Who Said That?
Florida's quote of the day
"Competing is a way for me to measure my own improvement throughout my career."
In a national competition to see who is the most fleet of finger -- while still capturing the exact words of courtroom testimony or other dictation -- Deanna "Dee" C. Boenau of Sarasota came in second.
The 2013 National Speed Contest was run by the National Court Reporters Association, which says it is the country's leading organization of stenographic court reporters and captioners, at the association's annual Convention & Expo, in Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 8-11.
Contestants write and transcribe three five-minute legs, including a literary leg that is read at 220 words per minute; a legal opinion that is read at 230 words per minute; and a portion of testimony that is read at 280 words per minute. They must score an accuracy rate of 95 percent or better to qualify.
Read more at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.