Baptist University Hosts Spanish Spelling Bee

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  1. Jerome

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    http://www.pe.com/articles/high-766406-riverside-school.html

    "High School students from Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange counties participated in the first Spanish spelling bee of the California Baptist University. The top three winners were all from the Inland Empire and received cash awards for their performance. Marisol Macías Ponce of Bloomington High School received $1,000 for first place, $700 went to Nivedita Kanrar of Riverside Stem Academy for second place and $500 went to Alondra Fabián of Corona High School for third."
     
  2. go2church

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    So this is a problem or just reporting?
     
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    I think he was hoping for a BIGGER bite! :tongue3:
     
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    Not enough information in the article to draw a conclusion for discussion. But here are some random thoughts: The 2nd place winner sounds more like an East Indian name, so I'm assuming all of the participants weren't hispanic. In that case were just the words spanish or the bees? I understand the bee population in the US is in great danger, so bees crossing the border may not be a bad thing at this time.
     
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    I can't even spell in English.
     
  6. Br. Dan

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    Actually, having worked in Pest Control, the bees crossing our southern border is a real problem, they are what is commonly known as killer bees, a genetic experiment gone awry. There is no way to physically distinguish between the European Honey Bee and the Africanized Honey Bee. They look identical, however the Africanized variety is much more aggressive and deadly, killing small animals, livestock, and even a few people. The Africanized bees integrate into the European Bee population and eventually the entire hive succumbs to the Africanized genetics. At first the problem was limited to the border areas, but has since spread farther north into the interior. So even though there is a major issue with bee populations, Africanized bees from across the border is not a good solution. A better solution, in my opinion, would be to ban genetically modified crops and the use of glyphosates.
     
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    Interesting, Have you seen this?, any thoughts?

    http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/a15011/beekeepers-are-buzzing-about-new-hive-technology/
     
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