Sunday, November 11, 2007

A Record Number of Awards

Mark Howell, of and Solares Hill, seen here with his stepdaughter Melissa and wife Jan at the Excellence in Journalism awards ceremony in Fort Myers, Fla. on October 20, picked up an unprecedented five first-place awards and one second award from the Florida Press Club this year. The awards are for General News, Government News, Serious Feature Writing, Public Safety Reporting, Criticism Writing and Health Writing. Yet none of this writing has served to bring an end to the war or put a stop to Blackwater, so "I'd rather be safe in heaven dead." (JK)