Some headlines to hope for in 2011

How about:  ‘DeSean Jackson quietly hands ball to ref after Super Bowl-winning TD?’ You can write your own, too!

As a new year approaches, I confess I have no special insight into what 2011 will bring to our region, state and nation:

But I do have plenty of fond and foolish hopes.

Here are some headlines I’d love to see in 2011, even though I don’t expect to see many of them:

– Corbett stuns donors, reverses field, supports shale tax.   Says it’s the best way to preserve vital priorities.

– DeSean Jackson quietly hands ball to ref after Super Bowl-winning TD.

– Boehner says: Color me surprised, but this Obama guy ain’t half bad.

– Philadelphia Parking Authority kiosks mysteriously disappear overnight.

– Appeal of reality TV plummeting; new Aaron Sorkin drama is No. 1.

– Mystery donor gives Kimmel Center grant to convert dead lobby into warm civic space.

– Residents along 422 corridor decide: Hey, that light rail line sounds great!

– Suburban biotechs churn out life-saving drugs at record pace.

– Kensington a changed, friendlier place a year after arrest of strangler.

– iTunes releases new Kanye West, George W. Bush duet, titled Decide This.

– Campus aboutface: New students dismiss Facebook as “so 2008.”

– Fox-29’s Steve Keeley retires to enter Trappist monastery.

– SEPTA introduces smart fare card; thousands faint in stations when it actually works.

– Nutter re-elected easily; vows to put his administration on “Ritalin”; Second term will have “clearer focus,” he says.

– Flyers parade a sun-drenched romp down Broad Street.

– Free Library raises dough both for addition, and additional hours

– Business Week touts job creation ‘miracle’ at Philly Navy Yard

– South Philly high looks back proudly on calm year of academic gains

– Flash mob of teens at Gallery serenades shoppers with Christmas carols

– Anne Mahlum of Back on Their Feet wins genius grant.

– Cliff Lee goes for Philly aces’ fourth straight no-hitter tonight.

– Fisker plant in Delaware ready to produce first green cars.

– Specter, Rendell enjoying retirements in East Falls.

– Reform tide reshapes City Council; Republicans win record number of seats.

– Global warming real, Sen. Inhofe admits; says: Boy, did I get that one wrong.

– Plan to sink I-95 through Center City gains backing.

– Gene therapy developed at CHOP curbs cystic fibrosis.

– Dems boot Charlie Rangel from caucus; call him “an arrogant embarrassment.”

– Revamped City Council votes to end DROP program, work through summer.

-The new worry: Are Philly fans jaded by third world championship of the year?

So, what are your hoped-for headlines for 2011? Share them below.

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