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05/05/92

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Gorbachev speech at Stanford on local radio, cable TV

STANFORD -- With 10,500 tickets taken for Mikhail Gorbachev's Saturday, May 9, speech at Stanford University, community members can still hear or watch the lecture on radio and television.

The ceremonies and address on "The Rule of Law, Our New Frontier," are scheduled to begin at 11:15 a.m.

The former Soviet president's address at Frost Amphitheater is scheduled to be carried live by student radio station KZSU (90.1 on the FM dial) and on cable television by SUNet, the on-campus network (Channels 10 and 11 in the residences, and 41 and 48 in academic buildings). and Cable Co-op (Channel 51), serving Stanford, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton and parts of San Mateo County..

The event also will be covered by 200 reporters, photographers and technicians who have requested credentials.

An additional 1,500 tickets - offered by lottery to Stanford faculty, staff and students last week - apparently satisfied demand. About 1,400 students, 100 staff members and 30 to 40 faculty members signed up for chances for the tickets and all will receive one, said Mary Bartlett of the Office of Public Affairs.

The additional seats were underwritten by the president's office when the original 9,000 tickets were all gone only four hours after they were offered to the campus community. Under rules set by the Gorbachev/USA Foundation, the sponsor of Gorbachev's U.S. tour, the tickets could be made available only to the Stanford and educational communities.

Organizers reminded ticket-holders that the gates to Frost Amphitheater will open at 9:30 a.m. and that there will be only 7,500 chairs, with the remainder of seating on the grass. They also suggested that audience members come prepared with hats and sunblock. Security officers said that cameras and clear plastic water containers would be allowed, but that coolers and large bags would not.

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