Rose set to exit prison, head for halfway houseWhen Pete...

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January 07, 1991

Rose set to exit prison, head for halfway house

When Pete Rose leaves prison today after the first part of a sentence for tax offenses, he will head for a halfway house in Cincinnati where his chief accuser spent 4 1/2 months.

Rose, a former Cincinnati Reds manager and baseball's all-time leader in hits, served five months in a federal prison camp in Marion, Ill., after pleading guilty to two counts of failing to report income. He is to spend three months in the halfway house while he helps teach physical education to elementary-school pupils.

A federal judge imposed the sentence in July, ordering Rose to "return to his roots" by performing 1,000 hours of community service at five schools and a youth center.

Paul Janszen, one of Rose's friends, served a sentence at Talbert House in 1989 for hiding his income from the sale of steroids. The bodybuilder's claim that he handled more than $1 million in bets for Rose led to an investigation of his gambling and Rose's lifetime ban from baseball.


Norbert Rozsa of Hungary equaled the men's 100-meter breaststroke world record at the world swimming championships today in Perth, Australia. Rozsa clocked 1 minute, 1.49 seconds in the heats to equal the mark set by Britain's Adrian Moorhouse in Bonn, Germany, in August 1989.

Yesterday, Dirk Richter, a world champion for East Germany nearly a decade ago, led the newly united German swimming team on its first victory spree at Sprint Day. Richter won the 50 backstroke in 26.44 to beat Canadian Commonwealth gold medalist Mark Tewksbury (26.57) and Vladimir Shemetov of the Soviet Union (26.67). Thilo Haase, another former East German, followed with victory in the 50 butterfly, and then Richter and Nils Rudolph joined two former West Germans to win the 200-meter freestyle relay after their teammates had won the women's relay.

China's Qian Hong set a world record in the women's 50 butterfly, clocking 27.30 seconds to cut .07 of a second from the time set in December 1985 by East German Kornelia Gressler.

* Eric Winter, Brad Baell and Matt Seay recorded wins for the Navy men's swimming team, but it wasn't enough, as the Midshipmen (1-4) dropped a 139.5-100.5 decision to Cornell.


Virgil Hill won a unanimous points decision from fellow American Mike Peak to retain the World Boxing Association light heavyweight title in Bismarck, N.D.


Entrepreneur Gregg Lukenbill, who brought the National Basketball Association's Kings to Sacramento, Calif., and unsuccessfully fought to lure the Los Angeles Raiders there, has halted construction on the area's new sports stadium as he struggles to pay off debts, the Sacramento Bee reported.

Lukenbill and his associates are trying to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in back bills and are hunting for a new infusion of cash to resume work on the $100 million, multipurpose sports stadium, the newspaper said.


Nate Hatfield of Auburndale, Fla., won $11,645 in the Fair Lanes 9 Or Better Winner Take Take All Tournament conducted at 91 Fair Lanes tenpin centers across the country. Competitors had to knock down nine or more pins on one ball to score.

Track and field

In its final tuneup before dual-meet competition, Navy's men'indoor team competed in the New Jersey Athletics Congress Championships at Princeton University, with senior Rob Sehnert winning the shot put with a toss of 56 feet, 1 1/4 inches. Navy's mile relay team won its race in 3 minutes, 29.61 seconds, and the Midshipmen's two-mile team took second in its relay with a time of 8:02.47.

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