For its detailed coverage of the October 17, 1989, Bay Area earthquake and its aftermath.
For its exemplary initial coverage of a bus crash that claimed 27 lives and its subsequent thorough and effective examination of the causes and implications of the tragedy.
For an investigation that revealed serious flaws in the Massachusetts prison furlough system and led to significant statewide reforms.
For its compelling investigation of the state's unusually high infant-mortality rate, which prompted legislation to combat the problem.
For its coverage, under deadline pressure, of the attempted takeover of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. by a European financier.
For her versatile and consistently excellent police beat reporting.
For its extensive and compelling coverage of the devastation caused by Hurricane Hugo.
For its thorough and balanced coverage of a statewide strike by the United Mine Workers against the Pittston Coal Group.
For persistent reporting that revealed expense account abuses by members of the local County Board of Commissioners.
For their investigation of financial wrongdoing by a popular county manager, reporting which was conducted in the face of strong local opposition and which ultimately led to the official's resignation.
For his reporting on Governor Evan Mecham's turbulent first year in office.
For sustained coverage of an 11-day riot by Cuban inmates at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary.
For revealing misuse of funds by the PTL television ministry through persistent coverage conducted in the face of a massive campaign by PTL to discredit the newspaper.
For outstanding prison beat reporting, which included proving the innocence of a man convicted of murder.
For its comprehensive coverage of the Cerritos air disaster, a midair collision of a jetliner and a private plane on August 31, 1986.
For its comprehensive and compelling coverage, under deadline pressure, of the crash of Delta flight 191 on August 2, 1985.
For its coverage, under deadline pressure, of the MOVE siege and its tragic aftermath.