Friday morning briefing: A video game, fair warning and a lazy daughter

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing.

Video game of the week

Our own Jenna Zamie’s pick for the best of the best games out there.

Game: Syndicate

Genre: Shooter

System: 360, PS3, PC

What is it? A reinvention of a classic EA franchise as a shooter

ESRB Rating: Mature

Web site:

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Fair warning

There will be a DWI checkpoint Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. within city limits of Clovis.

Police officers will be specifically targeting drunk and drug-impaired drivers.


There are two ribbon cuttings/dedications in Clovis today:

• 10 a.m. at Hazen Chiropractic, 1825 W. 21st St.

• 11 a.m. at Potter Park, Grand and Upsilon, for the unveiling of a Coretta Scott King Memorial.

It’s a fact

Lazy Susans are named after Thomas Edison’s daughter. He invented it to impress agathering of industrialists and inventors.

Today in history

On this day in 1904, Theodor Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, the author and illustrator of such beloved children’s books as “The Cat in the Hat” and “Green Eggs and Ham,” is born in Springfield, Mass.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Windy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to between 25 and 30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. Blustery, with a north wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to between 10 and 15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.