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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-08-11

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1. At a Southern Indiana coal mine, an accident at an airshaft killed three people. Police say the victims were in a basket used for transportation up and down the 600-foot airshaft. Authorities aren't saying how they died.

2. At a mine in Utah, rescuers may have missed their mark while drilling to reach six trapped miners. The drill may have hit a sealed shaft1, away from the miners. A larger hole could break through soon.

3. A suspect in the murder of three students in Newark, New Jersey2 pleads not guilty while prosecutors3 tried explaining why the illegal immigrant from Peru was granted bail4 earlier this year when charged with assault and child rape5.

4. On Wall Street, a difficult week ends with a mixed finish. The Dow Jones Industrials were down more than 200 points in the session, but ended with a loss of just 30 points. The market is getting shaken by fears credit is drying up.

WORDS IN THE NEWS

1. airshaft: noun
通风井

2. sealed: adj
shut or protected with something that prevents air, water etc from getting in or out

3. plead: verb
to state in a court of law whether or not you are guilty of a crime

4. bail: noun
money left with a court of law to make sure that a prisoner will return when their trial starts

5. credit: noun
sum of money lent by a bank, etc; loan

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1 shaft YEtzp     
n.(工具的)柄,杆状物
参考例句:
  • He was wounded by a shaft.他被箭击中受伤。
  • This is the shaft of a steam engine.这是一个蒸汽机主轴。
2 jersey Lp5zzo     
n.运动衫
参考例句:
  • He wears a cotton jersey when he plays football.他穿运动衫踢足球。
  • They were dressed alike in blue jersey and knickers.他们穿着一致,都是蓝色的运动衫和灯笼短裤。
3 prosecutors a638e6811c029cb82f180298861e21e9     
检举人( prosecutor的名词复数 ); 告发人; 起诉人; 公诉人
参考例句:
  • In some places,public prosecutors are elected rather than appointed. 在有些地方,检察官是经选举而非任命产生的。 来自口语例句
  • You've been summoned to the Prosecutors' Office, 2 days later. 你在两天以后被宣到了检察官的办公室。
4 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。
5 rape PAQzh     
n.抢夺,掠夺,强奸;vt.掠夺,抢夺,强奸
参考例句:
  • The rape of the countryside had a profound ravage on them.对乡村的掠夺给他们造成严重创伤。
  • He was brought to court and charged with rape.他被带到法庭并被指控犯有强奸罪。
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