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Winning back trust an uphill battle

Updated: January 22, 2004, 3:57 AM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Pete Rose's hometown has changed, just like his story.

Baseball's hits king returned for a book signing Wednesday, his first homecoming since he ended 14 years of denial and confessed two weeks ago that he bet on Cincinnati Reds games when he was their manager.

Even his staunchest supporters were left with mixed feelings.

"I had questions all along," said Jon Wade, the first of more than 1,000 fans who lined up to get their book autographed. "I wondered if he was ...

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