Wednesday morning briefing: Gaming, Congressional art and more wind

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

Video game of the week

Fresh from our own Jenna Zamie, who surfs the Internet each week to find the most exciting games.

Game: Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition

Genre: Fighting

System: 3DS

What is it? This addition to the franchise is fast, frantic and full of depth.

ESRB Rating: Teen

Web site: http://www.streetfighter.com/us/ssfiv3d

Compiled from Gamespot.com

Quirky quote

“Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.” — George Burns

Congressional art

The office of Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., is accepting submissions for this year’s Congressional Art Competition for high school students.

The winning entry will be displayed in the Capitol for one year.

The competition is open to all high school students in the Third Congressional District of New Mexico.

All entries must be submitted to Lujan’s Santa Fe district office by 5 p.m. May 4.

Information: http://www.lujan.house.gov/ or 505-984-8950

Today in history

On this day in 1896, the Olympic Games, a long-lost tradition of ancient Greece, are reborn in Athens 1,500 years after being banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I.

At the opening of the Athens Games, King Georgios I of Greece and a crowd of 60,000 spectators welcomed athletes from 13 nations to the international competition.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-modern-olympic-games

Weather

Today — Windy. Highs in the 80s. West winds 15 to 25 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 45 mph.

Tonight — Windy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms with little or no rain in the evening…then slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s. West winds 20 to 30 mph becoming southwest 10 to 20 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 45 mph.