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CULTURAL CUISINE

NOW DO THEY MEASURE STADIUM ATTENDANCE?
Fan tallying technicalities

Though they may not be able to count
on seeing their team win the game,
Michigan fans can rely on at least one
thing when they viait the Big Houae: the
announcement that the stadium has wel-
comed more fans than any other college
football stadium in the United States. But
that official count may not represent the
actual number of fans in the stands.
That oddly precise number announced
each game is calculated by adding the
total number of tickets sold and the pass-
es granted to the marching band and sta-
dium workers. Because the stadium staff,
players, coaches, journalists and band
members are counted, attendance is usu-
ally higher than the official capacity of
106,201.
According to an Athletic Department
staff member, there is no way to count
how many people actually walk through
ely the gate. The scanners at the gates are
used to ensure tickets are valid while the
turnstiles are for security purposes; nei-
AMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

ther tracks attendance.
Michigan Stadium has increased its
capacity a number of times since 1927
to keep its title as the largest stadium
in America. In 1998, the stadium was
expanded to seat 107,501 fans when the
University of Tennessee briefly exceeded
Michigan's numbers.
Though it usually has the largest capac-
ity of any stadium in America, Michigan
Stadium's capacity currently stands at
106,201 seats due to construction, plac-
ing it behind Penn State's Beaver Stadi-
um. However, the Big House will regain
its title in 2010, when completed con-
struction will allow it to hold more than
108,000 fans.
The last time the stadium has seen
fewer than 100,000 people present was in
1975. The Big House saw its biggest crowd
on Nov. 25, 2003, when a total of 112,118
people were present for a game against
Ohio State University.
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Students eat at a free potluck dinner at East Hall yesterday organized by the United
Asian American Organizations.
CRIME NOTES C)

Man burned by
pizza pan
WHERE: Mary Markley Resi-
dence Hall
WHEN: Wednesday at about
2:15 p.m.
WHAT: A man workingin the
dining hall burned his right
index finger on a pizza pan,
University Police reported. He
was transported to the Univer-
sity Hospital for treatment.

Sleeping man in
West Quad
WHERE: West Quad
WHEN: Wednesday at about'
12:14 p.m.
WHAT: A man caught sleep-
ing in a lounge was warned for
trespassing and escorted from
the building, University Police
reported. He was not affiliated
with the University.
Credit cards

Umix on North Free film

Campus
WHAT: An event featuring
a screening of "The Dark
Knight", henna tattoo art-
ists, and karaoke.
WHO: University Unions
Arts & Programs
WHEN: Tonight from 10
p.m. to 2 a.m.
WHERE: Pierpont Com-
mons, Cheseborough Audi-
torium

screening
WHAT: A Screening of "The
Amazing Lives of the Fast
Food Grifters", a film about
the Japanese concept of
"stand and eat"
WHO: Center for Japanese
Studies
WHEN: Tonight from 7 p.m.
until 9 p.m.
WHERE: Lorch Hall, Ask-
with Auditorium

Every person in America is
eligible for a free 20 oz. Dr.
Pepper. The soft drink com-
pany had to fulfill its promise
after the long-awaited Guns n'
Roses album "Chinese Democ-
racy" was released yesterday.
Michigan football cap-
tains for the 2008-2009
season were announced
yesterday. This year marks
the first time in history that
four captains were selected to
lead the team. FOR MORE, SEE
SPORTS, PAGE 8
After serving 22-years
as a Chicago police
officer, a man was fired
for stealing a $1 bag of trail
mix from Walgreens yester-
day. The police officer paid
for two bags of trail mix
and stole the third.

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Weed found in phone stolen at Musicology lec- Job search
Bursley Hall campus gym ture workshop

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DanielGheung Finance Manager

WHERE: Bursley Residence
Hall
WHEN: Wednesday at about
4:15 a.m.
WHAT: A male student was
found in possession of marijua-
na, University Police reported.
He was released until the sub-
stance could be identified.

WHERE: Central Campus Rec-
reation Building
WHEN: Wednesday at about
4:16 p.m.
WHAT: A male student report-
ed his jacket, cell phone and
creditcards stolen, University
Police reported. He left the
items while playing basketball.

WHAT: Columbia Univer-
sity Prof. Guieseppe Gerbino
will give a lecture on the
musical language of desire.
WHO: Rackham School of
Graduate Students
WHEN: Today at 5 p.m.
WHERE: Burton Memorial
Tower, Room 506

WHAT: A seminar on job
search and interviewing
etiquette
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Today from 12-1:30
p.m..
WHERE: Student Activities
Building, Room 3200

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even before you graduate. If you're a junior or senior you could be selected for an
all-expenses-paid one-day internship.
Here are the fall 2008 Michigan Apprentice opportunities:
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Location: Santa Monica, California
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Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
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