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The week in words

Published April 16, 2006

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a recap of the week's news events in Citrus County, in the words of the newsmakers.

"Democrats are known for doing dirty things to each other, but this is the dirtiest I've seen."

- RUTH ANDERSON, former president of the Sugarmill Woods Democratic Club, on infighting among local members of the Democratic party.

"The city budget is way short of being balanced."

- PHIL DEATON, Crystal River city manager, on a possible solution to the city's fiscal woes by turning over the fire department to Citrus County.

"If you've ever sewn, it's like following a pattern. Mixing concrete, it's like batter for a cake."

- LINDA DALY, project contractor for a Habitat for Humanity house being built almost entirely by women, on what she has told her construction crews.

"I could hear the sand hitting my automobile. It was like I was being sandblasted."

- VICKI PHILLIPS, county commissioner, on the dust and dirt being kicked up by construction in a Beverly Hills subdivision that is blowing through neighbors' properties.

"It was like a rug being pulled. Everything was slipping."

- RAY SANCHO, describing a sinkhole that opened in the back yard of his Crystal River home. The hole measured 50 feet wide by 20 feet deep on Wednesday.

"There's no coach yelling at me; it's just like me and that board. I don't have to worry about scheduled practice or letting other people down."

- ADAM BURGESS, an avid skateboater, on the differences between his chosen sport and organized sports.

[Last modified April 16, 2006, 00:42:15]

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