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1 11 11 t i I II I. I I fl 111 III I . M t CINCINNAT1.COM 07 By John Fay and Michael Perry 7H Cincinnati Enquirer Barry Larkin reiterated his grand plan several times Monday night The Reds shortstop of 18 years had planned to remain with the organization one more year as a player, then he hoped to join the team's front office. Larkin said he wanted to make baseball decisions he believed would help the direction of the only ball club he's ever played for. But it appears Larkin's rela- Upfront Must reads inside today's Enquirer Mitford fishing pro finds more women nibbling on sport Professional angler Joe Thomas is a regular on the B AS.S. tournament circuit and works on two television shows about the sport, one of them filmed in the Tristate. Hell spill the worms on some great fishing spots at a seminar Wednesday at Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World. TEMP0C1 Delta leads pack into air-fare sale Delta Air Lines on Monday launched a nationwide fare sale, slashing prices by an average of 20 percent US Airways, Northwest and United airlines quickly matched Delta's fares in what could be 2003's biggest sale yet. BUSINESS B5 Braun joins race for White House Democrat Carol Moseley Braun formally launched her long-shot bid for the presidency Monday, vowing to "fix the mess" created by the current leadership. Braun faces nine other Democratic candidates - all men. NATION A2 COMING WEDNESDAY The largest freshman class in a decade will start class-, es Wednesday at the University of Cincinnati. Learn how UC managed to get so many students to enroll. NEWS WEATHER High 67 Low 48 . mix ot sun and clouds. COMPLETE FORECAST: B12 INDEX Four sections, 163rd year, No. 167 Abby C8 Business B5 Comics C6 Editorial B10 Kids' Comer . B12 Lotteries B2 Movies C7 Obituaries B4 Sports Dl TV C8 Classified 07-13 First Run Classified D5 Copyright, 2003, Hie Cincinnati Enquire. MOrtttM MM 0"40901ll10101l E-TECH C5 Tlie Simpsons new video game a smash hit - and run tttttt TSrrw TjTttx yt t r rrr 77, . .7 i zi reuuy uimvurienea. 1 nn Star shortstop turns down offer tionship with the Cincinnati Reds, his hometown team, will end Sunday. The Cincinnati native said he rejected a $500,000 contract offer - and also turned down the team's offer to hold a "Barry Larkin Day." "If I were retiring, I would absolutely enjoy it," Larkin said. "But I'm not retiring." The Reds' offer was to include incentives that could have doubled the contract's ;Mow her daddy is home to stay y . Loretta Haynes and her daughter Arielle see Gary Haynes Campbell, Ky when the 101st Airborne arrived home By Howard Wilkinson The Cincinnati Enquirer FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - For nearly half of her life, 15-month-old Arielle Haynes knew her father only through the photographs of a young soldier scattered throughout the family's Clermont County home. Her mother, 21-year-old Loretta Haynes, would hold Arielle in her arms as the infant kissed a framed photo of a somber, youthful guy in an Army dress uniform. Arielle would point at it and mouth one of the few words she has learned - "Daddy." Sunday night, at the rain-soaked Army base that is home to Spc. Gary Haynes' 101st Airborne Division, Arielle kissed ."7 j. 1 TT7. . . 7 SPORTS Two full pages of reaction and a retrospective on Larkin's Reds career. Dl, D6-7 value, Reds chief operating officer John Allen said. Larkin said that when the Reds presented the offer, they made it clear it was non-negotiable. "I'm really disheartened," I V. ' i t , 1 - . .... t my-- "' the real thing. "Look, Aye-yell, look," said Loretta, standing in the doorway of the 326th Engineering Battalion here, amid a crowd of anxious spouses, children and sweethearts waiting for their loved ones to arrive on a flight from Iraq. A tall, thin soldier bounded off a bus in the pouring rain, rushed past the crowd in the hall to Loretta and Arielle, who were surrounded by other family members who had made the 300-mile journey from Clermont County. "My baby," Gary said, scooping Arielle up in his arms. "My baby." See SOLDIER, PageA8 A gallery of photos of Spc. Gary Haynes' return. Keyword: Haynes J ins cumraci snowea me ine Larkin said. This contract showed me the door." He is in the final year of a three-year, $27 million contract Allen said he was surprised Larkin didn't accept the offer. "We thought the offer was fair," Allen said. "It fit in our salary structure. ... I got the impression that he thought it was a smack in the face." Larkin will be in uniform for the Reds' final six games at Arielle Haynes had only her dad's photo to hug while he served in Iraq for seven months. Photos by CRAIG RUTTLEThe Cincinnati Enquirer for the first time in seven months Sunday night in Fort from duty in Iraq. I 7""! i u ( A y I Gary Haynes kisses his daughter Monday as his family prepared to return to Clermont County. He's awaiting discharge. .1 Great American Ball Park, but he said he doesn't expect to play because of an injured finger. This is tough," Allen said in a separate press conference, held more than two hours before Larkin's. "We all know what Barry Larkin means to the Reds. Hell be missed." Larkin, 39, has played his entire Major League career with the Reds. 01 no j f . .. aoor. Barry Larkin 7 V The Cincinnati EnquirerMICHAEL E. KEATING Reds shortstop and team captain Barry Larkin won't be playing for the Reds, but he says he's not retiring. Archbishop suspends 3 priests Pilarczyk admits regrets in handling abuse crisis By Dan Horn The Cincinnati Enquirer Cincinnati Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk says his decision to suspend three priests Monday closes one of the most difficult and painful chapters of the clergy sexual abuse crisis in Southwest Ohio. In his most extensive comments about the crisis in months, Pilarczyk said he regrets that it took so long to remove priests who had admitted abusing children nearly two decades ago. He also acknowledged that, in hindsight, he might have handled some of the sexual abuse cases differently. But despite demands from his critics, the 69-year-old archbishop said he does not see many significant reforms ahead for his administration or his archdiocese. "I think we have learned better how to handle this," Pilarczyk said Monday in an interview. "I don't believe there is any specific undertaking we could do now. People are looking for good priestly min Ashcroft issues get-tough policy By Jane Prendergast The Cincinnati Enquirer As U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft spoke Monday in Cincinnati about a reduction in crime and a lack of major terrorist incidents since Sept IL 2001, he was making larger news on the national stage with his promise that federal prosecutors will be tougher and more consistent with terrorists and other criminals. As he spoke in Cincinnati, it was revealed that Ashcroft ordered federal prosecutors to pursue maximum criminal charges and sentences whenever possible and to seek lesser penalties through plea bargains only in limited circumstances. An Ashcroft memo sent to all 94 U.S. attorneys' offices Monday supersedes policy during former Attorney General Janet Reno's tenure that allowed prosecutors greater individual discretion to determine if the charges and potential punishment fit the crime. TCTD Mill FINAL NEWS 50 CENTS IT istry, and I think that is where the answer is." He said church leaders already have done a great deal to improve the way they respond to child abuse allegations. In the past year alone, he said, the archdiocese has updated its Child Protection Decree, revamped the Child Protection Review Board and implemented the new rules approved by U.S. bishops at their Dallas conference last year. First among those new rules is the "zero-tolerance policy" that requires the removal of all priests accused of abuse, including the three priests suspended Monday. Those priests - Thomas Brunner, David Kelley and Daniel Pater - were placed on paid administrative leave after the archdiocese's Child Protection Review Board found evidence that they abused children nearly two decades ago. The move means the archdiocese now has formally sus- See PRIESTS, Page AS At his Cincinnati speech, Ashcroft addressed Greater Cincinnati law-enforcement officials invited to the speech at the Aronoff Center for the Arts downtown. Thirty of them sat behind Ashcroft as he thanked them for fighting violent crime and helping in the war on terror. As a half-dozen protesters walked outside holding signs that criticized the Patriot Act as a way to violate citizens' rights, Ashcroft called it crucial to breaking down barriers and improving communication among federal agencies fighting terrorists. "We didn't seek this struggle,'' Ashcroft said. "But we embrace this cause." The 2001 Patriot Act significantly increased the surveillance and investigative powers of law enforcement agencies, tightened control over immigrants and expanded government access to business and other records that could be linked to terrorism. See ASHCROFT, Page A8 1

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