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Moore Mickens, which is formed around an open courtyard, opened in the late 1930s and expanded over the years before converting to its current status as an education center in 1987.

Times (1983)

Moore Mickens, which is formed around an open courtyard, opened in the late 1930s and expanded over the years before converting to its current status as an education center in 1987.

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

"Just keeping that school up and going, you're pouring money into a really old building. So we made a decision to look at moving it."

Ray Gadd, assistant superintendent of schools, regarding the possibility of moving the Moore Mickens Education Center. The idea has generated controversy because Moore Mickens has historical significance as the county's first permanent school for black students in the 1930s.

"It's got disaster written all over it.''

Pasco Fire Marshal Dave Campbell, expressing worry that some 250 residents of a high-rise condominium building were lighting candles after a fire cut off electrical service.

"We decided to give it another year to go through our facilities options in more depth."

Anne Corcoran after requesting a one-year delay for the Classical Preparatory Academy, a charter school that had figured to open in August.

"It was all bull----. A lot of it was staged, to be quite honest."

Johnny DeMicco, an employee and son of Micco Motors owner Gary DeMicco, regarding a Spike TV show episode called "The Worst Little Car Lot in Florida.''

"When you look at where you've come from, you've come a long way."

Accountant Pete Schatzel, giving the Port Richey City Council positive news about city finance.

"The hardest thing of all will be to tell his oldest grandson that he's not coming again."

Susan MacManus, well-known political analyst and professor at the University of South Florida, after her younger brother, Dr. Harold MacManus, was killed in a plane crash near Land O'Lakes.

"She said David was mad about her working there and was saying she was prostituting herself at the club."

A sheriff's deputy's report of a dispute that led to the beating death of a Jack Russell terrier and the subsequent arrest of David Crivelli, 49, of Hudson. The Sheriff's Office says Crivelli punched his girlfriend several times and then beat the dog with a champagne bottle. He was charged with domestic battery and cruelty to animals.

The Week In Words 03/02/13 [Last modified: Saturday, March 2, 2013 1:40pm]
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