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Brad's afternoon edition
* The Douglas County election plan to save money ended up costing taxpayers $115,000 more than expected. For those new to Omaha, I'd suggest letting this sink in. It tells you a lot of what you need to know about local government.
* It's Monday. You know what that means: time for a new co-host to make her debut on the "Today Show."
* On Sunday, Kourtney Kardashian gave birth to a baby girl, Penelope. She already signed with the E! network and her new reality show, "Penelope's World," debuts Thursday.
* Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has an interesting proposal: He wants to take warning labels off packs of cigarettes and put them on carrots.
* A headline on Omaha.com on Sunday read: "Fireworks spark injuries, complaints, house fire." OK, so we have a few bugs to work out.
* The severe heat wave in Omaha has finally broken, but the impact continues to be felt. A new list of the wealthiest Omahans is out. At No. 7 are Kylie and Jennifer Smith, 7- and 8-year old sisters who ran a lemonade stand in Dundee.
* It was so hot in Washington, D.C., that a plane at Reagan National Airport got stuck after it sank into the tarmac. This may also be partially due to the average passenger carry-on bag now weighing more than a piano.
* According to a new study, unemployment often leads to entrepreneurship. Thus, the Obama administration is going to stop all references to the unemployed. Starting now they're "future entrepreneurs of America."
* At the Orlando International Airport, a TSA agent reportedly opened a jar containing the remains of a passenger's grandfather and spilled them. Just when you think the TSA agents can't get any worse, they go and lose Grandpa.
* You think you were upset an airline lost your luggage.
* Thousands of people in India swallowed live fish to cure their asthma. And even these folks are laughing at the U.S. health care system.
* The great actor and legendary tough guy Ernest Borgnine has died. Now who's going to star in "The Bo Pelini Story"?
* A fan attending a game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Miami Marlins at Tropicana Field returned to his seat after being hit by a stray bullet. I'd say this would be good for the image of baseball except for the little tidbit about getting hit by a stray bullet while attending a game.
* Reflecting on the all-star baseball game voting, a CBSsports.com writer said that fans got only six of 17 positions correct. Hey, that's pretty good considering that in the current House of Representatives we got nine out of 435 right.
* During his Fourth of July wedding to a reality TV star he met on Twitter, Chad Ochocinco repeatedly sent tweets, including, at the end, "I can't believe I just got married." I'm guessing a Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries reunion would have a better chance of working.