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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2013
Wave Ryder first gained national attention last November when Navy's junior safety was part of an answer on "Jeopardy. " The category was "Great College Football Names. " The answer - "Perhaps the most appropriate name ever, Wave Ryder, of this service academy. " Ryder said he heard about Alex Trebek mentioning his name on television from a friend who was watching the show "and was shocked as much as everyone else. " It wasn't that big a surprise when the same answer popped up again on another "Jeopardy" competition this summer.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2013
Wave Ryder first gained national attention last November when Navy's junior safety was part of an answer on "Jeopardy. " The category was "Great College Football Names. " The answer - "Perhaps the most appropriate name ever, Wave Ryder, of this service academy. " Ryder said he heard about Alex Trebek mentioning his name on television from a friend who was watching the show "and was shocked as much as everyone else. " It wasn't that big a surprise when the same answer popped up again on another "Jeopardy" competition this summer.
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun Reporter | July 6, 2008
The Rev. Dave Simpson is not a pedantic scholar. And he does not devote his time playing in trivia leagues or memorizing factoids. But the Lutheran minister who likes to read won $90,901 during his five-game stint on the TV game show, Jeopardy. "You can't really study for Jeopardy," said Simpson, 46, an associate minister at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Joppa. "Brad Rutter, the biggest winner on the show, said you do well by a lifetime of paying attention. I've just been curious about things and read a lot."
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun Reporter | July 6, 2008
The Rev. Dave Simpson is not a pedantic scholar. And he does not devote his time playing in trivia leagues or memorizing factoids. But the Lutheran minister who likes to read won $90,901 during his five-game stint on the TV game show, Jeopardy. "You can't really study for Jeopardy," said Simpson, 46, an associate minister at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Joppa. "Brad Rutter, the biggest winner on the show, said you do well by a lifetime of paying attention. I've just been curious about things and read a lot."
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | October 7, 1993
When Alex Trebek asked the contestants which glands were responsible for producing milk, Columbia resident Joy Bell's eyes lighted up about as fast as her "Jeopardy!" console.Talk about a subject right up your alley. Ms. Bell, a child birth educator and lactation consultant at the Washington Hospital Center, said she chuckled at that one as she beat her two challengers to the buzzer."What are mammary glands?" she responded in the quirky style of the popular, long-running television quiz show in which contestants frame answers in the form of questions.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,Sun Staff Writer | March 31, 1995
They came to Towson in pursuit of a dream: to meet Alex Trebek and, even more importantly, to win oodles of money on "Jeopardy!"They were 150 strong -- housewives, teachers, students, police officers and therapists -- all those annoying people in your life who always seem to know the answer to every question.For a couple of hours yesterday they left their real lives behind to prove they knew more obscure facts than anyone else and win a coveted chance to be a contestant on the popular TV quiz show.
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March 29, 2009
national cherry blossom festival Where:: Washington. When:: Now through April 12. What:: Annual Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates the gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the people of Tokyo to the people of Washington in 1912. Many activities and exhibits, including boat rides, film showings, the Freedom Walk, bike rides, a kite festival and more can be enjoyed by visitors. The annual parade, sponsored by Southwest Airlines, kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday with a multitude of celebrity appearances, including singer Thelma Houston, Miss America 2009 Katie Stam, Elmo and Jeopardy!
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2012
Sarah Bart, a senior at Goucher College, won again Thursday night on the "Jeopardy! College Championship" competition. It wasn't even close. Bart more than doubled the combined total of both of her competitors, Greer Mackabee, of Duke, and Jaime Alayon, of George Washington University. Host Alex Trebek said Bart would be back in "two days" to compete again. The competition, which includes $100,000 in prize money, concludes Feb. 14. The 22-year-old Bart was a machine Thursday night dominating such categories as "Game of Thrones" and "Foreign Capitals.
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April 3, 2002
The student: Joshua Lacey, 10 School: Dunloggin Middle Special achievement: He appeared on "Jeopardy Holiday Kids Week" in December after his mother signed him up for tryouts in Washington. After taking a written test and playing a mock version of the game show, he was one of 15 children from nine cities chosen to be on the show that week. He won $21,000 and a trip to Hawaii. How did he win? "I like a lot of sports trivia and things about literature and geography. Those were a lot of what the topics were.
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May 26, 1994
Eleven-year-old Matthew Coyle of Mount Airy became the second-youngest student to qualify for the sixth annual national geography bee in Washington, and he was the youngest to reach yesterday's final round.The event, sponsored by the National Geographic Society and Amtrak, started Tuesday with 57 state and U.S. territory winners, with the top 10 returning for yesterday's finals.The Winfield Elementary fifth-grader was eliminated in a round featuring hats of the world."Hats like this one are worn by palace guards in one of the world's ancient cities," moderator Alex Trebek of "Jeopardy" fame said as a youngster walked onstage wearing a red skullcap with a long brown tassel.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,Sun Staff Writer | March 31, 1995
They came to Towson in pursuit of a dream: to meet Alex Trebek and, even more importantly, to win oodles of money on "Jeopardy!"They were 150 strong -- housewives, teachers, students, police officers and therapists -- all those annoying people in your life who always seem to know the answer to every question.For a couple of hours yesterday they left their real lives behind to prove they knew more obscure facts than anyone else and win a coveted chance to be a contestant on the popular TV quiz show.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | October 7, 1993
When Alex Trebek asked the contestants which glands were responsible for producing milk, Columbia resident Joy Bell's eyes lighted up about as fast as her "Jeopardy!" console.Talk about a subject right up your alley. Ms. Bell, a child birth educator and lactation consultant at the Washington Hospital Center, said she chuckled at that one as she beat her two challengers to the buzzer."What are mammary glands?" she responded in the quirky style of the popular, long-running television quiz show in which contestants frame answers in the form of questions.
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December 22, 1993
WE ABHOR most phone solicitations, but the call that interrupted a recent Saturday morning for nearly a half-hour was one only an editorial writer (or political junkie) could love.It was a phone survey, apparently commissioned on behalf of the Maryland Democratic Party or by one of its gubernatorial hopefuls, to gauge the public appeal of both announced and potential candidates.Did we think very favorably, somewhat favorably, somewhat unfavorably or very unfavorably, the caller wanted to know, about the likes of Mary Boegers, Parris Glendening, Frank Perdue, Mickey Steinberg, Ben Cardin, Nancy Grasmick, maybe one or two others?
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | May 24, 1992
MOUNT AIRY -- Sixth-grader Patrick Jacobs didn't come home empty-handed from his trip to the National Geography Bee in Washington last week.He only made it to the semifinals of the bee, but he won the miniature golf tournament.Despite competing with mostly seventh- and eighth-graders, Patrick just missed making the list of 10 finalists who competed in a live telecast on Maryland Public Television. The moderator was Alex Trebek of "Jeopardy.""I felt I did pretty well," said Patrick, 11, son of Van and Patricia Jacobs, back in his Mount Airy home after an exciting week in the national finals of the National Geographic Society's competition for fourth- through eighth-graders.
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