Thursday morning briefing: A video game, Jack’s send off and the Red Baron’s last flight

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing.

Video game of the week

Our own Jenna Zamie searches the Internet each week to bring you the best.

Game: Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes

Genre: Role-playing puzzler

System: DS, 360, PS3

What is it? This puzzler features addictive battles and tons of content.

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+

Web site: Compiled from


Jack’s Hospital Hoe-down is 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Cannon Air Force Base and it’s a fundraiser and birthday party for 5-year-old Jack Sullivan of Clovis.

He’s soon off to Texas Children’s Hospital for cancer treatments and is the son of an Air Force family.

It’s at the Doc Stewart Pavilion in the Chavez West housing.

There is a live band and benefit auction and it’s open to the public.

Information: Joe or Heather Sullivan 693-2863

Quirky quote of the day

“My ancestors wandered lost in the wilderness for 40 years because even in Biblical times, men would not stop to ask for directions.” — Elayne Boosler

Today in history

On this day in 1918, in the skies over Vauz sur Somme, France, Manfred von Richthofen, the notorious German flying ace known as “The Red Baron,” is killed by Allied fire.

Richthofen, the son of a Prussian nobleman, switched from the German army to the Imperial Air Service in 1915. By 1916, he was terrorizing the skies over the western front in an Albatross biplane.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Mostly sunny. Windy. Highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear. Windy. Lows in the lower to mid 50s. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph becoming west 10 to 20 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 40 mph.

Looking forward — Windy with a slight chance of showers on Saturday and Sunday.