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Brad's afternoon edition.
* An alligator was apprehended inside O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. I've always said that O'Hare is a zoo.
* The alligator was dehydrated and malnourished but expected to survive. Pretty much the condition of every passenger that passes through O'Hare, too.
* Actually, on Southwest Airlines, a full-grown, live alligator is considered acceptable carry-on luggage.
* The FAA has lifted the ban on a number of electronic gadgets. This also might be a good time to to dispel the implication that if every passenger's seat isn't in the "upright and locked position," it sets up a doomsday scenario.
* Sen. Rand Paul is vehemently denying allegations of plagiarism first broached by Rachel Maddow and said he wishes that dueling was legal in Kentucky. If Rand Paul and Rachel Maddow had a duel, I'd be willing to skip Monday Night Football.
* A Tennessee state senator handed HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius a copy of the book "Websites for Dummies." Hey, if this works out, maybe for Christmas we can send members of Congress "Debt Ceilings for Dummies."
* There were high wind warnings for eastern Nebraska on Sunday. This worked out great for men watching a replay of the Westerkamp catch. "Tears? No, the wind blew something in my contact."
* Kelly Osbourne got a manicure made from crushed white diamonds that cost $1 million. However, in a sign of the new frugality among the young, she only went with the 800k pedicure.
* An 82-year-old man has graduated from college with a degree in art. He said he’s just like any other art major. Which means he will be moving in with his parents.
* According to a new study, the thing women find most attractive in a man is a deep voice. That means the Dos Equis guy could be drinking Tang, and he’d still have women hanging on him.
* A Stone Age-era flute has been recovered from beneath of ruins of the first place music was ever made. The Ranch Bowl?
* Actually, it turns out the Stone Age flute was originally played on Cher’s first farewell tour.
* On Sunday Rex Ryan’s Jets played Rob Ryan’s Saints. This was reminiscent of that “Family Feud” episode with the two obnoxious families you’d hope would both lose.
* Dennis Rodman said he will coach the 2016 North Korean Olympic basketball team. Great job, Dennis - there’s no pay, and if you get eliminated early, you’re executed.
* Singer Wayne Newton’s yacht sank in a Nevada lake. I’d rather have watched this than any America’s Cup competition in the past 10 years.
* In the season-opening win over the Clippers, the Lakers bench scored 76 points. That breaks the bench scoring record of 75 points set by the Baylor football team earlier this season.
* The Buffalo Sabres made history last week when they started four teenagers. At one time, the entire front line was texting.
* A victory parade was just held in Boston for World Series champion the Red Sox. Each player needed two convertibles - one for him and one for his beard