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Brad's morning edition
* As of Aug. 16, Greyhound bus lines will no longer offer service to Omaha. Which would be a big blow to the local economy if this was 1954.
* After eight decades, Greyhound is going to stop serving Omaha. The company had no choice - Mitt Romney is using all the buses to campaign.
* For the first time in five years, home values are up. This will work out great. Omahans can now tap an equity line of credit to pay their OPPD air conditioning bill.
* It got up to 105 in Nebraska on Monday. It's so hot that, barring a major cooling trend, the sandhills cranes sent word they won't be coming next year.
* One of four finalists to be Omaha police chief is also a finalist for the same job on Spokane, Wash. Apparently, the latest Jim Suttle budget calls for cutting back by having a chief who's telecommuting.
* It's one thing that the Henry Doorly Zoo sometimes features animals on loan from another zoo, but we could have a police chief who's on loan from Spokane.
* Both Wisconsin and Indiana made the Princeton Review's list of colleges where the most hard liquor is consumed. As a result, Big Ten Media Days will be “toga optional.”
* Fed Chief Ben Bernanke seems to be advocating a hands-off approach to the fiscal cliff and is going to leave it up to Congress to fix. Couldn't we leave it up to a group more adept than the current Congress? Say, a band of trained circus baboons?
* There was a big surprise on the final night of “The Bachelorette.” He's on so many entertainment shows, President Obama walked out to present the last rose.
* This was called the most surprising “Bachelorette” finale yet. It was the most surprising because one man was watching.
* According to a new national poll, Mitt Romney leads President Obama 47 percent to 46 percent. Romney hasn't been this stoked since the post office lost his tax returns.
* The Romney campaign is asking voters to picture how the country would be different if Romney is elected. One way it'll be different is the White House Easter Egg Roll. Instead of eggs, kids will search for Romney's tax returns.
* A 500-year-old map of America has been discovered. Where Omaha and Council Bluffs would eventually form, the Dundee Theatre and Mall of the Bluffs are identified.
* On the last night of the Red Sky Music Festival, Def Leppard, Poison and Lita Ford performed. If you weren't there, picture the old MTV show “Headbanger's Ball” telecast from inside an oven.
* Charlie Sheen is claiming that he used steroids to prepare for his role as "Wild Thing" in the 1989 movie “Major League.” Charlie Sheen using a banned drug? It's gonna take a lot of convincing to get me to buy this one.
* There's a new “Call Me Maybe” parody featuring Big Ten mascots. Let it never be said that when a new trend develops that the Big Ten isn't one of the first 7 million on board.