The International Association of Business Communicators has awarded its prestigious Bay Area Bests Excellence Award in the "Special Communication" category to Berkeley Lab Highlights magazine. Editor Pamela Patterson accepted the award at a ceremony held at San Jose Repertory Theater on July 20. Pictured above are science writer Paul Preuss, Pamela Patterson, designer Niza Hanany, and science writer Lynn Yarris. The judging is based on content, design and other factors. Last year's award in the same category went to Pacific Bell. Also contributing to the publication were photographer Roy Kalt-schmidt, illustrator Flavio Robles and writer Jon Bashor. Photo by Jeffery Kahn XBD9807-01787.tif