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    What was the top news story of 2007?

    I thought with the year coming to a close, it would be a good time to reflect on the top stories of 2007. It would be very interesting to hear not only your thoughts on national headlines, but also on local events that have happened in your own town or community. Where I live, the top story I felt of the year was the tragic fire of the Sofa Super Store, that left 9 brave, heroic, firemen dead. I have included a link below about the tragic incident, and we should pay tribute to their sacrifice.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles...per_Store_fire

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    Quote Originally Posted by STO4 View Post
    I thought with the year coming to the close, it would be a good time to reflect on the top stories of 2007. It would be very interesting to hear not only your thoughts on national headlines, but also on local events that have happened in your own town or community. Where I live, the top story I felt of the year was the tragic fire of the Sofa Super Store, that left 9 brave, heroic, firemen dead. I have included a link below about the tragic incident, and we should pay tribute to their sacrifice.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles...per_Store_fire

    In the Bay Area, I think it was the literal meltdown of a major freeway caused by a tanker truck accident, followed second by a recent major oil spill. We had the same poll on a local news website. Here were the choices for the Bay Area:
    Foreclosure fiasco
    MacArthur Maze meltdown
    San Francisco Bay oil spill
    Barry Bonds indictment
    Diablo Valley College grade scandal
    Wayward whales in the Delta
    Chauncey Bailey assassination
    Warriors make the playoffs
    Castro Valley s Jane Doe identified
    Beavers in Martinez

    Of course, now before the year is out, it's the tiger of the San Francisco Zoo killing.
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

    Parents watch your children. Free-range parenting leads to more child victims.

    Cruelty to humans begins with cruelty to animals.

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    For the DC/VA/MD area, I think the VT shootings stand out the strongest because there are a lot of kids from this area that attends, as well as some of those that died were from around here.

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    I'm pretty confident saying that the boot camp trial was the top story here in the Florida panhandle (Panama City area).

    http://www.wjhg.com/home/headlines/10506937.html

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    I think it was Anna Nicole a lot of us watched and read it with much interest.

    It was like a soap opera, every day something new.

    "Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect" Steven Wright

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    Around here it's the economy.
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    Shawn and Ben here.

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    Shawn and Ben. I still find it overwhelming.

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    The death of our Aussie Larrikin who was known around the world as The Croc Hunter, Steve Irwin, he will be sadly missed but am glad that what he stood for and worked hard to conserve....our environment and animals will be carried on by his family.

    Heres to you STEVE IRWIN...........CRIKEY.


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    IMO Benazir Bhutto death is sadly the top World news of 2007.
    The VA-Tech shootings are, again sadly, the top news story in my region. I live about 40 miles from Va Tech.

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    Red Sox, Patriots and Big Dig here...(wonder where she is from, they ask, lol)

    I also think Bhutto assassination is the biggest story of the year...the shock waves are just beginning for the region...

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    Quote Originally Posted by curiositycat View Post
    I think it was Anna Nicole a lot of us watched and read it with much interest.

    It was like a soap opera, every day something new.

    That story lasted the longest because she died in February.

    I really can't think of anything else "big" except it seems this upcoming election next November has been in the news forever!! Or at least it seems that way!
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    I think the Jessie Davis murder was probably the biggest story here.

    Other than that...our Indians going as far as they did in the playoffs.

    Nationally, the bridge collapse in Minnesota was quite sad.

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