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Brad's afternoon edition. Click here to read his morning edition.
* I'll sum up road conditions in Omaha on Wednesday morning in a nutshell: at the Henry Doorly Zoo, the polar bears looked out at our streets and got homesick.
* Snow removal on side streets is going slow. I have an idea: mobilize every candidate for mayor, hand him or her a shovel, and we can get this done by nightfall.
* I wouldn't say some roads in Omaha were in bad shape for the Wednesday morning commute, but I saw two snowy owls nesting in the middle of Farnam Street.
* “Hansel & Gretel: Vampire Hunters” is the no. 1 movie at the box office. There's a chance I'll go to a theater showing this film. Say, if my car breaks down in freezing weather, and the theater is the only shelter for 30 miles. And even then, probably not.
* A new tour has been announced by the group The Who. Or, as people under 30 call 'em, “The What?”
* In Grand Junction, Colo., a loyal dog stayed by his owner's side after the man fell through ice on a river. Contrast that with the man's cat who rifled through his pockets, grabbed the car keys and pigged out on all the treats in the glove compartment.
* Ray Lewis has been linked to use of a banned compound found in deer antlers. After hearing this, Lance Armstrong leapt to his feet shouting, “Deer antlers? I knew I missed one.”
* The parents of John and Jim Harbaugh, Jack and Jackie, have been married 51 years. The family coaching pedigree is now so obvious that Jackie just received an offer to lead the Arizona Cardinals.
* AJ McCarron's girlfriend is covering the Super Bowl for “Inside Edition.” Considering how many people go to “Inside Edition” for their Super Bowl news, they may as well hire Manti Te'o's girlfriend.
* NU got a commitment from offensive tackle Matt Finnin of the College of Dupage (Ill.), whose 6 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 330 pounds. At the College of Dupage, he doubles as the arts and sciences building.
* Experts are trying to determine why the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Omaha didn't draw as well as the U.S. Swim Trials, or, as Omahans called the latter, “that fireworks show beside water.”
* Ashley Wagner won first place at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships despite falling twice. I'd like to clear up some confusion. There is no official “Triple toe loop to your back side” skating move.
* In soccer, the U.S and Canada just tied 0-0. OK, now I'm really ready for the Super Bowl.