What was the top news story of 2007?

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  1. STO4

    STO4 Former Member

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    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/Charleston_Sofa_Super_Store_fire
     
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  3. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    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.
     
  4. Elphaba

    Elphaba Defying Gravity...

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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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    ipswitch Former Member

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  6. curiositycat

    curiositycat The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule

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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.

    :twocents:
     
  7. ljwf22

    ljwf22 Reality continues to ruin my life.

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    Around here it's the economy.
     
  8. FLMom

    FLMom Former Member

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    Shawn and Ben here.
     
  9. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    Here in VA....the Va. Tech shootings.
    article:
    http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2007/virginiatech.shootings/

    Massacre at Va. Tech

    Those who lost their lives.
    [FONT=Georgia,arial]Ross Alameddine • Jamie Bishop • Brian Bluhm • Ryan Clark • Austin Cloyd • Jocelyne Couture-Nowak • Kevin Granata • Matt Gwaltney • Caitlin Hammaren • Jeremy Herbstritt • Rachael Hill • Emily Hilscher • Matthew La Porte • Jarrett Lane • Henry Lee • Liviu Librescu • G.V. Loganathan • Partahi Mamora Halomoan Lumbantoruan • Lauren McCain • Daniel O'Neil • Juan Ramon Ortiz • Minal Panchal • Daniel Perez Cueva • Erin Peterson • Michael Pohle • Julia Pryde • Mary Read • Reema Samaha • Waleed Shaalan • Leslie G. Sherman • Maxine Turner • Nicole Regina White [/FONT]
     
  10. Beyond Belief

    Beyond Belief New Member

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    Shawn and Ben. I still find it overwhelming.
     
  11. Shazza

    Shazza Former Member

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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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    mic730 Former Member

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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.
     
  13. believe09

    believe09 Active Member

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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...
     
  14. panthera

    panthera Retired WS Staff

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    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! :rolleyes:
     
  15. panthera

    panthera Retired WS Staff

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    I still think of them :( and even cheered on the football team this fall in their memory.
     
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    Taximom Former Member

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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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    philamena Former Member

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    That was sweet of you panthera.
    My family and I did the same thing. I think many people are now Hokies at heart.:blowkiss:
     
  18. PrayersForMaura

    PrayersForMaura Help Find Maura Murray

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    in the St. Louis MO area, this is the biggest stort of the year.
     
  19. PrayersForMaura

    PrayersForMaura Help Find Maura Murray

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    off the top of my head, I think the top 10 US stories include:
    1. KIDNAPPINGS: Michael Devlin kidnapping Ben and Shawn, Madeline McCann (although this is an overseas case), etc.
    2. CELEBRITY DEATHS: the death of Anna Nicole Smith
    3. SHOOTINGS: Virginia Tech shootings, specifically
    4. DOG FIGHTING: Michael SOB Vick and his dog-fighting ring
    5. STEROIDS: baseball and the Wrestler Benoit murdering his family and himself.
    6. WEATHER-RELATED/NATUAL DISASTERS: the coal miner's being trapped and dead, Minnesota bridge collapsing, wild fires in California
    7. NEW PRODUCTS: iPhone, wii, etc.
    8. HOLLYWEIRD TROUBLES: Mel Gibson's mouth, Lindsey Lohan's problems, the Spears' sisters woes, etc
    9. TV: the Writer's strike and the end of the Sopranos
    10. RECALLS: Mattel toys and the lead paint issue, meat, spinach, etc.
     
  20. LionRun

    LionRun Former Member

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    For me it is a tie, and two stories were top. Ben and Shawn, and the tragic loss of Steve Irwin.

    Lion
     
  21. PrayersForMaura

    PrayersForMaura Help Find Maura Murray

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    actually, I forgot about the NASA love triangle gone awry. That might be one of the weirdest stories of the year. Weird and sad :(
     

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