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- 2006.05.31: May 31, 2006: Headlines: COS - Cameroon: Music: Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers: Cindy Cain's singing career was launched while she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon Friday, June 02, 2006 - 11:21 am 
- 2006.04.11: April 11, 2006: Headlines: COS - Ecuador: Recruitment: The Third Goal: Daily O'Collegian: RPCV Matthew Smith shows video from Ecuador at Oklahoma State University Friday, April 14, 2006 - 12:08 pm 
- December 9, 2005: Headlines: COS - Congo Kinshasa: Goats: Agriculture: Tulsa World: Terry Gipson, who leads Langston's goat-related outreach, saw how common goats were in Congo Kinshasa when he served in the Peace Corps in the 1970s and early '80s Monday, January 09, 2006 - 4:28 pm 
- December 15, 2005: Headlines: Recruitment: Peace Corps: Oklahoma sees the highest percentage increase of their citizens currently serving in the Peace Corps Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 9:14 am 
- October 6, 2005: Headlines: COS - Colombia: NPCA: NGO's: Daily O'Collegian: Chic Dambach to speak on “Respecting Differences in the Global Village” Friday, October 07, 2005 - 11:31 am 
- January 8, 2005: Headlines: COS - The Gambia: Beef: Chickasha Express Star: The Gambia RPCV Heather Buckmaster to speak to Chickasha Rotary Club Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 9:56 pm 
- March 10, 2005: Headlines: COS - Namibia: Iraq: Thomas: US Senate honors RPCV Fern Holland Saturday, March 26, 2005 - 2:14 am 
- February 22, 2005: Headlines: Proclamations: O'Colly: Stillwater Mayor Bud Lacy declares "Peace Corps Week" Saturday, February 26, 2005 - 7:03 pm 
| PCOL readership increases 100%|
Monthly readership on "Peace Corps Online" has increased in the past twelve months to 350,000 visitors - over eleven thousand every day - a 100% increase since this time last year. Thanks again, RPCVs and Friends of the Peace Corps, for making PCOL your source of information for the Peace Corps community. And thanks for supporting the Peace Corps Library and History of the Peace Corps. Stay tuned, the best is yet to come.
| History of the Peace Corps|
PCOL is proud to announce that Phase One of the "History of the Peace Corps" is now available online. This installment includes over 5,000 pages of primary source documents from the archives of the Peace Corps including every issue of "Peace Corps News," "Peace Corps Times," "Peace Corps Volunteer," "Action Update," and every annual report of the Peace Corps to Congress since 1961. "Ask Not" is an ongoing project. Read how you can help.
When this story was posted in February 2005, this was on the front page of PCOL:
| The Peace Corps Library|
Peace Corps Online is proud to announce that the Peace Corps Library is now available online. With over 27,000 index entries in 430 categories, this is the largest collection of Peace Corps related stories in the world. From Acting to Zucchini, you can use the Main Index to find hundreds of stories about what RPCVs with your same interests or from your Country of Service are doing today.
| 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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