Wednesday morning briefing: Food, computer help and a corny law

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing.

Food distribution set

The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico’s commodity distribution is 1 p.m. today at the Memorial Building in Portales.

Computer help

Got computer issues or looking around to replace one?

Check out this free program — Selecting, installing and maintaining a computer from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 769-7840.

Kitchen tip

Marinate meat and poultry for at least 30 minutes at room temperature; if marinating longer, refrigerate, turning meat occasionally.

It’s a fact

South Pittsburgh, Tenn., known as “The Cornbread Capitol of the World,” has an ordinance that reads: “All cornbread must be…made in nothing other then a cast iron skillet.”

Violators can be fined $1.

Today in history

On this day in 1999, American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick dies in Hertfordshire, England, at the age of 70. He was one of the most acclaimed film directors of the 20th century.

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Today — Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Breezy, with a southwest wind between 20 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. North wind between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.