Number of stories listed on Google News as of June 30: 11,200
Natalee Holloway, 18, of Mountain Brook, Ala., disappeared while on a chaperoned five-day class trip. Local and U.S. authorities have led a search for her; local authorities have detained two former hotel security guards and three students in her disappearance.
Corporal Ramona Valdez
She wanted to serve her country and make her immigrant mom proud.
In the end, Cpl. Ramona Valdez did so much more - before making the ultimate sacrifice.
Valdez, a Bronx native, was one of six U.S. military personnel - four of them women - killed in Iraq when a suicide bomber struck their convoy near Fallujah last Thursday.
All her life, Valdez accomplished things ahead of her time. She graduated from a Bronx high school at 15. She joined the U.S. Marine Corps when she was 17 - her mom co-signing the papers because she was too young to commit herself.
She married at 18, finding love in a fellow Marine, Cpl. Armando Guzman.
And when she died, she was only three days from her 21st birthday.
Number of stories listed on Google News as of June 30: 90
Somehow I doubt that there will be over 11,000 stories about Cpl. Valdez in two weeks' time.
Lest we forget.