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'Amazing Race' to finish in Garrison
By Barbara Livingston Nackman
The Journal News
(Original Publication: December 10, 2006)
GARRISON - In addition to identifying the winning duo in "The Amazing Race," fans of the reality show might be surprised to recognize a Putnam County children's center in tonight's finale.
St. Basil Academy on Route 9D is the site of the finish line for Amazing Race 10, which airs at 8 p.m. on CBS, according to a network spokeswoman.
The 12 teams traveled more than 40,000 miles in 30 days, starting from Seattle. They went to four continents and 13 countries, hitting such exotic locations as Kuwait, Beijing and Madagascar.
Who, but the producers, knew they would deem Garrison, the Philipstown hamlet that is home to Gov. George Pataki, as a fitting end point?
The show follows competing teams as they travel the world based on sets of clues. The last team to reach each succeeding destination is eliminated, and the winning team to the last destination gets $1 million.
The Paolo family of Carmel participated in the series' ninth race. They were the sixth group to be eliminated, but did have a chance to bungee jump over the Panama Canal and lift 14,000 pounds of bananas in Costa Rica.
St. Basil Academy has been known in the community as a place to go to enjoy a cool swim in the center's large pool. It was also the subject of a protracted legal battle with the Garrison school district.
The 62-year-old academy last month got a state license to run a residential facility and have its 30 children attend Garrison schools. The children there used to be educated on site. The closing of the school prompted the fight with Garrison, which feared escalating costs from absorbing the new students.
"The Amazing Race" is planning its 11th contest in the spring as an all-star edition, producers said