Girl won Hannah Montana tickets with fake Iraq war essay

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  1. syscom3

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    GARLAND, Texas (AP) — An essay that won a 6-year-old girl four tickets to a Hannah Montana concert began with the powerful line: "My daddy died this year in Iraq."

    While gripping, it was not true — and now the girl may lose her tickets after her mom acknowledged to contest organizers it was all a lie.

    The sponsor of the contest was Club Libby Lu, a Chicago-based store that sells clothes, accessories and games intended for young girls.

    The saga began Friday with company officials surprising the girl at a Club Libby Lu at a mall in suburban Garland, about 20 miles northeast of Dallas. The girl won a makeover that included a blonde Hannah Montana wig, as well as the grand prize: airfare for four to Albany, N.Y., and four tickets to the sold-out Hannah Montana concert on Jan. 9.

    The mother had told company officials that the girl's father died April 17 in a roadside bombing in Iraq, company spokeswoman Robyn Caulfield said.
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    "We did the essay and that's what we did to win," Priscilla Ceballos, the mother, said in an interview with Dallas TV station KDFW. "We did whatever we could do to win."

    She had identified the soldier as Sgt. Jonathon Menjivar, but the Department of Defense has no record of anyone with that name dying in Iraq. Caulfield said the mother has admitted to the deception.

    "We regret that the original intent of the contest, which was to make a little girl's holiday extra special, has not been realized in the way we anticipated," said Mary Drolet, the CEO of Club Libby Lu.

    Drolet said the company is reviewing the matter, and is considering taking away the girl's tickets.
    Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

    Girl won Hannah Montana tickets with fake essay - USATODAY.com
     
  2. lesofprimus

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    They better take those freakin tickets away.... Nice example the Mother made to her daughter.... Almost as good as Britney Spears' Mom...
     
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    Excellent values she is imparting to her daughter. Where is Daddy to crack skulls???
     
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    Her mother should be sent to Iraq and left in the middle of Baghdad - naked!
     
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    This girl and her mother should be beaten. ****ing Spoiled Rotten Little Bitches!
     
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    (agrees with Lucky. *%##@!!^)
     
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    The kid should be punished for it, but the mother should be flogged for that. Not only did she lie, but she encouraged her daughter to do the same. WTF is wrong with people these days?!?!?
     
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    And all of that just for some stupid concert...the war in Iraq its not a thing to toy with...any war actually....
     
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    Unbelievable! heads should roll!!:whax:
     
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    Despicable :!:

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    Like she said, "Whatever it took to win". It use to be "It doesn't matter
    whether you win or lose, it's how you played the game". Now it's all about
    winning.... no matter what it takes... I hope they take away all the winnings.

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    new canidate for the "Idiot of the Year" thread.
     
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    They got my vote....
     
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    same here, this just disgusts me .
     
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    A low act indeed.
     
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    Totally sickening to hear of such a scandle!:( sad so sad. I really feel sorry for the little girl who has a parent that would stoop so low just for tickets ! Shame on you !
     
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    A man after my own heart...parents or out of control these days...

    Anyone got a e-mail address for the company who ran the contest so "I" (we) can tail them how we feel...
     
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