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The Week in Words

Pasco County, the week in words

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

"There's a lot of built-up interest. Everyone you talk to in the community is just ready for it.''

Stephen Baker, manager of the Congo River miniature golf course that opened this week on U.S. 19 near Port Richey.

"It's fine when you can laugh at yourself.''

School Board member Kathryn Starkey, who was among those interviewed by the Colbert Report, which is preparing a piece on the firing of a substitute teacher who claimed officials objected to his "wizardry.'

"Could I have used the money? No question. We've just tried to cut everything to the bone.''

Sheriff Bob White, who left $1.5-million from his budget last year unspent.

"I love being a teacher, but I'm not going to get a second job to be here.''

Tameka Bradley, a Spanish teacher at Land O'Lakes High School who joined teachers around the county in a protest over pay.

"The students who are following the rules and acting with integrity are being unfairly impacted by the actions of students who use them to cheat.''

School Board member Allen Altman during a discussion about students using cell phones to cheat.

"We experienced pain at Wesley Chapel High School. Those pains have made us stronger.''

Senior class president Christina Choe during graduation ceremonies. Three empty chairs draped with pink roses were a reminder of the deaths of three seniors this year in car accidents.

Pasco County, the week in words 06/07/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 10:48am]
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