 14-year-old boy from the Fiji village where Wozniak spent nearly three years teaching English and computer skills to youngsters 14 September 2008



Paul Theroux writes: Moose Hunting for Votes
Paul Theroux writes: Moose Hunting for Votes 14 September 2008



Budget-crunched Peace Corps cuts volunteer positions
Budget-crunched Peace Corps cuts volunteer positions 14 September 2008



Peace Corps/Bolivia Program Suspended
Peace Corps/Bolivia Program Suspended 15 September 2008



PC suspends Bolivia operations for "growing instability"
Peace Corps temporarily suspends operations in Bolivia because of "growing instability" 15 September 2008



Jeffrey Tayler writes: Cheney, Rice misrepresent Georgia war
Jeffrey Tayler writes: Both Cheney and Rice persist in misrepresenting the Georgia war as having been instigated by Russia 15 September 2008



Washington is beginning to suspect that Saakashvili, a friend and...
Washington is beginning to suspect that Saakashvili, a friend and ally, could in fact be a gambler -- someone who triggered the bloody five-day war and then told the West bold-faced lies 15 September 2008



PCVs Arrive In Liberia Next Month
Peace Corps Volunteers Arrive In Liberia Next Month 15 September 2008



Shriver Family Maryland Estate Placed on the Market
Shriver Family Maryland Estate Placed on the Market for First Time 15 September 2008



Comparing Obama and McCain On Public Service
Comparing Obama and McCain On Public Service 15 September 2008



Olga Yesenia Castro develops drip irrigation system
Olga Yesenia Castro, a Master's International student at at Michigan Technological University and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, works with rural farmers developing a drip irrigation system to help them maintain their living and a healthy diet during the dry season 15 September 2008



Valarie Duran's Hispanic heritage has helped ease her transition to...
Valarie Duran's Hispanic heritage has helped ease her transition to becoming an English language resource teacher for elementary level students in Macedonia 15 September 2008



Nayeli Dault has spent over two years as a Volunteer...
Nayeli Dault has spent over two years as a Volunteer in Paraguay 15 September 2008



Justin Almeida has been working with Asociatia pentru Promovarea Femeii...
Justin Almeida has been working with Asociatia pentru Promovarea Femeii, a women's rights organization fighting domestic violence and human trafficking, in Romania 15 September 2008



Peace Corps Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Peace Corps Celebrates Diversity During Hispanic Heritage Month 15 September 2008



Kelan Evans works in Parwan province of Afghanistan
Stationed in the Bagram Air Base in the Parwan province of Afghanistan, Paraguay RPCV Kelan Evans has been working since April 2008 as an agricultural adviser for a provincial reconstruction team through the U.S. Department of Agriculture 16 September 2008



South American leaders support Morales in Bolivia unrest
South American leaders support Morales in Bolivia unrest 16 September 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Lost and Found in Bolivia writes: safe...
Peace Corps Volunteer Lost and Found in Bolivia writes: safe, not necessarily happy 16 September 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Life with Evo writes: Refugee Status...
Peace Corps Volunteer Life with Evo writes: Refugee Status 16 September 2008



McCormack says Security played big part in Evacuation
State Department Press Secretary McCormack says "Security played a big part in the decision for the Peace Corps' to leave Bolivia" 16 September 2008



PBS to Air George Packer's Betrayed in October
PBS to Air George Packer's Betrayed in October 16 September 2008



Chris Dodd On AIG: The "inconceivable" Is Now Happening Constantly...
Chris Dodd On AIG: The "inconceivable" Is Now Happening Constantly 16 September 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Erica writes: Leavin' on a Propeller Plane...
Peace Corps Volunteer Erica writes: Leavin' on a Propeller Plane 17 September 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Sarah L. Nourse who served in Bolivia...
Peace Corps Volunteer Sarah L. Nourse who served in Bolivia writes: First of all, greetings from Peru! Secondly, I am completely safe. 17 September 2008



Schneider discusses The Forgotten War in Afghanistan
The Forgotten War' topic of Schneider's Sept. 24 noon luncheon 17 September 2008



Chris Matthews discusses journalism at Gettysburg College
Chris Matthews discusses journalism at Gettysburg College 17 September 2008



Tony Hall promotes global anti-poverty efforts
Ex-congressmen Hall to promote global anti-poverty efforts 17 September 2008



Stars align for Maria Shriver's `We Empower'
Stars align for Maria Shriver's `We Empower,' he largest gathering of women in the nation 17 September 2008



Peace Corps Volunteers John and Sarah writes: Evacuación...
Peace Corps Volunteers John and Sarah writes: Evacuación 18 September 2008



Philip Goldberg says: I didn't incite Bolivian violence
Expelled US Ambassador to Bolivia Philip Goldberg says: I didn't incite Bolivian violence 18 September 2008



Thomas Gouttierre speaks on Afghan terrorism on 9/11
Thomas Gouttierre spoke on Afghan terrorism on 9/11 18 September 2008



Peace Corps Benin Celebrates 40th Anniversary
Peace Corps Benin Celebrates 40th Anniversary 19 September 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Wanderings writes: The view from the shore...
Peace Corps Volunteer Wanderings writes: The view from the shore… 19 September 2008



Peace Corps Volunteers Living in Bolivia writes: Our evacuation out...
Peace Corps Volunteers Living in Bolivia writes: Our evacuation out of Bolivia 19 September 2008



Tony Hall cuts ad for Obama
Tony Hall cuts ad for Obama 19 September 2008



Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg explains why he was expelled from...
Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg explains why he was expelled from Bolivia, only the eighth time in history that a U.S. chief of mission has been ousted from duty 20 September 2008



Mac Maroglis writes: After Morales ousted the U.S. ambassador to...
Mac Maroglis writes: After Morales ousted the U.S. ambassador to La Paz for allegedly meddling in Bolivian politics, Washington answered by sending off the Bolivian and Venezuelan ambassadors, and even suspending Peace Corps operations 20 September 2008



Joseph Opala creates an exhibit on Bunce Island
Joseph Opala created an exhibit on Bunce Island co-sponsored by the Friends of Sierra Leone (FoSL), a group of former Peace Corps Volunteers and Sierra Leoneans living in the United States 20 September 2008



Tony Hall endorses Obama on Christian radio stations
Tony Hall to endorse Obama in ad on Christian radio stations 20 September 2008



Karen M. Pierson writes: Fund Peace Corps Not War
Karen M. Pierson writes: Fund Peace Corps, Not War 20 September 2008



Anita Rogers call to serve in Afghanistan in 1966
While a senior nursing student at St. Louis University in Missouri, Anita Rogers answered "yes" when the call came to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1966 21 September 2008



Matt Sesow gives advice to young artists
Matt Sesow gives advice to young artists 21 September 2008



RPCVs discuss changes in Sierra Leone
Twenty-one former teachers are gathered this weekend to reminisce about their experiences in Sierra Leone 22 September 2008



By the time the Peace Corps turns 50 in 2011...
By the time the Peace Corps turns 50 in 2011, Brett Montague of Hattiesburg wants twice as many volunteers serving and twice as much funding for the U.S. agency 22 September 2008



Chris Dodd is major player in $700 billion rescue plan
Chris Dodd is a major player in the potential $700 billion plan, but he's so far been fairly general in his public statements about the process 22 September 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Marcos writes: Not until our Country Director...
Peace Corps Volunteer Marcos writes: Not until our Country Director finally announced that Bolivia and Peru had approved our flight plan and the C-130 had left La Paz did I begin to accept that this phase of my life was over. 23 September 2008



Kaba, the Peace Corps' associate director for health programs in...
Kaba, the Peace Corps' associate director for health programs in Niger, spoke to the Baker City Rotary Club 23 September 2008



James Rupert writes: Zardari Faces Pressure to Fight Taliban
James Rupert writes: Pakistani President Zardari Faces Pressure to Fight Taliban After Bombing 23 September 2008



The New School Appoints Philippines RPCV Bruce Nussbaum Professor of...
The New School Appoints Philippines RPCV Bruce Nussbaum Professor of Innovation and Design 23 September 2008



Kevin Wilkins prepares for his return to Senegal
Kevin Wilkins prepares for his return to Senegal, where he will help subsistence farmers increase crop yields 23 September 2008



Stephens promises to listen to South Korean people
New U.S. Ambassador to Korea Kathleen Stephens promises to listen to the South Korean people 23 September 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer You must be the change writes: Me...
Peace Corps Volunteer You must be the change writes: Me voy. Que lastima, pero adios... 24 September 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer Andrew writes: Uncertain Roads...
Peace Corps Volunteer Andrew writes: Uncertain Roads 24 September 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer "For lack of a cleverer title, Chase...
Peace Corps Volunteer "For lack of a cleverer title, Chase in Cape Verde" writes: ET and other unexplained Peace Corps phenomena 24 September 2008



Kathleen Wright says PCVs changed South Korea
Kathleen Wright says Peace Corps Volunteers changed South Korea 24 September 2008



Brownback introduces public diplomacy legislation
Brownback introduces public diplomacy legislation 24 September 2008



Christopher Hill acknowledges that troubles in the negotiations may be...
Christopher Hill acknowledges that troubles in the negotiations may be linked to South Korean intelligence leaks that Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Il has suffered a stroke 25 September 2008



An Interview with Elaine Chao
An Interview with Elaine Chao 25 September 2008



Chris Matthews writes: The razzle-dazzle Candidate
Chris Matthews writes: The razzle-dazzle Candidate 25 September 2008



Thomas Tighe Reports from Clinton Global Initiative
Thomas Tighe Reports from the Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting 25 September 2008



Yesan Middle School excited by Stephens appointment
Yesan Middle School in Yesan-eup, Yesan County, South Chungcheong Province are excited that Kathleen Stephens arrives as US Ambassador to Korea 25 September 2008



RPCV Joe Kennedy interviews Ron Tschetter
RPCV Joe Kennedy interviews Ron Tschetter 26 September 2008



O'Hanlon writes: Korea is forgotten nuclear crisis
Michael O'Hanlon writes: Korea has been the forgotten nuclear crisis 26 September 2008



Dan DiFranco served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer...
Dan DiFranco served two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali 26 September 2008



Farr co-sponsors international travel promotion act
Farr co-sponsors international travel promotion act 26 September 2008



As chairman of the Senate banking committee, Chris Dodd is...
As chairman of the Senate banking committee, Chris Dodd is in the middle of around-the-clock negotiations for the administration-requested bailout of the U.S. financial sector 26 September 2008



Shays Takes Lead in re-election race
Shays Takes Lead in re-election race 26 September 2008



Expectations High for Ambassador Kathleen Stephens
The Korean Times writes: Expectations High on Envoy Kathleen Stephens Who Speaks Korean Like Koreans 26 September 2008



Ralph Whittum shouted in protest on leaving Cameroon
Ralph Whittum shouted in protest when the doctors insisted he leave his Peace Corps post in the African nation of Cameroon and return to Steamboat for shoulder surgery 27 September 2008



Susan Kurosawa reviews Theroux's Ghost Train
Susan Kurosawa reviews Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theroux 27 September 2008



Mike Stricklin writes: My wife and I arrived for the...
Mike Stricklin writes: My wife and I arrived for the first time in Rio on December 8, 1966 as Peace Corps Volunteers 28 September 2008



Gretchen Shaub's service in Georgia cut short by conflict
Gretchen Shaub's Peace Corps mission in Georgia cut short by conflict 28 September 2008



Christopher Hill to visit Korean peninsula
Christopher Hill to visit Korean peninsula 28 September 2008



Scott Hajek sees US through whole new set of eyes
Scott Hajek returned to Burlington on a three-week break after serving a year and a half in Thailand with the Peace Corps, and is seeing Burlington through a whole new set of eyes 28 September 2008



My question is... they don't specifically LIST or MENTION "Clinical...
My question is... they don't specifically LIST or MENTION "Clinical Depression" or "Anxiety" by name, but the conditions are kinda implied. Should I just say "YES, I have a mental health condition not listed in Items 76-84"? 28 September 2008



Did Dodd do enough?
Dodd inherited problems, did he do enough? 28 September 2008



William Dalrymple reviews Theroux's Ghost Train
William Dalrymple reviews Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theroux 28 September 2008



John Bridgeland writes: The Service Solution
John Bridgeland writes: The Service Solution 28 September 2008



Peace Corps Volunteer peas corps finds the beet writes: So...
Peace Corps Volunteer peas corps finds the beet writes: So for those wondering, yes I am still in Peace Corps, but have moved to Peru, the northern province of Piura 29 September 2008



Bush Sends Christopher Hill to North Korea
Bush Sends Negotiator Christopher Hill for Talks in North Korea 29 September 2008



James Rupert writes: US Raids Strengthen Taliban
James Rupert writes: U.S. Raids on Pakistan Will Strengthen Taliban, Officials Say 29 September 2008



Lauren Burger and Justin Feezell start new business
Lauren Burger and Justin Feezell discovered they could work well together through challenging situations in the Peace Corps, so they've decided to continue that partnership in a new business 29 September 2008



George Packer writes: It's left to Obama to save Wall Street
George Packer writes: It's left to a relatively young black man, charged by his opponents with being a radical, a liberal, a community organizer, a Muslim, and the anti-Christ, to save the establishment on Wall Street and in Washington 29 September 2008



Aston Godwin was selected as a Peace Corps volunteer and...
Aston Godwin was selected as a Peace Corps volunteer and told that Zambia would become his second home for the next two years 29 September 2008



Peace Corps Alternatives serve others overseas
Nowadays, you don't need to join the Peace Corps to travel to exotic destinations and serve others 30 September 2008



Three Common misconceptions about the Peace Corps
Romania RPCV Melissa Lawent says There are Three Common misconceptions That Cloud peoples' views of the Peace Corps 30 September 2008



Forty RPCVs return to Seoul as guests of Korea
On Oct. 5, the McGoverns, along with 40 other Returned Peace Corps volunteers and staff, will return to Seoul, as guests of the the Republic of Korea President Lee Myung-bak 30 September 2008



Zachery Scott writes: Let's Get It On!
Zachery Scott writes: Let's Get It On! 30 September 2008



Margaret Krome writes: Campaign endangers voter franchise
Margaret Krome writes: It is utterly reprehensible if the state's top legal officer designed campaign tactics intended to tamper with the essentials of democracy -- voters' franchise 30 September 2008



Sen. Chris Dodd took millions from now-failing finance firms...
Sen. Chris Dodd took millions from now-failing finance firms he oversees 30 September 2008



Shays speaks and votes in favor of bailout bill
Shays speaks and votes in favor of bailout bill 30 September 2008



Petri votes against financial markets bill
Petri votes against financial markets bill 30 September 2008