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===2004: American poet  Robert Roberg reflects back on his life and times in Peru in the 1960s===
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Now I'm dancing the Huyano. I have a white handkerchief in my hand. A flute and two drums hold us in a trance. There are fifty of us whooping and dancing wildly "Hecha la" We are throwing white flour at each other and drinking the wicked Moonshine. The girls look so pretty. There's Toya and Gloria and Daisy. My head is banging like a drum as I stumble home in the dark. A clap of thunder and then bang someone hits me from behind and I sprawl forward. Who in the world.? I turn around and behind me is a goat standing in the trail rolling his head from side to side. Whoa is it Baphomet? I pick myself up and yell at the goat that stands as if he is ready to charge me again. All right all right calm down this is you path I'm going. Man my butt is sore. I look up at the sky and see Orion. My heart leaps. I don't feel so alone.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2026830.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Cafe Press.  "I'm Running Through A Yard Trying To Catch A Turkey"  January 5, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2019552.html Headlines: January 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027811.html Writing - Peru]  <ref>[http://www.cafeshops.com/roberg.8929692 Cafe Press.  "I'm Running Through A Yard Trying To Catch A Turkey"  January 5, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru RPCV Thomas F. Crosby Jr. dies at 63===
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He worked for the Orange County district attorney's office and served on the National Labor Relations Board and with the Peace Corps in Peru before going into private practice in the early 1970s.Among the opinions he was most proud of, Crosby once said, were his anti-camping ruling and another opinion issued that same year prohibiting the Boy Scouts from expelling an atheist. Both rulings were overturned by the state Supreme Court. He "was a totally fearless, curmudgeonly iconoclast who was very bright and who called cases as he saw them," said Bob Wolfe, a research attorney who worked with him. "He was utterly unafraid to take on sacred cows."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2019514.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Sacramento Bee.  "Judge Who Overturned Southern California City's Anti-Homeless Ordinance Dead At 63"  February 1, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2020200.html Headlines: February 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027645.html Obituaries]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Law]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Jurisprudence]  <ref>[http://www.sacbee.com/state_wire/story/8197876p-9129127c.html Sacramento Bee.  "Judge Who Overturned Southern California City's Anti-Homeless Ordinance Dead At 63"  February 1, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: ¿CARETAS toledista? Es la última versión de una recurrente y majadera campaña que a través de las décadas, y cambiando actores e instigadores, han hecho diversos interesados contra esta revista.===
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En nuestro país se tiende a endiosar a los hombres públicos cuando toman el poder y a lincharlos cuando están de salida. Nosotros tratamos de evitar ambos vicios. Al principio buscamos bajarles el moño y después, cuando están en el suelo, intentamos evaluar sus méritos y defectos. Es un ejercicio de equilibrio periodístico que, por cierto, a veces va contra la corriente. No es apreciado, además, por quienes tienen una concepción antropofágica de la política y sobre todo por aquellos que impulsan una agenda política rival y lapidaria.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2021009.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Caretas.  "Caretas Toledista"  February 12, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2020200.html Headlines: February 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027778.html Politics]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027757.html Speaking Out]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027693.html Journalism]  <ref>[http://www.caretas.com.pe/2004/1810/articulos/editorial.html Caretas.  "Caretas Toledista"  February 12, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Former Director of Peru Peace Corps Training Center Dan Sharp to Speak at NCEITA Annual Forum===
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Sharp's government service includes being with the United States Delegation to the United Nations (Economic and Social Council - ECOSOC) and as an official U.S. Government delegate to international meetings. He negotiated five international treaties for the U.S., created and directed the Peace Corps' training center for overseas staff, took the first volunteers to Peru, and directed operations in the Andes. He previously served for two years as Deputy Attorney- General of California, where he handled cases from trial through appeals at the State Supreme Court, and was liaison with all levels of local and state government.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2019778.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Business Wire.  "President Of The Royal Institution World Science Assembly To Speak At Nceita Annual Forum"  February 17, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2020200.html Headlines: February 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]  <ref>[http://www.nceita.org/CEO/speakers1.html Business Wire.  "President Of The Royal Institution World Science Assembly To Speak At Nceita Annual Forum"  February 17, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: While Cliff Boyd was working with South American farmers during a stint in the Peace Corps, a visit to the Inca fortress city of Maccu Picchu in Peru solidified his interest in ancient people and their cultures===
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As a boy growing up in eastern Tennessee, Boyd developed an interest in history while listening to his grandmother's stories of Civil War veterans she had known as a girl. While he was working with South American farmers during a stint in the Peace Corps, a visit to the Inca fortress city of Maccu Picchu in Peru solidified his interest in ancient people and their cultures. "They had no written language, yet they built an incredible culture. They built roads, forts, temples," Boyd said. Exploring the ruins of a great indigenous population sparked Boyd's interest in the American Indians of his native Appalachia.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2020016.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Roanoke Times.  "Archaeologist Seeks To Uncover Region's History"  March 3, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2020738.html Headlines: March 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027831.html University Education]  <ref>[http://www.roanoke.com/roatimes/news/story163516.html Roanoke Times.  "Archaeologist Seeks To Uncover Region's History"  March 3, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Margaret "Peg" Miller and her husband sought adventure by joining the Peace Corps. They ended up in a Peruvian village high in the mountains, at an elevation of 14,500 feet===
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The Millers sought adventure by joining the Peace Corps. They ended up in a Peruvian village high in the mountains, at an elevation of 14,500 feet. Margaret Miller taught sixth-grade English at the girls' school and gave workshops on hygiene to older women in the village. After 14 months, the couple came back to the states, and Margaret earned her master's degree in elementary education from Columbia University's teachers' college. She and Fred moved back to Castle Rock, and she taught fourth grade at Northlake Elementary.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2020257.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  The Longview Daily News.  "A Lifetime In The Classroom"  March 16, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2020738.html Headlines: March 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027773.html Secondary Education]  <ref>[http://www.tdn.com/articles/2004/03/16/area_news/news05.txt The Longview Daily News.  "A Lifetime In The Classroom"  March 16, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru RPCV Ronald L. Ecker is author of "And Adam Knew Eve"===
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The purpose of And Adam Knew Eve is to inform as well as hopefully to entertain, by gathering from the biblical text all sexually related stories, concepts, and laws, and presenting them, concisely but with attention to context, in convenient dictionary form. Sexually related material comprises overall such a significant portion of scripture that some knowledge of it is essential both in appreciating the Bible as a whole and in understanding the difference in attitude toward sex to be found between the Old and New Testaments.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2020328.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Personal Web Site.  "Preface"  March 21, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2020738.html Headlines: March 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027811.html Writing - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027793.html Religion]  <ref>[http://www.hobrad.com/andauth.htm Personal Web Site.  "Preface"  March 21, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Review of Portland's Andian Restaurant run by son of Peru RPCV John Platt===
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The kitchen at this upscale young Peruvian restaurant is generating some genuine heat. Sophisticated and playful, it's turning out consistently fascinating flavors and some of the most gorgeous presentations in town. Executive chef Emmanuel Piqueras Villaran has hit his stride, deftly redefining Andean tradition by thinking in fresh ways about key ingredients such as hot peppers, corn nuggets, quinoa, lime and cilantro. From beef-heart shish kebabs to spectacular seafoods to the city's best seviches (they stew in lime juice so briefly it's like a whisper), the food here is more than simply satisfying: It's exciting. When Andina stumbles, it's almost always in the service, not the kitchen.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2021313.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Oregon Live.  "Diner 2004: Andina"  May 14, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2021761.html Headlines: May 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027596.html Cooking]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027927.html Oregon]  <ref>[http://www.oregonlive.com/dining/reviews.ssf?8145?8145_1 Oregon Live.  "Diner 2004: Andina"  May 14, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru RPCV Kenneth C. Bardach named associate dean and director of ExecEdge Corporate Education at Olin School of Business===
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Kenneth C. Bardach has been named associate dean and director of ExecEdge Corporate Education at the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, announced Stuart I. Greenbaum, dean and Bank of America Professor at the Olin School. Bardach joins Olin from Case Western Reserve, where he served as associate dean of Executive Education Programs at the Weatherhead School of Management. Bardach served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Peru from 1967 to 1969.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2023429.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Washington University in Saint Louis.  "Kenneth C. Bardach Named Associate Dean And Director Of Execedge Corporate Education At Olin School Of Business"  May 28, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2021761.html Headlines: May 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027620.html Education]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027216.html Business]  <ref>[http://news-info.wustl.edu/news/page/normal/896.html Washington University in Saint Louis.  "Kenneth C. Bardach Named Associate Dean And Director Of Execedge Corporate Education At Olin School Of Business"  May 28, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru RPCV John McAuliff, Executive Director of the Fund for Reconciliation and Development, says "As I watch the news shows and read the NY Times, the deja vu factor escalates. Certainly there is a major difference between the motive of US military intervention in Indochina and in Afghanistan, but our political leadership class seems as ignorant of history and culture now as they were in 1945 and 1956."===
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"The crucial wrong turn increasingly looks like the Administration's decision to make bin Laden and the Taleban moral equivilants and one in the same as strategic targets, compounded by insisting on a unilateralist approach to coalition building and military action."  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2080679.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  World Council of Churches.  "Analysis And Reflection"  June 3, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2022370.html Headlines: June 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2080668.html Peace Corps Cambodia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2080670.html Directory of Cambodia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2080669.html Messages and Announcements for Cambodia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027720.html NGO's]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027757.html Speaking Out]  <ref>[http://www.wcc-coe.org/wcc/behindthenews/analysis9.html World Council of Churches.  "Analysis And Reflection"  June 3, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peace Corps Director Visits Peru, Participates in Swearing-in Ceremony===
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Peace Corps Director Gaddi H. Vasquez arrived to a warm reception in Peru this past week, where he met with President Alejandro Toledo and participated in the swearing-in ceremony of the first group of volunteers to serve in the new Youth Development program. “The 13 new volunteers will work with youth in Peru, where 60 percent of the population is under the age of 24, and only 34 percent of Peruvians complete high school,” said Director Vasquez. “One of the goals is to help them become productive workers, and perhaps achieve things their parents and grandparents never had the opportunity to try.”  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2021879.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Peace Corps.  "Peace Corps Director Visits Peru, Participates In Swearing-In Ceremony"  June 10, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2022370.html Headlines: June 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027732.html Gaddi Vasquez (Director 2002 - 2006)]  <ref>[http://peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.media.press.view&news_id=956 Peace Corps.  "Peace Corps Director Visits Peru, Participates In Swearing-In Ceremony"  June 10, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: A new school in Paramount, CA has been named after the late Peru RPCV Leona Jackson in recognition of her lifelong dedication to helping students===
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In 1929 she and her family headed for California. She studied at the University of Southern California to obtain teaching credentials there.  She landed a job at Paramount in 1946. She became a principal three years later and held that position until 1960, Superintendent Jay Wilbur said.  Retirement was brief. Wilbur said that after a stint with the Peace Corps in Peru, Jackson returned to Paramount in 1969 to teach English to adult immigrants.  "When she turned 99, they told her she had to retire," said June Murty, a friend of Jackson's who lives in Bellflower, Calif. Even then, "a lot of people would go right to her house for class with her."  Murty said Jackson continued to hold class at her home until 1996. She died a year later. She was 102.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2022090.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Omaha World Herald.  "California School Will Hail Nebraska Native"  June 24, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2022370.html Headlines: June 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027645.html Obituaries]  <ref>[http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_np=0&u_pg=1640&u_sid=1130642 Omaha World Herald.  "California School Will Hail Nebraska Native"  June 24, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru Photo Exhibit Captures Pathos of 20 Years of War===
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What began as a temporary photo exhibit - commissioned by the government's Truth Commission, which issued a voluminous report last August on Peru's war - has become a critically acclaimed and popular museum. Its future financing is uncertain, but the museum has fulfilled the hopes of its creators by becoming a testament to 70,000 Peruvians who perished in the country's long conflict pitting state security forces against two rebel groups, one of them the fanatical Shining Path.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2022092.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  New York Times.  "Peru Photo Exhibit Captures Pathos Of 20 Years Of War"  June 27, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2022370.html Headlines: June 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027574.html Culture]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2203845.html Exhibits]  <ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/27/international/americas/27peru.html?ex=1089000000&en=a9d597c8bf340e62&ei=5006&partner=ALTAVISTA1 New York Times.  "Peru Photo Exhibit Captures Pathos Of 20 Years Of War"  June 27, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Mauretania RPCV Peter Schlesinger's life saved by a friend on the Inca Trail===
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Peter Schlesinger, who grew up in New Hampton and graduated from Newfound High School and the University of New Hampshire, was no stranger to foreign travel. He had spent two years in Israel on a kibbutz and two more years in the Peace Corps in Mauretania, West Africa. For the past 15 years, he has worked as a geographer and ecologist at the Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts studying the impact of humans on the terrestrial ecology.  After three days at a conference in Lima, Schlesinger headed to Cusco, Peru, to meet up with a friend and head out for the Inca Trail. It had been a few years since he had undertaken such an arduous adventure, and at 6-feet, 3-inches tall and 260 pounds, maybe a few years since he was in top shape, too.  Still, it was the hike he came for and the hike he was going to accomplish.  Schlesinger was so excited about the opportunity that he hardly gave his body the chance to get acclimated to the very high altitude and the stress that it would bring.  First, he was suffering from dysentery, picked up during his stay in Lima.  The first night of the hike he spent going to the bathroom. And to top it off, he was taking medication for altitude sickness that happened to be a diuretic as well.  The next morning he was exhausted, dehydrated and beginning to feel the effects of altitude.  Peter Schlesinger was a classic case of a hiker who didn't know how bad off he was. He was suffering but still pushing himself onward and higher.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2022362.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Christian Science Monitor.  "Chance Encounter Changes Lives"  July 6, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2022919.html Headlines: July 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027309.html Peace Corps Mauritania]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4627.html Directory of Mauritania RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1510.html Messages and Announcements for Mauritania RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027719.html Mountaineering]  <ref>[http://www.cmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040706/REPOSITORY/407060344/0/FRONTPAGE Christian Science Monitor.  "Chance Encounter Changes Lives"  July 6, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Tumi was founded in 1975 by Charlie Clifford, who named the company after an Inca god known to him through his Peace Corps stint in South America===
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Tumi was founded in 1975 by Charlie Clifford, who named the company after an Inca god known to him through his Peace Corps stint in South America. Over the years, the Tumi brand has attracted a loyal following among affluent corporate travelers and high-profile celebrities. Tumi distributes its luggage through its more than 40 retail stores in key international cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London and Tokyo, as well as through other specialty stores and via its Web site.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2022361.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  New York Post.  "Swanky Suitcase Maker Looking To Bag A Buyer"  July 8, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2022919.html Headlines: July 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027216.html Business]  <ref>[http://www.nypost.com/business/24642.htm New York Post.  "Swanky Suitcase Maker Looking To Bag A Buyer"  July 8, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Lilka Areton spent two years in the Peace Corps in Peru, then went to graduate school at the Bank Street College of Education in New York City and got a teaching job in Spanish Harlem - volunteering at the International Center.===
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Lilka Areton was a great believer in the power of cross-cultural exchange to enhance people's lives. That's why, in 1968, she became a volunteer at the International Center in New York City. There, the New Jersey resident met New York University student Tom Areton, who had recently arrived from Communist Czechoslovakia. That's why, in 1980, Tom and Lilka Areton founded Cultural Homestay International, a student-exchange program that has since brought more than 250,000 foreign students to American shores. Cultural Homestay International (CHI), which operates out of two adjoining houses on Butterfield Road in San Anselmo, is one of the largest exchange programs in the world - equal in size to the better-known American Field Service.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2022490.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Marin Independent Journal.  "Exchanging Opportunities"  July 18, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2022919.html Headlines: July 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027769.html Service]  <ref>[http://www.marinij.com/Stories/0\,1413\,234~24409~2280080\,00.html Marin Independent Journal.  "Exchanging Opportunities"  July 18, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru RPCV Malcolm Moore plots out the latest mapping methods===
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oore is a Marlboro native who went on to attend the University of Washington in Seattle. He spent two years in Peru while serving in the Peace Corps.  But he's spent most of his life in Marlboro, a town of 1,080, where he has worked in land surveying. He's studied early maps of the area, and was amazed by how accurate some of them were given the limited technology they had.  Current maps of the area were made by aerial photographs. Mappers used orthoplates, which correct a photograph's dimensions, and simply traced.  "You think of photos as perfect, but they aren't," Moore said as he explained orthoplates.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2022613.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Brattleboro Reformer.  "Surveyor Plots Out The Latest Mapping Methods"  July 26, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2022919.html Headlines: July 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027661.html Geography]  <ref>[http://www.reformer.com/Stories/0\,1413\,102~8862~2294981\,00.html Brattleboro Reformer.  "Surveyor Plots Out The Latest Mapping Methods"  July 26, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Teacher of the Year Marilyn Horn accepted into the Peace Corps and spent two years in Urubamba, Peru===
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Despite Horn's success in the classroom, she didn't start out to be a teacher, but graduated from Nebrask Wesleyan with a degree in Sociology, aiming to be a psychiatric social worker. Before starting graduate school, however, Horn went to South America with a YMCA service program. While there, she was smitten by the Spanish language and culture, as well as the desire to begin work rather than return to school. After a semester of graduate school, she was accepted into the Peace Corps and spent two years in Urubamba, Peru. In Peru, Horn saw first hand the power of education in the life of poor villagers and began to consider whether she wanted to work at the end of the spectrum that prevents problems through education rather than dealing with the end that solves problems through social work. Prevention and her love affair with the language and culture won out, so when Horn returned from the Peace Corps, she enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) fast-track program at Wesleyan University.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2024771.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Town Times.  "Sra. Horn Es Numero Uno!"  August 8, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2023601.html Headlines: August 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027773.html Secondary Education]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027552.html Awards]  <ref>[http://www.towntimes.com/articles/2004/09/09/news/local_news/news07.txt Town Times.  "Sra. Horn Es Numero Uno!"  August 8, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru RPCV Nancy C. Francis is a judge with the Washtenaw County Probate Court,  Ann Arbor, Michigan===
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Hon. Nancy C. Francis    is a judge with the Washtenaw County Probate Court,  Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was an activist for civil rights and liberties throughout her adult life and practiced law for 16 years primarily representing low and moderate income citizens through a unique, locally funded, comprehensive legal services program. Judge Francis also served as a volunteer in the United States Peace Corps in Peru.  She was the first African-American in the Washtenaw County judiciary. Judge Francis serves on the Juvenile Rules Committee of the Michigan Judicial Conference and is a member of the Board of Michigan Children's Charter and the Michigan Committee on the Over-Representation of Minority Youth in Confinement.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2023033.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Institute of Continuing Legal Education.  "Hon. Nancy C. Francis    Is A Judge With The Washtenaw County Probate Court,  Ann Arbor, Michigan. She Was An Activist For Civil Rights And Liberties Throughout Her Adult Life And Practiced Law For 16 Years Primarily Representing Low And Moderate Income Citizens Through A Unique, Locally Funded, Comprehensive Legal Services Program. Judge Francis Also Served As A Volunteer In The United States Peace Corps In Peru."  August 13, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2023601.html Headlines: August 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Law]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Courts]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027717.html Minorities]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027585.html Jurisprudence]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027563.html African American Issues]  <ref>[http://www.icle.org/directory/contrib_bios.cfm?&Pnumber=P24700 Institute of Continuing Legal Education.  "Hon. Nancy C. Francis    Is A Judge With The Washtenaw County Probate Court,  Ann Arbor, Michigan. She Was An Activist For Civil Rights And Liberties Throughout Her Adult Life And Practiced Law For 16 Years Primarily Representing Low And Moderate Income Citizens Through A Unique, Locally Funded, Comprehensive Legal Services Program. Judge Francis Also Served As A Volunteer In The United States Peace Corps In Peru."  August 13, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Ron Ecker spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer (1964-1966), living and working in the Arequipa area===
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Arequipa, a beautiful city at the foot of the snow-capped volcano El Misti in southern Peru, is where I spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer (1964-1966), living and working in a barriada called Clorinda Malaga de Prado (now named Independencia). I was one of some 50 PCVs in the Arequipa area. We had memorable times both at work and at play. This website is a photographic celebration of those wonderful days in "La Ciudad Blanca" and the barriada of Clorinda, with photos also of time spent at Cuzco, Pisac, Machu Picchu, on Lake Titicaca, and in Chile.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2023241.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Personal Web Site.  "Arequipa Days"  August 25, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2023601.html Headlines: August 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027764.html Photography - Peru]  <ref>[http://www.hobrad.com/arequipadays.htm Personal Web Site.  "Arequipa Days"  August 25, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Barbara Bailey Bauer's studied anthropology in Mexico and Ethiopia and volunteered for the Peace Corps in Peru===
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Barbara Bailey Bauer's work has taken her all over the world.  She studied anthropology in Mexico and Ethiopia and volunteered for the Peace Corps in Peru.  The Essex County, N.J., native eventually put down roots in the Lehigh Valley and has been a full-time fixture at the Easton Area Public Library for 18 years.  On Wednesday, Bauer announced she will retire as library director, effective Jan. 1.  "While I can still be active, there are a lot of other things I'd like to do," she said, sitting in her office at the Church Street library.  In addition to stepping up her community involvement efforts, Bauer plans to spend her free time doing research and writing about local history.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2023917.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  New Jersey Express Times.  "Overseer Of Books Retires To Write Own"  September 19, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2024064.html Headlines: September 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027273.html Peace Corps Ethiopia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4511.html Directory of Ethiopia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1519.html Messages and Announcements for Ethiopia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027692.html Libraries]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027941.html New Jersey]  <ref>[http://www.nj.com/news/expresstimes/pa/index.ssf?/base/news-13/1095584757194050.xml New Jersey Express Times.  "Overseer Of Books Retires To Write Own"  September 19, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru RPCV Charlie Clifford sells Tumi Luggage===
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Doughty Hanson & Co. has sealed a deal to buy luxe luggage maker Tumi Inc., The Post has learned. The U.K.-based buyout firm has agreed to buy Tumi, the South Plainfield, N.J., designer of high-end suitcases, garment bags, backpacks and business accessories, for roughly $275 million, sources close to the situation said. Tumi was founded in 1975 by Charlie Clifford, who named the company after an Inca god known to him through his Peace Corps stint in South America. Over the years, the Tumi brand has attracted a loyal following among affluent corporate travelers and high-profile celebrities.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2024002.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  NY Post.  "U.k. Deal For Tumi Luggage"  October 5, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2024390.html Headlines: October 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027216.html Business]  <ref>[http://www.nypost.com/business/31316.htm NY Post.  "U.k. Deal For Tumi Luggage"  October 5, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Michael Porath says: When I was a kid, Cusco, Peru, was the most exotic place I could imagine. Before I was born, my father served in the Peace Corps in the jungles near Cusco. The spears, slides and stories he returned with kept my siblings and me captivated for years.===
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When I was a kid, Cusco, Peru, was the most exotic place I could imagine. Before I was born, my father served in the Peace Corps in the jungles near Cusco. The spears, slides and stories he returned with kept my siblings and me captivated for years. I remember taking the 6-foot-long spears to my second-grade class for show-and-tell and explaining the story of how my dad slept under a broken- down truck in the middle of the jungle one night while he listened to distant tribal drumbeats, praying he would not wake up with a shrunken head. In the fourth grade, I wrote my history report on Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, discovered near Cusco by an American from Yale University, Hiram Bingham, in 1911 (though local farmers had known about it for years). A military takeover forced my dad to leave Peru after just a few months, so he never had a chance to visit this incredible place. Present-day Cusco is certainly a different city than it was in 1968. Largely because of Machu Picchu's rising popularity, Cusco has become the "Gringo capital" of South America. Once the capital of the Inca empire - and amazingly built in the shape of a puma - the city has retained its identity despite the flood of tourism, mainly because the original Inca walls that lined Cusco's winding cobblestone streets hundreds of years ago house its restaurants and bars today.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2024860.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Cleveland Plain Dealer.  "On The Road To Machu Picchu"  November 21, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2025077.html Headlines: November 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2093060.html Fathers]  <ref>[http://www.cleveland.com/search/index.ssf?/base/living/1100879713325810.xml?ltnew Cleveland Plain Dealer.  "On The Road To Machu Picchu"  November 21, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Ron Garfinkle moved to Maine in 1971 after a two-year Peace Corps stint in Peru and after completing a three-year craftsman residency in North Carolina learning the art of making pottery===
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Ceramics maker Monroe Salt Works, which began in a Waldo County barn 30 years ago and grew to include 50 employees and retail stores from Bangor to Boston, is being sold to a specialty housewares firm, the owner said Monday. Founded and owned by potter Ron Garfinkle of Brooks, the company still produces its distinctive salt-glazed pottery from a converted barn in Monroe. Garfinkle said Monday the business is under contract to Tawinbi Co. Inc. based in Keene, N.H. The sale is expected to be completed in January. He did not disclose terms. Monroe Salt Works operates retail stores in Belfast, Ellsworth, Lincolnville, Boothbay Harbor, at the Bangor Mall during part of the year, and in Boston and Arlington, Mass. Some of the 11 who work in the Monroe production facility may be able to land jobs with the new company, but Tawinbi partner Tom Abert said Monday the purchase offer did not include that part of the business. Garfinkle, 61, is a native of the Rochester, N.Y., area. He moved to Maine in 1971 after a two-year Peace Corps stint in Peru and after completing a three-year craftsman residency in North Carolina learning the art of making pottery.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2024856.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Bangor Daily News.  "Maine Pottery Chain Sold"  November 23, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2025077.html Headlines: November 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027216.html Business]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027940.html Maine]  <ref>[http://www.bangornews.com/news/templates/?a=104139&z=6 Bangor Daily News.  "Maine Pottery Chain Sold"  November 23, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru RPCV Bruce Greenlee suffered facial injuries as soccer referee when attacked by coach Mauricio Alvarez===
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The Alameda County District Attorney's Office charged a coach on Wednesday with two misdemeanors for attacking a referee during a weekend youth soccer tournament.  Coach Mauricio Alvarez will face charges of battery against a sports official and battery committed on a school or park property, each carrying a maximum sentence of a year in jail or $2,000 fine, or both, said Assistant District Attorney John Adams.  Alvarez, whose team forfeited the game because of a lack of required player paperwork, allegedly punched and kicked referee Bruce Greenlee.  A notice for Alvarez to appear in Alameda County Superior Court within the next month will soon be sent to his last known address, Adams said.  If Alvarez does not appear in court, a warrant for his arrest will be issued, Adams said.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2024851.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Contra Costa Times.  "Soccer Coach Is Charged With 2 Misdemeanors"  November 24, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2025077.html Headlines: November 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027808.html Sports]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2070460.html Soccer]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027581.html Crime]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027922.html California]  <ref>[http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/counties/alameda_county/cities_neighborhoods/berkeley/10270141.htm?1c Contra Costa Times.  "Soccer Coach Is Charged With 2 Misdemeanors"  November 24, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: "Christmas With The Kranks" with Peace Corps character not so bad after all says saWorship.com===
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In Revolution Studios' new comedy “Christmas With The Kranks,” based on John Grisham’s best-selling novel “Skipping Christmas,” Tim Allen plays Luther Krank, a man who decides to skip Christmas in favor of a Caribbean cruise when his daughter joins the Peace Corps. After convincing his wife (Jamie Lee Curtis) that this is the answer to their depression, the trip departure is planned for December 25th. One small problem: the neighborhood, led by a fascist-like suburb monitor (Dan Aykroyd), objects to their leaving. The block depends on the Kranks to decorate their house like everyone else on the street. Plus, there’s the annual party the Kranks have always hosted. Going away is simply unacceptable.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2024857.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  saWorship.com.  "Christmas With The Kranks"  November 24, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2025077.html Headlines: November 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027640.html Movies]  <ref>[http://www.saworship.com/article-page.php?ID=1597&Page=couples.php saWorship.com.  "Christmas With The Kranks"  November 24, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: There's no clever way to spin this. "Christmas with the Kranks" is one of the worst big-budget films in recent memory. The story centers on Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora (Jamie Lee Curtis) Krank, who send off their only child Blair (Judy Gonzalo) for a year in the Peace Corps in Peru===
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It's insulting that screenwriter Chris Columbus ("Monkeybone," "Home Alone") thinks "Kranks" is worth $10 and 90 minutes of our time. It's insulting that he offers nothing but superficial characters doing imbecilic things and then gives us a grand finale that's so moronic, so lunkheaded, it supplies no comfort and cheer, only pain and anguish. The story centers on Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora (Jamie Lee Curtis) Krank, who send off their only child Blair (Judy Gonzalo) for a year in the Peace Corps. After two decades of going all-out for Christmas and finding themselves with an empty nest, they opt instead to take a Caribbean cruise.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2024858.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  San Francisco Examiner.  "Nightmare Before 'Christmas'"  November 24, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2025077.html Headlines: November 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027640.html Movies]  <ref>[http://www.sfexaminer.com/article/index.cfm/i/112404a_kranks San Francisco Examiner.  "Nightmare Before 'Christmas'"  November 24, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru RPCV Leon Haller presents Making Sense of Accounting Information: A Practical Guide to Understanding Financial Reports and Their Use===
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Haller has a master's degree in economics from Stanford University. One of the first Peace Corps volunteers to go to Peru, he worked on developing a savings and loan system. Subsequently, he was a program and loan officer in the Latin American Division of the Agency for International Development, U.S. State Department. He received formal training as a stock analyst at Standard & Poor, and subsequently was a corporate finance analyst on Wall Street. He taught corporate finance and securities analysis for five years at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Babson College. The author of more than a dozen articles, he also wrote Financial Resources Management of Nonprofit Organizations. He is a former president of the Massachusetts Accountants in the Public Interest.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2025504.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  PrimeZone.  "Making Sense Of Accounting Information -- Wall Street Analyst Helps Readers Understand Financial Data"  December 10, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2025817.html Headlines: December 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027811.html Writing - Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027559.html Accounting]  <ref>[http://www.primezone.com/newsroom/news_releases.mhtml?d=69260 PrimeZone.  "Making Sense Of Accounting Information -- Wall Street Analyst Helps Readers Understand Financial Data"  December 10, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Bob Arias says "I was a Peace Corps volunteer from 1964 to 1966, serving in the Andean mountains of Colombia while my younger brother, Ron, served in Peru"===
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I was a Peace Corps volunteer from 1964 to 1966, serving in the Andean mountains of Colombia while my younger brother, Ron, served in Peru.  We knew that President Kennedy had talked about sending Peace Corps volunteers to Mexico, stressing the importance to the people of both countries.  However, his dream would have to wait 40-plus years before the first group of volunteers would begin their service in that nation.  Now, after two years of negotiations between Mexico and the United States, a partnership agreement has been signed between the Mexican National Council on Science and Technology and Peace Corps, inviting American volunteers to share their skills with their Mexican counterparts in the areas of information technology, small-business development, science, water and environmental technology.  As it turns out, Oregon will play an important role in working with the Mexican citizens and their government agencies.  At the request and invitation of the government of Mexico, this joint effort between Mexico and the United States will give us the opportunity to learn and exchange ideas and skills with our Mexican national counterparts.  I know from my own experience that the volunteers will learn much from the Mexican citizens who they will meet.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2025228.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Salem Statesman Journal.  "Peace Corps Forges New Bonds"  December 13, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2025817.html Headlines: December 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027257.html Peace Corps Colombia]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4478.html Directory of Colombia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1521.html Messages and Announcements for Colombia RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2027311.html Peace Corps Mexico]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2020513.html Directory of Mexico RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2020512.html Messages and Announcements for Mexico RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027927.html Oregon]  <ref>[http://159.54.226.83/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041213/OPINION/412130311/1049 Salem Statesman Journal.  "Peace Corps Forges New Bonds"  December 13, 2004.]</ref>''
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===2004: Peru RPCV Peter Jay, a former Baltimore Sun editorial columnist, was president of the Harford Land Trust and figured it would raise the money for the island.===
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Over its long history, this rocky mound in the middle of the Susquehanna River has been a trading post, a fishing community, a quarry and an icehouse.  And a few years ago, it seemed destined to become home to a hotel and conference center. But two local residents pooled their money, bought the island from a developer, and waited for a local government to preserve it as a park.  It took five years, an act of Congress and a presidential signature, but Garrett Island is now officially preserved. Last month, the nonprofit Conservation Fund bought the mile-long, 189-acre island. The group will turn over ownership of the island to the federal government's National Wildlife Refuge System, enabling Garrett to live on as a bird sanctuary where the Chesapeake Bay begins.  "There aren't many of these left," Harford County preservationist Grace Hiter said while touring the island this month. "And once they're gone, they're gone forever. You don't get them back."  Maryland's portion of the Chesapeake Bay boasts dozens of islands - some large expanses of marsh, others eroding so quickly that there's scarcely anything left.  Garrett Island doesn't face such threats. It's rocky, not marshy. And instead of eroding, the island has gained about 20 acres in the past century. In fact, to those who pass it on Interstate 95 as they head north from Harford County, it hardly seems like an island because it sits so close to the shore.  [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2026840.html Click this link to read more.]
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* Original Source:  Baltimore Sun.  "Group's Persistence Turns Cecil Island Into A Refuge"  December 26, 2004.
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* ''See Also [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2025817.html Headlines: December 2004]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/2030753.html Peace Corps Peru]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/4429.html Directory of Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/467/1504.html Messages and Announcements for Peru RPCVs]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/2629/2027598.html Conservation]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027942.html Maryland]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027942.html Maryland]; [http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/messages/6253/2027942.html Maryland]  <ref>[http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-te.md.garrett26dec26\,1\,2499735.story Baltimore Sun.  "Group's Persistence Turns Cecil Island Into A Refuge"  December 26, 2004.]</ref>''
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The Peace Corps first opened a program in Peru in 1962. Volunteers worked in grassroots development projects targeting health, agriculture, education and business development. The program in Peru supported over 2,600 Volunteers from 1962 until Peace Corps' departure in 1975. On December 12, 2001, Peru's then-president, Alejandro Toledo, officially invited the Peace Corps to return to Peru . Peace Corps Volunteers now serve in Peru by providing support to communities in four primary areas: small business development, community health promotion, environmental awareness, and youth outreach. Currently, about 170 Volunteers serve in Peru.

Sharing borders with Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile, Peru is a large and diverse country. Its unique environmental variations include the arid coastal desert, the Andean Mountains and valleys, and the Amazonian tropical forests. With so many ecosystems and climatic zones, Peru is a country rich in biodiversity, with many rare species of flora and fauna. The country is home to approximately 25 million people of various cultures. The Peace Corps first opened a program in Peru in 1962. Volunteers worked in grassroots development projects targeting health, agriculture, education and business development. The program in Peru supported over 2,600 Volunteers from 1962 until Peace Corps' departure in 1975. On December 12, 2001, Peru's then-president, Alejandro Toledo, officially invited the Peace Corps to return to Peru . Peace Corps Volunteers now serve in Peru by providing support to communities in four primary areas: small business development, community health promotion, environmental awareness, and youth outreach. Currently, about 170 Volunteers serve in Peru.[1]

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[edit] 2004

[edit] 2004: American poet Robert Roberg reflects back on his life and times in Peru in the 1960s

Now I'm dancing the Huyano. I have a white handkerchief in my hand. A flute and two drums hold us in a trance. There are fifty of us whooping and dancing wildly "Hecha la" We are throwing white flour at each other and drinking the wicked Moonshine. The girls look so pretty. There's Toya and Gloria and Daisy. My head is banging like a drum as I stumble home in the dark. A clap of thunder and then bang someone hits me from behind and I sprawl forward. Who in the world.? I turn around and behind me is a goat standing in the trail rolling his head from side to side. Whoa is it Baphomet? I pick myself up and yell at the goat that stands as if he is ready to charge me again. All right all right calm down this is you path I'm going. Man my butt is sore. I look up at the sky and see Orion. My heart leaps. I don't feel so alone. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Cafe Press. "I'm Running Through A Yard Trying To Catch A Turkey" January 5, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Peru RPCV Thomas F. Crosby Jr. dies at 63

He worked for the Orange County district attorney's office and served on the National Labor Relations Board and with the Peace Corps in Peru before going into private practice in the early 1970s.Among the opinions he was most proud of, Crosby once said, were his anti-camping ruling and another opinion issued that same year prohibiting the Boy Scouts from expelling an atheist. Both rulings were overturned by the state Supreme Court. He "was a totally fearless, curmudgeonly iconoclast who was very bright and who called cases as he saw them," said Bob Wolfe, a research attorney who worked with him. "He was utterly unafraid to take on sacred cows." Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Sacramento Bee. "Judge Who Overturned Southern California City's Anti-Homeless Ordinance Dead At 63" February 1, 2004.


[edit] 2004: ¿CARETAS toledista? Es la última versión de una recurrente y majadera campaña que a través de las décadas, y cambiando actores e instigadores, han hecho diversos interesados contra esta revista.

En nuestro país se tiende a endiosar a los hombres públicos cuando toman el poder y a lincharlos cuando están de salida. Nosotros tratamos de evitar ambos vicios. Al principio buscamos bajarles el moño y después, cuando están en el suelo, intentamos evaluar sus méritos y defectos. Es un ejercicio de equilibrio periodístico que, por cierto, a veces va contra la corriente. No es apreciado, además, por quienes tienen una concepción antropofágica de la política y sobre todo por aquellos que impulsan una agenda política rival y lapidaria. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Caretas. "Caretas Toledista" February 12, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Former Director of Peru Peace Corps Training Center Dan Sharp to Speak at NCEITA Annual Forum

Sharp's government service includes being with the United States Delegation to the United Nations (Economic and Social Council - ECOSOC) and as an official U.S. Government delegate to international meetings. He negotiated five international treaties for the U.S., created and directed the Peace Corps' training center for overseas staff, took the first volunteers to Peru, and directed operations in the Andes. He previously served for two years as Deputy Attorney- General of California, where he handled cases from trial through appeals at the State Supreme Court, and was liaison with all levels of local and state government. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Business Wire. "President Of The Royal Institution World Science Assembly To Speak At Nceita Annual Forum" February 17, 2004.


[edit] 2004: While Cliff Boyd was working with South American farmers during a stint in the Peace Corps, a visit to the Inca fortress city of Maccu Picchu in Peru solidified his interest in ancient people and their cultures

As a boy growing up in eastern Tennessee, Boyd developed an interest in history while listening to his grandmother's stories of Civil War veterans she had known as a girl. While he was working with South American farmers during a stint in the Peace Corps, a visit to the Inca fortress city of Maccu Picchu in Peru solidified his interest in ancient people and their cultures. "They had no written language, yet they built an incredible culture. They built roads, forts, temples," Boyd said. Exploring the ruins of a great indigenous population sparked Boyd's interest in the American Indians of his native Appalachia. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Roanoke Times. "Archaeologist Seeks To Uncover Region's History" March 3, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Margaret "Peg" Miller and her husband sought adventure by joining the Peace Corps. They ended up in a Peruvian village high in the mountains, at an elevation of 14,500 feet

The Millers sought adventure by joining the Peace Corps. They ended up in a Peruvian village high in the mountains, at an elevation of 14,500 feet. Margaret Miller taught sixth-grade English at the girls' school and gave workshops on hygiene to older women in the village. After 14 months, the couple came back to the states, and Margaret earned her master's degree in elementary education from Columbia University's teachers' college. She and Fred moved back to Castle Rock, and she taught fourth grade at Northlake Elementary. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: The Longview Daily News. "A Lifetime In The Classroom" March 16, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Peru RPCV Ronald L. Ecker is author of "And Adam Knew Eve"

The purpose of And Adam Knew Eve is to inform as well as hopefully to entertain, by gathering from the biblical text all sexually related stories, concepts, and laws, and presenting them, concisely but with attention to context, in convenient dictionary form. Sexually related material comprises overall such a significant portion of scripture that some knowledge of it is essential both in appreciating the Bible as a whole and in understanding the difference in attitude toward sex to be found between the Old and New Testaments. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Personal Web Site. "Preface" March 21, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Review of Portland's Andian Restaurant run by son of Peru RPCV John Platt

The kitchen at this upscale young Peruvian restaurant is generating some genuine heat. Sophisticated and playful, it's turning out consistently fascinating flavors and some of the most gorgeous presentations in town. Executive chef Emmanuel Piqueras Villaran has hit his stride, deftly redefining Andean tradition by thinking in fresh ways about key ingredients such as hot peppers, corn nuggets, quinoa, lime and cilantro. From beef-heart shish kebabs to spectacular seafoods to the city's best seviches (they stew in lime juice so briefly it's like a whisper), the food here is more than simply satisfying: It's exciting. When Andina stumbles, it's almost always in the service, not the kitchen. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Oregon Live. "Diner 2004: Andina" May 14, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Peru RPCV Kenneth C. Bardach named associate dean and director of ExecEdge Corporate Education at Olin School of Business

Kenneth C. Bardach has been named associate dean and director of ExecEdge Corporate Education at the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, announced Stuart I. Greenbaum, dean and Bank of America Professor at the Olin School. Bardach joins Olin from Case Western Reserve, where he served as associate dean of Executive Education Programs at the Weatherhead School of Management. Bardach served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Peru from 1967 to 1969. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Washington University in Saint Louis. "Kenneth C. Bardach Named Associate Dean And Director Of Execedge Corporate Education At Olin School Of Business" May 28, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Peru RPCV John McAuliff, Executive Director of the Fund for Reconciliation and Development, says "As I watch the news shows and read the NY Times, the deja vu factor escalates. Certainly there is a major difference between the motive of US military intervention in Indochina and in Afghanistan, but our political leadership class seems as ignorant of history and culture now as they were in 1945 and 1956."

"The crucial wrong turn increasingly looks like the Administration's decision to make bin Laden and the Taleban moral equivilants and one in the same as strategic targets, compounded by insisting on a unilateralist approach to coalition building and military action." Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: World Council of Churches. "Analysis And Reflection" June 3, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Peace Corps Director Visits Peru, Participates in Swearing-in Ceremony

Peace Corps Director Gaddi H. Vasquez arrived to a warm reception in Peru this past week, where he met with President Alejandro Toledo and participated in the swearing-in ceremony of the first group of volunteers to serve in the new Youth Development program. “The 13 new volunteers will work with youth in Peru, where 60 percent of the population is under the age of 24, and only 34 percent of Peruvians complete high school,” said Director Vasquez. “One of the goals is to help them become productive workers, and perhaps achieve things their parents and grandparents never had the opportunity to try.” Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Peace Corps. "Peace Corps Director Visits Peru, Participates In Swearing-In Ceremony" June 10, 2004.


[edit] 2004: A new school in Paramount, CA has been named after the late Peru RPCV Leona Jackson in recognition of her lifelong dedication to helping students

In 1929 she and her family headed for California. She studied at the University of Southern California to obtain teaching credentials there. She landed a job at Paramount in 1946. She became a principal three years later and held that position until 1960, Superintendent Jay Wilbur said. Retirement was brief. Wilbur said that after a stint with the Peace Corps in Peru, Jackson returned to Paramount in 1969 to teach English to adult immigrants. "When she turned 99, they told her she had to retire," said June Murty, a friend of Jackson's who lives in Bellflower, Calif. Even then, "a lot of people would go right to her house for class with her." Murty said Jackson continued to hold class at her home until 1996. She died a year later. She was 102. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Omaha World Herald. "California School Will Hail Nebraska Native" June 24, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Peru Photo Exhibit Captures Pathos of 20 Years of War

What began as a temporary photo exhibit - commissioned by the government's Truth Commission, which issued a voluminous report last August on Peru's war - has become a critically acclaimed and popular museum. Its future financing is uncertain, but the museum has fulfilled the hopes of its creators by becoming a testament to 70,000 Peruvians who perished in the country's long conflict pitting state security forces against two rebel groups, one of them the fanatical Shining Path. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: New York Times. "Peru Photo Exhibit Captures Pathos Of 20 Years Of War" June 27, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Mauretania RPCV Peter Schlesinger's life saved by a friend on the Inca Trail

Peter Schlesinger, who grew up in New Hampton and graduated from Newfound High School and the University of New Hampshire, was no stranger to foreign travel. He had spent two years in Israel on a kibbutz and two more years in the Peace Corps in Mauretania, West Africa. For the past 15 years, he has worked as a geographer and ecologist at the Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts studying the impact of humans on the terrestrial ecology. After three days at a conference in Lima, Schlesinger headed to Cusco, Peru, to meet up with a friend and head out for the Inca Trail. It had been a few years since he had undertaken such an arduous adventure, and at 6-feet, 3-inches tall and 260 pounds, maybe a few years since he was in top shape, too. Still, it was the hike he came for and the hike he was going to accomplish. Schlesinger was so excited about the opportunity that he hardly gave his body the chance to get acclimated to the very high altitude and the stress that it would bring. First, he was suffering from dysentery, picked up during his stay in Lima. The first night of the hike he spent going to the bathroom. And to top it off, he was taking medication for altitude sickness that happened to be a diuretic as well. The next morning he was exhausted, dehydrated and beginning to feel the effects of altitude. Peter Schlesinger was a classic case of a hiker who didn't know how bad off he was. He was suffering but still pushing himself onward and higher. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Christian Science Monitor. "Chance Encounter Changes Lives" July 6, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Tumi was founded in 1975 by Charlie Clifford, who named the company after an Inca god known to him through his Peace Corps stint in South America

Tumi was founded in 1975 by Charlie Clifford, who named the company after an Inca god known to him through his Peace Corps stint in South America. Over the years, the Tumi brand has attracted a loyal following among affluent corporate travelers and high-profile celebrities. Tumi distributes its luggage through its more than 40 retail stores in key international cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London and Tokyo, as well as through other specialty stores and via its Web site. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: New York Post. "Swanky Suitcase Maker Looking To Bag A Buyer" July 8, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Lilka Areton spent two years in the Peace Corps in Peru, then went to graduate school at the Bank Street College of Education in New York City and got a teaching job in Spanish Harlem - volunteering at the International Center.

Lilka Areton was a great believer in the power of cross-cultural exchange to enhance people's lives. That's why, in 1968, she became a volunteer at the International Center in New York City. There, the New Jersey resident met New York University student Tom Areton, who had recently arrived from Communist Czechoslovakia. That's why, in 1980, Tom and Lilka Areton founded Cultural Homestay International, a student-exchange program that has since brought more than 250,000 foreign students to American shores. Cultural Homestay International (CHI), which operates out of two adjoining houses on Butterfield Road in San Anselmo, is one of the largest exchange programs in the world - equal in size to the better-known American Field Service. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Marin Independent Journal. "Exchanging Opportunities" July 18, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Peru RPCV Malcolm Moore plots out the latest mapping methods

oore is a Marlboro native who went on to attend the University of Washington in Seattle. He spent two years in Peru while serving in the Peace Corps. But he's spent most of his life in Marlboro, a town of 1,080, where he has worked in land surveying. He's studied early maps of the area, and was amazed by how accurate some of them were given the limited technology they had. Current maps of the area were made by aerial photographs. Mappers used orthoplates, which correct a photograph's dimensions, and simply traced. "You think of photos as perfect, but they aren't," Moore said as he explained orthoplates. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Brattleboro Reformer. "Surveyor Plots Out The Latest Mapping Methods" July 26, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Teacher of the Year Marilyn Horn accepted into the Peace Corps and spent two years in Urubamba, Peru

Despite Horn's success in the classroom, she didn't start out to be a teacher, but graduated from Nebrask Wesleyan with a degree in Sociology, aiming to be a psychiatric social worker. Before starting graduate school, however, Horn went to South America with a YMCA service program. While there, she was smitten by the Spanish language and culture, as well as the desire to begin work rather than return to school. After a semester of graduate school, she was accepted into the Peace Corps and spent two years in Urubamba, Peru. In Peru, Horn saw first hand the power of education in the life of poor villagers and began to consider whether she wanted to work at the end of the spectrum that prevents problems through education rather than dealing with the end that solves problems through social work. Prevention and her love affair with the language and culture won out, so when Horn returned from the Peace Corps, she enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) fast-track program at Wesleyan University. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Town Times. "Sra. Horn Es Numero Uno!" August 8, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Peru RPCV Nancy C. Francis is a judge with the Washtenaw County Probate Court, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Hon. Nancy C. Francis is a judge with the Washtenaw County Probate Court, Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was an activist for civil rights and liberties throughout her adult life and practiced law for 16 years primarily representing low and moderate income citizens through a unique, locally funded, comprehensive legal services program. Judge Francis also served as a volunteer in the United States Peace Corps in Peru. She was the first African-American in the Washtenaw County judiciary. Judge Francis serves on the Juvenile Rules Committee of the Michigan Judicial Conference and is a member of the Board of Michigan Children's Charter and the Michigan Committee on the Over-Representation of Minority Youth in Confinement. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Institute of Continuing Legal Education. "Hon. Nancy C. Francis Is A Judge With The Washtenaw County Probate Court, Ann Arbor, Michigan. She Was An Activist For Civil Rights And Liberties Throughout Her Adult Life And Practiced Law For 16 Years Primarily Representing Low And Moderate Income Citizens Through A Unique, Locally Funded, Comprehensive Legal Services Program. Judge Francis Also Served As A Volunteer In The United States Peace Corps In Peru." August 13, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Ron Ecker spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer (1964-1966), living and working in the Arequipa area

Arequipa, a beautiful city at the foot of the snow-capped volcano El Misti in southern Peru, is where I spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer (1964-1966), living and working in a barriada called Clorinda Malaga de Prado (now named Independencia). I was one of some 50 PCVs in the Arequipa area. We had memorable times both at work and at play. This website is a photographic celebration of those wonderful days in "La Ciudad Blanca" and the barriada of Clorinda, with photos also of time spent at Cuzco, Pisac, Machu Picchu, on Lake Titicaca, and in Chile. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Personal Web Site. "Arequipa Days" August 25, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Barbara Bailey Bauer's studied anthropology in Mexico and Ethiopia and volunteered for the Peace Corps in Peru

Barbara Bailey Bauer's work has taken her all over the world. She studied anthropology in Mexico and Ethiopia and volunteered for the Peace Corps in Peru. The Essex County, N.J., native eventually put down roots in the Lehigh Valley and has been a full-time fixture at the Easton Area Public Library for 18 years. On Wednesday, Bauer announced she will retire as library director, effective Jan. 1. "While I can still be active, there are a lot of other things I'd like to do," she said, sitting in her office at the Church Street library. In addition to stepping up her community involvement efforts, Bauer plans to spend her free time doing research and writing about local history. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: New Jersey Express Times. "Overseer Of Books Retires To Write Own" September 19, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Peru RPCV Charlie Clifford sells Tumi Luggage

Doughty Hanson & Co. has sealed a deal to buy luxe luggage maker Tumi Inc., The Post has learned. The U.K.-based buyout firm has agreed to buy Tumi, the South Plainfield, N.J., designer of high-end suitcases, garment bags, backpacks and business accessories, for roughly $275 million, sources close to the situation said. Tumi was founded in 1975 by Charlie Clifford, who named the company after an Inca god known to him through his Peace Corps stint in South America. Over the years, the Tumi brand has attracted a loyal following among affluent corporate travelers and high-profile celebrities. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: NY Post. "U.k. Deal For Tumi Luggage" October 5, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Michael Porath says: When I was a kid, Cusco, Peru, was the most exotic place I could imagine. Before I was born, my father served in the Peace Corps in the jungles near Cusco. The spears, slides and stories he returned with kept my siblings and me captivated for years.

When I was a kid, Cusco, Peru, was the most exotic place I could imagine. Before I was born, my father served in the Peace Corps in the jungles near Cusco. The spears, slides and stories he returned with kept my siblings and me captivated for years. I remember taking the 6-foot-long spears to my second-grade class for show-and-tell and explaining the story of how my dad slept under a broken- down truck in the middle of the jungle one night while he listened to distant tribal drumbeats, praying he would not wake up with a shrunken head. In the fourth grade, I wrote my history report on Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, discovered near Cusco by an American from Yale University, Hiram Bingham, in 1911 (though local farmers had known about it for years). A military takeover forced my dad to leave Peru after just a few months, so he never had a chance to visit this incredible place. Present-day Cusco is certainly a different city than it was in 1968. Largely because of Machu Picchu's rising popularity, Cusco has become the "Gringo capital" of South America. Once the capital of the Inca empire - and amazingly built in the shape of a puma - the city has retained its identity despite the flood of tourism, mainly because the original Inca walls that lined Cusco's winding cobblestone streets hundreds of years ago house its restaurants and bars today. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer. "On The Road To Machu Picchu" November 21, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Ron Garfinkle moved to Maine in 1971 after a two-year Peace Corps stint in Peru and after completing a three-year craftsman residency in North Carolina learning the art of making pottery

Ceramics maker Monroe Salt Works, which began in a Waldo County barn 30 years ago and grew to include 50 employees and retail stores from Bangor to Boston, is being sold to a specialty housewares firm, the owner said Monday. Founded and owned by potter Ron Garfinkle of Brooks, the company still produces its distinctive salt-glazed pottery from a converted barn in Monroe. Garfinkle said Monday the business is under contract to Tawinbi Co. Inc. based in Keene, N.H. The sale is expected to be completed in January. He did not disclose terms. Monroe Salt Works operates retail stores in Belfast, Ellsworth, Lincolnville, Boothbay Harbor, at the Bangor Mall during part of the year, and in Boston and Arlington, Mass. Some of the 11 who work in the Monroe production facility may be able to land jobs with the new company, but Tawinbi partner Tom Abert said Monday the purchase offer did not include that part of the business. Garfinkle, 61, is a native of the Rochester, N.Y., area. He moved to Maine in 1971 after a two-year Peace Corps stint in Peru and after completing a three-year craftsman residency in North Carolina learning the art of making pottery. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Bangor Daily News. "Maine Pottery Chain Sold" November 23, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Peru RPCV Bruce Greenlee suffered facial injuries as soccer referee when attacked by coach Mauricio Alvarez

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office charged a coach on Wednesday with two misdemeanors for attacking a referee during a weekend youth soccer tournament. Coach Mauricio Alvarez will face charges of battery against a sports official and battery committed on a school or park property, each carrying a maximum sentence of a year in jail or $2,000 fine, or both, said Assistant District Attorney John Adams. Alvarez, whose team forfeited the game because of a lack of required player paperwork, allegedly punched and kicked referee Bruce Greenlee. A notice for Alvarez to appear in Alameda County Superior Court within the next month will soon be sent to his last known address, Adams said. If Alvarez does not appear in court, a warrant for his arrest will be issued, Adams said. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Contra Costa Times. "Soccer Coach Is Charged With 2 Misdemeanors" November 24, 2004.


[edit] 2004: "Christmas With The Kranks" with Peace Corps character not so bad after all says saWorship.com

In Revolution Studios' new comedy “Christmas With The Kranks,” based on John Grisham’s best-selling novel “Skipping Christmas,” Tim Allen plays Luther Krank, a man who decides to skip Christmas in favor of a Caribbean cruise when his daughter joins the Peace Corps. After convincing his wife (Jamie Lee Curtis) that this is the answer to their depression, the trip departure is planned for December 25th. One small problem: the neighborhood, led by a fascist-like suburb monitor (Dan Aykroyd), objects to their leaving. The block depends on the Kranks to decorate their house like everyone else on the street. Plus, there’s the annual party the Kranks have always hosted. Going away is simply unacceptable. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: saWorship.com. "Christmas With The Kranks" November 24, 2004.


[edit] 2004: There's no clever way to spin this. "Christmas with the Kranks" is one of the worst big-budget films in recent memory. The story centers on Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora (Jamie Lee Curtis) Krank, who send off their only child Blair (Judy Gonzalo) for a year in the Peace Corps in Peru

It's insulting that screenwriter Chris Columbus ("Monkeybone," "Home Alone") thinks "Kranks" is worth $10 and 90 minutes of our time. It's insulting that he offers nothing but superficial characters doing imbecilic things and then gives us a grand finale that's so moronic, so lunkheaded, it supplies no comfort and cheer, only pain and anguish. The story centers on Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora (Jamie Lee Curtis) Krank, who send off their only child Blair (Judy Gonzalo) for a year in the Peace Corps. After two decades of going all-out for Christmas and finding themselves with an empty nest, they opt instead to take a Caribbean cruise. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: San Francisco Examiner. "Nightmare Before 'Christmas'" November 24, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Peru RPCV Leon Haller presents Making Sense of Accounting Information: A Practical Guide to Understanding Financial Reports and Their Use

Haller has a master's degree in economics from Stanford University. One of the first Peace Corps volunteers to go to Peru, he worked on developing a savings and loan system. Subsequently, he was a program and loan officer in the Latin American Division of the Agency for International Development, U.S. State Department. He received formal training as a stock analyst at Standard & Poor, and subsequently was a corporate finance analyst on Wall Street. He taught corporate finance and securities analysis for five years at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Babson College. The author of more than a dozen articles, he also wrote Financial Resources Management of Nonprofit Organizations. He is a former president of the Massachusetts Accountants in the Public Interest. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: PrimeZone. "Making Sense Of Accounting Information -- Wall Street Analyst Helps Readers Understand Financial Data" December 10, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Bob Arias says "I was a Peace Corps volunteer from 1964 to 1966, serving in the Andean mountains of Colombia while my younger brother, Ron, served in Peru"

I was a Peace Corps volunteer from 1964 to 1966, serving in the Andean mountains of Colombia while my younger brother, Ron, served in Peru. We knew that President Kennedy had talked about sending Peace Corps volunteers to Mexico, stressing the importance to the people of both countries. However, his dream would have to wait 40-plus years before the first group of volunteers would begin their service in that nation. Now, after two years of negotiations between Mexico and the United States, a partnership agreement has been signed between the Mexican National Council on Science and Technology and Peace Corps, inviting American volunteers to share their skills with their Mexican counterparts in the areas of information technology, small-business development, science, water and environmental technology. As it turns out, Oregon will play an important role in working with the Mexican citizens and their government agencies. At the request and invitation of the government of Mexico, this joint effort between Mexico and the United States will give us the opportunity to learn and exchange ideas and skills with our Mexican national counterparts. I know from my own experience that the volunteers will learn much from the Mexican citizens who they will meet. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Salem Statesman Journal. "Peace Corps Forges New Bonds" December 13, 2004.


[edit] 2004: Peru RPCV Peter Jay, a former Baltimore Sun editorial columnist, was president of the Harford Land Trust and figured it would raise the money for the island.

Over its long history, this rocky mound in the middle of the Susquehanna River has been a trading post, a fishing community, a quarry and an icehouse. And a few years ago, it seemed destined to become home to a hotel and conference center. But two local residents pooled their money, bought the island from a developer, and waited for a local government to preserve it as a park. It took five years, an act of Congress and a presidential signature, but Garrett Island is now officially preserved. Last month, the nonprofit Conservation Fund bought the mile-long, 189-acre island. The group will turn over ownership of the island to the federal government's National Wildlife Refuge System, enabling Garrett to live on as a bird sanctuary where the Chesapeake Bay begins. "There aren't many of these left," Harford County preservationist Grace Hiter said while touring the island this month. "And once they're gone, they're gone forever. You don't get them back." Maryland's portion of the Chesapeake Bay boasts dozens of islands - some large expanses of marsh, others eroding so quickly that there's scarcely anything left. Garrett Island doesn't face such threats. It's rocky, not marshy. And instead of eroding, the island has gained about 20 acres in the past century. In fact, to those who pass it on Interstate 95 as they head north from Harford County, it hardly seems like an island because it sits so close to the shore. Click this link to read more.

  • Original Source: Baltimore Sun. "Group's Persistence Turns Cecil Island Into A Refuge" December 26, 2004.


[edit] References

  1. Peace Corps Web Site. "Peru" 2008.
  2. Cafe Press. "I'm Running Through A Yard Trying To Catch A Turkey" January 5, 2004.
  3. Sacramento Bee. "Judge Who Overturned Southern California City's Anti-Homeless Ordinance Dead At 63" February 1, 2004.
  4. Caretas. "Caretas Toledista" February 12, 2004.
  5. Business Wire. "President Of The Royal Institution World Science Assembly To Speak At Nceita Annual Forum" February 17, 2004.
  6. Roanoke Times. "Archaeologist Seeks To Uncover Region's History" March 3, 2004.
  7. The Longview Daily News. "A Lifetime In The Classroom" March 16, 2004.
  8. Personal Web Site. "Preface" March 21, 2004.
  9. Oregon Live. "Diner 2004: Andina" May 14, 2004.
  10. Washington University in Saint Louis. "Kenneth C. Bardach Named Associate Dean And Director Of Execedge Corporate Education At Olin School Of Business" May 28, 2004.
  11. World Council of Churches. "Analysis And Reflection" June 3, 2004.
  12. Peace Corps. "Peace Corps Director Visits Peru, Participates In Swearing-In Ceremony" June 10, 2004.
  13. Omaha World Herald. "California School Will Hail Nebraska Native" June 24, 2004.
  14. New York Times. "Peru Photo Exhibit Captures Pathos Of 20 Years Of War" June 27, 2004.
  15. Christian Science Monitor. "Chance Encounter Changes Lives" July 6, 2004.
  16. New York Post. "Swanky Suitcase Maker Looking To Bag A Buyer" July 8, 2004.
  17. Marin Independent Journal. "Exchanging Opportunities" July 18, 2004.
  18. Brattleboro Reformer. "Surveyor Plots Out The Latest Mapping Methods" July 26, 2004.
  19. Town Times. "Sra. Horn Es Numero Uno!" August 8, 2004.
  20. Institute of Continuing Legal Education. "Hon. Nancy C. Francis Is A Judge With The Washtenaw County Probate Court, Ann Arbor, Michigan. She Was An Activist For Civil Rights And Liberties Throughout Her Adult Life And Practiced Law For 16 Years Primarily Representing Low And Moderate Income Citizens Through A Unique, Locally Funded, Comprehensive Legal Services Program. Judge Francis Also Served As A Volunteer In The United States Peace Corps In Peru." August 13, 2004.
  21. Personal Web Site. "Arequipa Days" August 25, 2004.
  22. New Jersey Express Times. "Overseer Of Books Retires To Write Own" September 19, 2004.
  23. NY Post. "U.k. Deal For Tumi Luggage" October 5, 2004.
  24. Cleveland Plain Dealer. "On The Road To Machu Picchu" November 21, 2004.
  25. Bangor Daily News. "Maine Pottery Chain Sold" November 23, 2004.
  26. Contra Costa Times. "Soccer Coach Is Charged With 2 Misdemeanors" November 24, 2004.
  27. saWorship.com. "Christmas With The Kranks" November 24, 2004.
  28. San Francisco Examiner. "Nightmare Before 'Christmas'" November 24, 2004.
  29. PrimeZone. "Making Sense Of Accounting Information -- Wall Street Analyst Helps Readers Understand Financial Data" December 10, 2004.
  30. Salem Statesman Journal. "Peace Corps Forges New Bonds" December 13, 2004.
  31. Baltimore Sun. "Group's Persistence Turns Cecil Island Into A Refuge" December 26, 2004.
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