Editor's note: The following is a recap of the week's news events , in the words of the newsmakers.
"In my opinion, you don't need any collateral. Saddlebrook International Tennis is a spectacular company.''
Tom Dempsey, chief executive officer of Saddlebrook Resort. The county Tourist Development Council this week endorsed a 5,000-seat tennis stadium that the resort would operate.
"There is a social order, and sexual abusers of children are generally considered at the bottom of the order.''
Kevin Doll, spokesman for Pasco Sheriff Bob White, after Michael Kent Mollett committed suicide in the county jail. Mollett faced charges of raping a young girl.
"Amendment 1 has really forced our Republicans to act like Republicans.''
Rich Jenkins, who is challenging incumbent Pasco Commissioner Jack Mariano in the Aug. 26 Republican primary.
"Lots of businesses are going bankrupt. That means loss of jobs. Loss of jobs equate to more need in a community.''
Zephyrhills Police Capt. Robert McKinney as the department kicked off its annual Shop With a Cop supply drive to help needy people.
"You always have anxiety. But when that bell rings, you just step up to the plate and you do what you have to do.''
John Kaczoroski, a Rushe Middle School teacher, one of 351 new teachers in Pasco County who will report for work on Monday.
"You would think that logic would let them know that they shouldn't be there. But there are still some people that would go to have a look.''
Paul Heinerth, widely known scuba diver and property manager for a sinkhole in Hudson owned by the National Speleological Society. A 45-year-old woman drowned while swimming in the sinkhole.
"I'm really a down-to-earth person and I just wanted to live comfortably. I wanted a house that I could call home.''
Nationally known jazz musician Eric Darius, who built his home in Wesley Chapel.