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Tampa woman among 10 to get another rose on 'The Bachelor'

By Wire services
Published October 2, 2003

Tampa resident Mary Delgado was among 10 women shown Wednesday advancing to the next round of ABC's reality TV dating show The Bachelor. Michigan mortgage broker Bob Guiney will be shown selecting a single woman over the course of the series, which was filmed over two months this summer in California.

During Wednesday's episode, producers shook up the formula by making Guiney reject one woman after a date with several of the contestants shown halfway through the program. Later, he cut four more women from the running.

Delgado, 35, a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader, was shown putting her experience to work dancing for Guiney onstage with several other hopefuls during the episode.

Cirque du Soleil tickets on sale Sunday

Tickets go on sale Sunday for Cirque du Soleil's next presentation in St. Petersburg, Alegria. The show starts Feb. 19 and runs through March 7, 2004, in Cirque's big tent, the Grand Chapiteau, at the Tropicana Field parking lot. Sales start at 9 a.m. Sunday through Admission Network at toll-free 1-800-678-5440 or online at cirquedusoleil.com.

A Spanish word for jubilation, Alegria features 56 performers and musicians in the artistic athleticism that is a Cirque trademark. Shows are Tuesdays through Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 1 and 5 p.m. Adult tickets are $50 to $70; $35 to $49 for children. For students (13 to 17 years) and seniors (65 plus), prices are from $45 to $63 weekdays only (Tuesday to Thursday, and Friday at 4 p.m.)

Wiggles add fourth Tampa show

The Wiggles have added a 3 p.m. performance Oct. 27 at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. Tickets, $16.25-$26.25, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the Times Forum box office or Ticketmaster (813) 287-8844 or (727) 898-2100. A limited number of tickets remain for the Wiggles performances at 2 and 6 p.m. Oct. 26 and at 7 p.m. Oct. 27.

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