BREAKING BRAD

A high temperature of 67 degrees in Omaha is predicted today. In February, I'm more used to headlines reading "Wild wintry weather weekend ahead."

Nebraska Democrats will be able to participate in next month's caucuses by absentee ballot. Contrast that with the Iowa caucuses, where to participate you need to report to your neighbor's family room at 6 p.m. sharp.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said we need a presidential candidate along the lines of Ronald Reagan. At this point I'd settle for the Ronald Reagan figure from the Hollywood Wax Museum.

A website called Open Table has published a list of the 25 most romantic U.S. cities. Omaha is not atop the list. But that's only because for some weird reason not everyone considers "road closed" signs to be romantic.

The Academy Awards ceremony is Sunday night. This thing traditionally lasts about as long as Omaha Beer Week.

Two more Chick-fil-A restaurants are planned for Omaha. Welcome to Omaha, where it apparently takes less time to build a Chickfil-A than it does to repair a pothole.

For Brad's latest musings, go to Omaha.com/Dickson

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