Voices in the News

A sound montage of some of the voices in this past week's news, including: Jon Miller, ESPN baseball commentator; unidentified reporter and Barry Bonds, outfielder for the San Francisco Giants; Robert Murray, Utah mine owner; Melony Sinclair, wife of miner (not one of the six trapped); Richard Stickler, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health; Rick Lewis, builder from Arlington, Va.; Mike Huckabee, Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas governor.

REBECCA ROBERTS, host:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rebecca Roberts.

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

Mr. JON MILLER (ESPN baseball commentator): Bonds, one homerun away from history. And he swings, and it's a long one. Deep in the right centerfield. Way back there. It's gone. A homerun.

Unidentified Reporter: Some people have suggested that this record is - the word - you've heard that word tainted. His record tainted. Do you feel, at all, that it's tainted, and what would you say to…

Mr. BARRY BONDS (Outfielder, San Francisco Giants): This record in not tainted at all. At all, period.

Mr. ROBERT MURRAY (Utah mine owner): Well, our efforts have been exhausted and have involved everything humanly possible to access these trapped minors. They have been disappointingly too slow. Too slow.

Ms. MELONY SINCLAIR: Every day that your husband goes to work anywhere, I mean, any tragedy or accident can happen anywhere. But when they go underground, there's no communication. That really makes it hard.

Mr. Rick Lewis (builder from Arlington, Virginia): I think that the mortgage brokers are out there. As long as the money is available, they're going to find people to give loans to. And, you know, now the rest of the surveying board…

Mr. MIKE HUCKABEE (Republican Presidential Candidate; Former Arkansas Governor): Tomorrow is the straw poll in Iowa. After you've spent most of your time and the biggest part of your money here in the state fair today, I wish you drive on up to Ames because we could use your vote in the straw poll.

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