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COUNTDOWN TO 2014

As the new year begins, here's a look at some of the most important news of 2013 from The Gazette and the AP

THURSDAY

AP poll: Obama health care overhaul top 2013 story

The glitch-plagued rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was the top news story of 2013, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.

Final goodbye: AP roll call of some who died in 2013

Nelson Mandela, revered for his efforts to end apartheid in South Africa, was among notable people who died in 2013.

FRIDAY

Gazette photographers' favorite photos of 2013: Science, snow and sleep

A young scientist, fun in the snow and a sleepy student are among the subjects of Gazette photographers' favorite photos of 2013.

SATURDAY

Gazette reporters' favorite stories from 2013: Homelessness, antiques and a tribute to a tree

An experiment in homelessness, an antique store targeted at men and the life and death of a 150-year-old tree are the subjects of Gazette reporters' favorite stories from 2013.

SUNDAY

2013 brought resolution to several old Wis. crimes

Several Wisconsin residents were sentenced in 2013 for decades-old crimes, while new slayings left residents horrified.

Boston Marathon bombing AP sports story of year

The Boston Marathon bombing was selected the sports story of the year in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press.

MONDAY

Gazette staff picks top local news stories of 2013

The local economic rebound, a grisly body burning case and the new Janesville city manager were among the top stories in local news for 2013 as voted on by Gazette staff.

Snuggle House, naked escapades top odd Wisconsin news

From strippers who got busted fighting over a $1 tip to a naked would-be burglar who got stuck in the air vents of a building for 12 hours, some of the oddest news of 2013 involved the nude.

TUESDAY

Ricky Williams' season heads year's top high school sports stories

The Gazette Sports staff looks back at the top area high school stories in 2013.



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