Tuesday morning briefing: America’s big band and fighting cancer

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday briefing.

America's big band

The U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors perform 7 p.m. Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium.

They're billed as America's big band.

The concert is free but you must pick up tickets at the Clovis Community College cashier's office.

Fundraiser

There's a fundraiser for Portales' Relay for Life from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday at Rib Crib in Clovis.

Bring in a Rib Crib flyer and 10 percent of your ticket goes to the American Cancer Society.

Information: 742-0200.

Curious quotes

"I can see clearly now… that I was wrong in not acting more decisively and more forthrightly in dealing with Watergate." — Richard M. Nixon

It's a fact

The human brain stops growing at the age of 18.

Today in history

On this day in 1860, the first Pony Express mail, traveling by horse and rider relay teams, simultaneously leaves St. Joseph, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif.

Here's the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pony-express-debuts

Weather

Today — Slight chance of isolated showers. Mostly cloudy and breezy, with a high near 57.

Tonight — Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

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