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美国国家电台 NPR 2012-10-05

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 Most analysts1 agree that GOP presidential hopeful Mitt2 Romney got his campaign back on solid ground last night with the strong performance in his debate against President Obama. As NPR's Ari Shapiro tells us the evening has energized3 the Romney campaign starting with the surprised appearance by the candidate at a gathering4 of conservative activists5 in Denver today.

Romney was not on the scheduled lineup of speakers and the crowd exploded into cheers when he walked into the room.
We didn't have this planned. But we decided6 to stop by just to say hello, when I heard my boys were going to be here. I couldn't resist.
He reprised one of the most successful lines from Wednesday's debate.  
I saw the president's vision as trickle-down government.
After weeks of bad news for his campaign, Romney badly needed the reset7 that the debate provided. Now he campaigns in Virginia and Florida, two of the most important swing states in this election. Ari Shapiro, NPR News, traveling with the Romney campaign.
President Obama also rallied his supporters in Denver post debate with this reference this morning. 
I met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney. But it couldn't have been Mitt Romney, because the real Romney has been running around the country for the last year promising8 $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. The fellow on stage last night said he didn't know anything about that.
The next presidential debate is scheduled for October 16th in a town-hall-style format9 at Hofstra University.
After a rough start to the school year Chicago, teachers have overwhelmingly endorsed10 a new three-year contract. NPR's Cheryl Corley tells us the Chicago Teachers Union has agreed to pay raises and a new teacher evaluation11 system. 
The Chicago Teachers Union says 79% of the Union's membership ratified12 the contract for the country's third largest district. The last step comes later this month when the Chicago school board meets. Then it is expected to approve the deal. Teachers walked off the job last month for seven days, the first school strike in Chicago in 25 years. The contract which Mayor Rahm Emanuel calls an honest compromise includes a longer school day and a compromised evaluation system based partially13 on standardized14 test scores. Teachers will receive pay raises of 7% over the three years plus extra pay for experience and education. The School District says Chicago teachers on average make about 76,000 dollars a year. Cheryl Corley NPR News, Chicago.
American Airlines says a fleet inspection15 has completed and loose seats that had been discovered on some planes have been repaired. 
On Wall Street at this hour, the Dow was up 82 points, the NASDAQ up nine. 
This is NPR News in Washington.
Cross-border shelling by Syria earlier this week left fiver Turkish civilians16 dead and led Turkey to fire back. Now Russia is blocking a draft U.N. statement condemning17 the Syrian cross-border strike proposing a weaker version calling for restraint. At the same time, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is warning that the risk of regional conflict and threat to international peace is increasing. 
Health officials are investigating how patients in five states contracted a rare kind of meningitis from injected drug. NPR's Richard Knox says experts fear the problem may grow. 
So far there are more than two dozens known cases of meningitis caused by a fungus18, a rare and difficult to treat form of the brain infection. Four patients have died. Evidence points to contamination of an anti-inflammatory steroid called methylprednisolone that doctors often inject into patients' spines19 to treat back pain. This form of meningitis can not be transmitted from person to person, it's caused by a fungus called Aspergillus, a common leaf mould. It doesn't usually cause meningitis, but it can when injected into spinal20 fluid. Federal and State Health Officials are on the alert for more cases. The incubation period can be as long as a month and the Massachusetts company that made the suspect drug shipped to many states. So the danger period may not be over for a few weeks. Richard Knox, NPR News.   
Canadian authorities say they have seized more than 600 barrels of stolen maple21 syrup22 in New Brunswick as part of an investigation23 into the theft of millions worth of syrup in Quebec. Quebec produces 80% of the world's maple syrup. 


1 analysts 167ff30c5034ca70abe2d60a6e760448     
分析家,化验员( analyst的名词复数 )
  • 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。
2 mitt Znszwo     
  • I gave him a baseball mitt for his birthday.为祝贺他的生日,我送给他一只棒球手套。
  • Tom squeezed a mitt and a glove into the bag.汤姆把棒球手套和手套都塞进袋子里。
3 energized bb204e54f08e556db01b90c79563076e     
v.给予…精力,能量( energize的过去式和过去分词 );使通电
  • We are energized by love if we put our energy into loving. 如果我们付出能量去表现爱意,爱就会使我们充满活力。 来自辞典例句
  • I am completely energized and feeling terrific. 我充满了活力,感觉非常好。 来自辞典例句
4 gathering ChmxZ     
  • He called on Mr. White to speak at the gathering.他请怀特先生在集会上讲话。
  • He is on the wing gathering material for his novels.他正忙于为他的小说收集资料。
5 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》
6 decided lvqzZd     
  • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
7 reset rkHzYJ     
  • As soon as you arrive at your destination,step out of the aircraft and reset your wristwatch.你一到达目的地,就走出飞机并重新设置手表时间。
  • He is recovering from an operation to reset his arm.他做了一个手臂复位手术,正在恢复。
8 promising BkQzsk     
  • The results of the experiments are very promising.实验的结果充满了希望。
  • We're trying to bring along one or two promising young swimmers.我们正设法培养出一两名有前途的年轻游泳选手。
9 format giJxb     
  • Please format this floppy disc.请将这张软盘格式化。
  • The format of the figure is very tasteful.该图表的格式很雅致。
10 endorsed a604e73131bb1a34283a5ebcd349def4     
vt.& vi.endorse的过去式或过去分词形式v.赞同( endorse的过去式和过去分词 );在(尤指支票的)背面签字;在(文件的)背面写评论;在广告上说本人使用并赞同某产品
  • The committee endorsed an initiative by the chairman to enter discussion about a possible merger. 委员会通过了主席提出的新方案,开始就可能进行的并购进行讨论。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The government has broadly endorsed a research paper proposing new educational targets for 14-year-olds. 政府基本上支持建议对14 岁少年实行新教育目标的研究报告。 来自《简明英汉词典》
11 evaluation onFxd     
  • I attempted an honest evaluation of my own life.我试图如实地评价我自己的一生。
  • The new scheme is still under evaluation.新方案还在评估阶段。
12 ratified 307141b60a4e10c8e00fe98bc499667a     
v.批准,签认(合约等)( ratify的过去式和过去分词 )
  • The treaty was declared invalid because it had not been ratified. 条约没有得到批准,因此被宣布无效。
  • The treaty was ratified by all the member states. 这个条约得到了所有成员国的批准。
13 partially yL7xm     
  • The door was partially concealed by the drapes.门有一部分被门帘遮住了。
  • The police managed to restore calm and the curfew was partially lifted.警方设法恢复了平静,宵禁部分解除。
14 standardized 8hHzgs     
  • We use standardized tests to measure scholastic achievement. 我们用标准化考试来衡量学生的学业成绩。
  • The parts of an automobile are standardized. 汽车零件是标准化了的。
15 inspection y6TxG     
  • On random inspection the meat was found to be bad.经抽查,发现肉变质了。
  • The soldiers lined up for their daily inspection by their officers.士兵们列队接受军官的日常检阅。
16 civilians 2a8bdc87d05da507ff4534c9c974b785     
平民,百姓( civilian的名词复数 ); 老百姓
  • the bloody massacre of innocent civilians 对无辜平民的血腥屠杀
  • At least 300 civilians are unaccounted for after the bombing raids. 遭轰炸袭击之后,至少有300名平民下落不明。
17 condemning 3c571b073a8d53beeff1e31a57d104c0     
v.(通常因道义上的原因而)谴责( condemn的现在分词 );宣判;宣布…不能使用;迫使…陷于不幸的境地
  • The government issued a statement condemning the killings. 政府发表声明谴责这些凶杀事件。
  • I concur with the speaker in condemning what has been done. 我同意发言者对所做的事加以谴责。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
18 fungus gzRyI     
  • Mushrooms are a type of fungus.蘑菇是一种真菌。
  • This fungus can just be detected by the unaided eye.这种真菌只用肉眼就能检查出。
19 spines 2e4ba52a0d6dac6ce45c445e5386653c     
n.脊柱( spine的名词复数 );脊椎;(动植物的)刺;书脊
  • Porcupines use their spines to protect themselves. 豪猪用身上的刺毛来自卫。
  • The cactus has spines. 仙人掌有刺。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
20 spinal KFczS     
  • After three days in Japan,the spinal column becomes extraordinarily flexible.在日本三天,就已经使脊椎骨变得富有弹性了。
  • Your spinal column is made up of 24 movable vertebrae.你的脊柱由24个活动的脊椎骨构成。
21 maple BBpxj     
  • Maple sugar is made from the sap of maple trees.枫糖是由枫树的树液制成的。
  • The maple leaves are tinge with autumn red.枫叶染上了秋天的红色。
22 syrup hguzup     
  • I skimmed the foam from the boiling syrup.我撇去了煮沸糖浆上的泡沫。
  • Tinned fruit usually has a lot of syrup with it.罐头水果通常都有许多糖浆。
23 investigation MRKzq     
  • In an investigation,a new fact became known, which told against him.在调查中新发现了一件对他不利的事实。
  • He drew the conclusion by building on his own investigation.他根据自己的调查研究作出结论。
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