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Allan Brettman's Biography

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Portland, Oregon
Jun 2008

Some teachers told me I could write, I believed them. Thank goodness for teachers. Sports editor of Oak Park and River Forest (Ill.) High School newspaper Trapeze, bon vivant of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign then reporter and managing editor of The Daily Illini then six years hard time at The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn., then 13 years punishment for bad behavior at The Daily News of Longview, Wash. The pardon arrived in 2000. Been working at The Oregonian ever since.

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Bicycling, hiking, skiing, mountaineering, backpacking, kayaking, sailing