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Brad's afternoon edition
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* A company is coming out with a Lady Gaga doll. If you already have the Madonna doll, the Gaga doll is the exact same thing.
* The Summer Olympic opening ceremonies ought to be something. There's going to be a touching moment where a seamstress from China presents U.S. officials the bill for our outfits.
* The U.S. team will be wearing outfits made in China. And the Chinese women's gymnastics team will be in uniforms made by Hello Kitty.
* Two top OPS officials supposedly knew about would-be superintendent Nancy Sebring's racy emails and sat on the information in hopes it would not become public. This is the only district where officials sit on information like this for weeks yet close schools due to inclement weather as soon as the barometer drops.
* A group of UNO students is traveling to Cuba to renovate an old theater. It's an exchange program. In turn, Cuba is sending humanitarian workers to Omaha to help UNO students find parking.
* North Korean leader Kim Jong Un just got married. The wedding party threw rice, which the North Korean people scooped up and ate.
* All Americans have a chance to attend President Obama's August birthday celebration – if they donate at least three dollars. If you want a piece of cake, it'll be $25,000.
* Mariah Carey has been named the new “American Idol” judge. To introduce Mariah to viewers, the first three episodes are going to consist of her holding one note.
* Detroit, Chicago and Pittsburgh are testing new high-tech street lamps that talk to passers-by. This is when you know your marriage is in trouble – your spouse spends more time in front of the house talking to the street lamp than conversing with you.
* A woman was arrested for holding up a sign warning motorists of a speed trap ahead. If found guilty, she'll likely receive community service. Sounds to me like she's already performed her community service.
* In Boston a mother jumped into the middle of a youth hockey brawl. This is when you know there may be too much violence in hockey – you look out on the ice and see a 40-year-old woman with a 9-year-old in a choke hold.
* NBC will broadcast the 2013 U.S. Senior Open from Omaha. That's contingent, of course, on NBC still being around by then.
* Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said he gets drunk after every game. Boston Red Sox pitchers said, “You wait till after? Lightweight.”
* Guillen said he gets drunk after every game and earlier said he loves Fidel Castro. Surely there's a place in the Olympic movement for someone representing these ideals.