Editor's note: The following is a recap of the week's news events , in the words of the newsmakers.
"Our business would be set back decades without it."
Larry Rooks, president of the Florida Cattlemen's Association, on the potential loss of the Subtropical Agricultural Research Station at Chinsegut Hill. The center, which does vital research for cattle growers, may become a victim of federal budget cuts.
"It was God awful."
Betty Rhymer of Brooksville, describing the wounds to her neighbor, Marguerite Seeger, when she was attacked by a dog. Seeger, 85, suffered severe injuries to her face and head, a broken hip and puncture wounds.
"We're on track to become a state park in November, but we're not in the clear yet."
John Athanson, spokesman for the Weeki Wachee Springs attraction, after legislators this week approved language to allow the state Department of Environmental Protection to take over the site.
"Like everything else, it's been a big, eye-opening experience."
Judy Phelps of Spring Hill, reflecting on the 12 years in which she has been raising her two granddaughters, ages 16 and 14.
"People have always flocked to this place during the holidays. And now that it's really nice, the crowds are only going to grow. I hope hey have planned for that."
Patrick Jones of Brooksville, enjoying the improvements at Bayport Park and predicting that others will as well.