Newsmakers of the year
Other Newsmakers articles
Political Yearbook: Ottawa’s hall monitor, gossip girl, head cheerleader and more
Twits of the Year: The buffoons and boneheaded moves of 2009
Lingo: Kate Gosselin’s hair cut got its own phrase, as did Michelle Obama’s pipes
This year’s hero: Reluctant star, David Shultz
The year in quotes: World edition
Wheels of fortune: Winners and losers in a big year for the auto industry
Comeback: Afghan Taliban
Breakup: Frank Stronach and Opel
U-Turn: Stephen Harper
Merger: Figure skating and hockey
Rogues: The Blingsheviks
Winner: Mr. Turnaround, Tim Geithner
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