Voices in the News

A sound montage of some of the voices in this past week's news, including Anthony Prinicipi, chairman, Base Realignment and Closure Commission; Cindy Sheehan, anti-war activist; Deborah Johns, spokeswoman, Northern California Marine Moms; President Bush; and Michael Brown, director, Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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LIANE HANSEN, host:

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. ANTHONY PRINCIPI (Chairman, Base Realignment and Closure Commission): Our approval of a host of closures and realignments, both major and minor, will enable the streamlining of all our military forces, active, National Guard and Reserve.

Ms. CINDY SHEEHAN (Anti-War Activist): No matter what our politics are on--no matter what side of the fence we fall on about this war, we all have the same pain. We all have had the experience of our children coming home in flag-draped coffins.

Ms. DEBRA JONES (Spokeswoman, Northern California Marine Moms): They have said time and time again that they want to finish the job over there in Iraq, but they need the men and women back home here to support them unconditionally.

President GEORGE W. BUSH: So long as I'm the president we will stay, we will fight and we will win the war on terror.

(Soundbite of cheers and applause)

Mr. MICHAEL BROWN (Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency): This is a very serious storm and we want people in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to get prepared now, not wait till this storm makes landfall on Monday.

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