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Brad's afternoon edition
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* The chief of staff for NU President J.B.Milliken was ticketed for violating water restrictions. She didn't like the way it was handled, after police woke her up at 5:15 a.m. Hey, considering the way Lincoln is going after water scofflaws, she's just lucky they skipped the tear gas.
* The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce has a new campaign to keep young people from moving out of town. I'm thinking that new Lincoln initiative, “Water Your Lawn, Do Hard Time,” is not going to help.
* Council Bluffs is erecting a new piece of artwork along the Broadway Street viaduct that's made of 50 tons of steel. Considering Council Bluffs' standards for roadway art, this could be a miniature vase.
* Only in Council Bluffs does it require a crane and an earth mover to hang a piece of art.
* A 5-year-old kindergarten student was ordered to turn his University of Michigan shirt inside out. This seems ridiculous until you learn it happened in Oklahoma.
* The kid should have probably known better. Considering he was attending kindergarten in Oklahoma, he's probably 13 or 14.
* Mariah Carey is going to sing before the NFL season opener. Because of the referee lockout, she will also serve as head linesman.
* New York City is being affected by Hurricane Isaac. Winds were so strong, a New York Jet was finally blown into the end zone.
* Patriots receiver Wes Welker underwent a five-hour hair transplant procedure because he was reportedly self-conscious about his receding hairline. That was evident during his wedding in June when he left his helmet on.
* Twenty New York Jets brawled during practice. Rex Ryan announced he's done making Super Bowl predictions but then said he's picking his team to win Smackdown XXXIV.
* Roger Clemens, 50, signed to pitch for a minor league team in Texas. Clemens signed just for fun, which means he'll be throwing at batters' heads only when absolutely necessary. For example, if they're looking at him funny.