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What Were the Top Google Searches of 2012?
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Mike Spurgeon is a life -long resident of Missouri. He moved to Hannibal and began working as a EMT-paramedic for the ambulance district and then in 1980 started with the Hannibal Police Department. While working full time, he attended Hannibal ...
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Mike Spurgeon is a life -long resident of Missouri. He moved to Hannibal and began working as a EMT-paramedic for the ambulance district and then in 1980 started with the Hannibal Police Department. While working full time, he attended Hannibal LaGrange University and received a BS degree in Administration of Justice. He retired after 20 years with numerous awards/ribbons and Instructor certificates for teaching. He also has a specialist teaching certificate and taught some classes at HLGU In the criminal justice department.

He began working part time for the Missouri Division of Tourism around 2003 before being hired full time as the assistant supervisor in 2005. In 2011, he was promoted to the supervisor position of the Hannibal office.

He and his wife enjoy traveling and have been to 49 of the 50 states (still need to go to Hawaii).

Mike has been to Mexico, Canada and the Bahamas. He and his wife enjoy the sights of traveling in a automobile and enjoy trying different foods from the local area. They recently we traveled to Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where they met the past chief of the Cherokee nation.
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Dec. 12, 2012 11:55 a.m.



Whitney Houston | Photo Credits: Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic

Whitney Houston was the top U.S. trending topic in 2012, Google spokesperson Daniel Sieberg said on Today Wednesday morning.



Was your favorite show canceled?



Houston, who died in February, was followed by other timely events including Hurricane Sandy and then Election 2012. Hunger Games came in fourth, followed by NBA basketball player Jeremy Lin and Olympics 2012. Amanda Todd, a teen who committed suicide after being bullied, Gangnam Style, Michael Clarke Duncan, who died in September, and Kony 2012 rounded out the Top 10.



Put away your cleavage, ladies!



As for image searches, teen heartthrobs ruled the Top 10. One Direction was No. 1, "Funny Pictures" was No. 2, Nicki Minaj landed at No. 3, Justin Bieber was No. 4, "Love" was No. 5, "Flowers" No. 6, Selena Gomez was No. 7, "Heart" at No. 8, "Money" at No. 9 and "iPhone 5" at No. 10.





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