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Russia's president says Russian forces will begin withdrawing in Georgia tomorrow back to positions held before fighting broke out last week. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he expects some stalling. But he says such tactics could further damage Russia's relationships with the US and other nations. "The longer they take to get out and to observe the cease-fire that's been declared and the arrangements that have been worked out, I think the greater those consequences will be.” Gates was on ABC's This Week". He said no decision has been made yet about whether to block Russia from joining the World Trade Organization or removing it from the Group of Eight major industrialized nations. NPR's Ivan Watson says work crews in Georgia spent the days scrambling to repair a vital railway that leads to the country's capital.

I'm walking on the large concrete and steel train bridge, which was sabotaged on Saturday by a huge explosion which blew out a 20-foot span at the bridge over a river. In a flash, that held a blockade of the Georgian capital because on the parallel east-west highway nearby, Russian soldiers were standing there. They're blocking vehicular traffic completely. Moscow has denied any responsibility for this explosion as an act of sabotage, but the timing is very suspicious.

NPR's Ivan Watson, in Georgia.

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has been talking out his economic proposals today and criticizing his GOP rival for opposing tax credits for entrepreneurs trying to develop renewable energy sources. Obama was speaking at an event in Reno, Nevada, as Willy Obright of member station KXJC reports.

Obama told 250 supporters that rival Senator John McCain's economic policies represent more of the same, and that his own plan is sound. "I've got news for John McCain. My plan's not going to bring about economic disaster. We already have economic disaster from John McCain's President George W. Bush." Before this appearance, Obama met with oil baron T. Boone Pickens to discuss strategies for developing alternative energy. Many Nevadans favor renewable energy because the state may host the nuclear waste dumped at Yucca Mountain near Las Vegas. For NPR News, I'm Willy Obright in Reno, Nevada.

Tropical Storm Fay is on a track that will take it into the Florida Keys by early Tuesday. Forecasters say Fay could be a hurricane strength by then. Tourists have been ordered to leave the Keys. Residents have been told to keep a close watch on the storm. Craig Fugate is Florida's emergency management director. "These storms don't have to be this deadly, if people will just use some commonsense, stay inside and follow those local directions and those evacuation orders.” Fugate said shelters have been opened to handle any evacuation from the Keys.

This is NPR News from Washington.

Constantina Tomescu, a 38-year-old mother from Romania, easily won the gold medal in the Olympic marathon in Beijing. But the real race was for the silver. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from Beijing.

Tomescu took the lead midway through the race and never gave it up. She won in about two hours and twenty-six minutes. That was twenty seconds ahead of the next finisher, Catherine Ndereba of Kenya. Ndereba was in second place on the final lap in the Bird's Nest, then China's Zhou Chunxiu pulled ahead, but Zhou made her move too soon. Ndereba passed Zhou later and held on to win silver by one one hundredth of a second. World record holder Paula Radcliffe had to stop toward the end of the race just stretched her calf. Radcliffe who was recovering from a stress fracture finished 23rd. She said it was better to be here than watching the race back home in England. Frank Langfitt, NPR News, Beijing.

An earthen dam that had been weakened by heavy rains in Arizona last night gave way today near the Grand Canyon. That dam break flooded a tribal village as well as a number of campgrounds in the canyon. Sherry Collins is the county's emergency management director. "We're conducting, precautionary evacuations of the residents and campers in the campground. They are right now in Supai village area. “Collins says about 400 members of the Havasupai tribe were evacuated, along with dozens of campers as well as some river runners. Helicopters from the National Guard, the National Park Service, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety were used to airlift people out of the canyon. Most of the evacuees were taken to a Red Cross shelter.

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.
 

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Russia’s president says Russian forces will begin withdrawing in Georgia tomorrow back to positions held before fighting broke out last week. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he expects some stalling, but he says such tactics could further damage Russia’s relationships with the US and other nations. ‘The longer they take to get out and to observe the ceasefire that’s been declared and the arrangements that have been worked out, I think the greater those consequences will be.’ Gates was on ABC’s ‘This Week’, he said no decision has been made yet about whether to block Russia from joining the World Trade Organization or removing it from the group of major industrialized nations. NPR’s Ivan Watson says war crews in Georgia spent today scrambling to repair a vital railway that leads to the country’s capital.

 

I’m walking on the large concrete and steel train bridge, which was sabotaged on Saturday by a huge explosion which blew out a 20-foot span at the bridge of a river. In a flash, that helped a blockade of the Georgian capital because when the parallel east-west highway nearby, Russian soldiers are standing there, they’re blocking the vehicular traffic completely. Moscow has denied any responsibility for this explosion as act of sabotage, but the timing is very suspicious. NPR’s Ivan Watson in Georgia.

 

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has been talking up his economic proposals today and criticizing his GOP rival for opposing tax credits for entrepreneurs trying to develop renewable energy sources. Obama was speaking at an event in Reno, Nevada as Willy Obright of member station KXJC reports.

 

Obama told 250 supporters that rival Senator John McCain’s economic policies represent more of the same, and that his own plan is sound. ‘I’ve got news for John McCain, my plan’s not gonna bring about economic disaster, we already have the economic disaster from John McCain’s president George W Bush.’ Before this appearance, Obama met with oil baron T. Boone Pickens to discuss strategies for developing alternative energy. Many Nevadans favor renewable energy because the state may host a nuclear waste dumped at Yucca Mountain near Las Vegas. For NPR News, I’m Willy Obright in Reno, Nevada.

 

Tropical storm Fay is on a track that will take it into the Florida Keyes by early Tuesday, forecasters say Fay they could be at hurricane strength by then. Tourists have been ordered to leave the Keyes, residents have been told to keep a close watch on the storm. Craig Fugate is Florida’s emergency management director. ‘These storms don’t have to be this deadly, if people will just use some commonsense, stay inside, and follow those local directions and those evacuation orders.’ Fugate says shelters have been open to handle any evacuation from the Keyes.

 

This is NPR News from Washington.

 

Constantina Tomescu, a 38-year-old mother from Romania easily won the gold medal in the Olympic marathon in Beijing, but the real race was for the silver. NPR’s Frank Langfitt reports from Beijing.

 

Tomescu took the lead midway through the race and never gave it up, she won in about two hours and twenty-six minutes, that was 20 seconds ahead of the next finisher Catherine Ndereba of Kenya, Ndereba was in second place on final lap in the Bird’s Nest, then China’s Zhou Chunxiu pulled ahead, but Zhou made her move too soon, Ndereba passed Zhou later and held on to win silver by one one hundred of a second. World record holder Paula Radcliffe had to stop toward the end of the race just stretched her calf. Radcliffe who is recovering from a stress fracture finished 23rd. she said it was better to be here than watching the race back home in England. Frank Langfitt, NPR News, Beijing.

 

An earthen dam that had been weakened by heavy rains in Arizona last night gave way today near the Grand Canyon, that dam break flooded a tribal village as well as a number of campgrounds in the Canyon. Sherry Chandler is the county’s emergency management director.We are conducting precautionary evacuations of the residents and campers in the campground that are right now in * village area.” Candler says that about 400 members of the * tribe were evacuated, along with dozens of campers as well as some river runners, helicopters from the National Guard, the National Park Service and the Arizona Department of Public Safety were used to airlift people out of the Canyon. Most of the evacuees were taken to a Red Cross shelter.   

 

I’m Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.

 

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Russia's President says Russian forces will begin withdrawing in Georgia tomorrow back to positions held before fighting broke out last week. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he expects some stalling, but he says such tactics could further damage Russia's relationships with the US and other nations. "The longer they take to get out and to observe the cease-fire that's been declared in the arrangements that have been worked out, I think the greater those consequences will be." Gates was on ABC's "This Week". He said no decision has been made yet about whether to block Russia from joining the World Trade Organization or removing it from the Group of Eight major industrialized nations.

 

NPR's Ivan Watson says work crews in Georgia spent the day scrambling to repair a vital railway that leads to the country's capital. "I'm walking on the large, concrete and steel train bridge which was sabotaged on Saturday by a huge explosion which blew out a 20-foot span on the bridge over a river. In a flash, that helped a blockade of the Georgian capital because on the parallel east west highway nearby, Russian soldiers are standing there. They're blocking the ** traffic completely. Moscow has denied any responsibility for this explosion, this active sabotage, but the timing is very suspicious." NPR's Ivan Watson in Georgia.

 

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has been talking up his economic proposals today and criticizing his GOP rival for opposing tax credits for entrepreneurs trying to develop renewable energy sources. Obama was speaking at an event in Reno, Nevada, as Willie Albright at member station KXJZ reports.

 

Obama told 250 supporters that rival Senator John McCain's economic policies represent more of the same and that his own plan is sound. "I've got news for John McCain. My plan is not gonna bring about economic disaster, we already have economic disaster from John McCain's president George W. Bush." Before this appearance, Obama met with Oil Baron T. Boone Pickens to discuss strategies for developing alternative energy. Many Nevadans favor renewable energy because the state may host a nuclear waste dump in Yaka Mountain near Las Vegas. For NPR News, I'm Willie Albright in Reno, Nevada.

 

Tropical storm Fay is on a track that will take it into the Florida Keys by early Tuesday. Forecasters say Fay could be at hurricane strength by then. Tourists have been ordered to leave the Keys. Residents are being told to keep a close watch on the storm. Craig Fugate is Florida's emergency management director. "These storms don't have to be this deadly, if people would just use some common sense, stay inside and follow those local directions and those evacuation orders." Fugate says shelters have been opened to handle any evacuation from the Keys.

 

This is NPR News from Washington.

 

Constantina Tomescu, a 38-year-old mother from Romania, easily won the gold medal in the Olympic marathon in Beijing, but the real race was for the silver. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from Beijing. Tomescu took the lead midway through the race and never gave it up. She won in about 2 hours and 26 minutes. That was 20 seconds ahead of the next finisher, Catherine Ndereba of Kenya. Ndereba was in second place on the final lap in the bird's nest. Then China’s Zhou chunxiu pulled ahead, but Zhou made her move too soon. Ndereba passed Zhou later and held on to win silver by 1/100 of a second. World recorder holder Paula Radcliffe had to stop toward the end of the race to stretch her calf. Radcliffe who is recovering from her stress fracture finished 23rd. She said it was better to be here than watching the race back home in England. Frank Langfitt, NPR News, Beijing.

 

An earthen dam that had been weakened by heavy rains in Arizona last night gave way today near the Grand Canyon. That dam-break flooded a tribal village as well as a number of camp grounds in the canyon. Sherry Collins is the county's emergency management director. "We’re conducting precautionary evacuations of the residents in camps in the camp ground that are right now in Supai village area." Collins says about 400 members of the Havasupai tribe were evacuated along with dozens of campers as well as some river runners. Helicopters from the National Guard, the National Park Service and the Arizona Department of Public Safety were used to airlift people out of the canyon. Most of the evacuees were taken to a Red Cross shelter.

 

I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.

 

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

Russia's president says Russian forces will begin withdrawing in Georgia tomorrow back to positions held before fighting broke out last week. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he expects some stalling. But he says such tactics could further damage Russia's relationships with the US and other nations. "The longer they take to get out and to observe the cease-fire that's been declared and the arrangements that have been worked out, I think the greater those consequences will be.” Gates was on ABC's This Week. He said no decision has been made yet about whether to block Russia from joining the World Trade Organization or removing it from the Group of Eight major industrialized nations. NPR's Ivan Watson says work crews in Georgia spent the days scrambling to repair a vital railway that leads to the country's capital.


I'm walking on the large concrete and steel train bridge, which was sabotaged on Saturday by a huge explosion which blew out a 20-foot span at the bridge
of a river. In a flash, that helped a blockade of the Georgian capital because on the parallel east-west highway nearby, Russian soldiers are standing there. They're blocking vehicular traffic completely. Moscow has denied any responsibility for this explosion as / act of sabotage, but the timing is very suspicious.


NPR's Ivan Watson in Georgia.

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has been talking
up his economic proposals today and criticizing his GOP rival for opposing tax credits for entrepreneurs trying to develop renewable energy sources. Obama was speaking at an event in Reno, Nevada, as Willy Obright of member station KXJC reports.


Obama told 250 supporters that rival Senator John McCain's economic policies represent more of the same, and that his own plan is sound. "I've got news for John McCain. My plan's not gonna bring about economic disaster. We already have economic disaster from John McCain's President George W. Bush. " Before this appearance, Obama met with oil baron T. Boone Pickens to discuss strategies for developing alternative energy. Many Nevadans favor renewable energy because the state may host
a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain near Las Vegas. For NPR News, I'm Willy Obright in Reno, Nevada.


Tropical Storm Fay is on a track that will take it into the Florida Keys by early Tuesday. Forecasters say Fay could be
at hurricane strength by then. Tourists have been ordered to leave the Keys. Residents have been told to keep a close watch on the storm. Craig Fugate is Florida's emergency management director. "These storms don't have to be this deadly, if people will just use some commonsense, stay inside and follow those local directions and those evacuation orders.” Fugate said shelters have been opened to handle any evacuation from the Keys.



This is NPR News from Washington.


Constantina Tomescu, a 38-year-old mother from Romania, easily won the gold medal in the Olympic marathon in Beijing. But the real race was for the silver. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from Beijing.

Tomescu took the lead midway through the race and never gave it up. She won
at about two hours and twenty-six minutes. That was twenty seconds ahead of the next finisher, Catherine Ndereba of Kenya. Ndereba was in second place on the final lap in the Bird's Nest, then China's Zhou Chunxiu pulled ahead, but Zhou made her move too soon. Ndereba passed Zhou later and held on to win silver by one one hundredth of a second. World record holder Paula Radcliffe had to stop toward the end of the race to stretch her calf. Radcliffe who’s recovering from a stress fracture finished 23rd. She said it was better to be here than watching the race back home in England. Frank Langfitt, NPR News, Beijing.


An earthen dam that had been weakened by heavy rains in Arizona last night gave way today near the Grand Canyon. That dam break flooded a tribal village as well as a number of campgrounds in the canyon. Sherry Collins is the county's emergency management director. "We're conducting, (em) precautionary evacuations of the residents and campers in the campground. They are right now in Supai village area. " Collins says about 400 members of the Havasupai tribe were evacuated, along with dozens of campers as well as some river runners. Helicopters from the National Guard, the National Park Service, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety were used to airlift people out of the canyon. Most of the evacuees were taken to a Red Cross shelter.


I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.
 

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Russia's president says Russian forces will begin withdrawing in Georgia tomorrow back to position held before fighting broke out last week. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he expects some stalling, but he says such tactics could further damage Russia's relationships with the US and other nations.

 

The longer they take to get out and to observe the cease-fire that's been declared and the arrangements that have been worked out, I think the greater those consequences will be.

 

Gates was on ABCs this week. He said no decision has been made yet whether to block Russia from joining the World Trade Organization or removing it from the Group of Eight Major Industrialized Nations. NPR's Iven Watson says worker crews in Georgia spent today scrambling to repair a vital railway that leads to the country's capital.

 

I am walking on the large concreted and steel train bridge which was sabotaged on Saturday by a huge explosion which blew out a 24-span of the bridge over river in a flash. That helped a blockade of the Georgian capital because where the parallel east-west highway near by, Russian soldiers just standing there, they are blocking the hikiler traffic completely. Moscow has denied any responsibility for this explosion as an active sabotage. But the timing is very suspicious. NPR' Iven Watson in Georgia.

 

Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama has been talking up his economic proposals today. And criticizing his GOP rival for opposing tax credits for entrepreneurs trying to develop renewable energy sources. Obama was speaking at an event in Reno, Nevada, as Willy Oright of member station KXJZ reports.

 

Obama told 250 supporters that rival Senator John McCain's economic policies represent more of the same. And that his own plan is sound.

 

I got news for John McCain. My plans aren't gonna bring about economic disaster. We already have economic disaster from John McCain's president John W. Bush. Before this appearance, Obama met with oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens to discuss strategies for developing alternative energy. Many Nevadans favor renewable energy because the state may host a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain near Los Vegas. For NPR  News,  I am Willy Oright in Reno, Nevada.

 

Tropical Strom Fay is on a track that will take it into the Florida Keys by early Tuesday. Forecasters say Fay could be a hurricane strength by then.  Tourists have been ordered to leave the Keys. Residents have been told to keep close watch on the storm. Craig Fugate is Florida's Emergency Management director.

 

This storms don't have to be this deadly if people will just use some common sense, stay inside, and follow this local directions and those evacuation orders. Fugate says shelters have been open to handle any evacuation from the Keys.

 

This is NPR News from Washington.

 

Constantina Tomescu, a 30-year-old mother from Romania easily won the gold medal in the Olympic Marathon in Beijing but the real race was for the silver. NPR's Frank Lanfit reports from Beijing.

 

Temescu took the lead mid-way through the race and never gave it up. She won it about 2 hours and 26 minutes. That was 20 seconds ahead the next finisher Catherine Ndereba of Kenya. Ndereba was in second place on the final lap in the Bird's Nest. Then China's Zhou Chunxi pulled ahead. But Zhou might move too soon. Ndereba passed Zhou later and headed on to win silver by one one-hundredths of a second. World Record Holder Paula Radcliffe had a stop toward the end of the race to stretch her calf. Radcliffe who is recovering from a stress fracture finished 23th. She said it was better to be here than watching the race back home in England. Frank Lanfit NPR News, Beijing.

 

An earthen dam that has been weakened by heavy rains in Arizona last night gave away today near the Grand Canyon. That dam break flooded a tribal village as well as a number of campgrounds in the canyon. Sherry Colons is the county's emergency management director.

 

We were conducting precautionary evacuations of the residents in campers in the campground. That are right now in Supai village area.

 

Colons says about 400 members of the Havasupai tribe were evacuated along with dozens of campers as well as some river runners. Helicopters from the National Guard, the National Park Service and the Arizona Department of Public Safety were used to airlift people out of the canyon. Most of the evacuees were taken to a Red Cross shelter.

 

I am Crig Windam, NPR News in Washington.

 

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

Russia's president says Russian forces will begin withdrawing in Georgia tomorrow back to positions held before fighting broke out last week. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he expects some stalling. But he says such tactics could further damage Russia's relationships with the US and other nations. "The longer they take to get out and to observe the cease-fire that's been declared and the arrangements that had been worked out, I think the greater those consequences will be.” Gates was on ABC's This Week. He said no decision has been made yet about whether to block Russia from joining the World Trade Organization or removing it from the Group of Eight Major Industrialized Nations. NPR's Ivan Watson says work crews in Georgia spent the day/ scrambling to repair a vital railway that leads to the country's capital.


I'm walking on the large concrete and steel train bridge, which was sabotaged on Saturday by a huge explosion which blew out a 20-foot span at the bridge of a river. In a flash, that helped a blockade of the Georgian capital because on the parallel east-west highway nearby, Russian soldiers are standing there. They're blocking vehicular traffic completely. Moscow has denied any responsibility for this explosion as act of sabotage, but the timing is very suspicious.


NPR's Ivan Watson in Georgia.

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has been talking up his economic proposals today and criticizing his GOP rival for opposing tax credits for entrepreneurs trying to develop renewable energy sources. Obama was speaking at an event in Reno, Nevada, as Willy Obright of member station KXJC reports.


Obama told 250 supporters that rival Senator John McCain's economic policies represent more of the same, and that his own plan is sound. "I've got news for John McCain. My plan's not gonna bring about economic disaster. We already have economic disaster from John McCain's President George W. Bush. " Before this appearance, Obama met with oil baron T. Boone Pickens to discuss strategies for developing alternative energy. Many Nevadans favor renewable energy because the state may host a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain near Las Vegas. For NPR News, I'm Willy Obright in Reno, Nevada.


Tropical Storm Fay is on a track that will take it into the Florida Keys by early Tuesday. Forecasters say Fay could be a hurricane strength by then. Tourists have been ordered to leave the Keys. Residents have been told to keep a close watch on the storm. Craig Fugate is Florida's emergency management director. "These storms don't have to be this deadly, if people will just use some commonsense, stay inside and follow those local directions and those evacuation orders.” Fugate said shelters have been opened to handle any evacuation from the Keys.



This is NPR News from Washington.


Constantina Tomescu, a 38-year-old mother from Romania, easily won the gold medal in the Olympic marathon in Beijing. But the real race was for the silver. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from Beijing.

Tomescu took the lead midway through the race and never gave it up. She won at about two hours and twenty-six minutes. That was twenty seconds ahead of the next finisher, Catherine Ndereba of Kenya. Ndereba was in second place on the final lap in the Bird's Nest, then China's Zhou Chunxiu pulled ahead, but Zhou made her move too soon. Ndereba passed Zhou later and held on to win silver by one one hundredth of a second. World record holder Paula Radcliffe had to stop toward the end of the race to stretch her calf. Radcliffe who’s recovering from a stress fracture finished 23rd. She said it was better to be here than watching the race back home in England. Frank Langfitt, NPR News, Beijing.


An earthen dam that had been weakened by heavy rains in Arizona last night gave way today near the Grand Canyon. That dam break flooded a tribal village as well as a number of campgrounds in the canyon. Sherry Collins is the county's emergency management director. "We're conducting, (em) precautionary evacuations of the residents and campers in the campground. They are right now in Supai village area. " Collins says about 400 members of the Havasupai tribe were evacuated, along with dozens of campers as well as some river runners. Helicopters from the National Guard, the National Park Service, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety were used to airlift people out of the canyon. Most of the evacuees were taken to a Red Cross shelter.


I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.

 

 

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major industrialized nations 是不用加大写的~ G8大写就好~GOOGLE一下哈~

 

还有那个days 和 scrambling之间偶觉得应该是连读了,day要加s~

 

因为不大可能只花了一天修铁路,~请高人解答一下~

 

好久不见PLAYSTATION大哥了~兴奋个!

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当然你第一条,我不是不赞同你,但是哪有前面一半大写,后面再小写的,我觉得很不正规,我记得你不是小于10的数字都用字母写吗,要追求最好,下一个我觉得新闻新闻就在于新,不然昨天就有了,干吗还放在今天呢,那么就不是days,当然这只是个人臆断
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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Craig Windham.

Russia's president says Russian forces will begin withdrawing in Georgia tomorrow back to positions held before fighting broke out last week. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he expects some stalling. But he says such tactics could further damage Russia's relationships with the US and other nations. "The longer they take to get out and to observe the cease-fire that's been declared and the arrangements that
have been worked out, I think the greater those consequences will be.” Gates was on ABC's This Week. He said no decision has been made yet about whether to block Russia from joining the World Trade Organization or removing it from the Group of Eight Major Industrialized Nations. NPR's Ivan Watson says work crews in Georgia spent today scrambling to repair a vital railway that leads to the country's capital.


I'm walking on the large concrete and steel train bridge, which was sabotaged on Saturday by a huge explosion which blew out a 20-foot span at the bridge
over a river. In a flash, that helped a blockade of the Georgian capital because on the parallel east-west highway nearby, Russian soldiers are standing there. They're blocking vehicular traffic completely. Moscow has denied any responsibility for this explosion as act of sabotage, but the timing is very suspicious.


NPR's Ivan Watson in Georgia.

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has been talking up his economic proposals today and criticizing his GOP rival for opposing tax credits for entrepreneurs trying to develop renewable energy sources. Obama was speaking at an event in Reno, Nevada, as Willy Obright of member station KXJC reports.


Obama told 250 supporters that rival Senator John McCain's economic policies represent more of the same, and that his own plan is sound. "I've got news for John McCain. My plan's not gonna bring about economic disaster. We already have economic disaster from John McCain's President George W. Bush. " Before this appearance, Obama met with oil baron T. Boone Pickens to discuss strategies for developing alternative energy. Many Nevadans favor renewable energy because the state may host a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain near Las Vegas. For NPR News, I'm Willy Obright in Reno, Nevada.


Tropical Storm Fay is on a track that will take it into the Florida Keys by early Tuesday. Forecasters say Fay could be
at hurricane strength by then. Tourists have been ordered to leave the Keys. Residents have been told to keep a close watch on the storm. Craig Fugate is Florida's emergency management director. "These storms don't have to be this deadly, if people will just use some commonsense, stay inside and follow those local directions and those evacuation orders.” Fugate said shelters have been open/ to handle any evacuation from the Keys.



This is NPR News from Washington.


Constantina Tomescu, a 38-year-old mother from Romania, easily won the gold medal in the Olympic marathon in Beijing. But the real race was for the silver. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from Beijing.

Tomescu took the lead midway through the race and never gave it up. She won
it about two hours and twenty-six minutes. That was twenty seconds ahead of the next finisher, Catherine Ndereba of Kenya. Ndereba was in second place on the final lap in the Bird's Nest, then China's Zhou Chunxiu pulled ahead, but Zhou made her move too soon. Ndereba passed Zhou later and held on to win silver by one one hundredth of a second. World record holder Paula Radcliffe had to stop toward the end of the race to stretch her calf. Radcliffe who’s recovering from a stress fracture finished 23rd. She said it was better to be here than watching the race back home in England. Frank Langfitt, NPR News, Beijing.


An earthen dam that had been weakened by heavy rains in Arizona last night gave way today near the Grand Canyon. That dam
-break flooded a tribal village as well as a number of campgrounds in the canyon. Sherry Collins is the county's emergency management director. "We're conducting, um, precautionary evacuations of the residents and campers in the campground. They are right now in Supai village area. " Collins says about 400 members of the Havasupai tribe were evacuated, along with dozens of campers as well as some river runners. Helicopters from the National Guard, the National Park Service, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety were used to airlift people out of the canyon. Most of the evacuees were taken to a Red Cross shelter.


I'm Craig Windham, NPR News in Washington.

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关于大小写问题~ Group of Eight是专有名词,肯定要大写的,但是major industrialized nations只是泛指~应该是不用的~规不规范不是我们说了算滴~有问题GOOGLE一下撒~

 

 

小于10的数字一般情况下是要全部写出来比较规范,但是在某些特定情况下的官方写法是不需要全写的

 

比如Group of Eight 要全写,但是如果读音是G EIGHT的情况下就不需要了,直接写G8

还有Category 1等,也是直接写数字的

 

对于新闻就是要今天发生的事情我不赞同哦~比如说救灾吧,就是一个长期的过程,俄罗斯早就把格鲁吉亚轰了,铁路修了几天绝非不可能~而且修铁路并非是那种需要当天就上新闻的大事

 

不过现在偶听多几次又觉得day貌似比较好~

 

 

 

 

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to practice100:

 

我觉得spend today scrambling to repair a vital railway 不表示就是一天内就修完了,而只是说今天用来修了。

 

如果说今天修完了可能会这样说spend today finishing reparing a vital railway

 

我支持spend the day或者today,就是说他们今天在努力抢修。至于具体是哪一个,我觉得对传达意思影响不大。鉴于新闻,我倾向于today。

 

我感觉如果说一段时间,更倾向于用spend these days

 

拙见拙见~~~呵呵。

[ 本帖最后由 cxc-谈笑一生 于 2008-8-19 08:20 编辑 ]
哦~~原来是这个意思~明白了~谢谢版主哈~
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She said it was better to be here than watching the race back home in England.她觉得虽然没有取得好成绩,但在这里参赛也比2012年在伦敦看比赛而不能参赛强。 这句话是这个意思吗?

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这个不是她说宁愿来这里比赛,即使成绩不一定好, 也比她待在老家伦敦看别人比赛要好吗
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To 蜗牛牧师:哦,原来如此。谢谢。
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