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美联社新闻一分钟 2007-08-19

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1. Hurricane warnings for Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica as Hurricane Dean bears down on the Caribbean islands. Dean is about 175 miles south of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, moving to the west-northwest at about 17 miles an hour.

2. The big storm is also prompting changes in space. NASA is cutting short the spacewalk today for Endeavour astronauts. They're giving the crew time to pack up and get ready for a possible one-day early return to Kennedy Space Center.

3. Michael Deaver, one of President Reagan's closest advisers1, has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 69. A family statement says he died today at his home in Bethesda, Maryland. Deaver was convicted in 1987 on perjury2 charges concerning his lobbying activities while at the White House.

4. After a month in rehabilitation3, Bob the tortoise is home again. The 25-year-old pet had been tortured after he was stolen from his owner's yard on July 7th. For his first meal after having his feeding tube removed, Bob gobbled up hibiscus flowers and roses.

WORDS IN THE NEWS


1. bear down:
to move quickly towards a person or place in a threatening way

2. cut short:
to stop doing something earlier than you planned

3. pack up:
to put things into cases, bags etc ready for a trip somewhere

4. lobby: verb
to try to persuade the government or someone with political power that a law or situation should be changed

5. rehabilitation: noun
to help someone to live a healthy, useful, or active life again after they have been seriously ill or in prison

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1 advisers d4866a794d72d2a666da4e4803fdbf2e     
顾问,劝告者( adviser的名词复数 ); (指导大学新生学科问题等的)指导教授
参考例句:
  • a member of the President's favoured circle of advisers 总统宠爱的顾问班子中的一员
  • She withdrew to confer with her advisers before announcing a decision. 她先去请教顾问然后再宣布决定。
2 perjury LMmx0     
n.伪证;伪证罪
参考例句:
  • You'll be punished if you procure the witness to commit perjury.如果你诱使证人作伪证,你要受罚的。
  • She appeared in court on a perjury charge.她因被指控做了伪证而出庭受审。
3 rehabilitation 8Vcxv     
n.康复,悔过自新,修复,复兴,复职,复位
参考例句:
  • He's booked himself into a rehabilitation clinic.他自己联系了一家康复诊所。
  • No one can really make me rehabilitation of injuries.已经没有人可以真正令我的伤康复了。
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