- Lee Davidson, named Deseret News Washington correspondent in October 1988, has been a frequent recipient of statewide Society of Professional Journalism and regional Associated Press honors in news writing and investigative reporting competition.

Davidson's work has also earned national acclaim. In 1990 and 1991, he was the winner of the National Press Club's Robin Goldstein Award for Regional Reporting in Washington (he was runner-up in 1993). The contest judges portfolios of up to eight stories by Washington correspondents for regional newspapers.In 1992, he won the National Press Club's Washington Correspondence Award for best single story or series by a correspondent during the year.

Incidentally, Gordon Elliot White - Davidson's predecessor in Washington - earned the National Press Club top honor in 1979 for his series of stories on the high cancer rates of southern Utah residents following nuclear bomb tests upwind in Nevada.

- Bob Noyce, Deseret News art director since 1984, created the section-front illustration on Page A23 and coordinated graphics and design efforts throughout the six-page special section. Besides his numerous local, regional and national honors in graphics competitions, Noyce in 1993 swept the top three places in graphics and design categories in both the Utah SPJ and Utah-Idaho-Spokane AP contests.

- LouAnn England, Deseret News graphics artist since 1993, assisted in the design and production of the inside pages A24-26.

- Scott Taylor, recently named assistant sports editor, coordinated the early stages of the Deseret News' weapons-testing project as a former assistant city editor. Creating the computer database, he performed analysis of test listings to find trends, totals and other highlights. Taylor has won local SPJ and regional AP awards in spot news, sports, feature and column writing.

- Rick Hall, a 20-year veteran of Salt Lake City journalism, has been Deseret News city editor since 1988. Over the years, he's worked closely with Davidson on several weapons-testing projects.

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