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The week in words
By Times Staff Writer
Published December 16, 2007
Editor's note: The following is a recap of the week's news events in the words of the newsmakers.
"There's been some strange things going on here."
Tom Healey, who lives on Brooksville Rock Roa d, near where a woman's body was found in a remote, overgrown area near train tracks. He has seen unknown cars and people in the area recently.
"We're starting to get the younger crowd, 30s and 40s and high school kids. They're starting to develop altruistic donations."
Ed Keith, branch manager of LifeSouth Community Blood Center, which celebrates 20 years of saving lives in Hernando County.
"Do we want more of our land destroyed? Do we want more of our wildlife destroyed? I pray you will do the right thing for the future generations of Hernando County."
Laura Hall, a resident urging the Planning and Zoning Commission to reject a mine owner's request to change the growth plan to allow for more mining on 120 acres outside of Brooksville. The commission recommended that the County Commission approve the change.
"I feel that I didn't lose. The next little girl that crosses his path is going to lose."
Karen Flatau, who lost a sexual harassment lawsuit against radiologist Dr. Dilip Mehta.
"We used to worry about him all the time when we watched the news. You expect it when they are in the Marines but not when they are in high school."
Lori Aleo, center, whose son Grant died following a car crash. Her older son, Justin, is serving overseas in the Marines. Above, she holds hands with a son and daughter at Grant's roadside memorial Monday.