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Wendi's Word

Wendi's Word A column by Wendi Reardon

New Year's predictions

January 05, 2011 - Here it is – another year. Complete with renewed hope for the future, a new outlook on goals, and continous growth of ideas.

With the beginning of something new, some predicitions. Some so crazy, they might actually happen.

Let's hit sports first, since the Detroit Lions finished their season with four consecutive wins (good job guys), why not 17 consecutive wins for the 2011 season before losing in the division playoffs. Yes, turning around the nasty 0-16 from 2008 to 17-1three years later. And just to throw everyone off, they lose the pre-season games.

Next, as an effort to make more money – Independence Township, Springfield Township and Clarkston become the prime area for movie and TV shows.

Even spinning a few shows, like "Downtown Blue," a show about a small-town police station and the employees. The producers bring back our Clarkston Police to help them create an accurate picture of downtown police life.

Mixing in the sitcoms and dramas based on housewives, occupations or high school clubs, a new show, based on the going-ons of Depot Park or the retail shops.

Third prediction (or wish), coming off of Independence Township Board's limit on citizens' public comment. The board makes rules to limit themselves – no repeating what previous members just said.

Also, they include a few Robert's Rules, a key one "no member can speak twice to the same issue until everyone else wishing to speak has spoken to it once. Board members are limited three minutes per agenda topic – unless they are clarifying a point." The motion passes 3-1, since only four are needed to hold a meeting.

Just call me Nostradoubleu.

Realistically, 2011 will be an interesting year to watch. Michigan has a new governor. Clarkston Community Schools continues to feel the waves of Superintendent Dr. Rod Rock, guided by learning with the Wolf spirit. So far, he's walking the talk, going to games, events, and shopping downtown.

Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.
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