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COMMON WEALTH AWARDS HONOREES ANNOUNCED BY BANK OF DELAWARE

 COMMON WEALTH AWARDS HONOREES ANNOUNCED BY BANK OF DELAWARE
 WILMINGTON, Del., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The international Common Wealth Awards for 1992 will honor five people for outstanding achievement in the world community, reports Bank of Delaware.
 Each will receive $25,000. Honorees and their areas of achievement are:
 -- R.E. Turner, Cable News Network, founder, for mass communications;
 -- James A. Michener, novelist, for literature;
 -- Susan Solomon, scientist, for science and invention;
 -- Warren E. Burger, retired chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, for government, and;
 -- Arthur Miller, playwright, for dramatic arts.
 "Although this international award seeks persons of great accomplishment worldwide, this year all five honorees are from the United States. They represent the issues facing our contemporary world. We are pleased to honor each of these individuals with a Common Wealth Award," said Calvert A. Morgan Jr., Bank of Delaware chairman and president.
 The awards are funded by a trust established by the will of Ralph Hayes, a former director of Coca-Cola, the New York Community Trust and Bank of Delaware. Now in their 13th year, the awards have bestowed more than $1 million on 85 honorees, including Walter Cronkite, Paul Volcker and Laurence Olivier. Three Common Wealth honorees have subsequently won the Nobel Prize.
 In other years, awards also have recognized people for public service and sociology. Independent professional organizations representing the seven areas recommend candidates for the awards.
 The five honorees will attend the Common Wealth Awards ceremony on April 25, in Wilmington.
 Turner, 53, earned the 1992 Common Wealth Award in mass communications for his vision of helping to bring the world together by telecommunications, and for realizing that vision by launching CNN, the world's first live, in-depth, 24-hour, all-news television network. CNN revolutionized worldwide news gathering and reporting and transfixed the world during the Gulf War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
 Michener, 85, received the 1992 Common Wealth Award in literature for an impressive body of work built during more than four decades of writing about peoples, places and events, around the world. He is one of this century's best-known and most widely read authors. "Tales of the South Pacific," "Chesapeake," "Hawaii," "Centennial" and "Texas" are examples of his work that have entertained people around the world.
 Solomon is a senior scientist with the Aeronomy Laboratory at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She earned the 1992 Common Wealth Award in science and invention for her work in linking manmade chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to ozone "holes" in the atmosphere above Antarctica. Her work is helping protect the environment and guiding regulatory policies worldwide.
 Burger, 84, received the 1992 Common Wealth Award in government for his leadership as chief justice of the United States from 1969 to 1986. He proved enormously influential in enhancing American law and has devoted a lifetime to distinguished public service. He currently serves as chairman of the National Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution.
 Miller, 75, earned the 1992 Common Wealth Award in dramatic arts for a body of work that has made him a world-renowned playwright, screenwriter and author. Many of his works are emotional touchstones for the human psyche. "The Crucible," "Death of a Salesman," "The Price" and "A View from the Bridge" exemplify his plays. He also is known for the screenplay "The Misfits" and the television drama "Playing for Time."
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