Nominations are being accepted for the 2006 Bill Farr Award, given each year to an individual or group who has performed exemplary work to further principles of free speech, free press and public access to government. The award is given in honor of former Los Angeles Herald Examiner reporter Bill Farr, who went to jail in 1971 after citing the shield law and refusing to reveal sources of information in the infamous Charles Manson Case. The award is presented by the California First Amendment Coalition and the California Society of Newspaper Editors. Deadline is Aug. 15. Send nominations with supporting material for Bill Farr award to: Bill Farr Award, California First Amendment Coalition, 534 Fourth St., Suite B, San Rafael, CA 94901. Or e-mail to BillFarrAward@cfac.org or fax to (415) 460-5155.