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Voices In the News

A sound montage of some of the voices in this past week's news, including President Bill Clinton and Senator Ernest Hollings (Democrat, South Carolina) on the Senate's approval of permanent normal trade relations with China; NBC's Bob Costas anchoring Olympic coverage in Sydney; American runner Maurice Greene confidently predicting his subsequent gold medal win in the 100-meter dash; Representative Bill Luther (Democrat, Minnesota) questioning Firestone Vice President John Lampe about defective tires; Independent Counsel Robert Ray, in an interview with Jim Lehrer, announcing that charges will not be brought against the Clintons in the Whitewater investigation; President Clinton on Ray's announcement; Energy Secretary Bill Richardson telling reporters the administration plans to draw 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve; Governor George W. Bush, on the campaign trail, saying the strategic reserve should not be used to lower oil prices.

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