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2007年NPR美国国家公共电台四月-Students and Teachers Fell to Cho's Gunfi

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From NPR news , this is All Things Considered, I'm Robert Siegel , and I'm Michele Norris.

In Blacksburg Virginia today more details are coming to light about yesterday's terrible shootings and the student who did the killing1. Police say he was Seung-hui Cho, a 23-year-old English major at Virginia Tech, he was raised in northern Virginia near Washington D.C, and he was born in South Korea, fellow students say he was a loner, he often ate by himself in the cafeteria and sometimes didn't even respond to greeting.

This afternoon Virginia Tech held a convocation to memorialize 32 people who were gunned down yesterday morning. President Bush and the First Lady went to Blacksburg from Washington to attend the service with the members of the Virginia Tech community.

We are going to take a moment now to tell you what we know about some of the victims of yesterday's massacre2. The shooting began in a dorm, and the 2 students who died there were Ryan Clark and Emily Hilscher. He was 22 years old, a moth's away from graduation with a triple major in Psychology3, Biology and English, and a member of the Marching Virginian's pet band. She was a 19-year-old freshman4, known as an animal lover in her hometown of Woodville Virginia. In fact, she was studying animal and poultry5 sciences. On MySpace she wrote that she's interested, in her words, "in pretty much everything except history".

30 people were gunned down in a classroom building, among them, students Matthew La Porte from Dumont, New Jersey6, Henry Lee who was 20, and who grew up in Roanoke, Virginia, and Reema Samaha, an 18-year-old freshman from Centreville Virginia, she and the shooter attended the same high school but apparently7 did not know each other .

"I know she loved dance, she loved acting8, she was, I know she was studying French, she was very good at French". Luann McNabb is a long time family friend in Centreville who knew Reema Samaha from the time she was born. "She won a talent show. She was doing a great ability, beautiful outfit9, beautiful dance " McNabb says Samaha is survived by her parents, an older sister and an older brother who was a graduate of Virginia Tech.

Caitlin Hammaren, 19 years old, was an only child. She grew up in Westtown New York in Upstate New York. Martha Murray, is the superintendent10 of the Minisink Valley School district where Hammaren went to high school. "She was a wonderful music student, she played the violin and the all county chorus, but she could always be seen on the risers, singing in the concert. She was, not only a member of the mixed chorus, but she was the president of the mixed chorus, and then she belonged to a more selected group of singers, special singers called our chamber11 choir12, so she was a quite talented musician". Caitlin Hammaren sang outdoor, says Martha Murray, and her friends called her Kati.

At least 4 professors and instructors13 were killed yesterday at Norris Hall. G.V. Loganathan, taught civil and environmental engineering. Liviu Librescu taught engineering and Math, Kevin Granata taught biomechanics. He did research about orthopedics before coming to Virginia Tech. He and his students were looking into muscle and reflex response and robotics. And Jamie Bishop14, who taught German was a relatively15 new comer to Virginia Tech. A couple of years ago, he left the University of North Carolina at Chapel16 Hill to move to Blacksburg with his wife, Stephanie Hofer, she is on the faculty17 of the department of foreign languages at Virginia Tech.
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convocation
a group of persons together in one place

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1 killing kpBziQ     
n.巨额利润;突然赚大钱,发大财
参考例句:
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
2 massacre i71zk     
n.残杀,大屠杀;v.残杀,集体屠杀
参考例句:
  • There was a terrible massacre of villagers here during the war.在战争中,这里的村民惨遭屠杀。
  • If we forget the massacre,the massacre will happen again!忘记了大屠杀,大屠杀就有可能再次发生!
3 psychology U0Wze     
n.心理,心理学,心理状态
参考例句:
  • She has a background in child psychology.她受过儿童心理学的教育。
  • He studied philosophy and psychology at Cambridge.他在剑桥大学学习哲学和心理学。
4 freshman 1siz9r     
n.大学一年级学生(可兼指男女)
参考例句:
  • Jack decided to live in during his freshman year at college.杰克决定大一时住校。
  • He is a freshman in the show business.他在演艺界是一名新手。
5 poultry GPQxh     
n.家禽,禽肉
参考例句:
  • There is not much poultry in the shops. 商店里禽肉不太多。
  • What do you feed the poultry on? 你们用什么饲料喂养家禽?
6 jersey Lp5zzo     
n.运动衫
参考例句:
  • He wears a cotton jersey when he plays football.他穿运动衫踢足球。
  • They were dressed alike in blue jersey and knickers.他们穿着一致,都是蓝色的运动衫和灯笼短裤。
7 apparently tMmyQ     
adv.显然地;表面上,似乎
参考例句:
  • An apparently blind alley leads suddenly into an open space.山穷水尽,豁然开朗。
  • He was apparently much surprised at the news.他对那个消息显然感到十分惊异。
8 acting czRzoc     
n.演戏,行为,假装;adj.代理的,临时的,演出用的
参考例句:
  • Ignore her,she's just acting.别理她,她只是假装的。
  • During the seventies,her acting career was in eclipse.在七十年代,她的表演生涯黯然失色。
9 outfit YJTxC     
n.(为特殊用途的)全套装备,全套服装
参考例句:
  • Jenney bought a new outfit for her daughter's wedding.珍妮为参加女儿的婚礼买了一套新装。
  • His father bought a ski outfit for him on his birthday.他父亲在他生日那天给他买了一套滑雪用具。
10 superintendent vsTwV     
n.监督人,主管,总监;(英国)警务长
参考例句:
  • He was soon promoted to the post of superintendent of Foreign Trade.他很快就被擢升为对外贸易总监。
  • He decided to call the superintendent of the building.他决定给楼房管理员打电话。
11 chamber wnky9     
n.房间,寝室;会议厅;议院;会所
参考例句:
  • For many,the dentist's surgery remains a torture chamber.对许多人来说,牙医的治疗室一直是间受刑室。
  • The chamber was ablaze with light.会议厅里灯火辉煌。
12 choir sX0z5     
n.唱诗班,唱诗班的席位,合唱团,舞蹈团;v.合唱
参考例句:
  • The choir sang the words out with great vigor.合唱团以极大的热情唱出了歌词。
  • The church choir is singing tonight.今晚教堂歌唱队要唱诗。
13 instructors 5ea75ff41aa7350c0e6ef0bd07031aa4     
指导者,教师( instructor的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The instructors were slacking on the job. 教员们对工作松松垮垮。
  • He was invited to sit on the rostrum as a representative of extramural instructors. 他以校外辅导员身份,被邀请到主席台上。
14 bishop AtNzd     
n.主教,(国际象棋)象
参考例句:
  • He was a bishop who was held in reverence by all.他是一位被大家都尊敬的主教。
  • Two years after his death the bishop was canonised.主教逝世两年后被正式封为圣者。
15 relatively bkqzS3     
adv.比较...地,相对地
参考例句:
  • The rabbit is a relatively recent introduction in Australia.兔子是相对较新引入澳大利亚的物种。
  • The operation was relatively painless.手术相对来说不痛。
16 chapel UXNzg     
n.小教堂,殡仪馆
参考例句:
  • The nimble hero,skipped into a chapel that stood near.敏捷的英雄跳进近旁的一座小教堂里。
  • She was on the peak that Sunday afternoon when she played in chapel.那个星期天的下午,她在小教堂的演出,可以说是登峰造极。
17 faculty HhkzK     
n.才能;学院,系;(学院或系的)全体教学人员
参考例句:
  • He has a great faculty for learning foreign languages.他有学习外语的天赋。
  • He has the faculty of saying the right thing at the right time.他有在恰当的时候说恰当的话的才智。
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