Week in Words: Oct. 4-10

"Bobby's generosity extended beyond his life.''

Dr. Robert Duncan, a Hudson internist, speaking about his son, Bobby, left, who at age 22 was killed in a traffic accident. He had arranged to be an organ donor.

"I looked up at the flames spreading from the engine to the cab. I said, 'The tank is going to blow. We've got to get out of here.' ''

Joe McDonnell, a witness to a horrific traffic accident on State Road 52 near Bellamy Brothers Boulevard.

"We are saddened by this news; our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends.''

Dr. David Johnson, Pasco County health officer, following the news that a 35-year-old man's death was linked to the H1N1 virus.

"That street needs sidewalks.''

Mike Goff, regarding Utica Drive in Hudson, where two teen boys were struck by a car as they walked to their school bus. Goff lives nearby.

"You missed a spot.''

Rick Mellin, principal at Land O'Lakes High School, to Steve Van Gorden, above, principal at Zephyrhills High. The former fraternity brothers bet on the schools' football game. Van Gorden lost and had to wash Mellin's vehicle.

"She was scared. She was trying to run, that's all.''

Antonio Hernandez, who lives in the Tommytown area of Dade City, where a sheriff's detective shot Christina Pace.

"This is more or less my death sentence.''

William Earl McCalop, left, 52, a lifelong criminal who is terminally ill but went on trial for burglary and grand theft. He was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

"It was pretty amazing.''

Matt Mooney, 16, a junior in the Land O'Lakes High International Baccalaureate program after he won the Governor's Serve to Preserve: Green School Award. Matt is collecting aluminum cans to pay for a Habitat for Humanity home.

"I want to be like him, but I want to be even better.''

Jamie Byrd, a Pasco High football standout whose father, Jamie Byrd Sr., also played for the Pirates.

"You're going to have people who just can't comply.''

County Commissioner Jack Mariano regarding a proposed ordinance to crack down on people who park cars in their driveways and block sidewalks.

Week in Words: Oct. 4-10 10/10/09 [Last modified: Saturday, October 10, 2009 1:41pm]

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