Some things said in 2008 in Oklahoma bear repeating. Here are a few of them: “I have Stipes coming out of my ears, and I can't seem to get any of them to trial.”
U.S. District Judge Ronald A. White about delays in trials for former state Sen. Gene Stipe and his brother, Francis Stipe “We feel like we have been through a funeral.” Girl Scout spokeswoman Crystal Baca-Slater after a 300-pound bronze statue honoring the Scouts' centennial was stolen from an Edmond park. It later was recovered. “And so I'm wracking my brain to figure out who's fat and who's interesting that I know.” Radio disc jockey Richard Castillo in line at a casting call for the reality show “The Biggest Loser,” describing his search for a partner to impress producers “You'll never catch me.” Message scrawled on a roadside memorial cross after two girls were gunned down in an unsolved slaying in Weleetka “He might as well just reach in my back pocket and take my wallet.” Injured corrections officer Charles Ottaway, 69 after learning his lawyer was among attorneys who deducted money from clients' workers' compensation awards and used them for political donations “The first night I spent in this house without you, I felt so lonely.” Deputy warden's wife Bobbi Parker in a letter written to Randolph Dial, the prison escapee she was living with, as read by an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent in Parker's preliminary hearing “It's gonna make the Bigfoot community look real bad.” D.W. Lee of Stilwell, founder of the Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center about claims by two Georgia men that they would produce hard evidence of the elusive man-creature Bigfoot “There's liberty, and then there's ridiculous.