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School Invites Laura Bush and Dick Cheney to Speak

School Invites Laura Bush and Dick Cheney to Speak



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OREM, Utah (AP) -- More politically powerful people could soon be visiting Utah Valley State College.

First, liberal filmmaker Michael Moore and conservative talk-show host Sean Hannity made appearances at the Orem school.

Now, school officials are inviting first Lady Laura Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney as commencement speakers.

School leaders say the first lady hasn't responded yet, but they are talking with the Cheney camp. A Cheney visit will likely hinge on his travel plans April 29th, the time of graduation.

Trustees are working to schedule a backup commencement speaker just in case.

Last week, the board discussed asking either Governor Huntsman or football star Steve Young to fill the backup role.

Commencement speakers receive an honorary degree from U-V-S-C.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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