Thursday morning briefing: Senate work, stars shine and Mantle says it’s so

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing.

Intern opportunity

Sen. Tom Udall invites New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience to apply for internships in his Washington D.C., Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Carlsbad offices.

Washington internships have two sessions for summer interns: May 29 – June 29 and July 2 – Aug. 3.

The deadline to apply for both sessions of the DC-based internship is March 18.

Here's a link: http://www.tomudall.senate.gov/?p=internships

Stars shining

The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Theatre is hosting a student-run theatre lab 7 p.m. Saturday at the Studio Theatre in the University Theatre Center.

It is free and open to the public.

This open lab titled "Between the Lines" is a forum for work written, directed and acted by students. Each of the five pieces runs from seven to 15 minutes.

Kitchen tip

If you prefer cookies that are puffy, add an extra tablespoon or two of flour with the other dry ingredients.

It's a fact

Parker Brothers prints about $50 billion worth of Monopoly money in one year.

Today in history

On this day in 1969, New York Yankees center fielder Mickey Mantle announces his retirement from baseball.

Here's the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mickey-mantle-retires

Weather

Today — Areas of blowing dust after 11a.m. Sunny, with a high near 74. Windy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to between 25 and 30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear, with a low around 35. West wind between 15 and 20 mph.

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