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美国国家电台 NPR 2012-08-28

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 From NPR News in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh.The strike of a gavel? formally opens the Republican National Convention in Tampa today to little fanfare1. Hardly anyone was there. Limiting? on tropical storm Isaac, tonight's opening event was canceled forcing organizers to rework the convention schedule to include headline  speakers later in the week. At least one has dropped out the line-up, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal.

I will not be speaking or attending the Republican convention in Florida. Certainly part of the convention is interesting. But there's no time for politics here in Louisiana along our coast. 
Louisiana were people are observing the seventh anniversary of hurricane Katrina is among several states preparing for the possibility of a hurricane strike sometime tomorrow night. The National Hurricane Center says even if tropical storm Isaac swings, don't intensify2. The storm could still cause wide storm damage. NPR's Q reports the reason lies in the storm size and movement.
Isaac is a large storm and it make landfall is expected to slowdown. Hurricane center director Rick Knabb the result could be a major storm surge of sea water along the gulf3 coast.
The storm surge potential on the coastline of Alabama, Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana is 6 to 12 feet above ground level.
Knabb says it's enough to be life threatening. And he says Isaac will also dump drenching4 rain as it lumbers5 in London. 
Easily up to a foot? of rain in some places. Some walk spots could get a full and half.
Knabb says that heavy rain could trigger dangerous flooding across wide area. K, NPR News, Washington.
The Syrian military is calling at melt function however rebels are declaring victory after an Syrian helicopter went down in the Capital Damascus. Video shows the aircraft * in flames and spinning out of control. 
A Turkish journalist missing in Syria has appeared on video saying he was captured by pro-government forces. NPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Istanbul that Turkey Foreign Minister says Damascus is responsible for the cameraman safety.
Turkish television aired a footage from pro-regime Syrian channel showing Cuneyt Unal, a cameraman for the U.S.-funded al-Hurra network who went missing with a colleague last week in Aleppo. Appearing bruise6 and tired, Unal described the rebel fighters he was with as including many foreigners, a claim made repeatedly by the regime. Unal made N, another colleague who was said to be wounded during the clashes and has not been seen since. Two Japanese journalists cross with the Turkish into Syria last week, one * was killed in the label. Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu Unal was coerced7 into a statement and Turkey holds Syria responsible for his wellbeing. Peter Kenyon, NPR News, Istanbul.
At last, check on Wall Street, the Dow was up 4 point at 13162, NASDAQ up 9 at 3079. 
This is NPR News.
Three marines are receiving non-traditional punishment for their role in the desecration8 in the Taliban corpses9. That was filmed and became public in January. According to a press release from Q*,this specific punishment will not be disclosed by. They could include reduction in rank, full future? of pay or a reprimand. Punishment's level in other marines will be announced at later date.
US retailers10 are counting on a boost in sales as back-to-school shopping reaches a peak. Danielle Karson reports that after Christmas, it's the second most important sales period of the year. 
The reasons spike11? and gas prices could dampen sales of *, lunch boxes and backpacks. Sales numbers are expected to be as strong as last year. Still there will be a lot of people get their last minute back-to-school needs out of the way, so it should be a pretty good week * Global insight C says after months of sitting on their wallets, Americans are in the move to spend again. But they can also hold off and buying certain items. With computers, well, there will be a new release of windows that will have people say * I want to buy it now, I may buy it in the fourth quater. And book store may suffer this year because of a new competitor--More people are * read a new school work on tablet. For NPR News, I'm Danielle Karson.
Those back-to-school sales can certainly boost Apple company stock surging more than 2% after the company won its court battle against Samsung. The technology Titan's wrestled12 in court of who still * Friday. Apple prevailed in convincing a jury that Samsung had r? off a feature of top selling iPhone and iPad.
I''m Lakshmi Singh, NPR News, in Washington.


1 fanfare T7by6     
  • The product was launched amid much fanfare worldwide.这个产品在世界各地隆重推出。
  • A fanfare of trumpets heralded the arrival of the King.嘹亮的小号声宣告了国王驾到。
2 intensify S5Pxe     
  • We must intensify our educational work among our own troops.我们必须加强自己部队的教育工作。
  • They were ordered to intensify their patrols to protect our air space.他们奉命加强巡逻,保卫我国的领空。
3 gulf 1e0xp     
  • The gulf between the two leaders cannot be bridged.两位领导人之间的鸿沟难以跨越。
  • There is a gulf between the two cities.这两座城市间有个海湾。
4 drenching c2b2e9313060683bb0b65137674fc144     
n.湿透v.使湿透( drench的现在分词 );在某人(某物)上大量使用(某液体)
  • A black cloudburst was drenching Siena at midday. 中午,一场天昏地暗的暴风雨在锡耶纳上空倒下来。 来自辞典例句
  • A drenching rain poured down and the rising hurricane drove it in sheets along the ground. 一阵倾盆大雨泼下来了,越来越大的狂风把它顺着地面刮成了一片一片的雨幕。 来自辞典例句
5 lumbers 9c1d20ead82937d799582faa8e660599     
  • Carefully she covers them and lumbers away. 它把这些卵仔细地盖好,然后慢吞吞地走开了。
  • Research shows that the intrinsic frequency of hole defect lumbers is little lower than standard lumbers. 研究表明,含有孔洞试件的固有频率与标准试件相比略低一些,但差别不大。
6 bruise kcCyw     
  • The bruise was caused by a kick.这伤痕是脚踢的。
  • Jack fell down yesterday and got a big bruise on his face.杰克昨天摔了一跤,脸上摔出老大一块淤斑。
7 coerced d9f1e897cffdd8ee96b8978b69159a6b     
v.迫使做( coerce的过去式和过去分词 );强迫;(以武力、惩罚、威胁等手段)控制;支配
  • They were coerced into negotiating a settlement. 他们被迫通过谈判解决。
  • He was coerced into making a confession. 他被迫招供。 来自《简明英汉词典》
8 desecration desecration     
n. 亵渎神圣, 污辱
  • Desecration, and so forth, and lectured you on dignity and sanctity. 比如亵渎神圣等。想用尊严和神圣不可侵犯之类的话来打动你们。
  • Desecration: will no longer break stealth. 亵渎:不再消除潜行。
9 corpses 2e7a6f2b001045a825912208632941b2     
n.死尸,尸体( corpse的名词复数 )
  • The living soldiers put corpses together and burned them. 活着的战士把尸体放在一起烧了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Overhead, grayish-white clouds covered the sky, piling up heavily like decaying corpses. 天上罩满了灰白的薄云,同腐烂的尸体似的沉沉的盖在那里。 来自汉英文学 - 中国现代小说
10 retailers 08ff8df43efeef1abfd3410ef6661c95     
零售商,零售店( retailer的名词复数 )
  • High street retailers reported a marked increase in sales before Christmas. 商业街的零售商报告说圣诞节前销售量显著提高。
  • Retailers have a statutory duty to provide goods suitable for their purpose. 零售商有为他们提供符合要求的货品的法定义务。
11 spike lTNzO     
  • The spike pierced the receipts and held them in order.那个钉子穿过那些收据并使之按顺序排列。
  • They'll do anything to spike the guns of the opposition.他们会使出各种手段来挫败对手。
12 wrestled c9ba15a0ecfd0f23f9150f9c8be3b994     
v.(与某人)搏斗( wrestle的过去式和过去分词 );扭成一团;扭打;(与…)摔跤
  • As a boy he had boxed and wrestled. 他小的时候又是打拳又是摔跤。
  • Armed guards wrestled with the intruder. 武装警卫和闯入者扭打起来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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