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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* For the first time in 29 years, a Big Ten team – Indiana – qualified for the College World Series. In Omaha terms, that's something like 47 OPPD rate increases ago.
* Even though it's been 29 years, some early arriving Big Ten officials in Omaha remarked: “I remember that pothole.”
* A Big Ten team making the CWS field is as unlikely as a Kardashian appearing in the finals of the National Spelling Bee.
* Despite the rain, there was a good turnout for Beerfest in Omaha over the weekend. No surprise there. Many Omahans would cross a raging river and run through a herd of starving tigers to get to discounted beer.
* Mayor Jean Stothert will be sworn into office on Monday at City Hall. To demonstrate her frugality, she wanted to do it at Dollar Tree.
* Stothert is nothing if not frugal. She will be sworn in with her hand on a Sears catalog.
* Over the weekend, the Internet exercise craze of Prancercise, where you gallop like a horse, made its debut in Memorial Park. It was on the news. I thought I was watching the Belmont Stakes.
* Over the weekend, President Obama had eight hours of talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. To put that in perspective, we've had Democratic presidents who didn't talk to their wives for eight hours over their two terms.
* To get some privacy, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping went for a walk alone in the California desert. Fortunately, the NSA had placed a microphone inside a salamander, so part of their conversation was recorded.
* The federal government barely knows anything about China's activities these days. It's too busy monitoring the Verizon records of a fry cook in Moline.
* The U.S. Congress may look into the NSA leaks. That's good news. We should have some answers by March of 2039.
* There is YouTube footage of a woman who drinks beer through her ear. Nowadays, I believe this is part of the Mensa test.
* Usain Bolt just lost a race. I had no idea Usain Bolt was even entered in the Belmont Stakes.
* Two crewmen at a NASCAR race in Richmond have been charged with misdemeanors for allegedly fighting. Because they're members of the pit crew, the fight was over in 2.7 seconds.