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Laurie family donated $25M for project

Updated: March 20, 2004, 4:23 AM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The University of Missouri is naming its new basketball arena after the 22-year-old daughter of the Wal-Mart heirs who donated $25 million toward its construction.

Paige Sports Arena was named for Elizabeth Paige Laurie at the request of her parents, Bill and Nancy Laurie, said the spokesman for Missouri's athletic department, Chad Moller, on Friday.

The university said Paige Laurie had never been enrolled there. The Laurie family and its representatives did ...

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