published Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Quotes of the Week

The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for May 26-31.

"I've been with the Salvation Army for 15 years; this is the first time I've seen where a disaster like this has lasted this long. These folks have no one, and that's why they're staying in a cot in a shelter."

-- Kimberly George, director of marketing and development for the Salvation Army, about the 189 displaced Patten Towers residents

"Ninety-five percent of the people in prison are walking out of prison someday. Everyone is potentially going to get out."

-- Rosevelt Noble, a crime and prison violence lecturer at Vanderbilt University, on the need for better counseling and programming for inmates

"It was real touch and go the whole time. He could have died at any point."

-- Buddy Lane, assistant chief of the Chattanooga Hamilton County Rescue Service, about the rescue of caver Dwight Kempf at Ellison's Cave near LaFayette, Ga. Kempf is recovering at Erlanger hospital.

"What is the state of public K-12 education in Chattanooga? It depends on your address."

-- The first line from "State of the Chattanooga Region Report: Education," which found vast differences between education outcomes in inner-city schools and those in more affluent, largely white areas

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