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Trips by*

Russell Roberts


Total cost of 8 trips: $7,776.45


Trips traveled under the office of John Mica

Destination: BOARS HEAD INN, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $424.00
source

Destination: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE/POLITICAL ISSUES
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $545.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT ON ECONOMICS AND PUBLIC POLICY
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $450.00
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: TAMPA
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON AVIATION ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND ITS LINK TO IMPROVED SAFETY
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,078.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT; DISCUSSIONS AND WORKSHOP ON ECONOMIC LEGISLATIVE POLICY
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $381.00
source

Destination: RIO DE JANEIRO-SAO PAULO
Sponsor: National Business Aviation Association Inc
Purpose: ATTENDED LATIN AMERICAN BUSINESS AVIATION CONFERENCE; BRIEFING AND TOUR OF EMBRAER AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING FACILITY
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,992.45
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Russell Roberts.


American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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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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