February 8, 2005: Index: PCOL Exclusive: Pennsylvania
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February 8, 2005: Index: PCOL Exclusive: Pennsylvania
- 2007.03.15: March 15, 2007: Headlines: COS - Suriname: York Daily Record: Parents of Peace Corps Volunteers in York, Pennsylvania gather for support as their children serve overseas Monday, May 14, 2007 - 4:35 am 
- 2006.04.06: April 6, 2006: Headlines: COS - Jamaica: Habitat for Humanity: The Pitt News: Jamaica RPCV Lisa Nickerson supports Habitat for Humanity Sunday, May 07, 2006 - 9:39 pm 
- June 24, 2005: Headlines: Figures: COS - Paraguay: Politics: City Government: Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy applauded yesterday's Supreme Court decision securing municipalities' broad rights to use eminent domain Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 6:41 am 
- May 25, 2005: Headlines: COS - Thailand: Tsunami: Crisis Corps: Peace Corps: Stephen Bydal of Warrington, Pennsylvania departs for Thailand - Six Americans left on May 25 to to help victims of December's tsunami in South East Asia Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 1:27 pm 
- May 21, 2005: Headlines: COS - Bangladesh: City Government: Reading Eagle/Reading Times: Mayor Tom McMahon says: My first career was as a Peace Corps Volunteer teacher in Bangladesh, where I also had the opportunity to observe third world politics in action. Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 2:33 pm 
- April 10, 2005: Headlines: Figures: COS - Paraguay: Politics: City Government: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Tom Murphy boasts of sandbagging the Legislature Sunday, April 17, 2005 - 6:57 pm 
- April 4, 2005: Headlines: Figures: COS - Paraguay: Politics: City Government: City Limits: But it was Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy who really stole the show. Irrepressibly honest, Murphy, now in his third and final term in office, laid into the Bush administration. “We’ve seen the ascendancy of a group of people who don’t value diversity. People at the highest level of government are saying it’s okay to be bigoted.” Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 11:55 pm 
When this story was posted in February 2005, this was on the front page of PCOL:
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| 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.
| RPCVs mobilize support for Countries of Service|
RPCV Groups mobilize to support their Countries of Service. Over 200 RPCVS have already applied to the Crisis Corps to provide Tsunami Recovery aid, RPCVs have written a letter urging President Bush and Congress to aid Democracy in Ukraine, and RPCVs are writing NBC about a recent episode of the "West Wing" and asking them to get their facts right about Turkey.
| Ask Not|
As our country prepares for the inauguration of a President, we remember one of the greatest speeches of the 20th century and how his words inspired us. "And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."
| Latest: RPCVs and Peace Corps provide aid |
Peace Corps made an appeal last week to all Thailand RPCV's to consider serving again through the Crisis Corps and more than 30 RPCVs have responded so far. RPCVs: Read what an RPCV-led NGO is doing about the crisis an how one RPCV is headed for Sri Lanka to help a nation he grew to love. Question: Is Crisis Corps going to send RPCVs to India, Indonesia and nine other countries that need help?
| The World's Broken Promise to our Children|
Former Director Carol Bellamy, now head of Unicef, says that the appalling conditions endured today by half the world's children speak to a broken promise. Too many governments are doing worse than neglecting children -- they are making deliberate, informed choices that hurt children. Read her op-ed and Unicef's report on the State of the World's Children 2005.
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By robert martin (168-215-107-29.gen.twtelecom.net - 184.108.40.206) on Sunday, March 20, 2005 - 5:42 pm: Edit Post|
hi, I am a new member of peace corps from towanada,pa. I was wondering about all the program does and what i can do more than,what i am doing?