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Fri, Nov 12, 2004

Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.12.04)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"[Jack Pelton] was hired under the assumption that his engineering degrees were accredited. Should we all buy our degrees? If so there is going to be alot of burning holes in the ground."

Source: Anonymous poster on a Textron message board, one day after Jack Pelton, CEO of the company's Cessna division, was "outed" by CBS for obtaining his two degrees from a diploma mill. Pelton's biography states he obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees in aeronautical engineering from Hamilton University in Evanston, WY. The CBS News program "60 Minutes" Wednesday night reported Hamilton U. is housed in an abandoned motel -- one of thousands of diploma mills offering fake degrees on the internet.

FMI: www.hamilton-university.edu/index2_f.html

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