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Darren Criss, star of the Fox hit
Glee, surprised the University com-
munity last week with an appear-
ance at the Maize Out. Lights On.
pep rally. Criss is one of the found-
ing members and co-owners of
StarKid Productions, a musical
theatre company based in Chicago.
How does it feel to be back?
It's good. I come back a lot; it's
just I'm never here with like a big
red arrow over my head. It's just
weird to be walking around the
same streets that I used to walk
around having this other thing
that has nothing to do with me
What are your favorite
memories of your time at the say that "Glee" is any better or
University? worse; it's just different.
Same as everybody else: the How has being a University
friends you make, all the kind of alum affected your career?
typical, cliched things that are
timeless. For me, of all the things The summer before my senior
I've ever done thus far with the year I was taking meetings, and
entertainment industry, I think I met people because I went to
my most favorite work I've ever Michigan ... I almost feel bad
done in my life has been here. when people ask me where I went
because I almost feel like I'm
Do people still ask you about bragging. It has been a profound
"A Very Potter Musical?" effect on me; it's a cliched sen-
tence, but there's no other way to
Honestly, I think I get asked say it: I don't know where I would
about that more than I do "Glee." be if I hadn't gone to Michigan.
When there were no stakes, I
guess, when no one is really pay- - WILL GREENBERG
ing attention that's kind of when >READ THE RESTOF OUR INTERVIEW WITH
you create your best stuff. Not to DARREN CRISS AT MICHIGANDAILY.COM.
Letters to the Editor
"Glee" star Darren Criss speaks at last week's "Maize
On. Lights Out." pep rally.
CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
WHERE: 1500 Block
WHEN: About 9:50 p.m.
WHAT: A vehicle struck
another vehicle that was
parked on the street,
University Police reported.
The culprit is unknown.
WHERE: Michigan Union
WHEN: About 5:55 p.m.
WHAT: A wallet, which
was left unattended on the
first or second floor of the
Union, was stolen between
12 p.m. and 5 p.m., Univer-
sity Police reported.
Off my lawn! Farmers'
WHEN: About 6:50 p.m.
WHAT: Subjects were
found skateboarding near
Dennison, University Police
reported. They received a
verbal warning by officials
to not do so again.
LIKE US ON
WHAT: CSG and the
University are bringing
together local producers for
a farmers' market featuring
chef demonstrations and
healthy-eatingtips - all
around the theme of "buy
local, cook global."
WHEN: 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union
Go North! Fest
and dept. fair
WHAT: North Campus will
be host to a student orga-
nization and department
fair, outdoor games, a photo
booth, segway tours, CAPS
information, Lurie Bell
Tower tours, and more.
WHO: Campus Informtion
WHEN:1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
WHAT: A Dept. of
Homeland Security official
will givea presentation
about the challenges
of protecting digitial
infrastructure and sensitive
data in the 21st century
WHO: Ford School
WHEN: 4:30 p.m. to 6p.m.
WHERE: Annenberg Audi-
torium, Ford School
President Mary Sue
Coleman will host students
at the historic Presidents'
Residence during her
annual fall open house.
WHO: Office of the Presi-
WHEN: 3:30 p.m. to 5
p.m. WHERE: President's
House, 815 S. University
FNE HNS YOU
Whole Foods in Califor-
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Daily Mail. The main ingre-
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white and yolk, are ground
up peas and sorghum, among
many other ingredients.
This week, the B-Side
looks at street art and
its implications. Once
a place where art thrived,
Bubblegam alley has become
a forgotten part of the city.
FOR MORE, SEE THE B-SIDE.
AMC's "The Killing"
has been cancelled for
good, reported the Los
Angeles Times. The mystery
show was allowed to make its
thrid season after originally
being cancelled, but will not
be coming back to life for a
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Syrian opposition forces frustrated
with Obama's diplomatic decisions
Rebels upset by
promises to help
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian oppo-
sition forces feel let down and
more divided than ever because
of President Barack Obama's
decision to seek a diplomatic
path to disarming Damascus of
its chemical weapons.
Many rebels who had held out
hopes that U.S.-led strikes on
President Bashar Assad's govern-
ment would help tip the scales as
the two sides faced a deadly stale-
mate said America has indirectly
given the embattled leader a sec-
ond wind as a statesman negoti-
ating with world powers.
"We're on our own," Moham-
mad Joud, an opposition fighter in
the war-shattered northern city of
Aleppo, said via Skype. "I always
knew that, but thanks to Obama's
shameful conduct, others are wak-
ingup to this reality as well."
Rebels who have been fighting
for 2 1/ years to topple Assad say
the U.S. has repeatedlyreneged on
promises to assist their rebellion,
offering only rhetoric. In June,
Obama announced he would pro-
vide lethal aid to the rebels, but
so far none of that assistance has
gotten to the opposition and the
Syrian leader's forces have gained
Violence continued Wednes-
day when government war-
planes hit a field hospital in the
town of al-Bab near Aleppo,
killing 11 people and wounding
dozens more, according to the
Britain-based Syrian Observato-
ry for Human Rights. The group,
which relies on reports from
activists on the ground, said a
Yemeni doctor was among those
killed in the airstrike.
After a feverish campaign
to win over Congress and the
American people to support
military strikes against Syria,
Obama said Tuesday he would
give diplomacy more time to
rid the country of its chemical
weapons arsenal that Wash-
ington says was used to gas and
kill more than 1,400 people on
Aug. 21 in rebel-held parts of the
Ghouta area outside Damascus.
The death toll has not been con-
firmed, but even conservative
estimates from international
organizations put it as at least
The president did not say how
long he would wait.
Although Obama had said the
attacks would be limited in time
and scope with no intention of
dislodging Assad, rebel com-
manders had planned to try to
exploit them to shift the momen-
tum in their favor after months
of being on the defensive in
what has become a war of attri-
tion. Several rebels said they
were opposed "in principle" to
U.S. intervention but saw it as a
necessity to change the situation
on the ground.
However, Assad, who has
denied his forces were respon-
sible for the attack and instead
blamed rebels, fended off the
threat of military action, at
least for now, by agreeing to
relinquish his chemical weapon
stocks under a plan initiated by
"Assad's regime is going to be
stronger because while they've
agreed to give up their chemical
weapons, they get to keep every-
thing else to fight the opposition
that has lost territory in the past
year and has now suffered a big
blow," said Ayham Kamel, a Mid-
dle East analyst at the Eurasia
Group in London. "The opposi-
tion will struggle with morale
and sense of purpose."
Moreover, the opposition
has been hobbled by increasing
infighting between al-Qaida-
affiliated militants and more
moderate rebels as well as
between militants and ethnic
Kurds in the country's northeast.
An influx of more sophisticated
weapons from Saudi Arabia ear-
lier this year does not appear to
have made a significant mark on
the ground, where Assad's forces
are on the offensive.
Nation pays tribute to
9/11 victims 12 years later
Families mourn lost
loved ones at World
Trade Center site
NEW YORK (AP) - Life in
lower Manhattan resembled any
ordinary day on Wednesday as
workers rushed to their jobs in
the muggy heat, but time stood
still at the World Trade Center
site while families wept for loved
ones who perished in the terror
attacks 12 years ago.
For the families, the memo-
ries of that day are still vivid,
the pain still acute. Some who
read the names of a beloved big
brother or a cherished daugh-
ter could hardly speak through
"Has it really been 12 years?
Or 12 days? Sometimes it feels
the same," said Michael Fox,
speaking aloud to his brother,
Jeffrey, who perished in the
south tower. "Sometimes I reach
for the phone so I can call you,
and we can talk about our kids
like we used to do every day."
On the memorial plaza over-
looking two reflecting pools in
the imprint of the twin towers,
relatives recited the names of
the nearly 3,000 people who
died when hijacked jets crashed
into the towers, the Pentagon
and in a field near Shanksville,
Pa. They also recognized the
victims of the 1993 trade center
Bells tolled to mark the planes
hitting the towers and the
moments when the skyscrapers
In Washington, Presi-
dent Barack Obama, first lady
Michelle Obama, Vice President
Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden
walked out to the White House's
South Lawn for a moment of
silence at 8:46 a.m. - the time
the first plane struck the south
tower in New York. Another jet-
liner struck the Pentagon at 9:37
"Our hearts still ache for the
futures snatched away, the lives
that might have been," Obama
A moment of silence was also
held at the U.S. Capitol.
In New York, loved ones
milled around the memorial
site, making rubbings of names,
putting flowers by the names of
victims and weeping, arm-in-
arm. Former Gov. George Pataki,
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
and others were in attendance.
As with last year, no politicians
spoke. Mayor Michael Bloom-
berg watched the ceremony for
his final time in office.
Carol Eckna recalled the con-
tagious laugh of her son, Paul
Robert Eckna, who was killed in
the north tower.
"Just yesterday, you were 28,"
she said. "Today, you are 40. You
are forever young. Dad and I are
proud tobe your parents."
The anniversary arrived amid
changes at the Flight 93 National
Memorial in Shanksville, where
construction started Tuesday on
a new visitor center. On Wednes-
day, the families of the passen-
gers and crew aboard United
Flight 93 recalled their loved
ones as heroes for their unselfish
and quick actions. The plane was
hijacked with the likely goal of
crashing it into the White House
or Capitol, but passengers tried
to overwhelm the attackers and
the plane crashed into the field.
All aboard died.
"In a period of 22 minutes,
our loved ones made history,"
said Gordon Felt, president
of the Families of Flight 93,
whose brother, Edward, was a
Geraldine Davie of Pelham, N.Y., cries after viewing name of her 23-year-old daughter, Amy O'Doherty, on the wall at
the Sept.11 memorial during the 12th anniversary observance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
O'Doherty was killed in the Sept.11, 2001 attack.