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CNN 2010-08-15

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The affected1 population is estimated to be more than 14 million, almost 1/10 of Pakistan's population, with at least 6 million people in need of immediate2 humanitarian3 aid, at least 1,200 people have been killed. The floodwaters have devastated4 towns and villages, downed power and communications lines, washed away bridges and roads and inflicted5 major damage to buildings and houses.

 

It was pretty smashed, the wings were laying beside the fuselage on each side, and I couldn't see the floats. I didn't think it was survivable.

 

There was a scar on the hillside where it impacted and skidded6 up the hill. That was probably about 75 yards long, and as we approached the aircraft you could smell the fuel. The wings were swept back. The engine compartment7 of the plane had broken off or buried itself into the ground. What else I just have to say?

 

The fuselage itself was surprisingly intact, and that's where all of the survivors8 and everybody else were located.

 

And what was it like inside the aircraft? How would you describe that scene?

 

Well, it's a jumbled9 mess, and it's wet and, as I just said, fuel smell. The volunteers who got in there, spent the night there, were frazzled. They were dirty and wet and tired themselves. They had been treating these guys overnight. But as I said, it was relatively10 intact, and they were able to ride out the weather there.

 

Is a takeover under way? And has voter rebellion taken a foothold? Well, listen to these primary election results and decide for yourself. First up, Colorado. Senator Michael Bennett beat Andrew Romanoff, capturing the Democratic nomination12 for Senate. And the endorsements13 were definitely high profile. President Obama had Bennett's back while former President Clinton pushed for Romanoff. Connecticut, winning the Republican Senate primary, former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon. She'll now battle State Attorney General Dick Blumenthal for that seat. Minnesota, former Senator Mark Dayton barely snagged the Democratic nomination for governor. He'll now take on GOP nominee14 Tom Emmer and independent party candidate Tom Horner.

 

Former Illinois congressman15 Dan Rostenkowski has died. He rose from Chicago's rough and tumble political scene to become one of the most powerful politicians on Capitol Hill. Rostenkowski first entered Congress in 1959. He eventually became chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee. The Democrat11 played a key role in passing major both social security and tax code reforms, along with controversial expansion of Medicare. Rostenkowski was defeated in 1994, after becoming mired16 in scandal, eventually pleaded guilty to corruption17 charges, and served over a year in federal prison. Dan Rostenkowki was 82 years old.

 

The JetBlue flight attendant who grabbed a couple of beers and slid down the escape chute has been released on bail18. This is new video of him walking out of jail last night and into the media frenzy19.

 

Scar on your head, is that from the suitcase falling? Is it? Tell me about what you think about all the support you've got, you know what public put about it.

 

 

Well, it's been very, very appreciated, and it seems like something here is resonated with a few people, and that's kind of I need.

 

You know you lose your job?

 

More than likely.

 

Do you care about that anymore? Tell me about it.

 

No comment at this time.

 

How about this? Tell me about rude passengers. Talk about that for a second.

 

There're a lot of wonderful people out there.
 


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1 affected TzUzg0     
adj.不自然的,假装的
参考例句:
  • She showed an affected interest in our subject.她假装对我们的课题感到兴趣。
  • His manners are affected.他的态度不自然。
2 immediate aapxh     
adj.立即的;直接的,最接近的;紧靠的
参考例句:
  • His immediate neighbours felt it their duty to call.他的近邻认为他们有责任去拜访。
  • We declared ourselves for the immediate convocation of the meeting.我们主张立即召开这个会议。
3 humanitarian kcoxQ     
n.人道主义者,博爱者,基督凡人论者
参考例句:
  • She has many humanitarian interests and contributes a lot to them.她拥有很多慈善事业,并作了很大的贡献。
  • The British government has now suspended humanitarian aid to the area.英国政府现已暂停对这一地区的人道主义援助。
4 devastated eb3801a3063ef8b9664b1b4d1f6aaada     
v.彻底破坏( devastate的过去式和过去分词);摧毁;毁灭;在感情上(精神上、财务上等)压垮adj.毁坏的;极为震惊的
参考例句:
  • The bomb devastated much of the old part of the city. 这颗炸弹炸毁了旧城的一大片地方。
  • His family is absolutely devastated. 他的一家感到极为震惊。
5 inflicted cd6137b3bb7ad543500a72a112c6680f     
把…强加给,使承受,遭受( inflict的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • They inflicted a humiliating defeat on the home team. 他们使主队吃了一场很没面子的败仗。
  • Zoya heroically bore the torture that the Fascists inflicted upon her. 卓娅英勇地承受法西斯匪徒加在她身上的酷刑。
6 skidded 35afc105bfaf20eaf5c5245a2e8d22d8     
v.(通常指车辆) 侧滑( skid的过去式和过去分词 );打滑;滑行;(住在)贫民区
参考例句:
  • The car skidded and hit a lamp post. 那辆汽车打滑撞上了路灯杆。
  • The car skidded and overturned. 汽车打滑翻倒了。
7 compartment dOFz6     
n.卧车包房,隔间;分隔的空间
参考例句:
  • We were glad to have the whole compartment to ourselves.真高兴,整个客车隔间由我们独享。
  • The batteries are safely enclosed in a watertight compartment.电池被安全地置于一个防水的隔间里。
8 survivors 02ddbdca4c6dba0b46d9d823ed2b4b62     
幸存者,残存者,生还者( survivor的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The survivors were adrift in a lifeboat for six days. 幸存者在救生艇上漂流了六天。
  • survivors clinging to a raft 紧紧抓住救生筏的幸存者
9 jumbled rpSzs2     
adj.混乱的;杂乱的
参考例句:
  • Books, shoes and clothes were jumbled together on the floor. 书、鞋子和衣服胡乱堆放在地板上。
  • The details of the accident were all jumbled together in his mind. 他把事故细节记得颠三倒四。
10 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。
11 democrat Xmkzf     
n.民主主义者,民主人士;民主党党员
参考例句:
  • The Democrat and the Public criticized each other.民主党人和共和党人互相攻击。
  • About two years later,he was defeated by Democrat Jimmy Carter.大约两年后,他被民主党人杰米卡特击败。
12 nomination BHMxw     
n.提名,任命,提名权
参考例句:
  • John is favourite to get the nomination for club president.约翰最有希望被提名为俱乐部主席。
  • Few people pronounced for his nomination.很少人表示赞成他的提名。
13 endorsements dfbd0f1b5d6e20b7cae6a4e0d7aefd50     
n.背书( endorsement的名词复数 );(驾驶执照上的)违章记录;(公开的)赞同;(通常为名人在广告中对某一产品的)宣传
参考例句:
  • He must make much money on those tennis shoe endorsements he does. 他替那些网球鞋珍重广告,就赚了不少钱。 来自互联网
  • But celebrity endorsements remain an important promotional tool for marketers. 尽管如此,邀明星助阵仍是营销人员重要的推广手段之一。 来自互联网
14 nominee FHLxv     
n.被提名者;被任命者;被推荐者
参考例句:
  • His nominee for vice president was elected only after a second ballot.他提名的副总统在两轮投票后才当选。
  • Mr.Francisco is standing as the official nominee for the post of District Secretary.弗朗西斯科先生是行政书记职位的正式提名人。
15 Congressman TvMzt7     
n.(美)国会议员
参考例句:
  • He related several anecdotes about his first years as a congressman.他讲述自己初任议员那几年的几则轶事。
  • The congressman is meditating a reply to his critics.这位国会议员正在考虑给他的批评者一个答复。
16 mired 935ae3511489bb54f133ac0b7f3ff484     
abbr.microreciprocal degree 迈尔德(色温单位)v.深陷( mire的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • The country was mired in recession. 这个国家陷入了经济衰退的困境。
  • The most brilliant leadership can be mired in detail. 最有才干的领导也会陷于拘泥琐事的困境中。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
17 corruption TzCxn     
n.腐败,堕落,贪污
参考例句:
  • The people asked the government to hit out against corruption and theft.人民要求政府严惩贪污盗窃。
  • The old man reviled against corruption.那老人痛斥了贪污舞弊。
18 bail Aupz4     
v.舀(水),保释;n.保证金,保释,保释人
参考例句:
  • One of the prisoner's friends offered to bail him out.犯人的一个朋友答应保释他出来。
  • She has been granted conditional bail.她被准予有条件保释。
19 frenzy jQbzs     
n.疯狂,狂热,极度的激动
参考例句:
  • He was able to work the young students up into a frenzy.他能激起青年学生的狂热。
  • They were singing in a frenzy of joy.他们欣喜若狂地高声歌唱。
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