January 11th, 2014 in Local Regional News


The most memorable quotes in the Times Free Press from Jan. 5-10:

"I think it's the most interesting thing that any of us would have the chance to do in our lifetimes."

-- Chattanooga native Taylor Henninger on her efforts to be part of the 40-member astronaut corps that Mars One wants to send to Mars in 2025.

"If you think alcohol should be legal, then you would think that for sure medical marijuana should be legal."

-- State Rep. Sherry Jones, D-Nashville, on a bill filed in the Tennessee General Assembly that would authorize prescription sales of marijuana for medical purposes.

We are bundled to death, we go toboggans, and hoodies, and hates, and bil ol' boots and long johns and it's still freezing."

-- Zachary Vineyard, who works for Cornertone Granite, on the frigid temperatures he worked in last week.

"A contagious disease ... Like an infectious epidemic."

-- Gary Slutkin, a physician who has fought cholera, tuberculosis and AIDS in Third World countries, on parallels between violence and deadly diseases.