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The Week in Words: Pasco County

"We're very happy, and from what I understand of the margin we got, it sends a pretty clear message that there's a lot of people who love their city and want to fight for it."

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Bill Colombo after winning a seat on the Port Richey City Council. He opposed a move to disincorporate.

"I'm a little surprised (by the results), but I did what I'm supposed to do. I can't beat myself up."

Marilynn deChant after a narrow defeat for re-election to the New Port Richey City Council.

"He made bad choices and followed the wrong crowd, and that's why he is where he is now."

Aida Santiago, mother of 14-year-old Luis Reyes, one of three charged in the rape of an 89-year-old Port Richey woman.

"The best guess I can come up with is she said, 'Get your ass in the car and let's go.' I don't know what she said to get him here, but it worked."

Dade City Police Capt. David Duff regarding the arrest of William Lee Chamblee, who is accused of shooting Charles Andrew Simonds to death. Chamblee's mother turned her son in to police.

"My house is no longer my house."

Glenn Pratten, whose house in Oak Ridge subdivision near Trinity sustained heavy damage from a tornado.

"I want someone to do to him what he did to me."

Eleni Kalogianis, 71, who was pistol-whipped by a robber in the parking lot of a Trinity shopping center.

"I thought, 'They are going to blow me away.' "

Ben Benoit, a pharmacist in Trinity who fought armed robbers.

"If the teachers aren't happy with their committee, they need to do something about it."

School Board member Kathryn Starkey regarding concerns expressed about the sick leave bank.

"Honestly, I was crying. I wanted to buy a piano, but I'm in construction and money's real tight right now. So I was in tears. It was happy tears it wasn't like sad tears. It just touched me that someone would be so generous."

John Weiser, whose daughter Brittany Weiser, 11, got a free piano courtesy of Lena Ovelmen, a Holiday woman who died in December at age 100. Mrs. Ovelman wanted her piano to go to someone who could really use it, so her friend Dora Vayette found Brittany at Gulfside Elementary School.

"We're very happy, and from what I understand of the margin we got, it sends a pretty clear message that there's a lot of people who love their city and want to fight for it."

Bill Colombo after winning a seat on the Port Richey City Council. He opposed a move to disincorporate.

"I'm a little surprised (by the results) but I did what I'm supposed to do. I can't beat myself up."

Marilynn deChant after a narrow defeat for re-election to the New Port Richey City Council.

The Week in Words: Pasco County 04/18/09 [Last modified: Saturday, April 18, 2009 4:31am]
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