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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 carmaker 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 seatbelts 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 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 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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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 carmakers Spyker is buying Saab. Details of the deal are clear, but the purchase price has reported to be 400 million dollars, 74 million of which 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 dollars 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 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 exited 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 in Senate 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 a inflatable seatbelts designed to provide addtional protection for rear-seat passengers. Cheryl Corley, NPR News, Chicago.

The Senate has rejected the plan aimed at tackling the federal deficit. The proposal to set up the bipartisan task force did not get the needed 60 votes. Earlier today, congressional economists predicted more than 1.3-trillion-dollar deficit this year as economy recovered slowly. During a State of Union address tomorrow, President Obama has 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 Ethiopian Airline 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 the Ethiopian Airline 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 been pulled from the reef water some three kilometers of the Lebanese coast. For NPR News, I’m Dan Duncan in Beirut.

Stocks are in positive territory this afternoon. On Wall Street, the Dow was 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 Dakotas were without power. Strong winds and ice brought down 6,000 poles. crews from as far away as 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 visibility issued 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's officials and 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 a 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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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 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 seatbelts 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 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 riftwaters 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 on 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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  From NPR News in Washington, I'm Giles Snyder.
  Certainty surrounding the fate General Motor's Saab brand is over. GM says the Dutch carmaker Spyker is buying Saab. Details of the deal are clear, but the purchase price is reportedly to 400 million dollars, 74 million of which is in cash with the rest refer shares. The deal was a lifeline for Saab which has lost money for years and GM are being with * to be liquidated. Ford Motor company says it's investing nearly 400 million dollars in its * plan to Chicago to produce the next generation of six floor SUV. NPR's * 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 at *, Kentucky which Ford is retooling to build small cars. Chicago workers already built the Ford * and linked *. Company president Mark Fields told excited workers who gathered for the announcement that adding a Ford explorer would create another 1200 jobs. "So it's well * new jobs, nearly doubling our workforces, more production over the standing facility. You think it's a good for you?" Ford says Illinois tax 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 * seatbelt designed to provide additional protection for rear seat passengers. *, NPR News, Chicago.
  The Senate has rejected a plan aimed to tackling the federal deficit. A proposal to set up by bipartisan task force did not get the needed 60 votes. Earlier today, congressional economist predicted more than 1.3-trillion-dollar deficit this year as economy recovers slowly. During his state of union address tomorrow, President Obama is expected to proposal a three-year-frees on some domestic spending programs in an effort to * the deficit.
  More details are emerging * a crash of an Ethiopian airline flight yesterday morning. Today Lebanese officials say the crash could be due to the pilot’s failure to follow orders from the control tower. Don Dunken has more from Beirut.
  The control tower of Beirut international airport lost contact with the airbase flight 409 just four minutes after takeoff. Now a Lebanese investigation is revealing in that short time, the tower * the plane to change its course so that to avoid a bad patch of storm. Today, Lebanon's Transport Minister said that warning was not heard by the plane's pilots, adding professional negligence to the numerous possible costs of the tragedy. The chief executive of Ethiopian airlines says these comments were primarily assured and that the black box one found will provide more to finish answers. No survivors have been recovered from the crash and bodies are still being pulled from the * water, some three * of Lebanese's coast. From NPR News, I'm Don Denken in Beirut.
  Stocks are in positive territory this afternoon. On Wall Street, the Dow was up 59 points at 10,194.
  You are listening to NPR News.
  After several days of winter storm, the * middle west is slowly returning to normal today. Crews from several states are coming to the Dakota to help storm power. South Dakota public broadcasting * reports.
  At the storm's peak, more than 7,000 rural * customers in the Dakotas was without power. Strong winds and ices brought down more than 6,000 polls. * far away in Kansas and Colorado are being brought into a storm power. South Dakota emergency director * says there should be a lot of progress made today. "Because of the * issues for the last two days, we have not been able to move a lot of assists into the * area. We are continuing to provide support to power restoration effort and so sheltering effort." Three counties in the * in South Dakota are without water after a rural system fail Monday. State officials in the South Dakota national guard are helping with relief efforts. For NPR News, I'm * in *, South Dakota.
  The Los Angeles city counsel has given final approval to * to reign medical mayor *. The order passed today posts a cabin on a number of *, effectively forcing hundreds to shut down and more than 100 could be grand *. Mayor * will have to approve the measure. It will probably be at least 45 days before takes effect.
  The Transportation department is announcing an immediate ban on taxi messaging by truck and bus drivers while they drive it. The ban applies to drivers with a * buses and tracks over 10,000 pounds. It's part of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s' campaign against taxiing and cell phone use while driving.
  I'm Gile Snyder, NPR News.
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From NPR News in Washington, I am Giles Snyder.

The uncertainly surrounding the fate of General Motor Saab brand is over. GM says the Dutch carmakers Spyker is buying Saab. Details of the deal are clear but the purchase price is reportedly to be 400 million dollars, 44 million of which is in cash with the rest in deferred shares. The deal was the lifeline for Saab which has lost money for years under GM ownership and was slated to be liquidated. Ford Motor company says it is investing nearly 400 million dollars 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 is shifting production to Chicago from a plant in Louisville, Kentucky which Ford is retooling to build small cars. Chicago workers already build 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 is good day for you.

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

The Senate has rejected the plan aimed to tackling the federal deficit. The proposal to set up bipartisan taskforce did not get need of 60 votes. Earlier today congressionally economists predicted more than 1.3-trillion-dollar deficit this year as economy recover slowly. During a state of Union Address tomorrow, President Obama has 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 pilot’s 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 Lebanese transport minister says that warning was not heeded by the plane’s pilots, adding professional negligence to the numerous possible caused 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 been pulled from the reef waters some three kilometers off the Lebanese coast. For NPR News, I am 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, 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 storm’s peak more than 7,000 rural electric customers in the Dakota was without power. Strong winds and ices 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 the 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 of South Dakota National Guard are helping with relief efforts. For NPR News, I am 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, affectedly 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 as part of Transportation Secretary LaHood’s campaign against texting and cell phone use while driving.

I am 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 carmaker 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.

福特公司称其投资近4亿美元到设在芝加哥的总装厂以生产下一代探险者越野车。

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 standing 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.


福特计划于今年底将其最新款探险者越野车投入装配线。福特将该车型的生产从肯塔基州的路易斯维尔转至芝加哥,而将路易斯维尔的工厂的机器重新整备后生产小型汽车。芝加哥的福特员工已经在生产福特Taurus(金牛)和林肯Sedans。兴高采烈的工人们集会等候宣布消息。福特公司美洲地区总裁马克·菲尔兹告诉他们,增加福特探险者车型的生产将创造1200个新的工作岗位。“1200个新工作岗位,是我们目前职工总数的将近一倍,新安装的设备上将生产更多的产品,今天对你们来说是个好日子吗?”“是好日子!”福特公司说,伊利诺伊州的税收优惠政策是促使我们作出在芝加哥生产新型探险者汽车的决定。福特公司说,这种新型多功能运动车节能25%,设计了膨胀式后座安全带,用以为后座乘客提供附加的保护。

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 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 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 on 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 cell-phone use while driving.

美国运输部宣布了一项立即生效的禁令,禁止卡车和公共汽车司机在驾车时发送短信。这项禁令适用于州际公交车和车全重超过1万磅的卡车司机。此举是运输部长雷·拉胡德发起的反对汽车司机在驾车时发送短信和打手机活动的一部分。

I m Giles Snyder, NPR News.


Spyker 荷兰世爵汽车公司
deferred share 递延付息股票,即该股红利须在优先股、普通股红利领取后有剩余时方能领取
tax incentive 税收鼓励
rear inflatable seat belt 美国福特汽车在2011年投产的新一代“Explorer”上采用带气囊的后座安全带“膨胀式后座安全带”。
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The uncertainty surrounding the fate of General Motor Saw brand is over. GM says the Dutch car maker Spiker is buying Saw. Details of the deal are clear but the purchase price is reported to be 400 million dollars, 74 million of which is in cash with the rest in the fur chairs. The deal was a lifeline for Saw which has lost money for years under GM motor shift then was …. to be ….
Ford motor company says it’s investing nearly 400 million dollars on its assembly plan to Chicago to produce the next generation of the Explorer SUV. NPR …. 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 … Kentucky which …. to build small cars. Chicago workers already built the four ? and linked ?. Company president Mark Files told excited workers who gathered for the announcement that adding the four Explorer will create another 1200 jobs. “So 1200 new jobs, nearly doubling our workforce, more production over the standing facility, you think it’s a big day for you?” “Yes!” ? Illinois ? 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 inflatable seatbelts designed to provide additional protection for reer-seat passengers. Shiral Corly, NPR News, Chicago.
The senate has rejected the Plan A to tackling the federal deficit. The proposal to set up a ? in tax force did not get the needed 60 votes. Earlier today congressional economist predicted a more than 1.3 trillion dollar deficit this year as economy recovered slowly. During his stay in uni? tomorrow president Obama is expected to propose a 3-year frees on some domestic spending programs, in an effort to ? the deficit.
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一整句没了) The chief executive of Ethiopian Airline says these comments were ? sure, and that the black box once found will provide more ? answers. No survivor have been recovered from the crash and bodies are still being pulled from the ? water some 3 kilometer off the Lebanese coast. From NPR News, I’m Donn D, in ?.

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Los Angeles city council has given final approval to ? to rein in ? medical ? miseries. The ? passed today puts a cap on the number of ? at 70 effectively forcing hundreds to shut down. But more than 100 could be grand there. Mayor Antonio ? so will have to approve the measure. It will probably be at least 45 day before takes effect.
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Thecontrol tower of Beirut International Airport lost contact with theill-fated Flight 409 just four minutes after takeoff. Now, a Lebaneseinvestigation is revealing that in that short time, the towerinstructed the plane to change its course so as to avoid a bad patch ofthe storm. Today, Lebanon's transport minister saidthat warning was not heeded by the plane s pilots, adding professionalnegligence to the numerous possible causes of the tragedy. The chief executive ofEthiopian Airlines says these comments were premature and that theblack box, once found, would provide more definitive answers. Nosurvivors have been recovered from the crash, and bodies are stillbeing pulled from the rift waters some three kilometers off the Lebanese coast. For NPR News, I m Dan Duncan in Beirut.  

这里的官员职务名称都不需要大写,常看新闻会发现,如果职务后面没有跟具体的人名,表示不是特指,一般职务是不大写的。
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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 carmaker Spyker is buying Saab. Details of the deal are clear, 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 (which是说不通的,定从是完整句子,前面是Kentucky先行词是地点,应用wherein which,这里貌似是播音员读得太细声) 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 access 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 on 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 cell/phone use while driving.

I’m Giles Snyder, NPR News.

给ming解释下rift waters
rift(n.裂谷)是指Great Rift Valley东非大裂谷,waters(水域)是指坠机地点地中海.在黎巴嫩有个地方叫 Biqa Valley,Biqa Valley也是东非大裂谷的一部分,而地中海就位于Biqa Valley的西面,也就是黎巴嫩的西面.所以rift waters就是指黎巴嫩西面的水域.
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Thecontrol tower of Beirut International Airport lost contact with theill-fated Flight 409 just four minutes after takeoff. Now, a Lebaneseinvestigation is revealing that in that short t ...
brightu 发表于 2010-1-28 21:28
知道了。谢谢指教!——jxzhope

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The uncertainty surrounding the fate of General Motor's Saab brand is over. GM says the Dutch carmaker Spyker is buying Saab. Details  ...
gafpeyes 发表于 2010-1-28 23:22
rift waters的解释有点牵强,个人感觉rough的可能性大些。
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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 carmaker Spyker is buying Saab. Details of the deal
aren’t clear, 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
Naameh, 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.


个人意见:我没有听到water,我听到的是一个地名,然后google了下。我理解为后面作它的同位语
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本帖最后由 gafpeyes 于 2010-1-30 02:29 编辑


坠机地点是黎巴嫩以西的水域.

这是wiki里的一句话:
The Great Rift Valley as originally described extends from Lebanon in the north to Mozambique in the south, and constitutes one of two distinct physiographic provinces of the East African mountains physiographic division.The northernmost part of the Rift, today called the Dead Sea Transform or Rift, forms the Beqaa Valley (就是Biqa Valley) in Lebanon separating the Lebanon Mountains and Anti-Lebanon Mountains.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Rift_Valley

还要变大写.Rift waters   如无意外的话就是这样了....

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