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As I work my way around the harbor each week, I always look for people I would like to emulate. One such person is Doug West, and I have said this before about Doug and his efforts as chairman of the Newport Beach Harbor Commission. He wants to help and...
Volunteers could save money for county’s airport To the editor: President John F. Kennedy said it best: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” That was the beginning of VISTA, the Peace...
On the plane, someone had propped a gray and black canvas tote bag against Anne Smedinghoff's flag-draped casket. As a young diplomat in Afghanistan, Anne carried the large tote everywhere. She and her colleagues at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul called...
Picking a volunteer vacation is a lot like dating: The choices are mind-boggling, but finding the right fit takes work. Treat the search like a job. Opportunities to travel and immerse yourself in a different culture are everywhere. You can enlist...
ReutersMay 22 (Reuters) - The Peace Corps said it will start accepting applications next month from same-sex couples who want to volunteer together as part of the overseas service program. But not all of the 76 countries that host the program established by...
The U.S. Peace Corps will begin accepting applications from same-sex couples who wish to serve overseas together for the first time next month, the agency announced Tuesday. The move follows a broader shift by the Obama administration toward publicly...
Special to Tribune NewspapersThe Museum of Contemporary Art celebrated 15 years of performances on the MCA stage with its benefit, "remixed/reimagined." The evening began with an outdoor reception on the front plaza that included food from some of Chicago's food trucks, plus mini...
If he hadn't been adopted by loving parents in Oak Park when he was six days old, David Pope isn't sure he would have had such a life of opportunity and advantage, he said. His adoption helped shape his worldview, he said, and, in a way, paved the...
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>> 50 Years Ago — Last weekend more than 600 people crowded into the Niland Marina, Saturday night and Sunday morning, the parking and camping areas were full, and still more people were seen camping in the nearby desert area. Into the Salton...
Tags: John F. Kennedy
AberdeenSome join for the money, while others join to serve a higher purpose. Joining the Armed Forces of the United States can be a good choice for many young Americans. That said, military life is not for everyone. In fact, I have often thought it would be a...
Tags: U.S. Army, Education, Armed Forces
Following Tuesday's special election victory, Democrat Robin Kelly will start a new job in Congress as the least senior member of a House dominated by Republicans. That political reality is not lost on Kelly, who said her first task is to restore...
The road to success for communities struggling with poverty is generally not hard to find, or even to travel. All it requires is a firm reliance upon yourself instead of government. To drive that point home, candidly ask yourself what government has...
Tags: China, Social Issues, Values, Ethics, Costa Rica
May 16, 2013 |Story| Daily Pilot
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May 24, 2013 |Story| Imperial Valley Press Online
Mar 25, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
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