Tuesday morning briefing: A video game, a spoon full of vinegar and rockets red glare

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

Video game of the week

Each week our own Jenna Zamie takes time from her myriad duties as a copy editor and paginator to relentlessly search out the best games. Here’s her offering this week:

Game: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

Genre: Third-person shooter

System: PC, 360, PS3

What is it? In this shooter you play one of the Emperor’s finest in humanity’s war-ridden future.

ESRB Rating: Mature

Web site: http://www.spacemarine.com

Compiled from Gamespot.com

Budding bards

Calling all poets.

The Eastern New Mexico University poetry slam is 8 p.m. Thursday at the CUB.

Open to anyone bold enough to give it a try.

Quirky quote of the day

“Housework can’t kill you, but why take a chance?” — Phyllis Diller

Kitchen tip

Add a teaspoon of vinegar in water while boiling eggs. Even if they crack the contents will not come out.

Today in history

On this day in 1814, Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Here’s the rest of the story:



Today — A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. West wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Tonight — A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.