As 2006 sets in the horizon of our 2006 browser windows, it's time to reflect on the stories that have captivated audiences this year. Counting down from No. 20, here are NewsOK's top 20 stories of the year.
#20 Ex-page meets with FBI
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One of our top stories of the year was that of Jordan Edmund, a former congressional page for Mark Foley. When Foley's sex scandal erupted, The Oklahoman was quick to discover Edmund's local connection in Ernest Istook's campaign.
#19 Suspect confessed to murder
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The story of 10-year-old Jamie Rose Bolin's mutilation and murder crushed Oklahomans. The day after the girl's T-shirt was found in a container in Kevin Ray Underwood's closet, The Oklahoman obtained court documents stating his confession to murder, which are included in this story.
#18 Class 2A-6A girls state tournament scoreboard
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NewsOK viewers proved that they care about girls and hoops. This list of high school girls' basketball tournament schedule came in as our No. 18 article for the entire year.
#17 Medical discovery aiding Oklahomans
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News9's Britten Follet uncovered this important discovery of glyconutrients, which provide your body with sugars that aren't there.
#16 Brackets: The Oklahoman fills out the brackets
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In college basketball fan tradition, The Oklahoma sports writers pulled out their pens and marked up the NCAA tournament brackets, complete with animated side notes, like Jenni Carlson's, "This regional is as sexy as Homer Simpson."
#15 Ticket totals $365 million
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