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NPR 2009-08-30

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Senator Edward Kenney was honored today with words and music at his funeral Mass in Boston. Hundreds of mourners, Sir tenor1 Placido Domingo and cellist2 Yo-Yo Ma performed. And President Obama gave a eulogy3 praising Kennedy as the greatest legislator of our time, a man whose name graces nearly one thousand laws.

 "We do not weep for him today because of the prestige attached to his name or his office; we weep because we loved this kind and tender hero who persevered4 through pain and tragedy — not for the sake of ambition or vanity; not for wealth or power; but only for the people and the country that he loved." Members of Kennedy's family offered prayers and remembrances during the service which was held in the church where the late senator had once prayed daily when his daughter Kara was being treated at a nearby hospital for lung cancer. Kennedy's son, Ted6 Kennedy Jr., who lost a leg to cancer when he was 12, recalled his tearful frustration7 at trying to climb an icy hill and his dad’s words of encouragement.

 “I said, I will never be able to climb up that hill. And he lifted me up in his strong gentle arms and said something I will never forget. He said, “I know you can do it. There is nothing that you can't do.” Kennedy said his father taught him that even the most profound loses are survivable. The late senator’s body is being flown to Washington where the motorcade will stop outside the US Senate building for a brief prayer and a procession through the city to Arlington National Cemetery8, Kennedy’s final resting place, NPR's Brian Naylor is there.

 Senator Kennedy will be buried in a plot next to his brothers John and Robert. It is a site overlooks the monuments of Washington, including the Capitol dome9. Senator Kennedy was a frequent visitor to Arlington. His burial will be presided over by Cardinal10 Theodore McCarrick, the archbishop emeritus11 of Washington, who worked with Senator Kennedy on inner-city Catholic school. Vice5 president Joseph Biden is also expected to attend. Brian Naylor, NPR News, Arlington National Cemetery.

 Two bomb attacks in northern Iraq today have left more a dozen people dead and some 15 others wounded. The explosions came as thousands of Iraqis attended the burial of a Shiite political leader. NPR’s Peter Kenyon reports from Baghdad.

 The most powerful explosion in the morning struck near the town of the Shicad, south of the northern city of Mosul. Witnesses and Iraqi officials say a suicide truck bomber12 was diverted from a checkpoint and detonated his charge in front of the nearby market. A second vehicle bomb exploded about two hours later near the town of Senjar, also in northern Iraq. Peter Kenyon, NPR News, Baghdad.

 The space shuttle Discovery rocketed into skyward from the Kennedy Space Center today. Discovery's on a mission to the International Space Station.

 This is NPR News from Washington.

 Investigators in Bruswick, Georgia are looking into the deaths of seven people whose bodies were found in a mobile home this morning, two other people were injured.

 It's the eve of a hotly contested parliamentary election in Japan. And polls there indicate the political party that has held power for decades could be headed for a resounding13 defeat. NPR' Louisa Lim reports on the final hours of the campaign.

 Both party leaders stump14 for votes into the evening despite all the polls predicting a big win for the opposition15 Democratic Party of Japan. Opposition challenger Yukio Hatoyama asked the crowds to make sure the election is remembered as the one that changed the history of Japan. He said he would end what he called old politics and put people in charge of policymaking instead of bureaucrats16. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Taro17 Aso criticized the opposition’s flip-flops on foreign policy and called into question untested party's ability to govern. But with unemployment at a postwar high and deflation deepening, many Japanese feel it's time for a change in government. Analysts18 say this election heralds19 the start of a true two-party system in Japan. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Tokyo.

 A wildfire raging in the mountains north of Los Angeles has forced the evacuation of 150 more families whose homes could be threatened by the flames. US Forest Service spokesman Bruce Quintelie says despite low visibility and sweltering heat, fire crews are battling the blaze aggressively. “We do have some threats to obviously homes, that is still ongoing20 as well as commercial properties, including some high value communication sites that are on the mountain tops in the national forest.” The blaze's only about 5 percent contained.


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1 tenor LIxza     
n.男高音(歌手),次中音(乐器),要旨,大意
参考例句:
  • The tenor of his speech was that war would come.他讲话的大意是战争将要发生。
  • The four parts in singing are soprano,alto,tenor and bass.唱歌的四个声部是女高音、女低音、男高音和男低音。
2 cellist CU9yp     
n.大提琴手
参考例句:
  • The cellist's bowing was very sensitive . 那位大提琴手的弓法十分细腻。 来自辞典例句
  • World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma founded The Silk Road Project in 1998. 世界闻名的大提琴家马友友于1998年创建了丝路工程。 来自互联网
3 eulogy 0nuxj     
n.颂词;颂扬
参考例句:
  • He needs no eulogy from me or from any other man. 他不需要我或者任何一个人来称颂。
  • Mr.Garth gave a long eulogy about their achievements in the research.加思先生对他们的研究成果大大地颂扬了一番。
4 persevered b3246393c709e55e93de64dc63360d37     
v.坚忍,坚持( persevere的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • She persevered with her violin lessons. 她孜孜不倦地学习小提琴。
  • Hard as the conditions were, he persevered in his studies. 虽然条件艰苦,但他仍坚持学习。 来自辞典例句
5 vice NU0zQ     
n.坏事;恶习;[pl.]台钳,老虎钳;adj.副的
参考例句:
  • He guarded himself against vice.他避免染上坏习惯。
  • They are sunk in the depth of vice.他们堕入了罪恶的深渊。
6 ted 9gazhs     
vt.翻晒,撒,撒开
参考例句:
  • The invaders gut ted the village.侵略者把村中财物洗劫一空。
  • She often teds the corn when it's sunny.天好的时候她就翻晒玉米。
7 frustration 4hTxj     
n.挫折,失败,失效,落空
参考例句:
  • He had to fight back tears of frustration.他不得不强忍住失意的泪水。
  • He beat his hands on the steering wheel in frustration.他沮丧地用手打了几下方向盘。
8 cemetery ur9z7     
n.坟墓,墓地,坟场
参考例句:
  • He was buried in the cemetery.他被葬在公墓。
  • His remains were interred in the cemetery.他的遗体葬在墓地。
9 dome 7s2xC     
n.圆屋顶,拱顶
参考例句:
  • The dome was supported by white marble columns.圆顶由白色大理石柱支撑着。
  • They formed the dome with the tree's branches.他们用树枝搭成圆屋顶。
10 cardinal Xcgy5     
n.(天主教的)红衣主教;adj.首要的,基本的
参考例句:
  • This is a matter of cardinal significance.这是非常重要的事。
  • The Cardinal coloured with vexation. 红衣主教感到恼火,脸涨得通红。
11 emeritus ypixp     
adj.名誉退休的
参考例句:
  • "Perhaps I can introduce Mr.Lake Kirby,an emeritus professor from Washington University?"请允许我介绍华盛顿大学名誉教授莱克柯尔比先生。
  • He will continue as chairman emeritus.他将会继续担任荣誉主席。
12 bomber vWwz7     
n.轰炸机,投弹手,投掷炸弹者
参考例句:
  • He flew a bomber during the war.他在战时驾驶轰炸机。
  • Detectives hunting the London bombers will be keen to interview him.追查伦敦爆炸案凶犯的侦探们急于对他进行讯问。
13 resounding zkCzZC     
adj. 响亮的
参考例句:
  • The astronaut was welcomed with joyous,resounding acclaim. 人们欢声雷动地迎接那位宇航员。
  • He hit the water with a resounding slap. 他啪的一声拍了一下水。
14 stump hGbzY     
n.残株,烟蒂,讲演台;v.砍断,蹒跚而走
参考例句:
  • He went on the stump in his home state.他到故乡所在的州去发表演说。
  • He used the stump as a table.他把树桩用作桌子。
15 opposition eIUxU     
n.反对,敌对
参考例句:
  • 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。
16 bureaucrats 1f41892e761d50d96f1feea76df6dcd3     
n.官僚( bureaucrat的名词复数 );官僚主义;官僚主义者;官僚语言
参考例句:
  • That is the fate of the bureaucrats, not the inspiration of statesmen. 那是官僚主义者的命运,而不是政治家的灵感。 来自辞典例句
  • Big business and dozens of anonymous bureaucrats have as much power as Japan's top elected leaders. 大企业和许多不知名的官僚同日本选举出来的最高层领导者们的权力一样大。 来自辞典例句
17 taro TgVzm3     
n.芋,芋头
参考例句:
  • Main grain crop has taro,corn,banana to wait.主要粮食作物有芋头、玉米、芭蕉等。
  • You celebrate your birthday with taro,red bean and butter.用红豆、芋头和黄油给自己过生日。
18 analysts 167ff30c5034ca70abe2d60a6e760448     
分析家,化验员( analyst的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • City analysts forecast huge profits this year. 伦敦金融分析家预测今年的利润非常丰厚。
  • I was impressed by the high calibre of the researchers and analysts. 研究人员和分析人员的高素质给我留下了深刻印象。
19 heralds 85a7677643514d2e94585dc21f41b7ab     
n.使者( herald的名词复数 );预报者;预兆;传令官v.预示( herald的第三人称单数 );宣布(好或重要)
参考例句:
  • The song of birds heralds the approach of spring. 百鸟齐鸣报春到。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • The wind sweeping through the tower heralds a rising storm in the mountain. 山雨欲来风满楼。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
20 ongoing 6RvzT     
adj.进行中的,前进的
参考例句:
  • The problem is ongoing.这个问题尚未解决。
  • The issues raised in the report relate directly to Age Concern's ongoing work in this area.报告中提出的问题与“关心老人”组织在这方面正在做的工作有直接的关系。
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