February 8, 2005: Index: PCOL Exclusive: Minnesota
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February 8, 2005: Index: PCOL Exclusive: Minnesota
- 2008.07.23: July 23, 2008: Headlines: Recruitment: Budget: Minneapolis Star Tribune: Peace Corps to close Minneapolis office Wednesday, August 06, 2008 - 8:18 am 
- 2007.03.01: March 1, 2007: Headlines: Local Groups: The Third Goal: Carleton College: Minnesota Peace Corps Exhibit Arrives at Carleton College Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 10:28 am 
- 2006.04.23: April 23, 2006: Headlines: COS - Nicaragua: Community Development: Twin Cities: Chris Romano became interested in the idea of community development while working with the Peace Corps for 2½ years in Nicaragua Sunday, April 23, 2006 - 6:26 am 
- 2006.04.14: April 14, 2006: Headlines: COS - Togo: COS - Niger: COS - Cameroon: World Wise Schools: Thisweek Newspapers: Cameroon RPCV Ruth Zouzouambe helped organize projects at Rosemount High School and Middle School to fund the construction of a basketball court in Tchamba in Togo and to send books to Niger Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 12:07 pm 
- 2006.04.04: April 4, 2006: Headlines: Directors - Bellamy: Unicef: United Nations: Insight News: Carol Bellamy to speak at University of Minnesota Wednesday, April 05, 2006 - 4:37 pm 
- April 13, 2005: Headlines: COS - Panama: Congress: Peace Corps: Peace Corps Volunteers in Panama meet with Representative Betty McCollum of Minnesota Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 7:49 pm 
- March 23, 2005: Headlines: Congress: US Fed News: Senator Norm Coleman holds hearings on the bonds between Minnesotans and Latin Americans which form as a result of the Peace Corps, international adoptions, and other programs Saturday, March 26, 2005 - 2:24 am 
- Minnesota: Charlie Cogan lived in Togo as a Peace Corps volunteer and Fulbright scholar, and he met his wife, Nalongue, there. There's a sad connection, too: He raised money for a blood-testing lab in Togo after his brother-in-law, in the absence of a lab, was misdiagnosed and died. Cogan, a member of the Northfield Rotary Club, will lead 16 Rotarians, including nine Minnesotans, on a trip to Togo, Benin and Burkina Faso this week to immunize children against polio 6 December 2004
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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