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From NPR News in Washington, I’m Jack Speer.

 

There are confusing reports about Russian actions in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia today. While journalist on the ground have reported seeing tanks and military convoys leaving key positions and heading back toward Moscow, US officials including White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said today that Russia is failing to live up to the terms of the ceasefire. ‘They are not completely withdrawing from areas considered undisputed territory and they need to do that.’ The mayor of a Georgian port city where troops are permitted under the ceasefire says there’re still two Russian roadblocks there under terms of the French brokered ceasefire agreement both Russian and Georgian forces would pull back position they held before fighting began August 7th over the breakaway provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

 

Still no word on who will be Barack Obama’s running mate, meanwhile, the Obama campaign is filling news vacuum by taking shots at Republican rival John McCain. More from NPR’s Ina Jaffe.

 

Here’s what we know about Barack Obama. Today, not much, he’s gone to the gym and he’s working on the speech he’ll deliver at the democratic convention. He did say yesterday he’s already decided on the running-mate, the mystery name will be revealed first by text message and email to supporters who’ve signed up on his website. At the top of the speculation list have been senators Joseph Biden and Evan Bayh, and Virginia governor Tim Kaine. Meanwhile the Obama campaign is staging more than a dozen events in battleground states and putting a second commercial on the air slamming John McCain for not being able to remember how many houses he owns with his wife Cindy. The Obama campaign says that shows his out of touch with the struggles of ordinary Americans. Cindy McCain is * reported they worth about 100 million dollars, the McCains own at least eight homes. Ina Jaffe NPR News, Chicago.

 

Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continue to face questions about their financial position today at top credit rating agency, downgraded shares of the company saying they limited access to capital. NPR’s Jim Zarroli reports.

 

Moody’s Investors Service said the companies are having trouble getting capital on economically attractive terms, and it says there’s increased likelihood they’ll have to turn to the government for financial assistance, that could expose the companies to greater restrictions on their business activities. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac play a critical role in the US housing market, but they suffered big losses in the housing downturn, their stock prices falling sharply. Last month congress approved a rescue plan that would provide the companies with capital if they need it, a government bailout could end up diluting shares of the companies and investor Warren Buffett says there’s a good chance that people who own them would see their holdings wiped out. Jim Zarroli, NPR News, New York.

 

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 197 points today to end the session at 11,628, that was a gain of one in three quarters percent. The NASDAQ was up 34 points. The S&P rose 14 points today. This is NPR News.

 

Airplane builder Boeing is now threatening to possibly bailout of the bidding for a politically charged 35 billion dollar air refueling tanker project. Boeing said today it needs more time for the Pentagon to put together competitive offer, the latest development comes after Boeing lost initial contract for the project to Northrop Grumman and its partner Airbus back in February, * the bidding process was reopened after significant errors were found in the air forces handling of the contract, Pentagon hopes to replace 179 Eisenhower air refueling tankers, the first of three contracts eventually involved in six hundred of the aircraft.

 

A Russian court 6,000 miles from Moscow has rejected a parole bid by jailed oil tycoon, he was arrested in 2003 what many believed were politically motivated charges. NPR’s Anne Garrels has the story.

 

Mikhail Khodorkovskii, once Russia’s richest man is serving his sentence in a remote Siberian prison, now stripped off his wealth, Khodorkovskii told the pro-hearing if freed, he would devote his life to humanitarian work and his family. He did not mention politics. In refusing to grand him parole, the local judge said Khodorkovskii had failed to take part in a prison reeducation program. Many believe the Kremlin targeted Khodorkovskii because it wanted to control his oil business and because he posed a political threat. His conviction set a chill through business circles which say then President Vladimir Putin made it clear any business which wants to survive can not confront the Kremlin. Anne Garrels, NPR News, Moscow.

 

Russian steel maker OAO Severstal announced today it will buy a Pennsylvania coal company for 1.3 billion dollars, Russian company says its purchase of PBS Coals would give it more control of the raw materials it needs to make steel.

 

I’m Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.  

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.



There are confusing reports about Russian actions in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia today. While journalists on the ground have reported seeing tanks and military convoys leaving key positions and heading back toward Moscow. US officials including White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said today that Russia is failing to live up to the terms of the cease-fire. "They’ve not completely withdrawn from areas considered undisputed territory and they need to do that.” The mayor of Georgian ports city where troops are permitted under the ceasefire says there are still two Russian roadblocks there. Under terms of the French-brokered ceasefire agreement, both Russian and Georgian forces were to pullback to positions they held before fighting began August 7th over the breakaway provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.



Still no word on who will be Barack Obama's running mate. Meanwhile the Obama campaign is filling news vacuum by taking shots at Republican rival John McCain. More from NPR's Ina Jaffe.




Here's what we know about Barack Obama today, not much. He is going to the gym and he's working on the speech he’ll deliver at the Democratic Convention. He did say yesterday he's already decided on running mate. The mystery name will be revealed first by text message and E-mail to supporters who have signed up on his website. At the top of the speculation list have been senator Joe Biden and Evan Bayh and Virginia Governor Tim Kaine. Meanwhile the Obama campaign is staging more than a dozen events in battleground states and putting a second commercial on the air, slamming John McCain for not being able to remember how many houses he owns with his wife Cindy. The Obama campaign says that shows he is out of touch with the struggles of ordinary Americans. Cindy McCain is an heiress reportedly worth about 100 million dollars. The McCains own at least eight homes. Ina Jaffe, NPR News, Chicago.



Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continued to face questions about their financial position today. A top credit rating agency downgraded shares of the companies saying they've limited access to capital. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.



Moody’s Investor Service said the companies are having trouble getting capital on economically attractive terms. And it said there's increased likelihood they'll have to turn to the government for financial assistance. That could expose the companies to greater restrictions on their business activities. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac play a critical role in the US housing market, but they suffered big losses in the housing downturn. Their stock price’s fallen sharply. Last month, congress approved a rescue plan that would provide the companies with capital if they need it. A government bailout could end up diluting shares of the companies. And investor Warren Buffett says there's a good chance that people who own them would see their holdings wiped out. Jim Zarroli, NPR News, New York.



On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 197 points today to end the session at 11, 628. That was a gain of 1. 75percent. The NASDAQ was up 34 points. The S&P rose 14 points today. This is NPR News.



Airplane builder Boeing is now threatening to possibly bail out of the bidding for politically charged 35-billion-dollar air refueling tanker project. Boeing said today needs more time from Pentagon to put together a competitive offer. The latest development comes after Boeing lost the initial contract for the project to Northrop Grumman and its partner Airbus back in February. But the bidding process was reopened after significant errors were found in the Air Forces handling of the contract. Pentagon hopes to replace 179 Eisenhower-era refueling tankers. The first of three contracts eventually involved in 600 of the aircraft.



A Russian court, 6, 000 miles from Moscow, has rejected parole bid by a jailed oil tycoon. He was arrested in 2003 at what many believe were politically motivated charges. NPR's Anne Garrels has the story.



Vladimir Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man is serving his sentence in a remote Siberian prison. Now stripped of his wealth, Khodorkovsky told the parole hearing if freed he would devote his life to humanitarian work and his family. He did not mention politics. In refusing to grant him parole, the local judge said Khodorkovsky had failed to take part in a prison re-education program. Many believed the Kremlin targeted Khodorkovsky because it wanted to control his oil business and because he posed a political threat. His conviction sent a chill through business circles, which say then-President Vladimir Putin made it clear any business which wants to survive can not confront the Kremlin. Anne Garrels, NPR News, Moscow.



Russian steelmaker OAO Severstal announced today it will buy a Pennsylvania coal company for 1. 3 billion dollars. Russian company says its purchase of PBS coals will give more control of the raw materials it needs to make steel.



I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.


今日生词:
1. live up to:
vt. 实行(达到预期标准,不辜负...的希望)
2. vacuum:
n. 真空,空间,真空吸尘器   a. 真空的,产生真空的,利用真空的    v. 用吸尘器打扫
3. speculation:
n. 沉思,推测,投机  [该词出现了好几次了]
4. slam:
n. 砰然声,猛然   v. 猛然关上,砰地关上
5. heiress:
n. 女继承人
6. likelihood:
n. 可能性
7. dilute:
v. 冲淡,稀释
8. wipe out:
彻底摧毁,消灭   v. 根除,消灭
9. parole:
n. 誓言,释放宣言,语言    v. 宣释后释放,使假释出狱
10. strip:
n. 长条,条状   v. 脱衣,被剥去,剥夺
11. chill:
n. 寒冷,寒意,失意   a. 寒冷的,冷漠的   v. 使...寒心,冷冻
  
The sight sent a chill to her heart.
   这情景使她心寒。


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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

 

There are confusing reports about Russian actions in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia today. While journalists on the ground there reported seeing tanks and military convoys leaving key positions and heading back toward Moscow, US officials including White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said today that Russia is failing to live up to the terms of the cease-fire. "They've not completely withdrawn from areas considered undisputed territory and they need to do that. " The mayor of a Georgian port city where troops are permitted under the cease-fire says there are still two Russian roadblocks there. Under terms of the French-brokered cease-fire agreement, both Russian and Georgian forces were to pull back to positions they held before fighting began August 7th over the breakaway provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

 

Still no word on who will be Barack Obama's running mate. Meanwhile the Obama campaign is filling news vacuum by taking shots at Republican rival John McCain. More from NPR's Ina Jaffe.

 

Here's what we know about Barack Obama today, not much. He's gone to the gym and he's working on the speech he'll deliver at the Democratic Convention. He did say yesterday he's already decided on the running mate. The mystery name will be revealed first by text message and email to supporters who have signed up on his website. At the top of the speculation list have been Senators Joe Biden and Evan Bayh and Virginia Governor Tim Kaine. Meanwhile the Obama campaign is staging more than a dozen events in battleground states and putting a second commercial on the air, slamming John McCain for not being able to remember how many houses he owns with his wife Cindy. The Obama campaign says that shows he's out of touch with the struggles of ordinary Americans. Cindy McCain is an heiress reportedly worth about 100 million dollars. The McCains own at least eight homes. Ina Jaffe, NPR News, Chicago.

 

Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continued to face questions about their financial position. Today a top credit rating agency downgraded shares of the companies, saying they've limited access to capital. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.

 

Moody's Investors Service said the companies are having trouble getting capital on economically attractive terms. And it said there's an increased likelihood they'll have to turn to the government for financial assistance. That could expose the companies to greater restrictions on their business activities. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac play a critical role in the US housing market, but they've suffered big losses in the housing downturn. Their stock prices (have) fallen sharply. Last month, Congress approved a rescue plan that would provide the companies with capital if they need it. A government bailout could end up diluting shares of the companies. And investor Warren Buffett says there's a good chance that people who own them would see their holdings wiped out. Jim Zarroli, NPR News, New York.

 

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 197 points today to end the session at 11, 628. That was a gain of 1. 75 percent. The NASDAQ was up 34 points. The S&P rose 14 points today.

 

This is NPR News.

 

Airplane builder Boeing is now threatening to possibly bail out of the bidding for a politically charged 35-billion-dollar air refueling tanker project. Boeing said today it needs more time from the Pentagon to put together a competitive offer. The latest development comes after Boeing lost the initial contract for the project to Northrop Grumman and its partner Airbus back in February. However, the bidding process was reopened after significant errors were found in the Air Forces' handling of the contract. Pentagon hopes to replace 179 Eisenhower-era refueling tankers. The first of three contracts eventually involving 600 of the aircraft.

 

A Russian court 6, 000 miles from Moscow has rejected a parole bid by a jailed oil tycoon. He was arrested in 2003 on what many believed were politically motivated charges. NPR's Anne Garrels has the story.

 

Vladimir Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man is serving his sentence in a remote Siberian prison. Now stripped of his wealth, Khodorkovsky told the parole hearing if freed he would devote his life to humanitarian work and his family. He did not mention politics. In refusing to grant him parole, the local judge said Khodorkovsky had failed to take part in a prison re-education program. Many believed the Kremlin targeted Khodorkovsky because it wanted to control his oil business and because he posed a political threat. His conviction sent a chill through business circles, which say then-President Vladimir Putin made it clear any business which wants to survive can not confront the Kremlin. Anne Garrels, NPR News, Moscow.

 

Russian steelmaker OAO Severstal announced today it will buy a Pennsylvania coal company for 1. 3 billion dollars. The Russian company says its purchase of PBS Coals will give it more control of the raw materials it needs to make steel.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

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EveryZing啊?我好象看到过。翩然怎么知道的啊?
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原帖由 seeyou8286 于 2008-8-23 20:46 发表 EveryZing啊?我好象看到过。翩然怎么知道的啊?41409

呵呵,搜背景资料时很容易就能搜到EveryZing里的NPR听写稿,里面也有错误,所以不会是官方的稿子啦

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

 

There are confusing reports about Russian actions in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia today. While journalists on the ground there reported seeing tanks and military convoys leaving key positions and heading back toward Moscow, US officials including White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said today that Russia is failing to live up to the terms of the cease-fire. "They've not completely withdrawn from areas considered undisputed territory and they need to do that. " The mayor of a Georgian port city where troops are permitted under the cease-fire says there are still two Russian roadblocks there. Under terms of the French-brokered cease-fire agreement, both Russian and Georgian forces were to pull back to positions they held before fighting began August 7th over the breakaway provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

 

Still no word on who will be Barack Obama's running mate. Meanwhile the Obama campaign is filling news vacuum by taking shots at Republican rival John McCain. More from NPR's Ina Jaffe.

 

Here's what we know about Barack Obama today, not much. He's gone to the gym and he's working on the speech he'll deliver at the Democratic Convention. He did say yesterday he's already decided on the running mate. The mystery name will be revealed first by text message and email to supporters who have signed up on his website. At the top of the speculation list have been Senators Joe Biden and Evan Bayh and Virginia Governor Tim Kaine. Meanwhile the Obama campaign is staging more than a dozen events in battleground states and putting a second commercial on the air, slamming John McCain for not being able to remember how many houses he owns with his wife Cindy. The Obama campaign says that shows he's out of touch with the struggles of ordinary Americans. Cindy McCain is an heiress reportedly worth about 100 million dollars. The McCains own at least eight homes. Ina Jaffe, NPR News, Chicago.

 

Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continued to face questions about their financial position. Today a top credit rating agency downgraded shares of the companies, saying they've limited access to capital. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.

 

Moody's Investors Service said the companies are having trouble getting capital on economically attractive terms. And it said there's an increased likelihood they'll have to turn to the government for a financial assistance. That could expose the companies to greater restrictions on their business activities. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac play a critical role in the US housing market, but they've suffered big losses in the housing downturn. Their stock prices / fall (如果不是口误少了have,会不会是fall in) in sharply. Last month, Congress approved a rescue plan that would provide the companies with capital if they need it. A government bailout could end up diluting shares of the companies. And investor Warren Buffett says there's a good chance that people who own them would see their holdings wiped out. Jim Zarroli, NPR News, New York.

 

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 197 points today to end the session at 11, 628. That was a gain of 1. 75 percent. The NASDAQ was up 34 points. The S&P rose 14 points today.  

 

This is NPR News.

 

Airplane builder Boeing is now threatening to possibly bail out of the bidding for a politically charged 35-billion-dollar air refueling tanker project. Boeing said today it needs more time from the Pentagon to put together a competitive offer. The latest development comes after Boeing lost the initial contract for the project to Northrop Grumman and its partner Airbus back in February. However, the bidding process was reopened after significant errors were found in the Air Forces' handling of the contract. Pentagon hopes to replace 179 Eisenhower-era refueling tankers. The first of three contracts eventually involving 600 of the aircraft.

 

A Russian court 6, 000 miles from Moscow has rejected a parole bid by a jailed oil tycoon. He was arrested in 2003 on what many believed were politically motivated charges. NPR's Anne Garrels has the story.

 

Vladimir Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man is serving his sentence in a remote Siberian prison. Now stripped of his wealth, Khodorkovsky told the parole hearing if freed he would devote his life to humanitarian work and his family. He did not mention politics. In refusing to grant him parole, the local judge said Khodorkovsky had failed to take part in a prison re-education program. Many believed the Kremlin targeted Khodorkovsky because it wanted to control his oil business and because he posed a political threat. His conviction sent a chill through business circles, which say then-President Vladimir Putin made it clear any business which wants to survive can not confront the Kremlin. Anne Garrels, NPR News, Moscow.

 

Russian steelmaker OAO Severstal announced today it will buy a Pennsylvania coal company for 1. 3 billion dollars. The Russian company says its purchase of PBS Coals will give it more control of the raw materials it needs to make steel.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

 

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回芊芊哈,那个fall in和share prices搭配的话,老实说,比较少见,我没见过,所以也不能说对错,不过我还是倾向于有个have的音被略读了,谢谢芊芊哈^_^

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Jack Speer.

 

There are confusing reports about Russian actions in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia today. While journalists on the ground there reported seeing tanks and military convoys leaving key positions and heading back toward Moscow, US officials including White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said today that Russia is failing to live up to the terms of the cease-fire. "They've not completely withdrawn from areas considered undisputed territory and they need to do that. " The mayor of a Georgian port city where troops are permitted under the cease-fire says there are still two Russian roadblocks there. Under terms of the French-brokered cease-fire agreement, both Russian and Georgian forces were to pull back to positions they held before fighting began August 7th over the breakaway provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

 

Still no word on who will be Barack Obama's running mate. Meanwhile the Obama campaign is filling news vacuum by taking shots at Republican rival John McCain. More from NPR's Ina Jaffe.

 

Here's what we know about Barack Obama today, not much. He's gone to the gym and he's working on the speech he'll deliver at the Democratic Convention. He did say yesterday he's already decided on the running mate. The mystery name will be revealed first by text message and email to supporters who have signed up on his website. At the top of the speculation list have been Senators Joe Biden and Evan Bayh and Virginia Governor Tim Kaine. Meanwhile the Obama campaign is staging more than a dozen events in battleground states and putting a second commercial on the air, slamming John McCain for not being able to remember how many houses he owns with his wife Cindy. The Obama campaign says that shows he's out of touch with the struggles of ordinary Americans. Cindy McCain is an heiress reportedly worth about 100 million dollars. The McCains own at least eight homes. Ina Jaffe, NPR News, Chicago.

 

Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continued to face questions about their financial position. Today a top credit rating agency downgraded shares of the companies, saying they've limited access to capital. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.

 

Moody's Investors Service said the companies are having trouble getting capital on economically attractive terms. And it said there's an increased likelihood they'll have to turn to the government for a financial assistance. That could expose the companies to greater restrictions on their business activities. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac play a critical role in the US housing market, but they've suffered big losses in the housing downturn, their stock prices   fall (严格算不上口误吧,两个短句都用have done形式,第二个可以省略的吧) / sharply. Last month, Congress approved a rescue plan that would provide the companies with capital if they need it. A government bailout could end up diluting shares of the companies. And investor Warren Buffett says there's a good chance that people who own them would see their holdings wiped out. Jim Zarroli, NPR News, New York.

 

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 197 points today to end the session at 11, 628. That was a gain of 1. 75 percent. The NASDAQ was up 34 points. The S&P rose 14 points today.  

 

This is NPR News.

 

Airplane builder Boeing is now threatening to possibly bail out of the bidding for a politically charged 35-billion-dollar air refueling tanker project. Boeing said today it needs more time from the Pentagon to put together a competitive offer. The latest development comes after Boeing lost the initial contract for the project to Northrop Grumman and its partner Airbus back in February. However, the bidding process was reopened after significant errors were found in the Air Forces' handling of the contract. Pentagon hopes to replace 179 Eisenhower-era refueling tankers. The first of three contracts eventually involving 600 of the aircraft.

 

A Russian court 6, 000 miles from Moscow has rejected a parole bid by a jailed oil tycoon. He was arrested in 2003 on what many believed were politically motivated charges. NPR's Anne Garrels has the story.

 

Vladimir Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man is serving his sentence in a remote Siberian prison. Now stripped of his wealth, Khodorkovsky told the parole hearing if freed he would devote his life to humanitarian work and his family. He did not mention politics. In refusing to grant him parole, the local judge said Khodorkovsky had failed to take part in a prison re-education program. Many believed the Kremlin targeted Khodorkovsky because it wanted to control his oil business and because he posed a political threat. His conviction sent a chill through business circles, which say then-President Vladimir Putin made it clear any business which wants to survive can not confront the Kremlin. Anne Garrels, NPR News, Moscow.

 

Russian steelmaker OAO Severstal announced today it will buy a Pennsylvania coal company for 1. 3 billion dollars. The Russian company says its purchase of PBS Coals will give it more control of the raw materials it needs to make steel.

 

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

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两个短句都用have done形式,第二个可以省略的吧

这个,呃,偶没听说过哦,有这种用法么?

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敢情 EveryZing 是研究 how to wreck a nice beach 的啊,那些 script 貌似自动生成的,粉强大的说
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fall in sharply没这种用法啊,fallen比较恰当
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原帖由 seeyou8286 于 2008-8-24 09:22 发表 fall in sharply没这种用法啊,fallen比较恰当

 

肯定没有fall in sharply的,那个in结尾肯定要跟宾语不能省略,fall in 什么东西呢,对吧?只能是fallen接副词这样从语法上才正确,当然我语法很烂的

 

原帖由 翩然花逝 于 2008-8-23 20:53 发表 呵呵,搜背景资料时很容易就能搜到EveryZing里的NPR听写稿,里面也有错误,所以不会是官方的稿子啦

谢谢翩翩提醒^_^

 

 

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