They're Sorry. So Sorry

It was a great week to watch famous people try to squirm out of bad situations. Pete Rose's confession that he bet on ball games came 14 years too late--and was insufficiently repentant--for many fans. But he had plenty of company. How sincere were the others in the headlines? That's for the rest of us to judge.

--By Elizabeth L. Bland

STEVE IRWIN

TRANSGRESSION The Crocodile Hunter host held his month-old son in one hand while feeding a 13-ft. crocodile with the other.

HOW CONTRITE? Initially defiant, he has been coming around: "I am sincerely sorry that I've scared people."...

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