The Week in Words

Published May 27, 2007

"I don't think he wants his dirty laundry aired in public."

Brooksville city attorney David La Croix, predicting that former police Chief Ed Tincher will accept a new severance agreement rather than face a disciplinary hearing.


"There's two things I can't do for you and you can't do for me. I can't take away the pain you feel, and I can't bring your loved one back."

Roland Desjardins, on what he tells people in Hope Anew, his ministry for the bereaved.


"It's sad that the taxpayers' dollars had to be wasted on something as frivolous as this."

David Pugh Sr., on a police and State Attorney's Office investigation into allegations by Brooksville City Council member Richard Lewis that Pugh had assaulted him. No charges were filed as a result of the investigations.


"I think lives are more important than a little inconvenience to these people on Eagle Nest."

Cecelia Lindsey, saying the long-delayed dredging of the Hernando Beach channel should move ahead over objections from some residents on Eagle Nest Drive that the trucks hauling dredged material will travel on their street.


"We know everything about them from the time they're born until they hit the platter."

Sam Coleman, director of the research station at Chinsegut Hill, on the studies being done there on various kinds of cattle.


"We're bleeding in Hernando County. Actually, we're probably hemorrhaging."

Joe Assalti of Seaside Sanitation, one of several waste haulers seeking a rate increase. Assalti said his company lost more than $200, 000 in Hernando County last year.


"Since I've been appointed to the board, it's not going to be business as usual."

Robert Giammarco, newly appointed to the Spring Hill Fire Rescue fire board.


"I don't know who he is. I'd like to know if he's ever been to a (fire board) meeting."

Troy Hagar, of the Spring Hill firefighters union, on Giammarco's appointment.


"When it comes down to these kids, it blows energy into my soul."

Reiko Pearson, who has sponsored summer trips for needy children for four years. This year, Aunt Reiko's camp goes to Disney's Fort Wilderness Camp in Orlando.

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