published Sunday, April 28th, 2013


The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for April 21-26.

"If it succeeds, good. If not, it's your baby."

-- City Council Chairman Yusuf Hakeem, to Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, on Berke's major City Hall reorganization

"To me [Butch Jones has] brought more excitement into the program than any other coach we've had."

-- UT Vols fan Thomas Wood, of Soddy-Daisy, on the day of the Orange and White game when more than 61,000 people turned out at Neyland Stadium

"If UAW gets a hold on [Volkswagen] it will be like a cancer on economic growth in Hamilton County."

-- Hamilton County Commissioner Tim Boyd, on the United Auto Workers bid to unionize VW's Chattanooga plant

"Practicing one's quick draw seems to be one of the things that security officers do in times of boredom. And apparently, sometimes the imaginary opponent wins."

-- David Lochbaum, a nuclear power expert who directs the Union of Concerned Scientists' Nuclear Safety Project, on how reported shootings at the nation's nuclear plants in the past have been made up

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