Voices in the News

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A sound montage of some of the voices in this past week's news, including: Governor-elect Tim Kaine (D); Governor-elect Jon S. Corzine (D); Governor Michael Bloomberg (R); Dover, Pennsylvania resident; Reverend Pat Robertson; John Calvert of Intelligent Design Network; Mallory Fletchell of Shawnee Mission West High School; Prince Feisal al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; Ashraf Al Akhras, a groom at a Radisson hotel wedding in Jordan; Samer, a Jordanian whose wife was killed in hotel bombings. (2:17)


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

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

Governor-elect TIM KAINE (Democrat, Virginia): The people of Virginia have sent a message loud and clear that they like the path that we chose, and they want to keep Virginia moving forward.

Governor-elect JON S. CORZINE (Democrat, New Jersey): I am deeply appreciative to all of you and the people of New Jersey, because we stood up for what is right, and I thank you!

Mayor MICHAEL BLOOMBERG (New York): We go back fighting for a New York where families can live safely and grow, where the rights of every citizen are protected.

Unidentified Man: I think that intelligent design is still here to stay, and you haven't heard the last of it in Dover.

Reverend PAT ROBERTSON: I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover, if there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God. You just rejected him from your city.

Mr. JOHN CALVERT (Intelligent Design Network): This is on the cutting edge of science education. It's opening up the minds of students, the minds of educators, the minds of the public, developing a really fascinating national and international discussion.

Ms. MALLORY FLETCHELL (Shawnee Mission West High School): Look at these men. These middle-age men are deciding what we're learning in our classrooms, saying, `Oh, I'm so proud to be a part of this, and high school, you know, students are going to love this,' but we are the high school students. I was just in high school, and I came with a group of high school students, and we are ashamed.

(Soundbite of voices, sirens, horns)

Prince FEISAL AL-HUSSEIN (Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan): The people at the weddings, the people in the lobbies were just going about their business, and they didn't deserve to die just because people are frustrated at policies and the facts on the ground in the region.

Mr. ASHRAF AL AKHRAS (Groom): I can remember that my father and her father were standing on the door, inviting people to go inside when the blast happened.

SAMER: I was crying, weeping, running down the street, because I was ringing in her mobile--calling her mobile. It was ringing, but there is no answer. No answer.

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