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Tribune garners 34 press awards

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The Tahoe Daily Tribune on Saturday received first place recognition for General Excellence in the small dailies newspaper category by Nevada Press Association, plus 14 other first place spots for a total of 34 awards.

Mark Twain, as portrayed by MacAvoy Layne, presented the awards during the organization’s 1998 Better Newspaper Contest awards banquet at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, Nev.

“On the heels of the 11 major awards the Tribune staff earned from the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the accolades provided by our counterparts in Nevada is equally encouraging,” said Tim Traeger, managing editor of the Tribune.

Newspapers throughout Nevada and northeastern California entered the annual contest. The advertising, photography, design and writing entries were published from April 1997 through March 1998. The Arizona Press Association judged the 1200 entries.

“The Tribune now has the arduous task of maintaining the standard of excellence the staff has set this past year. It’s no easy thing to repeat in this game,” Traeger said.

“Regardless of the awards, this paper will strive to improve in all aspects of the product in an attempt to better serve our readers and advertisers. I couldn’t be more proud of the dedication displayed by the Tribune staff.”

The awards presented to the Tahoe Daily Tribune staff were:

Major Awards

— General Excellence.

— General Excellence, Advertising – Second Place.

Design Awards

— Best Overall Design – First Place.

— Best Sports Page Design – First Place.

— Best Feature Page Design – First Place.

Editorial Awards

— Best Special Section, Editorial – First for “How Local is a Local” and Second Place for “Presidential Forum.”

— Best Spot News Coverage – First Place, Patrick McCartney for his report on the presidential forum.

— Best News Feature Story – First Place, Christina Proctor and Greg Risling for “Caring for our children.” Honorable Mention, Christina Proctor for “Senior swindle” and “Living with tragedy.” Honorable Mention, Cory Fisher, for “Smoothing road to adulthood.”

— Best Business Coverage – First Place, Sally J. Taylor and staff.

— Best Investigative Story – First Place, Patrick McCartney for “MTBE: Choose your poison.” Second Place, Sally Taylor for “LTVA: Running the tourist machine.”

— Best Local Sports Feature – First and Third Place, Michael Traum, for “Will NBA call Jerod?” and “Cheese keeps Tolliver loose.”

— Best Local Sports Column – First Place, Steve Yingling for a column on Todd Fields. Second Place, Michael Traum for comments on a Sports Illustrated column.

— Best Local Column – Second Place, Lisa Marsh for a column encouraging her son.

— Best Feature Story – Honorable Mention, Lisa Marsh for “Missions of Healing.”

— Best Local Sports Story – Second Place, Steve Yingling for “Viking senior rests case.” Third Place, Michael Traum for “Sellout crowd watched showdown.”

Photo Awards

— Best Multiple Feature Photos – First Place, Tony Harper, “Landscapes.” Second and Third Place, Dan Thrift, for “Earth Day” and “Ballroom blitz.”

— Best Portrait – First Place, Dan Thrift for “Cowboy.” Third Place, Jim Grant for “Child with his mother.”

— Best Illustrated Photo – First Place, Dan Thrift, “Day care cost, baby.”

— Best Sports Photo – Second Place, Michael Traum for “Crawford takes NFL plunge.”

Advertising

— Best Multi-Color Ad – First Place, Lois Siedel and Betty Barsamian for “Than You Harrah’s” ad. Honorable Mention, Janine Adcock and Betty Barsamian for “Dart Discount Liquors.”

— Best Small Space Ad Campaign – Second Place, Roz Brooks and Steve Miller for “International Discount Golf.”

— Best Black and White Ad – Third Place, Roz Brooks and Betty Barsamian for “Dick’s Fuller-O’Brien Paints.”

— Best Special Section, Advertising – Honorable Mention for “How Local is a Local.”

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