Eight things to look for in 2008

December 28, 2007 9:02:50 PM PST
There are just a few days left to 2007, and while many are looking back at the events that shaped the year, we thought we would look forward. His secret campaign weapon was his adorable 12-year-old daughter, but mayor-elect Michael Nutter is making no secret of his bold plan to fight violent crime. On January 7, Nutter will be sworn into office as Philadelphia's new mayor. Many are hoping the former councilman will restore hope in a struggling city.

Philadelphia has picked its new leader, and now the country will have to choose one as well. This is predicted to be one of the most closely contested Presidential elections in history. The first test comes with the caucuses in Iowa on January 3.

The city of brotherly love did not make the cut for host of the 2008 Olympics. That honor went to Beijing, but Philadelphia does have a pertinent role in the games. The Gymnastics Trials will be held at the Wachovia Center in June.

According to Harrison Ford, 65 is the new 25. The much-anticipated Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is scheduled to hit theaters this spring. And get this, Ford will be performing most of his own stunts.

People waited in lines for hours, even days for the new iPhone introduced last summer. All that time and money so that a year later that gadget would become outdated. Yes, Apple plans on releasing a new iPhone sometime this year.

If by spring you feel like 2008 is dragging, you can blame an extra long February. That's right it's leap year, which means that nasty winter month has 29 days.

He has given billions to charity and in July he will give up his position as head of Microsoft. Gates will switch to working part-time for Microsoft in his new role. He will work full-time for the health and education foundation that he founded with his wife, Melinda.

There is always next year, as Eagles fans can attest. The Birds' season ends on Sunday. Fans are already looking forward to next season and hoping the team gets some air under its wings for 2008.