The Maine Press Association inducted four journalists into the MPA Hall of Fame. The 1999 inductees are Harry Foote, owner and editor of the weekly American Journal in Westbrook for 35 years; the late Gene Letourneau, who for 51 years wrote his “”Sportsman Say”” outdoors column seven times a week for Guy Gannett newspapers; and Henry and Eula Shorey, owners and publishers of The Bridgton News, the weekly newspaper the Shoreys have run since the death of Henry’s father in 1952.

By: Jamie Santo (Editor & Publisher Web Site: http://www.mediainfo.com) [Caption](copyright: Editor & Publisher October 16, 1999) [Caption]

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The Missouri School of Journalism announced the winners of the 1999 Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards. The Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Program (formerly known as Penney-Missouri) honors newspapers, editors, and writers nationwide for outstanding lifestyle journalism. Winners were chosen from among nearly 1600 entries in 15 categories. Honorees in the reporting category include Laura Saari, of The Orange County (Calif.) Register, who received the Paul L. Myhre Single Story award for her story, “”Motel Children,”” and John Dougherty and David Holthouse, of the New Times in Phoenix, who received the Paul L. Myhre Series/Special Section award for their investigative work, “”Bordering on Exploitation.””

By: Jamie Santo This year’s Batten Medal was presented to Regina Brett, columnist and reporter for the Akron (Ohio) Beacon

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Loyce Joe Allen, 73, former advertising director for the Dallas Times Herald, died Aug. 1 of cancer. Allen was graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1950, and joined the Times Herald that same year. He spent over four decades in the ad department of the Times Herald, leaving only when the paper was bought and folded by The Dallas Morning News in 1991. Allen subsequently joined People Newspapers, where he served as an ad consultant until his retirement in 1996.

By: Jamie Santo Todd Michael Bauer, 24, reporter for The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle, died July 23 after a brief battle

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Harley R. Bierce, 58, who shared in a Pulitzer Prize won by The Indianapolis Star for exposing police corruption, died Aug. 3 while on a mountain-climbing trip in Colorado. A school teacher before becoming a reporter at the Star, Bierce in later years worked as an insurance executive and consultant.

By: Jamie Santos Bierce, a founding member of the Investigative Reporters and Editors organization, together with reporter Richard Cady formed

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