S-u-d-d-e-n-l-y, a buzz over bees

TV, stage, movies are making spelling whizzes all the rage

May 31, 2006|By STEPHEN KIEHL | STEPHEN KIEHL,SUN REPORTER

Henry Feldman won the National Spelling Bee in 1960 -- by nailing eudaemonic -- and returned home to Knoxville, Tenn., to a certain amount of teasing. In gym class, tough kids would accost him and ask him to spell words that don't belong in a family newspaper.

Last year, after Anurag Kashyap won the bee -- with appoggiatura -- he was feted in his hometown of Poway, Calif., appeared on Good Morning America and the Today show and met President Bush and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

No one dared bully him.

On TV The 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee: Finals will be broadcast live from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow on ABC (Channel 2). Preliminary rounds will be broadcast on ESPN from noon to 3 p.m. tomorrow.

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