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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 28, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas f    See haw    > sausage, win*, tortillas, arrowheads, and i    jumiturt \ wot mode. Laster egg dyeing and painting/ 6(adumitiung, candil dipping, \ hayride. dancers, folk singers Herald-Zeitung □ Sunday,■ April 28, < i* I 1996 09 A Texas Briefs Tmuui Pays $34,500 al Ktmtdy Auction for Worn Saddle AUSTIN (AP) — John McCall, who likes to collect tilings, admits that he paid $34,500 for a worn saddle that's worth hardly anything at all. “It’s a beat-up saddle,“ McCall told the Austin American-Statesman on Friday. “If I went out to sell it today, I’d probably get $25 for it.*’ But this particular saddle once cradled the hips of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and so it like hundreds of other items at the Sotheby’s New York auction took on a value far beyond its practical worth. McCall, president of Austin-based Armstrong-McCall, a privately held beauty products company, bought the item by phone Thursday during the auction. “There were three items I wanted,” McCall said. One was John F. Kennedy’s rocker that sold for more than $400,000. But he said he couldn’t see paying twice as much for it than for his house. Taut: Ona Prices Continue to Spiral, But tome Have ll DALLAS (AP) — Like people all across the nation, Texans are growing increasingly concerned about gasoline prices, which have risen by about 20 cents per gallon since Christmas. Calvin Golden of Dallas said he was planning to drive to the Olympic Games in Atlanta this summer, but said if die price of gasoline continues its meteoric rise, he may have to reconsider. “Ifs extremely expensive now,” Golden, 36, told the Dallas Morning News. “We're looking at a 20 percent increase in transportation costs. If it gets 20 or 30 percent higher, we’ll have to rethink our vacation seriously.” In Houston, Charles Ratcliffe stood beride his car after work Friday staring intently as the numbers rolled by quickly on the gas pump. The stop at die Texaco station on Richmond in Montrose cost him $1269 per gallon for regular unleaded, up more than 20 cents over the last few months. He says he's now paying $2,000 a month for gas for the six deb very vehi cles of his florist operation.    Bpi Texas Faces $4.5 Billion I Coot to House 52,000 I 'Rookin’ Criminals SAN ANTONIO (AP) — It will . cost $4.5 billion to house the 52,000 H criminals who entered the Texas prison gB system in 1995, according to a new B report on prison economics.    H Tony Fabelo, who heads the state’s | Criminal Justice Policy Council, delivered the report Friday at a Texas Citizens* Action Roundtable discussion at City Hall in San Antonio. The estimate is for die 279,000 years — an average of about 5.3 years per inmate—that die 52,000 inmates will be in the state prison system. A major prison construction program increased prison capacity from about 38,000 in 1986 to 145,000 bythe end of last year. In the past five years, the number of prison units went from 40 to 114. During that same time, prison operating costs went from $700 million per year to $2.2 billion. Jury Deadlocked after Week of Deliberations HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has told a deadlocked jury to return Monday for a second week of deliberations in a 6-week-old trial involving an estimated $125 million in costs for the 1993 shutdown of the South Texas Nuclear Project. The city of Austin is seeking damages from Houston Lighting & Power Co., contending the utility’s mismanagement was to blame fra* the shutdown for more than one year of the $6 billion Bay City power plant. ■ The jury reported Thursday to state ^District Judge Mark Davidson that it Bl was at an impasse in the nine-ques-Htion verdict form. Davidson instructed III the panel to continue trying to reach Bi agreement on the issues. H In a civil trial, a verdict requires nj agreement from 10 of the 12 jurors. ■ HL&P maintains that problems were la part of the expected “shakedown” IS period for the plant, which went on Hline in 1988. The utility also argues that Austin, as one of the owners, was KH ultimately responsible for its perfor-H mance. Company touts new, smokeless cigarettes WASHINGTON (AP) — R.J.I Reynolds attorney Charles BlixtH smoked 20 Eclipse cigarettes, tapping ■ them onto an ashtray as RJR unveiled SI its long-promised “smokeless” ciga-H rette at a closed-door meeting with I four leading tobacco critics.    I Skeptical, Dr. Michael Cummings H peered into the ashtray — and saw no I ash. Cummings isn’t convinced Eclipse is a safer cigarette, but with that ashtray, RJR got his attention. “It was amazing to see,” recalled Cummings, of the Roswell Park Cancer Center. That private meeting April 12 at RJR’s headquarters has some antismokers crying foul, fearing the tobacco giant could defuse criticism of its unusual new cigarette by co-opting anti-tobacco scientists. But the dissension begs a broader question that divides tobacco critics: Is there such a thing as a safer cigarette? Antismokers “are schizophrenic about it,” said Richard Kluger, author “Ashes to Ashes: America’s Hundred-Year Cigarette War.” “They recognize if they could get a less toxic cigarette out, fewer people will die, but the fear is it will keep people smoking” who might otherwise have been scared into quitting, he explained. Some critics want Food and Drug Administration-run testing of any potentially safer cigarette, while others see “fake cigarettes” as a wave of the future. “We have been looking at still more radical and less toxic approaches” than even RJR, said Jed Rose, a nicotine Obituary William Mims William Mims of New Braunfels died Saturday, April 27, 1996 at McKenna Memorial Hospital at the age of 74. Graveside services will be Tuesday, April 30 at 3 p.m. at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Visitation will be Sunday, April 28, from 4 p.m. until I p.m. Tuesday at Zoeller Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the family to help offset the cost of the funeral. patch inventor at Duke University who ■ is testing a cigarette-like tube packed H with nicotine salt — but no tobacco H — that smokers would inhale.    H RJR’s Eclipse looks like a regular H cigarette, too, except for a small carbon H tip that, when lighted, heats the tobac- B co instead of burning it. RJR intends to jl advertise that Eclipse produces 90 per- H cent less smoke than regular cigarettes,® not that it’s safer, although experts say BB drat is implied.    B Yet scientists fear Eclipse may give smokers more carbon monoxide, something drey say RJR’s own tests on 20 employees showed. And some antismokers asked the FDA to block Eclipse, saying it’s not a real cigarette lait a “nicotine-delivery system” that actually has more dangerous tar than some “light” cigarettes now sold — 2.9 milligrams vs. 1.8 mg. It has die same nicotine levels as “light” cigarettes. The FDA is considering the petition. Eclipse is not RJR’s only attempt at a less toxic cigarette: It is testing in Oklahoma City Winston Selects, with a special filter that allegedly blocks free radicals, molecules linked to heart disease and cancer. But with final market testing of two Eclipses — full-flavored and mild — scheduled for Chattanooga, Term., in June, RJR is introducing it to scientific critics. “If Reynolds can get leaders in the public health community to buy off on this thing (Eclipse), that would be a huge public relations coup,” said Staunton Glantz of the University of Cali-M forma, Sari Francisco. ■ The meetings “were simply to share ■this information so if they’re going to be discussing it, they have the basis to do so,” said spokeswoman Peggy Carter. RJR first contacted David Sweanor, a risk-reduction specialist with Canada’s Nonsmokers* Rights Association. Sweanor calls such meetings “like having peace negotiations during a war,” but was intrigued by Eclipse’s potential. So he and New Jersey nicotine expert John Slade met RJR officials in Newark. Then on April 12, they, Cummings and fellow Roswell Park scientist John Pauly attended at six-hour briefing at RJR’s North Carolina headquarters. They left with concerns, especially whether Eclipse could increase heart disease by putting more carbon monoxide into smokers’ blood than existing light cigarettes do. That might have happened because smokers took more or deeper puffs on Eclipse, Cummings said. Eclipse never gets shorter, unlike regular cigarettes that bum to a butt, so ifs hard to know when to quit. RJR spokesman David Fishd denied carbon monoxide is too high. But “drey said ‘this is a problem, this product doesn’t do everything we’d like it to,’” Cummings recalled. But he was intrigued ty data on secondhand smoke. While most cigarettes bum more than 500 milligrams of tobacco, Eclipse bums just 25 milligrams when the carbon is lighted, so smokers* first critical puffs taste and smell like a traditional cigarette. Then glass fibers stop the fire from spreading so inner tobacco merely heats and the smoke disappears. It also appears less likely to start a fire, Cummings said. Still, he had questions: Are the carcinogens in cigarette smoke still there, only invisible? Can the glass fibers be inhaled? The scientists want human testing, and Sweanor is preparing conditions to present to RJR. RJR in 1988 spent $300 million on another smokeless cigarette, but smokers complained Premier smelled funny and was hard to smoke. Antismokers had united to fight Premier when RJR yanked it Philip Morris, which has patented la cigarette that haste by electricity instead of carbon, and other companies are watching Eclipse’s fete. If it fails, RJR says it will cease such harxn-reduction research. Bm? 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