Bigger news: Kavya Shivashankar winning spelling bee or Funkhouser’s shitty city?

You know what’s bigger news than oversized novelty Mayor Mark Funkhouser’s second — and possibly final — “State of the City” speech? A spelling bee.

Thankfully, the huge above-the-fold photo in this morning’s Kansas City Star wasn’t Funkhouser smooching on wife Gloria Squitiro. The Star is still trying to sell newspapers, right? (And is “Mr. Potato Head” Chuck Eddy trying to block his view?)


It was Olathe’s best speller, Kavya Shivashankar, getting the big gold cup. The Scripps National Spelling Bee championship: Where amazing happens. See for yourself.

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