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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.