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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* On Sunday morning, Omaha's Ugly Sweater 5K starts outside the CenturyLink Center. You know who I feel sorry for? The guy just strolling past who's mistaken for a participant.
* University of Nebraska President J.B. Milliken is moving into a 7,000-square-foot, $750,000 home, courtesy of the University of Nebraska Foundation. If anyone is keeping track, that's about 6,930 square feet larger than the typical UNL dorm room.
* NU's president will live in a $750,000 home. Not to be outdone, the Board of Regents approved allowing UNO's chancellor to work out of a better quality storage unit.
* The holder of a Powerball Lottery ticket sold in Gretna will share half a $122 million prize. If the winner is from Omaha, that works out to almost $80,000 after taxes.
* The Dundee Theatre, currently closed for renovations, will not reopen until late spring or summer. My question: Since it does not have recliner seats, a lounge, a restaurant or a game room, can we even call it an Omaha movie theater?
* This is awful news. With the Dundee closed until at least spring, where are we gonna see midnight screenings of Portuguese-language films?
* The Dundee is actually one of my favorite theaters. The renovations are to modernize it and bring the decor into the 1950s.
* Friday is Bo Pelini's 46th birthday. I'm just surprised Shawn Eichorst did not attempt to declare it a state holiday.
* Santa has arrived at Crossroads. This is sort of like the age-old question, "If a tree falls in the woods where there's not a soul around, does it still make a noise?"
* "Ho, ho, ho ... hey, where is everybody?"
* Kim Jong Un had his own uncle executed. I've attended family holiday gatherings that went almost that bad.
* After the story broke on Thursday, a new land speed record was set by Dennis Rodman driving to the airport.
* President Obama said after he leaves office, he'd like to host ESPN's SportsCenter one night. Remember when ex-presidents built houses for the poor and got hostages released? Now, they introduce the play of the day.
* Imagine hosting a show for one night only? That's sort of like the Alec Baldwin-Keith Olbermann plan.
* Thailand's prime minister dissolved the entire Parliament. Hey, if the U.S. Congress doesn't get its act together soon ... just saying.