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Most-viewed Tribune stories, photo galleries of 2011

Published December 31, 2011 1:06 pm
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Here are the Tribune stories and photo packages that received the most page views this year, starting with most popular:

March 2 • BYU's Brandon Davies apologizes to teammates (BYU center was suspended from the Cougars' nationally ranked team for the remainder of the season because he violated the school's honor code provision that prohibits premarital sex) http://bit.ly/eXReCs

April 8 • New FBI 'vault' discusses Utah UFOs, other secrets (On April 4, 1949, FBI agents in Utah sent a cable marked "urgent" to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. It said an Army guard at the Ogden Supply Depot, a Logan policeman and a Utah Highway Patrol officer in Mantua each saw from miles apart a UFO —¬†which they said exploded over Utah.) http://bit.ly/ePEGcY

Sept. 25 • Friend: Steve Powell was obsessed with Susan, porn, for years (Over the course of their long-standing friendship, Sandy Crain Anderson learned two things about Steve Powell. Powell was into pornography. And he was obsessed with his daughter-in-law, Susan Cox Powell.) http://bit.ly/rpgtYk

First published Nov. 9, 2010 • The testimony of Elizabeth Smart http://bit.ly/x2hxj

Sept. 7 • A Look Back: Photos from September 11, 2001 http://bit.ly/q561uw

June 6 • Utah Pride Parade draws thousands (photos) http://bit.ly/syRACq

July 7 • Disney's Up finds home in Herriman http://bit.ly/rnkI5R

Dec. 1 • Winds buffet Utah, toppling trucks, trees, power lines (photos) http://bit.ly/va23li

March 15 • LDS Church takes public stance on immigration legislation (The LDS Church stepped from the sidelines on immigration reform and squarely onto the playing field Tuesday by sending Presiding Bishop H. David Burton to attend and speak at Gov. Gary Herbert's signing ceremony for four bills passed by the Utah Legislature.) http://bit.ly/fNWn93

March 27 • Woman jumps to death inside Salt Lake City Library (A woman jumped to her death off an indoor pedestrian bridge at the main branch of the Salt Lake City Library Friday — the third public suicide reported at the downtown site since 2006.) http://bit.ly/f7SqOa

April 14 • Why young LDS men are pushing back marriage (That kind of modern nonchalance is what may be worrying LDS President Thomas S. Monson and other Mormon leaders, who addressed the issue head-on at last weekend's General Conference.) http://bit.ly/t75z2E

March 26 • LDS Church hoping hefty investment will shield its temples (Like the ancients who centered their cities around hallowed ground, the LDS Church is investing more than $2 billion in downtown Salt Lake City and Ogden to flank its temples with housing towers, retail hubs, rows of restaurants and office space.) http://bit.ly/i6r3L7

July 20 • A Look Back: 1947 centennial Pioneer Day parade (photos) http://bit.ly/nKcYLJ

Feb. 11 • Sex and the single Mormon (To many Americans, religious or not, chastity before marriage is a quaint tradition at best and emotionally damaging at worst. After all, more than 90 percent of men and women, according to Guttmacher Institute surveys during the past 50 years, have reported engaging in premarital sex.) http://bit.ly/taLwS3

Aug. 5 • Woman claims employer subjected her to 'Mini-skirt Monday' (A Utah County woman has sued her former employer, claiming she was sexually harassed at work, where she at one point received a suggestive Monday-through-Friday "schedule" outlining what she should wear.) http://bit.ly/pGDxtm






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