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THE WEEK IN WORDS

"A woman can't do no more worse than all the men.''

Gilbert Milot of Spring Hill, on why he voted for Sen. Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's Democratic primary election.

"I do not believe American taxpayer funds should be sent to foreign citizens who do not pay taxes.''

U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite,saying that residents of Puerto Rico and Guam should not receive income tax rebates because they do not pay federal income taxes. Residents of Puerto Rico became U.S. citizens in 1917; residents of Guam were granted U.S. citizenship in 1950.

"We had (policies), they just weren't up to date. And in other areas we didn't have them at all. The policies that were in place weren't followed, and that's really what led to the problems in the past.''

Brooksville Police Chief George Turner, on the need for him to revise the department's policies.

"We're into the muscle.''

County Commissioner Diane Rowden, reflecting on how county leaders will have to cut budgets even further as a result of the passage of Amendment 1.

"Some of these people have been here for some time. It's extremely hard to do.''

Grant Tolbert, director of the county's Development Department, after laying off 10 workers because of the ongoing building slowdown.

"A daunting challenge lies ahead.''

David Hamilton, Hernando County's new county administrator, on the task of crafting a budget for the coming year that includes hefty cuts brought on by the passage of Amendment 1.

"If it hadn't been for white golfers, (the tournament) never would have taken root.''

Gordon Fleming, founder of the African-American Club of Hernando County's annual golf tournament, thanking the wider community of golfers for making the event a success.

"I've always felt from the beginning that this case was about sour grapes and nothing more than that.''

Jason Melton, attorney for County Commissioner Rose Rocco, after an appellate court ruled against a challenge from her opponent, former Commissioner Nancy Robinson.

"If we're going to spend money, what better way to spend it than getting our kids to and from school?''

School Board memberDianne Bonfield, arguing that the school district should continue its policy of allowing any student who wishes to ride a school bus to do so. The board agreed not to exclude students who live within one mile of school.

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