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The Week in Words

The Week in Words

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

"I've not seen the evidence or what the facts are, but government officials are held to a higher standard so I'm sure that the council will address it."

Port Richey Mayor Eloise Taylor after prosecutors charged the city's manager Tom O'Neill with drunken driving for an incident July 13 in New Port Richey. His blood alcohol level was four times the legal limit, authorities said.

"We work hard all our lives. We should not have things taken away from us."

Mary Donovan, a Pasco resident addressing the County Commission about federal spending cuts that have threatened the Elderly Nutrition program.

"We were determined to reward those employees who have stayed loyal to the district over the years — especially during the economic downturn. They've earned the right to be paid more than someone who just got hired."

United School Employees of Pasco president Lynne Webb after a tentative agreement that will mean pay raises to teachers for the first time in six years.

"It's more than a post office to us. It's the heart of our community.''

Alta Trufant, a resident of Aripeka where the U.S. Postal Service has announced plans to shut down the local post office on Sept. 13.

The Week in Words 08/30/13 [Last modified: Friday, August 30, 2013 6:52pm]
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  1. North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in U.S. student's death (w/video)

    World

    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Friday called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma.

    Mourners line the street after the funeral of Otto Warmbier, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Wyoming, Ohio. Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate student who was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years in prison with hard labor in North Korea, died this week, days after returning to the United States. [Associated Press]
  2. Kentucky recruit, former Tampa Catholic star Kevin Knox among top prospects for 2018 NBA Draft

    Preps

    Less than 24 hours after the NBA Draft, analysts have already begun looking ahead to 2018.

    Tampa Catholic star Kevin Knox finishes a layup during the McDonald's All-American game in March at the United Center in Chicago. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
  3. Editorial: Pinellas cannot ignore homeless families

    Editorials

    They are living on our streets and in our parking lots, in cheap motels and spare bedrooms if they're lucky and in old cars if they are not. Their kids attend our schools, and parents often are afraid to seek help. Pinellas County has made progress in recent years in providing temporary shelter for the homeless, but …

    
Ariana Turner, 22, and her daughter, Namine Cowell, 2, are living at St. Petersburg Free Clinic Family Residence after falling on hard times. Pinellas County has made progress in recent years in providing temporary shelter for the homeless, but homeless families with kids are virtually shut out. It's a crisis that requires public and private leadership to find an answer that is both compassionate and cost-effective.
  4. Report: USF faculty complained of a hostile, sexist, boorish boss

    College

    TAMPA — A certain University of South Florida academic may be an unpopular and insensitive bully, but he did not break USF rules, a lengthy legal review has concluded.

    Herb Maschner was removed last fall as the head of a technology center at the University of South Florida after the school learned his previous employer found he engaged in inappropriate, on-campus sexual behavior. A new report looks at Maschner's tenure at USF. [Idaho State University]
  5. Oh, deer! Two bucks seen on video duking it out in Tennessee

    Wildlife

    Deer generally are seen as calm and serene creatures, but that was not the case in this video posted Wednesday on the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency's Facebook page.

    A video, shot by Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency wildlife officers Amy and Bubba Spencer on one of their trail cameras, shows two bucks on their hind legs and flailing in an open field. [Facebook]