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The Week in Words: May 17-23

"In fairness, it's our turn to have it.''

Trey Starkey, one of the developers of his family's property off State Road 54 in the Trinity area, where a San Diego company has recommended construction of a sports complex.

"While I know this option is distasteful — the superintendent and I have talked about that, because it puts more of a burden on funding on the local level — the fact of the matter is the Legislature has failed to deal with the funding side.''

Lynne Webb, president of United School Employees of Pasco, which is asking the School Board to consider a tax increase rather than laying off staff or cutting programs.

"It just went by really fast. I'm going to cry soon.''

Tia Cooke, who gathered with fellow Ridgewood High School graduating seniors for a year-end celebration.

"It's probably record-setting. And that's because of the economy.''

Tax Collector Mike Olson regarding more than $2.6 million in property taxes for 2008 that remains unpaid after a tax certificate auction.

"You can dance or cry, it's okay.''

NFL running back Warrick Dunn, above, to Shawn Palic, right, as he welcomed her to a new home in Dade City. Dunn's nonprofit charity partnered with East Pasco Habitat for Humanity to build and furnish the home.

"The majority (of parents) said, "Thanks for the heads up.' I got only one call from a family concerned about why school was not closed.''

Christine Wolff, principal at Chasco Middle School in Port Richey. The county Health Department last week confirmed an isolated case of swine flu at either Chasco middle or elementary, but said the child had already returned to class.

"We're working on it. We really are. We restructure every year in an effort to make things better. We're still not where we want to be.''

Lacoochee Elementary principal Karen Marler after her third-grade students made progress on the annual FCAT reading and math exams.

"If my kids get into something, I find out about it before they tell me, and they wonder how. I work at the center of happenings in Lacoochee, so of course I know. I tell them, 'Don't you know where I work?' ''

Wendy Williamson, center, the officer in charge of the Lacoochee Post Office, which turned 121 years old.

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