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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-07-12

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1. New indictments2 have been announced in Erie, Pennsylvania from a 2003 bank robbery. Brian Wells died after a bomb locked around his neck detonated. Before that happened he told police he was forced by gunmen to rob the bank. But indictments name Wells as a coconspirator

2. One worker has been injured by a fire at Miami International Airport’s ground traffic control tower. Firefighters contained the blaze in the vacant tower that was under construction. Crews were cautious though because propane tanks were resting on the roof.

3. President Bush has ordered his former White House counsel Harriet Miers to defy a congressional subpoena3. An attorney for Miers has informed the House Judiciary Committee Chairman that Miers will not show up Thursday. The order for Miers to defy the subpoenas4 came in a letter from current White House counsel Fred Fielding.

4. Packing some snacks, a GPS device and more than 100 helium balloons, Kent Couch headed towards the Oregon sky in a lawn chair. The 47-year-old floated along for some nine hours when he jumped to the ground for his landing, the balloons took off again with his camera and gear.

WORDS IN THE NEWS
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1. indictment1: n. 控告

2. propane: n. [化]丙烷

3. subpoena: n. 传票

4. gear: n. Equipment, such as tools or clothing, used for a particular activity

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1 indictment ybdzt     
n.起诉;诉状
参考例句:
  • He handed up the indictment to the supreme court.他把起诉书送交最高法院。
  • They issued an indictment against them.他们起诉了他们。
2 indictments 4b724e4ddbecb664d09e416836a01cc7     
n.(制度、社会等的)衰败迹象( indictment的名词复数 );刑事起诉书;公诉书;控告
参考例句:
  • A New York jury brought criminal indictments against the founder of the organization. 纽约的一个陪审团对这个组织的创始人提起了多项刑事诉讼。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • These two indictments are self-evident and require no elaboration. 这两条意义自明,无须多说。 来自互联网
3 subpoena St1wV     
n.(法律)传票;v.传讯
参考例句:
  • He was brought up to court with a subpoena.他接到传讯,来到法庭上。
  • Select committees have the power to subpoena witnesses.特别委员会有权传唤证人。
4 subpoenas 1d71b2fcc5d64d916f25f0c23b3dff6a     
n.(传唤出庭的)传票( subpoena的名词复数 )v.(用传票)传唤(某人)( subpoena的第三人称单数 )
参考例句:
  • My company has complied with committee subpoenas by supplying documents confirming all that I have said. 本公司按照委员会的要求,提供了能够证实我刚才发言的文件。 来自辞典例句
  • Congressional Investigations: Subpoenas and Contempt Power. Report for Congress April 2, 2003. 金灿荣:《美国国会的监督功能》,载《教学与研究》2003年第2期。 来自互联网
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