...from USFS due to the extensive travel involved in her two GP events (Russia, Japan in a two-week period)
From the Baltimore Sun:
[Kimmie] Meissner, who trains in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is to compete in Moscow in the Cup of Russia on Oct. 22-25, and the NHK Trophy in Nagano, Japan, on Nov. 5-8. U.S. Figure Skating officials granted her a bye because of the short time frame and extensive travel involved.