2012 Resolutions: From Hank Adorno to Donna Shalala to Sid Rosenberg

Let's face it. For most of us,

keeping a New Year's resolution is as likely as the Miami Dolphins

finally finding Dan Marino's successor in the draft.

And some

locals should look back on the past year with shameful regret.


could use a fresh start, so Banana Republican came up with some ideas to help

them wipe the slate clean in 2012:

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