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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* Friday is the final day to register to vote in Omaha's April 2 mayoral primary. This is nice. When you register to vote, you're given a compass and assigned a Sherpa to help you find your closest polling place.
* The House of Representatives passed a last minute, Tea Party-sponsored plan to avert a government shutdown. Because it's a Tea Party plan, it calls for boosting spending by creating manufacturing plants to design pants to end full frontal nudity in zoo animals.
* The FCC Chairman is expected to step down. OK, I realize the first day NCAA Tourney calls on TNT weren't so good, but I'm not sure it warrants the resignation of the FCC Chair.
* In the NCAA Tournament, VCU beat Akron by 46 points. You know the game is out of control when a team cuts down the nets before halftime.
* VCU beat Akron 88-42, and Syracuse defeated Montana 81-34. It's about time we have a 30-point rule in NCAA tourneys to stop the games early.
* Missouri was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament so fast, its fans were still on their second beer.
* A new season of “Dancing with the Stars” is underway with lots of hot celebrities. I think it'll come down to the guy who starred in “Flipper” vs. the gal from “Bewitched.”
* Andy Dick is one of the competitors on the new season of “Dancing with the Stars.” To put this in perspective, there are better odds of that comet that's passing near Earth in 2033 to slam into our planet than of Andy Dick winning.
* Kristin Cavallari now says that the TV show “The Hills” was fake. I haven't been this shocked since I learned that Sergeant Slaughter was not an active duty member of the U.S. military.
* Ray Lewis has been hired by ESPN. I personally can't wait for the first time sideline reporter Lewis clotheslines a coach who tries to run past him.
* Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph has a huge cat phobia and is deathly afraid. You know the one cat Randolph doesn't fear? The Charlotte Bobcat.
* In Illinois, a golfer fell into an 18-ft. sinkhole on the 14th hole. Being true golfers, as soon as they finished their round, his playing partners told somebody.
* In Fingal, Tasmania, the World Coal Shoveling Championships are underway. Why do I get the feeling this was started by a guy who needed to clean up some coal? “It's for the world title, boys, whoever shovels the most is champ.”
* Hey, if we have a winter storm this weekend, the World Speed Snow Shoveling Championships are in my driveway.