I subscribe to the Fresno Bee afternoon newsletter. I just read it.
It turns out that death dominated Fresno Bee’s Top Ten Read Stories for 24 January 2011, or at least up until the afternoon newsletter was sent.
Top Ten Read Stories
-Multivehicle crash on Manning Ave. near Reedley
-Bodies, cars found often in Delta-Mendota canal
-Pedestrian struck, killed by truck in NW Fresno
-Car hits wall in fog near Fresno, man dies
-Teen who left Visalia group home located
-Clovis Unified expels wrestler in ‘butt drag’ case
-Vang Pao funeral expected to boost Fresno business
-Obituaries for Monday, Jan. 24
-Suspect sought in Fresno residential arson
-Visalia man killed in motorcycle accident
Six out of the ten articles involved death of some kind. That would be 60 percent. And I never knew how popular obituaries were.