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Hi 17 Eastern Europe beckons business Tristate firms ready to come calling Business Monday, D1 -ff n Game time: 9:22 p.m. today, CBS . 4 J Game preview Ps? CUB in bports, Section B CIlAfitOTTl CINCINNATI EN FINAL35C 01 Mi; Opening Night shivers j - :,.:r..; - .. - ii Ati... il - '"n) The Cincinnati EnquirerMichael E. Keating Reds players (left to right) Jacob Brumfield, Jerome Walton and Thomas Howard keep warm in the dugout during the 64 loss to the Cards. edls chffledl by Cards BY HOWARD WILKINSON The Cincinnati Enquirer For Cincinnati, the baseball season started Sunday in a strange way. No win. No sunshine. No parade. No patriotic bunting. No parade of politicians in the box seats mugging for the cameras. All that comes today. But, make no mistake, as hard as that was for some die-hard baseball purists to accept, the game the Reds and St. Louis Cardinals played Sunday night in 39 weather was the season opener. The Cards won 6-4 in the first-ever baseball opener at night. "I don't know what all the fuss is ! about," said Bill Bashong of West Union, his parka pulled up around his ; neck as he hunkered down in the upper . atmosphere of the red seats before the first pitch. ' "It's April. It's Cincinnati. It's base- ball. It's not supposed to be Florida," Inside Complete game coverage in Sports, Section B Today's Findlay Market Parade route in Metro, A12 he said. "You can't wear your hula shirt to the ballpark this time of year in Cincinnati." If not for cable television, Riverfront Stadium could have sat empty for another day. And the Reds' season would have opened as it has for 125 years now on a weekday, in daylight. But Major League Baseball gave sports network ESPN rights to broadcast the season's first game, and it turned to the Reds on Easter night. Early in the game, fans who braved Sunday night's cold had reasons to have mixed feelings about a new season. (Please see REDS, Page A6) 'v TV v.. i A , jf jot if 1 . f The Cincinnati EnquirerMichael E. Keating Dave Meadows Jr., 6, of Highland Heights, and his father cheer the Reds. They have attended the past five openers. rn d n cm; 0 Wu LiVJn UmDU Perry: Weapons program must end Enquirer news services WASHINGTON The United States is willing to risk provoking war to stop North Korea's program to develop nuclear weapons, and "substantial pressures" will be imposed on that country, beginning with economic sanctions, Defense Secretary William Perry said Sunday. Perry, interviewed on NBC's Meet the Press, said he would not rule out a pre- emptive military strike at some point in the future if diplomatic and other non-military pressures failed. Perry said the CIA believes that North Korea already has as many as two nuclear bombs and is continuing to develop atomic weapons. "We do not want and will not provoke a war over this or any other issue in Korea," Perry said Sunday. "But we will take a very firm stand and strong actions. It's conceivable where those actions might provoke the North Koreans into unleashing a war, and that is a risk that we're taking." The defense secretary said that the time frame within which North Korea must freeze its nuclear program is measured in "months not years." If things have not changed within six months, he said, "our diplomatic approach would not have succeeded." Perry said that the United States cannot acquiesce in the North Korean nuclear program because "whatever dangers there are in standing up to them now, those dangers are going to be compounded two or three years from now when this plan is finished and WO""" .JIW.yM.MIJ!W i. A Tfa, "It's conceivable those actions might provoke the North Koreans into unleashing a war. " William Perry they're starting and they're producing bombs at the rate of a dozen a year." In its public pronouncements on North Korea's nuclear weapons program, the administration has vacillated between a crisis pitch and expressions of calm. Perry, in his comments Sunday, hewed to a hard line. U.S. policy is clear, Perry said Sunday. The North Kore- ans must first freeze their nuclear program shortly and then "roll it back. To the extent they actually have one or two nuclear bombs now, we want those to be removed. That's a very clear objective." In a related development, China is expected to send a high-ranking delegation to North Korea this month to help defuse a standoff over nuclear inspections, South Korea's national news agency reported Sunday. China, as North Korea's only major ally, is potentially influential in resolving the dispute that has raised international tensions and fears of conflict. The Yonhap news agency also reported that South Korea will hold off until at least May on its annual war games with the United States. Yonhap, quoting an unnamed Foreign Ministry official, said the Chinese delegation will visit Pyongyang for North Korean President Kim II Sung's 82nd birthday on April 15. "Chinese delegates are expected to urge North Korean leaders to resolve the nuclear issue through dialogue," Yonhap said. Hamilton is fighting big-city crimes "ti" X T Simon Fluckiger, Hamilton chief One intersection, 3 nights, 3 shootings BY B.G. GREGG The Cincinnati Enquirer HAMILTON A boom box blares rap music at the corner of Front Street and Pershing Avenue, and a group of young men squint at the passing cars as they listen. Just passing time, or dealing drugs? A few blocks away in a low-income housing development, young boys hoist basketballs behind their heads and strain to hit the chain net strapped to a hoop. A young girl, probably 3, laughs as she pedals her plastic tricycle. Kids having fun, or potential victims of stray bullets? The answers aren't easy in Hamilton. Three shootings in three nights one fatal, and all at the same intersection have confused everything. Hamilton has become another of the nation's small cities experiencing big-city problems. Drugs, gangs and murders are no longer confined to the congested streets of Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and New York. "It's a basic trend," said Christo Lassiter, assistant professor of law at the University of Cincinnati Law School. "It's moving from the urban areas to the suburban areas." Hamilton Police Chief Simon Fluckiger agrees. "Three shootings is a little bit unusual, but we're no different than any other city around the country," he said. "We're no different than Cincinnati or Dayton." But the city, population just over 61,000, is on a murder-a-month pace, which would make 1994 one of the more deadly years in Hamilton history. The crime rate may be similar to Cincinnati's, but Hamilton has 300,000 fewer people. Hamilton's violent crime homi- (Please see HAMILTON, Page A6) Jj hXmilton. 'Miami flj I f&fj- KjMflljl O' Hamilton ' fl.y Hamilton Co. ' ; Cincinnati "Tj - wJooWiW)&-'ass5 The Cincinnati EnquirerR. Cosby WEATHER Sunny, for a day i High 63" Low 43" The sun and warmth return today. But clouds will move in tonight, and the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday calls for rain. Details back page this section INDEX Four sections, 1 53rd year, No. 358 Copyright 1994, The Cincinnati Enquirer Abby C2 Obituaries A13 Business D1 People C2 Comics C4 Puzzles C5 Editorials A14 Sports Bl Horoscope C2 Stocks D4 Lotteries A16 Tempo CI Metro A10 JV C6 Nation A2-3, 5 World A2, 7 Classified B8.C7-15.D6-9 Prlnttd on recycle newsprint using soy oil Ink Local witness list honed Congressional panel in town next week for radiation hearing To apply BY PAUL BARTON Enquirer Washington Bureau WASHINGTON The witness list for next Monday's congressional hearing on General Hospital's radiation experiments will be an array of researchers, critics and victims' families. The list still is being made final, so those who act quickly may be able to testi- fy. "There will be representatives of critics of the experiments," said Carlton Carl, spokesman for Rep. John Bryant, D-Texas. Bryant is chairman of the administrative law subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee. "Representatives Those who desire to testify at the April 1 1 congressional hearing in Cincinnati on General Hospital's Cold War radiation experiments may seek permission by calling the House Judiciary's ad ministrative law subcommittee (202) 225-5741; the offices of Rep. John Bryant, D-Texas (202)225-2231; or Rep. David Mann, D-Cincin-nati(513) 684-2723. of people who took part in the research" also will testi- fy. Only those invited to speak will be allowed to comment, he said. The hearing is part of the congressional and governmental review of human-testing programs during the Cold War. Officials are figuring out whether victims of the tests or their next of kin are due compensation. Only one woman who took part in the Cincinnati experiments still is alive. The leading critic of the Cincinnati experi- (Please see HEARING, Page A13) f K i Y .. ,. io- -4. If ''' . I I-i f A child's Easter Erin Davis, 13, left, and Ashley Davis, 11, right, watch as their sister Brittany, 7, drinks the JJ symbolic blood of Christ on Sunday during Easter services at Allen Temple AME Church in Roselawn. More on Tristate Easter observances, A10. Robin Christman The Cincinnati Enquirer

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