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NPR 2011-08-31

时间:2011-09-07 06:32来源:互联网 提供网友:gmeng   字体: [ ]

 The national guard is airlifting food and water to about a dozen Vermont towns where roads and bridges are washed out because of hurricane Irene, a storm that's blamed for more than 40 deaths ,billions of dollars in damage and widespread power outages in nearly a dozen eastern states.Vermont received more than 11 inches of rain over the weekend,which triggered some of the worst floodings in that state in nearly a century. High waters are also inundating1 homes and businesses in New Jersey2 where governor Chris Christie is visiting residents along the flooded XX river today. NPR's Jeff Brady reports one of the hardest hit comunities is the township of XX.

According to XX's mayor XX, about 60% of the city is flooded,affecting 300 homes. He says residents have plenty of warning to evacuate3 Sunday as the water was rising.
We're starting to receive now .There'll be a slow process. Probably poeple won't even be able to get into some areas until,maybe, Thursday.
XX says flooding in the wake of hurricane Irene was a foot higher than the previous record set back in 1903. Jeff Brady,NPR news.
As communities from the Caribbean to Canada tried to put Irene behind them, another potentially dangerous storm is forming. Forecasts say XX show it could become a major hurricane over the weekend but they say it's too early to say how much of impact that will have on the Caribbean or whether it'll even hit the United States.The storm is still far out in the Atlantic.
Rebel leaders in the Libyan capital Tripoli are calling on police and security forces to return to their jobs.NPR's Jason Beaubien reports the opposition5 is also vowing6 that its armed rebels will be merged7 into a new national military.
The interior minister for the rebel's Transitional National Council XX says many police are now back on the streets of Tripoli and the TNC is reestablishing security across the capital.Speaking at a press conference here, XX said there may be a few forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi left in Tripoli but only a few. The city streets over the last week have been filled with young men with guns.Many of them met at checkpoints throughout the area.XX said the TNC will call for these rebel fighters to join a national military or turn their weapons.Asked about his reaction to Algeria, taking in XX children of Gadhafi throughout the XX has an enemy act. Jason Beaubien,NPR news,Tripoli.
Anti-government activists8 in Syria are accusing security forces of opening fire on thousands of protestors today. They say at least 7 people ,including a 13-year-old boy, were killed. Gunfires reportedly erupted as these people were leaving mosques9 following prayers that marked the end of Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan.
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Warren Jeffs,the polygamist leader serving life in prison for child sexual assault remains10 hospitalized but reportedly not in a medically induced coma11.NPR's Wade12 Goodwyn says sources familiar with Jeffs's condition say the FLDS president actually has pneumonia13.
Warren Jeffs developed pneumonia over the weekend. He was taken to a hospital in Tyler in east Texas ,not far from where Jeffs was incarcerated14.According to a source familiar with Jeffs's condition,the polygamist leader was sedated15, pharmacologically paralyzed and put on the ventilator.He was not put into an induced coma as has been reported.Medically induced coma is typically done when a patient is suffering from brain swelling16 or intractable scissures .Jeffs is said to be improving.He's serving for a life sentence for sexually assaulting two of his under-aged daughters. Wade Goodwyn,NPR news,XX.
Voters in one of the nation's largest cities are picking a new mayor today.NPR's Ted4 Robbins says Phoenix17 residents are choosing from 7 candidates.
It's been nearly 30 years since Phoenix had such a competitive race for mayor.The candidates include a city councilman,two former council members,a political consultant,a lawyer and a business owner.If no candidate gets the majority of the votes,there'll be a runoff election in Novemebr.Current Phoenix mayor Phil Gorden is not eligible18 to run again because of term limits. Ted Robbins,NPR news.
At last,check on the Wall Street.The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 36 points at 11,575 in trading, just over 2 billion shares. NASDAQ gained 14 points at 2575.S&P 500 up 3 at 1213.
I'm Lakshmi Singh, NPR news.


1 inundating 86b2733b79830eb72b2217f5dae184d3     
v.淹没( inundate的现在分词 );(洪水般地)涌来;充满;给予或交予(太多事物)使难以应付
  • Floodwaters are inundating states up and down the Eastern Seaboard. 洪水淹没了东部沿海各州。 来自互联网
  • Their invasion of the city effecttidal wave inundating first the immigrant colonies. 他们的涌入城市,象潮头一样首先淹没了移民地带。 来自互联网
2 jersey Lp5zzo     
  • 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 evacuate ai1zL     
  • 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。
4 ted 9gazhs     
  • The invaders gut ted the village.侵略者把村中财物洗劫一空。
  • She often teds the corn when it's sunny.天好的时候她就翻晒玉米。
5 opposition eIUxU     
  • 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。
6 vowing caf27b27bed50d27c008858260bc9998     
  • 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。
7 merged d33b2d33223e1272c8bbe02180876e6f     
(使)混合( merge的过去式和过去分词 ); 相融; 融入; 渐渐消失在某物中
  • Turf wars are inevitable when two departments are merged. 两个部门合并时总免不了争争权限。
  • The small shops were merged into a large market. 那些小商店合并成为一个大商场。
8 activists 90fd83cc3f53a40df93866d9c91bcca4     
n.(政治活动的)积极分子,活动家( activist的名词复数 )
  • His research work was attacked by animal rights activists . 他的研究受到了动物权益维护者的抨击。
  • Party activists with lower middle class pedigrees are numerous. 党的激进分子中有很多出身于中产阶级下层。 来自《简明英汉词典》
9 mosques 5bbcef619041769ff61b4ff91237b6a0     
清真寺; 伊斯兰教寺院,清真寺; 清真寺,伊斯兰教寺院( mosque的名词复数 )
  • Why make us believe that this tunnel runs underneath the mosques? 为什么要让我们相信这条隧洞是在清真寺下?
  • The city's three biggest mosques, long fallen into disrepair, have been renovated. 城里最大的三座清真寺,过去年久失修,现在已经修复。
10 remains 1kMzTy     
  • He ate the remains of food hungrily.他狼吞虎咽地吃剩余的食物。
  • The remains of the meal were fed to the dog.残羹剩饭喂狗了。
11 coma vqxzR     
  • The patient rallied from the coma.病人从昏迷中苏醒过来。
  • She went into a coma after swallowing a whole bottle of sleeping pills.她吃了一整瓶安眠药后就昏迷过去了。
12 wade nMgzu     
  • We had to wade through the river to the opposite bank.我们只好涉水过河到对岸。
  • We cannot but wade across the river.我们只好趟水过去。
13 pneumonia s2HzQ     
  • Cage was struck with pneumonia in her youth.凯奇年轻时得过肺炎。
  • Pneumonia carried him off last week.肺炎上星期夺去了他的生命。
14 incarcerated 6f3f447e42a1b3e317e14328c8068bd1     
  • They were incarcerated for the duration of the war. 战争期间,他们被关在狱中。 来自辞典例句
  • I don't want to worry them by being incarcerated. 我不想让他们知道我被拘禁的事情。 来自电影对白
15 sedated sedated     
v.使昏昏入睡,使镇静( sedate的过去式和过去分词 )
  • She's sedated,but she's probably scared out of her mind. 她很安静,但是她可能已经吓疯了。 来自电影对白
  • Are you telling me the porn actually sedated you? 你是要告诉我,那毛片的确让你镇静下来吗? 来自电影对白
16 swelling OUzzd     
  • Use ice to reduce the swelling. 用冰敷消肿。
  • There is a marked swelling of the lymph nodes. 淋巴结处有明显的肿块。
17 phoenix 7Njxf     
  • The airline rose like a phoenix from the ashes.这家航空公司又起死回生了。
  • The phoenix worship of China is fetish worship not totem adoration.中国凤崇拜是灵物崇拜而非图腾崇拜。
18 eligible Cq6xL     
  • He is an eligible young man.他是一个合格的年轻人。
  • Helen married an eligible bachelor.海伦嫁给了一个中意的单身汉。
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