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Monday, September 17, 2012 - 3A

NEWS BRIEFS
DETROIT
Aquarium reopens
after 7-year hiatus
Thousands of people have
turned out for the opening of
Detroit's Belle Isle Aquarium,
closed in a budge tightening
move seven years ago.
The aquarium now is a volun-
teer project, open each Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Detroit Free Press says
people from around the region
' lined up for the 108-year-old
aquarium's first day of public
operations since 2005.
Then-Mayor Kwame Kilpat-
rick shuttered the aquarium,
which once cost $500,000 a year
to operate. Mayor Dave Bing
rededicated it Friday.
HILLSIDE, III.
Teen arrested for
terrorist attempt
Undercover FBI agents arrest-
ed an 18-year-old American man
who tried to detonate what he
believed was a car bomb outside
a downtown Chicago bar, federal
prosecutors said Saturday.
Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen from
the Chicago suburb of Hillside,
was arrested Friday night in an
undercover operation in which an
agent pretending to be a terrorist
provided him with a phony car
bomb and watched him press the
trigger, prosecutors said.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in
Chicago, which announced the
arrest Saturday, said the device
was harmless and the public was
never at risk.
Daoud is charged with
attempting to use a weapon of
mass destruction and attempting
to damage and destroy a building
with an explosive. He remains in
custody pending a detention and
preliminary hearing set for Mon-
day in federal court.
SAN ANTONIO
Woman to lead
scandal-ridden
Air Force group
The Air Force chose a woman
Saturday to lead its basic training
unit at a Texas base where dozens
of female recruits have alleged
they were sexually assaulted or
harassed by male instructors
within the past year.
Col. Deborah Liddick is tak-
ing command of the 737th Train-
ing Group, bringing a distinctly
new face of authority to Lackland
Air Force Base in San Antonio.
Six male instructors have been
charged with crimes ranging from
rape to adultery, and there are oth-
ers still under investigation.
The Air Force announced Lid-
dick's appointment in a statement
that didn't mention the sex scan-
dal or highlight choosing a woman
to lead a unit where the number
of women identified by military
investigators as potential victims
is approaching40.
GALKAYO, Somalia

Somalia appoints
new leader
Somalia's new leader was
inaugurated Sunday amid tight
security in the capital, Moga-
dishu, four days after President
Hassan Skeikh Mohamud sur-
vived an assassination attempt.
Mohamud, a teacher and
activist, won the election last
week against outgoing President
Sheik Sharif Sheikh Ahmed by
the legislative vote of 190 to 79.
The inauguration ceremony
was attended by some regional
leaders, including the prime
minister of Ethiopia and the
president of Djibouti.
The attempt on Mohamud's life
on his second day in office high-
lighted the serious security chal-
lenges he faces as he takes the helm
of a volatile country that has not
had a stable government for more
than two decades. Mohamud him-
self acknowledged this fact, saying
in his inauguration remarks that
security was the paramount issue.
He promised to be a democrat and
to create "an effective justice sys-
tem" that serves all Somalis.
-Compiled from
Daily wire reports

Chicago teachers
continue strike

Fareed Khan/AP
Supporters of Pakistani religious party Jamaat-e-Islami cahnt slogans during a demonstration, in Karachi, Pakistan on
Friday as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
Hezbollah urges protests against
U.S., clashes over prophet film

Demonstrations
held against U.S. in
light of anti-Islam
movie
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP)
- Hundreds of Pakistanis pro-
testing an anti-Islam film broke
through a barricade near the
U.S. Consulate in the southern
city of Karachi on Sunday, spark-
ing clashes with police in which
one demonstrator was killed and
more than a dozen injured.
In a move that could escalate
tensions around the Arab world,
the leader of the Hezbollah mil-
itant group called for protests
against the movie, saying pro-
testers should not only 'express
our anger' at U.S. embassies but
urge leaders to act.
The film, which denigrates
Islam's Prophet Muhammad,
has sparked violent protests
in many Muslim countries in
recent days, including one in
Libya in which the U.S. ambas-

sador was killed. The U.S. has
responded by deploying addi-
tional military forces to increase
security in certain hotspots.
In a televised speech, Hez-
bollah leader Sheik Hassan Nas-
rallah said the U.S. must be held
accountable for the film, which
was produced in the United
States. The U.S. government has
condemned the film.
"The ones who should be held
accountable and boycotted are
those who support and protect
the producers, namely the U.S.
administration," Nasrallah said.
He called for protests on Mon-
day, Wednesday, Friday, Satur-
day and Sunday.
He urged protesters to call
on their leaders to express their
anger too.
"We should not only express
our anger at an American
embassy here or there. We
should tell our rulers in the
Arab and Muslim world that
it is 'your responsibility in the
first place' and since you offi-
cially represent the govern-
ments and states of the Muslim

world you should impose on the
United States, Europe and the
whole world that our prophet,
our Quran and our holy places
and honor of our Prophet be
respected," he told his followers
in a televised speech.
Nasrallah said he waited to
speak out about the film until
Sunday, when Pope Benedict
XVI ended his three-day trip to
Lebanon.
In Pakistan, police fired tear
gas and water cannons at the
protesters in Karachi after they
broke through the barricade
and reached the outer wall of
the U.S. Consulate, police offi-
cer Mohammad Ranjha said.
The protesters threw stones and
bricks, prompting the police to
beat back the crowd with their
batons. The police and private
security guards outside the con-
sulate also fired in the air to dis-
perse the crowd.
One protester was killed dur-
ing the clash, said Ali Ahmar,
spokesman for the Shiite Mus-
lim group that organized the
rally.

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tird largest U.S. nies to help with failing schools
and link teacher evaluations to
chool district student test scores.
The strike carried political
closed again implications, too, raising the
risk of a protracted labor battle
IICAGO (AP) - The Chi- in President Barack Obama's
teachers union decided hometown at the height of the
ay to continue its weeklong fall campaign, with a prominent
, extending an acrimoni- Democratic mayor and Obama's
tandoff with Mayor Rahm former chief of staff squarely in
iuel over teacher evalua- the middle. Emanuel's forceful
and job security provisions demands for reform had angered
al to the debate over the the teachers last year as the cash-
e of public education across strapped city began bargaining
nited States. with a number of unions.
ion delegates declined to The teachers walked out
ally vote on a proposed con- Sept. 10 after months of tense
settlement worked out over contract talks that for a time
veekend with officials from appeared to be headed toward a
ration's third largest school peaceful resolution.
it Schools will remain Emanuel and the union
d Monday. agreed in July on a deal to
ion president Karen Lewis implement a longer school day
eachers want the opportu- with a plan to hire back 477
to continue to discuss the teachers who had been laid off
that is on the table. rather than pay regular teach-
or members are not happy," ers more to work longer hours.
s said. "They want to know That raised hopes the contract
rre is anything more they would be settled before the
et." start of fall classes, but bargain-
e added: "They feel rushed." ing stalled on other issues.
e said the union's delegates Emanuel decried the teach-
meet again Tuesday, and ers' decision to leave class-
oonest classes are likely to rooms, calling the walkout
me is Wednesday. unnecessary and a "strike of
e walkout, the first in Chi- choice."
in 25 years, had instantly Almost from the beginning,
led classes for 350,000 the two sides couldn't even
!nts who just returned from agree on whether they were
aer vacation and forced tens close to a deal. Emanuel said
ousands of parents to find an agreement was within easy
natives for idle children, reach and could be sealed with
ding many whose neigh- school in session. The union
nods have been wracked by insisted that dozens of issues
violence in recent months. remained unresolved.
e walkout was the first for Chicago's long history as a
or American city in at least union stronghold seemed to
ears. And it drew national work to the teachers' advan-
tion because it posed a tage. As they walked the picket
profile test for teachers lines, they were joined by many
is, which have seen their of the very people who were
cal influence threatened most inconvenienced by the
i growing reform move- work stoppage: parents who
. Unions have pushed back had to scramble to find babysit-
st efforts to expand charter ters or a supervised place for
Dls, bring in private compa- children to pass the time.

Japanese economy
targeted in protests
Chinese protestors islands, called Senkaku in Japan
and Diaoyu in China. China's
seek leverage in National Tourism Adminis-
tration ordered travel compa-
Island dispute nies last week to cancel tours
to Japan over the weeklong
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese are National Day holiday in early
trying to hurt Japan economi- October and promised to com-
cally for leverage in a bitter pensate any businesses for costs
dispute over contested islands, they could not recover, said a
turning to angry protests and lawyer who saw the written
calls for boycotts of Japanese order and asked not to be iden-
businesses, abetted in part by tified because the document is
China's government. not for public use.
Sporadic protests in China The scale and violence are
over the past week became the worst in recurring waves
larger and at times violent and of anti-Japanese protests since
spread to at least two dozen cit- 2005, when lingering griev-
ies over the weekend. Protesters ances over Japan's occupation
torched a Panasonic factory and of parts of China in the 1930s
Toyota dealership in the east- through World War II brought
ern port of Qingdao, looted a Chinese into the streets. Since
Heiwado Co. department store then, China's economy has sup-
in the southern city of Chang- planted Japan's as the world's
sha and ransacked Japanese second largest and its diplomat-
supermarkets in several cit- ic clout and military firepower
ies. Though larger numbers of have soared. State broadcaster
police imposed more order on China Central Television on
demonstrations Sunday, they Sunday showed Chinese naval
fired tear gas to subdue rowdy forces conducting firing drills
protesters in the southern city in the East China Sea, though it
of Shenzhen. In nearby Guang- did not give a date for the exer-
zhou city, protesters broke into cises.
a hotel that was next to the Jap- Tensions have been growing
anese Consulate and damaged a for months over the East China
Japanese restaurant inside. Sea islands, since a right-wing
Japan has demanded that nationalist Japanese politician
China ensure the safety of Japa- vowed to buy them from their
nese citizens and businesses. private owners to better protect
"Unfortunately, this is an issue them from Chinese encroach-
that is impacting the safety of ment. When the Japanese gov-
our citizens and causing dam- ernment purchased the islands
age to the property of Japanese this week to keep them out of
businesses," Japanese Prime the politician's hands, China
Minister Yoshihiko Noda told reacted angrily, sending marine
NHK, Japan's public broadcast- patrol ships inside Japanese-
er, on Sunday. claimed waters around the
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon islands.
Panetta said Sunday he is con- State media, which answer
cerned that island disputes in to the ruling Communist Party,
the Asia-Pacific region could joined ordinary Chinese in call-
spark provocations and result ing for boycotts of Japanese
in violence that could involve goods. One regional newspaper
other nations, such as the Unit- ran a list of well-known Japa-
ed States. nese brands along with calls for
While it urged protesters not a boycott. China Central Televi-
to resort to violence, China's sion halted advertisements for
government has also encour- Japanese products on two of its
aged the use of economic pres- main channels over the week-
sure in the dispute over Japan's end, according to China Nation-
control over the East China Sea al Radio.

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