THURS­DAY

2011 Na­tional Spell­ing Bee, 8:30-10 p.m., ESPN

The Palm Beach Post - TV Post - - Front Page -

More than 270 spell­ers ages 8 to 15 from the United States and Canada come to Wash­ing­ton, D.C., to have their knowl­edge of the lex­i­con put to the test. Dr. Jac­ques A. Bailly re­turns to pro­nounce the words and use them in some­times amus­ing sen­tences. Last year, Anamika Veera­mani of North Roy­al­ton, Ohio, cor­rectly spelled ‘stro­muhr’ (an in­stru­ment for mea­sur­ing blood flow) to se­cure the ti­tle.

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