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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* All of the competitors at the U.S. Senior Open are 50 and over. I think it's just nice to see professional athletes whose idea of performance enhancers are Icy Hot and Bengay.
* The U.S. Senior Open is under way. It's not uncommon at the Omaha Country Club course to encounter rabbits, ducks, squirrels, deer and racoons. It's the first major golf tournament televised on Animal Planet.
* An Omaha Golf Association official said the OCC "knocked it out of the park." After that College World Series, I'm just glad to see somebody knock one out of the park.
* I love the Senior Open. You have to marvel at the athletic ability of guys, some of whom are old enough to qualify for pre-boarding on the flight to Omaha.
* An interesting thing happened today. I blinked and missed two Douglas County property tax increases.
* Breaking news: The mayor of Lincoln is calling for more police officers on the streets just to arrest Alfonzo Dennard.
* Milwaukee police pulled over a woman for speeding and ended up helping deliver her baby. If this had happened in Omaha, police then would have ticketed the new mom and the baby.
* OPS has reduced legal fees and is looking for other ways to cut back. For example, one proposal calls for cutting the amount spent vetting incoming superintendents from 11 cents to 8 cents.
* Instead of driving out to central Nebraska to see the whooping cranes, Nebraskans have a new thing to do -- compare Matt Damon sightings.
* You've got to love the Omaha media. The best thing about our local media is the way it consistently finds time to work in an occasional report on the city budget between the 49 stories on the Council Bluffs "Teen Mom."
* Sarah Palin is hinting she may form a third organized political party. OK, I give up -- what are the other two?
* A cat is an official candidate for mayor of Xalapa, Mexico. Here's the interesting thing: Even the cat's going, "Anthony Weiner's running for mayor of New York City? What a joke!"
* In excess of 1,000 people stormed the Westroads on Saturday after a rumor spread that Justin Bieber was there. Then, the next day 2,000 people stormed Westroads after a report the Huskers' second-string long snapper might be showing up.
* The U.S. Senate allowed student loan rates to double. Now comes the worst part -- when a group of 70-year-old multimillionaires claim they can empathize with the kids taking out loans.
* Bill Clinton recently said if President Obama doesn't act on Syria, he will risk looking like a "wuss." I hate it when political insiders use their inside-the-beltway terms that can't be understood by the layman.
* Donald Trump is preparing to give a speech to a conservative group in Iowa in August, which means he's either running for president, or Melania is moving her summer home to Lake Okoboji.
* Edward Snowden is in limbo. Wait, check that -- limbo just said it doesn't want him either.