Bear News Beartown News

JULY 1, 2002

The MAD COW MURDER

The Beartown Constable got out of his truck and told the medical examiner to check out the body of Farmer Brown while he questioned Mrs. Brown and Earle Masters.
"Tell me what happened." said the Constable to Mrs. Brown.
"Well, my husband went to milk the cows and it usually takes him fifty minutes, so after one hour I went out to check on him.  He was lying on the ground unconscious with a round welt on his head.  I figured a cow had kicked him.  I ran inside and called Earle Masters.  He lives twenty minutes away and is our closest neighbor.  When he arrived, I asked him what to do.  He asked me if I had called the Constable yet.  I said I hadn't because I was too scared and didn't know what to do.  Then I called you, and and now you are here."
"Is there anything else?" asked the Constable.
"I can't think of anything else."
"Thank you." said the Constable.  He then walked over to Earle Masters and started questioning him.
"Where were you when Mrs. Brown called you?" asked the Constable.
"I was home watching TV." replied Earle Masters.
"What happened after Mrs. Brown called you?"
"Well, Mrs. Brown called me on my cell phone because she said she didn't know if I was home or not, and I always have my cell phone with me.  Then I drove to her house and arrived ten minutes later.  I asked her if she had called the police or an ambulance yet.  She said she hadn't so she ran inside and called you.  Then I waited here with her until you got here."
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Is there anything else you would like to add, Mr. Masters?" questioned the Constable.
"No, I don't think so," answered Earle Masters.
"Mr. Masters you're under arrest." said the Constable.
"Why are you arresting Mr. Masters?" asked Mrs. Brown.
"He killed your husband." replied the Constable.

HOW DID THE CONSTABLE ARRIVE AT HIS CONCLUSION? 

Check the next issue of Beartown News for the answer.


FROM LAST MONTH

The Beartown Constable, on an occasional day off, decided to ride his horse to a neighboring town and participate in their annual rodeo.  He wanted to arrive at exactly 1 PM for the jumping competition.  Being very smart with mathematics he figured that if he rode at the rate of fifteen miles an hour he would arrive one hour too soon; and if he rode at the rate of ten miles an hour he would get there one hour too late.

From the above information can you figure:
     1. When the constable started his journey?
     2. How far he had to ride?
     3. At what rate of speed did he ride?

ANSWER

The Constable left at 8AM and rode 12 miles per hour.  The distance was sixty miles.


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