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Bomb Blast at University of Oklahoma (Breaking on Fox) - suicide bomber at OU
Fox News/NewsOK.com ^ | oct. 1, 2005

Posted on 10/01/2005 7:05:29 PM PDT by blogblogginaway

Edited on 10/01/2005 7:21:56 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

From Staff Reports
NORMAN -- An explosion near the University of Oklahoma's Gaylord Family-Memorial Stadium killed one person Saturday, OU officials said.

The explosion happened at the courtyard near the George Lynn Cross Hall, Botany-Microbiology Building on OU's campus, which is west of the stadium, according to Sgt. Gary Robinson of the University police department.

The explosion happened during the second quarter of Oklahoma's game against Kansas State.

After the explosion, police set up a perimeter of several blocks and made fans exit the stadium to the east.


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To: defenderSD

I didn't know that about him, yes, he's a sharp guy, I always like to hear him.


4,101 posted on 10/04/2005 3:51:40 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: Palladin

Gosh, I hope everyone is more vigilant at this weekend's games, wherever they are--but especially in Norman, because I keep thinking of how much like the bombings in London this all is. I'm guessing there were four guys to the team--but note that's a guess and not reporting--and also noting that they used the same kind of explosives. Pray they don't make a repeat performance as they did in London!


4,103 posted on 10/04/2005 3:54:55 PM PDT by MizSterious (Now, if only we could convince them all to put on their bomb-vests and meet in Mecca...)
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To: All

Caller to show saying that too much money will be lost with the football games if this gets out.

Rick Roberts: Went to OU himself, says in post-911 world, people need to know this, and need to demand answers.

RR: If you have evidence that the sky is falling, you might want to let people know so they can get out of the way.

Caller from OKC: was at the game, large explosion, sounded like artillery shell, in 2nd q, rocked the stadium, nobody did anything.

RR: how many stories have you heard about this? Caller, not many on a national level, but a flurry locally.

Caller saying Boren's office is spearheading the investigation, and in his interests to keep it quiet.

RR: the silent majority can no longer afford the luxury of remaining silent. We have to demand answers.


4,104 posted on 10/04/2005 3:59:33 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: KylaStarr; MamaDearest; Rushmore Rocks; All

I have a question about today's news conference. I missed most of it but caught a small part when the President was talking about the bird flu and the military type quarantines.

Does anyone wonder why he brought that up today? I thought this was about Miers nomination. Are they expecting this flu to begin transferring from human to human this year!!??

This scares me more than terrorism. I can hide from terrorism for the most part, but this type of contagious flu will go everywhere. We are too PC to stop people from coming into our country from areas infected.

Do we need to stock up on even more supplies, say like about 6 months worth?


4,105 posted on 10/04/2005 4:01:25 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (That Dale Jr., he's a heckuva drafter," He's not the mailman's kid that's for sure"!!)
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To: MizSterious
but especially in Norman, because I keep thinking of how much like the bombings in London this all is.

Interestingly, the subhost on the Savage show just mentioned that someone named Bruce Newsome of the Rand (?) Institute, I think, who is a terrorism expert, said that the bombings in London are a template for what's coming here.

4,107 posted on 10/04/2005 4:02:03 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: KylaStarr; MamaDearest; Rushmore Rocks

Oops I thought I was on the TM thread. Reply over there please. Sorry.


4,108 posted on 10/04/2005 4:02:53 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (That Dale Jr., he's a heckuva drafter," He's not the mailman's kid that's for sure"!!)
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To: Palladin

I look here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/browse?ao=1


4,109 posted on 10/04/2005 4:03:08 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Lizarde

I am more than ready for Stormin Norman!


4,111 posted on 10/04/2005 4:04:19 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Istook for OK Gov in 06; Allen for Pres in 08)
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To: digitalbrownshirt; PhiKapMom

Channel 5 just reported the part about trying to buy ammonium nitrate--interviewed the clerk. So some stuff is starting to come out! This guy said he did NOT believe the father's claim that it must have been an accident!


4,112 posted on 10/04/2005 4:04:54 PM PDT by MizSterious (Now, if only we could convince them all to put on their bomb-vests and meet in Mecca...)
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To: Lizarde

Go to the index of The Threat Matrix threads.
There is an index of all the threads.
You may find that helpful.


4,113 posted on 10/04/2005 4:04:59 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: texasbluebell

I was just listening to him. He's the only one I've heard bring up the discussion since Saturday when it happened. Maybe it will pick up some traction elsewhere now. And he's right - we deserve answers given the war on terror and all (oh, I forgot, the media doesn't talk about that anymore.)


4,114 posted on 10/04/2005 4:05:53 PM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: digitalbrownshirt

That (*&^& CBS affiliate site you mentioned has no ^%&^&%&* website!!! Aaarrghhh!


4,115 posted on 10/04/2005 4:06:43 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (No amnesty needed...My ancestors proudly served. [remodel of an old '70s bumper sticker])
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To: defenderSD
But it's more effective to keep this incident quiet while they investigate and set up traps to capture any co-conspirators.

Oh sure, and I would expect the FBI and the various enforcement agencies to try to keep this under wraps. That's their job.

The media, or so they tell me, has a different job and I think that this story should have had some legs. It was at least as important as the boat accident in NY, and perhaps, it may be a turning point in our history.

The totality of the silence is a story in and of itself. It tells me that the media's roll in society isn't what they are telling us it is. But of course, we all knew that.

4,116 posted on 10/04/2005 4:07:24 PM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen)
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To: WestCoastGal
Are they expecting this flu to begin transferring from human to human this year!!??

You know, I was listening to WLS radio from Chicago this afternoon, the host Roe Conn was asking Ron Magers who is a tv anchor in Chicago about this very thing. Why is this being talked about now?

Magers said the Pres has mentioned it a number of times lately, as have others, not sure now who he said.

He said they're now talking about the military controlling and quarantining large areas of population in the US, so I think we had all better be prepared to shelter in place for some time, it sounds like.

4,117 posted on 10/04/2005 4:07:41 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: texasbluebell

This weekend would be a good time for them to go to OU's stadium, since it'll be empty. OU plays Texas in Dallas at the Cotton Bowl. It'll be nationally televised, hopefully just for the football.

I'm more concerned about high school games. Security is basicly to keep kids from fighting, not searching bags, and I can imagine how bad a bomb under a bleecher full of kids would be.


4,118 posted on 10/04/2005 4:07:51 PM PDT by digitalbrownshirt (http://digitalbrownshirt.blogspot.com)
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To: Lexington Green

MSM is MIA! Our local media is being held back because they cannot get anyone to source on the record. Everything is off the record so they won't go public but gradually they are finding the information and reporting/printing that info.


4,119 posted on 10/04/2005 4:08:21 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Istook for OK Gov in 06; Allen for Pres in 08)
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To: Lizarde

LOL!


4,120 posted on 10/04/2005 4:08:46 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: texasbluebell
" . . . get . . . "

That's double-plus good for 'suppress', apparently.

4,121 posted on 10/04/2005 4:09:27 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: texasbluebell

Good job! By the time I correct my erros, I forget what the next line was.


4,123 posted on 10/04/2005 4:13:33 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: dinasour; PhiKapMom

See post #4119. News media is held back by lack of "on the record" information from law enforcement. No media conspiracy here.


4,124 posted on 10/04/2005 4:13:46 PM PDT by defenderSD ("I am not a troll" said the troll as a thunderous Zot descended on him.)
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To: texasbluebell

Good job! By the time I correct my erros, I forget what the next line was.


4,125 posted on 10/04/2005 4:13:46 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: All

Rick Roberts: maybe it's me, maybe I'm having a bad day, watched every minute of the press conf. today -- steroids, bird flu -- distractions, while people are streaming over the borders. Not one question about that.

Not one word about a homicide bomber at OU.

Talking about the non-Mexicans (OTMs) crossing the borders. Number has tripled in 3 years. Over 120,000 in the past year.

Roberts saying that the Mexicans if caught are deported, but the OTMs are arrested, and then released...


4,126 posted on 10/04/2005 4:14:21 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: hispanarepublicana; Lizarde

He took callers, but I had to go after the first one.
See #4073, by Txsleuth


4,128 posted on 10/04/2005 4:14:51 PM PDT by fanfan (" The liberal party is not corrupt " Prime Minister Paul Martin)
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To: Eastbound

Well, I miss too much! Wish I could get it all.


4,129 posted on 10/04/2005 4:14:53 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: Palladin

This is OU/Texas weekend in Dallas. They had better tighten the entrance security more than it was at our game on Saturday where they did a cursory check of bags at the gate we entered.


4,130 posted on 10/04/2005 4:15:07 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Istook for OK Gov in 06; Allen for Pres in 08)
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To: falconjet0900

Wow.


4,131 posted on 10/04/2005 4:15:33 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: Lizarde; texasbluebell

Yes IIRC he was talking about areas that could be used for quarantine. I imagine sick people would have to be moved, you can't quarantine a whole city.

We should use the hurricane bedlam as a warning, I can see people trying to escape or get away from infectious areas. Not a pretty picture.

I have also heard that there is no way enough vaccine can be made for everyone and if I remember the percentage they do/will have is very small.


4,132 posted on 10/04/2005 4:16:51 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (That Dale Jr., he's a heckuva drafter," He's not the mailman's kid that's for sure"!!)
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To: hispanarepublicana

It does. It's newsok.com. They share it with the Daily Oklahoman.


4,134 posted on 10/04/2005 4:17:42 PM PDT by MizSterious (Now, if only we could convince them all to put on their bomb-vests and meet in Mecca...)
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To: Revel
To cover it now would get many people asking..."How come I never heard about this?"

I've been a little evangelical about this. I'll ask one of my "smoking buddies" outside by the loading dock, "Say, did you hear about what happened in Oklahoma this weekend?" After, I tell them, they are absolutely incredulous. I tell them, "Ask why. This tells you something about our media."

Added to my list. Now the MSM goes into CYA mode.

4,135 posted on 10/04/2005 4:18:23 PM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen)
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To: digitalbrownshirt

That's what I was thinking, too. They've been having a rash of car breakins at highschool games--no security at all, practically.


4,137 posted on 10/04/2005 4:19:16 PM PDT by MizSterious (Now, if only we could convince them all to put on their bomb-vests and meet in Mecca...)
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To: PhiKapMom

I'll let you know... as luck would have it, I will be at that game, too...

For those who may not know, the Texas-OU game is played at the Cotton Bowl, which sits in Fair Park near downtown Dallas - and yes, the State Fair is going on right now...


4,138 posted on 10/04/2005 4:19:20 PM PDT by PhatHead
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To: Txsleuth

I'm not sure.

She sounded pretty jovial for someone reporting details about an attempted suicide bombing.


4,139 posted on 10/04/2005 4:22:01 PM PDT by fanfan (" The liberal party is not corrupt " Prime Minister Paul Martin)
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To: hispanarepublicana

About time! I was complaining at the game on Saturday that no one bothered to look at the bag I was carrying except a cursory look -- I put my purse in an OU bag and the person barely looked at it and didn't even look in my daughter's purse. Looks like I wasn't the only one not happy.

That deal on halftime has changed back and forth so much I still thought we couldn't leave the stadium at halftime until I read people were going out during halftime. Glad they shut it down again like they did after 9-11! I am one of the people that stay in my seat for halftime.


4,140 posted on 10/04/2005 4:22:37 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Istook for OK Gov in 06; Allen for Pres in 08)
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To: Eastbound

You know, you're right -- "suppress" is more like it.

I just can't believe we're being manipulated like this. Someone upthread used the word "insulted" -- that's exactly what it is, it's insulting to be kept in the dark this way.

Well, I suppose if most people never hear about this story, then it didn't happen. But that means the 1% or less of the population have to figure it out for ourselves.


4,141 posted on 10/04/2005 4:23:06 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: JohnathanRGalt; backhoe; piasa; Godzilla; nwctwx; BurbankKarl; All

UPDATE -Oklahoma - Interesting Links ON THE NET...

http://www.channeloklahoma.com/news/5057494/detail.html
"Hinrichs Tried To Buy Ammonium Nitrate"

POSTED: 5:16 pm CDT October 4, 2005
UPDATED: 6:10 pm CDT October 4, 2005

ARTICLE SNIPPET: "NORMAN, Okla. -- The general manager of a Norman feed store said Tuesday that Joel Henry Hinrichs III had inquired about purchasing a significant amount of ammonium nitrate, the primary ingredient used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

Dustin Ellison, the general manager of Ellison Feed & Seed on Porter Avenue, said that a man matching Hinrichs' description had come into the store days before he blew himself up on OU's campus. Ellison said the man asked about ammonium nitrate, but couldn't offer a reason why he needed it."

http://www.kotv.com/main/home/stories.asp?whichpage=1&id=91267

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1496603/posts

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/10/04/oklahoma.explosion.ap/index.html
"Dad: Oklahoma student bomber wasn't politically motivated"
Tuesday, October 4, 2005; Posted: 12:41 p.m. EDT (16:41 GMT) NORMAN, Oklahoma (AP) --
ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The father of a University of Oklahoma student who committed suicide outside a packed football stadium using explosives said Monday his son didn't intend to harm anyone else or push a political agenda.

Joel Henry Hinrichs III, 21, died Saturday when a device attached to his body exploded about 8 p.m. while he sat on a bench, officials said.

The blast could be heard inside the stadium less than 100 yards away where more than 80,000 people attended OU's game against Kansas State.

Joel Hinrichs Jr. said that his son did not leave a suicide note and that FBI agents told him hydrogen peroxide was used to construct the bomb."


http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2005/US/10/04/oklahoma.explosion.ap/story.hinrichs.ap.jpg
"Joel Henry Hinrichs III in a 2002 photo."

http://www.newsok.com

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1495058/posts?page=3784#3784
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1495058/posts?q=1&&page=3901#3901
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1495058/posts?q=1&&page=3913#3913
http://www.academia.org/campus_reports/2002/february_2002_3.html
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1495058/posts?page=4015#4015
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1495058/posts?q=1&&page=4038#4038
http://newsok.com/article/1633302/?template=home/main
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1495058/posts?page=4078#4078
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=2&ObjectID=10348688
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1495058/posts?q=1&&page=4127#4127
http://www.channeloklahoma.com/news/5057494/detail.html

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1495911/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1494800/posts?page=643#643

http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?t=170283&page=6&pp=40

http://michellemalkin.com/archives/003668.htm

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=17737


4,142 posted on 10/04/2005 4:24:59 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: falconjet0900

They'll post them there, but it might not be until late tonight or early tomorrow before the link is put in. I prefer News 9 because they're locally owned, but at least Channel 5 has actually posted their fertilizer story already.


4,143 posted on 10/04/2005 4:25:33 PM PDT by digitalbrownshirt (http://digitalbrownshirt.blogspot.com)
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To: WestCoastGal

I know one thing, there is no way on earth I'll ever get into a stadium or convention center with 30,000 people to be quarantined...


4,144 posted on 10/04/2005 4:27:29 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: PhiKapMom

The fact that there is an obvious MEDIA BLACKOUT indicates that there IS a Homeland Security aspect to this event.


4,146 posted on 10/04/2005 4:27:50 PM PDT by Lexington Green (''The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.'' - Karl Marx)
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To: defenderSD
News media is held back by lack of "on the record" information from law enforcement. No media conspiracy here.

Lack of information has never stopped them before.

That is part of it, but there's more to this. "The LEO's didn't tell me" excuse is just being offered to provide plausible deny-ability.

4,147 posted on 10/04/2005 4:30:05 PM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen)
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To: falconjet0900

Ah, the "solid" maybe?


4,148 posted on 10/04/2005 4:30:48 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: WestCoastGal
From the CDC's Website, Avian Flu generally occurs only in birds, and does not spread easily to humans. The President was talking about quarantines of poultry farms, not quarantines of people or cities:

Background: Avian Influenza

Influenza viruses that infect birds are called “avian influenza viruses.” These are type A influenza viruses that are genetically distinguishable from influenza viruses that usually infect people. There are many subtypes of avian influenza A viruses, including H7 and H5. Avian influenza viruses can be distinguished as “low pathogenic” and “high pathogenic” forms based on genetic features of the virus and the severity of the illness they cause in poultry. Birds that are infected with avian influenza viruses can shed virus in saliva, nasal secretions, and feces. Contact with feces or respiratory secretions is important in the transmission of infection among poultry. Between flocks, infection usually spreads due to movement of infected birds and the actions of humans in moving feedstuff, personnel, equipment, and vehicles into and from premises that are contaminated with infected feces or respiratory secretions. The duration that these viruses can survive in the environment depends on temperature and humidity conditions, but they may survive up to weeks in cooler and moister conditions.

Avian influenza viruses do not usually infect humans; however, several instances of human infections and outbreaks of avian influenza have been reported since 1997. In 2003, influenza A (H7N7) infections occurred among persons who handled affected poultry and their families in the Netherlands during an outbreak of avian flu among poultry. More than 80 cases of H7N7 illness were reported (the symptoms were mostly confined to eye infections, with some respiratory symptoms), and one patient died (a veterinarian who had visited an H7N7 flu-affected farm). Although there was evidence of limited person-to-person spread of infection, sustained human-to-human transmission did not occur in this or other outbreaks of avian influenza. It is believed that most cases of avian influenza infection in humans have resulted from contact with infected poultry or contaminated surfaces. However, other means of transmission are also possible, such as the virus becoming aerosolized and landing on exposed surfaces of the mouth, nose, or eyes, or being inhaled into the lungs.


4,149 posted on 10/04/2005 4:30:56 PM PDT by defenderSD ("I am not a troll" said the troll as a thunderous Zot descended on him.)
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To: digitalbrownshirt
I'm more concerned about high school games. Security is basicly to keep kids from fighting, not searching bags, and I can imagine how bad a bomb under a bleecher full of kids would be.

Well, if anything were to happen at another game, it will be spun until they can't keep spinning it anymore, just as is happening with this "suicide".

4,150 posted on 10/04/2005 4:32:13 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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