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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* Several area high school students received perfect ACT scores. And even they're not smart enough to figure out the Omaha emergency snow parking rules.
* If you were considering giving a member of the Congress chewing gum for Christmas, please advise him or her that as a member of the current Congress, it will be impossible to walk and chew the gum at the same time.
* It's starting to look a lot like Christmas in the Omaha area. I just saw the happy faces of a group of children ice skating in the frozen aftermath of a water-main break.
* A woman in Louisiana was ordered to take down her Christmas lights in the shape of a middle finger. Guys, this is when you know that blind date you're arriving to pick up may have anger issues.
* This sounds like the first Christmas display in 20 years that I'd drive out of my way to see.
* Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles released a photo of their Christmas card for everyone in the U.K. to enjoy. How sincere is that? “I want to personally wish you happy holidays. It's a picture of my Christmas card.”
* Before we go any further, I'd like to wish everybody a happy end of the world day.
* Today is Dec. 21, which according to the Mayan calendar marks the end of the world. NASA and the Vatican said this is not the end of the world. However, Americans are reserving judgment until Dionne Warwick's Psychic Friends weigh in.
* NASA officials are saying that the world will not end today. So people have to choose whether to believe a U.S. government agency or a 5,000-year-old prophecy. When it's stated like that, I gotta go with the prophecy.
* This is the time of year for huge crowds. Of course I'm referring to the meeting of athletic directors of schools that are leaving the Big East.
* Wisconsin hired Gary Andersen of Utah State as head football coach. He is coming off a win in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. This is what it's come to. Winning the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl makes him the best postseason Big Ten coach in years.
* A high school girls basketball game in Indianapolis ended with a score of 107-2. This is the biggest rout all year in Indianapolis not involving a Bret Bielema-coached team.