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Trips sponsored by

Shaw Group


Total cost of 6 trips: $31,153.65


Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA
Purpose: TO MAKE OPENING REMARKS AND SERVE AS MASTER OF CEREMONIES AT THE SHAW GROUP/ENTERGY FORMATION CEREMONY
Date: Sep 17, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,180.00
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Traveler: William Jefferson (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: NIGERIA - EQUATORIAL GUINEA - SAO TOME & PRINCIPE
Purpose: FACT FINDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TRADE MISSION
Date: Nov 8, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,872.20
source

Traveler: Atonte Diete-Spiff (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: NIGERIA, EQUATORIAL GUINEA & SAO TOME & PRINCIPE
Purpose: FACT FINDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TRADE MISSION
Date: Nov 8, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,614.20
source

Traveler: W.J. Tauzin (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: WASH., DC-PEBBLE BEACH, CA-BATON ROUGE, LA
Purpose: SPEAKER A SUMMIT MTG. OF KEY LEADERS IN REFINING, POWER, CHEMICAL & PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $4,867.00
source

Traveler: James Barnette (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Purpose: SPEECH AND CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 21, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $8,100.00
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Traveler: W.J. Tauzin (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: MARATHON, FL-NEW ORLEANS-DC
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE SYMPOSIUM SPEAKER ON CLEAN WATER ACT & ENERGY
Date: Sep 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,520.25
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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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