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NPR 2011-05-31

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The National Mall is hosting dozens of rememberences and veterans' reunions this Memorial Day as the nation hornors its fallen. NPR's Sonari Glinton reports.

Joseph Scholle was a marine1 helicopter pilot in Vietnam. He comes twice a year to Washington DC to remember all who've died, but especially his friends.

"It doesn't get any easier from year to year. I still tear up when I touch mindful one friend's name. In fact, I'm tearing up now. You know, it doesn't get easier. It's just, it's just another year."

Scholle says he often wonders about what life his friend Robert Terry would be living now. He says it’s important for Americans to remember the individual lives that have been lost. Sonari Glinton, NPR News, Washington.

The mayor of South Dakota's capital city says residents should keep preparing for devastating2 flooding. South Dakota Public Broadcasting's Gary Ellenbolt reports officials are getting set to increase releases from a nearby dam.

Residents of Pierre, South Dakota and nearby Fort Pierre have been sandbagging their properties as water from the Missouri River continues to rise. By next week, the Army Corps3 of Engineers expects releases from Oahe Dam to be twice the previous record amount. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says the news continues to get worse for her city.

"I've seen that we're now affecting a possible 800 homes. That's equating4 to approximately more than 2,000 people in the Pierre area that could possibly be affected5."

South Dakota's governor has recommended those in the flood plain should protect their properties and get ready to evacuate6. For NPR News, I'm Gary Ellenbolt in Vermillion, South Dakota.

Two workers at Japan's crippled nuclear plant may have become the first cases of excess radiation exposure among emergency workers. As NPR's Louisa Lim reports from Tokyo, this comes as the government is being criticized for its handling of the disaster.

Two workers at Fukushima nuclear plant have surpassed the maximum radiation exposure permissible7, 250mSv, the equivalent to about 400 stomach X-rays. This will add to public concerns about the health implications of the nuclear disaster, both for emergency workers and for the general public. Meanwhile, a news survey shows about 70% of voters would like to replace Prime Minister Naoto Kan. But at the same time, many respondents say it would be better to wait until the nuclear crisis is contained. The prime minister is facing a no-confidence motion from opposition8 parties over his indecisive handling of the crisis, but analysts9 say they are unlikely to get enough support. Louisa Lim, NPR News, Tokyo.

Germany says it will abandon nuclear energy and shut down all of its nuclear power plants by the year 2022.

This is NPR News.

Drug shortages are increasing. In fact, the number of medicines listed in short supply has trippled over the past five years to a record 211. One emergency room physician tells the Associated Press it is just a matter of time now before doctors call for a drug they need to save a patient's life and find it isn't there. Lawmakers are urging federal officials to look closely at drug mergers10 that might exacerbate11 shortages, and legislation is pending12 that would require manufacturers to give notice of problems like manufacturing delays that might trigger a shortage.

Details are being revealed of the first official overseas trip for the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge. As Larry Miller13 reports from London, after a week in Canada, they'll be off to California, a bit of motion picture history for Prince William and Catherine.

The newlywed royal couple are reportedly planning to stay at the hotel in Yosemite in California. That was the inspiration for Jack14 Nicholson film "The Shining."

"Here's Johnny."

During the official trip, William and Catherine will also stay in the presidential bungalow15 at the Beverley Hills Hotel. The California three-day sight trip starts July 8th and comes after a week in Canada, where they'll take in cities including Ottawa, Quebec and Calgary. For NPR News, I'm Larry Miller in London.

Jim Tressel is leaving the Ohio State football program. The coach handed in his resignation today, saying it was in the best interest of the school. He led the Buckeyes to their first national football title in 34 years, but could not escape the scandal that some of his players allegedly sold their championship rings and other memorabilia to the owner of a tattoo16 parlor17.  


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1 marine 77Izo     
adj.海的;海生的;航海的;海事的;n.水兵
参考例句:
  • Marine creatures are those which live in the sea. 海洋生物是生存在海里的生物。
  • When the war broke out,he volunteered for the Marine Corps.战争爆发时,他自愿参加了海军陆战队。
2 devastating muOzlG     
adj.毁灭性的,令人震惊的,强有力的
参考例句:
  • It is the most devastating storm in 20 years.这是20年来破坏性最大的风暴。
  • Affairs do have a devastating effect on marriages.婚外情确实会对婚姻造成毁灭性的影响。
3 corps pzzxv     
n.(通信等兵种的)部队;(同类作的)一组
参考例句:
  • The medical corps were cited for bravery in combat.医疗队由于在战场上的英勇表现而受嘉奖。
  • When the war broke out,he volunteered for the Marine Corps.战争爆发时,他自愿参加了海军陆战队。
4 equating 07d40297d19f627f0452d3a051f97d50     
v.认为某事物(与另一事物)相等或相仿( equate的现在分词 );相当于;等于;把(一事物) 和(另一事物)等同看待
参考例句:
  • [ Ray ] I definitely started equating crossword puzzles with songwriting. 我已经干脆开始把字谜游戏等同于歌曲写作了。 来自电影对白
  • But they have a hard time equating plural marriage with those evils. 但是他们很难把这种多妻婚姻与上面说的那些坏事联系起来。 来自互联网
5 affected TzUzg0     
adj.不自然的,假装的
参考例句:
  • She showed an affected interest in our subject.她假装对我们的课题感到兴趣。
  • His manners are affected.他的态度不自然。
6 evacuate ai1zL     
v.遣送;搬空;抽出;排泄;大(小)便
参考例句:
  • We must evacuate those soldiers at once!我们必须立即撤出这些士兵!
  • They were planning to evacuate the seventy American officials still in the country.他们正计划转移仍滞留在该国的70名美国官员。
7 permissible sAIy1     
adj.可允许的,许可的
参考例句:
  • Is smoking permissible in the theatre?在剧院里允许吸烟吗?
  • Delay is not permissible,even for a single day.不得延误,即使一日亦不可。
8 opposition eIUxU     
n.反对,敌对
参考例句:
  • The party leader is facing opposition in his own backyard.该党领袖在自己的党內遇到了反对。
  • The police tried to break down the prisoner's opposition.警察设法制住了那个囚犯的反抗。
9 analysts 167ff30c5034ca70abe2d60a6e760448     
分析家,化验员( analyst的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • City analysts forecast huge profits this year. 伦敦金融分析家预测今年的利润非常丰厚。
  • I was impressed by the high calibre of the researchers and analysts. 研究人员和分析人员的高素质给我留下了深刻印象。
10 mergers b4ab62fffa9919cbf1e93fcad6d3150c     
n.(两个公司的)合并( merger的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • Mergers fall into three categories: horizontal, vertical, and conglomerate. 合并分为以下三种:横向合并,纵向合并和混合合并。 来自辞典例句
  • Many recent mergers are concentrated within specific industries, particularly in retailing, airlines and communications. 现代许多合并企业集中进行某些特定业务,在零售业、民航和通讯业中更是如此。 来自英汉非文学 - 政府文件
11 exacerbate iiAzU     
v.恶化,增剧,激怒,使加剧
参考例句:
  • WMO says a warming climate can exacerbate air pollution.世界气象组织说,气候变暖可能会加剧空气污染。
  • In fact efforts will merely exacerbate the current problem.实际上努力只会加剧当前的问题。
12 pending uMFxw     
prep.直到,等待…期间;adj.待定的;迫近的
参考例句:
  • The lawsuit is still pending in the state court.这案子仍在州法庭等待定夺。
  • He knew my examination was pending.他知道我就要考试了。
13 miller ZD6xf     
n.磨坊主
参考例句:
  • Every miller draws water to his own mill.磨坊主都往自己磨里注水。
  • The skilful miller killed millions of lions with his ski.技术娴熟的磨坊主用雪橇杀死了上百万头狮子。
14 jack 53Hxp     
n.插座,千斤顶,男人;v.抬起,提醒,扛举;n.(Jake)杰克
参考例句:
  • I am looking for the headphone jack.我正在找寻头戴式耳机插孔。
  • He lifted the car with a jack to change the flat tyre.他用千斤顶把车顶起来换下瘪轮胎。
15 bungalow ccjys     
n.平房,周围有阳台的木造小平房
参考例句:
  • A bungalow does not have an upstairs.平房没有上层。
  • The old couple sold that large house and moved into a small bungalow.老两口卖掉了那幢大房子,搬进了小平房。
16 tattoo LIDzk     
n.纹身,(皮肤上的)刺花纹;vt.刺花纹于
参考例句:
  • I've decided to get my tattoo removed.我已经决定去掉我身上的纹身。
  • He had a tattoo on the back of his hand.他手背上刺有花纹。
17 parlor v4MzU     
n.店铺,营业室;会客室,客厅
参考例句:
  • She was lying on a small settee in the parlor.她躺在客厅的一张小长椅上。
  • Is there a pizza parlor in the neighborhood?附近有没有比萨店?
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