Headlines You Missed: Week of Dec. 8
Collin Hoofnagle, News Editor
December 8, 2010
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Every week, “The Patriot” scours the web to bring you headlines from around the world. Please note that no original reporting is involved. We welcome your comments at the bottom of the page.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – A 52 year-old woman confined to a wheelchair wore nothing but black lingerie and insisted on receiving a pat down while going through TSA airport security. Tammy Banovac, who posed for Playboy in 1997, arrived at Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport in a trench coat and revealed her lingerie before entering the security checkpoint. Banovac also wore pearls and carried a white dog through the checkpoint. After Banovac refused to go through a security scanner, security personnel patted her down and later found traces of nitrates, which can be used to make explosives, on her wheelchair. According to Benovac nitrates on the wheelchair were a result of either medication or a recent hunting trip. Because of questioning, Benovac missed her flight. She then returned the next day in the same outfit and again opted for the pat down. Benovac successfully cleared security the second day.
Read more at news.travel.aol.com.
Frankfort, Kentucky – Investors plan to build a full-sized replica of Noah’s ark as part of a park that would include an ancient walled city and a replica of the Tower of Babel. Mike Zovath co-founded the Creation Museum in Kentucky three years ago and said the Ark Encounter project could draw 1.6 million visitors a year. The ark would be constructed to the specifications mentioned in the Bible. Governor Steve Beshear encourages the project, which would create 900 jobs, despite backlash about its religious grounding.
Read more at usatoday.com.
Los Angeles, California – A German tarantula dealer was arrested after allegedly selling hundreds of spiders to the U.S. through the mail. Sven Koppler was arrested after the nine-month “Operation Spiderman” run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Postal Service. Koppler supposedly mailed over 500 tarantulas. Many spiders were concealed in bundles of colorful plastic straws. As a result of the sales, Koppler received about $300,000. He could face a $250,000 fine and up to 20 years in federal prison.
Read more at cnn.com.
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