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15,000 gathered on the Diag

10 years ago this week: (Sept.
11, 2001) - More than 15,000 mem-
bers of the University community
gathered on the Diag for a candle-
light vigil in memory of the victims
of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
"It was the best behaved 15,000
I've ever seen," Department of
Public Safety spokeswoman Diane
Brown said at the time. "By far this
was the largest turnout (the Uni-
versity has) ever had."
Speakers at the vigil stressed
the importance of peace, unity and
togetherness throughout the cam-
pus community.
"It's going to take a longtime for
people to heal," then-Engineering
freshman Paul Gibson said in an
interview with The Michigan
Daily at the time. "Until now, peo-

ple thought of this as a safe haven
where nothing could happen, and
that's changed."
25 years ago this week: (Sept.
12, 1986) - Leaders of the Univer-
sity's Safe Walk program inter-
viewed 52 candidates to work as
escorts to walk students home. ,
The program which started as
a pilot and was offered to only a
few residence halls in 1985, was
expanded to cover the entire cam-
pus in 1986. Escort teams consisted
of either two women or a man and
a woman to reduce the likelihood
that a male escort would sexually
assault a female student.
"Sometimes people can feel
uncomfortable walking alone at
night,"then-LSA senior Amy Simon,
one of the program's coordinators,

said at the time. "It's a community
response to a community problem."
50 years ago this week: (Sept.
15,1961) - After singer Ray Charles
canceled a spring1961 performance
in Ann Arbor, negotiations began
between the American Federation
of Musicians and Charles's repre-
sentatives about whether money
for the concert would be refunded
to the University.
The University planned to use
the refunded money to reimburse
people who had bought tickets to
the show and to pay for the costs of
publicizing the concert. The event
was canceled because Charles
couldn't safely fly on his private
jet to Ann Arbor due to inclement

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last Friday.

Keep pushing Bathroom


WHERE: University
WHEN: Sunday at about
11:20 a.m.
WHAT: A hospital visitor
was escorted from the
premises after he allegedy
pushed a hospital staffer,
University Police reported.
The staffer intends to press
charges against the man.
Giving an arm
WHERE: Palmer Drive
Parking Structure
WHEN: Sunday at about
5:30 p.m.
WHAT: The gate arm to
the parking structure was
found broken off after a
vehicle drove through it,
University Police reported.
The gate has since been

WHERE: South
Quadrangle Residence Hall
WHEN: Sunday at about
WHAT: The third floor
bathroom was found cov-
ered in trash and the walls
and mirrors were damaged,
University Police reported.
She's no square
WHERE: 400 Maynard
WHEN: Sunday at about
7 p.m.
WHAT: A female was
issued a Minor in Posses-
sion of alcohol near the
cube, University Police
reported. She was taken to
the hospital due to injuries
sustained in several falls.

WHAT: More than 150
student organizations
and departments will
have booths on the North
Campus Diagto advertise
their groups.
WHO: Student Activities
and Leadership
WHEN: Today from 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
WHERE: The North
Campus Diag
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Gadhafi's son flees

Libya, heads to Niger


Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry gestures during a Republican presidential debate yesterday in
Tamya, Fla.
Republican candidates,
attack Perry in debate

Niger yet to say
whether it will
hand over al-Saadi
Gadhafi to rebels
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) -
Moammar Gadhafi's playboy son,
known for his love of fast cars,
soccer and excessive partying,
slipped into Niger over the week-
end and began making his way
yesterday to the capital, a Niger
government official said.
In Washington, State Depart-
ment spokeswoman Victoria
Nuland confirmed that al-Saadi
Gadhafi has crossed into Niger,
where authorities "are either
in the process or have already
brought him to the capital of Nia-
mey and intend to detain him."
The 38-year-old al-Saadi Gad-
hafi is one of the highest-profile
former regime figures to flee to
this landlocked African nation
whose immense northern desert

has been a haven for drug smug-
glers, al-Qaida terrorists and now
fleeing Libyan loyalists. The dis-
covery is bound to raise pressure
on Niger which has promised to
turn over anyone wanted by the
International Criminal Court
which includes Gadhafi and a dif-
ferent son.
The country, however, has not
said whether they will turn over
other regime figures, like al-
Saadi, who are wanted by Libya's
new interim government but are
not thesubject of a warrant by the
world court.
Nuland said that although al-
Saadi wasn't on a U.N. sanctions
list, the government of Niger has
made it clear to Libya's de facto
government that it will cooperate
on cases of fleeing regime loyal-
"We are encouraging dialogue
between them," Nuland said,
adding that Libya's opposition
leaders would make their own
decision about the appropriate
course of action.

By late Monday, the ex-ruler's
son had made it only as far as
Agadez, a town 370 miles (600
kilometers) south of the Libyan
border which is still over 500
miles (900 kilometers) from the
capital. He was being housed
in the governor's mansion, said
an official with the Agadez City
Council who asked not to be
named because he's not autho-
rized to speak to the press.
Agadez is where earlier con-
voys carrying Gadhafi's senior
officers including several gen-
erals had stopped. Three of the
generals had been summoned to
the capital and were en route to
the city Monday, said one of Gad-
hafi's commandos Agaly Alambo,
an ethnic Tuareg from Niger who
crossed into Libya to fight for
"They need to talk and finish
business with the authorities
here, so that everyone is on the
same page," Alambo told The
Associated Press by telephone.
"They are seeking refuge."

Texas governor
defends record on
job creation
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Attacked
from all sides, Texas Gov. Rick
Perry softened his rhetoric if
not his position on Social Secu-
rity in a snarky campaign debate
last night and fended off attacks
on his record creating jobs and
requiring the vaccination of
schoolgirls against a cancer-
causing sexually transmitted
Across a crackling two-hour
debate, the front-runner in opin-
ion polls gave little ground and
jabbed back, particularly at his
most persistent critic, former
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
But the attacks were sustained
- from Romney on Social Secu-
rity, Texas Rep. Ron Paul say-
ing Perry had raised taxes, Rep.
Michele Bachmann and former
Senate Rick Santorum assailing
the governor's executive order to
require Texas schoolgirls to get a
STD vaccine.
"A program that's been there
70 or 80 years, obviously we're
not going to take that away,"

Perry said in the debate's open-
ing moments as Romney pressed
him on his earlier statements
questioning the constitutionality
of Social Security and calling ita
Ponzi scheme.
The Texas governor counter-
attacked quickly, accusing Rom-
ney of "trying to scare seniors"
with his own comments on a
program that tens of millions of
Amecan . including millions
in the debate state of Florida
alone - rely on for part or all of
their retirement income.
The eight rivals shared a debate
stage for the second time in less
than a week, a pace that marked
a quickening in the campaign
to choose a challcjngci to 1isi-
dent Barack Obama in 2012. he
encounter was sponsored by tea
party groups - the conservative
voters who propelled the GOP to
victory in the 2010 congressional
elections, and by CNN.
For the first time in this sum-
mer's GOP debates, internal
Republican differences dominat-
ed rather than a common eager-
ness to unseat Obama.
There was no doubt which
side the debate audience was
on, though. Santorum drew loud
applause when he said the cur-

rent economy "would have to
make a dramatic improvement
just to be a disaster."
The debate unfolded in the
city where Republicans will
gather next summer to bestow
the party nomination on a chal-
lenger to Obama.
Bachmann said she had
"brought the voice of the tea
party to the United States Con-
gress as a founder of the tea
party caucus."
Perry said he was glad to be
at the debate with the Tea Party
But it soon became clear that
the presidential hopefuls were
not only eager to court sup-
port from the most conservative
voters but were anxious not to
offend seniors and others who
depend on Social Security and
None of the three who have
gotten the most support so far
this year - Perry, Romney and
Bachmann - said they favored
repealing the prescription drug
benefit in Medicare, which has
a large unfunded liability. Paul,
asked the same question, turned
his answer to a call for ending
the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq
as ways to save money.

Obama to visit Austral ia

President to visit
country for the
first time
CANBERRA, Australia (AP)
- Australian Prime Minister
Julia Gillard said today that she
will discuss the global economy
and Afghanistan war when she
hosts Barack Obama during his
first visit to Australia as U.S.
president in November.
The White House confirmed
Obama will travel to Austra-
lia on Nov. 16-17. The trip is
in connection with the 60th
anniversary of a security treaty
between the U.S., Australia and
New Zealand.
"The president's visit will be

an important opportunity to
renew our close ties and take
forward shared objectives,
includingrestoringthe healthof
the global economy and promot-
ing growth and jobs, planning
for transition in Afghanistan
and developing strong institu-
tions which can help address
the region's political, security
and economic challenges," Gil-
lard said in a statement.
Gillard described the United
States as Australia's closest ally
and partner. The United States is
Australia's largest source of for-
eign investment and third larg-
est two-way trading partner.
"The alliance is fundamen-
tal to Australia's security and a
cornerstone of stability in the
Asia-Pacific region," she said of

the security treaty which was
invoked near its 50th anniver-
sary after the Sept. 11 terrorist
attacks on New York and Wash-
Australia responded by send-
ing combat troops to back the
U.S.-led invasions of Afghani-
stan and Iraq.
Some 1,550 Australian troops
remain in Afghanistan, the larg-
est military contribution of any
country outside NATO and the
10th largest overall.
Obama had made plans to trav-
el to Australia last year, but the
trip was canceled twice - once so
Obama could stay in Washington
to lobby for his health care over-
haul and a second time because
of the devastating oil spill in the
Gulf of Mexico.


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