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Lexington Herald Leader
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Google.com gainers
1. Batman Begins: Summer blockbuster had big opening last weekend.
2. Christian Bale: Newest Batman star portrays Bruce Wayne and his alter ego.
3. U.S. Open: Michael Campbell won the annual golf competition Sunday.
4. Earthquake: Mid-size quakes rocked Japan and Northern California on Sunday.
5. Tom Cruise: War of the Worlds star was doused with a water gun at the London premiere Monday.
6. Karla Homolka: Notorious female convict completed 12-year sentence for manslaughter, is set to leave Canadian prison shortly.
7. Maria Sharapova: Tennis star won her first match at Wimbledon on Monday.
8. Lane Smith: Character actor (My Cousin Vinny, Lois & Clark) died at age 69 on June 13.
9. Katie Holmes: Actress stars in new Batman film that premiered Friday.
10. Downing Street memo: Pundits and politicians debate pros and cons of 2002 memo said to have outlined Iraq war plans.
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Google.com decliners
1. Danica Patrick: Female driver finished the Indy 500 in fourth place.
2. Michael Jackson verdict: Jury acquitted him on all counts June 13.
3. Mike Tyson: Boxer lost a comeback bout to Kevin McBride on June 11.
4. Anne Bancroft: Accomplished actress (and iconic Mrs. Robinson) died at age 73 on June 6.
5. Natalee Holloway: Alabama college student missing in Aruba.
6. Cricket: Australia's winning streak ended with loss to Britain on Sunday.
7. Aishwarya Rai: Bollywood star won "global Indian media personality" award at International Indian Film Academy awards June 11.
8. Tennis: Wimbledon matches got under way Monday.
9. World of Warcraft: Popular multiplayer game reached 2 million users.
10. Coldplay: New album X&Y went to No. 1 in first week on sale.
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Here is a summary of the Google Zeitgeist results of gainers and decliners on Google.com, comparing search queries that have risen by a significant percentage for the week that ended Monday.
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We repeatedly hit Google for the DSM search in the hopes of bringing it nearer to #1? Are enough people aware of this Google Zeitgeist to make a difference?

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