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  • Book review: 'When the World Calls' by Stanley Meisler

    Book review: 'When the World Calls' by Stanley Meisler
    The surprising thing about the Peace Corps is that the institution still exists. After being formed by President John F. Kennedy on the fly in March 1961, it has endured Congressional challenges, internal political crises, skeptical Third World receptions...
  • Book review: 'Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World,' by James Carroll

    Book review: 'Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World,' by James Carroll
    Jerusalem, Jerusalem How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World James Carroll Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 418 pp., $28 James Carroll's latest book is very ambitious. Invoking history, anthropology, social psychology, geography and theology, the...
  • "When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and its First Fifty Years" by Stanley Meisler

    The surprising thing about the Peace Corps is that the institution still exists. After being formed by President John F. Kennedy on the fly in March 1961, it has endured Congressional challenges, internal political crises, skeptical Third World receptions...
  • Family fights to free Seattle man, sentenced to 22 years in Nicaragua prison

    Family fights to free Seattle man, sentenced to 22 years in Nicaragua prison
    Jason Puracal was sentenced to 22 years in prison in Nicaragua. Now, his family has asked the U.S. Government for help. They plan to rally outside the Paramount Theatre this Sunday, where President Obama will be speaking. “You can`t put an innocent...
  • Festivals abound around the U.S.

    Festivals abound around the U.S.
    Those planning a summer vacation in the U.S., have plenty of special, enriching events to enjoy in various parts of the country. Here are more than a dozen events –just some of what's on tap for the summer--arranged chronologically. These festivals...
  • Self-styled 'arts crusader'

    Self-styled 'arts crusader'
    Chicago's newly appointed Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events happens to be one of the city's most influential jazz advocates. But Michelle Boone's impact extends far beyond the music she has championed in the job she'...
  • City Lights: Miles to go for children's health

    City Lights: Miles to go for children's health
    Joel Gillin made headlines four years ago when he and his Edison High School teammates won the state boys' golf title. This summer, Gillin plans to get a workout of a different kind. For the last nine months, the 2007 graduate has been stationed with...
  • Check It Out: Traveling is your window to the world

    Whether you're an armchair traveler, or you have the opportunity to visit other places beyond your immediate environment, travel gives us the opportunity to expand our minds and recognize the various ways that others are living and experiencing the world....
  • Sargent Shriver Dies

    Sargent Shriver Dies
    R. Sargent Shriver, who was responsible for launching the U.S. Peace Corps after marrying into the Kennedy family and joining John F. Kennedy's White House, has died, a family source told CNN. Shriver, whose full name was Robert Sargent Shriver, was 95....
  • Tips for communicating well at work

    Tips for communicating well at work
    Asking for help. Saying goodbye. Requesting feedback. They're all basic communication skills, yet employees often fail miserably when it comes to using them, says communications expert Jodi Glickman. First a Peace Corps volunteer, then an investment...
  • Sargent Shriver

    Sargent Shriver
    Sargent Shriver, a lawyer who worked for JFK's and Lyndon Johnson's administrations, who launched social programs including the Peace Corps, Head Start and the Job Corps and led the War on Poverty, died Jan. 18. He was 95.
  • Briefly In The News

    Editor's note: This corrects the time Career Transition Coaching Group will take place. Tolan to discuss book on Middle East Sandy Tolan will discuss his book, "The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew and The Heart of the Middle East," from 7 to 8:30 p.m....