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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 2, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Page 10a — Herald-Zeitung — Sunday, November 2, 2003 Hunters Harry Potter blamed for kids’ headaches prey for Texas retailers BANDERA — Texas merchants are stalking a lucrative prey: the state’s hunters. • I Iunters poured more than $1.46 billion into the Texas economy in 2001, the latest year for which figures were available, said Steve Lightfoot of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. This year, Lightfoot said, each hunter is expected to spend about $1,300 on the hobby. “It s not just bullets and guns,” said Johnny Boyle, owner of a hardware store and a liquor store in Bandera County. “It s the lodging, the gas. They create a demand for all the services.” Deer season began Saturday in Texas. Junction welcomed its armed guests with open houses, baked goods and a not-so-formal ball. "The hunters are coming in by the truckful," I lelene Burk of the Junction Chamber of (Commerce told the San Antonio Express-News for a Saturday story. She estimated each hunter was spending about $500 a day, a considerable economic lift for the small Kimble County town. “The hotels are always lull in hunting season, and most of our ranches now provide lodging," she said. Though some hunters prefer to rough it. others go for places such as the Rio Bonito Ranch, a 16,000-acre spread outside Junction where $1,695 gets you three-day, all-inclusive hunts for domestic and exotic game. "I tell every hunter they have tile ruggedness of the country and they dine under chandeliers," said Owen I lughes, the ranch’s owner. She hosts up to 25 hunters a night in her 28.000-square-foot lodge. “ The only thing they bring is their gun, a good attitude and spirit ol adventure," she said. But not every hunter plans to spend big bucks this fall. Mark lhornbrough of I louston predicted he would spend $30 a day while hunting at a IJtopia-area ranch. “You buy your corn and beer and cigarettes,” the 38-year-old l hornbrough said. i- Eliminate allergia*! Get proven relief! —.-^1 Rio you* home ol duet, rn tie* end ettergeo* w»tr> «i Beam* Central Vacuum Sy*»em Research at UC-Oev.s prove* a Mn arn system jwovxles allergy retied • Remove* allergen* from Hying area* • Lifetime (muted warranty Ab low bb ti.OOO nuHBtkntl Cr,ithai vacuum BEAM Cur J Imujp hmlthter twmr ' E&S Central Vacuum Systems 750 W. San Antonio St. (830)626-6848 www \l W OKAI MUU S IlKKALD-ZKITUNG f ind oui each morning with the I leruld-ZeiUmg For more information or to subscribe call 625.9144 today. Tome causes children to read too long By Stephanie Nano Associated Press Writer I las the latest Harry Potter fantasy cast a spell of "Hog-warts headaches" on some of its most avid readers? A pediatrician says he had three otherwise healthy children complain of headaches for two to three days last summer. It turns out all had been reading the 870-page "I larry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" in marathon sessions. " The kids I saw were all avid Harry Potter fans who just plowed through the book," said Dr. Howard J. Bennett, whose office is in Washington. "A lot of my kids would be reading six, eight hours a In a light letter to the New England Journal of Medicine, a pediatrician reported that if the books in the Harry Potter series continue to grow with each release, there could be a headache epidemic in kids. Size of each book in the Harry Potter series ■■■ Length in pages MHI Weight 1,000 pages-4    pounds 750 500 250 1    2    3    4    5 Book number in series SOURCE: New England Journal of Medicine day. And it’s a big book for a 9- or 10-year-old child." He dubbed their ailment "Hogwarts headache" after the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry that the boy wizard attends. He said the youngsters’ headaches were probably caused by tensing their head muscles for long periods. One of the children also had neck and wrist pain. Bennett said he encourages children to keep reading the hefty book, which he enjoyed. "But it might be nice to take a break periodically," he said, adding that two of the headache sufferers decided to keep reading and pop lyienoi instead. AP Bennett described "Hogwarts headaches" in a letter to the prestigious New England Journal rn Medicine. The letter in Thursday s issue is printed with a graph tracking the size and weight of the five books in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Bennett didn't hear any headache complaints with the earlier books, which started at 309 pages and grew. "If this escalation continues as Rowling concludes the saga, there may be an epidemic of I Iogwarts headaches in the years to come," he writes. He really doesn't want Rowling to limit the size of her books. "Just keeping writing great books. I wouldn't dream of giving her advice," said Bennett, who is the author of medical humor books. At Public School 6 in New York City, 10-year-old Ella Schwarzbaum said she read the book a few hours at a time over several weeks with no ill effects. Schoolmate Galen Stump, 10, devoured it during a three-day car trip to Colorado. "I got to read it all day, every day," he said. Galen had occasional headaches that he blamed on the long hours and poor lighting. 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