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Brad's afternoon edition
* With 11,781 votes, Nebraska is leading an ESPN contest to select a campus to film a "College GameDay" commercial. OK, the bar has been set - if at least 11,782 votes are not cast in the May 15 Nebraska primary, we're gonna look pretty dumb.
* Mitt Romney's people have started dressing him in jeans and casual shirts. The big problem is viewers seeing a man Romney's age in jeans and mistaking him for the Levitra guy.
* Early Wednesday, a member of Occupy Lincoln was arrested. Because Occupy protesters sit and do nothing but take up space, the charge was "impersonating a member of the Nebraska Legislature."
* Nebraska State Sen. Colby Coash has canceled a scheduled appearance with controversial rocker Ted Nugent. Instead, Coash will opt for something more low-key. That doesn't narrow it down much - a Greek street riot is more low-key than a Ted Nugent appearance.
* "Joe the Plumber" showed up at the White House to see President Obama but was turned away. It wouldn't have been so humiliating to be denied entrance to the White House if this didn't happen 48 hours after Lindsay Lohan got in.
* I think I see the problem. To meet President Obama, he should've called himself "Joe the Golfer."
* "Joe The Plumber" showed up unannounced at the White House and was turned away. President Obama apologized. He said he misunderstood his assistant and thought she said that Joe Biden was at the front gate again.
* Newt Gingrich has finally exited the race for president. This after the Rolling Stones told Gingrich his farewell tour was taking too long.
* Gingrich is finally out of the race for president. Some of you young Americans haven't been alive at a time when Gingrich wasn't running for president.
* A candidate for political office in North Wales is campaigning by wrestling all comers. And even this is considered more dignified than the way Republicans in the U.S. choose their presidential nominee.
* At Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport, a prison inmate being transported cross-country escaped. Apparently, even though he was running through the airport with handcuffs on, airport security ignored him to do a body search on a 90-year-old.
* The prisoner was captured by US Airways employees. They held him down and said, "Don't move or we'll lose your luggage."
* In the NBA playoffs, the L.A. Clippers came from 27 points down to defeat Memphis. Memphis coaches said players forgot it was the playoffs. You know how easy it is to forget you're in the playoffs when the other team is the Clippers?
* Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said, "We're moving closer to using the P word." Petrino?
* No. 1 NFL Draft pick Andrew Luck isn't on Twitter, isn't on Facebook and owns a $10 "retro" cellphone without texting capability. I think I have a new favorite pro athlete.