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Brad's afternoon edition
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* Bugs were discovered inside soup that was to be served to elementary students in the Papillion-La Vista schools. Just when you think it's impossible for school lunches to be any less appetizing, this happens.
* The bugs were identified as sawtoothed grain beetles. School officials are just glad they aren't zebra mussels.
* Good news: The bugs are not harmful. Bad news: Everything else in the school lunches is harmful.
* Creighton University is one of six finalists to host the fourth hour of the “Today" show. Let Iowa have its visits from President Obama and Mitt Romney. We may soon get someone not afraid to discuss the big issues – Kathie Lee and Hoda.
* About 130 inmates escaped from a prison in Mexico. Normally, when you see 130 inmates running this time of year it's Oakland Raiders season-ticket holders arriving for the first game.
* Lindsay Lohan has been arrested in New York City. This proves she was serious about changing – she's usually arrested in Los Angeles.
* Actor Russell Crowe was rescued by the Coast Guard after getting lost while kayaking near Long Island. After reading this, I don't think I'll ever be able to watch “Gladiator” again.
* One of the Olsen sisters is sporting pink hair. The idea is to make you forget that she's wearing a tablecloth to a premiere.
* The Phoenix Suns are looking to hire a new gorilla mascot that will don an ape suit and dunk off a trampoline for $40,000 per year. OK, all your naysayers who criticized the latest jobs report, what do you say now?
* A high school football coach in Nashville called in to a radio show to say he saw a Mississippi State recruit accept $200. Normally when a football player is pocketing 200 bucks, it's a Kansas City Chiefs rookie getting his signing bonus.
* Players on a soccer team in Italy have been warned by coaches to not have sex two days before a game to avoid injuries. This should do nothing to take away from the image of Italians as passionate lovers.
* Due to the NHL lockout, the Florida Panthers laid off mascot Stanley C. Panther. And even this gig would be over the heads of most of the NFL replacement refs.