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The Week in Words

Quotes from the week in Pasco

Brian Boehm, 7, shows off his pacemaker scar.

MIKE CAMUNAS I Times

Brian Boehm, 7, shows off his pacemaker scar.

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

"It's not me. Please don't knock on my door again.''

Anthony Tocco, whose real estate speculating in 2003 involved tactics similar to the secretive 818 Land Trust that has been operating recently in Pasco.

"Sometimes I wish I could run around the world so it'll be 24 hours later and I can play tennis again. It's so much fun to play."

Brian Boehm, a 7-year-old from Land O'Lakes who plays sports only months after being diagnosed with a serious heart defect.

"The annoying thing about that (lawsuit) is that it's just holding up the ballot.''

Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning, regarding a lawsuit filed in Pasco challenging a write-in candidate in the District 1 County Commission race.

"They stand out like beacons.''

Sheena Thompson, volunteer coordinator for Hernando-Pasco Hospice, regarding Candise Poirer, 15, and Alan Baumann, 14, of New Port Richey. The teens have gone beyond the call working this summer for hospice.

"I do know how debilitating back pain can be and I wish him the best.''

U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, R-Brooksville, after challenger Jim King of Land O'Lakes said back pain may drive him out of the race.

"I have been a member of the union and worked with the union. This is not about protecting deputies and their families — this is about union heads looking out for union heads and playing election-year politics.''

Sheriff Bob White

"In order to be an effective leader, the people you're leading have to be willing and able to follow you.''

James Preston, state president of the Fraternal Order of Police, after Pasco's unionized deputies voted 183-14 to declare no confidence in their boss, Sheriff Bob White.

"Be reminded, we are one of the few counties in the state that continues to grow in students.''

Lizette Alexander, student services director for Pasco schools, regarding the need for more classrooms.

Quotes from the week in Pasco 07/05/08 [Last modified: Saturday, July 5, 2008 10:28pm]
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