Members of the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune toast their Pulitzer win Monday in their North Andover newsroom. From left are senior managing editor Al White, editor in chief Bill Ketter, and metro editor Gretchen Putnam. (AP Photo)
Lawrence Eagle-Tribune wins Pulitzer for story of boys killed falling through ice
By Associated Press, 4/7/03
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LAWRENCE, Mass. -- The Lawrence Eagle-Tribune newspaper was awarded the Pulitzer for breaking news Monday for its coverage of the deaths of four boys who died after they waded onto the fragile ice of the Merrimack River.
It was the second Pulitzer in the newspaper's 135-year history.
The tragedy gripped a nation moved to tears about four boys, ages 7 to 11, dying while out for a day of fun.
Christopher Casado, 7; Mackendy Constant, 8; Victor Baez, 9; and William Rodriguez, 11, were walking home from the nearby Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lawrence when they ventured out on the river.
William fell through the one- to two-inch thick ice, and the other three died after they ventured in the water to try to save him, three other boys who survived have said.
The community pulled behind the victims' families, who immigrated to the heavily Hispanic city from Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
The newspaper won a Pulitzer in 1988 for its coverage of Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis' furlough of convicted murderer Willie Horton, which sparked a firestorm in his presidential campaign against George H.W. Bush.