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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* Mayor Jim Suttle invited Omahans to call his hotline to report poor street conditions. Not to worry if you get a busy signal – the lines should be open by late May.
* Unemployment is down in the U.S. Unfortunately, most of the new jobs created are for people who repair fenders in Omaha.
* I wouldn't say city crews have dumped a lot of sand on Omaha streets, but another movie just signed to film in town – “Lawrence of Arabia II.”
* Some exciting breaking news – the U.S. Olympic bobsled team is leaving Colorado to train on Omaha's side streets.
* Down in Orlando for the Capital One Bowl, the Huskers visited Universal Studios where they saw the shark from “Jaws.” Having just come from practice with Bo Pelini, it seemed redundant.
* After the big storm in the South and back east, much of Arkansas is without electricity. Actually, that was before the storm hit.
* Members of Congress were in session on Sunday. I don't think they grasped the seriousness. Most were wearing party hats and carrying noisemakers.
* Congress worked on Sunday. That is rare. I mean, just the part about Congress working.
* Vice President Joe Biden was brought in to reach out to both sides in a conciliatory manner. Biden's first message to Republicans was titled: “I Eat Punks Like You for Breakfast.”
* Biden spent the first six hours pointing and laughing at Republicans.
* On Friday, President Obama met with Harry Reid, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden. The big problem was Pelosi jumping up and down and cheering every time Obama made a point.
* The Tea Party took time out from negotiating the fiscal cliff to introduce a referendum mandating that couples only shake hands at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve.
* Members of Congress have been working around the clock. Not to solve the fiscal cliff, but to come up with fresh ways to blame the other party when everything goes south.
* In the Swiss Alps, the world's highest and "scariest" pedestrian bridge has opened. It's 3 feet wide over a glacier. And even the people passing over it say, “How can you drive on those Omaha side streets?”
* Canadian offensive tackle David Knevel has chosen to play for Nebraska. He's 6-9, 305 pounds. I wouldn't say Knevel is large, but in Canada he's his own province.
* Georgia's defense features lineman Kwame Geathers, who goes 6-6, 355 pounds. The last time a Nebraska defense saw someone with this combination of size, speed and power, it was Ralphie.