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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* In an Omaha.com contest to select "Nebraska's Best Animal," Smoke the donkey defeated Ninja Cow -- 1,642 votes to 965 votes. Originally, the contest was to be held next week, but we didn't want to humiliate any Omaha mayoral candidate who received fewer than 1,642 votes.
* Fingers crossed there wasn't a better turnout in the Best Animal vote than there is in Tuesday's mayoral primary.
* According to a Gallup "well-being" survey, out of 189 metropolitan areas, the city with the highest overall well being is Lincoln, Neb. I'm guessing the criteria included "number of orange traffic cones on the interstate leading into town."
* Lincoln is No. 1 in well being. Well, so far as criteria go, we can safely rule out climate and downtown nightlife.
* The IRS announced that taxpayers are making fewer mistakes. Just wait until they realize that instead of my 1040 form, I mistakenly sent in my NCAA Tournament bracket.
* Oscar Pistorius is now being allowed to leave the country to compete in track meets. At the current rate, before his trial begins, he'll win Sportsman of the Year.
* Singer Dionne Warwick owes $10 million in taxes. The most embarrassing thing is her psychic friends predicted she'd be getting a refund.
* A Muskegon, Mich., man reports that his $7,500 porn collection was stolen. He's getting a lot of sympathy, just not from his wife.
* The rover Curiosity sent back images of crude, bizarre life forms -- wait, those were the Marquette basketball uniforms.
* The Miami Heat just lost a basketball game. Man, that Florida Gulf Coast team is hot.
* Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel recently said he's taking nothing but online courses this semester and has been on campus about once per month. He's answering to his new nickname: Johnny Cinch Course.
* The Buffalo Bills released starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Whereupon the Bills' general manager slapped his face and went, “He was our starter?”
* The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Omaha next week. Ironically, the Globetrotters have a lower winning percentage the past four years than Omaha Central.
* Bubba Watson and three other PGA pros have recorded a rap CD and want to be taken seriously by the rap community. Suggestion: lose the plaid pants and white shoes.
* A California high school all-regional soccer team features a player named Boot Bullwinkle. Coco Crisp said, “Weird name!”