Stories and memories go together

By Chuck Kajer, Managing Editor

Elsewhere in this newspaper The Times' staff has compiled a list of some of the top stories in 2011.

It's not easy putting these lists together. Some stories start out rather innocently, and then get bigger as time goes on... you don't realize the full impact until months later.

Other stories are kind of like a flash in the pan. You expect them to be huge stories, only to find out it is, as the saying goes, all sizzle

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