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Top 10 things to look forward to in 2009

Erica Tiffany

10. The millionth wordAccording to the Global Language Monitor, around April 29 2009, the English Language is expected to acquire its millionth word.

9. Jimmy Fallon comes to latenight

Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Jimmy Fallon will take over Late Night from Conan, when Conan moves up to the Tonight show.

8. Cheap travel

Senior Editor of Travelocity, Genevieve Shaw Brown predicts that 2009 will be the year of travel deals. Cheap flights, hotels, and cruises can be found if booked in advance.

7. Spring baseball

The Chicago White Sox and L.A. Dodgers are moving to Camelback Ranch in Glendale for spring training, joining many other teams who train throughout Arizona.

6. Summer blockbusters

Transformers 2, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Harry Potter and the Half-blood prince, Star Trek, Angels and Demons, Year One and Public Enemies are sure to keep the summer action packed.

5. MCC will host Special Olympics summer games

April 30-May 1. In exchange for hosting, the Special Olympics will donate $10,000 into an endowed scholarship fund for students with disabilities at MCC.

4. No Doubt reunites for a summer tour

Also CD releases by Taking back Sunday, Dave Matthews Band, U2, The Fray, Brand New, Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, Jamiroquai and Outkast.

3. Fashion knock-offs

Feb. 13-20 is Fashion week, with designers introducing their hot new collections. Hopefully Forever 21 will come out with some new stuff soon after.

2. The year of Astronomy

2009 marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first observations with his telescope. On July 22 the longest solar eclipse of 21st century will occur. Also, the first Friday of every month, MCC will be hosting Astronomy nights.

1.Obama land

The nation voted, and on Jan. 20 2009, Barack Obama will officially take office.

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