Wednesday morning briefing: A local Top Dog, Toddle Time and terrorists strike

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

Local Top Dog

The infamous Dachshund, Sasha, who won the Clovis Wiener National’s qualifying race back in July will be competing for the title of “Top Dog” in the 2011 Annual Wiener National Finals.

Sasha is one of seven dogs competing for the 2011 title.

Her win at the Clovis race secured her spot in the finals that take place on Dec. 28 at the San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade.

Owners Bruce and Kathy Rice have been training 24/7 for this coveted title. The winner will receive the $1,000 grand prize and will be honored on the Holiday Bowl field at halftime.

Toddle Time

It’s Toddle Time 10 a.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Library.

This is for children 10 months to 3 years of age.

Information: 769-7840.

Quirky quote of the day

“Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.” — Mark Twain

Today in history

On this day in 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York explodes in midair over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing all 243 passengers and 16 crew members aboard, as well as 11 Lockerbie residents on the ground.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pan-am-flight-103-explodes-over-scotland

Weather

Today — Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. West wind between 10 and 15 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. West wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north.