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Brad's afternoon edition
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* CBS supposedly rushed its U.S. Open awards ceremony so "60 Minutes" wasn't delayed further. Most Grand Slam trophy presentations don't go, "Serena, catch! G'night, everybody."
* President Obama appears to have gained a bump in the polls. This is attributable to that all-important group of swing voters: "People who didn't read the jobs report."
* Obama has gained in the polls. Apparently, Bill Clinton is so slick he's convinced voters the bleak jobs report is Mitt Romney's fault.
* Council Bluffs may be getting a new city logo that's an oval-shaped design with “Council Bluffs” printed in the middle. I think it's just refreshing to see some officially sanctioned artwork in Council Bluffs that doesn't dwarf Mount Rushmore.
* Due to a financial shortfall, Camden, N.J., sometimes called the most dangerous town in America, laid off its entire police force. All of a sudden the NFL having to go with replacement refs doesn't seem so bad.
* The town laid off its entire police force. I assume they first considered going with a cheaper brand of office supplies.
* Kate Gosselin has been left off the reunion cast of “Dancing with the Stars.” Instead, to simulate Gosselin's dancing, producers are going to show footage of a live fish flopping on shore.
* The Mars rover Curiosity is using instruments to determine whether Mars is suitable to sustain life. If so, it may go from desolate and deserted to vibrant and bustling one day. Hey, that worked for Benson.
* The FBI file on Joe Paterno was 868 pages. Around here we call something of that length The World-Herald college football preview section.
* And congratulations to Missouri, which has successfully made the transition to shooting itself in the foot in a new conference.
* Going into Saturday's Florida State-Savannah State game, Florida State was favored by a record 70 ½ points. To simulate the action before the game, instead of X's and O's, the TV analyst showed Mr. Bill being flattened by a bus.