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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* The big stories this week include: OPS is expected to name a new superintendent Monday night, and on Friday the world may end. To put in perspective how difficult the process has been, Omaha naming a new superintendent is the more shocking of the two.
* It only seems like Omaha has been searching for a superintendent since the day the Bohemian Café opened.
* On Monday night, OPS will name a new superintendent. The name of the superintendent will be made public the moment district officials are finished combing through every single email in his or her spam folder.
* If the new superintendent is still scandal-free by lunch on Tuesday, everyone will breathe a sigh of relief.
* On Sunday, Omaha received its first measurable snow of the year – 0.6 of an inch. Or, as Channel 7 meteorologists breathlessly referred to it, “Potentially the dawn of a new ice age.”
* I was thinking: what a confusing world we live in when man will soon set foot on Mars but you can't receive an email on Cox.
* This just in: It's nip and tuck over which will occur first. Cox email being restored or the world ending.
* Former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel is said to be the front-runner for Secretary of Defense. I don't know what's more shocking: that President Obama would appoint a Republican to his cabinet, or that that Republican would be from a state Obama didn't have time to visit during his campaign.
* President Obama is expected to nominate Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry for Secretary of State. Kerry has to try and replace Hillary Clinton, which means he has some pretty big hair to fill.
* Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue magazine and on whom “The Devil Wears Prada” was based, is in line to become ambassador to the U.K. or France. You know being ambassador to those countries isn't an important assignment when the front-runner is someone whose biggest contribution to the world is making sure that chartreuse is in.
* Joe Biden is now getting involved in fiscal-cliff talks. Unless Republicans come around, Biden is threatening to point and laugh derisively at them.
* Members of the Tea Party are reportedly ready to compromise. I believe we now have proof that the world ends on Friday.
* According to a survey, the best employer in the country to work for is Facebook. A rebuttal to the survey was given by a Facebook employee whose company stock is worth $4 billion less than it was three months ago.
* On Saturday, the Nebraska men's basketball team played at Oregon. Oregon coach Dana Altman disappeared for eight minutes late in the first half to explore another job opportunity, realized it wasn't the right fit, then returned to the Ducks' bench.
* There is rampant speculation that Creighton may leave the Missouri Valley Conference to form a new league with all the defectors from the Big East. I think the big question Creighton leaders need to ask is: “Do we want to be part of a 39-team conference?”
* In college basketball, Butler knocked off No. 1 Indiana. With Butler pulling off a big upset, it feels like NCAA Tournament time. And with a Big Ten team suffering a huge loss, it feels like college football bowl time.