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Register-Guard takes journalism honors

The Register-Guard has won four Northwest Excellence in Journalism Awards in the categories of reporting, photography and feature writing.

The awards, sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists, were announced Saturday night. The Register-Guard was judged in a class that included the largest daily newspapers in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. The entries were:

First place, "Facing domestic violence," staff, in the Comprehensive Coverage, Multiple Days category. The yearlong series examined domestic violence in Lane County.

First place, "Implant this side," Brian Davies, in the General News Photography category. Photos of a girl who underwent a cochlear implant.

Third place, "Coos County pipeline," Winston Ross, in the Environmental and Energy Reporting category. A multipart story examining the ill-fated natural gas pipeline in Coos County.

Honorable mention, "Making the music come alive," Mark Baker, in the Short Features category. A story about Yo-Yo Ma instructing music students.

Springfield police report foiled burglary attempt

SPRINGFIELD - Police interrupted a burglary Saturday after a neighbor reported suspicious activity at a house on South 51st Place.

Officers said they caught one suspect, a woman, in the backyard and found a man still inside when they arrived at about 4:45 p.m. The man tried to run out the front door when he heard a police dog but police were able to take him into custody, Sgt. Tom Borchers said.

Police arrested Ginger Annette Hess, 45, and James Lawrence Kinney, 25, both described as transient. They were being held in the Lane County Jail on charges of burglary, theft, attempted theft, being felons in possession of a firearm and criminal mischief. Kinney also is charged with possession of drugs and burglary tools.

Police said the suspects pried a rear door and broke out a back window to get inside the house. The home was ransacked and the victim's property - including DVDs and two firearms - was stacked near the back door, police said.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:May 22, 2005
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