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美国国家电台 NPR 2012-10-29

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 Officials up and down the eastern seaboard are ordering hundreds of thousands of people out of their homes as Hurricane Sandy approaches. It's expected to come ashore1 tomorrow or Tuesday and then meet up with two other winter systems. Millions of people could be affected2 by floods and power outages. From member station WVTF in Virginia, Sandy Hausman reports.

It's raining in the Hampton roads area a sprawl3 of 16 communities including Virginia Beach and Norfolk. It's the 34th largest metro4 area in the nation and the second most vulnerable to sea level rise behind New Orleans, couple that with the full moon producing high tides. A forecast of heavy rain and winds gusting5 to 40 miles an hour today. And it's easy to see why many communities will be flooded. But the coast isn't the only the area in jeopardy6.  High winds inland could bring trees and power lines down with a cold front heading east. Mountain communities are under a winter storm watch. For NPR News, I'm Sandy Hausman, in Williamsburg, Virginia. 
President Obama says Federal Emergency officials are ready for the storm. Speaking at a news conference within the past hour he said it's important to respond big and to respond fast. 
In times like this, one of the things that Americans do is we pull together and we help out one another and so there may be elderly populations in your area. Check on you neighbor, check on your friend, make sure that they are prepared. If we do then we are going to get through the storm just fine. But we are going to have to make sure that we are vigilant7 and vigilant for a couple of days.  
The President also called on people to follow evacuation orders.
The major presidential campaigns are making some last minute schedule changes to stay out of the way of the storm. With just a little more than a week before election, supporters of both sides also took to the airwaves, reacting to increasingly tight poll numbers. NPR's Arnie Seipel reports much of the focus remains8 on the crucial swing state of Ohio.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told CBS that President Obama will carry Ohio in part because of the auto9 industry bailout and the state's economic rebound10
When the President came into office, the unemployment level of Ohio was north at 10%, today it's at 7%. 
Ohio's Republican Governor John Kasich said on NBC that recovery is thanks to policies carried out at the state level.
We balanced our budget, we're running $0.5 billion in the rainy-day fund, we've reduced taxes.   
Kasich argues that Republican nominee11 Mitt12 Romney will do the same for the rest of the country. President Obama holds a small but persistent13 lead in the Buckeye State, as a sign of how crucial Ohio is in Romney's path to victory. The candidate's spending the day there after having to cancel events in Virginia. Arnie Seipel, NPR News.
Syrian warplanes continue to bomb rebel neighborhoods in Damascus today. Activists14 say fighting also continues in other parts of the country. Both sides had agreed to a four-day ceasefire to observe a Muslim holiday. But the truce15 was broken shortly after began Friday.
This is NPR News.
An unmanned spacecraft is expected to land in the Pacific Ocean within the hour, a few hundred miles off the Baja California coast. The Dragon cargo16 ship is made by SpaceX, a private company and just spent more than two weeks at the International Space Station. It delivered clothes and food to the crew and picked up nearly 2,000 pounds of science experiments and old equipment. 
In Major League Baseball, the San Francisco Giants are up three games to none in the World Series. They could eliminate the Detroit Tigers tonight. NPR's Mike Pesca reports the Giants' pitching has been outstanding. 
The Tigers were supposed to have a fearsome offense17 in the middle of a triple crown winner Miguel Cabrera protecting him Prince Fielder. With those to only manage three combined singles, the San Francisco pitching has been dominant18. Last night Ryan Vogelsong got the win as the Tigers were once again shut out.  The first time a team has been shut out in back-to-back World Series games since 1966. No American league team has been shut out twice in a row since 1919.  And those infamous19 black sox teams were on the take. The Tigers' Max Scherzer takes the mound20 tonight. McCain is the San Francisco starter should come to win, he will be the winning pitcher21 in all three clenching22 games for each round of these 2012 playoffs. Mike Pesca, NPR News, Detroit. 
The major storm threatening much of the eastern seaboard is playing havoc23 with sports schedules. NFL Commissioner24  Paul Tagliabue was supposed to hold an appeals hearing Tuesday in the New Orleans Saints bounty25 case. He's canceled of no new dates set.
And the Boston Celtics are flying to Miami today and set off tomorrow for their first road trip of the NBA season in an effort to beat the storm. 


1 ashore tNQyT     
  • The children got ashore before the tide came in.涨潮前,孩子们就上岸了。
  • He laid hold of the rope and pulled the boat ashore.他抓住绳子拉船靠岸。
2 affected TzUzg0     
  • 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。
3 sprawl 2GZzx     
  • In our garden,bushes are allowed to sprawl as they will.在我们园子里,灌木丛爱怎么蔓延就怎么蔓延。
  • He is lying in a sprawl on the bed.他伸开四肢躺在床上。
4 metro XogzNA     
  • Can you reach the park by metro?你可以乘地铁到达那个公园吗?
  • The metro flood gate system is a disaster prevention equipment.地铁防淹门系统是一种防灾设备。
5 gusting b935a53d4a54bfbe1ff80be0f64a4ae6     
  • Then the treacherous North Atlantic struck, with hail, rain, lightning and gusting wind. 这时,气候变幻莫测的北大西洋出现了冰雹、大雨、闪电和狂风。 来自英汉非文学 - 百科语料821
  • Jeff: Sometimes, the partiality and miscarriage of justice are dis-gusting too. 杰夫: 有时,裁判的不公平和误判也真是令人讨厌的一件事情。
6 jeopardy H3dxd     
  • His foolish behaviour may put his whole future in jeopardy.他愚蠢的行为可能毁了他一生的前程。
  • It is precisely at this juncture that the boss finds himself in double jeopardy.恰恰在这个关键时刻,上司发现自己处于进退两难的境地。
7 vigilant ULez2     
  • He has to learn how to remain vigilant through these long nights.他得学会如何在这漫长的黑夜里保持警觉。
  • The dog kept a vigilant guard over the house.这只狗警醒地守护着这所房屋。
8 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。
9 auto ZOnyW     
  • Don't park your auto here.别把你的汽车停在这儿。
  • The auto industry has brought many people to Detroit.汽车工业把许多人吸引到了底特律。
10 rebound YAtz1     
  • The vibrations accompanying the rebound are the earth quake.伴随这种回弹的振动就是地震。
  • Our evil example will rebound upon ourselves.我们的坏榜样会回到我们自己头上的。
11 nominee FHLxv     
  • His nominee for vice president was elected only after a second ballot.他提名的副总统在两轮投票后才当选。
  • Mr.Francisco is standing as the official nominee for the post of District Secretary.弗朗西斯科先生是行政书记职位的正式提名人。
12 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。
13 persistent BSUzg     
  • Albert had a persistent headache that lasted for three days.艾伯特连续头痛了三天。
  • She felt embarrassed by his persistent attentions.他不时地向她大献殷勤,使她很难为情。
14 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》
15 truce EK8zr     
  • The hot weather gave the old man a truce from rheumatism.热天使这位老人暂时免受风湿病之苦。
  • She had thought of flying out to breathe the fresh air in an interval of truce.她想跑出去呼吸一下休战期间的新鲜空气。
16 cargo 6TcyG     
  • The ship has a cargo of about 200 ton.这条船大约有200吨的货物。
  • A lot of people discharged the cargo from a ship.许多人从船上卸下货物。
17 offense HIvxd     
  • I hope you will not take any offense at my words. 对我讲的话请别见怪。
  • His words gave great offense to everybody present.他的发言冲犯了在场的所有人。
18 dominant usAxG     
  • The British were formerly dominant in India.英国人从前统治印度。
  • She was a dominant figure in the French film industry.她在法国电影界是个举足轻重的人物。
19 infamous K7ax3     
  • He was infamous for his anti-feminist attitudes.他因反对女性主义而声名狼藉。
  • I was shocked by her infamous behaviour.她的无耻行径令我震惊。
20 mound unCzhy     
  • The explorers climbed a mound to survey the land around them.勘探者爬上土丘去勘测周围的土地。
  • The mound can be used as our screen.这个土丘可做我们的掩蔽物。
21 pitcher S2Gz7     
  • He poured the milk out of the pitcher.他从大罐中倒出牛奶。
  • Any pitcher is liable to crack during a tight game.任何投手在紧张的比赛中都可能会失常。
22 clenching 1c3528c558c94eba89a6c21e9ee245e6     
v.紧握,抓紧,咬紧( clench的现在分词 )
  • I'll never get used to them, she thought, clenching her fists. 我永远也看不惯这些家伙,她握紧双拳,心里想。 来自飘(部分)
  • Clenching her lips, she nodded. 她紧闭着嘴唇,点点头。 来自辞典例句
23 havoc 9eyxY     
  • The earthquake wreaked havoc on the city.地震对这个城市造成了大破坏。
  • This concentration of airborne firepower wrought havoc with the enemy forces.这次机载火力的集中攻击给敌军造成很大破坏。
24 commissioner gq3zX     
  • The commissioner has issued a warrant for her arrest.专员发出了对她的逮捕令。
  • He was tapped for police commissioner.他被任命为警务处长。
25 bounty EtQzZ     
  • He is famous for his bounty to the poor.他因对穷人慷慨相助而出名。
  • We received a bounty from the government.我们收到政府给予的一笔补助金。
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