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The Week in Words: Oct. 18-24

"This is going to haunt me the rest of my life. I redeem myself by doing my job.''

Michael Provost, right, whose admission that he smoked marijuana at home nearly cost him his job as a Hernando School District middle school teacher

"We know that they're overwhelmed. We've tried to help but we haven't had much response so far.''

Hernando County Animal Services director Liana Teague on the efforts to assist the owners of Our Animal Haus shelter with taking care of the animals, including this undernourished Paso Fino horse, at the Brooksville property

"I'm confused.''

Roland "Bo" Bavota, Hernando school district's facilities director, after the School Board seemingly changed its direction on how to construct the new K-8 facility north of Weeki Wachee

"We don't know what got into him. But you never know with animals.''

Kathy Oleson of Boyett's Grove in Spring Lake, after a zebra-donkey hybrid named ZeDonk bit her 34-year-old son in the legs

"If we can grab them at jail, then they're not going to go to prison.''

Elena Bozzi of Grace World Outreach Church's prison and jail ministry, on the goals of a rehabilitation program that church members help with at the Hernando County Jail

"We appropriate the money. We don't write her budget.''

County Commissioner Dave Russell, explaining that the board told Supervisor of Elections Annie Williams she will get less money this year because of decreased tax revenues. Williams, he said, must decide whether to spend money on poll workers

The Week in Words: Oct. 18-24 10/24/09 [Last modified: Saturday, October 24, 2009 11:34am]
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