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September 24, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Honeywell International Inc. said it had developed a new nitrogen-based fertilizer that was difficult to ignite -- a discovery that could reduce criminals' ability to make explosives used in major terrorist attacks like the Oklahoma City bombing. Honeywell said its patented fertilizer combined ammonium sulfate with ammonium nitrate, providing the nitrogen and sulfur needed for plant nutrition but making it largely useless as a fuel for explosives. When mixed with substances such as fuel oil -- a volatile combination often used to make bombs -- the new fertilizer wouldn't detonate, the company said.
April 21, 1995
The following organizations are accepting donations for victims of the Oklahoma City bombing: American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013. B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief Fund, 1640 Rhode Island Ave., NW. Washington, D.C. 20036. Feed the Children: (800) 741-1441 Salvation Army: Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK. 73157. Cash donations may be mailed to BankIV, Box 1255, Oklahoma City, OK 73101.
April 2, 2005 | From Associated Press
Tipped they may have missed evidence a decade ago, FBI agents searched the former home of convicted Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols and found blasting caps and other explosive materials apparently related to the 1995 attack, officials said Friday. FBI officials said the material was found buried in a crawl space of the house in Herington, Kan.
September 4, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
One of the suspects in the Oklahoma City bombing case used cans of soup to demonstrate how to build a bomb of mass destruction, a local newspaper reported. Quoting anonymous sources, the Daily Oklahoman reported that witness Lori Fortier told the federal grand jury on Aug. 8 that Timothy J. McVeigh arranged the soup cans in the form of a triangle on the kitchen floor of her Arizona trailer.
As security was beefed up Friday at government buildings in preparation for today's anniversary of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the 1993 FBI assault on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, a report indicated that anti-government terrorism is becoming increasingly violent and more difficult to track.
June 24, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Oklahoma City bombing suspect Tim McVeigh allegedly forged the driver's license used to rent a truck involved in last year's deadly bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, a newspaper reported. The Sunday Oklahoman newspaper said Michael and Lori Fortier, former friends of McVeigh, will testify that he used a typewriter at their house to forge the license he ordered from a magazine advertisement and used the name Bob Kling.
December 13, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch said the scheduled May 17 trial date for Oklahoma City bombing suspects Timothy J. McVeigh and Terry L. Nichols does not leave enough time for attorneys to prepare. The statement by Matsch, the new judge assigned to the case, left some defense attorneys saying the trial will not begin until late summer at the earliest.
July 2, 1995 | Associated Press
FBI agents took several bags of material Saturday from the home of a man who lives next to a friend of bombing suspect Timothy J. McVeigh. The agents spent an hour combing through the home of Jimmy Rosencranz, a next-door neighbor of Michael Fortier's. It was not clear what the agents took. The FBI is trying to track Fortier's activities before the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19. Fortier has told prosecutors that he and McVeigh drove to Oklahoma City in December to case the Alfred P.
May 18, 1995
Residents have contributed more than $10,000 to aid the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing, Mayor Beverly O'Neill announced. O'Neill sent Oklahoma City Mayor Ronald J. Norick a check for $10,000, along with a list of the individuals who made contributions and their letters of support. While the fund drive ended May 8, residents have continued to send in money and the city will likely be sending another check. The money is to go into the Oklahoma City Mayor's Victim Relief Fund.
September 4, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
A judge sentenced a man who confessed to taking part in a terrorist plot to 14 years in prison but granted him seven years credit for time served. Saad Khalid is the first of the "Toronto 18," arrested in 2006, to plead guilty. Prosecutors accuse the group of planning to bomb Toronto's Stock Exchange and a building housing Canada's spy agency. Khalid, a Canadian, was arrested while unloading what he and his fellow alleged conspirators believed were three tons of ammonium nitrate -- three times what was used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
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