Possible Buyout Talks Stalled

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Negotiations on a possible buyout for CU professor Ward Churchill have broken off.

Churchill lawyer David Lane says the university broke off talks, but did not say why. Regent Michael Carrigan declined to comment on the negotiations but says he had "substantial concern" about a report in today's Rocky Mountain News.

The report says Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia had accused Churchill of plagiarizing the work of one of its professors seven years ago.

In an interview with The Associated Press Churchill denied the allegtion and says one footnote by the school's professor was used without attribution in a publication he helped assemble. He says he didn't take credit for the work.

Churchill sparked a firestorm with his 2001 essay that compared some terrorist attack victims to a Nazi. A review of the ethnic studies professors work to see if he should be fired is taking longer than the 30-days as first expected.