Wire Services: The Rewards of Routine

For three days New York City dailies played the story big. Column after column was devoted to Enrique Negrón, a doughty little (5 ft. 5 in.) Bronx grocer who went to the aid of a police-man threatened by an ugly mob, and got stabbed in the back for his trouble. Then, last May, Negrón was released from the hospital and sent home. The papers forgot him.

But Associated Press Managing Editor Rene Cappon was not ready to let the story drop. He suspected that there might be more to tell, and he was a conscientious enough journalist to put a...

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