NEWSPAPER STORY or FEATURE (Circulation Under 100,000)
Ashtabula News Herald
"There was a child on the first-floor landing, a child upstairs in the hallway, next to an adult, and a young person in the back bedroom upstairs," said Fire Lt. Ross Caudill. "I brought the one child out. I thought he was alive. He wasn't."
The four news articles by Diana Lewis encompass the stages of a fire incident and the broad range of emotions experienced by fire fighters and victims during and after a fire that engulfed a home in quiet neighborhood of Ashtabula. The fire killed two children, ages 2 and 4, their 22-year old mother, and her teenaged sister.
Second Place: "Five-Alarm Cuisine" Oct. 19-25, 2000
New Times Los Angeles
"The men of fire station No. 52 know how to do turkey right." This story about fire fighters turned cooks in the fire station is a unique and interesting narration that can whet the appetite of any reader.
Honorable Mention: "'Hired Guns' Live for Fighting Fires" June 7, 2000, Las Vegas Sun; Written by: Jace Radke; Submitted by: Las Vegas, NV Local 1285
Honorable Mention: "Some Simple Steps Prevent Fire Tragedies" April 13, 2000, Daily Journal; Written by: Dale Saucier; Submitted by: Franklin, IN Local 3433
Honorable Mention: "Our 9-year-old Reporter Checks Out a 100-year-old Fire Company" October 11, 2000, Learner Newspaper, ; Written by: Darlene Huston; Submitted by: Chicago, IL Local 2
Honorable Mention: "Manchester Fire Claims 2 Lives" December 24, 2000, New Hampshire Union Leader; Written by: Nancy West; Submitted by: Manchester, NH Local 856