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NPR 2009-6-25

时间:2009-07-09 03:21来源:互联网 提供网友:Michellekoy   字体: [ ]

From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack1 Speer.

According to witnesses in Tehran, there were more clashes today between police and protestors with reports of baton-wielding riot police striking demonstrators and firing tear gas and rounds of ammunition3 into the air. Meanwhile Iran’s Supreme4 Leader Ayatollah Khamenei appeared on Iranian state-run television today, ordering supporters of opposition5 candidate, Mir-Hossein Mousavi to drop their protests. BBC's Jeremy Bowen has more from Tehran.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei is going about his business as if he has shrugged6 off the challenge of the opposition. He said that neither the system nor the people would give in to pressure to annul7 the election whatever the price. The opposition has been taking heavy blows from the hard hand of the state.

Mir-Hossein Mousavi who believes he is the rightful president needs to get people out on to the street, but he's struggling to provide a lead. When he attempted to reopen his newspaper, the premises8 were raided and 25 members of staff arrested. BBC's Jeremy Bowen in Tehran.

Iraqi officials now say at least 69 people were killed; more than 130 others were wounded following a bombing in the main Shiite district of the Sadr city region of Baghdad. Police say the bomb which was apparently9 hidden beneath some vegetables on a motorized push cart, detonated near a crowded market where it was timed to maximize casualties. Major-General GD Johnson is deputy commanding general of operations for coalition10 forces in Iraq. He says insurgent11 forces are trying to take advantage of an up-coming US pull-out though he said the Iraqi forces are filling the gap.

“There's little doubt that the extremists will attempt to challenge them, and we stand ready to support them in whatever way they need.”

The latest bombing comes just six days before the scheduled withdrawal12 of US combat forces from Iraqi towns and cities. Officials say in some cases people as far as six hundred yards away from the bombing were hit by shrapnel.

South Carolina governor Mark Sanford has confessed to an extramarital affair. The 2nd term Republican was the subject of intense speculation13 after he disappeared for several days without notifying his staff. NPR's Adam Hochberg reports from state capital.

In a tearful news conference, Governor Sanford revealed that he'd been carrying on a-year-long relationship with a woman from Argentina. Sanford had been away from the capital since Thursday and had let his staff to believe that he's gone hiking on the Appalachian Trail. Now he admits he was in Argentina, visiting the woman on a secret trip.

"I hurt her, I hurt you all, I hurt my wife, I hurt my boys, I hurt a lot of different folks, and all I can say is that I apologize."

Sanford, who's been considered a possible Presidential candidate in 2012 said he's resigning his position as head of the Republic Governors Association, but he did not say whether he plans to step down as governor. His wife and their four children are living at the family beach house while Sanford is back at the Governor's mansion14. Adam Hochberg, NPR News, Columbia, South Carolina.

On Wall Street today the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 23 points. The S & P 500 was up five points today.

This is NPR.

Giant Citigroup announced today it is boosting base salaries for many of its employees, some by as much as 50%. That comes as the bank reconstructed its compensation program under new government restrictions15 on bonuses for financial firms receiving government loans. Some members of Congress have been critical of high levels of executive pay at banks that receives billions under the government's financial bail-out program. By altering the mix of its compensation package, the Citi would be able to pay most employees as much as they received in 2008.

A prominent Iowa high school football coach and former NFL high school Coach of The Year is dead after being shot multiple times in the school's weight-lifting room this morning. Alex Heuer Iowa Public Radio reports.

 Ed Thomas was the athletic16 director and football coach at Aplington-Parkersburg High School, about 80 miles northeast of Des Moines. The alleged17 gunman is a 24-year old man and former football player at the school; he is in custody18 and charged with first degree murder. School’s Superintendent19 Jon Thompson says the community is mourning the death.

“Mr. Thomas was a football coach and I think around our state, maybe beyond our borders he's known as a football coach. But to those of us locally, he goes far beyond that. Ed Thomas was a mentor20.”

Thomas mentored21 four current NFL players, in a small town of about 2000 residents, including Green Bay Packers pro2 bowler22 Aaron Kampman. Thomas won multiple state titles and coached the football team for more than 30 years. For NPR news, I’m Alex Heuer in Cedar23 Rapids, Iowa.

According to a White House spokesman, President Obama will include a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI as part of his visit to Italy for next month's G-8 summit. President's support of abortion24 rights and stem cell research which the Vatican opposes has drawn25 some fire from Catholic Bishops26 in the US.

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.


1 jack 53Hxp     
  • I am looking for the headphone jack.我正在找寻头戴式耳机插孔。
  • He lifted the car with a jack to change the flat tyre.他用千斤顶把车顶起来换下瘪轮胎。
2 pro tk3zvX     
  • The two debating teams argued the question pro and con.辩论的两组从赞成与反对两方面辩这一问题。
  • Are you pro or con nuclear disarmament?你是赞成还是反对核裁军?
3 ammunition GwVzz     
  • A few of the jeeps had run out of ammunition.几辆吉普车上的弹药已经用光了。
  • They have expended all their ammunition.他们把弹药用光。
4 supreme PHqzc     
  • It was the supreme moment in his life.那是他一生中最重要的时刻。
  • He handed up the indictment to the supreme court.他把起诉书送交最高法院。
5 opposition eIUxU     
  • The party leader is facing opposition in his own backyard.该党领袖在自己的党內遇到了反对。
  • The police tried to break down the prisoner's opposition.警察设法制住了那个囚犯的反抗。
6 shrugged 497904474a48f991a3d1961b0476ebce     
  • Sam shrugged and said nothing. 萨姆耸耸肩膀,什么也没说。
  • She shrugged, feigning nonchalance. 她耸耸肩,装出一副无所谓的样子。 来自《简明英汉词典》
7 annul kwzzG     
  • They have the power to alter or annul inappropriate decisions of their own standing committees.他们有权改变或者撤销本级人民代表大会常务委员会不适当的决定。
  • The courts later found grounds to annul the results,after the king urged them to sort out the "mess".在国王敦促法庭收拾烂摊子后,法庭随后宣布废除选举结果。
8 premises 6l1zWN     
  • According to the rules,no alcohol can be consumed on the premises.按照规定,场内不准饮酒。
  • All repairs are done on the premises and not put out.全部修缮都在家里进行,不用送到外面去做。
9 apparently tMmyQ     
  • 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。
10 coalition pWlyi     
  • The several parties formed a coalition.这几个政党组成了政治联盟。
  • Coalition forces take great care to avoid civilian casualties.联盟军队竭尽全力避免造成平民伤亡。
11 insurgent V4RyP     
  • Faruk says they are threatened both by insurgent and government forces.法鲁克说,他们受到暴乱分子和政府军队的双重威胁。
  • The insurgent mob assembled at the gate of the city park.叛变的暴徒聚在市立公园的门口。
12 withdrawal Cfhwq     
  • The police were forced to make a tactical withdrawal.警方被迫进行战术撤退。
  • They insisted upon a withdrawal of the statement and a public apology.他们坚持要收回那些话并公开道歉。
13 speculation 9vGwe     
  • Her mind is occupied with speculation.她的头脑忙于思考。
  • There is widespread speculation that he is going to resign.人们普遍推测他要辞职。
14 mansion 8BYxn     
  • The old mansion was built in 1850.这座古宅建于1850年。
  • The mansion has extensive grounds.这大厦四周的庭园广阔。
15 restrictions 81e12dac658cfd4c590486dd6f7523cf     
约束( restriction的名词复数 ); 管制; 制约因素; 带限制性的条件(或规则)
  • I found the restrictions irksome. 我对那些限制感到很烦。
  • a snaggle of restrictions 杂乱无章的种种限制
16 athletic sOPy8     
  • This area has been marked off for athletic practice.这块地方被划出来供体育训练之用。
  • He is an athletic star.他是一个运动明星。
17 alleged gzaz3i     
  • It was alleged that he had taken bribes while in office. 他被指称在任时收受贿赂。
  • alleged irregularities in the election campaign 被指称竞选运动中的不正当行为
18 custody Qntzd     
  • He spent a week in custody on remand awaiting sentence.等候判决期间他被还押候审一个星期。
  • He was taken into custody immediately after the robbery.抢劫案发生后,他立即被押了起来。
19 superintendent vsTwV     
  • 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。
20 mentor s78z0     
  • He fed on the great ideas of his mentor.他以他导师的伟大思想为支撑。
  • He had mentored scores of younger doctors.他指导过许多更年轻的医生。
21 mentored 2bbdacb6ee8801a4bac1a56d8feda8dd     
v.(无经验之人的)有经验可信赖的顾问( mentor的过去式和过去分词 )
  • They had a fantastic dean who really mentored a lot of people. 那儿的教务长非常出色,的确为许多人提供了指导。 来自互联网
  • The famous professor mentored him during his years in graduate school. 那位著名的教授在他读研究生期间指导他。 来自互联网
22 bowler fxLzew     
  • The bowler judged it well,timing the ball to perfection.投球手判断准确,对球速的掌握恰到好处。
  • The captain decided to take Snow off and try a slower bowler.队长决定把斯诺撤下,换一个动作慢一点的投球手试一试。
23 cedar 3rYz9     
  • The cedar was about five feet high and very shapely.那棵雪松约有五尺高,风姿优美。
  • She struck the snow from the branches of an old cedar with gray lichen.她把长有灰色地衣的老雪松树枝上的雪打了下来。
24 abortion ZzjzxH     
  • She had an abortion at the women's health clinic.她在妇女保健医院做了流产手术。
  • A number of considerations have led her to have a wilful abortion.多种考虑使她执意堕胎。
25 drawn MuXzIi     
  • All the characters in the story are drawn from life.故事中的所有人物都取材于生活。
  • Her gaze was drawn irresistibly to the scene outside.她的目光禁不住被外面的风景所吸引。
26 bishops 391617e5d7bcaaf54a7c2ad3fc490348     
(基督教某些教派管辖大教区的)主教( bishop的名词复数 ); (国际象棋的)象
  • Each player has two bishops at the start of the game. 棋赛开始时,每名棋手有两只象。
  • "Only sheriffs and bishops and rich people and kings, and such like. “他劫富济贫,抢的都是郡长、主教、国王之类的富人。
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