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From: Larry Howe <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 15:19:03 -0500
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If memory serves, this number comes from Andy Hoffman's research.  And I
believe that it was calculated from purchase records.  A tobacconist's
invoice would not accurately reflect how many cigars Clemens smoked, though,
since he was no doubt buying cigars to offer to guests as well as for his
personal consumption.

Larry Howe