Writer, photographer honored for their work

January 24, 2002

Scott Shane, a staff writer for The Sun, was named yesterday as one of 12 winners of a 2001 Science Journalism Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his series of articles, "A Quiet Crusade."

The three-part series, which appeared in The Sun in October 2000, was praised by the association for "painting a vivid portrait" of a Johns Hopkins University program that brings much-needed vitamins to the people of Nepal. The series was judged the best among newspapers with a circulation above 100,000. The prize of $2,500 will be presented in Boston at an awards ceremony Feb. 15.

A Sun photographer, Karl Merton Ferron, also has won an award - second place and $500 in the feature category of a contest sponsored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Ferron's winning photo was of Cal Ripken at his final game, standing with fireworks and flags in the background. The photo will be displayed for a year at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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