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National Scrabble Championship Cheater
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- One of the top young Scrabble players in the country has been kicked out of the game's national championship tournament in Florida after organizers say he was caught hiding blank letter tiles.
National Scrabble Association executive director John D. Williams, Jr., said Tuesday that a male player was ejected from the 350-player event in Round 24 of the 28-round event.
Williams would not identify the player by name or age because he's a minor. There are four divisions and he was competing in Division 3.
Organizers said the cheating was spotted by a player at a nearby table, who noticed the ejected player conceal two blank tiles. When confronted by the tournament director, he admitted to it.
The tournament concludes Wednesday, with the winner receiving the $10,000 top prize.
Posted: Tuesday, August 14 2012, 06:16 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Pace slows in testing after Tulsa health scare
May 24, 2013 12:51 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Additional tests reveal no new cases of hepatitis or the virus that causes AIDS among patients of a Tulsa oral surgeon accused of running dirty clinics.
The pace of people seeking testing has slowed. About 3,900 patients of Dr. W. Scott Harrington have gone to state clinics for testing. In March, health departments urged testing for 7,000 patients. Just 54 patients sought tests within the past week.
Inspectors said they found unsanitary conditions inside Harrington's clinics at Tulsa and Owasso.
So far, 70 patients have tested positive for hepatitis C, five for hepatitis B and three for HIV, but there is no indication the diseases spread at the clinics. Health experts say the spread of disease in dental clinics is extremely rare.
Harrington is cooperating with the investigation.
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