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Things You Learn from Your E-mail

I have scoured the wires, checked the show rundowns, inquired at the Newscast desk, and queried my friends in Digital Media, but I'm sorry to say, there is a news story that has slipped through the cracks. Somehow, these normally reliable newshounds have missed the fact that Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today appointed Stephen M. Gemperle of Turlock, Calif., to fill a vacancy on the American Egg Board. Gemperle will represent the western states on the board. That's according to a press release that showed up in my e-mail today.

The egg board describes itself as the U.S. egg producer's link to the consumer in communicating the value of the incredible egg.

This exciting development reminded me of a similar message I received last week informing me that Lawrence A. Kern of Irwindale, Calif., and Ronald G. McCormick of Bentonville, Ark., had been appointed to the National Mango Board. Did you know that, according to statistics compiled by the board, Americans on average eat 2.2 pounds of fresh mango per person per year?

Don't think I'm complaining, but my inbox fills up with some strange items. How about yours?