Tuesday morning briefing: A video game, final exams and the first post office

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

Video game of the week

Fresh from the desk of our own Jenna Zamie, whose tireless research is legend.

Game: Bastion

Genre: Action RPG

System: 360, PC

What is it? A diverse adventure game with a great deal of flexibility.

ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+

Web site: http://supergiantgames.com/?p=653

Compiled from Gamespot.com

Finals

Final exams for Eastern New Mexico University’s eight-week summer session and second four-week session are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, according to the ENMU website.

Instruction for the fall semester begins Aug. 24, and the last day to register or add or drop a class is Aug. 30. The course listings are available at http://www.enmu.edu/academics/class-schedule/.

Kitchen tips

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

Today in history

On this day in 1775, the U.S. postal system is established by the Second Continental Congress, with Benjamin Franklin as its first postmaster general.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-postal-system-established

Weather

Today — Sunny and hot, with a high near 99. Southwest wind between 5 and 15 mph.

Tonight — Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind between 10 and 15 mph.