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Brad's morning edition
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* Monday was one of the hottest days ever for the College World Series. It was so hot, several fans reported seeing a mirage. Folks, that was not a mirage - South Carolina actually lost.
* A Lincoln city councilman announced a campaign to annex Omaha. It's all tongue-in-cheek. Just so there's no confusion, the Grand Island plan to invade Lincoln and take over is dead serious.
* The new Omaha.com website debuted Tuesday. One change: No more anonymous reader comments after articles. So I think we've seen the last of the comments ending in five exclamation marks blaming the OPPD rate increase on the Lyndon B. Johnson administration.
* According to a study, the quality of Omaha's air has declined. The city is now environmentally stabilized - our air and tap water stink equally.
* The United States just experienced its warmest spring since 1910. Experts attribute this to all the hot air gushing from the candidates in the congressional primaries.
* The city of Dallas was pummeled by baseball-size hail. So apparently Mother Nature has watched the "Dallas" TV show reboot.
* In the Midwest, an object just traveled at twice the speed of light. It was the Romney bus tour passing through areas that are not considered key battleground states.
* On his bus tour, to try and relate to working class Americans, Mitt Romney stopped to give a speech from the bed of a pickup truck. Romney blew it when he referred to the pickup as "that icky, blue collar vehicle."
* I saw Romney giving a speech from the bed of a pickup and for a second thought it was an Oklahoma City Thunder pep rally in Miami.
* A horse co-owned by the Romney family has made the U.S. Olympic equestrian team. It will be the only horse to arrive at the Olympics in a crate on top of a station wagon.
* A convention of cable television executives just wrapped up. How great would it had been if every time they tried to order room service, they were told that the food will arrive "sometime between nine and five."
* Kim Kardashian suffered three wardrobe malfunctions in a week. That's pretty bad when your combined wardrobe malfunctions exceeds the length of time of your last marriage.
* There's a word for someone who suffers that many wardrobe malfunctions: flasher.
* CBS has canceled "CSI Miami." The good news is there are about 27 CSI shows still on the air, including the new "CSI Poughkeepsie."
* Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley is getting married. He expects to feel the most pressure in his athletic career as Ben Roethlisberger waits in line to kiss the bride.