The Week in Words: Oct. 12-16

"So much of it is about attitude. If we could just get things started again, then it would keep moving forward.''

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Bob Eaton, of the Hernando County Builders Association, on the need for the County Commission to cut impact fees

"We have to be prepared for a train wreck.''

Greg Pearson, of Brooksville Regional Hospital, explaining that the facility's billing takes into account all of the staff and equipment that must be kept on hand

"It's a little bit of home to get their minds off the war.''

Linda Kidwell of Gifts from Home, a group that sends donations of snacks, toys and toiletries to military personnel serving overseas

"This county is moving in a direction it has never had to move before.''

Dave Russell, Hernando County Commission chairman, on the need to realign some top administrative positions

"Having him off the street is a tremendous deal. It will keep a lot of pills off the streets.''

Citrus County Detective Kenny Wear, on the arrest of Jeffrey Allen Ware of Weeki Wachee, on numerous drug trafficking charges

"In essence, there wasn't any crime.''

Assistant State Attorney Paul Norville, on why the office dropped a charge of domestic battery against a Hernando County Sheriff's detective who was accused of assaulting his wife

"We think teachers are the gold standard. Honestly, what would we do without the lunch ladies or the custodial crew or the bus drivers? Everybody has a hand in this.''

Sue Stoops, left, principal at Challenger K-8, explaining that the school will use 90 percent of the $110,254 it received in A Plus accountability money for bonuses for the school's employees

The Week in Words: Oct. 12-16 10/17/09 [Last modified: Saturday, October 17, 2009 1:07pm]

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