Ali, Greenspan Among Medal Of Freedom Honorees

Friday, November 4, 2005

President Bush has chosen 14 people to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civil award, at a White House ceremony next Wednesday.

Listed alphabetically, they are:

? Muhammad Ali, the first three-time world heavyweight boxing champion.

? Carol Burnett, one of America's most accomplished comedians and actresses.

? Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn, who designed the software code used to transmit data over the Internet.

? Robert Conquest, a historian known for his groundbreaking work on Soviet history, politics and foreign policy.

? Aretha Franklin, the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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