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‘Survivor’ Rudy Gets Ovation

January 12, 2001

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ ``Survivor″ Rudy Boesch has been busy.

The retired Navy SEAL from Virginia Beach was introduced Thursday in the Virginia House of Delegates, which passed a resolution recognizing his military service and gave him a standing ovation.

In an interview, Boesch said he enjoyed this week’s debut of the ABC realty show ``The Mole,″ in which contestants solve challenges and ferret out the saboteur in their midst.

He also watched Fox’s ``Temptation Island,″ where sexy singles test the fidelity of four couples. His reaction: ``They’ll probably put that off the air for being too sexually explicit.″

As for the second edition of CBS’ ``Survivor,″ set in the Australian outback, Boesch said the key to success is discord among the contestants. ``If everybody agrees it won’t be worth anything.″

The 14-week series begins airing after the Super Bowl on Jan. 28.

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