Issue 674

26th December, 2008 - 14th January, 2009

In Saginaw's local government, the year started with holes in the streets and ended with holes in the budgets.  In Michigan's state government, the year began with holes in the budgets and ended with gifts to Consumer's Energy and Blue Cross executives as the auto industry teetered on the brink of bankruptcy.

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  Let me tell you about the coolest events in the world of music circa 2008 (as a clue to the puzzle, the American Music Awards isn't included in this game) because between Kanye wanting to be Elvis and the New Kids on the Block limp-dick slickness, I became physically ill and emotionally unraveled this past year.

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PROFESSIONAL SPORTS The professional world of sports saw many new faces in the Championship Games in 2008 and many outstanding performances at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.   On a local note the Detroit Red Wings brought another Stanley Cup back to Hockeytown with their 11th Cup.

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Any year when a Bush Presidency finally ends is cause for lavish feasts and parades. Remember how happy you were in 1992? It was almost as sweet as watching Nixon being sent off to Southern California to walk on the beach and make long distance booty calls to Margaret Trudeau and Nancy Reagan.

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Bands & Venues Bucking the Odds and Making a Mark

The Mid-Michigan music scene flourished with many different colors and settings throughout 2008. Due to economic arrangement, much of the music was found in only a handful of places over the year.

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