Voices in the News A sound montage of some of the voices in this past week's news, including: Monday Night Football announcers Howard Cosell, John Madden and Don Meredith; Michael Ramsey, lawyer for former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay; National Weather Service meteorologist Jack Hales; Marcie Mills, California resident; Texas Gov. Rick Perry; and new year celebrations in New York City, Sydney, Hong Kong and Paris.
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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.

(Soundbite of "Monday Night Football")

Unidentified Man: (Singing) Are you ready for some football?

Mr. HOWARD COSELL ("Monday Night Football" Announcer): ...everyone, I'm Howard Cosell. Welcome to another Monday night of NFL football.

Mr. JOHN MADDEN ("Monday Night Football" Announcer): They can take football away from ABC on Monday night but they can't take the memories away.

Mr. DON MEREDITH ("Monday Night Football" Announcer): (Singing) Turn out the lights, the party's over. They say that all good things must end. Call it a night...

Unidentified Men: (Singing) ...the party's over...

Mr. MICHAEL RAMSEY (Ken Lay's Attorney): Speaking for Ken Lay, it's a tragic day for Mr. Causey. His heart goes out to Mr. Causey. Ken's been under the same stress that Causey's been under and can understand and sympathize with a man with a family who is broke making peace with the government.

Mr. JACK HALES (National Weather Service Meteorologist): It's a series of storms that are moving rapidly across the Pacific and then impacting the northern and central coast.

Ms. MARCIE MILLS(ph) (Venice, California, Resident): I've moved all the furniture from the living room up to the next half a flight up, got my tarps up.

Governor RICK PERRY (Texas): Texas truly is a tinderbox at this point in time. The last thing you want on your watch or on your mind is that you started a fire that caused the loss of life.

Crowd: (In unison) Five, four, three, two, one...

(Soundbite of crowd celebrating)

Unidentified Man: One!

(Soundbite of crowd celebrating)

Unidentified Man: Happy new year, everybody. There's the fuse.

(Soundbite of fireworks)

HANSEN: From Sydney to Tokyo to New York and many places in between, party-goers bid 2005 farewell and welcomed 2006 with fireworks, champagne, lingering kisses and many wishes for a happy, healthy and peaceful new year.

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