WASHINGTON, D.C. - Peace Corps recruited 15,386 applicants in fiscal year 2009. This represents the largest amount of applications since the agency began electronically recording applications in 1998 and is an 18 percent increase from fiscal year 2008.*
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When MTV was launched in 1981, it changed the music industry forever. From that point on, musicians who wanted to be popular needed to worry about their look as well as their sound. For some acts, their look was even more important than their music.
The same kind of change happened on the Internet in 2005. That was the year YouTube was launched. It quickly grew to be one of the most viewed Web sites of all time. Visitors can go to YouTube and watch videos put up by other site visitors.
In response to Carole Lutness' column ("Economics and the brain," Sept. 15):
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:
Mr. Rizzo's column ("Always in a hurry to speed things up," Oct. 14) would have you believe that the purpose of Scientific Management was to make people work harder and faster. In so doing I believe he defamed the work of Fredrick Taylor and Frank Gilbreth.
Hart football will play at Canyon tonight at 7 p.m. at Harry Welch Stadium.
The MOMS Club of Canyon Country, south will hold a bake sale at Lombardi Ranch on Tuesday, Oct. 27.
The Canyon Theater Guild's current production of the musical Kopit & Yeston's "Phantom" is a huge hit with audiences and performances are selling out quickly.
Capelli Salon of Newhall will raise awareness for Pancreatic Cancer during the Third Thursdays Art Walk event in the newly redeveloped Old Town Newhall on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Yes I Can students at William S. Hart District high schools throws a fundraiser today, Friday, Oct. 23, at Mountasia Family Fun Center to benefit their annual Summer Meltdown music festival concert for autism awareness, set for May 2010 at Golden Valley High School.
WASHINGTON - Several news agencies - including Reuters, CNBC and the New York Times - were duped by a group known as The Yes Men Tuesday, as the group staged a fake U.S. Chamber of Commerce press conference backing the new "cap-and-trade" climate legislation.
A power outage in Newhall that left more than 2,400 customers in the dark for two hours last Saturday night was caused by an underground equipment failure, Southern California Edison administrators said.
The Heritage Haunt Pumpkin Festival will be held at Hart Park and at Heritage Junction 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event is free.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts from energy companies, government agencies and universities across the U.S. on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes. The initiative follows Ohio's discovery in April of a probable link between the drilling practice called hydraulic fracturing and five small tremors in eastern Ohio, a first in the Northeast.
My Uncle Earl was recently invited to give the commencement speech at the Robert Oppenheimer School for Really Smart Kids, a charter school approved by the Newhall School District but located in Lancaster.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Vogt hit his first home run of the season, a two-run shot against Jered Weaver, and the Oakland Athletics increased their AL West lead over the Los Angeles Angels to 3 1/2 games with a 7-1 victory Wednesday night.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The family of a 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead after suffering complications from sleep apnea surgery says she will receive an honorary diploma during her school's eighth grade graduation.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A truck driver pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the fatal New Jersey Turnpike crash that also injured comedian Tracy Morgan as investigators look into what role his long commute to work played in the accident.
SAO PAULO (AP) - American fans decked out in red, white and blue watched their team's lone public training session in Brazil, cheering and seeking autographs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 55-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday and was immediately sentenced to 75 years to life in prison for the stabbing death of his estranged wife as she worked at a Southern California supermarket.
NEW YORK (AP) - The champagne the Los Angeles Kings had ready for a coronation stayed in boxes. The New York Rangers suddenly have some life in the Stanley Cup finals.
Repairs may be needed on the Interstate 5 overpass where highly corrosive acid spilled from an overturned tanker truck Tuesday, a spokesman for Caltrans said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - O.J. TV was a national pastime.
The worsening California drought has dropped levels so low in Castaic Lake that water has to be pumped uphill to get it to the treatment plant, officials said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tuna, the hound so homely he's irresistible, peeks out from beneath his blanket, baring his row of buck teeth in a slapstick smile for the camera.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says a man is lucky to be alive after he was rescued 11 days into an attempted kayak voyage from California to Hawaii.
It's time to talk about Disney going back in time.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Law enforcement officers would be required to check state firearms records as part of routine welfare checks under legislation proposed Wednesday in the wake of the deadly rampage last month near the University of California, Santa Barbara.