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NPR 2012-02-28

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 One Ohio community remained stunned1 after this morning’s school shooting. A student has died, four others wounded in that shooting at a northeast Ohio high school this morning. From member station WCPN in Cleveland, Bill Rice has these details.

 
Police in Chardon about 30 miles east of Cleveland say the gunman opened fire on students at Chardon High School just after 7:30 this morning. Police chief Tim McKenna says the suspect, a juvenile2 and also a student there fled the school chased by a teacher.
 
“Shortly thereafter, we came up with the suspect. He is in custody3. No name will be released because he hasn't been charged yet.”
 
Three of the injured students were taken to Metro4 Health Medical Center in Cleveland, where one has died. Two others were taken to a another nearby hospital. Authorities continue to investigate the incident. Several students at Chardon High said they knew the shooter. For NPR News, I'm Bill Rice in Cleveland.
 
The European Union is imposing5 new sanctions on Syria, hoping that will put enough pressure on the government to stop its military operation against political dissent6. British Foreign Secretary Williams Hague says the 27 European Union countries meeting in Brussels have frozen the assets of the seven senior Syrian officials and the country's central bank.
 
“The details of those will be announced shortly. Uh, they will affect the access of the regime to finance and therefore damage its financial capabilities7 overtime8.”
 
So far those sanctions have done little to stop Syrian troops' bombardment of rebellious9 areas in Homs and other cities. 
 
Meanwhile, Syria says it's moving closer to reform. Local media report most voters have approved a new constitution to allow parties to compete with President Bashar al-Assad's ruling Baath Party. The opposition10 though boycotted11 yesterday's vote.
 
German lawmakers have approved their part of a second multi-bllion-dollar bailout for Greece. NPR's Eric Westervelt reports Germany's Chancellor12 Angela Merkel urged passage of the rescue package before the vote, calling it a necessary risk to keep the euro currency zone together.
 
On the floor of the Bundestag, the lower house, Merkel urged lawmakers to get behind the latest effort to save Greece and the eurozone, though she conceded there is, as she put it, no 100% guarantee it will work. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m fully13 aware of those who argue Greece is a bottomless pit, a hopeless case. Those who asked whether it might be better for all if Greece would reintroduce the Drachma, devalue its currency to stimulate14 growth, she said, adding those questions are valid15, but after careful consideration, I can only reach the conclusion that the chances this bailout offers far outweigh16 the risks. European leaders could sign off on final details of the package at a Brussels' meeting on Friday. Eric Westervelt, NPR News, Berlin.
 
Dow was up 22 at 13,005.
 
This is NPR News.
 
Front-runners Mitt17 Romney and Rick Santorum are in a tight race for votes in Michigan and Arizona ahead of those states' Republican presidential primaries tomorrow. The campaigns are also pouring a lot of money in the battleground state of Ohio which holds its contests next week. It'll be part of Super Tuesday voting in which 419 delegates are at stake. But former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour says a Republican nominee18 may not service until the convention in August. Barbour, a former Republican party chairman, tells CBS that so far none of the candidates has taken control of the race.
 
A senior Roman Catholic official has asked the president of Israel to help stop attacks on Christian19 holy sites. NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty reports the official called the spate20 of vandalism a dangerous phenomenon.
 
The graffiti began appearing a few weeks ago. “Death to Christians” and “We'll crucify you” were spray-painted on the Baptist Church in Jerusalem. Similar slogans were painted on a Greek Orthodox monastery21 and a Christian cemetery22 on Mount Sion. On Sunday, Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, who’s Custodian23 of the Holy Land, sent a letter to Israel's President Shimon Peres. He urged him to apprehend24 the perpetrators who are believed to be Jewish extremists. He wrote that even though the Catholic Church has not been targeted, “red lines” that must not be crossed have been crossed. Barbara Bradley Hagerty, NPR News.
 
Nine more people in Afghanistan are dead from violence believed to be tied to protests against the burning of the Quran by US troops. 
 
Authorities say a suicide bombers25 struck the gates outside a NATO base in eastern Afghanistan. Taliban are claiming responsibility.
 
I'm Lakshmi Singh, NPR News.

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1 stunned 735ec6d53723be15b1737edd89183ec2     
adj. 震惊的,惊讶的 动词stun的过去式和过去分词
参考例句:
  • The fall stunned me for a moment. 那一下摔得我昏迷了片刻。
  • The leaders of the Kopper Company were then stunned speechless. 科伯公司的领导们当时被惊得目瞪口呆。
2 juvenile OkEy2     
n.青少年,少年读物;adj.青少年的,幼稚的
参考例句:
  • For a grown man he acted in a very juvenile manner.身为成年人,他的行为举止显得十分幼稚。
  • Juvenile crime is increasing at a terrifying rate.青少年犯罪正在以惊人的速度增长。
3 custody Qntzd     
n.监护,照看,羁押,拘留
参考例句:
  • He spent a week in custody on remand awaiting sentence.等候判决期间他被还押候审一个星期。
  • He was taken into custody immediately after the robbery.抢劫案发生后,他立即被押了起来。
4 metro XogzNA     
n.地铁;adj.大都市的;(METRO)麦德隆(财富500强公司之一总部所在地德国,主要经营零售)
参考例句:
  • 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 imposing 8q9zcB     
adj.使人难忘的,壮丽的,堂皇的,雄伟的
参考例句:
  • The fortress is an imposing building.这座城堡是一座宏伟的建筑。
  • He has lost his imposing appearance.他已失去堂堂仪表。
6 dissent ytaxU     
n./v.不同意,持异议
参考例句:
  • It is too late now to make any dissent.现在提出异议太晚了。
  • He felt her shoulders gave a wriggle of dissent.他感到她的肩膀因为不同意而动了一下。
7 capabilities f7b11037f2050959293aafb493b7653c     
n.能力( capability的名词复数 );可能;容量;[复数]潜在能力
参考例句:
  • He was somewhat pompous and had a high opinion of his own capabilities. 他有点自大,自视甚高。 来自辞典例句
  • Some programmers use tabs to break complex product capabilities into smaller chunks. 一些程序员认为,标签可以将复杂的功能分为每个窗格一组简单的功能。 来自About Face 3交互设计精髓
8 overtime aKqxn     
adj.超时的,加班的;adv.加班地
参考例句:
  • They are working overtime to finish the work.为了完成任务他们正在加班加点地工作。
  • He was paid for the overtime he worked.他领到了加班费。
9 rebellious CtbyI     
adj.造反的,反抗的,难控制的
参考例句:
  • They will be in danger if they are rebellious.如果他们造反,他们就要发生危险。
  • Her reply was mild enough,but her thoughts were rebellious.她的回答虽然很温和,但她的心里十分反感。
10 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。
11 boycotted 6c96ed45faa5f8d73cbb35ff299d9ccc     
抵制,拒绝参加( boycott的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • Athletes from several countries boycotted the Olympic Games. 有好几国的运动员抵制奥林匹克运动会。
  • The opposition party earlier boycotted the Diet agenda, demanding Miyaji's resignation. 反对党曾杯葛国会议程,要宫路下台。
12 chancellor aUAyA     
n.(英)大臣;法官;(德、奥)总理;大学校长
参考例句:
  • They submitted their reports to the Chancellor yesterday.他们昨天向财政大臣递交了报告。
  • He was regarded as the most successful Chancellor of modern times.他被认为是现代最成功的财政大臣。
13 fully Gfuzd     
adv.完全地,全部地,彻底地;充分地
参考例句:
  • The doctor asked me to breathe in,then to breathe out fully.医生让我先吸气,然后全部呼出。
  • They soon became fully integrated into the local community.他们很快就完全融入了当地人的圈子。
14 stimulate wuSwL     
vt.刺激,使兴奋;激励,使…振奋
参考例句:
  • Your encouragement will stimulate me to further efforts.你的鼓励会激发我进一步努力。
  • Success will stimulate the people for fresh efforts.成功能鼓舞人们去作新的努力。
15 valid eiCwm     
adj.有确实根据的;有效的;正当的,合法的
参考例句:
  • His claim to own the house is valid.他主张对此屋的所有权有效。
  • Do you have valid reasons for your absence?你的缺席有正当理由吗?
16 outweigh gJlxO     
vt.比...更重,...更重要
参考例句:
  • The merits of your plan outweigh the defects.你制定的计划其优点胜过缺点。
  • One's merits outweigh one's short-comings.功大于过。
17 mitt Znszwo     
n.棒球手套,拳击手套,无指手套;vt.铐住,握手
参考例句:
  • 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。
18 nominee FHLxv     
n.被提名者;被任命者;被推荐者
参考例句:
  • 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。
19 Christian KVByl     
adj.基督教徒的;n.基督教徒
参考例句:
  • They always addressed each other by their Christian name.他们总是以教名互相称呼。
  • His mother is a sincere Christian.他母亲是个虔诚的基督教徒。
20 spate BF7zJ     
n.泛滥,洪水,突然的一阵
参考例句:
  • Police are investigating a spate of burglaries in the area.警察正在调查这一地区发生的大量盗窃案。
  • Refugees crossed the border in full spate.难民大量地越过了边境。
21 monastery 2EOxe     
n.修道院,僧院,寺院
参考例句:
  • They found an icon in the monastery.他们在修道院中发现了一个圣像。
  • She was appointed the superior of the monastery two years ago.两年前她被任命为这个修道院的院长。
22 cemetery ur9z7     
n.坟墓,墓地,坟场
参考例句:
  • He was buried in the cemetery.他被葬在公墓。
  • His remains were interred in the cemetery.他的遗体葬在墓地。
23 custodian 7mRyw     
n.保管人,监护人;公共建筑看守
参考例句:
  • Benitez believes his custodian is among the top five in world football.贝尼特斯坚信他的门将是当今足坛最出色的五人之一。
  • When his father died his uncle became his legal custodian.他父亲死后,他叔叔成了他的法定监护人。
24 apprehend zvqzq     
vt.理解,领悟,逮捕,拘捕,忧虑
参考例句:
  • I apprehend no worsening of the situation.我不担心局势会恶化。
  • Police have not apprehended her killer.警察还未抓获谋杀她的凶手。
25 bombers 38202cf84a1722d1f7273ea32117f60d     
n.轰炸机( bomber的名词复数 );投弹手;安非他明胶囊;大麻叶香烟
参考例句:
  • Enemy bombers carried out a blitz on the city. 敌军轰炸机对这座城市进行了突袭。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The Royal Airforce sill remained dangerously short of bombers. 英国皇家空军仍未脱离极为缺乏轰炸机的危境。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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