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Filmmaker Moore praises Schwarzenegger, bashes Bush in speech at Butler

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Filmmaker Michael Moore told students at Butler University that last week’s California recall election offered hope for democracy _ and for defeating President Bush next year.

“Anytime you have an angry mob of voters, that can’t be a bad thing,” the Oscar-winning maker of “Bowling for Columbine” told about 2,100 people during a speech Monday.

The rotund, scruffy-bearded activist from Flint, Mich., who has repeatedly criticized the war in Iraq, said he hoped voters would be angry enough to deny Bush a second term.

Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor in California last week as Gov. Gray Davis became the second in the nation ever to be recalled.

Moore was visiting the Indianapolis college one week after his latest book, “Dude, Where’s My Country?” went on sale. His previous book, “Stupid White Men,” was the biggest nonfiction seller of 2002.

Mary mourns death of football player

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Preliminary autopsy results indicate alcohol poisoning caused the death of a University of Mary student athlete, the Burleigh County sheriff said.

Dusten Gailey, 18, of Green River, Wyo., died early Sunday. He was found unconscious on the floor of his dorm.

“We’re conducting an investigation to find out where the (alcohol) consumption occurred,” Sheriff Steve Berg said. “We don’t feel like there’s anything to indicate foul play, and death would have been by accident.”

Officials said Gailey died at Bismarck’s Medcenter One hospital about 4 a.m. Sunday. A memorial service was scheduled Wednesday.

Minority enrollment jumps at ASU

PHOENIX (AP) _ The enrollment of minority students at Arizona State University jumped by 10.4 percent or about 1,200 students this fall.

The growth was attributed to increased recruitment efforts, more financial aid and aggressive personal outreach programs.

Minority enrollment also increased at the University of Arizona but dropped slightly at Northern Arizona University.

ASU minority enrollment hit an all-time high of 22 percent of the student body this fall, up from 20.7 percent last year.