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  • Under Scrutiny - Members of the collective report several encounters with the FBI

    11/07/2005 9:05:05 AM PST · by LibertyRocks · 41 replies · 1,970+ views
    OU Daily ^ | November 6, 2005 | by Brianna Bailey
    Two former OU students accused of breaking into OU’s underground tunnel network are members of a local activist group that claims it has been harassed by the FBI. Group members said they were questioned by FBI agents about Joel Henry Hinrichs III and the books they own. Christopher Boyce, 24, and James Kent Eldridge, 21, who are both charged with second-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary, belonged to the Greenbriar Collective, a group that practices organic gardening and operates a lending library out of a house in east Norman. According to the Cleveland County District Attorney’s office, Boyce...
  • "Biohazard" Break-in

    11/04/2005 9:57:10 AM PST · by LibertyRocks · 33 replies · 1,731+ views
    Oklahoma Gazette ^ | November 2, 2005 | Ben Fenwick
    Prosecutors are considering felony charges for an OU campus burglary. ‘The circumstances of today’s environment caused everybody to look at it in a worst case scenario framework,’ an assistant district attorney says. ----------------------- Two men arrested for breaking into maintenance tunnels beneath the University of Oklahoma and burglarizing a biology building entered a room marked “biohazard,” according to the Cleveland County District Attorney’s office. Cleveland County assistant district attorney Rick Sitzman said Christopher Boyce, 24, and James Kent Eldridge, 21, broke into an opening into a tunnel network beneath the university, made their way underground into the Richards Hall zoology...
  • Protesters rally on South Oval (Univ. of OK)

    11/03/2005 10:00:28 AM PST · by LibertyRocks · 31 replies · 1,271+ views
    OU Daily ^ | 11/03/05 | by Meredith Simons
    Three men knelt on the street in front of Dale Hale. Their bodies were shrouded in sand-colored jumpsuits and burlap sacks covered their heads. The chains around their necks were clipped to black leashes that they held in their hands and offered to passersby. “Take the leash!” they shouted through the sacks. “Does this make you sick to your stomach? It should, because people are being tortured!” The startling display of anger at the war in Iraq drew a crowd quickly. The group of protesters, which was made up of sign-wielding students and Norman residents as well as the hooded...
  • Police Bust Fake ID Ring

    11/01/2005 10:16:34 AM PST · by LibertyRocks · 53 replies · 4,070+ views
    KOCO Channel 5 News ^ | 11/01/2005 | KOCO Ch.5
    NORMAN, Okla. -- Hundreds of students are now under investigation after fake IDs are found on the University of Oklahoma campus. Police said the latest rash of fake IDs have come from Dallas and that an OU fraternity member is selling the bogus Texas driver's licenses for about $100 each. Experts say these IDs are so close to the real thing that they're virtually undetectable. "The ones coming out of Texas are really good, and they're getting better," said O'Connell's bartender Todd Emerson. Emerson has confiscated dozens of fake IDs at the Norman pub. "Most of these IDs are pretty...
  • Has Terrorism Returned to America’s Heartland?

    10/26/2005 12:40:47 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 139 replies · 3,186+ views
    CBN News ^ | Erick Stakelbeck
    OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma - Has terrorism returned to the Oklahoma City area? That is what folks in Norman have been asking, ever since a 21-year-old student at the University of Oklahoma killed himself in what some are calling an attempted homicide bombing. On Saturday, October 1, engineering major Joel Hinrichs detonated a homemade bomb near Memorial Stadium, where 84,000 fans were watching the hometown Sooners take on Kansas State. That was just a hundred yards from a newly replaced bench -- it was there, just before halftime, that a powerful explosion ripped through the entire area, taking Hinrichs with it....
  • Two men arrested under OU campus

    10/21/2005 2:40:31 AM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 195 replies · 6,346+ views
    The Norman Transcript ^ | October 21, 2005 | Transcript Staff
    Two Norman men face felony charges after allegedly breaking into a tunnel under the University of Oklahoma campus to get into a building on the South Oval. Christopher Thomas Boyce, 24, and James Kent Eldridge, 20, were charged Thursday in Cleveland County District Court with conspiracy to commit burglary and second-degree burglary. According to an affidavit, a witness saw Boyce and Eldridge entering an underground tunnel system by cutting the locks to a manhole cover in the 1100 block of Asp Avenue. Police said the pair then opened a perimeter door and entered Richards Hall, where they removed a "stoppered...
  • OU takes extra security precautions

    10/21/2005 2:27:41 AM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 32 replies · 1,191+ views
    OU Daily ^ | October 19, 2005 | Scooby Axson
    Additional bomb scares have increased safety measures by Scooby Axson October 19, 2005 After the Oct. 1 explosion outside Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and three additional bomb scares on or near university campuses in the following two weeks, OU officials are taking extra safety precautions. OU Department of Public Safety officials said officers will take additional security precautions at Saturday’s game against Baylor University, the first home game since Oct. 1. OU President David L. Boren sent a letter to season ticket holders explaining the stadium’s security measures. “Your safety while on the OU campus will always remain our top priority,”...
  • OU Stadium Security On Red Alert For Saturday's Game

    10/17/2005 6:58:47 PM PDT · by OKSooner · 107 replies · 3,162+ views
    KOTV Channel 6 Tulsa ^ | 10-17-05 | Staff Reporter KOTV
    If you're heading to OU's home game against Baylor Saturday, get ready for something new. The University will give an evacuation plan to fans heading through the gates. OU President David Boren mailed season ticket holders a letter that tells them to get to the game early, because searches will be going on at all stadium gates. This comes after 21-year-old Joel Hinrichs III killed himself with a home-made bomb outside the stadium on October 1. Investigators say the blast was an isolated incident.
  • OU student left suicide message

    10/16/2005 11:02:43 AM PDT · by MizSterious · 431 replies · 9,274+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | Sun October 16, 2005 | Nolan Clay
    Sun October 16, 2005 OU student left suicide message By Nolan Clay The Oklahoman NORMAN - The University of Oklahoma student who died in an explosion Oct. 1 left a message on his computer that he was going to quit living, his father said. The FBI read the message to the father Friday, after he came to Oklahoma to clear out his son's university-owned apartment. Joel "Joe" Henry Hinrichs III, an engineering student, died when his bomb went off about 100 yards from the packed football stadium during the second quarter of OU's night game against Kansas State. Hinrichs, 21,...
  • Suspicious Package On ECU Campus

    10/14/2005 6:34:10 PM PDT · by freema · 45 replies · 2,120+ views
    WNCT Eyewitness News, Greenville, NC ^ | 10/14/05 | Jennifer Coates
    Suspicious Package On ECU Campus Oct 14, 2005 Jennifer Coates WNCT-TV9 Police were called to campus around 11:30 this afternoon, near the art building. ECU Police tell Nine on Your Side a construction worker left a bookbag full of copper pipes near a construction site. The Cherry Point Bomb Squad was called in. They detonated the six pipes. Four buildings were evacuated during the scare.
  • Student's Suicide Sets Off Explosion Of Theories by Blogs

    10/13/2005 10:04:33 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 54 replies · 13,848+ views
    WSJ ^ | 10/13/05 | RYAN CHITTUM and JOE HAGAN
    Student's Suicide Sets Off Explosion Of Theories by Blogs By RYAN CHITTUM and JOE HAGAN Staff Reporters of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL October 13, 2005; Page B1 WHEN A JUNIOR at the University of Oklahoma blew himself up 100 yards away from a packed football stadium on Oct. 1, the 85,000 fans inside remained calm despite the loud explosion. But the calm has given way to anxiety, as the college town of Norman, Okla., has struggled to separate fact from fiction in the apparent suicide of Joel Henry Hinrichs III. Several bloggers have jumped to try to connect the dots...
  • FBI and other(sic) shed light (SPIN ALERT)

    10/13/2005 6:27:39 AM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 99 replies · 2,129+ views
    The Oklahoma Daily (OU) ^ | October 13, 2005 | OK Daily Editorial Staff
    OUR VIEW: 10/13 October 13, 2005 The FBI broke its silence Wednesday and announced, among other things, that a press conference summarizing their investigation is on the way. As of now, they are “more and more convinced” that Joel Hinrichs was acting alone when he blew himself up on the South Oval Oct. 1. They have found no connection between Hinrichs and any terrorist organization, and dispelled rumors that Jihadist materials were found in Hinrichs’ apartment. Still, we know that some people will put a lot of effort into contradicting the FBI’s analysis, facts be damned. But U.S. Rep. Tom...
  • FBI Denies University Bomber Tied to Terrorism ('At this time' qualifier used again)

    10/11/2005 6:47:23 AM PDT · by hispanarepublicana · 110 replies · 2,499+ views
    CNS News ^ | 10/11/05 | Nathan Burchfiel
    ( - The head of the FBI investigation of a suicide bombing at an Oklahoma University football game said the investigation has yielded no information tying the bomber to terrorist activities, in spite of Internet reports to the contrary. Oklahoma University police requested FBI assistance in the investigation due to the nature of the Oct. 1 bombing outside Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, which killed the bomber, student Joel Henry Hinrichs III, but apparently injured no one else. In the week since the bombing, Internet reports have suggested that Hinrichs, a 21-year old engineering major, had ties to terrorism, including visiting the...
  • Police investigate suspicious bottles with chemicals at Georgia Tech (Unbelievable SPIN ALERT!)

    10/11/2005 2:23:12 AM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 66 replies · 3,375+ views
    WISTV 10 - Georgia ^ | October 10, 2005 | AP
    (Atlanta, Georgia-AP) Oct. 10, 2005 - Police are investigating suspicious bottles found in a courtyard at Georgia Tech. The discovery of the bottle containing chemicals led to the evacuation of two dormitories, but students have been allowed back into the buildings. No serious injuries were reported after the devices were found by a janitor this morning. Officers later found at least two more devices fashioned from plastic bottles. The worker who found the bottle was picking up trash. He was taken to a clinic for evaluation. Spokeswoman Amelia Gambino says about 100 students were evacuated from Cloudman and Glenn dormitories....
  • The FBI needs to start talking (OU Spin Alert)

    10/10/2005 1:27:09 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 140 replies · 4,483+ views
    The Oklahoma Daily ^ | October 10, 2005 | OK Daily Editorial Staff
    One week and two days after the FBI began investigating the Joel Hinrichs case, the feds seemingly have stopped releasing information about what they have learned. It’s time the FBI opened its files and provided The Daily, other media and the greater public with some of the answers it undoubtedly has, for more than one reason. First, the public wants to know. Second, and almost more importantly, the longer this silence continues, the more students, faculty and the nation become “certain” in their “knowledge” of what has happened. But that “knowledge” is based mostly on conjecture and hearsay, and while...
  • In Bombing At OU Stadium There Are More Questions Than Answers

    10/10/2005 1:12:42 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 58 replies · 2,921+ views
    Nebraska State Paper (.com) ^ | October 10, 2005 | Jack L. Allen
    Ten days have passed since a 21-year-old University of Oklahoma engineering student was killed when a bomb he was carrying exploded 100 yards from the stadium where Oklahoma and Kansas State were playing football before a crowd of 84,000 – and there are still more questions than answers to exactly What? and Why? As The Oklahoman said in its October 9 edition, the explosion “left Oklahomans wondering whether it was an individual suicide or if it was intended to be an act of terrorism targeting football fans October 1.” There is evidence the student, Joel Hinrichs III of Colorado, was...
  • Explosive Devices Found at Georgia Tech

    10/10/2005 8:35:04 AM PDT · by SeeRushToldU_So · 499 replies · 23,042+ views
    WSB Radion ^ | 10/10/2005 | Radio WSB
    Explosive devices found on the GA Tech campus.
  • Security Tapes Lack OU Explosion Clues

    10/09/2005 5:39:18 AM PDT · by BlackRain · 32 replies · 958+ views
    KOTV ^ | 10/08/2005 | KOTV
    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) _ A completed review of University of Oklahoma stadium surveillance tapes by the FBI did not spot Joel Henry Hinrichs III trying to get inside. Hinrichs died Oct. 1 when explosives _ made of hydrogen peroxide _ strapped to his body detonated while he sat on a park bench about 100 yards from the stadium. After a week of investigation, the FBI and OU continue to treat the death as a suicide by a troubled loner, rather than a failed terrorist plot. OU President David Boren announced Tuesday the FBI was reviewing tapes from cameras in and...
  • Father apologizes for son's actions (OU bombing, includes timeline)

    10/09/2005 8:56:49 AM PDT · by MizSterious · 172 replies · 3,159+ views
    The Daily Oklahoman ^ | October 9, 2005 | Nolan Clay and Ty McMahan
    Father apologizes for son's actions By Nolan Clay and Ty McMahan The Oklahoman The father of a University of Oklahoma student who died in a bombing has apologized for the actions of his son. "I truly hang my head," the father, Joel Hinrichs Jr., said from Colorado Springs, Colo. Joel "Joe" Henry Hinrichs III, an engineering student, died Oct. 1 when a bomb went off outside the football stadium during the second quarter of OU's night game against Kansas State. The FBI and OU are treating the bombing as a suicide by a troubled loner, rather than a failed...
  • Student's death brings out theories, fears (Norman bomber-spin alert)

    10/09/2005 11:22:54 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 342 replies · 5,966+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | Oct 9, 2005 | Mark Hinrichs
    NORMAN - University of Oklahoma officials, the Muslim community, students and others are waiting for the FBI to connect the dots in last week's public suicide of an OU student. Joel Henry Hinrichs III, 21, was killed Oct. 1 in an explosion that officials say he caused not far from a packed Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. But the dots cannot be connected, at least at this point, said Stephen Sloan, a former University of Oklahoma professor who is alarmed that far-right extremist groups have taken to the Internet with conspiracy theories attempting to link the actions of Hinrichs to the Muslim...