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  • 1 Dead in Casino Parking Lot Explosion

    05/07/2007 10:26:17 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 37 replies · 1,779+ views ^ | 5/7/2007 | Ken Ritter
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - A device left in a casino parking garage exploded early Monday, killing a hotel employee who picked it up, authorities said. The man was removing the device from atop a car when it exploded shortly after 4 a.m. on the second floor of a parking behind the Luxor hotel-casino, said Officer Bill Cassell, a police spokesman. He declined to describe the device, but said initial reports that it was a backpack were wrong. Police said the blast was not a terrorist act but an apparent murder of a Luxor employee. No threat had been made against...
  • University Memorialized Suicide Bomber

    04/29/2007 7:31:47 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 43 replies · 1,160+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 4/29/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    Here is another example of why our Universities are so antithetical to American values that they are dangerous to society... Apparently, the University of Oklahoma is putting up a memorial to a fool who blew himself up when a homemade bomb he assembled went off while he held it as he attended a football game in the University stadium. Fortunately, he only killed himself and not anyone around him. To this kid we should be saying good riddance and he should be quickly forgotten. But here is the U of O mourning this idiot's death as if he were some...
  • Brother of OU bomber charged again

    12/07/2006 6:30:04 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 31 replies · 1,195+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | 12/06/06 | Correspondent reports
    DENVER -- The brother of a University of Oklahoma student who blew himself up outside the OU football stadium last year has been charged with threatening a second FBI agent. The additional charge against Thomas Carlisle "Tom" Hinrichs of Colorado Springs is contained in an indictment that was made public Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Denver. Hinrichs originally was charged Nov. 21 with threatening during Nov. 15-16 interrogations to assault or murder an FBI agent identified only as "Todd" in Colorado Springs. The new charge alleges that Hinrichs threatened in an Oct. 12 telephone call to "bury" William Burruel,...
  • Brother Of Univ. Of Oklahoma Bomber Held

    11/22/2006 5:53:54 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 49 replies · 2,092+ views
    CBS 4 DENVER ^ | 22 NOVEMBER 2006 | AP
    Hinrichs' Brother Made Alleged Threat (AP) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A man whose brother blew himself up outside the University of Oklahoma's packed football stadium last year has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to assault an FBI agent in Colorado. The FBI said Thomas Carlisle Hinrichs, 25, of Colorado Springs made the threat last week after he was arrested by police for allegedly assaulting his father. The FBI also said the younger Hinrichs had been under investigation for allegedly threatening the government. Hinrichs was being held Wednesday in the El Paso County jail. His brother, Joel "Joe" Henry...
  • Suspicious Device Detonated Near OU Stadium (Oklahoma)

    11/09/2006 6:34:37 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 33 replies · 1,107+ views
    KOCO ^ | November 7, 2006 | KOCO
    NORMAN, Okla. -- Police detonated a suspicious package at a University of Oklahoma parking facility late Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Officials said that nobody was hurt when police detonated the package at the Asp Avenue Facility, which is a six-level parking structure located west of Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. There is no word as to what the package contained.
  • OU death not linked to terrorism

    07/16/2006 9:04:08 AM PDT · by MizSterious · 153 replies · 2,483+ views ^ | Sun July 16, 2006 | Nolan Clay
    OU death not linked to terrorism By Nolan Clay The FBI concluded a University of Oklahoma student who blew himself up last year on campus was not a terrorist, the top agent in Oklahoma says. "We have no evidence he had a social or political agenda that he was trying to bring attention to," said Salvador Hernandez, the FBI's special agent in charge in Oklahoma. "We don't consider this terrorism the way we define it," he said. "There would have to be a cause." Joel "Joe" Henry Hinrichs III, an engineering student, died Oct. 1 when his bomb went off...
  • FBI warns of terror threat at sporting events

    03/10/2006 3:56:14 PM PST · by nwctwx · 145 replies · 4,567+ views
    (3/10/06) - With college basketball championships underway around the country, the FBI has warned stadium operators of a possible suicide bomb attack at sporting events. In a directive issued today, obtained by ABC News, the FBI says a posting on an extremist message board "advocated suicide attacks against sporting events as a cost-effective means of killing thousands of Americans." The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security say they cannot confirm the credibility of the threat or whether the message is affiliated with al Qaeda. The FBI says the Internet posting said the suicide attacks would be justified because the...
  • OU bombing accidental, experts say

    03/01/2006 8:01:51 AM PST · by cashion · 90 replies · 2,638+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | March 1, 2006 | Jane Glenn Cannon
    NORMAN - A Norman police bomb expert said Tuesday he does not believe University of Oklahoma student Joel Henry Hinrichs III committed suicide by blowing himself up outside a packed football stadium. "I believe he accidentally blew himself up," Sgt. George Mauldin said. Mauldin said Hinrichs, 21, an engineering student, had two to three pounds of triacetone triperoxide, commonly known as TATP, in a backpack in his lap when it exploded Oct. 1. When asked if he believed Hinrichs meant to enter the stadium with the explosives, Mauldin replied, "I don't believe he intended for an explosion to occur at...
  • How Normal Is Norman?

    01/11/2006 7:27:58 PM PST · by concretebob · 96 replies · 2,064+ views ^ | 04 January 2006 | Annie Jacobsen
    Norman, Oklahoma (population 100,923), is as American heartland as it gets. So on October 1, 2005, when Joel Hinrichs III, a 21-year-old Colorado Springs, Colorado engineering student at the University of Oklahoma strapped explosives to his body and blew himself up outside the college stadium where 84,000 fans were watching a Saturday-night football game, thus earning the town the distinction as home to America's first suicide bomber, I was, well, curious. Within 24 hours of the event, three players in the unfolding story issued statements aimed at quashing rumors that the bombing was terrorist related. University President David Boren, in...

    11/29/2005 3:39:51 PM PST · by Arizona · 48 replies · 1,709+ views ^ | November 29, 2005 03:58 PM | By Michelle Malkin
    On Nov. 18, U.S. Magistrate Judge Valerie K. Couch released previously sealed records related to the FBI/Joint Terrorism Task Force search of Oklahoma University bomber Joel Hinrichs' apartment, his e-mail account and nine OU computers. I obtained the nearly 350 pages of unsealed court documents just before Thanksgiving last week and reviewed them over the weekend (a big thank you to Cheryl in Judge Couch's office and TaraLeigh Teupker of Business Courier Service of Oklahoma City for their prompt responses and assistance). It would have been nice if an MSM outlet with boundless time, resources, and manpower--say, CBS News--had made...
  • Highly explosive material found in apartment of Colorado man who blew self up near football game

    11/19/2005 2:46:51 PM PST · by Fizzie · 125 replies · 3,410+ views
    9news ^ | 11/19/05 | AP wire
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - FBI agents found the same type of volatile high explosive believe to have been used in the suicide bombings in London inside the apartment of a University of Oklahoma student who blew himself up near a packed football stadium, according to newly released documents. The FBI also discovered "explosive experiments and paraphernalia" and 0.4 pounds of a white powder that turned out to be triacetone triperoxide, or TATP, which is composed of hydrogen peroxide and acetone, according to warrants to search the home of Joel Henry Hinrichs III. The documents were made public Friday after U.S....
  • Lawyer calls OU break-in 'stupid prank'

    11/09/2005 8:52:42 AM PST · by LibertyRocks · 28 replies · 1,561+ views
    News 9 / The Oklahoman ^ | November 9, 2005 | Robert Medley
    NORMAN - Two men charged in Cleveland County with breaking into a University of Oklahoma room marked "biohazard" were involved in a "stupid prank" and not something more sinister, an attorney for one of the men said. Christopher Thomas Boyce, 24, of Norman and James Kent Eldridge, 21, are both charged with felony counts of second-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. Eldridge is an OU junior from Oklahoma City studying in the College of Arts and Sciences, according to the OU Web site. Boyce was not listed as being enrolled at OU. On Oct. 20, a woman told OU...
  • 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...
  • Islamic expert speaks on politics

    11/03/2005 12:39:03 PM PST · by LibertyRocks · 21 replies · 874+ views
    OU Daily ^ | 11/03/2005 | Kris Akins
    Georgetown professor lectured on democracy and the Middle East. A specialist in Islamic studies spoke about democracy and misconceptions of Islam Wednesday, in a lecture titled “Islam, Terrorism and Democracy.” John Esposito is a professor of religion, international affairs and Islamic studies at Georgetown University. He is also the founding director of the university’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. Esposito said Islamic extremists are a strong minority of the 1.3 billion Muslims living in the world today. Nevertheless, he said the actions of this small group make Americans ask questions like, “What is the problem with Islam?” or “Why do they...
  • 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....
  • Large Explosion in Choctaw, OK

    10/24/2005 10:18:53 PM PDT · by ARW3A · 93 replies · 4,845+ views
    Not sure what has happened yet. But there appears to have been a very large explosion in Choctaw, OK. Choctaw is just East of OKC and NE of Norman.
  • Close call, but fun for all

    10/23/2005 2:06:03 PM PDT · by MizSterious · 11 replies · 744+ views
    The Norman Transcript ^ | October 23, 2005 | James S. Tyree
    Published: October 23, 2005 02:11 am Close call, but fun for all • Security fears, narrow win don’t dampen OU’s Homecoming festivities By James S. Tyree Transcript Staff Writer Excerpt--from the middle of the story: A cloud of caution hung over the day’s festivities. In OU’s first home football game since the Oct. 1 fatal bombing on South Oval, everyone entering the stadium received written notices of what to do in case of emergency, and bags were checked more thoroughly. The university also showed a pregame video presentation with OU president David Boren and athletics director Joe Castiglione explaining emergency...