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GEPHARDT, RICHARD A, Democratic Party
Missouri

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $14,390.40

Average cost per trip - $1,798.80
Total number of days spent traveling - 12 days
Rank of representative - 375 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Dates - July 29, 2000 - July 30, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Address ATLA National Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $234.00
Lodging Cost - $373.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $607.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Dates - June 29, 2000 - June 29, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Address their annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,163.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,163.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
Dates - July 15, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - To give a speech
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $151.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $151.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - November 30, -1 - November 30, -1
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - Spouse Jane Gephardt accompanied. [assumed destination]. Meals included in lodging cost. No dates listed.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $950.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Dates - July 20, 2002 - July 21, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - ATLA yearly conference
Notes - no location indicated. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $545.00
Lodging Cost - $256.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $801.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AFL-CIO
Dates - March 9, 2004 - March 11, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - participate in annual meetings
Notes - with spouse Jane Gephardt. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $771.40
Lodging Cost - $499.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,270.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Panetta Institute, University of CA at Monterey
Dates - May 23, 2004 - May 23, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - To be part of student program
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,800.00
Lodging Cost - $299.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,099.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Sunbelt Communications
Dates - July 29, 2004 - July 29, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Vancouver, Canada

Purpose - To meet with University Professors from US Colleges re: Educations Issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,348.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,348.00

Additional family members - No

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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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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.

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  • 06.02.15

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    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.
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    Divestment on Campus

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