Tuesday morning briefing: Open mic, a celebration, and counting presidents

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

Talent search

Friday is open mic night starting at 6 p.m. in the Latte Lounge at Mark’s Restaurant in Portales.

There is a $5 cover charge at the door.

Musicians are encouraged to bring instruments.

Information: 359-0857.

Renovation celebration

A Ribbon cutting 9 a.m. Friday marks the end of renovations at McDonalds, 2904 Mabry Dr.

It’s a fact

Barack Obama is our 44th president, but there actually have only been 43 presidents: Cleveland was elected for two nonconsecutive terms and is counted twice, as our 22nd and 24th president.

Kitchen tip

Take out the extra oven rack when baking and you can use it for the cooling rack. Works for cakes, cookies, hors douvres, whatever you like.

Today in history

On this day in 1988, Doug Williams of the Washington Redskins becomes the first African-American quarterback to play in a Super Bowl, scoring four of Washington’s five touchdowns in an upset 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/doug-williams-leads-redskins-to-super-bowl-victory

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