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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* Omaha ended 2013 with a surplus of just over $10 million. Before celebrating, citizens need to remember our City Council is capable of turning that into a deficit of $300 in less than 24 hours.
* Too bad the surplus isn't $10 billion. Then city officials might consider giving us some tax relief...
* The Nebraska Legislature just passed the halfway mark of this session. The first half included a five-hour debate on novelty lighters and four hours on manure spills in Omaha. If topics in the second half get more frivolous, I'm afraid to look.
* The first half of the session was sort of the Trivial Pursuit of legislative agendas.
* An Alliance, Neb., woman won $58,000 on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire." Jon Bruning is so determined to carry the Panhandle, he's expected to name her his running mate.
* The nation's governors met at the White House. No truth to the rumors that Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman told President Obama, "I may soon have a plane nicer than yours."
* A 24-year-old Omaha man plans to walk around the world. These detours in town are getting ridiculous.
* I feel sorry for his future grandchildren. "A ride to school? Why, when I was your age, I walked around the globe."
* Nebraska ranked No. 5 in Gallup's Standard of Living index, which I believe was compiled by the group "People Who've Never Paid Property Taxes in Nebraska."
* Some Nebraska state employees and contractors went bowling while on the clock. Hey, bowling is a more productive use of time than what the Omaha City Council does in an average day.
* Disney World raised its ticket prices for the second time in eight months. Two guys complained on the news how they could no longer afford to take the family to Disney World; I believe the two men were Bill Gates and Carlos Slim.
* It's to the point where you get in line for a Disney World ride, and by the time you get to the front, prices have increased.
* A 13-year-old in San Francisco sold 117 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in two hours outside a legal marijuana dispensary. Just when I'm about to lose faith in our nation's youth, this inspirational kid comes along.
* I believe we have a winner in the "Most Enterprising Kid" contest.
* If Hillary Clinton isn't elected the first female president in 2016, I think, in about 25 years, this girl has a good shot.
* I saw a headline that read "Hillary Clinton's 'Biggest Regret.'" I just hope the words "wedding day" don't come into play here.
* Since she's a Chicago Cubs fan, I didn't even have to read the article.