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LEFT Students gather on the
Diag to participate in a "freeze
out," a silent demonstration to
bring about awareness of
minority experiences in college.
(Paul Sherman/Daily)
TOP RIGHT Last weekend, the
Navy ROTC came in second
place overall in a Drill
Competition at the
University of Wisconsin. They
presented their trophies to
their commanding officer at the
Dental School Thursday.
(Tracy Ko/Daily)
Rebecca Villegas, LSA
sophomore Brain.Garcia and
LSA freshman Maria Lopez
participate in the freeze out.
"This event is great because...
it's time for us to stand up for
our rights," said Lopez.
(Paul Sherman/Daily)

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What 'wood' Phone it in


You or
WHERE: Northwood V
WHEN: Wednesday at
about 5:35 p.m.
WHAT: A log was reported
to have been thrown-at a
resident's exterior door by
juveniles, University Police
reported. The subjects were
located, but no damage was
I saw the
WHERE: 326 Hoover
WHEN: Wednesday at
about 11:10 am.
WHAT: Two University
building signs were found at
an off-campus location and
were recovered, University
Police reported.

WHERE: Lot SC-4 at 1100
WHEN: Wednesday at
about 2:10 p.m.
WHAT: A cell phone was
stolen from a vehicle while
the subjects were tailgating
Saturday between 12 p.m.
and 3 p.m., University Police

The Civil
Rights Act
WHAT: Well-known schol-
ars from across the nation
will present their recent
papers on areas of civil
rights law.
WHO: University of Michi-
gan Law School
WHEN: Today at 8:45 a.m.
WHERE: South Hall

Don't be a prick Red Noses

WHAT: David Bromberg,
famed folk artist, will play
with his quintet.
WHO: Michigan Union
Ticket Office
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Ark, 316
South Main
Musical theatre
WHAT: "A Little Night
Music" is about a weekend
in the country that stirs old
and new emotions.
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre & Dance
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Mendelssohn
" Please report any
error in the Daily to

WHERE: School of
WHEN: Wednesday at
about 8:50 a.m.
WHAT: Three boxes of
irrigating syringes were
stolen between Friday at 5
p.m. and Tuesday at 9a.m.,
University Police reported.
There are currently no sus-

WHAT: Peter Barnes' com-
edy, directed by Malcom
Tulip, is about a Catholic
monk who assembles a mis-
fit band of comics to ease
the suffering of man.
WHO: School of Music,
Theatre & Dance
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Walgreen Drama

An inebriated Mon-
tana woman reportedly
called police to tell them
she was too drunk to get
out of her car, the Associated
Press reported. The 55-year-
old has been charged with
felony drunk driving.
In the 2013 Supreme
Court ruling, Florida
v. Jardines, the jus-
tices argued that a porch or
yard is considered private
property under the Fourth
An unexpected bliz-
zard in South Dakota
left about 20,000 head
of cattle dead, CNN reported
Thursday. The ranchers were
left without any help as the
federal farm legislation had
not passed before the govern-
ment shutdown.

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Libyan Prime Minister
briefly abducted by militia

Gov't struggles
to control armed
terrorist groups
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - The
abduction was brief but still
audacious: Gunmen from one of
Libya's many militias stormed a
hotel where the prime minister
has a residence and held him for
several hours Thursday - appar-
ently in retaliation for his govern-
ment's alleged collusion with the
U.S. in a raid last weekend that
captured an al-Qaida suspect.
The brazen seizure of Prime
Minister Ali Zidan heightened
the alarm over the power of
unruly militias that virtually
hold the weak central govern-
ment hostage. Many of the mili-
tias include Islamic militants and
have ideologies similar to al-Qai-
da's. The armed bands regularly
use violence to intimidate offi-
cials to sway policies, gunning

down security officials and kid-
nappingtheir relatives.
At the same time, the state
relies on militias to act as secu-
rity forces, since the police and
military remain in disarray after
dictator Moammar Gadhafi was
overthrown and killed in 2011.
The militias are rooted in the bri-
gades that fought in the uprising
and are often referred to as "revo-
Many militias are paid by the
Defense or Interior ministries
- which are in charge of the
military and police respectively
- althoughthe ministries are still
unable to control them.
Not only was Zidan abducted
by militiamen who officially work
in a state body, it took other mili-
tias to rescue him by storming
the site where he was held in the
"The abduction is like the
shock that awakened Libyans.
Facts on the ground now are
clearer than never before: Libya


is ruled by militias," said promi-
nent rights campaigner Hassan
Zidan's abduction came before
dawn Thursday, when about
150 gunmen in pickup trucks
stormed the luxury Corinthia
Hotel in downtown Tripoli, wit-
nesses told The Associated Press.
They swarmed into the hobby
and some charged up to Zidan's
residence on the 21st floor.
The gunmen scuffled with
Zidan's guards before they seized
him and led him out at around
5:15 a.m., said the witnesses,
speaking on condition of ano-
nymity because they feared for
their own safety. They said Zidan
offered no resistance.
In-the afternoon, government
spokesman Mohammed Kaabar
told the LANA news agency that
Zidan had been "set free."
A militia commander affiliated
with the Interior Ministry said
his fighters, along with armed
groups from two Tripoli dis-
tricts, Souq Jomaa and Tajoura, '
stormed the house where Zidan
was being held, exchanged fire
with the captors, and rescued
"He is now safe in a safe place,"
said Haitham al-Tajouri, com-
mander of the Reinforcement
Force, in an interview with Al-
Ahrar TV.
Zidan later appeared at a
Cabinet session that was broad-
cast live. He thanked those
who helped free him but gave
no details and avoided blaming
those behind the abduction.
"We hope this matter will be
treated with wisdom and ratio-
nality, far from tension," he said.
"There are many things that need
dealing with."
The abduction was carried
out by two state-affiliated mili-
tia groups, the Revolutionaries
Operation Room and the Anti-
Crime Department. They put
out statements saying they had
"arrested" Zidan on accusations
of harming state security and
corruption. The public prosecu-
tor's office said it had issued no
such warrant.

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, center, speaks with Minister of Defense, Lt. Gen. Abdel-fattah el-Sissi,'left, at a
military base in Ismailia Egypt.
..sent entiEgypt
rises as State Dep.halts aid

Cancellation is result
of former pres. Morsi
ousting in July
CAIRO (AP) - Washington's
decision to withhold millions of
dollars in mostly military aid to
Egypt is fueling anti-U.S. senti-
ment and the perception that
Washington supports Moham-
med Morsi, the Islamist presi-
dent the military ousted in a
July coup.
That could boost the popu-
larity of the military chief,
Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi,
whom the U.S. is trying to pres-
sure to ensure a transition to
democracy and ease the fierce
crackdown on Morsi's Muslim
The aid freeze could also
embolden Morsi's supporters
to intensify their campaign of
street protests in the belief that
the military-backed govern-
ment is losing the goodwill of
its top foreign backer. The pro-
tests, met by a fierce response
by security forces that has left
hundreds dead, have kept the

new government from tackling
Egypt's pressing problems after
2 a/ years of turmoil.
Still, Egypt's military-backed
government is unlikely to aban-
don the road map it announced
when Morsi was removed in
a July 3 coup - to amend the
nation's Islamist-tilted consti-
tution and put the changes to a
nationwide vote before the end
of the year, and hold parliamen-
tary and presidential ballots in
early 2014.
"Egypt is not so desperate
that it needs to compromise on
its political agenda," the U.S.-
based global intelligence firm,
Stratfor, wrote this week.
"The United States will be the
one to eventually readjust to the
old reality of backing unpopular
regimes that can preserve U.S.
influence in the Nile River Val-
Warnings that Washington
might cut off aid were met with
a defiant response in the Egyp-
tian media.
"Let American aid go to hell,"
screamed the banner headline of
Thursday's edition of Al-Tahrir,
an independent daily that is a
sworn critic of the Brotherhood

and the United States.
Egyptian newspapers and
television have for weeks taken
a deeply hostile line toward the
United States, portraying Wash-
ington as unhappy to see Morsi
and his Muslim Brotherhood
lose power and lambasting it for
allegedly meddling in Cairo's
The U.S. announced it was
freezing hundreds of mil-
lions of dollars in aid, most of
it meant for the armed forces,
as a show of displeasure over
Morsi's ouster and the subse-
quent crackdown on his Muslim
Brotherhood and other Islamist
allies. Washington said the aid
would be restored if "credible
progress" was made toward set-
ting up an inclusive, democrati-
cally elected government.
In its announcement
Wednesday, the U.S. State
Department did not provide
a dollar amount of what was
being withheld, most of itlinked
to military aid, but officials in
Washington said it included 10
Apache helicopters at a cost of
more than $500 million, M1A1
tank kits and Harpoon anti-
ship missiles.





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