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  • Notes & Quotes for Jan. 6

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  • "Canton stands for greatness. If we can translate that to other things, we will make (the Pro Football Hall of Fame) more relevant and make a difference in the lives of others."
    C. David Baker, new president and executive director of the Hall.
    "We're doing everything we can to get this right."
    Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, after he sacked coach Rob Chudzinski and said it was a mistake to hire him.
    "I am not a stooge."
    Browns CEO Joe Banner, after a reporter asked whether Banner could assure fans that "they don't have the Three Stooges running this organization."
    "Stick your neck out. Bring change; that's what people remember you for."
    Gov. John Kasich, in his last public speech of 2013.
    "If you live a whole career of 30 years in the police department, that's 30 years of combat in a sense, if you think of all the times that an officer sees fatalities, crib deaths, murders, shootings, stabbings."
    Bill Adams, president of the Canton Police Patrolmen's Association, about the department's efforts to help officers with mental health issues.
    "It's been a long winter already."
    Stark County Engineer Keith Bennett, as his road crews spent another day salting and plowing snow-covered roads.
    "I pick you up at your house and we literally go out for a cup of coffee."
    Comedian Jerry Seinfeld, about his new online talk show, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," whose format is the opposite of the usual studio couch-based talk show. Seinfeld and his guests are shown talking while they do exactly what the show's name says.
    "We desperately need public servants with sincerity and integrity. We need a new generation of young people to serve."
    Canton native Clarence Mingo, auditor of Franklin County.
    "People like images that take them to places and make them think."
    Steven L. Miller, former executive director of the local United Way organization, now an acclaimed photographer who lives in Philadelphia.
    "They did represent him and they shouldn't have; they didn't represent me, and they should have."
    Former Stark County Sheriff Timothy Swanson, about county commissioners' refusing to pay his legal expenses while they did foot the bill for Sheriff George T. Maier's legal expenses before the Ohio Supreme Court ruled Maier lacked one qualification to hold the office.
    "Ask me two years from now."
    Tom Stewart, executive vice president of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, about the quality of the natural gas and oil in Eastern Ohio wells.
    Page 2 of 2 - "The whole city now knows what we knew growing up, that we have great parents."
    Randy McIlwain, about his late father, Albert, whose name graces the Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority building, and his mother, Nadine McIlwain-Massey, a longtime teacher and Canton City Board of Education member, for whom the school district's administration building has been named.
    "I love it. I love it. I never have to shovel anything. It never snows."
    Former Alliance Mayor Judith Carr, about moving to Lake City, Fla., in 2006.
    GAYLE BECK
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