SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _ Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is terminating rumors that he plans to run for governor of California.

``I have thought about it many times, but I'm in show business,'' Schwarzenegger said Friday. ``I am in the middle of my career. Why would I go away from that and jump into something else?''

Schwarzenegger had hinted in the November issue of Talk magazine that he might one day be a candidate for governor. But on Friday, he said his remarks about running for public office in 2002 had been taken too seriously.

He was visiting San Jose as the national chairman of the Inner-City Games, which aims to keep poor children out of trouble by encouraging them to play sports.