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CASE, EDWARD E, Democratic Party
Hawaii

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $30,014.28

Average cost per trip - $3,751.79
Total number of days spent traveling - 31 days
Rank of representative - 221 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Spouse Audrey Case accompanied. Other costs are for security.

Travel Cost - $7,966.73
Lodging Cost - $2,571.40
Meal Cost - $754.50
Other Cost - $817.40
Total Cost - $12,110.03

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Fact finding event
Notes - Spouse Audrey Case accompanied

Travel Cost - $859.20
Lodging Cost - $1,135.28
Meal Cost - $504.42
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,498.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Fact finding (Congressional Retreat 2003)
Notes - Spouse Audrey Case and child Megan Ansdell accompanied, meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,576.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - fact-finding mission
Notes - spouse, Audrey Case, other: complimentary souvenir

Travel Cost - $1,011.36
Lodging Cost - $2,088.00
Meal Cost - $788.32
Other Cost - $60.00
Total Cost - $3,947.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Assn
Dates - January 5, 2005 - January 8, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Fact finding trip
Notes - Los Angeles - Las Vegas - Los Angeles

Travel Cost - $587.60
Lodging Cost - $912.33
Meal Cost - $330.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,829.93

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade
Dates - April 10, 2005 - April 12, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Meet with office workers and employees at the CME and CBOT on operations and issues and visit Exchange and Board
Notes - Honolulu, HI - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,407.64
Lodging Cost - $250.13
Meal Cost - $143.92
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,801.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Dominion Exploration & Production
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Educational/informational trip/briefing to an offshore oil rig
Notes - New Orleans - Gulf of Mexico - New Orleans Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,914.34
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,939.34

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2005 - May 1, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Discussion of national issues of concern with DLC members and fellow elected officials
Notes - Washington, DC - New Orleans, LA - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,186.65
Lodging Cost - $1,700.22
Meal Cost - $351.84
Other Cost - $72.00
Total Cost - $4,310.71

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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