WASHINGTON, March 30 – Under mounting pressure to fill key science positions, President George W. Bush has announced the appointment of venture capitalist Floyd Kvamme as co-chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, a committee that meets three times a year and advises the president about such matters. 

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