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9,000 pay to hear Moore at University of Arizona

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Nine thousand tickets have been sold for Michael Moore's upcoming appearance at the University of Arizona in Tucson, organizers said.

Moore, the director of "Fahrenheit 9/11," will appear at the university Monday. Tickets have sold for $5 each.

Fernando Ascencio, director of the Speakers Board of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona, said Wednesday the ticket sales will cover the filmmaker's $27,500 speaking fee, rental of McKale Center and other expenses.

Moore, a supporter of Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, is touring the country and imploring "slackers" who usually don't vote to head to the polls this year, saying they could make the difference in the presidential race.

Republicans at the college have petitioned the student government to host a pro-President Bush speaker of equal celebrity.