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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 30, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Page 10A HERALDZEITUNG March Remorseless McVeigh calls dead children collateral damage BY CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Writer AP Detailing his motives in the Oklahoma City bombing for the first time Timo thy McVeigh says he pulver ized the federal building to avenge Waco and Ruby Ridge and that he regrets having killed children only because it undercut his I recognized beforehand that someone might be bringing their kid to McVeigh says in a new if I had known there was an entire day care it might have given me pause to switch Thats a large amount of col lateral In 75 hours of prison inter McVeigh talked to Lou Michel and Dan reporters for The Buffalo near his hometown of about how and why he bombed the Alfred Murrah Federal The April attack killed 168 19 of them In the which began in May McVeigh got choked up while talking about killing a gopher in a but never expressed remorse for the I understand what they felt in Oklahoma I have no sympathy for he told the authors of Ameri can Terrorist Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Before deciding to bomb the Murrah McVeigh says he considered a number of including assassinating elect ed But he chose the in for its visual impact and decided on the Murrah building because it had fed eral agents and glass in the making it vulnerable and giving TV cameras a good Michel told ABCs Prime Time Thursday that McVeighs only regret was that the childrens deaths proved to be a public rela tions CNN on Wednesday quot ed Danny the FBIs lead investigator in the saying he had ho doubt McVeigh knew children would be among his No matter what and how you go by that if you look at the youre going to see all the lit tle cutout all the lit tle apples and flowers show ing that theres a kinder garten there that there are children in that build Defenbaugh Defenbaugh also said the FBI found evidence that McVeigh might have consid ered other attacks in Dallas and CNN told the authors he was disappoint ed when part of the building remained standing after his bomb went I didnt knock the building I didnt take it he Authorities have said the bomb was between pounds and but McVeigh told the authors it was heavier by more than 1 He said he was the sole architect of the plan and resorted to threats against Terry Nichols family when his Army also con victed in the hesitat ed before helping to load the explosives into a rental McVeigh is scheduled to be executed May 16 Nichols is serving life in McVeigh was in the living room of Nichols Michigan home when the Branch Davidian standoff near Texas ended on April as tanks driven by FBI agents pumped tear gas into the Afire broke out and about 80 Davidians including leader David Koresh some from the others from It brought him to The morning of the Okla homa City bombing he had cold spaghetti for McVeigh Was two blocks away when the bomb exploded and was lifted off the ground by the force of the As he he 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