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04/23/92

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Gorbachev: A hot ticket at Stanford

STANFORD -- They went almost as fast as U2 tickets.

Stanford University students, faculty and staff took just four hours Thursday, April 23, to snap up all the available free tickets to the May 9 campus speech by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.

The tickets were made available to faculty, students and staff at four campus locations starting at 9 a.m. and were all gone by 1 p.m.

With previous allocation of press and guest seating, all 9,000 seats in Frost are now spoken for, according to Lois Wagner, director of University Events and Services.

The distribution on campus had been scheduled to last several days. The speech had been moved to the outdoor Frost Amphitheater from 1,739-seat Memorial Auditorium, site of Gorbachev's 1990 address, to accommodate a larger crowd.

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