People: May 24, 1999


Art is a controversial business. So is celebrity. When the two mix, passions rage. Witness these recent culture clashes.

--In Freehold, N.J., Mayor Michael Wilson proposed erecting a statue of hometown hero BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. But plans for the memorial were scrapped last week when the cost became prohibitive. Mayor Wilson revealed that public support was only tepid to begin with.

--For her birthday, SHIRLEY JONES' husband Marty Ingels wanted to give his wife a statue of herself in her hometown of Smithton, Pa. However, Ingels and the town elders could not agree on a suitable location....

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