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Brad's afternoon edition
* Warren Buffett made a surprise visit to Horsemen's Park. I don't think that necessarily bodes well for the future of the U.S. economy when Buffett is finding his best opportunities at Horsemen's Park.
* An Omaha woman is accused of intervening in a traffic stop in the Old Market and assaulting a police officer's horse. If called to testify, the horse will make a more coherent witness than seen at half the trials in Omaha.
* After Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Egypt, her car was pelted with shoes and tomatoes. Hearing this made me nostalgic for my last visit to France.
* The state liquor board in Nebraska has given Walgreens permission to sell hard liquor. This is why Nebraska is called "The Good Life" - nobody lives more than 40 feet from a store selling hard liquor or fireworks.
* A new season of Jazz on the Green is under way in Omaha. Due to drought conditions, now it's called Jazz on the Brown.
* Saturday night, concert organizers in London's Hyde Park pulled the plug on a Bruce Springsteen concert before it had ended. It was awful, Springsteen had only been playing for seven and a half hours. He was just getting warmed up.
* Organizers pulled the plug because it was past 10 p.m. curfew. When the plug was pulled, Springsteen was jamming with Paul McCartney, and they were in the middle of a song. If it had been Ringo, I could see it.
* There's a new video of a dog "singing" an Adele song. He's pretty talented; this is the same dog who wrote most of Daughtry's last album.
* Author J.K. Rowling has a new book coming out. I believe it's called "I Want The Rest of Your Money."
* U.S. agents raided an east Asian sweat shop. Well, it wasn't really a raid. They were just there to pick up our team's outfits for the Summer Olympics.
* A woman filed a lawsuit against the Phillie Phanatic mascot, claiming he threw her into a swimming pool at a wedding. This is when the Philadelphia Phillies are having a bad season - the team is in last place, and the mascot gets sued.
* The Phillie Phanatic is entitled to a trial by a jury of his peers. Let's see, the San Diego Chicken, Mariner Moose...
* Because of all the crashes this year, Tour de France competitor Rein Taaramae said the event made riders feel "like soldiers in a war." I propose a new rule: Anytime an athlete uses a sports-war analogy, he gets dropped into an actual war zone for a month.
* The University of Pittsburgh signed a place kicker named Chris Blewitt. This is undoubtedly the worst name for a kicker, until the day a Steve Shank comes along.
* An Omaha competitive cyclist delivers Jimmy John's to stay in shape. Delivering Jimmy John's is a lot like the Tour de France, only with higher standards for speed and distance.