May 5th, 2013 in Local Regional News

The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for April 28-May 3.

"I presented it to Bobby and said, 'This has never been done before. I'm not sure it is going to work. But your options are: We amputate your leg now, or we try this, and if it doesn't work, we amputate it later.'"

-- Dr. Spence Misner, of Dalton, Ga., on a groundbreaking stem cell procedure that saved patient Bobby Rice's foot after it was ravaged by flesh-eating virus

"Finally when I gave the steering wheel to God, he got me on the right track."

-- Mark Whitacre, a former Fortune 500 executive, FBI informant and ex-convict, speaking at the Chattanooga Area Leadership Prayer Breakfast

"It was like a full-frontal lobotomy. It was really tough."

-- Eric Cummings, co-owner of Enzo's Market, on the difficulty of bringing the vision to life for the new Southside store