Friday morning briefing: Name a long-necker, Valentine fun and Tyson goes down

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

Name the giraffe

The deadline for submitting a name for Clovis’ new baby giraffe is fast approaching — 5 p.m. Feb. 29.

The winner of the contest gets a one-year free pass to the zoo and their name on a plaque.

Submissions must be in writing, include contact information and mailed to:

Clovis Parks & Recreation

500 Sycamore St.

Clovis, N.M. 88101

Romantic fundraiser

There is a Valentine Dinner Fundraiser 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Massey Center on the Baptist Children’s Home campus, 2200 Ave. I, Portales.

Admission is $25 per couple.

Information: 359-1254.

Kitchen tip

Keep a couple bay leaves in the flour canister to help deter the bugs (flour Weevils) congregating in their favorite hangout.

It’s a fact

In the year 2000, Pope John Paul II was named an honorary Harlem Globetrotter.

Today in history

On this day in 1992, former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson, accused of raping 18-year-old beauty-pageant contestant Desiree Washington, is found guilty by an Indiana jury.

The following month, Tyson was given a 10-year prison sentence, with four years suspended.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/boxing-legend-convicted-of-raping-beauty-queen

Weather

Today — Sunny, with a high near 52. Calm wind becoming southwest between 5 and 10 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear, with a low around 24. South wind between 5 and 10 mph.