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Brad's afternoon edition
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* On Tuesday, "Live! with Kelly" introduced its new co-host. That may not sound important, but perhaps 51 percent of Americans are more interested in this than in who the next president will be.
* Security at the Democratic National Convention is very tight. That's mostly to keep John Edwards out.
* In Charlotte, N.C., it's speculated that delegates from battleground states are seated up front, with other delegations positioned based on how important they are to the Obama administration. I'm trying to confirm that the Nebraska delegation is seated in downtown Raleigh.
* To appeal to the people in Charlotte, instead of a vote to name the nominee, a NASCAR race will be held.
* On Labor Day, a parade was held to honor working people in Omaha. The highlight occurred when Mayor Jim Suttle showed up to announce he's giving all working people in Omaha a large raise.
* The TSA confiscated a cannonball. First they take away our nail clippers. Then our oversized bottles of shampoo. And now they're taking away our cannonballs? I remember a thing called freedom in this country.
* Because it's the TSA, I'm guessing they missed the actual cannon.
* I saw a beer commercial touting some guy as “the most interesting man in the world.” Based on Saturday's Nebraska-Southern Miss telecast, it was not Ed Cunningham.
* Breaking news: The World Anti Doping Agency just stripped Lance Armstrong of his $18 win in a Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes in 1997.
* In college football, Alabama routed Michigan. What an amazing world it is when we can land a rover on Mars but a Big Ten team can't defeat one from the SEC.
* Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. bet $3 million on Michigan in the game against Alabama. This was sort of the sports equivalent of betting on Pauly Shore to win an Oscar.
* Mayweather wishes he'd made a smarter bet – like wagering on the Houston Astros to win the World Series.
* The Texas A&M football game at Louisiana Tech was postponed by Hurricane Isaac. They had no choice – with 80 mph winds, Texas A&M would be forced to run the ball.