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Sweet Briar Returns

Sweet Briar College was about to close after struggling with dwindling enrollment and other problems. An alumni group raised more than 20 million dollars in pledges to keep the doors open, but the school's survival is still deeply in doubt.

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COMBEST, LARRY, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $14,324.58

Average cost per trip - $1,790.57
Total number of days spent traveling - 20 days
Rank of representative - 376 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Cotton Warehouse Association of America
Dates - June 23, 2000 - June 25, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - Address their annual meeting
Notes - "Note: The Hotel provided a complimentary room to the Association; they were not charged, but this would have been the cost for 2 nights)

Travel Cost - $293.50
Lodging Cost - $278.00
Meal Cost - $97.09
Other Cost - $154.00
Total Cost - $822.59

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Sugar Alliance
Dates - August 6, 2000 - August 8, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Steamboat Springs, CO

Purpose - Talk about farm legislation
Notes - Accompanied by wife Sharon Combest -- other expenses are "rent car, fuel, parking"

Travel Cost - $1,308.60
Lodging Cost - $370.12
Meal Cost - $97.14
Other Cost - $153.51
Total Cost - $1,929.37

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Bipartisan Agriculture Committee Retreat
Notes - Accompanied by wife Sharon Combest

Travel Cost - $72.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $270.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $482.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Horse Council
Dates - October 26, 2001 - October 28, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Fact finding - visit with Association members re: horse issues
Notes - Spouse Sharon Combest accompanied. Other costs are for taxi and train to racetrack

Travel Cost - $500.00
Lodging Cost - $785.42
Meal Cost - $726.00
Other Cost - $110.00
Total Cost - $2,121.42

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Illinois Farm Bureau
Dates - December 2, 2001 - December 3, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - Keynote address to 2001 annual meeting
Notes - Other costs are for cab

Travel Cost - $381.00
Lodging Cost - $201.02
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $602.02

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Cotton Council
Dates - February 8, 2002 - February 10, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - speak to NCC annual meeting
Notes - spouse Sharon Combest -- spouse dates of travel: Feb. 9-10, DC to Dallas

Travel Cost - $3,932.18
Lodging Cost - $190.00
Meal Cost - $110.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,232.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Texas Independent Ginners' Association
Dates - March 11, 2002 - March 12, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Worth, TX

Purpose - address general session and president's dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $878.50
Lodging Cost - $135.72
Meal Cost - $44.40
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,058.62

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Cotton Council
Dates - February 9, 2003 - February 10, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Tampa, FL

Purpose - Address national meeting on agricultural issues
Notes - Spouse Sharon Combest accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,838.00
Lodging Cost - $210.56
Meal Cost - $27.82
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,076.38

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
Image: Sweet Briar College web site

Sweet Briar Returns

Sweet Briar College was about to close after struggling with dwindling enrollment and other problems. An alumni group raised more than 20 million dollars in pledges to keep the doors open, but the school's survival is still deeply in doubt.

Recent Posts

  • 07.15.15

    The Future of Historically Black Colleges

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities proliferated throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when many white schools refused to admit African Americans, especially in the South. Our guest this week feels HBCUs still serve a crucial role in higher education.
  • 07.07.15

    Talking About Race in Schools

    Over the past year, race relations have dominated the news cycle. This can bring up difficult questions, especially for parents and teachers. Our guest Yolanda Moses says Americans need to find more ways to talk about race in schools.
  • 07.02.15

    Minorities and Special Ed

    For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.
  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.