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"I Was Destined to do This," Amelia Rose Earheart

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    The real Amelia Mary Earhart is long dead after the Lockheed aircraft carrying the female aviator went missing in the Pacific in 1937. But a 31-year-old Colorado woman with her almost identical name - Amelia Rose Earhart, and a former KUSA traffic reporter in Denver - decided to retrace the real Earhart's around-the-world adventure starting from Oakland. She was poised to take off Thursday morning to honor her adopted namesake. "We're ready to go," Earhart said early Thursday morning. "I was destined to do this." Nannette Miranda reports.