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mi rt V-J j ! j . In j ! i J Tax cut proposed Plan aids middle class A-6 Marijuana rally 1 ,000 seek legalization A-7 Game 2: Twins, 3-2 Braves now behind, 2-0 Browns 30, Chargers 24 Oilers 17, Miami 13 Section D 'Frozen in Time' Mural depicts ice age Blunt film, star Russell plays prostitute Section C Museum exhibit took two years nrhnnn -4' CMQf IKEK JL1JLO FINAL35t BENGALS GAME DAY Blaze engulfs blocks Calif, brush fire devours homes, kills 10 Cincinnati vs. Buffalo Mideast news HOSTAGE MAY BE FREED: The U.N. office in Beirut and one of the groups holding two U.S. hostages said Sunday that an American would be freed sometime todayA-12. ISRAEL TO ATTEND: The Cabinet overwhelmingly approved participation in the U.S.-brokered Middle ' East peace conference. An unenthusiastic Yitzhak Shamir told lawmakers: "This is the best option of all existing options"A-1 2. The 0-6 Bengals meet the 6-1 Buffalo Bills tonight in New York. A few reasons to bet on the Bills: The Bengals have the NFL's worst-ranked defense, allowing 171 points. The Bills have the NFL's No. 1 offense, averaging 30 points a game. The Bills have won 14 straight on their home ground. The Bills are anxious to redeem themselves after a Monday night appearance two weeks ago when the Chiefs beat them, 33-6. . Game time: 9 p.m. TV: Channels 12, 2. TV option: Lindsay Frost in Danielle Steel's Palomino, 9 p.m., Channels 5, 22. Line: Bills by 13. More in SportsSection D looked like the Fourth of July. I think we lost everything. I think it's all gone," said Steve Hischier, who fled with his wife and daughter. Within a few hours, and with the fire still raging out of control, at least 45 homes in the exclusive hillside neighborhoods were destroyed, and a huge condominium complex with stunning views of San Francisco Bay was enveloped in flames. "Oh God, I hope there's no one in there," said Lt. Phillip Bell of the Oakland Fire Department as he helplessly watched the 250-unit Parkwood complex burn. Five people apparently were killed in one home, said Paul Schu-ler of Alameda Paramedics. Authorities later confirmed five other deaths, including a police officer. At least 42 people, including three firefighters, were treated at hospi- (Please see FIRE, back page, this section) ENQUIRER NEWS SERVICES OAKLAND, Calif. A wind-driven brush fire roared through neighborhoods in the hills above Oakland on Sunday, engulfing hundreds of homes and killing at least 10 people. Ash-covered residents ran into streets clutching belongings and pets. Flames whipped as high as 100 feet and thick smoke blocked sunlight. "The trees were exploding. It wenn tames Duke watchers nervous White voters gave him win ft PI u rfv - ft mf s nm Jl VV.. r i , ' ; i: .? r ; J- -. . , t'A" n-x-'ir.-v-ft. . ' a. -I . rk- - : A- BY DAVID MARANISS The Washington Post NEW ORLEANS What once seemed incomprehensible is now on the verge of becoming reality in Louisiana. David Duke, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and onetime Nazi sympathizer, has closed in on the governor's office, and the only person standing in his way is the old, tainted symbol of Louisiana's bon temps era, former governor Edwin Edwards. i For the third time in three years, the 41-year-old Duke defied the odds and the polls by placing second in the state's bipartisan primary for governor on Saturday. He knocked out the incumbent governor, Buddy Roemer, the GOP choice, and will face Edwards in a Nov. 16 runoff election. "David Duke has to be treated very seriously now," said political scientist Ed Renwick of Loyola University in New Orleans. "He has become the voice of a majority of white voters in Louisiana." "This reminds me of 1928 in Germany," said Lance Hill, director of the Louisiana Coalition against Racism and Na--zism. "I might seek political asylum in Mississippi." On Sunday, Duke compared himself to Soviet reformer Boris Yeltsin and said the GOP would be betraying its rank-and-file voters if it turned away from him. Duke moved into the runoff "on the strength of an enormous, hidden white vote. In last year's Senate race, Duke pulled 60 of the white vote, and experts say he stands a good chance of increasing that percentage against Edwards. Edwards finished in first place Saturday with 34 of the vote, most of it coming from black Louisianians. His support among whites was a meager 15. Both candidates taintedA-6. 1 frfl f 1 l ' f f r4 1 -M I 1 .. I Jit. ' RIGHT: A helicopter moves the antenna from a truck to the top of the WSTR-TV (Channel 64) tower. Hundreds gathered in College Hill to watch the completion Sunday. ABOVE: Builders guide one of the last sections into place. The last four pieces were added Sunday, bringing it to 954 feet. StoryA-7. hi ill ii " ''f''r '-"" yTTg The Cincinnati EnquirerGary Landers MB Parlez-vous? Not these days Students are learning Spanish, Russian, Japanese n Business Business People B-4 Regional stocks B-6 The Record B-7 Executive report B-7 Q Tempo People C-2 Comics C-4 Horoscope C-4 Puzzles C-5 Television C-6 Four sections )51st year, No. 195 fcopyrlght, 1991 The Cincinnati Enquirer NationWorld World A-3-4 Healthscience A-5 Nation A-6 Commentary A-1 0-1 1 Q Sports Scoreboard D-2 Golf D-3 Digest D-4 Baseball D-4 Pro football ...D-6-7 College football D-8 Classified................ D-9-16 oft C-7-12 Classified. partly responsible for the growth in. foreign language study. Other influences include the rapid changes in Eastern Europe and the growing value of Spanish in the United States. Several interesting trends have been highlighted by a recent national study, including a declining demand for French and Chinese, and a resurrection of Latin. The Modern Language Association of America, based in New York, surveyed all 2,797 two-year and four-year U.S. colleges and universities. The study found that in 1990, 1.2 million students were enrolled in language courses, 18 more than in 1986. Spanish, French and German remained the most popular languages. But the largest five-year increases nationwide came in Japanese (Please see LANGUAGE, back page, this section) BY MARK SIEBERT The Cincinnati Enquirer Parlez-vous francais? Ask college students that question these days and the response is likely to be no, nyet or He. Foreign language study is growing, and the fastest growing courses are Spanish, Russian and Japanese. For proof, look no further than the crowded elementary Japanese classes in the University of Cincinnati's Swift Hall. Two sections reached the 30-student capacity. The waiting list has grown to at least 20 students, said Susanna Tong, director of Asian Studies at UC. "At the very least I receive three telephone calls a week concerning Japanese language," Tong said. Business and engineering students eager to find their niche in a global marketplace are Metro Metro digest A-8 Tristate digest A-8 Morning report A-8 Lotteries A-8 Obituaries A-9 The Cincinnati bnquireiVCathy A, Lyons Junko Yoshida, a Japanese instructor at UC, tells her elementary Japanese class about the difference between "that book" and "her book." Weather: Sunny. High near 65. Clear tonight; low, 45 to 50. Tuesday, mostly sunny with a high of 70 to 75. Details, maps on Page A-2.