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Voices in the News

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A montage of voices in the week's news, including: Immigration protesters; Adra Casa of Washington, D.C.; Johnash Dadka, illegal immigrant; Court Public Information Officer Edward Adams; Cari Lemak, whose family member was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks; President Bush; Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV); Ray McGovern, formerly of the CIA; Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld; departing CIA Director Porter Goss.

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.

(Soundbite of immigration protestors)

Mr. ADRA CASA (Washington, DC Resident): Why do they boycott? What can they achieve? I don't know. I think it's a very temporary thing. Boycotting is not really to their advantage.

Mr. JOHNASH DADKA (Illegal Immigrant): I am not criminal. I am immigrant from Poland and I want to be legal here in this country.

Mr. EDWARD ADAMS (Court Public Information Officer): In the case of the United States versus Zacarias Moussaoui, as to Count One, conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries, and Count Three, conspiracy to destroy aircraft, and Count Four, conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, the jury has found that the defendant should be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release.

Ms. CARI LEMAK (Relative of 9-11 Victim): There were a lot of family members who wanted to see Zacarias Moussaoui, but there were a lot of family members who did not. And the jury looked at the evidence, they made their decision, and I'm proud of them today. And I know my mom would be proud of them too.

President GEORGE W. BUSH: The Congress needs to hear me loud and clear. If they spend more than 92.2 plus pandemic flu emergency funds, I will veto the bill. It's important for there to be fiscal discipline in Washington D.C. if we want to keep this economy strong.

Senator ROBERT BYRD (Democrat, West Virginia): The President did not request a dime. Not one thin dime for border security or port security. He did not request a dime for making the coal mines safer for our coal miners. He did not request a dime for our farmers who have been hit with draughts and hurricanes.

President BUSH: Porter's tenure at the CIA was one of transition, which helped this agency become integrated into the intelligence community. And that was a tough job. He's led ably.

Mr. PORTER GOSS (Former CIA Director): It has been my very distinct honor and privilege to serve you, of course the people of the country, and the employees of the Central Intelligence Agency. I can tell you the trust and confidence you've placed in me and given me, the latitude to work, is something I could never have imagined, and I am most grateful for it.

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