Voices in the News A sound montage of some of the voices in this past week's news, including: Gene Kitts, International Coal Group executive; Amber Helms, daughter of coal miner Terry Helms; an unidentified member of a coal miner's family; Ben Hatfield, CEO of the International Coal Group; Dr. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, Hadassah Hospital director; sounds of chanting at the wailing wall; Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Johnson, USMC Commanding General, Multinational Force-West and II Marine Expeditionary Force; Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Attorney General Alice Fisher; Josh Berman, former federal prosecutor.
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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.

GENE KITTS: Any time there's a situation like this, the best move for a miner is to go to the safest area he can find and barricade himself and wait for someone to come, and that's what we're hoping is the situation here.

AMBER HELMS: He won't leave this Earth unless he talks with us. So, you know, I think he's going to be just fine. He may be a little bruised, maybe broken bones, but he's going to be fine.

Unidentified Woman: He come back three hours later with news that they're gone, that there is no survivors. We want to know why.

BEN HATFIELD: The initial report from the rescue team to the command center indicated multiple survivors, but that information proved to be a miscommunication. The only confirmed survivor is Randall L. McCloy Jr. who has now been rushed to a local hospital in serious condition.

SHLOMO MOR: We are fighting for the life of the prime minister without any compromise. The pupils respond to light which means that there was--the brain is functioning.

Unidentified Man: (Singing in foreign language)

STEPHEN T: On one hand, this attack shows the desperate, murderous nature of al-Qaeda and also shows the resolve of the Iraqis people, who--and there were dozens of Iraqis who got back in line after this attack yesterday and continued the registration process.

PETER PACE: Clearly there is enough munitions scattered around that country still that the capacity to attack will be there. The difference will be the ability of the Iraqi armed forces and Iraqi police to maintain order inside the cities and countryside and the desire of Iraqi people to lead a normal life.

ALICE FISHER: Earlier today in US District Court here in Washington, DC, former lobbyist Jack Abramoff pled guilty to three separate felony offenses: conspiracy, mail fraud and tax evasion.

JOSH BERMAN: You're going to have folks on the Hill who should be scrambling for attorneys and figuring out what they said and what they did. By the same token, now the government has the ultimate witness from whom they can put on the stand for literally days who's prepared to point fingers if necessary.

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