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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-06-23

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1. At a memorial service today in Charleston, South Carolina, thousands turned out to mourn nine firefighters killed in a warehouse1 fire. Meantime officials say they are making progress in the investigation2 into what sparked the blaze.

2. An Ohio sheriff says a baby found on a doorstep does not belong to a missing pregnant woman. Hundreds of volunteers have been searching for Jessie Davis who is nine-month pregnant. She vanished last week.

3. The space shuttle Atlantis has landed at California's Edwards Air Force Base after a two-week mission to the International Space Station. Clouds and rain in Florida forced NASA to land the shuttle at a backup landing site.

4. New York is about to become quieter at least a little. The noise code has been revised for the first time in 30 years and now has new restrictions3 on trucks in residential4 neighborhoods. It even reins5 in the levels on rover, more than ten minutes of barking could result in a ticket for the owner.

 

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. sheriff: n-count
In the United States, a sheriff is a person who is elected to make sure that the law is obeyed in a particular county.

2. backup: n-count
If you have something such as a second piece of equipment or set of plans as backup, you have arranged for them to be available for use in case the first one doesn't work.


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1 warehouse 6h7wZ     
n.仓库;vt.存入仓库
参考例句:
  • We freighted the goods to the warehouse by truck.我们用卡车把货物运到仓库。
  • The manager wants to clear off the old stocks in the warehouse.经理想把仓库里积压的存货处理掉。
2 investigation MRKzq     
n.调查,调查研究
参考例句:
  • In an investigation,a new fact became known, which told against him.在调查中新发现了一件对他不利的事实。
  • He drew the conclusion by building on his own investigation.他根据自己的调查研究作出结论。
3 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)
参考例句:
  • 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
4 residential kkrzY3     
adj.提供住宿的;居住的;住宅的
参考例句:
  • The mayor inspected the residential section of the city.市长视察了该市的住宅区。
  • The residential blocks were integrated with the rest of the college.住宿区与学院其他部分结合在了一起。
5 reins 370afc7786679703b82ccfca58610c98     
感情,激情; 缰( rein的名词复数 ); 控制手段; 掌管; (成人带着幼儿走路以防其走失时用的)保护带
参考例句:
  • She pulled gently on the reins. 她轻轻地拉着缰绳。
  • The government has imposed strict reins on the import of luxury goods. 政府对奢侈品的进口有严格的控制手段。
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