Voices In the News

A sound montage of some of the voices in this past week's news, including astronomer Geoff Chester of the U.S. Naval Observatory; House Speaker Dennis Hastert (Republican, Illinois) and Representative Henry Hyde (Republican, Illinois); Vice President Al Gore presiding over a joint session of Congress where the electoral votes were formally tallied; Lyle Gramley, a consultant for the Mortgage Bankers Association and a former Federal Reserve board member; President-elect George W. Bush introducing his final three cabinet choices: Spencer Abraham as Secretary of Energy, Linda Chavez as Secretary of Labor, and Norman Mineta as Secretary of Transportation; and President Bill Clinton announcing a ban on logging and new roads on 58.5 million acres covering 39 states.

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