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EDWARDS, JOHN R, Democratic Party
North Carolina

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $14,311.10

Average cost per trip - $2,385.18
Total number of days spent traveling - 13 days
Rank of representative - 377 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
Dates - May 12, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Lansing, MI

Purpose - Keynote speaker at the Michigan trial Lawyers Banquet
Notes -

Travel Cost - $543.00
Lodging Cost - $212.75
Meal Cost - $14.86
Other Cost - $12.99
Total Cost - $783.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Walt Disney Company
Dates - January 10, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - CA

Purpose - to attend corporate alliances summit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,507.00
Lodging Cost - $805.00
Meal Cost - $180.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,492.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Dates - July 14, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Montreal, Canada

Purpose - Speaker at the annual meeting of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Notes - Montreal, Canada - New York, NY

Travel Cost - $1,534.00
Lodging Cost - $2,223.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,757.50

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Speech to A.T.L.A. luncheon
Notes -

Travel Cost - $479.00
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $654.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Elon University
Dates - January 16, 2002 - January 16, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Burlington, NC

Purpose - to introduce Ehud Barak at Elon University all-campus convocation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,024.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,124.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - North Carolina Economic Development Center
Dates - November 29, 2001 - November 30, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Raleigh, NC

Purpose - keynote speaker at 2001 rural partners forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $499.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $499.50

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Photo: FEMA Photo Library.

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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  • 04.01.15

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  • 03.18.15

    UnRetirement

    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.