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Trips by*

William Smith


Total cost of 9 trips: $29,348.73


Trips traveled under the office of Harold Rogers

Destination: ELKO, NV & SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Sponsor: Gold Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON MINING INDUSTRY
Date: May 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,676.72
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TOUR OF GENERAL ATOMICS FACILITIES, AND BRIEFINGS ON THEIR ACTIVITIES RELATING TO U.S. ENERGY & DEFENSE POLICY
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,176.00
source

Destination: LEXINGTON, KY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: BLUEGRASS AGRICULTURAL TOUR
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $459.05
source

Destination: TOKYO, KYOTO, HIROSHIMA
Sponsor: Japan
Purpose: TO ENHANCE STAFFERS' UNDERSTANDING OF FOREIGN POLICY, TRADE & OTHER ISSUES RELATING TO U.S.-JAPAN RELATIONSHIP
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,760.00
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Delta Air Lines Inc
Purpose: STATE/FEDERAL DELEGATION PARTICIPATING IN MEETINGS W/ ITALIAN GOVERNMENT CIVIC LEADERS
Date: Jul 1, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $7,836.68
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTENDED AAAE'S ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $187.87
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO-SAN FRANCISCO-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE COVERING AVIATION SECURITY AND TRANSPORTATION ISSUES
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $822.41
source

Destination: LIHUE, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTEND THE 2004 AVIATION ISSUES LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,554.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN AVIATION SECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 30, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,876.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named William Smith.


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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