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April 2001 News:

Monday Headlines (Apr 30, 2001)

Couple leads humanitarian charge

Missionaries assist with running event

Osmonds pin down Olympic opportunity

BYU listed in mental illness suit

Religion key in selection of jurors for Green trial

Interfaith Unity Banquet set for Saturday in Westminster California

Church members in sports news: Bradley: hero or villain?; Pivot-al year for Dinos; Lakers perfecting script


Weekend Headlines (Apr 28-29, 2001)

Hinckleys honored at UVSC graduation; Hinckley speaks to UVSC graduates

Reach out, Y. graduates urged; Parting words offered to BYU grads

Mother and son killed in car accident on way to temple dedication; Obituaries

Murdered woman known for caring

Gold, mirrors reflect sacred house (Australian temple)

Video bridges faiths -- film is designed to explain LDS culture to outsiders

Families are taking care of business with a weekly meeting

'BYU East' draws LDS students

Tickets available Tuesday for Brigham Young's birthday bash; President Hinckley to be honored at luncheon June 1

Local residents involved in Living Scriptures filming

Mission: Brazil, Elder Timothy can't understand why missions are so hard ... until he enters the field

In wake of Peru deaths, escalating risks seen for U.S. missionaries

Community panel discusses news coverage of religion

Father-ly friends

Mormon rules prevail at Salt Lake City mall -- same-sex couples can't hold hands on church-owned block

Church members in sports news: Standing tall: Laker Mark Madsen sidesteps NBA trappings; Tight end Heap will keep licking, keep on picking; Carlisle may be headed to BYU

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (Apr 27, 2001)

Birthday party for Young's 200th in June

Steve Young: from football to fatherhood

Trustees visit BYUH

Ellis Island website leaves visitors adrift

Legislators bet on census suit win

Other Church members in the news: Giving up something good for something better; Mother of six gets degree at UVSC commencement (President Hinckley to speak); A family that plays together ...

Church members in sports news: Ex-Ute Puzey to walk on at USU; LaVell profile a must for fans


Monday - Thursday Headlines (Apr 23-26, 2001)

Nebraska temple dedicated

Murphy preaches a powerful sermon

College reborn as Mormon institution

Mormons reject Bush charity plan

Holocaust survivor, Latter-day Saint Apostle, Utah businessman honored at BYU Commencement Exercises April 26

Census: High court to get Utah census case; Decisions nears on appealing census count

George R. Hill III dies and similar article

Church to aid eager pupils

Panel to discuss media's coverage of religion

More on Ellis Island web site: Web site overwhelmed by users; A click: there's grandpop!; Ellis Island database a major hit; An American family tree

5 more churches struck by vandalism; Vandals strike LDS churches in Holladay, Murray

Four siblings graduate together

Church members in sports news: Stanford's Guthrie settles in just fine on mound; Young inducted into football Hall of Fame


Weekend Headlines (Apr 21-22, 2001)

3 LDS temples announced for California; California to get three new Mormon temples; Newport Beach will get 1 of 3 Mormon temples planned for state; Mormons to build temple in Orange County

Right choices bring good consequences

Church women meet in Exeter to assemble disaster relief kits

The Osmonds trace Welsh ancestors

Native son named to head CEU and New CEU president is native of Carbon

Churches strive to be 'green'

Why are so many of us pursuing our past?

Arts & culture: Mormon Tabernacle Choir seeking men to join it for October priesthood session

LDS humor: First comes the calling, then the crying

Church members in sports news: Call from BYU was sweet treat for Highland's Sorensen; Cardinal comes together

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (Apr 20, 2001)

Elder Groberg's story to hit silver screen this fall

Rick's devotional: James Gordon III

Curiosity-seekers overwhelm Ellis Island web site on first day; Ancestor hunt jams Ellis Island site

Mormon myths denounced at major forum

Arts & culture: 'God's Army' director chooses Smith's story for next movie; Up next for Dutcher: life of Joseph Smith; Theater company debuts with 'The Seagull'

Other church members in the news: Missionary turned sniper translates humanity in East Timor; Cities should be included in talks on free trade


Thursday Headlines (Apr 19, 2001)

UVSC to honor Hinckleys at April 27 graduation

Hurt missionary still critical

Clearfield missionary was a hard worker; Missionary dies from heart attack

From the ashes: BYU team deciphering scrolls buried by Vesuvius

Post-Napster musicians' unlikely ally: a songwriting senator

Stylish yet modest prom dresses are a rare find, young women say

More on Ellis Island web site: Finding Grandma Cel; Ellis Island site overwhelmed

Mormon town gets party ordinance

Utah may appeal ruling on census

Utah's birthrate is highest in the nation

BYU students safe, not target of violence in Middle East

Mormon history group to convene

Ten Pacific Palisades religious institutions to sponsor week long event entitled 'Palisades Community of Faith Week: A Celebration of our Shared Values'


Wednesday Headlines (Apr 18, 2001)

Missionary in coma after being hit by car; Missionary critical after bike hit by car

Federal court dismisses Utah complaint against Census Bureau; Judges reject census claim

Boys Ranch sets sights on building Girls Town; Similar article

Obituary: Elder Scott Robert Smith

AGC recognizes legacy for work on LDS center

MediaNews objects to Tribune's altered complaint

Greg Carr's dramatic new venture

Arts & culture: Bestor, de Azevedo salute age-old story; How to be an LDS filmmaker 101

Sports: KBYU special to feature Coach Edwards


Tuesday Headlines (Apr 17, 2001)

More on Ellis Island immigrant records: News Release: Ellis Island genealogy database; LDS Church helped create online Ellis Island records; Ellis Island data arrives online; Dedication to take place today -- Elder Russell M. Nelson to attend; Passing through, they left a mark; Records of long-ago voyages to the new world available on Ellis Island web site; Searching for ancestors gets easier with Ellis Island database

Volunteers to the rescue

Commencement ceremonies to honor three men; Similar article

Y. cancels classes in Jerusalem once again

Religion department urges students to take family history class; BYU ward succeeds with simple approach to genealogy

Salt Lake reunion for Smith Sr. reunion

Forced apart by politics and war, couple to be reunited

Arts & culture: Choir, Chorale, Orchestra masterful in 'The Redeemer'; 'Brigham' tells story of conflict

LDS members in sports news: Pitcher fires no-no; Still gripped by hand of competition


Monday Headlines (Apr 16, 2001)

Family trees get new link -- Ellis Island puts immigrant records database on internet

Groups work together to send aid to Ukraine

Genealogy becomes third most popular hobby

BYU imaging studies recover writing from ancient scrolls

Medium-security blankets sewn here

Church growth in Valley (Phoenix - Mesa area)

Church history: Plan to produce sugar created only bitterness

Church members in politics: Politics behind Block appointment not so subtle; GOP's Shurtleff shows an independent streak

Business: Tribune, Deseret News -- poised partners, friendly rivalry between newspapers turns into bitter feud

Arts & culture: 'Hosanna, the Life of Christ' set Monday

Church members in the news: Style, not gender, sets Mesa police chief apart

Church members in sports news: Stars shine on beloved LaVell; Largely misunderstood, Bradley at home with Mavs; Whittingham spends some time tinkering, no major defensive changes due in 2001; Johnson hopes to work his way back to Utah by season's end


Weekend Headlines (Apr 14-15, 2001)

First Presidency Easter message; Easter messages from Utah church leaders

Easter is a time to celebrate Jesus Christ

'Jesus the Christ' Easter pageant

LDS Church runs a tight ship with its welfare program; Other faiths impressed with Ogden cannery

Hinckley family receives DUP awards

Family finds faith, hope, love in trial; Archived stories: Orin Voorheis

21,000 seats, but who's counting?

Susan Easton Black speaks of 'real heroes'

Long journey for justice

Egg plant work resumes after fire

Utah expands its census lawsuit; Utah tries new tactic in census suit -- guessing some households gave N. Carolina the edge?; Utah alters tactics

Missionaries heed Utah call

Volunteers locked out of prison locked down

A triumph over death

37 years later, bombing suspect still maintains his innocence

Arts & culture: Jabez verse is the latest 'surprise' out of Bible; Kirby: I'm repaying my debt with pork & beans; The arts -- in the mini-Cassia community; Special tour to cover Mexican LDS sites; Irish Times: Donny Osmond is back

Olympics: Utah County mayors worry about games

Church members in sports news: Arizona State tight end to give NFL career a long look before he leaps; UCR adds scoring power forward to mix; Former Grizz star steals spotlight at Stanford

Other Church members in the news: Locals make an easy buck from McVeigh execution

LDS Church News headlines


Friday Headlines (Apr 13, 2001)

When opportunity knocks

Grief spreads for 'an amazing group of people'

Rolly & Wells commentary: Enforcing Articles of Faith?

To the 3 'Rs' add a fourth: responsibility

Wellington's prairie dogs to meet their makers soon

Arts & culture: A-whirl over pioneer heritage; Seattle review of 'Brigham City'

Other Olympic news: Parowan burning for torch

LDS members in sports news: Schroyer leaves Cougars for coaching job at Wyoming


Thursday Headlines (Apr 12, 2001)

Ricks devotional: Pres. Elaine L. Jack

Holocaust survivor and Elder Wirthlin to be honored at BYU commencement

Two Chinese-speaking missionaries in Australia

Electronic Easter cards available on lds.org; Click here to send card

New channel from BYU joins cable line-up

Judge denies request for anti-LDS reports at U.

Spots reserved for students who miss Jerusalem in the spring

A deeper look into the Honor Code office

Rolly & Wells commentary

Arts & culture: First Book of Mormon fictional history hits the shelves

Church members in sports news: Man on a mission -- football secondary to what Dunn learned about life


Wednesday Headlines (Apr 11, 2001)

Edwards tells students to dress in full armor of God; Similar Deseret News article

Visitors to temple get first peek inside; Historic Florence celebrates new temple

New site helps newcomers to family history research

Nauvoo hears zoning proposal

Arts & culture: Dutcher defends filmmaking style; 'Brigham City' movie takes $103K in three days; LDS Church puts on world's largest passion play

100-year old doc nominated to carry Olympic torch

LDS Church, BYU rules address homosexuality

Public wary of funding faith-based social services; Poll shows public overwhelmingly support president's charity proposal

Hospital wings fall to clear way for new

Church members in sports news: Wally whirled; Diamond rough for ailing MSJC


Tuesday Headlines (Apr 10, 2001)

Dale Murphy's fans already think he's a hall of famer

Deseret News sues Salt Lake Tribune managers; Similar Salt Lake Tribune article

Researching religion

Christian  Church services observing holy week in Moscow

BYU student mixes piano with football

BYU student struggled with being homosexual

Safety raised over war on crickets

Arts & culture: ZC bakery bites dust -- name is next to go

Olympics:  Sport's Illustrated -- Mayor 'Rocky' will usher in 2002 Olympics


Monday Headlines (Apr 9, 2001)

Astride a horse, reflecting: memorial ride is for families of missionaries who died

Many faiths and sweet hereafter

BYU-Idaho, new companies change Rexburg's growth plans

New sparrows turn out to be dirty birds

Actor shares experiences with religious movies

Roommates face suspension fallout

Church members in the news: Milton A. Barlow dies; developer, hotelier

Church members in sports news: Stanford begins spring of uncertainty; Cal football season outlook; Utes look good in first spring scrimmage; Cougs shoddy in last scrimmage


Weekend Headlines (Apr 7-8, 2001)

Mormons answering the prayer of President Hinckley's Perpetual Education Fund

Toting Bibles and bike tools

Ceremony in Independence marks name change for RLDS

Free BYU-developed genealogy tutorial now available to public online

Elder Hanks to speak Sunday

Ricks devotional: E. Dale LeBaron

Latter-day Saints break new ground on Institute building in New Mexico

Doctors aid Russian children

Music from higher planes

LDS hopeful loses in Nauvoo mayoral race; Mormon's quest to be new Nauvoo mayor fails

Veteran of Normandy invasion dies; A salute to a hero, Bill Arruda

Car designer Ed Roth dies in Manti; Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth -- car designer, cultural icon created Rat Fink

Idaho teen teaches family history

Arts & culture: 'Brigham City' a Mormon thriller; 'Brigham City' pulled me back in time; Entry deadline June 30 for LDS fiction contest; Utah-born writer is a 'spiritual classic'

Olympics: A Mormon home; Mormons hope to make most of winter Olympics; Utah churches busy readying for games

Sports news: Doman prepared for lead role

LDS Church News headlines


Tuesday - Friday Headlines (Apr 3-6, 2001)

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints celebrates 171st birthday (also see 'on this day' on AP newswires)

RLDS Church changes its name today; Similar Salt Lake Tribune article

Daughters of Utah Pioneers turns 100 and A century of achievement

Purpose of Relief Society explained

Stake in Ghana hosts forum

Church group provides AIDS service effort

Downturn prompts some to ask what really matters

Provoan is eager to expand his printing museum

Papillion man picked for Mormon post

Mormon mission president missionary at heart

Compromise could lift county moratorium on rural churches, schools

Arts & culture: 'Brigham City' debuts on screen April 6 (see Variety review and Salt Lake Tribune review); 'Grease' too gross for Lehi stage?; Low bridges the Indie-Rock gap; Video: LDS sculpture to be placed near Nauvoo Temple

Sports: Duke player finds gold at end of road; Loftin on a mission to get back into football

Humor: Help, I've got the disease


Monday Headlines (Apr 2, 2001)

General Conference summaries and videos (from BYU); General Conference video and audio (from lds.org)

Faith Church's true might, Hinckley tells conference

Church president vows to add more temples

"Go forth with greater strength"

Church announces new leadership assignments

President Hinckley adds humor to event

Attendees create creative ways to get tickets

Standby tickets work like a charm

Bank records aid in slaves history

Federal suit claims bias in airport hiring

State moves quickly to stamp out growing alcohol scourge

Former state lawmaker Arrington to be buried today

'Sin industry' pays in politics, Hatch is on top 10 list for contributions from liquor, tobacco, and gambling interests

Rural growth and size limits

Arts & culture: Monster tale haunts shore of Bear Lake

Church members in sports news: Webber is fearsome but quiet; Engemann's future hazy because of shoulder injury

Note: no planned news updates Tuesday through Thursday -- LDS Today staff on vacation


Weekend Headlines (Mar 31-Apr 1, 2001)

Listen to Conference; Listen to Conference on BYU's NewsNet

President Hinckley announces Perpetual Education Fund: LDS Church news release; President Hinckley sound bites; LDS Church extends hand to needy missionaries; New loan program to help LDS youths; Education fund is a hit

Summaries of Saturday session talks

Temples at core of faith that is stronger than ever; New general authorities announced

General Conference photos, quotes, and sound bites

LDS Conference advance stories, transcripts, etc.

More on General Conference: General Conference to be seen live on the web; Thousands to flock to Temple Square; Conference brings influx of travelers to Salt Lake City; Conference reaches larger audience but still has limits; TRAX ready for big weekend; I-15 open for weekend -- TRAX to start early for Conference

Gordon Hinckley and Dalai Lama share more than one might think

President Hinckley keeps busy year round with global travels

Mainstream Christianity drive doesn't go smoothly for LDS Church

Edinburgh newspaper reports Mormons in 'charm offensive' to increase numbers in Scotland

Did kin stop at Ellis? LDS Church plays role in compiling immigrant data

Institute a home away from home

Rooting out your family tree

Nauvoo polls under scrutiny

Battle over artifacts ends

'Reorganized' church changes name to 'Community of Christ'

BYU's business and law schools in US News' top 50 list; Newsweek article says BYU acceptance rate higher than many other schools

Gardner provides WSU a story of success

Fictional heartbreaker devastates Colombian women

LDS Church News headlines