The Press: The Big Story

The Chicago Sun-Times's Ray Brennan, 44, is a fast-thinking, fast-moving reporter who modestly puts down his long list of beats to "good luck." Once, while working in Chicago for the Associated Press, he made a routine long-distance checking call to Crown Point, Ind., got the county prosecutor on the wire just in time to get a big exclusive: Gangster John Dillinger had crashed out of the Crown Point jail. Last week another and bigger beat landed Reporter Brennan in trouble. In Washington, a grand jury indicted him for impersonating a government employee. (Maximum...

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