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Sep 14, 2001

Hopkins Escapes From Newark

Racer John Hopkins and girlfriend Deseree Crossman have escaped from Newark, New Jersey where they had been stranded awaiting a flight back to California.<BR><BR>The couple was on a Continental flight from Lisbon, Portugal to Newark on Tuesday when the World Trade Center towers were attacked and the flight was diverted to Bermuda.<BR><BR>On Thursday they were able to fly from Bermuda to Newark, where they were told they could have to wait another three days and stand by to get on a flight home to San Diego.<BR><BR>Many readers in the Newark area called and e-mailed with offers of assistance for the couple. With help from Louis Fellman of Team Pro Motion, the pair got on an Amtrak train out of Newark Friday morning.<BR><BR>