Essay Special on Aisle 5

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Wal-Mart heiress Elizabeth Paige
Laurie has surrendered her college degree following allegations that
she cheated her way through the school.

The University of Southern California said in a statement that Laurie,
23, "voluntarily has surrendered her degree and returned her diploma
to the university. She is not a graduate of USC."

Laurie’s roommate, Elena Martinez, told a television show last year that
she was paid $20,000 to write term papers and complete other assignments
for the granddaughter of Wal-Mart co-founder Bud Walton. Wal-Mart is
the world’s biggest retailer. The family could not be reached for comment.

Following the allegations, the University of Missouri renamed its basketball
arena, which had been paid for in part by a $425 million donation from
the Lauries and was to have been called "Paige Sports Arena."

Geez, the Dowbrigade is going to have to raise his rates!. Meanwhile,
several members of Middle Eastern royal families have’t been keeping
up their payments. We need to forward this story to them, so they
see what can happen when one has to return a degree…

story from Reuters

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