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  • OK: [University prez] Boren asks legislators to rethink gun bill

    03/17/2008 9:40:30 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 18 replies · 554+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | 3/15/08 | ANGEL RIGGS
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- University of Oklahoma President David Boren called on lawmakers Friday to reconsider the passage of a bill that would allow certain people to carry guns on college campuses. "If it would help for me to get down on my knees to plead with the Legislature for the safety of our students, I would do so," Boren said in a prepared statement. House Bill 2513 by Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, passed 65-36 on Thursday. It would allow veterans, active-duty military and National Guard and reserve personnel, and people trained in law en forcement to carry concealed guns on...
  • Okla. House passes campus gun bill

    03/15/2008 9:34:04 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 16 replies · 607+ views
    Times ^ | 3/13/08 | TIM TALLEY
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- The state House agreed Thursday to allow people with specialized firearms training, such as military personnel, to carry concealed weapons on the state's college campuses, despite opponents who said it made no sense following shootings at schools across the country. The measure was approved 65-36, and now heads to the state Senate for a vote. Introduced by Rep. Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, the law would authorize active-duty military and National Guard and reserve personnel, honorably discharged veterans and others with firearms training certified by the Council on Law Enforcement Education who hold a state concealed weapons license to...
  • OU-UT rivalry at center of bloody bar fight

    09/11/2007 1:21:14 PM PDT · by 1riot1ranger · 54 replies · 2,491+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 9/11/2007 | associated press
    OU-UT rivalry at center of bloody bar fight Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — To hear Oklahoma football fans tell it, some things just aren't done in the heart of Sooner Nation, and one of them is to walk into a bar wearing a Texas Longhorns T-shirt. That's exactly what touched off a bloody skirmish that left a Texas-shirt-wearing fan nearly castrated and an Oklahoma fan facing aggravated assault charges that could put him in prison for up to five years. The shocking case has set off a raging debate in this football-crazed region about the extreme passions behind a...
  • 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...
  • OU Bomber's Memorial Stone Causes Shock

    04/26/2007 3:58:12 PM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 42 replies · 1,930+ views
    The Oklahoman ^ | 04/26/2007 | Nolan Clay
    <p>NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma has put outside the student union a patio stone engraved with the name of the student suicide bomber.</p> <p>"I was just kind of horrified,” said OU football fan Jenny Clemons, who spotted the stone after OU's Red-White game April 7. "I don't think he has any business being out here.”</p>
  • 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,...
  • Olmert Warmly Received by OU, Ayalon Advises ´Wait on Aliyah´

    11/22/2006 3:23:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 438+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Nov 23, '06 | staff
    PM Ehud Olmert received a standing ovation at the Orthodox Union’s annual convention in Jerusalem, speaking after outgoing Ambassador Danny Ayalon discouraged those present from coming on Aliyah. Ayalon, who just finished his term as Israel’s Ambassador to the US, stressed the need to unite behind Israel’s officials during these critical times. He also responded to Jewish Agency Chief Ze’ev Bielski’s call for American Jews to immigrate to Israel, saying: “I join Ze’ev’s call for Aliyah (Jewish immigration) from the states – but I have to say, you can wait a while.” Ayalon told the crowd of observant Jews that...
  • Breaking down 100 years of Texas-Oklahoma

    10/06/2006 3:10:35 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 36 replies · 766+ views ^ | October 06, 2006 | John Bridges
    With 100 Texas-Oklahoma games in the history books, it's time to draw a few conclusions about the Red River shootout (we still find "Red River Rivalry" to be a mouthful). First, Texas will win Saturday 16.5 to 15.7. OK, that's not a real score, but it is the historical average for points scored in this game. In all, the Longhorns have won 56 of the first 100 Texas-Oklahoma games. OU lays claim to 39, and five were tied. For years, the game was known for its close outcomes. Forty-nine games have been decided by nine points or fewer. The 1996...
  • Things are looking up at the Cotton Bowl

    10/05/2006 8:31:27 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 11 replies · 549+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 2, 2006 | BRIAN DAVIS
    Godzillatron will soon have a new rival. Texas and Oklahoma fans be warned. After walking past the Chevy truck display, the World's Largest Traveling Candy Store and Granny's Funnel Cakes, you can't miss the newest attraction at the State Fair. A massive video board, measuring 83 feet wide and 57 feet tall, is being erected over the Cotton Bowl's south end zone. The video board and a new state-of-the-art sound system are part of the $20 million earmarked for stadium upgrades. Texas and Oklahoma agreed to a contract in May that keeps the series at the Cotton Bowl through 2010.
  • Boren's behavior is the real outrage

    09/20/2006 10:29:47 AM PDT · by Buck W. · 17 replies · 836+ views ^ | 9/29/06 | Ian O'Connor
    David Boren is a former governor and United States Senator. He's the current leader of a major institution of higher learning. He is not a face-painting, ref-berating tailgater; he only plays one on TV. Boren is the Oklahoma president who called for the Pac-10 officiating crew that blew two critical calls in the Sooners' loss at Oregon to be suspended for the season. Boren also wrote to Big 12 commissioner Kevin Weiberg asking for his school's defeat to be expunged from the record books.
  • OU president wants game voided, officials suspended

    09/18/2006 2:43:59 PM PDT · by Dead Dog · 286 replies · 3,038+ views
    ESPN ^ | 9/18/2006 | Associated Press
    NORMAN, Okla. -- University of Oklahoma president David Boren sent a letter to Big 12 Commissioner Kevin Weiberg on Monday, asking him to push for the Sooners' game against Oregon to be eliminated from the record books and have the Pac-10 officials involved in the game suspended for the remainder of the season
  • Oklahoma to honor its first black football player

    08/20/2006 12:09:49 PM PDT · by OKSooner · 15 replies · 2,367+ views
    KOTV Channel 6 Tulsa ^ | 8-20-06 | AP
    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) _ University of Oklahoma officials say OU will not issue jersey number 38 this football season as part of the university's plans to honor the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Sooners' first black player, Prentice Gautt. Members of Oklahoma's team will wear decals with the number 38 on the back of their helmets this season to commemorate Gautt, who died in March 2005 at age 67. Fullback J.D. Runnels wore number 38 last season for the Sooners, when he was a senior. OU President David Boren says the decision to honor Gautt was made to...
  • OU football scandal posted on Aggie Message Board six months ago

    08/06/2006 2:44:33 PM PDT · by Jedidah · 25 replies · 2,512+ views ^ | Jan 30, 2006
    I'll try to be as discrete as possible, because i din't want to implicate someone and then get sued. My girlfriend works in the office of a large dealership where we live. She has only been there about a month, and she was dealing with handing out payroll checks. . .
  • Titanic (Oklahoma QB), meet iceberg (NCAA Violation)

    08/02/2006 11:42:24 AM PDT · by GodfearingTexan · 47 replies · 1,369+ views
    Bomar off OU football team From Staff and Wire Reports Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops says he's dismissing two players from the Sooner football team. Oklahoma confirmed that two players had been dismissed by the team but did not identify them. The school said in a statement that the players violated NCAA rules by working at a private business and taking "payment over an extended period of time in excess of time actually worked." Oklahoma City television station KWTV reported that Bomar, who set an Oklahoma freshman record with 2,018 passing yards after taking over as the Sooners' starter in...
  • Bomar, Another Player Kicked Off OU (Oklahoma University Sooners) Football Team

    08/02/2006 3:06:04 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 9 replies · 395+ views
    ktul ^ | 8/2/06 | kevin king
    Norman - NewsChannel 8 has confirmed that OU starting quarterback Rhett Bomar is one of two players who have been kicked off the team following an internal investigation. A press release from the university doesn't name the two players who were dismissed, but NewsChannel 8 confirmed this afternoon that Bomar and another player were paid to work at a private business and paid for hours they didn't work. Several reports say the other player is offensive lineman J.D. Quinn, who was expected to possibly start at guard this season. A press release from the University also states the players have...
  • 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...
  • People Watch (Bob Stoops to ride with Blue Angels)

    05/10/2006 2:24:01 PM PDT · by CharlieOK1 · 17 replies · 1,063+ views
    Ft. Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 5/10/06 | Staff
    Taking flightBurleson native Kelly Clarkson is taking off again, this time with the Blue Angels. American Idol's first sweetheart will fly with the Navy's flight demonstration team today at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth. She'll join Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops and CBS Channel 11's Babe Laufenberg in a preview performance of this weekend's air show.
  • 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...
  • From OU to Algeria?

    01/12/2006 7:33:03 PM PST · by Jonathan Rude · 236+ views
    Tapscott's Copy Desk ^ | 1/12/0 | Mark Tapscott
    Note the reference to three Algerian terrorist plotters with al Qaeda links who were arrested in Italy last month for planning attacks on U.S. stadiums and other targets. Now, watch this news report by Oklahoma reporter Tamara Pratt at News9 and note the destination on the plane tickets for Joel Hinrich's roomie, which were reportedly found in the apartment the two men shared.
  • 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...