Voices in the News

A montage of voices from this past week's news, including: Martin Cetron, director of the CDC's Division of Global Migration and Quarantine; tuberculosis patient Andrew Speaker; President George W. Bush; U.S. Attorney Roslynn R. Mauskopf; and New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

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From NPR News, this is WEEKEND EDITION. I'm Liane Hansen.

And these were some of the voices in the news this past week.

Mr. MARTIN CETRON (Director, Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): We believe that his degree of infectiousness is quite low. We don't see the visible evidence of the tuberculosis bacteria, and we are still awaiting culture results, which takes several weeks.

Mr. ANDREW SPEAKER (Tuberculosis Patient): I hope they understand that at every turn it was conveyed to me that my family, my wife, my daughter, that no one was at risk. And that I was not contagious.

President GEORGE W. BUSH: On my orders, the Department of Treasury tightened our existing economic sanctions against Sudan and imposed additional ones.

I ask Congress to double our initial commitment and approve an additional $30 billion for HIV-AIDS prevention.

The United States would convene a series of meetings of nations that produce most greenhouse gas emissions, including nations with rapidly growing economies like India and China.

Ms. ROSLYNN R. MAUSKOPF (United States Attorney): The charges were filed today, outlining one of the most chilling plots imaginable: a plot to blow up the main fuel supply at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Mr. RAY KELLY (Police Commissioner, New York City): Once again would-be terrorists have put New York City in their corsairs(ph). That once again, the FBI, the New York City Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have joined forces to stop them.

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