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* Preparations continue for Fourth of July fireworks shows. The tea party is urging that roman candles be avoided in favor of American candles.
* Germany has issued a summons for the U.S. ambassador over the spy scandal. I'm trying to confirm that President Obama told the ambassador to hang out in a Russian airport until asylum is granted in Ecuador.
* Before President Obama's motorcade passed through the streets of Tanzania, the streets were emptied. Driving down streets that were completely deserted, Obama felt like he was campaigning in Avoca, Iowa, again.
* The Apple company unveiled a new logo. Considering the recent performance of Apple stock, I believe the new logo is a shareholder with his pants' pockets turned inside out.
* At the AT&T Open, competitor D.H. Lee flipped off a gallery. All of a sudden Omaha Lancers fans are interested in the upcoming U.S. Senior Open. "This sport doesn't sound so bad after all."
* In Monroe County, Fla., a deputy had to remove a Doritos bag from the head of a deer. OK, the junk food craze in this country is officially out of control.
* A new statistic: there are more cellphones in the world than toilets. I believe this study was conducted by The Association of People With Way Too Much Time On Their Hands.
* The day after the Stanley Cup finals ended, 25 percent of workers in Chicago showed up late for work. The good news is most people in Boston were early.
* The 2013 Tour de France got underway on Friday. The results will become final in 2028, after the appeals process runs its course.
* The best thing about weekend Wimbledon coverage was how the network would occasionally cut away from shots of Pippa Middleton in the stands to show some of the tennis.
* Over the weekend the Omaha Storm Chasers welcomed their one-millionth all-time fan, who happened to be a 10-year-old boy. What are the odds of the one-millionth person to visit Werner Park being a 10-year-old? Actually, about 90 percent.
* In July Werner Park will play host to a couple U.S.-Cuba baseball games. I'm looking forward to Cuban players getting their first look at the Werner Park mascots and assuming they're the result of the Chernobyl meltdown.
* Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez' first major league hit got stuck in the outfield wall. The 2013 crack MLB umpires immediately called it, “A ground rule something-or-other.”
* The Dodgers and Diamondbacks, who just had a bloody, bench-clearing brawl, will open the 2014 season in Sydney, Australia in a goodwill game. Compared to this, sending Dennis Rodman to North Korea sort of makes sense.
* It's a goodwill game. All the goodwill is expected to evaporate the moment Tommy Lasorda eats an endangered wallaby.