February 8, 2005: Index: PCOL Exclusive: Louisiana
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February 8, 2005: Index: PCOL Exclusive: Louisiana
- 2006.04.14: April 14, 2006: Headlines: Figures: COS - Swaziland: Journalism: Television: New Orleans Times-Picayune: RPCV Chris Matthews moderates candidate debate for mayor of New Orleans Monday, April 17, 2006 - 10:08 am 
- 2006.04.03: April 3, 2006: Headlines: Figures: COS - Dominican Republic: Politics: City Government: Election2006 - Boulet: New Orleans Times-Picayune: Dominican Republic RPCV Virginia Boulet is candidate for mayor of New Orleans Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 5:33 pm 
- January 31, 2006: Headlines: COS - Micronesia: Hurricane Relief: Jefferson City News Tribune: When Hurricane Katrina struck the Chalmette suburb of New Orleans, Dr. Alan Lemerande (RPCV Micronesia) and his family were safe -- but surrounded by water 16 feet deep -- at the hospital where he was employed as an emergency room doctor Monday, February 27, 2006 - 7:14 pm 
- March 24, 2005: Headlines: COS - Solomon Islands: Medicine: DeRidder Beauregard Daily News: Lisa Wu, a third year medical student at Tulane will be completing her Family Medicine rotation/clerkship, spent her time in the Peace Corps on the Solomon Islands and in Western Samoa as a math and science teacher to grades 7 and 9-13 in classes as large as 72 students Saturday, April 02, 2005 - 10:07 pm 
- March 5, 2005: Headlines: COS - Congo Kinsasha: Global Warming: Environment: Milford Daily News: Mike Tidwell told students that the culture-rich city is already in danger. The day is drawing closer when Americans may have to abandon the city of New Orleans. Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 12:54 am 
- February 28, 2005: Headlines: Recruitment: New Orleans Business News: Charles Baquet, III, at Peace Corps Breakfast Friday, March 04, 2005 - 11:33 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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