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Drama Builds in Late "No Way Home" Voting

Late viewer voting continues to bring good news for a Newport, Oregon lighthouse vieing to become the starting point for "Early Show" weather anchor Dave Price in his upcoming "No Way Home" trek.

The Yaquina Head Lighthouse was eating into the once seemingly insurmountable lead of Anchorage, Alaska as viewers cast their ballots -- both online and by mobile phone.

The latest results (mobile phone and online combined) show Alaska ahead, with 40 percent of the total vote, as opposed to 36 percent for the lighthouse -- and the difference continues to shrink.

The big question seems to be -- is there enough time for Oregon? Voting ends at noon Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday.

Dave will begin his weeklong trek with only a one-way ticket, $50, some technical devices (including a Windows Phone provided by Microsoft to record his travels) and his wits and wisdom to get him back home to New York. He'll be depending in large part on the kindness of strangers.

"The Early Show" is leaving it up to viewers to decide the place from which they'd like to see him set out.

The choices:

San Diego, San Francisco, Newport, Oregon, Seattle, or Anchorage, Alaska

The attractions in play are:

San Diego Zoo
Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco
Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, Oregon
Pike Place Market in Seattle
Anchorage, Alaska

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As of noon New York time Tuesday, here's how things were shaping up in online voting:

San Diego.......15 percent
San Francisco...2 percent
Oregon..........47 percent
Seattle.........5 percent
Alaska..........31 percent

As of 9 a.m. York time on Tuesday morning, the mobile phone voting tote board showed:

San Diego.......12 percent
San Francisco...6 percent
Oregon..........17 percent
Seattle.........11 percent
Alaska..........54 percent

More votes had been cast online than by cell phone. When combined, here's how things looked as of noon New York Time for online voting and 9 a.m. New York time for mobile phone voting (whose results reporting lags that of the contest online):

San Diego.......14 percent
San Francisco...3 percent
Oregon..........36 percent
Seattle.........7 percent
Alaska..........40 percent

TO CAST YOUR VOTE, click here. (The results shown in the online-poll area in the voting story only reflect online voting, not mobile phone voting. The online results are in real-time. The mobile phone voting results are generally tabulated once a day, and lag the online totals).

Keep checking our special "No Way Home" page to keep up with Dave's travels. And of course, you can follow him on Twitter (@earlyshowdave) and on "The Early Show" Facebook page. You can also write in via e-mail at

Meantime, Dave's pending trip is grabbing media attention.

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