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Pasco week in words

Pasco deputies seized dozens of packets of Spice during a Tuesday raid of the Food Land convenience store at 3444 Grand Blvd. in New Port Richey.

Courtesy of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office

Pasco deputies seized dozens of packets of Spice during a Tuesday raid of the Food Land convenience store at 3444 Grand Blvd. in New Port Richey.

Editor's note: The following is a recap of the week's news events, in the words of the newsmakers.

"I have heard the heartfelt pleas from Moore Mickens students, graduates, staff and supporters, and I cannot in good conscience move forward with the recommendation to close the school at this time."

School superintendent Kurt Browning, above, as he retreated from a proposal to close the center that once served as Pasco's first permanent black campus.

"The need is clearly there. I think it's a small price to pay. Visitors coming to this county are going to buy gas while they're here."

County Commissioner Ted Schrader, above, regarding a proposal to increase the gas tax by five cents to maintain roads.

"We knew it was coming. But nobody predicted the power of that surge. I've thought about it many times since, especially how ordinary people responded with such bravery. They risked their lives with boats and other equipment and helped get others to higher ground. That's what I remember most.''

Former sheriff Lee Cannon recalling the no-name storm that hit on March 13, 1993.

"Listen, I ran on the platform that I wanted to see the city get out of the real estate market, and I still believe we need to do that with other properties. But this is the centerpiece of our city and we need to do this right. Once we get it rolling then we can look at our options."

New Port Richey City Council member Bill Phillips, above, during a conversation about the historic Hacienda Hotel.

"All I was thinking was are they going to hurt him and I want my son back. How can you put people in this state of mind and get away with it?"

Heather Jennings of Land O'Lakes after she was the victim of a scam. Callers said she had to deliver money or her son would be killed, but they did not have her son.

"If you're going to be that stupid and that blind to what the people in this community are telling you, then you deserve to be made an example of. For those of you in the community that think you're going to still do it, good luck to ya."

Pasco Sheriff's Sgt. Bill Davis during a press conference announcing the latest crackdown on synthetic drugs sold at a local convenience store.

Pasco week in words 03/16/13 [Last modified: Saturday, March 16, 2013 12:10pm]
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