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Brad's afternoon edition
* After his inflammatory remarks, the Secret Service has already investigated, interviewed and cleared Ted Nugent. Man, they worked fast. It's almost as if the Secret Service had something better to do.
* Another tape that may be a screaming, ranting, profane Mel Gibson has surfaced. Gibson claims he was just doing research for a role as a JetBlue pilot.
* A pre-schooler ran onto the field at a Chicago White Sox game. Because he was a typical American pre-schooler, security lured him off the field by pulling a hot dog on a string.
* A baby was born on a Delta flight to Atlanta. Imagine having your first look at the world be inside the Atlanta airport. Who wouldn’t want to crawl back into the womb?
* Over 15,000 Realtors are going to rally in favor of home ownership. This Realtors group is already having a positive impact. Major banks are lowering the credit score needed to qualify for a loan from 825 to 824.
* Omaha’s first funeral home exclusively for dogs has opened. It’s the only funeral home where the departed’s family members chase after the hearse.
* Guitars belonging to members of the Tom Petty Band were stolen in California. I say give the thieves community service, i.e., order them to steal Creed’s instruments.
* Northern Illinois linebacker Jamaal Bass was indicted for felony assault after running into a member of the Toledo band in November. The D.A. is throwing the book at Bass. If convicted, he’s going to serve a year in jail, to be woken up every morning by the Toledo band playing fight songs.
* Ahead of the NFL draft, you can buy Robert Griffin III thongs. For the first time, people sitting at Husker games wearing rubber corncobs on their heads can go: "Geez, that’s stupid."
* The Wells Fargo Open is underway. It’s the only PGA tournament where the scorecard pens are kept on chains.
* In a game against the Padres, the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled off a ninth inning triple play to win. It was the second-rarest event in Dodgers history, right after the time Tommy Lasorda skipped the pre-game meal.
* Fenway Park has turned 100. A ceremony was held featuring a 20-foot cake that was pushed through Bill Buckner’s legs.
* Ryan Seacrest may join NBC’s Olympic coverage. This is part of NBC plan to appeal to a larger number of viewers by replacing the track and field events with a lip-syncing contest.