Archive - August 2014

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Catherine Bell (Brazil 1966–68) publishes RUSH OF SHADOWS
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NBC FINDS PCVS “RELUCTANT TO EVACUATE DESPITE EBOLA OUTBREAK”
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“Trail of Medical Missteps in a Peace Corps Death” – NYTimes July 25, 2014

Catherine Bell (Brazil 1966–68) publishes RUSH OF SHADOWS

Rush of Shadows by Catherine [Fitch] Bell (Brazil 1966–68) was chosen by the Washington Writers Publishing House (WWPH) as the fiction book it will published in 2014. The WWPH sponsors an annual competition for writers living in the Washington-Baltimore area working in fiction and poetry. The winning works in these two categories comprise the pair of books that WWPH publishes each year. “Rush of Shadows evokes the clash between natives and settlers in 19th century California through the friendship of two women — one white, one Indian. Tough-minded and lyrical, Rush of Shadows brings to life the human dimensions of a tragic conflict which corrupted the winners and left the losers to haunt the landscape as shadows.” The official publication date for Rush of Shadows is October 15th, however it currently can be purchased at Amazon. Rush of Shadows (historical fiction) by Catherine Bell (Brazil 1966-68) Washington Writers Publishing House . . .

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“Trail of Medical Missteps in a Peace Corps Death” – NYTimes July 25, 2014

Nichols Castle, Peace Corps Volunteer, died, February 7, 2013, while serving in China. The New York Times investigated the circumstances surrounding this death and has published a series on this tragedy. The first  article describes these circumstances and includes interviews with Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet, the parents of Nicholas Castle, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.  The Inspector General of the Peace Corps, Kathy Butler, has not yet published her report of the death; but the Times article does link to the public documents the reporter obtained for her report. Read the NYTimes story as well as the 467 comments received about the story.   Here is the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/26/world/asia/peace-corps-death-china-medical-missteps.html The Times also published the accounts of Peace Corps Volunteers about their own experiences while serving. These stories include both positive and negative comments. Read the RPCV stories. Here is the link: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/25/world/peace-corps-stories.html?partner=rss&emc=rss In addition to the 467 comments received about its . . .

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