Monday morning briefing: A video game, ladies only and the end of cheap gas and oil

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

Video game of the week

Our own Jenna Zamie’s latest pick from surfing the many possibilities offered on the web:

Game: Orcs Must Die!

Genre: Action

System: PC, 360

What is it? With numerous traps, weapons, and an endless supply of one-liners, Orcs Must Die! dispenses death with satisfying variety.

ESRB Rating: Teen

Web site: http://www.orcsmustdie.com

Compiled from Gamespot.com

For women only

The Women’s Information Networks presents Power of the Purse — 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, 2021 Myrle St., Clovis.

It’s billed as a fabulous purse raffle and girls-only cocktail party to celebrate the power women have to make a difference in our community.

Tickets are $15 each. Information: 935-0211.

Quirky quote of the day

“My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.” — Mike Myers

Today in history

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) implements what it calls “oil diplomacy” on this day in 1973: It prohibits any nation that had supported Israel in its “Yom Kippur War” with Egypt, Syria and Jordan from buying any of the oil it sells.

The ensuing energy crisis marked the end of the era of cheap gasoline and caused the share value of the New York Stock Exchange to drop by $97 billion.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/opec-states-declare-oil-embargo

Weather

Today — Sunny, with a high near 83. North wind between 15 and 20 mph.

Tonight — Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. North wind between 10 and 15 mph.