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Curator Funds Athletic Director's Salary Supplement

February 26, 2006 - Posted at 1:08 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ A member of the University of Missouri

Board of Curators is financing a 50-thousand-dollar-a-year salary

supplement for the school's athletic director.

The Columbia Daily Tribune obtained records showing Don

Walsworth pledged in July 2003 to give 100-thousand dollars a year

for five years to be used, in part, to pad the salary of athletic

director Mike Alden.

Alden's contract says he can receive an extra 50-thousand

dollars annually if private donations are earmarked for that

purpose.

Walsworth's company prints sports programs and media guides for

the University of Missouri, but officials on the Columbia campus

say most of that printing is done free of charge.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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