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整理】NPR 2010-01-27 By Richard83

 

From NPR News in Washington, I’m Giles Snyder.

The uncertainty surrounding the fate of General Motor's Saab brand is over. GM says the Dutch carmaker Spyker is buying Saab. Details of the deal are unclear, but the purchase price is reported to be $400 million, 74 million of which is in cash with the rest in deferred shares. The deal was a lifeline for Saab which has lost money for years under GM ownership and was slated to be liquidated.

Ford Motor Company says it’s investing nearly $400 million on its assembly plant in Chicago to produce the next generation of its Explorer SUV. NPR’s Cheryl Corley reports.

Ford plans to have its latest version of its Explorer SUV on the assembly line by the end of the year. It’s shifting production to Chicago from a plant in Louisville, Kentucky, in which Ford is retooling to build small cars. Chicago workers already built the Ford Taurus and Lincoln Sedans. Company President Mark Fields told excited workers who had gathered for the announcement that adding the Ford Explorer would create another 1, 200 jobs.

"So 1, 200 new jobs, nearly doubling our workforce, more production over the standing facility, you think it’s a good day for you? Yeah!"

Ford says Illinois tax incentives helped make the case to build the new Explorer in Chicago. Ford says the new SUV will be 25% more fuel-efficient and will have inflatable seat belts designed to provide additional protection for rear-seat passengers. Cheryl Corley, NPR News, Chicago.

The Senate has rejected a plan aimed at tackling the federal deficit. A proposal, to set up a bipartisan task force, did not get the needed 60 votes. Earlier today, Congressional economists predicated a more than 1. 3-trillion-dollar deficit this year as the economy recovered slowly. During a State of the Union Address tomorrow, President Obama is expected to propose a three-year freeze on some domestic spending programs in an effort to tame the deficit.

More details are emerging following the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines flight yesterday morning. Today, Lebanese officials said the crash could be due to the pilots' failure to follow orders from the control tower. Dan Duncan has more from Beirut.

The control tower of Beirut International Airport lost contact with the ill-fated Flight 409 just four minutes after takeoff. Now, a Lebanese investigation is revealing that in that short time, the tower instructed the plane to change its course so as to avoid a bad patch of the storm. Today, Lebanon's transport minister said that warning was not heeded by the plane’s pilots, adding professional negligence to the numerous possible causes of the tragedy. The chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines says these comments were premature and that the black box, once found, would provide more definitive answers. No survivors have been recovered from the crash and bodies are still being pulled from the rift waters
,
some three kilometers off the Lebanese coast. For NPR News, I’m Dan Duncan in Beirut.

Stocks are in positive territory this afternoon. On Wall Street, the Dow is up 59 points at 2, 256.

You’re listening to NPR News.

After several days of winter storms, the Upper Midwest is slowly returning to normal today. Crews from several states are coming to the Dakotas to help restore power. South Dakota Public Broadcasting's Gary Ellenbolt reports.

At the storm's peak, more than 7, 000 rural electric customers in the Dakotas were without power. Strong winds and ice brought down more than 6, 000 poles. Crews from as far away as Kansas and Colorado are being brought in to restore power. South Dakota Emergency Management Director Kristi Turman says there should be a lot of progress made today.

"Because of the visibility issues for the last two days, we have not been able to move a lot of asset into the impacted area. We are continuing to provide support to power restoration effort and also sheltering effort."

Three counties in the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota are without water after a rural system failed / Monday. State officials and the South Dakota National Guard are helping with relief efforts. For NPR News, I’m Gary Ellenbolt in Vermillion, South Dakota.

The Los Angeles City Council has given final approval to an ordinance to rein in medical marijuana dispensaries. The ordinance passed today puts a cap on the number of dispensaries at 70, effectively forcing hundreds to shut down. But more than 100 could be grandfathered in. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will have to approve the measure. It will probably be at least 45 days before it takes effect.

The Transportation Department is announcing an immediate ban on text messaging by truck and bus drivers while they are driving. The ban applies to drivers of interstate buses and trucks over 10, 000 pounds. It’s part of a Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s campaign against texting and cellphone use while driving.

I’m Giles Snyder, NPR News.

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From NPR News in Washington, I'm Giles Snyder.


The White House says President Obama will use his State of the Union address tomorrow night to call for a better preparedness against a bio-weapons attack. That announcement comes on the heels of a government report saying a terrorist attack using anthrax or other bio weapons is likely within a few years. NPR's Tom Bowman has more.

The report says the last three Administrations has been slow to recognize and respond to the biothreat.But it says bioterrorism is most likely / for an attack on the United States with a Weapon of Mass Destruction. The report by retired senators Bob Graham and Jim Talent say the chief problem is like effective medicines in vaccines to guard against bioattack. Officials say the greatest challenge is to come up with a better anthrax vaccine since that's the most likely weapon. The report recommend spending more than 3 billion dollars a year over the next five years on medicines. Right now the budget is one tenth of that. Tom Bowman NPR News Washington.

The Obama Administration says they will consider creating a Deficit Task Force sent for the Senates' rejection of such a panel. Spokesman Robert Gates after today's Senate vote that it is something that's being talked about. The proposal to create a bipartisan task force was seven votes shy of the required 60 today. The vote follows a sending report from Congressional economists of predicts of more than 1.3 trillion-dollar deficit this year. In his State of the Union Speech tomorrow, President Obama is expected to propose a spending freeze for some domestic programs.

General Motors says it has agreed to sell Saab to Dutch car maker Spyker. Terms of the deal are not clear, but a Wall Street Journal reports says the sale price is 400 million dollars with 74 million in cash, the rest in preferred shares to GM.

Statistics released today showed that Britain's worst recession since World War II is officially over but only just. NPR's Rob Gifford reports from London. With the French and German economies returning to growth last summer, Britain is the last of the major economies to do so. The Office of National Statistics here say that growth of domestic product in Britain grows by a meager 0.1 percent in the final quarter of 2009. That was enough to officially end an 18-month downturn. But many said felt a lot longer and many still say is not really over in people's pocket books. Britain was hit particularly hard by the global credit crunch because of its huge banking and financial services sector. Britain also have higher levers of personal debt among consumers than other countries. And like the United States, the country also faced a collapse of real estate bubble. GDP shrank 60 percent in total of the 18-month of the downturn. Some 1.3 million people were laid off with unemployment rising as high as 7.9 percent. Rob Gifford NPR News London.


Stocks are rebounding this afternoon. The Dow was up 79 points of 10,276. The NASDAQ up 16. This is NPR News.


Investigators say that pilot of the Ethiopian airline's plane that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea was flying the wrong way after he took off from Beirut's airport. An official says the pilot initially followed the tower's guidance and abruptly changed the course before disappearing from radar. Lebanon's Transportation Minister says it is too early to draw any conclusion of pilot error. The plane went down in stormy weather that day with 19 people on board.


The people of Sri Lanka are waiting to find out who is their next president to /. Polls are now closed in today's election of a vote counting / way. It's the first presidential elections since the Ireland Civil War ended last year with the defeat of the Tamil Tigers rebels. NPR's Philip Reeves reports. Sri Lankans flock to the poll from election that is expected to decide whether their current president...
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本帖最后由 richard83 于 2010-1-27 20:48 编辑

不是吧?? 等我听完了发上稿发现现在的音频又跟我下下来的不一样了。我哭/(ㄒoㄒ)/~~怎么这样啊??难道版主在发音频的时候还会先发一个试试然后再换吗?? 我已经遇到两次了啊~~


可能是音频存在问题,所以放音频的斑斑换了一下,请原谅。
有一段时期NPR经常遇到这方面的问题,我们会尽量解决。
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From NPR News in Washington , I’m Giles Snyder.

The uncertainty surrounding the fate of General Motor Saab brand is over. GM says the Dutch car maker Spyker is buying Saab. Details of the deal are clear but the purchase price is reported to be $400,000,000. 74,000,000 of which in cash with the rest deferred shares. The deal was a lifeline for Saab which has lost money for years under GM ownership and was slated to be liquidated. Ford Motor companies say it’s investing nearly $400,000,000 on its assembly plant to Chicago to produce the next-generation of its explorer SUV. NPR’s Cheryl Corley reports.

Four plans to have its latest version of its explorer SUV on the assembly line by the end of the year. It’s shifting production to Chicago from a plant in Louisville,
Kentucky
, which effort is returning to build small cars. Chicago workers already built the Ford Taurus
and Lincoln Sedans. Company President Mark Fields told excited workers who had gathered for the announcement that adding the Ford explorer would create another 1,200 jobs. “So 1,200 new jobs nearly doubling our workforce, more production over the stamping facility. You think it’s a good day for you?” Ford says Illinois taxing senate help make the case to build the new explorer in Chicago, Ford says the new SUV will be 25% more fuel-efficient and will have a flexible seatbelts design to provide additional protection for rear-seat passengers. Cheryl Corley, NPR News, Chicago.


The Senate has rejected the plan aimed to tackling the Federal deficit. But proposal despite of bipartisan task force did not get the needed the 60 votes. Earlier today Congressional economists projected a more than 1.3 trillion dollars deficit this year as the economy recovered slowly. During the state of Union Address tomorrow, President Obama is expected to propose a three-year freeze on some domestic spending programs, in an effort to detain the deficit.

More details are merging following the crash of the Ethiopian airline’s flight yesterday morning. Today Lebanese officials said the crash could be due to the pilot’s failure to follow orders from the control tower. D.D. as more from Beirut.

The control tower of Beirut International Airport lost contact with the Ethiopian Flight 409 just four minutes after take off. Now a Lebanese investigation is revealing that in dark short time that the tower instructed the plane to change is course so as to avoid a bad patch of storm. Today, Lebanese Transport Minister said that warning was not heeded by the plane’s pilots, adding professional … to the numinous possible causes of the tragedy. The Chief Executive of Ethiopian Airlines says these commands will premade sure, and that the black box once found will provide more definitive answers. No survivors happened recovered from the crash and bodies are still being port from the riff waters some three kilometers from the Lebanese coast. For NPR news, I’m D.D, in Beirut.

Stocks from positive territory this afternoon on Wall Street the Don’s up 59 points of 2256.

You are listening to NPR News.

After several days of winter storm the upper Midwest is slowly returning to normal today. Crews from several states are coming to the Dakotas to help restore power. South Dakota proper broadcasting S. A. reports.

At the storm’s peak, more than 7,000 row electric customers in Dakotas were without power. Strong winds and ice spoiled down more than 6,000 pores. Crews from … way Kansas and Colorado are being brought into restore power. South Dakota Emergency Management Director Kristi Turman says there should be a lot of progress made today. “Because of the … ability is used for the last two days, we have not been able to move a lot assess into the impacted area. We are continuing to provide support to power restoration effort and also sheltering after it.” Three counties in the shroud reservation in South Dakota are without water after a rural system failed Monday. Street Officials of the South Dakota national government are helping with relief efforts. For NPR News, I’m G. A. in B. South Dakota .

The Los Angeles City council has given final approval to an ordinance to rein medical marijuana dispensaries. The ordinance pass today puts a cup on a number of dispensaries that 70 effectively forcing hundreds to shut down. But more than one hundred could be “grandfathered in”. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will have to approve the measure, it will probably be at least 45 days before it takes effect.

The Transportation Department is announcing an immediate ban on text messaging by truck and bus drivers throughout their driving. The ban applies to drivers of interstate buses and tracks over 10,000 pounds. It’s part of Transportation Secretary LaHood’s campaign against texting and cell-phone use while driving.

I’m Giles Snyder, NPR News.
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世有伯乐,然后有千里马。
先当千里马,管他伯乐在哪。
Homework

From NPR News in Washington, I'm Giles Snyder.

The uncertainly surrounding the fate of General Motors Saab brand is over. GM says the Dutch car maker Spyker is buying Saab. Details of the deal are clear, but the purchase prices reported to be 400 million dollars. 74 million which in cash and / preferred shares. The deal is like line for Saab which has lost money for years under GM motorship and was latest to be liquidated. Ford Motors company says its invest nearly 400 million dollars on its assembly plan in Chicago to produce the next generation of Explorer SUV. NPR's Cheryl Corley reports.

Ford plans to have its latest version of Explorer SUV on the assembly line by the end of the year. It shifting production to Chicago from a plant in Louisville Kentucky which Ford is retooling to build small cars. Chicago workers already built the Ford Taurus and Lincoln sedans. Company President Mark Fields told excited workers who'd gathered for the announcement that adding the Ford Explorer would create another 1200 jobs.   

'So 1200 new jobs nearly double in our workforce more production over the standing facility you figure its / good day /. '

Ford says Illinois Texas in Senate help to make the case to build the new Explorer. In Chicago, Ford says the new SUV will be 25% more fuel efficient and will have inflatable seat bells design to provide additional protection for real seat passengers. Cheryl Corley, NPR News, Chicago.

The Senate has rejected the plan aimed the tackling the Federal deficit are proposed, the / bipartisan task force did not get the needed 60 votes. Earlier today, Congressional economists predicted more than 1.3 trillion dollars deficit this year as economy recover slowly. During a State of the Union address tomorrow, President Obama is expected to propose a three-year freeze on some domestic spending programs in a effort detained the deficit.

More details are emerging following the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines flight yesterday morning. Today Lebanese Officials said the crash could be to due to the pilot's failure to follow orders from the control tower. Don Dunkan has more from Beirut.  

The control tower at Beirut International Airport lost contact with the airbase flight 409 just four minutes after takeoff. Now, a Lebanese investigation is / that inducted short time, the tower instructed the plane to change its courts through avoid about patch of the storm. Today, Lebanon's Transportation Minister said that warning was not / by the plane's pilots. I think professional negligence to the numerous possible costs of the tragedy. The chief Executive of Ethiopian Airline says these comments / and that's black boxes once found would provide more to finish answers. No survivors have been recovered from the crash on bodies are still being / from the roof water some of three collapse / Lebanese Coast. For NPR News, I'm Don Duncan in Beirut.

Stockman positive territory this afternoon on Wall Street the Dow was up 59 points at 2,256.

You are listening NPR News.

After several days winter storm / upper middle west is slowly returning to normal today, crews from several states are coming to the Dakota to help restore power. South Dakota Public Broadcasting G reports.

In the storm pick more than 7,000 rule / electric customers into Dakota where without power. Strong winds / down by more than 6,000 polls. C is far away is Kansas and Calorado are being broad into the storm power. South Dakota Emergency Management Director Kristi Turman says they should be a lot of progress made today.

'Because of abbisibility the issues for the last two days. We have not be able to move a lot of assets into the impact area. We are continuing to provide support to power restoration effort and also sheltering effort.'

Three counties in the Cheyenne River reservation themselves in South efforts are without water after a rule system failed Monday. State officials in South Dakota mentioned guard are helping with relief efforts. For NPR News, I'm in / South Dakota.

From Los Angeles City council has given final approval to an ordinance to rein medical / dispensaries. The ordinance past today, post cabinet a number of dispensaries that 70 effectively forcing hundreds to shut down. That’s more than 100 could be grandfather in. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa so will have to approve the measure, it will probably be at least 45 days before takes effect.

The Transportation Department is announcing a media ban a tax messaging by truck bus drivers while their driving. The ban applies to drivers of interstate buses and trucks over 10,000 pounds as part of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's campaign against testing and cell phone use well driving.  

I'm Giles Snyder, NPR News.
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本帖最后由 brightu 于 2010-1-27 13:53 编辑

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From NPR News in Washington , I’m Giles Snyder.

The uncertainty surrounding the fate of General Motor's Saab brand is over. GM says the Dutch car maker Spyker is buying Saab. Details of the deal are clear but the purchase price is reported to be $400,000,000, 74,000,000 of which is in cash with the rest in deferred shares. The deal was a lifeline for Saab which has lost money for years under GM ownership and was slated to be liquidated.

Ford Motor companies say it’s investing nearly $400,000,000 on its assembly plant in Chicago to produce the next generation of Explorer SUV. NPR’s Cheryl Corley reports.

Ford plans to have its latest version of its Explorer SUV on the assembly line by the end of the year. It’s shifting production to Chicago from a plant in Louisville, Kentucky, which Ford is retooling to build small cars. Chicago workers already built the Ford Taurus and Lincoln Sedans. Company President Mark Fields told excited workers who had gathered for the announcement that adding the Ford Explorer would create another 1,200 jobs. “So 1,200 new jobs, nearly doubling our workforce, more production over the stamping facility. You think it’s a good day for you?” "Yeah." Ford says Illinois tax incentive helped make the case to build the new Explorer in Chicago. Ford says the new SUV will be 25% more fuel-efficient and will have inflatable seat belts designed to provide additional protection for rear-seat passengers. Cheryl Corley, NPR News, Chicago.

The Senate has rejected a plan aimed at tackling the federal deficit. A proposal to set up a bipartisan task force did not get the needed / 60 votes. Earlier today Congressional economists predicated a more than $1.3 trillion deficit this year as the economy recovered slowly. During a state of the Union Address tomorrow, President Obama is expected to propose a three-year freeze on some domestic spending programs in an effort to detain the deficit.

More details are emerging following the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines flight yesterday morning. Today Lebanese officials said the crash could be due to the pilots' failure to follow orders from the control tower. Dan Duncan as more from Beirut.

The control tower of Beirut's International Airport lost contact with the ill-fated Flight 409 just four minutes after takeoff. Now a Lebanese investigation is revealing that in that short time, the tower instructed the plane to change its course so as to avoid a bad patch of storm. Today, Lebanon's transport minister said that warning was not heeded by the plane’s pilots, adding professional negligence to the numerous possible causes of the tragedy. The chief Executive of Ethiopian Airlines says these comments were premature and that the black box once found would provide more definitive answers. No survivors have been recovered from the crash and bodies are still being pulled from the rough waters some three kilometers off the Lebanese coast. For NPR News, I’m Dan Duncan in Beirut.

Stocks are in positive territory this afternoon. On Wall Street, the Dow is up 59 points at 2256.

You are listening to NPR News.

After several days of winter storm, the upper Midwest is slowly returning to normal today. Crews from several states are coming to the Dakotas to help restore power. South Dakota Public Broadcasting Gary Ellenbolt reports.

At the storm’s peak, more than 7,000 rural electric customers in Dakotas were without power. Strong winds and ice brought down more than 6,000 poles. Crews from as far away as Kansas and Colorado are being brought in to restore power. South Dakota Emergency Management Director Kristi Turman says there should be a lot of progress made today. “Because of the visibility issues for the last two days, we have not been able to move a lot of assets into the impacted area. We are continuing to provide support to power restoration effort and also sheltering effort.” Three counties in the Chienne River Reservation in South Dakota are without water after a rural system failed Monday. State officials and the South Dakota National Guard are helping with relief efforts. For NPR News, I’m Gary Ellenbolt in Vermillion, South Dakota .

The Los Angeles City Council has given final approval to an ordinance to rein in medical marijuana dispensaries. The ordinance passed today puts a cap on the number of dispensaries at 70, effectively forcing hundreds to shut down. But more than 100 could be “grandfathered in”. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will have to approve the measure, it will probably be at least 45 days before it takes effect.

The Transportation Department is announcing an immediate ban on text messaging by truck and bus drivers throughout their driving. The ban applies to drivers of interstate buses and trucks over 10,000 pounds. It’s part of Transportation Secretary LaHood’s campaign against texting and cell-phone use while driving.

I’m Giles Snyder, NPR News.

"Grandfathered in" typically is referenced to the term "grandfather clause" which allows an exception to a new rule. "Grandfathered in"means to grant such an exception. For example, the Federal Assault Weapons Ban made it illegal to sell and own a semi automatic weapon that was manufactured after the date the law went into effect. Weapons that were manufactured before this date were "grandfathered in" and were allowed to be sold and legal to own. The exception to the rule are weapons manufactured before a certain date.
All sunshine without shade, all pleasure without pain, is not life at all.
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From NPR News in Washington , I’m Giles Snyder.

The uncertainty surrounding the fate of General Motor's Saab brand is over. GM says the Dutch car maker Spyker is buying Saab. Details of the deal are clear but the purchase price is reported to be $400,000,000, 74,000,000 of which is in cash with the rest in deferred shares. The deal was a lifeline for Saab which has lost money for years under GM ownership and was slated to be liquidated.

Ford Motor companies say it’s investing nearly $400,000,000 on its assembly plant in Chicago to produce the next generation of
its Explorer SUV. NPR’s Cheryl Corley reports.

Ford plans to have its latest version of its Explorer SUV on the assembly line by the end of the year. It’s shifting production to Chicago from a plant in Louisville, Kentucky, which Ford is retooling to build small cars. Chicago workers already built the Ford Taurus and Lincoln Sedans. Company President Mark Fields told excited workers who had gathered for the announcement that adding the Ford Explorer would create another 1,200 jobs. “So 1,200 new jobs, nearly doubling our workforce, more production over the stamping facility. You think it’s a good day for you?” "Yeah." Ford says Illinois tax incentive helped make the case to build the new Explorer in Chicago. Ford says the new SUV will be 25% more fuel-efficient and will have inflatable seat belts designed to provide additional protection for rear-seat passengers. Cheryl Corley, NPR News, Chicago.

The Senate has rejected a plan aimed at tackling the federal deficit. A proposal to set up a bipartisan task force did not get the needed 60 votes. Earlier today Congressional economists predicated a more than $1.3 trillion deficit this year as the economy recovered slowly. During a state of the Union Address tomorrow, President Obama is expected to propose a three-year freeze on some domestic spending programs in an effort to
tame the deficit.

More details are emerging following the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines
flight yesterday morning. Today Lebanese officials said the crash could be due to the pilots' failure to follow orders from the control tower. Dan Duncan as more from Beirut.

The control tower of Beirut's International Airport lost contact with the ill-fated Flight 409 just four minutes after takeoff. Now a Lebanese investigation is revealing that in that short time, the tower instructed the plane to change its course so as to avoid a bad patch of storm. Today, Lebanon's transport minister said that warning was not heeded by the plane’s pilots, adding professional negligence to the numerous possible causes of the tragedy. The chief Executive of Ethiopian Airlines says these comments were premature and that the black box once found would provide more definitive answers. No survivors have been recovered from the crash and bodies are still being pulled from the
reef waters some three kilometers off the Lebanese coast. For NPR News, I’m Dan Duncan in Beirut.

Stocks are in positive territory this afternoon. On Wall Street, the Dow is up 59 points at 2256.

You are listening to NPR News.

After several days of winter storm
s, the upper Midwest is slowly returning to normal today. Crews from several states are coming to the Dakotas to help restore power. South Dakota Public Broadcasting Gary Ellenbolt reports.

At the storm’s peak, more than 7,000 rural electric customers in Dakotas were without power. Strong winds and ice brought down more than 6,000 poles. Crews from as far away as Kansas and Colorado are being brought in to restore power. South Dakota Emergency Management Director Kristi Turman says there should be a lot of progress made today. “Because of the visibility issues for the last two days, we have not been able to move a lot of
access into the impacted area. We are continuing to provide support to power restoration effort and also sheltering effort.” Three counties in the Chienne River Reservation in South Dakota are without water after a rural system failed Monday. State officials and the South Dakota National Guard are helping with relief efforts. For NPR News, I’m Gary Ellenbolt in B. South Dakota .

The Los Angeles City Council has given final approval to an ordinance to rein in medical marijuana dispensaries. The ordinance passed today puts a cap on the number of dispensaries at 70, effectively forcing hundreds to shut down. But more than 100 could be “grandfathered in”. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will have to approve the measure, it will probably be at least 45 days before it takes effect.

The Transportation Department is announcing an immediate ban on text messaging by truck and bus drivers throughout their driving. The ban applies to drivers of interstate buses and trucks over 10,000 pounds. It’s part of Transportation Secretary LaHood’s campaign against texting and cell-phone use while driving.

I’m Giles Snyder, NPR News.
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From NPR News in Washington , I’m Giles Snyder.

The uncertainty surrounding the fate of General Motor's Saab brand is over. GM says the Dutch car maker Spyker is buying Saab. Details of the deal are clear but the purchase price is reported to be $400,000,000, 74,000,000 of which is in cash with the rest in deferred shares. The deal is a lifeline for Saab which has lost money for years under GM ownership and was slated to be liquidated.

Ford Motor company says it’s investing nearly $400,000,000 on its assembly plant in Chicago to produce the next generation of its Explorer SUV. NPR’s Cheryl Corley reports.

Ford plans to have its latest version of its Explorer SUV on the assembly line by the end of the year. It’s shifting production to Chicago from a plant in Louisville, Kentucky, which Ford is retooling to build small cars. Chicago workers already built the Ford Taurus and Lincoln Sedans. Company President Mark Fields told excited workers who had gathered for the announcement that adding the Ford Explorer would create another 1,200 jobs.

“So 1,200 new jobs, nearly doubling our workforce, more production over the stamping facility. You think it’s a good day for you?” "Yeah."

Ford says Illinois tax incentive helped make the case to build the new Explorer in Chicago. Ford says the new SUV will be 25% more fuel-efficient and will have inflatable seat belts designed to provide additional protection for rear-seat passengers. Cheryl Corley, NPR News, Chicago.

The Senate has rejected a plan aimed at tackling the federal deficit. A proposal to set up a bipartisan task force did not get the needed 60 votes. Earlier today Congressional economists predicated a more than $1.3 trillion deficit this year as the economy recovered slowly. During a state of the union address tomorrow, President Obama is expected to propose a three-year freeze on some domestic spending programs in an effort to tame the deficit.

More details are emerging following the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines' flight yesterday morning. Today Lebanese officials said the crash could be due to the pilots' failure to follow orders from the control tower. Dan Duncan as more from Beirut.

The control tower of Beirut International Airport lost contact with the ill-fated Flight 409 just four minutes after takeoff. Now a Lebanese investigation is revealing that in that short time, the tower instructed the plane to change its course so as to avoid a bad patch of storm. Today, Lebanon's transport minister said that warning was not heeded by the plane’s pilots, adding professional negligence to the numerous possible causes of the tragedy. The chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines says these comments were premature and that the black box once found would provide more definitive answers. No survivors have been recovered from the crash and bodies are still being pulled from the reef waters some three kilometers off the Lebanese coast. For NPR News, I’m Dan Duncan in Beirut.

Stocks are in positive territory this afternoon. On Wall Street, the Dow is up 59 points at 2,256.

You are listening to NPR News.

After several days of winter storms, the upper Midwest is slowly returning to normal today. Crews from several states are coming to the Dakotas to help restore power. South Dakota Public Broadcasting S. A. reports.

At the storm’s peak, more than 7,000 rural electric customers in the Dakotas were without power. Strong winds and ice brought down more than 6,000 poles. Crews from as far away as Kansas and Colorado are being brought in to restore power. South Dakota Emergency Management Director Kristi Turman says there should be a lot of progress made today.

“Because of the visibility issues for the last two days, we have not been able to move a lot of assets into the impacted area. We are continuing to provide support to power restoration effort and also sheltering effort.”

Three counties in the Chienne River Reservation in South Dakota are without water after a rural system failed Monday. State officials and the South Dakota National Guard are helping with relief efforts. For NPR News, I’m G. A. in B. South Dakota .

The Los Angeles City Council has given final approval to an ordinance to rein in medical marijuana dispensaries. The ordinance passed today puts a cap on the number of dispensaries at 70, effectively forcing hundreds to shut down. But more than 100 could be “grandfathered in”. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will have to approve the measure. It will probably be at least 45 days before it takes effect.

The Transportation Department is announcing an immediate ban on text messaging by truck and bus drivers while their driving. The ban applies to drivers of interstate buses and trucks over 10,000 pounds. It’s part of Transportation Secretary LaHood’s campaign against texting and cell-phone use while driving.

I’m Giles Snyder, NPR News.
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本帖最后由 richard83 于 2010-1-27 20:45 编辑

Homework 抱歉晚了一步。——By Richard
From NPR News in Washington , I’m Giles Snyder.

The uncertainty surrounding the fate of General Motor's Saab brand is over. GM says the Dutch car maker Spyker is buying Saab. Details of the deal are clear but the purchase price is reported to be $400,000,000, 74,000,000 of which is in cash with the rest in deferred shares. The deal was a lifeline for Saab which has lost money for years under GM ownership and was slated to be liquidated.

Ford Motor companies say it’s investing nearly $400,000,000 on its assembly plant in Chicago to produce the next-generation of its Explorer SUV. NPR’s Cheryl Corley reports.

Ford plans to have its latest version of its Explorer SUV on the assembly line by the end of the year. It’s shifting production to Chicago from a plant in Louisville, Kentucky, which Ford is retooling to build small cars. Chicago workers already built the Ford Taurus and Lincoln Sedans. Company President Mark Fields told excited workers who had gathered for the announcement that adding the Ford Explorer would create another 1,200 jobs. “So 1,200 new jobs, nearly doubling our workforce, more production over the stamping facility. You think it’s a good day for you?” "Yeah." Ford says Illinois tax incentive helped make the case to build the new Explorer in Chicago. Ford says the new SUV will be 25% more fuel-efficient and will have inflatable seat-belts designed to provide additional protection for rear-seat passengers. Cheryl Corley, NPR News, Chicago.

The Senate has rejected a plan aimed at tackling the federal deficit. A proposal to set up a bipartisan task force did not get the needed 60 votes. Earlier today Congressional economists predicated a more than $1.3 trillion deficit this year as the economy recovered slowly. During a state of the Union Address tomorrow, President Obama is expected to propose a three-year freeze on some domestic spending programs in an effort to tame the deficit.

More details are emerging following the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines’ flight yesterday morning. Today Lebanese officials said the crash could be due to the pilots' failure to follow orders from the control tower. Dan Duncan as more from Beirut.

The control tower of Beirut's International Airport lost contact with the ill-fated Flight 409 just four minutes after takeoff. Now a Lebanese investigation is revealing that in that short time, the tower instructed the plane to change its course so as to avoid a bad patch of storm. Today, Lebanon's transport minister said that warning was not heeded by the plane’s pilots, adding professional negligence to the numerous possible causes of the tragedy. The chief Executive of Ethiopian Airlines says these comments were premature and that the black box once found would provide more definitive answers. No survivors have been recovered from the crash and bodies are still being pulled from the reef waters some three kilometers off the Lebanese coast. For NPR News, I’m Dan Duncan in Beirut.

Stocks are in positive territory this afternoon. On Wall Street, the Dow is up 59 points at 2256.

You are listening to NPR News.

After several days of winter storms, the upper Midwest is slowly returning to normal today. Crews from several states are coming to the Dakotas to help restore power. South Dakota Public Broadcasting Gary Ellenbolt reports.

At the storm’s peak, more than 7,000 rural electric customers in Dakotas were without power. Strong winds and ice brought down more than 6,000 poles. Crews from as far away as Kansas and Colorado are being brought in to restore power. South Dakota Emergency Management Director Kristi Turman says there should be a lot of progress made today. “Because of the visibility issues for the last two days, we have not been able to move a lot of access into the impacted area. We are continuing to provide support to power restoration effort and also sheltering effort.” Three counties in the Chienne River Reservation in South Dakota are without water after a rural system failed Monday. State officials and the South Dakota National Guard are helping with relief efforts. For NPR News, I’m Gary Ellenbolt in B. South Dakota .

The Los Angeles City Council has given final approval to an ordinance to rein in medical marijuana dispensaries. The ordinance passed today puts a cap on the number of dispensaries at 70, effectively forcing hundreds to shut down. But more than 100 could be “grandfathered in”. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will have to approve the measure, it will probably be at least 45 days before it takes effect.

The Transportation Department is announcing an immediate ban on text messaging by truck and bus drivers throughout their driving. The ban applies to drivers of interstate buses and trucks over 10,000 pounds. It’s part of Transportation Secretary LaHood’s campaign against texting and cell-phone use while driving.

I’m Giles Snyder, NPR News.
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本帖最后由 brightu 于 2010-1-27 15:22 编辑

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From NPR News in Washington , I’m Giles Snyder.

The uncertainty surrounding the fate of General Motor's Saab brand is over. GM says the Dutch car maker Spyker is buying Saab. Details of the deal are clear but the purchase price is reported to be $400,000,000,74,000,000 of which is in cash with the rest in deferred shares. The deal was a lifeline for Saab which has lost money for years under GM ownership and was slated to be liquidated.

Ford Motor
company says it’s investing nearly $400,000,000 on its assembly plant in Chicago to produce the next generation of its Explorer SUV. NPR’s Cheryl Corley reports.

Ford plans to have its latest version of its Explorer SUV on the assembly line by the end of the year. It’s shifting production to Chicago from a plant in Louisville, Kentucky, which Ford is retooling to build small cars. Chicago workers already built the Ford Taurus and Lincoln Sedans. Company President Mark Fields told excited workers who had gathered for the announcement that adding the Ford Explorer would create another 1,200 jobs.

“So 1,200 new jobs, nearly doubling our workforce, more production over the stamping facility. You think it’s a good day for you?” "Yeah."

Ford says Illinois tax incentive helped make the case to build the new Explorer in Chicago. Ford says the new SUV will be 25% more fuel-efficient and will have inflatable seat belts designed to provide additional protection for rear-seat passengers. Cheryl Corley, NPR News, Chicago.

The Senate has rejected a plan aimed at tackling the federal deficit. A proposal to set up a bipartisan task force did not get the needed 60votes. Earlier today Congressional economists predicated a more than$1.3 trillion deficit this year as the economy recovered slowly. During a State of the Union Address tomorrow, President Obama is expected to propose a three-year freeze on some domestic spending programs in an effort to
tame the deficit.

More details are emerging following the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines flight yesterday morning. Today Lebanese officials said the crash could be due to the pilots' failure to follow orders from the control tower.Dan Duncan as more from Beirut.

The control tower of
Beirut International Airport lost contact with the ill-fated Flight 409 just four minutes after takeoff. Now a Lebanese investigation is revealing that in that short time, the tower instructed the plane to change its course so as to avoid a bad patch of storm. Today, Lebanon's transport minister said that warning was not heeded by the plane’s pilots, adding professional negligence to the numerous possible causes of the tragedy.The chief
executive of Ethiopian Airlines says these comments were premature and that the black box once found would provide more definitive answers. No survivors have been recovered from the crash and bodies are still being pulled from the reef waters some three kilometers off the Lebanese coast. For NPR News, I’m Dan Duncan in Beirut.

Stocks are in positive territory this afternoon. On Wall Street, the Dow is up 59 points at 2,256.

You are listening to NPR News.

After several days of winter storm
s, the upper Midwest is slowly returning to normal today. Crews from several states are coming to the Dakotas to help restore power. South Dakota Public Broadcasting's Gary Ellenbolt reports.

At the storm’s peak, more than 7,000 rural electric customers in / Dakotas were without power. Strong winds and ice brought down more than6,000 poles. Crews from as far away as Kansas and Colorado are being brought in to restore power. South Dakota Emergency Management Director Kristi Turman says there should be a lot of progress made today.

“Because of the visibility issues for the last two days, we have not been able to move a lot of access into the impacted area. We are continuing to provide support to power restoration effort and also sheltering effort.”

Three counties in the Chienne River Reservation in South Dakota are without water after a rural system failed Monday. State officials and the South Dakota National Guard are helping with relief efforts. For NPR News, I’m
Gary Ellenbolt in Vermillion, South Dakota .

The Los Angeles City Council has given final approval to an ordinance to rein in medical marijuana dispensaries. The ordinance passed today puts a cap on the number of dispensaries at 70, effectively forcing hundreds to shut down. But more than 100 could be “grandfathered in”.Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will have to approve the measure
. It will probably be at least 45 days before it takes effect.

The Transportation Department is announcing an immediate ban on text messaging by truck and bus drivers while they are driving. The ban applies to drivers of interstate buses and trucks over 10,000 pounds. It’s part of Transportation Secretary LaHood’s campaign against texting and cell-phone use while driving.

I’m Giles Snyder, NPR News.
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All sunshine without shade, all pleasure without pain, is not life at all.

[Homework]NPR 2010-01-27

本帖最后由 fatass23 于 2010-1-27 15:20 编辑

From NPR News in Washington, I'm Giles Snyder.

The uncertainly surrounding the fade of General Motor Saab brand is over. GM says the Dutch car maker Spyker is buying Saab. Details of the deal are unclear, but the purchase price has reported to be 400 million dollars, 74 million of which is in cash with the rest in deferred shares. The deal was a life line for Saab which has lost money for years under GM motor ship and was slated to liquidated.

Ford motor company says it's investing nearly 400 million dollars on its simply plan to Chicago to produce the next generation of a 6-floor SUV. NPR's ? reports.

Ford plans to have its latest version of a 6-floor SUV on the assembly line by the end of the year. It shifting production to Chicago from a plant in ? Kentucky which Ford has ? to build small cars. Chicago workers already built the full tourists on Lincoln and Sadans. Company president Mark Field told excited workers who are gathering for the announcement that adding the Ford explorer would create another 1,200 jobs. So its ? new jobs nearly doubling our work force more production over the standing facility I think it's good day for you. Ford says Illinois ? centers help make the case to build the new explorer in Chicago. Ford says the new SUV will 25% more fuel efficient and more have a ? seatbelt designed to provide additional protection for wheel seat passengers. ? NPR News, Chicago.

As senate has rejected a plan aiming to attack the federal deficit a proposal to setup a bypartisan task force did not get the need of 60 votes. Earlier today congressionally economist predicted a more than 1.3 trillion-dollar deficit this year as economy recover slowly. During a state of the ? address tomorrow president Obama is expected to propose a 3-year freeze on some domestic spending programs in an effort detain the deficit.

More details are emerging following the crash of the Ethiopia Airline's flight yesterday morning. Today Eleven East official said the crash could be due to the pilot's failure to follow orders from the control towel. Don Duncan has more from Beirut.   

The control towel of Beirut International airport lost contact with air faced flight 409 just four minutes after take off. Now a Lebanese investigation is revealing that in that short time the towel instructs the plane to change its course so as to avoid about patch of the storm. Today Lebanese Transport Minister said that warning was not ? by the plane's pilots, adding professional negligence to the numerous possible causes of the tragedy. The Chief Executive of Ethiopian Airline says these comments were primary sure. And that black box, once found, will provide more ? and answers. No survivors have been recovered from the crash and bodies have still been ? from the roof waters some three ? of the Lebanese coast. For NPR News I'm Don Duncan in Beirut.

Stocks remain positive ? this afternoon. On Wall Street the Dow was up 59 points at 2,256.

You are listening to NPR News.

After several days of winter storm, the upper midwest is slowly returning to normal today. Crews from several states are coming to the Dakota that set to help store of power. South Dakota public broadcasting Gary ? reports.

If a storm's peak more than 7,000 rule electric customers in Dakota where without power. Strong winds and ice brought down more than 6,000 poles. Crews from as far away as Kansas in Colorado are being brought into a restore of power. South Dakota emergency management director Christi ? says there should be a lot of progress made today. Because of the visit ability issues for the last two days, we have not been able to move a lot of access into the impacted area. We are continuing to provide support to power restoration effort and also sheltering effort. Three counties saying the ? reservation in South Dakota are without water after a rule system failed on Monday. State officials of South Dakota national guard are helping with relief efforts. For NPR News, I'm ? in ? South Dakota.

Los Angeles city council has given a final approval to ? uranium medical ? dispensaries. The ? passed today puts a cap on the number of dispensaries that separately effectively forcing hundreds to shut down. More than 100 could be grand ?. Mayor Antonio ? so will have to prove the measure that will probably be at least 45 days before it takes effect.

The Transportation Department is announcing an immediate ban on text messaging by truck and bus drivers while they are driving. The ban applies to drivers of interstate buses and trucks over 10,000 pounds. It's part of transportation Secretary ? campaign against text that texting and cellphone use while driving.

I'm Giles Snyder, NPR News.         

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本帖最后由 jjmm 于 2010-1-27 16:01 编辑

From NPR News in Washington , I’m Giles Snyder.

The uncertainty surrounding the fate of General Motor's Saab brand is over. GM says the Dutch car maker Spyker is buying Saab. Details of the deal are clear but the purchase price is reported to be $400,000,000,74,000,000 of which is in cash with the rest in deferred shares. The deal was a lifeline for Saab which has lost money for years under GM ownership and was slated to be liquidated.

Ford Motor Company says it’s investing nearly $400,000,000 on its assembly plant in Chicago to produce the next generation of its Explorer SUV. NPR’s Cheryl Corley reports.

Ford plans to have its latest version of its Explorer SUV on the assembly line by the end of the year. It’s shifting production to Chicago from a plant in Louisville, Kentucky, which Ford is retooling to build small cars. Chicago workers already built the Ford Taurus and Lincoln Sedans. Company President Mark Fields told excited workers who had gathered for the announcement that adding the Ford Explorer would create another 1,200 jobs.

“So 1,200 new jobs, nearly doubling our workforce, more production over the stamping facility. You think it’s a good day for you?” "Yeah."

Ford says Illinois tax incentive helped make the case to build the new Explorer in Chicago. Ford says the new SUV will be 25% more fuel-efficient and will have inflatable seat belts designed to provide additional protection for rear-seat passengers. Cheryl Corley, NPR News, Chicago.

The Senate has rejected a plan aimed at tackling the federal deficit. A proposal to set up a bipartisan task force did not get the needed 60 votes. Earlier today Congressional economists predicated a more than$1.3 trillion deficit this year as
/ economy recovered slowly. During a State of the Union Address tomorrow, President Obama is expected to propose a three-year freeze on some domestic spending programs in an effort to tame the deficit.

More details are emerging following the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines flight yesterday morning. Today Lebanese officials said the crash could be due to the pilots' failure to follow orders from the control tower. Dan Duncan
has more from Beirut.

The control tower of Beirut International Airport lost contact with the ill-fated Flight 409 just four minutes after takeoff. Now a Lebanese investigation is revealing that in that short time, the tower instructed the plane to change its course so as to avoid a bad patch of storm. Today, Lebanon's transport minister said that warning was not heeded by the plane’s pilots, adding professional negligence to the numerous possible causes of the tragedy. The chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines says these comments were premature and that the black box, once found, would provide more definitive answers. No survivors have been recovered from the crash and bodies are still being pulled from the reef waters some three kilometers off the Lebanese coast. For NPR News, I’m Dan Duncan in Beirut.

Stocks are in positive territory this afternoon. On Wall Street, the Dow is up 59 points at 2,256.

You are listening to NPR News.

After several days of winter storms, the upper Midwest is slowly returning to normal today. Crews from several states are coming to the Dakotas to help restore power. South Dakota Public Broadcasting's Gary Ellenbolt reports.

At the storm’s peak, more than 7,000 rural electric customers in
the Dakotas were without power. Strong winds and ice brought down more than 6,000 poles. Crews from as far away as Kansas and Colorado are being brought in to restore power. South Dakota Emergency Management Director Kristi Turman says there should be a lot of progress made today.



“Because of the visibility issues for the last two days, we have not been able to move a lot of access into the impacted area. We are continuing to provide support to power restoration effort and also sheltering effort.”

Three counties in the Chienne River Reservation in South Dakota are without water after a rural system failed Monday. State officials and the South Dakota National Guard are helping with relief efforts. For NPR News, I’m Gary Ellenbolt in Vermillion, South Dakota .

The Los Angeles City Council has given final approval to an ordinance to rein in medical marijuana dispensaries. The ordinance passed today puts a cap on the number of dispensaries at 70, effectively forcing hundreds to shut down. But more than 100 could be “grandfathered in”. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will have to approve the measure. It will probably be at least 45 days before it takes effect.

The Transportation Department is announcing an immediate ban on text messaging by truck and bus drivers while they are driving. The ban applies to drivers of interstate buses and trucks over 10,000 pounds. It’s part of
a Transportation Secretary LaHood’s campaign against texting and cell-phone use while driving.

I’m Giles Snyder, NPR News.


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[Homework]NPR 2010-01-27

本帖最后由 aliszhang 于 2010-1-27 16:25 编辑

From NPR News in Washington , I’m Giles Snyder.

The uncertainty surrounding the fate of General Motor's Saab brand is over. GM says the Dutch car maker Spyker is buying Saab. Details of the deal are not clear but the purchase price is reported to be $400,000,000, 74,000,000 of which is in cash with the rest in deferred shares. The dealis a lifeline for Saab which has lost money for years under GM ownership and was slated to be liquidated.

Ford Motor company says it’s investing nearly $400,000,000 on its assembly plant in Chicago to produce the next generation of its Explorer SUV. NPR’s Cheryl Corley reports.

Ford plans to have its latest version of its Explorer SUV on the assembly line by the end of the year. It’s shifting production to Chicago from a plant in Louisville, Kentucky, which Ford is retooling to build small cars. Chicago workers already built the Ford Taurus and Lincoln Sedans. Company President Mark Fields told excited workers who had gathered for the announcement that adding the Ford Explorer would create another 1,200 jobs.

“So 1,200 new jobs, nearly doubling our workforce, more production over the stamping facility. You think it’s a good day for you?”

Ford says Illinois tax incentive helped make the case to build the new Explorer in Chicago. Ford says the new SUV will be 25% more fuel-efficient and will have inflatable seat belts designed to provide additional protection for rear-seat passengers. Cheryl Corley, NPR News, Chicago.

The Senate has rejected a plan aimed at tackling the federal deficit. A proposal to set up a bipartisan task force did not get the needed 60 votes. Earlier today Congressional economists predicated a more than $1.3 trillion deficit this year as the economy recovered slowly. During a state of the union address tomorrow, President Obama is expected to propose a three-year freeze on some domestic spending programs in an effort to tame the deficit.
More details are emerging following the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines' flight yesterday morning. Today Lebanese officials said the crash could be due to the pilots' failure to follow orders from the control tower. Dan Duncan as more from Beirut.

The control tower of Beirut International Airport lost contact with the ill-fated Flight 409 just four minutes after takeoff. Now a Lebanese investigation is revealing that in that short time, the tower instructed the plane to change its course so as to avoid a bad patch of storm. Today, Lebanon's transport minister said that warning was not heeded by the plane’s pilots, adding professional negligence to the numerous possible causes of the tragedy. The chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines says these comments were premature and that the black box once found would provide more definitive answers. No survivors have been recovered from the crash and bodies are still being pulled from the reef waters some three kilometers off the Lebanese coast. For NPR News, I’m Dan Duncan in Beirut.

Stocks are in positive territory this afternoon. On Wall Street, the Dow is up 59 points at 2,256.

You are listening to NPR News.

After several days of winter storms, the upper Midwest is slowly returning to normal today. Crews from several states are coming to the Dakotas to help restore power. South Dakota Public Broadcasting S. A. reports.

At the storm’s peak, more than 7,000 rural electric customers inthe Dakotas were without power. Strong winds and ice brought down more than 6,000 poles. Crews from as far away as Kansas and Colorado are being brought in to restore power. South Dakota Emergency Management Director Kristi Turman says there should be a lot of progress made today.

“Because of the visibility issues for the last two days, we have not been able to move a lot of assets into the impacted area. We are continuing to provide support to power restoration effort and also sheltering effort.”

Three counties in the Chienne River Reservation in South Dakota are without water after a rural system failed Monday. State officials and the South Dakota National Guard are helping with relief efforts. For NPR News, I’m G. A. in B. South Dakota .

The Los Angeles City Council has given final approval to an ordinance to rein in medical marijuana dispensaries. The ordinance passed today puts a cap on the number of dispensaries at 70, effectively forcing hundreds to shut down. But more than 100 could be “grandfathered in”. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will have to approve the measure. It will probably be at least 45 days before it takes effect.

The Transportation Department is announcing an immediate ban on text messaging by truck and bus drivers while they are driving. The ban applies to drivers of interstate buses and trucks over 10,000 pounds. It’s part of Transportation Secretary LaHood’s campaign against texting and cell-phone use while driving.

I’m Giles Snyder, NPR News.
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From NPR news, I’m Giles Snyder.

The uncertainly surrounding the fate of  General Motor Saab brand is over. GM says the dutch carmaker Skyker buy Saab. Details of deal are unclear. But the purchase is reported to be 400.000 dollars 74 million was in cash with rest in firm shares. But he also life line for saab which has lost money for years under GM ownership been slated liquidated. Former motor company says he investing nearly 400 million dollars in Chicago to produce next generation of six explore SUV. Shara coli reports.

Ford plan to have latest explore SUV on the assembly line by the end of year. It’s shifting production to Chicago from plant Louisville  Kantaky, which Ford retooling to rebuilt small cars.Chicago works already built Ford tourists on linken _. Company president Markfiell told   excited workers who gathered for the announcement and they adding the Ford explore will create another 1200 jobs.

So, it well produces new jobs nearly doubling our work force, more production over standing facility fugitive day for you.

Ford text Illinois tax incentives  help made the case to build a new explore in Chicago. Ford texts the new SUV will be 25% more fuel infusion, and will have more flexible seat belt designed to provide additional protection for wheel seat passengers. Shara Coli NPR news Chicago.

The senate has rejected the plan aim tackling the federal diversity and proposal to senate partisan task force did not get the needed 60 votes. Earlier today congratulate economies predicted more than 1.3 trillion dollars invested at the economy this year as the economy recover slowly. During the State of the Union address tomorrow, president Obama expected to proposal 3 years freeze on some domestic spending programs and effort to detain the divest

More details of emerging following the crash of Ethiopian airline flight yesterday morning. Today Lebanon official said the crash could be due to the pilot fail to follow the order from control tower. Don Dunkan has more Beirut.  

The control tower of Beirut international airport lost contact with Flight 409 just four minutes after take off. Now a Lebanon investigation is veiling that in _ short time. The tower instructed the plane to change its course to avoid the path through storm. Today Lebanon’s transports minister says that warning was hitted by the plane’s pilot. I think professional navigation to the numerous possible calls of jugety. The chief executive of Ethiopia airline says this causing was permanently unsure, and the black box was found would provide more further advises. No survivors have been discovered from crash and bodies still been pulled from the rough waters some three kilometers off the Lebanese coast. For NPR News, I’m Dan Duncan in Beirut.

Stocks are in positive territory this afternoon. On Wall Street, the Dow is up 59 points at 2256.

You are listening to NPR News.

After several days a winter storm from east-west slowly returning to normal today. Crews from several states are coming to the Dakotas to help restore power. South Dakota Public Broadcasting Gary Ellenbolt reports.

At storm’s peak, more than 7000 road electrical customers in Dakota was without power. Strong wind and ice brought down more than 6000 polls. Crews from as far away as Kansas and Colorado been running for restore power. South Dakota emergency management director Christy Turmen says there should be a lot of progress main today.

Because of electricity ability issues from last Tuesday, we have been not able to move a lot of access in the infected area. We are continuing to provide support to out restoration efforts and also sheltering efforts.

Three counties in_ river reservation is out of water after rural system fail Monday. State official said the south Dakoda guard are helping relief efforts. From NPR News, I’m Gary Ellenbolt in Vermillion, South Dakota .

Los Anglos city council has given final approve medical_. The ordinary pass today put the cap of number of dispensers 70 effects hundreds to shut down. More than 100 could be grand father dam. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will have to approve the measure, it will probably be at least 45 days before it takes effect.

The Transportation Department is announcing an immediate ban on text messaging by truck and bus drivers throughout their driving. The ban applies to drivers of interstate buses and trucks over 10,000 pounds. It’s part of Transportation Secretary LaHood’s campaign against texting and cell-phone use while driving.

I’m Giles Snyder, NPR News.

"Grandfathered in" typically is referenced to the term "grandfather clause" which allows an exception to a new rule. "Grandfathered in"means to grant such an exception. For example, the Federal Assault Weapons Ban made it illegal to sell and own a semi automatic weapon that was manufactured after the date the law went into effect. Weapons that were manufactured before this date were "grandfathered in" and were allowed to be sold and legal to own. The exception to the rule are weapons manufactured before a certain date.
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