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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 4, 1997 - 7

Nichols shown
as terronst,
Sffamilyman I

Albright cuts
peace talks short

DENVER (AP) - Terry Nichols "This ise
helped mastermind the Oklahoma City conspired t
bombing and arranged to be "at a very Mackey sai
safe distance" at home in Kansas when The bomb v
the deadly explosion went off, a prosecu- Nicholsi
tor said in opening statements yesterday. Arkansas g
f Nichols and Timothy McVeigh left a bombing h
ail of evidence from Arizona to components
Oklahoma, lead prosecutor Larry and explos
Mackey said, emphasizing Nichols Kansas qua
"was there at the beginning and there at Nicholsf
the end."' convicted o
But attorneys for Nichols countered weapons-re
that he was "building a life, not a convicted o
bomb,' describing him as a committed and senten
family man. pending.
Nichols sat with his jaw taut, his On a co
ance bouncing between the prosecu- before the
tor and jurors, who sat in rapt attention. McVeigh cc
Nichols' mother, Joyce Nichols Wilt, Ryder renta
sat quietly in the front row. Park near HE
The prosecutor described McVeigh "Terry Ni
and Nichols as two Army buddies who with Timoth
shared a hatred of the government and Accordir
plotted the April 19, 1995, bombing to remainedi
avenge the FBI raid on the Branch delivered t
Davidians compound near Waco, Texas, Murrah Fe(
two years before. the explosii
Continued from Page 2.
that the people of the state of Michigan have access to
our expertise, and in the instance we were providing
impartial and objective evaluation, which is a public
Faller's attorney would not comment about the
specifics of the case.
Attorneys on both sides have said that the roller-
oaster ride of divorce papers, allegations of sexual
abuse, custody battles and court hearings has taken a
toll on the little girl. Champney has had custody of his
daughter since 1995.
Demosthenes Lorandos, Champney's attorney,
said this case is not the only one filed against
Faller. Lorandos is using the complaints of the
Bielaska family, who allege that Faller falsely
accused Edward Bielaska of sexual abuse, as part

a case about two men who
o murder innocent people"'
d. "Their plan succeeded,
went off and people died."
is accused of robbing an
gun dealer to finance the
helping McVeigh acquire
s, such as ammonium nitrate
ives that he stole from a
rry, Mackey said.
faces the death penalty if
of murder, conspiracy and
ated counts. McVeigh was
f identical charges in June
ced to die. His appeal is
ld rainy morning the day
bombing, Nichols and
onstructed the device in a
i truck at Geary Lake State
erington, Kan., Mackey said.
ichols had been side by side
by McVeigh," Mackey said.
ng to the plan, Nichols
in Kansas and McVeigh
he truck to the Alfred P.
deral Building and set off
on, the prosecutor said.

l~o *ngV.Tines
\\ASHINGTON -The long-await-
ed resumption of Middle East peace
talks stumbled yesterday when U.S.
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
cut short the first meeting, complaining
that the Palestinian delegation does not
include the technical experts needed for
detailed negotiations with Israelis.
Albright convened a preliminary
meeting in her office with the delega-
tion chiefs, Israeli Foreign Minister
David Levy and Mahmoud Abbas, a
deputy to Palestinian Authority
President Yasser Arafat.
But when Albright tried to turn the
talks to such nitty-gritty issues as estab-
lishment of an airport, seaport and
industrial park to serve Palestinian-con-
trolled areas of the West Bank and the
Gaza Strip, she found that the
Palestinian technicians were not pre-
The developments were promised as
part of the 1995 Israeli-Palestinian
peace accords, but the two sides have
been unable to agree on details.
"They're not here and ... without
them we won't be able to make any

progress;' State Depairtment spokesper-
son James Rubin said of the mid-level
Palestinian negotiators.
Arafat sent two of his top aides, Saeb
Erekat and Nabil Shaath, along with
Abbas. Selection of that trio, among the
most important Palestinian officials
after Arafat, indicated that the
Palestinian leader wanted the
Washington talks to concentrate on
major issues such as the further with-
drawals of Israeli troops from the West
Bank and the Gaza Strip and a freeze
on the building of Israeli settlements.
Rubin said those issues are on
Albright's agenda, but that the secretary
of state also hoped to make progress on
lesser issues that would give average
Palestinians a greater stake in the peace
The procedural disconnect is only the
latest symptom of the mutual mistrust
that has plagued the Middle East peace
process for more than a year. Last
week, Albright had chided Israel for
failing to send any negotiators at all.
This week, with the Israeli delegation in
place, she judged the Palestinians to be

U.S. attorney Larry Mackey, lead prosecutor in the Oklahoma City bombing trial of
suspect Terry Nichols, leaves the Federal Courthouse in Denver on Friday.


of the argument for his case against Faller.
"The Bielaska case is another case in where
Judge Edward Bielaska is suing Faller for what
she has done to him and his family by creating
memories in the minds of little girls," Lorandos
said. "It has taken Bielaska years to repair rela-
tionships. This case is still in progress."
According to documentation in the state's Court of
Appeals, Thomas Kavanagh, former Chief Justice of
the Michigan Supreme Court, and two other judges
spent an entire year reviewing the Bielaska case and
watching six hours of videotaped interviews conduct-
ed by Faller and her staff.
Kavanagh and his colleagues concluded that "there
were numerous inaccuracies and deficiencies in
Faller's group work.'
Elissa Benedek, a former president of the
American Psychiatric Association, testified in
1990 before Kavanagh and his colleagues that

Faller did not meet the standard for unbiased
interviewing in sexual abuse cases after reviewing
a videotaped interview of a child by Faller.
Benedek stated that Faller's interview was
"replete with leading questions, and that Dr.
Faller engaged in repeated questioning while
giving the child rare opportunity to tell her
Benedek stated in a 1990 deposition for a different
case that Faller is a biased investigator.
"Kathleen Faller began the interview with an
agenda to prove sex abuse," Benedek stated.
"Faller was not satisfied with 'No,' and asked
the same question repetitively. Faller is coercive,
and puts words in the child's mouth. She suggests
her own ideas, thoughts and feelings to the child
The trial will resume today at 8 a.m. and is expect-
ed to run well into this month.

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Continued from Page 2.
said that besides being fun, the drum
social allowed Native Americans to
share their culture with all members of
the local community.
"In a lot of ways, this opens up
our culture," Smith said. "Sharing
with everyone is what we really need
to do to let people know we're still
By inviting people of all cultures to
events like the drum social, people who
might be curious or want to understand
a heritage that is not their own can
learn, Reilly said.

"I think it's going really well," Reilly
said. "It's nice to get together with peo-
ple and share your songs and food. It's a
good way to start Native American
Heritage Month."
Music senior Rosanna Tavarez said
she attended the drum social because
she wanted to hear the drum, which is
essential to many cultures in different
"I really think it speaks to people's
hearts," Tavarez said. "It's one thing
that's constant across many cultures. I
think it gives people a sense of commu-
Tavarez said she heard the drum in a
similar context once before during
Indigenous People's Day, which took

place on campus last month.
"I just think it's reaffirming how
much I love to hear it and how impor-
tant it is," she said.
Adams said singing with Treetown is
an integral part of his life.
"By me participating in my cul-
ture, it helps my sanity;" Adams
said. "It's more than relieving stress
from homework, it's my way of pray-
Although not in the setting of a drum
social, Treetown sings at Trotter House
every Monday, Adams said.
Near the end of the event last night,
Treetown played an honor song for the
birthday of 3-year-old Maricela
Vargas, whose father is a member of

the group.
"They're always really nice" said Pat
Vargas, Maricela's mother. "It's always
good to come because it gets all of the
community together"
Shannon Martin, Native American
coordinator in the Offfice of Multi-
Ethinic Student Affairs, said the
consenus of the attendees seemed to
be a request for more events that
bring together everyone in the com-
munity from elders to young chil-
"This is really the first one we've
done and I've heard comments from the
communtiy that we need it, that we
should come together more," Martin



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