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Editor's note: The following is a recap of the week's news events , in the words of the newsmakers.

"You drink it first.''

County Commissioner Michael Cox, to county utilities director Bruce Kennedy as Kennedy said reclaimed wastewater is treated to meet drinking water standards.

"I guess (the Crime Prevention Unit) could be considered a luxury, based on the budget cuts we could be facing.''

Doug Tobin, spokesman for Pasco Sheriff Bob White, who will disband the unit effective July 30.

"Mayor Brock, this is not Brockville.''

Dade City Commissioner Camille Hernandez, who made various accusations of Mayor Hutch Brock in a letter to Gov. Charlie Crist.

"We're just sorry that it happened. We are embarrassed by it.''

Pasco County Fire Chief Anthony Lopinto, regarding the uproar over the department's reprimand of Capt. David Garofalo for leaving a $23.95 county-issued polo shirt on a shrine in Charleston, S.C. to honor nine firefighters killed in the line of duty.

"I don't think we needed his input. We are speaking for the citizens. His job is to fill requests.''

Port Richey City Council member Mark Hashim, after the council voted to lower the tax rate without consulting the city manager.

"MySpace is the downfall of society.''

Zephyrhills Police Sgt. Rob Perrault. His comment came after a 17-year-old girl was arrested on felony charges after a fight initiated by messages on the popular Internet site.

"Wear your seat belt. Your folks do not want that phone call.''

Pasco Sheriff's Cpl. Julie Satre, during the two-day Teen Driver Challenge program.