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Friday morning briefing: Weather and phony baseball stories


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


Right off the top today because of the storm:

Winter Storm Warning in effect until 11 a.m.

Today — Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Slight chance of snow showers. Highs in the lower to mid 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows 15 to 25.

Question of the day

What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day candy?

Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Web site of the day

Visit Faith Christian Family Church's Facebook page on the Web.

Today in history

On Jan. 29, 1936, the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame elected its first members in Cooperstown, New York: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Matthewson and Walter Johnson.

A private organization based in Cooperstown called the Clark Foundation thought establishing the Baseball Hall of Fame in their city would help to reinvigorate the area's Depression-ravaged economy by attracting tourists.

To help sell the idea, the foundation advanced the idea that U.S. Civil War hero Abner Doubleday invented baseball in Cooperstown.

The story proved to be phony, but baseball officials, eager to capitalize on the marketing and publicity potential of a museum to honor the game's greats, gave their support to the project anyway.

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