Archive for Monday, November 21, 2005

Tonganoxie woman’s stint continues on ‘Survivor’

November 21, 2005

Vicki Cackler hopes her daughter, Danni Boatwright, won't board a plane bound for New York City on Thanksgiving Day.

Cackler obviously wants her daughter home for the holiday, but a flight to the Big Apple also would mean Boatwright has been voted off "Survivor: Guatemala." Boatwright, a Tonganoxie resident, is a contestant on the CBS reality show, which was taped earlier this year.

So if Boatwright is voted off the island on this Thursday's episode, she'll leave home on Thanksgiving to fly to New York City to appear on CBS' "The Early Show" on Friday morning.

Cackler said she speaks to her daughter "four or five times a day." After all, Cackler and her husband, Jim, are living with Boatwright while the couple's house is being built.

So, if Boatwright has to make that trip to New York, Cackler will know about it. But for now, Cackler doesn't know how far Boatwright will advance in the show -- or whether she was the winner of $1 million.

Boatwright survived another episode last Thursday when Jamie Newton was voted off the show. Boatwright now is one of seven castaways still competing.

After winning a reward challenge early in last Thursday's episode, Boatwright and Hogeboom, along with Judd Sergeant and Stephenie LaGrossa, were flown by helicopter to a remote destination where they ate plenty of food, took showers and watched videos from family members while sipping coffee.

"That reward was phenomenal," Cackler said. "They got clean and rested."

Boatwright watched footage of her family and her two dogs, Hondo and Chism, which are Rhodesian ridgebacks.

The show is broadcast at 7 p.m. Thursday on Sunflower Broadband channels 5 and 13.

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