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April 2002 News:

Tuesday Headlines (April 30, 2002)

Rebuilding of Nauvoo Illinois Temple completed

Fear of a Mormon return

Forensic expert says alleged Lee scroll a fake

2 more groups oppose Martin's Cove sale

Utah schools praised for religious freedom

Missionary work changed his career path

At peace in Massachusetts

Israeli Consulate hires non-Jews to forge links with ethnic groups

Fog blamed in crash that killed Lebed

Sports: 49ers' QB hopefuls vie for third-string; This Cat is going places

Monday Headlines (April 29, 2002)

President Hinckley urges grads to keep faith

President Hinckley receives first degree from BYU-Idaho; Church president to receive honorary degree

Nauvoo Temple: When the saints go marching in and In this issue (note: need to be registered with Chicago Tribune to view articles); 'The spirit here is amazing'; Temple facts; Organization of LDS Church; Tickets still available; Former LDS member will spread her own word (thanks to G. Smith for links)

Friendship brings rabbi, Mormon to understanding of shared faith

Elders who died aren't forgotten

President Hinckley attends dinner in honor of Elder Nelson

Descendants play prophets in LDS videos

Entertainment: The spirit moves them to entertain; Readers write about LDS cinema

Cheap but chic JetBlue soars, thanks to CEO

DNA kit can help define family history

Book review: Force of a Feather

Utah politics commentary

Teen boot camp conditions criticized

Weekend Headlines (April 27-28, 2002)

Nauvoo visitors urged to be polite; Similar article

Media pioneer is honored for work

Growth is a challenge in Rexburg

Soul support

King to reflect on 'our times' in S.L. Saturday

3,153 grads march at UVSC

Teenager turns to sister for prom date

Jericho Road smooth

Join malls at Main, LDS duo suggests; Downtown retailers not giving up

LDS meetinghouse in Magna is vandalized

Life's lessons learned from ranch chores

A lot of clean videotapes

Flush times for lawyer vanguard in church suits (Editor's note: last line of article mentions lawyer's intentions to go after LDS Church)

A quiet broker of the wild

Former member in the news: Religion in the news

Sports news: Cougars will have new look; Cougars sign second Brazilian

LDS Church News headlines

Friday Headlines (April 26, 2002)

Leadership positions prepared new general authority

Cabinet member speaks at BYU; Deseret News article; SL Trib article; Similar article

Mormons bring world of dances to Alaska

Bird encourages students to prepare spiritually for Church, life callings

A fighter's salute: 'Airborne, brother' (thanks to M. Ryan for the link); Articles similar to those posted Wednesday and Thursday: Family, strangers say farewell; First of four funerals held; Fallen paratrooper buried; Brief video of funeral and similar video footage; Dyer mourned; Picture of funeral at LDS church (thanks to C. Hancock for the links)

Girl hit by car still in critical condition

Student welds sculpture of Joseph Smith

Traveling to historic LDS sites: Nauvoo, Salt Lake City, New York

LDS members in sports news: Brandon Nielsen

Thursday Headlines (April 25, 2002)

Cook's profile: LDS missionary

Girl, 11, critically injured by car

More on fallen Canadian soldier (some links may expire this morning): Grieving for a hero takes many forms; Hero's farewell for soldier; Ultimate sacrifice; We will remember him; Fallen soldier (thanks to P. Mantini and D. Wilson for some of the links)

Student loans through the LDS Church on the rise

Religions mostly mum on dump

Radical conference ritual ends without a fight

Pacific Islanders opt to eat in

LDS members in sport news: A healthier Hoyle leads Gwynn Park; College notebook

Wednesday Headlines (April 24, 2002)

Family, friends bury Canadian soldier; Family, strangers say farewell to fallen soldier; Similar article; Pain for some, joy for others; Canada to co-chair bombing probe

Press invited to Nauvoo temple

Searching for Mormon pioneers

Knockin' on heaven's door

Utahn Neleh Dennis is hit with online with 'Survivor' fans; Dennis biography; 'Survivor' predictions

Church gardens abloom with spring color

Elder Quest to focus on Mormon/ non-Mormon divide

Student reaps joy in gospel, talent, friends

Deseret News insists it can veto Tribune sale

BYU's recycling results in world of savings

Tillman defense hits 'encoded messages'; Did lingo doom Tillman; Similar article

Tuesday Headlines (April 23, 2002)

Nauvoo exhibit opens at Church museum

Martin Cove bill puts Hansen, Cubin at odds

New Era posters rely on inspiration

Family of BYU graduates spans five generations

BYU bids 'bye, bye, bye' to graduating members of Christian-themed boy band

Angels aid ALS patient

Politician could learn from the LDS Church

Games surplus no $80 million

Sports: Fifth-round QBs have chance for success; NFL draft

Monday Headlines (April 22, 2002)

New Mormon temple modeled after one that was destroyed

With 'Brigham City' on DVD and 'The Prophet' on deck, Dutcher looks at LDS cinema boom 

USOC applauds Romney

Reviewing the reviewers

Games inquiry skirted Hatch

Civic spring cleaning

Sports: BYU's Jolley is first with Utah ties to be called

Weekend Headlines (April 20-21, 2002)

Elder Maxwell gets Legacy Award

Fireside to honor missionaries who have died while serving

Joseph Smith descendant at helm of LDS Remnant Church

Trib managers challenge judge's jurisdiction

End of a dealer era

Uncle Fred lived his life as a regular Joe

Buying into hometown style

LDS Church News headlines

Friday Headlines (April 19, 2002)

LDS missionaries leave Madagascar

A family like no other

Bennett to fight for U.S. 89 distinction

2002 PEARL award nominees announced

Nauvoo businesses prepare for temple

Jolley's stock rising leading up to NFL draft day; NFL likely to pick 4 Cougs

Thursday Headlines (April 18, 2002)

Elder Gibbons encourages students to have confidence, enjoy school

Plaza trespassing charges dropped; Plaza charges put on hold

Up, up and away for JetBlue's stock

Columbine still touches the lives of key players

New BYU-Idaho bishop continues family tradition

More letters to the editor in response to anti-Mormon ad: Strong principles; Narrow minds (thanks to G. Smith for the links)

USU, Snow consider plans for religious studies programs

To wait or not to wait: only 3 percent of 'waiting girls' will marry their missionary

'Other Side of Heaven' enjoys strong national opening

Chapman named police chief; Similar article

Former Cougar lands job after football

Total team effort powering Alabama

Wednesday Headlines (April 17, 2002)

Forensic pros test Lee's writing; Experts examine letter blaming Mormon leader for massacre 

Media rethink 'Mo-lympics' stereotype

Some athletes not driven by the dollar

LDS leader gives 3 1/2-hour deposition

LDS fiction novels offer alternatives

Houston personalities recommend favorite books

Tuesday Headlines (April 16, 2002)

LDS counselor Monson deposed in Tribune suit

Mormon mission: area members plan ways to celebrate their new temple; Rebuilding the Nauvoo temple (thanks to G. Du Plessis for the links)

Cramer placing God, family above soccer

White County is 'mission field' for Idaho couple (thanks to B. Cleveland for the link)

Y bishop releases different than other wards

CEO praised for his integrity

BYU-Idaho professor takes drama to the world

LDS screenwriter/filmmaker makes it into the International Family Film Festival (thanks to A. Bradshaw for the links to this and the previous article)

Mormon teacher files complaint against principal

WIU library houses Mormon collection (thanks to G. Smith for the link)

More reviews of 'Other Side of Heaven': An Idaho lad sets out to save souls in an earthly paradise'Heaven' is content to preach to the choir; 'Heaven' certainly can wait (thanks to D. Bjarnason and C. Hancock for the links); 'Princess' playing missionary's girlfriend in new movie

Family History: Oklahoma City Stake hosts family history day; Family trees grow through the web

Jews and Muslims learning to live together

Terror insurance goes up and away (brief mention of tough to insure buildings includes the Salt Lake Temple)

Sports: Mr. Van Basketball Brocklin signs to play hoops at SLCC

Monday Headlines (April 15, 2002)

Elder Nelson is honored as heart-surgeon pioneer

Scouts honor President Monson

Preachers ready chilly welcome for Mormons

Carthage prepares for increased tourism

A passion for tickling ivories rooted in faith; Similar article

Point guard: Steeplejack

Man unhappy about steeple height in Newport Beach

Rich donate smaller percentage to charity

Romney's run is getting play in Utah media

Market for LDS fictional stories falls

BYU Travel Studies avoids tours to Israel during conflict

Director's cut? Try censor's cut

Sports: Michigan starting quarterback spot still up for grabs 

Weekend Headlines (April 13-14, 2002)

Hansen forges ahead on Cove

New D.C. home for LDS offices

Playhouse fulfills a promise

Mormons mock Mormons

Mission president has local connection

LDS discussion spurs complaints at U.; U. teaching assistant apologizes for remarks

Elder Larry Gibbons speaks on self-worth

Reviews of 'Other Side of Heaven,' which opened nationwide on Friday: A sweet coming of age story with a mission; The family film-goer; Washington Post review; On a spiritual mission in the South Pacific; See LDS Church News article on director, Mitch Davis

U.S. Secretary of Education to speak at BYU Commencement

California bound wagons roll through Paul

Book reviews

Sunstone sponsoring annual fiction contest

'Princess' living a Cinderella life

Beneficial reports most successful year

Sports: Y does a little shuffling

LDS Church News headlines

Friday Headlines (April 5, 2002)

11 Mormons are spreading the news (thanks to D. Nelson for the link)

Mormon hand cart center could be 'gold mine' for Rawlins; Similar article

April 6, an important date in LDS Church history

Family Expo Conference focuses on establishing a house of order

BYU students share religion at UN competition

Heading into convention, Romney's star shines a bit less brightly; Name: W. Mitt Romney

NewsNet to webcast General Conference (note: LDS Today will provide links to conference via the internet tomorrow)

Advance General Conference stories (note: additional articles will be posted at this site today and over the weekend)

Young Provo pianist keeps earning ovations

Freeze warms to Japan's real estate with missionary zeal

Thursday Headlines (April 4, 2002)

Former General Primary President speaks on testimony

Culiacan church mission teaches boxer to be tough; Similar article

Despite predictions, LDS children excel

Conference compliments BYU religion classes

Utahn shoots Afghan war

Religion, family -- then baseball

Small staff staying at BYU site in Israel; Similar article

Mormon candidate a rare bird in these parts

Travel: Finger Lakes region

Scheduled mission reunions

Utah rapidly closing the tuition gap

Wednesday Headlines (April 3, 2002)

Seventh Star: Reaching out to touch the "untouchables"

"Light of the World" gave performers a chance to shine

Ryder chairman Burns ends 17-year ride in May

Utah girding for some unwelcome visitors

Highland artist puts heart & soul into stained glass panel for Nauvoo Temple

BYU professor illustrates book about Nauvoo Temple

Project helps EPA eliminate air pollution

UVSC tuition hike OK'd, Similar article

BYU theater director declares curtain call

Cougar athletes teach kids basketball basics

Records nourish family trees

Higley teacher wins new contract with help from supporters

Tuesday Headlines (April 2, 2002)

Hatch breaks Utah delegation ranks

Nauvoo Earth Day Cleanup set for April 20

1930 Census debuts on the internet; Similar article

Mitt Romney steering a new course

Salt Lake City among nation's most wired

BYU bookstore's advertising gets moving

USU gives awards to six at Founders Day

Joseph Smith ring lawsuit dismissed

Baylor University president to speak at BYU

Monday nights may be sacred in Pleasant Grove, Pleasant Grove puts off LDS push to end Monday City activities (follow-up articles)

Sports: Cossacks cream Cougar lacrosse

Monday Headlines (April 1, 2002)

Mountain high standards, LDS young women urged

Southeast Iowa set to welcome Mormons

Families eager to devour census feast, 1930 census info available soon at

Hymns rise from Afghan base on Easter Sunday

Ambiguity may tarnish Romney's rising star

Nature preserve in works

"Lee" sheet a forgery by Hofmann?

Auditions for Orchestra at Temple Square

Ladies Night at Deseret Book stores

Sports: BYU counting on its feisty new defense, BYU offense rallies around Engemann