Thursday, January 3, 2008

Top News Stories of 2007

Readers of the San Fran Chronicle have voted for what they consider to be the top news stories of 2007.

Top of the list are the subprime mortgage problems, the effects of which have travelled round the globe.

Second is the oil spill, which happened days before we moved here when the Cosco Busan rammed the Bay Bridge and spilled 58,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay.

Third, was the story of a fuel truck that crashed in April causing nearly 9,000 gallons of gasoline to explode and collapse an East Bay freeway.

The poll was launched by the paper just before the tiger killed the teenager and mauled two young men on Christmas Day. It is likely that the zoo story would have been in the top three.

It will be interesting to see what happens particularly tomorrow with the forecast storms, and whether this becomes one of the year's top stories.

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