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Student who died in blast identified
The Oklahoman ^ | Sunday, October 2, 2005 | Jesse Olivarez

Posted on 10/02/2005 3:46:04 PM PDT by WestTexasWend

A University of Oklahoma student died in an explosion Saturday night near a stadium packed with 84,000 people. Although the investigation is not complete, the medical examiner believes Joel Henry Hinrichs III, 21, of Colorado Springs, Colo., perished in the blast, said Salvador Hernandez, special agent in charge of the FBI in Oklahoma .

Hinrichs died about 8 p.m. when an explosive detonated near the Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

According to the university’s Web site, Hinrichs was a junior in the college of engineering.

There were no reports of any other injuries and university officials have said the spectators at the game were in no danger at any time.

Initially, police believed there were two explosives -- the one that detonated and another that didn't -- but a later search found no other device.

University President David Boren said a police bomb squad did detonate an item found at the blast site to ensure that it was not an explosive.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: explosion; hinrichs; normanbombing; normanok; ou; oubombing
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1 posted on 10/02/2005 3:46:05 PM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: WestTexasWend; PhiKapMom

bump


2 posted on 10/02/2005 3:47:46 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: WestTexasWend

BTTT


3 posted on 10/02/2005 3:48:51 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: WestTexasWend

In an interview just shown on KWTV-9, OU president David Boren said this student had a history of emotional problems.

He added that, contrary to popular speculation, classes are NOT cancelled for OU students tomorrow.


4 posted on 10/02/2005 3:49:42 PM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: WestTexasWend
Very Bizzare
5 posted on 10/02/2005 3:50:09 PM PDT by always vigilant (Ignore their heathen prayers and help us blow those bastards straight to hell. - Mel)
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To: WestTexasWend

How long until we find out his converted Muslim name?


6 posted on 10/02/2005 3:51:42 PM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It's easier to save others than it is to save yourself.)
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To: WestTexasWend

Also, Hinrichs apparently lived directly across the street from the site of the explosion. Residents of his building were awakened in the wee hours this morning and relocated to area hotels by the university so that investigators could sweep the entire building.


7 posted on 10/02/2005 3:53:37 PM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: nwctwx; SlowBoat407; All

ON THE NET...

UPDATING LINKS/URLS (re: OKLAHOMA):

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1495382/posts
"Student who died in blast identified"
The Oklahoman ^ | Sunday, October 2, 2005 | Jesse Olivarez

Posted on 10/02/2005 3:46:04 PM PDT by WestTexasWend

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http://www.oudaily.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/10/02/433f3c43d0f24
"Buses vacated from scene of bombing
UPDATE: Only signs of bombing left are a white limo and yellow tape surrounding the area where OU engineering junior Joel Hinrichs, 21, died"
By Ryan McGhee, Rhett Brackeen, Dawndee Hudson, Scooby Axson and Althea Peterson
October 02, 2005

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1495058/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1494800/posts?page=181#181

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http://www.newsok.com/
http://oklahomacity.fbi.gov/pressreleases.htm
ttp://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/archdisplay?theme=43




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http://webapps.ou.edu/Investigation.pdf

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BellaCio.com: "DAVID BOREN UNDERMINES INVESTIGATION OF UNIVERSITY
OF OKLAHOMA BOMB" -Commentary by Michael P. Wright, Norman, Oklahoma

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http://michellemalkin.com/archives/003652.htm
MICHELLE MALKIN.com - WEBLOG: "SUICIDE BOMBER IN OKLAHOMA"
October 2, 2005

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http://www.kfor.com/Global/story.asp?S=3925606
"One dead after explosion outside OU stadium
Report: Shortly after scene of suicide bomber at OU Football game"
ASSOCIATED PRESS
NORMAN, Okla.
October 2, 2005
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http://lampherephotography.blogspot.com/2005/10/terrorist-strike-norman-ok-during.html
BLOG - COMMENTARY
From: Lan Lamphere
October 2, 2005 5:10 AM


8 posted on 10/02/2005 3:54:38 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

Good grief! There's a 21 yr old student dead--he apparently suffered from mental illness of some sort--and somehow, you tie him in with Muslims?


9 posted on 10/02/2005 3:55:18 PM PDT by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: WestTexasWend
Patent application filed by Joel Henry Hinrichs
10 posted on 10/02/2005 3:55:40 PM PDT by sourcery (Givernment: The way the average voter spells "government.")
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To: WestTexasWend

A Colorado kid going to school at the University of Oklahoma? No wonder he wanted to blow himself up. That would be like a kid growing up in Columbus, Ohio going to the University of Michigan.


11 posted on 10/02/2005 3:55:53 PM PDT by manwiththehands
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To: WestTexasWend; PhiKapMom
I don't know if this is the same individual. Perhaps someone in Norman or in Colorado would know more.
12 posted on 10/02/2005 3:56:55 PM PDT by neuroconservative (http://neuro-conservative.blogspot.com)
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To: sourcery

That is dad or granddad.


13 posted on 10/02/2005 3:57:06 PM PDT by pa mom
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To: WestTexasWend

How sad. Prayers for his family.


14 posted on 10/02/2005 3:57:22 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

"How long until we find out his converted Muslim name?"

How long until all the people posting unsubstantiated rumour and wild speculation in the earlier threads fess up?


15 posted on 10/02/2005 3:57:25 PM PDT by Canard
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To: sourcery

"Joel Henry Hinrichs"

That was the guy's name as KWTV-9 reported it.


16 posted on 10/02/2005 3:58:13 PM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: WestTexasWend

Anyone know if this Hinrichs fellow was a Muslim? Possibly a convert?


17 posted on 10/02/2005 3:59:26 PM PDT by JesseP
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To: WestTexasWend; All

Check out the other thread. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1495058/posts


18 posted on 10/02/2005 4:00:25 PM PDT by pa mom
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To: basil

Have you heard of Jose Padilla, John Walker Lindh, Richard Reid, and Adam Gadham. Don't let Boren's press releases fool you. I have been following this story since last night and Boren's performance has been pathetic and slimy.


19 posted on 10/02/2005 4:00:41 PM PDT by indcons (How about rooting for our side for a change, you liberal morons?)
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To: pa mom
That is dad or granddad.

Yes, so I figured.

20 posted on 10/02/2005 4:00:50 PM PDT by sourcery (Givernment: The way the average voter spells "government.")
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To: sourcery

I think the kid was a third. But he was an engineering student. Sounds like a real loon. They are searching his whole apartment complex now.


21 posted on 10/02/2005 4:02:16 PM PDT by pa mom
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To: indcons

By the way Gadham's real birth last name is Pearlman


22 posted on 10/02/2005 4:02:19 PM PDT by JesseP
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To: JesseP

It took a while before we knew that the kid in Florida crashed the plane into a building did it in "honor" of Bin Laden.

Must admit that blowing oneself up is an unusual way to commit suicide. He had to know that people would suspect terrorism.


23 posted on 10/02/2005 4:02:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
How long until we find out his converted Muslim name?

You think they could keep that quiet?

24 posted on 10/02/2005 4:04:50 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: WestTexasWend

I wonder whose backback the police blew up.


25 posted on 10/02/2005 4:05:00 PM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past ("Let the wicked man forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord" Is 55:7)
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To: manwiththehands

OU has put out some of the best engineers in the country. I am personally related to some.


26 posted on 10/02/2005 4:05:20 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, Over there, we will be there until it is Over there.")
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To: cripplecreek

Yes and there still wasn't a public uprise demanding the U.S. confront Islamofascists here in America when that happened because the media had a way of downplaying it, and the FBI kept so much a secret. But I and most other FReepers can see right through the bull s&^%


27 posted on 10/02/2005 4:05:28 PM PDT by JesseP
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To: WestTexasWend

I'm 60 and have seen guys commit suicide in high school, college, the service, and later....because of pressure, fear, sadness, and women.

I really never understood it. Too much pressure and I crack and become catatonic, too much fear and I cry like a little girl, too much sadness and I get drunk to hide the weepies, too much women and I ask my wife what to do. Never have I thought suicide was an option.


28 posted on 10/02/2005 4:07:41 PM PDT by bjbarron
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To: bjbarron

If someone is going to commit suicide, they arn't going to blow themself up...unless it's in the name of Allah or something...


29 posted on 10/02/2005 4:08:31 PM PDT by JesseP
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To: WestTexasWend

http://www.oudaily.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/10/02/433f3c43d0f24


30 posted on 10/02/2005 4:08:37 PM PDT by WestTexasWend
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To: DCPatriot
You think they could keep that quiet?

Remember the brown car full of Muslim guys the cops tried to chase down after the OKC bombing?

31 posted on 10/02/2005 4:09:48 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: basil

Good grief! There's a 21 yr old student dead--he apparently suffered from mental illness of some sort--and somehow, you tie him in with Muslims?


Right, sounds like profiling to me, but he does fit the profile.


32 posted on 10/02/2005 4:09:54 PM PDT by stockpirate (John Kerry & FBI files ==> http://www.freerepublic.com/~stockpirate/)
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To: WestTexasWend

Glad to have the ID on the deceased. Thank God no one was killed but him.


33 posted on 10/02/2005 4:10:33 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: basil
There's a 21 yr old student dead--he apparently suffered from mental illness of some sort--and somehow, you tie him in with Muslims?

Growing up, I had a good friend whose idea of fun was mixing chemicals just to see what could be made to go "boom!"

Nutty, wacky, goofy brilliant kid, but not muslim.  More like a nominal hardshell baptist.

34 posted on 10/02/2005 4:11:01 PM PDT by Racehorse (Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
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To: WestTexasWend

Hinrichs? He must be one of those Bavarian terrorists. Was he wearing lederhosen?


35 posted on 10/02/2005 4:11:02 PM PDT by frankjr
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To: bjbarron
too much women and I ask my wife what to do

I have heard of "suicice by cop" but "suicide by aggrieved wife" is new to me . . .

36 posted on 10/02/2005 4:11:06 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: WestTexasWend; Mo1; Howlin; Peach; BeforeISleep; kimmie7; 4integrity; BigSkyFreeper; ...

PING........


37 posted on 10/02/2005 4:11:14 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: DCPatriot

"You think they could keep that quiet?"

The DC snipers aren't considered terrorists even though the Malvo kids drawings make it clear he intended to punish the infidels.

The LAX shooter isn't considered a terrorist even though he was an Egyptian (I think) who opened fire on an Israeli ticket counter.

The Egyptian pilot who dove his planeload of passengers into the Atlantic while he praised Allah wasn't considered a terrorist.

It's not a matter of keeping it quiet, it's a matter of discounting it if true.


38 posted on 10/02/2005 4:12:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: basil

Well, someone has to validate an entire thread to this being a terrorist. Over 2000 posts I believe.


39 posted on 10/02/2005 4:12:55 PM PDT by HoHoeHeaux (Praying hard for Texas, LA, and MS)
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To: WestTexasWend

Yestiday I cudnt spell ingeneer, now I rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


40 posted on 10/02/2005 4:13:38 PM PDT by Waco
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig
I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH A MEMBER OF THE FRATERNITY JOEL HINRICHS WAS IN!!

Looks like I may have jumped to the conclusion too quick, I tracked down which Frat he was in and tracked down the head of that Frat at OU and gave him a call and asked him if Joel was a Muslim convert. He said no he was definately not. So looks like we jumped to a conclusion. But we should all never be too quick to accept everything we hear from the media, we have to stay vigilant and on top of these things!
41 posted on 10/02/2005 4:16:09 PM PDT by JesseP
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To: JesseP
If someone is going to commit suicide, they arn't going to blow themself up...unless it's in the name of Allah or something...

Finland mall bomber died in blast

Nope, never happens, well, everynow and then, maybe.

42 posted on 10/02/2005 4:18:22 PM PDT by csvset
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To: OXENinFLA

Thanks for the ping.

Can we say Hossam Armanious?


He may very well be a convert, but if I were a gambleing man I'd put my money on a kid with...issues.


43 posted on 10/02/2005 4:18:43 PM PDT by Valin (The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.)
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To: cripplecreek
ONE Google search w/ his name in it so far. FBI says Colorado man killed self in explosion near Oklahoma football game
44 posted on 10/02/2005 4:18:48 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: LaineyDee
Remember the brown car truck full of Muslim guys the cops tried to chase down after the OKC bombing?
There, that's better. ;-)
45 posted on 10/02/2005 4:20:26 PM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: JesseP
Even if this guy wasn't a muslim why in the he!! hasn't this story gotten more attention?
46 posted on 10/02/2005 4:20:29 PM PDT by OXENinFLA
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To: JesseP

What did they say about Joel? Was he under a lot of pressure? What do they attribute his suicide to?


47 posted on 10/02/2005 4:20:41 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: JesseP

So looks like we jumped to a conclusion. But we should all never be too quick to accept everything we hear from the media, we have to stay vigilant and on top of these things!

Always good advice. When did the media say anything about him being a convert to Islam? As I recall it was some freepers.


48 posted on 10/02/2005 4:21:25 PM PDT by Valin (The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.)
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To: Ken522

They didn't know why he'd do it, probably just crazy in the head. I do feel better now, but am quite upset as to the medias lack of coverage


49 posted on 10/02/2005 4:22:43 PM PDT by JesseP
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To: mariabush

Bad joke? I'm an Ohio State fan first ... but I'm a Colorado fan having lived there for 18 years. :)


50 posted on 10/02/2005 4:23:27 PM PDT by manwiththehands
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