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* This weekend in the Final Four, it's Kentucky vs. Louisville. The last time there was a battle this important in the South, it involved a platoon led by Robert E. Lee.
* In the NIT finals, Stanford beat Minnesota in a rout. By the end of the game, Minnesota was known as "the land of 10 NIT viewers."
* On Sunday, a couple is going to be married live on stage during the Academy of Country Music Awards. That takes guts. Imagine sitting through three hours of songs about divorce, heartache and betrayal, then a minister walks out and says, "Where's the happy couple?"
* They're writing their own vows. They're pledging to stay together through thick and thin, even if the truck breaks down, the dog runs away, everyone goes broke and he drinks way too much.
* The big story is that $540 million jackpot. But enough about property taxes in Omaha being due on Saturday.
* There's a big lottery drawing Friday night. On TV they keep talking about how you have a better chance of being struck by lightning than winning. Let me put this in terms Nebraskans understand: There are better odds of the Nebraska men's basketball team making the Sweet 16 than you winning.
* President Obama may call the winner of the jackpot. Not to congratulate him, but to tell him he owes $310 million in taxes on winnings.
* The Mega Millions lotto jackpot reached a record - more than $500 million. I thought they were showing the winner receiving his 5-by-9 check on the news, but it turns out it was just the retiring Omaha police chief accepting his first pension payment.
* On Friday, the Omaha police chief is retiring. There's something you don't see every ... oh, nevermind.
* Alex Hayes will receive a special award as the 100th Omaha chief to retire in the past decade.
* Newt Gingrich is charging $50 to have your photo taken with him to raise money for his financially struggling campaign. For $15 you get a handshake, and if you want him to kiss your baby it's 25 bucks.
* When President Obama heard Gingrich was charging $50 a photo to raise campaign funds, Obama said, "Oh, he's good. Really good."
* A group of renegade rebels overthrew the president of Mali, throwing the entire nation into chaos. And even this is slightly more orderly than the way Republicans in this country choose their presidential nominee.
* President Obama said he's going to "fast track" the southern half of the Keystone XL pipeline. Sure, those states aren't going to vote for him anyway.
* Pope Benedict XVI is visiting Cuba. So the pope can see most of the Cuban people, someone in Havana gave him a telescope and pointed it toward Florida.
* A woman in Romania set a world record when her bridal train measured 1.85 miles long. It was originally going to measure 2 miles, but the couple wanted to keep it simple.
* I think with anything over a mile, it stops being a bridal train and becomes a highway.
* In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, officials are going to relocate a strolling turkey that's been blocking traffic. This is when you know you don't live in a huge metropolis: Your rush hour traffic report includes the words "strolling turkey."
* More information is coming out about James Cameron's trip to the deepest spot on earth. He traveled there in a tiny homemade submarine with incredibly cramped conditions that allowed for virtually no head or leg room. To prepare for the voyage, he took a flight on Southwest Airlines.
* Some middle schools are going to begin offering courses on how to be married. I'm not sure what the girls do while the boys sit on couches for hours watching sports.
* An Illinois teacher filed a lawsuit after a colleague called her fat. This sets a great example for the students. Remember kids: Sticks and stones can break your bones, but if someone calls names, sue.
* A woman in Elkhart, Ind., found a feather in her McNugget. It was described as a "foreign object." I got news for you: The feather may be the only object in the McNugget that's not foreign.
* Israel has banned underweight runway models. If the U.S. ever bans all runway models who are underweight, the clothes will have to walk down the runway by themselves.
* Husker football fans are getting their first look at a spring practice depth chart. That WikiLeaks is amazing.
* Randy Moss signed with the San Francisco 49ers. According to experts, this should do nothing to absolve Americans of their belief that all flakes eventually move to California.
* The obituary of a Denver Broncos' fan said that he hated Peyton Manning and wanted out before Manning signed with Denver. I'm glad this whole Manning-to-Denver/Tim Tebow thing hasn't been blown out of proportion.