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LINCOLN, BLANCHE LAMBERT, Democratic Party
Arkansas

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $23,162.02

Average cost per trip - $2,105.64
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 271 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Junior Chamber of Commerce
Dates - January 15, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Memphis, TN

Purpose - to receive top ten outstanding young American award
Notes -

Travel Cost - $420.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $445.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.
Dates - March 15, 2000 - March 16, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speak to their annual national convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,736.50
Lodging Cost - $672.74
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,409.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Randolph-Macon Womens College
Dates - May 13, 2000 - May 14, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Lynchburg, VA

Purpose - commencement speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $245.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $245.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for International Policy
Dates - May 28, 2000 - May 31, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - fact-finding mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $627.00
Lodging Cost - $330.00
Meal Cost - $240.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,197.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Cotton Council
Dates - January 29, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Address the National Cotton Council's annual meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,416.00
Lodging Cost - $218.79
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,669.79

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Entergy
Dates - July 9, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Russellville, AR

Purpose - speech on national energy policy to Arkansas Nuclear One License Extension
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,800.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,800.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chi Omega Foundation
Dates - June 29, 2002 - June 30, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Desert, CA

Purpose - Speak at convention and to receive the Woman of Achievement Award
Notes -

Travel Cost - $727.00
Lodging Cost - $95.00
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost - $233.00
Total Cost - $1,100.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Arkansas Orthopedia Society
Dates - April 12, 2003 - April 12, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Heber Springs, AK

Purpose - Keynote speaker for annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,035.30
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,035.30

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Policy retreat - participate in policy discussions on Homeland Security, national security, budget and taxes
Notes - Spouse and 2 children accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,600.00
Lodging Cost - $570.00
Meal Cost - $900.00
Other Cost - $124.00
Total Cost - $3,194.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - JFK School of Govt Commonwealth Fund Bipartisan Congress Health Policy Conference
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Speech on healthcare
Notes - Turnberry Isle, FL

Travel Cost - $782.36
Lodging Cost - $1,351.13
Meal Cost - $932.40
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $3,100.89

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Spoke to Association of American Railroads' Legislative Conference on transportation infrastructure
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,321.80
Lodging Cost - $1,844.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,965.80

Additional family members - No

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The Lost Children of Katrina

In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?

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    Today older Americans are heading back to school in record numbers. Many have already started a career, but want to gain knowledge or skills that can make them more competitive in the workplace. Colleges and universities are grappling with the needs of a changing population of students.