The Week in Words: Nov. 14-20

"It's like drinking out of a fire hose. There's so much information coming at you so fast."

Hernando Sheriff Richard Nugent, on how he is learning the duties of his job as a member of Congress.

"They have their position, and we have ours. They're wrong, and we're right.''

County Commissioner Dave Russell on the lawsuit filed against the county by Orion Dredging Services, which was removed as the contractor on the troubled Hernando Beach Channel dredge project.

"As long as she remains employed, we're all subject to critical questions.''

County Commissioner Jeff Stabins urging the board to end its contract with the Clerk of Courts Office to have Lisa Hammond serve as purchasing director for the county. Hammond has been criticized for questions about her resume and performance on several major projects.

"There were dogs running everywhere you looked. We spent six hours looking for them.''

Patrick Pace, Hernando County Animal Control supervisor, after arriving at a dead-end road where someone had abandoned 63 Shih Tzu dogs, which were running in the road and over lawns.

"It's getting tougher out there for realty companies to exist.''

Al Boland, president of the Hernando County Realtors Association, on the struggle real estate companies are having in the ongoing downturn of the real estate market.

"It does have the appearance of impropriety that could have been easily remedied if he had simply disclosed that he lived in the neighborhood.''

County Attorney Garth Coller on Planning and Zoning Commission member Ron Caldi advocating against a request by Jericho Road Ministries to expand a homeless shelter in his neighborhood.

"I still have a lot of learning to do.''

Ron Caldi, who joined the board in 2009.

"Let this be a day of opportunity for these men.''

John Mitten, president of the Jericho Road Ministries board, on the approval by county commissioners for the agency to expand its shelters for homeless men.

"I think we all rode most of the day with tears in our eyes.''

Jaebird Planchard, a volunteer who rode with 200 injured veterans in the first leg of the 350-mile Ride 2 Recovery Florida Challenge bicycle ride across the state. Their first stop was Weeki Wachee.

The Week in Words: Nov. 14-20 11/19/10 [Last modified: Friday, November 19, 2010 8:26pm]

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