Monday morning briefing: Honors, finals and an old jockey guys rule

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing.

Website of the day

The Clovis News Journal is on Facebook.

Friend us:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/cnjonlinecom/54982313944?ref=ts

With honors

Today, Clovis High School is honoring students with a 3.5 or higher grade point average.

There’s a banquet 6 p.m. in the CHS cafeteria.

Video game of the week

Take off the gloves and get down to it with our own Jenna Zamie.

Here’s her recommendation if your in a fighting mood.

Game: Super Street Fighter IV

Genre: Fighting

System: PS3, 360

What is it? An expansion on the previous title with improved multiplayer modes and rebalanced characters.

ESRB Rating: Teen

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

Crunch time coming

Final exams start May 10 — just a week away — at Eastern New Mexico University.

Here’s a link to the schedule:

http://www.enmu.edu/current-students/final_schedule.html

Today in history

On May 3, 1986, 54-year-old Willie Shoemaker, aboard 18 to 1 shot Ferdinand, became the oldest jockey ever to win the Kentucky Derby.

The victory was just one of Shoemaker’s 8,833 wins, a record that stood until 1999, when it was broken by Laffit Pincay.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/shoemaker-becomes-oldest-man-to-win-kentucky-derby

Weather

Today — Springy…isolated rain showers in the morning. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. North winds 10 to 15 mph in the morning.

Tonight — Sleeping weather…mostly clear. Lows in the 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.