Wednesday morning briefing: Free dental checks, science and Olympic heroes

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday briefing.

Tooth check

Check out free dental screenings starting at 2 p.m. today at the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s Ingram Room.

Information: 769-7840.

Science fair

Judging begins 8 a.m. Friday for Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair.

It’s being held at Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Ballroom.

Information or to volunteer: Ken Cradock at 562-2078.

Kitchen tip

To get the most juice out of fresh lemons, bring them to room temperature and roll them under your palm against a hard surface before squeezing.

It’s a fact

The average ear of corn has 800 kernels arranged in 16 rows.

Today in history

On this day in 1980, In one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. hockey team, made up of college players, defeats the four-time defending gold-medal winning Soviet team at the Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-hockey-team-makes-miracle-on-ice

Weather

Today — Sunny, with a high near 72. West wind between 10 and 15 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear, with a low around 35. West wind around 20 mph.