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The Week in Words: Dec. 6-12

"I am not going to allow us to be bullied into signing off on something we don't fully understand.''

Lynne Webb, United School Employees of Pasco's president, reacting to an urgent push for local school districts to apply for federal funds for education reform.

"When I first met them, I was entranced by the glamor and theatrics of the brotherhood.''

John Ditullio, testifying during his trial about his attraction to a group of militant neo-Nazis in west Pasco.

"I want to be known as the guy who donated a TON.''

Elijah Bartz, who with his wife, Valerie, donated 2,665 pounds of clothing, household items and other stuff to Goodwill to win a contest.

"I'm getting kind of used to it.''

Jeffrey Crouch, a Port Richey man who has been arrested 15 times in 20 years, most recently for allegedly beating a homeless man known as "Little Pauly.''

"We've been dreaming of this day.''

April Harrelson, as she toured her new home in Dade City, courtesy of the Warrick Dunn Foundation.

"It feels just fine to me.''

County Commissioner Jack Mariano, regarding the Florida Turnpike Enterprise's plan to resurface part of the Suncoast Parkway — but not include the Ridge Road extension in its five-year plan.

"Right now I'm working from my cell phone and from my home."

Stew Gibbons, who was president of the Connerton development in Land O'Lakes until he was laid off Friday when the project shut down. Gibbons said he's working without pay to close the sale of Connerton to an undisclosed investor.

The Week in Words: Dec. 6-12 12/12/09 [Last modified: Saturday, December 12, 2009 1:00pm]
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