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美国国家电台 NPR 2012-11-05

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 Recovery work continues in the northeast from Superstorm Sandy. There are more than 2 million people who still don't have power, nearly a week after the storm passed through the region. In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo says the gas shortage that has been plaguing area in the wake of the storm  is going to take some time to solve. NPR's Allison Keyes tells us power continues to be a problem for many people in the state. 

There are still 730,000 people without power in New York State, Cuomo says. Many outside of Manhattan and along the shore line. He says he will continue to put pressure on the utilities.
Though these numbers are nice, but they mean nothing until the power is on in your house. 
The subways are already running, but he stresses service tomorrow will not be back to normal and ongoing1 issues with gasoline delivery and distribution are likely to continue for a number of days. FEMA Administrator2 Craig  Fugate says the agency will be there until everyone who needs housing in the wake of damage, gets it. 
This will not be done in months, this will not be done in a year. 
Mayor Bloomberg says as many as 40,000 people in New York city may need housing. Allison Keyes, NPR News. 
Gasoline is still in short supply in New Jersey3, so it's been rationed4. NPR's Martin Kaste says in northern New Jersey, people wait for hours to buy it. 
Here in New Jersey, the line for the one gas station with gas is almost a mile and half long, stretches down along the main streets broadway here. Basically, the line is traffic. It is the only real traffic on that street. People have been waiting since 6 o'clock in the morning to about noon. One person I talked to awaited six hours for his gas. When they get to the station, they are allowed $40 worth of gas in that site. 
New Jersey Utility, PSENG says it has restored power to more than 3/4 of the gas stations in its service area.
The election is the day after tomorrow and the presidential candidates are barnstorming through the country. Mitt5 Romney will be in five states today. NPR's Ari Schapiro reports he started his day in Iowa. 
This is a state where Romney spent a lot of time in the last year. And this rally in  Des Moines was his last Iowa event of the campaign. He talked about downside of the welfare, something he hasn't brought up in months.  
Paul and I have not promised you a bigger check from the government. And we haven't promised to take from some people to redistribute to you. We have instead promised to rebuild the economy and to tame the growth of government. 
Romney also hit that scene with the story of a welder6 looking for work.  Romney said he wasn't looking for a government check, he wants a job. Ari Schapiro, NPR News, traveling with the Romney campaign.  
A Florida judge extended early voting in one county today. The State Democratic Party sued to allow Orange county Florida voters additional early voting time. This after one polling station was closed for several hours yesterday. The Florida Democratic party says state voters can also cast absentee ballots7 in person today.  
You are listening to NPR News.
Two Atlanta police officers died last night when their helicopter crashed over a city neighborhood. No one on the ground was hurt. The officers were searching for a missing child who was later found unharmed. Witnesses say the chopper went down and struck power lines before it crashed. Power was out in several nearby buildings. The federal government is investigating. 
Finance ministers and Central Bank chiefs from the group of 20 nations begin two days of meetings in Mexico City today. Steve Beckner of Market News International reports. 
The U.S. would like to persuade Europe to solve its debt problems and pressure China to lower its trade surplus, by leading its currency rise against the dollar and encouraging consumer spending. But it sured to get hit too, particularly for its fiscal9 cliff. If steps are untaken to avert10 them, in pending8 tax hikes and spending cuts could push the U.S. back into recession. And other G20 nations fear the ripple11 effects on their economies. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke could take criticism for quantitative12 easing policies which countries like Brazil allege13 are causing inflation.
For NPR News, I'm Steve Beckner, in Mexico City. 
Several thousands people turned out for a march in downtown Moscow today. Marchers seem to have two main points. They want President Vladimir Putin to quit and they oppose to ethnic14 minorities. The march was mostly calm, although some protesters set off smoke bombs and others made Nazi15 salutes16.  Rising Russian nationalism has been accompanied recently by racial violence and murders of immigrants. The march comes on Russia's Unity17 Day intended to replace a holiday celebrating the Bolshevik Revolution. 


1 ongoing 6RvzT     
  • The problem is ongoing.这个问题尚未解决。
  • The issues raised in the report relate directly to Age Concern's ongoing work in this area.报告中提出的问题与“关心老人”组织在这方面正在做的工作有直接的关系。
2 administrator SJeyZ     
  • The role of administrator absorbed much of Ben's energy.行政职务耗掉本很多精力。
  • He has proved himself capable as administrator.他表现出管理才能。
3 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。
4 rationed 2212acec6f7cb9ea03723718b31648f3     
限量供应,配给供应( ration的过去式和过去分词 )
  • We were rationed to two eggs a day. 每天配给我们两个鸡蛋。
  • The army is well rationed. 部队给养良好。
5 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。
6 welder 8e0zb0     
  • He left school at 15 to become an apprentice to a welder.他15岁离开了中学成为一个焊接工人的学徒。
  • Welder done at least once a month when the dust handling.焊机时每月至少做一次除尘处理。
7 ballots 06ecb554beff6a03babca6234edefde4     
n.投票表决( ballot的名词复数 );选举;选票;投票总数v.(使)投票表决( ballot的第三人称单数 )
  • They're counting the ballots. 他们正在计算选票。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The news of rigged ballots has rubbed off much of the shine of their election victory. 他们操纵选票的消息使他们在选举中获得的胜利大为减色。 来自《简明英汉词典》
8 pending uMFxw     
  • 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。
9 fiscal agbzf     
  • The increase of taxation is an important fiscal policy.增税是一项重要的财政政策。
  • The government has two basic strategies of fiscal policy available.政府有两个可行的财政政策基本战略。
10 avert 7u4zj     
  • He managed to avert suspicion.他设法避嫌。
  • I would do what I could to avert it.我会尽力去避免发生这种情况。
11 ripple isLyh     
n.涟波,涟漪,波纹,粗钢梳;vt.使...起涟漪,使起波纹; vi.呈波浪状,起伏前进
  • The pebble made a ripple on the surface of the lake.石子在湖面上激起一个涟漪。
  • The small ripple split upon the beach.小小的涟漪卷来,碎在沙滩上。
12 quantitative TCpyg     
  • He said it was only a quantitative difference.他说这仅仅是数量上的差别。
  • We need to do some quantitative analysis of the drugs.我们对药物要进行定量分析。
13 allege PfEyT     
  • The newspaper reporters allege that the man was murdered but they have given no proof.新闻记者们宣称这个男人是被谋杀的,但他们没提出证据。
  • Students occasionally allege illness as the reason for absence.学生时不时会称病缺课。
14 ethnic jiAz3     
  • This music would sound more ethnic if you played it in steel drums.如果你用钢鼓演奏,这首乐曲将更具民族特色。
  • The plan is likely only to aggravate ethnic frictions.这一方案很有可能只会加剧种族冲突。
15 Nazi BjXyF     
  • They declare the Nazi regime overthrown and sue for peace.他们宣布纳粹政权已被推翻,并出面求和。
  • Nazi closes those war criminals inside their concentration camp.纳粹把那些战犯关在他们的集中营里。
16 salutes 3b734a649021fe369aa469a3134454e3     
n.致敬,欢迎,敬礼( salute的名词复数 )v.欢迎,致敬( salute的第三人称单数 );赞扬,赞颂
  • Poulengey salutes, and stands at the door awaiting orders. 波仑日行礼,站在门口听侯命令。 来自辞典例句
  • A giant of the world salutes you. 一位世界的伟人向你敬礼呢。 来自辞典例句
17 unity 4kQwT     
  • When we speak of unity,we do not mean unprincipled peace.所谓团结,并非一团和气。
  • We must strengthen our unity in the face of powerful enemies.大敌当前,我们必须加强团结。
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