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Carrie Coppernoll: Week's headlines are too much to handle

Oklahoma has gone insane. The headlines this week have included a bestiality arrest, a nearly-naked woman at the airport and a philandering senator. OK, maybe the philandering senator isn't that weird.
BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL Staff Writer ccoppernoll@opubco.com Modified: December 4, 2010 at 1:18 am •  Published: December 4, 2010
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Some days I wonder what on earth is going on. I look around and wonder if everyone has gone mad.

This week, I'm pretty sure Oklahoma has gone mad.


Monday — when a 30-acre fire burned near downtown — was the calmest day.

On Tuesday, a woman named Tammy Banovac went through the security line at Will Rogers World Airport in only her bra and panties to avoid the humiliation of a pat down, which would have totally violated her privacy. And, because that isn't enough, it turns out her resume includes a revoked dental license and a spread in Playboy Magazine.

That same day, police arrested a Bethany couple after discovering bestiality videos and other horrors at their home.

The next day, an affair between a state senator and a lobbyist puts into question a $10-million-a-year state contract. OK, maybe a sordid tale of a politician, his mistress and $10 million isn't that strange in Oklahoma.

Then, a man convicted of murdering a sheriff nine years ago is moved to lockdown after prison officials discover he's been using a contraband cell phone to access Facebook.

Who wants to post pictures of themselves in prison? The caption was probably: N JAIL. LOL.

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