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Dave Barry looks back on a downer year

Humorist Dave Barry recaps a "year that we will be happy to put behind us." Though there was plenty of bad news, Barry contends that "in almost every instance, there was offsetting good news." For example, he wrote:"Bad news: Ominous problems loomed abroad as — among other difficulties — the Afghanistan war went sour, and Iran threatened to plunge the Middle East and beyond into nuclear war."Good news: They finally got Roman Polanski."

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