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CALLAHAN, HERBERT L, Republican Party
Alabama

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $43,311.58

Average cost per trip - $7,218.60
Total number of days spent traveling - 41 days
Rank of representative - 152 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - WILD Foundation
Dates - July 1, 2000 - July 10, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Johannesburg, South Africa - Tzaneen, South Africa - Windhoek, South Africa

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - Accompanied by wife Karen Callahan

Travel Cost - $12,776.22
Lodging Cost - $929.00
Meal Cost - $303.58
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,008.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - July 4, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY - Moran, WY

Purpose - Speaker and participant at legislative conference
Notes - Spouse Karen Callahan accompanied. Transportation cost includes airfare and rental car.

Travel Cost - $4,340.00
Lodging Cost - $720.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost - $480.00
Total Cost - $6,020.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - February 18, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Participant at legislative conference; speaker at session
Notes - Spouse Karen Callahan accompanied

Travel Cost - $863.50
Lodging Cost - $1,125.00
Meal Cost - $780.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,768.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Alabama Power
Dates - June 8, 2001 - June 8, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL

Purpose - Educational fact-finding trip to tour Power Systems Development in Wilsonville, Alabama.
Notes - Spouse Karen Callahan accompanied.

Travel Cost - $1,216.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,216.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airline Executives
Dates - January 6, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - participant in 2002 aviation issues conference
Notes - spouse Karen Callahan

Travel Cost - $6,961.56
Lodging Cost - $1,236.72
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,798.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Dates - March 21, 2002 - March 29, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - fact-finding and educational visit
Notes - spouse Karen Callahan

Travel Cost - $7,200.00
Lodging Cost - $2,100.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost - $500.00
Total Cost - $10,500.00

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
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Video games: New literacy for a complex world

Author James Paul Gee says video games are problems to solve that come with their own tools. He says they're like "an external mind," and teachers should use them in classrooms.

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