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i mm I le Plikwlrra turner Mantle's cancer still spreading As his condition worsens, experts say little will help. Sports, D6. Johnson stars in 400 meters Takes his 46th straight victory as he bids for 400-200 double. Sports. NL Mets Phils AL Orioles 7 Angels 9 Yankees 2 Royals 1 Bosox .9 Mariners 1 1 Indians 5 Chisox 8 4 Expos 6 0 Astros 5 Reds 9 Dodgers 4 Braves 3 Cards 2 illll lljfc 35 Cents Thursday, August 10, 1995 50 cents outside the eight-county Philadelphia metropolitan area Jerry Garcia: 1942-1995 Clinton OKs restrictions Grateful Dead's leader, a patriarch of rock, dies on smok the staff. We thought he was in Hawaii." McNally said the surviving band members had no official statement. But the Dead's Bob Weir, who was touring in New Hampshire, dedicated last night's concert to Garcia: "It's a big loss for the world and anyone who loves music," Weir said. "His life was far more a blessing for all of us. Perhaps if we're going to dwell on anything, we should dwell on that." More than any other artist in the increasingly corporate world of rock and roll, Garcia was See GARCIA on A12 He permitted the FDA to regulate cigarettes. Rules will be proposed to discourage teens from smoking. Vending machines and ads are likely targets. I if By Tom Moon INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC The bearded Buddha of free-form rock is dead. Jerry Garcia, 53, the guitarist and leader of the Grateful Dead, died of a heart attack yesterday at a Marin County, drug treatment facility. Garcia, who'd been plagued by health problems on the band's recent tour, checked himself into Serenity Knolls, north of San Francisco. Longtime Grateful Dead spokesman and historian Dennis McNally said that Garcia did not notify anyone in the Dead's organization of his plans. "He had made a commitment to getting healthy and his body let him down," McNally said yesterday. "This was unbeknownst to anyone on Jerry Garcia died of a heart attack at a drug treatment center near San Francisco. Fans come to grips with the musician's death. And ask: Is there more music? Entertainment, Gl. Genetic flaw may result in obesity The mutation can encourage a midriff bulge and speed up the development of diabetes, researchers reported. is' --''V I 1 vT By Ann Dcvroy and John Schwartz WASHINGTON POST WASHINGTON President Clinton has given the Food and Drug Administration for the first time the authority to regulate cigarettes, and regulations aimed at discouraging teenage smoking will be proposed today, administration officials said. A senior official said Clinton "found inescapable" the FDA's position that nicotine is an addictive drug being administered in doses by cigarettes. The official said that Clinton's "guidance" to the agency was that the proposed rules should not be aimed at adults but instead toward dissuading young people from smoking. Officials said among the likely FDA proposals are banning cigarette vending machines from areas that serve youngsters, proof-of-age requirements for sale of cigarettes, banning advertising that is targeted at young people, and similar steps. A senior administration official said Clinton plans to say today that his interest is in curbing smoking by young people and that if Congress passes legislation mandating the regulations the FDA is proposing, he is willing to end the FDA rulemaking process. "His goal is curbing smoking, not regulation of tobacco," the official said. Both antismoking advocates and the tobacco industry agree that FDA regulation would be a historic step, changing "the nature of tobacco in this society forever," in the words of anti-tobacco advocate Clifford Douglas. Tobacco companies vehemently oppose the move, believing that once the FDA receives authority, expanding and broadening regulations to cover all smokers is the inevitable next step. "Our firm belief remains that FDA does not have jurisdiction" over tobacco products, said Brennan Dawson, a spokeswoman for the Tobacco Institute. "A legal challenge, if that was asserted, is likely." Clinton's decision could prod Congress or the industry to come back See SMOKING on A4 Fans ponder their world without him Deadheads share their stories of good times and changed lives. By Suzanne Salaline and Jcmolc Hill INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS Young mothers carried kids in tie-dyed tees, feeding them apple juice under the dimming summer sun. Bare-chested Wilm-ingtonites swapped tales of concerts and long, strange trips as they slurped Buds and ditched the empties under their car. High schoolers splayed out on blankets mulling promised lands and many roads as the grand-daddy of the lot a graying, ponytailed 40-something swigged golden liquid from a pint clutched in his hand. They all trouped down to the Spectrum parking lot last evening to ponder the world without Jerry. For years they had gathered in East Rutherford and Telluride and even Philadelphia parking lots to celebrate and worship in multi-thousand-seat chapels of the Dead. So it seemed only fitting to do that yesterday. Jerry Garcia, the man who sang of truckin', tokin' and trippin', was waked in Philadelphia on a multi-acre spread of asphalt by the people grateful for what he was. "Jerry left a lot of stories he didn't tell," said Barry Biello, 41, of South Philadelphia, a fan since '69. "Everybody's got to See FANS on A 12 By Douglas Birch BALTIMORE SUN BALTIMORE Johns Hopkins University researchers have found what may be the the best evidence yet that while some may achieve chubbiness, others have it thrust upon them. In an article in today's New England Journal of Medicine, the researchers report on a genetic mutation that, over time, can result in a common form of human obesity. The mutation also appears to speed up the development of diabetes and to encourage the kind of midriff bulge that raises the risk of heart disease. Only some people who carry the defective gene are obese, defined as being more than 20 percent above one's ideal weight. And scientists said the discovery does not mean that people with the mutation can't fight fat with diet and exercise. But overweight people with the mutation tended to carry more excess pounds and have more trouble burning fat. Those who carry the gene and suffer from diabetes tended to get sick at an earlier age. "The effects of the mutation are relatively modest, in that subjects with the mutation tend to have lower metabolic rates," Dr. Alan Shuldiner, a coauthor of the article, explained. "But as it turns out, you only need a small excess in calories per day for it to add up in weeks, months and years to obesity." Jeremy D. Walston, a geriatrician See OBESITY on A13 0 IT f'te'J Tiff i jf The Philadelphia Inquirer REBECCA BARGER Near Independence Hall, a fan lights his candles from the candles at a shrine to Jerry Garcia. Others at the vigil played Grateful Dead songs or sang along. At the Whitewater hearings, former Clinton counsel Bernard Nussbaum denies wrongdoing. A3. Tax-reform plans wouldn't improve the system, an aide says. A10. Senate restores funds for arts, humanities It voted to continue both endowments indefinitely, directly challenging House conservatives. In Belgrade, Serbs ponder war gone awry "This is the most terrible disaster, "lamented one after the defeat by Croatians in Krajina. Inside Two reporters do not have to testify about a news leak at the O.J. Simpson trial. A3. A new master plan is unveiled for the future of Independence National Historical Park. Bl. Write the best essay, win the best little pawn shop in Texas. Magazine, Fl. The Inquirer free deal. A4. Features Comics F6 Editorials A14 Coming Sunday Beginning Sunday, The Inquirer will introduce new and revised Features sections with the goal of serving readers better. The Arts Entertainment section will focus on the best entertainment coming up during the week and will feature a new guide to the top daily entertainment choices, called "7 Days." It will continue to provide features on the hottest entertainers, shows and trends. A newly designed Style section will be called LifeStyte anu wttt Miutuuo mwto icutttty- related articles, more information about how all kinds of families cope with everyday life. A new color tabloid book-review section, called Books, will begin. It will be inserted into the LifeStyle section and will include, in addition to book reviews, the New York Times Magazine Crossword, Cryptogram and Word Game. Sections Nationallnt'l City Region Business Sports Classified Magazine Entertainment. A F4 G2 F2 B6 F7 G5 Legal Notices Movies Newsmakers. Obituaries Puzzles Television an leader, Slobodan Milosevic. "This is the most terrible disaster for the Serbian people," lamented Jovan Pavic, 67, a silver-haired retired engineer, shaking his head. "But the truth is no one here is willing to fight for Krajina. Even if we were ready to fight back, a mobi- IlMAUuii Wuulu fui. TuCrC i3 ulu3 sive lack of motivation." Humbled by the lightning defeat of the Serbian enclave in western Croatia, and the sight of bedraggled refugees stumbling along the highways, Belgrade is in a collective state of dejection. On the streets of the Yugoslav capital yesterday, Serbs vented conflicted feelings of rage and resignation. Not a single person inter-See SERBS on A6 next month, would extend the beleaguered endowments' lives. They have been under heavy fire for years from conservatives for financing artworks that critics say are obscene or sacrilegious. The arts endowment subsidizes state art organizations, artists and art institutions, while the human- of history, literature, philosophy and other humanities. To preserve the programs, Jeffords had to agree to conditions set by Sen. Jesse Helms N.C.), one of the more vocal critics of NEA and NEH. The conditions bar funding for projects that "denigrate the objects or beliefs of a particular religion" or that "depict in a patently offensive way sexual or excretory activities of organs." Jeffords said it was a small price to pay for preserving the federal role in See FUNDING on A4 By David IIcss INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON At odds with the House, the Senate voted yesterday to restore millions of dollars in federal aid to the arts and the humanities and agreed to continue both endowment programs indefinitely. In accepting by voice vote an diueiiumeiii iy ocu. uuiiica ivi. fk.A- fords Vt.) to a $12 billion spending bill for the Interior Department, the Senate set a collision course with the conservative-controlled House, which wants to end federal funding for the two programs within three years. Both the National Endowment for the Arts and the Endowment for the Humanities would still sustain big cuts in their 1996 budgets, forcing them to seek greater financial support from private contributors. But the Senate's position, if it prevails in a House-Senate conference By Inga Saffron INQUIRER STAFF WRITER BELGRADE In the same central square that thumped with nationalist war chants four years ago, thousands pf embittered and confused Serbs gathered last night in doleful silence to mourn the biggest defeat the Serbian population from the Krajina region of Croatia. Just as in those earlier rallies, a Serbian tricolor waved from the podium, men raised their hands in the three-fingered Orthodox' salute, and the crowd chanted the ritual, "Serbia Serbia But their words were accompanied by a joyless dirge, not the drums of war. After a moment of silence for the Krajina dead, the crowd took up a new chant: "Red gangsters!" a Clear condemnation of the Socialist administration of Yugoslavia's Serbi-1 Weather Clouds, some sun today, high 86. Humid tomorrow, possible thunderstorm, high 88. Full report, B7. Year. No. 71 1996, Philadelphia Newspapers Inc. Call 215-666-1234 or lor home delivery. Filled with terror, up to 150,000 Serbs flee Croatia through a gauntlet of angry, abusive Croatians. A7. I Hll III Willi

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