Springsteen Statue Cancelled

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Officials in Bruce Springsteen's birthplace, Freehold, N.J., have

bagged plans for a statue of the Boss because of the project's rising

cost, according to the Associated Press. Councilwoman Sharon Shutzer

was quoted as saying the tribute was running close to $200,000 -- tens

of thousands of dollars more than expected. The money could better

serve the struggling town in other ways, Shutzer reportedly said.