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

President Obama has approved the creation of a special interrogation task force that would be dedicated to gathering intelligence from so-called "high-value detainees" suspected of terroristic activities. NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston reports.

The new elite unit would be led by the FBI and / would include interrogators from the FBI, CIA and Department of Defense. While the FBI would run the unit, the White House’s National Security Council would oversee it. There had been some talk of having the Deputy Attorney General supervise the group, but the White House apparently wanted it to be more hands-on. The unit would be required to follow the guidelines set out in the Army Field Manual, but that will only be the starting point. The unit will also take a look at other strategies that might be effective in the interrogation room. Experts say that the field manual is woefully out of date and doesn’t take into account the research into human behavior that has been done in the last several decades. Dina Temple-Raston, NPR News.

Attorney General Eric Holder also announced today his picking prosecutor John Durham to investigate the alleged CIA mistreatment of terror suspects.
The Associated Press, citing a law enforcement official, has ruled entertainer Michael Jackson’s death a homicide. That report comes on the same day inevitably search warrant affidavit says Jackson had lethal levels of a powerful anesthetic drug in his system at the time of his death. Document which allowed officials of the LA coroner’s office to raid the Huston offices and storage facility of Jackson’s doctor last month showed the singer had drug propofol  in his body.

Car dealers will be given a little / more time under the "Cash for Clunkers" program. They had to submit their applications for rebates by 8:00 p.m. tonight. Hopefully, the Department of Transportation has now extended that deadline to noon tomorrow. NPR’s Elizabeth Blair reports.

The computers are down. That’s what dealers have been reporting to their trade association in DC. John McEleney is the group’s current chair. He’s also a dealer in Clinton, Iowa. He says they/ sold about 145 new cars in the Cash for Clunkers program but he says they’re having trouble submitting all of their applications. "Since about 11 o’clock this morning, we've tried to access about every 2 minutes, unsuccessfully. So it may be running but it’s overwhelmed and it’s preventing dealers from at least in many cases being able to get in and submit their applications." The Department of Transportation is now giving dealers until noon Tuesday to file applications. The deadline for sales under the Cash for Clunkers program is still 8:00 p.m. tonight. Elizabeth Blair, NPR News.

Irish drugmaker Warner Chilcott has agreed to buy Procter & Gamble’s pharmaceutical business for just over three billion dollars, with the move Chilcott is expected to be able to / more than triple its revenues and significantly expand its product line.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 3 points to end the session at 9509. The NASDAQ lost 2 points. The S&P 500 was off a fraction today. This is NPR News.

An Iraqi official says bombs attached to two minibuses exploded southeast of Baghdad today, killing at least 20 people and wounding at least 10 more. The official says the bombings occurred in the Shiite city of Kut with the first bomb exploding around 1:00 p.m. and the second bomb going off a short time later. The bombings are the latest in a series of attacks in Iraq that have claimed the lives of hundreds of people in recent weeks. It comes as US forces have been turning over much of the day-to-day security operations in Iraq to Iraqis.

Forest fires that have burned thousands of acres East of Athens could turn into a political crisis for the Greek government. John Psaropoulos reports the already weak-ruling Conservatives now face criticism for their handling of the fires, especially when they destroyed dozens of homes.

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis visited the Fire Service’s operational center three times over the weekend, but his statements were limited to thanking firefighters. Thousands of acres of pine forests were burned over three days. Homes and farms were lost miraculously without loss of human life. This marks the second time in these many years that this government has confronted an ecological catastrophe within sight of Athens. A massive fire burns the capital’s only fur forest in 2007. Now as then, the Fire Service is being accused by mayors in the stricken areas for being slow to avert disaster. The fire began close to a landfill site the government imposed on a reluctant local community. For NPR News, I'm John Psaropoulos in Athens.

Crude oil futures’ prices ended the session higher today. Crude oil futures rose 48 cents a barrel to end the session at $74.37 a barrel on New York Mercantile Exchange.

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.
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  • richard83

文中inevitably处,实在听不出来,不过感觉不像inevitably,愚见,仅供参考:)
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我想问问
fur forest是那种长着草和青苔的吗




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[Homework]NPR 2009-08-25

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

President Obama has approved the creation of a special interrogation task force that would be dedicated to gathering intelligence from so-called high-value detainees suspected of terrorist activities. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston reports.

The new elite unit would be led by the FBI and would include interrogators from the FBI, CIA and Department of Defense. While the FBI would run the unit, the White House’s National Security Council would oversee it. There had been some talk of having the Deputy Attorney General supervise the group, but the White House apparently wanted it to be more hands-on. The unit would be required to follow the guidelines set out in the Army Field Manual, but that will only be the starting point. The unit will also take a look at other strategies that might be effective in the interrogation room. Experts say that the field manual is woefully out of date and doesn’t take into account the research into human behavior that has been done in the last several decades. Dina Temple-Raston, NPR News.

Attorney General Eric Holder also announced today he's picking prosecutor John Durham to investigate the alleged CIA mistreatment of terror suspects.
The Associated Press, citing a law enforcement official, has ruled entertainer Michael Jackson’s death a homicide. That report, comes on the same day with the newly-released search warrant affidavit, says Jackson had lethal levels of a powerful anesthetic drug in his system at the time of his death. Document which allowed officials of the LA coroner’s office to raid the Huston offices and storage facility of Jackson’s doctor last month showed the singer had drug propofol in his body.

Car dealers will be given a little more time under the Cash for Clunkers program. They had to submit their applications for rebates by 8:00 p.m. tonight. However, the Department of Transportation has now extended that deadline to noon tomorrow. NPR’s Elizabeth Blair reports.

The computers are down. That’s what dealers have been reporting to their trade association in DC. John McEleney is the group’s current chair. He’s also a dealer in Clinton, Iowa. He says they sold about 145 new cars in the Cash for Clunkers program. But he says they’re having trouble submitting all of their applications. Since about 11 o’clock this morning, we've tried to access about every two minutes/ unsuccessfully. So it may be running but it’s overwhelmed. And it’s preventing dealers from at least in many cases being able to get in and submit their applications. The Department of Transportation is now giving dealers until noon Tuesday to file applications. The deadline for sales under the Cash for Clunkers program is still 8:00 p.m. tonight. Elizabeth Blair, NPR News.

Irish drugmaker Warner Chilcott has agreed to buy Procter & Gamble’s pharmaceutical business for just over three billion dollars. With the move, Chilcott is expected to be able to more than triple its revenues and significantly expand its product line.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 3 points to end the session at 9,509. The NASDAQ lost 2 points. The S&P 500 was off a fraction today. This is NPR News.

An Iraqi official says bombs attached to two minibuses exploded southeast of Baghdad today, killing at least 20 people and wounding at least 10 more. The official says the bombings occurred in the Shiite city of Kut with the first bomb exploding around 1:00 p.m. and the second bomb going off a short time later. The bombings are the latest in a series of attacks in Iraq that have claimed the lives of hundreds of people in recent weeks. It comes as US forces have been turning over much of the day-to-day security operations in Iraq to Iraqis.

Forest fires that have burned thousands of acres East of Athens could turn into a political crisis for the Greek government. John Psaropoulos reports the already-weak-ruling Conservatives now face criticism for their handling of the fires, especially when they destroyed dozens of homes.

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis visited the Fire Service’s operational center three times over the weekend, but his statements were limited to thanking firefighters. Thousands of acres of pine forests were burned over three days. Homes and farms were lost miraculously without loss of human life. This marks the second time in these many years that this government has confronted an ecological catastrophe within sight of Athens. A massive fire burns the capital’s only fur forest in 2007. Now as then, the Fire Service is being accused by mayors in the stricken areas for being slow to avert disaster. The fire began close to a landfill site the government imposed on a reluctant local community. For NPR News, I'm John Psaropoulos in Athens.

Crude oil futures’ prices ended the session higher today. Crude oil futures rose 48 cents a barrel to end the session at $74.37 a barrel on New York Mercantile Exchange.

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.                                                   
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  • richard83

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文中inevitably处,实在听不出来,不过感觉不像inevitably,愚见,仅供参考:)
fanjun780523 发表于 2009-8-26 14:13
感谢您的意见,我也觉得不像,但我也听不出来
我想问问
fur forest是那种长着草和青苔的吗
gailsun77 发表于 2009-8-26 14:18
我没查到资料...而且没看到fur没有“青苔”的意思,只有“舌苔”的意思。以下是牛津高阶的解释:
fur  
noun
1.[U] the soft thick mass of hair that grows on the body of some animals: The cat carefully licked its fur.
2.[U] the skin of an animal with the fur still on it, used especially for making clothes: a fur coat ◆ the fur trade ◆ a fur farm (= where animals are bred and killed for their fur) ◆ The animal is hunted for its fur. ◆ fur-lined gloves
3.[U] an artificial fabric that looks and feels like fur
4.[C] a piece of clothing, especially a coat or jacket, made of real or artificial fur: elegant ladies in furs
5.(BrE) = SCALE n. (9) a hard greyish-white substance that is sometimes left inside water pipes and containers for heating water
6.[U] a greyish-white layer that forms on a person's tongue, especially when they are ill

看来看去就第三项符合,也不知道是不是这个。

两个问题小生都不怎么清楚,十分惭愧!
预整理(On jmmom)
标蓝处欢迎大家发表意见,另外哪位知道fur forest具体是什么吗?


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

President Obama has approved the creation of a special interrogation task force that would be dedicated to gathering intelligence from so-called high-value detainees suspected of terrorist activities. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston reports.

The new elite unit would be led by the FBI and would include interrogators from the FBI, CIA and Department of Defense. While the FBI would run the unit, the White House’s National Security Council would oversee it. There had been some talk of having the Deputy Attorney General supervise the group, but the White House apparently wanted it to be more hands-on. The unit would be required to follow the guidelines set out in the Army Field Manual, but that will only be the starting point. The unit will also take a look at other strategies that might be effective in the interrogation room. Experts say that the field manual is woefully out of date and doesn’t take into account the research into human behavior that has been done in the last several decades. Dina Temple-Raston, NPR News.

Attorney General Eric Holder also announced today he's picking prosecutor John Durham to investigate the alleged CIA mistreatment of terror suspects.

The Associated Press, citing a law enforcement official, has ruled entertainer Michael Jackson’s death a homicide. That report, comes on the same day with the newly-released search warrant affidavit, says Jackson had lethal levels of a powerful anesthetic drug in his system at the time of his death. The document, which allowed officials of the LA coroner’s office to raid the Huston offices and storage facility of Jackson’s doctor last month, showed the singer had the drug propofol in his body.

Car dealers will be given a little more time under the "Cash for Clunkers" program. They had to submit their applications for rebates by 8:00 p.m. tonight. However, the Department of Transportation has now extended that deadline to noon tomorrow. NPR’s Elizabeth Blair reports.

The computers are down. That’s what dealers have been reporting to their trade association in DC. John McEleney is the group’s current chair. He’s also a dealer in Clinton, Iowa. He says they sold about 145 new cars in the "Cash for Clunkers" program. But he says they’re having trouble submitting all of their applications. "Since about 11 o’clock this morning, we've tried to access about every two minutes unsuccessfully. So it may be running but it’s overwhelmed. And it’s preventing dealers from at least in many cases being able to get in and submit their applications." The Department of Transportation is now giving dealers until noon Tuesday to file applications. The deadline for sales under the Cash for Clunkers program is still 8:00 p.m. tonight. Elizabeth Blair, NPR News.

Irish drugmaker Warner Chilcott has agreed to buy Procter & Gamble’s Pharmaceutical Business for just over three billion dollars. With the move, Chilcott is expected to be able to more than triple its revenues and significantly expand its product line.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 3 points to end the session at 9,509. The NASDAQ lost 2 points. The S&P 500 was off a fraction today.

This is NPR News.

An Iraqi official says bombs attached to two minibuses exploded southeast of Baghdad today, killing at least 20 people and wounding at least 10 more. The official says the bombings occurred in the Shiite city of Kut with the first bomb exploding around 1:00 p.m. and the second bomb going off a short time later. The bombings are the latest in a series of attacks in Iraq that have claimed the lives of hundreds of people in recent weeks. It comes as US forces have been turning over much of the day-to-day security operations in Iraq to Iraqis.

Forest fires that have burned thousands of acres East of Athens could turn into a political crisis for the Greek government. John Psaropoulos reports the already-weak-ruling Conservatives now face criticism for their handling of the fires, especially one that destroyed dozens of homes.

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis visited the Fire Service’s operational center three times over the weekend, but his statements were limited to thanking firefighters. Thousands of acres of pine forests were burned over three days. Homes and farms were lost miraculously without loss of human life. This marks the second time in these many years that this government has confronted an ecological catastrophe within sight of Athens. A massive fire burns the capital’s only fur forest in 2007. Now as then, the Fire Service is being accused by mayors in the stricken areas for being slow to avert disaster. The fire began close to a landfill site the government imposed on a reluctant local community. For NPR News, I'm John Psaropoulos in Athens.

Crude oil futures(不用加')prices ended the session higher today. Crude oil futures rose 48 cents a barrel to end the session at $74.37 a barrel on New York Mercantile Exchange.

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.                                       
谢谢richard兄的解答

被你提醒了
我在想这是不是比喻呢
就是长青苔或是浅草的地面
看起来比较像"fur"




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on richard83 >.<

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

President Obama has approved the creation of a special interrogation task force that would be dedicated to gathering intelligence from so-called high-value detainees suspected of terrorist activities. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston reports.

The new elite unit would be led by the FBI and would include interrogators from the FBI, CIA and Department of Defense. While the FBI would run the unit, the White House’s National Security Council would oversee it. There had been some talk of having the Deputy Attorney General supervise the group, but the White House apparently wanted / to be more hands-on. The unit will be required to follow the guidelines set out in the Army Field Manual, but that will only be the starting point. The unit will also take a look at other strategies that might be effective in the interrogation room. Experts say that the field manual is woefully out of date and doesn’t take into account the research into human behavior that has been done in the last several decades. Dina Temple-Raston, NPR News.

Attorney General Eric Holder also announced today he's picking prosecutor John Durham to investigate the alleged CIA mistreatment of terror suspects.

The Associated Press, citing a law enforcement official, has ruled entertainer Michael Jackson’s death a homicide. That report, comes on the same day under newly-released search warrant affidavit, says Jackson had lethal levels of a powerful anesthetic drug in his system at the time of his death. The document, which allowed officials of the LA coroner’s office to raid the Huston offices and storage facility of Jackson’s doctor last month, showed the singer had the drug propofol in his body.

Car dealers will be given a little more time under the "Cash for Clunkers" program. They had to submit their applications for rebates by 8:00 p.m. tonight. However, the Department of Transportation has now extended that deadline to noon tomorrow. NPR’s Elizabeth Blair reports.

The computers are down. That’s what dealers have been reporting to their trade association in DC. John McEleney is the group’s current chair. He’s also a dealer in Clinton, Iowa. He says they sold about 145 new cars in the "Cash for Clunkers" program. But he says they’re having trouble submitting all of their applications. "Since about 11 o’clock this morning, we've tried to access it about every two minutes unsuccessfully. So it may be running but it’s overwhelmed. And it’s preventing dealers from, at least in many cases, being able to get in and submit their applications." The Department of Transportation is now giving dealers until noon Tuesday to file applications. The deadline for sales under the "Cash for Clunkers" program is still 8:00 p.m. tonight. Elizabeth Blair, NPR News.

Irish drugmaker Warner Chilcott has agreed to buy Procter & Gamble’s Pharmaceutical Business for just over three billion dollars. With the move, Chilcott is expected to be able to more than triple its revenues and significantly expand its product line.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 3 points to end the session at 9,509. The NASDAQ lost 2 points. The S&P 500 was off a fraction today.

This is NPR News.

An Iraqi official says bombs attached to two minibuses exploded southeast of Baghdad today, killing at least 20 people and wounding at least 10 more. The official says the bombings occurred in the Shiite city of Kut with the first bomb exploding around 1:00 p.m. and the second bomb going off a short time later. The bombings are the latest in a series of attacks in Iraq that have claimed the lives of hundreds of people in recent weeks. It comes as US forces have been turning over much of the day-to-day security operations in Iraq to Iraqis.

Forest fires that have burned thousands of acres East of Athens could turn into a political crisis for the Greek government. John Psaropoulos reports the already-weak-ruling Conservatives now face criticism for their handling of the fires, especially one that destroyed dozens of homes.

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis visited the Fire Service’s operational center three times over the weekend, but his statements were limited to thanking firefighters. Thousands of acres of pine forests were burned over three days. Homes and farms were lost miraculously without loss of human life. This marks the second time in these many years that this government has confronted an ecological catastrophe within sight of Athens. A massive fire burns the capital’s only fur forest in 2007. Now as then, the Fire Service is being accused by mayors in the stricken areas for being slow to avert disaster. The fire began close to a landfill site the government imposed on a reluctant local community. For NPR News, I'm John Psaropoulos in Athens.

Crude oil futures
prices ended the session higher today. Crude oil futures rose 48 cents a barrel to end the session at $74.37 a barrel on New York Mercantile Exchange.

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.      

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  • richard83

自信源于内心的强大

I can't imagine it any other way. A world without you is only wasted space.
普特听力大课堂
谢谢richard兄的解答

被你提醒了
我在想这是不是比喻呢
就是长青苔或是浅草的地面
看起来比较像"fur"
gailsun77 发表于 2009-8-26 22:07
fir forest 吧~~
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  • richard83

我真心希望能获得守护她的力量
怀着这份心意
我一直静静的凝视着窗外的风景

好栏目推荐之美国口语俚语
楼上绝对强悍,太同意了哈哈:)

btw, 你是怎么想到的呢呵呵,虚心求教:)
fir forest 吧~~
skyRo 发表于 2009-8-26 23:35
天天非常强大




on sophiaxd and skyro

本帖最后由 nativespeaker 于 2009-8-27 07:58 编辑

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

President Obama has approved the creation of a special interrogation task force that would be dedicated to gathering intelligence from so-called high-value detainees suspected of terrorist activities. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston reports.

The new elite unit would be led by the FBI and would include interrogators from the FBI, CIA and Department of Defense. While the FBI would run the unit, the White House’s National Security Council would oversee it. There had been some talk of having the Deputy Attorney General supervise the group, but the White House apparently wanted it to be more hands-on. The unit will be required to follow the guidelines set out in the Army Field Manual, but that will only be the starting point. The unit will also take a look at other strategies that might be effective in the interrogation room. Experts say that the field manual is woefully out of date and doesn’t take into account the research into human behavior that has been done in the last several decades. Dina Temple-Raston, NPR News.

Attorney General Eric Holder also announced today he's picking prosecutor John Durham to investigate the alleged CIA mistreatment of terror suspects.

The Associated Press, citing a law enforcement official, has ruled entertainer Michael Jackson’s death a homicide. That report, comes on the same day under newly-released search warrant affidavit, says Jackson had lethal levels of a powerful anesthetic drug in his system at the time of his death. The document, which allowed officials of the LA coroner’s office to raid the Huston offices and storage facility of Jackson’s doctor last month, showed the singer had the drug propofol in his body.

Car dealers will be given a little more time under the "Cash for Clunkers" program. They had to submit their applications for rebates by 8:00 p.m. tonight, although the Department of Transportation has now extended that deadline to noon tomorrow. NPR’s Elizabeth Blair reports.

The computers are down. That’s what dealers have been reporting to their trader association in DC. John McEleney is the group’s current chair. He’s also a dealer in Clinton, Iowa. He says they sold about 145 new cars in the "Cash for Clunkers" program. But he says they’re having trouble submitting all of their applications. "Since about 11 o’clock this morning, we've tried to access it about every two minutes unsuccessfully. So it may be running but it’s overwhelmed. And it’s preventing dealers from, at least in many cases, being able to get in and submit their applications." The Department of Transportation is now giving dealers until noon Tuesday to file applications. The deadline for sales under the "Cash for Clunkers" program is still 8:00 p.m. tonight. Elizabeth Blair, NPR News.

Irish drugmaker Warner Chilcott has agreed to buy Procter & Gamble’s pharmaceutical business for just over three billion dollars. With the move, Chilcott is expected to be able to more than triple its revenues and significantly expand its product line.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 3 points to end the session at 9,509. The NASDAQ lost 2 points. The S&P 500 was off a fraction today.

This is NPR News.

An Iraqi official says bombs attached to two minibuses exploded southeast of Baghdad today, killing at least 20 people and wounding at least 10 more. The official says the bombings occurred in the Shiite city of Kut with the first bomb exploding around 1:00 p.m. and the second bomb going off a short time later. The bombings are the latest in a series of attacks in Iraq that have claimed the lives of hundreds of people in recent weeks. It comes as US forces have been turning over much of the day-to-day security operations in Iraq to Iraqis.

Forest fires that have burned thousands of acres East of Athens could turn into a political crisis for the Greek government. John Psaropoulos reports the already weak-ruled Conservatives now face criticism for their handling of the fires, especially one that destroyed dozens of homes.

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis visited the Fire Service’s operational center three times over the weekend, but his statements were limited to thanking firefighters. Thousands of acres of pine forests were burned over three days. Homes and farms were lost miraculously without loss of human life. This marks the second time in these many years that this government has confronted an ecological catastrophe within sight of Athens. A massive fire burns the capital’s only fir forest in 2007. Now as then, the Fire Service is being accused by mayors in the stricken areas for being slow to avert disaster. The fire began close to a landfill site the government imposed on the reluctant local community. For NPR News, I'm John Psaropoulos in Athens.

Crude oil futures prices ended the session higher today. Crude oil futures rose 48 cents a barrel to end the session at $74.37 a barrel on New York Mercantile Exchange.

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

When things do not go your way, God has a plan for you.
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From NPR News in Washington, I’m Jack Speer.

President Obama has approved the creation of a special interrogation task force that would be dedicated to gathering intelligence from so-called high-value detainees suspected of terrorist activities. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston reports.

The new elite unit would be led by the FBI and would include interrogators from the FBI, CIA and Department of Defense. While the FBI would run the unit, the White House’s National Security Council would oversee it. There had been some talk of having the Deputy Attorney General supervise the group, but the White House apparently wanted /(这里的hands-on应该是修饰White House ) to be more hands-on. The unit will be required to follow the guidelines set out in the Army Field Manual, but that will only be the starting point. The unit will also take a look at other strategies that might be effective in the interrogation room. Experts say that the field manual is woefully out of date and doesn’t take into account the research into human behavior that has been done in the last several decades. Dina Temple-Raston, NPR News.

Attorney General Eric Holder also announced today he's picking prosecutor John Durham to investigate the alleged CIA mistreatment of terror suspects.

The Associated Press, citing / law enforcement officials, has ruled entertainer Michael Jackson’s death a homicide. That report, comes on the same day into the released search warrant affidavit, says Jackson had lethal levels of a powerful anesthetic drug in his system at the time of his death. The document, which allowed officials of the LA coroner’s office to raid the Huston offices and a storage facility of Jackson’s doctor last month, showed the singer had the drug propofol in his body.

Car dealers will be given a little more time under the "Cash for Clunkers" program. They had to submit their applications for rebates by 8:00 p.m. tonight although the Department of Transportation has now extended that deadline to noon tomorrow. NPR’s Elizabeth Blair reports.

The computers are down. That’s what dealers have been reporting to their trader association in DC. John McEleney is the group’s current chair. He’s also a dealer in Clinton, Iowa. He says they sold about 145 new cars in the "Cash for Clunkers" program. But he says they’re having trouble submitting all of their applications. "Since about 11 o’clock this morning, we've tried to access it (大哥这个it改的应该是相当正确的)about every two minutes unsuccessfully. So it may be running but it’s overwhelmed. And it’s preventing dealers from, at least in many cases, being able to get in and submit their applications." The Department of Transportation is now giving dealers until noon Tuesday to file applications. The deadline for sales under the "Cash for Clunkers" program is still 8:00 p.m. tonight. Elizabeth Blair, NPR News.

Irish drug maker Warner Chilcott has agreed to buy Procter & Gamble’s pharmaceutical business for just over three billion dollars. With the move, Chilcott is expected to be able to more than triple its revenues and significantly expand its product line.

On Wall Street today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up three points to end the session at 9,509. The NASDAQ lost two points. The S&P 500 was off a fraction today.

This is NPR News.

An Iraqi official says bombs attached to two minibuses exploded southeast of Baghdad today, killing at least 20 people and wounding at least ten more. The official says the bombings occurred in the Shiite city of Kut with the first bomb exploding around 1:00 p.m. and the second bomb going off a short time later. The bombings are the latest in a series of attacks in Iraq that have claimed the lives of hundreds of people in recent weeks. It comes as US forces have been turning over much of the day-to-day security operations in Iraq to Iraqis.

Forest fires that have burned thousands of acres East of Athens could turn into a political crisis for the Greek government. As John Psaropoulos reports, the already weak ruling Conservatives now face criticism for their handling of the fires, especially one that destroyed dozens of homes.

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis visited the Fire Service’s operational center three times over the weekend, but his statements were limited to thanking firefighters. Thousands of acres of pine forests were burned over three days. Homes and farms were lost miraculously without loss of human life. This marks the second time in these many years that this government has confronted an ecological catastrophe within sight of Athens. A massive fire burns the capital’s only fir forest in 2007. Now as then, the Fire Service is being accused by mayors in the stricken areas for being slow to avert disaster. The fire began close to a landfill site the government imposed on the reluctant local community. For NPR News, I'm John Psaropoulos in Athens.

Crude oil futures prices ended the session higher today. Crude oil futures rose 48 cents a barrel to end the session at $74.37 a barrel on New York Mercantile Exchange.

I'm Jack Speer, NPR News in Washington.

whatever happens, happens for a reason
感谢各位听友,斑斑的支持 特别是两位主版的指点,小生在此抱拳谢过~
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楼上绝对强悍,太同意了哈哈:)

btw, 你是怎么想到的呢呵呵,虚心求教:)
fanjun780523 发表于 2009-8-26 23:46
话说这个词,我一辈子都不会忘的。

去年我考GRE的时候,类比反义的第一道题就考了这个。当时我也不认识,因为红宝书里面没有收录。我当然就把那道题做错了。后来我一个同学告诉我fir 这个词是一个四级词汇,我当时真的很后悔没好好背过四级词汇。这个词很简单,也很常用。大家记下来吧,说不定哪天在某个重要场合像GRE考试时又会出现的~~~

过了四级但是还不认识这个词的同学应该好好反省一下。

其实国内有个做西服的牌子叫“杉杉”,不知道大家知不知道。它的英文就是FIRS,fir就是杉啦,这都是我后来才知道的。
我真心希望能获得守护她的力量
怀着这份心意
我一直静静的凝视着窗外的风景

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