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Brad's morning edition. Check back this afternoon for more jokes from Brad.
* UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman delivered his annual State of the University speech Tuesday. The guy standing and applauding for 15 minutes at the end? Coach Bo Pelini.
* On the Pelini audiotape: Perlman said he's disappointed, A.D. Shawn Eichorst released a statement saying he's “disheartened,” and members of the Nebraska Board of Regents are too busy cutting funding for UNO to comment.
* I'll be looking for subtle signs that Pelini is upset with the media. For example, on Saturday, if he only gives the sideline reporter 1.1 seconds of his time instead of the normal 2.4 seconds.
* When experts said Pelini would return Nebraska football to the national spotlight, I'm not sure this is what they meant.
* There are a few questions going into Saturday's game with South Dakota State. Well, just who will coach the team and who will be playing quarterback.
* The U.S. Labor Department is expecting a jobs boost due to all the extra censors hired by BTN for its next Bo Pelini interview.
* Bob Kerrey has sold the Omaha home he bought last year. Kerrey said it's a beautiful house on the inside -- probably.
* The new Jean Stothert-Mike McDonnell exit agreement contains a joint non-disparagement agreement in effect through Dec. 21. Can we just schedule the dueling press conferences for 8 a.m. Dec 22 right now?
* MECA board member Jamie Gutierrez Mora is resigning. I guess those 90-minute commutes for meetings were too much.
* The Nebraska Public Power District is facing criticism for spending $5,250 to fly four executives to a conference in Arizona. OPPD spent about $510 to fly two executives to the same conference. When you make OPPD's money management skills look good, that's a new low.
* Considering the budget problems in Omaha, the OPPD executives were just glad they weren't riding a bus.
* A new Sarpy County draft ordinance would ban public nudity. This comes on the heels of Papillion getting its first Dunkin' Donuts. Coincidence? I think not.
* Rush Limbaugh has written a children's book called “Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans” that's due out this fall. Most young readers today should make it halfway through the title.
* It's a great bedtime story. By the time you finish reading the title, most kids will be asleep.