Palm Harbor grad's run on 'Jeopardy!' ends
Lea Tottle, the 20-year-old quiz whiz from Oldsmar, won't be moving on to tonight's Jeopardy! finals in the two-week college championship. The Florida State junior lost her lead in the Final Jeopardy round Wednesday night when she wagered almost all her money — $17,600 — and couldn't name the correct response, which was "What is turning point?" Just appearing on the show was a turning point for her, though. "The whole experience was amazing," she said. "I got a free trip to L.A. and met a bunch of really cool people. And I won $10,000." Tottle said she wagered nearly all her money because she had been watching all the other college championship shows and, "the Final Jeopardy questions were all incredibly easy. I had to assume Sam was going to get it right." None of the three contestants answered the question correctly and Yale student Sam Spaulding, who didn't wager as much, advanced to the finals. The moment was a "real nail-biter," Tottle said. "But I decided it was go big, or go home." Tottle is a 2008 graduate of Palm Harbor University High School.
Andrews Chapel opens for season
The Dunedin Historical Society has announced Andrews Memorial Chapel, 1899 San Mateo Drive, is open for the winter season. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays and 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays. The chapel was built in 1888 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is operated by the Dunedin Historical Society. For more information, call (727) 529-9233.
Local artists to exhibit in Chicago
Palm Harbor artist Steve Cebula of TwistedDimensionsArt.com and Mark Tuttle of All Wired Up Jewelry in Tarpon Springs will exhibit their work at the One of a Kind show and sale Dec. 2-5 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. These local artists will join more than 600 artisans, craftspersons and designers from across North America at the Windy City's 10th annual holiday shopping show featuring one-of-a-kind handmade creations. To view their work, visit oneofakindshowchicago.com.
Class for 'bad' dogs and their owners
If you are a tired pet owner who needs to regain control of your exuberant dog, the SPCA Tampa Bay, 9099 130th Ave N, wants to help. A canine delinquents class will be held for those who own dogs ages 6 months to 2 years. It will target destructive behaviors such as jumping, grabbing the leash and darting out the door. Cost is $15 per dog and all family members are invited. Participants must sign up online at spcatampabay.org. For more information, call (727) 586-3591.