The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, June 17, 1987, Image 3

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Wednesday, June 17,1987/The Battalion/Page 3 State and Local ly Health official says students may dismiss possible long-term results of sunbathing 'k it was a 1 and skip !n *or year anged night be id the on leave ate, it -s felt mically. n Aggie und ummsl' By Greg Sellers Reporter espite the potential for harm the sun has on the skin, some students don’t appear to be worried about de veloping skin cancer. j\Kurt Hopfe, a 21-year-old finance major, says he sunbathes every day the weather permits. And, although in fo he is aware of the long term effects ,. V( , of the sun, he won’t stop sunbathing .J ^ because of them. evident, g: “I like the social aspect of laying takes out with friends, and I take my time Ka little bit each day — in order for my skin to get accustomed to the sun,” Hopfe says. ■erry Fontenot, a 21-year-old so ciology major, says the only precau tion lie takes is to apply sunscreen to ■ face. writerh<i ut accoi ( !i n K 10 1 l' e Texas Medi ci Association, long-term exposure tJthe sun may result in skin cancer. iDr. Claude Goswick, director of tht A.P. Beutel Health Center, says that there are three types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squa- nlous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma. Malignant melanoma is the most serious type, but it takes many years of exposure to the sun j^A foi any of the cancers to develop. Hsince skin cancer isn’t an over- ^ night disease, Goswick says college- age people haven’t been exposed to the sun long enough to develop skin ■ncer and he’s never treated such a pse at A&M. ■ Nevertheless, he has some tips for Bose who wish to keep their golden- baked bodies from melting into car rion. ■‘For those who choose to sun bathe, I would highly advise them to go slow and not spend too much dime in the sun at one time,” he says. ■Sunbathers also should wear suns- Icreen or sunblock, he says, and the texas Medical Association recom mends use of a sun protection factor of at least 10. iBut the sun isn’t the only way to lain a tan. Tanning beds are an al- \ ieki Wade, a freshman business major from Richmond, enjoys the lanning bed at TAN U. ternative for those who don’t have time to sunbathe. Although the result is the same, tanning beds have only two percent of the sun’s harmf ul beta rays and 70 percent of the alpha rays, says James Barrett, owner of TAN U in College Station. Depending on skin type, Barrett says, customers initially spend 15-20 minutes in a tanning bed every other day until a good tanning base is es tablished. Then, he says, they return once every seven to 10 days to main tain the tan. Photo by Sarah ti. Cowan But Barrett also says that since the beds have only been in existence for approximately 10 years, there have been no long term studies concern ing the effects of the beds. Lewis sees new budget in 3 weeks AUSTIN (AP) — House Speaker Gib Lewis said Tuesday that lawmakers should accompl ish in three weeks of a special ses sion what they failed to do in a 140-day regular session — write a balanced budget. “I will be optimistic and predict three weeks,” Lewis told news re porters as the House Appropria tions Committee returned to work on a 1988-89 budget. Gov. Bill Clements has said he will call a special session begin ning Monday to enact a budget needed before the state’s fiscal year ends Aug. 31. While Comptroller Bob Bul lock has estimated that lawmakers face a $6.5 billion deficit, Lewis said he expects the problems to be quickly remedied on this try. Higher taxes are inevitable, he said. “We’re going to have to have a tax bill,” Lewis said. “Let’s go ahead and be realistic about it. We’re going to have one.” The exact amount hasn’t yet been determined, but Lewis said it would take a tax hike of $5 bil lion to $6 billion to fund the spending plans being discussed. He also predicted that Clem ents would be more flexible on tax questions than he was during the deadlocked regular session. “Really, I think he’s going to show more flexibility,” Lewis said. “He’s indicated to me that he’s flexible.” Clements’ vow to veto any tax increase greater than $2.9 billion helped stall budget action during the session that ended June 1. But on Tuesday, the governor refused to repeat that pledge. 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