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NPR 2011-11-13

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 For the first time in 46 years, Penn State is playing football without Joe Paterno coaching from the sidelines. The sex abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky cost Paterno his job. At the start of today's game against Nebraska, players from both teams gathered at midfield and knelt together for a moment of silence. NPR's Jeff Brady is in State College.

 
Several Penn State fans told me the feel of this game is different. The atmosphere's more somber1. There's certainly more security, but it is the last home game of the season, and they want to have fun after a really rough week. A man told me that the week was the worst of his life other than when his father died ten years ago.
 
Last night, a vigil was held at Penn State for the boys whom Sandusky is accused of molesting2 and several students are selling bracelets3 outside the stadium to raise money for abused victims.
 
In Germany, thousands of people in Frankfurt and Berlin are expressing their frustration4 with the banking5 system. They are banging drums and forming a human chain. The protesters are calling for an end to what they call the excesses of financial speculation6. They want the government to dismantle7 big banks.
 
Occupy demonstrators in several US cities, including Oakland, California, are vowing8 to stay in place today despite threats of arrests if they don't disband. NPR's Allison Keyes reports.
 
In Salt Lake City, where a man was found dead yesterday in a tent at the Occupy camp in a park, demonstrators say they are not leaving despite an order from police to get out by sundown today. Police Chief Chris Burbank told protesters, "We can no longer tolerate individuals camping on our streets." In Oakland, where demonstrators and police have clashed before police and city officials asked the group to leave their encampment near City Hall, where a man was shot and killed Thursday. But protester Aaron Delly says, "even if the cops coming in here and raid and riot through and sweep all the tents out, we're just gonna come back again." And in Portland, Occupy demonstrators say they will defy an order to clear out by midnight. Allison Keyes, NPR News.
 
Wilson Ramos is describing his fear yesterday when Venezuelan security forces launched an airborne attack on a mountain hideout to rescue him from kidnappers9. The 24-year-old catcher for the Washington Nationals' Major League Baseball team had been seized by gunmen Wednesday. Ramos, speaking in his native Spanish, thanked all those involved in the case. Venezuelan authorities say six people are in custody10 in connection with the kidnapping; four others are being sought.
 
Italy's parliament is giving its approval to a financial stability law that clears the way for the resignation of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The economic reforms include increasing the retirement11 age, starting in 2026, but do nothing to open up Italy's inflexible12 labor13 market. Berlusconi is expected to step down anytime today.
 
This is NPR News.
 
The Arab League is suspending Syria from the organization and is calling for economic and political sanctions. NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports from Cairo the measures are in response to Syria's failure to adopt the league plan to end the violence against anti-government protesters.
 
In addition to suspending Syria from the Arab League, members called on Arab nations to withdraw their ambassadors from that country. But the league stopped short of calling for international intervention14 to end the violence. League officials said they would approach the United Nations Security Council for help, but only on the humanitarian15 basis. Syria, its neighbor Lebanon and Yemen, which is in the middle of its own violent uprising, voted against the measures. Saudi Arabia led the group of states, seeking to bring pressure to bear on Syria, which is an ally of their enemy Iran. Outside the League headquarters, scores of protesters shouted slogans against the Arab League and demanded to take more drastic steps to end the Syrian crackdown. Some 150 people have been killed in Syria since Assad's government agreed last week to the league plan to end the violence there. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, NPR News, Cairo.
 
The Arab League suspension of Syria takes effect next week.
 
It wasn't a typical basketball game last night between the nation's top-ranked team North Carolina and Michigan State. The game dubbed16 "the Carrier Classic" was played on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson. Among the fans and the audience, President Obama and wife Michelle.
 
"How are you guys? Nice to see you."
 
Carolina won the game - 67 to 55.
 
They will be going mad this weekend in Savannah, Georgia. The senior class of MAD magazine's so-called :usual gang of idiots" is getting together for a cartoonist reunion at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
 
I'm Nancy Lyons, NPR News.

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1 somber dFmz7     
adj.昏暗的,阴天的,阴森的,忧郁的
参考例句:
  • He had a somber expression on his face.他面容忧郁。
  • His coat was a somber brown.他的衣服是暗棕色的。
2 molesting 9803a4c212351ba8f8347ac71aad0f44     
v.骚扰( molest的现在分词 );干扰;调戏;猥亵
参考例句:
  • He was accused of sexually molesting a female colleague. 他被指控对一位女同事进行性骚扰。 来自辞典例句
  • He was charged with molesting a woman. 他被指控调戏妇女。 来自辞典例句
3 bracelets 58df124ddcdc646ef29c1c5054d8043d     
n.手镯,臂镯( bracelet的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The lamplight struck a gleam from her bracelets. 她的手镯在灯光的照射下闪闪发亮。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • On display are earrings, necklaces and bracelets made from jade, amber and amethyst. 展出的有用玉石、琥珀和紫水晶做的耳环、项链和手镯。 来自《简明英汉词典》
4 frustration 4hTxj     
n.挫折,失败,失效,落空
参考例句:
  • He had to fight back tears of frustration.他不得不强忍住失意的泪水。
  • He beat his hands on the steering wheel in frustration.他沮丧地用手打了几下方向盘。
5 banking aySz20     
n.银行业,银行学,金融业
参考例句:
  • John is launching his son on a career in banking.约翰打算让儿子在银行界谋一个新职位。
  • He possesses an extensive knowledge of banking.他具有广博的银行业务知识。
6 speculation 9vGwe     
n.思索,沉思;猜测;投机
参考例句:
  • Her mind is occupied with speculation.她的头脑忙于思考。
  • There is widespread speculation that he is going to resign.人们普遍推测他要辞职。
7 dismantle Vtlxa     
vt.拆开,拆卸;废除,取消
参考例句:
  • He asked for immediate help from the United States to dismantle the warheads.他请求美国立即提供援助,拆除这批弹头。
  • The mower firmly refused to mow,so I decided to dismantle it.修完后割草机还是纹丝不动,于是,我决定把它拆开。
8 vowing caf27b27bed50d27c008858260bc9998     
起誓,发誓(vow的现在分词形式)
参考例句:
  • President Bush is vowing to help Minneapolis rebuild its collapsed bridge. 布什总统承诺将帮助明尼阿波利斯重建坍塌的大桥。
  • President Bush is vowing to help Minneapolis rebuild this collapse bridge. 布什总统发誓要帮助明尼阿波利斯重建起这座坍塌的桥梁。
9 kidnappers cce17449190af84dbf37efcfeaf5f600     
n.拐子,绑匪( kidnapper的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • They were freed yesterday by their kidnappers unharmed. 他们昨天被绑架者释放了,没有受到伤害。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The kidnappers had threatened to behead all four unless their jailed comrades were released. 帮匪们曾经威胁说如果印度方面不释放他们的同伙,他们就要将这四名人质全部斩首。 来自《简明英汉词典》
10 custody Qntzd     
n.监护,照看,羁押,拘留
参考例句:
  • He spent a week in custody on remand awaiting sentence.等候判决期间他被还押候审一个星期。
  • He was taken into custody immediately after the robbery.抢劫案发生后,他立即被押了起来。
11 retirement TWoxH     
n.退休,退职
参考例句:
  • She wanted to enjoy her retirement without being beset by financial worries.她想享受退休生活而不必为金钱担忧。
  • I have to put everything away for my retirement.我必须把一切都积蓄起来以便退休后用。
12 inflexible xbZz7     
adj.不可改变的,不受影响的,不屈服的
参考例句:
  • Charles was a man of settled habits and inflexible routine.查尔斯是一个恪守习惯、生活规律不容打乱的人。
  • The new plastic is completely inflexible.这种新塑料是完全不可弯曲的。
13 labor P9Tzs     
n.劳动,努力,工作,劳工;分娩;vi.劳动,努力,苦干;vt.详细分析;麻烦
参考例句:
  • We are never late in satisfying him for his labor.我们从不延误付给他劳动报酬。
  • He was completely spent after two weeks of hard labor.艰苦劳动两周后,他已经疲惫不堪了。
14 intervention e5sxZ     
n.介入,干涉,干预
参考例句:
  • The government's intervention in this dispute will not help.政府对这场争论的干预不会起作用。
  • Many people felt he would be hostile to the idea of foreign intervention.许多人觉得他会反对外来干预。
15 humanitarian kcoxQ     
n.人道主义者,博爱者,基督凡人论者
参考例句:
  • She has many humanitarian interests and contributes a lot to them.她拥有很多慈善事业,并作了很大的贡献。
  • The British government has now suspended humanitarian aid to the area.英国政府现已暂停对这一地区的人道主义援助。
16 dubbed dubbed     
v.给…起绰号( dub的过去式和过去分词 );把…称为;配音;复制
参考例句:
  • Mathematics was once dubbed the handmaiden of the sciences. 数学曾一度被视为各门科学的基础。
  • Is the movie dubbed or does it have subtitles? 这部电影是配音的还是打字幕的? 来自《简明英汉词典》
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