For a series on the choices that confronted critically-ill patients who sought to die with dignity.
For her courageous reporting from Zaire on the Ebola virus outbreak there. (The winner was entered and nominated in the International Reporting category and was moved by the Pulitzer Prize Board to Explanatory Journalism.)
For their profile of a District of Columbia family's struggle with destructive cycles of poverty, illiteracy, crime and drug abuse.
For his lucid coverage of current developments in neurological science.
For "When Bugs Fight Back," a series that explored the diminishing effectiveness of antibiotics and pesticides.
For a series about the flawed Hubble Space Telescope that illustrated many of the problems plaguing America's space program.
For a report on the leveraged buy-out of Safeway Stores, Inc., that revealed the human costs of high finance.
For stories scrutinizing the Securities and Exchange Commission and the way it has been affected by the policies of its former chairman, John Shad.
For their special report on a 1986 airplane crash, the follow-up investigation, and the implications for air safety.
For their stories about an investment banker charged with insider trading and the critical day that followed the October 19, 1987, stock market crash.
For their series on the promises of gene therapy, which examined the implications of this revolutionary medical treatment.
For a six-part comprehensive series on the Strategic Defense Initiative, which explored the scientific, political and foreign policy issues involved in "Star Wars."
For a series of reports that illustrated through dramatic examples the need for training of personnel and installation of special equipment by U.S. airlines to cope with medical emergencies in the air.
For their portrait of the complex practices of slavery in the Sudan.
For reporting on problems stemming from the lack of regulation in California's booming managed health care industry and the implications for the rest of the country.
For their series on the impact of spreading suburban growth.
For their coverage of deficient safety regulation of commuter air traffic.
For his stories about inner-city honor students in Washington, D.C. and their determination to survive and prosper.
For its probe of questionable management practices and self-interest at the Southern Poverty Law Center, the nation's best-endowed civil rights charity.
For its series examining the epidemic of violence against women in many nations.
For its exhaustive investigation of breast cancer in the community, which included a probe of the environmental factors that may contribute to its spread.
For "The American Civilization," a series of articles examining Jeffersonian ideals in contemporary America.
For its series about the inadequate medical care given New York state prison inmates.
For "Louisiana in Peril," articles about the toxic waste and pollution that threaten the future of the state.
For comprehensive coverage of a controversial and ultimately unsuccessful special initiative on the state's 1991 ballot that would have granted terminally ill individuals the right to have a physician end their lives.
For insightful stories about life-and-death decisions at a local intensive care unit.
For their series about the promises and quandaries of genetic research.
For a revealing series about oil-tanker safety and the failure of industry and government to adequately oversee the shipping of oil.
For a series about five "hidden wars" being waged around the world, primarily in Third World countries.
For its coverage of a shooting spree by a local mail carrier and the subsequent examination of the problems and stress faced by postal service workers.
For his candid and thorough reporting on media practices and practitioners.
For stories about America's struggle to maintain its technological superiority over international competitors, especially Japan.
For his series of reports on a secret Pentagon budget used by the government to sponsor defense research and an arms buildup.
For her account of a year in the life of an urban high school, an in-depth portrait that examined many of the problems facing American education.
For his six-part series on teen-age pregnancy, which examined in compelling detail the complex realities behind a national problem.
For her special report on the vanishing rain forest, which detailed the rapid destruction of one of the earth's oldest and most fragile ecosystems.
For their series that examined new developments in genetic engineering and the legal, moral and social ramifications of biotechnology.
For his seven-part series on the water crisis in America and his analysis of proposed remedies.
For a special section on Wausau's growing Indochinese refugee population, the Hmong.