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Weekly editor finalist for Community Journalist of the Year.

A big bravo is due Tucson Weekly arts editor Margaret Regan, who won three awards at the annual Arizona Press Club banquet last weekend.

Regan finished first runner-up in the Community Journalist of the Year award. Judge Lynne DeLucia of The Hartford Courant said that Regan "has a terrific eye for stories and excels with each one she writes. She takes a beat that is often viewed as a feature beat and turns it into a beat with an edge. Her topics are varied and interesting. Her writing is strong and descriptive .... Her work was a pleasure to read."

Regan also took first and second place in the reporting category for medium publications. Judge Rena Koontz of the Cleveland Plain Dealer awarded first-place honors for "Examining the Exam" (April 27, 2000) which took a look at the state's AIMS test. Koontz said the article was "thoroughly researched and balanced and written quite well."

Regan's "The Death of Silvero Huinil Vail" (August 3, 2000), which explored hard lives along the border, took second place. "This is one of those stories that drops your jaw," wrote Koontz. "The writer put me in the Border Patrol office and exposed me to the anguish of the migrants. It was very well written and close contender for a first-place designation."

Columnist Tom Danehy won a first-place award in sports reporting among medium publications for "Delightful Dee Dinota" (April 20, 2000) a profile of a Canyon del Oro High School softball coach. "One story stood far above the rest," wrote judge Bob Tompkins of The Town Talk of Alexandria, La. "Great description, great use of quotes and, best of all, it's a compelling profile that not only holds the reader's interest but builds it from start to finish."

Former art director Hector Acuña, who now works at the Phoenix New Times, took third-place honors for his work on "Remembering Rockfellow" (January 27, 2000). The staff of Mexico's The Mural complimented Acuña's "daring use of typography."

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