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Cheat Sheet: October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy gaining strength

Parts of Hampton Roads and the Eastern shore are still seeing the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The National Hurricane Center says the hurricane’s wind speed increased this morning to 85 mph with additional strengthening possible. The National Weather Service in Wakefield issued a coastal flood warning until midnight for Virginia Beach and Currituck, N.C. Sandy has forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets. It has sent coastal residents fleeing for higher ground and threatens to bring a dangerous mix of high winds, soaking rain and a surging wall of water. (Source)

HMS Bounty replica sinks off N.C. coast; two missing

The HMS Bounty sunk in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday, succumbing to the winds of Hurricane Sandy and leaving the fate of two of its crew in peril. The Coast Guard is searching the waters off the coast of North Carolina for two missing crewmembers, Capt. Robin Walbridge and Claudene Christian of Oklahoma. Earlier this morning the Coast Guard rescued 14 passengers from lifeboats. The 180-foot, three-mast tall ship had lost propulsion and was taking on water. A short time later, the shop sunk into the Atlantic Ocean about 90 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras. (Source)

Anderson Cooper talk show won’t return for third season

Warner Brothers studio has decided that there will not be a third season of “Anderson,” the daily talk show hosted by Anderson Cooper. Citing disappointing ratings, a studio executive said on Monday that the entire talk television market has been struggling to build audiences. Mr. Cooper’s show will end after the summer of 2013. (Source)

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