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    Ward Churchill and Bill Owens have frosty encounter

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    Ward Churchill and Bill Owens have frosty encounter
    Date: Sun Feb 1, 2009 8:27 am ((PST))

    Ward Churchill and Bill Owens have frosty encounter January 30, 2009

    [Bill Owens]
    Bill Owens
    [Ward Churchill]
    Photo by Associated Press/2005

    Ward Churchill
    Former Gov. Bill Owens on Friday compared onetime CU professor Ward Churchill to a famous movie maker - and it wasn't a compliment.

    "In retirement, he's starting to look a lot like Michael Moore," Owens said of the overweight and frumpy director of Bowling for Columbine and
    Fahrenheit 9/11.

    Churchill, fired by CU in 2007, is suing to get his job back.

    Owens and others, including University of Colorado regents, are being deposed as part of the trial, scheduled to start March 9 in Denver District Court.

    Owens declined to discuss in detail what kinds of questions he was asked and what answers he gave, but Owens wasn't shy about expressing his opinion of Churchill.

    "Ward Churchill is a plagiarist and a fraud and, regrettably, we continue to pay for his deception."

    Churchill could not be reached for comment.

    The deposition took place in the office of Churchill's attorney, David Lane. Owens, who left office in January 2007 and now is a businessman, was represented by the attorney general's office.

    For his part Friday, Churchill refused to shake Owens' hand.

    So Owens took a verbal jab: "I said, 'Come on, you're a big guy.'"

    Lane said later: "I hope the governor's feelings weren't too hurt."

    The Churchill saga began in 2005, when an earlier essay he wrote - saying the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were a response to a long history of U.S. abuses - came to the public's attention.

    Churchill called the World Trade Center victims "little Eichmanns," a reference to Nazi Adolf Eichmann, who played a key role in the Holocaust.

    The essay ignited a firestorm of controversy, and Owens was among those who called on the CU president to fire Churchill

    "No one wants to infringe on Mr. Churchill's right to express himself," Owens said at the time. "But we are not compelled to accept his pro-terrorist views at state taxpayer subsidy nor under the banner of the University of Colorado."

    The controversy resulted in a deeper look at Churchill's background. A faculty committee investigated, and the regents fired him, citing alleged fabrications, plagiarism and lies about historical facts in his academic work.

    Churchill and Lane claimed the firing was in retaliation for exercising his constitutional right to free speech.

    "I very directly told David Lane that I also had a First Amendment right to speak on the subject, and I reflected what a vast majority of Coloradans were saying," Owens said.

    "Unfortunately for David Lane, his client had a clear pattern of lying for virtually his entire academic career. That's why he was fired.

    "I believe the jury will reject Churchill's (claims.)"

    Lane thinks his client will win, but if he loses, Lane said, at least Churchill will have been judged impartially.

    "This is the first fair forum that we will have appeared before. Everything else has been stacked by CU," Lane said. "Bill Owens has been a staunch opponent of Ward Churchill forever, and I'm looking forward to a jury of citizens (reviewing the case.)"

    Churchill has said in earlier interviews that he wants university officials "to acknowledge that their accusations of research misconduct are fabrications."

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    Re: Ward Churchill and Bill Owens have frosty encounter

    I know that ward churchill is a liar, womanizer, not indian, and only believes in one thing and that is ward ego SOB, yet I think he is necessary as a role model for all other chiefs and twinkie indians, and hey russell beater of women or I am so mean IS ANOTHER glory hound yet LP still sits in Jail.

    Re: Re: Ward Churchill and Bill Owens have frosty encounter

    I can imagine that Ward Churchill has many "frosty encounters" with many Indians.

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