The most memorable quotes in the Chattanooga Times Free Press for June 22-28
“My baby went out the back door.”
— Mary Ann Guest, 75, who believes Dr. Thomas Hicks sold her newborn daughter as part of his illegal adoption business that operated in the 1950s and ’60s in McCaysville, Ga.
“The criteria should always be what’s the right thing for students, because we don’t have a year to waste.”
— Gov. Bill Haslam, expressing support for Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman in the face of tea party demands that Huffman quit or be fired
“The lower turnout is, the more important turnout is.”
— Dr. Bruce Oppenheimer, Vanderbilt political science professor, on the 3rd District Congressional primary between Chuck Fleischmann and Weston Wamp
“It looks like about 35. Thirty-five dozen.”
— Barbara Davis, of Koch’s Bakery, on the number of doughnuts customers ordered to be sent to the City Council in protest of an order that she paint over a flying doughnut mural near her business.
“He’s like the Tennessee River. He flows right down the middle.
— Irene Bailey Baker, in The New York Times obituary for her stepson, former U.S. Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr.