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Peace Corps News - March, 2002
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I. THIS MONTHS FEATURE STORIES
..........A. THE NUMBERS GAME
President Bush has told the Peace Corps to double in size within 5 years and is giving it the budget to grow, but the last time Peace Corps grew this fast, there were serious problems with too rapid expansion. This month read Part I of our special report "The Numbers Game" on the pitfalls the Peace Corps must avoid to meet President Bush's goals for growth at:
..........B. PEACE CORPS EXPANSION BEGINS
Within the next 6 months the Peace Corps Volunteers will start serving in East Timor and Peru, volunteers will return to the Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and Peace Corps assessment teams will be sent to countries like Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Swaziland and Chad to evaluate opportunities for service. Read the story at:
..........C. WHAT RPCV IS CONSIDERING A RUN FOR THE WHITE HOUSE?
Sargent Shriver was on the ticket for Vice President in 1972 and ran in the primaries for President in 1976. RPCV Paul Tsongas made a strong showing against Bill Clinton in the presidential primaries in 1992. Now Chris Dodd is considering a run for the White House. Read about his ideas and about his association and support of the Peace Corps at:
II. PEACE CORPS NEWS IN BRIEF
..........A. "VASQUEZ GETS HIS ORDERS" SAYS OC REGISTER
..........B. NPCA CHAIRMAN DICK PYLE TO CONSULT FOR US PEACE CORPS:
..........C. CONSERVATIVE WEEKLY SAYS "FREEDOM CORPS PROMISES FEDERAL WASTE"
..........D. PC STAFFER CHARLIE PETERS SAYS "HERE'S HOW TO RECRUIT"
..........E. RPCV TONY HALL TO BE US AMBASSADOR TO UNITED NATIONS FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL AGENCIES
..........F. JOHN GARNDER WHO PIONEERED THE MODERN MOVEMENT FOR CITIZEN ACTIVISM HAS DIED AT 89
III. SECOND LOOK
Read the postings and opinions that RPCVS have left on the following stories from previous months:
..........A. THE PEACE CORPS SHOULD REMAIN AN INDEPENDENT AGENCY. Share your thoughts.
..........B. RPCV CHRIS MATTHEWS COMPARES BUSH TO JFK. What do you think about this Hardball view?
..........C. NEW MANDATE FOR THE PEACE CORPS? What's your opinion?
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