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Tension Building Over Michael Moore's Planned Speech

Tension Building Over Michael Moore's Planned Speech

Posted - Sep. 16, 2004 at 8:00 a.m.



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OREM, Utah (AP) -- Filmmaker Michael Moore will still speak at Utah Valley State College next month, despite students who say they plan to protest.

The student association will shell out about 50-thousand dollars to have the "Fahrenheit 9-11" filmmaker speak at the college.

But yesterday, the student government took a steady stream of calls from residents and students planning to protest.

Student body president Jim Bassi said people view it as political but the reason for bringing him in is to showcase his talent for producing persuasive films. Student government representatives say they'll also bring either Sean Hannity or Michael Reagan to the school, both conservative talk show hosts, the week after Moore's appearance.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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