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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* Joe Biden guffawed repeatedly during the vice presidential debate. The campaign has been so ugly, Democrats are claiming that a Republican in the audience shot Biden with a dart containing laughing gas.
* Breaking news from the Major League Baseball playoffs: A-Rod just struck out three times during batting practice.
* The Omaha Nighthawks offensive line skipped practice one day this week because players hadn't been paid. Picture the preparations for the Nighthawks home opener Friday night. "Stadium leased? Check. Concessions in order? Check. OK, we're ready to go. ... Hey, has anyone seen the O-line?"
* Mitt Romney was just interviewed by Wolf Blitzer on CNN. Romney is so used to appearing on shows like “Live With Kelly and Michael” and “The View” that he had prepared answers to questions like, “What's your favorite color?” and “Do you prefer lima beans or rice?”
* On CNN, Mitt Romney said that he would work for 100 percent of Americans. That always sounds better than when a candidate says, “I'm there for about 60 percent of Americans. The rest of you people are on your own.”
* President Obama just held a rally in Los Angeles featuring performances by Katy Perry, Jennifer Hudson, Stevie Wonder and Jon Bon Jovi. An Obama campaign event is sort of like the Grammy Awards, only with more music stars.
* Vogue magazine mistakenly referred to State Department official Dan Baer as an interior designer. I'm starting to think Vogue isn't politically savvy. In the correction, it referred to Baer as a wedding planner.
* I blame this on Vogue's chief political correspondent, Christie Brinkley.
* Vogue referred to a state department official as an interior designer. I'd be tempted to call this a new low in media political coverage, except for the fact I recently saw a presidential candidate interviewed by Michael Strahan.
* A United Airlines flight was forced to return to the airport because two flight attendants got into a fight. That tends to detract from that “fly the friendly skies” thing when you look up and one flight attendant has another in a headlock.
* It was the second time in a week that flight attendants got into a fight on a commercial flight. Remember the good old days when the biggest nuts on the plane weren't part of the flight crew?
* In Hillsboro, Ore., a suspected burglar was arrested after falling asleep on the floor of a home. This is a pretty good indication that your watch dog isn't much of a threat.
* The Phoenix Suns are looking to hire a new gorilla mascot who can dunk basketballs from a trampoline for $40,000 per year. OK, liberal arts grads, here you go.
* At Coastal Carolina University, someone was just charged with public disorderly conduct/intoxication, resisting arrest, assault on a police officer and domestic violence. To give you an idea how troubled college sports are: This was the cheerleading coach.
* During a pro am tournament at St. Andrews course in Scotland, golfer Paul Casey was lining up a putt when a dog stole his ball. If this happened more often, I'd actually consider watching televised golf again.