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Once Walt was in the car, I took off. We went up about 5 miles to a 7-11, the whole time, Shawn complaining about his shoulder bothering him. We all thought it was from jarring it when he landed on his hands. We got to the 7-11 and he went inside. He came back out about a minute later with a weird look on his face. I asked him what was wrong, and he told me this:  "When you took off, Walt and I went and looked around to see what freaked you out. I didn't see anything, but Walt did. When he yelled 'run', I did. But when I got to the gate area, it felt like something shoved me, that's why I fell. I figured I had just lost my balance and being so freaked, just imagined the feeling... Until I got into the bathroom and saw this:"  He then pulled his shirt off and there, on his shoulder, was a perfect, red handprint. In a position that could only be put there if someone behind him had shoved him. And no one had appeared to be near him when he had fallen.   Article/200903/65501

Something Lives At Jackman Trail 01  One Saturday night three friends, Marc, Eric and Forest, and myself were out trying to find something to do, preferably a party where we could meet some girls. We decided to head down to Jackman Trail, as this was a typical party spot. Before moving on I do have to note that none of us had been drinking and we never did drugs.  Jackman Trail is a small, rocky beach along the banks of the Saline River in Arkansas. This beach just so happened to be nestled about 100 feet under a freeway overpass which made it isolated enough for the local youth to use as a party hangout. The road to Jackman Trail is kind of spooky but we never really paid attention to it. It’s a single lane dirt road lined down each side by thick pines. It was so narrow that if you met another car while driving, one of you had to pull off the road to let the other person pass. This usually involved one car having to drive in reverse to either Jackman Trail or the entrance to the unnamed dirt road that led to the beach. Article/200902/63424

VOICE ONE:I’m Mary Tillotson.VOICE TWO:And I’m Steve Ember with the VOA Special English program, PEOPLE IN AMERICA. Today, we tell about writer Langston Hughes, who has been called the poet voice of African Americans. (MUSIC)VOICE ONE:Langston Hughes is usually thought of as a poet. But he also wrote novels, plays, short stories, essays, autobiographies, newspaper columns, children’s books, and the words to operas. He also translated into English the works of foreign poets. Hughes was one of the first black writers who could support himself by his writings. He is praised for his ability to say what was important to millions of black people. Hughes produced a huge amount of work during his lifetime. He also has influenced the work of many other writers. He wrote for almost fifty years.VOICE TWO:Langston Hughes Langston Hughes was famous for his descriptions of black American life. He used his work to praise his people and voice his concerns about race and social injustice. His work is known all around the world and has been translated into many languages.Hughes’s poetry had serious messages. He often wrote about racial issues, describing his people in a realistic way. Although his story was not often pleasant, he told it with understanding and with hope.(MUSIC)VOICE ONE:Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri, in Nineteen-Oh-Two. His parents were separated. He spent most of his childhood with his grandmother in Lawrence, Kansas. She told him stories about their family and their fight to end slavery. Her storytelling filled him with pride in himself and his race. He first began to write poetry when he was living with her. When he was fourteen, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio, to stay with his mother and her new husband.He attended Central High School in Cleveland, Ohio. Langston was named Class Poet one year. He published his first short stories while he was still in high school. VOICE TWO:Langston Hughes struggled with a feeling of loneliness caused by his parent’s divorce. He developed a love of ing books as a way to deal with the lack of time his parents spent with him. His love for ing grew into a desire to write. He wanted to reproduce the powerful effect other writers had made upon him. Among the early influences on his writing were poets Walt Whitman, Carl Sandburg and Paul Lawrence Dunbar.After graduating from high school in Nineteen-Twenty, Langston moved to Mexico City to live with his father for one year. His father had moved there to escape racism in America. His father did not offer much warmth to his son. Yet, Langston turned the pain caused by his family problems into one of his most famous poems, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers.” In this poem, he speaks of the strength and pride of black people in ancient African civilizations and in America. Article/200802/28051

The next morning the winter sun came through the window and the house felt nice and warm again. Mr White felt better and he smiled at his wife and son.第二天早晨,冬日的阳光穿过窗户,房子里重新变得温暖。怀特先生感觉很好,他对着妻子和儿子微笑。The family sat down to have breakfast and they began to talk about the day. The monkey#39;s paw was on a little table near the window, but nobody looked at it and nobody thought about it.一家子坐下来共进早餐,他们讨论着白天要干的事。猴爪放在窗子边的小桌上,但没有人去看它,也没有人想到它。;I#39;m going to the shops this morning,; Mrs White said. ;I want to get something nice for dinner.Are you going to come with me?; she asked her husband.“上午我想去商店,”怀特太太说,“我想买一点好东西做晚餐,你愿意和我一块去吗?”她问丈夫。;No, I#39;m going to have a quiet morning. I#39;m going to ,; her husband answered.“不,我想享受一个安静的上午。我想看书,”她丈夫回答说。;Well, I#39;m not going to go out this evening,; Herbert said, ;so we can go to bed early tonight. We were very late last night.;“今天晚上我不想出门,”赫伯特说,“我们就能早一点上床睡觉,昨晚我们睡得太迟了。”;And we aren#39;t going to have stories about monkey#39;s paws!; Mrs White said. She was angry. ;Why did we listen to your friend?; she asked her husband.“我们再也不相信有关猴爪的故事!”怀特太太说。她发火了。“为什么我们要相信你的朋友?”她问丈夫,;A monkey#39;s paw can#39;t give you things!; she stopped but the two men did not answer her. ;Thirty thousand pounds!; she said quietly. ;We needed that money.;“一个猴爪不会给你任何东西的!”她停了下来,但两个男人并没有回答她。“30 000英磅!”她平静地说,“我们需要那些钱。”Just then Herbert looked at the clock and stood up. ;I#39;m going to work,; he said. ;Perhaps the postman has got the money for you in a letter. Remember, I want some of it too!; Herbert laughed and his mother laughed too.就在这时,赫伯特看看时间并站了起来。“我要去工作了,”他说,“也许邮差在一封信里把钱寄给你,记住,我也想要一些!”赫伯特笑了,她母亲也笑了。;Don#39;t laugh, son,; Mr White said. ;Tom Morris is an old friend and he thinks the story is true. Perhaps it is.;“别笑了,孩子,”怀特先生说,“汤姆·莫里斯是我的老朋友了,既然他认为这个故事是真实的,也许就是真的。”;Well,leave some of the money for me,; Herbert laughed again.“好吧,给我也留下一些钱,”赫伯特又笑了起来。His mother laughed too and she went to the door with him.他母亲也笑了起来并起身送儿子出门。;Goodbye, Mother,; Herbert said happily. ;Get some thing nice for dinner this evening at the shops. I#39;m always hungry after a day at work.;“再见,妈妈。”赫伯特高兴地说,“到商店买点好吃的晚餐,工作一天后我总觉得饿。”;I know you are!; Mrs White answered.“我知道!”怀特太太答道。Herbert left the house and walked quickly down the road. His mother stood at the door for some time and watched him. The winter sun was warm, but suddenly she felt very cold.赫伯特离开了家,沿着马路快步地走。他母亲站在门边目送他远去。冬日的阳光很暧和,但怀特太太却突然觉得冷极。 Article/201203/175765

Louis Khan Helped Define Modern ArchitectureWritten by Dana Demange VOICE ONE:I’m Steve Ember. VOICE TWO:And I’m Barbara Klein with the VOA Special English program, People in America. Today, we tell about Louis Kahn. He is considered one of the most important American building designers of the twentieth century. (MUSIC)VOICE ONE:Louis Kahn helped define modern architecture. Architecture is the art and science of designing and building structures such as houses, museums, and office buildings. Kahn’s architecture has several defining qualities. For example, Kahn was very interested in the look and feel of the materials he used. He used brick and concrete in new and special ways. Kahn also paid careful attention to the use of sunlight. He liked natural light to enter his buildings through interesting kinds of windows and openings. Kahn’s work can also be identified by his creative use of geometric shapes. Many of his buildings use squares, circles and three sided shapes called triangles. VOICE TWO:Louis Kahn was born in Estonia in nineteen-oh-one. When he was five years old his family moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Even as a child, Louis Kahn showed excellence as an artist. When he was in school his pictures won several competitions organized by the city. In high school, Kahn studied architecture briefly. He later went to the University of Pennsylvania and studied architecture full time. He graduated in nineteen twenty-four. Louis Kahn’s buildings have many influences. Some experts say his trip to Rome, Italy in nineteen fifty-one influenced him the most. Kahn spent a few months as an architect with the American Academy in Rome. He also traveled through other parts of Italy, Greece and Egypt. There, he saw the ancient Greek and Roman ruins that also would influence his works. He was very affected by the size and design of these ruins. They helped influence him to develop an architecture that combines both modern and ancient designs.Other experts believe Kahn was also influenced by the part of Philadelphia where he grew up. There were many factory buildings with large windows. These brick structures were very solid. This industrial design is apparent in several of Kahn’s early works. VOICE ONE:Kahn’s first projects involved building housing in Philadelphia. He later received government jobs to design housing during World War Two. In nineteen forty-two, he became a head architect of the Public Building Administration. Kahn’s first important project was the Yale Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut in the early nineteen fifties. The outside of the building is very simple. The surface is made of brick and limestone.The inside of the gallery shows Kahn’s great artistic sense. For example, he created a triangle-shaped walkway of steps that sits inside a rounded concrete shell. This building was very popular. Its completion represented an important step in Kahn’s professional life. He was now a famous architect. (MUSIC)VOICE TWO: The Salk Institute in La Jolla, California One of Kahn’s other important buildings is the Salk Institute, a research center in La Jolla, California. It was built in the nineteen sixties. This structure further shows how Kahn was able to unite form and function. This means his buildings were beautiful and also useful. The Salk Institute has two structures that surround a marble garden area or courtyard. This outdoor marble area is almost completely bare. The only detail is a small stream of water running through the middle of the square towards the Pacific Ocean. This simple design is very striking. Inside the building are many rooms for laboratories. Kahn was very careful to make sure they all received natural light and a view of the ocean. He linked the indoor and outdoor spaces in a very beautiful way. VOICE ONE: Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas is another famous building by Louis Kahn. Some say it is his best. Kahn built this museum in the early nineteen seventies. This large museum has long rooms with curved or vaulted ceilings. Inside, all of the walls can be moved to best fit the art collection. Kahn was able to make the concrete material of the building look both solid and airy. He used sunlight and bodies of water to create a truly special building. Kahn once said this about the Kimbell Art Museum: “The building feels…that I had nothing to do with it…that some other hand did it.” The architect seems to say that he was helped by some higher influence. Many people feel that his architecture has a very spiritual and timeless quality. Article/200803/29376


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