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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-02-24

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1. The Anna Nicole Smith's circus is picking up sticks and moving to the Bahamas. Friday, a Florida judge handling the paternity suit surrounding her daughter doubted he had jurisdiction1 over the matter as the baby was born in and still lives in the Bahamas.

2. Police say they found a teen who is abducted2 at gunpoint from his bus stop earlier in the day. They say Clay Moore has a few scratches on him. But he's otherwise ok.

3. Officials in Costa Rica say they won't charge a 70-year-old American tourist who killed a would-be robber with his bare hands. Officials say the military vet3 stepped in after the robber put a gun to a woman's head.

4. This isn't the type of clientele any restaurant wants to attract. These dozen rats were caught scurrying4 around a KFC-Taco Bell in New York this morning. The restaurant has been closed for the time being.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. circus: noun
If you describe a group of people or an event as a circus you disapprove5 of them because they attract a lot of attention but do not achieve anything useful.

2. jurisdiction: n-uncount
Jurisdiction is the power that a court of law or official has to carry out legal judgments6 or enforce law.

3. at gunpoint: phrase
If you are held at gunpoint, someone is threatening to shoot and kill you if you do not obey them.

4. clientele: n-count
The clientele of a place or organization are its customer or clients.


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1 jurisdiction La8zP     
n.司法权,审判权,管辖权,控制权
参考例句:
  • It doesn't lie within my jurisdiction to set you free.我无权将你释放。
  • Changzhou is under the jurisdiction of Jiangsu Province.常州隶属江苏省。
2 abducted 73ee11a839b49a2cf5305f1c0af4ca6a     
劫持,诱拐( abduct的过去式和过去分词 ); 使(肢体等)外展
参考例句:
  • Detectives have not ruled out the possibility that she was abducted. 侦探尚未排除她被绑架的可能性。
  • The kid was abducted at the gate of kindergarten. 那小孩在幼儿园大门口被绑架走了。
3 vet 2HfyG     
n.兽医,退役军人;vt.检查
参考例句:
  • I took my dog to the vet.我把狗带到兽医诊所看病。
  • Someone should vet this report before it goes out.这篇报道发表之前应该有人对它进行详查。
4 scurrying 294847ddc818208bf7d590895cd0b7c9     
v.急匆匆地走( scurry的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • We could hear the mice scurrying about in the walls. 我们能听见老鼠在墙里乱跑。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • We were scurrying about until the last minute before the party. 聚会开始前我们一直不停地忙忙碌碌。 来自辞典例句
5 disapprove 9udx3     
v.不赞成,不同意,不批准
参考例句:
  • I quite disapprove of his behaviour.我很不赞同他的行为。
  • She wants to train for the theatre but her parents disapprove.她想训练自己做戏剧演员,但她的父母不赞成。
6 judgments 2a483d435ecb48acb69a6f4c4dd1a836     
判断( judgment的名词复数 ); 鉴定; 评价; 审判
参考例句:
  • A peculiar austerity marked his judgments of modern life. 他对现代生活的批评带着一种特殊的苛刻。
  • He is swift with his judgments. 他判断迅速。
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