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LIPINSKI, WILLIAM O, Democratic Party
Illinois

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $22,509.48

Average cost per trip - $3,751.58
Total number of days spent traveling - 18 days
Rank of representative - 278 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - July 5, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cody, WY

Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Notes - Spouse Rose Marie Lipinski

Travel Cost - $2,894.08
Lodging Cost - $64.28
Meal Cost - $174.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,132.36

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Fact-finding conference
Notes - Spouse Rose Marie Lipinski, other costs are car rental

Travel Cost - $2,454.00
Lodging Cost - $720.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost - $118.00
Total Cost - $3,772.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - February 22, 2001 - February 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Flagstaff, AZ

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Spouse Rose Marie Lipinski

Travel Cost - $1,779.86
Lodging Cost - $656.00
Meal Cost - $114.78
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,550.64

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Railroads
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Spouse Rose Marie Lipinski, other costs are car rental

Travel Cost - $1,711.50
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $760.00
Other Cost - $250.00
Total Cost - $3,471.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - April 22, 2003 - April 24, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Klamath Falls, OR - Sacramento, CA

Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Notes - spouse Rose Marie Lipinski accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $5,760.00
Lodging Cost - $461.48
Meal Cost - $299.50
Other Cost - $153.00
Total Cost - $6,673.98

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Railroads
Dates - April 24, 2003 - April 27, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Pebble Beach, CA

Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Notes - spouse Rose Marie Lipinski accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $1,034.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,909.00

Additional family members - Yes

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

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.

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    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
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