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'Jeopardy King' Keeps Winning

'Jeopardy King' Keeps Winning

Posted - Jul. 23, 2004 at 5:06 p.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) -- Will Ken Jennings ever lose?

Not anytime soon. The Utah native and "Jeopardy!" quiz master won his 38th straight game today, shattering a one-day record by earning 75-thousand dollars. Now his fans -- and foes -- have to wait while the show goes on hiatus until September to see how long the streak lasts.

Jennings, a 30-year-old Salt Lake City software engineer, has earned one-point-three (M)million dollars during his nearly two-month stint.

He's become an unlikely T-V star, visiting Jay Leno on the "Tonight" show last night, and made geeks chic.

"Jeopardy!" goes into reruns starting next Monday. But new shows will resume in early September, and Jennings will be there to defend his championship.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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