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A quick recap of the week's news

Vietnam veteran John DeBok was wounded in 1968 on a mission to recover the bodies of other Marines.

DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times

Vietnam veteran John DeBok was wounded in 1968 on a mission to recover the bodies of other Marines.

"He was a hero. He died a hero."

Pasco Sheriff's Det. William Lindsey regarding Orvar Arnarson, a skydiving instructor who tried unsuccessfully to save his student whose parachute failed to open. Both Arnarson, 41, and Andrimar Pordarson, 25, of Iceland, fell to their deaths at Skydive City in Zephyrhills.

"There have been damaged relationships, and those relationships have to be repaired."

School Board member Joanne Hurley after Aimee Boltze took over as principal at Connerton Elementary School. Superintendent Kurt Browning removed the previous principal, Anna Falcone, for what he said were her repeated attempts to obtain confidential responses to a recent climate survey.

"Why wouldn't I approve it? I'm all for giving business back to the community."

School Board member Steve Luikart, regarding a proposed policy that would give preference to local businesses during the bidding process.

"They've done a fantastic job for 25 years. Now we need to maintain the great work Main Street has done."

John Moors, executive director of the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce, after the nonprofit Downtown Dade City Mainstream Inc. ended its 25-year run.

"We're thrilled. People in Dade City said they would never put a light there, even though everybody seemed to agree it was needed. This will save lives. Unfortunately it comes too late for Ed.''

Don Reno, whose neighbor in the Southfork Mobile Home Park, Edward Young, was killed last fall in a car wreck at the U.S. 98/301 intersection. The state Department of Transportation last week agreed to install a traffic signal there.

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

"The guy handed me a wood coin. On one side it said, 'School of Warfare Southeast Asia.' On the other, 'Pass It On.' He drove away.''

John DeBok, a Vietnam veteran explaining how he came to organize a "Welcome Home'' day of recognition for others who served in the war.

"He was a hero. He died a hero."

Pasco Sheriff's Det. William Lindsey regarding Orvar Arnarson, a skydiving instructor who tried unsuccessfully to save his student whose parachute failed to open. Both Arnarson, 41, and Andrimar Pordarson, 25, of Iceland, fell to their deaths at Skydive City in Zephyrhills.

"There have been damaged relationships, and those relationships have to be repaired."

School Board member Joanne Hurley after Aimee Boltze took over as principal at Connerton Elementary School. Superintendent Kurt Browning removed the previous principal, Anna Falcone, for what he said were her repeated attempts to obtain confidential responses to a recent climate survey.

"Why wouldn't I approve it? I'm all for giving business back to the community."

School Board member Steve Luikart, regarding a proposed policy that would give preference to local businesses during the bidding process.

"They've done a fantastic job for 25 years. Now we need to maintain the great work Main Street has done."

John Moors, executive director of the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce, after the nonprofit Downtown Dade City Mainstream Inc. ended its 25-year run.

"We're thrilled. People in Dade City said they would never put a light there, even though everybody seemed to agree it was needed. This will save lives. Unfortunately it comes too late for Ed.''

Don Reno, whose neighbor in the Southfork Mobile Home Park, Edward Young, was killed last fall in a car wreck at the U.S. 98/301 intersection. The state Department of Transportation last week agreed to install a traffic signal there.

"The guy handed me a wood coin. On one side it said, 'School of Warfare Southeast Asia.' On the other, 'Pass It On.' He drove away.''

John DeBok, a Vietnam veteran explaining how he came to organize a "Welcome Home'' day of recognition for others who served in the war.

A quick recap of the week's news 03/30/13 [Last modified: Monday, April 1, 2013 4:11pm]
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