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The Weekly kicks ass and takes names in yet another journalism contest

The Tucson Weekly and seven of its writers earned nine honors in the 2004 Arizona Press Club Awards, as announced April 23 in Phoenix.

Renée Downing and Margaret Regan each won two awards. Downing earned two first-place honors: in explanatory reporting, all publications, for "Cancer Wars" (Feb. 12, 2004), and in personality profile, mid-sized publications, for "History Repeating" (Nov. 11, 2004).

Regan and Chris Limberis gave the Weekly a sweep in the general reporting category, mid-sized publications. Regan won first for "Friends With Water and Food" (July 1, 2004), and Limberis won second for "Fallen Star" (Feb. 12, 2004). Regan's second award was in the visual and performing arts criticism category, all publications, as she took second place for "Rhetoric/Reality Gap" (April 8, 2004).

On the heels of the previous year's first-place honors, James DiGiovanna finished third in the film, video and television criticism category, all publications, for his death-threat-earning "The Gore of the Christ" (March 4, 2004).

Perennial Press Club winners Tom Danehy and Leo W. Banks took home second- and third-place honors respectively. Danehy won in the sports reporting category, mid-sized publications, for "The Haves vs. the Have Nots" (Aug. 19, 2004), and Banks won in feature writing, all publications, for "The Return of Wyatt Earp" (April 22, 2004).

Joe Bavier was awarded an honorable mention for "Head Games" (May 6, 2004) in the science, technology and medicine reporting category for all publications.

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