Friday morning briefing: A march, music and getting more juice

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

Marching on

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative walk is 9 a.m. Monday and starts at Potter Park.

Music, music, music

The Yam Music Series is 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Yam Theatre, 219 S. Main St., Portales.

Hiway 84 will be performing.

Admission is $5.

Information: 356-8541.

Quirky quote of the day

“It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.” — H.L. Mencken

Kitchen tip

To optimize the juice you get from a lemon or lime, roll it hard under your palm for a minute before juicing.

Today in history

On this day in 1962, Ernie Kovacs, a comedian who hosted his own television shows during the 1950s, dies at the age of 42 after crashing his Chevrolet Corvair into a telephone pole in Los Angeles while driving in a rainstorm.

The Corvair was later made infamous by Ralph Nader’s groundbreaking 1965 book “Unsafe at Any Speed: The Designed-In Dangers of the American Automobile,” about unsafe practices in the auto industry.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Sunny, with a high near 50. West wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Tonight — Clear, with a low around 25. West wind around 10 mph.