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Brad's afternoon edition
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* A Chicago Cubs fan proposed to his girlfriend at a game and she accepted. This is the first thing that's gone right at Wrigley Field this late in the season in years.
* Under Mayor Jim Suttle's proposed city budget, nine key city administrators would be earning $270,000 more than at the end of the previous administration. With that kind of money, we could fund the first two paragraphs of another streetcar study.
* OPS named an interim superintendent on Monday. If she was Omaha police chief, she'd have already been on the job long enough to qualify for a pension.
* The interim superintendent, Virginia Moon, 66, is on Medicare and drawing on her retirement funds. That's the new OPS strategy – hire someone who may not use email.
* How about those Olympic fans? I saw one dressed as Uncle Sam and another as the Statue of Liberty – wait, that was Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on the campaign trail.
* President Obama called and congratulated Michael Phelps. Because of our economy, Obama called collect.
* The Omaha Nighthawks open the season Sept. 21. If this is anything like last year, if they win the opener they advance to the league playoffs culminating in the championship game around Oct. 3.
* Olympic skeet shooting is under way. So far, Deb Fischer has done a wonderful job representing our country.
* Women's Olympic volleyball is under way. I haven't seen this kind of fan excitement about women's volleyball since last season's Husker women's JV team last took the court.
* Tea Party representative Louie Gohmert called John McCain “numbnuts.” To retaliate, McCain called him “Louie Gohmert.”
* He called McCain “numbnuts.” Remember when politicians used to quote Gen. MacArthur and Winston Churchill? Now for reference they're citing Beavis and Butthead.
* A man in Britain has been ordered to cut down a bush in his front yard cut in the shape of a middle finger. This is the first sign that your new neighbors may not be friendly.
* A panhandler in Oklahoma City told police he earned $60,000 last year. This means we could hear someone say, “Oh, sure, I planned to use my teaching degree. But instead I opted for the bigger money in panhandling.”
* Spain's Olympic uniforms are described as loud and garish. You see the uniforms? They look like a tribute to Craig Sager.