published Sunday, October 21st, 2012


The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for Oct. 14-19.

"America gave us a place to stay, and we are grateful for it. It's only that the separation has been very painful."

-- James Girukwayo, a Burundian refugee living in Chattanooga, on five years of living here with his wife while the rest of the family remains in Africa

"It was awful. I just hope they find who it is and do something to them because if the fire hadn't gone out, I'd be dead."

-- Hazel Banther, 86, on the two attempted firebombings of her Harrison house

"It's one of the most classic ballparks and one of the most underrated, beautiful stadiums in the country. I hate to say this, but people there needed to be reminded of what a gem it is."

-- Eric Pastore, author of "500 Ballparks" and co-owner of, on Chattanooga's Engel Stadium

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