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March 8, 2012
What: Eighth annual Howard County Spelling Bee When: Friday, March 9; 7 p.m. free and open to the public Where: Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Road, Fulton Sponsor: Howard County Library System Competitors: 64 students (public, private, home-schooled) Available words: 500 in the official bee list (the bee has never gotten to this many words) Last year's winning word: deleterious
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By Joe Burris | May 21, 2014
Megan Rabe, an eighth-grade student at Clarksville Middle School is among 11 students from across the Maryland who will compete in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 27 - 29, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor, according to Howard County Library System officials. Rabe advanced to the national competition back in March when she won the HCLS competition -- she won after correctly spelling "quadrifid. " Rabe captured the title over 62 other contestants and, next week, will be among more than 250 spellers nationwide, HCLS said.
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April 25, 2012
Tidewater Players, the community theater of Havre de Grace, will its spring Musical next month. Back by popular demand, the players present the hilarious musical comedy, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, May 4 through May 20. Showtimes at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave., are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. All tickets are $15. To make reservations, visit http://www.tidewaterplayers.com to purchase online seats or call 410-939-TIDE.
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March 3, 2014
School of the Incarnation seventh-grader Isabelle Simmons outlasted 30 other spellers to win the 26th annual Anne Arundel County Spelling Bee and earn a trip to the national competition later this year. She correctly spelled the word “infinitesimal” in the 12th round to win the title. Campbell Jones of Severna Park Middle School finished second in the bee, and four spellers - Alyssa Hall of Annapolis Area Christian Middle School, Eelaaf Zahid of Annapolis Middle School, Becca Hewitt of Arundel Middle School and Madison Williams of George Fox Middle School - tied for third.
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By Judy Reilly and Judy Reilly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 7, 1996
CARROLL COUNTY's first spelling bee for charity will be held Tuesday night, and and Linwood resident Hank Johnson will be there with spelling teammates Barbara Walker (Runnymeade Elementary School's principal) and Robert Jarboe.Johnson says he and Jarboe, both now real estate agents, are "recycled academics." Johnson is a former director of the Maryland State Arts Council, and Jarboe was an English teacher at McDonough School in Baltimore County.Those who know Walker may have watched her win on the television quiz show "Jeopardy."
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By Jeff Leeds and Jeff Leeds,Contributing Writer | June 4, 1993
WASHINGTON -- When he heard the word "kamikaze," 14-year-old Geoff Hooper grinned. He knew he was about to become the nation's spelling champion.Geoff, an eighth-grader from Arlington, Tenn., beat 234 other youngsters yesterday in the 66th annual National Spelling Bee. The two-day competition, sponsored by Scripps Howard Newspapers, ran for 16 rounds and was so intense at times that some participants described it as if it were a war."Everybody's pretty much going for survival," said 12-year-old Taylor West of Altavista, Va., a four-year veteran of the bee who was eliminated in the sixth round.
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August 14, 2005
The east Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, will present "Bee Season: One Champion's Perspective," with fifth-grader Priyanka Chavan, Howard County Spelling Bee champion and representative to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The program, to be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 21, includes an explanation of how schools can participate in the contests. Adults and families are invited. Registration begins Sept. 7. Information: 410-313-7700. Jazz Club at the library meets at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,sun theater critic | September 22, 2006
"Life is random and unfair," the cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee sings in a number called "Pandemonium." Live theater also proved pretty random Wednesday at the Hippodrome Theatre, where Spelling Bee launched the subscription season as well as the show's national tour. But this musical - which began as an improvised sketch and includes audience interaction - is better equipped to handle pandemonium than most. The first glitch came when the production's sound board crashed at the start of the performance.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 2, 2000
WASHINGTON - The third try spelled success for George Thampy, who won the 73rd Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee yesterday. The 12-year-old from Maryland Heights, Mo., took the $10,000 grand prize in the 15th round by spelling "demarche," which means maneuver. After tying for fourth place in 1998 and tying for third last year, George returned to the finals this year intent on making it his last year in the competition. "I wanted to win," said the seventh-grader, who like the second-and third-place winners, is schooled at home.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | June 2, 2006
The National Spelling Bee is a terrific event that is chock full of drama and adolescent angst, but if the line between traditional sports and eclectic time fillers gets blurred much more, you might just see Stuart Scott interviewing me after the next power eating championship. I mean, let's get real. I understand that the cable networks need something to fill the three hours a night that aren't already committed to reruns of the 2004 World Series of Poker, but watching a 12-year-old's world come to an end because he failed to correctly spell the word eremacausis doesn't strike me as the pinnacle of sports entertainment.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2013
For the first time in the Harford County Farm Fair's quarter-century history, the squeals of racing pigs had to compete with the shrieks of children, as organizers bowed to popular demand and agreed to host a carnival. Some people who turned up Saturday were pleasantly surprised by the addition of rides, but others, such as Val Ryan, 42, tried to keep them a secret, worried they'd prove too great a distraction to her daughters. But the children inevitably discovered the carnival, with its Ferris wheel and spinning Paratrooper ride looming over the fairgrounds at the Harford County Equestrian Center.
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June 19, 2013
Thank you for publishing the article in the June 6 Columbia Flier telling of 11 young Maryland spellers, one of whom is from Columbia, who made it to the national level of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Mitsuki Ota is a seventh-grade student and your headline and article should have congratulated him on his remarkable achievement. You instead published material that focused on his "defeat. " The bold headline above the young boy's photo screams, "Local speller falls short. " Reaching the national level of this competition is an accomplishment.
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April 25, 2012
Tidewater Players, the community theater of Havre de Grace, will its spring Musical next month. Back by popular demand, the players present the hilarious musical comedy, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, May 4 through May 20. Showtimes at the Opera House, 121 N. Union Ave., are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. All tickets are $15. To make reservations, visit http://www.tidewaterplayers.com to purchase online seats or call 410-939-TIDE.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2012
A Catonsville third-grader is on his way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee after winning the seventh annual Baltimore Spelling Bee on Saturday. Shaheer Imam, an 8-year-old who attends Al-Rahmah School, correctly spelled "fuselage" in the 17th round to snag the title. Forty-nine spellers from Baltimore City and Baltimore County competed in the bee, held at Towson University. Elizabeth Bernatowicz of Masters Academy won second place and Lance Pacis of the St. Clement Mary Hofbauer School took third.
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March 8, 2012
What: Eighth annual Howard County Spelling Bee When: Friday, March 9; 7 p.m. free and open to the public Where: Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Road, Fulton Sponsor: Howard County Library System Competitors: 64 students (public, private, home-schooled) Available words: 500 in the official bee list (the bee has never gotten to this many words) Last year's winning word: deleterious
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By Anthony Sclafani | October 27, 2011
"Can you use it in a sentence?" "Um … what's the definition?" You can hear questions like that asked by participants of any given spelling bee. What you don't hear is people asking those questions - and meaning them seriously - in the midst of a theatrical production. And that's what makes "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" such a unique theatrical work. The musical comedy, which will be performed by the Columbia-based community troupe Silhouette Stages starting Oct. 28, lets four audience members per performance take part in an actual spelling bee as it tells the story of seven kids each trying to be a spelling champ.
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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,SUN STAFF | March 23, 2005
In her first spelling bee two years ago, Priyanka Chavan lost, misspelling the word "address." The second time around, 11-year-old Priyanka came prepared and bested 38 other pupils to become Howard County's first champion during a drama-filled spelling bee Friday at Howard High School. The winning word? "Piebald."(For those who are wondering: Piebald describes something that's spotted, especially in black and white.) "I thought I was going to lose," she said in one of numerous interviews she conducted after her win. "I thought an eighth-grader would win."
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November 4, 1997
Get out your dictionary for the Carroll County Literacy Council's "Sekon Anyule Spellin Be" at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at Wilhelm's Ltd. Caterers in Westminster.Ten teams of three adult members each are practicing for those tough words in hopes of not being the first to be eliminated.Two groups of five teams each will compete against each other until two teams are left.The winning team gets one plaque for its sponsor and one for each member.Susan White-Bowden will return as master of ceremonies. Judges will be LeRoy Panek from Western Maryland College, Manchester Mayor Elmer Lippy, Sykesville Police Chief Wallace Mitchell, Carroll County Times Publisher Robin Saul and Carol Poole of the Literacy Council.
SPORTS
June 16, 2011
Watson breaks through Teddy Greenstein Chicago Tribune I'm going out on a limb, picking a U.S. Open champion born in the same country as Barack Obama. American golfers have been trumped of late by internationals. Enough's enough. It's time for a country boy named Bubba to win a major. Bubba Watson can bomb it 350 yards and also hits the most greens on tour. The lefty closed well to win in San Diego and New Orleans this year and came within a shot of claiming his first major at last year's PGA Championship.
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