CSU Stanislaus president says Palin contract stolen

SACRAMENTO — A California university president says a contract between a school foundation and Sarah Palin for an upcoming speech was stolen from a campus administrator's office last week.

California State University, Stanislaus president Hamid Shirvani said Wednesday the five-page document was taken from a recycling bin inside the office of a vice president.

He has asked police in the Central Valley city of Turlock to investigate the matter.

Several CSU Stanislaus students said Tuesday they had recovered the contract for Palin's June speech from a campus trash bin.

The state attorney general's office is investigating the CSU Stanislaus Foundation's handling of the contract.

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