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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-02-23

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1. A Florida attorney says Anna Nicole Smith will be buried in the Bahamas after a day of courtroom drama. Judge Larry Seidlin decided1 the attorney appointed to represent Smith's infant daughter will be the one to decide the celebrity's final resting place.
2. The US military says it's studying the 8 helicopter downings in Iraq this month including Wednesday's, saying at least some of the attacks appeared to have been planned ambushes2. In the latest case, all 9 aboard survived.

3. The Agriculture Department announces the first major changes to food safety inspections3 in 10 years. The government says changes at 250 meat and poultry4 plants will address concerns about E. coli and other food-borne illnesses.

4. Residents in Lynchburg, Virginia managed to catch a steer5 that escaped Tuesday, luring6 the animal in with a bucket of food. Two others are still on the loose.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. drama: noun
You can refer to a real situation which is exciting or distressing7 as drama.

2. on the loose: phrase
If a person or an animal is on the loose, they are free because they have escaped from a person or place.


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1 decided lvqzZd     
adj.决定了的,坚决的;明显的,明确的
参考例句:
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
2 ambushes 646eb39209edae54797bdf38636f5b2d     
n.埋伏( ambush的名词复数 );伏击;埋伏着的人;设埋伏点v.埋伏( ambush的第三人称单数 );埋伏着
参考例句:
  • He was a specialist in ambushes, he said, and explained his tactics. 他说自己是埋伏战斗方面的专家,并讲述了他的战术。 来自互联网
  • It makes ambushes rather fun. 它使得埋伏战术非常有趣。 来自互联网
3 inspections c445f9a2296d8835cd7d4a2da50fc5ca     
n.检查( inspection的名词复数 );检验;视察;检阅
参考例句:
  • Regular inspections are carried out at the prison. 经常有人来视察这座监狱。
  • Government inspections ensure a high degree of uniformity in the standard of service. 政府检查确保了在服务标准方面的高度一致。 来自《简明英汉词典》
4 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?
5 steer 5u5w3     
vt.驾驶,为…操舵;引导;vi.驾驶
参考例句:
  • If you push the car, I'll steer it.如果你来推车,我就来驾车。
  • It's no use trying to steer the boy into a course of action that suits you.想说服这孩子按你的方式行事是徒劳的。
6 luring f0c862dc1e88c711a4434c2d1ab2867a     
吸引,引诱(lure的现在分词形式)
参考例句:
  • Cheese is very good for luring a mouse into a trap. 奶酪是引诱老鼠上钩的极好的东西。
  • Her training warned her of peril and of the wrong, subtle, mysterious, luring. 她的教养警告她:有危险,要出错儿,这是微妙、神秘而又诱人的。
7 distressing cuTz30     
a.使人痛苦的
参考例句:
  • All who saw the distressing scene revolted against it. 所有看到这种悲惨景象的人都对此感到难过。
  • It is distressing to see food being wasted like this. 这样浪费粮食令人痛心。
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