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Jambalaya cooks Ted Deutch in Press Club Bee

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Here’s a word Rep. Ted Deutch won’t soon forget: Jambalaya. The Boca Raton Democrat was the last politician standing at the annual Politicians vs. Press Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. last week. The annual competition benefits the National Press Club’s Journalism Institute which, among other things, awards scholarships to the next generation of journalists. Deutch made it to Round 12, successfully spelling words like Des Moines (the capital of Iowa); permafrost (a layer of soil that is always frozen in…

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City Councilman Steve Kornell challenges close friend to a spelling contest

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Sometimes it’s nice to remember that elected officials are actual, real people. Never has that been more the case than with St. Pete City Council member Steve Kornell’s back and forth on Facebook over nothing other than a spelling contest. Kornell will be participating in a spelling bee to support adult literacy this Wednesday at Studio @620 at 7 p.m. He’s on a team of four called Wizards of Words. Teams will compete in 11 rounds consisting of 10 words. At…

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