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发表于 2006-11-25 09:01:45 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
1. Arizona treatment facility是什么医疗设备?
2. skinny-dipping是什么?
3. an alternative newspaper是什么?

Foley at dad's grave: 'I disappointed him so much'
POSTED: 5:10 p.m. EST, November 18, 2006

ROYAL PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) -- Former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley sobbed Saturday as he delivered a eulogy at his father's grave, alluding to his resignation from Congress amid a sex scandal as disheartening to his dad.

"I disappointed him so much," said Foley, surrounded by about 50 friends and family. "But he was so good of a man."

The six-term GOP lawmaker from Florida resigned September 29 after being confronted with sexually explicit messages he sent to male teenage pages who had worked on Capitol Hill.

Edward Foley, a longtime educator, died Tuesday of complications from cancer. He was 85.

The two had a close relationship, though in the last weeks of Edward Foley's life his son was in a secluded Arizona treatment facility.

Soon after Foley entered the Arizona clinic, his attorneys announced that he was gay, suffered from alcoholism and that when he was a teenage altar boy he was molested by a priest.

A retired priest has admitted having inappropriate encounters with Foley, including skinny-dipping, but he denies having sex with him.

Foley's attorneys have said the former lawmaker never had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor.

Florida authorities have opened a criminal investigation into whether Foley broke any laws related to his communications with the teens. Federal authorities are also investigating, and a House ethics committee is looking into whether senior GOP officials hid what they knew about Foley's messages.

After his father's diagnosis of cancer in 2003, Foley abandoned a bid for the U.S. Senate, saying he needed to be with his family. The decision to bow out of that race also came shortly after an alternative newspaper reported that he was gay.

The congressman denounced the allegation as a rumor spread by his political opponents, but he refused to answer questions about whether he was homosexual.
发表于 2006-11-25 09:49:58 | 显示全部楼层
skinny-dipping: swimming nude。
alternative有一个词条是“非正统的”,从下文看,这家报纸报道他是同性恋,所以也许就是这个意思。
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发表于 2006-11-25 14:09:41 | 显示全部楼层
1. Arizona treatment facility是什么医疗设备?
不是医疗设备,是医疗机构。Arizona是美国的一个洲
3. an alternative newspaper是什么?
我想应该翻译为=== 另外一家报纸
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发表于 2006-11-27 14:06:24 | 显示全部楼层
P.S
1.Arizona treatment facility,根据前面的意思,“his son was in…… ”从这里可以看出应该是指一家医疗机构
2。skinny-dipping,是不是指“肌肤上的接触”,因为Priest承认跟 Foley有过接触,甚至是“肌肤上的接触”,但是他否认和Foley发生过sex.
3. an alternative newspaper,我也觉得应该是指“另外一家报纸”
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发表于 2006-11-27 16:51:17 | 显示全部楼层
skin-dipping是非正式语言,也的确有在swimming nude之中发生intercourse的。但就大部分人的理解来说,它应该是会有爱抚之类的性动作,但还没有intercourse.

althernative:
adj.
Allowing or necessitating a choice between two or more things.

Existing outside traditional or established institutions or systems: an alternative lifestyle.
Espousing or reflecting values that are different from those of the establishment or mainstream: an alternative newspaper; alternative greeting cards.
Usage Problem. Substitute or different; other.
我之所以倾向于认为它是第二个释义是因为这家报纸报道的内容是“他是同性恋”,这应该是属于小报范围。
而第一种释义的适用范围应该是像an alternative plan这样的例子。
我也稀里糊涂的……
哪位大侠来解释解释……
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 楼主| 发表于 2006-12-2 09:02:29 | 显示全部楼层
看来意思差不多就是这样了。
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发表于 2006-12-7 13:05:05 | 显示全部楼层
想看到全文翻译
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 楼主| 发表于 2006-12-10 08:11:11 | 显示全部楼层
给,参考:

福利在父亲墓前悲叹: 我让他太失望
(发布时间: 2006年11月18日, 下午5点10分, 西南部时间)

佛罗里达州, Royal Palm海滩.

前美国共和党员马克.福利在父亲的墓碑前哭泣, 诉说着父亲的好处, 言语中, 他暗指自己因为性丑闻事件从议会辞职的事, 是对爸爸在天之灵的一次伤害.

有50个朋友和家人围绕在他周围, 他说道:"我让他太失望了, 他是多好的一个人啊."

这位来自佛州的六届任期立法者, 在九月份爆出丑闻, 被指向一名在Capiton Hill工作的少年发送了赤裸裸的性信息, 其后他辞去了职务.

他的父亲爱德华.福利是一位多年的老教师, 在星期二死于癌症并发症, 享年85岁. 尽管在爱德华生命的最后几星期里, 福利一直在Arizona接受隔离治疗, 父子俩的关系一向很密切.

就在福利进入Arizona诊冶不久, 他的律师宣称他是同性恋, 并且酗酒. 而实际上, 早在福利少年时在教堂作祭坛学徒的时候, 他就受到过一个牧师的骚扰.

一个退休牧师已经承认和福利有过不合适的接触, 包括skinny-dipping, 但他否认有性行为.

福利的律师团称这位前立法者从未和未成年人有过不对的性接触.

佛州政府已经就福利和未成年人的通信是否触犯了法律开始调查, 联邦政府和议院道德委员会也在进行调查, 确定GOP高官是否隐瞒了福利的违法证据.

父亲2003年被查出患了癌症后, 福利就放弃了进入美国议会的竞争机会, 说自己需要和家人在一起. 而在他作此决定之前不久, 一家alternative newspaper也报道了福利是同性恋的消息.

这位议员对指控予以了斥责, 说这是政治对手故意放出的谣言, 但他拒绝回答自己是否是同性恋的问题.
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