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News - March 5, 2008

Around Town

PALO ALTO ONLINE'S TOP TEN ... Ever wonder what makes people click on an online story? Palo Alto Online, the Weekly's news Web site, recently examined interest in its postings from March 2007 to January 2008. And, drum roll, please, the top Web postings include, in increasing popularity: June's "On hold for the iPhone"; October's "17-year-old Gunn student abducted, assaulted"; March's "A rite of spring," a sound-and-slide show about Norouz, the Persian New Year; July's "Mountain View 7-11 becomes Kwik-E-Mart"; June's "Grass fire breaks out at Stanford Dish"; June's "Danny Luskin is home, recovering from injuries"; November's "2006 Paly grad arrested for abduction of Gunn student"; June' s "Independence Day fireworks ahead for area," a list of where to view fireworks; and July's "Coroner investigating Daniel Weiser's death," about the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati partner found dead in his Menlo Park home. The No. 1 story, with 15,280 views, was "Woman jailed after disturbance at Whole Foods," posted on Jan. 18, about a woman who took off her underwear and threw items at the downtown grocery store. All of these postings are available at

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