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Top Stories of 2012

Please select the top 10 stories of the year and number them 1 to 10.

Kenosha’s Laura Kaeppeler crowned Miss America; makes several visits to city.
Kenosha Unified’s transformation plan draws criticism.
Spanish Center closes its doors.
Unified closes McKinley Middle School.
Grand opening for new “Rita” performing arts center at UW-Parkside.
Unified proposes cutting all middle school sports; proposal eventually dropped.
Racial threats at UW-Parkside proven to be hoax; students expelled, fined.
Championship-winning Bradford football coach leaves for other school.
Pleasant Prairie man at center of Ryan Braun positive drug test controversy.
Greg Woodward named new president at Carthage.
Group seeks to preserve former Elks Club building.
Weather: Heat, drought prevail; Kenosha sets all-time high temperature.
Unified settles CDO suit; to recoup $37 million.
Unified cuts 274 jobs to address $28 million deficit.
Downtown study released; recommendations include expanding streetcar line, hiring person to oversee redevelopment.
Northwoods League considers baseball team for Kenosha.
Man found guilty in slaying of Parkside student; gets 40 years.
City haggles over what to do with damaged Southport Beach House.
Paris shifts portion of tax burden to residents.
Murders: Woman’s burned body found in park; woman found slain in cemetery.
City keeps four-way stop at 39th Avenue, 18th Street.
Spate of trucks hitting viaduct has city officials wondering what to do.
Baby sitter charged in death of infant.
Suicide pact moves to adult court; teen takes plea, gets probation.
Paul Ryan chosen by Romney as running mate.
California firm plans to build massive warehouse in Pleasant Prairie.
Somers loses two financial managers within year.
Aurora plans to build cancer treatment center near interstate.
Hospital seeks to bar doctor; she countersues; order, lawsuit eventually dropped.
Autistic boy dies after becoming tangled in window blinds.
Plane crashes: One killed near Eagle Lake; two killed near Burlington; airplane slides off runway onto interstate.
Wally Graffen leaves Boys and Girls Club.
Series of robberies beatings include beating of two police officers; seven arrested.
Series of bank, credit union robberies hit area; may be connected.
Meijer buys SuperValu distribution center; eyes store in Kenosha.
Casino application advances to Washington.
After Taser incident, Michael Bell seeks federal probe of Kenosha Police.
Judge says HarborMarket can stay, but must open books.

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