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No specifics in Bush's call for civilian service

President John F. Kennedy handed the pen to Sargent Shriver after signing the bill creating the Peace Corps in 1961. President John F. Kennedy handed the pen to Sargent Shriver after signing the bill creating the Peace Corps in 1961. (CORBIS FILE PHOTO)
By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / January 26, 2007

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WASHINGTON -- President Bush's proposal in his State of the Union speech to establish a "Civilian Reserve Corps" marks the latest call to mobilize Americans following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but like other calls to national service by Bush and both parties in Congress -- most of which have not materialized -- it is heavy on rhetoric but ... (Full article: 1067 words)

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