Columbia woman wins $15,700 on 'Jeopardy!' Childbirth teacher ends 3 days on show

October 08, 1993

Columbia resident Joy Bell ended a three-day run on the nationally televised quiz show "Jeopardy!" last night with $15,700 in winnings and a one-week trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Ms. Bell, a childbirth educator and lactation consultant at the Washington Hospital Center, won two games before coming in second in last night's broadcast. The shows were taped in Hollywood Aug. 2, and were broadcast on WMAR (Channel 2) the past three nights.

The Owen Brown village resident led in last night's broadcast going into the final round, in which contestants choose how much to wager on one question.

All three contestants got the answer to a question about 19th century politics wrong, but one opponent wagered more conservatively than Ms. Bell and came out ahead.

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