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Valrico woman in final round of BachelorBy Compiled from Times wires
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published May 8, 2003
And then there were two.
Valrico resident Kirsten Buschbacher was shown topping another hurdle in ABC's reality romance show The Bachelor Wednesday - moving to the show's final competition, vying against just one other woman for the affections of Andrew Firestone.
Firestone was shown Wednesday handing roses to Buschbacher, a 23-year-old HSN.com staffer, and Jennifer Schefft, a 26-year-old account executive from Chicago. Left out was Tina Panas, a 22-year-old student from Wisconsin.Firestone will be shown picking between the two finalists in a two-hour finale airing at 9 p.m. May 18 (next Wednesday, the 23 women rejected by the bachelor return for a recap episode). Marine voted off; "Idol' down to 3
Whether it was inevitability, the ear-boggling sounds of the BeeGees gone country or both, Joshua Gracin's American Idol run is over. The 22-year-old Marine lance corporal was booted off the show Wednesday after 22-million viewer votes were totaled after Tuesday's night of BeeGees songs.
Gracin, admittedly a country singer, did country-sounding versions of Jive Talkin' and To Love Somebody.
Still in the competition are Kimberley Locke, Clay Aiken and favorite Ruben Studdard. The winner, who gets a recording contract, will be announced May 21.Rock legend Pete Townshend cleared
LONDON - Rock guitarist Pete Townshend, co-founder of the Who, was cleared Wednesday of possessing pornographic images of children but still was placed on a national register of sex offenders.
That registration was part of a formal police caution Townshend received for accessing a Web site containing images of child abuse.Prince Edward, wife expecting first child
LONDON - Prince Edward's wife, Sophie, expects to give birth to their first child in December, Buckingham Palace said.
Edward is the third and youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II.
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