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Brad's afternoon edition
* Due to the extreme heat, Nebraskans are urged to take it easy. Health experts said that for the next few days we should all pretend we're members of the Nebraska Legislature in session.
* On Wednesday, MUD set a record when 15.5 million gallons of water were used in an hour. To give you a visual of what that looks like, 15.5 million gallons is the average amount of water found in a mixed drink served at a Council Bluffs casino.
* The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is coming to Omaha this weekend. Ninety percent of Omahans surveyed said they'd rather see a lemonademobile.
* Mitt Romney leads President Obama 47 percent to 46 percent in a new poll. You know what Fox News would call a Romney victory by that margin? "A landslide."
* Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio said that after an investigation, he's determined that President Obama's birth certificate is an authentic-looking fake. Mitt Romney said, "I wonder if they also do fake tax returns?"
* Officials in Honolulu repeated that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. To which Arpaio claimed that Hawaii doesn't really exist and is, in fact, "a fake state."
* A 12-year-old Council Bluffs girl took her mom's minivan for a joyride. It was obvious she didn't know what she was doing behind the wheel, so onlookers assumed the driver was from Omaha.
* She crashed the minivan into a porch around 2 a.m. The homeowner looked out the window, saw a 12-year-old climbing out of a minivan that'd crashed into his porch at 2 in the morning and said: "These Girl Scout cookie drives keep getting more aggressive."
* A man claims that Miley Cyrus' Hannah Montana body spray can ward off unwanted animals. What does this do to the self-esteem of the creator to learn that people are carrying his body spray to keep woodchucks at bay?
* It wards off most animals. However, skunks want to mate with you.
* The "Good Morning America" spinoff just debuted. The show already has its first regular viewer - Ann Curry.
* According to a new study, Americans have a tendency to not keep sports in perspective. That's not a problem around here. Oh, by the way, be sure and buy the new World-Herald book out Monday, "Johnny Stanton: Man or Myth."
* Longtime NBA coach Don Nelson returned to Iowa to get his degree 50 years late. You know what you call it when an athlete at Oklahoma graduates 50 years after his class? The accelerated program.