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Trips by*

Arlen Lancaster


Total cost of 9 trips: $12,979.00


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Crapo

Destination: FARMINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Dutko Group Inc
Purpose: SECOND ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $544.58
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR/BRIEFING
Date: Apr 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $545.00
source

Destination: BOISE, IDAHO; COOT, WYOMING
Sponsor: BASF Corporation
Purpose: NATIONS NEEDS TOUR
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,173.63
source

Destination: JACKSON, WYOMING
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: WORKSHOP ON ECOLOGY AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
Date: Aug 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $764.50
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Dec 2, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $4,750.00
source

Destination: EASTERN IDAHO
Sponsor: Idaho Water Users Association Inc
Purpose: INFORMATION GATHERING
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,062.31
source

Destination: MICROSOFT CAMPUS, REDMOND, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,185.00
source

Destination: DEERWOOD, MINNESOTA
Sponsor: MINNESOTA CORN GROWERS
Purpose: EDUCATION STAFF TOUR REGARDING ETHANOL AND CORN PRODUCTION
Date: Aug 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,253.98
source

Destination: VINTON, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: Ducks Unlimited Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP: COASTAL EROSION
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $700.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Arlen Lancaster.


American RadioWorks |
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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