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I was hanging out with my sister at her hotel last night. She turned the TV on and there was the final (on ESPN, no less) of the spelling bee. Gripping. The only word I spelled right was the championship word (& I was a regional spelling champ way back when), not that I could pronounce it.

For the 4th time ever, and the first time in 52 years, there were co-champions. When asked if he minded sharing, one of the kids (he's 14) said no, that the competition is against the dictionary, not against each other. Man, we loved them all: so poised, so good-humored.
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