September 15th, 2013 in Local Regional News

The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press for the week of Sept. 8-14:

"It's a little tricky for the company. ... They'd like to recognize the union but don't want to antagonize senators, congressmen and local business."

-- Lowell Turner, a Cornell University professor of international and competitive labor, on Volkswagen and efforts to unionize at the automaker's plant

"There's absolutely no question he's very uncomfortable being commander in chief. In personal meetings, he comes across very confident. I wish I could deliver a speech as well as he does. But it's like he wants to slip the noose. It's like watching a person who's caged, who's in a trap and trying to figure a way out."

-- Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who worked with the White House to support force against Syria

"We feel like we have two stories to tell. The first is that we have wonderful productions and you should come and see them. The second is that ticket sales don't cover everything."

-- George Quick, executive director of the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, on the organization's revenue shortfall

"No matter which vaccine you get, the most important thing is to get one."

-- Nettie Gerstle, communicable disease control project manager at the Hamilton County Health Department, on the variety of flu vaccines available this year