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oss to be
highest paid
Rig Ten AD
y HeatherKa nins
)Xily Staff Reporter '
New Athletic Director Tom Goss will receive the largest
,aycheck of any Big Ten director, but colleagues say Goss'
alents merit the salary.
Goss'salary will total $220,000. The highest salary in the
egence last year was $198,848. Goss said his business
xperience accounts for the difference in his salary.
"I don't know what other Big Ten athletic directors are
'aking," Goss said. "i come from a different world."
Goss has served as vice president for sales of Faygo
Beverages, executive vice president and
general manager of National Beverage
Corp.'s Western Shasco Division and
president and chief operating officer of
PIA Merchandising.
Former Athletic Director Joe
Roberson's base salary for last year was
around $175,000. But because of a bonus
system, which grants awards based on
student graduation rates and the success
of athletic teams, Roberson earned an
soss extra $12,000-15,000, reaching a total
salary of $185,556.
If he stayed in the post of athletic director, Roberson
robably would have made close to $190,000.
"Around the Big Ten, Joe was not the top," Bollinger said.
'I believe the top salary in the Big Ten is somewhere
een $200,000 and $210,000 for this year, maybe even
9r. Plus, many athletic directors get all kinds bonuses,
:ountry club memberships and cars.
"I am just very comfortable with putting as much com-
pensation as possible in the form of salary. It is open and up
front," he said.
Bollinger said that considering Goss' qualifications and
the fact that he was taking a pay cut to come to the
University, he decided Goss was worth the extra money.
"Given that he would start right away, which was imper-
ative given the state of the program, it was an easy question
for me,' Bollinger said.
*nior Associate Athletic Director Keith Molin said that
Goss' salary fits into a fair compensation system at the
"If you look at what Mr. Goss is getting paid in compar-
ison to other senior officials in the University, it is part of a
system and is very fair," Molin said. "I think it is very pub-
lic and very open.
'The salary that has been afforded to Mr. Goss is appro-
priate to the responsibilities attended to this job. I think it's
a fair reflection of the price you pay for an outstanding
re-rd," Molin said.
linger has an annual salary of $260,000. Provost
Nancy Cantor earns $230,000 a year. The median salary for
a full professor at the University is $88,000.
Goss has been in office for two "hectic" days.
"You need to find out where you are and what you have
Goss said. "I started at the press conference and went from
there to meeting everyone in the Athletic Department. And I
mean everyone - from coaches and assistant coaches to jan-
itors. I met with them primarily to give them my vision."

Officials aim at scalpers

By Jenni Yachnin
Daily Staff Reporter
Would-be entrepreneurs thinking
of selling their football tickets for the
Saturday contest might want to think
The Ann Arbor Police
Department has significantly
increased the number of undercover
officers who will be working out-
side Saturday games this year, in an
effort to crack down on ticket sell-
ers and scalpers.
"There will be a noticeable
increase to this enforcement;" AAPD
Sgt. Larry Jerue said.
In past years, officers patrolling the
stadium area would watch for activi-
ties such as open intoxication and
vandalism, in addition to ticket scalp-
ing and resale. The officers would
ticket 5-10 sellers each game, Jerue
"There is a possible fine of $100
and up to 90 days in jail," Jerue said.
"Tickets are taken and logged as evi-
The threat of a misdemeanor hasn't
stopped local scalpers, however.
"I've been selling tickets here for
eight years," said a ticket seller,
who wished to remain anonymous.
The seller said a greater police
presence may make scalpers more
cautious, but won't stop them from
"People are just in the pursuit of

happiness" he said.
Despite warnings, many students
still purchase tickets from scalpers.
"I've never thought about counter-
feit tickets before" said Engineering
sophomore Kareem Khoury.
Khoury, who said he has purchased
tickets from scalpers in the past, said
he has gotten a fair deal on prices.
"I don't see why scalping is so
bad," Khoury said.. "Most people
can get tickets cheaper from a
scalper than from the ticket
Senior Associate Athletic Director
Keith Molin said that anyone buying
tickets anywhere except the ticket
office should remember the message
"buyer beware."
"Scalpers hurt the average ticket
holder who properly owns, pur-
chased and paid for their ticket,"
Molin said. "What upsets me more
than anything else is people who
buy tickets and don't intend to use
them. These are the kind of tickets
that are locked up and not avail-
Molin added that there are a num-
ber of individual tickets available
from the ticket office for nearly every
Many students said they do not
think increased policing of scalping
will make finding extra tickets more
See TICKETS, Page 8

Tomorrow in Football Saturday:
Michigan VS.

No. 14 Michigan vs. No. 8 Colorado
Michigan Stadium (cap. 102,501)
Tomorrow, noon
Michigan by 1
High of 75, sunny
ABC, Channel 7
Series history:
The Buffaloes return to the site of Kordell
Stewart's 65-yard bomb that ruined the Wol
1994 season. Michigan won last year's gam

A ticket transaction occurs near the Michigan Union yesterday afternoon. One man (far left) scans
the area as his partner sells a ticket to a student.

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Contestants get the
jitters as end nears

y Stephanie Hepburn
aiy'taff Reporter
The owner of the Nectarine
allroom apologized yesterday to a
ifiversity student for a racial incident
hat occurred last Thursday.
Mike Bender, who also manages the
e tarine, received a petition with 280
stures and an equal number of let-
ters, protesting the treatment of LSA
junior Rahual Patel.
"My standpoint on this situation is
that I wish it had never happened. I
publicly apologize for this incident,"'
Bender said. "I expect my employees to
be responsible for themselves and I feel
bad that this happened."
This is the second reported racial
i' ~ent against the club. While the
r ager apologized for the comments
against Patel, Bender would not apolo-
gize to the Ramirez family for an
alleged incident last weekend.
Seven members of the Ramirez fam-
ily; including four University students,
went to the Nectarine, which is located
on East Liberty Street. on Saturday

By Janet Adamy
D~aily Staff Reporter
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - With the prelimi-
nary rounds behind them, this year's Miss
America Pageant contestants are feeling both
excitement and nervousness, as what contestants
have been calling "the most exciting night of
their lives" grows closer.
Miss Michigan Kimberly Stec, an Engineering
senior, said her adrenaline is already kicking into
gear for Saturday, when she will join 50 other
contestants on stage in Atlantic City to compete
for the Miss America crown.
"It's kind of scary to think of either p
of the outcomes;" Stec said, not yet t /
knowing whether she'll be one of the
pageant's 10 final contestants.
But Stec said she won't be spend- .
ing time worrying about Saturday's
competition. 1 9
"To make it this far is important to
me;' Stec said. JONA
Miss Colorado Regina Flores, a senior at the
University of Colorado, said she won't have time to
watch the Michigan-Colorado football game
Saturday because she'll be preparing to sing a bilin-
gual version of "Don't Cry for Me Argentina."

Stay ;tuned
What: Watch Engineering senior Kimberly
Stec compete in the 77th Miss America
When: 9 p.m. Saturday
Channel: ABC, WXYZ Channel 7 Detroit
The audience cheered loudly as Cummings
revealed the ring while wearing a hip-hugger style
bikini during Wednesday evening's preliminary
swimsuit competition.
m e rc "I just thought it would look cute
CO when I got it," Cummings said. "I'm
proud of it."
Busin was more reserved about
discussing her tattoo. The one-piece
bathing suit she wore Wednesday
9 7 ? evening concealed the much-talked
about piece of body art, which is
AN WEITZ/Daily located beneath her belly button.
Stec said she first thought the navel ring was

By Janet Adamy
Daily Staff Reporter
many, the words "Miss America
Pageant" conjure up images of big
hair and heavy makeup.
But to the contestants and thou-
sands of volunteers who dedicate their
lives to the coveted crown, the Miss
America Pageant program is more
than a beauty contest.
These devotees assert that the pur-
pose of the pageant is to provide young
women with a venue that enables them
to achieve their academic goals and bet-
ter serve their communities.
"It's just promoting a different kind
of woman,' said Miss Michigan
Kimberly Stec, an Engineering senior.
"It's not encouraging gorgeous women
to go out and be models. It's encour-
aging them to get an education.
All prizes are in the form of schol-
arships. Miss America Pageant offi-
cials boast that their program is the
largest provider of scholarships exclu-


inappropriate, but now thinks it's kind of neat.
"I always thought that that's the wrong thing to
do, but now that I see other Miss America contes-
tants with them, I kind of wish I had one" Stec said.



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