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BUSINESSB10 New Minivan Toyota's Sienna rolls off Kentucky assembly line SPORTS D3 Preview of golf, tennis METRO B2 What's new, improved at Riverfest 12'""" , iiwir..1- ...tir-:..,.f.-f . y luiiafcaigaut'UiMitt'Nf TIEN A Gannett Newspaper 501,100 Readers Daily Wednesday August 13, 1997 Final EditionEast 35 cents HEALTH E3 ASPIRIN A wonder drug at 100 - - v a a 4d 3 - v r,y A1 M-l 15 , CINQNM Cartoon playland to expand Kings Island plans more stuff for kids BY JIM KNIPPENBERG The Cincinnati Enquirer Paramount's Kings Island is about to become even more kid-friendly. For the first time since the Mason amusement park opened in 1972, a major expansion is planned this fall for Hanna-Barbera Land, the section aimed at children 12 and younger. "There have been rides added and taken down over the years, but there has never been a full expansion," said spokeswoman Lauren Green-Caldwell. "But clearly it was time to do it." Here are key elements of the expansion, due to be completed by the April 1998 opening: Scooby's Ghoster Coaster, a new roller coaster aimed at ages 5-12, will be the nation's first suspended coaster for kids. The 40-foot high structure is designed for parents to ride with children. Yogi's Skytours, a monorail traveling 12 feet above the ground, is also designed for parents and kids. Riders on the mini-aerial tour can operate it by pedal or let park power propel them. Character Castle, aimed at kids 5 and younger, is a themed structure where kids meet characters (Yogi Bear, Scooby Doo) and have photos taken (parents also invited). An interactive playground will surround the area. The main entrance to the area, a large archway, will move back to accommodate an expanded food court with shaded seating and a menu geared to little appetites. The Scooby Zoom roller coaster, the area's most popular ride, will be enhanced, relocated and renamed Top Cat's Taxi Jam. There are plans to enhance several existing rides as well. Kings Island will not comment on the cost. Opera official quits company Paul "Gus" Stuhlrey-er has resigned as managing director of Cincinnati Opera, effective Sept. 30, for a similar position with Atlanta's Alliance Theater Company. He will be replaced by Assistant Managing Director Patricia Beggs. Metro, Bl. WEATHER Cooler, drier Hiah81oLow70 J ' Muggy this mom- "ng.menanerair v m uiuwa in mis aiioi- k VH noon. Clearing f and cooler tonight; I j temperatures fall lv , - , , -4 into upper 50s. Details, back page this section INDEX Five sections, 1 57th year, No. 1 26 Copyright 1 997, The Cincinnati Enquirer Abby E2 Obituaries B4 business B10 Puzzles E9 Comics E8 Science A9 Editorials Alb" Sports D1 Lotteries A12 Stocks B6-9 Metro Bl Tempo El Movies E9 TV E6 Nation A2,4,6 World A2,7 Classified B6.C1-14 ENQUIRER ONLINE: http:anqulrtr.com -I The Cincinnati EnquirerGlenn Hartong Karen Smith nuzzles her 7-month-old twins, Sabrina, left, and Samantha, who were born prematurely. Samantha went home three weeks earlier than her sister as part of a study at Children's Hospital. Help hurries preemies home Infants take to bottle sooner BY TANYA ALBERT The Cincinnati Enquirer Bottle feeding is often the last thing preemies need to learn before they can go home from the hospital. But with a little extra attention, premature infants can move from a stomach feeding tube to bottle feeding more than five days faster than previously thought, according to a study at Cincinnati's Children's Hospital Medical Center. It could save thousands of dollars daily and let babies who have been in the hospital for weeks go home with their families sooner. AMA to endorse health Deal with Sunbeam first of its kind BY GLENN COLLINS The New York Times The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest physicians' group, has agreed for the first time to allow its name to be used in endorsing a line of KAL crash Tike a bad, bad dream' BY JULIE RALSTON The Cincinnati Enquirer Joshua Faine could hear people screaming from inside the burning Korean Air Flight 801 in the early hours of Aug. 6 as he was lowered to the wreckage. One of the first rescuers at the scene in Guam, the Hamilton native searched among the charred debris for survivors, hoisting their burned, broken bodies into helicopters to be taken to area hospitals. As a Navy petty officer, Mr. Faine had practiced rescues over and over during training at Anderson Air Learning to feed: 'If by five days, a week or i ,jr I "A J "If we can shorten their stay by five days, a week or more, that's significant," said Gail C. McCain, assistant vice president, nursing research at Children's Hospital Medical Center. In 1993, seven percent of births in the United States were preterm. But those babies accounted for 60 percent of hospital nursery beds and 57 percent of newborn expenses. At Children's, it costs an average $2,270 a day to keep a baby in the newborn intensive care unit. Preterm infants' nervous systems are not as mature as full-term babies'. They often are fed through a tube until they can coordinate sucking, swallowing and products in return for potentially millions of dollars. The products, made by Sunbeam Corp., will be introduced with the AMA seal late this year and will include blood-pressure monitors, heating pads, thermometers, humidifiers and vaporizers. Royalty payments from Sunbeam will provide the KSREAKAIR New altitude warning system could have prevented crash. Guam hillside can easily be mistaken for clouds. Stories, AS Force Base in Guam. In January 1995, he had saved three scuba divers from crashing against a reef. But Mr. Faine never thought he would see something like this. "Most of them were burned beyond belief," said Mr. Faine, 24. "Some didn't have any skin ... A lot of them were so messed up, there was nothing we could do ... We just had to get them out of there." Mr. Faine and about 15 (Please see CRASH, Page A8) we can shorten their stay more, that's significant' breathing and nipple feed. Hunger signs usually are obvious in full-term infants they turn bright red and scream. But the signs are less obvious in preemies. They don't tense up and cry as loudly, and their bodies don't turn as red. In a pilot study this year, nurses at Children's used pacifier sucking to stimulate readiness for feeding and let the infants determine how often, how long and how much they would eat. They carefully watched the babies to determine when they were hungry. The result: Infants who received the intervention achieved bottle feeding an average 5.5 days sooner than those who didn't. AMA more money for health, educational and research programs covering smoking, family violence, women's health and related topics. Larry Jellen, AMA vice president for marketing, said the fees would not be used for day-to-day expenses. Terms of the royalty arrangement, announced Tues UPS strikers win BY BOB DEANS Cox News Service WASHINGTON - The nation's largest labor organization threw its support Tuesday behind a nationwide strike against the United Parcel Service, pledging to help bankroll striking workers for "many, many weeks" if necessary. The company also appeared to be bracing for a protracted struggle, raising for the first time the explicit threat of massive layoffs if the walkout continues. UPS Chairman James Kelly said permanent business losses from a two-week strike could force the company to eliminate 15,000 union jobs. J Sr. ' V- Samantha Smith and her twin sister, Sabrina, of Covington, were born in December. They weighed under 2V2 pounds each. The twins were fed through tubes, but Samantha was moved to bottle feeding as part of Ms. McCain's study. She went home in February, three weeks earlier than her sister. "She just took off after she took that first bottle," said Karen Smith, the twins' mother. "She did really well with her feedings." Samantha was one of 28 infants in Ms. McCain's pilot study. The National Institutes of Health has awarded her $1.4 million to study the effects on more than 80 infants. products, earn royalties day, were not disclosed. The deal with Sunbeam comes at a time when physicians' incomes are rising less rapidly because of managed-care programs, yet dues re-, main high. Its 300,000 members pay an average of $425 a year. Critics said the arrangement with Sunbeam could Students bssMsss With no book deliveries, schools in a bind. Lack of vote angers worker. Stories, A2 "And the longer it goes on, the fewer jobs we'll have," Mr. Kelly said. Casting the strike as a fight for the future of the American workplace, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney lambasted UPS and vowed to marshal the forces of the 13.1 million union workers his organization represents against the Atlanta-based company. "We are making this strike our strike," said Mr. Sweeney. Wggl Kid C Police charge ex-boyfriend BY GREGORY A. HALL The Cincinnati Enquirer OWENTON Relatives and friends dug Betty Williams' grave in the hard clay of an Owen County hillside Tuesday as her accused killer was arraigned in court. Temothy Smith, of Owen-ton, pleaded not guilty to murdering Ms. Williams and trying to kill her daughter hours after Kentucky State Police said he confessed to the crimes. Police charged him with murder and attempted murder for allegedly cutting the throats of Betty Williams and her 8-year-old daughter at about 5 a.m. Sunday. Mr. Smith and Ms. Williams had a brief relationship several months ago, a friend said. If convicted, Mr. Smith, "22, could be sentenced to death. Ms. Williams' daughter remained in serious condition Tuesday night at University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. She told family members she expected her mother to pick her up. "This is a very brave little girl, and I 7- hope every-I body is praying tor this little girl. . . . You know she's the real hero of this case," Trooper David Ste Betty Williams venson said. "She really led us to this person." About 30 people attended the arraignment, including family members of the victims and defendant. erode confidence in the high-profile medical association. "I think it is very treacherous for non-profit groups in general, and health organizations in particular, to sell their names to corporations," said Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer advocacy AFLrCIO backing Tom Ruebusch, a Delta Air Lines supervisor, sorts postal service packages at Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. Postal service business is up sharply. fc - ' ' The Cincinnati EnquirerPatrick Reddy Temothy Smith, 22, of Owenton was charged with the murder of Betty Williams end attempted murder of her daughter. Owen District Judge Stan Billingsley warned the crowd he would not tolerate any outbursts. Although spectators remained quiet during the hearing, their feelings weren't capped long. "I wanted to kill him," Ms. Williams' aunt, Toni All-nutt, said outside the courthouse. "My brother wants to kill him. We all want to kill him. He needs to die. He killed my niece, and he left her child for dead." Mr. Smith's family members were equally adamant, insisting on his innocence. "I know my brother too well," said Mr. Smith's sister, (Please see WILLIAMS, Page A8) group. The AMA is hardly alone. The American Cancer Society has endorsed Florida orange juice, and the American Dental Association has endorsed Crest toothpaste and at least 1,300 other products from 350 manufacturers with its ADA Seal of Acceptance. The Associated Pressed Hemke

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