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    State and Regional

    06/14/2001
    on 6/14/01.

    A glance at the 2000 personal financial disclosure reports filed by Georgia members of Congress, made public Thursday.

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    Senior Senator

    Name: Max Cleland

    Party: Democrat

    Earned Income: $191,019

    Honoraria, all donated to charity: $6,300

    Major assets: Bank account, $15,000-$50,000

    Major sources of unearned income: None

    Major liabilities: $10,000-$15,000 in credit card loans

    Gifts: None

    Narrative: Cleland, a decorated veteran who lost both legs and an arm in a Vietnam War grenade blast, was compensated $39,719 last year by the Veterans Administration. He also received $10,000 from Longstreet Press for a publishing agreement on his book, Going for the Max. The American Trial Lawyers Association funded Cleland's trip to Chicago last August, and Stetson University paid for his lodging in DeLand, Fla., when he spoke there in March.

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    Junior Senator

    Name: Zell B. Miller

    Party: Democrat

    Earned Income: $456,806

    Honoraria, all donated to charity: None.

    Major assets: Ownership of a Young Harris, Ga., radio station, $100,000-$250,000; Stock in Gray Communications Systems of Atlanta, $50,000-$100,000.

    Major sources of unearned income: Blind trust shared by Miller and his wife, Shirley, $250,000-$500,000; stock in United Community Banks $50,000-$100,000.

    Major liabilities: None

    Gifts: None

    Narrative: Miller, a former two-term governor, took about a $300,000 pay cut when he agreed to be appointed and then elected to the Senate last year. He had to give up $130,000 in salaries as a professor at two universities, Young Harris and the University of Georgia. In addition, he gave up $56,250 in consultant fees from Philip Morris Management Corporation and director's fees from numerous companies. Miller owns a radio station in Young Harris and rents out a mobile home that he owns.

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    District: 1

    Name: Jack Kingston

    Party: Republican

    Earned Income: $141,300

    Honoraria, all donated to charity: $1,000

    Major assets: Stock in Palmer & Cay/Carswell, an insurance company, $1 million-$5 million; ownership of three residences in Savannah, Ga., and one in Tybee Island, Ga., $265,000-$650,000; 401(k) retirement plan $250,000-$500,000.

    Major sources of unearned income: Rent of $16,000-$47,500 from four properties in Savannah and Tybee Island, Ga.

    Major liabilities: Mortgage on rental property, $15,000-$50,000

    Gifts: None

    Narrative: Kingston received a $1,000 honoraria, which he donated to charity, for appearing on the TV show "Politically Incorrect" and was also reimbursed for his expenses. He made one trip from Savannah to San Francisco paid for by the National Meat Association.

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    District: 2

    Name: Sanford D. Bishop Jr.

    Party: Democrat

    Earned Income: $141,300

    Honoraria, all donated to charity: None

    Major assets: Rental property in Columbus, Ga., $50,000-$100,000; lot on Lake Hartwell, $1,000-$15,000.

    Major sources of unearned income: Rent on Columbus house, $5,000-$15,000.

    Major liabilities: Mortgage on rental property, $15,000-$50,000; revolving charge account at Congressional Federal Credit Union, $10,000-$15,000

    Gifts: None

    Narrative: Expenses for Bishop's trip from Washinbgton to New York were reimbursed by the New York Stock Exchanged, Bell Atlantic and the Humpty Dumpty Institute.

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    District: 3

    Name: Michael A. "Mac" Collins

    Party: Republican

    Earned Income: $160,500

    Honoraria, all donated to charity: $1,500

    Major assets: Collins Trucking Co., $500,000-$1 million

    Major sources of unearned income: None

    Major liabilities: None

    Gifts: None

    Narrative: Collins earned $19,200 as an adviser for his family-owned trucking company. He gave to charities a $1,500 honoraria from a speech he gave to the American Leadership Conference. Collins traveled from Atlanta to Rome in November and was reimbursed by the Ripon Educational Fund.

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    District: 4

    Name: Cynthia A. McKinney

    Party: Democrat

    Earned Income: $141,300

    Honoraria, all donated to charity: None

    Major assets: None

    Major sources of unearned income: None

    Major liabilities: None

    Gifts: None

    Narrative: ADA-Michigan reimbursed McKinney for a trip from Atlanta to Detroit in September, and Western New York Peace Center reimbursed her for a trip from Atlanta to Buffalo in November.

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    District: 5

    Name: John Lewis

    Party: Democrat

    Earned Income: $141,300

    Honoraria, all donated to charity: None

    Major assets: None

    Major sources of unearned income: None

    Major liabilities: None

    Gifts: None

    Narrative: Lewis took 37 trips that were financed by private interest or educational groups, but none out of the country. Many of them were to discuss his role in the civil rights movement or campaign for other congressional Democrats.

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    District: 6

    Name: Johnny Isakson

    Party: Republican

    Earned Income: $221,300

    Honoraria, all donated to charity: None

    Major assets: Southtrust Corp. stock and Sun Trust tax-free bonds, each $500,000-$1 million; Stricklin Capital stock, Georgia residence, First Sterling Bank stock, Riverside Bank stock, Cherokee County real estate, each worth $250,001-$500,000

    Major sources of unearned income: Rent, interest and capital gains from Stricklin Capital, $100,000-$1 million; capital gains on sale of Cherokee County real estate, $100,000-$1 million; stock in IBM, Protective Life, Regions Financial, Winstar Communications, $100,000-$250,000 each.

    Major liabilities: Mortgage on Cherokee County real estate, $65,000-$150,000; margin account $50,000-$100,000.

    Gifts: None

    Narrative: According to financial disclosure reports, Isakson is the wealthiest member of Georgia's congressional delegation. He listed 95 assets, valued between $5.2 million and $12.2 million.

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    District: 7

    Name: Bob Barr

    Party: Republican

    Barr was granted an extension to file, and his disclore form wasn't released Thursday.

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    District: 8

    Name: Saxby Chambliss

    Party: Republican

    Earned Income: $141,300

    Honoraria, all doanted to charity: None

    Major assets: Dividends from Southwest Georgia Financial Corporation, $15,000-$50,000.

    Major sources of unearned income: None

    Major liabilities: Credit card loans with Congressional Federal Credit Union, $15,000-$50,000

    Gifts: None

    Narrative: Safari Club International reimbursed Chambliss for last February's trip to Reno, Nev., and Mead Corp. reimbured him for last September's trip to Jacksonville, Fla.

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    District: 9

    Name: Nathan Deal

    Party: Republican

    Earned Income: $163,500

    Honoraria, all donated to charity: None

    Major assets: Half interest in Gainesville, Ga., real estate worth $250,000-$500,000. Half interest in freightliner truck, $15,000-$50,000. Ten acres of Georgia real estate, collectively worth $200,000-$500,000. Two mutual funds collectively worth between $15,000-$50,000.

    Major sources of unearned income: Rent on Gainesville real estate and freightliner truck, both at $15,000-$50,000.

    Major liabilities: Mortgages totaling $300,000-$700,000 on Gainesville properties; business loans totaling $230,000-$550,000.

    Gifts: None

    Narrative: In addition to his $141,300 congressional salary, Deal received $21,100 from Recovery Sources Inc., a family-owned business, and $1,100 for the sale of yearling heifers from his farm.

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    District: 10

    Name: Charlie Norwood

    Party: Republican

    Norwood was granted an extension to file, and his disclosure report was not released Thursday.

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    District: 11

    Name: John Linder

    Party: Republican

    Earned Income: $141,300

    Honoraria, all donated to charity: None

    Major assets: Dividends from Grayling Industries Inc., $1 million-$5 million; note from sale of Linder Financial Corp., $500,000-$1 million.

    Major sources of unearned income: Dividends from Grayling Industries, $100,000-$1 million; rent from Cedarwild Resort, $50,000-$100,000; dividends and capital gains from profit-sharing trust, $100,000-$1 million.

    Major liabilities: None

    Gifts: None

    Narrative: Linder made trips to New York and Boston in January and March 2000 and was reimbursed by Americans for Fair Taxation. Citizens for a Sound Economy paid for his trip to Des Moines, Iowa, last June.