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Testing of Nerves Continues at Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee

Aired June 1, 2000 - 9:57 a.m. ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

DARYN KAGAN, CNN ANCHOR: The testing of nerves continues this morning at the National Spelling Bee in Washington. The contestants are ages 9 to 15. They are going for a grand prize of $10,000.

BILL HEMMER, CNN ANCHOR: It continues today; 110 finalists made it through the first day competing for that title.

Now let's go to that Scripps Howard Spelling Bee live in Washington. Word here:

(JOINED IN PROGRESS)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: M-I-S-O-G-O-M-I-S-T, misogamist.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Misogamist is M-I-S-O-G-A-M-I-S-T

(APPLAUSE)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Kinesiology.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Kinesiology: definition, please.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to...

KAGAN: This is Steven Heislop (ph) from Pennsylvania -- Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Kinesiology, kinesiology.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Kinesiology, K-I-N-E-S-I-O-L-O-G-Y, Kinesiology.

(APPLAUSE)

KAGAN: And that was Michael Heislop from Pennsylvania, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

By this time tomorrow, it will be down to just one expert speller. And that young person will be our guest here on CNN MORNING NEWS tomorrow morning.

HEMMER: 9:00 a.m. we'll have that guest here. KAGAN: Yes we will.

HEMMER: In the meantime, that does it for the first hour of CNN's MORNING NEWS.

They didn't have to spell collusion.

KAGAN: No, yesterday.

HEMMER: That was the doozie from yesterday.

KAGAN: The kid from Bakersfield, California had to do that.

HEMMER: He pulled it out, though.

KAGAN: That he did.

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