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Free Citizen

This writer espouses individual liberty, free markets, and limited government.

Location: Jackson, Mississippi, United States

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Homegirl Wins Again On 'Jeopardy!'

Gail Flemmons of Clinton, Mississippi, a history teacher at Hillcrest Christian School in Byram, on Thursday became a two-day winner on the game show 'Jeopardy!'

Going into 'Final Jeopardy!,' she was in third place. The category was "American Fiction Writers," and the question was about Damon Runyon also being the best-paid sportswriter of his time. Gail got it right, while her two male opponents missed it (yours truly, on a lucky guess, also got it correct).

Her two-day winnings total $46,399. She could, in my view, do even better if she were faster on ringing in, as her opponents have frequently beaten her there. She will strive to become a three-day champion on Friday. The 'Jeopardy!' rules now limit a contestant to a maximum five days of wins.

Interesting that the name of her school is not mentioned. I'm assuming that that is the show's policy for all school teachers who are 'Jeopardy!' contestants.


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