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NCPR Takes First Place Honors at Associated Press Awards (6/26/03)

The New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association recognized North Country Public Radio with First Place honors in six different categories in its Division 3 Awards Competition.

NCPR's News Director Martha Foley, and Adirondack Bureau reporter Brian Mann, were on hand at the recognition banquet, held in Saratoga Springs, and accepted the following awards:

Best news special/documentary:
Alaska National Wildlife Refuge, Brian Mann

Best continuing news coverage:
St. Lawrence Seaway, David Sommerstein

Best enterprise reporting:
Priest Shortage Reshapes North Country Life, Brian Mann

Best feature:
Winter Camping in the High Peaks, David Sommerstein

Best sports coverage:
Lake Placid Ironman: Drama and the Danger, Brian Mann

Best news series- two awards:
Literacy and Illiteracy in the North Country, NCPR News Department
Ft. Drum: Mission in Kosovo, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 David Sommerstein

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