The DingDing and DungDung Awards – 2012 Stories

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2012 Stories of the Year …

The year 2012 will long be remembered for incredible acts of courage, scientific breakthroughs, natural wonders, and some of the most egregious events to compound our souls.

While we might view differently the people, places, and events that defined 2012, what follows are 20 that make my list. You will be asked to complete this list with the 21st..

Thank God, the DingDing awards outnumber DungDung awards. I do not rank them as each could be the top or the bottom of the list. 

In considering the stories below, DingDing and DungDung Awards places them in a broader context; what I call “Lasting Lesson”.  Well without further delay, here are my major stories for 2012:

 

Oscar Pistorius – “Life Hurdler”

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Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno & Penn State 

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Mother Nature – Year of Reminders

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Correction Corporation of America [CCA] – Slaveonics

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US Women Olympians – The Pride of A Nation

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Alex Baumgartner – Courage

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American Terrorists – Spiritual Void

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Alicia Keys – Humanity

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US Presidential Election – Peaceful

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Lance Armstrong – Scandalous

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LeBron James – Redemption

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Facebook Initial Public Offering – Greed

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Adrian Peterson – Beat the Odds

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Stand Your Ground – The End of Civility

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Johns Hopkins University – Advancement

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Individual Mandate – Controversy

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The Ohio State University Football Team – Integrity

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William Bailey – Assaulting Hope

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Curiosity Rover – Scientific Genius

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Gabby Douglas – Faith

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You Call It …

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