November 3rd, 2013 in Local Regional News


The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press from the week of Oct. 27-Nov. 2:

"Will Rogers said it best. History ain't what it is. It's what some writer wanted it to be."

-- Bill John Baker, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, on what he said are misrepresentations of facts about the forced removal of the Cherokee from this area.

"I saw the young man laying in the street, and I pulled my shirt off to apply pressure to the wounds. I don't even know who he is."

-- Sonya Rawlings, who helped Montez "Butch" McClendon who was shot Monday near the intersection of Orchard Knob Avenue and Wilson Street.

"Athletes have been hiding their concussions and other injuries for years. I can see where a kid gets injured, an injury, he or she doesn't say anything because they don't want to miss any opportunities to play."

-- Scott Bruce, founder of the Chattanooga Concussion Prevention Initiative, on a new study that revealed large gaps in what is known about the risk of concussions in youth sports.

"I thought I was seeing things."

-- Laura Pittman, who bought a lottery ticket on Halloween night at the Raceway Convenience and Video store off Highway 28 in Whitwell, on learning she had won $1 million.