John F. Kennedy

BARNSTABLE, Mass., August 11, 2009, Associated Press — President John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who carried on the family's public service tradition by founding the Special Olympics and championing the rights of the mentally disabled, died early Tuesday surrounded by relatives at a Hyannis hospital. She was 88.

QUERÉTARO, Mexico, April 19, 2009, The Boston Globe — Watching proudly from the Rose Garden as the first team of young Peace Corps volunteers left in 1961 for two-year missions in Africa, President John F. Kennedy turned to his aide, Harris Wofford, and mulled the ambitious future for the international service organization he had just created.

According to a recent study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, companies intend to hire 22 percent fewer college graduates this year compared to last year's class. In early reports from the NACE's study of 2009 graduating seniors due out in April, as many as 63 percent of students surveyed are concerned that the economy will negatively affect their job prospects.

Isaac H. Taylor and his bank account were devoted to Israel. His donations, funneled through the Jewish National Fund, helped pay for numerous projects there, including the planting of thousands of trees and the construction of Yad Kennedy, a memorial erected just outside of Jerusalem following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. A few years ago, when the memorial needed a face-lift, JNF knew exactly where to turn. The century-old, New York-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving and developing the land of Israel decided to contact the families of the original donors, including Isaac Taylor’s son, Dr. Irving Taylor. “The

Jack Shakely, former president of California Community Foundation, which gives grants to nonprofit organizations that help people in need lead healthy, independent lives and supports programs that improve local communities.

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