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  • Dashon Smith, winner of the men's 4-mile run/walk, crosses the finish line during Fort4Fitness on Saturday. (Mike Moore | The Journal Gazette)

  • Lori Bartell Gonzales

  • Jennifer McCormick, state superintendent of public instruction, speaks during the FWCS kick off at Memorial Coliseum in August. (Rachel Von | The Journal Gazette)

  • Abigail Lorenzen releases balloons during the Memorial for the Unborn at Catholic Cemetery. The event remembered 289 fetuses aborted in 2016 whose mothers lived in Allen County. (Rachel Von | The Journal Gazette)

  • Fort Wayne's Addison Agen got judges Adam Levine and Miley Cyrus to hit their big red turn-around chair buttons Monday night during blind auditions on NBC's “The Voice." (NBC)

Saturday, October 07, 2017 7:28 am

They Said It: Quotes from the week

The Journal Gazette

“With about three-quarters of a mile to go, I realized, 'Hey, you got to go, just keep pushing hard.'” Dashon Smith after placing first overall in the men's 4-mile event during Fort4Fitness.

“That's when he hit me in the face.” Lori Bartell Gonzales who was beaten by a burglar wanting an Xbox during a home invasion in September 2016.

“Now when you look at the data it has become clear that the largest growing area is suburban white students who have never been to public school.” Jennifer McCormick, state superintendent of public instruction, saying Indiana's voucher program benefits well-off students and not so much at-risk youth as was originally touted.

“It was very much like cattle to the slaughter.” Erin Maggard recounting her pregnancy 20 years ago that ended in abortion at a clinic. She participated in the Memorial for the Unborn event at Catholic Cemetery.

“It's like crazy. Everybody wants to get to know Miley Cyrus, and I get to work with her. She's a great person.” Fort Wayne's Addison Agen on choosing Cyrus as a coach after moving on after blind auditions on NBC's “The Voice."