National Headliner Awards Winners, By Category
Apr. 02, 1996
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) _ Winners of the 1996 National Headliners Awards, given by The Press Club of Atlantic City:
Spot News Reporting, Circulation Under 50,000:
First Place _ The Mercury of Pottstown, Pa., for ``Superfund Fraud,'' by Bob Montgomery and Carl Hessler Jr.
Second Place _ Virgin Islands Daily News, St. Thomas, for ``Textbook for Violence,'' by Melvin Claxton, Steve Rockstein and J. Lowe Davis;
Third Place _ The Mercury of Pottstown, Pa., for ``The Hating Game,'' by John McNally and Donna Heron.
Spot News Reporting, Circulation Between 50,000 and 150,000:
First Place _ Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News for ``The New Alaska,'' by Kim Fararo;
Second Place _ The Sun of San Bernardino, Calif., for ``A Place to Live and Die,'' by Mark Muckenfuss;
Third Place _ The Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel for ``Promises Made,'' by John North, Randy Kenner and Heather Stone.
Spot News Reporting, Circulation Over 150,000:
First Place _ Los Angeles Times for the O.J. Simpson verdict;
Second Place _ The Daily Oklahoman of Oklahoma City, Okla., for Oklahoma City Bombing;
Third Place _ The Tennessean of Nashville, Tenn., ``Coming Home,''' by Tini Tran.
Local Interest Column On A Variety of Subjects:
First Place _ Gregory Kane, The Sun of Baltimore;
Second Place _ Joanne Jacobs, San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News;
Third Place _ Nicole Brodeur, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C.
Special or Feature Column on One Subject:
First Place _ Leonard Pitts, The Miami Herald;
Second Place _ Ana Veciana-Suarez, The Miami Herald;
Third Place _ Doug Kim, Contra Costa Times of Walnut Creek, Calif.
First Place _ Jimmy Margulies, The Record of Hackensack, N.J.;
Second Place _ Michael Ramirez, The Commercial Appeal of Memphis, Tenn.; Tom Toles, The Buffalo (N.Y.) News.
Editorial Writing by an Individual:
First Place _ Maria Henson, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer;
Second Place _ Tom Dennis, The Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.;
Third Place _ John P. Young, Waco (Texas) Tribune-Herald.
Sports Writing or Sports Column by an Individual:
First Place _ Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times;
Second Place _ Dan LeBatard, The Miami Herald;
Third Place _ Rick Morrissey, Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
Feature Writing on a Variety of Subjects:
First Place _ Ken Fuson, Des Moines (Iowa) Register;
Second Place _ Mitch Albom, The Detroit News and Free Press;
Third Place _ Tom Hallman Jr., The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.
First Place _ The Orange County Register, Santa Ana, Calif., for ``Fertility Fraud,'' by Susan Kelleher, Kim Christensen, Michelle Nicolosi;
Second Place _ The Times-Picayune of New Orleans for ``Medical Fraud,'' by Chris Adams;
Third Place _ The Wall Street Journal, New York, for ``New Era Fraud,'' by Steve Stecklow.
First Place _ The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C., for ``North Carolina's Pork Revolution,'' by Pat Stith and Joby Warrick;
Second Place _ St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times for ``A Dangerous Age,'' by Carol A. Marbin and Stephen Nohlgren;
Third Place _ The Miami Herald, ``1995 Criminal Court Series,'' by Jeff Leen, Lisa Getter and Dan Van Natta Jr.