April 22, 1995 |
Terrible acts terrify people. But even more, they spread fear far from the scene, fueled by rumors that themselves often are spread widely by news reports that prove to be inaccurate. For two days, the nation was gripped by fear as a result of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal office building in Oklahoma City. In Denver, it caused a day-care center to be shut down. In Boston, said Harvard Law School professor Philip Heymann, a former deputy U.S.
July 13, 1995 |
For decades, this town on the west flank of Kansas' scenic Flint Hills has quietly gone about its business--making sure the railroads run on time, planting wheat to help feed the nation and raising its children in small-town tranquillity. That anonymity was interrupted a couple of months ago when Terry L. Nichols, one of its own, was arrested and subsequently charged in the tragic bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building. One of its own?
April 26, 1995 |
One by one, the victims of the bombing at the federal building here are being memorialized this week--not only as human beings, but also as men and women whose lives were lost in service to the United States government. Carrie Ann Lenz, 26, was remembered by her Drug Enforcement Administration co-workers as "a precious and vital link to our DEA family," as well as being a devoted employee with a superb knowledge of the asset-forfeiture laws.
April 20, 1995 |
Amid angry calls by President Clinton for the "swift, certain and severe" punishment of the perpetrators of the Oklahoma City bombing--and speculation as to who might be responsible--Muslim leaders braced themselves Wednesday for a flare-up of anti-Islamic sentiment. Only hours after the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S.
May 31, 1997 |
Oklahoma's governor and legislators Friday approved the money needed to prosecute Timothy J. McVeigh on state charges of murdering 168 people in the 1995 bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. As a federal jury in Denver deliberated on whether to convict or acquit McVeigh in the worst attack on civilians in U.S. history, state officials pressed on with their plans to try him separately in Oklahoma City, site of the attack. Gov.
April 20, 1996 |
With equal measures of anticipation and dread, Oklahoma on Friday marked the first anniversary of the bombing that tore through the nation's heart April 19 a year ago, a milestone that soothed some mourners but forced others to relive a day they would sooner forget. Under a sunny spring sky that stood in contrast to the rainy gloom of last year, survivors and relatives of the bombing's 168 victims gathered at the grassy lot where the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building once stood. At 9:02 a.m.
June 4, 1997 |
Federal officials and Oklahoma state authorities are girding for a potential battle over the right to execute Oklahoma City bomber Timothy J. McVeigh, with sources inside the federal prosecution saying Tuesday that they have no intention of turning him over to the state legal system if he is sentenced to death in federal court.
March 4, 1997 |
Timothy J. McVeigh's lawyer acknowledged Monday that his files contain a report in which his client claimed responsibility for the Oklahoma City bombing, but attorney Stephen Jones flatly and angrily denied that it is a confession, as portrayed last week by a Dallas newspaper. Instead, Jones asserted that the report is part of the defense team's internal work product and is "not a legitimate defense document."
January 20, 1999 |
A writer who has advanced conspiracy theories about the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building surrendered Tuesday to face charges that he tried to influence a grand jury investigating the blast. Complaining that he is being persecuted for "speaking the truth," David Hoffman, 38, reported to the Oklahoma County Jail, three weeks after being indicted by the grand jury. Hoffman, who was released from jail later Tuesday, could get two years in prison if convicted on the misdemeanor charges.
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November 25, 1995 |
When Oklahoma City bombing victim Daina Bradley visits the city Dec. 4 to thank those who have helped her, Laguna Beach High School will be her stage to speak to the community. Bradley and members of her family were in the Oklahoma City federal building on April 19 when a bomb exploded, killing 168 people, including Bradley's two children and her mother. To free Bradley from the debris, rescuers had to amputate her right leg.