Calvin Beale, a federal employee for more than 50 years, was an expert on the town of Fayette, Mississippi. He was also an excellent source of information if you happened to be traveling to Grand Forks, North Dakota; Estes Park, Colorado; or Ephrata, Washington.
William Beach loved cantaloupe -- so much so that starting in June last year he ate it almost every day. By August, the 87-year-old retired tractor mechanic from Mustang, Oklahoma, was complaining to his family that he was fatigued, with pain everywhere in his body.
U.S. retail-beef prices rose to a record $4.475 a pound in March, up 13 percent from a year earlier, the Department of Agriculture said today. The price is a composite that includes choice beef, other beef and hamburger values, the USDA’s Economic Research Service said.